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'I Need More Mexicans'

Derek Abrams, Economics

Since President Donald Trump signed a pair of executive orders targeting immigration in January, arrests of suspected un ...

500,000 Tons of Steel. 14 Jobs

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Voestalpine AG of Austria decided long ago to focus on high-value niche steel products rather than compete head-on with ...

CNN Has Had Enough

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

Facebook's efforts to build a library of high-end original videos are meeting resistance from publishers frustrated by t ...

Coming for Your Trading Desk

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Rishi Ganti saw the writing on the wall. Self-taught coders are infiltrating the financial world equipped with algorithm ...

Kalanick's Ouster Shows Founder Control Doesn't Mean Job Security

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Five major Uber investors pressured Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick to resign from his position. The company has ...

Myanmar's Hotel Room Glut

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

"Build it, and they will come." This line from the movie "Field of Dreams" is often used in government-driven tourism ve ...

One Tax to Rule Them All

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

Doing business in India has been constrained by complex regional tax and trade policies. In just a few days, the country ...

Paid In Semi Full

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

Since 1963, legislation has made gender discrimination at work illegal in the United States. Evidence also indicates tha ...

Target Slips Up

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

Retailers are adding groceries to their mix because they keep customers coming back. Target gets only 20 percent of sale ...

The Asian Jobs Ladder Is Broken

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

In the years after World War II, Japan, Singapore, and Hong Kong saw increases in employment as Western firms shifted ma ...

The Asian Jobs Ladder Is Broken

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

For decades, manufacturers have relied on cheap labor as the central strategy to managing costs and maximizing profits. ...

The Asian Jobs Ladder Is Broken

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

Countries have developed in the post-World War II era via their ability to shift from agriculture to basic to heavy indu ...

The Queen of Trump Swag

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

On the verge of bankruptcy, Christl Mahfouz needed a solution ... and fast. She had been selling uniforms to oil and gas ...

The Truth About the Gig Economy

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

According to common beliefs, jobs are not what they used to be. Workers move from job to job looking to repackage their ...

‘I Need More Mexicans’

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

The enforcement-only approach to immigration is leading to sharp labor shortages in agriculture and construction. Undocu ...

A Billionaire Emerges on the Silicon Steppe

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

1C, the company Boris Nuraliev founded twenty-six years ago, has grown into Russia’s No. 2 seller of enterprise ac ...

A Billionaire Emerges on the Silicon Steppe

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

1C, founded by Boris Nuraliev, a former Soviet-era statistician, outranks Microsoft and Oracle in the Russian business s ...

Finally, a Cheap(ish) iPhone

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

Apple made just 3 percent of the smartphones sold in India, the industry’s fastest-­growing market, in the fir ...

Finally, a Cheap(ish) iPhone

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

India is now the fastest growing smartphone market, but Apple is struggling to compete with cheaper phones from Indian a ...

Google Execs Hunker Down for Fight With EU as Fines Loom

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager has set Google as a top priority case for antitrust violations, which cou ...

ICO Is the New IPO

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

Bitcoin is not the only digital currency. "ICO Is the New IPO" (Bloomberg Businessweek, June 19–25, 2017) discusse ...

ICO is the new IPO

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

Blockchain, the technology that supports bitcoin, is a way to record transactions and contracts in an online ledger. The ...

ICO Is the New IPO

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

There has been a rapid growth this year in the use of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) to fund new ventures. ICOs are a for ...

The Price of a Digital World

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The manufacturing of semiconductors involves the  of a number of highly toxic chemicals, which, through extensive s ...

The Price of a Digital World

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

In the 1980s, internal data at Digital Equipment Corp. in Massachusetts showed that miscarriages were high among workers ...

Where Buffet Failed

Eric Cardella, Economics

Dexter Shoe Co was once the largest employer in Dexter, Maine, employing some 800 people. In the mid-1990s, the company ...

Where Buffett Failed

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

When Warren Buffett acquired Dexter Shoe in 1994, he determined that the company’s “durable competitive adva ...

Where Buffett Failed

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Although this story has a titillating title, it's really about a small group of social entrepreneurs attempting to keep ...

A Reputation for Badoo Behavior

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

The aligning of corporate culture with the vision and mission of the organization has always been assumed to be a strong ...

Apple's New iPhones May Miss Out on Higher-Speed Data Links

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Apple Inc.'s newest iPhones go on sale later this year, but there's a problem. They could potentially lag behind the dat ...

Dept. of Shell Companies, Clandestine Accounts & Bribery

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

Odebrecht, a Brazilian construction firm, has paid hundreds of millions of dollars in fines and seen several of its exec ...

Dept. of Shell Companies, Clandestine Accounts, & Bribery

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

Bribery and illegal payments may be common in South American countries including Brazil. The investigation of Odebrecht ...

Dept. of Shell Companies, Clandestine Accounts, & Bribery

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

Large construction jobs are very complex, and are often awarded by government entities. Odebrecht is a Brazilian company ...

Putting Home Sales Ahead of Paperwork

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

With its emphasis on agents’ personal touch, the real estate industry has been slow to embrace technology. Real es ...

Silicon Valley’s Secret Source of Foreign Workers

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

There were approximately 460,000 people working in the U.S. on H-1B visas in 2013, according to an estimate by the Econo ...

Smiles Aren't Factory-Made

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., Critical Thinking / Decision Making

U.S. factories produce 19 percent of the world's output of manufactured goods, and are a critical part of the overall ec ...

Smiles Aren't Factory-Made

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

While manufacturing is still a large contributor to the overall economy, the U.S. doesn’t rely on manufacturing as ...

The Red Tide Sweeping the Caribbean

Derek Abrams, Economics

As supplies of crude from its old ally Venezuela dwindled last year, Cuba began turning out the lights in government off ...

