In the News

April 2014

Getting GM Employees to Speak Up About Safety, Washington Post (April 11, 2014)
Finally, Robert Bies, a Georgetown University management professor who has studied what keeps employees from delivering bad news, says that what matters is how people are recognized for suggesting safety problems. For one, employees should be recognized in groups, rather than alone. "Make it a hall of fame. Call out many people together," he says. "Employees have to see that it's a collective group of people, and not just isolated individual whistleblowers. That's when people begin to see that it's an acceptable behavior."

MBA Course Focuses on Women, Financial Times (April 9, 2014)
“We have had decades of women graduating from business school and entering the workplace. Obviously business as usual is not working,” says Catherine Tinsley, who created the six-week course following her work on the Georgetown University Women’s Leadership Initiative, a networking programme that aims to connect female students with established female leaders. “Looking at the research, there are a lot of subtle skills that will help women advance – how to negotiate for a rise, for example.”

Study: CEO Tenure on the Rise, The Wall Street Journal (April 9, 2014)
In their work, the report’s authors – two Conference Board researchers and an assistant professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University – also found that fewer CEOs were fired last year. In 2013, 23.8% of CEO turnover was due to dismissals, compared to 24% in 2010 and 25% in 2011. Jason Schloetzer, the Georgetown professor, attributes the decline in ousters to a healthier economy.

Georgetown ‘Called’ Bocconi, Italy and the World (Translated from Italian) (April 6, 2014)
"The interest of our students to finance is not at all diminished by the crisis. In fact, today 60% of our students choose to study finance. There is not just Wall Street, we also see an increased focus on technology companies that require analytical skills related to the use of big data," says Norean Sharpe.

Georgetown Master in Finance Program Visit, MSF HQ (April 2014)
A couple of weeks ago I went to DC to tour the Georgetown Master in Finance program and see for myself the experience that students have and meet with people in admissions. Needless to say, I was extremely impressed. The program is online, but the effort that Georgetown has put into providing as interactive an experience as possible is impressive. Students have a host of online pre-material to do before the actual class. This includes readings, work sheets, pre-recorded videos and interactive discussions with their groups.

Alumni Relations: Creating a Lifelong Connection to the Institution, The Evolllution (April 2014)
The following email Q&A is with Doreen Amorosa, associate dean and managing director of the MBA Career Center at Georgetown University. Colleges and universities across the country are searching far and wide for new revenue streams that will help make up for the steady decline in traditional enrollments. One place many institutions are still not adequately tapping into is their pool of alumni, who require ongoing education throughout their careers as working professionals. 

Engineers in Finance: Moving Money with Math and Technology, National Society of Black Engineers Magazine (April 2014)
“The evidence (shows) there is a huge opportunity in the field of finance and banking for people with engineering and, more broadly, STEM backgrounds,” says David A. Thomas, Ph.D., dean of the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

Old Habits at Home Embarrass South Korean Consumer Electronics Giants Abroad, Associated Press (April 3, 2014)
Marlene Morris Town, a marketing professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, said the portrayals are "troubling" and imply that men are the sole target of the sales message. If women are the target, the implication is "they are significantly less competent and not able to grasp technology."

Confused About Bonds? You’re Not Alone, Market Watch (April 4, 2014)
An article by William Droms: The potential impact of rising interest rates on bond prices is of particular concern to retirees who rely on their investment portfolios to fund required retirement income.

The High Cost of Workplace Rudeness, BBC (April 1, 2014)
“Incivility at work has become rampant,” said Christine Porath, an associate professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in the US. Half of the North American workers she surveyed in 2011 said they were treated rudely at least once a week, up from a quarter in 1998.

When Superstar Executives Become a Company Liability, U.S. News & World Report (April 1, 2014)
Jason Schloetzer, an assistant professor at Georgetown University who teaches courses on management accounting and performance measurement, says some superstar executives can be serious liabilities, such as Donald Trump, who has been known more in recent years for his celebrity antics than his business acumen.

March 2014

AT&T Market Tests: Transition, Schmanzition, re/code (March 31, 2014)
An article by Center for Business and Public Policy Senior Fellow David Goodfriend: AT&T recently announced the two markets where it will conduct trials under FCC supervision to shut down the old, copper-wire phone lines that hark back to the era of operators on roller skates and replace those old lines with digital fiber Internet Protocol (IP) technology.

Average GPAs at Top Business Schools, Poets & Quants (March 27, 2014)
Georgetown McDonough is listed in a chart in this article: Over the past five years, undergraduate grade point averages at the top 50 U.S. business schools have generally crept higher or stayed about the same. So the general inflation of grades has helped many MBA applicants to the best schools keep pace with admissions.

Which Cool Retailers Are Coming to DC? Bisnow (March 26, 2014)
DC real estate is peppered with MBAs, from analysts fresh out of top programs to company executives with storied careers. It got us thinking: how exactly are today's students learning? So yesterday, we stopped by Georgetown McDonough School of Business' snowy campus to sit in on Prof. Matt Cypher's class.

Local Business Schools Set Up Degree Programs Away — But Not Far From — Campus, Washington Post (March 23, 2014)
“We came up with pretty clear evidence that there was not only an existing, but growing market, of MBA-ready professionals [in Tysons] that we were going to have a difficult time catering to because of logistical problems,” said Elaine Romanelli, senior associate dean for MBA programs.

If Someone Put a Gun to Your Head Could You…, Psychology Today (March 22, 2014)
A blog post by Kurt Carlson: In a previous post, I argued that the only way to realize positive change in your life is by making choices. To use this insight it is necessary to know when one has a choice and when one does not have a choice. In this post, I share a simple, portable technique for drawing this distinction.

Youth Culture: Uniting Nations Through Hip-Hop, Huffington Post, (March 21, 2014)
Commentary by Marlene Morris Towns: From anti-American riots to United States product boycotts, depictions of today's international youth can often show discontentment with American culture, business and policies. While this segment may protest in the streets, they will still pay homage and respect to early hip-hop pioneers reigning from New York City. For decades, hip-hop has broken down political barriers and tension with international countries.

Minority Business Leader Awards: David Thomas (Video), Bizjournals.com (March 21, 2014)
David Thomas was raised by working-class parents in segregated Kansas City, Mo. Since then he obtained several advanced degrees, held top positions at some of America’s most highly regarded universities and written two books about executive development and organizational change. Some Harvard students once spoofed him as Morpheus, the Lawrence Fishburne character in “The Matrix,” because he challenged them to make their destiny greatness.

The Moral Responsibility  of Firms: For or Against?, INSEAD Knowledge (March 21, 2014)
While John Hasnas, Associate Professor of Business at Georgetown University, accepts that corporate moral agency might be feasible theoretically, he argued that it only has practical significance as a means of authorising the punishment of corporations as collective entities and he concluded that this is not desirable.

10 Tips for Delivering Bad News, CNBC (March 20, 2014)
Commentary by Bob Bies: Despite its frequent occurrence in organizational processes, the delivery of bad news remains one of the most difficult tasks facing leaders, which is often caused by emotional reactions or undeveloped skill sets.

The American-US Airways Merger Promises Improvement. But is it Delivering? Washington Post (March 20, 2014)
A survey conducted this month by a team of researchers from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business found that customers expect prices to rise and quality of service to fall after an airline merger like this one. “Much to our surprise, most types of mergers are viewed negatively by consumers,” says Kurt Carlson, director of the Georgetown Institute for Consumer Research.

Federal Trade Commission to Investigate Herbalife, ABC News (March 12, 2014)
James Angel, a Georgetown Business professor, told ABC News that in recent months, the market has fluctuated wildly on news about the company because there remains real uncertainty about which side is right – the company and its backers, or Pershing Square.

Exclusive: High-speed trader Infinium Capital Winds Down – President, Reuters (March 6, 2014)
Since then, costs and competition have grown and profitability has dried up, said James Angel, an associate professor at Georgetown University who specializes in financial markets. "Its not surprising that we see various firms saying, 'We're out of here folks,'" he said.

The Beat (Up) Generation, Psychology Today (April 2014) 
Christine Porath, an associate professor of management at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, puts it this way: “Certainly, Millennials are appreciated for their use of technology and skills around that, for their ability to multitask and their teamwork skills. But I hear complaints about their desire and demand for respect – that they have a need for respect but an inability to give it. Respect has a different feel across generations.”

Active or Passive Investing? Try Both, Market Watch (March 14, 2014)
A blog article by Bill Droms: For retirees with defined contribution retirement plans or active workers who are accumulating funds toward retirement in a defined contribution plan (which covers most of us these days), one key issue in selecting investments for a plan is the decision of whether to use actively managed funds or passive index funds to fund your plan.

The Origin of Choices, Psychology Today (March 13, 2014)
A blog by Kurt Carlson: It is this power of choice to be an agent of good and bad change for ourselves that drives me to study the choices people make and how they make them. Every couple of weeks I will post an entry here. My posts will share data from new research studies my colleagues and I have run, thoughts I have about the choices people make, and how these choices originate. I study choice because I want to help people make better choices. As a professor of marketing I sometimes write for managers, but I also write for consumers – because consumers who understand themselves have the power to make choices that can positively influence their lives.

Go From Business School Rejection to Admittance, U.S. News & World Report (March 12, 2014)
When Cory Kizielewicz decided that getting an MBA would help him make a career transition, there was only one school he trusted to prepare him: the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

Two Little Words that Can Make All the Difference, Huffington Post (March 12, 2014)
Christine Pearson and Christine Porath have conducted extensive research into the extent and associated costs of incivility within our workplaces. Their analyses indicate that workplace incivility doubled within a seven-year period, with their most recent data showing that one in four employees in North America witness an act of disrespectful behavior every single day.

Marriage of Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A Bank creates pleated pants empire, Washington Post (March 10, 2014)
Ronald Goodstein, an associate professor of marketing at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, told the Washington Post that the merger will allow cost-cutting and create a “mega-brand.”

What It Takes To Be A CMO in Academia, Forbes.com (March 5, 2014)
An op-ed by Chris Kormis: Standing in an historic 18th century assembly room—a room where George Washington was said to have gathered his thoughts in 1797 before addressing students and faculty at Georgetown University— I was asked to share my strategy as associate dean and CMO of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.

Falling Off the Bond Ladder, Market Watch (March 3, 2014)
An op-ed by William Droms:
Many investors are looking for a solution to the problems of owning bonds in a rising interest rate environment. One simple solution to this problem is to construct a bond ladder; that is, construct a portfolio of bonds that mature in a ladder pattern.

Argentine Internet Users are Very Advanced, Buenos Aires Herald (March 2, 2014)
Alejandro Zuzenberg is an alumnus of Georgetown McDonough: Alejandro Zuzenberg, who has a strikingly similar name to Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, welcomes the Herald at Tucumán 1, the tower to which the social network recently decided to relocate its Argentine operations. Typical to the casual style embodied by Zuckerberg himself, Zuzenberg appears relaxed while wearing a T-shirt (bearing the company’s logo).

Crisis Averted, Washington SmartCEO (March/April 2014)
“Start with your communications team. They know your organization best. Listen to them. You pay them to provide you with solid advice. But, you also have to involve the senior leadership,” said Chris Kormis, associate dean and CMO, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.

February 2014

Fundraisers Resign Due to Lack of Leadership, Foundation Center Blog (February 27, 2014)
Challenges with a supervisor is the most common reason for voluntary resignation among charitable fundraising professionals, according to new research released by Tycely Williams, Graduate Student at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington, D.C.

Paper Argues for Open Auctions, TR Daily (February 27, 2014) (Subscription Only)
A paper released today by the Georgetown University Center for Business and Public Policy on spectrum auctions policy argues that "unfettered auctions often will ensure the welfare-maximizing allocation of scarce inputs.  Even when all firms enjoy foreclosure value, and even in settings where some firms serve far more retail customers than other firms, unfettered auctions can maximize economic welfare."

Bitcoin Virtual Currency is on Verge of Collapse, Los Angeles Times (February 25, 2014)
"Having Mt. Gox shut down is to bitcoin what having the New York Stock Exchange shut down is to our equity market," said James Angel, a professor of finance at Georgetown University.

Getting Religion on Risk Tolerance, Market Watch (February 18, 2014)
An op-ed by Bill Droms: One of the consistent findings in the risk tolerance research is that risk tolerance tends to decline with age. As we all get older we tend to get a bit more conservative with our investments. Now that we have come off a great year in the stock market, and experienced a very bumpy ride in the first month of 2014, it may be an excellent time to reassess your comfort level with your investment asset allocation.

Jos. A. Bank to Buy Eddie Bauer in Deal Worth $825 Million, The Washington Post (February 14, 2014)
“This is a marriage made for divorce,” said Ronald Goodstein, an associate professor of marketing at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

The Costs of the Dodd-Frank Act, Compliance Week (Feb. 12, 2014) (Subscription Only)
These less visible costs, typically resulting from changes in companies' behavior can be more significant than the costs of, say, legal fees or IT investments that companies incur in order to comply with the new rules. “The directly visible stuff is just the tip of the iceberg,” says Jim Angel, associate professor at Georgetown University specializing in the structure and regulation of financial markets.

Biz Asia America, CCTV (February 7, 2014)
Marlene Morris Towns comments on investing in Olympic athletes (see 15:50).

Modernized Telecom Policy Must Reflect That Change Is the Only Constant, Roll Call (February 7, 2014)
An op-ed by John Mayo
It’s time for a new regulatory approach that builds on the realities of the current marketplace, assures a vibrant market of innovation and new choices for consumers, and stokes the private sector investment that fuels economic growth and jobs.

Sponsors Take on Risks with Eye on Rewards, USA Today (February 5, 2014)
Marlene Morris Towns, teaching professor of marketing at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, says she thinks that will work similarly in the case of the Russian anti-gay laws.

The Best and Worst of the Super Bowl Ads, The New York Post, (February 3, 2014)
“It was making fun of advertising and people will appreciate that." Neeru Paharia Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

The 10 Most Powerful Men in Africa 2014, Forbes (February 3, 2014)
Mohammed Dewji, Tanzania, Group Chief Executive Officer of Mohammed Enterprises Tanzania Limited: Dewji is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Mohammed Enterprises Tanzania Limited (MeTL) and at 39 is the youngest member of the Forbes’Africa’s 50 Richest list with an estimated net worth of USD $500 million. … Dewji has been a Member of Parliament in the National Assembly of Tanzania since 2005. Dewji graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in International Business and Finance with a minor in Theology.

January 2014

From QB to Pitchman, What you See is What you Get With Peyton ManningUSA Today (January 31, 2014)
Marlene Morris Towns, teaching professor of marketing at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, says even casual NFL fans like her know Manning and like him.

To Buy or Not To Buy a Super Bowl Ad, The Wall Street Journal (January 30, 2014)
Is paying for a Super Bowl worth it, Ronald Goodstein, Georgetown University, tells WSJTM that it might not be worth the price of admission.

What Companies Can Learn from NASA Tragedies, Science Daily (January 30, 2014)
He's continued his contacts with NASA ever since and Edward W. Rogers, chief knowledge officer at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, is a coauthor on this study. Robin Dillon, of Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, served as lead author.

The Latest Trends in Wearable Technology, Diane Rehm Show (January 30, 2014)
Marlene Morris Towns participated in this radio panel:
This week, consumers who are both fashion conscious and technologically savvy -- and wear glasses -- got welcome news: Google Glass will now be available for prescription lenses. These glasses, which allow people to shoot video and check email, are on the leading edge of so called “wearable technology." What could be done on our smart phones can be accomplished from smaller and smaller gadgets. But whether consumers are convinced to buy might have less to do with functionality and more to do with personal style. Diane and her panel of guests discuss new trends in wearable technology.

Sochi 2014: Nick Goepper, Mikaela Shiffrin and 8 Other Olympians Poised To Win Marketing Gold, Forbes (January 27, 2014)
“Some of it is just who people pick up on,” says Marlene Morris Towns, a marketing professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “A lot of it you can’t construct.”

Georgetown to Convene Tysons MBA Classes At Convene, Washington Business Journal (January 23,2014)
Georgetown University has chosen a venue for the previously-announced expansion of its McDonough School of Business evening MBA program at Tysons Corner. Classes will begin in the fall at Convene, a New York-based conference center network that will soon be opening its first Washington area location at 1800 Tysons Blvd.

Hey, What a Great Idea! Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups!, NPR (January 22, 2014)
Georgetown marketing professor Ron Goodstein, for one, tastes trouble ahead for Butterfinger. He says it’s like the time Burger King tried to out-French fry McDonald’s.

Being Tough Can Make You A Better Manager, BusinessInsider.com (January 22, 2014)
The challenge is to set high demands while still being supportive. "When you build a relationship on trust, then the majority of people are OK with tough love," says Christine Porath, a professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. "They'll rise to the occasion; some thrive on it."

High-tech Upgrades May Let Aging Boomers Live Independently in their Own Homes Longer, Washington Post (January 21, 2014)
A lot of thought, then, must go into designing products that don’t intimidate seniors, said Bill Novelli, a professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business who also works with an aging issues center operated by the electronics company, Philips.

Canadians are Becoming More Boorish, Surveys Suggest, Vancouver Sun (January 17, 2014)
"We're not used to penalizing it," said Porath, co-author of The Cost of Bad Behavior and an associate professor at Georgetown University. "We've always been about granting people liberties to be themselves.

The Most Persuasive Number in an Argument? It’s as Easy as One, Two, Three, METRO (January 15, 2014)
In their report, When Three Charms but Four Alarms, researchers at Georgetown University and the University of California, Los Angeles, put forward the notion that someone listing three factors will persuade us of something, but that mentioning a fourth will be met with suspicion.

Women at Business School, Financial Times (January 12, 2014)
Mae McDonnell is an assistant professor of strategy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in the US. Her research interests focus on the intersection of law and corporate behaviour, including corporate governance and the punishment of corporate transgressions.

Sochi 2014: Without Lindsey Vonn, U.S. Olympic Team in Search of Stars, Washington Post (January 7, 2014)
“So much of what people are interested in besides pure athletics are the personal stories, and so many
of these people we get to know Olympics after Olympics, and we keep track of them.” Marlene Morris Towns, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Turning Waste into Money: A Compost Story, WTOP (January 6, 2014)
Bill Novelli, professor and director of the global social enterprise initiative at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, has started entrepreneurial projects of his own. He's surprised that Starbucks is letting Steiner do this because of how valuable used coffee grounds are.

The Power of Three, New York Times (January 3, 2014)
Put together by two marketing and behavioral-science professors, Kurt Carlson of Georgetown University and Suzanne Shu of the University of California, Los Angeles, and scheduled to run in the Journal of Marketing, the new study is an offshoot of the researchers’ previous paper concluding that three events going the same way three times in a row cause people to believe they are observing a streak when applied to such incidents as coin tosses, basketball shots and stock index movements (or the deaths of legendary Hollywood actors).

Making Information Hard to Process Could Benefit Businesses, NPR (January 2, 2014)
Chandon Ince and her colleague Debora Thompson from Georgetown University wanted to take the research one step further.  If consumers thought a task was too difficult, would they hire someone to do it for them? So they conducted an experiment using ads for tax preparers, real estate agents, and other services.

Canadians are Becoming More Boorish, Surveys Suggest, Vancouver Sun (January 17, 2014)
"We're not used to penalizing it," said Porath, co-author of The Cost of Bad Behavior and an associate professor at Georgetown University. "We've always been about granting people liberties to be themselves.

The Most Persuasive Number in an Argument? It’s as Easy as One, Two, Three, METRO (January 15, 2014)
In their report, When Three Charms but Four Alarms, researchers at Georgetown University and the University of California, Los Angeles, put forward the notion that someone listing three factors will persuade us of something, but that mentioning a fourth will be met with suspicion.

A Farmer’s Take on Rural Entrepreneurship, Farm Bureau Annual Convention Blog (January 13, 2014)
The American Farm Bureau Federation and the Georgetown University McDounough School of Business Global Social Enterprise initiative have announced a partnership to help strengthen rural America. To kick this effort off a series of interviews were conducted during annual convention and I was lucky enough to be one of those interviews.

Women at Business School, Financial Times (January 12, 2014)
Mae McDonnell is an assistant professor of strategy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in the US. Her research interests focus on the intersection of law and corporate behaviour, including corporate governance and the punishment of corporate transgressions.

Sochi 2014: Without Lindsey Vonn, U.S. Olympic Team in Search of Stars, Washington Post (January 7, 2014)
“So much of what people are interested in besides pure athletics are the personal stories, and so many
of these people we get to know Olympics after Olympics, and we keep track of them.” Marlene Morris Towns, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business

Turning Waste into Money: A Compost Story, WTOP (January 6, 2014)
Bill Novelli, professor and director of the global social enterprise initiative at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, has started entrepreneurial projects of his own. He's surprised that Starbucks is letting Steiner do this because of how valuable used coffee grounds are.

The Power of Three, New York Times (January 3, 2014)
Put together by two marketing and behavioral-science professors, Kurt Carlson of Georgetown University and Suzanne Shu of the University of California, Los Angeles, and scheduled to run in the Journal of Marketing, the new study is an offshoot of the researchers’ previous paper concluding that three events going the same way three times in a row cause people to believe they are observing a streak when applied to such incidents as coin tosses, basketball shots and stock index movements (or the deaths of legendary Hollywood actors).

Making Information Hard to Process Could Benefit Businesses, NPR (January 2, 2014)
Chandon Ince and her colleague Debora Thompson from Georgetown University wanted to take the research one step further.  If consumers thought a task was too difficult, would they hire someone to do it for them? So they conducted an experiment using ads for tax preparers, real estate agents, and other services.

December 2013

The Target takeaway: 3 Things, Washington Business Journal (December 30, 2013)
Ronald Goodstein commented in this story:
Goodstein: I still don't understand how no one else in the world can handle a crisis like Tylenol did – 40 years ago. There was a big lesson there and nobody pays attention to it: As soon as you know about [a crisis], you announce to the world what's going on, what the source is, what you're doing to handle it and what you're doing to make sure it won't happen again. Target did none of these things. They waited 20 days to say anything. They should have said, 'We want everybody to know about this, even though it wasn't our fault.' They should have said 'somebody has compromised our security system. It's not our fault.

2013: Hilton Worldwide Goes Public, Washington Business Journal (December 26, 2013)
“If the company is profitable, as it has been, the fact that their headquarters are here should mean more jobs for the region,” Reena Aggarwal, McDonough professor of finance at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “It’s very good for the Washington region, to have headquarters of major publicly traded companies in the area.”

A New App Wants to Make Stock Trading Free for All, NPR (December 26, 2013)
“If you put the money in the bank it sits there." James Angel, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business

3 Ways to Get Picture-Perfect Photo Prints, CNNmoney.com (December 24, 2013)
But watch out for steep shipping charges, which are often "only revealed to customers on the last pages" of the checkout process, warns Simon Blanchard, an assistant marketing professor at Georgetown University.

Washington’s Public School Principals Go Back to School at Georgetown’s McDonough, Businessweek (December 10, 2013)
On Saturday, Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business awarded executive master’s in leadership to a new cohort of students: administrators from Washington’s troubled public school system. Based on McDonough’s existing EML degree curriculum, the program is intended to help principals and superintendents tackle complex problems in U.S. education. Paul Almeida, a senior associate dean at McDonough, talked with Bloomberg Businessweek  about what school leaders can learn from the business community and the future of the subsidized program.

A Holiday Party Survival Guide, Business School Version, Bloomberg Businessweek (December 6, 2013)

Don’t forget your social graces. Make introductions, thank your hosts, and follow up the next day, says Patricia Buchek, a senior assistant dean at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. Stick some business cards in your pocket for new acquaintances. Chew with your mouth closed. Tip your bartender.

Here are the 50 On Fire Winners, In the Capital (December 5, 2013)
The Powerhouse in Georgetown was packed with 400 hot Washingtonians to celebrate the District's best and brightest who are setting the D.C. scene on fire, and to finally see the 50 on Fire winners revealed.

Actually, Consumers Don’t Need More Nutrition Info on Restaurant Menus, U.S. News & World Report (December 3, 2013)

When it comes to choosing which sandwich to have, there are two mental processes in effect, explains Debora Thompson, an associate professor of marketing at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

The First Cohort of DCPS Principals are about to Graduate from Georgetown, In the Capital (December 3, 2013)
That's where Georgetown University's Executive Leadership Program comes in, a program that has been in existence since 2005, and denotes this year as the first time coursework has been tailored toward DC Public School principals.

