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COVID-19

10 Ways You Can Telework Better

March 17th, 2020

An increasing number of companies are encouraging or requiring employees to work remotely in response to the emerging outbreak of the novel coron…

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A Surge in Telecommuting Could Jeopardize Economic Growth

March 4th, 2020

Brooks Holtom, senior associate dean of strategy, finance, and organization and professor of management, discusses whether more people working from home during the coronavirus outbreak will help or hurt the economy.

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Why Leaders Should Focus on Fixing Their Companies Before Asking Women to Make Changes

March 2nd, 2020

An op-ed by Fiona Macaulay, entrepreneur-in-residence, Georgetown Entrepreneurship: “The message of Michelle King’s, Director of Inclusion at Netflix, new book launched this month, The Fix: Overcome the Invisible Barriers That Hold Women Back At Work, couldn’t be simpler or more blunt: women have been sold a bill of goods. They’ve been convinced they need to fix something that isn’t broken. And that something is themselves.”

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Bad News for Silicon Valley: William Barr is Taking Control of Antitrust Probes

March 2nd, 2020

Barr, who at age 69 is serving his second stint as U.S attorney general, also has few deterrents to waging an aggressive attack, said Hal Singer, an antitrust economist and adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s business school. “Barr doesn’t need future gigs so he can pursue the tech platforms without worry about his future income,” Singer said.

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Working Women Are ‘Engine of This Economy’ but Struggle to Make Ends Meet

March 2nd, 2020

In panel discussions, academics, government officials and advocacy organization leaders addressed the problems facing families and possible solutions. A common thread throughout the program was the significance of working women. Melissa Bradley, co-founder of Ureeka and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, said 80% of financial decisions are made by women and “single women, in general, drive the economy.”

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Column: Early Voting is a Terrible Idea, and California’s Primary Proves it

March 2nd, 2020

Meanwhile, the idea that your preferred policies would triumph if everyone voted is, at best, unproven and probably unlikely. As Jason Brennan, a professor at Georgetown University and co-author of “Compulsory Voting: For and Against,” told Governing, “There’s a widespread belief among Democrats that compulsory voting would deliver more states to Democrats.” But, he explains, “It turns out that’s not true. The people who vote and the people who don’t vote are roughly the same in terms of their partisan preferences.”

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How Does Coronavirus Impact Online Commerce?

February 29th, 2020

The coronavirus is spreading throughout the world, causing fear of investors, falling stock markets and causing operational disruptions in many industries. The debate with José Guerrero-Cusumano, professor at the Georgetown University School of Business.

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Will Coronavirus Cause a Global Recession? We Still Don’t Know.

February 28th, 2020

“It’s a potential threat to the global economy as it goes on longer,” Rohan Williamson, a professor of finance at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, told me. Supply chains can deal with disruptions for a few weeks, relying on supplies they have saved in house. But if it continues past that, he said, “it becomes a little more troubling.”

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How Business Education Will Change in 2020 and Beyond

February 27th, 2020

“The business of business education is rapidly changing, mostly in response to the fast pace of change in the world,” says Paul Almeida, dean at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington, DC.

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Ready or Not, Amazon’s HQ2 is About to Redefine the D.C. Area’s Startup Economy

February 26th, 2020

While Amazon says it plans to build out a 2.1-million-square-foot development with two 22-story buildings and hire 25,000 workers in the area over the next 10 years, the ripple effects of its presence are expected to be far more vast, says Jeff Reid, the founding director of the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative. “The announcement put D.C. on the map within the tech scene,” adds Reid, who expects Amazon will attract more tech companies to startup in the area. “It illustrated that the region is poised for growth and going to be a major hub.”

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How Coronavirus is Infecting the World Economy

February 26th, 2020

With the world’s economy more interdependent than ever – how are governments and business leaders handling the crisis? And will we be prepared if the virus – and its economic effects – continue to spread? We speak to Arthur Dong, professor at Georgetown University’s School of Business in Washington, D.C. and advisor to U.S. firms operating in China.

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4 Ways to Identify Toxic Employees Before Hiring Them

February 24th, 2020

As Christine Porath wrote for Harvard Business Review, look for signs of civility. “Understanding how the candidate behaved in the past will help you assess whether they’ll be civil when they come work for you,” Porath wrote. All of the above references will get at the heart of their true values.

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Here’s Why the $13 Billion E-Trade Deal Makes Sense for Morgan Stanley

February 21st, 2020

“E-Trade really is a bank these days just like Morgan Stanley,” Georgetown University McDonough School of Business associate professor James Angel said. “And the nice thing about adding these commercial bank deposits is they are really cheap so a company like Morgan can borrow or lend on the market rate but bank deposits are sticky and not as interest rate sensitive.”

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Should CEOs Stay on the Board After They Step Down?

February 20th, 2020

“The Conference Board’s latest report on CEO succession practices, coauthored by Georgetown University professor Jason Schloetzer, finds that “while common in the past, this practice [keeping the departing CEO on the board] has become less prevalent.” The report says that among the biggest manufacturing and nonfinancial companies—those with revenue exceeding $20 billion—60% explicitly require the exiting CEO to resign from the board on departure. With or without an explicit policy, clean-break transitions happened last year at big companies including MetLife, Weyerhaeuser, and Schlumberger, for example.”

