Uber fast emerging the winner against Ola in the cab aggregator biz in India
Will Uber unseat Ola as India’s largest taxi-booking service? The companies have different focuses, says Dr. Sunil Wattal, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems at Fox, who makes a case for both having a place in the Indian ride-sharing marketplace.
Bridgestone Corporation Acquires Pep Boys | No major impact on Phila. if Pep Boys were to relocate HQ, experts say
Tennessee-based Bridgestone purchased Pep Boys last month. Dr. Bruce Rader, Associate Professor of Finance at Fox, provided insight into the future of Pep Boys, which was founded in Philadelphia and is headquartered here.
Marketing, Communication Programs in Business School Draw Women
In this trend story, U.S. News examines specialized master’s programs in marketing and communications, which draw a large number of women – unlike male-dominated MBA programs. Amy Lavin, Director of Fox’s newly launched MS in Digital Innovation in Marketing program, referenced that women comprise 74 percent of the inaugural cohort.
Temple says it has lined up most of the money for a stadium
Temple President Dr. Neil D. Theobald and Chairman of the Board of Trustees Patrick O’Connor, in separate interviews with the Inquirer, revealed the university’s plan to bring a football stadium to Main Campus. Said Arthur Hochner, Associate Professor of Human Resource Management: “The most important thing at Temple is the education that happens in the classroom. Football is not education. The priority should be on the teachers.”
SEC grants Urban Outfitters confidentiality for multimillion-dollar investment
Last month, Urban Outfitters received $3 million in investment funding. But the retailer has yet disclose an anticipated use for the funds, or the source. This practice is fairly common, said Ellen Weber, Executive Director of Temple’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute and Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at Fox.
Temple offering mini-MBA for law professionals
This month, Fox and the Beasley School of Law will collaborate for their second offering of the Mini-MBA for Law Professionals, an accelerated weekend program conceived by Dr. Samuel D. Hodge, Jr., Professor of Legal Studies.
Lu Ann Cahn: Challenge Yourself Every Day, It’s Good Business
The 16th annual League for Entrepreneurial Women’s conference – co-founded by School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Associate Dean Dr. Elizabeth H. Barber and co-hosted by IEI’s Ellen Weber – received coverage in Philadelphia Magazine.
Fighting against sexual assault
Six male students from a course taught by Dr. Jean Wilcox, Assistant Professor of Marketing and Supply Chain Management, are working with Fox alumna Yasmine Mustafa and her company, ROAR for Good, which has brought to market wearable self-defense technology jewelry designed for women.
Village View: Temple U. dedicates Lewis Katz School of Medicine
This month, Temple University announced the renaming of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine through a celebration, attended by Dr. M. Moshe Porat, Dean of the Fox School of Business and School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, who was referenced in Main Line Media News’ regular feature column, The Village Voice.
Fox students solve cyber hack to advance in national competition
The university-wide weekly e-newsletter spotlighted a team of Fox School graduate students from the MS in IT Auditing and Cyber Security program, mentored by instructors Ed Ferrara and Wade Mackey, who have advanced to the final round of the National Cyber Analyst Challenge, sponsored by Lockheed Martin.
With Uber or Lyft doing the driving, restaurateurs say more customers opt for that extra drink
Research by Management Information Systems Associate Professor Dr. Sunil Wattal and Assistant Professor Dr. Brad Greenwood into the potentiality of ride-sharing service UberX reducing the rates of drunken-driving related deaths has been featured in Atlanta’s top daily newspaper. The researchers also were quoted in the Oct. 2 edition of the Los Angeles Times.
Family firm CEO steps down, saying he’s a creator, not a builder
Recently, the CEO of a family business stepped down in favor of a successor, the company’s first non-family member top executive. Dr. TL Hill, Associate Professor of Strategic Management, an expert in succession planning of family businesses, weighed in on this practice.
How to bridge the business-education gap
In the first of a series of guest-commentary submissions to PBJ, Dennis Paris, an adjunct instructor within Fox’s Marketing and Supply Chain Management department, delivers his take on bridging the business-education gap.
Temple Dedicates Lewis Katz School Of Medicine
Last week, Temple University announced the renaming of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine through a celebration, at which Dr. M. Moshe Porat, Dean of the Fox School of Business and School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, was photographed sharing the moment with fellow Temple deans.
Professors recognized by players
Temple’s field hockey team celebrated its MVPs (Most Valuable Professors, that is) at a recent game. Debra Casey, Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management at Fox, and Rick Ridall, Assistant Professor at STHM, were among the Temple faculty members featured in the student newspaper’s report.