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Business Insight: While the Fed taps the brakes, investors ignore the signs

The Federal Reserve has been tapping the brakes on monetary supply with three interest rate hikes since December 2016 yet traders have been shrugging this off. Why? More ›

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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

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Business Insight: Why people oppose globalization

Globalization is accused of causing job losses, culture shocks and xenophobia, but modernization of lifestyles and industries alter work and life patterns more fundamentally, Distinguished Professor Farok Contractor writes in a piece recently published by YaleGlobal Online. More ›

Thursday, June 22, 2017

TAGS: Business Insights Farok Contractor Global Business

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Business Insight: Technology ushers in era of relationship overload

"Why is it so hard to shut down the steady stream of requests and information about other people that come our way, even if the risks in terms of cognitive burnout are so great," the authors, ask in a blog originally published by Thrive Global.com. "In short, because we are hard-wired to be social animals, to get energized from hearing gossip, to want to be noticed by other people, and to want to constantly compare ourselves to others to see how we measure up." More ›

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

TAGS: Business Insights Communications Faculty research Management and Global Business Organizational Behavior Terri Kurtzberg

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Business Insight: A tax reform proposal for the people

Congress should demand that a carryover tax basis rule apply, but limited to marketable securities, the authors write in their opinion piece. When taxpayers pass away, the tax bases they had in their marketable securities would thus carry over to their heirs. Heirs who subsequently sold their inherited securities would then pay tax on all of the capital gains that accrued during the deceased taxpayer’s lifetime.  More ›

Thursday, March 30, 2017

TAGS: Business Insights Jay Soled Master of Accountancy in Taxation Taxation

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Business Insight: Disrupting U.S.-China relations will incur high costs

President Donald Trump may be right in asserting that China has benefited more from the relationship than has the U.S., according to Professor Farok Contractor. But international trade theory and practice never suggest consistent and perfect trade balances. Theory holds that nations are better off by participating in international trade. More ›

Thursday, March 2, 2017
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Business Insight: Labor remains a wrinkle in fashion industry's supply chain

There are two paths in which continued improvement can be carried out: either by companies taking on the initiative of creating standards and organizations which promote fair labor practices in manufacturing facilities; or having regulations imposed on them by governmental agencies in host countries in which they are manufacturing goods. More ›

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

TAGS: Business Insights Master of Supply Chain Management Supply Chain

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Business Insight: The vital role of retail in neighborhood redevelopment

The opening of a new retail store or restaurant can quickly bolster a neighborhood, creating cascading benefits for the residents ranging from access to healthy food and convenient services to increased property values and safer streets. Lyneir Richardson explains how the opening of retail stores dramatically upgraded Chicago neighborhoods that had fallen on lean times. More ›

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

TAGS: Business Insights Expertise Lyneir Richardson The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

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Business Insight: Professor's new research helps explain how stress affects spending

The implications for marketers are many, Rutgers Business School marketing professor Kristina Durante says. When there are unpredictable situations – extreme weather, elections – consumers may be more open to products that are framed as necessities or those that can restore control, she says. More ›

Monday, November 14, 2016

TAGS: Business Insights Faculty Kristina Durante Research Thought Leadership

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Now that Trump is president, what’s next?

Professor of finance and economics Farrokh Langdana reflects on what might happen now that Donald Trump is president of the United States of America. More ›

Friday, November 11, 2016

TAGS: Business Insights Economics Executive MBA Farrokh Langdana International Executive MBA

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Business Insight: Red versus Blue, understanding the socio-economic correlates of liberalism and conservatism.

As professors of business ethics, we often have to grin and bear it when people say to us, "Isn’t that an oxymoron?" Maybe that’s what led us to think about political ethics, a subject that many people would think is even more oxymoronic than business ethics. More ›

Thursday, November 3, 2016

TAGS: Business Insights Ethics Politics