Why You Still Can’t Trust Your Financial Adviser

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

The Fiduciary Rule, finalized under Obama and originally set to take effect earlier this year, would have required finan ...

A Spotlight on Harassment at Google

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

A grassroots email list, "Yes, at Google," is circulating the company. It contains anonymous complaints about bigoted an ...

Here Comes the Space Cleanup Crew

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

What goes up must come down. We are all aware of the old adage, and it has sparked concern for people as we launch more ...

Home Is Where the Percale Is

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

While in college, Ariel Kaye liked to experiment with her apartment's home décor by using different looks an ...

How Does Tax Avoidance Play in Peoria?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Due to high U.S. corporate income tax rates, many companies have taken steps to shift revenue and profits to countries w ...

How Does Tax Avoidance Play in Peoria?

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

Whistleblowers are naturally viewed with skepticism. Could a whistleblower simply be yet another gamer, trying to take a ...

How Does Tax Avoidance Play in Peoria?

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

Many U.S. companies organize themselves and their transactions to shift income from the U.S. to countries with much lowe ...

I Can Haz Make You Money?

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

ETFs that focus on trending themes or factors, such as being "biblically responsible" or holding companies popular with ...

India's Movie Industry Gets a New Script

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

India has one of the largest film industries in the world, producing between 1,500 and 2,000 films a year compared to ab ...

India’s Movie Industry Gets a New Script

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

A Southern-region production company, Arka Mediaworks, has challenged Bollywood's long-standing film formula. Their late ...

India’s Movie Industry Gets a New Script

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

An Indian blockbuster, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, had box-office revenues of more than $230 million in three weeks. Th ...

Is There a Better Way to Take Aim at Inflation?

Derek Abrams, Economics

The Federal Reserve would never get a medal in archery. Since January 2012, when it publicly adopted a target of 2 ...

Laid-Off Indian IT Workers Blame Trump

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

President Donald Trump is tightening the criteria for letting foreign employees into the U.S., particularly through the ...

Norway Ditches the 'Fossil Car'

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Of new cars sold in Norway, more than a third are now hybrid or fully electric. Owners of electric vehicles pay lower sa ...

Time for Going-Away Gifts?

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

President Donald Trump decided to withdraw the U.S. from the 2015 Paris Agreement on May 31. The action would reverse po ...

Two Latin Singers—and Justin Bieber—Hit No. 1

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

A surprise hit by a couple of middle-aged Puerto Ricans has become a model for how record labels can extend a song's pop ...

Why the U.K.’s Whistles Remain Mostly Unblown

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

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and IRS pay whistleblowers a percentage of penalties. The British fina ...

Buying Syrian Shoes To Bolster Putin’s Pride

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

When Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border in 2015, Andrey Pavlov stopped buying footwear made in T ...

Can Puerto Rico Corral Its Tax Dodgers?

Derek Abrams, Economics

Estimates are that about a third of Puerto Rico’s gross national product—as much as $21 billion—is pro ...

Can VR Find a Seat in the Parlor?

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

With U.S. movie market growth stagnating, exhibitors are looking for new ways to widen their audience. Technology and en ...

Can VR Find a Seat in the Parlor?

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Imax Corp., best known for its high-tech movie screens, says the initial reception to VR content—often around 10 m ...

Cessna Flights for the Masses

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Blackbird Air Inc., a startup created by Rudd Davis, is using an Uber-style on-demand app to connect planes with passeng ...

Cessna Flights for the Masses

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

A startup in San Francisco, Blackbird Air Inc., is trying to connect more planes with passengers through its Uber-style ...

Cessna Flights For the Masses

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Over 300 regional carriers flying 1200 routes were the norm back in the ‘70s. But today, most, if not all, were co ...

Cessna Flights for the Masses

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

The basic concept of Uber is now spreading into other transportation arenas as well. A new California-based startup, Bla ...

China's Foodmakers Try New Growth Recipes

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

China's food companies have announced over 80 foreign acquisitions since 2009, valued at around $12 billion. As Chinese ...

China’s Foodmakers Try New Growth Recipes

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Chinese consumers pay a premium for foreign food brands that they assume have better ingredients and pass tougher safety ...

Data Mining to Find Tax Cheaters

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

Swiss bank accounts, long popularized as secret enclaves in which money can be easily hidden, have been under attack by ...

Data Mining To Find Tax Cheaters

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

Hiding money in offshore accounts is one way Americans can evade U.S. taxes. Facilitated by financial advisors and forei ...

Does Foreign Steel Threaten U.S. Security?

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

The U.S. Commerce Department has started a Section 232 investigation of the steel and aluminum industry. Section 232 is ...

How Polarizing Is Ivanka’s Fashion Label? Very

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

The perception of Ivanka Trump’s fashion label by consumers who identify themselves by political views is strongly ...

Lifestyles of the Rich and Not-Quite Internet Famous

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Tom Bilyeu has a vision. It’s of a world in which Tom Bilyeu’s wisdom is available to you, aspiring business ...

Short Sellers Resist Covering as S&P 500 Retakes Record in Week

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

The S&P 500 Index has climbed 7.9 percent since January, including its biggest gain since April in the just-complete ...

All About the Benjamins

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Like all the global players in the auto industry, GM has established a presence in all of the major markets, as well as ...

All About the Benjamins

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

Mary Barra, GM's CEO, is willing to break with the past to take steps toward the future. She is emerging as a strong lea ...

All About the Benjamins

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

Last summer, General Motors CEO Mary Barra began wondering whether investing billions of dollars in emerging markets lik ...

Augmenting Snap's Financial Reality

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Snapchat is launching new augmented reality camera filters, known on the service as a Lens. The company's grow ...

