As undergraduates at Penn State's Smeal College of Business opt for international study opportunities in greater numbers, the college has introduced a new film-based course designed to ease students’ transitions into foreign cultures before leaving the U.S.
The debate over the impact of global outsourcing continues to rage, with Nobel Prize winner Paul Samuelson and Columbia professor Jagdish Bhagwati coming down on opposite sides of the issue. These two “mega” economists disagree over whether short-term job losses brought on by outsourcing are mitigated in the long run by gains to American workers from free trade and consumption growth in low-wage countries.
Martin Kilduff, professor of organizational behavior at Penn State’s Smeal College of Business, has been appointed editor of Academy of Management Review (AMR), which ranks as one of the most influential academic journals in business. He will be in charge of new submissions starting July 1, 2005.
There is more to becoming an effective leader than just getting a promotion. Aspiring leaders need to develop new skills and a broader leadership point of view. So how do they go about doing that?
At year end, there are many business stories worth writing about. This year I will focus on the things that could have been left unsaid, or better yet should have been left unsaid.
Companies with distinctive product offerings or unique business processes are even more likely to reap economic gains when they're deeply embedded in a network with other similar niche players according to research co-authored by Ann Echols and Wenpin Tsai at Penn State's Smeal College of Business.
By proposing an entirely new business model for a startup company, six MBA students from Penn State's Smeal College of Business recently finished ahead of teams from nine other business schools to win a unique online case competition.