Media Mentions

Guided by the mission of impacting practice and informing debate, Georgetown McDonough faculty and staff regularly lend their thought leadership to the press. Additionally, students often share their advice and experiences to educate others about the McDonough community and how they are making an impact on the world.

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.

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.”

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?

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.”

Georgetown University MSF Update – Opening Residency

January 14th, 2020

The Georgetown University MSF program has been really good about posting frequent articles on their site about the various aspects of their program. One thing that I always liked about the schools with their opening residency program, where students come to campus and work on a case study together. This is a great opportunity, especially for students in the online program, to bond and meet each other. Students also take part in an global consulting program, providing both international experience and another chance to build relationships.

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.

In A Burger World, Can Sweetgreen Scale Up?

January 4th, 2020

The first Sweetgreen opened in 2007, in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington. Mr. Neman, a recent Georgetown University undergraduate, had studied abroad in Sydney, Australia, and was inspired by its food culture. “It was cool to live an active, healthy lifestyle,” he said. “The trendy spot was the healthy cafe.” Back home, he enlisted two entrepreneurial classmates, Nicolas Jammet and Nathaniel Ru, and the three spent their senior year refining the idea in their dorm rooms and raising seed money from friends and family. Sweetgreen’s first location opened a few months after graduation, in an abandoned hamburger joint on M Street.

Top B-School Deans Share Resolutions For 2020

December 31st, 2019

Paul Almeida, dean and William R. Berkley chair at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, says the new year is a time to “reflect upon the core values that define our Georgetown University community.” The McDonough School of Business, a Jesuit school, exists to serve students and alumni, Almeida says, something he always tries to keep in mind. “We must train our students to not only learn disciplines and skills, but also to continuously seek a better understanding of the complex world in which we live,” he says. “Perhaps the greatest contribution to our students’ formation is to guide them in their commitment to do right by themselves and the world.

Maryland Should Follow D.C.’s Lead On Youth Rehabilitation

December 27th, 2019

Despite the punitive correctional atmosphere of the 1990s and 2000s, Tyrone [Walker] earned his GED and enrolled in college with the help of a Pell Grant. Eventually, he tutored other young adults in the system, from learning how to read to GED prep. After being incarcerated for over 24 years, Tyrone was released last year. Since then, he has graduated from Georgetown University’s Pivot Program and now is an associate at the Justice Policy Institute using his life experiences and knowledge of the research to inform his work on sentencing reform for young adults.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

Meet The 51 Women Competing To Be Miss America 2020

December 17th, 2019

Jade Glab hails from Belmar, New Jersey, and studied at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. She now combines two of her biggest passions — music and health — to empower children through a social-impact initiative.

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.”

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.””

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.

30 Under 30 – Social Entrepreneurs 2020

December 3rd, 2019

While studying abroad in 2016, someone slipped drugs into Danya Sherman’s drink and took advantage of the situation. But she turned that trauma into triumph by creating a cocktail napkin that changes color when it comes in contact with just a few drops of liquid laced with drugs. In addition to participating in the Target Accelerator, she has received support from Kairos and Halcyon House.

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.”

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.

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.”

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.

Georgetown University MSF Update

December 1st, 2019

The Georgetown University MSF admits students from a variety of backgrounds and ranges of work experience. Over 40% of admitted students didn’t study business or finance, showing that this program is suitable for non-business students as well as those who have a traditional business background. The range of current employers is also impressive.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Meet DC Inno’s 2019 50 On Fire Inno Blazer Winners

November 22nd, 2019

Georgetown Entrepreneurship’s rebranding has come on the back of one of its most successful years yet. It opened a new Venture Lab in WeWork Metropolitan Ave., doubled its team’s size, added new pitch competitions with record prizes and graduated the inaugural class of its Pivot Program for formerly incarcerated Washingtonians. To top it off, Georgetown’s MBA entrepreneurship program was ranked No. 3 globally for “exceptional entrepreneurial skills” and “most creative graduates.”

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.”

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.

Community Projects Are A Win-Win For EMBA Students And Society

November 18th, 2019

Sachin Nagrani, who recently graduated from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington DC, went to Colombia to help former Farc rebels market their coffee to global supply chains. Working with coffee farmers might seem unrelated to Nagrani’s current role at a digital healthcare start-up, but he took away important lessons about being attuned to business problems — a skill he applies to his new venture. “We learnt from them that the ideas we might get from textbooks may not be executable, given other constraints,” he says.

