Gary Cohen

Foxbots, Tax Breaks and Other Realities at China's 'iPhone City'

A recent New York Times investigation exposes the “hidden bounty of perks, tax breaks and subsidies” that benefit the world’s largest iPhone factory in China, a country where Smith School professor Gary Cohen has followed business trends for years. He says U.S. policymakers need to understand what they’re up against when they talk about reshoring manufacturing jobs. “President-elect Trump has been vowing to level the playing field, and Apple has been one of the companies he has mentioned,” Cohen says. Read more...

Why US-China Trade War Is Scary, And Why It Probably Won’t Happen

Professor Gary Cohen travels to China three times a year to speak to multinational companies. His latest trip, he says in an interview from Shanghai, has been a bit different. That’s because across China, in his meetings with leaders of global companies, all anyone wants to talk about is President-elect Donald Trump. "I'm hearing it every day from executives in China: 'What’s going to happen?' " says Cohen. Read more ...

Apple's CEO Courts India

Apple CEO Tim Cook is back from a weeklong visit to India, which the company hopes will be its next major growth center, now that China is cooling. But the company, which has only about 2 percent of the Indian smartphone market today, faces a host of challenges, explains Smith School professor Gary A. Cohen. These range from a lower-income consumer base than exists in China, to regulatory hurdles, to a host of competitors that have a head start. Read more...

ABA, University of Maryland Partner to Launch Enterprise Risk Management Advanced Professional Development Program

WASHINGTON — The American Bankers Association and the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business have collaborated to present Enterprise Risk Management, a new advanced professional development program designed for senior risk management professionals across the banking industry. Registration is now open for the five-day program, which will be held Oct. 31 – Nov. 4, in Washington, D.C.

ABA and University of Maryland Partner to Deliver New Breed of Financial Crimes Executive Education

The American Bankers Association and the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business have collaborated to deliver two new executive education programs addressing anti-money laundering and fraud management. The programs, announced today at the ABA/American Bar Association Money Laundering Enforcement Conference in Washington, are the first of their kind and will help experienced financial crimes professionals further cultivate the knowledge and skills necessary to develop, implement and monitor effective AML and fraud programs.


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