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Companies often overlook the value of the comings and goings of their competitors ex-employees, says new research co-written by business administration professor Deepak Somaya.

For competitive edge, keep an eye on competition's ex-employees

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:May 11, 2015

Business administration professor Deepak Somaya says even when companies are sophisticated about how to generate and capture value from their former employees, they overlook the value of competitive intelligence on their competitors’ alumni and how those ex-employees might, in turn, affect their bottom line.

Published Date: May 11, 2015


The new online MBA degree will democratize access to the coveted graduate degree, said Larry DeBrock, the Josef and Margot Lakonishok Endowed Dean of the College of Business.

Online MBA degree coming to U. of I.'s College of Business

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:May 5, 2015

The University of Illinois College of Business will launch an online-only Master of Business Administration degree program, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees.

Published Date: May 5, 2015


A legacy of giveaways to gambling interests continues to haunt the pension system in Illinois, says John W. Kindt, an emeritus professor of business and legal policy at the U. of I.

Public employee pensions continue to lose out to gambling giveaways, expert says

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:March 24, 2015

A legacy of giveaways to gambling interests continues to haunt the pension system in Illinois, a leading national gambling critic and University of Illinois expert warns.

Published Date: March 24, 2015


Health care policymakers concerned about improving the management of health risks should view the pace of medical innovation as an important lever of influence, says Julian Reif, a professor of finance and of economics at Illinois.

Study: Economic benefits of medical innovation undervalued

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:March 19, 2015

Health care policymakers concerned about improving the management of health risks should view the pace of medical innovation as an important “lever of influence,” says Julian Reif, a professor of finance and of economics at Illinois.

Published Date: March 19, 2015


An influx of aid to war-torn countries can actually exacerbate violent conflicts, says new research co-written by Benjamin Crost, a professor of agricultural and consumer economics at Illinois.

Paper: Development aid can exacerbate violence in war-torn countries

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:March 5, 2015

Although development aid is commonly seen as an important tool in the quest to reduce poverty in conflict-riven countries, new research co-written by a University of Illinois expert in development economics concludes that large-scale foreign aid programs can backfire and actually exacerbate violence in some long-running conflicts.

Published Date: March 5, 2015