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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Managing risk with reward
Is your company taking enough risks? Managing a company is a challenge. CEOs need to balance short-term profit with long-term innovation, performance with investment, and shareholders’ interests with employees’ expectations. Some CEOs are natural risk-takers; others may be more risk-averse. Managers need to strike the right balance between “doing what works” and investing in risky […]
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 […]
The Water Cooler
Whether it’s over coffee or on Zoom, social connections create companies, establish successful partnerships and launch industry-changing research projects. That’s why one of the biggest challenges we’ve had globally over the last year, as we sought to slow and stop the spread of the coronavirus, has been maintaining our social relationships with far-away friends and […]
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 […]