The New York Times recently published an in-depth report alleging that top officials at Walmart’s headquarters in Bentonville, Ark., quashed an internal investigation into a suspected $24 million bribery scandal […]
In the 10th edition of recent faculty books, we highlight works about the unintended consequences of our decision-making, a fiction piece about a grad student’s near death experience and a multi-disciplinary history of planet Earth.
Graduate students in the College of Business Administration learn how to analyze the stock market and execute sound investment strategies through managing a portfolio.
In the sixth edition of recent faculty books, we highlight works about the American Revolution, the complexity of human-animal relationships, and the importance of cash flow to corporate decision-making.
As Americans’ daily correspondence continues shifting from mailboxes to inboxes, the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) financial woes have grown more severe. The agency may report a loss as high as $10 billion this fiscal year, and Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe is lobbying Congress for the authority to take drastic cost-cutting measures — laying off 120,000 employees, closing up to 3,700 branches and eliminating Saturday mail service. We asked finance professor Harlan Platt to explain how the USPS arrived here.
News Corporation, the world’s second largest media conglomerate, and its CEO, Rupert Murdoch, have been plagued by scandal since it was revealed that journalists at the company’s British tabloid, News of the World, had hacked into voicemail accounts belonging to celebrities, politicians and other public figures. Harlan Platt, a finance professor in the College of Business Administration who specializes in crisis response, says a company needs to take immediate and deliberate action if it hopes to survive a major scandal.