Much like the surprised parents’ reply to the swift engagement of their honor student to an ex-convict, the stock market has a negative reaction when a company with a stellar financial track record announces a merger or acquisition.
Words: 3,372, Read Time: 15 minutes – Less than 30 miles from the White House, the space shuttle Discovery silently rests on its laurels in a behemoth cargo hanger, an inanimate but undeniable American hero.
Ever since young Jack traded his cow for some magic beans, society has bought into the concept that greater risk promises greater reward. The relationship is taken for granted as fact; empirically, researchers have shown it is fiction.
Article by Jackie Sauter If “The Godfather” truly provided the answer to any business question, there would be a lot less angst about how to motivate employees. It’s not a stretch to contend that business was simpler under the Mob’s thumb. Processes and procedures were understood: family came first.
I often discover that I don’t fully understand a subject until I write about it. It’s one of the things I love about my work: each article I write, each topic I cover, leaves me with a token gift. This time around, I delved deeply into family firms.
It’s the first day of school, and as I write this, AU students are out on the quad, celebrating their triumphant return in collegiate fashion: talking and laughing, dancing to music and noshing on French fries, ice cream, and soft pretzels. They deserve an end-of-summer treat.
The Safeway at Georgia Avenue and Randolph Road is just one block from the Petworth Metro station, in an up-and-coming but transitional urban neighborhood of low- to middle-income families and working professionals. The blighted store is in the capital of the most powerful nation in the world, but its customers have no deli, salad bar, [...]
Blame the Time Zones Some people do not understand boundaries, but Professor Erran Carmel and Associate Professor J. Alberto Espinosa are not among them. Carmel and Espinosa have accumulated knowledge about time separation’s effect on global working teams over 15 years and are considered the leading scholars in the field.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai backed off from a desperate attempt to ban private security contractors from the country last fall – for now. His was an impractical demand at best, and Karzai faced significant pressure from Western allies to allow licensed firms to stay put.
Giselle Rayner, MBA ’11, spent the summer of 2010 applying a framework to determine the value of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to twelve companies in three sectors across four transitional economies.
From high-profile wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to lesser-publicized conflicts sprawling from Senegal to Thailand, there are about 30 violent conflicts in the world today. The global annual cost of these conflicts approaches $100 billion, and the average poverty rate in a conflict-ridden country is over 50 percent – enough reason for most firms to [...]