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September 11, 2019

by James Hansen, School of Accounting & Taxation chair and associate professor of accounting

I love auditors (and maybe you should too)

Let me explain why I like auditors. I have learned over the years that I like order in my life. I like order in society. As an investor, I like order in our United States capital markets.

 

 

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August 28, 2019

by Matt Mouritsen, interim dean and professor of accounting

To my fellow entrepreneurs and runners...

As an entrepreneur embarks on a new idea, it’s generally with a healthy dose of anticipation mixed with excitement.  Earning a PhD, teaching in the MBA for 13 years, and teaching e-business, I thought I knew what I was getting into when I embarked on a new app development project; I was wrong.  At the starting line, I was prepared for a steady paced jog, but I ended up with a 100-mile endurance sprint.

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August 14, 2019

by Dave Noack, assistant professor and Hall Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship, executive director Hall Global Entrepreneurship Center

So you're saying there's a chance!

“Another day, another corporate scandal” seems an accurate headline for today’s business world. But new research says firms can help rebuild a damaged reputation and stock price simply through social actions following a negative event. But is this enough to convince executives that engaging in CSR is what’s best for the firm? Doing so might mean letting go of decades of “win-at-all-cost” corporate doctrine.

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July 18, 2019

by U.S. Translation Company, blog sponsor and partner of the Goddard School of Business & Economics

Going Global With a Bit of Help from Social Media
 

All ambitious business owners will acknowledge they are always on the lookout for ways to grow their business. When they have achieved something at home, they tend to set their sights abroad. Expanding internationally, however, can be a daunting prospect. Here are a few tips for success:   

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July 2, 2019

by David Malone, professor of accounting

Accounting: It’s not just debits and credits anymore (actually, it never was)

 

If accounting isn't just debitsand credits, and never was, then what exactly is it? Professor of accounting David Malone takes us on a journey from the roots of accounting to how it's intertwined in today's modern business from investments, inventory, risk, and even social responsibility. 

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June 19, 2019

by Clinton Amos, associate professor of marketing

Rethinking Education in the Age of Obsolescence: Content vs. Skills

While the notion that most of today’s students will take jobs that don’t exist yet has been challenged as a pervasive exaggeration, it doesn’t alleviate educators of the obligation to evolve education to meet the ever-changing world. Often discussions center on teaching the right content and tools.  More than ever before, shouldn’t educators place a greater focus on helping students become efficient and adaptable learners?

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June 5, 2019

By Jeff Steagall, Dean and Professor of Economics

Who's Really Paying those Tariffs?

The cost of import tariffs is borne by a variety of entities. Both foreign and domestic. Both consumers and producers. 

 

 

 

 

 

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May 22, 2019

by John Mukum Mbaku, Brady Presidential Distinguished professor of economics

Participating in the New Global Economy

In order to survive the competitive pressures of global trade and prosper, American companies must begin to view their potential area of operation as the new global economy rather than just the domestic market. Today, the firm located in the United States must learn to compete effectively in the new global economy.


 

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April 24, 2019

by Eric Smith, associate dean and associate professor

This Isn't 1986

My how times have changed!  In 2017, Congress passed the most comprehensive tax reform bill in a generation.  It did so on strictly partisan terms and based on arbitrary deadlines.  This stands in sharp contrast to the previous overhaul of the Internal Revenue Code in 1986, which was generally accepted as a template for political cooperation and compromise.  A comparison of these two pieces of legislation gives us insights into why the 1986 law lasted for over 30 years and may foretell the 2017 law's ultimate demise.
 

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April 10, 2019

by U.S. Translation Company

Is Your Business Prepared for the Languages of the Future?

With time comes change, and for the world, that means shifts in population, economics, and internet usage. A recent study explored the languages that will be required to reach 97% of the global online market in 2022 and 2027. This information is pertinent to any organization looking to expand their global reach over the next decade.  



 

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Latest Blogs 


August 28, 2019

by Matt Mouritsen, interim dean and professor of accounting

To my fellow entrepreneurs and runners...


 

August 14, 2019

by Dave Noack, assistant professor and Hall Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship, executive director Hall Global Entrepreneurship Center

So you're saying there's a chance!


 

July 18, 2019

by U.S. Translation Company, blog sponsor and partner of the Goddard School of Business & Economics

Going Global With a Bit of Help from Social Media


July 2, 2019

by David Malone, professor of accounting

Accounting: It’s not just debits and credits anymore (actually, it never was)


 

June 19, 2019

by Clinton Amos, associate professor of marketing

Rethinking Education in the Age of Obsolescence: Content vs. Skills


 

June 5, 2019

By Jeff Steagall, Dean and Professor of Economics

Who's Really Paying those Tariffs?


 

May 22, 2019

by John Mukum Mbaku, Brady Presidential Distinguished professor of economics

Participating in the New Global Economy


April 24, 2019, By Eric Smith, associate dean and associate professor

This Isn't 1986


April 10, 2019, By U.S. Translation Company

Is Your Business Prepared for the Languages of the Future?


March 27, 2019, By Jennifer Gnagey, adjunct faculty of economics, Weber State University

Addressing substandard housing in Ogden’s rental market: Lessons from whistleblower protection laws in the labor market


March 13, 2019, By Sebastian Brockhaus, Stanley E. Fawcett, A. Michael Knemeyer, andAmydee M. Fawcett

How to Become a Supply Chain Rockstar


February 27, 2019, by Sky King, assistant professor of marketing, Weber State University

Less is More?


February 13, 2019, by John Mukum Mbaku, Brady Presidential Distinguished professor of economics, Weber State University

Why Corporate Social Responsibility Matters


January 30, 2019, by Matt Mouritsen, professor and MBA Director, Weber State University

“I have but one regret, I wish I had your future.”


January 16, 2019, by U.S. Translation Company: Blog Sponsor and Goddard School Partner

Localization, Globalization, & Translation, Oh My!


January 2, 2019, by Jeff Steagall, Dean and Professor of Economics

International Alliances are Essential for Changing China’s Behavior


December 12, 2018, by Randall J. Boyle, PhD, associate professor of Management Information Systems, and Willard Eccles Fellow, WSU

Proactive Privacy

Privacy is a good thing, and it’s worth protecting!


SPECIAL EDITION

November 30, 2018, by Randall J. Boyle, PhD, associate professor of Management Information Systems, and Willard Eccles Fellow, WSU

Change Your Password — Right Now

In light of numerous massive account data breaches, you should take note, and take action.


November 28, 2018, Brandon Stoddard, instructor & director, Hall Global Entrepreneurship Center

Getting Started Leads to Entrepreneurial Success


November 14, 2018, Jennifer S. Anderson, Ph.D., MBA, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, WSU

Business Management books: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

How to make targeted choices when selecting business management advice books.


October 31, 2018, David Utrilla, President & CEO, U.S. Translation Company

It's not your Father's Translation Service

Understand why localization is so important in global business.


October 17, 2018, Jeff Steagall, Dean, Goddard School of Business & Economics.

Goddard School Launches New International Business and Economic Blog

Welcome to a new blog from the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics at Weber State University (WSU).


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