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Belief in the 'prosperity gospel' does not turn people into successful entrepreneurs
Belief in the 'Prosperity Gospel' -- that God financially blesses faithful followers -- does not turn individuals into successful entrepreneurs. (2019-05-22)
High-quality jadeite tool discovered in underwater ancient salt works in Belize
Anthropologists discovered a tool made out of high-quality translucent jadeite with an intact rosewood handle at a site where the ancient Maya processed salt in Belize. (2019-05-20)
Finding the 'Goldilocks' level of enthusiasm for business pitches
Georgia Institute of Technology researchers found how long an entrepreneur displays the highest level of excitement during a pitch also plays a major role in predicting success in receiving funding. (2019-05-17)
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. (2019-05-09)
Rural innovation policies need to exploit differences within communities
Policies aimed at encouraging rural innovation should take into account the differences between entrepreneurs and how they view where they live, according to a new study. (2019-05-08)
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)
Entrepreneurs emerge as a force in Europe's refugee emergency
Economic stagnation and a resurgence of racist nationalism are shaping conversations about what it means to be Italian in the 21st century. (2019-04-17)
Pitch perfect: Strategic language use maximizes the chances of influencing an audience
Research finds four interconnected language strategies that entrepreneurs employ to best influence their audience. (2019-02-12)
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)
'Working rich' prevail among today's top earners
Many blame idle millionaires for the rise in income inequality, but today's top earners are actually the 'working rich,' according to a new working paper co-authored by Princeton University. (2019-01-31)
How Chile accomplished its renewable energy boom
Chile is currently undergoing a renewable energy boom. Today, it's the second largest market for renewable energies in Latin America, and in 2016 Chile was the top-scoring renewable energy producer in the Americas and second in the world, beaten only by China. (2018-11-21)
Plant hormone makes space farming a possibility
With scarce nutrients and weak gravity, growing potatoes on the Moon or on other planets seems unimaginable. (2018-10-17)
Disruption makes startup investors balance caution against fear of missing out
A new study by researchers from the University of California, Riverside, and the Rotterdam School of Management finds that fear of missing out motivates investors to give money early to startups with a disruptive vision. (2018-10-10)
It pays to be pessimistic, shows new research into entrepreneurs
Optimistic thinking is leading people to set up businesses that have no realistic prospect of financial success, shows new research which may help explain why only fifty per cent of businesses in the UK survive their first five years. (2018-10-03)
Food prices for consumers in ethnic enclaves could explain difference in assimilation rates
Food prices in ethnic enclaves address questions on consumer behavior in the ethnically dense areas concentrated with businesses owned by immigrants of the same country. (2018-08-12)
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)
Researchers see role of 'imaginativeness' in new business success
Visionary entrepreneurs fare best with not one but three types of imagination: creative, social and practical. (2018-05-25)
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)
Cultivating corrupt ties in post-Mao China
This paper examines the unintended consequences of governance and economic reform efforts in post-Mao China through ethnographic examination of state audits, market reforms, and the recent anti-corruption campaign. (2018-05-15)
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)
Investing in public education earns high marks for greater upward mobility
Investing in education may help boost economic opportunities for the next generation, according to a team of economists. (2018-03-28)
Values and gender shape young adults' entrepreneurial and leadership
Young adults who are driven by extrinsic rewards and money and less by a sense of security are more likely to want to become entrepreneurs and leaders, according to a recent study. (2018-03-26)
Longevity industry systematized for first time
Volume 1 of a new report published by the Biogerontology Research Foundation in coordination with several other longevity-focused entities outlines the emerging industry of human longevity in its entirety. (2018-02-02)
MDI Biological Laboratory discovery could lead to new therapies for diabetics
New research by MDI Biological Laboratory scientist Sandra Rieger, Ph.D., has demonstrated that an enzyme she had previously identified as playing a role in peripheral neuropathy induced by cancer chemotherapy also plays a role in peripheral neuropathy caused by diabetes. (2018-01-11)
Farmers in Kenya willing, able to ramp up croton nut output for biofuel
Small-holder farmers in Kenya have the capacity and desire to play a major role in the scale-up of biofuel production from agroforestry, according to a Penn State forest economist, who led a study in the East African country. (2017-12-19)
African business schools must change tack to combat corruption
Business schools in Africa must equip future business leaders with political skills, if business education is to play a significant role in combating systemic corruption, says research from the University of Bath. (2017-11-28)
Women-run start-ups hampered by bias among male investors, Caltech study finds
Michael Ewens of Caltech and Richard Townsend of UC San Diego examined data for nearly 18,000 start-ups and found that companies started by women have a harder time finding funding because male investors prefer companies started by men. (2017-11-16)
Montessori preschool boosts academic results and reduces income-based inequality
US researchers find that children in Montessori preschools show improved academic performance and social understanding, while enjoying their school work more. (2017-10-30)
Broad experience a double-edged sword for entrepreneurs seeking investors, study shows
According to research from the University of Notre Dame, having a wide range of experience as a 'jack-of-all-trades' can sometimes be an asset, but in certain environments this will make it difficult to get a startup business off the ground. (2017-10-25)
Study: Break the attachment before selling your stuff
Ever tried to sell something you've owned for a while on Craigslist and found that no one is willing to pony up what you're asking? (2017-10-16)
MDI Biological Laboratory study finds immune system is critical to regeneration
The answer to the question of why some organisms can regenerate major body parts while others, such as humans, cannot may lie with the body's innate immune system, according to a new study of heart regeneration in the Mexican salamander by James Godwin, Ph.D., of the MDI Biological Laboratory. (2017-09-20)
Why US battery startups fail -- and how to fix it
A new study published in MRS Energy & Sustainability investigates why so many of these American battery materials startups are failing under the current venture capital funding model. (2017-09-06)
States find rewards from high-tech investments, given time and patience
States have spent millions to develop high-tech industry, with its promise of good jobs and economic growth. (2017-07-31)
Using tweets to decrypt the personality of Donald Trump and other powerful people
A detailed, QUT-led study examining the tweets of US President Donald Trump reveal an 'emotionally unstable innovator' using social media as a political tool. (2017-07-27)
What do Trump's tweets say about his personality?
The Twitter messages of Donald J. Trump, the entrepreneurial businessman turned US president, show that he is creative, competitive and a rule-breaker, but also has neurotic tendencies. (2017-07-25)
Women entrepreneurs still lag behind men in accessing new business funding
Women entrepreneurs are finding it increasingly difficult to access venture capital funding for start-up businesses and remain much less likely to attract funding than male entrepreneurs, according to a new study published in Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance. (2017-07-25)
Memory foam advances give firm support to growing mattress industry
The way we sleep started to change in 1992 with the commercial release of memory foam -- a product originally developed at NASA. (2017-07-19)
How universities are fostering innovation and entrepreneurship
Technology and Innovation 19.1 zeroes in on innovation and entrepreneurship, with a special focus on what universities are currently doing to foster growth in those areas both for their success and the success of the communities and regions to which they are connected. (2017-07-07)
University of Surrey's research reveals secrets of success of tourism entrepreneurs
University of Surrey research into innovative entrepreneurs starting to work in tourism has found, in some of the first analysis undertaken, how they have to use initiative and hard work -- and often work for nothing -- to overcome the barriers in setting up their innovation. (2017-06-29)
Living long and living well: Is it possible to do both?
Scientists at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, are developing metrics to identify the health markers for old age in the roundworm, C. elegans, a popular model in aging research. (2017-06-06)
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