Augmenting Snap’s Financial Reality

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

On Snapchat’s first quarterly earnings call since its March 2017 initial public offering, analysts expre ...

Augmenting Snap’s Financial Reality

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

In an effort to stave off declining audience numbers, Snapchat recently pivoted to encourage more creative uses of its a ...

Long Reach, Big Problems

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Over the past two decades, Emirates Group and Qatar Airways have developed hub-and-spoke networks that carry passengers ...

Real Estate Deals Vanish in New York

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

Real estate activity — be it for a family home, a shopping center, or a fifty-floor office building — relies ...

The Airbnb of Warehousing

Eric Cardella, Economics

As online sales continue to dominate the retail space, one of the biggest challenges for small startups and online merch ...

The Airbnb of Warehousing

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

For years, merchants using Amazon as their marketing vehicle have complained about their customers having to buy through ...

The Airbnb of Warehousing

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Flexe Inc., a four-year-old startup, has attained a competitive position against the powerful Amazon.com juggernaut base ...

The Talking Cat and the Peroxide Corporation

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

Here's the plan, guys. Our stock, listed in China, sells at a huge price-to-earnings multiple of about 100. Let's go buy ...

The Talking Cat and the Peroxide Corporation

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

A pair of Slovenian computer science grads, Samo and Iza Login, had a seven-year plan to build a business they could sel ...

The Talking Cat and the Peroxide Corporation

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The Chinese government has been taking steps to restrict Chinese companies from converting yuan to foreign currency so t ...

Waze Wants to Help You Hitch a Ride

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

When the navigation startup Waze was acquired by Google, Di-Ann Eisnor, head of growth at the startup, should have been ...

Waze Wants to Help You Hitch a Ride

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

The traffic app Waze, acquired by Google in 2013 for $1.1 billion, has a user base of 80 million and is trying its ...

Your Money or Your Data!

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

The WannaCry cyberattack raised awareness of many outdated computer systems' vulnerabilities. Fingers have been pointed ...

Changing the Way Cash Is Sent Home

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Refugee, economist, whistleblower, entrepreneur—Ismail Ahmed has played many roles in a life that's taken him from ...

China—With Western Help—Finds Its Wings

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

China's new C919 airplane (the first model took flight last week) is expected to compete with Boeing and Airbus for mark ...

Come for the Treadmill Desk, Stay for the...

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

The introduction of self-driving cars is on the horizon and represents a potentially disruptive change for the automobil ...

Cruises Could Be Big Winners in Cuba

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

With 1950s-era automobiles as a fitting backdrop, U.S. tourists are finding Cuba to be a tourist destination needing an ...

Faces of the Venezuelan Exodus

Derek Abrams, Economics

There are no official statistics on how many Venezuelans have emigrated to the United States, but according to U.S. Citi ...

How to Launder a Russian

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

According to Miklos Ligeti, legal director of Transparency International Hungary—which has published research on a ...

MBA Programs Tout Entrepreneurship

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

University of Virginia Darden School of Business is among a handful of the U.S.'s top business schools, along with ...

MBA Programs Tout Entrepreneurship

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Many business schools, including a number of the top ones like MIT, Stanford, and Darden, offer programs focused on entr ...

Revising Retirement

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

Beginning in the early 1980s, the tax code opened the door to various individual tax-deferral tools, largely known as in ...

Satellite Pics for Cheap!!

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) technology can send radar beams from space that bounce off Earth and then return to a sen ...

Satellite Pics for Cheap!!

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

A young company in Palo Alto called Capella Space, which announced $12 million in new funding on May 9, has fi ...

This Home Camera Can Tell Who’s There

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Current technologies allow people to remotely access cameras in their home, or at work, to see if anyone enters and asce ...

When Fighting (Alleged) Crime Doesn't Pay

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

Francisco Riordan, when he was an employee of Silicon Valley’s Rothenberg Ventures, passed along documents to the ...

When Fighting (Alleged) Crime Doesn’t Pay

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

Rothenberg Ventures has a reputation for lavish parties and perks, and now, it is facing an U.S. Securities and Exchange ...

Amazon Won't Know What Hit 'Em!

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

Amazon and Wal-Mart aren’t the only retailers in America, but the two dominate the landscape of 21st century retai ...

E-Z Auto Loans Are A Tough Business

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

Don Foss recently stepped down as chairman of Credit Acceptance Corp, a company that pioneered subprime auto loans. Many ...

Getting The Glamourpusses Back

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Back in the day, Golden Door was the place where the Hollywood elite would go to recede, refresh, and renew. Opened in 1 ...

Google's Other Founder Wants to Fly, Too

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

While Google co-founder Larry Page garners the headlines with flying cars, Sergey Brin, his partner at Google is quietly ...

Juno Got Sold, and Its Drivers Got Stiffed

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

Juno started its new ride-hailing company with a promise to treat drivers with respect, fairness, and transparency. Offe ...

Kaplan Sells Its College But Keeps Its Profits

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

Kaplan Higher Education reported $617 in revenue last year and almost $67 million in operating income. For-profit colleg ...

Mnuchin Ponders Locking in Low Rates

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin hinted last November that the adminstration would consider selling ultralong Tre ...

Philippine Casinos Are Cleaning Up

Eric Cardella, Economics

A walk through a VIP room at a Philippine casino reveals an interesting sight—the lack actual high rollers present ...

Pitchfork Grows Up

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Ryan Schreiber set out to champion independent music artists when he launched Pitchfork from his parents’ home in ...

Seriously, Beware the 'Shadow Brokers'

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Security researchers claim that hundreds of thousands of computers around the world have already been hacked, allowing f ...

Seriously, Beware the ‘Shadow Brokers’

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

A hacking group known as Shadow Brokers posted the password for an encrypted cache of malware tools in a grammatically c ...

