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Jun 17, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

The fifth anniversary of the landmark Dodd-Frank legislation, Congress's response to the financial crisis of 2007-08, arrives next month, prompting reflections on whether it has done what the Democratic-controlled Congress that passed it intended: Increase transparency and accountability in the banking system and — most importantly — reduce the likelihood of another crisis. Smith School professor Mike Faulkender

Jun 12, 2015

U.S. companies that moved overseas to save costs are now considering bringing production home again, a survey of U.S.-based manufacturing executives shows. The trend will create U.S. manufacturing jobs, but not at the same levels that existed prior to the spread of robotics and automation. Smith School professor Thomas M. Corsi explains five forces driving the reshoring movement, and what

Jun 11, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

Doctors have many concerns about online crowdsourced ratings, which are intended to make patients better-informed consumers of health care, but this is a big one: They worry that complainers will be the most outspoken contributors to rating sites, skewing scores and resulting in a kind of heckler's veto. But a new study involving Smith School professors Gordon Gao and Ritu Agarwal

Jun 11, 2015

Entrepreneurs beat long odds when they launch a company, scale it up and sell it to investors. Smith School alumnus Jason Cohen has done it five times in 15 years with brands such as Sensible Portions low-calorie snacks, Rickland Orchards yogurt, SkinnyPop popcorn and Mrs. Thinsters cookies. His latest project is a jerky company called

Jun 11, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

Smith Undergrads’ ‘Woodstock for Capitalists’ Experience includes ‘Buffett v. Mayweather’

This year’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., annual shareholder meeting coincided with the conglomerate’s 50-year anniversary under Chairman Warren Buffett  – and the Floyd Mayweather- Manny Pacquiao boxing showdown.

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