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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).

Skype interview with Terrence Guay


Jan 27, 2017 - Channel NewsAsia in Singapore

Terrence Guay, clinical professor of international business, was interviewed about United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May's meeting with President Donald Trump.

The birth and life of marketing science with Professor Gary Lilien


Jan 20, 2017 - Marketing

Gary Lilien, distinguished research professor of management science and research director of the Institute for the Study of Business Markets, is featured in a question-and-answer.

Be Honest, Genuine in Your MBA Applications


Jan 17, 2017 - U.S. News & World Report

Carrie Marcinkevage, the managing director of the Smeal MBA Program, is quoted in a story that details how honesty is the best policy in the MBA admissions process.

Emerging Powers and Future Threats: Implications for the U.S. and Global Defense Industry


Jan 17, 2017 - U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute website

Terrence Guay, clinical professor of international business, authored a report on the defense industries in China, India, Turkey, Brazil, South Africa, and Russia, and the implications for the U.S.

Red or blue? Political ideology and firms’ corporate social responsibility


Jan 07, 2017 - London School of Economics US Centre blog

Donald C. Hambrick, the Evan Pugh University Professor and Smeal Chaired Professor of Management, Forrest Briscoe, an associate professor in management and organization and a Frank & Mary Jean Smeal Research Fellow, and former Smeal Ph.D. student Abhinav Gupta, currently assistant professor of strategic management at the Foster School of Business, University of Washington, wrote a blog entry in which they detail their recent study that demonstrates that employees’ personal donations to political parties serve as an accurate indicator of the employer’s “organisational political ideology.” 

Your boss’s politics may affect your paycheck


Dec 16, 2016 - The (Toledo) Blade

Research conducted by Aparna Joshi, Arnold Family Professor of Management, and Forrest Briscoe, associate professor of management and organization and a Frank & Mary Jean Smeal Research Fellow, was cited in this article about a boss's political leanings affecting the size of subordinates' bonuses.

Companies Manage With No CEO


Dec 13, 2016 - Morningstar

Donald Hambrick, Evan Pugh Professor of Business and Smeal Chaired Professor of Management, commented on the recent trend of some companies opting to operate without one person in charge at the top of the management structure.

An Interview With Stacey Dorang Peeler, Managing Director Of The Online MBA At Penn State University, Smeal College Of Business


Nov 28, 2016 - Online MBA Today

Stacey Dorang Peeler, managing director of the Penn State Online MBA Program, was the subject of a question-and-answer article about the new Smeal-led online MBA.

The next president's White House is more like a house of cards


Nov 11, 2016 - Central Penn Business Journal

Ed Jenkins, instructor in accounting, wrote that the staggering national debt the U.S. has accrued could handcuff Donald Trump's presidency.

New research examines 'jilting effect' on consumers


Nov 09, 2016 - Phys.org

Research by Meg Meloy, Smeal professor of marketing and the Calvin E. and Pamela T. Zimmerman University Endowed Fellow, that reveals when people have an expectation of receiving a highly attractive option and then it falls through, what they possess no longer seems as satisfying as it once did, is featured.

Top Management Degrees Publishes Top 50 MBA Super Ranking 2016-2017


Oct 31, 2016 - Yahoo! Finance

The Penn State Smeal MBA Program was ranked in an MBA Super Ranking that vetted more than 450 U.S. MBA programs based on their prestige and quality. The methodology consisted in combining the most current data from the most robust and prestigious MBA rankings.

What do cheerleader uniforms and smartphones have in common?


Oct 30, 2016 - The Conversation

Dan Cahoy, professor of business law and Dean's Faculty Fellow in Business Law, co-authored an op-ed with a colleague from the University of Michigan about two cases before the Supreme Court that may reshape our current boundaries of intellectual property law where design is concerned.

Focus on Aging Adults


Oct 19, 2016 - PCNTV.com

Ron Gebhardtsbauer, clinical associate professor of actuarial science,  was a guest on an AARP panel discussion about the future of social security in the United States.

Smeal program seeks to improve diversity


Oct 04, 2016 - Centre Daily Times

Smeal's Business Opportunities Summer Session (BOSS) program is profiled. Jamie Campbell, assistant dean for diversity enhancement programs, and undergraduate student James Dowdy are quoted.

Sustainability a lingua franca for Smeal executive


Oct 02, 2016 - Centre Daily Times

Erik Foley, Smeal's director of sustainability, was the subject of a feature story that also included a question-and-answer section about sustainability.

Penn State and Peace Corps team up for new fellows program


Sep 27, 2016 - The Daily Collegian

Carrie Marcinkevage, managing director of the Smeal MBA Program, said, in an article about Smeal's new Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program,  “Peace Corps volunteers bring a wealth of ingenuity, fortitude and worldliness to the program. They’ll take their experiences and learn to apply their skills to organizations.” Smeal's program is one of three recently established at Penn State.

Playing the long game: Congress and ‘Caddyshack’


Sep 25, 2016 - Centre Daily Times

Dennis Sheehan, the Virginia and Louis Benzak Professor of Finance, wrote a commentary related to the Wells Fargo financial scandal and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's response to it.

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