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OPIM 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.

  • ‘Near Misses’ Hold Valuable Lessons

    That means that airlines are missing opportunities to learn, according to research by Peter Madsen, an associate professor of organizational behavior and human resources at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah; Robin Dillon-Merrill, a professor of operations and information management at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington, D.C.; and Catherine Tinsley, a professor of management, also at the McDonough School.

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  • U.S. Manufacturing Sector Attracting Foreign Investment From Asia, Europe

    “Companies are coming to the U.S. for proximity to the U.S. market and technological innovation,” said Shiliang Cui, assistant professor of operations and information management at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

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  • 'Made in the USA' Is Making a Comeback

    On CNBC’s Squawk Box Asia: Georgetown University McDonough School of Business' Shiliang Cui shares survey findings that reveal more non-U.S. firms are switching to manufacturing in the U.S.

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  • Vendor Alliance Programs Benefit Colleges and Students

    Betsy Page Sigman, a distinguished teaching professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, augments her classes in data management and Big Data with technology provided by SAP, Splunk, Tableau Software and Qualtrics. Sigman is also the co-author, with Erickson Delgado, of the forthcoming second edition of Splunk Essentials. “I want to make sure students are familiar with the current tools out there because the world of data is changing so fast,” she says.

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  • Facebook Hires Google 'Moonshot' Exec for R&D

    "Being at DARPA, which created the Internet, makes this an especially interesting hire," says Betsy Page Sigman, professor of operations and information management at Georgetown University. "Her background shows an ability to switch gears on major projects. It's as important to know when to pursue something as when to cut bait."

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  • Marco Rubio Makes Huge Push to Gain Millennial Voters

    This is not an uncommon trend for Rubio says Dr. Betsy Sigman, an expert in technology, social media, electronic commerce and information systems as well as a teaching professor at Georgetown University. "I would say Marco Rubio seems to be leading other Republican candidates in terms of the number of followers, with the exception of @realDonaldTrump, who is a media phenomenon for many reasons," said Sigman.

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  • Facebook Backs Obama's Terror Fight, Stays Mum On How To ‘Make It Harder’ For ISIS

    While Clinton called out American companies, there are also several international networks that have millions of users and have previously taken action. For instance, WeChat and Weibo attract millions of Chinese users in the United States and abroad. “It’s an essential part of the lives of young Chinese millennials,” said Betsy Page Sigman, a professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

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