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Venture, Capital, Private, Investor, Entrepreneur, Investments, Growth

Venture Capital and Private Investor Involvement in Entrepreneurial Firms

Equity investments in entrepreneurial firms continue to grow in number and dollar amounts from both venture capital and private investment sources. Increasingly, these two sources of capital play an important role in the development of new and existing entrepreneurial ventures. Due to the sometimes hurried attempt to turn their dream into a reality, entrepreneurs may fail to consider similarities and differences in the value-added benefits supplied by venture capital firms and private investors. Who the entrepreneur gets his/her money from is just as important as how much capital is obtained initially.



Virtual, Reality, Training, Decision, Tool, Education, Learning.

Virtual Reality Training Decision Tool

Research Triangle Institute and Adams Consulting Group, Inc. have announced the availability of a tool that will help organizations evaluate whether Virtual Reality (VR) training programs are appropriate for specific training needs. VR Training Decision Tool gives managers and professionals in training, performance improvement, information technology, human resources, multimedia development, safety, manufacturing and other fields a way of quantifying the decision to use VR. This tool is available free of charge.


Participative, Management, Employee, Teams, Workplace, Job, Satisfaction

Participative Management Hurts Employee Relations

One of the hot new trends in management -- worker participation -- has been touted as a boon to employees because it allows them to play an active role in making decisions involving their jobs. But such management systems, which often involve workplace teams, may hurt relations among co-workers, a new study suggests.


WIN, Investment, Market, Rational, Rationality, Expected, Utility

Big 'winners' may play a different game

The biggest winners in an investment market may be playing the game according to their own rules, rather the "rational" economic rules followed by most investors.


Business, Education, Schools, FORD, Foundation, Carnegie, Corporation

Foundation Reports On Business Schools: Damaging?

The 1959 Ford and Carnegie reports on business schools caused severe and probably permanent damage to business education, forcing it into a narrow and overly-theoretical mold, says dr. Carter Daniel, of Rutgers Graduate School of Management, in his forthcoming book "MBA: The First Century."


Women, Managers, Gender, Differences, Ethnic, Management

Do Black Women Managers Have To Act White?

Black women managers exhibit characteristics that give them exceptional strength, says Assistant Professor DT Ogilvie of Rutgers Graduate School of Management. They are more likely to have male-associated traits as well as female ones, to sense gender inequality strongly, to be able to handle several roles at once, and to break down traditional constraints.



Biodiversity, Land Use, Developing Countries, Environmental Economics

Community Impact of Proposed Dam in Thailand Investigated

Researchers from Resources for the Future in the United States and Chulalongkorn University in Thailand today announce the start of their collaborative investigation of a proposed dam's impact on local forest communities -- an impact that is often not accounted for in development planning in Southeast Asia.



Water, Resource, Shortages, Management, Conservation, Irrigation, Ecology, Cornell, Pimentel

End Irrigation Subsidies And Reward Conservation

Unless the world's food-growing nations improve their resource-management practices, life in the 21st century will be as tough as it is now in the 80 countries that already suffer serious water shortages, a new Cornell University study warns. As a start, governments should end irrigation subsidies that encourage inefficient use of water and instead reward conservation.


Middle, East, Peace, Economic, Alliances, World, Trade

Road To Peace In The Middle East: Economic?

Economic cooperation offers the Middle East such clear benefits that it will eventually prevail over hostility. Jerry Rosenberg, Professor and Chair of International Business at Rutgers, and an active participant at mid-east economic summits, has a model for such cooperation.


Management, Japanese, Multicultural

Do Japanese Manager Western Workers Differently?

Japanese managers are more likely to use reason, reciprocity, and rewards--and to be more controlling--in dealing with Western subordinates, says Asha Rao, Assistant Professor of Managemnent at Rutgers Graduate School of Management.

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