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Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business’s distinguished faculty members regularly provide thought leadership through various media outlets. They share research insights and commentary on business news.

  • Roger Ailes' Resignation Could Lead to Executive Shake-Up

    When a CEO is involved in a scandal usually the company can go in one of two directions, said Jason Schloetzer, associate professor at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business. The company can move the CEO to an advisory position. Or, they can use this opportunity to get rid of the executive and anyone who is closely tied to him. "They could use this an opportunity to bring in some fresh perspective," Schloetzer said. "This is a time to distance yourself from him, and let the people aligned with him leave, bring in new talent and reshape the organization."

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  • GE’s Earnings Report May Not Be Wrong, But It May Still Mislead Investors

    “It seems more prudent to highlight net EPS of 30 cents, as that’s the EPS definition according to GAAP,” said Allison Koester, assistant professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

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  • Relaxed Government Rules Could Open Apple Store Doors in India

    Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft have met with government leaders of India and China in recent months, with grand expansion plans in mind. Half of India's 1.25 billion residents are under 25 years old, the "ideal customer fit" for Apple, says Thomas Cooke, a professor at Georgetown McDonough School of Business.

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  • Elon Musk's Plan for Tesla to Buy SolarCity Raises Fears of Shaky Financials and Unclear Motives

    But Jason Schloetzer, a Georgetown University professor and corporate governance expert, said that "while this situation appears to be a conflict of interest, market forces can certainly intervene if this conflict is too extreme." For instance, activist hedge funds could intervene if Tesla is "meaningfully over or under paying for SolarCity," Schloetzer said.

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  • Redstone Family Firm Moves to Block Paramount Pictures Sale

    “This is a very unusual situation,” said Jason Schloetzer, an associate professor at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. “You don’t usually see a controlling shareholder being thrown around, and punched about, by his management team and his board.”

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  • Apple's Cook Tours India in Critical Moment for iPhones

    "It is critically important" Apple show it is investing in both countries and not merely selling products to them, said Thomas Cooke, a professor at Georgetown McDonough School of Business. "Apple needs to show it is interested, and Cook's trip demonstrated that."

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  • The Sport of Kings after American Pharoah

    "We have done a horrible job of reaching out to the next generation," said Thomas Cooke, a professor of business and law at Georgetown University who heads a race horse association in Maryland. Cook said the sport needs to modernize to lift its numbers, including new marketing efforts and a change in its business to attract younger audiences to one-stop-shop entertainment centers, not just race tracks alone.

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  • Katzenberg to Relinquish DreamWorks Animation CEO Role After Comcast Deal

    Jason Schloetzer, a Georgetown University accounting professor and corporate governance expert, said Comcast may want to hold onto Katzenberg for several years as his company adjusts to new ownership. "He's one of the creative forces behind DreamWorks, and he's a key portion of the generation of future content," Schloetzer said.

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  • Citadel Tops List of Private U.S. Trading Venues

    "By putting out this data, it gives us a sense of who is doing what and it gives us a better understanding of how stock trades take place," said James Angel, a finance professor at Georgetown University.

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