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Supply Chain's Preciado Honored for Teaching Excellence

July 29, 2014

Felisa Preciado, clinical associate professor of supply chain management, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Penn State Smeal College of Business Fred Brand Jr. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

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Summer Business Program for High Schoolers Facilitates Diverse Penn State Network

July 28, 2014

The Business Opportunities Summer Session (BOSS) Program, facilitated by the Penn State Smeal College of Business’ Diversity Enhancement Programs, connects underrepresented high school students with current Penn Staters and alumni to provide an inside look at the business majors and beyond. Currently in its eighth year, the program is helping to create a powerful network as it continues to share the value of a Smeal education with a diverse population.

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Why Aren't Consumers Buying Remanufactured Products?

July 28, 2014

Firms looking to increase market share of remanufactured consumer products will have to overcome a big barrier to do so, according to a recent study from the Penn State Smeal College of Business. Findings from faculty members Meg Meloy and V. Daniel R. Guide, Jr., indicate that consumers perceive many categories of remanufactured products as dirty and disgusting.

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Penn State President Emeritus Rodney Erickson Joins Smeal Executive MBA Students in Celebration

July 25, 2014

About 30 students celebrated their completion of the Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program last month in a pre-commencement ceremony held at the Business Building on Penn State’s University Park campus, with former University president Rodney Erickson delivering the commencement speech.

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Smeal's Multimedia Team Recognized for Providing Valuable Student Service

July 24, 2014

A group of Smeal College of Business staff members were recently recognized for their efforts to provide students with professional portraits for their LinkedIn profiles. The Penn State Information Technology Resource Responsibility award was granted to the Resource, Instruction, and Information Technology (RIIT) Group’s Multimedia Team.

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Company Looks to Penn State Smeal for Next Generation Supply Chain Talent

July 23, 2014

The Penn State Smeal College of Business is one of only two schools from which Burlington Stores, a national off-price retailer headquartered in New Jersey, actively recruits for its Supply Chain Leader Development Program. This leadership program for supply chain graduates is an 18-month program that introduces new graduates to the various roles and responsibilities of leadership at the company.

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Management and Organization's Gioia Reflects on GM Crisis

July 11, 2014

When GM began recalling vehicles in February because of an ignition-switch problem, the situation brought back early career memories for Denny Gioia. Currently, the Robert and Judith Klein Professor of Management and chair of the Department of Management and Organization at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, Gioia once worked as recall coordinator for Ford Motor Company.

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Inaugural Executive MBA Leadership Forum Addresses Issues in Health Care

July 9, 2014

Early last month, the Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program hosted its inaugural Senior Leadership Forum, an opportunity for current and prospective students as well as program alumni to come together to discuss business and leadership.

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Ghadar's Recent Book on Immigration's Benefits Garners Media Attention

July 8, 2014

Becoming American: Why Immigration is Good for Our Nation’s Future, authored by Penn State Smeal College of Business’ William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management, Policies, and Planning Fariborz Ghadar, has garnered much media attention since its release in March of this year.

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Smeal's Lilien, ISBM Cofounder, Earns Lifetime Achievement Award from AMA

July 3, 2014

Gary L. Lilien, distinguished research professor of management science at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has earned the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Marketing Association (AMA) Interorganizational Special Interest Group (IOSIG) for his more than 40 years of high-level scholarship in business-to-business marketing.

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Smeal's Terrence Guay Authors Textbook on European Business Environment

July 2, 2014

Cambridge University Press has just released a new textbook, The Business Environment of Europe, written by Penn State Smeal College of Business’ Terrence R. Guay, clinical professor of international business.

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Doctoral Student, Faculty Member Collaborate to Investigate Effects of Subprime Lending

July 2, 2014

A recent article appearing in the Journal of Urban Economics authored by Penn State faculty member Brent Ambrose, Smeal Professor of Risk Management in the Smeal College of Business, and former Ph.D. student Moussa Diop examines the effects of subprime mortgage lending on the multifamily renting market. They found that subprime lending had a significant effect on rental defaults, which affected rental rates and property valuations.

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Eight Smeal Faculty Members Earn Promotions

July 1, 2014

Effective today, July 1, four Penn State Smeal College of Business faculty members and four clinical faculty have received promotions.

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Penn State Executive Programs Develops Leadership Academy with Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine

June 26, 2014

Penn State Executive Programs in the Smeal College of Business, in partnership with the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine, has developed a weeklong program to provide strategic leadership and management acumen to academic medical center professionals.

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Penn State's President Barron Speaks at Recent Institute for Real Estate Studies Event in NYC

June 25, 2014

New Penn State President Eric J. Barron delivered the keynote remarks at a recent networking event in New York City for Penn State alumni and friends in the real estate and finance industries.

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Smeal Alumna, Personal Finance Expert Releases Third Book

June 23, 2014

Penn State Smeal College of Business alumna Farnoosh Torabi ’02 has released her third book, When She Makes More: 10 Rules for Breadwinning Women.

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Smeal Executive MBA Global Immersion Provides Insight into Czech Republic Business Environment

June 20, 2014

Earlier this year, second-year students in the Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program traveled to Prague for a weeklong immersion into the business environment and culture of the Czech Republic.

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U.S. Donors Offer More Aid in Hopes of Equality

June 20, 2014

In a forthcoming Journal of Consumer Research article, Penn State Smeal College of Business’ Karen Winterich, assistant professor of marketing, and coauthor Yinlong Zhang of the University of Texas-San Antonio find that people who live in countries that promote equality in power and wealth are more likely to open their wallets for philanthropic causes than their counterparts in countries that expect and accept inequality.

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Smeal Alumni in Profile: Trotman Uses Business Logistics Background to Fill Need in Online Marketplace

June 18, 2014

While Karla Trotman ‘98 was a Business Logistics major—a precursor to today’s Supply Chain and Information Systems major—in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, she took an independent study course examining how growing use of the Internet might change consumer behavior in the coming years.

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Penn State Smeal MBA Students Work Cross-Functionally on International Social Business Project

June 16, 2014

A team of Penn State Smeal MBA students spent their final semester in the program working with entrepreneur Sisay Shimelis on an aspect of his ambitious project to improve the quality of life for Ethiopians.

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Smeal College Faculty, Staff Mark Corporate Compliance and Ethics Week

June 12, 2014

Penn State Smeal College of Business faculty and staff marked Corporate Compliance and Ethics Week last month with two activities providing opportunities to increase awareness of ethics and compliance at the University.

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United States Marine Corps Offers MBA Students Unique Glimpse into Leadership

June 10, 2014

At the end of April, 15 Penn State Smeal MBA students spent 24 hours with the United States Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia, as part of a leadership immersion activity providing insight into the military organization's leadership styles, culture, and decision-making.

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Smeal Alumni in Profile: Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist Supports Disruptive Ideas in Japan

June 9, 2014

Though Marketing alumnus James Riney only graduated from the Penn State Smeal College of Business in 2011, he has spent the past three years building a varied and successful career in Japan.

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Sustainability Marketing Class Collaborates with Advanced Vehicle Team

June 9, 2014

In Assistant Professor of Marketing Karen Winterich’s spring 2014 Business Administration 497b Sustainable Behavior of Consumers, Firms, and Societies course, Smeal College of Business students collaborated with the Penn State Advanced Vehicle Team to develop ways for the team to enhance its opportunities for business sponsorship.

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Management Conference Celebrates Anniversary of Influential Faculty Publication

June 6, 2014

The Penn State Smeal College of Business Department of Management and Organization hosted a conference last month to celebrate the 30th anniversary of one of the most influential articles in the history of management.

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