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The Effects of Opening and Closing Retail Stores on Firm Value

March 26, 2013


For many large chain retailers, closing store locations is more strongly associated with increases in firm value than opening new stores, according to a recently study published in the Journal of Retailing co-authored by Smeal College of Business Assistant Professor Hari Sridhar. This study is one of the first to examine how openings and closings impact overall firm value.

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PwC's Osborne Named Accounting Alumnus of the Year

March 26, 2013


Geoffrey Osborne, a 1976 Penn State Smeal College of Business accounting graduate, has been selected to receive the 2012-13 Accounting Alumnus of the Year award.

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Five Smeal Students Compete in International Trading Competition

March 25, 2013


Several Penn State Smeal College of Business students in Finance competed in the Rotman International Trading Competition, held last month at the University of Toronto, and placed fourth among U.S. schools.

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'First Friday Think Tank' Provides EMBA Students Forum to Share Business Ideas

March 25, 2013


A new initiative in the Penn State Smeal College of Business Executive MBA Program provides students the opportunity to draw on their classmates’ talent and expertise in a student-led forum to develop entrepreneurial ideas and business strategies.

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Sapphire Program Hosts Prospective Student Visitation Days

March 22, 2013


Prospective Penn State students invited to apply to the Smeal College of Business Sapphire Leadership Program, along with their families, attended a visitation day last week to learn more about the college and the leadership program’s opportunities.

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Sharp Named 2013 Penn State Teaching Fellow

March 22, 2013


Jeff Sharp, associate professor of business law in the Smeal College of Business, has received an Alumni/Student Award for Excellence in Teaching and has been named a 2013 Penn State Teaching Fellow.

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Campbell to Receive Robinson Equal Opportunity Award

March 22, 2013


Jamie Campbell, assistant dean of diversity enhancement programs in the Smeal College of Business, has been selected to receive the 2013 Dr. James Robinson Equal Opportunity Award.

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Smeal Alumni Society Board Honors 2013 Slate of Awardees

March 22, 2013


The Penn State Smeal College of Business Alumni Society Board will present awards to six alumni and two students at the Alumni Society Board awards banquet, held on Friday, March 22. The awards recognize students and alumni for their extraordinary commitment to diversity and the mission of the college.

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Dean Approves Sustainability Strategic Plan for Smeal

March 21, 2013


Dean Charles Whiteman has approved the Sustainability Strategic Plan for the Penn State Smeal College of Business, further positioning Smeal to be a leader in sustainability efforts across the University.

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Executive Education Programs in Supply Chain Under Way for 2013

March 20, 2013


Penn State Executive Programs’ 2013 series of open enrollment programs for professionals in supply chain management began this week with Achieving Supply Chain Transformation.

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When it Comes to New Firms, There's No Such Thing as Too Busy

March 19, 2013


New research from three members of the Penn State Smeal College of Business Finance Department shows that busy boards may be advantageous to small, newly public firms. In fact, busyness is often a signal of quality in these board members. Newer firms need more advising than established firms, and busy directors bring with them a wide scope of experience and a vast network of contacts.

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ISBM Winter Meeting Focuses on Gaining Insights from Big Data

March 19, 2013


The Penn State Institute for the Study of Business Markets (ISBM) in the Smeal College of Business recently held its annual winter meeting in Tampa, Fla., providing networking and professional development opportunities for business-to-business marketing executives.

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APEX Program Offers Experiential Learning to Penn State Smeal MBA Students

March 13, 2013


As part of their final semester of coursework in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, MBA students are currently working on real-world business projects through the Applied Professional Experience Program (APEX).

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Smeal Executive MBA Program to Host Women's Leadership Forum

March 12, 2013


On Thursday, April 4, the Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program will host its inaugural Women’s Leadership Forum, a one-day professional development opportunity at the ACE Conference Center in Lafayette Hill, Pa., where EMBA Program classes take place. Current students and alumni of the EMBA Program are asked to share their Smeal experience by recommending their colleagues for attendance.

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Smeal Alumni in Profile: Marketing Graduate Cultivates Community Connections with San Francisco Start-Up

March 11, 2013


Penn State Smeal College of Business alumna Ally Greer (Mktg ’12) is pairing her marketing background with tech-savvy new media know-how in her position as community manager for content curation platform Scoop.it, headquartered in San Francisco, Calif.

