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Curbing job-hopping by Asian managers: The challenge for U.S. multinational companies

Job hopping by Asian managers at rates of 15-18 percent a year costs U.S. multinational companies (MNCs) in the region time, money and key business contacts, according to a recently released study by management professors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business School.

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Cornell, YALE, Graduate, Record, Examination, GRE, Psychology, test, Wendy, Williams, Robert, Sternberg

GRE fails to predict graduate school success

Cornell/Yale study finds Graduate Record Examination (GRE) fails to predict success or failure in graduate school for psychology and probably other fields as well.

Business

Sexual, Harassment, Workplace, Employees

Employees reluctant to report sexual harassment, survey finds

Employees often don't tell their supervisors about sexual harassment because they do not believe that justice will result, according to a study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business School.

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Engineering, Technology, Mechanical, Industry, Computers, Business, Information, Systems, Management

Beginning And Managing A Small Technology Company

Successful entrepreneurship in the technology field is the subject of a meeting to be held Sept. 18, 1997, at Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. Expert speakers will be Jerry Yang, co-founder of YAHOO, the name of the widely successful computer product that facilitates searches on the Internet, and Robert Koski, an engineer and businessman who founded Sun Hydraulics Corp.

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Hotel, Retail, Customer, Service

Hotel and retail industries top list of best companies for customer service

What kinds of businesses offer the best service to their customers? Hotel and retail companies, according to a new international study conducted in part by a researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hillπs Kenan-Flagler Business School.

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American, lung, Association, Advertising, Tobacco, Settlement, Children, Smoke

Organization Recommends Stricter Tobacco Marketing Guidelines

Calling the proposed tobacco settlement's advertising provisions "a mere inconvenience to the tobacco industry," the American Lung Association and a volunteer task force of advertising and marketing experts today issued recommendations for ways to end tobacco advertising and marketing to adolescents.

Business

Profit, Margin, Supermarket, Management, Price, Competition

Competing Price Strategies Make Supermarkets the Winners

In the supermarket business, margins are razor-thin compared to the profits enjoyed by other retailers. Stanford Business School Marketing and Management Science Professor Rajiv Lal went shopping to find out why the low price leaders who offer the cheapest daily prices do as well as they do.

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Business

ATM, data, Mining, Terabyte, Videoconference, Internet, Network

Data mining demonstration calls on new network capability

At a recent conference on "data mining" at the University of Illinois at Chicago, experts from around the world witnessed a first in the use of the next generation of network communications. The demonstration of data mining--the automatic search for patterns, asociations, and changes in large databases--is important because it showed data mining shows data mining can be done over a wide geographic area.

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Family Owned, Home Based, Entrepreneurs, Conflict, Communication, Management

Purdue experts offer help when work and family combine

"Most issues that relate to families also relate to family- owned businesses," says Doug Sprenkle, Purdue University professor of child development and family studies. When problems in the workplace involve the family relationships of the participants, standard business advice is of limited value, he says.

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Family, Values, Economy, Welfare, Layoffs, work, Ethic

Social welfare programs adversely affect labor market

Government social welfare programs have helped create a less secure labor environment for the typical American worker by inadvertently harming family values, according to a new study by two University of Notre Dame economists.







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