Research IRL (In Real Life): Supply chain resiliency
Research IRL (In Real Life) is an ongoing series in which Fox researchers and industry practitioners come together to discuss the intersection of research and its real-world implications. The Fox Focus editorial team asked Professor Subodha Kumar and Natily Santos, MBA ’14, to share their thoughts on how supply chains can stay resilient in a […]
Our Strategic Plan pillars in action
The Fox Strategic Plan 2025 was designed to set a foundation for our stakeholders through education, research, inclusiveness and community to achieve positive outcomes for all. We regularly use issues of Fox Focus to check in and tell stories about our progress across our four pillars: Inclusive Culture, Educational Innovation, Research Leadership and Community Engagement. […]
From TP to PPE
In this Fox Focus article, MBA alumnus Chrissy Shertz discusses how she worked to extend her companies products to support customers during COVID-19.
Graduate Student Guide: 5 tips for getting started
For most graduate students, going back to school can be exciting. With the right graduate degree, this decision is a way to open new doors, explore different industries or master a specialty. How do you set yourself up for success in this new environment? Staff from around the Fox School of Business offer their best […]
From fraud to finance: Lessons from the future of business
In 2017, JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon called bitcoin a fraud, going as far as to describe any of the company’s employees who were considering trading bitcoin “stupid.” A little more than a year later, JP Morgan launched its own cryptocurrency—JPM Coin—with its own proprietary blockchain technology. What changed? J. Jay Choi, the Laura H. […]
What will be popular next?
How do you know what will be popular next? Predicting the future like this has its benefits. A business owner can confirm her supply chain to prepare for a surge in purchases. A public works official may be able to schedule road closures so as to inconvenience the fewest people. A couple wanting a small […]
Oh! The places you’ll go
How a Fox MBA took four Comcast employees on different journeys. In his famous “Acres of Diamonds” speech, Temple University Founder Russell H. Conwell said greatness can be found in our own backyard if we take the time to look and work for it. Fox alumnae Alexis Carroll, Kristi DeSimone, Karen McClendon and Kelly Walsh […]
What is Big Brother watching?
Earlier this year, in the immediate wake of the storming of the United States Capitol, only a handful of arrests were made. Yet, in the weeks that followed, there were more than 400 additional people charged, and hundreds more are still under investigation. According to Samuel Hodge Jr., we can thank facial recognition software for […]
To report or not report? That is the cyberbullying question
We all lived through moments where we have had to intervene. Perhaps it was in response to a child being bullied on the playground. Or maybe it was after we saw a peer being treated unfairly in the workplace. But as the saying goes, “If you see something, say something.” However, what happens when bullying […]
The diversity challenge for nonprofit boards
Progress is the force that drives Shawn S. Edwards, DBA ’20, in her desire to help open pathways to diversity at the highest levels of nonprofit organizations. “I often come across individuals who want to add diversity to their boards,” Edwards says. “They are not sure where to start and they’re not sure of the […]
Leveraging global business for local good
Over the last several decades, an economic overhaul has changed the way global business interacts with its surroundings, both locally and globally. Multinational Enterprises (MNE) have long shaped international business and created global streams of goods, services and ideas in virtually all industries. But with a rising tide of global businesses, local economies—specifically cities and […]
Making connections and managing commitments
A timeless conundrum faced students as they returned to school this fall: Will I join a club or activity? If so, which ones? Anna Boykis, Class of 2024, is majoring in management information systems and is currently enrolled in the accelerated 4+1 master’s program. Boykis has been involved in many clubs and activities during her […]
The gender roles mirror
How can you research culture without current events creeping into the data? Look at language that goes back to the foundation of communication itself. Amir Shoham, associate professor of finance and international business at the Fox School, studies the impact of linguistic gender marking on gender roles in society and business. “I was looking for […]
A case for teaching with stories
Teachers often use real-life examples to make lessons stick in the minds of students. TL Hill, professor of strategic management at the Fox School, was looking for a teaching case that would help students work through a difficult problem: How do you measure and document impact in the nonprofit world? When he couldn’t find one, […]
Is authenticity all it’s cracked up to be?
People are multifaceted; it’s what makes each person unique. Someone could express themselves one way in a certain situation and differently in another. In the workplace, scholars have found that authenticity can improve an employee’s job satisfaction, commitment to an organization and even performance. But two researchers wanted to know more. How authentic does one […]