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Air France Goes for (Not Too) Cheap

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Air France's latest brand offering is Joon, a lower cost airline that emphasizes video-streaming, fashion-conscious atte ...

An Indian HIV Drugmaker Takes On Big Pharma

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

When it comes to pharmaceuticals, American consumers are not particularly price sensitive. Even for drugs that treat HIV ...

Crowdfunded Hate

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

Although sites such as Twitter and Facebook rarely ban haters, crowdfunding and payment services such as Kickstarter, Pa ...

CVS Brings One-Stop Shopping to Health Care

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

CVS operates 9,700 drugstores. By buying Aetna, it wants to funnel more of the insurer’s customers into health cen ...

CVS Brings One-Stop Shopping to Health Care

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

CVS is proposing to acquire Aetna to facilitate its move into offering healthcare services at its retail pharmacies. CVS ...

CVS Brings One-Stop Shopping to Healthcare

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

The acquisition of insurance giant Aetna by drugstore retailer CVS would further consolidate the health care industry by ...

Games and Gold in Desperate Venezuela

Derek Abrams, Economics

They start arriving even before the security shutters at the west Caracas storefront roll up at about 8:30 a.m. For elev ...

If Anyone Asks, You’re Steve’s Friend

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

Tech companies have long used models to run their booths at trade shows such as CES in Las Vegas, hype up crowds at prod ...

Struggling to Keep the Lights On

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

The locally oriented economic structure of Puerto Rico followed a model that many in the United States find appealing. A ...

The GOP Must Crack These Four Tax Bill Disagreements

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

"The GOP Must Crack These Four Tax Bill Disagreements" (Bloomberg Businessweek, December 11–17, 2017) identif ...

They Gave Her a $3.8 Million Bonus — and then the Boot

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

Christine Rohrbeck, a Harvard MBA, enjoyed success in her career at Baupost Group, a hedge fund. She was promoted to pri ...

Thinking About Bitcoin? Beware the Whales

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

Holders of large amounts of bitcoin are often known as whales. They are becoming a source of worry for investors because ...

Thinking About Bitcoin? Beware the Whales

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

At present, the top 100 bitcoin addresses hold 17.3 percent of bitcoin. There are mounting concerns that large holders o ...

10 Things Every College Professor Hates

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

In the article, "10 things every college professor hates (Business Insider, Nov. 8, 2017)," Lisa Wade, Ph.D., a professo ...

Can a Blue-Collar Workhorse Go Green?

Eric Cardella, Economics

When buying a full-size pickup, fuel efficiency is typically not a major concern for most potential customers. However, ...

CFPB: Center for Partisan Bickering

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

The controversy over who should head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has revived the controversy ov ...

China Doesn't Want to Go to the Store for Groceries, Either

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

In the battle for online grocery shopping and delivery, Wal-Mart is working on a business model for the Chinese market. ...

China Doesn't Want to Go to the Store for Groceries, Either

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

One of the great puzzles of American e-commerce is how to sell fresh foods to online shoppers with the same speed and pr ...

China Doesn't Want to Go to the Store for Groceries, Either

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Here in the United States, Amazon and others are trying to work out how to sell fresh food online with speedy delivery. ...

China Doesn't Want to Go to the Store for Groceries, Either

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

Although online sales of fresh food is a small fraction of total grocery retail sales, a battle is brewing in China, the ...

Faltering Fowl Fuel Finnish Fury

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

The Angry Birds app came out in 2009 and became a staggering hit across a variety of demographic sectors. Its popularity ...

GM Jumps Ahead in Self-Driving Cars

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

Apple has scaled back its automotive ambitions while Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc., is locked in a battle with ...

If All You Do Is Learn From Your Internship, You've Completely Missed the Point

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Traditionally, the expectation that most college students have about their internship is that they will learn something ...

The Bloomberg 50: Beatrice Fihn

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

Weapons of mass destruction are almost universally despised, and some, including chemical weapons, have been banned by i ...

This Is Your Father's Stock Market

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

U.S. Tax Code provides several vehicles for deferring tax on savings that are placed in special accounts. Such accounts ...

This Is Your Father's Stock Market

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

In almost every age group, the share of families owning equities declined from 2007 to 2016. There's one prominent excep ...

This Is Your Father’s Stock Market

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

The top rate of stock ownership, 58 percent, is among families headed by people 55 to 64, just before traditional retire ...

Tim Ferriss Has 2 Key Pieces of Advice for 20-Somethings Starting a Career

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Tim Ferriss is a living and breathing testament to the powers of self-control and life-work decision-making. According t ...

A 20-Year Veteran of the Ad Business Shares His Best Advice for Any Young Person Starting Out

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

As a recent college graduate, you have forty-plus years until you can sniff retirement so you might as well make the mos ...

Can Bitcoin Outlast an Apocalypse?

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

Doomsday preppers are storing more and more of their wealth in invisible wallets in cyberspace instead of stockpiling go ...

Can Sports Licensing Score Outside the United States?

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

Florida-based Fanatics, Inc. has exclusive licensing deals with everyone from Nascar to the National Football League, pl ...

Can Sports Licensing Score Outside the United States?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Fanatics sells sports-related licensed merchandise, including jerseys, caps, T-shirts, and just about anything else Amer ...

Can Sports Licensing Score Outside the United States?

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Capitalizing on the principle marketing strategy to sell people what they didn’t think they needed, online retaile ...

Foreign Brands Lose Ground In Asia

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

As disposable income in developing countries increases, many consumers look at buying foreign brands as a status symbol, ...

Google is Losing to the "Evil Unicorns"

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

Google is used to battling spammers, but now the search engine is battling what the company's engineers refer to as "evi ...

Google is Losing to the Evil “Unicorns”

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

Google is struggling internally to filter lies from breaking news. “Evil unicorns,” a term Go ...

