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Should we stop the ‘revolving door’?


Aug 07, 2017 - Chicago Booth Review

Research conducted by Jess Cornaggia, associate professor of finance, and Kimberly Cornaggia, associate professor of finance, is cited in a story about the movement of people between industry and government. The Cornaggias' research found a similar pattern at credit rating agencies.

A big hurdle do-good companies face


Aug 01, 2017 - The Conversation, LA Times and 13 other outlets

Karen Winterich, Frank and Mary Jean Research Fellow and associate professor of marketing, and Lisa Bolton, Frank and Mary Jean Research Fellow and professor of marketing, co-authored a piece that featured research they conducted together. The research examines how the public feels about for-profit social enterprises or public-benefit corporations.

Preparing Business Students to Speak Up


Jun 23, 2017 - BizEdMagazine.com

Jennifer Eury, clinical assistant profressor of management and organization and Smeal's former honor and integrity director, wrote a Your Turn commentary that talked about how business schools are preparing future business leaders to embrace ethical challenges.

The Angst of Endangered CEOs: ‘How Much Time Do I Have?’


Jul 05, 2017 - The Wall Street Journal

Don Hambrick, Evan Pugh University Professor and Smeal Chaired Professor of Management, said the pressure heads of well-known companies face aren't only forcing boards to oust them, he said he suspected some corporate chiefs are voluntarily hastening their retirements.

Who Will Win The Oil Wars? U.S. Shale, OPEC Or Consumers?


Jul 02, 2017 - Investor's Business Daily

Fariborz Ghadar, William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management, Policies and Planning and Director of the Center for Global Business Studies, commented on Russia emerging as a working member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.

If decluttering doesn’t bring you a sense of well-being, try this one minute trick


Jun 27, 2017 - Quartz

Research conducted by Karen Winterich, associate professor of marketing and Frank and Mary Jean Smeal Research Fellow, is cited in the article.The research found that people who hold on to material items for sentimental reasons are more likely to give them away if they first take a picture of them.

Online Education: Become a Supply Chain Leader...in Your Pajamas


Jun 20, 2017 - InboundLogistics.com

David Huff, director of online graduate programs in supply chain management and clinical professor of supply chain and information systems, is quoted in a story about the proliferation and quality of online supply chain certificates and degrees. Smeal's online graduate certificate in supply chain management is featured prominently and portrayed favorably.

The Changing Role of Logistics Service Providers


Jun 16, 2017 - SupplyChainBrain

C. John Langley Jr.. clinical professor of supply chain management and director of development for the Centre for Supply Chain Research, added his thoughts on key trends in supply chain and logistics management, particularly involving third-party logistics providers and their customers.

It’s Always Commencement Season


Jun 13, 2017 - StateCollege.com

The Penn State Smeal College of Business EMBA Program commencement ceremony was featured prominently in this column written by Joe Battista, who delivered the commencement speech to the Smeal EMBA Class of 2017.

Theresa May’s Conservatives denied majority in major upset: Experts react


Jun 09, 2017 - The Conversation

Terrence Guay, clinical professor of international business, co-wrote an article about the international business implications of the recent election in the United Kingdom.

You’re Getting a Master’s in What?


May 31, 2017 - The Wall Street Journal

Brian Cameron, associate dean for professional graduate programs, is quoted in a story about the changing landscape of master's programs in business schools across the United States.

The Most Exclusive MBA Programs — They’re Not All The Ones You Think


May 20, 2017 - Poets & Quants

The Penn State Smeal College of Business residential MBA Program is mentioned favorably in a story about MBA programs and the odds of applicants being accepted.

Supply Chain Management: Soft Skills Required to Maintain Relationships


May 18, 2017 - Inbound Logistics

Research conducted by Veronica H. Villena, assistant professor of supply chain management, about soft skills that are required to maintain buyer and supplier relationships is the focus of this article.

Ask the Experts: What are the best business credit cards for a new business?


May 15, 2017 - WalletHub

Fred Hurvitz, Kohl's Professor of Practice in Retail Studies, participated in a question-and-answer about the best business credit cards for a new business.

Ask the Experts: Bright Minds on the Best Rewards


May 02, 2017 - WalletHub

Arvind Rangaswamy, Anchel Professor of Marketing, participated in a question-and-answer about various aspects of the best rewards credit cards on the market.

