Stories by Andrew Faught:
Power to the people or at least those in control of their future
Decision-makers who feel powerful and in control of resources are more likely than others to make decisions that will benefit their future selves, a USC Marshall School of Business faculty member reported in new research.
More buyers set to shop till they drop
Big box retailers and purveyors of luxury goods can expect strong sales this holiday season as the economy shows continued signs of recovery, according to a pair of USC business professors.
Shoppers get a rush out of bargains
Holiday bargain shoppers can expect to find more deals than ever this year — but they better be quick about it, according to a USC professor who tracks consumer behavior.
USC report urges Pacific Rim countries to loosen trade barriers
A team of USC Marshall MBA students is calling on Pacific Rim economies to loosen or end barriers to trade in services, impediments that cost the region hundreds of billions of dollars in annual gross domestic product.
Business and engineering students rove around on Curiosity project
When the Mars Curiosity rover landed on the Red Planet’s surface, an invention by a USC Viterbi School of Engineering alumnus clicked into gear, taking measurements of the air around the rover.
Innovative faculty who mean business
The USC Marshall School of Business has hired 12 new professors in the areas of accounting, marketing, finance and business economics, and management communication.
The summer of start-ups
Leaders of a dozen emerging businesses received important tips of the trade in a summer pilot program offered for the first time at the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.
Scholar-in-Residence talks JOBS with Congress
A USC Marshall School of Business scholar-in-residence told a Congressional committee that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission should encourage entrepreneurship.