The Heat: RCEP Trade Deal

November 18th, 2019

It’s called the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership or RCEP. It includes 10 ASEAN countries and five of its major trading partners: China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. Together, the fifteen countries aim to create a massive trading bloc covering a third of the world’s gross domestic product. Until recently, India was expected to sign onto the deal. But, Prime Minister Narendra Modi withdrew, saying the pact would hurt its farmers, businesses and consumers. With or without India, the deal is expected to be signed next year. To discuss all of this: Atul Aneja is the China Associate Editor for the Indian daily newspaper, The Hindu. Arthur Dong is a professor in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. Saruhan Hatipoglu is CGTN’s Global Economics Analyst and the CEO of BERI. Steve Keen is a distinguished research fellow with University College London and author of “Debunking Economics.”

Sanders’s Tax Would Hit Small Investors

November 17th, 2019

The economic case against the tax is persuasive, too. According to a study of Mr. Sanders’s proposed FTT by Georgetown economist James Angel, the tax could reduce retirement savings by as much as 8.5% over a typical worker’s lifetime. These significant losses for ordinary investors may be one reason why the Obama administration’s economic team, which considered proposing its own FTT, ultimately decided against it.

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You Can Now Test Your Implicit Bias At Business School

November 16th, 2019

Log on to a computer. Take a test. Different faces come up on the screen. You distinguish the old from the young. That’s Harvard’s Implicit Association Test (IAT) and that’s how MBA students at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business test out their implicit bias in one of their very first classes at the school.

Become A Speechwriter And Reduce Stage Fright

November 13th, 2019

There, article author, Sarah Gershman, speaker coach and professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, describes how several independent research studies have shown that the actions we do to be generous to others, called altruism, help us experience lower levels of stress and anxiety. When we do things in order to be good to others, we are thus rewarded by ourselves getting better emotional and mental health.

How Change Happens: Why Do Some Social Movements Succeed and Others Fail?

November 12th, 2019

What does (and doesn’t) work in building the better world we dream about? Why do some movements for social change succeed while others fizzle or even fail? For considering these questions, one of the most helpful resources I have found recently is the book How Change Happens by Leslie Crutchfield. She is the executive director of Georgetown University’s Global Social Enterprise Initiative. She and her team have researched some of the major recent movements for social change in the United States to find common patterns.

Georgetown MBA Grads Set Another Pay Record

November 12th, 2019

“With a tailored approach to the search process, the MBA Career Center strives to deliver on each student’s individual goals for earning their MBA,” says Doreen Amorosa, associate dean of McDonough Career Services, in a news release from the school. “Building from our recent Bloomberg Businessweek ranking of having the best-trained graduates in the world, we expect to continue to match the best talent to highly sought-after employers.”

New Generations Handling Wealth In Very Different Ways, Federal News Network (November 11, 2019)

November 11th, 2019

While entrepreneurship is on the rise, and is more often being considered as a go-to for people hoping to ensure their family’s comfort and help the world, it can be incredibly difficult and stressful to understand what to actually do with money once you have it. To learn more about how entrepreneurs should save and spend their money, we spoke with William Finnerty, managing director and private wealth manager at UBS Private Wealth.

Why Alabama And Mississippi Have Suddenly Gone In Opposite Directions

November 9th, 2019

Our approach to Labor Department data was similar to that used by economists Bradford Jensen, Dennis Quinn and Stephen Weymouth at Georgetown University to analyze how trade and unemployment shape presidential elections. They found rising unemployment and increasing vulnerability to trade in an area hurt incumbent presidential candidates.

Georgetown’s Dahiya: College Endowments Have Terrible Returns

November 5th, 2019

That was the stunning finding of a paper by Poets&Quants’ Professor of the Week, Sandeep Dahiya of the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, along with David Yermack of New York University Stern School of Business. Their working paper, “Investment Returns and Distribution Policies of Non-Profit Endowment Funds,” was published in May by the European Corporate Governance Institute.

In Defense Of Basic Economy: Yes, It’s A Good Deal

November 5th, 2019

Rebecca Hamilton, a marketing professor at Georgetown University, said people don’t perceive Basic Economy as cheaper when they’ve already paid their airfare but then have to whip out their credit card again and again to buy headphones or check bags.

