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It's always been hard to collect information on abortions in the United States. Post-Dobbs legislation in various states could make it even harder.

This post originally appeared on News@Northeastern. It was published by Noah Lloyd. Blockchain—a highly encrypted method of transmitting data across a network—first came to public consciousness with the rise of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, but major businesses have been slow to adopt the technology. Now, a new book by Northeastern professor of international business and strategy…

“My graduate experience has granted me not only theoretical knowledge but helped me develop my communication skills, leadership mindset, and confidence. That speaks to the power of Northeastern and its ability to set its students up for success.” says Kexin Li , MS in International Management'22

India's Ambassador to the United States, Hon. Taranjit S. Sandhu, visits Northeastern University to speak at the Center for Emerging Markets as part of its Vivek and Vandana Sharma India Initiative.

Blockchain solutions can overcome the shortcomings of current supply chain processes. They enhance reliability and efficiency by providing transparent and secure tracking of goods and related digital documentation. One example of a blockchain solution is TradeLens, which provides accurate real-time supply chain visibility, together with collaboration and analytics tools. Another example is Ambrosus, which links Internet of Things (IoT) real-time sensors and electronic IDs with blockchain to improve supply chain monitoring, provide quality assurance, and prevent counterfeiting.

New research examines how corporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) programs influence the financial performance of emerging market companies. This research proposes and shows that in emerging markets, social investments have a larger impact on financial performance than governance or environmental initiatives because they help create capabilities that more directly compensate for government failures in the provision of public goods and services needed by firms to operate efficiently. It also shows that government policy nudges enhance the efficacy of such initiatives. Thus, in emerging markets, ESG programs, particularly social initiatives, help improve the quality of life of local communities and companies' bottom lines.

“It was important to me that I learn from professors who could integrate real-world applications into our lessons. I wanted a program where my class schedule was flexible enough to accommodate my interests, full-time job, and personal life. D'Amore-McKim checked all three boxes.” says Zoe Calianos, MS in Finance/ MBA'24

George W. Chamillard, vice chair emeritus of Northeastern's Board of Trustees, guided the university's finances through the messy aftermath of the economic crash of 2008. He died last month at the age of 83.

Led by Associate Professor Emeritus of International Business Ray Kinnunen, many cohorts of undergraduate business students have won the Beanpot B-School Case Analysis Competition. While the iconic competition ended in 2009, the impact the experience left on the participating alumni and the school has transcended its run.  

In institutional regimes with weak creditors' rights, some company insiders might take advantage of bankruptcy rules by intentionally making their companies look less valuable. This creates problems for creditors and makes it harder for these companies to succeed in the future. To shed new light on the drivers of such opportunistic behaviors, recent research compares bankrupt British, American and Indian firms. It shows that Indian firms were more likely to be classified as “willful defaulters” indicating that bankruptcy decisions may be due to insiders' opportunistic behavior. It also suggests that such fraudulent bankruptcy behaviors can be countered through market reforms.