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Ask the Experts: Putting Common Consumer Tax Questions to Bed

Charles Enis, associate professor of accounting, talks about the IRS requirement for e-filing for people who are paid or professional tax preparers.

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Organizations benefit from fluid team dynamics, less rigid authority lines

Associate Professor of Management Stephen Humphrey's research on team dynamics and leadership variability is summarized.

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Investors Look to Retailers to 'Rightsize'

Assistant Professor of Marketing Hari Sridhar's research on the effects of opening and closing retail stores on overall firm value is summarized.

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Did a Nontrade Help Facebook Set IPO Price?

J. Edward Ketz is quoted in an article about the initial Facebook IPO pricing.

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Duke Begins Checking MBA Applications for Plagiarism

An article about Duke's new policy to check MBA applications for plagiarism mentions Smeal.

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B-Schools Use Turnitin Software to Crack Down on Plagiarism

An article on business schools' increasing use of Turnitin software to check admissions essays for plagiarism mentions the Smeal MBA Program and quotes managing director Carrie Marcinkevage.

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Penn State students committed to sustainability

This article features the Penn State Net Impact undergraduate student group.

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Penn State Grows Green Sports Program

The Penn State Net Impact group is mentioned in an article about Penn State's sustainability efforts.

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Immersion Weeks at Penn State Smeal

The Penn State Smeal MBA Program is noted for its immersion experiences.

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Arvind Rangaswamy to Receive Robert B. Clarke Outstanding Educator Award

The Direct Marketing Educational Foundation has named Arvind Rangaswamy its 2013 Robert B. Clarke Outstanding Educator.

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The Thing That Makes Work From Home Work

An article discusses research on work-from-home employees co-authored by Aparna Joshi, associate professor of management and organization.

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Penn State students bidding farewell to 'something that I loved'

Student reflections on their Penn State years include a Smeal College of Business Accounting major.

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Shareholder maintains pressure on Donegal Group Inc.

Accounting professor Henock Louis is quoted regarding Donegal Group's activist shareholder Gregory Shepard.

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SEC case against Harrisburg falls short for exempting finance pros, some say

Accounting professor J. Edward Ketz is quoted in an article on the Securities and Exchange Commission's charges against the city of Harrisburg.

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Political, business worlds awaid Corbett's Pa. Supreme Court pick

An article on the business implications of a new state supreme court pick quotes business law expert Dan Cahoy.

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The Ivy League's Cheating Problem

An article on finals-week cheating scandals at Barnard and Columbia quotes business ethics expert Linda Trevino.

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Zimbabwe: Steps in Tackling Ethical Challenges

An article cites Linda Trevino as it lays out eight steps for organizations to adopt in preventing ethical challenges.

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Accounting Change Could Boost Companies' Debt

An article on a new accounting standards proposal quotes J. Edward Ketz.

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Why Shopping Can Be Good for Your Health

An article on "retail therapy" quotes marketing professor Meg Meloy.

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Big retailers' same-day shipping challenges small shops

Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management Vidya Mani talks to the Central Pennsylvania Business Journal about why large retailers' are making efforts toward offering same-day shipping.

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Smeal EMBA Students Visit Santiago, Chile

The MetroMBA blog featured the Smeal Executive MBA Program's global immersion trip to Chile.

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Ask the Experts: How to Maximize the Impact of Charitable Donations

Assistant Professor of Marketing Karen Winterich talks about how people choose which charitable organizations to support.

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Column: Acceptance and pragmatism, American style

Fariborz Ghadar, director of the Smeal Center for Global Business Studies, talks to the Associated Press about immigration and social policy.

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Where Retail Chains Miss the Mark: Decisions about store openings and closings often leave the stock market cold

An article at Strategy+Business summarizes research from Assistant Professor of Marketing Hari Sridhar that examines how store openings and closings affect investor perceptions.

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Penn State Actuarial Science - Ben Pugh

Smeal alumnus in actuarial science Ben Pugh '13 is profiled on his Penn State experience.

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Who wins if immigration reform passes?

