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Professor Testifies Before House Subcommittee on Iran Policy

February 5, 2010

Dr. Fariborz Ghadar, director of the Center for Global Business Studies and the William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management Policies at Penn State's Smeal College of Business, testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia on America and the Iranian political reform movement.

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Changing the Real Estate Landscape at Smeal

January 29, 2010

The Institute for Real Estate Studies serves as the foundation of the real estate community at Smeal by funding faculty research and providing student support. With the help of their advisory board, IRES offers internships for students, holds campus seminars, and fulfills one of their main initiatives, research. As they look to the future, director Brent Ambrose and assistant director Richard Button have high hopes for IRES.

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Episcopal Church Launches Campaign Based on Smeal Professor’s Research

January 20, 2010

The Episcopal Church recently launched its “Around One Table” campaign, a landmark project promoting the common attributes, feelings, and beliefs of Episcopalians based on research coauthored by Smeal professor Glen Kreiner.

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Video: Why Consumers Prefer One Product over Another

January 19, 2010

Weighing the pros and cons of various options during the decision-making process can be difficult. Smeal’s Meg Meloy says consumers develop a preference for one product over another early on and both benefits and price have an impact on which product consumers choose. In order to help retailers and marketers close the sale, the findings determine the most effective time to reveal product benefits and price to the consumer.

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To Tip or Not to Tip

January 12, 2010

The concept of buyer monitoring, which uses voluntary tipping as a means for customers to evaluate service performance, is a way for managers to motivate their employees to deliver more efficient service, says Smeal’s Bill Ross. He also advises managers to do their homework and find out how consumers respond to tipping versus automated service charges in order to provide the best experience for their customers.

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Recent News
PNC Bank Internship Provides Finance Student Experience in Banking Industry 23 Sep

Elizabeth Bravacos, a senior Finance major in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, spent her summer as an intern in the Finance and Accounting Internship Program at PNC Bank in Pittsburgh.

Smeal Again Ranks No. 1 for Graduate Supply Chain Education 19 Sep

The Penn State Smeal College of Business once again ranks No. 1 in graduate supply chain education according to a report from IT research and advisory firm Gartner, which also ranked the college best for undergraduate supply chain education in August.

Ding Co-Authors Book on Modern China 18 Sep

The Chinese Way, a newly released book from Penn State Smeal College of Business Professor of Marketing and Innovation Min Ding and Jie Xu of Fudan University, explores modern-day Chinese culture from multiple angles, providing a deeper understanding of a complex society that is critically important to business in a globalized world.

Nicholson Helps Dairy Farmers Mitigate Financial Risks 17 Sep

Charles Nicholson, clinical associate professor of supply chain management at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, is contributing to the introduction of the Margin Protection Program for Dairy Producers (MPP), a government-sponsored insurance initiative to help the nation’s dairy farmers mitigate their financial risks.

Client Projects Sought for Penn State Smeal MBA Program's Applied Professional Experience 17 Sep

The Penn State Smeal College of Business is currently seeking projects for the spring 2015 Applied Professional Experience (APEX) Program. APEX, the capstone component of Smeal’s internationally ranked MBA program, runs from early January through April and consists of student teams collaborating with client firms to take on real-world business challenges.

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