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How Sound are the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Recoveries?

How Sound are the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Recoveries?

In this article, the authors report findings on changes in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s mortgage loan quality by analyzing over 15 million loans from 2001-2015.

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Paths to Improved Business Growth When the Federal Reserve’s Policies are Ineffective

Paths to Improved Business Growth When the Federal Reserve’s Policies are Ineffective

Practitioners of all sized companies are reassessing their expectations that the Federal Reserve can effectively stimulate growth and planning accordingly.

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Building Positive Organizational Communities

Building Positive Organizational Communities

Fostering a sense of high-involvement community strengthened by high-quality connections may be the recipe for competitive advantage in today’s marketplace.

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What Can Managers Learn from Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists?

What Can Managers Learn from Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists?

This article reviews the primary roles of venture capitalists and relays key management advice from Silicon Valley VCs normally reserved for their portfolio firms.

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The Great Escape from Global Poverty

The Great Escape from Global Poverty

Managing well matters in fighting against poverty; research finds the processes of everyday business has potential to improve the well-being of the global poor.

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Corporate Earnings

Corporate Earnings

When does earnings management become earnings manipulation, and when does earnings manipulation become outright misrepresentation? This is an important question.

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Using Small Baskets of Financial Assets to Estimate Exchange Rates

Using Small Baskets of Financial Assets to Estimate Exchange Rates

Companies operating in managed exchange rate environments may be able to use a similar proxy to establish suitable prices and to profit from currency speculation.

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Is There a Free Lunch in Commission Free ETFs?

Is There a Free Lunch in Commission Free ETFs?

This study investigates how holding and transaction costs can affect the cost calculus of commission-free ETFs and provides a recommendation on how to minimize costs.

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Doing Business with the Untrustworthy

Doing Business with the Untrustworthy

Empirical observations, laboratory experiments, and game theory offer guidance for a prudent person doing repeat business with potentially untrustworthy partners.

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Hiring Disabled Workers

Hiring Disabled Workers

Too often the ability of the community of disabled persons to constructively contribute to society and the recognition of their need to do so is overlooked.

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