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Smeal's Yoshida Presents at Japan's Policy Research Institute

April 28, 2010


Jiro Yoshida, assistant professor of real estate at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, recently delivered a talk on the U.S. real estate market at a meeting of the Policy Research Institute, a unit of Japan's Ministry of Finance.

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Seventh Edition of Smeal Professors' Transportation Textbook Published

April 28, 2010


South-Western Cengage Learning has published the seventh edition of Transportation: A Supply Chain Perspective, a textbook originally published in 1982 and coauthored by two faculty members at the Penn State Smeal College of Business.

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Smeal Team Places Second in Big Ten MBA Case Competition

April 28, 2010


A team of first-year MBA students at the Penn State Smeal College of Business placed second at the 18th annual Big Ten MBA Case Competition held this month at the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.

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Hambrick Named Evan Pugh Professor

April 28, 2010


Donald Hambrick, Smeal Chaired Professor of Management at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has been named an Evan Pugh Professor, joining a list of only 61 others thus recognized since the title's inception in 1960. Evan Pugh Professorships are the highest honor the University bestows on its faculty.

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John and Elizabeth Surma Endow Smeal Dean's Chair with $5 Million Gift

April 28, 2010


John and Elizabeth "Becky" Surma have committed $5 million to endow the Elizabeth L. and John P. Surma Jr. Dean's Chair in the Penn State Smeal College of Business.

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Research: It May Be Better for Shareholders to Overpay Their CEOs than to Underpay Them

April 27, 2010


In the wake of the recent financial crisis, what many perceive as excessive executive salaries have grown as a target of popular outrage and Washington lawmakers. However, according to forthcoming research coauthored by a professor at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, overpaying CEOs—as compared to their peers—may actually benefit shareholders, while underpaying them could have negative consequences.

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Penn State Executive Programs Hosts Wholesale and Retail Group from South Africa

April 26, 2013


Penn State Executive Programs this month designed, developed, and delivered a custom executive education program for members of the Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority (W&RSETA) located in Pretoria, South Africa.

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MBAs Volunteer Around the World in Inaugural Immersion Week

April 15, 2010


Second-year MBA students at the Penn State Smeal College of Business completed their weeklong service immersion in March and shared their experiences on a new website, serviceatsmeal.org.

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Defense Secretary Taps Smeal Faculty Member for Actuaries Board

April 23, 2010


Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has appointed Ron Gebhardtsbauer, faculty-in-charge of the Actuarial Science Program at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, to the U.S. Department of Defense Board of Actuaries.

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Collaborative Communities: The Future of Organizational Design

April 21, 2010


In response to the global business community, Charles Snow and his coauthors introduce a new organizational design called a collaborative community, in which firms and perhaps countries share knowledge and work together toward common goals. Firms should be prepared to handle the barriers associated with effective multi-firm collaboration and incorporate collaboration into their company culture.

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Smeal Students Compete for Title of 'Next CEO'

April 16, 2010


Ten Smeal College of Business undergraduates will take the stage at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel on April 22 to compete in the college's 10th annual executive simulation competition, The Next CEO.

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The Reality of a Tax Refund

April 13, 2010


With tax season coming to an end, Charles Enis, associate professor of accounting at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, answers a few questions on tax refunds and the economical and psychological factors associated with refunds. He also discusses individual retirement accounts, or IRAs, ways policy makers can improve their design, and how they can either help a person get a larger refund or owe less money when they are doing their taxes.

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Skip-Level Leaders Inhibit Employee Voice

April 12, 2010


Organizations depend on employees to speak up about problems and opportunities. Yet, employees often feel inhibited. Skip-level leaders need to be aware of and pay attention to any opportunities they have to impact voice, as there seems to be a lack of understanding from managers about the fear they provoke among subordinates, often without even intending to do so.

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Alumni Society Board to Honor Outstanding Smeal Students and Graduates

April 8, 2010


The Penn State Smeal College of Business Alumni Society Board will hold its annual awards banquet on April 9 to honor outstanding alumni and students for their extraordinary commitment to diversity and the mission of the college.

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Dick's Sporting Goods CEO to Deliver Retail Lecture at Smeal

April 7, 2010


Ed Stack, chairman and chief executive officer of Dick's Sporting Goods, is scheduled to speak at the Penn State Smeal College of Business on April 13 at 1 p.m. in the Business Building's Struthers Auditorium.