Just Don't Call Them Trailers

Derek Abrams, Economics

About 22 million Americans live in “manufactured homes,” a classification that dates back to 1976, when fede ...

Macy’s Has a Plan to Survive the Retail Apocalypse

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

Macy’s traces its history as a retailer to before the Civil War. The company grew along with New York City and exp ...

Man Versus Machine | Optometry

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

The typical eye exam in which we go to the optometrist and are examined by a series of machines as the physician writes ...

Migraines? Appendectomy? Giving Birth? That’s No Reason To Cancel Class

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

Concerns have been raised about the class-cancellation policy for VIPKid's teachers. The VIPKid policies raise the quest ...

Migraines? Appendectomy? Giving Birth? That’s No Reason To Cancel Class

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

VIPkids is a rapidly growing Chinese educational startup company that hires U.S. teachers as private instructors for its ...

One Year Too Many on Campus

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

A consistent political football over the past several elections has been the student-loan crisis. While there has been c ...

Strength in Numbers

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Over the past few years, Fitbit has introduced several new models with increasing capability. The Fitbit has evolved fro ...

The GOP Tax Plan's Obamacare Surprise

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

The Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA) is oftentimes attributed to President Obama and is pinned on him as Obamacare. It in ...

A Dangerous Shortage of Saline Bags

Eric Cardella, Economics

While it has been mounting for several years, the shortage of medical saline bags has now reached a critical level. The ...

Big Brother vs. Little Brother

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

LinkedIn recently lost a decision in federal district court in a case against HiQ, a human resource consulting firm that ...

Designing a One-Stop Virtual-Item Stop

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

OPSkins is the largest skins site in the $50 billion market that has dozens of skins marketplaces online. It has raised ...

Dumping Tech Stocks Due to Flat Yield Curves Has Been a Mistake

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

According to conventional wisdom based on historical performance, investors should switch to defensive sectors when the ...

How to Succeed in Your First Job

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Rachel Bitte, chief people officer at recruiting software company Jobvite, has some simple advice that may diminish some ...

Innovation: Woebot

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

With a burgeoning focus on mental health in the healthcare arena, 39-year-old Alison Darcy decided to design an app (Woe ...

Seeing Into the Future

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Over the years I counseled college students, and a common phenomenon was a reluctance to join the family business. Inste ...

Serial Harasser. Disgraced Venture Capitalist. Motivational Speaker?

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

After six women accused him of unwanted sexual advances, Justin Caldbeck, who ran Binary Capital LLC, stepped down from ...

Serial Harasser. Disgraced Venture Capitalist. Motivational Speaker?

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

Justin Caldbeck, co-founder of Binary Capital LLC, stepped down from his position leading the firm after allegations of ...

The Military’s Cybercontractor of Choice

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

The nine-year-old company, Endgame, started out selling hacking tools to the feds and is part of a growing slice of the ...

The Tall and Short of Horizontal and Vertical Mergers

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

AT&T Inc.’s proposed $85 billion merger with Time Warner Inc. is being opposed by many in the antitrust commun ...

The Tall and the Short of Horizontal and Vertical Mergers

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

Horizontal mergers, which are the acquisition of one competitor by another, is often looked at with some scrutiny, due t ...

Tied Up in Knots

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

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is used broadly around the globe. The concept is that each step in the production cycle ...

Tied Up in Knots

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The use of cash, and having many transactions take place through the informal economy, was a staple of small business ma ...

When One Degree No Longer Fits All

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

The combination of a strong U.S. economy and higher employment rates, in conjunction ever-increasing student loan debt, ...

15 Things College Kids Should Do Now to Be Successful in the Future

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

1. Be smart about your Internet presence. The words "personal brand" might sound a bit intense to many college students. ...

8 Moments that Can Make or Break Your Career

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

1. Your first one-on-one meeting with a new boss Your first private meeting with your boss will set the tone for how you ...

A Bike-Share Invasion From China

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Bike sharing has become quite popular in many parts of the world. One of the major expenses of setting up a business in ...

A Bike-Share Invasion from China

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

Tourists, residents, and college students alike enjoy biking in cities worldwide. In many Asian and European countries, ...

Funds that Are Stuffed with Cash

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

Fund manager Charles de Vaulx knows keeping 40 percent of his fund in cash is hurting results, but he says that being fu ...

How To Catch Amazon

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Amazon Web Services or AWS dominates the cloud services business. Number two Microsoft has less than one-fifth the reven ...

Reading Jerome Powell

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

President Trump’s nominee to be chair of the Federal Reserve Board is not an economist. Jerome Powell is, however, ...

Snapchat Has a Child-Porn Problem

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

For as long as the Internet has been in existence, pedophiles have used it to lure children into their grasp. Snapchat h ...

Snapchat Has a Child-Porn Problem

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

Snapchat parent Snap Inc. says it uses both staffers and automated systems to protect children—and all 178 million ...

The Long, Absurd History of U.S. Taxes — and Where We Go From Here

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

"The Long, Absurd History of U.S. Taxes — and Where We Go From Here" (Bloomberg Businessweek, November 13–19 ...

The Small-Time Market for Mini-IPOs

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

Regulation A+, enacted in 2015, has allowed for a handful of “mini-IPOs.” These small initial public offerin ...

Tickets Aren't Selling for the 2018 Winter Olympics

Derek Abrams, Economics

In South Korea’s mountainous Gangwon province, construction workers are putting final touches on the 35,000-seat o ...

Tickets Aren't Selling for the 2018 Winter Olympics

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

With fewer  than 100 days to go before the Games start on February 9, 2018, organizers of the 2018 Winter ...

Trying to Speak India's Language(s)

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The market for smartphones, digital assistants, and in-home, Internet-connected speakers continues to grow. A strong gro ...

