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Committed to Innovation

Aug 11, 2020 - BizEd Magazine | An AACSB Publication

Smeal Director of Excellence in Teaching and Learning Janet Duck authored an article about coordinating a collaborative culture of academic innovation and the importance of teaching as a team sport. 

Where Has All the Lysol Gone?

Jul 22, 2020 - AARP.org

Saurabh Bansal, associate professor of supply chain management, said that a “stock up” mentality brought on by the coronavirus pandemic has contributed to ongoing supply shortages of retail items. https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2020/lysol-shortage-coronavirus.html

Some shoe and clothing boutiques devastated by COVID

Jul 14, 2020 - CBS.com

Lisa Bolton, professor of marketing and Frank and Mary Jean Smeal Research Fellow, told CBS.com that the pandemic accelerated an ongoing shift toward online shopping. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronavirus-pandemic-shoe-clothing-boutiques-devastated/

The Answer to a COVID-19 Vaccine May Lie in Our Genes, But ...

May 13, 2020 - Scientific American

Forrest Briscoe, professor of management and Frank and Mary Jean Smeal Research Fellow, co-authored an article that read, in part, "Yet if scientists do find answers in our genes, we need to consider the implications for genetic privacy. Armed with the ability to identify who is vulnerable and who is not, how will society proceed?" https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/the-answer-to-a-covid-19-vaccine-may-lie-in-our-genes-but/

What Aspiring Entrepreneurs Can Learn From ‘Seinfeld’

May 08, 2020 - WSJ.com

A project that Jamey Darnell, assistant clinical professor of entrepreneurship, had his class undertake related to get-rich-quick ideas that 'Seinfeld' character Cosmo Kramer tried on the show is the focus of the article. (Subscription required): https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-aspiring-entrepreneurs-can-learn-from-seinfeld-11588946535?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=4 

Don't expect to see disinfectant wipes or sprays in stores anytime soon, experts say

Apr 29, 2020 - CNN.com

Steve Tracey,  executive director for both the Center for Supply Chain Research and Penn State Executive Programs, and a professor of practice in supply chain and information systems, said that it's difficult to predict when sanitizing products will return to store shelves. Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/29/politics/lysol-wipes-back-in-stores-when-disinfectant-sprays/index.html

What Will It Take To Get People to be More Sustainable?

Apr 21, 2020 - Discover

Karen Winterich, professor of marketing and Frank and Mary Smeal Research Fellow, answered a series of questions about marketing, including several on recycling and sustainability. Read more here: https://www.discovermagazine.com/environment/what-will-it-take-to-get-people-to-be-more-sustainable

Designer Disconnect

Apr 19, 2020 - Valley magazine

Lisa Bolton, professor of marketing and Frank and Mary Jean Smeal Research Fellow, talked about why people are attracted to "flex" fashion.

What one company's ventilator work says about our chances to outpace coronavirus

Mar 28, 2020 - USA Today

Nick Petruzzi, chair of the Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems, professor of supply chain management, and Robert G. and Caroline Schwartz Professor of Business, said that most manufacturers have eliminated any excess capacity in their plants as part of a decade of trying to control their costs in an article about a company making ventilators in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supply Chain Disruptions and COVID-19

Mar 27, 2020 - Supply Chain Management Review

Brent Moritz, associate professor of supply chain management, wrote a column about why COVID-19 is different from other supply chain disruptions.

Activist Hedge Funds Hurt Businesses in the Long Run

Mar 16, 2020 - Institutional Investor

Research conducted by Mark DesJardine, assistant professor of strategy and sustainability, on the long-term effects of hedge-fund activism on the companies they target, is cited extensively in this article, as well as a host of other media outlets, including Financial Times.

Employees Speak Out—Against Their CEOs

Feb 01, 2020 - The Wall Street Journal

Don Hambrick,  Evan Pugh University Professor and Smeal Chaired Professor of Management, is quoted in a story that details how a new generation of workers attuned to activism are increasingly comfortable challenging the top leaders in their organizations.

The real reason to amend goodwill accounting

Nov 15, 2019 - AccountingToday.com

Ed Ketz, associate professor of accounting, wrote an op-ed stating why goodwill accounting should be changed.

What might be driving the criminal investigation at Under Armour?

Nov 24, 2019 - TheDig.com

Ed Ketz, associate professor of accounting, analyzed records and is quoted about that analysis in a story about civil and criminal investigations of accounting irregularities at sporting goods retailer Under Armour Inc.

One line on Salesforce's balance sheet gives a clue to the premium it's paying for its acquisitions — and the growing risk behind that strategy

Dec 11, 2019 - BusinessInsider.com

Ed Ketz, associate professor of accounting, commented on Salesforce's strategy of growing by acquisition and cautioned that if that strategy doesn't work, it could lower future earnings.

