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Canadian small businesses leading the way in sustainability
New research from the University of Waterloo shows that Canadian small businesses are important- and often overlooked- drivers of sustainability and the green economy. (2018-04-05)

Hold-up in ventures for technology transfer
The transfer of technology brings ideas closer to commercialization. The transformation happens in several steps, such as invention, innovation, building prototypes, production, market introduction, market expansion, after sales services. In each step, the owners with the technical know-how (the entrepreneur) and the owner of resources such as capital and command over networks (the investor) cooperate. (2017-03-13)

Women seeking crowdfunding financing for start-ups are perceived as more trustworthy
While men have benefited from a gender bias against women when seeking financing for business start-ups, the opposite may be true for female entrepreneurs seeking initial investment through crowdfunding efforts, according to research from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. (2018-05-10)

Would-be social entrepreneurs need more than a kind heart
To want to be a social entrepreneur, empathy is not enough for millennials. They need to feel confident in their ability to solve social problems and feel valued by the people they want to help, according to new research published in the Journal of Business Venturing. (2018-02-14)

Dissatisfaction in three dimensions
In a paper published in the Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, Jessica Ridgway, an assistant professor of retail entrepreneurship in the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship, asserts that mood and body satisfaction can take major hits after viewing oneself represented as a 3-D avatar. (2018-02-05)

Space-related start-up technology companies create synergistic innovation
Researchers have developed innovative business models underlying the successful launch of space-related start-up technology companies in Costa Rica. (2018-09-21)

Supervisors, coworkers tolerate unethical behavior when production is good, Baylor study
A new Baylor University study published in the journal Personnel Psychology investigates why employees' unethical behaviors may be tolerated versus rejected. Researchers ask: when and why are people ostracized at work? (2016-04-06)

UTSA researchers want to teach computers to learn like humans
A new study by Paul Rad, assistant director of the UTSA Open Cloud Institute, and Nicole Beebe, Melvin Lachman Distinguished Professor in Entrepreneurship and director of the UTSA Cyber Center for Security and Analytics, describes a new cloud-based learning platform for artificial intelligence (A.I.) that teaches machines to learn like humans. (2018-03-05)

Harnessing ADHD for business success
The symptoms of ADHD foster important traits associated with entrepreneurship. That conclusion was reached in a study conducted by an international team of economists, who found that entrepreneurs with ADHD embrace new experiences and demonstrate passion and persistence. Their intuitive decision making in situations involving uncertainty was seen by the researchers as a reason for reassessing existing economic models. (2017-03-09)

Mixed chemicals in beauty products may harm women's hormones
A new study published in Environment International by George Mason University Assistant Professor of Global and Community Health Dr. Anna Pollack and colleagues discovered links between chemicals that are widely used in cosmetic and personal care products and changes in reproductive hormones. (2018-09-13)

Hitting rock bottom after job loss can be beneficial, study shows
Bottoming out as a result of job loss can be necessary before finding the radical solution that will lead to a new work identity, according to new research from the University of Notre Dame. (2018-02-20)

OU study links entrepreneurial optimism with business success
Widespread collective entrepreneurial optimism in the United States is highly predictive of the number of new venture startups and small business growth, according to a University of Oklahoma study. This optimism can be contagious in its ability to encourage others to start firms when optimism is a widespread social phenomenon. This finding challenges the notion that necessity is the mother of invention in regards to startups. (2016-10-04)

Air pollution causes increased emergency department visits for heart and lung disease
Outdoor air pollution is a major health threat worldwide. New research by George Mason University found that exposure to certain air pollutants is linked to increased emergency department visits for respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. (2018-11-08)

The IT-LIVER European consortium unveils new TGF-beta functions in liver cancer
Recent research results from the European consortium IT-Liver provide a better understanding of the role of the TGF-beta cytokine in liver cancer. Their work, published in Cancer Letters, shows how the TGF-beta cytokine is able to modulate not only the migratory capacity of the hepatocellular carcinoma cell but also its capacity as a tumor initiator cell. (2017-03-29)

US public companies have increasingly shorter lifespans, IU research says
At a time when more Americans are living longer, the companies where many people spend their working lives have increasingly shorter lifespans, according to research from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. (2018-04-11)

Mindfulness and sleep can reduce exhaustion in entrepreneurs
When entrepreneurs are feeling exhausted but can't afford the time for adequate sleep, they may be able to replenish their energy with mindfulness exercises such as meditation. (2019-02-04)

Honor among businesses: Corporations are becoming more ethical
Study suggests that the ethical environment of corporate America is improving. (2006-03-23)

Linguistic style is key to crowdfunding success
In one of the first crowdfunding studies focusing on social enterprises, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have found that how a pitch is voiced and worded is much more important for social entrepreneurs than for their commercial counterparts. (2017-05-31)

EU sustainable development policy defines entrepreneurship in three distinct ways
A new study has found three distinct ways in which the European Union defines what entrepreneurship means for sustainable development, producing a blurry message of the role entrepreneurs and business owners have to play in tackling the global issue. More than 20 million small- and medium-sized businesses call the EU home, making entrepreneurs key drivers for economic growth, innovation and employment across the region. (2019-05-09)

Massive AI Twitter probe draws heat map of entrepreneurial personality
A QUT-led study using artificial intelligence has proved a Twitter-based personality estimate is as successful in predicting local differences in actual entrepreneurial activity as regional personality data collected by means of millions of standard personality tests. (2018-06-04)

Australian tourism policies fail to address climate change
Despite evidence that tourism contributes to climate change, Australia's Federal and State governments are failing to produce effective long-term tourism policy to address climate change, according to the findings of new QUT-led research. (2017-11-02)