You Scored Your Dream Job, but It's Not Working Out. Now What?

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

When you discover that the job you’ve taken is not a fit, all sorts of thoughts and feelings begin to build barrie ...

5G: Digging Deep to Find the Future of Mobile

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

The fifth generation of mobile is expected to link billions of devices to the internet with connections fast enough to t ...

7 Damaging Career Mistakes You Should Avoid at All Costs

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Performance strategist Laura Garnett helps business owners and CEOs develop a personalized leadership and performance st ...

Cybersecurity: The Next Hack Will Turn Your Lights Off

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

Two years ago, western Ukraine faced a hack from Russia that used malicious software to briefly black out several hundre ...

Cybersecurity: The Next Hack Will Turn Your Lights Off

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

Security experts state that a cyberphysical hack spills into the real world, causing property damage and perhaps deaths. ...

Electric Vehicles: EVs From Tesla and GM May Start Losing Their Tax Credits

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

Federal and state tax systems heap remarkably generous tax credits on the manufacture and sale of electric vehicles (EVs ...

Electric Vehicles: EVs From Tesla and GM May Start Losing Their Tax Credits

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Federal tax credits that have supported the growth of the electric vehicle (EV) market may be coming to an end in the cu ...

Interview: George Yancopoulos

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

George Yancopoulos, co-president and chief scientific officer of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., takes on questions rela ...

Liquefied Natural Gas: A Global LNG Shuffle Starts as Long-Term Contracts Expire

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

New technologies, and new discoveries, have led to increased worldwide supplies of natural gas. Europe is seeing product ...

Make an Impression: How to Stand Out as an Employee No Matter What Business You're In

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Probably one of the first dilemmas new employees fixate on is tied to this question: "How can I stand out from everyone ...

Marijuana: Three More States Roll Out Legalization Plans in 2018

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

Eight states and the District of Columbia have now legalized recreational marijuana. But marijuana companies still face ...

Pipelines: Appalachian Gas Is Set to Deliver on Its Bonanza

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

The energy boom in the United States, spurred by improved technologies, such as fracking, has tapped into reserves that ...

Shale Oil: The Fracking Boom Hits Middle Age

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

Shale oil exploration and production companies are facing challenges regarding profitability and stock price. After ...

Travel: Just in From China–Young Tourists

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Chinese millennials are changing the landscape of global travel in a big way. Unlike their previous generation, they hav ...

Why Saudi Arabia Can't Change Too Quickly

Derek Abrams, Economics

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman hasn't wasted any time implementing his vision for Saudi Arabia's future. Since leapfro ...

A More Automated Gold Mine

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Seeking ways to more efficiently obtain precious metals is an age-old practice. Today, with monitoring mechanisms and to ...

Another Pipeline of Russian Influence

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Evraz Plc. is Russia's second-largest steelmaker and is 31 percent owned by Roman Abramovich, who has close connections ...

Apple Has Big Plans for Your Little Screen

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

The release of Apple Inc.’s first TV show last spring was delayed to make it more family-friendly. Apple set up of ...

Apple Has Big Plans for Your Little Screen

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

With iPhone growth slowing, Apple Inc. is looking to other divisions to deliver sales. Amazon.com Inc. spent an estimate ...

GE Turns the Lights Out on the Immelt Era

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

General Electric Co. is over 125 years old, dating back to the invention of the light bulb. It has been a staple in inve ...

GE Turns the Lights Out on the Immelt Era

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

General Electric Co. isn’t the same company in 2017 that it was in the past. The company that grew as American ind ...

How to Profit From Human Nature

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

When people can’t understand what markets are doing, they often turn to psychological phenomena to try and explain ...

Mexico's Irresistible $12.43-an-Hour Pay Gap

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Relocation consultants that help firms set up manufacturing operations in Mexico report that business remains strong. Wi ...

Swiss Mischief

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Goliath, meet David, better known as Edouard Meylan, the chief executive officer of Swiss luxury watchmaker H. Moser &am ...

Swiss Mischief

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

The Swiss watchmaking industry has been upended in recent years by currency fluctuations, changing tastes, and competiti ...

The 5 Biggest Career Mistakes Made by Millennials

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

The question-and-answer site Quora recently elicited a thread full of thoughtful, clear-eyed, and actionable answers to ...

The Engineer

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

Like his immediate predecessors, Secretary Tillerson recognizes the need to modernize the State Department and increase ...

The Startup For Sitting Down

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Nidhi Kapur, the founder of Maiden Home Inc., a furniture startup that launched in March, is a former Google and Birchbo ...

The U.S. Opioid Crisis Hits Tasmania’s Poppy Farmers

Derek Abrams, Economics

Glynn Williams, a fifth-generation Australian farmer, is feeling the impact of a public health crisis unfolding 8,000 mi ...

Using Online Counseling to Fight Jihad

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

People who have become disillusioned with jihad now have a way to be counseled or deprogrammed with the non-profit Gen N ...

A Human Among Androids

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

Google faces challenges of many varieties, including regulatory scrutiny, internal cultural conflict over allegations of ...

Businesses Need Cheaper Rockets. These Guys Will Print Them

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Tim Ellis and Jordan Noone are both in their mid-20s, and it shows. The two aerospace engineers are energetic, optimisti ...

Charted: Corporate AI Chatter

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Artificial intelligence (AI) seems to have many meanings these days, but you know it is getting serious when companies b ...

FEMA’s Spending Spree

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

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $2.2 billion in contracts since Hurricane Harvey hit. With pa ...

Robots All the Way Down

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Robotic systems are being used in producing an increasing number of products, and in factories all over the world. They ...

Robots All the Way Down

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

U.S. factories have had robots in place for over two decades, in an increasing attempt to be more productive in a global ...

