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Swiss Mischief

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

In Switzerland’s risk-averse watchmaking industry, keeping young buyers interested is essential to survival. For Edouard Meylan, CEO of H. Moser & Cie, that means trying everything except playing it safe.

Swiss Mischief

Bob Cohen, MBA  |  Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

In the risk-averse Swiss watchmaking industry, keeping young buyers interested is key to survival. For Edouard Meylan, that means trying everything except playing it safe.

Welcome to Crypto Valley

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

The Swiss financial sector is still rebounding from a crackdown on bank secrecy, but the Swiss city of Zug sees a big opportunity in cryptocurrency. Zug has embraced digital currency. Some worry that the money might be a little too secret.

Welcome to Crypto Valley

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D.  |  Finance

Digital money like bitcoin could help the Swiss rebound from a decade-long assault on bank secrecy, but it also brings back questions about whether the country is luring illicit cash.

Pins and Needles in the Heart of the Alps

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Forster Rohner AG produces fine textiles and lace in factories in Switzerland, Romania, and China. The factory in Switzerland is highly automated, while also employing highly skilled workers who prepare very detailed work by hand. In addition to its 250 Swiss employees, the company employs another 640 at factories in Romania and China, where lower priced goods are produced.

How Does Tax Avoidance Play in Peoria?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Caterpillar has been a symbol of U.S. manufacturing worldwide, with its equipment in use in probably every country. The company is also known for its ability to deliver parts to repair the equipment, wherever it is being used. Where the profits on those parts should be booked, and taxes paid, however, is now under scrutiny.

Selling China on Cheese

Bob Cohen, MBA  |  Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

The prospect of a $7.5-billion-a-year dairy market in China has created a quiet culinary revolution in its food-service industry. But selling directly to the restaurant industry is a lower value business than selling branded dairy products to consumers via supermarkets and retail stores. Fonterra, the world's biggest dairy exporter, is hoping to change that.

Bring On the Lawyers

J. Vincent Eagan, JD, Ph.D.  |  Business Law

The British exit from the European Union (“Brexit”) is causing a sharp increase in the demand for legal and consulting advice. There is still great confusion as to what Brexit means.

The World’s Favorite New Tax Haven Is the United States

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

How has the United States become a prime tax shelter destination?

Who's Who and Who's Not at the WEF

James Richardson, Ph.D.  |  Business Strategy

The theme for this year’s Davos conference is Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution—referring to the impact of technologies like artificial intelligence and robotics. But the guest list and discussion topics seem more focused on geopolitical concerns about China, the Middle East, and Russia.

McDonald’s Revamp Has Missing Ingredients

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

How has McDonald’s decided to respond to a decline in share price?

In Plain Sight

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

Financial advisers charged with helping clients evade U.S. taxes live as fugitives in Switzerland.

Netflix Looks to the Old World for New Growth

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

What plans does Netflix have for expansion in Europe?

Companies Keep Piling Up Cash Overseas

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

How much of their profits have U.S. multinational corporations parked overseas, and is anything being proposed to fix this problem?

From Davos, a View on the State of Globalization

J. Vincent Eagan, JD, Ph.D.  |  Business Law

The 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland is trying to keep up the momentum for globalization.

Switzerland Struggles With Bank Secrecy

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

Why has the Swiss Parliament voted not to allow Swiss banks to cooperate with the IRS?

Swiss Voters Get Their Say on Pay

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Voters in Switzerland will vote in March on a law that would place limits on the type, timing, and allocation of executive pay packages.

Fingers Crossed In the Alps

Brian Kench, Ph.D.  |  Economics

Davos attendees hope signs of a recovery don’t vanish in the mist.

Gimme Shelter

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

Which countries are now the most popular tax havens?

Pushing Banks to Unwind Their Global Bets

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D.  |  Finance

Will the globalization of financial markets be undone by new rules?

Bankers and Socialists Clash Over a Tax Break

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

Super-rich foreigners in Switzerland can pay an effective income tax rate of as low as 1 percent. How do they get by with this, and how does this go over with the Swiss?

Clash of the Angry Swiss Watchmakers

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A proposed new law would increase the domestic content for a watch to be designated as Swiss made.

Lower Your Taxes: Come to Switzerland

Larry Walther, Ph.D., CPA, CMA  |  Accounting & Taxation

Global competitors are waiting with open arms for other countries to hike taxes, thereby attracting growth and investment that will drive their own economic environment. It is indeed a new world order!

Lower Your Taxes: Come to Switzerland

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Multinationals, hedge funds, and private equity firms are finding lower tax rates in the Alps.


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