What are Airstreams Doing in China?, Smartplanet (December 2, 2013)
“Airstream is reflective of the American culture of the open road, Jack Kerouac and Route 66,” said Charles Skuba, an international business professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “Chinese travelers are now taking interest in traveling within China on the road. But it’s still very nascent. How long will it take for the culture of leisure road travel to develop?”

November 2013

Home Goods Increasingly Drawing Holiday Shoppers, The Courant (November 29, 2013)
Shoppers have been trained to expect discounts and sales on everything during Black Friday — not just holiday gifts, said Ronald Goodstein, associate professor of marketing at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

Here’s the Real Reason Stores are Open for Black Friday Sales on Thanksgiving Day, Forbes (November 28, 2013)
A study from the Georgetown Institute for Consumer Research shows that the average adult spends 50.7% of his or her allotted gift budget during this sales blitz.

As Boomers Become Seniors, Healthcare Technology Demand Grows, Information Week (November 26, 2013)
"Among the people already in their elderly years, they're not technology experts because they didn't grow up with it," said Bill Novelli, a professor at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business. "But as boomers age, they're much more facile with technology."

Here’s what Entrepreneurs want Most from Policymakers in Washington, Washington Post (November 25, 2013)
Several of the entrepreneurs on the panel threw their support behind tax incentives that encourage individuals to invest in promising young companies — an idea initially raised by Jeff Reid, director of the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

MBA Jobs Market Set to Plummet-But What do MBAs Think?, Businessbecause (November 25, 2013)
"With my MBA from the top-ranked Georgetown McDonough School of Business, I am confident in my future as a successful business leader in the coming business environment."

Retailers: Gobble Up Holiday Deals Now, USA TODAY (November 22, 2013)
In a world of constant discounting, retailers are stuck in a game of tit for tat trying to stay ahead of each other, says Ronald Goodstein, associate professor of marketing at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. He's doubtful retailers are going to generate more sales by offering earlier deals.

Shoppers Will Spend 50 Percent of Their Holiday Budget during Thanksgiving Sales This Year, Digital Journal (November 21, 2013)

More than 60 percent of consumers will start holiday shopping on Black Friday and most will spend more than 50 percent of their holiday budget over the Thanksgiving weekend, according to new research by the Georgetown Institute for Consumer Research, Sponsored by KPMG.

Analysis: U.S. Retailers Brace for Margin Hit from Holiday Discounts, Reuters (November 20, 2013)
Ronald Goodstein, an associate professor of marketing at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, thinks all the discounting will take a big toll on this year's holiday revenues, which he says will fall short of last year's totals when taking inflation into account.

Microsoft, GE, and the Futility of Ranking Employees, CNN.com (November 18, 2013)
While forced ratings systems have considerable downsides, there can be a place for them at companies, argues Brooks Holtom, a professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.
 

How Aging Baby Boomers and Advancing Technology Represent Healthcare’s Biggest Opportunity, Becker’s Hospital Review (November 15, 2013)
These results reveal a huge opportunity for the healthcare industry, says Bill Novelli, a professor at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business in Washington, D.C., and member of the Philips Aging Well Think Tank.
 

Zara’s Fast Fashion Edge, Businessweek (November 14, 2013)
“Most companies are riddled with penny-wise, pound-foolish decisions to reduce cost,” says Kasra Ferdows, one of the authors of the Harvard study and a professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.
 

The New World of Export Controls, The Hill (November 15, 2013)
An op-ed coauthored by Michael Czinkota: In the summer of 2009, President Obama announced a plan for a complete U.S. export control reform (ECR).  Then Secretary of Defense Robert Gates argued that the system was “overly complicated, contains too many redundancies, and in trying to protect too much, diminishes our ability to focus” on the truly important.
 

Opportunity Costs: Determining the Value and Feasibility of Education as an Adult, The Evolllution (November 15, 2013)
The following interview is with Doreen Amorosa, the associate dean and managing director of the MBA Career Center at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. In this interview, Amorosa expands on that idea, and shares some thoughts on how institutions can help to reduce some of the concerns working adults have when it comes to enrolling.
 

Ask the Experts: Why is Wall Street all Atwitter about IPOs? Wallet Hub (November 14, 2013)
“There was a lot of institutional investor demand for Twitter, and it popped on the first day of trading. Supply was quite restricted, however, as they sold a very small number of shares,” said Reena Aggarwal, Georgetown University.
 

Why Wait Until Saturday? Small Businesses Seek Black Friday Buzz, Entrepreneur (November 13, 2013)
But there’s a unique opportunity for small businesses, according to Ronald C. Goodstein, Associate Professor of Marketing at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, who specializes in retail and consumer behavior. “With consumer confidence down this year, people will give fewer gifts but more meaningful ones,” he said. “The competitive advantage for small businesses is the ability to provide personalized service. They can help customers pick that thoughtful, relevant gift in a way that Macy’s, Walmart or Target can’t.”

What Would Make you More Satisfied and Productive at Work?, HBR Blogs (November 12, 2013)
Over the coming weeks, my colleague Christine Porath, an associate professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, and I will be analyzing the trends that emerge from your answers to this survey. We hope to identify some of the factors that most influence your experience at work. We’ll feed our conclusions back to you in posts on HBR.org.
 

Is Washington Broken? Not for the City’s Exploding Startup Scene, The Washington Post (November 12, 2013)
Jeff Reid is the founding director of the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative. He believes that while most students arrive in Washington expecting to play a role in government, many wind up starting businesses once they've been exposed to the city's startup culture.
 

The Complex Economics of America’s Minimum Wage, Knowledge@Wharton (November 11, 2013)
“Any time the state intervenes in the employment market, it’s going to have an effect — and not necessarily a positive one,” notes Brooks Holtom, a management professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “This is particularly true right now when we are seeing persistently high employment among low-skilled workers and among the young. The raise [for] the workers has to come from somewhere, and it’s most likely that we will see it in the form of job losses.”
 

Georgetown MSB Dean Offers Executives Insights Into Transformational Leadership, Qatar is Booming (November 10, 2013)
Georgetown University Qatar recently organized a luncheon seminar by Dr. David A. Thomas, Dean and William R. Berkeley Chair of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington, D.C.  Dr. Thomas presented his “Five Insights on Leadership” to a select group of CEOs, government officials, and special guests that included the head of Doha Bank, Dr. R Seetharaman, and Qatar’s Minister of Communication and Information, Her Excellency Dr. Hessa Al Jaber.
 

Product Design, Interconnectivity Key to Tech to Aid Aging in Place, Fierce Health IT (November 10, 2013)
A report from a recent roundtable discussion "Aging Well Working Session Series: Next Generation Tech" hosted by the Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business and Philips discusses these barriers.

Exactly What is Craftsman's Handsome Model Selling, ADWEEK (November 7, 2013)
“In both of these ads, there’s an implicit, Pavlovian presumption about the Craftsman brand name,” observed Kenneth Homa, who teaches marketing at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “With the older ad, it’s understandable, because Craftsman was once synonymous with do-it-yourself tools. With the new ad, there’s this presumption that Craftsman still means something. But Craftsman now has a low level of awareness, so this is a heroic leap.”

The Most Important Person in Twitter’s IPO, Marketplace (November 6, 2013)
James Angel is a finance professor at Georgetown University, he watched designated market makers in action during the LinkedIn IPO. "They would be calling out the various prices at which they thought it was going to open," he recalls. "Eventually, they figured out where the price was going to open and then they had the opening trade and then the computers took over."

Coke and Pepsi Face Diabetes Backlash, ADWEEK (November 5, 2013)
“People are not willing to punish the brand for obesity, which seems like a lifestyle problem. But diabetes is considered a disease, and many consumers see the parent brand as contributing to it,” even if the brand claims otherwise, said Kurt Carlson, a Georgetown marketing professor who oversaw the study.
 

5 Ways to Earn Respect as a New Hire, U.S. News & World Report (November 5, 2013)
Take a genuine interest in others. If top performing new hires show no interest or appreciation for those around them, there might be respect for their work but no respect for the person. Therefore, to earn respect in the workplace, you need to give it as well. This idea was quantified by Christine Porath, assistant professor of management at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

Muddy Waters Seen Right on NQ Mobile Payments, Wrong on Cash, Bloomberg (November 4, 2013)
A high DSO “to me sounds like a red flag with a siren going off,” said James Angel, a finance professor at Georgetown University. “This is one of the classic signs of a fraud. You can easily manufacture sales with the stroke of a pen, but if you don’t have cash, what you have is a receivable.”

Another Nasdaq Malfunction Shuts Down Options Market, Reuters (November 1, 2013)
“Anything that makes headlines puts more pressure on the SEC to do something visible about exchange technology,” said James Angel, a Georgetown University professor. “The question is: Will the SEC do something intelligent or do something stupid?”

October 2013

U.S., Allies at Odds Over China’s Request to Join TISA, Politico (October 30, 2013)
“I think we saw today two sides, two different approaches. The Europeans and the Australians have been wanting this kind of expansion, with China’s entry, for months. To them it’s very exciting,” said Bob Vastine, former head of the Coalition of Services Industries, who is now a senior industry fellow at Georgetown University’s Center for Business and Public Policy.

Dennis Quinn: McDonough School of Business, Financial Times (October 31, 2013)

Dennis Quinn professor of economics at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, is an expert in business, public policy and international political economy. …“With economic globalisation, the citizens of Appalachian and Welsh Cambrian towns alike are shaken, for good and ill, by the business advances of global firms including those from China and India,” says Prof Quinn.

A Realistic Approach to Cyber Security Means Avoiding the Trap of Near-Miss Complacency, Security Week (October 31, 2013)
How many times do we hear about people failing to heed warnings of potential danger from natural or man-made disasters only to be negatively affected? Researchers Robin Dillon-Merrill and Catherine Tinsley at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business took a look at this phenomenon in a paper entitled “How Near-Miss Events Amplify or Attenuate Risky Decision Making.”

MSCI Puts ISS on Block Amid Proxy Firm Headwinds, The Wall Street Journal (October 31, 2013)
Professor  Reena  Aggarwal  of  Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business said in an  interview  her  research  shows  that institutional investors value their votes enough to give up lending revenue in order to recall the shares,  especially  in  situations  where governance  is  weak,  or  there are important issues such as mergers and acquisitions on the ballot. “They obviously consider it important to vote and are putting in the effort to do this,” she said. 

FireEye, Box, Other Tech Startups Shun Buyouts for IPOs, Reuters (October 30, 2013)
“Unlike the dot‐com bubble, this time around tech startups had actual revenue and not just clicks."
Reena Aggarwal Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.
 

Twitter IPO Offers Banks an Entree to Spoils, Wall Street Journal (October 29, 2013)
"Each IPO by itself might seem like it's a small fee. But if a banker has been selected to do Twitter, they're more likely to get the next deal," said Reena Aggarwal, finance professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.
 

Another Reason not to Hire Larry Ellison, Inc.com (October 28, 2013)
Robert Davidson of Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business was intrigued by the concept of "personal frugality," which he describes as "having a longer-term focus and more emphasis on controls and monitoring." After studying the psychology and sociology literature, "We thought that might translate to a corporate setting, where a frugal CEO might have stronger systems and controls and better monitoring in place," he tells Build

Do You Have the Skills to Succeed at Work?, BBC (October 28, 2013)
For some people, learning new skills may involve going back to school. One option is a  Master of Business Administration degree, according to Doreen Amorosa, associate dean and managing director at Georgetown University’s McDonough MBA Career Center in Washington, DC.  “The MBA often allows [students] to change the direction and trajectory of their careers where they come out of the program with significantly higher pay and go into more senior roles,” she said.

Top Salaries: Highest Earning Business Schools, Nerd Scholar (October 25, 2013)
Georgetown McDonough was #4 on the list at $60,513: Senior Associate Dean and Director of Undergraduate Programs Norean R. Sharpe believes it is essential that McDonough students get a well-rounded education. She explains that “With a liberal arts foundation that focuses on critical thinking and reasoning, plus our successful First Year Seminar and Entrepreneurship Fellows program, Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business prepares students for success in a variety of business-related fields.”

The Future of Business School, Kojo Nnamdi Show (October 23, 2013)
Brooks Holtom was a guest on this show:
In the high-rolling '80s and early '90s, a master's degree in business administration was seen as the ticket to a lucrative career. In the recession-strapped economic landscape of today, it's less clear what an MBA gets you. With skyrocketing tuition and student debt, growing competition for international students and technology reshaping higher education, many business schools are rethinking their mission. Kojo explores the value of an MBA and how business schools are adapting to a changing world.

How to be a Successful Entrepreneur: Pick Your Friends Wisely, Forbes (October 22, 2013)
Jason Schloetzer, Assistant Professor at the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, shared with me this: “Personal networks facilitate the accumulation and diffusion of information among members of the network.”

Long Island Marketing Strategist at Upside Business Consultants Releases New Article to Help New York Business Owners Improve their 2014 Marketing Plan, DigitalJournal.com (October 21, 2013)
Every business owner should have a clear understanding of his/her customers and competitors in a marketing plan, according to marketing professor, Robert Thomas, at Georgetown University.

What’s in a Name? Dumping ‘Redskins’ could have a major financial impact, Washington Times (October 17, 2013)
Ronald Goldstein, associate professor of marketing at Georgetown University, values the Redskins franchise at just under $2 billion, when factoring in the brand equity it has created with fans over the years, making it one of the most valuable sports franchises in the world. It could take decades for Mr. Snyder to recreate that sentiment among fans with a new team name.

Rebranding of teams more art than science, mixed with results, Washington Times (October 17, 2013)
“The Baltimore Ravens did a great job,” said Ronald Goodstein, associate professor of marketing at Georgetown University. “I thought that was really smart to pick up something that was part of the city’s culture. It has to have a local flavor to it that is adopted by the fans.”

How Do We Know What We Know? Three-Nobel Winning Approaches, NPR.com (October 14, 2013)
The following article is by Pietra Rivoli: Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen, and Robert Shiller were awarded the Nobel Prize in economics today for their efforts to answer to a key question: How do the prices of assets like stocks and real estate behave over time?

Increase Competition Among Banks to Help Small Businesses, The Huffington Post (October 10, 2013)
An op-ed by Jess Cornaggia: In our study "Does Banking Competition Affect Innovation," we found that banking competition can help small businesses by increasing access to credit -- allowing small businesses to operate independently rather than potentially being acquired by public companies.

Costs of Investments in China on the Rise, The Washington Times (October 10, 2013)
“China can’t control its rising costs. [Chinese officials are] already doing everything that is within their power to keep costs from rising,” said Arthur T. Dong, an international economics professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

For CVS Regulars, Ads Tailored Just to Them, The New York Times (October 10, 2013)
Prashant Malaviya, associate professor of marketing at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown, said, “Making recommendations to consumers sometimes comes across as being intrusive, and it has to be done with careful thought.” In reaction to the myWeekly Ad campaign, Mr. Malaviya said: “My initial reaction is this sounds like a great idea. Customizing deals and promotions to your needs and your past behavior is something consumers have wanted.”

With Apples ‘Me-Too’ Product, Brand Equity Takes a Hit, Forbes.com (October 9, 2013)
An article by Ronald Goodstein: When a company has positioned itself on the foundation of innovation, the idea of not innovating in a new product – and instead offering a price-play product – can become a commercial nightmare.

We Spend Billions a Year Maintaining Phone Lines (almost) Nobody Depends on. Should we get rid of them?, Washington Post (October 8, 2013)
A back-of-the-envelope estimate by a Georgetown University researcher suggests that telecom companies may be spending as much as $13.5 billion a year maintaining their old phone networks. From that kind of investment, we might expect large benefits. But the reality isn't so clear, says Anna-Maria Kovacs, a visiting scholar at Georgetown's Center for Business and Public Policy.

Shutdown Crisis: We Need a Hostage Negotiator, The Daily Beast (October 6, 2013)
It’s time to call in a hostage negotiator. I met Voss at CNN after he was summoned in an inspired bit of booking for Christine Roman’s Your Money. After taping a segment, we sat down to talk in greater detail. Voss handled hostage negotiations for the F.B.I. and served as a longtime member of the Joint Terrorist Task Force in New York City. He is now the CEO of the Black Swan Group consultancy and teaches negotiation at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. And if Voss is discouraged by the situation in Washington, it should be a wake-up call for all of us. Our democracy is in serious disrepair.

CEO Quits to Spend Time with Family-Really. AmerisourceBergen’s Dave Yost Tells why it was Right Choice, The Wall Street Journal (October 4, 2013)
Jason Schloetzer, an expert on CEO succession at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business, says Mr. Yost's experience sounds more orderly and thoughtful than most. While succession gets more discussion in boardrooms today than it did 20 years ago, it's still often crowded out by pressing corporate issues. That's why many CEO transitions happen suddenly.

The Top MBA Programs in the Untied States, Forbes (October 2013)
Georgetown McDonough’s MBA Program is #33.

“Which MBA?” Ranking, The Economist (October 2013)
Georgetown McDonough’s MBA Program is #44.

Why The Economist Should Stop Ranking B-Schools, LinkedIn (October 11, 2013)
As if it couldn’t get any worse, one business school literally came out of nowhere, climbing at least 71 places to finish at a rank of 30th. The European School of Management and Technology in Germany, which was not on The Economist’s Top 100 list last year, showed up above such world renown business schools at Cambridge, the University of Texas, Georgetown University, and Italy’s SDA Bocconi.

September 2013

Smithfield Shareholders Approve Record Chinese Takeover, The Washington Times (September 25, 2013)
Charles Skuba, professor of the practice in international business and marketing at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business, noted that U.S. corporate hopes of increased investment opportunities in China could be boosted by increased investment by Chinese companies in the American market.

Trusting Your Gut: Smart Management or a Fool’s Errand?, BBC Capital (September 24, 2013)
Building intuition into the management of people or a business can be tricky, said Rebecca Heino, professor of management at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. It’s not exactly something you can schedule a meeting to tap into.

Top Business School Deans Paving Way for Success in the DC-Area, InTheCapital (September 20, 2013)
Three local deans made the cut from Georgetown University, University of Maryland, and University of Virginia, each given a full page spread on the Financial Times' website. Here are a couple of things you should know about the all too worthy three.

America’s Billionaire, The New York Times (September 21, 2013)

The victory for common sense last week was not in Congress, but at Georgetown University. Speaking to an excited crowd of students and others Thursday night beneath soaring stained-glass windows, the 83-year-old Warren Buffett offered inspiring lessons in patriotism and compassion — traits sorely missing here as Republicans ran headlong toward a global economic cataclysm and gutted the food stamp program.

Damage Control After an Office Showdown, The Wall Street Journal (September 18, 2013)
Merely observing rudeness in the workplace hurts bystanders' performance on both routine and creative tasks, according to research led by Christine Porath, an associate professor of management at Georgetown University.

Out of the Mouths of Babes, The Huffington Post (September 17, 2013)
An op-ed by John Hasnas:
Those engaged in political disputation will often assert that what they contend "is so obvious that even a child can see it." This statement is usually made for rhetorical purposes and is not meant to be taken literally. However, I was recently engaged in a discussion in which the solution to the problem under consideration really was so obvious that a child could see it, and interestingly, only a child did.

Australia Does It: Should Americans be Required to Vote?, Southern California Public Radio (September 16, 2013)
Jason Brennan was a guest on the program:
Would requiring citizens to vote help get people more engaged in the election process? What are some of the problems with this? Without mandatory voting, how else could citizens be encouraged to participate? Do you think Americans should be required to vote?
http://www.scpr.org/programs/airtalk/2013/09/16/33715/australia-does-it-should-americans-be-

Chris Voss Comments on Navy Yard Shooting, Fox News Channel (September 16, 2013)
Adjunct Professor Chris Voss, who is a former FBI hostage negotiator, commented on the Navy Yard shooting.

Using Twitter at Business School, QS Top MBA (September 17, 2013)
Dr. Betsy Page Sigman is a distinguished teaching professor at the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University. She says, “Business schools need to be concerned about how they are perceived by their students.  [Twitter] helps business schools stay in closer touch with their students.”

Twitter is now embraced by the McDonough School of Business to the point where it is to begin asking MBA applicants to respond to the following admissions question: ‘Why do you want to attend the Georgetown McDonough Full-time MBA Program? Tell us in tweet format, (140 characters or fewer.)’
"Our Twitter essay is about the applicant being succinct and pithy in explaining what's really appealing to them about Georgetown. It's an opportunity for candidates to stand out and showcase their initiative and creativity. It is meant to be fun", said Shari Hubert, Associate Dean for MBA Admissions at the school.


Bringing World-Class Education to Regional Executives, Trinidad and Tobego Guardian (September 15, 2013)
Executives and industry-leaders from across the Caribbean will soon have a world-class executive education option at their doorstep. The McDonough School of Business of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. has announced its intention to deliver its Executive Education programs to twenty-first century leaders and organizations in the region.
http://guardian.co.tt/business/2013-09-15/bringing-world-class-education-regional-executives

Buffett’s Top ‘Picks’: Wedding Licenses, Investor ‘Bible’, USA Today (September 19, 2013)
Warren Buffett, 83-year-old billionaire, met a roomful of twenty-something Georgetown University students Thursday, and gave them simple investment advice: You can get wealthy with just a few good investment choices. Buffett was speaking at a question-and-answer session hosted by Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan. The event was part of a partnership between Georgetown's Global Social Enterprise Initiative at the University's McDonough School of Business and Bank of America.

Warren Buffett Meets with BofA’s CEO Moynihan, Bloomberg TV (September 19, 2013)
Buffett and Moynihan are mentioned as “Movers and Shakers” in this Bloomberg TV video. The clip mentioned the business school and the Global Social Enterprise Initiative.

Warren Buffett: ‘America Works,’ but Income Gap Fears are Real, Washington Business Journal (September 19, 2013)
There is a great functioning economy in a country that holds a quarter of the world’s GDP and is only a few hundred years old. That's according to Warren Buffett, the "Oracle of Omaha," who spoke Thursday night in Gaston Hall at Georgetown University as part of partnership between the Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business and Bank of America, the initiative’s founding partner.

Fast Money, CNBC (September 19, 2013)
Discussing any changes investors should make to their portfolio after the Fed’s announcement it won’t taper yet, with the “Fast Money” traders; and CNBC’s Becky Quick offers details of what Buffett and Moynihan had to say about the economy. (Skip to 7:40 to see the footage from Georgetown.)

Interview with Warren Buffett, C-SPAN (September 19, 2013)
Warren Buffett talked about philanthropy and the economy at an event hosted by Georgetown University. He was interviewed by Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan and also answered questions from audience members.

August 2013

Wide World of Recycling, Resource Recycling (August 20, 2013)
A group of students from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has begun working with several paper and recycling organizations to develop a sustainable recycling facility in a poverty-stricken community in South Africa. The team will be restoring an abandoned recycling center in the Langa township and establishing a program to collect a variety of recyclable items that can be processed there, creating jobs and revenue streams in the process.

About 40 ETFs Are Halted During Volatility Brake Implementation, Businessweek (August 19, 2013)
“It is typical for small stocks that don’t trade very often to have very wide spreads,” James Angel, a finance professor at Georgetown University’s business school in Washington, said in a telephone interview.

IBM Narrows Big Data Skills Gap By Partnering With More Than 1,000 Global Universities, Wall Street Journal (August 14, 2013)
The Georgetown University McDonough School of Business recently offered a one-week intensive course during the week of July 22, 2013 providing MBA students with a hands-on introduction to Big Data. Students used emerging technologies including IBM InfoSphere BigInsights to dive deeper into sales data, for example, to answer questions about consumer trends, including spending and buying patterns.

Is Washington Getting Tougher on Bad Bank Behavior? Marketplace (August 13, 2013)
“Just making the banks suffer even more hurts the people who own those banks," says James Angel, a professor of finance at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.

Expert Commentary: James Angel, Dukascopy Swiss Forex Bank and Marketplace (August 12, 2013)
Interview with James Angel, professor of Finance at Georgetown University, on Bitcoin popularity and its future prospects.

Meet The Team: Shari Hubert, McDonough School of Business, Business Because (August 12, 2013)
Associate Dean of Admissions Shari Hubert tells us what you need to know before applying to Georgetown, what the ideal candidate looks like and what separates their MBA from other top US b-schools. Prior to joining the admissions team at Georgetown McDonough School of Business, Shari Hubert worked within the US Federal Government's Peace Corps, where she was responsible for recruiting 4000 volunteers a year.

