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Q and A with Karen Mills: Former SBA head says the coronavirus pandemic is situation critical for U.S. small businesses

As Americans begin to practice social distancing in response to the coronavirus pandemic — staying home, teleworking in some cases — small businesses are already…

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How business interests shaped US public records law: Q&A with Jeannine Relly

The Freedom of Information Act — FOIA — lets anyone request records from federal agencies. Federal agencies have to provide requested records, with exemptions. Putting…

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The variability of returns on initial public offerings (IPOs)

A company’s decision to “go public” and move forward with an initial public offering of stock, or IPO, is typically driven by the desire to…

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Effects of skilled immigration on U.S. employment

Leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives are considering limited immigration reform, raising the possibility that 2014 will break the deadlock on immigration in Congress….

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Geography and high-tech employment growth in U.S. counties

In 1998, Michael Porter first introduced the idea of beneficial technology clusters to a wide audience in a Harvard Business Review article. Silicon Valley in…

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“Nonpracticing entities” and “patent trolls”: Evidence from targeted firms

Technology companies are no strangers to fighting it out in the marketplace, but the courts are increasingly a favored battleground of firms large and small….

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Strong ties, weak ties and islands: Structural and cultural predictors of organizational innovation

Business innovation doesn’t just come out of a void. It’s the product of innate abilities and effort, but also factors that sometimes escape analysis of…

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U.S. National Science Board: Science and engineering indicators, 2012

The rise in global competition between nations has highlighted the importance of research and development spending for fostering economic growth and development. A report by…

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Where have all the U.S. startups and young firms gone?

According to a 2012 report from the U.S. Census Bureau and the University of Maryland, startups and “young firms” — those founded five or fewer…

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