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R.O.I. Research Magazine

UNC Kenan-Flagler faculty produce research that makes an impact on both the business and academic communities. R.O.I. shares insights and best practices from their research so business people can apply them to current challenges – and prepare for the changing global landscape.

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View From the Glass Ceiling
Female leadership lessens the pay gap between men and women.

 

Fall 2013 R.O.I.

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Investors without Borders
Foreign investments in emerging markets make them emerge even faster.

All Work & No Sleep Makes Jack a Bad Boy.
Lack of sleep can lead to poor decisions and deviant behavior.

Evasive Maneuvers
“Round-Tripping” – How U.S. investors route their income through offshore tax havens.

Brand Breakout
How emerging market brands can go global.

Pain in the Assets

Hedge funds don’t cause a financial crisis, but they can make it worse.

Hedge Hogs

Why you should pay attention to changes in your ownership base.

It Must be True. I Read it in the Newspaper.

How columnists have historically influenced the market.

Welcome to Startuptown.

Why does it matter that startups favor younger workers?

Weather Patterns

Paying attention to the weather can give you insights into the market.

Spring 2013 R.O.I.

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A Peek Behind the Curtain
No one has been willing to share private equity data - until now.

Crowdsourcing: Fresh Thinking or Online Fad?
Results are encouraging, but long-term effectiveness remains uncertain.

Synergy Dependent
When universities and the private sector work together, new ideas fuel economic growth.

Follow the Crowd (To See if They’re Following You)
They’ll tell you if you’re onto the Next Big Thing.

Think Smaller
Microwork brings opportunities to the underemployed and cost-effective labor to businesses.

Collaboration as Competitive Edge
Working with your competition might make you both stronger.

Connect the Dots
The “Dealmaker Algorithm” brings entrepreneurs and market-makers together. 

Media Snacking
Consumers find tasty bits of information everywhere, from their televisions to their tablets. 

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Spring 2012 R.O.I.

ROI Spring 2012

Emerging Market Firms Don't Have a Plan to Create
the Next Global Brand. They have eight.

First Japan.  Then South Korea.  Which country will be next?

Great Potential.  Great Peril.
Required —a roadmap for risk when investing in emerging markets

And the Winner of the Talent Competition Is...
Companies that create a genuinely healthy culture reap the rewards

Look! Up in the Sky!
Building aviation infrastructure for competitive advantage

Hungry for a New Solution
Supply chain management remains an obstacle to disaster relief

The Spoils of Raw
Manufacturers must take steps to ensure product safety

Entering a New Marketplace Is as Easy as 1-3-2
Consider taking the road less traveled

Learn From Churn
The right socialization lets you keep your most valued workers

I Can't See Clearly Now
Corporate opacity benefits - Surprise! - the institutional investor

Patience Is Its Own Reward
Just because others are selling doesn't mean you have to follow the herd

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Winter 2012 R.O.I.

ROI Winter 2012

Location. Location. Location.
Location impacts corporate income taxes

Recovery rates and credit crisis
The role credit default probabilities play

First to be last
The long-term benefits of learning more slowly

Rethinking knowledge work
Applying lean principles to increase efficiency

The power of influence
The role social status plays in effective leadership

The importance of post-merger branding
Fusion strategy yields a higher payoff

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Spring 2011 R.O.I.

ROI Spring 2011

Navigating the Commercial Paper Market
Getting into the short-term financial world without getting burned

If in Doubt, Ask the Expert
Creating a safe environment for employees to seek help

Battle of the Brands Intensifies
New insights on private-label marketing

Reading Between the Lines
Econometric model bests Wall Street analysis

Challenging Accounting "Rules of Thumb"
Developing more accurate costing systems

ERP: Plan for a Balancing Act
Why companies struggle and how to succeed

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Winter 2011 R.O.I.

Benefits of Competition: Competition between rival companies increases the value of employees
The relationship between high-value employees and successful companies is reciprocal.

Marketing with options and forwards
Applying financial options to consumer marketing pays.

The benefits of boomerang employees
Companies should keep their doors open for valued former employees.

Off-shoring evolves
When is it best to outsource? How does the strength of your rivals affect pricing and differentiation?

Bank risk-taking
What is the link between reporting transparency, risk, and regulation?

The power of simpler strategy
Rules of thumb play an important role in effective strategy.

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Spring 2010 R.O.I.

ROI Spring 2010

Give the People What They Want: Driving adoption of wireless Web services in the United States
Businesses run the risk of alienating customers by crossing the line between providing helpful services and intruding.

Don't blame the short sellers
Sometimes the best of intentions have negative consequences.

A dose of reality for today's marketers
In economic downturns, consumers are more likely to turn to private labels.

Retailers' dirty little secret
Inventory discrepancies can cost retailers money in lost sales.

Acting dishonestly in the name of equity
Under what conditions do people act dishonestly to help or hurt others?

In the interest of full disclosure
Issues of transparency and liquidity have taken on particular relevance.

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