Archive: Faculty

  • Jay Y. Who? Samsung Verdict May Not Matter to Family Businesses

    “Regardless of the outcome of the case, the facts clearly demonstrate a clear lack of leadership and taking responsibility,” said Thomas Cooke, professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “By his own testimony, Jay Y. Lee admits this.”

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  • Let’s Dance in the Rain

    On certain occasions and for a limited time, freedom can be sold and bought. According to Michael Czinkota, a professor at Georgetown University and the University of Kent, freedom is an effect of international marketing. “Freedom is about options. If there is no alternative, there is no freedom. A true alternative provides the opportunity to make a decision, to exercise virtue. Another key dimension of freedom is not to confine, but to allow people to go outside of the box. As a concept, freedom knows no international boundaries. But national borders usually are the box where business and government find their limits.”

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  • Enough Was Finally Enough for CEOs on Trump’s Advisory Councils

    An op-ed by Marlene Towns, adjunct professor of marketing: “Brand managers are the protectors of their respective brands. Companies go to great lengths to protect their investment in the brand and the equity built over years of careful marketing by closely monitoring the associations made and the company the brand keeps. While brand ambassadors or affiliating one’s brand with a particular event or entity can be an effective promotion tool, it is always one to be taken with great caution.”

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  • These CEOs Stuck by Trump as Others Defected. Then He Dumped Them.

    Hewson’s refusal to leave — an argument the Lockheed Martin chief should stick around for influence — probably won’t damage her image in the long run, said Robert Bies, a professor of management at Georgetown University. “That is a principled stance, as much as a principled stance as people leaving,” he said. “We need to engage with people, in this case the president, if we’re going to have any influence.”

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  • Trash-Talking: An Unexpected Double-Edged Sword

    Often, when people hear of trash-talking, it is in the context of sports or politics. What about in business? As it turns out, trash-talking among employees and CEOs is just as common, and the results

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  • Bardia Kamrad Named Senior Associate Dean for Executive Degree Programs

    Professor of Operations Bardia Kamrad has been appointed senior associate dean for executive degree programs at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. In this role, he will oversee the Executive M

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  • Trash-Talking in Business

    Recent research by professors Maurice Schweitzer, Samir Nurmohamed of The Wharton School, and Georgetown professor Jeremy Yip, considers this trend and finds that while trash-talking increases effort in competitive interactions, is decreases effort in cooperative interactions, and can harm performance when the performance task involves creativity.

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  • 3 Simple Ways to Spread Kindness in a Rude World

    Then there are the Twitter wars and politicians shouting at one another on the news. You can also blame long work hours. “Sixty percent of employees say they act uncivilly because they are overworked and stressed and don’t have time to be nice,” says Christine Porath, PhD, professor of management at Georgetown University and author of Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace.

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  • Meet the New Global Trade Leader: The European Union

    TTIP represented nearly half of the world’s GDP and, as Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce Michael Czinkota states, it was “the West’s last best opportunity to set global rules as the emerging markets continue to gain ground.

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  • Making the Wait Worthwhile

    An op-ed by John Cui, assistant professor: “Consumers spend a lot of time waiting in lines, incurring economic costs due to lost time as well as psychological costs such as boredom, frustration and anxiety. Naturally, lines are also costly for firms as they potentially result in lost sales and lower customer satisfaction.”

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