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Undergraduate VCIC Team Advances to Global Finals
Undergraduate VCIC Team Advances to Global Finals

On Saturday, Feb. 25, Georgetown McDonough’s undergraduate Venture Capital Investment Competition team won the Mid-Atlantic VCIC. The team, which comprises Peter Mahoney (B’18), William McDonald (...

Pitch Competition Showcases Social Entrepreneurs
Pitch Competition Showcases Social Entrepreneurs

On February 14, the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative hosted the social impact pitch competition, “Entrepreneurship: A Force for Good.”...

Christine Porath
Master Civility in the Workplace
Master Civility in the Workplace

Master Civility in the Workplace

Christine Porath, associate professor of management at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, has been instrumental in...

Giving Permission to Fail Motivates Increased Sales and Productivity
Giving Permission to Fail Motivates Increased Sales and Productivity

Awarding annual bonuses and paying employees based on goal achievement have long been considered the main way to motivate performance, but there could be another way to increase productivity in...

American-Made Companies Worried about Proposed Border Tax
American-Made Companies Worried about Proposed Border Tax
Hart Schaffner Marx isn't unique, said J. Bradford Jensen, a professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. Most people think of companies as either importers who sell...
Larry Downes
Listen, Technology Holdouts: Enough is Enough
Listen, Technology Holdouts: Enough is Enough
An op-ed by Larry Downes, project director of the Center for Business and Public Policy: “Even as fanatic customers can be counted on to line up outside the Apple store for the latest iPhone, there...
Christine Porath
Why a Toxic Workplace is Now a Much Bigger Liability for Companies
Why a Toxic Workplace is Now a Much Bigger Liability for Companies
Research has shown that consumers don't need to experience bad treatment themselves to think twice about buying from a company. Christine Porath, a professor at Georgetown University's...
Team Trump to Share Power in Trade Policy
Team Trump to Share Power in Trade Policy
The “central role played by Froman appears to be more dispersed in the Trump administration,” Bob Vastine, a senior fellow at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, told Bloomberg BNA.
Ricardo Ernst
Trump's Strategy to Calculate the Deficit
Trump's Strategy to Calculate the Deficit
Donald Trump considers changing the format of how the trade deficit is calculated. Removing a crucial component would make the U.S. deficit appear larger. The administration could use this tactic...
The Most Innovative Companies of 2017 by Sector
The Most Innovative Companies of 2017 by Sector
Two companies, Sweetgreen and Social Tables, which were founded by Georgetown McDonough alumni were listed on The Most Innovative Companies of 2017 by Sector.
Meet the Georgetown Startup for Professional Gamers... And Their Parents?
Meet the Georgetown Startup for Professional Gamers... And Their Parents?
When Emre Ruhi and Dan Tasch started Microcoaching in March, they were worried that investors wouldn't immediately understand the idea, that they would toss it aside and ignore it.
Falling Unemployment Leads to Rising Wages, Right? Not So Fast.
Falling Unemployment Leads to Rising Wages, Right? Not So Fast.
An op-ed by Marcia Miceli, professor of management at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business: “The unemployment rate remains below 5 percent in the United States. Will pay rates...
Larry Downes
Apple vs. FBI One Year Later: Still Stuck in Limbo
Apple vs. FBI One Year Later: Still Stuck in Limbo
"The consensus among security and privacy and legal experts was that was a terrible idea," said Larry Downes, project director for the Center for Business and Public Policy at Georgetown...
Fed Poised for 3 Rate Hikes in 2017 Following Yellen's Capitol Hill Visit
Fed Poised for 3 Rate Hikes in 2017 Following Yellen's Capitol Hill Visit
An op-ed by Sumit Agarwal is the William G. Droms Term Professor of Finance: “Since Janet Yellen became chair of the Federal Reserve, there have been significant improvements in the key macroeconomic...
Ricardo Ernst
Mexico: Cars and the Trump Effect
Mexico: Cars and the Trump Effect
“With cheap labor and trade deals with 44 countries, is that enough to counteract the Trump effect on the auto industry? We discussed it with Ricardo Ernst.”
How Close to Trump Is Too Close for Boeing?
How Close to Trump Is Too Close for Boeing?
The call, made via speakerphone in Trump’s New York office, appeared to catch Muilenburg off-guard. Yet the unusual situation, raising questions of the integrity of the government bidding process,...

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