Tax Cuts. As Easy As...

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

In an attempt to establish some form of fiscal discipline, the Senate adopted rules requiring 60 votes to approve a tax ...

Why Mexico's Autoworkers Aren't Prospering

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Before BMW even announced it would be spending $1 billion on a new factory in Mexico that would employ 1500 workers, it ...

A Star Is Born

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Apple Music guru Jimmy Iovine often gets into trouble with his ideas. He’s made arrangements to release music with ...

BlackRock Fights A Price War, Selectively

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

BlackRock has created a two-tiered exchange traded fund (ETF) strategy to compete with Vanguard Group and Charles Schwab ...

BMW to Staff: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

BMW has put 14,000 engineers, marketers, and factory managers through day-long pep rallies/horror shows to impress upon ...

China's Robot Revolution

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Currently, robots can do all sorts of tasks, including cleaning floors, welding vehicle parts together, and moving produ ...

China’s Robot Revolution

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

Industrial automation is crucial for China due to its aging population and shrinking labor force. Manufacturing wages ha ...

Fannie and Freddie’s Many Happy Returns

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

Investors have filed suit, claiming that dividends paid by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to the federal government constitu ...

IFly and the Rise of Indoor Sky Diving

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Twenty-six year old Alan Metni sat down with his new bride, Meryl, and floated a question. Could he leave his lucrative ...

Innovation: Synthetic Tissues

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

3-D printing has been a topic of conversation and application for over a decade now, but making prototypes of products a ...

Secondary Offerings Take Center Stage

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

Since Election Day in November 2016, there have been more than 400 secondary offerings of stock in publicly traded compa ...

Stock Investors Nervously Do the Math

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

You probably know that a low interest rate equates to a higher discounted value for a future stream of income. With that ...

White Men Can Change at Rockwell Automation

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

In order to improve the company's retention and promotion of minority employees, Milwaukee-based Rockwell Automation has ...

Why Japan's Idemitsu Isn't Feeling Blue

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Apple, Inc. is planning to introduce a new smartphone with an OLED screen. These advanced displays will produce cri ...

Will the Trump Bump Go Thunk?

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

The “Trump Bump” describes the stock markets’ responses to the election of Donald Trump and the expect ...

Will the Trump Bump Go Thunk?

Derek Abrams, Economics

There was always something precarious about the Trump Bump, the surge of enthusiasm among investors and business leaders ...

Abe Burns, Celebrity Techsplainer

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Abe Burns arrived at New York University in 2003, made his way to the office of Nina Webb, then the head of Sony Music&r ...

Chinese Cars May Lose Their Learner's Permits

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The Chinese automotive industry has developed through joint ventures between foreign auto companies and domestic firms. ...

Downsizing Google's Dream

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Verily Life Sciences, formerly Google Life Sciences, has separated from Google's Internet business and now has a new bus ...

Everybody Into the Dark Pool

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Ustocktrade LLC, an early stage business founded by Tony Weeresinghe, a former executive at the London Stock Exchange, i ...

Everybody Into the Dark Pool

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

Dark pools are non-traditional exclusive private stock exchanges where people can trade stocks with each other in secret ...

How Grand Theft Auto Steers Driverless Cars

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Faced with the reality that there aren’t enough hours in the day to teach cars how to drive themselves safely thro ...

In Turkey, New Powers Won’t Fix Old Problems

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Business Fundamentals

Turkish society has become acutely polarized during President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s 14 years of leadership. Pre ...

Is Trump’s Tax-Cut Tactic Based on an Error?

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

Eliminating the Affordable Care Act (ACA) does little to solve the Federal budget crisis. Eliminating the ACA also contr ...

Security Software, Insecurity Culture

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

Cyber-security startup Tanium Inc. is experiencing an exodus of its executives. Orion Hindawi, Tanium’s co-founder ...

Things Go Better With 67 Million Coke Shares

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

College and university endowment funds are intended to be long-term sources for generating income for supporting the ins ...

U.S. Dental Labs Are Gritting Their Teeth

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The ordering and manufacturing of dental fixtures, including teeth and dentures, has been undergoing changes as technolo ...

Whole Foods Market's Identity Crisis

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Whole Foods Market Inc. was long the darling of the ecologically sensitive investors in that they tapped into a solid ma ...

Whole Foods Market's Identity Crisis

Eric Cardella, Economics

Investors are starting to question whether John Mackey, the founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market Inc., can turn things ...

Whole Foods Market’s Identity Crisis

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

A record-setting trend of food deflation has put additional pressure on the entire grocery industry. Larger mainstream g ...

Whole Foods Market’s Identity Crisis

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

John Mackey, founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market, is under pressure to reverse a sales slump and a stock decline of ne ...

Would You Pay for Your Online Privacy?

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

There is room to defend the Trump administration’s overturn of the Obama administration’s rules covering onl ...

America’s Retailers Are Closing Stores Faster Than Ever

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

Traditional brick-and-mortar retailers continue to feel the pressure of changing trends in consumer shopping. Store clos ...

Beware of Sharks

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

Loan Sharks: The Birth of Predatory Lending by finance professor Charles Geisst traces predatory lending from its beginn ...

Finally, Some Good News for Shipyards

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Shipyards have cut over 20,000 jobs in the past year, due to a decrease in demand for ships as a result of lower oil pri ...

Hacking the Need for a Full-Time Job

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

The hackathon circuit consists of hackers who build apps, connected devices, and other products during all-night co ...

How Much Is a Miracle Worth?

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

The Strimvelis gene therapy (only available in Europe since 2016) by GlaxoSmithKline costs $634,000 for a single-shot tr ...

How Much Is a Miracle Worth?