Taxes: The Small Print

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

Corporations don't pay taxes; people pay taxes. Corporations are staffed by people, owned by people, and their products ...

The Japan That Can't Keep Up

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Kobe Steel recently admitted to falsifying quality reports on some of its steel, copper, and aluminum products, attempti ...

The Japan That Can't Keep Up

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

Japan's record rebound after the World War II is often referred to as the Japanese economic miracle. As the country's ma ...

The Japan That Can't Keep Up

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Japanese manufacturers known for their quality and sophistication have been under increasing competitive pressure from r ...

The Kids Who Rule Toyland

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

Toy industry leaders attribute the efficacy of influencers to their authenticity. For many companies, a more valued metr ...

The Limits of Abenomics

Derek Abrams, Economics

Fukui is one of the best regions in Japan—a place with one of the lowest rates of unemployment, a growing economy, ...

The U.S. Lags China in Spotting Cyberthreats

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

America's National Vulnerability Database depends on voluntary submissions, mostly from the makers of the bugg ...

The World Is Crazy. The Market Is Cool With That

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

Whether it's the threat of nuclear war, hurricanes, or Russian meddling, it seems nothing can unnerve investors bent on ...

Twitter Isn't Taking Fake News Seriously

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

Twitter is trying to explain how bots may have been used by the Russians to impact the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. ...

A Different Way to Cut Kids from the Squad

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

When Dutch journalist and entrepreneur Eric Castien was exploring what made certain soccer stars excel, the consensus op ...

A Different Way to Cut Kids from the Squad

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

BrainsFirst BV is a Dutch startup that promises to identify the world’s next soccer superstars with neuroscie ...

A Different Way to Cut Kids from the Squad

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

With many top athletes having limited career spans, it's imperative that teams find exceptional talent to properly ...

After the Walmart Is Gone

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

Traditional department store chains and other retailers have long avoided rural populations for larger markets, such as ...

At Google, Robotics Is in Sleep Mode

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Beginning in 2013, Google acquired at least thirteen robotics companies and created a robotics division named Replicant. ...

Chai Feldblum

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

Chai Feldblum, appointed to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by then-president Obama, has championed t ...

Dover Port Braces for 17-Mile Brexit Backup

Derek Abrams, Economics

Every day, as many as 10,000 trucks rumble through the Port of Dover, whose towering white cliffs face continental Europ ...

Dover Port Braces for a 17-Mile Brexit Traffic Jam

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

The Port of Dover is a key conduit for delivering goods to supermarkets and factories, which have honed their suppl ...

Drillers in Mexico Hit Pause

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Foreign oil exploration companies were quick to take advantage of Mexico's auctioning of oil exploration leases. After y ...

From Student to Employee: How Work is Different From School

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Suzanne Lucas spent ten years in corporate HR where she hired, fired, managed the numbers and double-checked with the la ...

How Republicans May Deal With the State and Local Tax Break Issue

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

It's sometimes said that where you stand on an issue depends on where you sit. In the case of the deduction for state an ...

How Tyson’s Chicken Plant Became a Turkey

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

When Tyson Foods announced Tonganoxie, Kansas, as the location for a new $320 million chicken-processing complex, the to ...

Welcome to Crypto Valley

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

ShapeShift is a digital currency exchange based in Zug, Switzerland. After cyber criminals used the WannaCry ransomware ...

Welcome to Crypto Valley

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

Switzerland’s more hands-off approach has helped its lakeside town of Zug attract more than twenty bitcoin asset m ...

Adidas Automates to Make Shoes Faster

Eric Cardella, Economics

Halfway between Munich and Frankfurt, Adidas AG recently opened a new automated shoe manufacturing factory, aptly names ...

Adidas Automates to Make Shoes Faster

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Adidas AG’s new “Speedfactory” is designed to profitably produce footwear in high-cost, developed econ ...

Adidas Automates to Make Shoes Faster

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Adidas AG designs and sells nearly a billion shoes a year but does none of the manufacturing. Shoes are primarily made i ...

Apple’s Global Web

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

Apple’s location of research facilities in the neighborhoods of other technology companies seems to reflect a stra ...

How Offshore Is All That Overseas Cash?

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

In its most basic form, the U.S. Tax Code provides that corporate income earned and held abroad is only taxed in the ven ...

Rich Returns From Poor Women Collecting Debts

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

Power companies throughout the world are plagued with losses of revenue from either the illegal theft of electricity or ...

Skeptical Speculators Swoon for Socks

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

David Hornik, Howard Hartenbaum, and Tripp Jones, partners at the Silicon Valley venture firm August Capital, knew a goo ...

The Billion-Dollar War

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

Apple Inc. has been challenging, in negotiations and in the courts, the pricing model Qualcomm Inc. uses for its wireles ...

The Equifax Job

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

The hackers that penetrated Equifax stole the financial data—Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and m ...

The Tough Career Advice No One Will Tell You: Do the Messy Work.

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Three years ago, HubSpot was a pre-IPO company and needed to overhaul a significant portion of its sales operations plan ...

To Grandmother's House We Go

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

The market for monitoring our senior citizens has grown dramatically since the days of "I've fallen and I can't get up" ...

To Grandmother’s House We Go

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

By 2020, 45 million Americans will be caring for 117 million seniors. Best Buy Co. offers a $29 monthly monitoring servi ...

You May Hug the Screen

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

Visitation at some U.S. correctional facilities has moved from face-to-face visits to some form of video viewing. Securu ...

Betting on Ice in the Desert

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

The Vegas Golden Knights are about to begin their first season as the latest NHL (and U.S. major league) expansion team. ...

Bombardier's Painful Double Whammy

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Canada-based Bombardier has spent billions developing a new airplane that can be configured for 100 to 160 seats, offeri ...