State of the Union with Candy Crowley, CNN (August 11, 2013)
Interview with Chris Voss, security expert and adjunct professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, on the Hannah Anderson case.

The Russian Vodka Boycott Is Working – Whether You Like It or Not, Atlantic Wire (August 8, 2013)
"In our study, what we found was that boycotts almost never hurt the bottom line of the target," Mae McDonnell an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at Georgetown University, told The Atlantic Wire in an interview. "Boycotts don't do what they're ostensibly made to do," she added.
 

Female Leaders, 3 Strategies For Success In The Workplace, Forbes (August 8, 2013)
Article by Catherine Tinsley, professor of management at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. 

Morning Risk Report: Donating to Charities in Face of a Boycott, Wall Street Journal (August 7, 2013)
“When companies engaged in a lot of charitable activity before they were targeted and have built a good reputation in the absence of the boycott, then they really don’t have to respond to the crisis,” said Mary-Hunter McDonnell, co-author of the paper and assistant professor of strategy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. 


Charity Might Not Protect Your Company From A Boycott -- But It Could Lessen The Blow, Forbes (August 6, 2013)
A study released recently by Georgetown University finds that boycotts do, in fact, take a toll—though not in the way many might expect. Prof. Mary-Hunter McDonnell looked at 221 boycotts organized against public companies between 1990 and 2005, as reported by the six largest U.S. papers.
 

July 2013 

B-School Year Gets Off to an Earlier Start, Wall Street Journal (July 31, 2013)
Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business last year added a mandatory three-week summer session in August to give students a taste of international-business practices. At Georgetown McDonough, the early start was part of a wider curriculum overhaul aimed at strengthening the school's international offerings. Many professors had to sacrifice their August vacation, says Prashant Malaviya, an associate professor of marketing who worked on the changes. "If the new curriculum doesn't inconvenience any professor then we really haven't done our job," Dr. Malaviya.
 

Three of the World's Best Business Schools are Flourishing in the DC Area, In the Capital (July 29, 2013)
Georgetown's McDonough School of Business, which managed to acquire the No. 14 spot, is known for its emphasis on global business. It's also recognized for its intriguing integration of traditional coursework with a more real world take on the understanding of the political and social realities that impact and ultimately shape the global marketplace, which makes sense since it is located in the epicenter of government.

 

Raduchel teaches at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business. He also sits on two public boards and one private one, advises others and does some angel investing. He has advised Naspers — the giant South Africa-based media company — for 15 years and advises the London Daily Mail newspaper. "Media transformation still excites me after over 30 years," he says.

Intersection of Fraud and Traffic Violations, Forbes (July 26, 2013)
Their results are reported in a paper, “Executives’ ‘Off‐the‐Job’ Behavior, Corporate Culture and Financial Reporting Risk,” which is to appear in the Journal of Financial Economics. It was written by Robert Davidson, who teaches accounting at Georgetown University, along with Aiyesha Dey of the University of Minnesota and Abbie Smith of the University of Chicago.

McDonough has empowered me to apply my leadership skills in both global and local contexts. My favorite part of the experience has been building relationships with studen tand the community as a Marketing Club Leader and as a Board Fellow where I helped an international non-profit with brand building and digital platform development. 


Chinese Policymakers Are Being Sent To A Mao Bootcamp Where They're Being Re-educated With Communist Party Ideals, Business Insider (July 26, 2013)
After a two-week visit to China and Hong Kong, Arthur Dong, professor of strategy and economics at Georgetown University told Business Insider that he is seeing more party indoctrination.

Special Report: The Unfinished Business of Financial Reform, Bankrate (July 25, 2013)
Podcast with James Angel, expert on financial crises from Georgetown University's School of Business. Where do we stand in trying to prevent the next crisis? Where are the greatest risks? And, by taking unprecedented steps in trying to give the economy a push, have new risks been created? We'll be exploring those issues and more in this edition of "Special Report."

Recent research surrounding women in leadership roles, co‐authored by business management expert Catherine Tinsley of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, discovered that there is a significant backlash against assertive, self‐advocating female negotiators in business.


Icahn in Control After Dell Ups Offer to Take Company Private, CIO (July 24, 2013)
Icahn's current proposal remains $2 to $4 more per share than Dell's counterproposal and there is little need for Icahn to budge, said Jason Schloetzer, assistant professor of accounting at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

Debora Thompson, Georgetown McDonough School of Business, Financial Times (July 23, 2013)
Debora Thompson, associate professor of marketing at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, is an expert in consumer behaviour, decision making, information processing, comparative advertising and attitude change.

Fast Cars and Speeding Tickets: How the Boss’s Behavior in Private Life Predicts a Company’s Wrongdoing, Forbes (July 23, 2013)
We speak of companies’ wrongdoing, said Robert Davidson, professor at Georgetown University and lead author of the report, “but a firm doesn’t do anything—the people that are running the firm make decisions. Somebody in the firm decided they were going to commit fraud. Is that random or is there something systematic about it?”

Apple Taps Locationary to Get Maps in the Right Place, MacNewsWorld (July 19, 2013)
Not only has the company reportedly acquired Locationary, but possibly transit-focused HopStop too. "I think it is a way for Apple to get back into the mapping game," suggested Georgetown University professor Betsy Sigman.

If China Really Is Serious About Financial Reforms It Needs To Liberalize Deposit Rates, Business Insider (July 19, 2013)
"It is the ceiling that is placed on deposits that acts as a powerful source of "free" funds to the Chinese banking system benefiting borrowers at the cost of lenders (depositors),"  Arthur Dong, professor of strategy and economics at Georgetown University told Business Insider.

Stores Use Cell Phones To Track Consumers, NBC News (July 19, 2013)
TV coverage featuring Marlene Morris Towns, teaching professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, on NBC News' Morning Joe 6-9pm ET.

#21 “Set the World on Fire” – Georgetown MBA Admissions Q&A with Ms. Shari Hubert, Touch MBA (July 19, 2013)
Ms. Shari Hubert, Associate Dean of MBA Admissions at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, joined the show to share more about the Georgetown MBA, located in Washington D.C. With its Jesuit heritage and mandatory global experience requirements, the Georgetown MBA is looking for “principled, ethical leaders with a global mindset looking to serve business and society.”

Executive MBA Ranking, The Economist (July 18, 2013)
Georgetown-ESADE Global Executive MBA is ranked #12, and Executive MBA is listed at #27 in the inaugural Economist Executive MBA ranking.

At The Last Minute, Dell Delays Shareholder Vote To Go Private, CIO (July 18, 2013)
If the Michael Dell/Silver Lake offer is approved by shareholders, Dell may have to wait on the response from Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management, said Jason Schloetzer, assistant professor of accounting at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

CEO Speeding Tickets, Luxury Spending Could Be Early Warning of Fraud, Wall Street Journal (July 18, 2013)
Research shows CEO recruits who have had even one minor legal infraction, such as a speeding ticket, are seven times more likely to engineer an accounting fraud than CEOs with completely clean records, according to the study’s lead author, Robert Davidson, a professor in Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Risks and Rewards of Consumer Generated Ads, Radio & TV Business Report (July 15, 2013)
Article by Debora Thompson, associate professor of marketing at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

Bill Raduchel, who lives in Great Falls and teaches at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, met Facebook President Sean Parker when Parker was still poor, and Bill Gates when he was rich — and getting richer. He made a weird sales call on Steve Jobs and got a job with McNealy’s Sun Microsystems while they were stopped in traffic. 
 
The Psychology of Sweatshop Labor, Huffington Post (July 10, 2013)
Article by Neeru Paharia, assistant professor of marketing at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.
 
Big data has provoked debate among leading MBA institutions. The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University recently held a conference to debate big data in March this year. They invited faculty members, students and business executives from the US to talk about ways to incorporate big data in classrooms.
 
James Angel, a finance professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, said the shift to NYSE Euronext signals diversification amid diminishing trading volumes and revenues in traditional exchange functions."This is a fantastic example of corporate evolution — how the NYSE is growing into a company," said Angel, who added the announcement "shows how the NYSE is moving beyond equity to being a full-fledged financial services organization."
 

Not So Fast, Libor Manipulation Still A Threat Under NYSE Euronext Takeover, Forbes (July 9, 2013)
James Angel, associate professor of finance at Georgetown University says, “The real question is how the rates will be determined. Historically, there’s been no consequences for wild guesses made by banks when submitting their rates.”

Libor Explained: How Manipulated Rates Could Be Hurting (Or Helping) You, Forbes (July 9, 2013)
James J. Angel, associate professor of finance, Georgetown University. McDonough School of Business: Libor stands for the London Interbank Offered Rate. It’s the rate at which banks are able to borrow money from each other. An agency called the British Bankers Association surveys a group of banks everyday asks the following: If  you were to borrow money this morning at 11am London time what you would have to pay for it?

Boost B-School Applications by Attending Diversity Events, US News (July 9, 2013)
Students can connect with admissions officers by asking them tough questions, says Shari Hubert, the associate dean of MBA admissions at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

“There’s kind of a repetitive pattern of somewhat of a turnover in government and new government officials who have never dealt with the problem, they have a tendency of feeling like they should handle it on their own without relying on experts,” Christopher Voss, Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University and CEO of the Black Swan Group said.
 
Investing: Lessons from Apple's fall, Chicago Tribune (July 8, 2013)
Exponential growth becomes harder with size. Stock prices tend to track earnings and revenue, and every time a company's earnings and sales double, it becomes harder for them to double again, says David Tan, assistant professor of strategy at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. 
 
Boss’s Remark, Employee’s Deed and Moral Quandary, New York Times (July 5, 2013)
As human beings, we are predisposed to be obedient to authority, no matter how malevolent it may be,” said Edward Soule, an associate professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown who has a Ph.D. in philosophy and focuses on the intersection of morality and management. But how would Ms. O’Brien have interpreted Mr. Corzine’s comment? When I discussed this with John Hasnas, director of the Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics, he drew an analogy to the murder of Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury, after Henry II is said to have uttered, “Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest?”
 
Consumer-Generated Ads: Good For Retention, Bad For Growth, Forbes (July 2, 2013) 
An article by Prashant Malaviya, Associate Professor of Marketing at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.
 

June 2013

Georgetown Dean’s Big Plan to Boost The B-School’s Rankings, Poets and Quants (June 26, 2013)
David Thomas digs BHAGs – short for big, hairy, audacious goals. So much so that only a few months into his deanship at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business he was already dropping jaws and drawing stares of disbelief.

"Immediately there are gonna be convulsions, which they're going to address in the short‐term with re‐injections of capital," Arthur  Dong, professor of strategy and economics at Georgetown University told Business Insider.
 
Article by Michael Czinkota and Charles Skuba 
 
David A. Thomas, Ph.D., a recognized thought leader in organizational behavior and strategic human resource management, was named to the DTE Energy Board of Directors effective June 21.Thomas has been the dean and William R. Berkeley professor of business administration at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business since 2011.
 
Over the last few years, companies have involved consumers in marketing initiatives with the expectation of increasing brand engagement with target markets. In the paper, Consumer-generated Ads: Does Awareness of Advertising Co-Creation Help or Hurt Persuasion?, co-authors Debora Thompson and Prashant Malaviya, associate professors of marketing at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, examined results from four studies focusing on the impact of consumer-generated ads.
 
“If they admit guilt, they open themselves wide open to a series of lawsuits from other people about whatever actions occur,” says James J. Angel, an associate professor of finance at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.
 
A dispassionate, apolitical voice of reason, Professor Marcia Miceli of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is an expert in organizational behavior, whistle blowing and organizational wrong doing. With her colleague Professor Janet Near at Indiana University, Professor Miceli has researched and written about whistle blowing extensively. In a June 14, 2013 phone interview Professor Miceli spoke with me about whistle blowing and Eric Snowden.
 
Protecting Yourself from Competitive Expectations, Harvard Law School Blog (June 18, 2013)
Catherine Tinsley of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, Kathleen O’Connor of Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, and Brandon Sullivan of the University of Minnesota, have found that a reputation for being good at claiming value, even if it’s unwarranted, can prevent a negotiator from creating value.
 
“Bitcoins are attracting a newer generation of government skeptics,” said James Angel, an associate professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.
 
Featuring the author Jason Brennan, Assistant Professor of Ethics, Economics, and Public Policy, Georgetown University; with comments by Aaron Ross Powell, Research Fellow, Cato Institute and Editor, Libertarianism.org; and Tom Merrill, Assistant Professor of Government, American University; moderated by John Samples, Director, Center for Representative Government, Cato Institute.
 
One thing they should look for is someone with product expertise, says Jason Schloetzer, a professor in Georgetown University‘s McDonough School of Business. “There needs to be more of an emphasis on product quality,” he says, and he expects the next CEO to have a very different mandate from Day, who hailed from Starbucks, which experienced rapid store growth over the past decade. When Day jumped to Lululemon in 2008, a similar trajectory ensued.
 
“Successful companies sometimes wander away from their core message over the years,” said Prashant Malaviya, an associate professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington. “For Apple, that has always been the ease and simplicity of the overall experience. They would do well to go back to their basics.”
 
That's in part because corporate boards don't actually have any legal responsibility to disclose that these requests for data are being received, says Jason Schloetzer, assistant professor of accounting at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. "These requests come with a gag order that doesn't allow anyone within the firm to tell anyone outside the firm or anyone else within the firm."
 
"They are data companies. These algorithms to make predictions of your buying habits ... similar algorithms could be used to find out if someone is a terrorist or to track their behavior. I don't find this at all surprising. This is what we signed up for," says Rohan Williamson, professor of finance at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.
 
If you dream of entrepreneurship, tune in to our conversation with Jeff Reid, Director of the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative. 
 
To gain the trust of U.S. investors, Chinese companies must make sure they hire reputable auditors to avoid the problems that plagued the companies delisted a few years ago, said Reena Aggarwal, professor of finance and business administration at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.
 
Thomas Cooke, a professor of accounting and business law at Georgetown University, said bankruptcy trustees have a “duty of due diligence” to make sure claims are legitimate, and large class-action cases have a court-appointed official tasked with reviewing every claim. 
 

May 2013

But Georgetown University business professor Charles Skuba said the novelty could soon wear off as Chinese companies continue to invest in the U.S. And he said the deal could also give U.S. companies more access to investment and acquisition opportunities in China. Given that the company is not focused on defense, energy, or infrastructure, approval seems likely, according to Charles Skuba, a business professor at Georgetown University.
 

John Hasnas on the Failure of the Market Failure Argument, Reason.com (May 26, 2013)
On Wednesday, May 22, in Los Angeles, Georgetown University's John Hasnas spoke live from ReasonTV's Headquarters about the failures of "market-failure" arguments so often used by bureaucrats to justify government regulation. He explained why he believes that the internal regulatory mechanisms of free markets prove to be far more powerful than anything that politicians can attempt.

Is Obamaphone Good for the Poor? Maybe Not, The Hill (May 22, 2013)
An op-ed co-authored by John Mayo:
The Obamaphone controversy — whether government should subsidize wireless phone service for the poor — has two great ironies. The first is that wireless subsidies, which are part of the Lifeline and Linkup programs, were actually begun under Republicans President Bush and FCC Chairman Kevin Martin. This irony has been well documented and thoroughly enjoyed by many liberals.

The Dark Side of Confidence, Forbes (May 22, 2013)
The first study, conducted by professors at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and the University of California, Berkeley, addressed the confidence-credibility connection.

Why Jamie Dimon is Keeping Both of His Jobs, U.S. News & World Report (May 21, 2013)
"It barely made a dent in their financial statements," says Jim Angel, associate professor of finance at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business (Angel also is a JPMorgan shareholder). 

Memo to Mayer: 7 Things so you Don’t ‘Screw Up’ Tumblr, USA TODAY (May 21, 2013)
Yahoo and Tumblr management must study and understand the behavior and preferences of Tumblr's core users, says Jason Schloetzer, a professor at Georgetown University. "Active users will be the initial targets for advertising." How many there are and what they do are among the initial things to nail down. Yahoo claims there are 300 million unique visitors per month, while ComScore reports about 117 million worldwide unique visitors in April. "There's a lot of discrepancy," he says. "And how many of those active users are accessing (inappropriate) content?"

Why You Hate Your Job (and How to Hate it Less), U.S. News & World Report (May 20, 2013)
"Get acquainted with kind, civil colleagues," adds Christine Porath, assistant professor of management at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business and author of "The Cost of Bad Behavior." "Even the worst workplace snake pits always have a few good souls. Spend more time with them. Support them."

Michael Czinkota on Japan’s Economy, CCTV America (May 16, 2013)
Michael Czinkota, Professor at Georgetown university McDonough School of Business, discussing the latest economic report out of Japan.

NerdScholar’s Favorite Entrepreneurship Alumni Networks, NerdScholar (May 16, 2013)
Georgetown’s Entrepreneurship Alliance is alumni led and academically integrated with the university. They seek to provide current students a forum to interact with fellow students and alumni. Such interactions often lead to partnerships made in college like the one Nicolas Jammet, Jonathan Neman, and Nathaniel Ru formed and led to the launching of SweetGreen, which is not your conventional salad bar spot. The chain, concentrated in the east coast, uses local and organic ingredients from local farms in the east coast with the aim to be sustainable and cultivate meaningful relationships with those around them.

Sears Won’t Sign Bangladesh Safety Accord, The Chicago Tribune (May 15, 2013)
"People don't really know where their products come from and how they are made," said Neeru Paharia, an assistant professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. Paharia published a study this month, "Sweatshop Labor is Wrong Unless the Shoes are Cute," which found that consumers are more likely to justify sweatshop labor for items they really want.

Bring on the Baby Bloopers and Family Fiascos, Marketplace Radio (May 14, 2013)
Funny gets our attention. Prashant Malaviya, a marketing professor at Georgetown’s McDonough School of business, says advertisers rely on lots of strategies to sell things, like fear or sex, but family appeals to anyone who’s ever been a parent, a child, or any part of a family.

Move the SEC to New York, Professor Suggests, Marketwatch (May 13, 2013)
How could the Securities and Exchange Commission do a better job of monitoring Wall Street and in particular the markets? One professor has a simple answer: move most of its operations to New York from Washington. Georgetown professor James Angel was testifying at an unusual House Financial Services Committee capital markets subcommittee field hearing on market structure that was held in New York. The suggestion was met approvingly by Rep. Michael Grimm, a Republican who to no one’s surprise represents New York (Staten Island in particular).

How Uncertainty Overpowers Evidence in Matters of Health, Psychology Today (May 12, 2013)
Dr. Sunita Sah of the Georgetown University School of Business led the study of 727 men between the ages of 40 and 75, each of whom were eligible to receive a prostate specific antigen test (PSA) -- a prostate cancer screening exam that has come under debate recently for its erratic reliability.

Off-Exchange Trading Falls to 35% in April, Traders Magazine (May 10, 2013)
James J. Angel, capital markets professor at Georgetown University, likens the split-off of large amounts of trading in so-called “dark” markets involving largely institutional and automated trading firms, before shares reach “lit” markets where the public trades, to a practice of “financial apartheid.”

Woman Found Alive in Bangladesh, after Death Toll Surpasses 1,000, NPR “To the Point” (May 10, 2013) 
More than 2 weeks since a clothing factory collapsed in Bangladesh, a woman was pulled alive from the rubble today.  But the death toll has risen to more than 1000 — the worst in garment-industry history. Georgetown University Professor Pietra Rivoli, author of “The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy” speaks with To the Point. 

For MBA, A Deadly Bombing Brings Home Challenges in Africa, Businessweek (May 10, 2013)
A Georgetown MBA student learned a hard lesson this week on the perils of trying to do good in a potentially dangerous part of the world. …. On May 5, during a dedication for the Roman Catholic church next door to the primary school, someone tossed a bomb into the crowd of 300. 

What Elizabeth Warren Gets Wrong (and Right) about Student Loans, U.S. News & World Report (May 9, 2013)
"The flaw in Senator Warren's logic is that these are long-term loans that are being presumably funded with longer-term borrowing by the Treasury," says James Angel, associate professor of finance at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. "So even though the t-bill rate right now is effectively zero, for longer-term debt the government is effectively paying several percentage points more."

What Eyeware Startup Warby Parker Sees That Others Don’t, Knowledge@Wharton (May 8, 2013)
"As customers, we're so used to being ripped off: We don't know the difference between a pair of $300 glasses and a pair of $400 ones," says Simon Blanchard, a marketing professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

Some Retailers Say More about Their Clothing’s Origins, The New York Times (May 8, 2013)
Neeru Paharia, an assistant professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown, recently completed a study on consumers’ attitudes toward sweatshop labor. She found that the complex supply chain in retailing made it easier for consumers to justify poor labor practices. “Most people probably would not hire a child, lock them in their basement, and have them make their clothes,” she said, “but this system is so abstracted.”

Business Students Question Buffett, Gates, Businessweek (May 7, 2013)
Stephanie Chen, a part-time MBA student at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, had a question for the Microsoft founder: “What is the greatest global challenge of the next 10 years and what can this generation of young business leaders do to solve that problem?”

Advanced Nurses Lower Costs, Improve Care, Politico (May 6, 2013)
An op-ed by William Novelli:
Studies find that Advanced Practice Registered Nurses who provide preventive care are as effective as primary-care physicians in accuracy of diagnosis and prescription. On indicators such as controlling patient blood pressure and glucose levels and reducing hospital readmissions, APRNs often score higher than physicians. Benefits to long-term-care patients managed by APRNs include fewer falls, fewer urinary tract infections and fewer pressure ulcers.

Which Way Will Tom Wheeler Take the FCC? Follow the Blog Trail, Forbes (May 6, 2013)
According to a study released last week by Georgetown’s Center for Business and Public Policy, auction revenues would decline by as much as 40 percent as the demand for spectrum artificially contracts, and monthly wireless bills would increase by about 9 percent as capacity-constrained carriers are forced to deploy more expensive solutions.

Is High Frequency Trading Free & Fair?, CNBC (May 6, 2013)
Today is the third anniversary of the 2010 flash crash, but there are smaller flash moves almost every day in the stock market, with CNBC's Josh Lipton. Eric Hunsader, Nanex; Jim Angel, Georgetown University; and Joe Saluzzi, Themis Trading, discuss.

Begum Losing Legs is Bangladesh Women’s Faustian Bargain, Bloomberg (May 5, 2013)
If you look at industrial history across the world, for better or worse, this is what early industrial revolution looks like,” said Pietra Rivoli, a professor at Georgetown University in Washington and author of “The Travels of a T-Shirt in The Global Economy.” Bangladesh is “still a desperately poor country, and we shouldn’t minimize what a steady job with a steady paycheck means to a poor woman.” … “They are undercutting each other over two to three billion dollars of new business each year,” said Kasra Ferdows, a professor of operations management at Georgetown University who has advised retailers like Zara. “It creates a dog-eat-dog business where there are a lot people on the margins who will cut corners.”

Dow at 15,000: What the Stock Market is Telling Us, The Christian Science Monitor (May 4, 2013)
A year into the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, James Angel went all in with stocks – in fact, more than all in. In January 2009, the finance professor at Georgetown University bought leveraged exchange-traded funds, which allowed him to borrow money so he could own more stock. He was convinced the market was nearing its nadir. He thought it was a perfect time to invest.

Study: Barring AT&T, Verizon from auction would choke wireless broadband adoption, Fierce Broadband Wireless (May 2, 2013)
If the FCC restricts, but does not ban, bidding by the larger carriers, the impacts would be proportionate to the extent of the restrictions, said the study written by economists Robert Shapiro, Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Coleman Bazelon and released by the Center for Business and Public Policy at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

Viewpoint on Bangladesh Disaster: It’s Not All About the West, TIME (May 2, 2013)
An article by Pietra Rivoli:
But Western sourcing practices are not the main factor here. While Western activists protested outside the Gap headquarters in San Francisco last week (Gap’s spokesperson says the company did not have ties to the collapsed factories), in Bangladesh thousands of garment workers also took to the streets and were met by police spraying rubber bullets and teargas. These Bangladeshi protesters were not directing their outrage at the Western brands or cost-conscious consumers, but at their own failed network of governance.

Anger Over Garment Factory Disaster Fuels Annual Labor Rallies in Southeast Asia, PBS News Hour (May 1, 2013)
After 400 people died in the collapse of a Bangladeshi garment factory, workers in Southeast Asia marched to call for better working conditions and pay. Ray Suarez talks with Pietra Rivoli, professor at Georgetown University, and Time magazine's David Von Drehle about safety regulations in developing nations.

