As a young man, I was at a party one time when an acquaintance of mine, an established Broadway actress, taught me a real lesson in business that I have never forgotten.
A new paper by a professor at Penn State's Smeal College of Business argues that ambiguous international rules outlining when and how governments may "break" pharmaceutical patents may end up significantly reducing incentives for innovation while at the same time failing to increase access to medicines.
Companies led by more narcissistic chief executives tend to make more frequent strategy changes, undertake larger and more frequent acquisitions, and have more extreme and irregular fluctuations in performance, according to new research from Penn State's Smeal College of Business.
Penn State's Smeal College of Business has awarded promotions and tenure to several faculty members, effective today.
Robert W. Koehler, associate professor emeritus of accounting at Penn State's Smeal College of Business, joined the Smeal faculty in 1963. For more than 40 years, "Bear," as he was known to friends and students alike, served Penn State and its students as one of Smeal's most beloved professors.
Mark Dirsmith, Deloitte Professor of Accounting at Penn State's Smeal College of Business, has been named recipient of the American Accounting Association's ABO Section Notable Contribution Award in Behavioral Accounting Literature.
Charles H. Smith, KPMG Professor Emeritus of Accounting, was named the Penn State Accounting Alumnus of the Year for 2007 at the Robert W. Koehler Beta Alpha Psi Banquet held today.
Steven Huddart, an accounting faculty member at Penn State's Smeal College of Business, has been named KPMG Professor of Accounting, a title formerly held by Charles Smith, who retired in June 2006.
Penn State Executive Programs at the Smeal College of Business will launch a new executive education program this fall designed specifically for women and focusing on the unique challenges and opportunities that women face in their work environments.
A Smeal College of Business MBA student is scheduled to appear on the CNBC program "Fast Money" on Friday during the show's "Grade the Trade" segment.