Captain Ahab Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

While self-driven cars have garnered the headlines, they are not the only profitable niche for this type of piloting. Sh ...

Facebook Won't Hire You for Its Data Center

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

Local officials in Forest City, North Carolina, gave Facebook big tax breaks for building a data center in their small, ...

Facebook Won’t Hire You for Its Data Center

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

Giant tech companies, including Facebook and Google Inc., are racing one another to develop hardware that can radically ...

Google’s Opioid Ad Addiction

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

It has been estimated that Google may be collecting around $1 billion per year for AdWords on addiction treatment s ...

Hot Tickets and Wall Street Marks

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

The ticket business in general is plagued by a raft of problems, including under-the-table agreements and computer algor ...

Janet Yellen Can’t Help Retirees

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

Interest rate hikes are not going to help many aging Americans have a more secure retirement. On average, the poorest 20 ...

Severance a la Francaise

Derek Abrams, Economics

French employers of all sizes complain about the 3,037-page labor code, which governs everything from the length of bath ...

The Pensions Warren Buffett Runs

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

The management of many corporate pension funds is outsourced to professional managers outside of the company. For most p ...

There's No Map Anymore: Career Navigation in the 21st Century

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Consider the points made in this article, "There's No Map Anymore: Career Navigation in the 21st Century," published in ...

Think Strategically About Your Career Development

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Basically, bosses don't have the time to manage your success. They are too busy with multiple demands on their time and ...

Who's Left Out of 401(k) Nation

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

If you have studied tax and finance as it relates to building your life savings through tax-deferred vehicles like IRAs, ...

6 Ways Millennials Can Overcome Their Stereotypes, From a Millennial CEO

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Nick Candito, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Progressly, admits that millennials get a bad rap. Viewed as laz ...

America’s Relationship with Mark Zuckerberg is ‘It’s Complicated’

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

The “Facebook community,” as its CEO Mark Zuckerberg has taken to referring to his company, is on the verge ...

Big Jets Get Squeezed

Eric Cardella, Economics

As the price of oil remains at low levels, Boeing Co. and Airbus SE are feeling the pressure as new orders for their lar ...

Big Jets Get Squeezed

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

Airlines are more sensitive to the cost of operating their fleets of commercial jets. The factors that affect current or ...

Debrief: Ginni Rometty, CEO, IBM

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

As the CEO of IBM, outsiders may naturally look to Ginni Rometty as a role model for women. Interestingly, during the ea ...

Game Changer: Eric Rodenbeck

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Eric Rodenbeck, the founder of the graphics company Stamen Design LLC, which he started in 2001, didn’t “get ...

Game of Kings

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Lev Alburt’s path from living in a small village in Ukraine to chitchatting with the ex-governor of New York reads ...

Ghana Pays The Price of Cheap Cocoa

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Agricultural products in many countries (including the United States and Canada) receive price supports or some form of ...

Japan Isn't Getting Its Share of Gaming Gold

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

Video gaming tournament winners can win prizes in the millions of dollars. In China and South Korea, stadiums are being ...

Man vs. Machine: Architecture

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Software and hardware are moving at great speed to use artificial intelligence in rapid iteration environments. One area ...

The Great Corporate Cash Shell Game

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

U.S. corporations have a record amount of cash but they're more deeply indebted than ever. Non-financial companies' liqu ...

The Trump-Loving Lawyer Who Won’t Stop Suing Fox News

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

Douglas Wigdor, a life-long Republican, has risen to prominence as an anti-discrimination lawyer based on his multiple c ...

Why Suppliers Will Still Play With Toys 'R' Us

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

Bankruptcy is not necessarily the end of the road for a company. Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code provides a pathw ...

Why Suppliers Will Still Play With Toys ‘R’ Us

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

Toys “R” Us Inc. had been hobbled by more than $5 billion in debt, which required over $400 million a year t ...

Why Suppliers Will Still Play With Toys ‘R’ Us

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Like many specialty retailers, Toys "R" Us Inc. is in trouble. In addition to competition from Wal-Mart and Amazon, Toys ...

5 Things to Do for Your Career in Your 20s

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Landing your first job is clearly a step in the right direction. Unfortunately, some take that as a sign that everything ...

5 Ways Emotional Intelligence Predicts Your Success

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

In the business world, it’s not necessarily what you know or how well you do something, but the ability to work pr ...

After the Deluge, Inc.

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Disaster is fueling a growth industry as more frequent and powerful storms lash coastal regions teeming with new homes a ...

After the Deluge, Inc.

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Cavalry Construction of Houston is one of a legion of contractors and opportunists that will find a flood of new work cl ...

Germany Stays in the Center

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Germany had its own experience with populist and nationalistic politics in the middle of the twentieth century, and as h ...

How India Tripped Itself Up

Derek Abrams, Economics

Over the past year, the Indian government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has administered two rounds of shock therapy t ...

Innovation SuperSensor

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Gierad Laput, a doctoral student at Carnegie Mellon's Future Interfaces Group, has developed a sensor that resides in a ...

Junk-Bond King Sees Profit in Trampling Market He Built

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

Michael Milken helped pioneer the junk bond market in the 1980s. He pleaded guilty to securities fraud in 1990, served p ...

Piecing Together a Credit Fraud

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

Synthetic identity theft relies on creating identities rather than stealing existing ones. Synthetic identity theft ...

So You Want to Move to the U.S.?

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

A minor industry has developed in visas through the EB-5 program. The EB-5 program lets immigrants obtain residency visa ...

Thank You for Calling Equifax. Your Business Is Not Important to Us.

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting companies in the United States, suffered a data breach in the summer of ...