Social Values on the Curriculum, Financial Times (May 2013)
Business students are demanding more training to prepare them for roles which consider social values. David Thomas, dean of McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, tells Della Bradshaw that many graduates will now work in a new regulatory environment with increased emphasis on corporate social responsibility. 

April 2013


10 Questions to Ask Before Expanding Overseas, Entrepreneur (April 30, 2013)
Closing a deal abroad can be a vastly different experience than you're probably used to, says James Hunt, adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. "Some cultures struggle to say, 'No, we aren't interested' in a product or service, which means you can have an extremely long and costly sales process that never leads to a sale." Such behavior is especially prevalent in China and the Middle East, he says.

Should You Worry About High Frequency Trading?, CNBC (April 30, 2013)
James Angel, professor of finance at, Georgetown University, says high-frequency trading has not brought an increase in volatility but remains worried "about the next glitch".

2 Stocks to Buy Now to Hold Forever, The Motley Fool (April 29, 2013)
Prem Jain, author of Buffett Beyond Value, found that Berkshire Hathaway typically holds stocks between 10 and 20 years (including Warren Buffett's short-term arbitrage).

The New Rules for Group Coupons, MSN (April 29, 2013)
According to Georgetown University marketing professor Luc Wathieu, that can backfire when customers redeem their coupons and the cash is already gone. After all, the typical deal offers a 50 percent discount, half of which goes to the deal company. Rely on coupons as a marketing tool, not a cash generator. Because you receive revenue from a group coupon almost as soon as it sells, it can be tempting to rely on daily deals as a quick source of cash.

What can radiology do to curb investigation momentum?, Health Imaging (April 28, 2013)
A picture paints a thousand words. Seeing inside the body, without recourse to a scalpel, through x-rays, CT scans, MRIs and ultrasounds, has revolutionized patient diagnosis and treatment. Yet the sought for certainty and confirmation of suspected diagnoses is not always conclusive, and may introduce unintended consequences, such as investigation momentum: additional, and potentially excessive and invasive, diagnostic testing.

The Next 90 Days, The Conference Board Review (April 2013)
Jason Schloetzer, an assistant professor of accounting at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business and a frequent contributor to The Conference Board's Governance and Corporate Values Center, agrees that the net effect of quarterly guidance has been more negative than positive. “The real effect has been to create fabricated benchmarks that alter the decision‐making of those corporate managers who allow themselves to be driven by the process.”

Just how Close is Apple's Tim Cook to Being Fired? CFO World (April 26, 2013)
"Within the first two to three years, if the board views the executive as unable to continue or change the firm's strategy in a way that pleases customers and shareholders, then your time is short," says Jason Schloetzer, assistant professor of accounting and an expert on CEOs, succession management and corporate governance at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. 

 

Shari Hubert, Associate Dean of Admissions at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business and Harvard Business School alum, says, "I believe that women of color often have an even higher hurdle to overcome in the workplace and are more invisible than their white counterparts. The challenges for women of color are more subtle, however, and not always overtly discriminatory, which makes it more difficult to both identify and overcome them." 

Apple to Dole Out $100B to Shareholders, Associated Press (April 23, 2013)
That suggests investors have concluded Apple will never again launch a revolutionary product like the iPhone or iPad. The commitment to bigger buybacks may reinforce that impression, said David Tan, a Georgetown University assistant professor of strategy who focuses on technology. "How are we going to read into what this move says about Apple's long-term prospects?" Tan said. "Does this mean this is all that Apple has left to offer or is this just something temporary while we wait for the next big thing from the company?" 

Apple's Bittersweet Profits to Beat Street, USA Today (April 23, 2013)
Uncertainty over Apple won't end at earnings. That's because what really matters in the eyes of investors is future growth. "If they do have the next iPhone or iPad in the works, why aren't we hearing about it? Why aren't they throwing a bone to give us some teasers?" says David Tan, assistant professor of strategy at Georgetown University. 

Q&A: The Looming Big Data Skills Shortage, TDWI (April 23, 2013)
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Consulting firm McKinsey predicts a shortage by 2018 of 140,000 to 190,000 people with the deep analytical skills needed to work with big data. "I think it actually could be higher than that," says Dr. Betsy Page Sigman, a distinguished teaching professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. In this interview, she talks about the coming talent shortage and what can be done to address it.

Bank Regulator to Recuse from Volcker to Avoid Conflict, Bloomberg Businessweek (April 19, 2013)

People hired for posts like Friend’s almost always have business experience, said John Hasnas, an associate professor who teaches ethics at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. He said conflict-of-interest rules can’t generally be counted on to eliminate all traces of self-interest.

After Boston Bombings, An Outpouring of Digital Empathy, UPI (April 18, 2013)
"In a disaster, and in a revolution, social media provides a sense of connection," said Betsy Page Sigman, a professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business who studies online media. “Facebook, for example, serves as a meeting spot for people to express themselves, to express concern for other, to find out about others, to inspire others, to pray."

‘Ship My Pants’ Ad To Hit TV Next Week, The Inquisitr (April 16, 2013)
But Ronald Goodstein, associate professor of marketing at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, argued that Kmart could use as much attention that it can gets at the moment. Goodstein said: “Any news for Kmart is good news right now. They’ve had such a hard time since merging with Sears, closing stores, and developing an identity.”

Study: Many Invasive Medical Procedures are the Result of Uncertainty, Not Evidence, Forbes (April 14, 2013)
Few of us are comfortable with uncertainty in any form, least of all when the status of our health is branded with the scarlet question mark.  A new study set to publish this week in the journal JAMA suggests that fear of uncertainty is fueling a psychological dynamic that’s leading to more and more invasive procedures–whether or not we need them. Dr. Sunita Sah of the Georgetown University School of Business led the study of 727 men between the ages of 40 and 75, each of whom were eligible to receive a prostate specific antigen test (PSA) — a prostate cancer screening exam that has come under debate recently for its erratic reliability.

Don’t Get Bitten by Bitcoins, CNN (April 12, 2013)

An opinion article by James Angel:
Bitcoins are an attempt at creating an electronic currency that is beyond the control of any government. They are created through a digital mining system, in which digital "miners" are granted Bitcoins by using their computers to do computations that verify Bitcoin transactions. Pretty clever.

SEC’s Crowdfunding Delay Faulted for Stunting Businesses’ Growth, Bloomberg (April 11, 2013)
James J. Angel, Georgetown University finance professor, said the SEC has complicated the process of allowing crowdfunding. The agency should adopt interim rules and monitor how they affect capital formation and investor protection, he said in prepared remarks.

Georgetown Global Forum in London April 17, TopMBA (April 11, 2013)
The McDonough School at Georgetown University is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top business schools.  As part of their global outreach to prospective MBA students, the McDonough School has opened up its high-profile Georgetown Global Forum event held in London on April 17 to interested candidates. Ahead of the event, QS caught up with Shari Hubert, Associate Dean of MBA Admissions at Georgetown McDonough.

Business Schools Embrace the Liberal Arts, Bloomberg Businessweek (April 10, 2013)
At Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, students in the Ethics of Entrepreneurship freshman seminar take on a semester-long project designed to help them flex their critical-thinking and writing muscles in a global and social framework. 

Could a fast food strike work? CNN Money (April 9, 2013)
But Douglas McCabe, a professor of labor relations at McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, holds out little hope for sweeping change. "Decades ago, strikes were very common, but the number of strikes has diminished considerably as companies and managers have made it clear they are willing to replace workers."

B-School Accrediting Body Retools Standard, Wall Street Journal (April 9, 2013)
"The presence of accreditation doesn't differentiate you [as an elite school], but the absence of it does cause more noise and questions," says David Thomas, dean at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

Best Undergraduate Business Schools for Finance, Bloomberg Businessweek (April 8. 2013)
Georgetown McDonough was ranked #1 on the list.

Georgetown business school grad salaries rank high, Washington Business Journal (April 8, 2013)

Georgetown University's school of business is the only Washington-area university to make NerdWallet Inc.'s list of schools with the best-paid graduates.

Stripping Dimon Of Chairman Role Is Overkill, A Bad Move For JPM, Forbes (April 8, 2013)
“It’s less popular to take the chairman role away from someone once they’re already holding it” says Jason D. Schloetzer, assistant professor of accounting at the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University.

Money Market Fundsters Play the Waiting Game, Mutual Fund Wire (April 8, 2013)
“There is a huge overhang of uncertainty for the industry right now,” said James J. Angel, a finance professor at Georgetown who has researched the money-fund issue, to reporter Diana B. Henriques.

Jitters as flash-crash response rules take effect, Market Watch (April 8, 2013)
Georgetown University Prof. James Angel, who specializes in the structure and regulation of the financial markets, said the new system is better than the previous one, because it would prevent the kinds of minor, one-off error trades that don’t trigger market-meltdowns. 

Money Funds, Waiting for the Fog to Lift, New York Times (April 6, 2013)
“There is a huge overhang of uncertainty for the industry right now,” said James J. Angel, a finance professor at Georgetown who has researched the money-fund issue. “Eventually, the S.E.C. is going to do something. The question is, what will that be?”

Listen: Talented Leaders and Diplomats, America Economia (April 4, 2013)
Another strategy adopted by some schools is to establish partnerships with other institutions recognized by sustained work in the field of international relations. Such is the case of ESADE and Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, according to Skira, who notes that their Global Executive MBA program combines experience that brings international business knowledge from the former, while the latter is a leader in the interdisciplinary teaching of international relations.

When it comes to diversity, white male managers not doing so hot, TODAY.com (April 3, 2013)
The survey also allows the companies to use numbers where there were previously only anecdotes. “Having that empirical evidence is an eye-opener,” said David Thomas, dean of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Thomas served as a consultant on the study.

Nasdaq Sets Second Quarter Launch for ETF Market Maker Incentives, Traders Magazine (April 3, 2013)
“However, there are other ways to provide those incentives,’’ said James J. Angel, capital markets professor at Georgetown University, in a comment on the Nasdaq plan to the SEC. “Permitting issuers of all securities, not just ETFs, to compensate market makers would be a good idea.’’

Bitcoin bubble grows and grows, Financial Times (April 3, 2013)
Jim Angel, professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, is sceptical of Bitcoin’s long-term viability. “Governments don’t like competition in the currency business and if it gets too big they will clamp down,” he said. “Also, you are trusting algorithms to protect the system, and we all know that technology breaks or gets hacked.

March 2013

Commentary: Are we more uncivil in Washington these days? What are the costs? Capital Business Washington Post (March 31, 2013)
Christine Porath, Ph.D., is an associate professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and co-author of “The Cost of Bad Behavior.”

Samsung Tests Whether Three Heads Are Better than One, Harvard Business Review Blog (March 28, 2013)
A guest blog post by David Heenan: The announcement last week that the Samsung Electronics is elevating two executives, Boo-Keun Yoon and J. K. Shin, to the CEO role was met with interest in leadership circles. We have seen this kind of co-CEO arrangement grow over the years. All the more interesting: the South Korean giant's current CEO and vice chairman Oh-Hyun Kwon isn't even vacating the seat. All three men will now share the role.

As SEC OKs Facebook plan, UBS objects, Market Watch (March 25, 2013)
“It’s a situation where nobody is really happy at the end of the day,” said Georgetown University Professor James Angel. “It’s a bad situation with plenty of losses all around.”

SEC Favors Pilot Program To Vary Tick Size For Small Stocks, FA Mag (March 22, 2013)
James J. Angel, a finance professor at Georgetown University, said a well-designed pilot program should last at least five years in order to provide meaningful data about the impact of varying tick sizes. Companies should be allowed to pick their own tick size because they have “the incentive to get it right,” Angel said.

Building Classroom Communities with Google+, Campus Technology (March 20, 2013)
How can you transform a classroom full of students into a community of learners? Betsy Page Sigman, a distinguished teaching professor in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., has tried over the years to add new types of technology to her database and e-commerce classes to engage her students.

Georgetown Carries The Weight Of New Big East Into Tournament, Forbes (March 19, 2013)
To get a major TV deal, “Georgetown, Villanova or Marquette has to go to the Final Four,” says Ken Homa, a marketing professor at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business and a season ticket holder. Is that a stretch? Perhaps, but a loss by the second-seeded Hoyas, fresh off a 25-6 season, to No. 15 seed Florida-Gulf Coast would do a lot to short circuit things.

Top B-Schools for Full-Tuition Scholarships, Bloomberg Businessweek (March 19, 2013)
Georgetown McDonough is listed among the top schools for scholarships.

Washington becomes a test case for changes in online higher education, Capital Business Washington Post (March 17, 2013)
Georgetown University’s business school intends to welcome its first crop of 50 students for an online master’s degree in finance next January. Online graduate degrees in leadership and international business and policy could soon follow. The school plans to partner with a yet-to-be-named private company that will support the program’s technological backbone, while the university will dictate academic content and admissions, said Paul Almeida, the senior associate dean for executive education.

New laws take guesswork out of investment tax liability, New York Times (March 16, 2013)
“When people buy stock over time, FIFO may not be the best option,” said Thomas Cooke, a tax and business law professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “That makes it very incumbent on investors when they get their confirmation statement to make sure the right stock was sold.”

Chasing Euforie, Huffington Post Blog (March 15, 2013)

While on residency in South Africa with my Georgetown McDonough Executive Master's in Leadership class, my team and I taught entrepreneurship to a group of 27 students at the Raymond Ackerman Academy. These students, who ranged in age from 18 to 30-years-old, were enrolled in the program to help build their entrepreneurial dreams.

Telecommuting Can Boost Productivity and Job Performance, U.S. News & World Report (March 15, 2013)

An opinion article by Michael Boyer O'Leary, assistant professor of management, Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

What Lawmakers Gained From Raking JPMorgan Over the Coals, U.S. News & World Report (March 15, 2013)
"The guys that invented the product messed up big time. And if the best and the brightest can mess up like that, what does it mean for the rest of the system?" says Jim Angel, associate professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

New Laws Take Guesswork Out of Investment Tax Liability, New York Times (March 15, 2013)
“When people buy stock over time, FIFO may not be the best option,” said Thomas B. Cooke, a tax and business law professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “That makes it very incumbent on investors when they get their confirmation statement to make sure the right stock was sold.” 

Networking advice for Young Minorities, Minnesota Public Radio (March 13, 2013)
David Thomas, author of "Breaking Through: The Making of Minority Executives in Corporate America," wrote in the Harvard Business Review about companies putting a focus on diversity but failing to follow through.

New HFT Documentary Poses Lots of Questions, Provides Few Answers, Institutional Investor (March 13, 2013)

One such observer interviewed by the filmmakers is James Angel, professor of finance at Georgetown University, who contends that he is “the guy who warned the SEC in writing that this kind of thing [the flash crash] could happen.

End Looming for Paper Certificates, Wall Street Journal (March 12, 2013)

"Paper certificates are obsolete, and the industry wants to get rid of them for very good reasons—they're expensive, and they're a pain," Georgetown University finance professor James Angel said.


Why the CEO-Chair Split Matters, Fortune (March 12, 2012)  
"It is rooted in the longstanding tradition that the chairman and the CEO usually come from the same group of people, the circle of friends and acquaintances where people know each other, know what to expect, and there is an ease of communication," says Jason Schloetzer, an assistant professor at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business.

Best Business Schools, U.S. News & World Report (March 12, 2013)
Georgetown McDonough comes in at #25 on the list of best graduate b-school programs.

For a Global Mindset, Deccan Chronicle (March 12, 2013)
Paul Almeida, Senior Associate Dean of Executive Education at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business spoke to Study World about the course, its USP and other benefits.

The World is a Classroom, Times of India (March 11, 2013)
The GEMBA programme offered by Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business (US) and ESADE (Spain) seeks to maximise learning for executives. Poonam Jain talks to Paul Almeida, co-director of the programme.

Not So Fast: 10 Hasty Mistakes Startup Founders Make, Fast Company (March 8, 2013)
To find out more about “haste makes waste… and then scares away investors” behaviors I turned to Jeff Weiner, a highly experienced M&A specialist in the Los Angeles office of international law firm Steptoe & Johnson and Mark Silverman, serial COO to early stage companies and entrepreneur in residence at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. Both Weiner and Silverman are frequently called in to advise and protect founders from themselves.

Dow digs out of its hole, The Columbus Dispatch (March 7, 2013) 

“The market is basically saying there is not a lot of bad news out there,” said James Angel, an associate professor of finance at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “The sequester came, and the world did not end on March 1; the war in Afghanistan is winding down; the energy situation seems to be improving; and the housing market is on the mend. The world is not ending, and I think that is being reflected in stock prices.”

Why Wall Street Is Winning Right Now And Everyone Else Seems To Be Losing, Forbes (March 6, 2013)

“The stock market is a forward-looking indicator. When you buy a stock you are buying a piece of corporate America and you get to participate in the future profits of that corporation,” explains James J. Angel, associate professor of finance at Georgetown University‘s McDonough School of Business.

Wealth effect: Has the Dow high restored yours? Marketplace, American Public Media (March 5, 2013)
James Angel, who teaches finance at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, says it all depends on what you did when the market dropped.
“If you panicked and sold when the market went down you probably bought high and sold low, so you’re out of luck,” he says. If on the other hand, you viewed the dip in the market as a buying opportunity, “you’re probably really happy today.”

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stock Rally Lifts Dow To Record Finish, Fox Business News (March 5, 2013) 
"I think of it as the 'Rip Van Wrinkle' event; five years ago the Dow was at its previous high and then we had a nightmare called the 'Great Recession,' and now we are waking up from it," said James Angel, an associate professor of finance at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

Experto de la Georgetown University afirma que "la globalización es imparable y sólo hay como respuesta ser competitivo" Europa Press (March 5, 2013)
El profesor de la Georgetown University Ricardo Ernst ha analizado en el Campus de Sevilla-Palmas Altas de Loyola Leadership School, escuela de postgrado de la Universidad Loyola Andalucía, los retos de las empresas ante la globalización, donde ha apuntado que "la globalización es una realidad imparable, que las empresas deben asumir, ya que cuestionarla no sirve de nada". 

Why home workers don’t make the C-suite, Wall Street Journal (March 3, 2013) 

Face to face contact is particularly important for new employees, or for teams whose members are unfamiliar to one another, said Michael Boyer O’Leary, an assistant management professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. He added, though, that remote employees can be just as productive as co-located teams, depending on how well they are managed and the job functions involved.

Mishaps Gave Filmmakers a Gift, and Grief, Wall Street Journal (March 3, 2013)

Georgetown University finance professor James Angel says in "Ghost Exchange" that regulators don't understand trading and technology, and include too many "lawyers doing dental work on our markets."

February 2013

U.S. TPP Negotiator Sees Slow Progress In Market Access Talks With Vietnam, Inside U.S. Trade (February 19, 2013)
“We are slowly making progress on a package that will be balanced and that addresses the offensive and defensive interests of both countries, but we have to do so in a way that is comfortable for both countries,” Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Barbara Weisel said at a Feb. 12 event on Capitol Hill sponsored by the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy.

The Value of Giving up the Papacy, Washington Post (February 15, 2013)
An op-ed by Lamar Reinsch:
Benedict’s planned abdication—depending on his post-resignation behavior and the reactions of Catholics—has the potential to provide transforming leadership.

Smooth Ride for Jack Lew at Hearing, US News (February 13, 2013)
"We have a fragmented mess of a regulatory system. We have literally hundreds of regulatory agencies at the state and federal levels, and they don't always play nicely together," says James Angel, associate professor of finance at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

Talkstory with David Heenan, Hawaii Business Magazine (February 2013)
At Georgetown (in fall 2012), I was teaching a module for two and a half months about global strategy, a second year MBA course. 

What, No Instagram or Pandora? The BlackBerry App Problem, CNBC (February 6, 2013)
"It makes sense that they have the major social media apps,and without those it doesn't matter how great the hardware is," said David Tan,an assistant professor of strategy at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

Global Business of Sports program at Georgetown, Sports Business Daily (February 4, 2013)
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business held its new Executive Certificate course, The Global Business of Sports, Jan. 22-24. Surrounded by program attendees at Verizon Center are Monumental Sports & Entertainment owner Ted Leonsis (red tie); and Rita Benson LeBlanc, owner and vice chairman of the New Orleans Saints (on Leonsis’ right).

Graduate from School, Land an Angel, Upstart Business Journal (February 1, 2013) 
Here's another sign that angel clubs are again picking up momentum: Meet Georgetown Alumni Angels, founded by Joshua Siegel and Andrew Romans. The two met more than a dozen years ago as MBA students at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

JANUARY 2013

Arab-American Groups call Coke Super Bowl Ad "Racist," Reuters (January 31, 2013)
Ronald Goodstein, professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, said he was surprised by the image as well. "If Coke's vision is to be an arm's distance away from every customer, why would they want to offend the Arab world?" said Goodstein.

From the Altar to IPO: The Highs and Lows of Married Business Partners, Knowledge@Wharton (January 30, 2013)
But starting a business with a spouse leaves both partners financially exposed, according to Jeff Reid, director of entrepreneurial studies at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. "Generally speaking, if one person in a marriage is in the startup phase of a business, the couple relies on the other spouse's income, health insurance and job security to fall back on," Reid says. "But if the business is failing and both spouses are 'all in,' it creates an interesting dynamic. When the business isn't doing well, there is tremendous stress on the marriage."

Twitter offers new challenge: 6-second videos, American Public Media (January 25, 2013)
But some Twitter cynics turned into believers after 200 million people started tweeting. Ron Goodstein, who teaches marketing at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, says the forced creativity and boiled down nature of a 140 character limit that have helped make Twitter a success with users.

IPO VIEW-US Jobs Act companies outperform other IPOs, data shows, Reuters (January 25, 2013)
"The real test will come when it isn't doing as well and you have investors getting nervous about smaller, riskier companies," said Reena Aggrawal, a professor of business administration at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

The High Cost of Rudeness at Work, Bloomberg Businessweek (January 24, 2013)
An interview with Christine Porath, associate professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business and coauthor of the article The Price of Incivility.

Trade talks aim to boost services exports, USA Today (January 23, 2013)
"We haven't devoted enough attention to reducing barriers to services trade," says Brad Jensen, the study's author and a senior fellow for the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

McDonough School of Business Names New MBA Admissions Dean, Bloomberg Businessweek (January 21, 2013)
The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University has named a new associate dean of MBA admissions, the school announced last week. In this role, Shari Hubert will be responsible for helping attract highly qualified, diverse applicants to the full-time and evening MBA programs.

New Free Trade Talks On Services Key To U.S. Job Growth, Forbes (January 18, 2013)
In fact, eliminating these trade barriers could lead to hundreds of billions of dollars in additional services exports – to the tune of $860 billion, according to Dr. Brad Jensen at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. That alone could lead to three million new American jobs.

U.S. Picks Citigroup, JPMorgan to Manage GM Shares Sale, Bloomberg (January 17, 2013)
While the deal will give the banks a boost in that respect, it won’t be easy work, said Reena Aggarwal, finance professor at Georgetown University in Washington. Investors perceive rival Ford Motor Co. as better managed, which may make GM shares tougher to sell, she said. 

10 Environmentally-Aware Business Schools, MBA Programs.org (January 16, 2013)
Georgetown University has already adopted sustainability projects, for example, using fuel cell buses, and McDonough School of Business's Rafik B. Hariri Building is further testament to the institution's commitment. This 179,000-square-foot building earned its LEED Silver certification for water and energy conservation as well as the effort to use low-emitting, recycled or locally made building materials. McDonough Dean George Daly noted in a press release that the institution is dedicated to teaching students about leadership and social responsibility, and the "Hariri Building shows that we practice what we teach."

Os emergentes chegaram, AmericaEconomia (January 2013) 
Na avaliação do professor de Operações na Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, Ricardo Ernst, a tendência de maior participação no comércio global por parte dos emergentes é irreversível.

D.C. Principals, Georgetown Launch Leadership Program, Washington Post (January 16, 2013)
A group of 25 principals of D.C. public schools this week began a master’s-degree program at Georgetown University, part of an effort to improve the quality of leadership in the city’s schools. The program, which runs through the calendar year, mirrors Georgetown’s Executive Master’s in Leadership program in the McDonough School of Business.

