Attracting students to the Executive MBA
The Times profiled the recruiting efforts of the nation’s top Executive MBA programs and, in doing so, spoke with Fox School’s Dr. Michael Rivera, the program’s Academic Director.
Rader on the radio
Dr. Bruce Rader, Associate Professor of Finance, joined conservative talk-show host Rick Smith to discuss Pennsylvania’s pension situation and appropriate next steps, as well as missteps worth avoiding.
A hiring how-to
Lately, candidates are finding themselves in the driver’s seat when it comes to the job market. Corinne Snell, Assistant Dean for Student Professional Development at the Fox School’s Center for Student Professional Development, and Dr. Tony Petrucci, Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management, contribute their perspectives.
Studying, entrepreneurship go hand in hand
NerdScholar.com, a subsidiary of USA Today College, spoke with national leaders for a report on how to launch a successful business while in college. Ellen Weber, Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and Executive Director of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute, weighs in, suggesting students find a mentor.
Research team receives publicity
An interdisciplinary research team led by Dr. Youngjin Yoo, the Harry A. Cochran Professor of Management Information Systems, recently received a nearly $900,000 research grant from the National Science Foundation. The team – which includes Dr. Sunil Wattal, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems – was recently profiled by the student newspaper.
Designing a future for Philly’s public transit system
SEPTA, the largest public transit provider in Southeastern Pennsylvania, teamed with the Fox School and the Center for Design + Innovation for the fifth-annual Fox DESIGNchallenge. Dr. James Moustafellos, Associate Director of cD+i and Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems, is featured in SEPTA’s video recap of the event.
The latest on e-commerce in India
India-based online e-commerce company Flipkart is tapping into three new revenue streams, and India’s premier financial daily publication tapped Dr. Sunil Wattal, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems, for its coverage.
University-wide exposure for Fox profs
Forbes recently featured the research findings of Fox School professors Dr. Vinod Venkatraman, Dr. Angelika Dimoka and Dr. Paul A. Pavlou. Internally, the researchers’ work made for the top headline in a recent edition of Temple Today.
Today’s workforce is a mobile workforce
Today’s modern workforce translates to a mobile workforce, with one-third of all employees considered “anywhere/anytime workers.” Dr. Sunil Wattal, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems at Fox, provided insight into ways IT departments can stay ahead of this ever-changing workforce.
B-schools bridging business and science
Do business schools have a role in STEM education? Dr. Munir Mandviwalla, Associate Professor and Chair of Management Information Systems at Fox, helped explore that question by co-authoring an op/ed for BizEd Magazine, the leading publication of AACSB International.
Improving Temple’s vet services – If passed, a proposed Pennsylvania
House bill would make all veterans eligible for in-state tuition rates at state-related institutions, like Temple. An article on the proposed bill called into question Temple’s student-veteran services, on which Fox School Vice Dean and Temple Veterans Association faculty advisor Debbie Campbell is quoted.
Philly as an entrepreneurship destination? – In January, entrepreneurship leaders from Philadelphia’s universities gathered to discuss the steps necessary for strengthening the city’s reputation as a destination for entrepreneurially minded college students. Ellen Weber, Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and Executive Director of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute, and Robert McNamee, Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and Academic Director of IEI, attended and were featured in the article.
Designing city innovation – The Fox DESIGNchallenge, an innovative idea competition in which college students from across the region combine business and design skills to drive solutions to pressing urban ideas, drew media attention from multiple outlets, including CBS3 and NBC10 (video unavailable.) KYW NewsRadio spoke with Dr. James Moustafellos, Center for Design + Innovation Associate Director and Management Information Systems Assistant Professor.
Net neutrality – Last Thursday’s FCC ruling on net neutrality raised concerns over its potential impact on cable giant Comcast, one of the region’s largest employers. Dr. Munir Mandviwalla, Associate Professor and Chair of Management Information Systems, is quoted, and is featured in an audio report that aired on WHYY Radio.
The holiday season is here and consumers are poised to buy. But will holiday spending sprees aid the economy’s long-term recovery or offer only a short-term boost? Fox Marketing and Supply Chain Management Chair Richard Lancioni doubts that holiday spending alone can revive the U.S. from recession. “In the short term the holiday season will have a very positive impact on the economy,” Lancioni said. “Over the long term, it may not be as impactful. A lot of retailers are hiring, but it’s only seasonal. You’ll see a lot of people laid off after the holiday season is over.”