3Qs: Taking stock of Walmart

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 … read more »

3Qs: Buying into the knockoff factor?

Retail titans Apple, Nike and Ikea have to com­pete with impostor replicas of their retail stores that have popped up in the southern dis­trict of Kun­ming city in south­west China and other parts of the world. These stores hawk knockoff prod­ucts to some­times unknowing cus­tomers. Tony Gao, an assis­tant pro­fessor of mar­keting in Northeastern’s Col­lege of Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion, inter­prets the broader impli­ca­tions to con­sumer wel­fare, intel­lec­tual prop­erty rights pro­tec­tion and how these com­pet­i­tive behav­iors affect inter­na­tional marketing.