This Is the Crazy Tax Math Trump Must Master, Fast

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

Actually, there's broad political agreement on certain points regarding an overhaul of the U.S. tax code: (1) Corporate ...

Workers of Silicon Valley Unite!

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

The campuses of Silicon Valley technology companies rely on contractors for many services. At companies including Facebo ...

Your Next Phone Will Probably Cost $1,000

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

Samsung and Apple continue to try to outdo one another with better features for their smartphones. When it comes to pric ...

Your Next Phone Will Probably Cost $1,000

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

The new iPhone X from Apple is priced at about $1,000, and the latest Samsung Note approaches four figures. Among the ne ...

Closing the Books on Barnes & Noble

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

Along with other retail chains, bookseller Barnes & Noble Inc. is feeling the pressure from Amazon.com Inc. and thei ...

Colombians Yank The Welcome Mat

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

In Arbeláez, Colombia, residents voted 4,312 to 38 against allowing Toronto-listed Canacol Energy Ltd. to drill e ...

Debt Traders Are Losing the Junk Retail Game

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

Bond investors are playing a tricky game with lower-rated U.S. retailers, and they appear to be losing. The strategy is ...

Doctors Without Patients

Eric Cardella, Economics

A recent trend has been the growing number of medical students choosing to pursue other nonclinical professions. A surve ...

Doctors Without Patients

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

There seems to be a rising number of people that are coming out of medical school and choosing not to practice medicine ...

Guarding Big Pharma’s Crown Jewel

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

AbbVie Inc., the maker of Humira, a biologic treatment for inflammatory diseases, uses a patent thicket strategy to main ...

Guarding Big Pharma’s Crown Jewel

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

The best selling drug in the world, Humira, has been around for 15 years, and the patent on its main ingredient expired ...

L’Oréal’s Problem With Men

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

While its competitors are still focused on hiring women, L’Oréal has made it a priority to bring more men i ...

L’Oréal’s Problem with Men

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

L’Oréal is successfully recruiting women, and it ranks high in lists of desirable places for women to work. ...

Private Equity Prowls for Young Bankers Early in Frenetic Ritual

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

In a race to get the best and brightest, the private equity recruiting season has started earlier than ever before. Juni ...

Snapchat vs. the 'Influencers'

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

Individuals who have a lot of followers on social media can make six figure salaries to promote products. However, while ...

Snapchat vs. the ‘Influencers’

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

Snapchat’s parent company, newly public Snap Inc., says the app is mostly meant to be used for communication among ...

The Job Market Has Drastically Changed. Millennials, This Is How to Thrive

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Millenials have been given a bad rap. In a vastly changed job market, millennials are unfairly perceived as flighty and ...

Will Make AI Smarter for Cash

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

Last week's Bloomberg Businessweek featured article "Game Change: Amber Baldet" (September 4-10, 2017) was about how blo ...

A Fast-Track Promotion–With a Catch

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

For commercial pilots, the seniority system is well-established. Delta Air Lines Inc. is breaking with this system and o ...

Driver Available

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

One of the country's best go-kart racers, Julia Landauer transitioned to cars once she was able to see over the steering ...

France's Industrial Past Haunts Macron

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

The importance of innovation on the sustainability of any economy cannot be overstated. The ability to continually evolv ...

Game Changer: Amber Baldet

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

Accounting has always been a great career with veritable assurance of meaningful employment. Now, experts are suggesting ...

Hard Rain and Hard Lessons

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

Lax regulations in the Houston area aggravated the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. Some examples: Houston is the only m ...

Is This Steak Worth $700?

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

Traditionally, restaurants employ the market price listing to denote fresh-caught seafood since the cost of a fish or lo ...

Nelson Peltz Makes Nice

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

Activist investor Nelson Peltz, founder of Trian Fund Management, is pledging to back social, environmental, a ...

Nissan Tries Turning Over a New Leaf

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

Nissan's Leaf was introduced in 2010, which sent a jolt through the market with its 100-mile range and leapfrogged the r ...

The 33¢ T-Shirt

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Robotics have helped many industries lower costs and improve efficiency, but have been slower coming to the apparel and ...

The 33¢ T-Shirt

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Chinese apparel maker Tianyuan Garments Co. has invested $20 million in a factory in Arkansas to make T-shirts for ...

The Fresh Scent of Success

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Unilever is a global consumer products company, with 2.5 billion people using one or more of its products every day. In ...

The Fresh Scent of Success

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

Paul Polman, Unilever's CEO, has taken an unconventional approach in leading the multinational consumer goods company. R ...

The Fresh Scent of Success

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

Corporations around the world sponsor charitable activities and support various causes, both locally and globally. Few c ...

The Lady Teaching Brazilians How to Shop Online

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Magazine Luiza has built a bridge between online retailers and skeptical customers. What is the key to their success? An ...

When La Dolce Vita Starts to Sour

Derek Abrams, Economics

In the beautiful Italian port city of Livorno, people see can see far more despair than charm. Although the center of to ...

You Are Here (So Buy Something)

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

When the Foursquare media app was first introduced in 2009, it was an instant hit. But when the novelty faded, in 2014, ...

You Are Here (So Buy Something)

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Launched in 2009, the social media app Foursquare was an instant hit. The New York Times labeled it the "tool of choice" ...

A Fashion Empire’s New Clothes

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

It’s been a banner year for clothing at Louis Vuitton. Dramatic venues featuring the latest designs, celebrity end ...

BALLERS

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Andre Iguodala is a 6’6” small forward for the Golden State Warriors. As with most athletes, he was seeking ...

BALLERS

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

High-income and high-profile earners, such as athletes and entertainers, tend to have a relatively short and limited wor ...

Boxed In

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

The concept of subscription services is certainly not new. Customers sign up for regular delivery of whatever it is they ...

