Moral values influence level of climate change action

ITHACA, N.Y. – Two moral values highly rated by liberals — compassion and fairness — influence willingness to make personal choices to mitigate climate change’s impact in the future, according to a new multidisciplinary study by Cornell University researchers. The findings also suggest that a moral value rated more highly by conservatives – purity – […]

Apple Pay likely to take small bite out of Chinese market

Apple is expanding its mobile wallet, Apple Pay, to the Chinese market. In doing so, Apple is partnering with UnionPay, one of China’s top state-owned lenders. Murillo Campello, a professor of management and finance at Johnson at Cornell University and an expert on Apple Inc., says branching out into new activities might be positive for […]

Macri’s win is a major change for Argentina, and region

Lourdes Casanova, academic director of the Emerging Markets Institute at Cornell University’s Johnson School of Business and a member of several taskforces working on Latin America at the World Economic Forum, comments on Mauricio Macri’s victory in Argentina and says the president-elect will need to be fast and forceful with his agenda of change. Casanova […]

Drug arrests reflect corruption in Venezuelan presidency

U.S. federal agents said they detained two members of Venezuelan president Maduro’s family in Haiti on drug trafficking charges. According to news reports the two men are related to Venezuelan first lady Cilia Flores. Lourdes Casanova, academic director of the Emerging Markets Institute at Cornell University’s Johnson School of Business and a member of several taskforces […]

China volatility ebbs, interest hike would trigger new round

Andrew Karolyi, professor of finance at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University and author of newly released book, Cracking the Emerging Markets Enigma, says China’s market volatility will ebb in the short term, but an inevitable Fed rate hike will pressure emerging-market stocks, which, in turn, could lead to another […]

Black Friday – What drives the earlier launch?

Randy Allen, former senior vice president of strategic planning and business initiatives at K mart Corp and senior lecturer of management at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, says that the earlier launch of Black Friday gives retailers an edge – but continually pushing it forward may make Black Friday […]