US seeks new global trade deal for services, Agence France Press (January 16, 2013)
Some of the barriers that currently impede international trade of services include licensing agreements, requirements that service providers have accreditation in an export market and government procurement that favors domestic industries, said Brad Jensen, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, a think tank.

In the Business of Doing Good, Washington Post Express (January 14, 2013)
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business proved the ideal match for her goals, with classes in social marketing, social entrepreneurship and nonprofit management, among others.

DCPS Principals to Benefit from GU Executive Master’s in Leadership Program, DC Patch (January 15, 2013)
Georgetown University and District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) are announcing today a new partnership through which 25 selected principals will study in a specially tailored Executive Master’s in Leadership (EML) Program.

A Monster.com For Job Seeking MBAs, Poets and Quants (January 15, 2013)
While Mullaney didn’t exactly end up on the slopes of the Himalayas, his penchant for seeking answers led him back to Georgetown – this time to the McDonough School of Business – and eventually to the steel and glass peaks of Dubai for a class project. Here, Mullaney experienced his mountaintop revelation – a website connecting MBAs to employment opportunities worldwide.

A Factory Can Become Too Lean, but Never Too Fit, Integrative Improvement Blog (January 15, 2013)
Written by Kasra Ferdows – McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA, and Fritz Thurnheer – Hydro Aluminium Extrusion Group, Lausanne, Switzerland. Condensed and published in onTRACC with permission of Emerald Insight and the authors.

Sluggish iPhone 5 Sales Revive Apple's Doubters, Marketplace (January 14, 2013)
Georgetown University marketing professor Ronald Goodstein says that's the most dramatic indication yet that the iPhone is being seriously threatened by competition from Samsung and other Android-system smartphones. Says Goodstein: "I think this is a really bad sign for Apple."

On the ethics of voting, 3AM Magazine (January 14, 2013) 
Jason Brennan interviewed by Richard Marshall.

Q&A with Jason Brennan, C-SPAN (January 13, 2013) 
Jason Brennan is assistant professor of Strategy, Economics and Public Policy at Georgetown University.  He received a B.A. in philosophy from the University of New Hampshire, and his Master’s and Ph.D. in philosophy from University of Arizona. This is his third book. He is married, has two sons, and lives in the Washington, DC suburbs.

Preppers Prep For Disaster, Confront Stereotypes, WAMU (January 11, 2013) 
Catherine Tinsley teaches at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, and has done extensive research on how people and organizations respond to disasters. She describes preppers as "amped-up uncertainty reducers."

Taco Bell's Cool Ranch tacos: co-branding genius, NBC Today (January 10, 2013)
“If Taco Bell just said ‘We're offering nacho and cool ranch flavored tacos,' I don't think people would care,” said Ronald Goodstein, an associate professor of marketing at Georgetown University. Nor would it would move the needle if the chips were instead made by, for instance, Utz.

For exports, the spoils go to the biggest, Washington Post (January 9, 2013)
“In this town everybody likes to talk about small business, but it is not clear that is the right emphasis,” said J. Bradford Jensen, a professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business who has analyzed U.S. export patterns.

US, Major Banks Reach $8.5B Settlement Over Foreclosure Practices, Voice of Russia (January 8, 2013)
To break down what the settlement means and where the country goes from here, host Carmen Russell-Sluchansky talked with David C. John, a senior research fellow in retirement security and financial institutions at the Heritage Institute, and James Angel, an associate professor of finance at Georgetown McDonough School of Business.

Charles Skuba on Australia's Mining Industry, CCTV (January 8, 2013)
Charles Skuba is interviewed about industrial growth in China.

Top 100 Most Social Media Friendly MBA School Rankings for 2013, OnlineMBAPage.com (January 7, 2013)
Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business ranks 27th on the list.

Here's Looking at Goodbye, The Sunday Times (January 6, 2013)
Nothing becomes the business leader like the manner of leaving. That’s the belief of David Heenan, who urges top executives to give more thought to the timing of their departures to protect their own reputations and the well being of their companies. Too many executives give too little thought to when and how they move on, according to Leaving on Top: Graceful Exits for Leaders, the latest book from the business author and former executive.

For Newly Minted MBAs, a Smaller Paycheck Awaits, The Wall Street Journal (January 6, 2013)
As a result, the number of M.B.A. degrees granted has grown faster than the population, says Brooks Holtom, a management professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

DECEMBER 2012

Georgetown University: McDonough School of Business Month of Volunteerism, MBA.com (December 26, 2012)
An article by MBA student Evan Piekara discusses the successes of the Month of Volunteerism, and includes a video of Dean Thomas and MBA students. 

MBA Rankings: Top Schools for International Business, Bloomberg Businessweek (December 24, 2012)
Georgetown McDonough ranks 5th on the list, which was determined by MBA '12 students surveyed for the BW ranking.

An FBI Hostage Negotiator Buys a Car, NPR Planet Money (December 21, 2012)
Professor Cathy Tinsley and Adjunct Professor Chris Voss discuss how to use negotiation skills in daily life.

Real M&A: After ICE-NYSE Bid, CME Seen as Next Predator, Bloomberg Businessweek (December 21, 2012)
“What this means for the CME is a restructuring or reorganization of their chief competitors,” James Angel, a finance professor at Georgetown University in Washington, said in a phone interview. “ICE has been a thorn in the CME’s side for a number of years, and now they’re going to be bigger and have even more products to compete against the CME.”

Rosenthal: Shivers in Chicago as ICE Plans Takeover of NYSE Euronext, Chicago Tribune (December 21, 2012)
"This is not a deal where the CME or CBOE have to do anything," said James Angel, a finance professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. "The real question, as shareholder-driven organizations, is whether they do it with the discipline to only choose those acquisitions that will be accretive to their shareholders. ... But they don't have to be in any grand hurry."

The Robin Hood interviews: Selling Soap and Good Causes, Katya's Non-Profit Marketing Blog (December 21, 2012)
For my final posts this year, I’m going to publish some of my favorite interviews on marketing from my book, Robin Hood Marketing.  Today, I feature one of my greatest mentors, Bill Novelli.

NYSE to be Bought by Upstart Rival for $8.2 Billion, Los Angeles Times (December 20, 2012)
"The trading floor died a long time ago," said James Angel, a professor of finance at Georgetown University. "What you see on the floor are people who are tending to the computers."

For the New York Stock Exchange, A Sell Order, Associated Press (December 20, 2012)
While brokerage fees have declined, futures exchanges have retained profit margins, said James Angel, an associate professor in finance and an expert on stock exchanges at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

Niederauer's Tenure Marked by Profound Change, The Wall Street Journal (December 20, 2012)
"The CEO of the New York Stock Exchange is the de facto spokesperson for American financial markets," said James Angel, professor of finance at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

Event Notes: Georgetown University Offers New Executive Certificate, Sports Business Daily (December 19, 2012)
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will offer a new executive certificate titled The Global Business of Sports. This three-day program will run Jan. 22-24 and will teach participants how to apply int'l business practices to the landscape of sports. 

How to Recover from a Mistake on the Job, CNN (December 17, 2012)
Seeking support from others can be helpful, especially in cases where you think you might be in danger of losing your job, said Christine Porath, associate professor of management at Georgetown University. They may help you see things differently.

Multinationals Stash Billions Overseas, What Choice do They Have? Motley Fool on NBCNews.com (December 16, 2012)
For instance, Lee Pinkowitz of the Department of Finance at Georgetown University and others established that Research and Development is one of the driving factors behind stashing cash overseas. Pinkowitz et al published a paper titled, "Multinationals and the High Cash Holdings Puzzle" in May 2012, which proves that the topic has been under scrutiny for quite some time. The report also suggested that companies culpable to high levels of uncertainty also tend to favor holding cash in order to cater for adverse cases.

Michael Czinkota Speaks About Japanese Economy, CCTV Biz Asia America (December 15, 2012)
Georgetown Business School Professor Michael Czinkota talks about Japanese economy and Japan-China bilateral trade on CCTV America.

Tilghman Moderates Panel on Diversity in Higher Education, The Daily Princetonian (December 13, 2012)
David Thomas, the dean and chair of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, said colleges should make it a priority to create a level playing field for students from high schools of varying quality. Colleges are often guilty of allowing “unearned privilege to create a false differentiation of talent,” Thomas said. He explained that students who come from lower-class socioeconomic backgrounds are disadvantaged compared to their peers.

Google Maps App Invades the iPhone, Marketplace (December 13, 2012)
You’ve heard the old adage “location, location, location"? Well, in the age of mobile, you’ll be hearing a lot more of it, says Ronald Goodstein, a marketing professor at Georgetown’s Business School.

MBA Gender Pay Gap, Bloomberg Businessweek (December 11, 2012)
Businessweek reports that Georgetown McDonough's female MBA '12 class earns an average of $100,053, which is 96.6 percent of what their male classmates earn.

Poets & Quants' Top 100 MBA Programs of 2012, Poets & Quants (December 7, 2012)
Georgetown McDonough rises one place to No. 22 on Poets & Quants' annual MBA rankings.

The 10 Best Business Schools For Your Salary, Forbes.com (December 2012)
No. 3 Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business

Course 'Embedding' Students with Deal-Makers, Washington Business Journal (December 7, 2012)
The program, first offered this year by Georgetown professor Matt Cypher, was designed to give students earning a master’s in business administration at the McDonough School of Business a real-life look at how real estate deals get done while also providing some academic brainpower to companies that might be understaffed.

Chinese Brands in U.S. Building Name Recognition, CCTV (December 7, 2012)
It’s all part of a strategy to overcome ingrained resistance to Chinese brands here in the U.S., according to Ron Goodstein, a marketing Professor at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. He said, “So that there is this big fear that as soon as you hear ‘China’ the cultural bias is negative, right away. And I think what's really important is that if Chinese companies want to penetrate the U.S., they're going to have to work on the public relations aspects of the Chinese brand, from the start.”

David Thomas, Dean Creating a new legacy of success at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, Unity First.com (December 6, 2012)
David Thomas, over some three decades, he has developed one of the most respected research portfolios documenting  the dynamics of today’s workplace — including  how America innovates success  in a rapidly changing, diverse world.

The passing of the crown, Financial Times (December 3, 2012)
Spanish school Esade’s first participation in the EMBA world with its joint programme with Georgetown University, ensured that it climbed two places to fifth.

Atlanta Council Pay Proposal Sparks Debate over Time, Performance, Atlanta Journal-Constitution (December 2, 2012) 
This is an elected office, so you can’t just jump from Atlanta to Baltimore — the argument to have an equalization of salaries is not really there,” said Rohan Williamson, a professor of finance at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business who tracks executive pay. “That argument that, if we raise pay by $20,000, we’re going to get that much better a candidate, it doesn’t make sense.”

NOVEMBER 2012

MBA Student Profile: Global Experience at Georgetown ESADE, Nerdwallet Blog (November 30, 2012) 
Top business schools have responded to this shift by offering more international exposure in their Executive MBA programs. The key differentiator in these programs is the range of experiences students receive, and an ideal model of this diversity can be is found in the Georgetown ESADE Global Executive MBA Program (GEMBA).

The Best Business Schools of 2012 -- The Ranking of MBA Rankings, Forbes (November 29, 2012)
Georgetown's McDonough School of Business moves up two positions -- from 24 to 22 -- on the list.

What are your odds of winning Powerball jackpot? MyFoxDC (November 28, 2012)
Interview with Norean Sharpe from Georgetown's McDonough School of Business

Harris Poll EquiTrend Recognized as a Proven Indicator of Stock Performance during 2008 Financial Downturn, PR Newswire (November 27, 2012) 
"Our research investigated how some of the strongest brands in the U.S. market fared in terms of financial performance during the Fall 2008 stock market downturn," said Johny K. Johansson, McCrane/Shaker Professor of International Business and Marketing, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University.

Walmart workers demand better wages, Al Jazeera English (November 24, 2012)
Across the United States, employees of the retailer Walmart have walked off the job in protest against poor working conditions. They're demanding higher wages and better healthcare from the worlds largest retailer. From Maryland, Kimberly Halkett reports.

B-School Highlights: London Business School Gives Startups a Boost, Bloomberg Business Week (November 23, 2012)
The Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Center (GCEC) recently awarded the 2012 Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Award to the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative at McDonough School of Business, according to a Nov. 7 announcement. McDonough’s program was honored for its impact on the field of entrepreneurship education.

Georgetown seniors deciding the fate of their start-up after graduation, Washington Post (November 20, 2012)
Georgetown University senior James Li has a tougher decision than most about what to do after graduation. Many of his friends — especially other undergraduates at the McDonough School of Business — are going through a rigorous on-campus recruiting process with competitive multi-step interviews, often for high-paying finance or consulting jobs.

November 2012 Man of the Month: Bill Novelli, a man who “engages with grace,” Disruptive Women in Health Care (November 20, 2012) 
Bill Novelli, a recognized leader in social change, former CEO of AARP, co-founder and former President of Porter Novelli, one of the world’s largest PR firms, and a past EVP of CARE, the world’s largest private relief and development organization, is now a professor in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.  He teaches in the MBA program and has created and leads the Global Social Enterprise Initiative at the School.

Global trade in services: Fear, facts and offshoring, VOX (November 19, 2012)
J. Bradford Jensen is a professor of economics and international business at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, senior policy scholar at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy, and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Three Ways To Negotiate About Anything, Forbes (November 19, 2012) 
In fact, both sides have already committed a slew of no-no’s, says Christopher Voss, a former FBI hostage negotiator who is a consultant and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. All of us could learn from their mistakes.

Techonomy Recap: How Tech Impacts the Economy, PC Magazine (November 19, 2012) 
Bradford Jensen, a professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, said we are missing an opportunity to export more business services.

Disclosing Conflicts of Interest Can Backfire, According to Georgetown McDonough Study, Reuters (November 19, 2012)
"Advisees who received disclosure were aware that the advice may be biased and trusted it less. Yet, they were also more likely to comply with their advisor's recommendation and be less satisfied with their choice," said Sunita Sah, the study's lead author and assistant professor of business ethics at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

Stores entice Black Friday shoppers with earlier openings, more sales, The Baltimore Sun (November 17, 2012) 
Retailers are recognizing that hard‐core bargain hunters who wake before dawn to line up for deals on flat‐screen TVs and laptops may be just one slice of the consuming public this time of year. Kurt Carlson Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Retail employees fight 'Black Friday creep', CNN (November 15, 2012)
Does this mean that Christmas and New Years shopping is next? Probably not, said Brooks Holtom, associate professor of management at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. "I would suggest they are much less at risk because most of the shopping we see at Thanksgiving is in anticipation of Christmas. The incentive for retailers to open on Christmas and New Year's is much lower."

How To Navigate The Post‐PC Era, CMO (November 14, 2012)
“These tools must be woven into the fabric of the entire organization in order to understand segments, influencers, and behavior.” Prashant Malaviya Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Black Friday creep creates shopping divide, Atlanta Journal-Constitution (November 14, 2012) 
“Retailers are reaping their own rewards,” said Ronald Goodstein, associate professor of marketing at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “Retailers have trained shoppers to get a deal, and consumers, like lemmings, have followed suit. Now, the idea is we can get our sales started early and beat the competition. … It is all about them selling more items and making more money.”

With Thanksgiving-Night Openings, Do Retailers Risk Busting More Than Doors? Forbes (November 14, 2012)
“To the extent that consumers relate more with employees pressed to work in stores on Thanksgiving than they do as customers who want to shop on Thanksgiving, it could have a negative impact on the brand,” said Brooks Holtom, Associate Professor of Management at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, in an email. “Because I think that consumers will be quite mixed in their opinions about shopping on Thanksgiving, the potential backlash against the retailers will be muted. While they may express outrage or moral indignation, whether they go shopping or not is the truest test of how they feel.”

MBA Students Help Find Economic Solutions for the Nation's Capital, Forbes (November 14, 2012)
The MBA students who served as the foot soldiers in this process hailed from The George Washington University, Georgetown University, American University and Howard University. They broke up into teams and studied the city’s seven industry sectors—federal government and federal government contracting, higher education and health care, hospitality, professional services, real estate and construction, retail, and technology.

Mayor Vincent Gray unveils economic development plan for D.C., The Washington Post (November 14, 2012)
The ambitious plan was created through a partnership with the business schools at George Washington, Georgetown, Howard and American universities, which had a combined 16 MBA students working on the project with the schools’ deans.

Bono: The 21st century started in 2011, Capital Business Washington Post (November 16, 2012)
Occasionally, we publish blog posts, speech transcripts and other commentaries of interest to the Washington business community. Here are excerpts from an address last week by U2 musician and activist Bono at an event hosted by the Global Social Enterprise Initiative at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Obama, Activism and Poverty: Bono Speaks at Georgetown, The Georgetowner (November 13, 2012)
The scene: Gaston Hall in the Healy Building at Georgetown University; a Nov. 12 lecture hosted by the Georgetown McDonough Global Social Enterprise Initiative in partnership with Bank of America. On stage: Georgetown University President John DeGioia; Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan; McDonough Business School dean David Thomas; student Ammu Menon.

Bono: 'This Is the Era of the Afro-Nerd! The Atlantic (November 13, 2012) 
It was a more restrained Bono who walked onstage at Georgetown University's Gaston Hall last night, following behind three men in dark suits: Georgetown President John DeGioia and Business School Dean David Thomas, and Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan.

Bono: Obama An 'Extraordinary Man,' Happy U.S. Reelected President, Associated Press (November 13, 2012) 
The U2 frontman touched on the relationship between politics and extreme poverty Monday night in his keynote speech during the Global Social Enterprise Initiative at Georgetown University, after acknowledging Obama's victory over challenger Mitt Romney last week.

Social Enterprise and Social Movements, C-Span (November 12, 2012) 
Musician and activist Bono spoke at Georgetown University on social enterprise and the power of social movements to create change. He called on students to focus their energies on hunger, education, and health in Africa. 

Entrepreneurship Initiative at Georgetown’s McDonough School Recognized for Impact on Field, Clear Admit Blog (November 9, 2012)
The Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business recently won a leadership award for the impact it has had on the field of entrepreneurship education, the school announced earlier this week.

Georgetown undergrads’ business voted D.C.’s ‘Hottest Start-up’, Washington Post (November 9, 2012)
Georgetown senior James Li’s team was among the youngest of the 25 start-ups competing to be “D.C.’s Hottest Start-up” on Thursday night in Arlington’s Artisphere.

Questions Raised About Rochdale's Clearing Process, NASDAQ (November 9, 2012)
"This is one of the normal hazards in financial services," said James Angel, professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. "In any business where you're dealing with high-value assets, there's a risk this can happen."

The Most Innovative Leadership Programs at MBA Schools, Nerdwallet (November 7, 2012)
The Georgetown ESADE Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) is an intense 14-month program that includes six modules spread across four continents. Students begin their studies in Washington DC but spend time in Spain, South America, India, and China. Students spend 50% of their time in emerging markets, where modules are designed to take advantage of the resident location. Participants investigate the local political economy in addition to industries and firms, all while being fully immersed in the culture.

DTCC Operations Ran During Sandy, Vault Status Still Unclear, Washington Post (November 7, 2012)
The DTCC handles trades in U.S. equities and government, municipal and corporate bonds and is more important to how markets function than the New York Stock Exchange or Citigroup Inc., according to James Angel, a professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington.

The Right Not to Vote, Huffington Post Live (November 5, 2012)
An interview with Jason Brennan: 90 million Americans are planning NOT to vote next week. Frustrations with both candidates are driving some informed voters to skip the polls.

Schools Widen Their Political Horizons, Financial Times (November 5, 2012)
“Business education has long been focused on core disciplines to the exclusion of the policy environment in which businesses operate,” says John Mayo, executive director of the Center for Business and Public Policy at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.

A place on Capitol Hill, Financial Times (November 5, 2012)
For John Mayo, executive director of the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy, there is no doubt. “Physical proximity to policy makers, as we have, is essential for a successful continuity of dialogue,” he says. 

The U.S. election and trade, Ovi Magazine (November 2, 2012)
An op-ed by Michael Czinkota:
For me, as teacher of international business and trade, I wonder what the victory of any one candidate mean for my field – how will international trade be affected? International trade in goods and services comprises now almost 30% of US GDP –making it a vital component of the domestic economy. The fact that exports have been mentioned several times in the various debates, highlights that politics gradually accepts the importance of trade.

Q&A with Marc B. Marlin of KippsDeSanto & Co. On Being a Deal Junkie, Thinking Ahead, Washington Exec (November 2, 2012)
Marc B. Marlin has an MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and a B.B.A from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

OCTOBER 2012

Alphabet Soup of Advice, Wall Street Journal (October 29, 2012)
"It's not considered quite as high a standard," says William G. Droms, a professor of finance at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

All U.S. Stock Trading Canceled as New York Braces for Storm, Businessweek Bloomberg (October 28, 2012) 
“It’s an inconvenience, but clearly the safety of the employees and participants in the market is a primary concern,” James Angel, a professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington, said in a phone interview.

From Shipping to Packaging, 3 Creative Ways to Improve Your Supply Chain, NBC News (October 27, 2012)
"Supply chain disruptions lead to drastic increases in costs and losses of shareholder value, with examples of companies going bankrupt as a consequence," says Volodymr Babich, a professor of operations and information management at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

10 things direct-sales marketers won’t say, Wall Street Journal (October 26, 2012)
But the high sales totals and flashy ads don’t reflect the reality that most salespeople earn very little, says Prashant Malaviya, an associate professor of marketing at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

How to Deal With Favoritism in the Office, Forbes (October 26, 2012)
It turns out that this widespread practice of favoritism can have a significant impact, whether you’re the victim or the VIP. A survey conducted by Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business last spring found that 92% of senior business executives have seen favoritism at play in employee promotions, including at their own companies (84%).

Abrupt CEO Exits Stress Value of Succession Planning, National Association of Corporate Directors Blog (October 25, 2012)
Michael Corbat took the reigns as CEO. Adding fuel to the fire, COO John Havens also resigned. Jason D. Schloetzer, assistant professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, says that the dismissal of these executives demonstrates the power of the board. “When I saw that the president had also been dismissed, who is typically heir apparent, that suggests the board has quite a bit of power and that they had been preparing to dismiss one or both of these individuals for some time and had gone about this process without involving them.”

From Shipping to Packaging, 3 Creative Ways to Improve Your Supply Chain, Entrepreneur (October 24, 2012)
"Supply chain disruptions lead to drastic increases in costs and losses of shareholder value, with examples of companies going bankrupt as a consequence," says Volodymr Babich, a professor of operations and information management at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

US Trade Expert: Should Liberalize Trade for Business Services, MNI (October 24, 2012)
The United States should be work aggressively to liberalize trading services," Brad Jensen, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute said in a speech at an event hosted by the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy as well as the Coalition of Service Industries.

Voting Against the Machine, Al Jazeera (October 23, 2012)
In this episode of The Stream, we speak to: Jason Brennan, Professor at Georgetown University, author of "The Ethics of Voting."

Apple Touch Screen Claims Rejected in US, Wall Street Journal (October 23, 2012)
David Tan, an assistant professor and intellectual-property expert at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, said that while the rejection may not be final, it is an independent judgment made by a third party--not Apple or Samsung.

Georgetown MBA (McDonough): Admissions Director Interview, MBA Crystal Ball (October 23, 2012)
The Georgetown MBA in Washington D.C. is a top ranking program with a diverse class profile. With an average GMAT score of 683, the student age range falls between 22 and 45. Over 30% of the students come from outside the U.S. For the current class the business school admissions team received over 1500 applications and enrolled only 250, making it one of the toughest and most selective programs in the world. Sameer Kamat, founder of MBA Crystal Ball, caught up with Interim Assistant Dean and Director, Katelyn Rosa Stephenson to find out more about the program.

Attack yourself if you want to win White House, professor says, Montreal Gazette (October 19, 2012)
For starters, says Georgetown marketing professor Kurt Carlson, there is really no such thing as undecided voters. They are simply voters who are seeking confirmation of their preferences, which they are reluctant to reveal until they have made their final decisions.

Explican prioridad de EU en TPP (Explaining U.S. priority in TPP), Reforma (October 17, 2012)
A priority that the United States has in negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP for short) is to ensure that trade in services remain open enough said Bradford Jensen, professor at the School of Business at the University Georgetown and a member of the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

New Communications Act Should Avoid ‘Public Utility Regulatory Model,’ Mayo Says, Bloomberg Law (October 17, 2012)
As part of the next rewrite of the Communications Act, Congress should refrain from imposing a “public utility regulatory model” on market players, said John Mayo, professor of economics, business, and public policy in Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, at a Capitol Hill briefing.

