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Article ID: 6199

DePaul Studies Reveal Challenges In Financial Management And Fund Raising For Small Religious Non-Profits

DePaul University

Small religious non-profit organizations face serious challenges in raising and managing money for their programs, two studies by DePaul University professors have found. Roadblocks include philanthropy officers who misunderstand the organizations' eligibility for grants and a lack of financial management expertise among religious non-profit managers, according to the studies.

Released:
30-Jan-1998 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 6197

Franchise Name No Advantage For Small Retailer Facing Big Rival

Ohio State University

If you're a small business battling a giant national retailer, having an affiliation with a trade-name franchise may not give a competitive advantage, a new study suggests. The small retailers that survive and prosper in such a competitive environment tend to be independent stores and focus on providing knowledge-intensive service to their customers, according to researchers.

Released:
30-Jan-1998 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 6190

Universities, Grants Help Seed Entrepreneurs

Purdue University

Small high-tech businesses and entrepreneurs are partnering with Purdue University and other schools across the country to leverage their skills and government seed money into business and educational opportunities and new high-tech jobs.

Released:
30-Jan-1998 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 6151

Asian financial crisis calls for IMF reform

University of San Francisco

The Asian financial crisis provides an opportunity to consider a new international currency system. The current model isnπt working. Countries in Asia which once thought to be financial powerhouses are now in need of huge financial assistance from the International Monetary Fund.

Released:
28-Jan-1998 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 6110

Marketing professor analyzes Super Bowl ads

Cornell University

A Cornell marketing professor says prestige and worldwide attention, not just sales, influence Super Bowl advertising decisions

Released:
23-Jan-1998 12:00 AM EST

Pop Culture

Article ID: 6103

In Customer Service, what you don't say may tell all

Purdue University

When a customer walks in the door of a hotel or restaurant, how employees act may send a louder message than their words. "As far as a customer is concerned, front-line employees in the service industry are the business," says Joseph La Lopa, assistant professor in the Purdue University Department of Restaurant, Hotel, Institutional and Tourism Management. La Lopa has developed a video and workbook for training front-line employees in tourist and hospitality businesses.

Released:
23-Jan-1998 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 32

Service Members' Financial Problems Cost the Department of Defense Big Bucks

Virginia Tech

A Virginia Tech researcher estimates that the Department of Defense (DOD) spends close to $1 billion annually on service members experiencing personal financial management difficulties. E. Thomas Garman calculates that the direct costs of assistance programs and indirect costs of lost productivity due to financial stresses costs the DOD between $677 and $957 million each year.

Released:
20-Jan-1998 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 6038

Base closings, a new beginning for welfare recipients?

University of Delaware

New idea: Convert closed military bases into "renewal communities"-- tightly regulated small towns giving thousands of Americans on welfare a fresh start in life.

Released:
16-Jan-1998 12:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 6033

Purdue's Krannert School Hones Web Placement

Purdue University

The World Wide Web is revolutionizing the way corporations recruit from business schools, and Purdue's Krannert Graduate School of Management is ready. The Krannert graduate student placement office Web site offers recruiters on-line access to the resume and e-mail link of every graduate student currently enrolled.

Released:
16-Jan-1998 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 6030

Institutional Investors in IPOs Fail to Pick Winners

University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business

Institutions are no better at picking future high performing IPO stocks than the average investor, find Meeta Kothare, an assistant professor of finance at the University of Texas at Austin, and Gita Rao, vice president at Colonial Mutual Funds in Boston.

Released:
16-Jan-1998 12:00 AM EST

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