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UPUA Reports Creamery Ice Cream Truck Project Is Making Progress


Feb 03, 2016 - Onward State

Students in Smeal's 301H Finance class, taught by Greg Pierce, senior lecturer in finance, have created a strategic business plan for an ice cream truck that will sell Berkey Creamery ice cream.

The Biggest Lessons You Learn In Business School


Jan 31, 2016 - Poets & Quants

Finance major Malik Elarbi was quoted as saying, in a section titled Learn How To Make Money: “Although you can teach someone the fundamentals of any subject area, you cannot teach someone how to make money — it is a drive and will that must be fostered over time. For example, there is nothing stopping me from buying a 24-pack of Gatorade at Walmart for 12 dollars and selling it to each of my friends for $1 per bottle to collect a $12 profit and then repeating that over and over. The only thing stopping me or anyone else is the drive to do it. That being said, while a lot of business success can be attributed to formal education, there is a whole other side devoted to wit, survival tactics, and general hunger that most people will never develop.”

Student takes advantage of many internships


Jan 25, 2016 - Daily Collegian

Senior finance and accounting major Khadija Bingham is profiled. The story talks about the many internship opportunities she has taken advantage of, as well as the lifestyle blog with a financial literacy focus called MoneyHoney that she started.

Making The Most Of B-School: Advice From The Best & Brightest Business Majors


Jan 07, 2016 - Poets & Quants

Smeal MAcc major Katie Mailey was quoted as saying: “For students who are looking to major in a business-related field, I would tell them to get as involved as possible in Smeal and apply their business skills to student organizations. I have learned as much being involved in extracurricular activities as I have in my classes because I have had the opportunity to apply lessons learned in the classroom to real-life experiences. There are such a variety of fields where business skills are applicable, and I would encourage business students to explore all of these opportunities.”

What Was Volkswagen Thinking?


Jan 04, 2016 - The Atlantic

Denny Gioia, the Robert & Judith Auritt Klein Professor of Management and chair of the Department of Management, was quoted in an article that examines how the Volkswagen controversy, and other similar corporate controversies, can happen.

America's Most Popular Investment May Be Toxic


Dec 30, 2015 - Fortune

A paper co-written by Smeal's Peter Iliev, assistant professor of finance, is cited in a story that posits that index funds may be good for investors individually, but may not be good for the economy or the market as a whole. The problem is index funds are more likely to vote as a group, according to the paper.

Grey Zones of Europe


Nov 29, 2015 - OpEdNews.com

Fariborz Ghadar, William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management, Policies and Planning and Director of the Center for Global Business Studies, wrote an op-ed article in which he discussed the grey zones of Europe, philosophical areas between people who harbor anti-terrorist and pro-terrorist sentiments.

How To Conduct An MBA Informational Interview


Dec 03, 2015 - MetroMBA

Stacey Dorang Peeler, Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA admissions director, offered advice to prospective MBA students when they plan to conduct MBA informational interviews.

Buying local might not be positive for the dairy supply chain


Nov 26, 2015 - Supply Chain Digital

Research conducted by Chuck Nicholson, clinical associate professor of supply chain management, revealed that if supply chains for fluid milk products were reconfigured so milk consumed in those states was also produced there, it would increase the total distance travelled by the products as well as supply chain costs and emissions.

It's Time for the IMF to Recognize the Importance of the Yuan


Nov 25, 2015 - OpEdNews.com

Fariborz Ghadar, William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management, Policies and Planning and Director of the Center for Global Business Studies, wrote an op-ed article in which he said it is clear to see that now is the time for the Yuan to be included in the International Monetary Fund's SDR currency basket.

MBA Applicants are Still Cheating on Essays


Nov 19, 2015 - Fortune

Carrie Marcinkevage, Smeal MBA managing director, said that the number of applicants who plagiarize on their MBA application essays has remained the same, and that has helped keep cheating out of the classroom. 

Is Fiorina’s tax proposal three sheets to the wind?


Nov 18, 2015 - The Conversation

Ed Jenkins, instructor in accounting, wrote a column disputing GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina's contention that she could reduce the U.S. tax code to three pages.

Do we really need bosses? Charles Snow on working without the usual hierarchies


Nov 18, 2015 - BusinessThink

Charles Snow, emeritus professor of business administration and a Unilever distinguished visitor at the Australian Graduate School of Management at UNSW Business School, spoke with Julian Lorkin for an online video interview about management structures of organizations.

Cheating MBA applicants: Trick shots


Nov 17, 2015 - The Economist

Carrie Marcinkevage, Smeal MBA managing director, said that the number of students who cheat to try to gain acceptance to MBA programs isn't growing. Rather, business schools are getting better at spotting them.

Take Note: The Ford Pinto Case with Denny Gioia


Nov 13, 2015 - WPSU

Denny Gioia, the Robert & Judith Auritt Klein Professor of Management and chair of the Department of Management, was the featured guest on Take Note with host Patty Satalia. He discussed his time as Ford Motor Company's recall coordinator during the Pinto fires controversy in the early 1970s.

