From confrontation to collaboration: A movement towards shared sustainability
In April 1970, the very first Earth Day became the largest single-day protest in American history. Roughly 20 million Americans flooded neighborhood streets to demonstrate against industrial pollution and habitat destruction. Organizations like the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) sued companies to get them to change their harmful behavior. These actions shed a light on the […]
The right to resist: sanctuary cities & states’ rights
The following article is about Professor Kevin Fandl and his research. Last year, Professor Fandl passed away from health complications. For eight years, he was a fixture within the Fox School and the Department of Legal Studies, offering his insight and considerable knowledge to anyone who showed up at his door. Learn more about his […]
Zoned out: The battle between business and land regulation
When a business is unable to open in a certain location, it’s not uncommon to anecdotally hear things like, “They wanted to open there, but Walmart blocked them” or “The town just did not want another supermarket.” But what exactly does that mean? And, perhaps more importantly, is there any merit to these types of […]
Financial inclusion: Where do we go from here?
As of 2017, about 24.2 million households in the United States—25% of the population—did not have access to basic financial services such as banks and online lending platforms. Some people choose not to bank with traditional financial services possibly due to lack of trust or high costs. But others lack access because financial institutions consider […]
Numbers are everywhere. We’re constantly generating and searching through enormous amounts of data, and rarely do we recognize how much we really use. Statisticians, on the other hand, are very aware of these complexities in our daily life. From recommendation systems to clinical trials, these experts can clearly see how our Netflix likes and health […]
2021: Now What?
Change drives research. Research drives change. As science and research guided us through the COVID-19 pandemic with public health best practices and innovative vaccines, so can business research guide industry in our next steps. With evidence-based insights, researchers at Temple University’s Fox School of Business offer solutions to the question we’re all asking: Now what? […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]