Center for Ethics, Diversity and Workplace Culture announces future plans and board members
New center is one of the first of its kind at a U.S. business school; guided by a board of Fortune 500 executives, will focus on diversifying workforces to build healthy workplace cultures PHILADELPHIA, October 11, 2021 — Temple University’s Fox School of Business recently launched the Center for Ethics, Diversity and Workplace Culture (CEDWC), […]
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 […]
Fox Professor’s “Black Box” research awarded by American Accounting Association
Building a network of strong relationships is often promoted as a fundamental value for achieving success in business. Yet social pressures such as career advancement and maintaining one’s status within a professional network can impact the ways in which professionals communicate with their clients. Understanding how and why financial analysts judge information and deliver their […]
Freedom from regulations in the banking industry fuels corporate innovation
Corporate innovation is essential for a myriad of reasons, including changing customer needs, differentiation from competitors, need for improvement and growth. Deloitte believes that about two-thirds of the companies innovate to differentiate themselves from competitors, while half innovate to satisfy growing customer needs. “(Innovation) is a key driver of economic development at the country level […]
Managing the mental cost of multitasking with mindfulness
In the past, businesses were made up of workers who dedicated their time to a singular task. However, thanks to technological advancements, employees are now expected to handle a larger and more varied to-do list with even tighter deadlines. In an effort to keep up, many workers turn to multitasking, like finishing up a report […]
Nudging toward economic equality
Every day, people are faced with a hundred and one choices that they seem to make on their own. What should they get for lunch today? How much should they tip the waiter? However, they may be getting a little help from companies when making these choices. For example, a restaurant’s online menu may sort […]
Mobilizing to end food insecurity
For many of us, it’s hard to imagine not being able to open up the fridge and grab a snack or have the groceries needed to prepare a healthy and filling meal for our family. But across the United States, food insecurity—or lacking enough food in a year to lead a healthy life—is rampant. According […]
No back seats in the virtual classroom: Building the brand of online learning
The push toward online instruction has been accelerated by the onset of COVID-19, sending both students and faculty into Zoom rooms and other online environments. This moment created something of an identity crisis for universities, whose faculty were required to pivot and clear unexpected technological hurdles, discovering new ways of connecting with students in real-time. […]
Research centers pave the way for conscientious collaboration
Translational research is more than a buzzword. It marks a commitment to take the fruits of research out of academia and into the real world. And a commitment to starting academic research from real-world problems. As part of its leadership efforts in research, the Fox School is looking for new ways to break down barriers […]
Can anger facilitate a social movement?
Last summer, the murder of George Floyd sparked a series of protests, attracting crowds of about 26 million people and making the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement probably the largest social movement in the history of the U.S. But the BLM movement had a history before the summer of 2020. The movement became nationally known […]
Do highly satisfied employees produce better audits?
It’s no secret in the accounting community that auditors must commit to late nights and early mornings. Working in public accounting often means long hours, lots of travel and tight deadlines. Yet for most accounting students, a job at a Big Four accounting firm is the ultimate dream job. According to the Public Company Accounting […]
When racism is involved, is the customer always right?
As companies across industries grapple with systemic racism and inequality, business school students must sharpen their knowledge and skills in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in order to create positive change and a more just future as the next generation of business leaders. Marilyn Anthony, previously an assistant professor in the Department of Strategic Management, […]
Micro-influencing has evolved Gen Z fashion, and it’s here to stay
High-profile celebrities like Rihanna and Kim Kardashian accumulate a massive number of followers on social media. In normal circumstances, brands would use their faces and likeness for advertising. These celebrity endorsements were the original version of online influence for consumer buying decisions. However, the rise of social media micro-influencers has ushered in a refreshingly new […]