Archive: Faculty

  • Telehealth Is On The Rise With Millennial Parents. Here’s Why.

    Betsy Page Sigman, Ph.D., a distinguished teaching professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and an expert in data analysis, e-commerce and information systems, says hybrid care “is the future, because it’s smart” and “there are real advantages.” Much can be done via video; for instance, a provider can see a rash. The McLean mother of four sees her daughter, a mom of three, juggling responsibilities. “It’s hard to get out, so I really see the convenience for consumers and doctors … millennials are willing to pay for that convenience, it’s important. They think of their time. The idea of hybrid care is nice because there’s credibility.”

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  • Forced Smiles At Huawei As Pressure Mounts

    Huawei will have to find alternatives to US suppliers after the stocks run out, said Arthur Dong, a professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “They (Huawei) only have two alternatives. They either can start producing some of these technologies on their own, which is going to be not easy and will take a long time. Or they’re going to have to find alternative sources to us suppliers,” said Dong.

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  • Why Returning Citizens Make Strong Entrepreneurs

    The idea that the McDonough School of Business could step up for those transitioning from incarceration into society took hold in late 2018. Pietra Rivoli, a professor and vice dean of McDonough, and Marc Morjé Howard, a Georgetown professor who is also founding director of the Prisons and Justice Initiative, felt business and entrepreneurship could provide an effective educational model post-incarceration.

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  • Apple Finds Silver Lining In iPhone Sales Drop

    Thomas Cooke, a business professor at Georgetown University, said: “They have diversified themselves in such a way that the iPhone is not so critical. It used to be, ‘tell me how many iPhone units were sold’, and that was it. Now it’s, ‘tell me about the iPhone — but tell me about all the rest’.”

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  • Research: Board Experience Is Helping More Women Get CEO Jobs

    An article by Cathy Tinsley, Raffini Family Professor of Management at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and the faculty director of the Georgetown University Women’s Leadership Institute: “The news about U.S. women’s presence in the C-suite — and especially the CEO job — has been pretty bleak. Nationwide, fewer than 5% of CEOs of public companies are women. In the Fortune 500, that number fell by 25% from 2017 to 2018, dipping from 32 (6.4%) to 24 (4.8%), before rising back in 2019.”

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  • It’s Good To Be Home Again

    An op-ed by Michael Czinkota, associate professor: “I have returned from my summer trip to Europe and report that conditions have changed. In England stood out for the views by its educated experts on money and markets. They don’t know and don’t care. New announcements and shifts are just shrugged off or, worse yet, ignored. Refusing to think or getting involved is the equivalent of Socrates’’ poisoned hemlock cup – conditions will not improve by themselves.”

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  • How Facebook’s $5 Billion Fine Stacks Up To Other Corporate Penalties

    “I think [Facebook’s settlement] takes on more historic proportions because it’s involving the tech industry and there are a lot of concerns,” says Thomas Cooke, distinguished teaching professor of business law at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

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  • It’s Good To Be Home Again, Sri Lanka Guardian

    An op-ed by Michael Czinkota, associate professor: “I have returned from my summer trip to Europe and report that conditions have changed. In England stood out for the views by its educated experts on money and markets. They don’t know and don’t care. New announcements and shifts are just shrugged off or, worse yet, ignored. Refusing to think or getting involved is the equivalent of Socrates’’ poisoned hemlock cup – conditions will not improve by themselves.”

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  • Opinion: The Big Tech Antitrust Investigation May Be A Political Game, But That Doesn’t Mean It Will End Quickly

    “Without much more information, this sounds more like the politics that the antitrust division has been playing for the last couple of years,” said Larry Downes, a senior industry and innovation fellow at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. “They know antitrust law has not changed in 20 years.”

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  • What the FTC’s $5B Fine Against Facebook Means For The Broader Crackdown On Big Tech

    That could change, according to Betsy Page Sigman, a Georgetown University professor specializing in social media and electronic commerce. “Congress is likely to do anything that will put them in a better light these days,” she said. “And I certainly think reining in some unpopular aspects of high tech behavior these days would put Congress in a better light, and give them something that would be perceived as having benefits for their constituents.”

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