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Managers Have Wrong Assumptions About Overqualified Job Candidates

Published study in the Journal of Applied Psychology dispels myth that overqualified job applicants are easily bored or prone to quit. Findings show intelligent workers in less demanding jobs benefit companies.

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Babson Professor Shulman Creates EntrepreneurShares: A Mutual Fund Of Global Entrepreneurial Stocks

Babson College Professor Joel Shulman has created a stock Mutual Fund of Global Entrepreneurs. The new mutual fund, EntrepreneurShares, is based on the entrepreneurial characteristics of business managers at more than 400 of the best-managed, publicly-traded, entrepreneurial companies in the world. Visit http://entrepreneurshares.com/

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The Challenges of Investing in Sustainable Energy

A USC Marshall MBA research team finds that global investment is being restricted by a range of factors, from policy to affordability.

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Digital Video Recorders Do Not Change Shopping Behavior

New research finds that owning a DVR does not influence the demand for advertised products despite its ad-skipping feature. In fact, only a small percentage of ads were fast-forwarded by DVR users who participated in the study, and even that did not have an adverse effect on sales.

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Students Advise INdiana Sustainability Alliance on Green Economic Development

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Mirroring an approach that Indiana has taken to the life sciences industry, the state's economic development efforts could capitalize on existing clusters of wind energy and automotive-related companies to foster a more sustainable and profitable business environment. That's the lead finding by a panel of second-year MBA students at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, who were asked to participate in a competitive project for the INdiana Sustainability Alliance (INSA).

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Youth Need Guidance to Determine the Future of Our Nation’s Rangelands

As public concern grows about preserving open rangeland for future generations, it becomes clear that those future generations must be taught to manage and appreciate the land themselves. Educating today’s youth about their natural environment is the best way to ensure stewardship of public lands for tomorrow. The 4-H program can provide a platform for this.

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Naughty Or Nice? A Field Trip Into the World of Cybersquatters and Pornographers Uncovers New Ways to Study Behavioral Economics

When he took his behavioral economics research out of the lab and into the world of Internet domainers and pornographers, UC Berkeley professor John Morgan found that business professionals in industries typically considered “shady” are better collaborators and more “trusting, trustworthy, and altruistic” than college students whom he tested in a lab setting.

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UC San Diego Installing 2.8 Megawatt Fuel Cell to Anchor Energy Innovation Park

Construction of a fuel cell with enough capacity to power 2,800 homes has begun on the UC San Diego campus as part of a renewable-energy project with the City of San Diego and BioFuels Energy to turn waste methane gas from the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant directly into electricity without combustion.

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Diners May Be Willing to Pay More to Eat at "Green" Restaurants

Many U.S. restaurants may be ignoring a desire by American consumers to dine at environmentally friendly restaurants, according to a small exploratory study.

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UAB Announces Vice Provost Appointments

University of Alabama at Birmingham Provost Eli Capilouto has announced the appointment of two vice provosts who will lead a recently reorganized administrative structure. Suzanne Austin, Ph.D., will be the new vice provost for Student and Faculty Success effective Jan. 1, 2011. Harlan M. Sands, J.D., MBA, is vice provost for Administration and Quality Improvement for the university.







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