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PPG Executive to Discuss Chemical Supply Chain Trends

April 2, 2010


Sharon Piciacchio, vice president, chlor-alkali marketing, services, and cal-hypo and derivatives for PPG Industries, will deliver a supply chain lecture on April 8 at the Penn State Smeal College of Business.

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Kohl's Executive to Speak at Smeal April 16

April 1, 2010


The Penn State Smeal College of Business will welcome Jon Grosso, executive vice president and director of stores for Kohl's Department Stores, to campus on April 16 as a guest of its Leadership in Focus: Executive Insights speaker series.

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'Smeal for Chile' Holds Auction for Chile Earthquake Recovery

April 1, 2010


Smeal for Chile, a fundraising effort started by Smeal College of Business MBA student Phillip Jarpa, is holding an online auction featuring Penn State sports memorabilia on its Facebook page starting today and running until April 15.

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Digital Music Publishing Team Wins IdeaPitch Competition

March 29, 2010


A team of students from the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) won first place in the third annual IdeaPitch competition, a Penn State-wide entrepreneurship challenge hosted by the Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Smeal College of Business.

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MBAs Discuss Chinese Economy After Global Immersion Week

May 10, 2010


Twenty-six first-year MBA students at Smeal recently returned from their global immersion week in Shanghai, China. Scott Garrison, David Jones and Susan Slopek share their thoughts on some of the business issues they encountered while abroad.

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MBAs Share Their Global Immersion Experiences in India

March 10, 2010


Seventeen first-year MBA students from Smeal recently returned from their global immersion week in New Delhi, India. Students Sasha DiVirgilio, Bob Long and Kate Roberton share their thoughts on some of the business issues they encountered while overseas.

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MBA Class Reunion Scheduled for Blue-White Weekend

March 10, 2010


Smeal College of Business MBA alumni from the classes of 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, and 2005 are invited to attend this year's MBA reunion on April 24, the Saturday of the annual Blue-White football game. The day begins with a light breakfast served in the Business Building Atrium from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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Wal-Mart Gives Smeal MBAs Hands-On Research Project

March 18, 2010


Having the chance to research and improve Wal-Mart’s distribution network as a student is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Bob Novack, associate professor of supply chain at Smeal, guided his second-year MBAs as they took on this seven and a half week project. After analyzing all aspects from suppliers to consumers to inventory and transportation, Novack and his students were able to add flexibility into the network and help reduce cost of lost sales.

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Smeal Team Wins U.S. Business Competition, Moves On to Global Final in Paris

March 18, 2010


A team of undergraduates from Penn State's Smeal College of Business is headed to Paris next month to represent the United States in the international final of the 2009-2010 Danone TRUST, an international business simulation challenge for college students from 10 countries.

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Smeal Students to Host Conference on Diversity Issues in Business

March 17, 2010


Corporate executives from Altria, Boeing, and PNC will join students and community leaders to discuss business initiatives in diversity at the 11th annual Smeal College of Business START Conference next week on Penn State's University Park campus.

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Faculty Members' Book Named December 2009 Top Seller

March 12, 2010


Trafford, a leading on-demand book self publisher, recently announced that a book coauthored by faculty members at Penn State's Smeal College of Business was the company's bestselling book for December 2009.

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Smeal Up Three Spots to No. 10 Among Public Business Schools

March 5, 2010


The Penn State Smeal College of Business improved nine spots to 29th overall and up three spots to 10th among public schools in the 2010 rankings of undergraduate business programs by Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

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Incorporating Deep-Level Diversity into Work Design

March 4, 2010


Smeal’s David Harrison and Stephen Humphrey look at the social nature of tasks and how deep-level diversity characteristics play a role in team design at work. Bringing together their expertise on diversity and work design, the researchers address issues such as typecasting and status differences and offer suggestions for “optimal diversity” in team settings.

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Newspaper Article Addresses Smeal's Efforts During Economic Slump

March 3, 2010


A recent article in The Centre Daily Times highlights the focus at Penn State’s Smeal College of Business on teaching the principles of risk management, accountability, and responsibility in a challenging economic environment.

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Integrating Ethanol into the Petroleum Supply Chain

February 25, 2010


A group of researchers from Smeal take an in-depth look at the integration of ethanol into the existing petroleum supply chain and identify five strategic priorities for policy makers, managers, and other researchers. From consolidation terminals to the efficient and cost-effective transportation of ethanol, their study serves as a foundation for this current shift.

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