The 10 Best Business Schools For Your Salary Forbes.com (October 15, 2012)
No. 3: Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business
Average Starting Salary: $58,971

Sprint Softbank Deal Offers Potential for Wireless Spectrum, Nightly Business Report (October 15, 2012) 
JOHN MAYO, ECON. PROF., MCDONOUGH SCHOOL OF BUS., GEORGETOWN UNIV.: 
Rather than thinking of this as us running out of spectrum, the better way to think about this is that the demands for spectrum, the demands for more available spectrum, will make it more and more scarce and unfortunately, if it continues to get more and more scarce, it will put upward pressure on the pricing of wireless services. 

Your Road Map to Going Global in Uncertain Times, Inc.com (October 15, 2012)
"There's a high correlation between having a good supply chain and [solid] financial performance," says Ricardo Ernst, professor of operations at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. He adds that all components of your supply chain are important.

'Old-fashioned' has lost its chic for Wendy's, Marketplace Radio (October 11, 2012)
Do you know that Wendy’s commercial “Where’s the beef?” It was great, right? But that was the '80s, also the last time Wendy’s updated its look. So even though the retro look is in right now, an old-fashioned logo could turn off younger consumers. That’s according to Prashant Malaviya, a professor of marketing at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.

New Communications Act Should Avoid ‘Public Utility Regulatory Model,’ Mayo Says, Bloomberg BNA (October 10, 2012)
As part of the next rewrite of the Communications Act, Congress should refrain from imposing a “public utility regulatory model” on market players, said John Mayo, professor of economics, business, and public policy in Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, at a Capitol Hill briefing Oct. 9.

The Economist’s Winners & Losers, Poets & Quants (October 5, 2012)
Georgetown University’s McDonough School rose nine spots to finish 35th, up from 44th last year.

Live Blog: Romney and Obama Debate in Denver, U.S. News (October 3, 2012)
"[Dodd-Frank's] goal is to end too big to fail, but it also says that certain institutions get special treatment," says Jim Angel, Associate professor at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business.

Kill switches top the bill at SEC tech talk, Financial News (October 3, 2012) 
James Angel, associate professor of finance at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, tweeted yesterday: “Kill switches not panacea..." 

King, Romney differ on tax methodology, Associated Press (October 2, 2012) 
But Thomas Cooke, a professor of business law at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, said the King campaign did it the ‘‘proper way’’ with its methodology.

SEPTEMBER 2012

Hotels Dressing Up for Winter, Washington Business Journal (September 28, 2012) 
“If you had an event that you could predict would happen every four years, where you would have an opportunity to present yourself when the worldwide media is paying disproportionate attention to the area, wouldn’t you want to look your best?” said hospitality expert Brooks Holtom, assistant professor of management at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. 

An Aging Population Is an Opportunity More Than a Problem, The Huffington Post (September 27, 2012)  
A blog posting by Bill Novelli:
Today, there are over 900 million people in the world over the age of 60. By 2050, that number will have grown to 2.4 billion. According to World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan, "Being in the older age group is becoming the 'new normal' for the world's population." 

A New Twist to Early 'Lockup' Release, The Wall Street Journal (September 27, 2012)  
"This is a good thing for investors, because there is more disclosure," said Reena Aggarwal, a professor of finance at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

Strategies for Improving Gender Diversity on U.S. Company Boards. The Conference Board Blog (September 27, 2012)
The Conference Board, in collaboration with Jason Schloetzer and Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, developed metrics to determine what it would take to increase the number of women on boards. 

Patients Desire Meaningful Discussions With Providers, IOM Survey Finds, Advance for Nurses (September 27, 2012) 
Bill Novelli, a professor in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, Washington, DC, former CEO of AARP and co-chair of the collaborative said the call to action is clear for the people who pay for care and provide care. 

The National Society of Hispanic MBAs Announces 2012 Brillante Awards of Excellence Recipients, Reuters (September 26, 2012) 
Each year the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) recognizes outstanding individuals, businesses, non-profits, educational institutions and companies through their Brillante Awards of Excellence, the most prestigious honor awarded by the organization. Brillante Award for Educational Excellence: Georgetown University McDonough School of Business

Options and Evidence: It's What Patients Want, Reuters (September 25, 2012)
The collaborative's goal is to accelerate the routine use of the best available evidence in medical decision-making. Bill Novelli, a professor in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, former CEO of AARP and co-chair of the collaborative, said the call to action is clear for the people who pay for care and provide care. 

Obama Medicare Plan: No voucher but maybe a bill, Associated Press (September 24, 2012)
"Neither one of (the candidates) is going to basically lay his cards on the table before the election," said former AARP CEO Bill Novelli, now at Georgetown University in Washington.

Romney Medicare Plan: Key details still in flux, Associated Press (September 24, 2012)
"If there is no protection for these people a lot of states are going to start knocking them off the rolls," said former AARP CEO Bill Novelli, now at Georgetown University in Washington. "These are the most vulnerable among us. There has to be a way to deal with Medicaid without leaving it entirely to the states."

Edward Martin | People on the Move, Washington Business Journal (September 24, 2012) 
The Global Social Enterprise Initiative at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has launched a new Executive in Residence program this fall, welcoming Melissa L. Bradley, chief executive officer of Tides, and Edward Martin, director of marketing excellence and corporate social responsibility insights at the Hershey Company.

Melissa L. Bradley | People on the Move, Washington Business Journal (September 24, 2012) 
The Global Social Enterprise Initiative at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has launched a new Executive in Residence program this fall, welcoming Melissa L. Bradley, chief executive officer of Tides, and Edward Martin, director of marketing excellence and corporate social responsibility insights at the Hershey Company.

Obamacare The TV Show, Huffpost Live Video (September 21, 2012)
Prashant Malavia participated in this online discussion:
A PR firm is pitching TV writers to include pro-Obamacare messaging in their shows. It sounds far-fetched, but sometimes educational messages in mass media save lives.

Apple’s Size Can Move Markets Up – and Down, Marketplace (September 21, 2012)
And we’d all suffer, says Georgetown finance professor James Angel.
James Angel: This is what I call Apple risk.  If Apple implodes, every investor is going to feel the pain. Angel says if you own shares in a mutual fund, you probably own Apple stock.  If you’ve got a 401K, it’s probably got some shares of Apple. And if you invest in those prudent index funds, Apple’s a big slice of that, too. Which begs the question… Angel: Is that a dangerous thing?  

Georgetown University's Business School Grads Among Most-Employed, Washington Business Journal (September 20, 2012)
Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business ranks No. 2 on a list of schools with the highest post-graduate employment rates in 2011.

SEC's Gallagher Says Retail Bond Investors Fighting 'Headwinds', Bloomberg (September 20, 2012)
Gallagher, a Republican on the five-member commission that regulates securities trading, called for the agency to look at the imbalance of information available to retail investors and institutional traders in a speech yesterday at a financial- markets conference hosted by Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington.

Does Market-Wide 'Kill-Switch' Make Sense? Traders Magazine (September 20, 2012)
But the head of operations at BATS Global Markets, which had its own fiasco in March involving technology that failed when it tried to sell its own shares on its own exchange on its own systems for the first time, called that a "knee-jerk' reaction to the repeated technological burps of increasingly high-speed, automated markets. The one-day conference was put together by The Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. The first panel, which was to discuss issues of securities quality, systemic risk to the markets and the role of regulators, brought together representatives from several of the largest exchanges.

Regulation: Roadblock or Technology Enabler? Communications Technology (September 19, 2012)
Speaking at yesterday’s “The Regulator’s Perspective: Telecom Regulations in an Internet World” gathering sponsored by Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, Schulzrinne added, “Regulatory actions have been crucial in establishing certain technologies. Regulation can have the role of spreading technology from the few to the many and scaling up applications.” 

Who Competes with Google Search? Just Amazon, Apple, and Facebook, Forbes (September 18, 2012)
An article by Hal Singer:
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is in the final stages of conducting its Google investigation. As the agency contemplates whether Google is a monopolist in the ill-defined market for search, they may find the competitive ground has shifted beneath their feet in just the 15 months since they began investigating. While a year or two ago, Google’s main competition in search might have been Bing and Yahoo, today it’s Apple and Amazon, and tomorrow it may be Facebook. The market is almost certainly broader than general search engines as we normally think of them.

Admissions Director Q&A: Katelyn Rosa Stephenson of the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, Clear Admit (September 18, 2012)
We were lucky enough to catch Katelyn Rosa Stephenson just weeks into her role as interim assistant dean and director of MBA admissions at the McDonough School of Business. But though she is new to heading up admissions, she is not new to McDonough. She joined the admissions staff in March 2008, bringing with her plenty of experience from time spent working in undergraduate admission at the George Washington University.

Executive Programs in Marketing: Talking the Talk, Next Executive (September 14, 2012)
“If you don't know the basics, it's going to be hard to walk the walk and talk the talk,” says Kurt Carlson, who co-teaches a three-day course called “Brand Advantage: Standout Marketing in a Saturated Market,” at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

Georgetown University, Other Local Schools on New U.S. News Ranking, Washington Business Journal (September 12, 2012)
Three area schools made the top 25 for Best Undergraduate Business Programs. The University of Virginia ranked No. 5, Georgetown University ranked No. 17 and the University of Maryland ranked No. 21.

The Job's the Thing, The Washington Post (September 12, 2012)
For students, the increased emphasis on job placement means engaging with the career services office early in their MBA tenure, sometimes before they even get to campus. At Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, the MBA Career Center holds webinars for incoming students during the summer before they start their studies. 

B-School Photo of the Week: Georgetown, Bloomberg Businessweek (September 11, 2012)
The new building for Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington, D.C., opened in 2009.

Apple: Buy Company Shares on Rumor, Sell on News? USA Today (September 11, 2012)
Product launches aside, Apple's growth has been staggering. With it, the Nasdaq 100 grew 17% last year. But if you took Apple out of the tech-heavy index, the Nasdaq 100's growth would have been 6%, says Sandeep Dahiya, associate professor of finance at Georgetown University.

Massachusetts Businesses Pleased with Health Reform, Governing (September 10, 2012)
A popular line of attack against the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is that it will be bad for business. But is that true? Well, a case study in comprehensive health care reform already exists in Massachusetts, and a Georgetown University panel concluded Monday that, in fact, the state’s reforms had actually enhanced its economic climate.

AIG, Pariah of the Financial Crisis, Still Lacks Central Regulator, U.S. News & World Report (September 10, 2012)
"Our regulatory system is really screwed up, and Dodd-Frank didn't touch the messed-up nature of our regulatory structure," says James Angel, associate professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. "Insurance companies like AIG could fall through the cracks."

Are you Growing Too Fast? Harvard Business Review (September 7, 2012)
An article by Sandeep Dahiya:
Allen Printing had fallen into a familiar trap: unsustainable growth. Positive business conditions coupled with relatively easy credit can entice firms to chase high growth. However, high growth can easily overwhelm the internal controls of a small enterprise. 

Step into the Office-Less Company, The Wall Street Journal (September 4, 2012)
But working from home isn't for everyone. "Some people hunger for the personal contact," says Michael Boyer O'Leary, an assistant management professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. Dr. O'Leary says that face-to-face contact is most critical for new employees or when people without a track record together launch a new project. 

AUGUST 2012

Apple Patent Fight: Google in Cross Hairs, Wall Street Journal (August 30, 2012)
But lawyers observing the case say the public will see them as entwined. "It would be difficult to find a jury with no clue whatsoever about this case," says David Tan, an assistant professor and intellectual-property expert at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. But there is no "direct spillover effect" for Apple.

Arms Away, Foreign Affairs (September/October 2012)
An article co-authored by Ethan Kapstein:
Over the last two decades, the United States has enjoyed an unrivaled competitive advantage in the production and export of advanced conventional weaponry. The collapse of the Soviet Union and the breakup of the Warsaw Pact led to sharp reductions in Russian defense spending and a drop in Moscow's arms transfers to regional allies. Simultaneously, globalization rewarded firms with economies of scale, allowing U.S. defense contractors to capitalize on their size and on large orders from armed forces around the globe. The formula for success was simple: by producing a range of affordable yet sophisticated weapons, the Pentagon and its contractors would crush any rivals. Domination of the global arms trade, and the economic and geopolitical benefits that came with it, was the United States' to lose.

Walk, Don't Run, Toward Money-Market Fund Reform, The Washington Times (August 23, 2012)
An op-ed by James Angel:
Several regulators have called recently for drastic changes in the money-market mutual-fund industry. Proposed “reforms” include abolishing the industry by getting rid of the stable $1 net asset value that is the essence of the product and requiring costly “capital buffers” that would tax investors far beyond any realistic estimates of risk. Their expressed motivation is to prevent destabilizing “runs” in money-market funds that could exacerbate the next financial crisis.

Apple, Samsung Close Trial, Wall Street Journal (August 21, 2012)
The amount of damages assigned could also matter considerably, says David Tan, an assistant professor and intellectual-property expert at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

Favorite Professors: Georgetown's Lynn Doran, Bloomberg Businessweek (August 20, 2012)
Since joining the McDonough School of Business in 1998, finance professor Lynn Doran has held an active role on campus, getting to know her students in and out of the classroom. After requesting e-mails and pictures from her undergrads before the start of each semester, Doran tries to learn their names by the time they enter her classroom. She serves as the faculty adviser for several student groups, including the Undergrad Financial Management Association, and works to arrange events and speakers for them.

Royce Named Cal Poly Business 'Legend', Oakland Tribune (August 18, 2012)
Marie Thérèse Royce, daughter of Ronald H. and Barbara Porter of Pomona, was recognized as the third annual Legend of International Business and Marketing at Cal Poly Pomona....Royce is an alumna of the College of Business Administration at Cal Poly Pomona and received her master's degree in business administration from Georgetown University.

SEC May Take Stock Market Tip from Australia, Los Angeles Times (August 17, 2012)
James Angel, a professor of business at Georgetown University and an expert on stock market structure, said regulators ought to focus on safeguards because computers inevitably malfunction. 

Handicappers Chime in Early on SEC Roundtable, Traders Magazine (August 16, 2012)
One academic believes the SEC will put the industry on the spot and hold its collective feet to the fire. It has to get the public answers, and produce a remedy, according to Jim Angel, associate professor of finance at the McDonough School of business at Georgetown University and expert in market microstructure.

Facebook Stock Restrictions Set to Expire, Marketplace (August 15, 2012)
James Angel is a professor at Georgetown University’s Business School....Facebook trades at about 70 percent of what it earns. Simply put, that means investors are betting that Facebook will make 70 times more than it does now. Angel says, tomorrow, insiders will signal whether Facebook’s going to hit that target anytime soon. Angel: If they dump their shares as fast as possible, that says one thing.

Close Calls Are Near Disasters, Not Lucky Breaks, Wired (August 14, 2012)
Post-Columbia, Robin Dillon-Merrill and Catherine Tinsley, two researchers at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, have been attempting to figure out how our near-miss blind spot really works. In one study, they asked NASA employees and MBA students to rank different versions of a mission scenario. One described a highly successful project; the other project nearly self-destructed but was ultimately saved by a lucky break. Regardless, subjects ranked both missions as equally well done. Why? Most of us grade outcomes in binary terms. Success is good. Failure is bad. 

Knight $440 Million Loss Sealed by New Rules on Canceling Trades, Bloomberg (August 14, 2012)
“Technology people at trading firms are probably thinking, ’There but for the grace of god go I,’” said James Angel, a professor at Georgetown University’s business school in Washington. “Every chief technology officer is thinking they don’t know what’s buried in some line of code or what unanticipated change will lead to failure. When unanticipated problems occur, operations people may face situations they’ve never seen before and don’t know what to do. It’s scary.”

The Corrosive Effects of Employee Dissatisfaction, Lodging Hospitality (August 8, 2012)
The study was conducted by a team of three researchers: Timothy Hinkin of the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University; Brooks Holtom of the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University; and Dong Liu at the Ernest Scheller Jr. College of Business, Georgia Tech. They surveyed 5,270 employees in 175 business units of a hospitality industry firm that operates golf courses, country clubs, business and sports clubs and resorts. 

After Facebook 'Hangover,' IPOs Raring to Go, Marketplace (August 7, 2012)
Reena Aggarwal is a professor at Georgetown’s business school. She says the timing could be right for these IPOs. Current market conditions have created a small wave of investor confidence. The Dow is trading above 13,000, and the news out of Europe hasn’t been as horrible...
Aggarwal: So whenever windows of opportunity open up you see get firms IPOs done.

New Programs, Graduate Management News (August 2012)
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has teamed with the Corporate Executive Board to offer an executive education program for senior sales leaders, “Innovating Sales: Strategic Management and Leadership Development,” which will be offered September 10-13. Separately, Georgetown McDonough has teamed with KPMG to create the Georgetown Institute for Consumer Research. 

Bettering Business, Smart CEO Magazine (August 2012)
Dr. David A. Thomas is celebrating his first anniversary as dean of the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business in style this month: by rolling out a redesigned MBA curriculum.

Knight Capital Rescued by $400M Investment Deal, Nightly Business Report (August 6, 2012)
James Angel is interviewed on Nightly Business Report about the trading glitch with Knight Capital last week.

Should You Be Nervous About Knight? SmartMoney (August 6, 2012)
These efforts notwithstanding, investors feeling whipsawed by Wednesday's events might as well get used to it in these times of increasingly computerized markets, some experts say. "These kinds of mistakes can happen to anyone," said James Angel, associate professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. "Knight is a pretty well-run firm."

One Year Later, Some Upside to America's Debt Downgrade, U.S. News (August 2, 2012)
"There's always the fear of the unknown especially when we've grown up with a Triple-A credit rating all our lives the fear of what would happen if we were downgraded was clearly real," says James Angel, associate professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. 

Women's Health Expert GC-Rise Ties up with Georgetown MBA Team to Tap M&A Potential and Growth Strategy, PR Newswire (August 2, 2012)
GC-Rise Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd, in which European healthcare venture capital fund INVENTAGES holds a majority stake, has partnered with Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business to tap the company's merger and acquisition potential and reshape the growth strategy. Six MBA students, under the business school's Global Residency Program, on July 30 presented the business development planning to the senior executives of GC-Rise in Beijing.

How to Get High Returns From High Volatility Stocks, Wall Street Pit (August 1, 2012)
Rebalance daily! Turan Bali, Nobel Prize winner Robert Engle and Yi Yang, posted Dynamic Conditional Beta is Alive and Well in the Cross-Section of Daily Stock Returns over at the SSRN. It's an eerily similar title to Jagannathan and Wang's 1994 pub The CAPM is Alive and Well, which supposedly showed the same thing.  When people have to continually state something is 'Alive and Well,' you can be pretty sure it is 'Dead or Dying.' 

JULY 2012

Interview with Mike Kim, The INNERview (July 2012)
Alumnus Mike Kim, author of Escaping North Korea, is a guest on The INNERview, a talk show on Korea's Arirang TV.

The Potential Impact of America's Natural Gas Resource on the Economy and Markets, Milken Institute (July 31, 2012)
The Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets and the Georgetown University Center for Financial Markets and Policy in the McDonough School of Business will co-host the panel discussion "The Potential Impact of America's Natural Gas Resource on the Economy and Markets" as part of our joint Policy Briefing Series. Limited to Hill staff.

Marketing Gold: The Building of an Olympic Star, Washington Post (July 22, 2012)
The monetization of Olympic athletes is a relatively recent phenomenon, said Prashant Malaviya, associate professor of marketing at Georgetown University. “The amount of sponsorship money that companies are putting into the Olympics is getting bigger and bigger,” Malaviya said. “They’re looking for as many athletes as they can who they can continue to bring in money for a few years.”

NASDAQ Compensation Plan May Not Be Enough, Reuters (July 22, 2012)
The modification of the plan was seen as just another step in the negotiations over an issue both sides would like to see cleared up quickly, according to James Angel, a professor at Georgetown University.

Barclays and LIBOR, C-Span/Washington Journal (July 21, 2012)
James Angel discussed the LIBOR scandal and how Barclays and U.S. banks may be caught up in it. LIBOR refers to the rate that London banks would have to pay on loans from other banks, which span economic institutions from short-term loans to mortgage loans. Multiple international banks are part of what the LIBOR and U.S. banks may have had a hand in the scandal. Viewer questions were taken via telephone and electronic devices.

SEC in Pact for Real-Time System on Order, Trade Data, Bloomberg Businessweek (July 20, 2012)
“The consolidated audit trail is going to take a huge amount of money and much longer to implement,” Reena Aggarwal, director of the Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington, said by phone. “This will give the commission a huge capability in terms of monitoring the markets in real time. That has been severely lacking in this age of speed.”

Should You Love What You Do or Worry About Paying the Bills?, MSN Careers (July 18, 2012)
Jeff Reid, director of the Entrepreneurial Studies Initiative at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., urges would-be entrepreneurs to exercise honest self-reflection before following their passion. The first step: defining what that passion is. "A lot of the preparation should be introspective. Make sure that you know your own strengths, weaknesses, what gets you excited, how you deal with difficulty and how much of your motivation is internal," he says. 

Marissa Mayer to the Rescue of Yahoo, Marketplace (July 17, 2012)
Ed Soule teaches leadership at Georgetown, and he’s talking about famous CEO-superhero stories, where new leaders swooped in to save the day, or Ford, Starbucks and IBM. 
Soule: It usually is not within the abilities or capabilities of any one human being to turn around a company.

Bernanke Likely to be Queried About LIBOR Scandal, Marketplace (July 17, 2012)
John Dimsdale: ...Other than alerting the British central bank, there’s no evidence so far the Fed did anything else.
James Angel:  The real question is what did Ben Bernanke know and when did he know it.
James Angel is a finance professor at Georgetown University.

Why U.S. Olympians Wear Made-in-China Uniforms, Markeplace (July 13, 2012)
As far as offshoring, clothing brands set sail from America long ago, but the profits tend to stay home, says Pietra Rivoli of Georgetown. She wrote "The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy."
Pietra Rivoli: The big value, it’s in the design, it’s in the distribution, the marketing. All of these are still located in the United States.

Georgetown and KPMG Create Ground-Breaking Consumer Research Institute, InTheCapital (July 12, 2012)
Announced early this morning in a press release, Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business is working alongside KPMG LLP, the cutting edge audit, tax, and advisory services firm, to build the newest addition to the university, the Georgetown Institute for Consumer Research. With KPMG’s help, the MSBGU is creating an institute based on “developing innovative, ground-breaking consumer research to illuminate the challenges and opportunities of understanding and marketing to technologically empowered consumers,” the press release reads.

Study Links Risky Driving Behaviors to Heightened Mortality, On and Off the Road, The New York Times (July 12, 2012)
Betsy Page Sigman, a professor of operations and information management at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, said in a telephone interview that though she did not review the data sets used in the study, the report’s results appeared legitimate. “From reading the white paper, there are no red flags,” she said. 

Regulators to Define "Swap" Under Dodd-Frank Act, Marketplace (July 10, 2012)
And for a long time that kind of exchange -- swaps -- went unchecked. Jim Angel teaches finance at Georgetown.
Jim Angel: One of the things we discovered in the financial meltdown was that nobody was watching the derivatives business.

Georgetown's McDonough School of Business Teams with CEB to Launch New Course for Senior Sales Executives, Reuters (July 10, 2012)
Through a new joint program, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and Corporate Executive Board (CEB) (NYSE: EXBD) will offer a dedicated executive education program for senior sales leaders seeking to transform the commercial function within their organizations.

Economic Blog, El Pais (July 9, 2012)
(Translated from Spanish) Michael Boyer O'Leary, a professor at theMcDonough School of Business at the University Georgetown revolutionizes all theories on teamwork simply adding that at the end of the already hackneyed expression. And, now, seldom is one, if you want two, the number of groups in which the practitioner is immersed within companies without knowing how or at what time to act.

Libor Explained: How Manipulated Rates Could be Hurting (or Helping) You, Forbes (July 9, 2012)
James J. Angel, associate professor of finance, Georgetown University. McDonough School of Business: Libor stands for the London Interbank Offered Rate. It’s the rate at which banks are able to borrow money from each other. An agency called the British Bankers Association surveys a group of banks everyday asks the following: If  you were to borrow money this morning at 11am London time what you would have to pay for it?

