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2011-01-19 11:00:00

DURHAM, N.C., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The sixth annual study on corporations' offshoring trends was released today by the Center for International Business Education and Research's (CIBER) Offshoring Research Network (ORN) at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and The Conference Board. The study is part of ongoing research into the effects of offshoring trends on American competitiveness and reflects the sentiments of business managers as regional economies around the...

2010-01-20 15:02:54

Globally distributed teams cannot rely entirely on technology to overcome time and space barriers; they still need to talk. And that probably means working some overlapping hours, says a Duke University management professor. Jonathon Cummings, associate professor of management and director of the Center for IT & Media in Duke's Fuqua School of Business, developed these recommendations based on a multi-year study of 108 project teams at Intel. Along with J. Alberto Espinosa of American...

2009-08-03 11:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of U.S. companies with an offshoring strategy has more than doubled from 2005 to 2008 and very few plan to relocate activities back to the United States, according to Duke Offshoring Research Network's fifth annual report on offshoring trends, published in collaboration with The Conference Board. Last year, more than 50 percent of companies had a corporate offshoring strategy in place, up from 22 percent in 2005. Sixty percent of companies...

2009-02-25 14:19:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke University's Fuqua School of Business announced today the launch of a global marketing and advertising effort to promote the school's global expansion and the redesign of The Duke MBA - Cross Continent program. Designed in collaboration with Palo Alto-based interactive agency SolutionSet and independent media agency Mediasmith, creative elements include online and print executions in both English and localized languages. Creative elements address...

2007-07-29 06:21:26

By Tim Simmons, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul. 29--When N.C. State University decided to start a master's of business administration program in 2002, school leaders reached a quick conclusion. "There are only so many people willing to pay $60,000 for an MBA," said Steve Allen, an associate dean who oversees NCSU's program. Then again, there is no shortage of students. Demand for an MBA in the Triangle has steadily increased costs: A $60,000 degree is hardly outrageous,...


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