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

Gene therapy and other technologies are making remarkable new treatments available. Previously incurable conditions ...

How Much Is a Miracle Worth?

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Spark Therapeutics Inc. has spent about $400 million to develop a gene therapy to cure a rare form of child bl ...

Lies, Damn Lies, and Financial Statistics

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

In his recent presidential address to the American Finance Association, professor Campbell Harvey said that to get ...

Nice Stent If You Can Get It

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

A clot-retrieving stent can dramatically reduce long-term healthcare costs and enhance the quality of life for people wh ...

Show Us Your Tax Reforms

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

The last "huge" tax reform occurred in the mid-1980s, when the Ronald Reagan administration managed to slash top tax rat ...

The Fed Keeps Its Eye on Swings in the Stock Market

Derek Abrams, Economics

William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, has long believed that Fed policymakers should pay mo ...

The Point-and-Shoot Reborn

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

When Rajiv Laroia and Dave Grannan cofounded Light, the first product they came up with was the L16, a standalone camera ...

The Taming of a Teen Emporium

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Faced with falling profit amid competition, Swedish retailer H&M is bolstering its portfolio of niche brands. I ...

Traders’ New Favorite Way to Swap Secrets

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

Investment banks regularly monitor only certain trading-floor lines, and at least until 2018, financial firms generally ...

Achtung, Berlin: Your Flight Is Five Years Late

Derek Abrams, Economics

The inaugural flight from Berlin’s new international airport is almost five years late and no one can say when or ...

California vs. Trump Over Car Emissions

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

There is a conflict between California and the Trump Administration over car emissions. Historically, the Clean Air Act ...

Holla for Challah!

Bob Cohen, MBA

If there ever was a moment when interest in all things Jewish was poised to become the latest fad, it’s now. Inter ...

How to Prepare for Your Star’s Exit

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

Businesses lose employees for many reasons. An employee may simply decide to quit and take a job elsewhere. An employee ...

Instagram Killed the Retail Store

Bob Cohen, MBA

For members of Generation Z, Instagram is the core of an instinctive methodology for building a brand, garnering a follo ...

Jeff Bezos Goes Grocery Shopping

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

Several people at Amazon have been thinking about re-imagining the next phase of physical retail. They want more share o ...

Los Angeles’s New Circus Act

Bob Cohen, MBA

Two Bit Circus Inc. co-founder and onetime clown Brent Bushnell believes most people are antisocial, which can be cured ...

Munchery Stiffs Early Backers and Cuts Staff in a Bid for Survival

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Munchery Inc., a food delivery startup, has blown through $120 million over the past 7 years and needs further investmen ...

Remember That Time Trump Said He Saved 1,100 Jobs at a Carrier Plant in Indiania?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry is one with fairly standard technology and products&mdash ...

The Great Nevada Lithium Rush

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

Lithium production worldwide is about to increase dramatically. The current and the forecasted demand for lithium is str ...

The Smartest Machines Are Playing Games

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Artificial intelligence (AI) systems are spending a lot of time gaming in an attempt to then tackle real world complex l ...

The Smartest Machines Are Playing Games

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

Over the past three years, DeepMind Technologies Ltd., the London artificial intelligence (AI) company owned by Google p ...

Top GOP Senator Signals Tax Plan's Permanence Is 'Up in the Air'

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

The old barb, "majority rules," does not seem to apply in the U.S. Senate. There, it seems, it takes 60 percent of the v ...

Wall Street’s New Favorite Way to Swap Secrets Is Against the Rules

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

Just about everyone in finance is embracing new encrypted messaging apps like WhatsApp and Signal as an easy, and virtua ...

Apple's Alternative to Virtual Reality

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Tim Cook seems to believe that augmented reality (AR) will be Apple’s next big thing. He's compared AR’s pot ...

Apple’s Alternative to Virtual Reality

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

The global market for AR products will surge 80 percent to $165 billion by 2024, according to researcher Globa ...

Better Dieting Through Chemistry

Bob Cohen, MBA

Neil Grimmer, co-founder and chair of Plum Organics, was a former triathlete unhappy with the weight he gained over the ...

Blockchain Can Grow More Than Just Money

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

Bitcoin guarantees that each virtual dollar is unique, so the sender can’t spend the same cash more than once by u ...

Blockchain Can Grow More Than Just Money

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

Ethereum is a so-called blockchain technology similar to the one that made the digital currency bitcoin possible. Its in ...

Don’t Let the Monster Eat You Up

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

Alabama used tax breaks and other incentives to successfully attract foreign auto companies to build factories in the st ...

In Style: Beauty Brands With Social Media Cred

Bob Cohen, MBA

The prospect of wooing the millions of millennials who base their makeup and skincare purchase decisions on online likes ...

Planning for a Low-Tax, High-Deficit World

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

An IRA is an individual retirement account where current earnings are not taxed, but all of the investment is taxed at w ...

The Housing Crunch Hits the Heartland

Eric Cardella, Economics

As the spring season approaches, many potential home buyers will be canvasing the market. Unfortunately, listings in the ...

There’s More Than One Way to Wear a Wire

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

Guy Gentile was a stock broker who focused on pump-and-dump schemes, whereby promoters publicize shell companies and dum ...

Uber Self-Driving Vehicle Involved in Arizona Crash

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

In "Fury Road: Did Uber Steal the Driverless Future From Google?" (Bloomberg Businessweek, March 21–26, 2017), whi ...

Unsweetened

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Former hedge fund veteran, Rob Goldstein, decided that he wanted to develop a product that would battle sugar cravings. ...

Unsweetened

Bob Cohen, MBA

One night in 2012, Rob Goldstein returned from a New York kickboxing gym to his Upper East Side apartment and ate a heal ...