Manchester United IPO: Forget Soccer, It's a Media Company, WIRED (July 6, 2012)
“That’s not exactly what the market really loves,” Georgetown University finance professor Reena Aggarwal said of the team’s red ink. ... That dependence on a few key players to underwrite a company’s entire brand raises Manchester United’s risk profile, which could lead to a bumpy ride for its shares, Aggarwal says. “It’s not a diversified business,” she says. “It’s a very concentrated kind of business.”

NYSE Brokerage Plan That Doesn't Display Orders Approved by SEC, Bloomberg Businessweek (July 6, 2012)
“The NYSE is responding to competition from wholesalers and dark pools,” James Angel, a finance professor at Georgetown University’s business school in Washington, said in an e-mail yesterday. “They are doing the, ‘If you can’t beat ’em join ’em,’ thing.”

Economica: Whacky Research on Last Names, The Economic Times (July 6, 2012)
For years, simply because of your name, you've received inequitable treatment," says Kurt Carlson, an assistant professor at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business and a co-author of the paper, which is to be published in the Journal of Consumer Research. "So when you get to exercise control, you seize on opportunity. It's a coping strategy, and over time it becomes a natural way to respond." 

Perk Wars: Facebook, Zynga, Google Jockey for Top Talent, USA Today (July 5, 2012)
The need for software engineers is so great that companies are willing to pay $20,000 in finder's fees to employees who drag in the right people. "People with these very specific skills are in high demand," says Jason Schloetzer, assistant professor of accounting at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business.

Barclays' Bob Diamond: The American Defying London, Forbes (July 2, 2012)
“In the U.S. the approach [by CEOs] is more of ‘I am the only guy who can fix it. I am the best at this,’” says Rohan Williamson professor of finance at Georgetown University. “In the UK and Europe, there is more of pressure placed at the very top. For the British, the buck stops with the CEO. The view is you are responsible for everyone beneath you,” he adds. 

JUNE 2012

Banks Still Bearing Backlash of Financial Crisis, Euro Zone Woes, U.S. News & World Report (June 27, 2012)
"[The JPMorgan debacle] has been in the press everywhere, so people are very well aware of it, and JPMorgan was one of the banks that was seen as doing right during the financial crisis," says Reena Aggarwal, professor of finance at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. "Then this happens and it's like, if this is happening with JPMorgan imagine what else is going on."

Analysts Hit the Tepid Button on Facebook, The Wall Street Journal (June 28, 2012)
The "holds" issued Wednesday show "how much uncertainty there is with Facebook's revenue-generation business model," said Reena Aggarwal, professor of finance at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, who also said tough market conditions may have been a contributing factor.

Barclays Fined for Manipulation of Libor, The Washington Post (June 27, 2012)
“There were suspicions that the banks were not being totally truthful in what they were reporting in 2008,” said James Angel, a professor of finance at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “As soon as that hit the media, Libor immediately jumped.”

Purpose Beverage Adds Twist to Charity Donations, Washington Post (June 24, 2012)
Ian Simpson holds an MBA from Georgetown McDonough: 
Selecting the right charities to partner with was of the utmost importance, Simpson said. He and Artavia worked with business students at Georgetown University to devise criteria for selecting and vetting nonprofits.

Free Trade: Is it Time for a New Game Plan?, Industry Week (June 20, 2012)
Trade experts such as Charles Skuba, a professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, believe that U.S. manufacturers are still adjusting to a global economy after decades in which they could build healthy businesses without exporting. "The global marketplace has been radically changed in my lifetime," says Skuba, who served as a trade official in the first Bush administration. "The imperative for U.S. companies is that they need to look overseas to sell their products. This is a requirement for competition in the future for small and large companies alike."

Why Billionaires Donate So Much Money to Politicians, U.S. News & World Report (June 20, 2012)
It could just be more of a power trip than anything else. "Candidates start agreeing with you," says Robert Shapiro, a senior fellow at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business, Democratic strategist and former Commerce Secretary. "It's psychic satisfaction for megalomaniacs."

New Money Market Regs Could Pinch Users, The Bond Buyer (June 19, 2012)
In a 15-page report called “Money Market Mutual Fund 'Reform:’ The Dangers of Acting Now,” James J. Angel, associate finance professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, said money market regulations being considered by the Securities and Exchange Commission and other agencies could transform the industry in ways that would “severely damage municipal finance” and potentially hinder the country’s economic recovery.

The Entrepreneur's Dilemma, Forbes (June 18, 2012)
An article by Jim Garland, who teaches entrepreneurship at Georgetown McDonough:
When preparing to start and grow a company, entrepreneurs expect to take on the day-to-day challenges of running a business. We understand cash flow, return on investment, and are masters at Excel. But what many would-be business owners don’t anticipate is the time and cost necessary to manage local, state, and federal government compliance issues that compete with our ability to build client relationships, check in with employees, and find new market opportunities.

MBAs Take Lead in Crafting Economic Plan for D.C., Bloomberg Businessweek (June 15, 2012)
David Thomas, the McDonough School’s dean, who is serving on the project’s executive committee along with Guthrie, says he was eager to get his business school involved.“Most schools get attached to a plan already developed, and then the business students work to help implement it or provide assistance,” writes Thomas in an e-mail. “This is really starting at a higher level by creating a partnership at the planning and development stage between business schools and local government.”

Luke's Lobster Gets Rolling Today on Bethesda Lane, Bethesda Magazine (June 14, 2012)
One more thing: Luke Holden graduated from Georgetown the same year as the three guys who own the local sweetgreen salad shops. In fact, they all took the same class in entrepreneurship taught by adjunct professor Will Finnerty. Will Finnerty, you did a good job.

Chinese Institute to Look at Ways to Open Capital Markets, Financial News (June 15, 2012)
Qi Bin has made presentations at The Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in DC, Harvard University in Boston, and the Columbia School of Business at Columbia University in New York.

Three Takeaways from the Jamie Dimon Congressional Hearing, U.S. News & World Report (June 13, 2012)
"Congress put on a show to show they're paying attention to the issue. The purpose of a congressional hearing is for Congress to make itself look good," says James J. Angel, associate professor of finance at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

Why CXM is the Next Step in Customer Interaction, CIO (June 13, 2012)
"Any organization that cares about delivering value to its customers should care about CXM," says Kurt Carlson, associate professor of marketing at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. "Organizations that will benefit most are those that operate in spaces where consumers have a lot of choice and where switching costs are low."

Verizon Data Plans Expected to be Followed by AT&T, Others, Washington Post (June 13, 2012)
“Given the economy, this is message that will appeal to consumers,” said Prashant Malaviya, an associate professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

The End of Free Money, SmartMoney (June 12, 2012)
"By the time investors figure out that rates have gone up, the damage is already done," says James Angel, associate professor of finance at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

Seniors Are Embracing Wireless Telecommunication Faster Than Predicted, Long-Term Living (June 8, 2012)
Many seniors are quickly adopting wireless phone technology, and plenty are ditching their landlines altogether, according to the May 2012 report "The Wireless Revolution: Are the Elderly Keeping Up?," conducted by the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business and the Georgetown Center for Business & Public Policy.

NYSE Opposing Nasdaq May Delay Facebook Compensation Plan, Bloomberg Businessweek (June 8, 2012)
There is little precedent for how the SEC should handle a technical problem that hurt trading during such a high-profile and closely scrutinized IPO, said James Angel, a professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington.

Video: More Chinese Students Prefer to Study Overseas, CCTV (June 8, 2012)
Undergraduate Dean Norean Sharpe was interviewed about Chinese student choosing to study in America.

Mayor Vincent Gray Launches Economic Development Study, Washington Business Journal (June 6, 2012)
Deans of the business schools at American, George Washington, Georgetown and Howard universities have pledged their support and that of their students to help the District craft a new strategy. In detailing the strategy, Deputy Mayor Victor Hoskins said it is essential that private businesses help to drive the economic development strategy.

New Study Says $2 Trillion Corporate Cash Hoard Not Obama's Fault, Fortune (June 6, 2012)
But a new study, Multinationals and the High Cash Hoarding Puzzle, released this week by the National Bureau of Economic Research refutes the idea that either taxes or regulation have played a part in the growing corporate cash hoards. The study, which is authored by two Georgetown economics professors, Lee Pinkowitz and Rohan Williamson, and Rene Stulz from Ohio State, looked at U.S. corporate cash holdings since the 1950s, in addition to the cash holding habits of companies in 45 other nations. 

High-Speed Trading Slow Down, Institutional Investor (June 6, 2012)
Notes James Angel, a professor at Georgetown University who specializes in the study of the structure of financial markets, high frequency traders have moved far beyond cash equities of late and have brought their strategies to the derivatives arbitrage arena, the currency markets, commodities and everything else.

NASDAQ Considers Compensation for Facebook Glitch, Marketplace (June 6, 2012)
I talked to Jim Angel, he's a finance professor at Georgetown, and he says NASDAQ has to play this carefully.
Jim Angel: They've just burned their best customers. They better make it up to them in some way, or those customers will take their order flow someplace else.

Creating Change Makers: How to Make a Difference, The Huffington Post (June 5, 2012)
The following article is by EMBA student Tara de Nicolas:
One thing that I have really learned to appreciate from my graduate school experience so far at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business is how candidly the professors talk to us in class about the world and issues at play around us. We learn through analyzing case studies, critically thinking how we would solve the problem, learning from other students and their approaches, as well as the professor.  

Wider Spreads and Fees Could Help Restore Investor Confidence, Traders Magazine (June 1, 2012)
Jim Angel, associate professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, is a proponent of both wider spreads and the fee. But he also had strong opinions elsewhere.

MAY 2012

A Different Path, Black MBA Magazine (Winter/Spring 2012)
Janny Frimpong, 29, of Washington, researched businesses schools knowing that she would use her MBA in a non-traditional sector... "I started looking for MBA programs with strong Social Marketing programs, and that's how I ended up at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business."

Subpenny Spreads? How about a Dime..., Securities Technology Monitor (May 31, 2012)
Which is part of what is causing what Georgetown University professor James Angel calls a “crisis in capital formation.” Fewer companies are willing to go public or stay public. And even formation of companies as private enterprises is dropping, because the exit strategy – starting to offer shares to public investors – is getting less and less attractive.

Executives in Latin America to Gain Global Leadership Expertise Through New 12-Month Master's Program Delivered on Four Continents, Market Watch (May 31, 2012)
Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, ESADE Business School in Spain, and Brazilian business school EBAPE/ Fundacao Getulio Vargas are developing a Corporate International Master's (CIM) degree program with plans to begin in spring 2013.

JCPenney Adds Sales, After Dropping Them, Marketplace (May 31, 2012)
Kenneth Homa: Well now their basic proposition is they’re not going to have sales, except for when they have sales.
Ken Homa teaches marketing at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.

The 10 Commandments for Delivering Bad News, Forbes (May 30, 2012)
An article by Robert Bies:
I have spent more than 20 years researching how managers deliver bad news, and a few rules and commandments have consistently emerged as best practices. Here are 10 of them. Like the more well‐known set of 10 Commandments, these rules provide an ideal ethical guideline—but they also prove difficult to always follow.

Video: Why the Number of U.S. Publicly Traded Companies is Dwindling, Toronto Globe and Mail (May 29, 2012)
The number of publicly-traded companies has fallen dramatically since 1997 in the U.S. BNN speaks to Jim Angel, associate professor at Georgetown University about why being public has become so unpopular. 

Circuit Breaker Deadline Looms, Traders Magazine (May 29, 2012)
All of this is extremely complicated, says one longtime observer of market structure, but still necessary. “We need to prevent erroneous trades rather than bust them,” Jim Angel, an associate professor in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, told Traders Magazine.

Facebook's Woes Add to Fears on Wall Street, Financial Times (May 27, 2012)
Retail investors need assurance that it’s a fair game and that the market will treat their trades properly and they are not at a huge disadvantage to the big guy,” said James Angel, associate professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Lawsuit Claims Facebook Hid Revenue Forecast, Marketplace (May 23, 2012)
Georgetown Finance professor Jim Angel says a big question is whether Morgan Stanley misled anyone.

If JPMorgan Lost on Trades, Who Won?, Marketplace (May 21, 2012)
James Angel: Clearly there were people on the other sides of the trades.
James Angel teaches finance at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. The people he’s referring run trading desks at rival banks, hedge funds and even other units inside JPMorgan. According to the New York Times, a mutual fund run out of a different part of the bank bet against the head office.

A Lift or a Drag?, Chicago Tribune (May 18, 2012)
An MBA also gives students who want to make significant career shifts "insight and access into a variety of careers that they haven't even thought about," said Doreen Amorosa, managing director of the Office of MBA Career Management at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. "Their ideas crystallize as a result of being in an MBA program."

Facebook IPO Triggers Investor Craze, Reuters (May 16, 2012)
Facebook's share price could surge 30 percent on debut day, said Reena Aggarwal, a professor of business administration and finance at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business in Washington. She suggested retail investors may be better off holding off for a few weeks until the share price settles.

JPMorgan Investors Sue Over Trading Loss, Forbes (May 16, 2012)
James Angel, an associate professor of finance at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, says the shareholder suits are the latest in the effort to get a piece of JPMorgan. “This is more piling on for the bank.  It just shows that everyone is trying to get a piece of the pie,” Angel says.

Skechers Toning Shoe Customers to Get Refund, New York Times (May 16, 2012)
Ultimately for Skechers, the $40 million settlement figure is a trivial amount considering the hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue the company has made from toning shoes over the years, said Kurt Carlson, a professor of marketing at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Mr. Carlson said consumers would probably forget about the bad press in six months and that Skechers would remain popular among people who wear toning shoes and believe in them.

Ten Things You Should Never Say in a Farewell Letter, FINS Student (May 14, 2012)
"When you go public and take revenge on somebody, it's going to burn bridges," said Bob Bies, a professor of management at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business and author of the book "Getting Even: The Truth About Workplace Revenge And How to Stop It."

Simple Craigslist Precautions Ensure a Fun - and Safe - Website Exchange, Denver Post (May 14, 2012)
That Craigslist is so very public and easy to use — featuring the simplest of formats with a white background, blue lettering and easy-to-navigate categories and lists — is the same reason the site has thrived and has suffered, says marketing and consumer affairs professor Prashant Malviya at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

Profile: David A. Thomas, Dean, Georgetown McDonough School of Business, El Pais (May 11, 2012)
Translated from Spanish:
For David Thomas, a business will never be prosperous by looking only at the benefit it brings to the pockets of executives, without taking into account the community. He is the Dean of the McDonough School of Business, a center that has a collaboration agreement with Esade and belongs to Georgetown University, the prestigious United States institution founded in 1789 that has educated Presidents, magnates and Princes.

MBA Students Make the Grade with Consulting for Local Businesses, Government, Washington Business Journal (May 11, 2012)
“None of my companies that I recruit would have the wherewithal generally to spend a lot of money on consultants,” said Jim Hunt, an adjunct professorial lecturer who runs the Georgetown University Small Business Clinic at the McDonough School of Business. “I think by and large our product has been a really good work product, and it gives them something to build on. Maybe it’s just a starting point, but it really works well.”

That's good news for consumers. "You can save a lot of money if you are price sensitive -- moving from one site to another and taking the free deals," said Simon Blanchard, an assistant professor of marketing at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. "You're able to do this and take advantage of the companies. They're hoping you will eventually be a loyal customer."
 Nasdaq OMX Conducts IPO Test Ahead of Facebook Debut, Dow Jones Newswires (May 11, 2012)
"It looks like after the BATS debacle, Nasdaq isn't taking any chances," said James Angel, a finance professor at Georgetown University. He said that anticipated demand to trade in Facebook shares could overwhelm some exchange systems if proper preparations are not made. 
MBA Students Compete to Improve Metro, Washington Examiner (May 9, 2012)
The Georgetown University business students had approached the transit agency in the fall. The Business Technology, Innovation and Design Graduate Association wanted to create a student competition for "designing a better community for Washington, D.C." In talking with Metro, they learned the agency wanted to increase bus ridership.
If you think this is a minor subject, think again. Georgetown University’s James J. Angel is calling on the SEC to expand this idea very broadly: “Permitting issuers of all securities, not just ETFs, to compensate market makers would be a good idea,” he writes.
“This is their legacy,” Reena Aggarwal, a finance professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington, said in a telephone interview. “They started the firm from nothing, so their human capital and their financial wealth are tied up in the company. They need to have this liquidity event.”
"Private equity firms have not been performing that well as they're getting pressure from all sides," said Reena Aggarwal, a professor of business administration and finance at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business in Washington. "Fundraising has become somewhat of an issue. They are getting pressure on the fee structure from limited partners."
Dean of the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University since August, Dr. David Thomas is a rarity — he is an African-American and he leads a top business school.
An article by Pietra Rivoli:
Inside Republic Textile Equipment’s 60,000-square-foot warehouse, industrial-scale knitting equipment stands beside fabric-testing paraphernalia, which is next to printing machines and countless bins of spare parts. All of it, the remnants of factories and businesses gone bust, belongs to Mike Diamond, who has spent the last 50 years making a living in an industry that, for lack of a gentler term, might be called the going-broke business.
MasterCard Profit Soars on Rising Transactions, Marketplace (May 2, 2012)
Charles Skuba teaches international business at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. He says Mastercard is expanding its offerings.
Some response consultants deal directly with clients lacking kidnapping coverage. “It’ll cost you at least $3,000 a day, and it’s going to be money up front,” said Christopher T. Voss, an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and former lead international kidnapping negotiator at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The Bourne Education: Why MBA Students Are Mixing Business with International Politics, CNBC Business Magazine (May 2012)
Over in Washington, MBA students at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business are exposed to the interworkings of world business and policy with access to commercial and government leaders, as well as opportunities for internships and careers at some of the nation's most influential organisations. Jason Levin, a former marketer with Unilever who is active in the non-profit community, says his time at Georgetown opened his eyes to the intersection of world politics and business
Marketing and Advertising Agencies Blur the Lines, Destination CRM (May 2012)
"What makes the Super Bowl so popular [for advertisers] is it's the only day of the year [when] people actually tune in to view ads," notes Ron Goodstein, associate professor of marketing at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. "It's the whole concept of 'I get to finally play ad critic and I'm specifically watching these ads to determine if I like them.'"
April 2012
That's because investors increasingly make decisions based on how socially responsible a company is, not just how profitable it is, said Rohan Williamson, a finance professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.
 
If there is a standout and it’s a surprise, Georgetown offered the best opportunity for a social media/business education. It’s 7 elective courses offers a decent foundation for today’s more social workplace.
"For several years, it has been predicted that smartphone adoption would cut into digital camera sales," said Prashant Malaviya, Associate Professor of Marketing at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. "In fact, the exact opposite has happened."
Vornado's Size Prevented Real Estate Purchases, Roth Says, Bloomberg Businessweek (April 20, 2012)
“We were a little too large,” Roth, whose New York-based firm owns more than 100 million square feet (9.3 million square meters) of office buildings and other real estate, told business students at a Georgetown University forum yesterday. “It never threatened the company, not for one second, but it made us reluctant to really jump into the game” when “they were giving stuff away in 2009 and 2008,” he said.
B-School Highlights: April 20, Bloomberg Businessweek (April 20, 2012)
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is launching the Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets & Ethics to support research, develop courses and educational tools, and bring ethical considerations to bear on policy decisions regarding regulation of markets, according to an April 10 announcement.
Rethinking 'Made in America,' The Wall Street Journal (April 17, 2012)
In what economist Bradford Jensen defines as the fastest-growing services sectors, Bureau of Economic Analysis data show that the U.S. in 2010 had a trade surplus of $57 billion with the Asia-Pacific region, of $44 billion with the European Union, of $35 billion with the countries covered by the North American Free Trade Agreement (Canada and Mexico), and of $25 billion with the rest of Latin America. America's robust services exports reduced its overall trade deficit by 24% in 2010.
“The problems of naked short selling and settlement failures were ongoing for many years and it was pretty clear to the casual observer that something was going on,” James Angel, a finance professor at Georgetown University’s business school in Washington, said yesterday in a phone interview. “It’s good that the SEC is prosecuting this. I’m only asking what took them so long.”
A blog post co-authored by Michael O'Leary:
Teams that are geographically-dispersed, or virtual, have now been used and studied for more than three decades — yet we all still wrestle with how to get them right. Managers frequently ask for best practices for managing their global teams, and recently we've noticed some common themes. Here are the three questions that keep coming up again and again, and what the research tells us about how to address them.
Tara de Nicolas is a student in the Executive Master's in Leadership Program:
Tara de Nicolas was the kid who loved animals. Her pals on the post-college Georgetown scene were totally into fashion. In 2007, she combined those two passions into one wacky party that raised money for the Washington Humane Society. Five years later, Fashion for Paws has made the 31-year-old one of Washington’s junior social titans.
A guest blog post by Jason Schloetzer:
An increasingly important component of the CEO succession planning process is the board’s decision on how to communicate internal, strategically sensitive information to shareholders. The voluntary, transparent communication of succession information can help directors signal to shareholders that the company was appropriately prepared for a leadership transition while balancing the potential strategic costs of providing “too much” information.
“Google wants to hold the cash,” said Lee Pinkowitz, an associate professor at Georgetown University. “They haven’t paid a dividend, and they don’t really seem all that excited to.”
 
The ECB “dumped tons of cash onto the banks,” says economist Jay Shambaugh of Georgetown University. As he notes, this had two beneficial effects. First, it relieved fears that some banks wouldn’t be able to repay maturing loans. Second, it helped reduce interest rates on government bonds because banks used the new cash to buy bonds.
Facebook Deal-Making Is Not Likely Over, Market Watch (April 12, 2012)
“They don’t have a hot mobile app,” said Sandeep Dahiya, associate professor of finance at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business “That is the biggest justification for this acquisition.” A huge number of consumers have found Instagram more fun for sharing and editing photos, which they often then also post on Facebook.

Four Keys to Helping Employees Thrive, D Magazine (April 12, 2012)
Leaders have the power to shape the culture and context of an organization, and they can jump-start a culture that encourages employees to thrive. I was extremely interested in a recent article in the Harvard Business Review by Christine Porath about how to create sustainable performance in the work environment. So interested, in fact, that I have decided to bring Christine to Dallas later this month to share her point of view with our team and with our clients.

Average Tenure of CEOS Declined to 8.4 YEars, The Conference Board Reports, Market Watch (April 12, 2012)
"The stronger independence and accountability of directors registered during the last decade and increased scrutiny from shareholders and activists might motivate corporate boards to be more inclined to dismiss a CEO who is performing below expectations," said Matteo Tonello, Managing Director of Corporate Leadership at The Conference Board and co-author of the report with Jason Schloetzer, Assistant Professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, and Melissa Aguilar, a researcher in the corporate leadership department at The Conference Board.

Who Makes it into Business School?, MBAPrograms.org (April 12, 2012)
"The ideal candidate is the "whole package," said Kelly Wilson, assistant dean and director of Full-Time MBA Admissions at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business. "Just as much as -- if not more than -- what we see on paper within the application, the way a candidate carries himself and behaves in all aspects of the admissions process is very important."

Should the U.S. Focus on Exporting Services?, The New York Times (April 11, 2012)
“There is this huge infrastructure boom where these big, fast-growing economies are going to need to build out their roads, sewers, telecommunications networks, factories, airports, harbors, you name it,” said J. Bradford Jensen, an economist at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and author of a recent book on global services trade. 

How to Make Your Old Boss Want You Back, FINS (April 11, 2012)
The urge to take revenge on a boss or colleague who may have wronged you by telling HR what terrible people they are will be strong during the exit interview. Studies show that most people who do engage in revenge feel bad about it later. "People shouldn't do it, but they do," said Bob Bies, a professor of management at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business and author of the book "Getting Even: The Truth About Workplace Revenge And How to Stop It." "Emotions short-circuit their decision-making process and in that moment there's a moral and irrational thought that tells you to do it."

Crowdfunding Sites Launch a Preemptive Strike on Fraud, Bloomberg Businessweek (April 9, 2012)
It’s not only investors but small business owners generally who could be tainted by association if widespread fraud occurs, Georgetown University business professor Reena Aggarwal says. “My concern is that we will see a two-phase process, with companies initially raising capital and everything positive, and then a couple of bad apples and bad press that will bring the regulators back in and make investors leery about putting in money, which will slow down the market,” she says.

