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Workforce Logiq Files for Three New Patents

June 18th, 2020

“The best data science delivers simple insights to complex questions. Location-based hiring decisions will increasingly be a key value driver in today’s volatile labor market, impacting cost, culture, and organizational performance,” said Dr. Brooks Holtom, senior associate dean, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University. “Workforce Logiq’s new location optimization tool will provide data-driven clarity, real-time guidance, and a competitive edge to hiring managers as they scale their teams post-pandemic.”

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Favorite MBA Professors Of The Class of 2020

June 17th, 2020

Alas, Allison Koester could give Mish a run for her money there. She is described as the “kindest, most driven professor at Georgetown” by Colin Miller. While Miller will never become an accountant, he does credit Koester for a feat that enhanced his marriage. “After taking Professor Koester’s accounting class, I was finally able to understand what my wife, who is a CPA, was talking about when she told me about her workday.”

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MBA Prof. Arthur Dong: Warren Buffet Valuations & MBAs

June 15th, 2020

How beneficial is an MBA when you have an undergrad business degree? What does a Warren Buffet valuation look like? Our latest guest is MBA Professor Arthur Dong, a professor of economic, financial, and managerial strategy at Georgetown’s MBA program! And stay tuned till the end when Professor Dong details his harrowing experiences doing business in post-Soviet Russia.

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It’s Time to Think Seriously About Paying Blood Donors

June 15th, 2020

This week, the Adam Smith Institute [ASI] in the United Kingdom released Professor Peter Jaworski’s Bloody Well Pay Them: The case for Voluntary Remunerated Plasma Collections. The report shows that, whatever the moral, ethical, or health case for prohibiting the compensation of New Zealand donors, New Zealand’s health system nevertheless relies on plasma provided by compensated plasma donors.

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America’s Stay-at-Home Seafood Binge Now Faces Virus Threat

June 12th, 2020

“Once consumers learn a few seafood recipes they like, they are likely to continue cooking seafood at home,” said Rebecca Hamilton, professor of marketing at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

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You Can Pay Off Credit Card Debt Faster With This Strategy

June 11th, 2020

“Your minimum payments are roughly around 2% of your balances, and missing these will hurt your credit score,” says Simon Blanchard, an associate professor of marketing at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

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Commentary: Systemic Racism, Lay It To Rest

June 10th, 2020

“At the end of the day, a social movement is only as effective as its leaders, and the most effective leaders are those willing to share power and lead from behind,” wrote Leslie Crutchfield, author of “How Change Happens: Why Some Social Movements Succeed While Others Don’t.”

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How Should You Be Talking With Employees About Racism?

June 5th, 2020

Bernard Boudreaux is the deputy director of Georgetown’s Business for Impact program, and he worked for Target Corporation for over 30 years in various corporate responsibility roles. He says asking the following questions (in a safe, maybe anonymous survey format) will offer valuable insight to companies trying to understand their own workplace cultures.

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How Companies are Becoming Creative with Accounting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 28th, 2020

Aside from monitoring new adjusted metrics, investors should also look at whether companies are piling too many negative charges into the pandemic-affected quarters in order to make their reported results look even better once the crisis is over, said Gilles Hilary, an accounting professor at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.

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New York Stock Exchange Floor Reopens, but not as you Know it

May 26th, 2020

The New York Stock Exchange trading floor reopens on Tuesday with strict new rules. WSJ’s Mark Garrison explains what’s at stake for traders as they return to work at one of the world’s last remaining trading floors during the coronavirus pandemic. [Watch an interview with Reena Aggarwal, professor of finance and director, Center for Financial Markets and Policy].

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Coronavirus is Forcing Uber to Return to its Start-up Roots

May 26th, 2020

“I think if you’re not using this time to think about strategic alternatives to reinvent at least part of your business offerings, then you’ll get passed by,” said Jason Schloetzer, a professor of business administration at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. “Everybody is trying to think about … ‘How do we need to adopt or evolve?’ because the way that we used to do things may not be applicable to the next six months or 18 months.”

