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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.

  • How Lori Malcolm Built the HR Department of Checkers — Starting with One Crucial Step

    Brooks Holtom, associate professor of management at Georgetown University, said that HR executives should always consider why their organization exists and how the company measures success. "Then immediately after that, how does human capital enable that success?" Holtom said. "Wherever humans make an important contribution, the human resources group has to really understand and have a strategic voice in enabling that."

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  • Online Dating: Can Apps and Algorithms Lead to True Love?

    The report mentions the research of Rebecca Heino, teaching professor of management at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, including her work on image management and online dating as a marketplace.

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  • Putting Family Before Work: Why Google CFO’s Choice Was Such a Shocker

    In an op-ed, Professor of Management Catherine Tinsley discusses her research on attitudes toward traditional gender roles in light of Patrick Pichette’s recent decision to retire from Google.

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  • Wage Inequality in the Workplace

    As you may know, International Women’s Day was this past Sunday! And it's a day to recognize and celebrate gender equality. Catherine Tinsley, a Professor of Management at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business and the Executive Director of the Georgetown University Women’s Leadership Initiative, stopped by to tell us more about how women face wage inequality at the workplace.

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  • Super Bowl the Final Act of the NFL’s Worst Season

    The Super Bowl, as always, is a near lock to be among the most-watched programs of all time. It’s not guaranteed to last forever, said George Daly, a Georgetown professor of management who consulted the NFL decades ago. “All these things are risky,” Daly said. “If you look back to, say, 1950, the NFL title game brought in less money than the Rose Bowl. Things can change.”

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  • Exploring the Dark Side of Leadership

    Georgetown University professor Sunita Sah and colleagues have shown that overconfident individuals hold influence regardless of their performance.

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  • I Do, If You Will: Women Prefer Their Husbands to Be the Breadwinners

    A new study authored by Georgetown McDonough Professor of Management Catherine Tinsley showed that women prefer their husbands to be the primary breadwinner, and men are good with that. Tinsley chalks it up to the fact that those gender roles have been our working model for decades, offering an established division of labor that most people have been pretty much OK with.

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  • New American Apparel CEO Paula Schneider Already Under Fire; 30 Execs Question Her Leadership

    "It is extraordinarily important that she is a woman," said Catherine H. Tinsley, a management professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. "The former CEO did a few good things … but you can't substitute wonderful technology for having a bad corporate culture. This person created an incredibly sexualized culture that was obviously threatening and offensive to a large number of employees. By bringing in a woman, [the company], is sending a strong signal that this behavior is not tolerated. The symbolism of this is really important."

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  • Start the New Year Focusing on Sincere Relationships at Work

    "This relational stuff is stuff we've done from our earliest memories, so we assume it's just something that's very natural," said Chris Long, assistant professor of management at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. "But in fact, to be a good relational leader takes a lot of deliberate thought." Long argues that the thoughtfulness required is worth the effort. He co-wrote a research paper, published late last year in the journal Organization Studies, that found relational leadership is key to building trust among employees.

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