Schools Have the Final Word on Plagiarism, The Financial Times (April 9, 2012)
“We talked about the UCLA Anderson story here, to check whether we needed to do something similar,” says Elaine Romanelli, senior associate dean at Georgetown McDonough School of Business. “We use Turnitin here. but not on admissions essays. However, we do avoid essay questions like ‘explain the role of business schools in preventing another financial meltdown’, because we know they are more likely to find answers to these on the internet.”

Accentuating the Positive to Angry Customers, The New York Times (April 7, 2012)
View this as a learning opportunity and not a shouting match, says Christine Porath, an assistant professor of management at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. “If you can come at this with a positive attitude,” she says, “research shows that attitude will spread to others.”

Schools are taking the hint. The business schools at George Washington University, Georgetown University, Santa Clara University and others are tweaking their undergraduate business curricula in an attempt to better integrate lessons on history, ethics and writing into courses about finance and marketing.
A guest post by Ricardo Ernst:
However, many business managers fail to recognize the profound implication technological advances are having on this consumer-retailer dynamic. In the days of the ‘General Store’, the monopoly lied with the retailer. In the near future, this monopoly will increasingly lie in the hands of the consumer as retailers have been unwittingly diluting their power, and consumers have become more active transaction participants. This will soon lead to a new interaction: instead of retailers selling goods, consumers will begin selling demand.
“The consequences of a big failure are so severe that the SEC should be paying close attention to these issues,” James Angel, a finance professor at Georgetown University’s business school in Washington, said in an e-mail. “No human system is perfect and eventually something will happen, so they also want policies and procedures in place for catching problems quickly and cleaning up the mess afterwards.” 
Curative International Marketing: Next Step Up, The Korea Times (April 4, 2012)
Curative international marketing must be the next step to restore the marketing field’s reputation and application. Marketers must make up for past errors and again deliver joy, pleasure, fulfillment, safety, and personal growth across borders, and advance us all toward a better society.
“With no looming budget crisis in the U.S., and with some resolution in Europe on the debt issues, a politically-induced depression has been alleviated,” said Dennis Quinn, professor of economics at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. And “presumably, emerging market companies will benefit from global recovery and from avoiding various debt crises.”
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently partnered with Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business on a study that found, on average, barely 6 percent of executive positions at the mid-size business level are held by women. In the Southern region, which includes Texas, the average dips down to 2 percent.
Georgetown University’s School of Business of the District appointed Jeffrey Franke the first associate dean for external affairs and special adviser to the dean.
 
March 2012
“This is an evolutionary process,” said Ricardo Ernst, professor of global logistics at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. “The United States has a particular working environment in terms of shape and conditions, and you shouldn’t necessarily expect tomorrow morning to see the same working environment in Asia.”
Collectively, all these rules will create a looser environment for raising equity. The law’s precise impact will be felt in two phases, says Reena Aggarwal of the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

Apple Assembly Line Gets Pay Raise, Fewer Hours, Associated Press (March 29, 2012)
Ricardo Ernst, a professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, said companies play a risky game when they raise their manufacturing costs. U.S. consumers have shown little inclination to pay more for products that are made in the U.S. as opposed to China.

“At the end of the day it’s a matter of image, a matter of recognition, a matter of reputation,” said Ricardo Ernst, a professor of global logistics at Georgetown University. But regardless of motivation, when a company as large as Foxconn changes, it reshapes other companies’ decisions, he added.

Students With Big Ideas to Convene for Clinton Global Initiative University, The Washington Post (March 28, 2012)
Four Georgetown students have created the Hilltop Microfinance Initiative, offering small-business loans to low-income, minority entrepreneurs in the region. Their first $3,000 loan went to a food-truck driver in Columbia Heights. All told, the students have loaned $18,000 to six clients in several D.C. wards, Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia. The funds come from private donors and foundations.

In looking at Jay Shambaugh's paper on the euro crisis, it seems fairly clear why America doesn't suffer from internal balance-of-payments crises in the way that the euro zone has: the truly national banking system (and regulatory apparatus) breaks the link between local bank troubles and local government-debt crises.
No Flash Crash-Like Clearing Woe for BATS Trades, Market Watch (March 26, 2012)
"There were a lot of legal uncertainties about the cancellation process in the Flash Crash which are not present here," said James Angel, an associate professor of finance at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

Europe's Triple Threat: Bad Banks, Big Debts, Slow Growth, Reuters (March 22, 2012)
The financial turmoil still dogging Europe is most often described as a debt crisis. But sovereign debt is only part of the problem, according to new research from Jay Shambaugh, economist at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. The other two prongs of what he describes as three coexisting crises are the region’s troubled banks and the prospect of an imminent recession.

From Torches to Arena Floors, UPS Delivers, Reuters (March 22, 2012)
UPS's business is a logical fit for the event, making its sponsorship more valuable, said Ronald Goodstein, professor of marketing at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business in Washington, D.C.

Is Mobli Good for Mobile?, Yahoo! News (March 22, 2012)
Simon Blanchard, an assistant professor of marketing at Georgetown McDonough, said that in order for Mobli to be a successful product it has to be clear what value it is offering consumers.

In the Heart of Corporate America, Women Struggle to Break Into Top Jobs, Reuters (March 21, 2012)
Researchers at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business surveyed about 2,000 executives at companies with stock market capitalization of $1 billion to $7 billion, so-called mid-cap firms. They found that women made up 4.5 percent of the top leadership in 2010. That is far less than at larger firms, where other data show women make up about 14 percent of executive positions. "What I find sobering about it is that we are still having an enormous difficulty getting through that ceiling," said Georgetown business professor Catherine Tinsley, who led the study.
Cook Bets Apple Will Avoid Fate of Slower Growth Dividend Peers, Bloomberg (March 20, 2012)
Dividends are often associated with companies that have matured past a rapid-growth phase and get more mileage from returning cash to shareholders than using it to generate innovative products, said Lee Pinkowitz, an associate professor of finance at Georgetown University in Washington. Apple, with a steady flow of electronics that have transformed the way people compute and communicate, is an exception, he said.
Looking Forward to a Post-IPO Facebook Future, Fast Company (March 19, 2012)
Facebook is at a fork in the road. "I think Zuckerberg is in for a huge surprise," says Sandeep Dahiya, associate professor of finance at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. "When I ask CEOs of new public companies what their biggest challenge is, they always tell me they had no idea how much time they'd have to spend telling analysts how they plan to make money in 90 days."
Wynn-Okada Legal Battle Highlights Once-Obscure Federal Law, Las Vegas Review-Journal (March 18, 2012)
Michael Czinkota, associate professor of international business and marketing at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, said the law has done little to stanch corruption overseas while making it harder for U.S. corporations to compete in places where forms of gratuities are the norm and business executives' careers or a company's earnings are "dependent on delivering the goods.
Winners & Losers in U.S. News' Ranking, Poets & Quants (March 15, 2012)
Shortly after Harvard Business School professor David Thomas was named dean of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business last year, he met privately with University President John J. DeGiola. “What is going to be the part of the job that will be the toughest for you?,” asked DeGiola. “Waking up every day knowing how much people care about the rankings so I have to care about them, too,” replied Thomas without hesitation. Thomas just faced his first rankings test as a new dean and discovered he didn’t have to worry all that much. Yesterday, Georgetown’s McDonough School climbed one spot in the 2012 U.S. News & World Report ranking of the best business schools to place a respectable 24th.

A Real Jobs Plan for the 21st Century, Forbes (March 15, 2012)
How can we do something so positively transformative? The answer, according to a new book by J. Bradford Jensen, an eminent international trade economist at Georgetown University, is aggressively liberalizing trade in services. My organization has been talking about this for years, particularly in relation to the Internet, which as a medium has done more to enable the global trade in services than anything in history.
After Goldman Sachs Resignation, Assessing Wall Street's 'Moral Fiber', PBS NewsHour (March 15, 2012)
Wall Street was abuzz after Wednesday's very public resignation by a Goldman Sachs executive -- a New York Times op-ed piece taking issue with its business practices. Judy Woodruff discusses recent criticism of Wall Street culture with Georgetown University's James Angel and the University of Maryland's Michael Greenberger.
Downturn Forces Area Business Schools to Adapt, Washington Post (March 14, 2012)
The admission downturn has not spared the MBA elite, the group that includes Harvard and Penn. Those programs remain prosperous partly because their degrees still command comparatively high starting pay, and because applications still far exceed available seats. But even their graduates are fielding fewer job offers, said David Thomas, the new dean of the Georgetown business school, who previously worked at both Harvard and Penn.
Nike Apologizes for 'Black and Tan' Sneaker Name, MSNBC (March 14, 2012)
“The product names are very important and companies do spend significant effort in figuring this out,” said Prashant Malaviya, associate professor of marketing at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “In marketing history, there are lots of examples of mistakes people made, most of them honest but some with a little tongue in cheek.”
U.S. News Releases 2013 Best Graduate School Rankings, U.S. News & World Report (March 13, 2012)
In the part-time M.B.A. rankings, Kellogg, previously tied for first with Chicago's Booth School, took sole possession of first this year. Booth is now tied for second with the Haas School of Business at University of California—Berkeley, which improved from third. Georgetown University (which moved from an eight-way tie last year for 21st to 14th) was among the most improved, and some of the largest drops were from Washington University in St. Louis (from 10th to a four-way tie for 21st) and University of Wisconsin—Madison (from a four-way tie for 11th to a four-way tie for 21st).
The Merits of Open and Competitive Spectrum Auctions, Fierce Wireless (March 13, 2012)
The following op-ed is by Anna-Maria Kovacs, a visiting scholar at the Center for Business and Public Policy:
One of the most important provisions of the recently enacted The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 authorizes the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to conduct long-awaited spectrum incentive-auctions. This is an enormous accomplishment for Congress and a vital and welcome challenge for the FCC, which has repeatedly highlighted the need for more spectrum.
Social Media as a Teaching Tool, Campus Technology (March 12, 2012)
At Georgetown University, Professor Betsy Sigman is using Google+ in her courses at the McDonough School of Business. There she's trying out the social networking platform to help students keep up with current events on data, the topic of the course she's teaching.
Social Media Helps Build Strong Brands, Baseline Magazine (March 9, 2012)
An article by Betsy Sigman
New technologies on the Web are changing how forward-thinking companies are approaching branding. Over the last few years, social media services such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and others have provided direct access to reach customers.
An op-ed co-authored by Michael Czinkota:
In this year’s presidential election, the dominant issues should be creating jobs and growing the economy. The Republicans are championing tax cuts, deregulation and elimination of government agencies. President Barack Obama and the Democrats prefer more federal spending. Rhetoric may win votes, but the fact is that neither side is addressing the key issue. How we compete in today’s global economy will do more to get America out of this economic slump than arguing about tax reductions or more stimulus spending.
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is the most recent school to announce changes to the core curriculum for its MBA programme. The new curriculum, which begins this autumn, will include a course on “principled leadership for business and society”, an increased emphasis on the development of quantitative skills, and five core courses taken apart and redesigned with an interdisciplinary approach.
Video: Tips for Choosing an MBA Program, U.S. News & World Report (March 7, 2012)
Strong business background, but no network? A full-time program with ample opportunities to collaborate and bond inside and outside of the classroom may serve you better than an online or part-time program where students are too strapped for time to get involved, says Christine Kousin, a private wealth manager at Morgan Stanley and alumna of the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.
Facebook Beckons Morgan Stanley as it Tops Stock Ranking on Internet IPOs, Bloomberg (March 6, 2012)
The Facebook listing “is a huge thing for Morgan Stanley,” says Reena Aggarwal, a professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Aggarwal adds that it may not be hugely profitable. Zuckerberg could pay his bankers as little as 1 percent of the value of the deal, people familiar with the matter say, compared with a 5.5 percent average for U.S. IPOs in 2011.
New MBA Curriculum Prepares Global, Innovative, Principled Leaders, Market Watch (March 5, 2012)
Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business will launch a newly designed MBA Curriculum this fall. This new curriculum applies to both the school's Full-time MBA program and its MBA Evening program.
This Wednesday, March 7th, BUILD is having a fund-raising event called “Taste of Entrepreneurship” which will host some of D.C.’s most prolific thought leaders in business as well as feature a key note dialogue with David Thomas, Dean of the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. If you have ever had a mentor or special catalyst in your life that has pushed you to realize your full potential, you will understand the importance of helping BUILD continue to change the lives of many of our D.C. youth.
CBOE’s statement could refer to anything from technology glitches to monitoring trading and overseeing its member firms, James Angel, a finance professor at Georgetown University’s business school in Washington, said in a phone interview. It could also relate to “dodgy” activity by a floor trader or how well the exchange monitors trading on its electronic platform, he said. “It could mean almost anything,” Angel said. “Something at the CBOE has caught the SEC’s attention.
MBA candidates headed to Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business can expect longer, tougher classes this fall under a new curriculum unveiled today. 
FEBRUARY 2012  
Dr. John Mayo, Professor of Economics, Business and Public Policy at Georgetown University, said wireless only customers have grown nationally from 4 percent to 31 percent.   
Even in a down market, higher prices can stick, say Marco Bertini, assistant professor of marketing at the London Business School and Luc Wathieu, associate professor at Georgetown University, in a recent blog post.
Jensen turns the spotlight on the more than 80 percent of U.S. workers employed in services, a diverse category that includes legal, accounting, architectural, educational, and medical services, as well as transportation and retail.
Op-ed by J. Bradford Jensen.
"Before the race, Newt was famous, but mainly for what he did in the 1990s," says Robert Shapiro, a senior fellow at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business who's been an economic advisor to many Democratic candidates. "Now he's famous for what he's doing now, which gives him much more commercial value."
Eric Bell’s start-up, a personal finance Web site called YoBucko, is as much a labor of love as a labor of frustration. The Georgetown MBA student recalls with anger when his credit score was tarnished by a $49 medical bill he never knew he had.
Professors from Columbia Business School, London Business School and McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University were intrigued by the phenomenon that for upscale goods, such as wine, increased product availability fuels higher costs—a sharp contrast with the conventional wisdom that competition drives down prices.
And why shouldn’t we? Asking users to get paid is like saying that Verizon should pay their customers for calling their friends, argues Sandeep Dahiya, a finance professor at Georgetown University.
The faculty of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business yesterday approved a new MBA curriculum that will feature changes to the existing curriculum structure, the introduction of key new cross-disciplinary courses and a renewed commitment to principled leadership and globalization. Full-time MBA Associate Dean Elaine Romanelli announced the changes in a letter today, indicating that they will be implemented beginning in fall 2012.
Biz Buzz: What’s New in Graduate Management Education, Graduate Management News (February 2012)
Later this month, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will inaugurate a three-day Executive Certificate course, Embracing Change: Leading Organizations in Turbulent Times. Additional certificate programs planned for 2012 include Global Engagement, Standout Marketing, and Financial Management. 

Should Facebook's Users Share Its Riches?, All Things Considered - NPR (February 15, 2012)
Facebook can't comment on its business as it waits to go public. Sandeep Dahiya can. He teaches finance at Georgetown University.

Economist Brad Jensen thinks he has a solution: Sell the work of American engineers and accountants to developing countries by having them pitch in on infrastructure design and construction as nations like China, India and Indonesia become wealthier. With a projected $40 trillion business worldwide over the next 25 years, it’s a massive opportunity, Jensen says.
Snyder’s background made him a surprising choice for Yale, said David Thomas, dean of Georgetown University’s business school who received his Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Yale in 1986. Graduates of Yale SOM wondered if a free-market advocate would be a good fit, he said. “That’s the question that’s on some people’s minds,” Thomas said.
Not only are recruiters showing more interest in real estate students, but media coverage of the housing crisis has led more M.B.A. students to pay attention to the real estate field, says Brian Gill, an adjunct professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.
Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University has named Kathleen L. Casey, former commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as a Distinguished Policy Fellow.
Managers seeking to bolster their financial literacy and understanding may benefit from a new, three-day Executive Certificate course at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, titled Demystifying Finance: Balance Sheet Basics for Non-Financial Managers.
@ProfThomas, David Thomas, dean, Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business
Thomas tweets about former alumni, entrepreneurship, politics, and D.C. restaurants.
Jeff Reid, director of the entrepreneurial studies at Georgetown, opened the event with a panel discussion with three of Georgetown’s entrepreneurs in residence.
Spotlight on: Georgetown MBA’s Small Business Clinic, Stacy Blackman Consulting (February 2012)
Georgetown MBAs are helping small businesses in the Washington, D.C., area find success through a popular McDonough School of Business course known as the Small Business Clinic. This MBA-only class, taught by adjunct professor James Hunt, assists students in developing business plans and aids them with legal, accounting, and finance issues when putting together strategies for small businesses and non-profits.
Facebook declined to comment, but Reena Aggarwal, a US finance professor who has studied IPOs believes Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will emulate Google's philosophy, at least in principle.
Heated competition in social networking also required Facebook to load up on cash to fend off rivals, industry experts say. "There's always the threat of competition, and they (Facebook) always need to stay one step ahead," says Reena Aggarwal, professor of finance at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.
But that poor performance could just be a reflection of the overall economic slump, said Reena Aggarwal, professor of finance at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Social media stocks "have been very volatile mostly because of what’s going on in the markets, and the markets have been very volatile," she said. "There hasn’t been a perfect time to do an IPO."
TODAY'S recommended economics writing: … The empirics of firm heterogeneity and international trade (Andrew Bernard, J. Bradford Jensen, Stephen Redding, and Peter Schott)
"It's like seeing cracks in a dam," James J. Angel, professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University told The New York Times. "One day, I don't know when, there will be another earthquake."
But that poor performance could just be a reflection of the overall economic slump, said Reena Aggarwal, professor of finance at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Social media stocks “have been very volatile mostly because of what’s going on in the markets, and the markets have been very volatile,” she said. “There hasn’t been a perfect time to do an IPO.”
Facebook declined to comment, but Reena Aggarwal, a finance professor who has studied IPOs at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, believes the site's founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg will emulate Google's philosophy.
January 2012

What right-to-work laws really mean, Fortune (January 31, 2012)
"If more states pass right to work, unions would lose more members," says Douglas McCabe, professor of management at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business. "It would discourage people from signing authorization cards to be able to hold a vote on unionizing."

Will Facebook deliver an IPO surprise? CBS News (January 31, 2012)
Facebook declined to comment, but Reena Aggarwal, a finance professor who has studied IPOs at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, believes Zuckerberg will emulate Google's philosophy, at least in principle.

When Brownnosing Backfires: Why Sucking Up Isn’t Always Good, The Grindstone (January 31, 2012)
A recent survey published by Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business that polled senior executives at large U.S. corporations found that 92% have seen favoritism at play in employee promotions, 84% have seen it at their own companies and 23% said they practiced favoritism themselves. “This survey reminds us that favoritism remains alive and well in the executive suite. Many playing fields still aren’t level,” said Lamar Reinsch, a professor of management at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.

As Gretchen Spreitzer and Christine Porath note in one of the recent HBR articles, "It's not about contentment, which connotes a degree of complacency."
Today we are excited to be participating in Georgetown Entrepreneurship Day at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business in Washington.
Here is reaction from political and Wall Street analysts:
JAMES ANGEL, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF FINANCE AT GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY'S MCDONOUGH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS: "It's definitely a campaign speech. He's clearly running for re-election and trying to say all the right things. "He's said all this great stuff about smarter regulation. Amen to that. But how is he going to get there from here? ... He's defending his reforms but it's more chest thumping than anything."
THOMAS COOKE: As a tax professor, it's the type of tax return I rarely get a chance to show to my students.
Why does this behavior get customers so riled? It has to do with their deontic logic, or personal moral beliefs about how people should be treated, says Christine Porath, a management professor at Georgetown University and co-author of the study. "It's not all about the customer's own experience," says Porath, who co-authored the study with Deborah MacInnis and Valerie S. Folkes, two marketing professors from the University of Southern California. "They objected to what they perceived as unfair behavior toward the employee."
Brad Jensen of Georgetown University and the Peterson Institute has laid out the case in his excellent new book.
This is perhaps to be expected; to paraphrase the philosopher Jason Brennan (whose excellent The Ethics of Voting I just reviewed for Public Choice and will discuss here in greater detail later), elections encouraged civilized conversation and thoughtful, reasoned reflection the way fraternity parties encourage temperance and sobriety.
Robert J. Shapiro, chairman of the economic advisory firm Sonecon and chair of the Globalization Initiative at NDN, served as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs during the Clinton Administration. Dr. Shapiro is also an advisor to the International Monetary Fund and a senior fellow at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.
"It wouldn't be unusual to see other board changes to line up with the CEO's new viewpoint," says Jason Schloetzer, professor of accounting at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. "If you use CEO turnover as a measure of performance, the board has been less successful. A fresh start could be good for the firm."
Brad Jensen, of the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, said: “To call it a false hope would be too strong but we need to be clear-eyed: manufacturing is not really where the US comparative advantage lies.”
Some of the top business schools seem to agree with Rhey's view. The Yale School of Management, for instance, is offering the course Washington and Wall Street: Markets, Policy, and Politics; New York University's Stern School of Business recently hosted a dialogue for students on Occupy Wall Street; and Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business held a public event titled "Where's the 'I' in Occupy?"
Consider the following recent survey that was conducted by researchers at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Durham Business School finds home in local seminary, Financial Times (January 12, 2012)    
M
eanwhile the McDonough school at Georgetown University in Washington has occupied a fire station and the business school at the University of Cape Town, in South Africa, took over the local prison. 

Next Generation Students talk about their internships, The Next Generation (January 11, 2012)
“My internship with PricewaterhouseCoopers provided me a fantastic opportunity to work with a variety of people and clients...” Tim Stefanou, Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business. “Working for UBS Financial Services afforded me hands-on experience in wealth management...” Alexander Paranicas, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.
Photos of Top News, daylife.com (January 11, 2012)
President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, is presented with a copy of Bradford Jensen's book 'Global Trade in Services'.
Capital shortage leads WJB to shutter B-D operation, Investment News (January 8, 2012)
Smaller broker-dealers may struggle amid a decrease in equity trading and face higher operating expenses tied to provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act, said James Angel, a finance professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. 

Ten Innovation Resolutions for 2012, Bloomberg Businessweek (January 6, 2012)
Jeneanne Rae founded Motiv Strategies, a consulting firm specializing in innovation. She has worked in the field of innovation and design for more than 20 years, holding positions at Peer Insight and IDEO. For the last decade, Rae has taught new product development and service development as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

Be Happy, Make Money. Frost Miller blog (January 6, 2012)
Authors Gretchen Spreitzer of University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and Christine Porath of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business contend that a happy workplace creates thriving employees: those who are “not just satisfied and productive but also engaged in creating the future—the company’s and their own.” 

Barnes & Noble could spin off the Nook, Marketplace (January 5, 2012)
Prashant Malaviya: Thee capability of the Nook is going to be significantly less than the iPad, so why buy a Nook. 

On denying the franchise, New APPS blog (January 5, 2012)
Eric Schliesser has quoted Jason Brennan to the effect that denying the franchise to certain people merits consideration. I think that to take such a proposal seriously exhibits either naïveté or ignorance—of a history not safely past but still with us. 

WJB Faced 25% Interest on Debt Ahead of Brokerage Shutdown, Bloomberg Businessweek (January 4, 2012)
The shutdown follows the collapse of MF Global Holdings Ltd., which filed for bankruptcy Oct. 31 after a $6.3 billion bet on the bonds of some of Europe’s most-indebted nations. Smaller broker-dealers may struggle amid a decrease in equity trading and face higher operating expenses tied to provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act, said James Angel, a finance professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Protect HFT cheetahs from regulatory poachers, Financial Times (January 3, 2012)
Nor did I ever consider preventing traders from merchandising their trading model. I never thought that this was somehow unfair, and I readily understood a trader’s request to gain a trading booth closer to the pit. James Angel, associate professor of finance at Georgetown University, recently said it made him shudder when he heard regulators asking: “Is it fair that people spend extra money to sit their computer right next to the stock exchange computer?” He said it showed an almost shocking ignorance of financial history.

Brief Review / Reflection: The Ethics of Voting – Jason Brennan, Englewood Review of Books (January 2012)
Well, here we are in 2012, another new year and another presidential election year. The television and internet news media are already buzzing constantly about the run-up to the November elections. But with all this buzz, how often do we think about how or why we vote, or even – GASP! – if we should be voting at all. Enter Jason Brennan’s recent book The Ethics of Voting.