Even For Whistleblowers, Silence Is Golden

November 2nd, 2019

“People are often too quick on the trigger. Unless your office is literally on fire, I think it makes sense to slow down a little bit and start gathering the facts,” said Thomas M. Tripp of Washington State University. Tripp coauthored the article with Jeroen Stouten of KU Leuven University, Robert J. Bies of Georgetown University, and David De Cremer of the University of Cambridge and National University of Singapore.

Scholarship To Honor Professor John Dealy’s Commitment To Gender Equity In The Technology Industry – Georgetown McDonough School Of Business

November 1st, 2019

This month, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business established the Dealy Scholarship, a merit-based award for students who exemplify the values of gender equality in technology, finance, consulting, or other business fields. Prashant Malaviya, Senior Associate Dean of MBA Programs at McDonough, says, “Gender equity is important to the future of business—whether in an MBA program or a corporate boardroom, there is tremendous value in diversity and inclusion … We are excited to begin awarding the Dealy scholarship to individuals who show [this] commitment.”

It’s Not The Women, It’s The Workplace

October 31st, 2019

As Catherine Tinsley and Robin Ely write in the Harvard Business Review, “on average, the sexes are far more similar in their inclinations, attitudes, and skills than popular opinion would have us believe. There are “sex differences in various settings, including the workplace—but those differences are not rooted in fixed gender traits. Rather, they stem from organizational structures, company practices, and patterns of interaction that position men and women differently, creating systematically different experiences for them.”

How An MBA Can Further A Career In Social Impact

October 31st, 2019

Tory Paez (MBA‘20) entered business school with a desire to combine her consulting experience with her passion for social impact. Throughout her time at Georgetown, she has pursued classes, experiences and projects that have furthered her passion for a career in social impact, and the skills needed to be successful. She shared how she is using her MBA to build the skills she needs for a successful career in social impact, and how her time at Georgetown is helping her achieve that goal.

What Is A Certified Regulatory And Compliance Professional (CRCP)?

October 29th, 2019

To get the CRCP, candidates must complete two weeks of course work through the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. They will work with world-renowned professors from the McDonough School of Business and Law and with experienced industry practitioners and regulators. In addition to the two weeks, professionals must complete pre-course reading and casework.

FT Masters In Management Ranking 2019: Analysis

October 27th, 2019

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington DC this year launched its first MiM, designing a curriculum with a focus on technology and innovation. The first cohort of 31 students started the 11-month program in July. Evelyn Williams, the course’s academic director, says the course was created because the school identified a need for students with bachelors degrees to learn the language of business in order to bridge the gap between school and the world of work.

Shareholders Versus Stakeholders: The Case of Nutella

October 23rd, 2019

“Social progress and business success are compatible.” A number of years ago, that statement by Georgetown University School of Business Professor Ricardo Ernst may not have been accepted by many business leaders, who have often been criticized for their unflagging focus on “money, money, money.”

Episode 59: Location? Location… Location! Where Is Your B-school And Does It Matter?

October 23rd, 2019

In this MBA podcast episode, we welcome special guest Shelly Heinrich, the associate dean of MBA admissions and director of marketing at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Heinrich leads the MBA Admissions team in both its marketing and operational strategy to build awareness, recruit, yield, and retain the Full-time and Flex MBA programs. She also develops the integrated marketing strategy for the team and manages the internal marketing team and external marketing firm in the execution of its initiatives.

Should There Even Be A Market Data “Debate?”

October 23rd, 2019

Jim Angel, professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University the market data issue is extremely thorny and will likely be debated for some time. “We have been arguing over market data for over a century, and we will continue to argue over it for the next century,” Angel said. “Data is the new oil. Good data are essential for fair and orderly markets. The problem is how we define property rights in data. Right now, we have nationalized the top of book and last sale into Stalinist collectives known as NMS plans. We clearly need to improve the governance there.”

The Douglas Dynasty

October 22nd, 2019

Talib Shakir, Pivot Program fellow, appeared in an interview with Diane Sawyer in a series, The Douglas Dynasty, about Cameron Douglas and surviving prison.

3 Steps To Prevent Employee Turnover

October 21st, 2019

Professors Brooks Holtom of Georgetown University and David Allen of Texas Christian University recently developed an index to measure turnover propensity. According to Holtom and Allen’s research, there are two primary drivers behind employee turnover: turnover shocks and low job embeddedness. Turnover shocks are incited by events such as marriage or a change of leadership that cause workers to re-evaluate whether or not they should remain at the company. Job embeddedness, on the other hand, relates to how strongly connected workers feel to the workplace. Job embeddedness tends to plateau when workers lack deep social ties in the workplace.

