Media Coverage: October 2003
Media Coverage is a listing of current media placements featuring Smeal College faculty, staff and students. At the end of each month, items are moved into the Archive , accessible via the link at the end of this page.
United Press International , 10/28/2003 -- Nirmal Pal , Executive Director of the eBusiness Research Center, discusses the potential for Google to go public with an Initial Public Offering, a turn of events Pal predicts would be successful considering that searching the Web is the most prolific activity of the digital age ( Google: Search Engine Of The Masses ).
Press Enterprise (California), 10/26/2003 -- John Spychalski , Professor of Business Logistics, discusses the practice of federal pre-examption, which exempts railroads from local, state and federal regulations, explaining that such pre-exemptions are necessary to make interstate commerce possible, and without them communities would impose impossible-to-meet conditions ( County Can't Stop Mira Loma Site: U.S. Railroad Law Exempts An Auto-Unloading Facility From Study Of Pollution ).
Scripps Howard News Service , 10/24/2003 -- Judy Olian , Dean of the Smeal College, says in her weekly syndicated newspaper column that in this climate of low job satisfaction rates, it is important for employers to focus on the intangible rewards from jobs ( Job Satisfaction Low, Even For Those That Are Employed ).
Scripps Howard News Service , 10/24/2003 -- J. Edward Ketz , Associate Professor of Accounting and MBA Faculty Director, says the fires of accounting reform are waning, and until we deal with the root problems, accounting scandals will recur ( What accounting reform? ). The column also appeared in The Patriot News (Harrisburg), as well as the Web sites of WTEV-TV (Florida), WOKR-TV (New York), and WXXA-TV (New York).
Centre Daily Times , 10/21/2003 -- The Smeal College's G. Albert Shoemaker Program in Business Ethics, featuring ethics expert and former Arthur Anderson partner Barbara Ley Toffler, and its Melvin Jacobs Retail Leadership Lecture, featuring Neiman Marcus CEO Burt Tansky, are highlighted in a business brief. ( Penn State Hosting Free Business Lectures ).
WITF-FM (Harrisburg), 10/20/2003 -- J. Edward Ketz , Associate Professor of Accounting and MBA Faculty Director, discusses the charges against a former Rite Aid executive entangled in a broad corporate scandal ( Penn State Professor Says Brown Verdict Bodes Well For Other Cases Of Corporate Wrongdoing ).
Scripps Howard News Service , 10/17/2003 -- Judy Olian , Dean of the Smeal College, says in her weekly syndicated newspaper column that toxic behavior by employees, even the rain makers, cannot be tolerated in healthy organizations ( Toxicity Must Not Be Tolerated ).
Scripps Howard News Service , 10/17/2003 -- Albert Vicere , Executive Education Professor of Strategic Leadership, suggests in a column that now is the time to get leaders out of their tunnels, focused on opportunities in the coming upturn, and ready to grow their businesses ( It Pays To Have The Right Gene Pool ). The column also appeared in The Patriot News (Harrisburg).
Fortune , 10/16/2003 -- Judy Olian , Dean of the Smeal College, suggests that gender parity in the workplace in our lifetime and our daughters' lifetime is impossible unless, jokingly, "men all die in a plague" ( Power: Do Women Really Want It ).
Microsoft bCentral , 10/14/2003 -- Albert Vicere , Executive Education Professor of Strategic Leadership, discusses the value that come from failure in the corporate world ( How Business Failure Paves The Way To Success ).
Scripps Howard News Service , 10/10/2003 -- Judy Olian , Dean of the Smeal College, says in her weekly syndicated newspaper column that there is an upside to manufacturing job moves offshore, namely that American consumers benefit from access to cheaper products, and U.S. production abroad raises the standard of living and grows local consumers in new markets ( Manufacturing Jobs: News Isn't All Bad ).
WPSX-TV / WPSU-FM (Central Pennsylvania), 10/07/2003 -- Judy Olian , Dean of the Smeal College, hosts "About Business," a call-in show focused on corporate downsizing. David Harrison , Professor of Management, joins Olian as a guest on the show along with Cheryl Johnson, Executive Director of the Private Industry Council of Centre County.
Centre Daily Times , 10/01/2003 -- Judy Olian , Dean of the Smeal College, and her new radio program About Business, are highlighted in a business brief. The call-in show addresses corporate downsizing in the Centre Region and beyond ( Business College Dean Gets Radio Show ).
SmartPros , 10/01/2003 -- J. Edward Ketz , Associate Professor of Accounting and MBA Faculty Director, suggests in his regular column, "The Accounting Cycle," that an idea espousing the implementation of corporate forums as a way of cultivating better communication between managers and shareholders is long overdue ( A Forum For Shareholders ).
Entrepreneur , October 2003 -- J. Edward Ketz , Associate Professor of Accounting and MBA Faculty Director, discusses the business of "swap" sales and how it's a perfectly legal practice if accounted for correctly ( A Fair Trade: Find Out How To Barter The Right Way ).
D & O Advisor , Fall 2003 -- J. Edward Ketz , Associate Professor of Accounting and MBA Faculty Director, offers recommendations for improving auditing practices in a column. Ketz cites pension funds as the biggest financial reporting issue in the near future ( Critical Numbers: What Every Director Should Knows About Accounting ).
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