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OPIM 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.

  • EBay Spins Off PayPal Into Fast-Changing World Of Mobile Payments

    "PayPal made it possible for people to pay on the Internet," recalls Betsy Page Sigman, a business professor at Georgetown University. "So they didn't have to bring out their cards ... every time they wanted to buy something on the Internet. And that was particularly important for eBay, because eBay merchants and customers engage in a lot of transactions."


  • For Time Warner Cable, More Network Means More Problems

    Though the completion of a merger with Comcast is many months away—at least 2015, according to the latest predictions from Comcast’s chief executive, Brian Roberts—a merger between the two largest Internet Service Providers in the country and the eventual unification of their networks and back-end systems “could increase the likelihood of a massive super outage,” says Betsy Page Sigman, Ph.D., of the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.


  • Undergraduates and Faculty Honored at Tropaia Ceremony


    Seniors earning top academic and service honors were recognized at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Tropaia Exercises Friday, May 16, 2014,


  • And More Real Estate

    Apparently it was a big week for recognizing real estate stars. Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business hosted its annual Real Estate Luminaries Event April 23. (See page 63)


  • Netflix CEO Reed Hastings 'Learned His Lesson' After First Price Hike

    "I think that he, Reed Hastings, definitely learned his lesson from the last go-round in 2011," Marlene Morris Towns, a Professor of Marketing at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, told Benzinga. "I think it was a great textbook example of what not to do, how not to make a change, how not to make a price increase. So either he learned or the people around him learned how to do it better this time."


  • A Factory Can Become Too Lean, but Never Too Fit

    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.


  • Why the CEO-Chair Split Matters

    "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.


  • Building Classroom Communities with Google+

    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.