Bridgestone Corporation Acquires Pep Boys | No major impact on Phila. if Pep Boys were to relocate HQ, experts say
Tennessee-based Bridgestone purchased Pep Boys last month. Dr. Bruce Rader, Associate Professor of Finance at Fox, provided insight into the future of Pep Boys, which was founded in Philadelphia and is headquartered here.

SEC grants Urban Outfitters confidentiality for multimillion-dollar investment
Last month, Urban Outfitters received $3 million in investment funding. But the retailer has yet disclose an anticipated use for the funds, or the source. This practice is fairly common, said Ellen Weber, Executive Director of Temple’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute and Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at Fox.

Temple offering mini-MBA for law professionals
This month, Fox and the Beasley School of Law will collaborate for their second offering of the Mini-MBA for Law Professionals, an accelerated weekend program conceived by Dr. Samuel D. Hodge, Jr., Professor of Legal Studies.

How to bridge the business-education gap
In the first of a series of guest-commentary submissions to PBJ, Dennis Paris, an adjunct instructor within Fox’s Marketing and Supply Chain Management department, delivers his take on bridging the business-education gap.

Philadelphia Energy Solutions IPO: Why now makes sense
As Philadelphia Energy Solutions prepared for its initial public stock offering, Dr. Ram Mudambi, Frank S. Speakman Professor of Strategic Management, explained to PBJ why the timing was appropriate for such a move.

5 ways Philadelphia is getting smarter about higher education
PBJ identified “five ways Philadelphia is getting smarter about higher education.” For the story, the reporter spoke with Dr. Darin Kapanjie, Academic Director of Fox’s No. 1-ranked Online MBA program, and Managing Director of Online and Digital Learning at Fox, who extolled the benefits of peer-to-peer learning through a flipped-classroom approach.

Campbell’s big gamble
Campbell Soup Co. reported sales declines of 10 percent in the third quarter of 2015. The reason? Consumers are gravitating toward healthier, fresher options. Dr. Ron Anderson, Chair of Fox’s Finance department, commented on potential mergers and acquisitions, including the once-rumored sale of Campbell’s to 3G Capital and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway.

An identity crisis for Philly brands?
Will an international audience embrace Philadelphia-area brands like Rita’s Water Ice or Philly Pretzel Factory, should these companies choose to expand? PBJ spoke with Dr. Jay I Sinha, Associate Professor of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at the Fox School, for a closer look at brand identity.