Fariborz Ghadar is quoted in an article examining the impact of immigration reform on key economic sectors.

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Tech Molded Plastics, Inc. & Penn State Smeal MBA Program

An article in the Industrial Machinery Digest talks about Tech Molded Plastics, Inc.'s partnership with Smeal MBAs through the APEX Program.

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Iraqi Oil Imports Pump up Asian Nation's Economy, U.S. Closes In on Self-Sufficiency

Fariborz Ghadar, William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management, Policies and Planning, authored an article on where Middle Eastern oil is going now that the U.S. is nearing self-sufficiency.

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Go for "Mad" Not "Sad" When You've Got the Burden: Listening to Juror B37

A legal expert uses research from Assistant Professor of Marketing Karen Winterich to analyze a juror's reactions to a recent trial.

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'Retail Therapy' Might Not Be So Bad After All

An article examining research on the effects of retail therapy quotes Meg Meloy, associate professor of marketing.

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Engineering Plus Business Fuels Growth

A blog post by an alumnus of the Penn State Smeal MBA Program on his path though engineering and an MBA degree to his current position with the MBAs Without Borders.

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Narcissistic CEOs adopt disruptive tech. So?

A blogger examines research on narcissistic chief executive officers from Smeal's Don Hambrick and applies it to the information technology industry.

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Accounting: A Stable Career Choice

An article on the importance of accounting to financial careers and the stability of jobs in the market mentions the 100 percent placement rate of Smeal's One-Year Master of Accounting class of 2013.

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In region and state, return of house flipping

An article on the return of house flipping to one Pennsylvania region indicates a stabilizing housing market, quotes Professor Austin Jaffe, chair of the Department of Risk Management.

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Smeal Research Shows CEO Narcissism Can Have Its Advantages

A post from MetroMBA talks about recent research from Don Hambrick, Smeal Chaired Professor of Management, on the way narcissistic CEOs may impact technological adoption.

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Innovative institutions enhance teaching, learning and support with technology

Penn State Smeal College of Business' AMX Innovation Award Honorable Mention is cited in University Business Magazine.

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Penn State approves student-made bags for sporting events

Smeal College of Business students were involved in producing a new bag made to comply with Beaver Stadium security regulations.

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Twitter's 'secret' IPO puts investors in the dark

J. Edward Ketz, an accounting professor at Pennsylvania State University, said the idea of having a confidential filing process is “dead wrong.”

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Authorized Users: Adding Them, Building Credit & What to Watch Out For

An article on adding authorized users to credit accounts quotes Associate Professor of Marketing Lisa Bolton.

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The Top 25 Most Narcissistic CEOs in Tech

A Forbes contributor uses research from Professor Don Hambrick to analyze the levels of narcissism in CEOs of major technology companies.

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Yes, you can avoid paying bank fees

An article on how to consider financial institutions based on fees quotes Brian Davis, clinical assistant professor of finance.

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With a Tweet, Twitter Starts a Debate

Associate Professor of Accounting Ed Ketz is quoted in a New York Times article on Twitter's IPO announcement.

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How's the shutdown going to affect Twitter's IPO?

An article speculating on how the government shutdown could eventually affect the SEC quotes Farrell Professor of Entrepreneurship Tim Pollock.

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Should We Be Concerned About Consumers No Longer Using Banks?

An article on CardHub.com quotes Brian Davis, clinical assistant professor of finance, on today's alternatives to traditional banking.

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Iran nuclear talks: Why there's room to strike a deal

An op-ed by Fariborz Ghadar, William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management, Policies and Planning, discusses possible lines for a deal between Iran and world powers regarding Iran's nuclear plans.

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What Will Happen if the U.S. Defaults?

Terrence Guay, clinical professor of international business, was quoted in an article examining the possible effects of a U.S. debt default.

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The Risks of Big Data for Companies

John Jordan, clinical associate professor of supply chain and information systems, contributed an article to the Wall Street Journal on the downsides of big data.

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Donald C. Hambrick to receive honorary doctorate

Donald C. Hambrick, Smeal Chaired Professor of Management, will be presented with an honorary doctorate by Erasmus University Rotterdam on Friday, Nov. 8.

