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2021 Best Undergraduate Professors: Lizhi Liu, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

March 26th, 2022

Lizhi Liu, 34, is Assistant Professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where she’s worked since 2018. She has a PhD in Political Science, an MS in Statistics, and an MA in International Policy Studies from Stanford University. She also has a BA in International Political Economy from Renmin University of China. She currently teaches Advanced International Business, an undergraduate core course; and China: Econ, Politics & Business at the graduate level.

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Should Teams Rethink What ‘Presence’ Really Means In A Hybrid Work World?

January 19th, 2022

“As our ability to pay attention in a world of distractions vanishes, it’s no wonder that our ability to be heard and understood—to convey our messages—is also threatened,” explains Turner. “Whether working with our teams and customers or communicating with our families and friends, it is increasingly difficult to break through the digital devices that get in the way of communication.”

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Letter: Purpose before profit can give brands an edge

January 17th, 2022

“A big reason that “purpose” may be important for individual brands, as well as the corporate house, is the motivation of some consumers to align themselves with brands that authentically embrace a greater mission than pure profit. For some, mostly younger audience segments, mission or purpose is the primary motivation to choose between competitive brands. So, while my household has Hellmann’s in the fridge because it makes our sandwiches and salads delicious, others may want a brand that plays an authentic role in societal issues,” said Charles Skuba, professor or the practice at the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University.

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Hedge funds oppose SEC’s reform plans after GameStop debacle

January 16th, 2022

“Speculators are not the only ones harmed when a bubble collapses. There is collateral damage to innocent bystanders including buy-and-hold retirement investors in index funds,” said James Angel, a finance professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough business school.

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Sitting Out the Season: A Record Number of Americans Say They Won’t Be Buying Holiday Gifts This Year

November 25th, 2021

Karthik Easwar, an associate professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business who specializes in consumer psychology, said he agrees that the pandemic’s economic impact has been stark and uneven…”We all experienced the pandemic, but some experiences were very different for different parts of our society — especially our workforce,” said Easwar.

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Paul McCulley says the infrastructure bill advances both capitalism and social justice

November 10th, 2021

Pursuit of a more perfect union between the equity imperative of democracy and the profit imperative of capitalism should not, and need not, always be a partisan spitting contest. America welcomes bipartisan sensibility — robust, but civil, debate in the public square, that gets good things done. The bill you will soon sign does exactly that: gets good things done. Public investment is the living infrastructure of America’s dual embrace of democracy and capitalism.

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Facebook’s New Name Draws Critics, But at Least It’s Not Tronc

October 28th, 2021

Luc Wathieu, a professor of marketing at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, said Facebook’s new name might help it create some psychological distance from its problems with consumers, though he was skeptical of that strategy’s effectiveness, or whether that was even the point.

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As 2021 World Series starts, MLB stares down a possible lockout

October 26th, 2021

“It’s a little bit of a WWE effect,” said Conway, now a professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “You got to have some drama and characters, and I think that lends to some of the opportunities they are going to have with tune-ins.”

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Why experts are worried about the Trump SPAC

October 26th, 2021

James Angel, a finance professor at Georgetown University, notes that the limited number of available shares in the days after the merger was announced meant that it wasn’t easy for investors to borrow shares to short Digital World’s stock, which can help cap a runaway stock price.

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iFit Delays Its Debut As Wobbly Stocks Send A Chill Through The IPO Market

October 10th, 2021

I spoke this week with Reena Aggarwal, who researches markets and IPOs in her work as the director of the Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy. She was quick to point out that this year’s IPO spike isn’t some isolated phenomenon. It’s inseparable from the broader surges in both valuations and deal activity that have occurred during the pandemic across public and private equities.

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The Great Disconnect: Many More Employers Than Workers Want To Return To Offices

October 5th, 2021

“Studies show that many executives are holding on to the remnants of the past and failing to see this as an inflection point in the workforce,” said Ella Washington, an organizational psychologist and professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, and the founder of Ellavate Solutions.

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