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Manufacturing, Food, Processing, Production, Automation, Systems, Management, Computers

Purdue Lab Improving Potato Chips With Computer Chips

Wider acceptance of computer technology is revolutionizing the business of food manufacturing. A Purdue University professor says the results are safer, more consistent products that save money for companies and make consumers happy.


Marketing, Advertising, Consumer, Customer, CASE, Research, Chicago

Marketing Gumshoes Discover Hidden Customer Behaviors Through New Market Research

Businesses are discovering hidden markets for their products through a new market research technique called Customer Case Research. The new technique borrows methods used by detectives and investigative reporters to discover what drives customer purchases, according to a Chicago marketing consultant and a DePaul University professor who have co-written a marketing journal article on CCR.



Back, Injury, Prevention, Compensation, Workplace, Safety, Musculoskeleteal

Weak criteria used to measure effectiveness of on-the-job injury prevention programs

The guidelines used to evaluate on-the-job injury prevention programs often use the weakest available measurement criteria, according to published research led or co-led by Dr. Craig Zwerling, University of Iowa associate professor of preventive medicine and environmental health.



Automobiles, cars, Vehicles, Transportation, Northwest, Energy, Environment

Secretary Pena, industry leaders to discuss vehicles of the future

Secretary of Energy Federico PeÃ’a and senior executives from the Big Three automakers, the IBM Corporation and Northwest aluminum, transportation and electric utility companies will gather for a summit in Seattle later this month to discuss the development of technologies needed to create motor vehicles of the future, including cars that get 70 to 80 miles to the gallon.


Industry, Partnerships, Engineering, Education, Manufacturing, Management, Production

Partnerships Benefit Students, Industry

What started as an effort to make laboratory experiments more interesting and meaningful for undergraduate mechanical engineering students has blossomed into a productive partnership between Purdue University and a growing list of national industries. Students have worked on design problems with the Ford Motor Co., General Electric, General Motors, Michelin Tire Corp., Procter & Gamble, and Lockheed-Martin Missiles and Space.


Financial, Engineering, Derivatives, MBA, Futures, Options, Cornell

Cornell Prof Named Financial Engineer of the Year

Robert Jarrow, professor of finance, economics and investment management at Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management, has been named the IAFE/SunGard Financial Engineer of the Year by the International Association of Financial Engineers (IAFE). He was cited not only for his cutting edge research, but for his work as an educator.


Finances, Credit, Spending, Udgeting, Colleges, Creditcards

Some College Credit Is Undesirable, Finance Expert Says

Parents can add credit cards to the list of grades, peer pressure and other things they worry about when their son or daughter leaves for college. A Purdue University professor says parents need to discuss credit management with their children before the students head off to school, even if the children don't have credit cards. She says chances are good they'll get one at school.


Asia, Vietnam, Economy, Busines, Executives, Microsoft, Management

Cross-Country Capitalism Caravan

Twenty-six Vietnamese senior executives are in the U.S. to experience capitalism in action, thanks to a partnership with the world's oldest graduate school of business. The program participants include senior level executives from both state-owned and private Vietnamese corporations. The Amos Tuck School of Business partnered with the Hanoi School of Business so Vietnamese executives can learn U.S. management styles and market-based business skills.


Bed, Breakfast, Hotel, Law, Regulation, inn

Government regulations on bed and breakfasts unknown to, resisted by proprietors

A study done at the University of North Texas shows that a large percentage of bed and breakfast proprietors are unaware of current regulations, particularly those at the county and municipal level, where most of the regulations involving health, fire codes and zoning are enacted.


Job, Hopping, Multinational, Companies, Management, Employment

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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