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Leadership—Emotional Intelligence Quotient vs. Intelligence Quotient


Jul 15, 2016 - BusinessWoman PA

P. Jake Ray, director of client development for both Penn State Executive Programs and the Executive MBA Program, wrote an article exploring how men and women measured comparatively in emotional intelligence quotient and intelligence quotient and what that means in the workplace.

U.S. is in Danger of Losing the Best and Brightest to Other Countries


Jul 08, 2016 - Huffington Post

Fariborz Ghadar, William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management, Policies and Planning and Director of the Center for Global Business Studies, wrote a column that said other, more strategically minded countries, could be attracting the best and brightest immigrants instead of the United States.

Penn State is a key link in the supply chain


Jun 01, 2016 - Assembly magazine

Steve Tracey, director of Smeal's Center for Supply Chain Research (CSCR), is quoted extensively in a story that highlights the CSCR and supply chain education at Penn State Smeal. 

Britain exits the EU: How Brexit will hit America


Jun 24, 2016 - The Conversation

Terrence Guay, clinical professor of international business, was one of three scholars who were asked to explain, from different perspectives, what Americans should know about the Brexit vote.

Love it or leave it: why the U.K.’s Brexit vote should matter to Americans


Jun 20, 2016 - The Conversation

Terrence Guay, clinical professor of international business, wrote a piece explaining the history of the United Kingdom's involvement in the European Union, and how the UK's decision will impact the United States.

Penn State Executive Programs will deliver its popular leadership program on supply chain transformation next month in Chicago


Jun 16, 2016 - Yahoo! News

Supply chain practitioners in the Chicago metro area and throughout the Midwest will have unique access to the Penn State Smeal College of Business' top-ranked supply chain expertise at the 2016 International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA) Supply Chain Technology Conference and Expo from July 19-21 at the Navy Pier in Chicago.

One Nation: A generation of start-ups can't get started


Jun 15, 2016 - Detroit Free Press

Brent Ambrose, Smeal professor of risk management, director of the Institute for Real Estate Studies, and director of Smeal's Ph.D. program, in an article about the scarcity of millennial entrepreneurs, said that research he conducted with the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia revealed that student loan debt can impact small business creation.

Mark Rubin Wins 5th Decathlon Title as Wall Street’s Top Athlete


Jun 13, 2016 - Business Insider, Yahoo

Finance graduate Mark Rubin, a 30-year-old vice president at ICAP, earned the title of "Wall Street's Best Athlete" for the fifth consecutive year by winning the Decathlon title on Sunday. Rubin finished with 7,738 points, just two points more than his closest competitor. Rubin was also a starting safety on the Penn State football team.

MRO Research: Leading, Evolving or Trailing?


Jun 02, 2016 - Modern Materials Handling

Research conducted by Smeal's Center for Supply Chain Research (CSCR) finds that maintenance, repair, and operations is moving from an afterthought to an advantage for those leaders taking a new approach. Steve Tracey, instructor in supply chain management and executive director of CSCR, Kusumal Ruamsook, instructor of supply chain management and a research associate at CSCR, and Lauren Bechtel, program director for CSCR, wrote the full findings of the research.

The EU to remain the once and future ruler in a global economy?


Jun 02, 2016 - Penn State News

Terrence Guay, clinical professor of international business, talks about how research he conducted and the book — "European Competition Policy and Globalization" — he and a co-author wrote, reveal that the European Union is and will be a major player in the world economy.

Buyer beware: New state law allows riskier investment options for local governments


May 28, 2016 - The (Allentown) Morning Call

Lou Gattis, clinical professor of finance, said a new law, known as Act 10, that legalizes several short-term financial instruments that had been prohibited for most of the state's 67 counties, 500 school districts, 957 boroughs, 1,454 townships and the quasi-public municipal water and sewer authorities, should be relatively safe if used wisely with a diversified investment portfolio.

6 of the Most Popular MBA Specializations


May 27, 2016 - TopMBA

Doug Thomas, professor of supply chain management, talked about the various skills taught in Smeal's supply chain MBA concentration. Smeal's supply chain management concentration was highlighted in the article.

Misreadings Of Statistical Data Perpetuate Harmful Myths About Immigration


Apr 23, 2016 - Huffington Post

Fariborz Ghadar, William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management, Policies and Planning and Director of the Center for Global Business Studies, wrote a column that said despite what some would lead you to believe, immigration isn't out of control. Rather, although it has increased markedly from its all-time low in 1970, immigration remains within reasonable limits.

Partner Perspective with Steve Tracey


May 20, 2016 - SDI.com

Steve Tracey, instructor in supply chain management and executive director of the Center for Supply Chain Research, participated in a question-and-answer article with Christopher Moore, president and CEO at SDI.

Compliance Alone Won't Keep Your Brand Safe


May 20, 2016 - Forbes (Asia)

Linda Treviño, distinguished professor of organizational behavior and ethics at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, said of company ethics scandals at several large Japanese companies: Integrating values-based ethics into a compliance program, “gives the program a more aspirational tone rather than that oriented to just following rules to avoid getting caught. My own research shows that this is important to employees.”

