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Management Faculty in the News

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business’s distinguished faculty members regularly provide thought leadership through various media outlets. They share research insights and commentary on business news.

  • Show Us the Money

    A contributed article by Catherine Tinsley, professor of management and director of the Georgetown University Women’s Leadership Institute: President Obama recently announced new steps to advance equal pay including a proposal that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in partnership with the Department of Labor collect and report summary pay data by gender, race, and ethnicity from businesses with 100 or more employees. This is a giant leap toward identifying and ultimately rectifying wage inequities. But before we get into the implications these data will have for wage equality, let us first explain why these data are crucial for advancing our understanding of wage dynamics.

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  • Here's What Happens When Companies Wade Into Politics

    Kurt Carlson and Chris Hydock, faculty at the Georgetown Institute of Consumer Research at the university's McDonough School of Business, join Tori to discuss the economic consequences companies face when they take a position on divisive issues, and how it's easier than ever for consumers to vote with their wallets.

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  • Halting Academic Incivility (That’s the Nice Word for It)

    Now comes compelling evidence that incivility does real harm. Christine Porath, an associate professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and a co-author of the Journal of Applied Psychology article, has studied the consequences of rude, bullying behavior in the workplace and published widely on the topic in the academic and popular press. She reports that incivility causes unhealthy stress not only for its targets but also for those who witness it. It derails productive work, turns away potential collaborators who would just as soon avoid the nastiness, and in general crushes souls.

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  • This Is Why It’s Taking So Excruciatingly Long to Get More Women on Boards

    Researchers from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University have identified one big problem that stymies efforts to boost the ranks of female directors. It’s quite simple: women are more likely to be appointed to seats vacated by other women. When men step down, they are more likely to be replaced by men… “Our work underscores the importance of creating a pipeline of talented women in the workplace,” said Catherine Tinsley, the study’s author faculty director of Georgetown’s Women’s Leadership Institute, in a statement.

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  • Why Airlines' Recovery Is About More Than Just Oil Prices

    Mergers have reduced the number of major U.S. airlines by half, and the Big Four — American, Delta, United and Southwest — control about 85 percent of capacity. That consolidation has helped stabilize the industry, said Rob Britton, principal at consulting firm AirLearn. With fewer players, he said, there’s less chance of one going rogue. “We’re not seeing the same kind of goofy pricing decisions,” said Britton, an adjunct professor at Georgetown. “There’s been a maturation of thinking.”

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  • How to Avoid Hiring a Toxic Employee

    A contributed article by Christine Porath, associate professor of management: Nothing is more costly to an organization’s culture than a toxic employee. Research shows that rudeness is like the common cold — it’s contagious, spreads quickly, and anyone can be a carrier.

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