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Investors' goodwill gone up in smoke

An article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about U.S. Steel's third-quarter results and the effects of a noncash goodwill impairment charge quotes J. Edward Ketz, associate professor of accounting.

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Life with a narcissistic manager

An article in the Financial Times about working for narcissistic managers makes reference to Smeal Chaired Professor of Management Donald Hambrick's past research.

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Put your 401(k) to the test

An article in the Wall Street Journal's Marketwatch on getting the most out of your 401(k) cites Ron Gebhardtsbauer, clinical associate professor of actuarial science.

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Online ads not behind print advertising's decline: study

Recent research from Assistant Professor of Marketing Hari Sridhar on online and print advertising is summarized on The Times of India.

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Research: The Downside of Prestige

An article in Human Resource Executive Online talks about a new study from Farrell Professor of Entrepreneurship Tim Pollock that finds that adding prestige in the form of new directors on the board can have its downsides.

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Is It Time to Reassess Our Long-Term Alliances in the Middle East?

Fariborz Ghadar, the William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management, Policies, and Planning, contributed an article to DefenseOne on Middle Eastern alliances and the United States' relationship with Iran.

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Penn State MBAs Demonstrate Global Citizenship

Penn State Smeal MBA students are noted on the GMAC Giving Back blog for their service activities in the community, including the United Way Day of Caring, MBAs Without Borders, and more.

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Penn State's investment club give tips for investing

Three students from the Penn State Smeal College of Business Nittany Lion Fund appeared on the Fox Business program Money with Melissa Francis to talk about stocks to consider for investors' portfolios.

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The future of marketing: Are skills keeping up with increasing demands?

Ralph Oliva, executive director of the Penn State Smeal College of Business Institute for the Study of Business Markets, is quoted in an article examining the marketing training and skills necessary for the changing landscape of the marketing field.

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The chalice that helped make possible the Iran nuclear deal

An article in the Los Angeles Times on a gesture of friendship from the U.S. to Iran quotes Fariborz Ghadar, the William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management, Policies, and Planning.

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Paying chief executives: Fortune favours the boss

An article in the Economist on the controversial large payouts to CEOs as they leave the company quotes Don Hambrick, Smeal Chaired Professor of Management.

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Penn State vigil celebrates Mandela's life, lessons

Jamie Campbell, assistant dean for diversity enhancement programs, spoke at the candlelight vigil honoring Nelson Mandela. His remarks were quoted in the story on the vigil in the Centre Daily Times.

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Seeking the Why of Giving: What motivates people to give to charity?

An article in the New York Times exploring what makes people give to charity references a study from Karen Winterich, assistant professor of marketing.

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EMCVoice: The Dark Side of Big Data

An article in Forbes on the downsides of big data references Clinical Professor of Supply Chain & Information Systems John Jordan's previous Wall Street Journal article.

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Good Question: Why Is It So Hard To Keep New Year's Resolutions?

Associate Professor of Marketing Meg Meloy weighs in on why it's difficult to keep those New Year's resolutions.

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When Colleges and Companies Partner, All Parties Involved Benefit

An article in U.S. News and World Report on college partnerships with industry mentions the Smeal College of Business' Corporate Associates Program.

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New standards change home loan landscape

Brent Ambrose, director of Smeal's Institute for Real Estate Studies, is interviewed about today's stricter lending standards and how prospective homeowners can improve their odds of securing a home loan.

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Regional business school students examine PPG stock

The Nittany Lion Fund and Professor of Finance J. Randall Woolridge are mentioned in an article about the upcoming regional 2014 CFA Institute Research Challenge.

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A Supply Chain Talent "Perfect Storm?"

An article authored by Kusumal Ruamsook, research associate at Smeal's Center for Supply Chain Research (CSCR), and Christopher Craighead, director of research at the CSCR, appears in the January 2014 issue of Supply Chain Management Review.

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A New Website That Helps CEOs Lead More Ethically

An article on the new EthicalSystems.org quotes Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behavior and Ethics Linda Trevino, who also contributes to the website.

