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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.

A radical idea for reducing student loan debt

Sep 14, 2016 - The Christian Science Monitor

Sajay Samuel, clinical professor of accounting, said in a question-and-answer format that by tying a college degree's cost to a student's earning potential after graduating, the United State's could seriously trim its student debt load.

The Third-Party Logistics Arena is Booming

Aug 23, 2016 - Supply Chain 24/7

C. John Langley Jr., clinical professor of supply chain management and director of development for the Center for Supply Chain Research, shared his views about what the third-party boom means to supply chain managers in a question-and-answer session.

The lessons Rio could have learned from Amazon, Marine Corps

Aug 20, 2016 - Centre Daily Times

Robert Novack, associate professor of supply chain and information systems, wrote a Focus on Research column that detailed how some of the problems at the Rio Olympic Games stemmed from a lack of execution of some logistics basics.

Gartner Announces Rankings of the 2016 Top 25 North American Supply Chain University Graduate Programs

Aug 12, 2016 - The Financial

The article examines Gartner Inc.'s  2016 Top 25 North American Supply Chain Universities and some of the data that factored in to those rankings.

Leadership—Emotional Intelligence Quotient vs. Intelligence Quotient

Jul 15, 2016 - BusinessWoman PA

P. Jake Ray, director of client development for both Penn State Executive Programs and the Executive MBA Program, wrote an article exploring how men and women measured comparatively in emotional intelligence quotient and intelligence quotient and what that means in the workplace.

U.S. is in Danger of Losing the Best and Brightest to Other Countries

Jul 08, 2016 - Huffington Post

Fariborz Ghadar, William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management, Policies and Planning and Director of the Center for Global Business Studies, wrote a column that said other, more strategically minded countries, could be attracting the best and brightest immigrants instead of the United States.

Penn State is a key link in the supply chain

Jun 01, 2016 - Assembly magazine

Steve Tracey, director of Smeal's Center for Supply Chain Research (CSCR), is quoted extensively in a story that highlights the CSCR and supply chain education at Penn State Smeal. 

Britain exits the EU: How Brexit will hit America

Jun 24, 2016 - The Conversation

Terrence Guay, clinical professor of international business, was one of three scholars who were asked to explain, from different perspectives, what Americans should know about the Brexit vote.

Love it or leave it: why the U.K.’s Brexit vote should matter to Americans

Jun 20, 2016 - The Conversation

Terrence Guay, clinical professor of international business, wrote a piece explaining the history of the United Kingdom's involvement in the European Union, and how the UK's decision will impact the United States.

Penn State Executive Programs will deliver its popular leadership program on supply chain transformation next month in Chicago

Jun 16, 2016 - Yahoo! News

Supply chain practitioners in the Chicago metro area and throughout the Midwest will have unique access to the Penn State Smeal College of Business' top-ranked supply chain expertise at the 2016 International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA) Supply Chain Technology Conference and Expo from July 19-21 at the Navy Pier in Chicago.

One Nation: A generation of start-ups can't get started

Jun 15, 2016 - Detroit Free Press

Brent Ambrose, Smeal professor of risk management, director of the Institute for Real Estate Studies, and director of Smeal's Ph.D. program, in an article about the scarcity of millennial entrepreneurs, said that research he conducted with the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia revealed that student loan debt can impact small business creation.

Mark Rubin Wins 5th Decathlon Title as Wall Street’s Top Athlete

Jun 13, 2016 - Business Insider, Yahoo

Finance graduate Mark Rubin, a 30-year-old vice president at ICAP, earned the title of "Wall Street's Best Athlete" for the fifth consecutive year by winning the Decathlon title on Sunday. Rubin finished with 7,738 points, just two points more than his closest competitor. Rubin was also a starting safety on the Penn State football team.

MRO Research: Leading, Evolving or Trailing?

Jun 02, 2016 - Modern Materials Handling

Research conducted by Smeal's Center for Supply Chain Research (CSCR) finds that maintenance, repair, and operations is moving from an afterthought to an advantage for those leaders taking a new approach. Steve Tracey, instructor in supply chain management and executive director of CSCR, Kusumal Ruamsook, instructor of supply chain management and a research associate at CSCR, and Lauren Bechtel, program director for CSCR, wrote the full findings of the research.

The EU to remain the once and future ruler in a global economy?

Jun 02, 2016 - Penn State News

Terrence Guay, clinical professor of international business, talks about how research he conducted and the book — "European Competition Policy and Globalization" — he and a co-author wrote, reveal that the European Union is and will be a major player in the world economy.

Buyer beware: New state law allows riskier investment options for local governments

May 28, 2016 - The (Allentown) Morning Call

Lou Gattis, clinical professor of finance, said a new law, known as Act 10, that legalizes several short-term financial instruments that had been prohibited for most of the state's 67 counties, 500 school districts, 957 boroughs, 1,454 townships and the quasi-public municipal water and sewer authorities, should be relatively safe if used wisely with a diversified investment portfolio.

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