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Article ID: 2699

Low-cost Production, High-tech Success

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Innovation is always necessary if a firm is to become a leader in the high-technology area, say Stanford Business School's Evan Porteus and Glen Schmidt. But while the ability to innovate can get a firm to the top, it alone is unlikely to keep it there as new technologies and the generations of products that accompany them arise.

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28-Jun-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 2698

Beware Securities Analysts' Forecasts

Stanford Graduate School of Business

The securities research analysts who advise your broker on the best stock market picks may not be trying to mislead you deliberately, but beware of their rosy attitudes.

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28-Jun-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 2694

Campus 'gender friendly' workshops getting attention

Purdue University

A Purdue University effort to create a more positive environment for female engineering and science students is attracting the attention of colleges, universities and the corporate world.

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27-Jun-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 2689

Eng Receives Fulbright Scholar Award

Babson College

Robert J. Eng, associate professor of marketing at Babson College, was selected by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to receive a Fulbright Scholar award to the People's Republic of China. His research will center on two emerging business issues for China: finding, attracting, and retaining qualified personnel; and examining the country's distribution and transportation networks.

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27-Jun-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 2675

Lure of Board Service Can Positively Impact Performance of Soon to Retire CEOs

University of Rochester Simon Business School

LURE OF BOARD SERVICE CAN POSITIVELY IMPACT PERFORMANCE OF SOON-TO-RETIRE CEOs Study Explores New Evidence That Continued Board Service Offsets Horizon Problems in CEO's Final Years of Employment

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26-Jun-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 2672

Accounting for Insurance Loss Reserves

Stanford Graduate School of Business

In the insurance industry, reporting loss reserves presents a dilemma: when an insurer incurs a claim it won't have to pay for many years, such as benefit claims tied up in litigation, current accounting standards require that the loss be recorded at "nominal value," the actual dollar amount. However, insurers would prefer reporting it as a discounted "present value" loss, thereby reducing its liability. One Stanford researcher suggests that discounting loss reserves to present value is well worth considering.

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25-Jun-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 2668

Internet Moves Toward Privatization

National Science Foundation (NSF)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today an action that moves the Internet toward privatization. Internet Protocol number assignments will soon be handled by a non-profit organization.

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25-Jun-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 2657

Jeane Kirkpatrick Speaks At Simon School Commencement

University of Rochester Simon Business School

Former U.S. Representative to United Nations Tells Graduates: "Business Is an Essential Institution."

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24-Jun-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 2645

Filing Income Taxes Biennially Would Have Great Advantages

Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, Graduate School of Management

Filing income taxes biennially would have great advantages for both the government and the taxpayers, according to Professor Jay Soled, who teaches courses in tax practice at Rutgers Graduate School of Management.

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20-Jun-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 2644

Stock Markets Can Save in Decimals

Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, Graduate School of Management

Stock markets can save billions of dollars for investors by quoting stock prices in decimals instead of eighths, says Rutgers' David Whitcomb, who recently testified before Congress on stock market reform.

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20-Jun-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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