A team of MBAs from Penn State's Smeal College of Business is collaborating on a project to lobby oil companies to view water not as an expendable byproduct of the drilling process but as a usable resource capable of enhancing the quality of life for populations in need.
Leadership is essential to an organization, especially in times of change. Yet experts say there is a looming shortage of leadership talent.
As part of the Smeal College Community Initiative, students from the Penn State Undergraduate Economics Association conducted a study on the economic benefits to the Centre Region of the Community Academy of Lifelong Learning (CALL). The results of the study were presented during a press conference in October.
Responding to a request from SAP, a team from the Center for Supply Chain Research (CSCR) at Penn State's Smeal College of Business recently completed an examination of radio frequency identification (RFID) and the ongoing impact of the technology on warehousing.
'Celebrity Firms: The Social Construction of Market Popularity,' which is forthcoming in the journal Academy of Management Review, extends the concept of celebrity from the individual- to the firm-level to explain the sources and implications of heightened public attention and excitement.
After combing through 270 entries from students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of Penn State's Smeal College of Business, Eric Powlick, an undergraduate student at Penn State Schuylkill, emerged as the winner of the competition to name the café in the college's new building.
The trick with e-mail is to manage the downsides as effectively as possible with firewalls, e-mail management and 'netiquette' guidelines, sound legal procedures, and strategies to counter the impersonality of the medium.
Students from Penns Valley High School visited the Smeal College Trading Room on Nov. 17 for an interactive lesson on financial markets as part of the Smeal Community Initiative, an ongoing effort to link undergraduate business students with organizations in need.
Assura Group, Inc., a start-up firm that will offer private supplemental unemployment insurance to currently employed individuals, will partner with MBAs at Penn State’s Smeal College of Business during the spring 2005 semester as the company seeks investment support to drive its 2005 launch.