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Internet Sales Bypass Sales Tax
E-commerce has brought about sales boosts for companies with online
stores, but in terms of sales tax it's a bust for state budgets.
State Tax Notes
--University of Alabama at Birmingham
"Rank and Yank" Systems Could Improve Organizational Performance
A study finds that forced distribution ratings systems, where a
predetermined percentage of low-performing employees is fired every year,
can be an effective way to improve a company's workforce, although these
benefits diminish over time.
Companies Considering Offshoring Must Carefully Weigh Risks vs. Rewards
Most experts see no end in sight to the offshoring trend, as growing
numbers of companies seek the cost savings and competitive advantage
offshoring promises. But with an estimated half of all offshoring
operations destined to fall short of expectations, companies are under
increasing pressure to calculate the risks.
--The Conference Board
Government-Mandated Ethics Codes Do Little To Influence Executive Behavior
Regulatory or governmental mandates that call for the implementation
of corporate ethics codes do less to influence the strategic decisions of
financial executives than pressure from key market-related stakeholders
with economic ties to the firm.
Strategic Management J., Feb-2005
--Penn State University Smeal College of Business
U.S. Job Satisfaction Keeps Falling
Americans are growing increasingly unhappy with their jobs, The
Conference Board reports today. The decline in job satisfaction is
widespread among workers of all ages and across all income brackets.
--The Conference Board
ProfNet Wire: Business & Technology -- Medco-Accredo Merger
1) The Revolution in Micro Media; 2) History Can Identify Future
Business Success; 3) Medco-Accredo Merger; 4) Credit-Union Tax Exemption;
5) Understand and Improve Your Credit Report and more.
Innovation Prize Finalists Announced in "Science of Better"
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
today announced six finalists in its competition to win the 2005 Franz
Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management
INFORMS Conference on Applying Science to the Art of Business
--Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
Business Professor Dan McCarthy Honored with Endowed Chair
Northeastern alumni Alan S. McKim MBA '88 and Richard A. D'Amore '75
have established the McKim-D'Amore Distinguished Professorship of Global
Management and Innovation. The $1.5 million endowment honors CBA
professor Daniel J. McCarthy's many career accomplishments in both
industry and academia.
Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin to Deliver Broyhill Lecture
Robert Rubin, former U.S. treasury secretary and director and
chairman of the executive committee at Citigroup Inc., will deliver the
2005 Broyhill Executive Lecture, "The Global Economy: Outlook and Issues,"
at 6:30 p.m., March 24, 2005, at Wake Forest University. The lecture is
free and open to the public.
--Wake Forest University MBA School
UIC Announces Entrepreneurship Hall of Famers for 2005
The Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, presented by the
University of Illinois at Chicago, is celebrating its 20th anniversary as
the most prestigious award honoring Chicago-area entrepreneurs.
--University of Illinois at Chicago
Terry Lundgren Names UA Center for Retailing, Consumer Sciences
The Center for Retailing and Consumer Sciences at The University of
Arizona in Tucson will be named in honor of UA alumnus Terry J. Lundgren.
Lundgren is the chairman and president/CEO of Federated Department Stores.
--University of Arizona
Babson College, Instituto de Empresa Sign a Strategic Alliance
Babson College and Instituto de Empresa have signed a strategic
alliance to jointly develop teaching, research, and training programs in
the fields of entrepreneurship and family enterprising.
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