Can Uber And Lyft Survive If California’s Worker Protections Go Nationwide?

October 18th, 2019

“Right now they are both in the mode of ‘let’s capture market share,’ and the bottom line is less important than capturing revenue and market-share growth, but once you become a public company and you have to release your earnings every quarter, people will be very closely monitoring your earnings,” Reena Aggarwal, a professor of finance and director of the Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business told MarketWatch in May, regarding to the companies initial public offerings. “There is going to be a lot of focus on that. They will have to raise prices, because of the pressures.”

Georgetown Names Its Next Cohort Of Entrepreneurs-In-Residence

October 17th, 2019

“Georgetown Entrepreneurship has announced its ninth annual cohort of entrepreneurs-in-residence, with the addition of an expert-in-residence. The initiative is a part of the university’s McDonough School of Business and acts as a liaison between students with biz goals and the real world of entrepreneurship.”

50 Business School Deans Supporting Immigration Reform

October 15th, 2019

Some 50 business school deans have signed on to an Oct. 15th letter addressed to President Donald Trump and other leaders in Washington, D.C, to make it easier for skilled immigrants to come to the U.S. and stay here through work visas. All 50 agree with a newly released white paper that current anti-immigration rhetoric and policies are harming the long-term competitiveness of the U.S….Here are the 50 deans who signed the statement…Paul Almeida, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University.

The T-Mobile / Sprint Merger Should Be Stopped, Say Antitrust Experts

October 10th, 2019

Hal Singer, an economist at Georgetown University and one of the authors of the paper, says he thinks there is a strong case for blocking the deal. “What is so remarkable about this case is that DOJ’s complaint doesn’t pull any punches on the competitive harms” of reducing the number of carriers from four to three, Singer says. “That puts a huge burden on the DOJ’s settlement” to prove the complicated requirements on T-Mobile and Dish will actually preserve competition.

The Myth Of Deglobalization

October 9th, 2019

An op-ed by Ricardo Ernst, Baratta Chair in Global Business and director, Global Business Initiative: The Economist Michael O’Sullivan argues in his new book “The Leveling: What’s Next After Globalization” that globalization is dead. As long-standing scholars of globalization and competitiveness, our response to that alleged demise was uttered most appropriately 122 years ago by American writer and humorist Mark Twain, who exclaimed: “The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.”

Symposium Aims To Help Nonprofits Improve

October 8th, 2019

The symposium’s keynote speaker will be Leslie Crutchfield, executive director of Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Crutchfield is a senior adviser for the consulting firm FSG and co-authored the book “Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits.”

Los Angeles Could Ban All E-Cigarettes And Vaping Devices

October 8th, 2019

“We really did get the rates down pretty low, and then this e-cigarette thing happened and it all kind of blew up again,” said Gael O’Sullivan, an expert in health marketing at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. “As unfortunate as these illnesses or deaths are, it’s a tipping point where it really is a public health emergency.”

4 Tips for Building a Unique Personal Brand

October 7th, 2019

An op-ed by Fiona Macaulay, entrepreneur-in-residence, Georgetown Entrepreneurship: “For entrepreneurs, especially young entrepreneurs, there’s no buzzier buzz word than “personal branding.” You’re starting a company, you don’t have much in the way of a conventional advertising or marketing budget, and there’s the social media you grew up on just waiting to be leveraged, for free, to get the word out about your new product or service.”

Is The NCAA’s Abusive Wage Cartel Finally Going Down?

October 4th, 2019

An op-ed by Hal Singer, adjunct professor: “In late September, an advocate for college athletes told a federal antitrust workshop that by ensuring that collegiate players who make millions for their schools don’t get paid a penny above tuition, room, and board, the NCAA is operating nothing less than a wage-setting cartel.”

Washingtonian Tech Titans

October 2nd, 2019

Melissa Bradley, managing partner, 1863 Ventures, and adjunct professor, McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University: In late 2018, 1863 Ventures was created out of Bradley’s earlier effort called Project 500. That previous business accelerator helped 527 minority entrepreneurs get their companies under way. Like Project 500, 1863 Ventures is aimed at helping “new majority” businesses in the region, but its broader goal is far loftier: to create $100 billion of new wealth for new-majority entrepreneurs by helping them found, fund, and successfully expand their companies.

