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Someone at Valeant pushed the wrong button. But who?


Mar 21, 2016 - The Globe and Mail

Edward Ketz, associate professor of accounting, was quoted in a story about the continuing financial woes of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International.

2016’s Best & Worst Cities for Easter Celebrations


Mar 21, 2016 - WalletHub

Lisa Bolton, professor of marketing, participated in a question-and-answer exchange about personal finance practices related to the Easter holiday.

2016’s Best & Worst Cities for Easter Celebrations


Mar 21, 2016 - WalletHub

Fred Hurvitz, Kohl's Professor of Practice in Retail, participated in a question-and-answer exchange about personal finance practices related to the Easter holiday.

Valeant struggling to stay ahead of creditors given ongoing filing delay


Mar 16, 2016 - MarketWatch

In a story about financially troubled Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Edward Ketz, associate professor of accounting, said the company has two choices for generating enough cash to pay its outstanding debt: "The firm can issue more debt or sell valuable assets. Issuing additional debt will be very expensive. Selling valuable assets will take time and it will hurt future revenue prospects.”

Focus on research: March Madness is the avid sports fan’s (and sports marketer’s) dream


Mar 13, 2016 - Centre Daily Times

Wayne DeSarbo, Smeal Chair Distinguished Professor of Marketing and executive director of The Center for Sports Business & Research, wrote a Focus on Research column about fan avidity, especially as it relates to the NCAA men's division I basketball tournament.

2016’s Property Taxes by State


Mar 09, 2016 - WalletHub

Kenneth Lusht, professor emeritus of business administration, participated in a question-and-answer about local taxes, specifically property taxes.

Obama's Nuclear Deal Sparks Iranian Mini-Revolution


Mar 07, 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 that "Though scrutinized on the homefront, Obama's relentless focus on Iran is liberating a democracy-ready nation and repairing a contentious relationship that has troubled the two nations since 1979."

Project44's co-founders think their startup will be a unicorn. Really.


Mar 03, 2016 - Crain's Chicago Business

Steve Tracey, instructor in supply chain management and executive director of the Center for Supply Chain Research, commented on the key to success for startup company Project44, which aims to make the logistics of ground shipping more efficient. “The value (in predictive analytics) comes from being able to take underutilization out of the system.”

Forbes 30 under 30 Asia - Finance & Venture Capital


Feb 26, 2016 - Forbes

James Riney, a 2011 marketing grad who also majored in Japanese, is the head of 500 Startups Japan. He was recognized as a 'fast mover,' even among this group of highly accomplished under-30s.

Smeal College of Business Team Wins Supply Chain Management Award


Feb 22, 2016 - MetroMBA

A team from the Penn State Smeal College of Business won the 2016 Global Supply Chain Management Initiative Inter-College Case Competition which took place at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management.

How an Expensive Suit Can Make You Better at Your Job


Feb 18, 2016 - Bloomberg Business, Daily Mail, Today

Research conducted by Lisa Bolton, professor of marketing, is cited that revealed that using brand-name gear can provide a noticeable placebo effect that could boost performance. 

Oil producers agree to limit production — not really


Feb 16, 2016 - Marketplace

Fariborz Ghadar, William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management, Policies and Planning and Director of the Center for Global Business Studies, said that four oil-producing nations agreeing to hold oil production levels to January levels, if other countries would, "is not a big feat."

Top Business Majors Name Their Favorite Professors


Feb 15, 2016 - Poets & Quants

Katie Mailey and Malik Elarbi, both Smeal undergrads, were quoted. Here partial quotes from each:
Mailey: "My favorite professor is Dr. Edward Babcock. He has been my MAcc advisor for the past couple of years, and has played an influential role in my college experience."
Elarbi: "Fortunately Smeal has blessed me with a great set of professors that it is impossible to pick just one. On draft day though, some notable first round picks would be Brian Davis (Finance), Dave Winterich (Marketing), Ron Johnson (Management), and Brent Moritz (Supply Chain)."

2016’s Best & Worst Cities to Be a Real Estate Agent


Feb 15, 2016 - WalletHub

Liang Peng, associate professor of risk management, is featured in a question-and-answer segment that focuses on advice and insight on the current and future conditions shaping the trade.

2016’s Best & Worst Cities to Be a Real Estate Agent


Feb 15, 2016 - WalletHub

Jiro Yoshida, assistant professor of real estate and a fellow at the Institute for Real Estate Studies, is featured in a question-and-answer segment that focuses on advice and insight on the current and future conditions shaping the trade.

Finance Class Develops Business Plan For Penn Stater’s New York City Coding Startup


Feb 12, 2016 - Onward State

The story details how Penn State alumnus Eli Kariv is collaborating with Greg Pierce, senior lecturer in finance, and his Finance 301H class to implement a strategic business plan the class will research and create this semester. The business plan is for Kariv's business, The Coding Space, which is an after-school program where students develop critical thinking, problem solving, and learning skills by learning to code.

Where in the World Will Your Customers Be?


Feb 08, 2016 - Inside Supply Management magazine

Fariborz Ghadar, William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management, Policies and Planning and Director of the Center for Global Business Studies, wrote a story in which he discussed how identifying the customer of the future could hinge on understanding the dramatic changes occurring in demographic trends, from aging populations to shifting growth patterns.

Steep Drop in Crude Prices Poses Challenge to Natural Gas Industry


Feb 07, 2016 - Centre County Gazette and StateCollege.com

Fariborz Ghadar, William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management, Policies and Planning and Director of the Center for Global Business Studies, and Dennis Sheehan, the Virginia and Louis Benzak Professor of Finance and faculty director for Smeal's MBA and EMBA programs, both commented on how the steep drop in oil prices is impacting the domestic natural gas industry.

Black and Latino Male Empowerment Leadership Symposium creates space for encouragement


Feb 07, 2016 - Daily Collegian

The story talks about the third annual Black and Latino Male Empowerment Leadership Symposium. The symposium was co-sponsored by the Smeal College of Business and the Multicultural Resource Center.

The branding placebo


Feb 05, 2016 - The Economist Group

Lisa Bolton, professor of marketing, co-authored an article that details her research that shows brands can make a difference to consumers’ performance. The article previews the full manuscript that will be published in the April issue of The Journal of Consumer Research.

4 Innovative Supply Chain Education Trends


Feb 04, 2016 - Supply Chain Management Review

In positing that an evolution in supply chain education is underway, the article cites as one of four trends Smeal's partnership with third-party provider CorpU to create a new, supply chain-focused, and connected learning program. Steve Tracey, executive director of the Center for Supply Chain Research, talks about the 'serendipitous' merging of Smeal's content with CorpU's platform idea. 

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.

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