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.
As far as gambits go, affixing a website to the same era that the movie it promotes takes place seems like a safe bet. “Nostalgia is generally hugely effective,” says Marlene Towns, a professor of marketing at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. “It seems like no matter what the generation, no matter what the time period, people are always longing for some previous era that was a kinder, gentler time.”
An op-ed by Michael Czinkota, associate professor: “There is broad historic agreement that the World Trade Organization (WTO) has been one the most successful international institutions; its membership accounts for more than 98 percent of world trade. However, today’s global economic landscape is changing rapidly, coupled with retrenchment and distancing from multilateral agreements. Combined, these factors impact the discernible value and role of the WTO going forward.”
Nic Jammet is Co-Founder and Chief Concept Officer of sweetgreen, the destination for simple, seasonal, healthy food. Nicolas graduated from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where he met fellow sweetgreen co-founders and co-CEOs, Nathaniel Ru and Jonathan Neman.
James Angel, associate professor of finance in the Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, said other investment firms have used a similar strategy to monetize industries in decline. “Alden is doing what I would call a pure liquidation strategy — which is, ‘no new investment and sell off what you can while you can,’ ” he said.
Marlene Morris Towns works as an adjunct professor of marketing at the Georgetown University School of Business. She said the Commonwealth's famous brand "Virginia is for Lovers" has likely been damaged by the recent controversy. "I think that this has really marred the image of Virginia," she said. "And, it will take some time to heal and it will take some time to recover as a brand."
Commercials in the Super Bowl serve as a good barometer of how things are going in the country. So what was the big picture and major takeaways from this Sunday’s commercials? WJLA-TV takes a closer look with Marlene Towns, adjunct professor.
At the SHRM 2018 Conference, Christine Porath, associate professor, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University led a session on “Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace.” Porath is the author of a book by the same title and gave a popular TED Talk on the topic. In her science-backed talk, Porath shares surprising insights about the costs of rudeness and shows how little acts of respect can boost your professional success, and your company's bottom line.
An op-ed by Arthur Dong, distinguished teaching professor: Chinese New Year 2019 begins on Tuesday, but economic conditions may put a damper on the jubilation. As the trade discussions between the United States and China enter a critical phase, it is becoming clear that China’s economy has taken a hit as a result of the ongoing trade tensions.
The SEC must have been well aware that something was happening, speculated James Angel, associate professor of finance at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “They would be the dumbest critters on the regulatory planet if they did not inform the SEC.”
A blog post by Leslie Crutchfield, executive director, Global Social Enterprise Initiative: “Each of the triumphant movements in How Change Happens managed to strike this balance. To curb smoking, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids forged a vast coalition of grassroots membership groups such as the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, American Medical Association, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and more. For LGBT marriage, Freedom to Marry ploughed a path to victory coordinating with ACLU, Anti-Defamation League, GLAD and GLADD, Lamba Legal and others. These networked leadership groups provided a mix of guidance and support from the top, while pushing resources to—and preserving autonomy among—state and local groups.”
In the category of non-MBA graduate business programs, Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business ranked No. 5. American University’s Kogod School of Business and George Washington University also ranked in the top 50, coming in at No. 39 and No. 45, respectively.
“There are all kinds of information-sharing arrangements,” said Jim Angel, a finance professor at Georgetown University in Washington. “The real question is, What is ValueAct going to be doing for Citi?”