Boxed In

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

The idea of subscription boxes, where customers sign up for regular installments of your products and trust you to send ...

Can Oil Sands Pay Off at $50 a Barrel?

Eric Cardella, Economics

Traditionally, the Canadian oil sands have been one of the most expensive and dirtiest sources of crude oil production. ...

China Retailers' Latest Woe: Food Vigilantes

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Xue Yanfeng has filed forty lawsuits against retailers since 2015, alledging that products he has purchased violate Chin ...

Could Puerto Rico Be the Next Tax Haven?

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

Puerto Rico is a U.S. unincorporated territory. Its citizens are deemed to be U.S. natural-born citizens and have rights ...

J&J Loses $417 Million Talc Verdict in First California Case

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

Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest healthcare company, was recently handed a $417 judgment for failure to ...

K-Pop Eyes Its "Michael Jackson Moment"

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

When the smash hit Gangnam Style hit the airwaves in 2012, little was known about the South Korean entertainment conglom ...

Making Opioid Addiction Searchable

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

There are more than 20,000 fatal opioid overdoses each year in the United States. Patients who become addicted see sever ...

The Difficulties of Cloning A CEO

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

Successful founders and transformational leaders are often tough acts to follow. For Teva Pharmaceutical, an iconic Isra ...

The Soft Edge That's Landing Solid Sales

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

In 2003, fourteen-year-old Nick Gilson decided that he would design a new snowboard for himself. Using a concept he had ...

The Soft Edge That’s Landing Solid Sales

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Applying a totally new design concept to an established product takes inspiration and a whole lot of guts. The inspirati ...

Why Costco Is Lagging Online

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Costco’s first foray into online merchandising was in 1998 at roughly the same time that Amazon was launched. Sinc ...

Why Costco Is Lagging Online

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Although Costco has been online since 1998, it has not pursued online sales with the vigor of its rivals. For example, i ...

Why Costco is Lagging Online

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

With an 11 percent growth rate for digital sales (lower than the industry average of 15 percent), Costco’s laissez ...

Why Florida Farmers Want to Kill Nafta

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

Increasingly, the fruits and vegetables Americans buy come from Mexico, not Florida. Outside the American grain belt in ...

A Raise for Mexican Workers

Derek Abrams, Economics

Trump wants to stop U.S. companies from moving to Mexico, where workers earn a quarter of their U.S. counterparts. Closi ...

All the President’s LLCs

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

In 2017, the S corporation loophole will allow about $16.7 billion in tax avoidance, according to 2016 estimates from th ...

Behold the Sheer Artistry of Tesla's Bond

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

Tesla's need for additional funding is not surprising. It burned through more than $1 billion in Q2-2017 for the first t ...

Buffet Likes Solar, But Not the Price Tag

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

Many utilities, including those owned by Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway, are pushing back against the Public U ...

Dropbox Gets Ready for the Road

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

Dropbox had expanded to the point that it was offering services that didn't bring in paying customers, but the priority ...

Dropbox Gets Ready for the Road

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

Dropbox’s core file-sharing business is part of a still rapidly growing market, forecast to total almost $5.5 bill ...

Guess Who’s Ghostwriting Monsanto’s Safety Reviews

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Monsanto’s blockbuster herbicide Roundup and its GMO “Roundup Ready” seeds have combined to create an ...

Horse DNA Trading

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Cloning is a term met with a good deal of skepticism and fear. This is somewhat justified, but can there be uses that wo ...

The Death and Life of Helicopter Commuting

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

New York Airways once provided a cheap, attractive commuter alternative for getting to and from Manhattan offices and re ...

U.S. Oil's $10 Billion Venezuelan Threat

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

Contingencies are uncertainties. There are specific risks, and accounting rules are highly developed in their requiremen ...

U.S. Oil's $10 Billion Venezuelan Threat

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The Venezuelan oil industry has thrived with the help of foreign well operators and refineries. With the Venezuelan econ ...

Why European Soccer Is Coming to America

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

During the Spanish Civil War of Francisco Franco fame, one of the country’s soccer teams in need of cash spent thr ...

Will Bosch Choke on VW's Exhaust?

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

Volkswagen’s admission that it used software to cheat U.S. emissions testing for its diesel engines has resulted i ...

'Chairman Cohn' Has a Nice Ring to It

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

The Federal Reserve Bank plays a critical independent (non-partisan) role in helping manage economic policy—especi ...

Blurring the Clean Lines of Modernism

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

In 2004, Spain was in the middle of a building boom. There was no question that the best place to be for an aspiring arc ...

Celtic Tigers

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

For years, the explosive growth of e-commerce has outpaced the underlying technology; companies wanting to set up shop h ...

He Objects

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

Ted Frank is an attorney and the director of the Center for Class Action Fairness at the Competitive Enterprise Institut ...

He Objects

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

Some organizations are challenging “disclosure-only” lawsuits. In these suits, if some aspect of the merger ...

Kenya Braces for Another Chaotic Election

Derek Abrams, Economics

Kenya’s upcoming presidential election has been bad for business. People are no longer shopping and buying goods. ...

Opening the Door For Future Drug Sales

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Increasing prosperity has brought diet and lifestyle changes to places like rural India that are resulting in increases ...

The Conglomerate That Troubles China

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

From its humble origins, HNA Group Co. has grown into a Chinese company that has investments and operations in several i ...

The Everyman Ride For the Upper Half

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

Tesla Inc. has characterized the Model 3 as its inroad to mass-market drivers—the base model, before options or in ...

The Hatchet Men and the Hot Dog

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

"I wish I were an Oscar Mayer Weiner." But would you want to own the company and be responsible for this product line? 3 ...

The Hatchet Men And the Hot Dog

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The U.S. grocery industry is undergoing a number of changes as consumers spend more at restaurants than traditional groc ...