New research from Penn State finds that MRO is moving from an afterthought to an advantage for those leaders taking a new approach


May 19, 2016 - Modern Materials Handling

An article Steve Tracey, instructor in supply chain management and executive director of the Center for Supply Chain Research, co-authored for another publication about research conducted by the Center for Supply Chain Research was cited. The research talks about how MRO management is increasingly recognized as an opportunity to lower costs and boost performance. 

The MRO revolution: Leaders, evolvers and trailers


May 06, 2016 - Supply Chain Management Review

Steve Tracey, instructor in supply chain management and executive director of the Center for Supply Chain Research, co-authored a story based on research conducted by the Center for Supply Chain Research. The story talks about how MRO management is increasingly recognized as an opportunity to lower costs and boost performance.

6 News Investigates: The Pension Problem


May 06, 2016 - WJAC-TV

Ron Gebhardtsbauer, clinical associate professor of actuarial science, weighed in on the story of a widow who was overpaid for her late husband's pension by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. Gebhardtsbauer was once chief actuary of the PBGC.

Competing Interests: Customers vs. Wall Street


May 02, 2016 - Marketing News

Ralph Oliva, a director of of the Institute for the Study of Business Markets, and professor of marketing, co-authored a story that advocates CEOs and marketers to concentrate more on satisfying customers than trying to please Wall Street or shareholders.

Merely Requesting (Not Requiring) A Favor From Consumers To Seal The Deal


May 02, 2016 - Forbes

Research conducted by Jamie Hyodo, a Smeal marketing Ph.D. student, and a co-researcher from Georgetown proposed a different way by which salespeople can influence a buyer to “pull the trigger” during negotiations. The strategy is called the favor request. Once one side has presented its final offer, it also requests a favorable review or recommendation to others the buyer knows. 

Avoid the 2 Big Mistakes Small-Cap Investors Make


Apr 29, 2016 - Barron's

Research conducted by Peter Iliev, assistant professor of finance, was cited in a story about investing mistakes. His research explored the percentage of average small-cap mutual fund’s holdings that have historically been invested in stocks that are too large to be considered small-cap.

2016’s Best & Worst Small Cities to Start a Business


Apr 18, 2016 - WalletHub

Shawn Clark, clinical professor of innovation and entrepreneurship and interim director of the Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship, participated in a question-and-answer about the pros and cons of starting a business in a small city.

Ask an Ethicist: Profiting from a cure


Apr 11, 2016 - Penn State News

Dan Cahoy, professor of business law and a dean’s faculty fellow, wrote an Ask the Ethicist column exploring the various arguments about whether it is ethical to charge an access-limiting fee for medical knowledge.

Focus on research: What do everyday people need to know about foreign assets?


Apr 09, 2016 - Centre Daily Times

Ed Jenkins, instructor in accounting, wrote a column talking about foreign asset and account reporting. The Panama Papers have thrust offshore accounts into the spotlight. U.S. citizens with foreign assets have annual filing requirements.

For Undocumented Immigrants, Simply Existing Has Become a Crime


Apr 08, 2016 - Huffington Post

Fariborz Ghadar, William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management, Policies and Planning and Director of the Center for Global Business Studies, wrote a column that said despite statistics that say otherwise, a popular opinion is that immigrants commit more crimes than American citizens. The immigrant-as-criminal narrative has been proven wrong.

Immigration is a Win-Win Economic Strategy


Apr 08, 2016 - Huffington Post

Fariborz Ghadar, William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management, Policies and Planning and Director of the Center for Global Business Studies, wrote a column about immigrants' impact on the U.S. economy. He said, in short: "Encouraging a complementary rather than competitive relationship between foreign- and native-born workers goes a long way toward bolstering both groups’ economic status; in short, immigration is a win-win economic strategy."

Odds Grow That Iger Will Stay Longer at Disney


Apr 05, 2016 - The Wall Street Journal

Don Hambrick, Evan Pugh University Professor and Smeal Chaired Professor of Management, commented in a story about Disney COO Thomas Staggs, the heir apparent to CEO Robert Iger, announcing he intends to step down: “Usually when an heir apparent gets the nod, it’s taken not as an airtight contract but pretty much a done deal.” 

State College consultant makes sense of taxation


Apr 03, 2016 - Centre County Times

Ed Jenkins, instructor in accounting, participated in a question-and-answer article, answering questions about teaching accounting and about his duties as a tax consultant.

Welcome to America: Why Immigration Matters for Business


Apr 01, 2016 - Risk Management

Fariborz Ghadar, William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management, Policies and Planning and Director of the Center for Global Business Studies, said that current immigration statutes such as the H1B limits are putting the U.S. tech industry at a disadvantage.

Focus on research: Golf performance is tied to placebo power of brands


Mar 31, 2016 - Centre Daily Times

Lisa Bolton, professor of marketing and Frank and Mary Jean Smeal Research Fellow, wrote about research she and two colleagues conducted that revealed people who use a recognized brand perform better than when using an off brand — a performance brand placebo effect.

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