Million Kauffman Foundation Grant to
Establish Entrepreneurial Academy
The Kauffman Foundation has funded a proposal from the College to
establish an academy to build entrepreneurial
capacity and culture at the University of Illinois and
extend those initiatives to other doctoral-granting institutions.
more from the College and the
Pension Obligations Analyzed
Finance Professor Stephen D'Arcy
performed an in-depth analysis of the pension
obligations of the State of Illinois. Says D'Arcy and
co-author Kevin Ahlgrim of Illinois State University: "Illinois
pension programs still face daunting problems from years of inaction."
Cuts in U
of I State Support Reviewed
Jan Brueckner and Fred
Giertz analyzed state support for the U of I versus its
Big Ten counterparts. The numbers are revealing. Read
more... and view the table
comparing Big-Ten institutions.
Research on Local Stock Ownership Noted
Local knowledge pays. Managers of mutual funds know that and research
by Scott Weisbenner and
Zoran Ivkovich, faculty members
in the Department of Finance, supports the contention. Read
Calls Annuities "A Personal Pension Plan"
Finance faculty member Jeff Brown
is featured in a video news release on retirement
funding. The release has been shown on such varied channels
as CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, ESPN, and MTV. Hear
and see more... (Click on Retirement Crisis in your preferred
Research on Stock Splits Cited and the Contrarian View
David Ikenberry's research,
stock splits have historically
sent a signal that a company was bullish on its own stock. But a
contrarian's view has also surfaced. Read
Any stigmas associated with re-gifting
-- the practice of giving away a present you received (and may have
used) -- are changing. Consumer behavior researcher Cele
Otnes is quoted in the article. Read
CIBER Hosts Global Security Conference
Keeping international operations secure was the focus of a one-day
conference sponsored by almost twenty CIBER centers around the country.
Illinois CIBER staff coordinated
the session, which was followed by a research workshop. Read
The latest news
from OSBI Consulting is available
online. Current projects are listed and a story on a team's work
with an interesting non-profit that makes and sells caramels is
Forum Highlights Development of Management Team
How to build a management team best suited to the needs of an emerging
business was the focus of a Center for
Entrepreneurial Development-sponsored forum in November.
Proposes Expanding Nutrition Labels: Will It Work?
The Food and Drug Administration has proposed expanding nutrition
labels on food but the idea might not work. Consumer research by
Business Administration Professor Brian
Wansink shows that knowing the calorie count of a food
item did not make people eat less. Read
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