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Dec 05, 2012
World Class Faculty & Research
MEDIA ALERT: December 5, 2012

Robert H. Smith School of Business finance professor and former Citigroup Inc. senior executive Cliff Rossi has weighed in on Citi’s plans to cut 11,000 jobs from its global consumer-banking unit. The move entails closing 84 branches, including 44 in the U.S.:

“These latest cost-cutting measures get Citi focused back on efforts to improve their operating efficiency relative to their peers. Citi's dollars of revenue generated per employee lag behind their competitors and so this announcement is not surprising

Dec 04, 2012
World Class Faculty & Research

Anil Gupta

Anil Gupta, the Smith School’s Michael Dingman Chair in Global Strategy and Entrepreneurship, will answer questions in “Adapt or Invent: Innovating in an Emerging Market," a webinar presented live by The Economist from 11-11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4.

Dec 02, 2012
World Class Faculty & Research

Thursday, November 29, 2012, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, December 2, 2012, 7:30 a.m. 

Many startups base their businesses on changing their customers’ behavior – which can be a challenge. But it doesn’t have to be so hard. The trick is understanding how customers make decisions and how to influence those decisions.

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up, the Smith School’s Rebecca Ratner talks about her experience working with entrepreneurs at Silicon Valley’s behavioral economics summit for startups, StartupOnomics, and the takeaways

Nov 28, 2012

Oversight of Alternative Investments RoundtableOn Wednesday, November 28, 2012, the Center for Financial Policy and the Mutual Fund Directors Forum co-hosted the Oversight of Alternative Investments Roundtable at the Ronald Reagan Building in downtown Washington DC. The program explored the unique issues that alternative investments present to fund directors, particularly risk oversight issues, and provided

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