Summer 2011 Issue
With the nadir of the recession behind them, the biggest private equity (PE) firms, since early 2010, have made numerous strategic shifts in their business. Since its emergence as a high-profile asset class, private equity has evolved in direct response
More than half of the world’s adult population lack access to formal financial services. Bhagwan Chowdhry, UCLA Anderson Professor of Finance, proposes a FAB idea to tackle the issue. Financial Access at Birth (FAB) is a social and economic innovation that
It is a fairly well-known notion that without proper and convenient law code and regulations businesses will shirk away from conducting their activities in a country. By this logic, the government exerts the ultimate control over business and economic prospects
In Hanover, New Hampshire, less than twenty minutes into ticket sales of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, the final installment in the Harry Potter series, all patrons interested in the midnight showing were coughing up the extra $3.50
Video games and big business: not usually two words that are used in the same sentence. Within the United States, however, the video game industry is rapidly becoming a major economic factor and an important market for advertisers. At the same
Pharmaceutical giants have flirted with biotechnology firms over the years, but only recently has there been serious talk of marriage. Since the 80’s and 90’s, these two kinds of drug producers have tried everything from joint licensing deals to extensive alliances.