Faculty Insights

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Job performance benefits from helping others, according to new research by Rutgers Business School professors

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Professor Neha Shah worked with her colleague Professor Daniel Levin, who also teaches management at Rutgers, and Professor Rob Cross at the McIntire School of Commerce to look into the understudied implications of providing help. They focused on situations where a person provided task-focused problem-solving assistance to others and whether they benefited – beyond reciprocity – in the process. More ›

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Faculty Insight: What the Iran nuclear deal means for American business

Thursday, July 16, 2015

"From a commercial angle, it is a "win-win" story for both the Iranians and the US. Iranian youth are open and eager for western ideas and brands," Professor Farok Contractor writes. "The Iranian economy badly needs upgrading, to bring it up to Western standards. The potential is large. Iran has 10 percent of world oil reserves, but has only a 4 percent market share currently." More ›

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Faculty Insight: US to benefit from economic uncertainty in Eurozone

Monday, July 6, 2015

The current problems in the Eurozone do not have that much to do with Greece, per se, but instead, have their genesis in the original design of the Eurozone - the impossibility of "marrying" two fundamentally different macro-models to one set of fiscal and monetary constraints. Professor Farrokh Langdana demystifies the present travails of the Eurozone in this Faculty Insight arguing that the US will likely benefit from the economic uncertainty. More ›

TAGS: Euro European Union Executive MBA Faculty Insights Farrokh Langdana Macroeconomics MBA

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In tough economic times, parents spend more on daughters than sons, according to Rutgers professor's new research

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Time after time during the research – on which Rutgers Professor Kristina Durante collaborated with colleagues at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, where she formerly taught – study participants showed a tendency to dedicate more assets to daughters than sons during hard economic times. They did that despite saying they love and treat both children equally. Where they perceived the economy as healthier, girls and boys got the same. More ›

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Faculty Insight: One-two punch knocks oil prices down

Friday, March 20, 2015

Finance & Economics Professor Farrokh Langdana explains why oil prices have fallen and whether the trend is likely to continue. More ›

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Faculty Insights: Professor Nancy DiTomaso offers a perspective on diversity in cities, workplaces

Monday, March 2, 2015

Rutgers Business School professor Nancy DiTomaso fielded questions from WalletHub.com about the benefits and challenges of living in an ethnically diverse city and how businesses can achieve true diversity in the workplace.  More ›

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Faculty Insight: Climate intervention as a business opportunity

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The National Research Council released a report on February 10, 2015 examining "geoengineering" – human intervention in the earth’s atmosphere to mitigate the amount of carbon dioxide in the air. Rutgers professor Paul Falkowski was one of the 16 National Academy of Sciences members who worked on the committee responsible for the study's findings. In the video that follows, Falkowski discusses the impact carbon dioxide removal could have on businesses and also the potential business opportunities. More ›

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Faculty Insights: Professor Ann Buchholtz makes a case for why companies should consider hiring ex-convicts

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

In an article for Ethisphere Magazine titled "Boxed out of Employment The Case of Hiring Ex-Convicts," Rutgers Business School professor Ann Buchholtz notes that companies need to do individual assessments rather than blanket exclusions of ex-convicts.  More ›

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Faculty Insight: Replenish New Jersey transportation trust fund by tying driver's licenses to tax payments

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Professor Jay Soled writes an op-ed for The Star-Ledger on how to replenish New Jersey's Transportation Trust Fund. More ›

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Faculty Insights: The Three "P's"

Friday, January 23, 2015

In her new blog, Assistant Professor Payal Sharma discusses the three P's: Proactivity, Professionalism, and Problem-solving. More ›

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