Coming to a Balance Sheet Near You: $2 Trillion in Leases


Nov 10, 2015 - Wall Street Journal

Edward Ketz, associate professor of accounting, said the fact that some of America’s best-known companies likely will soon have to effectively boost the debt they report on their balance sheets by tens of billions of dollars is long overdue and much needed.

Managing the Dark Side of Close Buyer-Supplier Relationships


Nov 01, 2015 - Supply Chain Management Review

Veronica H. Villena, assistant professor of supply chain management, co-authored a paper talking about how companies can identify and guard against close relationships between companies eroding essential checks and balances.

Valeant’s Disclosure: Why Now?


Oct 23, 2015 - Wall Street Journal

Edward Ketz, associate professor of accounting, commented on Valeant Pharmaceuticals' recent disclosure of a relationship with a specialty pharmacy. Had the company disclosed the relationship sooner, he said, it would have saved itself a lot of problems.

The glass ceiling IS real: Study confirms women get smaller bonuses even if they perform as well as men


Oct 23, 2015 - The Daily Mail

Research conducted by Aparna Joshi, professor of management and organization, revealed that women who performed the same duties as men and received similar performance reviews still received smaller pay raises.

To Stop Exam Cheats, Economists Say, Try Assigning Seats


Oct 14, 2015 - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Linda Trevino, distinguished professor of organizational behavior and ethics, said that in smaller classrooms, trust can go a long way (to curb cheating). She said she gives frequent quizzes along with an honor code that students must sign. Then she leaves the classroom during the tests.

Seminar series kicks off Science Communication Month


Oct 08, 2015 - Mainstream

"Everyone Needs an Elevator Pitch: Strategies to Engage Non-Technical Audiences on Technical Research Topics," a presentation by Andy Gustafson, clinical associate professor and director of the MBA communications program, is featured in the Science Communication Month section of the latest edition of Mainstream, Penn State's sustainability news round-up.

Supply Chain by the Numbers


Oct 07, 2015 - Supply Chain Digest

A story quoted from the annual third-party logistics study C. John Langley Jr., clinical professor of supply chain management and director of development for the Center for Supply Chain Research, has led for its 20 years of existence. The story references the IT Gap in supply chain and how it is shrinking.

60 seconds with Douglas Thomas, Penn State


Oct 01, 2015 - Modern Materials Handling

Doug Thomas, professor of supply chain management, was featured in Modern Materials Handling's 60 Seconds With ... feature, talking about recruiting new supply chain talent.

What does being a world-power have to do with character?


Sep 30, 2015 - OpEdNews.com

Fariborz Ghadar, William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management, Policies and Planning and Director of the Center for Global Business Studies, wrote an op-ed article in which he said past events in American history point toward the U.S. accepting more Syrian refugees than it has to this point.

Emerging Clusters Take Up the Technology Challenge


Sep 16, 2015 - Area Development

Fariborz Ghadar, William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management, Policies and Planning and director of the Center for Global Business Studies, said it is understandable that a majority of technology investments are aimed at existing technology hubs because related industries that rely on one another tend to locate in the same areas.

Why We Hate Logo Redesigns


Sep 11, 2015 - Entrepreneur

Karen Winterich, Frank and Mary Smeal Research Fellow and associate professor of marketing, said that people have such strong reactions to logo redesigns, such as Google's latest, because they internalize the brands they admire and expect the product to change when the logo does.

United Airlines CEO Jeff Smisek's golden parachute adds to fliers' frustration


Sep 11, 2015 - Los Angeles Times

Tim Pollock, Farrell Professor of Entrepreneurship, was quoted in a story about the golden parachute former United Airlines CEO Jeff Smisek received when he resigned amid a corruption probe by federal investigators.

‘Fitness’ foods may be making us less fit


Sep 10, 2015 - FoxNews.com and other outlets

Research conducted by Hans Baumgartner, chair of the Smeal Marketing Department, revealed that consumers who eat food labeled 'fitness' tend to eat more of that food and then exercise less.
The research was also cited in Details magazine and the Boston Globe.

Decoding Steve Jobs: Was he a genius or cruel?


Sep 08, 2015 - The Economic Times

Don Hambrick, Evan Pugh Professor and Smeal Chaired Professor of Management, is quoted in a story about Steve Jobs, saying "To the extent that innovation and risk-taking are in short supply in the corporate world, narcissists are the ones who are going to step up to the plate."

Immigration & the Pope — What is the Issue?


Sep 02, 2015 - OpEdNews.com

Fariborz Ghadar, William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management, Policies and Planning and director of the Center for Global Business Studies, said in an op-ed that Pope Francis' stance that immigration "is a phenomenon that carries with it great promise" underscores the pope's understanding that immigration is both a social and an economical issue.

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