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Management Faculty in the News

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business’s distinguished faculty members regularly provide thought leadership through various media outlets. They share research insights and commentary on business news.

  • What Employees Want to See Most in Their Bosses Comes Down to a Single Word

    That's the conclusion posited by Christine Porath, associate professor of management at Georgetown University. She, along with Tony Schwartz, president and CEO of The Energy Project, conducted the global survey to determine how your workplace experience compares with that of others across five categories: health and well-being; trust and safety; enjoyment and satisfaction; focus and prioritization; and meaning and significance.

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  • Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Takes Leave of Absence as Troubles Plague Company

    “The one that shocked me was drugs,” said Brooks Holtom, a professor of management at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “Do you have to explicitly say we prohibit the use of non-prescription controlled substances? Really explicitly laying out the do’s and don’ts of what we do in grown-up organizations.”

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  • Learning Is a Key Component in Increasing Confidence

    A post by Cathy Tinsley, professor of management: “This mission perfectly aligns with the Kate Spade & Company on purpose business model and initiative fellow Georgetown University McDonough School of Business colleagues, Ed Soule, Pietra Rivoli and I studied over a span of nearly two years. We recently issued our findings and are sharing this important story of how business can be a force for transforming the lives of some precariously vulnerable, yet amazingly resilient individuals.”

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  • Stress in the Office is Contagious — Here's How to Stop it From Spreading

    Christine Porath and Christine Pearson recently reported some costs of workplace incivility and stress: 48% intentionally decreased their work effort; 47% intentionally decreased the time spent at work; 66% said that their performance declined, and 78% said that their commitment to the organization declined.

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  • Kate Spade & Company Redefining the Global Value Chain

    An op-ed by Cathy Tinsley, professor of management and director of the Georgetown Women’s Leadership Institute: This line of merchandise is part of a social enterprise initiative that is improving livelihoods and changing lives — Kate Spade’s on purpose products are made by teams of artisans in rural Rwanda. For the past two years, I have been part of a research team with Georgetown University McDonough School of Business colleagues, Ed Soule and Pietra Rivoli, evaluating the impact of this venture. A few of our research findings strike me as particularly noteworthy, as explained in our full report.

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  • Yahoo!'s Marissa Mayer Could Now Move From the C-Suite to the VC Suite

    The old America Online provides a useful comparison to Yahoo!, Michael McDermott, professor at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business, and not just because Verizon is the buyer in both cases. "Both of them were basically Internet portals that kind of were wildly successful when that was a business model that served the Internet habits of their customers" McDermott said. "As things moved more towards broadband and apps and people got more savvy about the Internet, that really became an archaic model."

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  • Making Positive Psychology Work

    Christine Porath is an associate professor at the School of Business at Georgetown University. Christine’s research focuses on leadership, organizational culture, the effects of bad behavior in workplaces, and how organizations can create a more positive environment where people can thrive. She recently released a new book, Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace.

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  • Making Positive Psychology Work

    Christine Porath is an associate professor at the School of Business at Georgetown University. Christine’s research focuses on leadership, organizational culture, the effects of bad behavior in workplaces, and how organizations can create a more positive environment where people can thrive. She recently released a new book, Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace.

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