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Knowledge@Wharton will be on a holiday break until the first week of January. To tide our readers over, here’s a roundup of this year’s most popular stories.
Until recently, India was viewed as an outsourcing base for items as diverse as auto components and fabrics. Today, the focus is more on the domestic market.
This week, in the endless stream of bank fraud news, UBS agreed to pay $1.5 billion in a “settlement” to regulatory agencies. Last week, HSBC got nailed for a record $1.92 billion. Mere nuisance fees, many argue. Once again, megabankers look “too big to jail.”
Some employers’ attempts to ban smokers from their pools of prospective hires are prompting questions about the difficulty of enforcement — and how much leeway companies should be given to dictate employee behavior on and off the job.
Enrique Goni, CEO of Spanish savings bank Caja Navarra, suggests ways that banks can improve their image among their customers in an interview with Wharton management professor Mauro F. Guillen.
As Twitter and Instagram trade blows, Wharton marketing professor Pinar Yildirim outlines what’s at stake for both platforms — and for Instagram’s owner, Facebook.
As the Indian economy slows, and consumers are spending more conservatively, foreign chains in the country are trying to compete by offering an increasing amount of local flavors on their menus.
In 2011, India was the fastest growing private equity market in Asia. A recent report now suggests that the country is the most challenging market globally for this sector.