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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.

What's the secret of Boscov's success?

Sep 05, 2018 - PennLive

Fred Hurvitz, Kohl's Professor of Practice for Retail Studies and senior instructor of marketing, is quoted several times in a story that details the success of family owned department store Boscov's.

Ask the Experts: Best Airline Miles Credit Cards

Jul 16, 2018 - WalletHub

Andrew Petersen, associate professor of marketing, participated in a question-and-answer about various aspects of airline miles credit cards.

WeWork is banning meat

Jul 13, 2018 - Money.CNN.com

Forrest Briscoe, professor of management and organization and Frank & Mary Jean Smeal Research Fellow, is quoted in a story about WeWork co-founder Miguel McKelvey's decision to no longer serve meat at employee events or reimburse them for meals that include red meat, poultry and pork, in the name of sustainability. Briscoe said, "as long as there are stakeholders who approve, then they can also make a plausible business case for such actions."

COMMENTARY: New paradigms to tackle age-old governance problems

Jul 05, 2018 - Reuters.com

In an article about new approaches to corporate governance, a Behaviorial Science & Policy journal paper titled "Regulating for Ethical Culture" that was co-authored by Linda K. Treviño, distinguished professor of organizational behavior and ethics, is cited. The article calls for the critical need for corporate culture assessment.

How to Ensure More Women Succeed in the C-Suite: Start Grooming Them Now

Jun 12, 2018 - Inc.

A research paper co-authored by Aparna Joshi, professor of management and organization and Arnold Family Professor of Management, and Vilmos Misangyi, professor of management and organization, BNY Mellon Fellow, and department head of Management and Organization, forms the basis for a story about how male CEOs influence the future success of female CEOs who succeed them. 

Deadline looms to disclose foreign accounts, including cryptocurrencies: Guest view

Jun 08, 2018 - Central Penn Business Journal

Edward R. Jenkins, instructor of accounting, wrote a column about how Americans with foreign assets can stay on the right side of the law.

Campbell’s Soup Innovative Supply Chain Training

May 21, 2018 - LogisticsViewpoints.com

The Campbell Soup Company wanted to facilitate continuous improvement in its supply chain operations, but needed to find experts to provide the knowledge with the right delivery vehicle. Penn State Executive Programs made it happen. Smeal College of Business professors John Langley, Chris Norek, Christopher Craighead, Steve Tracey developed the content. Penn State Executive Programs’ partnership with CorpU provided the delivery vehicle. This Logistics Viewpoints story detailed what is a continuing success story.

Why European business may try to skirt U.S. sanctions on Iran

May 09, 2018 - Marketplace

Fariborz Ghadar, William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management, Policies and Planning and the founding director of the Center for Global Business Studies, is quoted in a story that talks about the end of the U.S. involvement in the Iran nuclear deal and the return of U.S. sanctions.

The gig economy could be the new path to middle class

May 03, 2018 - WTAJ TV-10

John Jordan, clinical professor of supply chain and information systems, was interviewed on camera in his office for a story about several facets of the gig economy.

Climate Change Turns Coastal Property Into a Junk Bond

May 03, 2018 - Bloomberg.com

Research from a paper that Matthew Gustafson, assistant professor of finance, co-authored, detailing how, from 2007-2016, houses exposed to sea-level rise of between 0 and 6 feet have been selling at a 7 percent discount relative to houses a similar distance from the beach that aren’t exposed is cited.

The Consumer Price Index May Be Getting Inflation Wrong

May 02, 2018 - Bloomberg.com

A paper co-written by Brent Ambrose, professor of risk management, Smeal Professor of Real Estate, director of the Smeal Ph.D. Program, and director of the Institute for Real Estate Studies, and Jiro Yoshida, Smeal associate professor of risk management, titled "Housing Rents and Inflation Rates" is quoted extensively. The research posits a new way for the government to measure the price of shelter, which accounts for a third of the data that goes into the Consumer Price Index.

The Immigration Debate: Rethinking Work Visas

May 01, 2018 - Penn Stater

Fariborz Ghadar, William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management, Policies and Planning and the founding director of the Center for Global Business Studies, was one of 12 Penn State faculty members who each wrote about a specific aspect of immigration.

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