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FLASH FRIDAY: Re-Imagining Reg NMS

January 17th, 2020

Reg NMSs influence has extended beyond U.S. market centers. The rest of the world is moving towards a Reg NMS framework, said James Angel, associate professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Europe is trying to harmonize banks, and there have been similar efforts in Canada, Australia, and Japan, Angel noted. Regulatory thinking has gone towards a Reg NMS world.

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What It Takes To Make Clothes In The USA

January 17th, 2020

Production rapidly shifted away from the U.S. in the 1990s, when about half of the nation’s clothing was domestically manufactured, says Pietra Rivoli, an economist at Georgetown University and author of “The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy.”

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Your Vote Almost Certainly Won’t Matter. On Election Day, Work And Donate Your Earnings.

January 17th, 2020

An op-ed by Jason Brennan, Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Term Associate Professor: “Voting looks and feels good, but it does not mean you have done any good. If you want to help others, spend Election Day working and then donate your earnings to a GiveWell.org charity. You’ll do thousands of times more good than any voter.”

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Episode 10: Finding God In Business

January 15th, 2020

Prof. Robert Bies of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business joins us for a conversation about the intersection of faith and business. We address such questions as: Why are faith and business often perceived to be incompatible? What is the importance of power and influence skills? How can we think about decision-making from a Catholic and Ignatian perspective?

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BlackRock’s Fink Pressed To Take Action Over Words In Dumping Fossil Fuels

January 15th, 2020

Fink’s pledges — including a “commitment to accountability,” proxy pressure on boards and actions to avoid thermal fossil fuels — “have teeth” compared to a high-level commentary on sustainability only a year earlier, said Leslie Crutchfield, executive director at Georgetown University’s Business for Impact center. “Yes, more-progressive advocates for [environmental, social and governance] investing will say BlackRock is late to the parade, but this [year’s letter] is not lip service.”

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Everything You Need To Know To File Your 2019 Taxes

January 7th, 2020

Thomas Cooke, a business professor at Georgetown University, said the tax law changes for 2019 are minimal. Without the spending package passed by Congress in December, we’d be holding steady with the changes already implemented via the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017.

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Secrets To Confidence For Every Woman Leader

December 23rd, 2019

Another remarkable perspective comes from Catherine Tinsley of Georgetown University and Robin Ely of the Harvard Business School, who have studied gender differences extensively and found no discernable differences between women and men when it comes to confidence in the workplace. Their work points to workplace structure and unconscious bias as the real impediments to women’s advancement. Tinsley and Ely believe that women don’t speak up because their ideas are scrutinized to a greater degree than men’s are.

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Investing In Rural America

December 23rd, 2019

During a presentation at the 13th annual DTN Ag Summit earlier this month, McKenna explained the perennial challenges investors run into when trying to finance rural America: conservative borrowers, a gap in financial awareness and scale.

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B-Schools Predict What 2020 Has In Store

December 23rd, 2019

Simon Blanchard, Beyer Family associate professor and director of the MBA Certificate for Consumer Analytics and Insights at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, says 2020 will see continued leaps in technology in the areas of artificial intelligence and machine learning — and how those affect business and business education will present an interesting challenge….Blanchard’s colleague, Shelly Heinrich, associate dean of MBA admissions at Georgetown McDonough, is one of the only respondents to focus solely on what the new year has in store for business schools themselves. Heinrich, who is also McDonough’s director of marketing, says the struggles of the full-time MBA will continue to be well-discussed — but MBA programs will persevere, particularly because they continue to be lucrative for graduates. And waiting for a recession before applying to B-school may not be the wisest course of action.

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How AI Helps Parents And Schools Keep An Eye On Kids

December 23rd, 2019

Jason Schloetzer, associate professor, discusses how AI-powered tools monitor young people’s online communications and aim to keep them safe from bullying, self-harm and violence. But the technology raises concerns about privacy and accuracy.

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8 HR Predictions For 2020

December 23rd, 2019

Christine Porath, Ph.D., associate professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, agrees. “It’s in leaders’ and organizations’ best interest to create workplaces where people can thrive. Organizations are starting to separate themselves by being known for their culture.”

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Boeing Made These Shrewd Moves To Fend Off Investor Revolt. Will it Last?

December 18th, 2019

No ifs, ands, or buts. The company has taken a big hit over the MAX, and the decision to stop making the plane—however long the hiatus lasts—is serious. “For them to halt production means there are sales that are permanently lost,” says James Angel, professor of finance at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

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How To Boost Sales Of Fair Trade And Sustainable Goods

December 11th, 2019

An article by Neeru Paharia, associate professor of marketing: “Want to sell fair trade and sustainable products? Use made-to-order production and see how consumers respond favorably when given choice and voice in the development of goods they want.”

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Bellevue-Based T-Mobile Hauled Into Court Over Mega-Merger

December 4th, 2019

“Critics of the pending merger like economist Hal Singer, an anti-trust expert at Georgetown University, argue price hikes are likely coming for low-income consumers like Atkins if the merger goes through. “You have two carriers who really focus on the prepaid segment – that’s Sprint and T-Mobile, Singer said, “and so it’s just basic economics that if you go from a duopoly to a monopoly prices are going to higher.””

