If you have time over the holidays, be sure to check out the latest issue of the Graziadio Business Review.
A Generic Problem: Should FDA Approval of Drugs Stop Consumers’ Suits for Injuries? By Larry Bumgardner, JD
The Supreme Court has ruled federal law blocks consumers from suing for injuries from generic drugs, yet brand name drugs do not have the same protection.
Skill vs. Luck in Wall Street by Andreas Simon, PhD, and E. Matthew Van Winkle, PhD
Investors are largely powerless in determining the degree to which an analyst’s results are a function of skill—and how much they are attributable to plain luck.
Self-Control at Work by Charles D. Kerns, PhD, MBA
It is estimated that we allocate approximately 25 percent of our waking hours, about four hours a day, managing our impulses.
Why Credit Rating Agencies are Being “B” Rated by Abraham Park, PhD, and Robert Lee, PhD
Banks have developed various credit derivatives to deal with the credit risk of loans. In addition, banks can use credit derivatives to transfer risk to a third party.
The American Debt Crisis by Rob Jamplis
If the Federal debt causes investors to lose confidence in America’s ability to pay back loans, investors will demand higher rates of return making it harder for the U.S. to borrow money.
In The Book Corner you will find the following reviews.
Capitalism at the Crossroads: Next Generation Business Strategies for a Post-Crisis World by Stuart L. Hart
Reviewed by Davide Accomazzo, MBA
Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger
Reviewed by David W. Crain, PhD
The Diversity Index: The Alarming Truth About Diversity in Corporate America…and What Can Be Done About It by Susan E. Reed
Reviewed by Richard Herko
Idea Agent: Leadership That Liberates Creativity and Accelerates Innovation by Lina M. Echeverria
Reviewed by Edward H. Rockey, PhD
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
From the GBR staff