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At More Than 100 Leading Business Schools, Fall Reopening Plans Forge Ahead

Jul 23, 2021 - Poets & Quants

Smeal was among several schools mentioned in a story about the fall reopening plans of 100 leading business schools. Read the story: https://poetsandquants.com/2021/07/23/at-more-than-100-leading-business-schools-fall-reopening-plans-forge-ahead/

Deciding how many MBA applications to send out

Jul 14, 2021 - Fortune.com

Michael Waldhier, Smeal's managing director for resident graduate programs, was quoted about what factors MBA candidates should weigh in making a decision about what program to consider. Read the story: https://fortune.com/education/business/articles/2021/07/14/deciding-how-many-mba-applications-to-send-out/

Praising incoming female CEOs may shorten their tenure, research finds

Jun 24, 2021 - Becker's Hospital Review

Aparna Joshi, Arnold Family Professor of Management, was quoted in a story about the unintended detriment of endorsing incoming female CEOs. Vilmos Misangyi, professor of strategic management, BNY Mellon Fellow, and chair of the Department of Management and Organization, was a co-author on the paper. Read the story: https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-management-administration/praising-incoming-female-ceos-may-shorten-their-tenure-research-finds.html

Effectively managing complex supply chain relationships could provide value

Jun 25, 2021 - Phys.org

Research about modularization in supply chains conducted by Stefan Wuyts, professor of marketing and director of the Institute for the Study of Business  Markets, was featured. Read the story: https://phys.org/news/2021-06-effectively-complex-chain-relationships.html

Tesla and Microstrategy’s Bitcoin Bet Brings Accounting Headache

Jun 16, 2021 - Decrypt

Ed Ketz, associate professor of accounting, explained how Tesla investing in Bitcoin could trigger volatility in its quarterly earnings. Read the story: https://decrypt.co/73749/tesla-microstrategys-bitcoin-bet-brings-accounting-headache

A Perfect Storm of Worldwide Catastrophes Is Causing the Global Semiconductor Shortage

Jun 15, 2021 - HowStuffWorks.com

Brent Moritz, associate professor of supply chain management, was quoted in a story about the global semiconductor shortage. Read the story: https://electronics.howstuffworks.com/semiconductor-shortage-news.htm

Gaining Momentum

Jun 10, 2021 - REIT magazine

Eva Steiner, associate professor of real estate and King Family Early Career Professor, was one of five panelists quoted in a discussion about the recovery in commercial real estate markets from the COVID 19 pandemic. Read the story: https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/reit/reit_may_june_2021/index.php#/p/34

The Bitcoin rollercoaster will force Tesla to take earnings hits that investors will hate

May 26, 2021 - Fortune.com

Ed Ketz, associate professor of accounting, was quoted in a Fortune Eye on Investing story titled “The Bitcoin rollercoaster will force Tesla to take hits that investors will hate.” Read the story (subscription required) at: https://fortune.com/2021/05/26/tesla-investors-bitcoin-elon-musk-tweets-carbon-footprint-gains-losses/

This Scientist Is Auctioning Off His DNA and Says Yours is Valuable Too

May 19, 2021 - Medscape.com, WebMD.com

Forrest Briscoe, professor of management and Frank and Mary Jean Smeal Research Fellow, is quoted in a story about a Harvard geneticist who is auctioning off his sequenced genome, and the value of individuals' DNA. Read the story (registration required): https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/951353#vp_1

Consumers might not return to old product choices once finances improve

Apr 29, 2021 - Phys.org

A research paper co-authored by Meg Meloy, professor of marketing, Calvin E. and Pamala T. Zimmerman Fellow and Marketing Department chair, was the basis of an article about how consumer habits that change during uncertain economic times may not return to their original patterns after the economic conditions stabilize. Read the story: https://phys.org/news/2021-04-consumers-product-choices.html

How Universities Can Adjust To Changing Gen-Z And Millennial Preferences With Brian Cameron, Smeal College Of Business At Penn State

Apr 16, 2021 - Forbes

Brian Cameron, associate dean for Professional Graduate Programs, is the focus of a question-and-answer article that explores how flexible and individualized methods of completing educational programs and certification stacking are now needed to accelerate careers that might otherwise stall out. Read the story: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jefffromm/2021/04/16/how-universities-can-adjust-to-changing-gen-z-and-millennial-preferences-with-brian-cameron-smeal-college-of-business-at-penn-state/?sh=3b71677a1988

Academic Leadership Already Lacked Women Representation Pre-Pandemic. Now What?

Mar 08, 2021 - Harvard Business Publishing Education

Felisa Higgins, associate dean of undergraduate education, and four other leading women in business education, shared their experiences and calls for change. https://hbsp.harvard.edu/inspiring-minds/academic-leadership-already-lacked-women-representation-pre-pandemic-now

Lessons from a crisis

Feb 15, 2021 - Research Penn State

Steve Tracey, executive director of the Center for Supply Chain Research®, is quoted extensively in a story about what has been learned about supply chain concerns during the COVID-19 crisis. 

MASC, The Power of Teamwork

Feb 15, 2021 - Research Penn State

Smeal's contributions to the Manufacturing and Sterilization for COVID-19 (MASC) initiative are noted in a story about the interdisciplinary team that mobilized to address critical shortages of masks, ventilators, and other personal protective equipment.