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Did the Boy Scouts Violate Their Own Honor Code by Filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy?

February 20th, 2020

“They have this internal code that dictates you behave in particular ways – included among those is keeping your promises,” said Peter Jaworski, who teaches ethics at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “For the reasons they’ve publicly said they’re filing for bankruptcy, it looks on its face like it’s a violation of the Boy Scouts code.”

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The Economic Impact Of The Coronavirus: A Time Bomb?

February 13th, 2020

Before the battle of the governments of the world to contain the impact of the spread of the virus, the origin and the spread occur in a country that is intimately related to supply chains around the world. The discussion with José Guerrero-Cusumano, professor at the Georgetown University business school. Translated from Spanish.

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Tesla Raises Capital Two Weeks After Elon Musk Said It Wasn’t Needed

February 13th, 2020

“It’s not surprising when a company does a re-offering when the stock price is high,” said Reena Aggarwal, a professor of finance and director of the Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown University. “They raise debts when interest rates are low. When market conditions are right, it makes sense for companies to raise capital.”

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Caring for a Senior Loved One: How to Encourage Family Participation

February 13th, 2020

Another tool: “There are several multi-functional caregiver apps, with some including a way to keep family members updated on the day-to-day status of a loved one,” says Diane Ty, senior partner and director at AgingWell Hub, a program at Georgetown University’s Business for Impact, where various organizations collaborate to help seniors. She recommends Caring Village, CaringBridge and Lotsa Helping Hands.

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The Coronavirus: A New Risk of Trade

February 8th, 2020

An op-ed by Michael Czinkota, associate professor: “Over the past three generations, analyses of trade have indicated that speed of innovation and change is supportive of improved living standards. Growth of a country’s international trade has typically been more rapid than growth of the domestic economy.”

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What is 5G?

February 7th, 2020

Larry Downes, Georgetown University senior industry and innovation fellow, explained the various differences between wireless network generations. Going from 2G to 3G, he said, made phones into devices that could not only make calls but also allow users to browse the internet at faster speeds and download videos. When 4G became available, internet browsing speeds got even faster and video quality improved significantly.

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Want To Be A Good Leader? Go Home!

February 7th, 2020

Furthermore, the researchers found that employees were “1.1 times more likely to stay with an organization” if their bosses encouraged them to take breaks and vacations and exhibited those behaviors themselves. “Our research,” wrote Tony Schwartz and Christine Porath, “suggests a deceptively simple formula for leaders: the better you take of your people — and yourself — the better they will take care of the business.”

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Six Ways To Be A More Thoughtful Leader

February 7th, 2020

Gibbings cited Georgetown University’s Associate Professor of Management Christine Porath who found that respect tops the charts for employees.

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What Is 5G?

February 4th, 2020

Larry Downes, Georgetown University senior industry and innovation fellow, explained the various differences between wireless network generations. Going from 2G to 3G, he said, made phones into devices that could not only make calls but also allow users to browse the internet at faster speeds and download videos. When 4G became available, internet browsing speeds got even faster and video quality improved significantly.

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When You Host The Super Bowl, Every Minute Is A Commercial

February 4th, 2020

“The economic impact to a city, be it Miami or any other city, is quite significant because you have hundreds of thousands of people descending onto one city, who are going to spend a certain amount of money,” said Arthur Dong, a business professor at Georgetown University. “Whenever you have visitors come in from outside the city there is a huge net inflow of tax revenue into the city’s coffers.”

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Despite Super Bowl LIV’s Marketing Deja Vu, Several Ads Break Out

February 3rd, 2020

“Tide was noticeably clever with four spots bringing back it’s ‘later fashion’ in unexpected but appropriate spots throughout each of the four quarters,” Simon Blanchard, professor of marketing at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, said in emailed comments. “It’s a lot of repeated exposure and really added to the impact for people who had seen the first commercial.”

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Exploring The SEC Plan That May Change How Over-The-Counter Securities Are Quoted

February 3rd, 2020

“The Commission should explicitly state…that broker dealers may quote securities traded on the OTCQX, OTCQB, and Pink-Current sections of the OTC market without any additional regulatory requirements or record-keeping burdens,” wrote Jim Angel, associate professor of capital markets at Georgetown. “These market segments already have explicit publicly-available information requirements. Broker-dealers should be able to rely on the listing status of such securities without any additional record keeping requirements.”

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Super Bowl Ads

February 3rd, 2020

Ronnie Goodstein, associate professor of marketing, discusses Super Bowl advertisements.

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Auto Brands’ Super Bowl Spots Dominated By Drive-By Celebs

February 2nd, 2020

“Almost every single car commercial looks like every other car commercial,” said Christie Nordhielm, a marketing professor at Georgetown University. “You could literally take the brand name out of one and put it on another.… It’s the same thing over and over again.”

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Trump And Reagan: Whose Trade Policy Wins?

January 31st, 2020

An op-ed by Michael Czinkota, associate professor: “After signing the United States – Mexico – Canada agreement and ‘Phase 1’ of the China trade deal, President Trump has now moved his international trade focus onto some of the closest U.S. allies, the European Union. During the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, he proposed tariffs on auto imports from the EU, on wines, cheese, yogurt, and handbags from France, and on whiskies from Ireland.”

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