The Pension Hole

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

A defined benefit pension plan promises employees some level of salary continuation for the period from retirement until ...

Using Animals to Predict the Future

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

German migration expert, Martin Wikelski, tests whether sharp changes in animal behavior can predict seismic and other e ...

Who's Afraid of Low Volatility?

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

Investors who bet on calm have done very well lately. One of the most popular vehicles for betting on low volatility in ...

A New Sports Authority

Eric Cardella, Economics

Some of the biggest names in sporting news — ESPN, Fox Sports, SI, Bleacher Report, and Yahoo Sports — have ...

A New Sports Authority

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

Some of the big sports outlets such as ESPN, Fox Sports, Sports Illustrated, and others have had a rough year thus far. ...

A New Sports Authority

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

While the biggest names in sports journalism are struggling, Alex Mather and Adam Hansmann, founders of The Athletic, an ...

Black Executives Are Losing Ground at Some Big Banks

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

At some of the biggest banks on Wall Street, the percentage of African-American bankers is slowly slipping away. At JPMo ...

Black Executives Are Losing Ground at Some Big Banks

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

At large Wall Street banks, diversity remains an elusive goal. While the percentage of top executives who are Asian has ...

China's Elusive Goal: A Global Apparel Brand

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

As the number-one maker of down coats in China, Bosideng not only supplied global brands (e.g., North Face, Columbia, Ad ...

China's Elusive Goal: A Global Apparel Brand

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Selling upscale apparel in London and New York shouldn’t have been so hard — at least that’s what Chin ...

China’s Elusive Goal: A Global Apparel Brand

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

Bosideng International Holdings is the largest maker of down coats in China and produces down apparel for top internatio ...

Robot Advisers Can Be Conflicted, Too

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

Robot advisers have interesting implications for operations management theory and practice due to conflict of interest i ...

St. Louis Loses Favor with Plaintiffs

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

A 2017 U.S. Supreme Court case ruled that there must be a connection between the forum and the specific claims at issue ...

Tesla’s Model 3 Arrives With a Surprise 310-Mile Range

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

Elon Musk’s Tesla unveiled its mass-market Model 3 this week. There has been an enormous demand for the electric v ...

That Seventies Startup

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

When we think of entrepreneurs in the Internet and computing world, we typically envision young mavericks with concepts ...

That Seventies Startup

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

The founders of Infosci have been working on a software design they say would protect against hacks such as the one ...

The Hijacking of the Brillante Virtuoso

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

In 2011, an explosion and fire destroyed the oil tanker Brillante Virtuoso. The incident was reported to be a hijacking ...

Violence Raises Oil Risk in Mexico

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

In the central Mexican state of Puebla, filling your car with fuel from the black market is easy and cheap. Fuel theives ...

West Is Best for Sellers as U.S. Home-Price Gains Mount

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

Accounting measures transactions and events in money or financial capital. Witness the extreme run-up in price for homes ...

Alibaba Tries to Get in the Game

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

China's disproportionately small sports industry and amateur community reflect decades of limited government support and ...

Globalism Is Alive and Well

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

Carlos Ghosn was born in Brazil and raised in Lebanon. Growing up, he spent time in Brazil, Lebanon, and France. He is a ...

Globalism Is Alive and Well

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The automotive industry is truly global, with components, subassemblies, and finished vehicles shipped around the world. ...

Innovation: Needle Grinder

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Disposal of needles used in the medical field is a concern for both society and risk-control managers involved in the wa ...

It's Happening Again

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

A decade after subprime mortgages took the U.S. economy into a major crisis and the Great Recession, the financial indus ...

Love in the Time of Mass Incarceration

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

For many prisoners, getting mail helps them get through their prison terms. However, today, prisoners also have access t ...

Now It's Revamp, Not Replace

Derek Abrams, Economics

While running for the office of U.S. president, Donald Trump once called the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) ...

Now It's Revamp, Not Replace

Thomas Coe, Business Fundamentals

One of the campaign promises of President Donald Trump was the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement ...

Pins and Needles in the Heart of the Alps

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Switzerland continues to have a textile industry, in spite of high wages, low unemployment, and an appreciating currency ...

Saving Face

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

Illinois passed the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) in 2008. BIPA requires user permission to collect and store ...

The Future of Fishing

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

The U.S. GAAP model for research and development (R&D) costs is to expense those costs as incurred. The globally acc ...

Wal-Mart Cracks the Whip on Suppliers

James Richardson, Ph.D., Business Strategy

With a new program, "On-Time, In-Full," or OTIF, Wal-Mart is upping the pressure on suppliers to get their deliveries ju ...

Wal-Mart Cracks the Whip on Suppliers

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

Wal-Mart has tightened the deadline for vendor deliveries with the new rules that begin in August 2017, to build on ...

Where Minority-Worker Networks Are Passé

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

For decades, there has been a pattern where large employers have encouraged the development and operation of workplace a ...

Brands Pump Up the Volume in Pakistan

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

About two-thirds of Pakistan’s population is under thirty; the economy is projected to grow at more than 5 percent ...

Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Appraisers

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

The appraisal business has historically been huge. Lenders often require that loans be supported by underlying tangible ...

Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Appraisers

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., Marketing

Advances in big data at Zillow Group Inc. and elsewhere are helping automation creep into knowledge-based professions. I ...

Mobile Carriers Start Hanging Up on Africa

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Multinational mobile service providers are scaling back their investments in Africa and pulling out of some markets. Ind ...

New Lloyd, Same Goldman

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

Goldman Sachs' trading market share has remained flat, and revenue growth has been slow over the past five years. The co ...

New Lloyd, Same Goldman

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Finance

Lloyd Blankfein is in his twelth year as CEO of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. He was in charge before and during the 2008 fi ...

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