Browsing Archive: February, 2012

Europe in a state of low trust towards Greece

Posted by Robert Hurley on Saturday, February 11, 2012, In : Articles 

Greece badly needs a bailout from the stronger economies in Europe but the finance ministers in these countries seem to have grown skeptical of the commitments coming from Athens. Ministers vented their frustration in public as well. “We cannot live with a system where promises are made and repeated and repeated and implementation measures are from time to time too weak,” said Jean-Claude Juncker of Luxembourg, who chairs meetings of the 17 euro zone finance ministers.

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Training in Business and Economics May Increase Greed

Posted by Robert Hurley on Monday, February 6, 2012,
In a study published in the December 2011 edition of the Academy of Management Learning and Education journal, Long Wang, Deepak Malhotra and Keith Murnighan provide further evidence that exposure to economics and the virtues of self-interested behavior can make people more greedy.This follows other research that showed that business students were more likely to engage in opportunistic behavior than students in other types of schools (e.g., Education). We who teach business students must be c...
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