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Iphone, Apple Computer, Verizon, ATT, University Of Maryland, Mobile Communication, Robert H. Smith School Of Business, Steve, Steve Jobs

Marketing Expert Says Verizon’s Success with iPhone Will Depend on Performance

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The impact of iPhone 4 release by Verizon on the competitive landscape boils down to one word: performance. That is, the performance of iPhone 4 on Verizon's CDMA wireless communications network.

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Consumer Behavior, Color

Consumers Prefer Products with Few, And Mostly Matching, Colors

Most people like to play it safe when combining colors for an article of clothing or outfit, a new study suggests.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship, practical intelligence, common sense, know how, Hands On Experience, hands on learning, Goals, Goal Setting

Practical Intelligence Key to Entrepreneurial Success

Study coauthored by American University professor underscores the value of common sense, hands-on experience and goals.

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Mortgage, Mortgage Crisis, Sub Prime Mortgage Crisis, Mortgage Revenue Bond, credit score, Local Banks, Banking

Some Banks Help Keep Mortgage Holders Out of Default

While the nation’s foreclosure crisis has focused blame on bad loan practices by some lenders, new research shows how some banks may have actually reduced the default risk of their homebuyers.

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Executive MBA, Tsingtao Beer, U.S. China Relations, Shanghai, Chinese Business

Beer Industry’s David and Goliath Form Friendship at Olin Business School

What do beer industry giant Tsingtao and a St. Louis microbrewery have in common? Hops, barley and business school. Schlafly's brewmaster and Tsingtao's president are recent graduates of Olin Business School's Executive MBA program that provides a unique experience for students to network with peers around the globe and share stories from the executive suite over a glass of beer.

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Entrepreneurs, exit strategy, Octane, Start Up Companies, Advice

Entrepreneurs Should Plan Exit Strategy Early

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Plan your exit before you enter a new business market may sound like strange advice, but it comes from an expert in entrepreneurship with experience to prove it. Olin Business School professor Clifford Holekamp shares his expertise in the December issue of Octane, the award winning magazine of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization.

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Professionalism, Workplace, young workers, Etiquette, Business, Employees, Human Resources

Professionalism “Less than Desired” in Entry-Level Employees

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Researchers at the Center for Professional Excellence (CPE) at York College of Pennsylvania continue to find that students aren’t making the grade as professionals in the workplace, according to the annual nationwide survey on the state of professionalism among young workers.

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overqualified, job applicants, Economy, Managers, Job Interviews, Intelligence, Hiring, Productivity

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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Uc Berkeley, Haas School Of Business, Economic And Behavioral Sciences, economic models, Research

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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Franchises, business agreements, Contracts, Behavior

Business Agreements: What Is Better, the Carrot, the Stick Or Both?

The business world runs on agreements. As long as everyone fulfills his or her end of the bargain, things tend to run smoothly. But the question of the most effective way to enforce or regulate these agreements remains. Adam B. Badawi, JD, PhD, associate professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis, looked at this question in the context of franchises and found that the more effective method of enforcing these agreements is often through an informal, non-legal rewards system.







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