Will Bad Beef Taint Brazil's Meat Master?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Meat inspectors in Brazil are under investigation for bribery and allowing the unsanitary handling of meat in some proce ...

Will Bad Beef Taint Brazil's Meat Master?

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

As population and incomes grow globally, demand for meats, such as beef and poultry, are increasing. Brazil, which alrea ...

$400 Million Richer By Pinching Pennies

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

Instacart allows customers to shop through an app at local grocery stores. Orders are then picked off shelves and delive ...

A Mouse (Maker) Roars at the Industry Giants

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Logitech's stock has quadrupled with its strong sales of PC accessories that complement products by the likes of Ap ...

A Mouse (Maker) Roars at the Industry’s Giants

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Since Bracken Darrell took over mouse maker Logitech International four years ago, the company’s stock has quadrup ...

A Mouse (Maker) Roars at the Industry’s Giants

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Mouse maker Logitech International has prospered lately with robust sales of its accessory devices that complement produ ...

For Diabetics, the Power of Knowing

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

Diabetes, a chronic condition in almost 30 million Americans, is marked by a deficiency of insulin, a hormone that ...

Fury Road: Did Uber Steal the Driverless Future From Google?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Google and Uber, both seen as exemplary entrepreneurial success stories, are now embroiled in a battle to become the dom ...

Fury Road: Did Uber Steal the Driverless Future From Google?

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

Uber’s CEO, Travis Kalanick has admitted that he needs leadership help. And his company’s responses to issue ...

Game-Time Decisions

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Not that long ago, the supply chain for sports gear took days. For events such as the Super Bowl, material had to be pri ...

Health Care Needs the Individual Mandate

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

You probably think of the income tax system as a way for the government to raise money. It is, but it's also much more. ...

India's War Over Water — and Soft Drinks

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Water shortages and water quality have become critical issues in several regions of India — and are now also becom ...

India's War Over Water — and Soft Drinks

Derek Abrams, Economics

India is one of the most water-challenged nations, and fights over water erupt periodically between states and user ...

Now on EBay: Russian Micro-Multinationals

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

While Amazon earns most of its revenue from domestic sales, more than half of EBay's revenue comes from outside United S ...

Real Trauma, Virtual Therapy

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Bravemind, an academia-Pentagon venture that makes VR hardware and software for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, is des ...

Training Day

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

Factory jobs are not what they used to be. Instead of hoards of low-skilled workers, today's manufacturing demands worke ...

Training Day

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

Although many large manufacturing firms have closed factories, there are and will be jobs created in manufacturing over ...

Wall Street Legend Flops in Sports Betting

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

Howard Lutnick’s sports gambling company, CG Technology, is reportedly being shopped around to gauge interest in a ...

Why Robert Shiller Is Worried About the Trump Rally

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

The last time Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller heard stock-market investors talk like this was in the dot-co ...

A Tax Showdown at the Border

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

What is a border adjusted tax (BAT)? This article, "A Tax Showdown at the Border (Bloomberg Businessweek, Marc ...

General Motors: A Continental Retreat

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

In 1929, General Motors (GM) acquired Opel, then Germany's largest automaker. Since then, GM has been one of E ...

Neighborhood Watch

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

The Center for Cyber Safety and Education estimates that the shortfall of security analysts will grow to 1.8 million by ...

Nintendo’s New Guard Tries to Switch It Up

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Nintendo Co. Ltd.'s Switch is essentially a tablet with two detachable wireless controllers, allowing players take it ou ...

Purple Drank, Corporate Bank

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

While prescription drugs generally provide relief and cure multitudes of illnesses, the abuse of such drugs is a continu ...

Purple Drank, Corporate Bank

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

Promethazine codeine, a prescription cough syrup, has connoisseurs who critique the taste and color of syrups produced b ...

Rare Jewelry That Isn't So Rare Anymore

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

3D-printed jewelry is not just wax cast in gold or platinum. Mario Christian Lavorato's company, Daniel Christian T ...

Rare Jewelry That Isn’t So Rare Anymore

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Mario Christian Lavorato and his brother started making jewelry to sell while in college. They quickly realized that the ...

Selling China on Cheese

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

China's per-capita spending on dairy products is a fraction of that spent by most western consumers. But as western food ...

Selling China on Cheese

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

At $150 billion a year, China's food-service industry is the world's largest after those in the U.S. and Japan. As weste ...

Telemundo’s Ratings Are Made in the USA

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

When Telemundo abandoned the traditional Spanish-language soap opera programming for docudramas and crime shows, 18- to ...

These Are the 50 Most Promising Startups You've Never Heard of

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

With an initial list of around 50,000, market researcher Quid used an algorithm including prior leadership team experien ...

Toto, I’ve a Feeling We’re Still in Kansas (or Missouri)

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

Google Fiber has not attracted the critical mass of startup talent and money that the Kansas City area hoped it would. I ...

Why the Oil Glut Isn’t Gone Yet

Eric Cardella, Economics

When oil prices plummeted to around $26 per barrel, most domestic shale producers were struggling to stay afloat. Saudi ...

Will the GOP Finally Crush Class Actions?

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

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Virginia) has introduced legislation to reform class actions. The proposed legislation would limit ...

You Can't Retire on the Trump Bump

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

The S&P 500 has returned more than 11 percent since the election of President Donald Trump on Nov. 8, but many compa ...

Brazil Has a School Problem

Derek Abrams, Economics

Brazil’s state universities enjoy a sterling reputation. But students who qualify for admission come largely from ...

Changes On Tap for Japan's Beer Tax

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

Japan taxes beer, not by the unit (bottle or can) or by volume (liter), but by the malt content the beer. Malt is a cruc ...