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Baumgartner Set to Lead Smeal Marketing Department

March 11, 2013


Hans Baumgartner, Smeal Professor of Marketing, is slated to become the next chair of the Penn State Smeal College of Business Marketing Department in July 2013.

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Registration Open for Conference on Business Initiatives in Diversity

March 8, 2013


Penn State student leaders and corporate executives from a variety of leading companies will come together to discuss business initiatives in diversity at the 14th annual S.T.A.R.T. Conference, organized by students in the Smeal College of Business.

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Smeal Offers Students Worldwide Opportunity for Jobs, Internships

March 8, 2013


The Penn State Smeal College of Business Career and Corporate Connections Office works to connect students with opportunities for jobs and internships in a variety of locations. Senior Cassie Jacoby accepted a co-op position in Atlanta, Ga., with Georgia-Pacific last year and will be joining the company full-time after graduation.

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Study Shows Consumers Value Fatter Wallets Over Thinner Waistlines

March 4, 2013


Do your health goals take a back seat to your desire for a good deal? A recent study by Penn State Smeal College of Business marketing professor Karen Winterich finds that consumers will generally take advantage of "supersize" pricing, even if it means ignoring their goals to eat healthier.

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Two Smeal Students Pass Five Actuarial Exams

March 4, 2013


Ben Pugh and Matt Bonczek, both seniors in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, have each passed five of the necessary exams toward their actuarial science accreditation—a unique distinction, according to Ron Gebhardtsbauer, clinical associate professor of actuarial science.

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Smeal Case Team Takes Third Place in International Competition

March 4, 2013


Four Penn State Smeal College of Business students recently returned from the Marshall International Case Competition at the University of Southern California with a third-place trophy—the highest position of all participating American universities.

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Gray and Stites to Study Sustainability-Related Collaborations in Business

March 4, 2013


Barbara Gray, Smeal Executive Programs Fellow and professor of organizational behavior at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, and Smeal Ph.D. candidate Jenna Stites have received a CAD$25,000 award to study multi-stakeholder collaborations—particularly collaborations between businesses and stakeholders—from the Network for Business Sustainability (NBS).

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Smeal Program Improves Supply Chain Education at Local High School

March 1, 2013


Thanks to help from Bob Novack, associate professor of supply chain and information systems at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, the State College Area High School in State College, Pa., offers a series of supply chain courses to introduce high school students to the profession.

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Potential Penn State Smeal MBA Applicants Encouraged to Teach for America

February 25, 2013


The Penn State Smeal MBA Program has partnered with Teach for America to encourage prospective MBA applicants to consider gaining real-life experience in at-risk classrooms.

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Smeal Alumni Career Services to Host Sustainability Webinar

February 25, 2013


On Friday, March 15, Penn State Smeal College of Business Alumni Career Services will host a free webinar on sustainability and how knowledge in this area can make applicants more attractive to prospective employers. The webinar, “Sustainability: Knowledge that can Help your Career and our Planet,” will run from noon to 1 p.m. EST and is open to all Smeal alumni.

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Penn State Smeal MBA Ranks Highly for Ethics, Finds Bloomberg Businessweek

February 22, 2013


The Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA Program ranks 15th for ethics, according to rankings published in February by Bloomberg Businessweek. The program also ranks highly in e-business, coming in 23rd.

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Organizations Need New Architectures to Remain Competitive

February 20, 2013


Increasingly dynamic and complex business environments necessitate a retooling of hierarchical organizational schemes according to research co-authored by Penn State Smeal College of Business Professor Charles Snow. In place of these traditional structures, organizations must provide individuals and groups with greater freedom to act in collaborative ventures and respond more efficiently to business challenges.

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Penn State Conference Offers Opportunity for Women to Learn and Connect

February 20, 2013


On April 18 and 19, the Penn State Women in Business organization at the Smeal College of Business will host its fourth annual Powerful Women Paving the Way Conference, a professional development and networking opportunity for both professionals and students.

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Thomas Elected as Smeal Faculty Senate Representative

February 19, 2013


Jim Thomas, William Elliott Professor of Risk and Management in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has been elected to a four-year term on the University Faculty Senate.

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Society Forming for Penn State Alumni in Real Estate Business

February 18, 2013


The Penn State Institute for Real Estate Studies (IRES) in the Smeal College of Business is working to form a new Real Estate Society, an alumni group of Penn Staters across the country who work in the real estate industry.

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