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SMU Cox has three MBA programs (Full-time, Executive and Professional) ranked in the top tier globally by leading business publications such as U.S. News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek.
Local Information Advantage Provides Investors an Edge
Investors in the stock market are in a perpetual state of needing information about the firms in which they invest. Value-relevant information about firms is often geographically dispersed. Finance professor Johan Sulaeman of SMU Cox and co-authors parse the impact of geography on information and performance in their new research. The authors suggest that local information advantages do matter, and institutional investors that play the local advantage angle realize higher returns on their stock portfolio holdings.
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In new research, ITOM Professor Sreekumar Bhaskaran of SMU Cox School of Business and co-authors analyze the operational tradeoffs for entrepreneurial, start-up firms launching a first product that lays the foundation for success or failure. Biotech firms, for example, face tradeoffs about when to launch a first breakthrough product or when to wait for the best available version. The threat of bankruptcy often puts pressure about the decision to launch or not. "The conventional wisdom of 'failing forward' is not the best strategy for start ups," says Bhaskaran..
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With the spring semester in full swing, most of us would be hard put to recall most of the gifts we gave or received for Christmas just one month ago. Not so for SMU Cox Executive MBA student Rob Hamilton (EMBA '14).
Rob's journey to giving the most meaningful gift of his life began in October, as he was preparing to depart on the EMBA global study trip. His 35-year-old sister Shannon, who is a life-long diabetic, called him to say her kidneys were failing. She asked a simple question of her big brother: "Will you donate one of your kidneys to me?"