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November 11, 2015
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Latino-Owned Business Survey Shows $1.4 Trillion Left on the Table

More Latinos are starting businesses than the general population, but they aren't growing as large or making as much money.

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August 11, 2015
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Shai Bernstein: Does Face Time with Investors Make a Startup More Successful?

Having investors you can easily interact with can help a business grow.

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October 21, 2015
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How Much Does Venture Capital Drive the U.S. Economy?

Two scholars measure the economic impact of VC-funded companies.

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September 29, 2015
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How to Stay Rational When the Markets Go Crazy

Four guidelines for surviving and thriving in the current volatility.

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September 15, 2015
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Is Affordable Housing Good for the Neighborhood?

Research shows these buildings impact home prices and diversity.

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June 29, 2015
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Daniel P. Kessler: The Hidden Cost in Changing Doctors

High fees for your own medical records can be a barrier to switching.

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February 1, 2007
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Delicate Balance: The Impact of Gold Mining in Ghana

A Stanford GSB student reports on a study trip to Ahafo, Ghana, where mining has shifted the village's social, economic, and infrastructure systems.
February 1, 2007
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Michael Ducker: Our Global Network is Growing

The president of International FedEx Express says the new Asia Pacific hub will have a $60 billion impact on China's economy over the next 20 years.
January 1, 2007
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Fiscal Failings of the Government's Tobacco Settlement

An economist examines what went wrong in the landmark 1998 tobacco settlement.
January 1, 2007
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Understanding the Linkage Between ROI and the Economic Rate of Return

A group of scholars explore a term that "has only been vaguely understood."
October 1, 2006
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Loyalty Programs Can Be a Waste of Money

Research shows the programs motivate only a small fraction of consumers to increase usage, and sometimes end up costing organizations money.
January 1, 2006
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The High Price of Internet Keyword Auctions

A scholar shows how the current mechanism could be adjusted to create an auction that better serves advertisers.
November 1, 2005
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How Franchisers Protect Brand Reputation

Research shows companies that spend heavily on advertising to build brand reputation own a higher percentage of franchise outlets for that brand.
October 1, 2005
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Consumers Feast on Restaurant Ratings

A professor looks at the effects of information on consumers and market outcome.
September 1, 2005
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Co-Financing Doesn't Make Movies More Profitable

An economist says that for movie studios, sharing costs and profits is just as risky as going it alone.
September 1, 2005
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Integrated Systems Improve Medical Care and Control Costs

Research says proposals to move away from managed care would be a mistake.