New study reveals the worldwide reach of social entrepreneurship

American University's Kogod School of Business Professor Siri Terjesen announces the launch of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor's (GEM) Social Entrepreneurship Report. The report, released today, is the largest comparative ...

Do witchcraft beliefs halt economic progress?

Believing in witchcraft is a salient feature of daily life in many parts of the world. In worst-case scenarios, such beliefs lead to murder, and they may also cause destruction of property or societal ostracism of the accused ...

Hashtag activism can effect real-world change

American University School of Communication's Center for Media & Social Impact (CMSI) announces new research on the rise of the nationwide Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. The study "Beyond the Hashtags: #Ferguson, #Blacklivesmatter, ...

Racially diverse US neighborhoods undergoing re-segregation

Racially segregated neighborhoods in the United States persist for many social and economic reasons. Yet new research shows that many racially diverse neighborhoods—seemingly a sign of progress in racial equality - are, ...

Team finds DC is highly attractive to millennials

The Kogod School of Business at American University announces the launch of the Kogod Greater Washington Millennial Index, a research project initiated to find out what Millennials want in a place to live and work, and how ...

Men get ahead by chatting before negotiations

Whether sealed with a handshake, a million-dollar contract, or a string of curses, every business deal is a reflection of trust. Both parties trust that the other will hold up their end of the bargain. Good negotiators have ...

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