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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

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Business Insight: Four fallacies about trade and globalization

Trade typically figures prominently in US presidential election, and 2016 is no exception. While campaigning, politicians tend to adopt anti-international business positions that are theoretically unsound and lack empirical evidence. Rutgers Business School professor Ajai Gaur and his co-author explain four fallacies related to manufacturing in industrialized nations, trade and the global economy. More ›

Thursday, October 27, 2016

TAGS: Global Business Management and Global Business

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Business Insight: Examining the contagion element of corporate misconduct

Working with Kevin Koh of Nanyang Business School in Singapore and Shivaram Rajgopal of Columbia University Business School, Rutgers Business School professor Simi Kedia examined accounting restatements from more than 2,000 companies during a 12-year period. Their research showed that when one company misstated its earnings, others were likely to do so as well, especially if the original company was not penalized for accounting irregularities. More ›

Thursday, October 13, 2016

TAGS: Business Insights Finance Finance and Economics Simi Kedia

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Business Insight: How the G20 can ensure the marvelous gains from globalization aren't lost

Except for climate change, most of the other issues tackled by the G20 are short-term in nature, Rutgers Business School professor Farok Contractor writes in a piece published by The Conversation. This is necessary, but misses a great opportunity to build an institution that addresses the long term collective destiny of humankind.  More ›

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

TAGS: Business Insights Expertise Farok Contractor Global Business

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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