Fun Filters Don’t Make Good Neighbors

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

Due to Snap Inc.’s (which owns the Snapchat disappearing-photo app) real estate conquests, longtime residents and ...

How Much Is an Instagram Story Worth?

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Two brothers, Jeremy and Tom Jauncey, are using Instagram to advertise and market. Their company, Beautiful Destinations ...

How Much Is an Instagram Story Worth?

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

Building an effective video-based campaign with user-generated content into a marketing business is possible in social m ...

How Much Is an Instagram Story Worth?

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Jeremy and Tom Jauncey’s travel-themed Instagram page, Beautiful Destinations, was launched in 2012 and has grown ...

If Not Dodd-Frank, Then... What?

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

The first chapter of your first accounting course introduced the concepts of assets, liabilities, and equity. Subsequent ...

If Not Dodd-Frank, Then... What?

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

Although as a candidate President Trump promised to repeal the Dodd-Frank financial reform, such repeal does not appear ...

If Not Dodd-Frank, Then... What?

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

Throughout the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, Donald Trump consistently blasted the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and ...

Samsung's New Board Gets Back to Business

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The chaebol are large multinational conglomerates that have significantly contributed to the economic growth and prosper ...

Saudi Arabia's Oil Wealth Is About to Get a Reality Check

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

The value of any company is determined by those who are willing to buy the stock of the company. Saudi Aramco, the oil a ...

The $200 All-Seeing Line Judge

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

French inventor Gregoire Gentil has developed a $200 device about the size of a GoPro that can be attached to any tennis ...

The Millennial Cordcutting Singularity is Nigh

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

YouTube is finally getting regular TV. On Feb. 28, YouTube Inc. announced a new service that will deliver an assortment ...

Uber’s Taxicab Confessions

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

Human resource management and corporate culture issues underlie the complaints raised by the Uber driver who made the vi ...

AI Speed-Reading for the Masses

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Deep learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), has previously been used to recognize cats in YouTube videos. Whi ...

Dirty Deeds Hidden In a Mess of Data

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

The 2010 Dodd-Frank Act added responsibility for policing the derivatives markets to the Commodities Futures Trading Com ...

How to Lose $6 Billion

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

The troubled U.S. nuclear power business may be the undoing of Toshiba. When it acquired Westinghouse Electric in 2006, ...

Innovation: Needle Camera

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Using a tiny camera at the end of an elongated needle, the Mi-eye2, the only product of Trice Medical, can enter into an ...

Labor’s Last Stand

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

There are now twenty-eight states with right-to-work laws that ban mandatory union dues. The last case to address t ...

Mirror, Mirror, You’re the Smartest of Them All

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Since e-commerce began threatening stores, retailers have been trying to make their locations operate more like the web. ...

Music Festivals Have A Volume Problem

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

The U.S. concert business has been growing 10 percent annually for a decade, with 32 million people attending at least o ...

SEC's Acting Chair Acts LIke He Runs the Place

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

Jay Clayton's Senate hearings to confirm his role as SEC Chairman are pending. In the past, acting SEC leadership, await ...

Should Farmers Fear Trump?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Trade issues are complex, and the basic idea behind opening up trade is to allow each country to specialize in the produ ...

Should Farmers Fear Trump?

Derek Abrams, Economics

Unlike sectors such as manufacturing, where trade deals are blamed for job losses, U.S. agriculture has benefited from g ...

Should Farmers Fear Trump?

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

A potential shift in U.S. trade policy by the Trump administration to tax or even restrict imports into the U.S. may end ...

The Greatest Generation Is Now Around the Corner

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

The next-generation mobile standard, 5G, promises to be even more transformative than 4G, because it will support commun ...

The Master Chides His Students

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

Warren Buffett inspired a generation of financial pros to believe beating the market was possible, but lately he’s ...

The Master Chides His Students

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

Warren Buffett inspired a generation of financial pros to believe beating the market was possible, but lately he’s ...

Toys "R" Russia? Retailer Detsky Mir Says, "Da"

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

While Russian consumer spending has plunged, Detsky Mir — the name means “children’s world” &mda ...

"Hollywood"

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

In 2012, China and the U.S. reached an agreement regarding Chinese access to U.S. movies and the portion of revenue U.S. ...

"Hollywood"

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Despite import quotas and limits on their share of receipts, China has become an important market for U.S. films, with 1 ...

Big Meat Braces for a Labor Shortage

Eric Cardella, Economics

The meat packing industry is one of the largest employers of immigrants and refugees. Not surprisingly, the recent refug ...

Big Meat Braces for a Labor Shortage

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

Over a third of the 441,000+ workers at U.S. slaughterhouses and meat packing plants are immigrants. The jobs are low sk ...

Blowing Down That Fiduciary Rule

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

President Trump ordered the Labor Department to reconsider the fiduciary rule, scheduled to go into effect in April 2017 ...

Blowing Down That Fiduciary Rule

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

Over the past decade, Americans investing for retirement have fled from high-priced commission-based investment products ...

Passive Investing for the Social Activist

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

For many people, passively managed index funds have a powerful appeal: Buy one fund and be done. But one-size-fits-all f ...

Startup Types Build Ready-Made Activism

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

When Donald Trump was elected, Nick O’Neill suddenly got a lot more interested in civic engagement. O’Neill ...

Startup Types Build Ready-Made Activitism

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

Disparate coders are getting more political and hacking together protest websites. A series of quickly-made websites pro ...

Survival of the Fitted

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

In the U.S., French Connection is tweaking its clothing based on feedback supplied by mail-order styling services. Actin ...

Survival of the Fitted

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

As sales continue to decline, retailers like French Connection are turning to fashion rental services like Le Tote to le ...