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Lack of Power Makes Bosses Vulnerable to Abuse

D. Lance Ferris, assistant professor of management and organization, is named as the coauthor of a study on supervisory power and subordinate behavior.

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MBA Students Promote Sustainability Through University Procurement

A blog post from Professor Terry Harrison talks about ways Penn State Smeal MBA students incorporated a real-world sustainability project into their curriculum through procurement.

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Super Bowl could prove super value for Seahawks

An article on the business of the Super Bowl consults Wayne DeSarbo, director of the Center for Sports Business and Research, about how a Super Bowl appearance could impact the Seahawks' bottom line.

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Penn State's Smeal College of Business Creates New Position for Ethics

A post on Forbes.com talks about Jennifer Eury's new position as director of honor and integrity at the Smeal College.

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Jason Ganter: Joe Jonas' Former Right-Hand Man and Lunar Lion's Director of Communications

Onward State profiles Penn State Smeal MBA student Jason Ganter, who currently serves as director of communications for the Lunar Lion project and is spending several weeks in Sochi, Russia, covering the Winter Olympics with NBC.

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Leaders Must Be Role Models in Ethics

Linda Trevino, distinguished professor of organizational behavior and ethics, is cited in an article about ethics in business and leadership.

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Has baseball reached peak bobblehead?

An article on sports promotions and merchandise consults Center for Sports Business and Research Executive Director Wayne DeSarbo.

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Penn State advances on growth forecast in first leg of annual Research Challenge

A team of three Nittany Lion Fund students advance at their first visit to the regional CFA Research Challenge held in Pittsburgh.

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18 Incredibly Impressive Students At Penn State

Among the 18 students listed in this Business Insider article, three are in the Smeal College of Business.

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Why are Japanese Homes Disposable? A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

Assistant Professor Jiro Yoshida is featured on the Freakonomics podcast, talking about why homes in Japan are built to be disposable.

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Rolling tribute: Big rig honoring veterans arrives at Penn State

Organized by two Marine Fellows studying in the Smeal College of Business Master of Professional Studies in Supply Chain Management Program, along with Supply Chain's Bob Novack, Schneider's Ride of Pride truck driven by Marine veteran Chuck Ceccacci parked at Penn State.

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Research: CEOs Matter More Today Than Ever, at Least in America

New research from Smeal's Don Hambrick and colleagues examines how much credit is due to a company's CEO when the company is performing well.

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Shareholder research firms are not the enemy

Michelle Lowry, professor of finance and the Calderwood Faculty Fellow in Business, is cited in an article on CNNMoney regarding Institutional Shareholder Services.

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Tiger talent beats nods: Bobbleheads a fan favorite, but good team a better draw

An article on promotions used to boost attendance at Major League Baseball games cites Wayne DeSarbo, distinguished professor of marketing and executive director of the Center for Sports Business and Research.

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Majors with the Most Pre-Graduation Job Offers

The Accounting major is listed as one of the top majors with pre-graduation job offers. Associate Professor of Accounting Ed Ketz is cited.

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When Superstar Executives Become a Company Liability

Professor Don Hambrick's research is cited in a recent article from U.S. News examining how a CEO affects his or her company's performance.

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Director Instruction: Corporate board training becoming necessary

An article on training and preparation for corporate board directors cites research from Vilmos Misangyi, associate professor of management and organization.

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Certain facial factors can increase sales by 15 percent

A recent research paper co-authored by Min Ding, Smeal Professor of Marketing and Innovation, identifies facial features that improve advertising success.

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How To Be An Ethical Leader

An article by an American University professor on ethical leadership references Linda Trevino, distinguished professor of organizational behavior and ethics.

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Management Accountants Get an Edge at Penn State

An article talks about the Penn State Smeal College of Business concentration in Corporate Control and Financial Management, within the Accounting major.

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Dr. Robert Macy: Entrepreneur and Business Professor by Day, Gamer by Night

This profile of Robert Macy, director of the Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship, talks about his role at the college, his interest in entrepreneurship, and more.

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