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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/

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.

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