ERA to USA: Protecting a Fragile Future
“The people have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the national, scenic, historic and aesthetic values of the environment. Pennsylvania’s public natural resources are the common property of all of the people, including generations yet to come. As trustee of these resources, the Commonwealth shall conserve and maintain them […]
Cheesemakers have a plan that will ripen with age
2020 was going to be a big year for a small group of Pennsylvania farmers who know a lot about cheese—but little about event planning. As spring arrived and COVID-19 cases rose, the group forged ahead, focusing on the goal of launching the state’s first “PA Cheese Month” in October. Like many things in 2020, […]
Getting to know: Janis Moore Campbell
In this section, the editorial team interviews Fox employees about the extensive knowledge and support they offer students and alumni. Here, our faculty and staff share how their career at the Fox School has had a lasting impact on faculty and student lives, transcending the academic setting. As an “adopted Philadelphian,” Janis Moore Campbell, senior […]
Immersed in Thailand in the time of COVID-19
Right now, planning an international trip feels like a thing of the past—or of the distant future. Traveling to faraway places is not part of our lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. But back in January 2020, a cohort of undergraduate students at the Fox School traveled to Bangkok, Thailand, for an up-close look at its […]
What happens when the world turns upside down?
We spoke with members of the Fox Community to hear about their remote experiences, challenges they faced and the lessons learned that they will carry into the future.
The case for a social CEO
Influencers dominate today’s social media landscape. Consumers turn to their favorite bloggers, vloggers and online personalities to influence their purchasing decisions on everything from beauty products to streaming services. In the business-to-consumer (B2C) space, almost every major company has an influencer marketing strategy to capitalize on this phenomenon. But what about business-to-business (B2B)? “Consumers are […]
To binge or not to binge?
How many Friday afternoon office conversations go a little something like this? “What are your plans for the weekend?” “We’re hoping to binge the new season of ‘Ozark.’ We’ve been waiting for this to drop on Netflix for months.” But binge-watching, by definition, is not supposed to be a planned activity. It’s supposed to be […]
High time for legalization?
In 1973, Oregon became the first state in the U.S. to decriminalize the use of marijuana. Nearly fifty years later, eleven other states—including Colorado, Alaska, California, Nevada, Massachusetts and Vermont—have all fully legalized recreational marijuana. So, what is holding back the rest of the country from joining in the green rush? Kevin Fandl, associate professor […]
A virtual blueprint for the future
As Brian Sassano, BBA ’08, scoured the online course catalog for the spring 2020 semester, one class caught his attention. The topic of Fintech, Blockchain and Digital Disruption was appealing, but the course piqued his interest for another reason. “When I went to register, there was kind of a disclaimer on the course itself,” says […]
Workaholics, get a life!
“In intercollegiate athletics and beyond, you put in your hours. Many people believe the only way to get better, to be more successful, is to work harder.” Elizabeth Taylor, assistant professor at the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management. Do you live to work, or work to live? Inspired by her own past as […]
Shaping business academics for a rapidly evolving world
During the 2019-2020 academic year, Sunil Wattal was named the new managing director of PhD programs. He shared with the On The Verge editorial team his relationship with research, the value of pursuing a PhD in 2020 and his vision for the future of the program. 1. What are your primary research interests? As a […]
Changing the channel on CSR
TV impacts what we talk about at the water cooler, but how is it affecting executives’ decision making? What TV viewers consume can shape their decisions and beliefs. In today’s polarized political climate, viewers of MSNBC often have completely different interpretations of current events than viewers of Fox News. Business executives, however, need to make […]
Recipe for a “just-right” workplace
No business is perfect. From top-down management to lopsided raises, maintaining a successful business strategy comes with many challenges. The “perfect” organization might seem like a fairytale, but can it be a reality? In-Sue Oh, Charles E. Beury Professor of human resource management at the Fox School, found a recipe for a just-right workplace environment. […]
New Fox School Alumni Association president shares plans of advocacy, strategy and giving back
This fall, Renee Pacini, EMBA ’07, begins her tenure as the president of the Fox School of Business Alumni Association (FSBAA). The Fox Editorial Team caught up with Pacini to introduce her to the larger Fox School community. Pacini shares how the FSBAA changed her personal and professional life, what her goals as president are […]
Breaking the mentoring mold
When Valerie Spinosi Kimbrough, BBA ’12, was getting her undergraduate degree at Temple University’s Main Campus, life was busy. “I was a commuter student who also worked while going to Temple,” she says. “I didn’t have too much additional time for building outside networks.” Since then, Kimbrough has used her planning and strategy skills to […]