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  • Close look awaits NIST cybersecurity framework due next month
    January 15, 2014
    "While retailing is not deemed critical infrastructure, the episode underscores the economic ramifications of network hacking," Eric Burger, research professor and director of the Georgetown Center for Secure Communications, on security risks associated with the recent breach of Target credit card information.
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    Source: Federal Times

  • North Korea announces execution of Kim Jong Un’s uncle, Jang Song Thaek
    December 12, 2013
    “He’s doing what dictators do, especially somebody young and inexperienced. He’s taking reckless action and doing things that are self-indulgent,” Victor Cha, professor in the School of Foreign Service, on the political priorities of Kim Jong Un.
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    Source: The Washington Post

  • Use caution in raising the minimum wage
    December 9, 2013
    “The biggest concern among economists is that imposing pay increases on employers will reduce the hiring of low-wage workers and raise unemployment. But in four decades of research by economists, this appears to be a small or nonexistent effect,” Harry Holzer, professor of public policy, on raising the minimum wage.
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    Source: The Washington Post

  • Analysis: U.S. retailers brace for margin hit from holiday discounts
    November 20, 2013
    "We're creating a retail market where everything is going to be on sale all the time," he said. "You're killing yourself as an industry, you've trained people to only buy on sale,” Ronald Goodstein, professor of marketing in the McDonough School of Business, on decreased margins during holiday sales.
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    Source: Reuters

  • Microsoft, GE, and the futility of ranking employees
    November 18, 2013
    "The ratings can be arbitrary, and they can have serious effects on creativity and team-sharing, but they can have the benefit of helping cut the deadwood," Brooks Holtom, associate professor in the McDonough School of Business, on employee ranking systems.
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    Source: CNN Money

  • How Aging Baby Boomers and Advancing Technology Represent Healthcare's Biggest Opportunity
    November 15, 2013
    "It will become a question of the technology industry and the healthcare system not waiting for policy to catch up," Bill Novelli, professor of the practice in the McDonough School of Business, on a study suggesting that technology could be better developed for at-home healthcare.
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    Source: Becker’s Hospital Review

  • Ask The Experts: Why is Wall Street All Atwitter About IPOs?
    November 14, 2013
    “There was a lot of institutional investor demand for Twitter, and it popped on the first day of trading. Supply was quite restricted, however, as they sold a very small number of shares,” Reena Aggarwal, Professor of Business Administration and Finance at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, on Twitter’s initial public offering.
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    Source: Wallet Hub

  • Why Wait Until Saturday? Small Businesses Seek Black Friday Buzz
    November 13, 2013
    “The competitive advantage for small businesses is the ability to provide personalized service. They can help customers pick that thoughtful, relevant gift in a way that Macy’s, Walmart or Target can’t,” Ronald Goodstein, professor of marketing in the McDonough School of Business, on opportunities for small business on Black Friday.
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    Source: Entrepreneur

  • Oklahoma! Where the Kids Learn Early
    November 9, 2013
    The New York Times references research by William Gormley, professor of public policy, on educational gains from Oklahoma’s model of free access to kindergarten.
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    Source: The New York Times

  • Election roundup with Mark Rom
    November 7, 2013
    “They both ran on their principles, they both ran on their ideas but one of the things that really distinguished between the two races is that Christie is by all accounts, a very likeable guy. He lights up the crowd, he can reach across the aisle, he can reach Democrats and Independents,” Mark Rom, associate professor of government and public policy, on comparing the governor’s races of Christie and Cuccinelli.
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    Source: Voice of Russia

  • Exactly What Tool Is Craftsman's Handsome Model Selling?
    November 7, 2013
    “In both of these ads, there’s an implicit, Pavlovian presumption about the Craftsman brand name,” Kenneth Homa, Professor of the Practice at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, on brand recognition.
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    Source: AdWeek

  • The most important person in Twitter's IPO
    November 6, 2013
    "Eventually, they figured out where the price was going to open and then they had the opening trade and then the computers took over," James Angel, professor in the McDonough School of Business, on the role of market makers during the LinkedIn IPO.
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    Source: MarketPlace

  • 5 Ways to Earn Respect as a New Hire
    November 5, 2013
    "In our research, one of the most important ways that we've learned people earn respect is by listening. Listening is essential for creating, maintaining and deepening relationships: it signals caring and commitment,” Christine Porath, assistant professor of management, on earning respect at work by taking interest in others.
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    Source: US News

  • Coke and Pepsi Face Diabetes Backlash
    November 5, 2013
    “People are not willing to punish the brand for obesity, which seems like a lifestyle problem. But diabetes is considered a disease, and many consumers see the parent brand as contributing to it,” Kurt Carlson, assistant professor of business, on research indicating consumers respond negatively to anti-diabetes campaigns by soda companies.
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    Source: AdWeek

  • Muddy Waters Seen Right on NQ Mobile Payments, Wrong on Cash
    November 4, 2013
    “This is one of the classic signs of a fraud. You can easily manufacture sales with the stroke of a pen, but if you don’t have cash, what you have is a receivable,” James Angel, professor in the McDonough School of Business, on fraud committed by Beijing’s NQ Mobile.
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    Source: Bloomberg

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