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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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Research Suggests U.S. Defense Industry Adjust Strategy for Coming Decade

May 20, 2014

Looming changes to the U.S. defense landscape may call for adjustments in product development, operations, and global strategy, according to Terrence Guay, clinical professor of international business at the Penn State Smeal College of Business.

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Female and Minority Junior Partners More Effective in Building Business From Outside Firm

April 22, 2014

Female and minority junior partners in professional service firms may benefit from using different clientele-building strategies than their white male counterparts according to recent research co-authored by Forrest Briscoe of the Penn State Smeal College of Business. By encouraging and supporting these varying strategies, firms could increase both revenue and diversity among senior partners.

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Green Marketing: How Do Consumers Decide to Buy Sustainable Products?

March 31, 2014

How do consumers decide when faced with the option of buying a traditional product or a competing product that is marketed as “green?” Penn State Smeal College of Business faculty member Karen Winterich and her colleagues set out to develop a scale of “green consumption values” to help predict which consumers will prefer to purchase environmentally friendly products.

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Smeal Research Lab Facilitates Faculty Research in Decision-Making

March 31, 2014

Insurance research focuses heavily on risk, particularly on the choices people make and why. So when Lisa Posey, associate professor of business administration at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, wanted to investigate risk and its relationship to certain genetic markers in the brain, she came to the college’s Laboratory for Economics, Management, and Auctions (LEMA).

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International Business Professor Warns U.S. Against Writing Off Europe

February 25, 2014

In a recent contribution to International Affairs Forum, Penn State Smeal College of Business Professor Terrence Guay argues that Americans should attempt to better understand the complexities of the European region with the goal of adopting best practices in areas where certain European countries outperform the U.S.

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Ghadar to Release Book Discussing Immigration's Benefits

February 18, 2014

Penn State Smeal College of Business Professor Fariborz Ghadar has authored a book dispelling common immigration myths and explaining why immigration is imperative to the United States’ continued prosperity. "Becoming American: Why Immigration is Good for Our Nation’s Future" is slated for a March release from Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

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Further Gender Integration in Science and Engineering Could Spark Innovation

February 13, 2014

Recent research from the Penn State Smeal College of Business finds that women’s expertise may be underutilized in science and engineering teams, leading to teams performing at less than optimal levels of productivity.

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How Bias Influences Information Evaluation in Decision-Making

January 28, 2014

Recent research from Penn State Smeal College of Business Marketing Professor Meg Meloy, along with colleagues from Georgetown University, examines how individuals distort information to make decisions.

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Putting a Number on the Benefits of Homeownership

January 9, 2014

Recent research co-authored by N. Edward Coulson of the Penn State Smeal College of Business concludes that homes with owner-occupiers versus renters provide annual estimated benefits to the community in excess of $1,300 per property.

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Department of Marketing Highly Ranked for Research Productivity by American Marketing Association

December 16, 2013

In a list released by the American Marketing Association’s (AMA) special interest group for doctoral students, DocSIG, the Department of Marketing in Penn State’s Smeal College of Business ranks second in research productivity in the premiere AMA journals from 2009-2013.

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Hambrick and Ketz to Consult on White-Collar Crime Study Funded by National Institute of Justice

December 5, 2013

Two Penn State Smeal College of Business faculty members, Donald Hambrick and J. Edward Ketz, will contribute to a College of the Liberal Arts study on white-collar crime. Hambrick, Smeal Chaired Professor of Management, and Ketz, associate professor of accounting, will serve as consultants on the project, which has been granted funding from the National Institute of Justice.

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Smeal Research Center to Host Conference Examining Implications of U.S. Oil, Gas Self-Sufficiency

November 25, 2013

The Center for Global Business Studies (CGBS), part of the network of research centers at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, will host a one-day conference, “Global Implications of U.S. Self-Sufficiency in Oil and Gas,” on Friday, Dec. 6, from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in 124 Business Building on Penn State’s University Park campus.

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Workshop Facilitates Cross-College Connections in Sustainability Research

November 19, 2013

The Penn State Smeal College of Business held a Sustainability Research Workshop earlier this month, encouraging faculty in all business disciplines to share their current sustainability-related research.

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Brand Loyalty Not Always a Benefit, Study Finds

November 8, 2013

Brand commitment might not always be a good thing, finds new research from authors at the Penn State Smeal College of Business. In the case of high-severity product recalls, Irving & Irene Bard Professor of Marketing Raj Grewal and his colleagues write that consumers with a high level of brand commitment may actually respond more negatively than those with less loyalty.

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Greater Responsibility for Accountants After SEC v. Harrisburg

November 4, 2013

Government-employed accountants must exercise greater care in the wake of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s proceeding against the city of Harrisburg, Pa., writes J. Edward Ketz, associate professor of accounting at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, in a forthcoming paper.

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Does the Promise of Recognition Really Prompt Good Deeds?

October 25, 2013

Recognition might not be as important as previously thought in motivating people to perform good deeds, such as donating money or volunteering time to a philanthropic cause, shows recent research from authors at the Penn State Smeal College of Business.

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Research Examines Impact of Prestige on Corporate Board Dynamics

October 18, 2013

Adding prestige in the boardroom can come at a cost according to new research from authors at the Penn State Smeal College of Business.

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Ding's Latest Book Aims to Change Sustainability Dialogue by Adding Dose of Fairness

October 18, 2013

Instead of sustainability and social responsibility, companies should instead focus on fair development, according to Penn State Smeal College of Business Professor Min Ding, author of the recent book, The Bubble Theory.

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Acimovic's Doctoral Dissertation Wins Second Prestigious Award

October 16, 2013

Jason Acimovic, assistant professor of supply chain management in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has won the 2013 George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award for his doctoral dissertation.

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Study Shows Ethical Environment Boosts Employee Reporting

October 4, 2013

Employee reporting of unethical conduct internally can be a key factor in preventing the kind of high-profile corporate scandals that effect company performance and reputation. So what might make employees more likely to report unethical conduct to their superiors? Distinguished professor Linda Treviño in the Penn State Smeal College of Business set out to investigate.

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