Investors Flee ‘Trifecta Of Woe’ For Stocks

October 2nd, 2019

None of this really surprises Robert Shapiro, a senior fellow at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy and the chairman of Sonecon, a Washington, D.C., economic advisory firm. Subscription required.

The Bias That Can Cause Catastrophe

October 2nd, 2019

Catherine Tinsley, at Georgetown University, has found a similar pattern in people’s responses to natural disasters like hurricanes. If someone weathers one storm unscathed, they become less likely to purchase flood insurance before the next disaster, for instance.

What Is Portion Balance?

October 1st, 2019

You’ve heard of portion “control,” but what do you know about portion “balance?” Stephanie Ho has the story [with] Diane Ty, Portion Balance Coalition leader [of Business for Impact, and] Stephenie Fu, CNPP.

4 Quick Questions With Matthew Cypher

September 30th, 2019

Matthew Cypher is the director of the Steers Center for Global Real Estate at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. During his time at Georgetown, he has created numerous experiential learning opportunities for students. Prior to joining Georgetown, Cypher was the director of underwriting at Invesco Real Estate and a member of the firm’s investment committee and investment strategy group.

How Impeachment Probe May Impact Markets

September 26th, 2019

Robert J. Shapiro, senior fellow at the Georgetown University Center for Business and Public Policy, joins Akiko Fujita on ‘The Ticker’ to discuss how President Trump’s impeachment probe may impact markets.

What Science Tells Us About The Psychology Of Whistleblowers

September 26th, 2019

This insight comes from research conducted by Marcia Miceli and Janet Near, who examined data from individuals who reported wrongdoing in governmental organizations through the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board. Generally speaking, they found that whistleblowing tended to coincide with higher tenure and rank within an organization.

To Survive, Faraday Future Really Needs Investors To Buy Its Dream

September 24th, 2019

“It’s probably a little late,” said Rohan Williamson, professor of finance at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, about FF’s prospects. “The vehicle is nice. They have a unique approach. But I’m not sure if enough investors can get enough capital to get it done to go to the mass production model, which is at least three or four years down the road.”

The Secret To Trade Policy Success

September 24th, 2019

An op-ed by Michael Czinkota, associate professor: “University teaching is again in session. As in past summer and fall semesters I teach international business at both Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and at Kent University in Canterbury, U.K.”

IPO Delays: Why Unicorns Push Back Public Debuts

September 24th, 2019

“That’s why Google went public when they did,” says John Jacobs, executive director of the Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy. “The thing that forced Google to go public didn’t force Uber and those guys to go public. So a lot of these companies are delayed in the private market much, much longer.”

WeWork Gets Two New CEOs: “This Is Artie. He’s The Adult In The Room”

September 24th, 2019

Artie Minson, according to a person familiar with the company, is a polished executive who represents a “sober choice” for WeWork. Minson studied accounting at Georgetown University and earned his master’s in business administration from Columbia Business School. As an accountant, he worked at Ernst & Young before starting work in the media industry.

New MBA Program Announces Fellowships In Entrepreneurship And Fintech

September 20th, 2019

Georgetown McDonough has announced two new fellowships that will continue to push the school’s MBA grads to the top of their fields. The school will welcome its first entrepreneurship fellowships this fall, and the inaugural recipient of the fintech fellowship will arrive in 2020.

Celebrity Chef And Coronado Resident Melissa D’Arabian Authors Book On Faith And Food, Coronado Island News (September 20, 2019)

September 20th, 2019

[Melissa] D’Arabian described her decision to attend Georgetown University to pursue her MBA. “I was in my junior year of college when Mom passed away and she is buried in Rockville, Maryland. I wanted to be near her and still establish my own identity. At Georgetown I could be close to Mom. At the same time, I wanted to be in international business, be an acquisition attorney, and Georgetown has a good law school which teaches global thinking and Washington is an international city. I was 21 when I graduated from college and 22 when I went to business school. I just wanted to be near her. Of course that’s the 50-year-old me looking back at me when I was 20.”

Looking For Female CEOs? Consider Board Service As A Qualifier

September 20th, 2019

Women’s board involvement “is a way of breaking this logjam” in the CEO pipeline, said Catherine H. Tinsley, professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and faculty director of the university’s Womens Leadership Institute in Washington, D.C. They are the authors of the Georgetown University study.