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Business Insight: What the G20 leaders need to do

Professor Farok Contractor, who teaches international business, said communication and coordination will be key tasks for leaders from the 20 most powerful economies in the world as they contemplate new policies in Hangzhou, China, in early September. More ›

Friday, August 19, 2016

TAGS: Business Insights Expertise Farok Contractor International Business

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Business Insight: Globalization's Angst and the "Brexit" Vote

The action of 17.4 million voters from a small island on the western edge of the Eurasian landmass has sent shock waves to the world. The message contained in the decision to leave the European Union resonates with a lot of people in other countries. More than specific concerns of the British people about the European Union, the vote highlighted growing worldwide anxiety over the impact of globalization. A segment of the public in Europe and the United States seem united by their common concerns over integration. More ›

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

TAGS: Business Insights Farok Contractor Global Business International Business Management and Global Business

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Business Insight: How FinTech companies are transforming global supply chains

Multinational corporations such as Apple, Colgate, Dell, P&G, Kellogg’s and Siemens are using "FinTech" companies to tap previously inaccessible capital in their supply chains to help finance growth in new and emerging markets, develop and support new products, strengthen their financial positions, and increase the capital available to the whole supplier ecosystem. More ›

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

TAGS: Business Insights Rudi Leuschner Supply Chain Management

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The BREXIT Effect: Individual company relationships will trump formal trading agreements

Professor Farrokh Langdana explains the reasoning behind Great Britain's "peasant revolt" after voters elected to leave the European Union. More ›

Monday, June 27, 2016

TAGS: Business Insights Executive MBA Farrokh Langdana Finance and Economics MBA Thought Leadership

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Business Insight: Does China manipulate its currency as Donald Trump claims?

Why do politicians like Trump keep bashing China? What does "undervaluation" or "overvaluation" of a currency mean? And what advantage can a nation derive from trying to control or manipulate its exchange rate? More ›

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

TAGS: Business Insights Farok Contractor Global Business

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Business Insight: The unintended consequences of relying on text messages, emails and "quick electronic bursts"

In research that was done over a 15-year period, Professor Terri Kurtzberg and her team explored the unintended and often unnoticed changes that can occur in decision-making, negotiations, ethics and trust when individuals rely on electronic devices to communicate. More ›

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

TAGS: Communications Ethics Global Business Organizational Behavior Technology Terri Kurtzberg

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Business Insight: Understanding what drives corporate inversions

Relatively few studies look at a large number of corporate inversions to understand when an inversion may or may not add value. The authors' research takes a careful look at the data to deliver new insights into the world of inversions. We use hand-collected data on more than 600 corporate inversions out of 11 home countries into 45 host countries during the period between 1996 and 2013. More ›

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

TAGS: Business Insights Corporate Inversions Finance and Economics Rose Liao

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Business Insight: Inversions and Versions (of Tax Truths)

In simple terms, an inversion is when a U.S. company shifts its corporate headquarters to a country like Ireland where corporate taxes max out at 12.5 percent compared to the maximum 35 percent U.S. tax rate. For large multinational firms, the annual savings can be in the billions. But the U.S. government would then lose even more than that in tax revenues. More ›

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

TAGS: Business Insights Expertise Farok Contractor Finance and Economics Global Business Thought Leadership

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Donald Trump, angry Americans, and misapplied trade theory

In this Business Insight, Professor Farrokh Langdana explains the rise of angry Americans through a misguided use of comparative advantage trade theory that has had disastrous consequences for the United States.  More ›

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

TAGS: Executive MBA Farrokh Langdana Thought Leadership

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Business Insight: Applying supply chain management concepts to make healthcare delivery more efficient

In papers published recently in the Journal of Operations Management and Decision Sciences, Professor Dobrzykowski and his co-authors examine how operations and supply chain management concepts such as use of information technology, partnering and vertical integration can produce better outcomes for patients while improving efficiency for healthcare providers. More ›

Thursday, February 25, 2016

TAGS: Business Insights David Dobrzykowski Faculty Healthcare Research Supply Chain Management