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Elevator Music for the Latte Generation

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

That background music heard in restaurants and shops could come from a variety of sources, some of which might be infringing on copyrights. Soundtrack, a firm out of Sweden, aims to unseat leader Mood Music with its cloud-based service streaming background music to businesses.

Meet Death, Buy His Raincoat

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Celebrating a melancholy mood helps Stutterheim sell high-priced Swedish raincoats.

Mother of a Problem

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D.  |  Operations Management

There are only two countries in the world that don’t have some form of legally protected, partially paid time off for working women who’ve just had a baby: Papua New Guinea and the U.S.

Mother of a Problem

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D.  |  Org Behavior & HR

Unless you work for a company that voluntarily offers it, or in one of three states, paid maternity leave doesn't exist in the U.S.

Merchants Try to Trim Many Unhappy Returns

Larry Tunnell, Ph.D., CPA  |  Accounting & Taxation

Holiday return rates are three times the usual, costing sellers billions of dollars.

Made in Memphis

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Rising transportation costs and wage rates in China are causing firms to relocate manufacturing to the Southeast U.S.

Made in Memphis

Larry Tunnell, Ph.D., CPA  |  Accounting & Taxation

How have tax incentives and labor costs affected the location of new manufacturing plants in the South?

Your Facebook Data Are Here

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D.  |  Operations Management

Guess where your Facebook data lives? Inside the Arctic Circle. Facebook’s publication of the designs for its cheap, cool data centers has put pressure on established companies to adapt.

A Brooklyn Beer With a Swedish Accent

James Richardson, Ph.D.  |  Business Strategy

Craft beer maker Brooklyn Brewery sells a lot of beer in Sweden through Carlsberg. But what does it get from joining with a Swedish brewer to make beer under their brand?

Your Facebook Data Are Here

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Facebook opens a new server facility in northern Sweden where power is cheap, and there is natural air conditioning. (Read: It's cold.)

Your Facebook Data Are Here

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D.  |  Org Behavior & HR

By freely sharing innovations implemented in its Swedish data center, Facebook is conserving resources and helping to revolutionize the data center industry.

A Brooklyn Beer With a Swedish Accent

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Brooklyn Brewery, through an arrangement with Denmark's Carlsberg Brewing, has tapped the Swedish market for high-priced beer.

At Tax Time, It’s Good to Be an American

Larry Tunnell, Ph.D., CPA  |  Accounting & Taxation

How does America's tax system stack up against the rest of the world? The facts might surprise you.

Taking Girls' Internet Fashions to the Mall

Charles Newman, PHD  |  Accounting & Taxation

A fashion avatar website has developed a clothing line aimed at the

How Swede it is

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D.  |  Finance

What happens next for the euro?

Electrolux Wants to Rule the Appliance World

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Electrolux is closing some plants in high-cost locales like Canada - and opening new ones in Asia - as it prepares to challenge Whirlpool for global market position.

Benetton: A Must-Have Becomes a Has-Been

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

In the battle for inexpensive and trendy clothing, Italy's Benetton is losing global market share to Spain's Inditex and Sweden's H&M.

If Demography Is Destiny, Then India Has the Edge

James J. Stewart, DSc  |  Operations Management

Research shows working-age populations are slipping in the U.S. and other industrialized nations while those of other countries are growing faster.

Immigrants in the West Aren't Going Away

James J. Stewart, DSc  |  Operations Management

Despite a surge of anti-immigrant feeling in some countries, most have stayed put. How can employers use them within the law?

How to Stop the Panic

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D.  |  Org Behavior & HR

What to do when confidence is shot?

Stalled in the USA: Europe's Small Cars

James J. Stewart, DSc  |  Operations Management

The strong euro and expensive labor are making it tough for BMW, VW, Volvo, and some other European carmakers to show a profit in America.

Acting Globally but Selling Locally

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Chinese athletic wear maker Li Ning is raising its international profile to win over shoppers at home.

The Continent's Hottest Small Companies

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  Entrepreneurship

The Nordic countries of Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, and Finland have long been viewed as havens for big businesses such as Ericsson, Nokia, and Lego. Recently they have experienced a boom in entrepreneurial activity as well.


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