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Penn State Smeal welcomes eight new faculty members

August 11, 2016


The Penn State Smeal College of Business welcomes eight new members to its faculty this academic year.

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Mug half full? Local economies hop on craft beer proliferation

August 8, 2016


While major beer brewers AB InBEV and SABMiller contemplate a complex merger, craft breweries continue to proliferate, which bodes well for neighboring economies.

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Gartner ranks Penn State Smeal No. 1 in supply chain graduate, undergraduate education

July 29, 2016


Gartner, Inc., has again ranked the Penn State Smeal College of Business No. 1 in supply chain graduate and undergraduate education.

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BDO joins Penn State Smeal Corporate Partner Program

July 22, 2016


BDO USA, a member of BDO International, the world’s fifth-largest accounting and consulting network, is the newest Penn State Smeal College of Business Corporate Partner. The firm joins 29 existing Corporate Partners.

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Misangyi takes over as chair of Penn State Smeal Department of Management and Organization

July 13, 2016


Vilmos Misangyi, professor of management and organization, has assumed the role of chair of the Department of Management and Organization in the Penn State Smeal College of Business.

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Research reveals that a donor’s company is best predictor of political leanings

July 11, 2016


Even the most casual political observers know that candidates track red and blue states, but new research from the Penn State Smeal College of Business suggests that savvy fundraisers should pay closer attention to the companies for which individuals work when attempting to raise campaign funds.

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Penn State Smeal’s Yoshida to become research associate at Center on Japanese Economy and Business

June 28, 2016


Jiro Yosheda, associate professor of business in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has accepted an invitation to become a research associate at Columbia Business School’s Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB).

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Penn State Smeal’s DeSarbo named ASA Fellow

April 25, 2016


Wayne DeSarbo of the Penn State Smeal College of Business, Distinguished Smeal Chaired Professor of Marketing and executive director of the Center for Sports Business and Research, has been named a fellow of the American Statistical Association.

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Poster conference gives undergraduate researchers unique opportunity

February 3, 2016


Smeal College of Business undergraduates could earn a unique opportunity to showcase their research projects to an audience of Pennsylvania legislators.

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Research finds ‘buying local’ not all positive for dairy supply chain

November 23, 2015


Buying local might be appealing for individual local restaurants and businesses, but research conducted by Chuck Nicholson of the Penn State Smeal College of Business revealed surprising effects on supply chains for fluid milk products if there are large increases in local purchases in the Northeast.

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Smeal’s Tsai co-authors paper evaluating career prospects of NFL coaches

September 29, 2015


A paper recently co-authored by Wenpin Tsai, the John Arnold Professor of Management at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, evaluates the career prospects of NFL coaches.

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Study finds that using ‘fitness’ labels on foods may cause consumers to eat more, exercise less

September 14, 2015


People who are dieting or who try to balance exercise and healthy eating often seek out food that is thought to fit into their regimen. However, a study co-authored by Hans Baumgartner of the Penn State Smeal College of Business found that “fitness branding” can encourage people who are concerned about their weight to eat more and exercise less.

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Research shows impact of student debt on small business creation

July 3, 2015


Small business creation — a critical economic engine — is significantly hampered in areas of the country where residents carry more substantial student loan debt according to research co-authored by Brent W. Ambrose of the Penn State Smeal College of Business.

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Three Department of Marketing faculty ranked highly for research productivity

February 4, 2015


In two lists released by the American Marketing Association’s (AMA) special interest group for doctoral students, DocSIG, three faculty members in the Department of Marketing in Penn State’s Smeal College of Business are highly ranked in research productivity.

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Poster session highlights latest evolution in GE-funded natural gas initiative

January 26, 2015


A group of GE executives from around the country converged on campus recently to meet with representatives from the Smeal College of Business and three other Penn State colleges as part of the continuing evolution of the Center for Collaborative Research on Intelligent Natural Gas Supply Systems (CCRINGSS).

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Loss aversion drives consumers to purchase high-priced extended warranties

January 23, 2015


Pranav Jindal, assistant professor of marketing at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has published a research paper that examines why consumers purchase extended warranties.

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Ethical Behavior Can Be Contagious

September 30, 2014


A new study from Penn State Smeal College of Business faculty members Steven Huddart and Hong Qu examines the power of social influence on managers’ ethical behavior. The Department of Accounting researchers find that managers tend to become more honest after observing honest peers and more dishonest after observing dishonest peers.

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Supply Chain Researchers Claim a Shift Toward 'Supply Ecosystems'

September 25, 2014


A new article from Penn State Smeal College of Business faculty member Christopher W. Craighead and colleagues David Ketchen at Auburn University—a 1994 graduate of the Smeal Ph.D. Program—and Russell Crook at the University of Tennessee suggest that disruptive technologies are creating an evolution from supply chains to “supply ecosystems.”

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Ghadar Releases Second Edition of Book on Global Business Trends

September 8, 2014


Fariborz Ghadar, the William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management, Policies, and Planning, recently released a new edition of his Global Tectonics book, which includes a new chapter on robotics.

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Effective Corporate Governance Employs Multiple Strategies, Says Study

August 13, 2014


The most effective corporate governance occurs when a mix of complementary mechanisms that include CEO incentive alignment and both internal and external monitoring mechanisms are present, according to a new study from Penn State Smeal College of Business faculty member Vilmos Misangyi and his colleague from the Singapore Management University.

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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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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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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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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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When Firm Behaves Badly, Whole Industry May Suffer, Says Research

June 4, 2014


The announcement of a firm’s misconduct can have a negative effect on the value of other public firms in the same industry due to decreased investor confidence, according to recent research from Penn State Smeal College of Business faculty members Srikanth Paruchuri and Vilmos Misangyi.

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