Survival of the Fitted

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Data mining by traditional brick-and-mortar fashion retailers is not a new thing, but third party data tracking in the i ...

The Bot That Bluffed Me

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Top poker players competed against Libratus, computer software located at Carnegie Mellon University, and lost. The Texa ...

Trump's 'Big Number' On Dodd-Frank

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

You may soon hear a cheer, as Dodd-Frank is in the cross hairs of regulatory reform. This set of rules was sold as a way ...

White House: Cohn-Led Tax Plan Is Real and It’s Phenomenal

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

Gary Cohn, former president of Goldman Sachs, is now head of the National Economic Council, the office within the execut ...

Apple, Microsoft Borrow Now Instead of Waiting for Tax Shift

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp. combined sold $27 billion of debt this week to fund their daily operations, repay maturin ...

Can Sneaker Makers Come Home Again?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The footwear and apparel industry is global in nature, with companies selling and manufacturing their products worldwide ...

Can Sneaker Makers Come Home Again?

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

When President Donald Trump nixed U.S. participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), it accelerated the discussi ...

Can Sneaker Makers Come Home Again?

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Athletic footwear makers like Nike import almost all of their shoes from low-cost countries in Asia and South America. T ...

Fashion Forward

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Arun Gupta was an active member of menswear message boards such as Styleforum and Superfuture. At the time, there were r ...

Ghost Lawyer

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

Numerous celebrities have died in recent years, but their earning power goes on and on (and sometimes increases) as ...

Ghost Lawyer

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

Although Michael Jackson died in 2009, the value of his estate, as well as his personal image, has increased tremendousl ...

Good Deals Make Good Neighbors

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Tensions between certain Arab countries, and between most Arab countries and Israel, continue to impact world affairs. T ...

How Fancy Private Bankers Cross-Sell

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

Private bankers working with JPMorgan's (the nation's biggest bank) richest customers are encouraged to steer client ass ...

Maybe a Good Manager Can't Run Everything

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

Ken Griffin, founder of the hedge fund Citadel, made an unconvetional choice in hiring a chief executive officer (CEO) f ...

The 'Travel Ban' Heads for the Courts

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

President Donald Trump's executive order restricting immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countrie ...

The End of Terrible Wi-Fi May Be Near

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Consumers have been frustrated with slow Wi-Fi issues, particularly in the home. With gaming, appliances, and infor ...

The Trump-Valley Fight Starts to Take Shape

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

After President Donald Trump banned refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries, Google, Faceb ...

The Wall Needs the Consent of Many

Derek Abrams, Economics

Along with a potential lack of concrete and documented construction workers, one of the main hurdles President Donald Tr ...

Uber's Campsites

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

While the vast majority of Uber drivers go home after their shifts, others are parking and living out of their cars in s ...

A Real Mr. Fusion Feeds on Used Clothing

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

Tokyo based recycler, Jeplan, is working on developing a process that would extract cotton fiber from used clothing ...

Apple Tries the Full-Court Press

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

Apple is suing Qualcomm on antitrust grounds over licensing fees. Qualcomm makes most of the advanced chips for cell pho ...

Game On!

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Wonder Forge CEO Jacobe Chrisman, a former data-mining entrepreneur, sold his company in 1999 and intended to go into th ...

How a Clever GOP Tax Plan Managed to Baffle Everyone

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

The VAT (value added tax) is popular around the globe, but it has not yet hit the shores of the United States. That may ...

How Uber and Airbnb Fought City Halls and Figured Out the Sharing Economy

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

In business, as in life, there are critical junctures that can either discourage or even stall out a new direction. "How ...

IBM's Big Jobs Dodge

Eric Cardella, Economics

Last month at a summit between technology executives and President Trump, Ginni Rometty, IBM’s CEO, publicly pledg ...

IBM's Big Jobs Dodge

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

Given Trump’s vow to punish companies that send jobs overseas, IBM CEO’s recent pledge to hire thousands of ...

IBM’s Big Jobs Dodge

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

When Ginni Rometty became IBM's CEO in 2012, she began pushing the company into new businesses such as cloud c ...

If You Build It, Will They Come?

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Chris McNamara had a vision. What if he could convince other entrepreneurs to trade in their commute for a better lifest ...

NATO Makes It Rain

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was established after World War II to protect western democracies against ...

Peddling Weed Like It’s Coca-Cola

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

In a classic consumer-products move, a new breed of ganjapreneurs are getting rid of stoner slang and replacing it with ...

Snapchat Can’t Keep it Private

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

Snap’s founder and CEO, Evan Spiegel, has a penchant for privacy. Even within the company, workers don’t kno ...

Spread Your Wings and Fly, Penguin

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Bertelsmann is preparing to buy out its partner Pearson and own 100 percent of Penguin Random House, the world’s N ...

Student Loans

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

Navient, the nation’s largest student loan servicer, handles accounts for more than one in four Americans who owe ...

The Chinese Rediscover Luxury

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

As China starts a New Year, high-end retailers and manufacturers are looking forward to strong sales to go along with th ...

This Company Wants to Convert Used Clothing Into Fuel

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

Fantasy and science fiction can often fuel imaginations and be the inspiration for providing innovative products and pro ...

Trump Threatens to Undo NAFTA's Auto Alley

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has contributed to the development of a vibrant, integrated ecosystem of ...

Big Mac Attack

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

As the Big Mac starts showing its age, fast-food consumers are trending toward better burgers with fresher beef and a wi ...

From Angry Birds to Particle Physics

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D. , Information Technology

The focus of most educational video games is on the fun and not on the education. However, Lightneer, a mobile-gaming st ...

From Angry Birds to Particle Physics

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

According to Lauri Järvilehto, co-founder and chief executive officer of Lightneer, a mobile-gaming startup, the pr ...

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