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Syracuse University’s Whitman School Welcomes New Faculty

Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management (Whitman School) has added three faculty members to its team for the 2018-19 academic year.   Robert Arscott is an assistant professor of finance whose research primarily concerns the interaction of corporations and…

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Whitman Research Newsletter – Summer 2018

The Whitman Research Newsletter highlights awards, honors, new research and more from Whitman’s research faculty. It is published bi-monthly. Send your research inquiries/highlights to Michel Benaroch, associate dean for research and doctoral programs. Awards and Honors Cathy Maritan, associate professor of…

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Syracuse University’s Professor Burak Kazaz Appointed Chair of Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society’s iFORM Special Interest Group

The Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (MSOM) Society announced at its annual meeting June 28 in Dallas, Texas that Burak Kazaz, Steven Becker Professor of Supply Chain Management at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, has been named new…

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Professor Gary La Point and the Syracuse University Brass Ensemble Soak in the Spirit of Bluegrass State

When James T. Spencer, director of the Syracuse University Brass Ensemble (SUBE), turned to accept the applause at the 2018 Great American Brass Band Festival (GABBF) in Danville, Kentucky, he joked to himself, “Now what do we do for an…

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Whitman School Establishes/Appoints Associate Dean for Global Initiatives

Gene Anderson, dean of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, announced the creation of a new leadership position, associate dean for global initiatives, appointing Eunkyu Lee, professor of marketing to the role effective July 1. The new position was…

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Faculty and Staff Honored at the Whitman School Annual Awards Ceremony

Several members of the faculty and staff of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University were honored at a ceremony May 15, including: Whitman Research Awards Whitman Research Fellow Award Erasmo Giambona Associate Professor of Finance Falcone Chair in Real Estate…

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Narcissistic Leaders Alienate Their Employees, Threaten Their Self-Esteem

Having a narcissistic leader can frustrate and demotivate employees, but can their demeaning and self-interested tendencies be controlled? A new study finds that narcissistic leaders can deviate from their trait tendencies to achieve their goals, challenging the idea that narcissists…

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Whitman Research Newsletter – Spring 2018

The Whitman Research Newsletter highlights awards, honors, new research and more from Whitman’s research faculty. It is published bi-monthly. Send your research inquiries/highlights to Michel Benaroch, associate dean for research and doctoral programs. Awards and Honors Alejandro Amezcua, assistant professor of…

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First-of-Its-Kind Report Estimates En Primeur Wine Prices Using Weather and Market Data

A report by Burak Kazaz, Steven R. Becker Professor of Supply Chain Management at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, along with M. Hakan Hekimoğlu Ph.D. ’16, assistant professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lally School of Management, released…

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Award-Winning Study Explores How Best to Dole Out Supplies in Wake of Humanitarian Crisis

According to UNICEF, more than three million children under the age of five die annually from severe malnutrition. What’s more, hunger affects approximately 20 million children around the globe. During a humanitarian crisis, such as child hunger, the focus is…

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Why the Company You Keep in Early Fundraising Matters

Entrepreneurs may want to think twice before selecting founders and investors for their businesses. New entrepreneurship research from Professor Alexander McKelvie of Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management and Professor Eun-Jeong Ko ’17 Ph.D. of Silberman College of Business at Fairleigh Dickinson…

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Seven Things You Can Do With the $5 You Earn From the Whitman Behavioral Lab

The Behavioral Laboratory at Syracuse University‘s Martin J. Whitman School of Management is offering a way for students to earn extra cash in their spare time. The Behavioral Laboratory, located in Whitman School in room 010, aims to produce relevant, cutting-edge research. As…

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Rochester-area Businessman Establishes Second Endowed Professorship to Help Attract and Retain Exceptional Faculty to the Whitman School

Syracuse University Trustee Edward “Ed” Pettinella ’76 MBA recently endowed a new junior faculty professorship at the university’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management. The $2 million gift will establish and maintain the new Edward Pettinella Assistant/Associate Professorship in Business.…

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Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises Ranked in Top 10 for Research Impact

A new study of entrepreneurship research impact ranked the entrepreneurship department at Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management #8 globally. Among the top 50 schools ranked, based on a citation analysis of published entrepreneurship articles, are Harvard University, Stanford University,…

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Whitman Research Newsletter – Fall 2017

The Whitman Research Newsletter highlights awards, honors, new research and more from Whitman’s research faculty. It is published bi-monthly. Send your research inquiries/highlights to Michel Benaroch, associate dean for research and doctoral programs. Awards and Honors Johan Wiklund, Al Berg Chair…

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New Faculty Members Join the Whitman School

Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management has added seven faculty members to its team for the 2017-18 academic year. Joel Carnevale is assistant professor of management, who will teach management and organizational behavior courses. His research interests include employee…

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New Whitman School Dean on Strategic Planning and the Future of Business School Education

Eugene “Gene” Anderson, the new dean of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, is spending his first few days, weeks and months listening to the Whitman School community. So far, he is seeing and hearing opportunity,…

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Executive Perk Disclosure Leads to Unintended Consequences, According to New Study