Lifelong Learning for the Business Architecture Professional

Oct 31, 2019 - BA Lens Magazine | International Institute of Business Analysis™

Brian Cameron, associate dean for professional graduate programs, was a guest contributor for a feature that explores the different career paths for the business architecture professional today, including project management, technology, business and innovation. Cameron goes into detail about the educational career options needed to enable career progression, lateral moves, or complete realignment. 

Why humble CEOs make a better investment than their narcissistic counterparts

Nov 05, 2019 - FoxBusiness.com

Tessa Recendes, assistant professor of management and organization, was part of a research team that wrote a paper assessing the earning power of humble CEOs. The paper, published in the Strategic Management Journal, was cited in the story.

Solving for X: The Integrated Program Portfolio

Oct 23, 2019 - BizEd Magazine | An AACSB Publication

Brian Cameron, associate dean for professional graduate programs, authored a feature article on how Smeal reinvigorated its professional graduate programs by using a course-sharing strategy to increase enrollments and revenues. 

Profile: Penn State Center for the Business of Sustainability

Oct 21, 2019 - InsideEPA.com

Erik Foley, Smeal director of sustainability and instructor of management and organization, was quoted extensively in a story about the college's Center for the Business of Sustainability, which is slated to open in 2020.

The Cognitive Supply Chain

Sep 26, 2019 - The Economist

Steve Tracey, professor of practice in Supply Chain and Information Systems and executive director of Penn State Executive Programs and the Center for Supply Chain Research®, is quoted in a story about the relatively new but rapidly growing field of cognitive supply chains.

‘You just never forget that.’ Penn State professor reflects on his role in Apollo 11 launch

Jul 16, 2019 - Centre Daily Times

Denny Gioia, Robert and Judith Auritt Klein Professor of Management at Smeal, was a young engineer 50 years ago who worked on the Apollo 11 mission. He shared his memories of that experience.

People More Likely to Recycle When They Know Where Recycled Material Goes

May 23, 2019 - HelloHomestead.com

Research conducted by Karen Winterich, professor of marketing and Frank and Mary Smeal Research Fellow, was the basis for the story. The research shows that helping consumers think about what recycled products become inspires consumers to recycle more.

Amtrak, at a Crucial Junction, Faces Urgent Test

Apr 25, 2019 - New York Times

John Spychalski, emeritus professor of supply chain management, was quoted in a story that detailed how, historically, Amtrak's tight budget has forced it to make difficult choices between spending on maintenance or new equipment. “It’s existed hand-to-mouth, patchwork to patchwork, to a great degree,” he said.

Life outside of Penn State: How colleges prepare students for career placement

Feb 04, 2019 - The Daily Collegian

Ashley Rippey, director of Business Career Center, is quoted extensively in a story that talks about how several academic units prepare their students for career fair season and the differences in those units' approaches to career preparation.

Not everyone wants their donations touted on Facebook or plastered on walls

Nov 19, 2018 - The Conversation, Salon.com and 29 other news outlets

Karen Winterich, professor of marketing and Frank and Mary Smeal Research Fellow, wrote a piece about research she conducted connected to how someone's identity affects their charitable giving.

Craigslist can cut solid waste, one used sofa at a time

Nov 19, 2018 - Salon.com

Suvrat Dhanorkar, assistant professor of supply chain & information systems, wrote a first-person piece about research recently published in the journal Management Science that discovered that in areas that have access to Craigslist, the volume of consumer-generated waste was reduced.

Whose Genes Are They, Anyway?

Nov 15, 2018 - Research | Penn State

Research conducted by Barbara Gray, professor emeritus of organizational behavior, and Forrest Briscoe, professor of management and organization and Frank and Mary Jean Smeal Research Fellow, is cited. The research looks at what happens to the data when people have their DNA sequenced and how your genome is used, for good and bad purposes.

Starting a business is hard. With student debt, it can be impossible

Oct 22, 2018 - CNBC.com

Research conducted by Brent Ambrose, professor of risk management, Smeal Professor of Real Estate, director of Smeal's Ph.D. program, and the director of the Institute for Real Estate Studies, and researchers at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia was cited.

Expert: Analytics Alone Won’t Silence C-Suite Skeptics

Oct 19, 2018 - Stevens News

Gary Lilien, Distinguished Research Professor of Management Science and co-founder and research director of the Institute for the Study of Business Markets, was a guest speaker at Stevens Institute of Technology and his visit was chronicled in an article on the schools news site.

‘Despicable,’ Comcast says. Google search lumps swastika with Comcast brand images.

Sep 07, 2018 - Philly.com

Ralph Oliva, professor of marketing and faculty leader of the Institute for the Study of Business Markets, was quoted in a story that talked specifically about certain internet searches returning a swastika as part of the Comcast logo and generally about large, popular companies managing their brands.

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