Penn State startup Virolock Technologies secures $75,000 in funding


May 02, 2017 - Penn State News

Students in Smeal's MBA and APEX programs were cited for their supporting work in helping startup company Virolock Technologies, LLC.  Virolock has developed portable technology that could increase the threshold for early virus detection and speed up identification of new viruses from field samples. MBA students provided relevance work and APEX students added go-to-market planning.

Ticket promotions help big league clubs draw in fans


Apr 26, 2017 - Associated Press & The Washington Times

Research by Wayne DeSarbo, Mary Jean and Frank P. Smeal Distinguished Professor of Marketing, is cited in this article about how ticket promotions impact fan attendance at Major League Baseball games.

Amtrak at a Junction: Invest in Improvements, or Risk Worsening Problems


Apr 24, 2017 - The New York Times

John C. Spychalski, professor emeritus of supply chain management, said that for much of Amtrak's history, tight budgets have forced the railroad to make difficult choices between spending on maintenance or new equipment.

Ask the Experts: Talkin’ ‘Bout Taxes


Apr 10, 2017 - WalletHub.com

Ed Jenkins, instructor in accounting, engaged in a question-and-answer session about tax day 2017.

Are millennials programmed to cheat?


Mar 28, 2017 - Deseret News

Linda K. Treviño, distinguished professor of organizational behavior and ethics, said in a story about cheating and, specifically, plagiarism, that it has proliferated because it's easy to do and, when students procrastinate, they turn to the internet where it's easy to plagiarize.

To Stay in Shape, Just Add Squash


Mar 25, 2017 - Wall Street Journal

Fariborz Ghadar, William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management, Policies and Planning and Director of the Center for Global Business Studies, is featured in an installment of the Journal's 'What's Your Workout?' Ghadar and his sister, Margaret Ghadar, play squash three times a week to help keep in shape, and to catch up on each other's life.

The Tech Industry Joins the Political Fray


Mar 24, 2017 - The Atlantic

Forrest Briscoe, associate professor of management and organization, said that tech companies that take a public political stand confirm traditional tech values like diversity and openness and that can help in recruitment.

Will The United States Continue To Be A Pot Of Gold For International MBA Applicants?


Mar 23, 2017 - BusinessBecause

Stacey Dorang Peeler, managing director of the Penn State Online MBA, talked about some ways the renovated program has appealed to international students, who surveys say are less likely to pursue an MBA in the United States after last year's presidential election.

Here's when to expect Snap ‘Buy’ recommendations


Mar 12, 2017 - Yahoo! Finance

Matthew Gustafson, assistant professor of finance, said in a story about Snap's initial stock offering: “When affiliated analysts are allowed unfettered access to a company, they’re more likely to have more optimistic ratings.”

Successful Women in Procurement and Supply Chain Share Career Advice


Mar 08, 2017 - SpendMatters.com

Sue Purdum, instructor in supply chain and information systems, is quoted in a story that asked women in mid-level to senior procurement positions for advice for their fellow female procurement counterparts in honor of International Women's Day.

Ask the Experts


Mar 06, 2017 - WalletHub.com

Brad Leve, assistant director of the Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship, conducted a short question-and-answer about business credit cards.

Cheating, Academic Dishonesty Widespread on Campuses, Survey Reveals


Feb 28, 2017 - GoodCall.com

Linda K. Treviño, distinguished professor of organizational behavior and ethics, was quoted in a story about cheating on college campuses. She said that sometimes a permissive culture makes it easier to cheat, but one that adheres to certain values can make it harder.

What is the future for US-China trade?


Feb 08, 2017 - ICAS.com

Fariborz Ghadar, William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management, Policies and Planning and Director of the Center for Global Business Studies, is quoted in a story about U.S. trade relations.

Got Best Practices in MRO Management?


Feb 06, 2017 - My Purchasing Center

Steve Tracey, instructor in supply chain management and executive director of the Center for Supply Chain Research, discusses a study on maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) best practices that’s on the agenda of an SDI Innovation Symposium.

Federal Tax Committee Weighs in on Health Care Executive Order


Feb 01, 2017 - PICPA.org

Ed Jenkins, instructor in accounting and a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Federal Tax Committee, wrote an analysis of the executive order President Trump issued on Jan. 20, 2017, regarding the Patient Protection and Care Act (PPACA).

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