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Museums Don’t Call It The Freer/Sackler. Call It The National Museum Of Asian Art

December 4th, 2019

Georgetown University marketing professor Karthik Easwar likes the change, but disputes the museum’s description of it. “I don’t think this is a rebrand. It is a renaming, it is making it more clear what this place is offering. It is clarifying and communicating the brand’s promise that you would not have known from the names Freer or Sackler,” Easwar said.

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The Bear Without ‘Bull’

December 3rd, 2019

An op-ed by Michael Czinkota, associate professor: “There is often a strong desire for partisanship both in our domestic and global thinking. Russia keeps being framed as our most vile adversary. Such thinking has much historic background. Of particular worry has been competition in technology ― one can still recall the Russian leadership reputation effects of the space launches of Sputnik, the electric ball, and Laika, the space dog. It took the successful North Pole transit of the U.S. submarine Nautilus to re-declare the American advantage.”

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Meet Georgetown McDonough’s MBA Class Of 2021

December 2nd, 2019

“We have deliberately built an MBA Career Center that relies on certified career coaches who provide our students with individualized career planning throughout the program,” Malaviya explains in a 2019 Q&A with Poets&Quants.

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Growing Pains

December 2nd, 2019

While potentially useful for developing “national character” as the plan proposes, investing in community service and sports participation will not quickly transition the country towards a more sustainable economic path. In an interview with the HPR, Jean François Seznec, non-resident senior fellow at the Global Energy Center for the Atlantic Council and adjunct professor at the Georgetown McDonough School of Business and John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, explained that other objectives like transforming Saudi Arabia into a technological center, while seemingly viable, are not cost-efficient strategies given the pressing timeline. “They’re not going to make iPhones in Saudi Arabia.”

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Decade In Review: ‘Big Tech’ Gains Enormous Power

December 2nd, 2019

“These companies complete our sentences on our phones and emails, recommend us items to purchase, and remind us when we need to exercise,” says Jason Schloetzer, professor at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.

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Black Friday And Waiting In Lines

November 29th, 2019

A recent Georgetown University study by business professors John Cui and Sezer Ulku found that the longer the line, the more money you’re likely to spend.

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Big Tech Investigation Focused On Abuse Of Data, DOJ Antitrust Chief Says

November 26th, 2019

A specific example of potentially problematic behavior by a big tech company that could catch Delrahim’s eye could be that “Facebook refused to give [relevant data] to application providers that Facebook thought to be rivals,” said Hal Singer, an antitrust expert and Georgetown University adjunct professor.

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Apple Card? Google Checking Account? Why Big Tech Wants To Be Your Banker

November 26th, 2019

“Imagine your personal financial assistant, who basically keeps track of your spending but also integrates with other information on your life,” says James Angel, a finance professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Because it knows your location, it can tell what store you’re in, guess what you’ll buy, and alert you to places that sell it cheaper. Or it might warn you not to enter a particular store because your bank account is particularly low.

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The Catholic Church Takes Lessons From Business Management

November 24th, 2019

The teaching in Rome is provided by Le Moyne College, a private Jesuit college in upstate New York, and two Jesuit business schools: Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington DC and Barcelona’s Esade Business School. The programme is designed for anyone with a leadership position in the Catholic Church, not just Jesuits. Running a course for senior religious leaders is a first for the management professors from McDonough. But Paul Almeida, the school’s dean, says the curriculum for the school’s core MBA program has long revolved around teaching about having a greater purpose in one’s work. Subscription required.

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Use This Simple Psychological Trick If Productivity Culture Has Made It Impossible For You To Relax

November 22nd, 2019

Over the course of several studies, our research with Georgetown professor Neeru Paharia found that the majority of Americans today consider being busy a status symbol. When asked to review hypothetical descriptions of people, Facebook posts, and letters from friends, subjects consistently associated indications of busyness with being more competent and ambitious, more sought-after in the job market, and having greater wealth and social status. This thinking seems to be culturally dependent, however, as a group of Italians we tested held a more traditional view linking leisure and free time with higher status.

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Georgetown McDonough Class Of 2019 Reports Continued Success

November 20th, 2019

“We are proud of our latest career successes beyond our record salary placements,” said Doreen Amorosa, associate dean of McDonough Career Services. “The true ROI of the McDonough MBA is that it prepares our graduates for a lifetime of success, providing them the knowledge, tools, and network to make a difference for years to come.”

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Report: Number Of Women CEOs Declines, And Personal Misconduct Leads To Record CEO Firings

November 20th, 2019

“A buoyant market environment and quality leadership development programs are likely key contributing factors to the lengthening of CEO tenure and the overwhelming elevation of insiders to the CEO position,” said Jason Schloetzer, Associate Professor of Business Administration at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and a co-author of the report.

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