Who’s Afraid Of Responsibility? The Aftermath Of The Financial Bank Crisis

[We’re pleased to welcome Rolf Brühl, Chair of Management Control at ECSP Europe School of Business. Brühl co-authored an article with Max Kury in the International Journal of Business Communication entitled "Rhetorical Tactics to Influence Responsibility Judgments: Account Giving in Banks Presidents' Letters During the Financial Market Crisis." Notes from Brühl:] Reading the following quote from a … Continue reading Who’s Afraid Of Responsibility? The Aftermath Of The Financial Bank Crisis

Book Review: Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street

Grab a mug of your favorite hot beverage and put those slippered feet up for a well-deserved weekend read! Eileen Appelbaum, Rosemary Batt : Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2014. 396 pp. $35.00, paper. Michael Jensen of University of Michigan Ann Arbor recently reviewed "Private … Continue reading Book Review: Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street

Submit Your Research to World Future Review!

World Future Review is a refereed journal that seeks to expand communication among the researchers and practitioners now exploring trends and alternatives for society. This journal welcomes articles that: 1) assess techniques for studying future options; 2) fairly evaluate probable, possible, and optimal outcomes of existing policies and practices in every field; and 3) facilitate … Continue reading Submit Your Research to World Future Review!

Using Creativity and Beauty to Find Solutions

The news isn't always uplifting: declining home price growth, sinking big business profits, and rising gas prices can make for an economy that is less than reassuring. How can we even start to fix it? According to Nancy Adler there is hope if we allow our passions to lead us to creative solutions and we … Continue reading Using Creativity and Beauty to Find Solutions

Top Five: What If?

This morning saw the beginning of the World Future Society 2014 annual conference: WorldFuture 2014: What If in Orlando, Florida! WorldFuture 2014 is a collective of some of the world's most inquisitive and dedicated scholars, asking about the future of a myriad of topics including humanity, government, education, religion and even happiness. Speakers will include … Continue reading Top Five: What If?

Do Home Foreclosures Affect Some Neighborhoods More than Others?

According to a December 2010 report from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics' Monthly Labor Review report, the U.S. housing bubble peaked in 2006 and burst in 2008. Residential-construction-employment fell to levels lower than those in 1993 and foreclosure signs quickly became a common sight in neighborhoods across the country. But were some neighborhoods … Continue reading Do Home Foreclosures Affect Some Neighborhoods More than Others?

Who is Hurt By Corruption in the United States?

What is the economic impact of corruption? And who is hurt most by these misguided acts? Author Adriana S. Cordis discusses this topic in her article "Corruption and Composition of Public Spending in the United States" from Public Finance Review. The abstract: I investigate the relation between corruption and the composition of state government spending … Continue reading Who is Hurt By Corruption in the United States?

Public Finance Review’s Special Issue: Analyzing the Redistributive Impact of Taxes and Transfers in Latin America

While Latin America is taking in more tax revenue cumulatively than it did twenty years ago, the International Business Times reported in 2012 that the income gap between the wealthy and the poor is still drastically wide, with the richest 20 percent making 20 times more than the poorest 20 percent. So what's changed in … Continue reading Public Finance Review’s Special Issue: Analyzing the Redistributive Impact of Taxes and Transfers in Latin America

The Cost of Overcoming Profit Loss

While there have been many capitalistic strides to overcome the profit losses between the 1950s and the 1970s, there's been a downward effect in households. Dr. Fred Moseley at Mount Holyoke College examines and explains this phenomenon in his article,"The U.S. Economic Crisis: From a Profitability Crisis to an Overindebtedness Crisis," published in Review of … Continue reading The Cost of Overcoming Profit Loss

Regulatory Roulette: Ladies and Gentlemen, Please Place Your Bets…

Editor's note: We are pleased to welcome Kim Soin of the University of Exeter in the U.K. and Christian Huber of Helmut-Schmidt-University in Germany, whose article "The Sedimentation of an Institution: Changing Governance in U.K. Financial Services" is forthcoming in the Journal of Management Inquiry and now available in the journal's OnlineFirst section. Regulation matters, … Continue reading Regulatory Roulette: Ladies and Gentlemen, Please Place Your Bets…