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Smeal Professor's Research Wins Best Paper in I-O Psychology Field

December 22, 2010


A paper coauthored by Glen Kreiner, associate professor of management at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has won the 2011 Owens Scholarly Achievement Award, recognizing it as the best publication in the field of industrial and organizational psychology in 2009.

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Research: Certain Firms Benefit From Increasing Advertising, R&D Spending in Recessions

December 16, 2010


New research coauthored by a professor at the Penn State Smeal College of Business identifies what firm types benefit from increases in advertising and research and development spending during recessions.

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Smeal Names Two New Members to Its Board of Visitors

December 15, 2010


Two new members are joining the Penn State Smeal College of Business Board of Visitors. Joining the board are Mitchell Cohen, U.S. strategy leader and vice chairman of Pricewaterhouse Coopers, and Troy Cromwell, group president – Global Services at Verizon Business.

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Smeal to Host Senior Sendoff Celebration Prior to Commencement

December 14, 2010


The Penn State Smeal College of Business will host a reception on Dec. 17 for the class of 2010 and their friends and family members. The Senior Sendoff celebration will take place from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Business Building Atrium.

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Video: Smeal Professor Leads Push for New Federal Financial Oversight Agency

December 14, 2010


When Smeal’s John Liechty realized that federal financial regulators lacked an oversight agency to collect data on the interconnectedness of the financial system to identify and appropriately respond to systemic risk, he went from professor to grassroots organizer to Congressional activist. It all paid off when his idea for this new watchdog was included in this summer’s financial reform legislation.

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Fund for Injured Doctoral Student Accepting Donations

December 10, 2010


A local church has organized a fundraising effort to help the family of Smeal College of Business doctoral student Hyun Jung (Joann) Lee with medical and other expenses related to her care and her family's travel from South Korea. The church has established a fund in Lee’s name and Smeal's Accounting Department is collecting donations on their behalf.

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Ghadar on CNBC's 'Street Signs'

December 3, 2010


Fariborz Ghadar, director of the Center for Global Business Studies, appeared on CNBC's "Street Signs" on Dec. 6 to discuss Iran's Kish Island and with host Erin Burnett. Ghadar was involved in the establishment of the Kish Island free trade zone in 1977 when he was president of the Export Promotion Center of the government of Iran.

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Smeal Team Takes Second Place in Cornell Real Estate Competition

December 2, 2010


A team of Smeal College of Business undergraduate students finished in second place in the second annual Cornell Real Estate Case Competition, held Nov. 10-11 in New York.

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CEO ‘Board’em: Replace With Caution

December 2, 2010


Contrary to the notion that CEO succession is generally beneficial in turnaround situations, recent research from Don Hambrick finds that it depends on the incumbent’s degree of misfit and the successor’s degree of fit. The simple act of replacing the CEO does not improve troubled firms’ performance unless the ill-suited incumbent is replaced with a new, well-suited candidate. Hambrick advises boards to think carefully before replacing their CEO in times of trouble.

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Penn State Executive Programs' Custom Program Wins YPO Award

November 30, 2010


A leadership development program designed by Penn State Executive Programs for the Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh chapters of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) won the Best Leadership Program award for the 2009-2010 education year from the Northeast region of YPO.

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Reputation and Celebrity: Firms’ Intangible Assets

November 16, 2010


Smeal’s Tim Pollock compares the effects of two intangible assets, firm reputation and celebrity, on the likelihood that a firm announces a positive or negative earnings surprise and investors’ reactions to these surprises. He says managers need to understand that their strategic actions may have lasting consequences and that all press isn’t necessarily good press.

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The Foreclosure Crisis

November 8, 2010


Smeal’s Brent Ambrose takes a closer look at the housing crisis by analyzing the local housing market in Maricopa County, Ariz. He and his coauthors examine the high rates of foreclosures and how one homeowner’s decision to default may start a default cascade by causing the remaining homeowners to reevaluate their property values downward.

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Goodyear Asia-Pacific President to Speak at Smeal

November 5, 2010


Pierre Cohade, president of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's Asia-Pacific region, is scheduled to speak at the Penn State Smeal College of Business on Nov. 12 as a guest of the college's Leadership in Focus: Executive Insights speaker series.

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Clinical Professor Joins Smeal Supply Chain Faculty

April 24, 2013


John Langley Jr. is joining the Smeal College of Business faculty as clinical professor of supply chain management and director of development for the Center for Supply Chain Research. A Penn State alumnus with three degrees from the University, Langley returns to his alma mater from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Smeal Launches Faculty/Staff Fundraising Campaign

October 28, 2010


The Smeal College of Business has officially launched its faculty and staff initiative of For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students with the creation of a new scholarship, announced at the initiative's official kickoff on October 7.

