The Penn State Smeal College of Business Executive MBA Program, which enters its fourth year in August, has introduced a $20,000 competitive scholarship to be awarded to one incoming student or divided among multiple students who are also employees of non-profit organizations.
Gerald Susman has been named associate dean for research at Penn State's Smeal College of Business and Hans Baumgartner has been appointed director of the Ph.D. program at the college. Russell Barton is stepping down after three years as associate dean of research and Ph.D. programs to return to a full-time research and teaching role in the Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems.
With the services sector continuing to expand as a major segment of the U.S. economy, the eBusiness Research Center at Penn State's Smeal College of Business recently hosted a workshop on service innovations and new service business models, which featured the insights of more than 70 experts from across academia, industry, and government.
Twelve new faculty members have been hired to join Penn State's Smeal College of Business during the next academic year, marking one of the most successful hiring periods in the history of the college.
A paper analyzing the efficiency of the initial public offering pricing process, which was co-authored by Michelle Lowry of Penn State's Smeal College of Business, recently was honored by the Journal of Financial Economics as one of the publication's best papers of 2004.
The Institute for the Study of Business Markets (ISBM) at Penn State's Smeal College of Business will host a Ph.D. Student Camp for Research in Business-to-Business Markets on July 28 and 29 in San Francisco. The goal of the first-time event is to increase the flow of new academic expertise into the discipline of business-to-business marketing.