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Blacks Remain Seriously Underrepresented

on Friday, 30 October 2009 15:44.

A recent study on African Americans on boards of directors of Fortune 500 companies commissioned by The Executive Leadership Council(R) found that the number of board seats held by African Americans has declined since its inaugural board report released in 2004. The percentage of African Americans on corporate boards decreased from 8.1 in 2004 to 7.4 percent in 2008, a .7 percent decline.

Why Public Contracts Follow Different Rules than Private Contracts

on Friday, 23 October 2009 15:33.

Have you ever wondered why government agencies engage in costly and inefficient public contracts? Political economist Pablo Spiller found that a fundamental difference between public and private contracting is the potential scrutiny of public contracts by opportunistic third parties. Understanding the risk associated with this scrutiny, according to Spiller’s latest research, is the first step toward improved regulation, efficiency, and reduced costs.


Business Professional Association Helps Students Prepare for Business Careers

on Monday, 12 October 2009 16:39.

The Business Department at Misericordia University has launched a new professional organization on campus to help students be better prepared for a career as a business professional. The Business Professional Association (BPA) at Misericordia University will provide experiences, information, and programs to promote business as a profession and will help serve as a bridge from the student’s university experience to the business world.


3rd Annual Women of Color Conference

on Friday, 02 October 2009 16:07.

Spelman college The Third Annual Women of Color Conference

You are cordially invited to attend the Third Annual Women of Color Conference October 9th & 10th, 2009 at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia! The Third Annual Women of Color Conference will provide a space for women of color and allies to come together, learn about various social justice issues, and strategize for action as part of a larger movement for justice and equality. 


Babson Entrepreneurship Forum – “Action Drives Results” - October 16th, 2009

on Friday, 02 October 2009 15:54.

Babson College will host the 8th Annual Babson Entrepreneurship Forum with the focused theme, Action Drives Results, on Friday, October 16, 2009, at Babson College. This year’s Forum features the Ideas Into Action Business Plan Competition at 2:30 p.m. The top three winning plans will receive a $20,000+ prize including cash, consulting, legal, and web services.

Atlanta Kills Off Start-Up Companies

on Monday, 28 September 2009 13:18.

Danny BreznitzAtlanta is poised to become the nation’s poster child for how to kill off a burgeoning industry. A new study by professors at Georgia Tech reveals that the city’s reputation as a high technology center masks a decade of erosion. Though it leads the U.S. in the physical resources that attract and sustain high-tech industry, Atlanta companies haven’t meshed within the local economy.