A study forthcoming in Contemporary Accounting Research examined executive compensation disclosure rules and their effect on pay practices in corporations, finding the rules can have important – and sometimes unintended – consequences. “People generally think that more disclosure and transparency…

Maria Minniti: Developing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurial Leaders

From an early age, Maria Minniti, director of the Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society (IES) and the L. Bantle Chair of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, was interested in exploring what causes…

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New Study Shows College Graduates Tend to Start Businesses Near Their Alma Maters

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from four major universities, including Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, find that those who graduate from metropolitan universities tend to start businesses where they go to school. The same study finds those…

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Whitman Research Newsletter – Spring 2017

The Whitman Research Newsletter highlights awards, honors, new research and more from Whitman’s research faculty. It is published bi-monthly. Send your research inquiries/highlights to Michel Benaroch, associate dean for research and doctoral programs. Awards and Honors Erasmo Giambona, the Michael Falcone…

Joseph Comprix’s Commitment to Academia Accounts for Student Success Both on Campus and Online

Academia wasn’t the initial profession the Whitman School’s Joe Comprix pursued, but he would come to realize it was the one for which he was best suited. Scores of students and a list of accolades bear evidence. “When I was in my…

Entrepreneurship Conference Brings Together Leading Scholars at Top Universities

The Whitman School of Management hosted the Great Lakes Entrepreneurship Network (GLEN) conference May 18 – 20. This was the fourth edition of the conference, with Western University’s Ivey Business School originally founding the event in 2011. The GLEN Conference was subsequently held at Ohio State’s Fisher College…

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Eugene “Gene” Anderson Appointed Dean of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management

A results-driven, accomplished business education leader with a record of innovating new programs, increasing graduate student enrollment and building a diversely talented team of faculty will join Syracuse University as the new dean of the Martin J. Whitman School of…

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Socially-Responsible Research Earns Production and Operations Management Field’s Highest Honor

The Production and Operations Management Society awarded the 2017 Wickham Skinner Prize, its highest research honor, to Burak Kazaz, The Steven R. Becker Professor of Supply Chain Management, The Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence and…

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Late-Life Entrepreneurs on the Rise According to New Entrepreneurship Study

Research Concludes Older Entrepreneurs Prioritize Quality of Life over Financial Gain Traditionally, young men have led the way when it comes to new small business start-ups, but new research from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management suggests an…

Research Finds Distributors Can Improve Profits by Investing in Wine Futures

Supply chain research from Syracuse University‘s Martin J. Whitman School of Management finds that a wine distributor can significantly improve its profits by investing in wine futures, in addition to bottled wine. The numerical analysis of the study illustrates an approximate 21 percent improvement…

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Whitman School Professor Receives Inaugural Fulbright Distinguished Chair Award

Johan Wiklund to Conduct Research at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia  Johan Wiklund, the Al Berg Chair and professor of entrepreneurship at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, has been granted the inaugural RMIT Fulbright Distinguished Chair in…

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Whitman Research Newsletter – January/February 2017

The Whitman Research Newsletter highlights awards, honors, new research and more from Whitman’s research faculty. It is published bi-monthly. Send your research inquiries/highlights to Michel Benaroch, associate dean for research and doctoral programs. Awards and Honors Burak Kazaz, the Becker Professor…

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Novel Research Demonstrates Financial Benefit for Distributors Who Invest in Wine Futures

New supply chain research from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University shows a wine distributor can significantly improve its profits by investing in wine futures, in addition to bottled wine. The study’s numerical analysis demonstrates an…

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Whitman Entrepreneurship Professor Appointed Editor-In-Chief of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice

Johan Wiklund, the Al Berg Chair and professor of entrepreneurship at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management will transition to the role of editor-in-chief for Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, the second most influential journal in the field of…

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Whitman Research Newsletter – Oct. – Dec. 2016

The Whitman Research Newsletter highlights awards, honors, new research and more from Whitman’s research faculty. It is published bi-monthly. Send your research inquiries/highlights to: Michel Benaroch, associate dean for research and doctoral programs. Awards and Honors Maria Minniti, the Bantle Chair…

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Novel Research Demonstrates Improvements in Board-Level IT Governance in Firms that Experience Cyber Incidents

New research from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University finds that when companies experience operational IT failures, such as a data breach, they make changes to their boards of directors in order to improve oversight and monitoring…

Whitman School Establishes Institute for Entrepreneurial Society

New program made possible with $1.75 million gift from Charles Koch Foundation  Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management is establishing the Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society (IES) supported by a $1.75 million grant from the Charles Koch Foundation.…

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Whitman Research Newsletter – September/October 2016

The Whitman Research Newsletter highlights awards, honors, new research and more from Whitman’s research faculty. It is published bi-monthly. Send your research inquiries/highlights to: Michel Benaroch, associate dean for research and doctoral programs. Awards and Honors Natarajan Balasubramanian, associate professor of…

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Workshop Focuses on Entrepreneurship and Mental Health

The entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises department held a workshop Oct. 7-8, to discuss papers that have been accepted for an Academy of Management Perspectives special issue titled, “Entrepreneurship and Mental Health.” Participants included clinical psychologists, as well as leading management…