"The corporate tax rate in the United States is still one of the highest in the world, so unless that changes, the incentive for tax-inversion deals is still there."
— E. Han Kim, Everett E. Berg Professor of Business Administration and professor of finance and international business, on why tax-inversion mergers will likely continue. U.S. News and World Report, March 9, 2016.
Average number of top-tier media outlets featuring Michigan Ross (Jan.-June)
"Prejudice can take subtle forms. Micro-aggressions are extremely ambiguous forms of prejudice, like not making eye contact or calling someone by an Americanized version of their Chinese name: It might mean nothing, or it might signal something else."
— David Mayer, Michael R. and Mary Kay Hallman Fellow and associate professor of management and organizations, on the difficulties companies face rooting out hidden biases in hiring. Bloomberg, March 17, 2016.
"People will say 'I want to grow revenues by 25 percent' but they rarely announce that they want to improve their listening skills."
"It's difficult to even understand the relationships between hospitals and doctors' practices. We don't have a lot of clear research."
— Francine Lafontaine, senior associate dean for faculty and research and William Davidson Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, on smaller healthcare mergers that escape regulatory notice. The New York Times, April 8, 2016.
Ross ranking for amount of coverage among peer schools in top outlets (Jan.-June)
"If you go public, or are publicly listed, you will never be rewarded for creating jobs. Workers are a big expense."
"Two of the remaining candidates, Trump and Sanders, promise significant shifts in those policies (from the Obama years). Yet both of them have not issued detailed statements on many facets of their economic policies."
"CEO succession planning isn't rocket science. Yet 80 percent of the biggest U.S. companies get it wrong because they fail to focus on the political and cultural fundamentals.''
"Most states have a sense of moderate enforcement, and then some are more aggressive, like Florida. It's a percolating issue."
Total number of media articles featuring Ross during month of July
"You don't actually have to change trade policies to have some real effect on economic activity right now. If Trump is actually elected and these things seem even more likely, they could slow down economic activity and investment quite a lot — whether or not they come to pass."
"This isn't a natural disaster, where everyone is aligned right away. This is difficult stuff to process. But a compassionate organization cultivates a sense of empathy for those who are suffering. And the first thing is for leaders to be present, talking, listening, and acknowledging that something specific has happened, and that some people may have concerns."
— Alison Davis-Blake, Leon Festinger Collegiate Professor of Management and professor of management and organizations, on why companies should address the issue of police shootings. Fortune, July 7, 2016.