Getting a Covid vaccine can be required by your boss. Why that's a good thing — and a danger.

Feb 01, 2021 - NBC News THINK

Forrest Briscoe, professor of management and Frank and Mary Jean Smeal Research Fellow, wrote an op-ed that explores the pros and cons of employer-mandated vaccinations. https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/getting-covid-vaccine-can-be-required-your-boss-why-s-ncna1256389

Lisa Bolton & Maura Scott: Smart Money

Jan 28, 2021 - ConsumerResearcher.com

Lisa Bolton, professor of marketing and Frank and Mary Jean Smeal Research Fellow, was featured in a question-and-answer story explaining how consumers can take an evidence-based approach to making good financial decisions. https://consumerresearcher.com/a-conversation-about-consumer-personal-finances-lisa-bolton-maura-scott

Senators who backed Trump's election challenge may rethink their stance on impeachment after losing corporate funding, experts say

Jan 23, 2021 - Business Insider

Don Hambrick, Evan Pugh University Professor & Smeal Chaired Professor of Management, and Forrest Briscoe, professor of management and Frank and Mary Jean Smeal Research Fellow, are quoted extensively in a story about senators who voted against certifying Joe Biden as president losing corporate funding.  https://www.businessinsider.com/republican-lawmakers-rethink-trump-impeachment-election-biden-corporate-funding-2021-1

Why Startups Should Make Marketing a Priority

Dec 13, 2020 - MSI.org

Research conducted by Gary Lilien, ISBM director emeritus and distinguished research professor of management science, was the subject of a question-and-answer story about how a well-planned, well-executed marketing strategy helps early-stage B2B and late-stage B2C start-ups. https://www.msi.org/articles/why-startups-should-make-marketing-a-priority/

Property investment: some hard truths

Jan 21, 2021 - The Economist

Research conducted by Eva Steiner, associate professor of real estate and King Family Early Career Professor, formed the basis of a story about returns on investment in property. A subscription is required to read the story online at: https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2021/01/21/property-investment-some-hard-truths

Hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 vaccines haven’t been used in Pa. and N.J. Here’s why, and what’s next.

Jan 09, 2021 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Steve Tracey, executive director of the Center for Supply Chain Research®, was quoted in a story about the lag in distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-covid-19-pa-nj-philly-vaccine-rollout-slow-vaccination-challenges-pace-20210109.html

EU-UK Deal Comes at Price for London, But Brexit Benefits May Exceed Expectations, Observers Say

Dec 24, 2020 - SputnikNews.com

Terrance Guay, clinical professor of international business, was quoted in a story about a post-Brexit trade agreement reached by the European Union and the United Kingdom. https://sputniknews.com/uk/202012241081563180-eu-uk-deal-comes-at-price-for-london-but-brexit-benefits-may-exceed-expectations-observers-say/

Meeting Market Demand for Stackable Credentials

Dec 08, 2020 - BizEd Magazine | An AACSB Publication

Brian Cameron, associate dean for professional graduate programs, co-authored an article with MBA and EMBA managing directors Mike Waldhier and Teresa Avery, respectively, on how the Penn State Smeal College of Business has added greater flexibility to its resident and executive MBA programs, allowing students to earn multiple credentials more quickly and efficiently. https://bized.aacsb.edu/articles/2020/december/meeting-market-demand-for-stackable-credentials

M.B.A. Applicants, Brace for ‘Most Competitive Year Ever’

Dec 02, 2020 - The Wall Street Journal

Ryan Hess, assistant director of employer relations and recruiting in the Office of Professional Graduate Programs, is quoted in a story that discusses how competitive it might be to be accepted into an MBA program in 2021. (Subscription required) https://www.wsj.com/articles/m-b-a-applicants-brace-for-most-competitive-year-ever-11606924882

How businesses can learn from pandemic supply-chain breakdowns and better prepare for shifting customer demands and disruptions

Dec 08, 2020 - Business Insider

Observations by Steve Tracey, executive director of the Center for Supply Chain Research®️, are cited in this article that explores what lessons about supply chain management the pandemic has taught companies. https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-build-resilient-supply-chain-shifting-customer-demands-disruptions-2020-12

The Elusive Link Between Technology and Strategy

Nov 03, 2020 - BizEd Magazine | An AACSB Publication

Brian Cameron, associate dean for professional graduate programs, authored a feature article on how business students need to understand the nuance of the strategic alignment between how technology should support organizational objectives to create value, and not merely align with strategy to cut costs. https://bized.aacsb.edu/articles/2020/november/the-elusive-link-between-technology-and-strategy

Just How Dishonest Are Most Students?

Nov 13, 2020 - The New York Times

Research conducted by Linda Treviño, distinguished professor of organizational behavior and ethics, is cited in an article that discusses the efficacy of honor codes in combatting cheating by students.

Opinion: Here’s why women fund managers regularly outperform men, based on newer research

Oct 23, 2020 - MarketWatch

Aparna Joshi, Arnold Family Professor of Management, told MarketWatch that "The presence of diversity of any kind improves decision comprehensiveness, and the likelihood a group will consider information more broadly and not engage in groupthink” in an opinion piece that explores why women fund managers regularly outperform men. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-why-women-fund-managers-regularly-outperform-men-and-seven-stocks-thatll-help-you-do-the-same-11603382699

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/

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