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Dealing with Disruptive Dislocations

May 22nd, 2020

An op-ed by Michal Czinkota, associate professor of international business: “The global uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus disruption intensifies. Questions of human safety and business continuity reach far beyond the assessment of lock-down orders. In light of a pandemic, transmission expectations are sufficiently likely for an ongoing viral world exposure. What can be done to manage the unexpected? Which analogue situations can be of help, recourse and guidance? This commentary is based on some well-developed theories of international business, which might be usefully applied to the human condition when affected by COVID-19 transmissions.”

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1 Clear Winner of the Processed Meat Shortage

May 22nd, 2020

Ricardo Ernst, director of Georgetown University’s Global Business Initiative, thinks that fast-food chains might end up raising prices on individual burgers, though a more likely tactic would be to first stop discounting burgers and have more specials on chicken.

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The Heat: President Xi Supports COVID-19 Review

May 19th, 2020

With more than 4.7 million cases globally and some 300,000 deaths, Chinese President Xi Jinping told the World Health Organization’s annual assembly he supports a comprehensive review of the coronavirus pandemic. To discuss all of this, tonight’s panel includes Qinduo Xu, a senior fellow with the Pangoal Institution and the host of CGTN’s Dialogue Weekend; Arthur Dong, a professor with the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University; John Sitilides, a geopolitical strategist and consultant to the U.S. State Department and Nathan King, CGTN’s White House correspondent.

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The OPT Program Is in Trump’s Crosshairs; B-Schools Weigh Threat

May 14th, 2020

“At Georgetown, we created our STEM-designated management science major in our MBA because it was valuable to all of our students,” [Prashant] Malaviya tells P&Q. “It is a reflection of the future of business, of who we are and the evolution of our curriculum over time — we actually did not add or change any classes to meet the requirements of the STEM designation. In the end, the knowledge taught in our core and elective STEM offerings are valuable to employers around the world, and having this designation on our students’ transcripts will certify to employers that Georgetown MBAs are prepared to lead their workplace into the future.”

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The Pandemic Helped Topple Two Retailers. So Did Private Equity

May 14th, 2020

Clothing is an almost entirely discretionary purchase, dependent not just on cycles within the economy but on consumer taste and the images of the brands themselves. Private equity funds often find themselves “seduced a little by the hypified names,” said Sandeep Dahiya, an associate professor of finance at Georgetown University.

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Are More Airline Bankruptcies Looming in Latin America?

May 12th, 2020

After learning that the Colombian airline Avianca is the first to declare bankruptcy due to the paralysis caused by the pandemic, Xavier Serbiá talks with José Guerrero Cusumano, professor at the Georgetown University Business School, about other airlines that have problems and if more bankruptcies are approaching (translated from Spanish).

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Favorite Business Professors of The Class of 2020

May 12th, 2020

Since the first day of class freshman year, Professor Ronald Goodstein has been an invaluable mentor to me and every student who walks through his door. His passion for marketing is palpable – he often spends hours analyzing promotional displays at grocery stores and can recall (almost) every ad he’s ever seen.

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Do Bank Branches Have a Future? Pandemic Reveals Ultimate ‘A/B Test’

May 6th, 2020

That in-person interaction between a small-business owner and a banker can be hard to replicate digitally, said James Angel, professor of finance at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “One of the big things with small-business credit is the relationship with the banker, where they really understand the person in a way that is much harder to digitize than a generic consumer,” he told Banking Dive.

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The Heat: U.S. Approves Drug to Treat COVID-19

May 5th, 2020

China and the United States are beginning to slowly reopen while continuing to deal with the devastating impact of the virus. But there’s some promising news about a potential treatment for COVID-19. The U.S. has approved the use of the antiviral drug Remdesivir to treat certain coronavirus patients….Arthur Dong is a professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

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Are CMOs Failing Brands or Are Brands Failing CMOs?

May 5th, 2020

And we may soon be adding “crisis management” to the list of skills CMOs are expected to have, thanks to the disruption the pandemic has caused throughout retail, said Karthik Easwar, associate teaching professor of marketing at Georgetown.

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