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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.

  • Super Bowl the Final Act of the NFL’s Worst Season

    The Super Bowl, as always, is a near lock to be among the most-watched programs of all time. It’s not guaranteed to last forever, said George Daly, a Georgetown professor of management who consulted the NFL decades ago. “All these things are risky,” Daly said. “If you look back to, say, 1950, the NFL title game brought in less money than the Rose Bowl. Things can change.”


  • Exploring the Dark Side of Leadership

    Georgetown University professor Sunita Sah and colleagues have shown that overconfident individuals hold influence regardless of their performance.


  • I Do, If You Will: Women Prefer Their Husbands to Be the Breadwinners

    A new study authored by Georgetown McDonough Professor of Management Catherine Tinsley showed that women prefer their husbands to be the primary breadwinner, and men are good with that. Tinsley chalks it up to the fact that those gender roles have been our working model for decades, offering an established division of labor that most people have been pretty much OK with.


  • New American Apparel CEO Paula Schneider Already Under Fire; 30 Execs Question Her Leadership

    "It is extraordinarily important that she is a woman," said Catherine H. Tinsley, a management professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. "The former CEO did a few good things … but you can't substitute wonderful technology for having a bad corporate culture. This person created an incredibly sexualized culture that was obviously threatening and offensive to a large number of employees. By bringing in a woman, [the company], is sending a strong signal that this behavior is not tolerated. The symbolism of this is really important."


  • Start the New Year Focusing on Sincere Relationships at Work

    "This relational stuff is stuff we've done from our earliest memories, so we assume it's just something that's very natural," said Chris Long, assistant professor of management at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. "But in fact, to be a good relational leader takes a lot of deliberate thought." Long argues that the thoughtfulness required is worth the effort. He co-wrote a research paper, published late last year in the journal Organization Studies, that found relational leadership is key to building trust among employees.


  • Management Idea: Analysing the Boss from Hell

    The effect of having a “boss from hell” is far-reaching, say researchers Christine Porath, an associate professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and Christine Pearson, a professor of global leadership at Thunderbird School of Global Management.


  • Yahoo to Lay Off 400 in India, Invite Some to Work in U.S.

    Yahoo is reportedly cutting about 400 positions at its Bangalore, India, offices according to a Bloomberg report that cited an unnamed source. But in an interesting twist, it's offering more than 40% of the affected workers positions in the U.S. Brooks Holtom, associate professor of management at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, said eliminating jobs in India while bringing some of them back to the U.S. could promote greater efficiency and creativity at Yahoo.


  • Apparel Company Succeeding on Anti-Sweatshop Model

    Surveying the Alta Gracia project’s development thus far, a new Georgetown University report concludes the factory “is assuming the attribute of a stable business.” Barring unforeseen circumstances, the report’s authors project that the factory could begin turning a profit by as soon as next year. In other words: Knights Apparel and WRC may be proving that it is possible, under certain circumstances, to run a successful clothing factory in the developing world without depriving the factory’s employees.