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Management Faculty in the News

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

  • On Metro's New GM, Paul Wiedefeld; What Qualities Make a Good Leader?

    Robert Bies, professor of management, discussed the qualities of a good leader on WJLA’s “Good Morning Washington.”


  • Efforts to Get More Women on Public Company Boards Slow Going

    Yet, “There’s still a real dearth of women on corporate boards,” said Catherine Tinsley, a professor of management at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and faculty director of the university’s Women’s Leadership Institute. In a study she co-authored that examined more than 3,000 U.S.-based public firms, Ms. Tinsley found some companies tend to “gender-match” when they recruit new board members. “I found the biggest predictor of putting a woman on boards is if another woman just left,” she said.


  • ‘Near Misses’ Hold Valuable Lessons

    That means that airlines are missing opportunities to learn, according to research by Peter Madsen, an associate professor of organizational behavior and human resources at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah; Robin Dillon-Merrill, a professor of operations and information management at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington, D.C.; and Catherine Tinsley, a professor of management, also at the McDonough School.


  • On the Money!

    A contributed article by Catherine Tinsley, faculty director of the Georgetown University Women’s Leadership Institute: Congratulations to the U.S. Treasury Department for its recent decision to put a woman on money. Harriet Tubman is set to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill by 2020. Naturally, there is poetic justice in replacing a slave holder with a woman who fought so tirelessly for emancipation. Yet, there are two other reasons why the face of a woman on U.S. currency notes is so healthy for American culture and why this current decision does not go far enough.


  • Show Us the Money

    A contributed article by Catherine Tinsley, professor of management and director of the Georgetown University Women’s Leadership Institute: President Obama recently announced new steps to advance equal pay including a proposal that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in partnership with the Department of Labor collect and report summary pay data by gender, race, and ethnicity from businesses with 100 or more employees. This is a giant leap toward identifying and ultimately rectifying wage inequities. But before we get into the implications these data will have for wage equality, let us first explain why these data are crucial for advancing our understanding of wage dynamics.


  • Here's What Happens When Companies Wade Into Politics

    Kurt Carlson and Chris Hydock, faculty at the Georgetown Institute of Consumer Research at the university's McDonough School of Business, join Tori to discuss the economic consequences companies face when they take a position on divisive issues, and how it's easier than ever for consumers to vote with their wallets.


  • Halting Academic Incivility (That’s the Nice Word for It)

    Now comes compelling evidence that incivility does real harm. Christine Porath, an associate professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and a co-author of the Journal of Applied Psychology article, has studied the consequences of rude, bullying behavior in the workplace and published widely on the topic in the academic and popular press. She reports that incivility causes unhealthy stress not only for its targets but also for those who witness it. It derails productive work, turns away potential collaborators who would just as soon avoid the nastiness, and in general crushes souls.