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Study Shows Older Workers More Open to Change
Dr. Tracey Rizzuto, assistant professor of psychology at Louisiana
State University, says stereotypes about aging employees are simply not
true. They do adapt to change and are able to learn new technologies.
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
--Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)


Nano-Enabled Drug Discovery Market to Reach $1.3 Billion by 2009
According to a new report by NanoMarkets, an industry consultancy
based here, nano-enabled drug discovery solutions will generate revenues
of $1.3 billion in 2009 and grow to $2.5 billion in 2012.

More Than 30 Million Women Worldwide Are Entrepreneurs
Forty-one percent of entrepreneurs are women, according to a
cross-national study of thirty-four countries. The first Global
Entrepreneurship Monitor report on women's entrepreneurial activity was
released today by The Center For Women's Leadership at Babson College.
--Babson College


As Europe Changes, America's Productivity Edge in Retail, Wholesale Will
Companies in America's fast-growing retail and wholesale trade sector
have been the major drivers of U.S. productivity growth since 1995, and
the transformation of U.S. retailing is a major reason the U.S. maintains
a substantial productivity lead over Europe.
--The Conference Board

Merger Pace Quickens; "People" Factor Often Overlooked
Merger deals seem to be announced every week. But, carefully crafted
justifications aside, as many as 75 percent of merger deals do not achieve
desired results. The main reason: lack of sound planning regarding the
human and cultural aspects of the merging organizations.
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
--Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)

ProfNet Wire: Business & Technology: Employee Blogs/Graffiti Ads
1) Graffiti Mural Advertising; 2) The Identity Theft Pandemic is
Coming; 3) How Weak Will Public Company Disclosures Be? 4) March is Image
Improvement Month; 5) Skill Gaming is Quickly Gaining Prominence and more.

BizWire Announcements

Distinguished Partner Award Announced at Medical Meeting
The AMGA presented the annual AMGA Distinguished Partner Award to two
organizations -- Booz Allen Hamilton and InteGreat -- during the opening
ceremonies at AMGA's 2004 Annual Conference, being held March 10-13, 2004
in Los Angeles.
--American Medical Group Association (AMGA)

Maryland, UCG Announce New Business Journalism Scholarship Program
The UCG Business Journalism Scholarship will be awarded annually to a
Philip Merrill College of Journalism undergraduate who has demonstrated an
aptitude and interest in business writing and reporting.
--University of Maryland, College Park

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