Financial survey reveals public concern over income inequality, broken education system
Though the collective measure of financial trust is up, driven mainly by more positive attitudes toward banks and the stock market, Americans are concerned about growing income inequality and would like to see improvements in the country's educational system as a starting point to address that inequality, according to the latest Chicago Booth/Kellogg School Financial Trust Index. (2014-09-02)

SMART and NTU researchers design polymer that can kill drug-resistant bacteria
Researchers from Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have developed an antimicrobial polymer that can kill bacteria resistant to commonly used antibiotics - a discovery that can pave the way for developing antibiotics to which bacteria are significantly less resistant. The new beta-peptide polymer can combat superbugs like Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and it also works against biofilm and persistent bacteria for which current antibiotics have proved ineffective. (2019-12-12)

Study: Want more investors to your startup? Better make an impassioned pitch
The brains of potential investors are wired to pay closer attention to entrepreneurs who pitch with passion, according to new research from Case Western Reserve University. (2019-09-11)

How to ride on brainwaves: From ideas to business
Anil Sethi started working for two cups of coffee per day when he began his first startup. He had to struggle with lots of failures and eventually became a successful Swiss entrepreneur. In his book From Science to Startup: The Inside Track of Technology Entrepreneurship, he charts the experiences, pitfalls and knowledge behind transforming scientific ideas into successful startups and offers a practical guide for those who want to turn their ideas into real business. (2016-06-02)

Poor communities a 'hotbed' of entrepreneurial creativity, but need help to grow long-term
Using a national survey on entrepreneurship, researcher Laura Doering showed in a recent study that low-income entrepreneurs in Panama were just as likely as wealthier people to start early-stage businesses selling new products. But they had lower rates of sustaining those businesses into long-term profitability. (2016-05-25)

Family members' emotional attachment limits family firm growth
New research led by Lancaster University Management School's Centre for Family Business shows family-related considerations often trump a desire to grow and expand in family firms. (2019-10-16)

Family businesses should prepare for the unexpected if next generation to succeed
Family businesses looking to the next generation to take over need to prepare themselves for unexpected events -- such as Brexit -- according to researchers at the University of East Anglia. Rather than trying to protect firms from the outside world and excluding non-family members from taking up senior roles, modern family businesses should open themselves up to collaboration and external expertise. (2019-02-27)

Support for Chicago Biomedical Consortium renewed
The Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust has renewed its funding commitment to the Chicago Biomedical Consortium, a research and education collaboration of Northwestern University, the University of Illinois at Chicago and University of Chicago that has helped establish the Chicago area as a biomedical sciences leader. The Searle Funds has pledged $21 million over five years, which will stimulate collaborations for improving human health and launch a focus on fostering entrepreneurship among university researchers. (2017-01-18)

'Transformative electronics systems' to broaden wearable applications
A research team at KAIST says their new platform called 'Transformative Electronics Systems' will open a new class of electronics, allowing reconfigurable electronic interfaces to be optimized for a variety of applications. (2019-11-01)

Perceived trustworthiness helps women entrepreneurs with crowdfunding backers
Female entrepreneurs have been at a disadvantage when seeking financial backing from traditional sources, but new research shows that crowdfunding investors view them as more trustworthy, making female-led projects more likely to secure support through crowdfunding platforms. (2018-05-21)

AI to determine when to intervene with your driving
Can your AI agent judge when to talk to you while you are driving? According to a KAIST research team, their in-vehicle conservation service technology will judge when it is appropriate to contact you to ensure your safety. (2019-11-13)

HKU Engineering team invents novel Direct Thermal Charging Cell for Converting low-grade waste heat to usable electricity
Dr Tony Shien-Ping Feng of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and his team invented a Direct Thermal Charging Cell (DTCC) which can effectively convert heat to electricity, creating a huge potential to reduce greenhouse effects by capturing exhaust heat and cutting down primary energy wastage. (2019-11-18)

Could we feed one million people living on mars?
A provocative new study looks at the resource utilization and technological strategies that would be needed to make a Mars population of one million people food self-sufficient. (2019-09-24)

Entrepreneurs love their companies like parents love their children
A recent study shows that love is a major motivator both for parents and entrepreneurs. A multidisciplinary study asks whether entrepreneurs love their companies like parents love their children. The study used functional MRIs to study the brain activity of fathers and high-growth entrepreneurs. Fathers were shown pictures of their own children as well as other children they knew. Entrepreneurs were shown pictures of their own companies and other companies that they were familiar with. (2017-03-28)

Louisiana Tech University hosts 'Maker Month' to celebrate creativity, innovation
The Innovation Enterprise at Louisiana Tech University is proud to announce its inaugural 'Maker Month' -- a celebration of all things made and to showcase through exhibitions, competitions and galleries what students, faculty and regional entrepreneurs have created. (2016-04-12)

Too much smiling in a sales pitch could kill the deal
Researchers found a direct connection between salesmen spending too much time flashing their biggest smile during a presentation and the amount of capital raised. (2019-04-30)

Study offers different perspective on entrepreneurial opportunities
In entrepreneurship research, the idea that entrepreneurial opportunities are waiting to be discovered has been challenged by researchers who believe that they are instead created by the entrepreneurs. Now, a study from the University of Texas at Dallas offers a third view -- the actualization approach -- as a possibility. (2016-10-20)

Water discovered on second asteroid, may be even more common
Water ice on asteroids may be more common than expected, according to a new study that will be presented today at the world's largest gathering of planetary scientists. (2010-10-07)

Ethnic minority enterprise in Scotland 'is promising but needs more support to succeed'
Ethnic minority entrepreneurs in Scotland need more engagement and support from the government and key industry partners to start and grow successful businesses, according to research by the University of Strathclyde. (2018-06-11)

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