In the fierce debate over health-care reform, much lip service has been paid to the escalating cost of health insurance. But few are hit harder by rising premiums than small-business owners. Frequently operating on paper-thin profit margins, many Main Street businesses fight month-to-month simply to make payroll.
While all academic exploration seeks to expand understanding and enhance dialogue, only a limited subset holds the possibility of fundamentally altering our society. Transformative research is an ambitious and risky undertaking, but the potential payoff is monumental.
Stuffed: An Insider’s Look at Who’s (Really) Making America Fat and How the Food Industry Can Fix It By Hard Cardello and Doug Garr, Ecco, 2010 Former food and beverage executive Cardello and author Garr contend that focusing on the bottom line makes it difficult for Americans to eat healthily.
The Role of Business at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development The UN Conference on Sustainable Development (“Rio+20”), coming up in June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, presents an auspicious opportunity for the global business community to make a genuine commitment to addressing sustainable development.
There is a relationship between a country’s political instability and businesses’ decisions to invest in that country. The map below uses two thoroughly-researched and celebrated indices to examine these sub-factors – investment freedom and political instability – and their ranges across the globe.
Peace Through Commerce: Responsible Corporate Citizenship and the Ideals of the United Nations Global Compact Edited by Oliver F. Williams, University of Notre Dame Press, 2008, 512 pages Top business leaders and scholars examine issues set by the UN Global Compact.
Academic research is sometimes envisioned as if it is conceived under glass. A beautiful environment in which bright ideas are explored, easily observed and respected, yet somewhat removed from reality and lacking in practical application. Keeping academy achievements separate runs contrary to our endeavors as a business school.