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President of Largest U.S. Real Estate Company, Simon Property Group, to Speak at Smeal

October 28, 2010


Penn State alumnus Richard Sokolov, president and chief operating officer of Simon Property Group, Inc., will deliver this year's Advance Realty Group Real Estate Lecture at the Smeal College of Business on Nov. 5. Sokolov's talk will begin at 10:10 a.m. in 108 Business Building. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Smeal EMBA Alumnus Named to Penn State Board of Trustees

October 26, 2010


Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell appointed Smeal College of Business Executive MBA alumnus Paul H. Silvis, founder of Restek Corp. and currently the head coach of SilkoTek, to the Penn State Board of Trustees.

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Video: How to Get the Most From Your Money Manager

October 26, 2010


Smeal's Heber Farnsworth discusses the best ways to compensate money managers through effective contract design. He addresses three potential scenarios or "worlds" that can impact the design of a contract depending on what problems arise. He also notes the importance of incorporating proper incentives and risk sharing when developing the contracts.

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Penn State Names IRES Board Member Alumni Fellow


Smeal College of Business alumnus Walter C. Rakowich '79, chief executive officer of ProLogis, has been named a Penn State Alumni Fellow. Rakowich, who sits on the Institute for Real Estate Studies advisory board, was honored for his outstanding profession accomplishments on Oct. 13. The Alumni Fellow award is lifetime title and is the highest award given by the Penn State Alumni Association.

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Two Smeal Grads Named Alumni Fellows


Two Smeal College of Business alumni were honored on Oct. 13 for their outstanding professional accomplishments and given the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Penn State Alumni Association. Smeal's 2010 Alumni Fellows are Karen L. Quintos '85, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Dell Inc., and Walter C. Rakowich '79, chief executive officer of ProLogis.

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Tis the Season to Shop … Hopefully

October 15, 2010


The recession tightened consumers’ purse strings and they are still feeling the effects. However, retailers maintain their hope for a busy holiday shopping season. In order to fare well during the holiday season, Smeal’s Lisa Bolton says retailers should keep in mind the consumer’s overall shopping experience and try to take some emphasis off price, even though it may be a challenge.

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Smeal's Harrison Elected INFORMS President-Elect

October 14, 2010


Terry Harrison, professor of supply chain and information systems at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has been elected 2011 president-elect of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), the world's largest society for professionals in the field of operations research, management science and business analytics.

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Penn State Executive Programs Wins Top Award for Auntie Anne's Partnership

October 13, 2010


Chief Learning Officer magazine, the leading publication in the workforce learning and development industry, has awarded Penn State Executive Programs with its highest provider partnership award for Penn State's executive education partnership with Auntie Anne's, Inc.

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Smeal Welcomes Nine New Faculty Members

October 8, 2010


Nine new faculty members joined the Penn State Smeal College of business this academic year.

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Smeal to Host Global Entrepreneurship Conference

October 8, 2010


Entrepreneurship scholars from universities around the world will converge on Penn State's University Park campus this month for the 2010 Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) annual conference, the largest international gathering for university entrepreneurship.

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Smeal EMBA 26th Worldwide in Wall Street Journal Ranking

October 1, 2010


The Wall Street Journal released its annual ranking of the world's top executive MBA programs, and the Penn State Smeal College of Business is ranked No. 26.

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Smeal Joins National Hispanic MBA Scholarship Effort

September 27, 2010


The Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA Program has joined the National Society of Hispanic MBAs' University Partnership Program, a national higher education effort aimed at expanding scholarship opportunities for Hispanic MBA students.

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Michael Oxley Talk Canceled

September 23, 2010


Former U.S. Rep. Michael Oxley's guest speaker appearance at the Smeal College of Business, scheduled for Sept. 24, has been canceled and will be rescheduled for a later date.

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Smeal, American Express Host Summit on Business Ethics

September 22, 2010


Eleven deans from leading business schools will meet with corporate leaders at a symposium hosted by American Express and the Penn State Smeal College of Business tomorrow in New York to forge a new partnership in promoting business ethics in academia and corporate America.

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Two Smeal MBA Students Find $13.3 Million in Energy Savings During Summer Fellowships

September 15, 2010


Ryan Mallett and Rama Murugan, second-year MBA students at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, spent their summers as Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps fellows and identified more than $13.3 million in energy savings for their host companies.

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