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Whitman Celebrates Women’s History Month 2021

Whitman Celebrates Women’s History Month 2021 In honor of Women History Month 2021, the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University celebrates women at Whitman. Highlighted are Whitman community members celebrated for their contributions to history, culture and society. Students Whitman NYC…

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Does Machine Learning Pose a Risk to the Benefits of Sentient Human Decision Making in Organizations?

It is well accepted that machine learning benefits organizations in terms of speed and the volume of information that can be processed. Businesses, hospitals, schools and countless other organizations have come to rely on machine learning algorithms to make decisions…

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IES Postdoctoral Researcher Works to Shows Data-driven, Localized Solutions Bring Innovation Forward

“Serendipitous.” That’s what Zachary Rodriguez, Ph.D., calls the opportunity to join the Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society (IES) at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management as a postdoctoral researcher. And, while that’s probably the last word most would use…

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Assistant Teaching Professor Elizabeth Wimer Draws Out the Entrepreneurial Spirit in Her Students

Adrianna Kocak ’19 was, by her own admission, the “smart kid” at her Syracuse high school, and she thrived on that. But, when she chose to attend Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, she quickly realized that there…

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Assistant Professor Cristiano Bellavitis Sees Opportunities for Entrepreneurs in Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and ICOs

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship Cristiano Bellavitis, Ph.D., has been around the world and back, living in and visiting a variety of places from his native Italy to New Zealand. When he joined the faculty at the Martin J. Whitman School…

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Entrepreneurial Professor’s New Book Uses Whitman Research and His Own ADHD Diagnosis to Help Entrepreneurs Harness Their Super Powers

Most people think of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as a negative, but Professor of Entrepreneurial Practice John M. Torrens G’93 (A&S), Ph.D. has a different take, showing that many aspects of the disorder can be turned into a positive.…

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Assistant Professor of Marketing Shares Her Fascination With Data-Driven Marketing

Number-driven data has always been fascinating to Hyoryung Nam, Ph.D., who joined the faculty at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management as an assistant professor of marketing in August 2020.  “Data matters. Data is the basic building block…

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Assistant Professor Drawn to Whitman’s Niche Appreciation of Quantitative Marketing, Cross Section of University Researchers

Assistant Professor of Marketing Meheli Basu, Ph.D., was drawn to Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management because she knew that many of her peers were involved in exactly the type of work she, too, was interested in. “Quantitative…

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Podcast: Syracuse University Talks Business

Podcast: Syracuse University Talks Business A collaborative podcast about the innovations, challenges and opportunities in the modern business world and their impact on other industries. Syracuse University Talks Business is produced by Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management.…

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Professor Fatma Sonmez-Leopold Named to Poets and Quants Top 50 List

Fatma Sonmez-Leopold, Ph.D., assistant professor of finance at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management was honored as one of the 2020 Top 50 undergraduate business professors in the world by Poets and Quants for Undergrads, a higher education…

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Professor Emeritus Mohamed Onsi Remembered for Leading Broader Approach to Business Studies, Expanding Graduate Programs

The Syracuse University community mourns the loss of the Whitman School’s Professor Emeritus Mohamed “Mo” Onsi, who passed away in November. As a member of the faculty, he made a significant impact over his 42 years at the school, widening…

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In the News and Trending: Are You Better Off Now Than Four Years Ago? It May Be More Complicated Than You Think

In the News and Trending: Are You Better Off Now Than Four Years Ago? It May Be More Complicated Than You Think Politics and the Perception of Economic Well-being So, are you better off today? It’s a quintessential question that…

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Post-Doc’s Appreciation for Veterans, Entrepreneurship Shapes Career Path

Mirza Tihic’s ’03 (A&S), ’04 (ECS), ’06 MBA, G’19 (SoE) interest in helping military veterans and their families stems from the peace the U.S. military helped to bring to his native Bosnia in the mid-1990s. His love of entrepreneurship came…

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Faculty Stay Connected to Whitman Community by Sharing Expertise, Collaborating Through Virtual Formats

Faculty Stay Connected to Whitman Community by Sharing Expertise, Collaborating Through Virtual Formats When the 2020 spring semester transitioned online, the School began bringing instruction online but also wanted to find ways to ensure that faculty, students, alumni, staff and…

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Whitman Supply Chain Professor Elected VP of Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society

Burak Kazaz, Ph.D., was elected vice president of the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (MSOM) Society, one of the largest societies within the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS). The position not only recognizes Kazaz’s contributions but also…

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Cristiano Bellavitis: New Entrepreneurship Faculty, Passion for Global Entrepreneurship

From growing up in Italy and starting multiple businesses before beginning college to living and working in places like Russia and New Zealand, Cristiano Bellavitis is no stranger to new experiences. His latest adventure, however, will be moving from Auckland,…

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Supply Chain Professor Uses Innovative Spirit to Help Community

Supply Chain Professor Uses Innovative Spirit to Help Community Over the past several months, Julie Niederhoff, associate professor of supply chain management, spoke to multiple major media outlets, including CNN, NBC Nightly News and The New York Times about supply…

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Funded Research on Diversity and Inclusion in Business and Management

Several research projects focused on diversity and inclusion in business and management are supported by an internal grant program sponsored by the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. As part of the school’s strategic plan, Roadmap to Whitman’s Second Century,…

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Experts Explore Changes in Retail in the Wake of COVID-19

Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management hosted a virtual panel concerning the retail industry in June. The webinar, Perspectives on Retail in the Wake of COVID-19, covered various aspects of retail, including how the industry has been affected by…

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Whitman Professor Unveils Wine Futures Report Calling 2019 Bordeaux an Excellent Investment Option

Researchers at Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s (RPI) Lally School of Management are out with their yearly assessment of wine futures and have determined the 2019 Bordeaux vintage to be an excellent investment option. “Futures came out below their…

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Professor Wiklund Improves SAGE Business Journal’s Impact Factor

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management recognizes Professor Johan Wiklund for his role in significantly improving the SAGE Journal Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice’s (ETP) 2019 Impact Factor published by Clarivate (part of the Journal Citation Reports 2020). As editor-in-chief,…

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From Analytics to Academics, Management Professor Now Earning Research Awards

Many students may know Cameron Miller as a management professor at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, but he also spends a lot of time working on various research projects. And outside of the office, Miller enjoys spending…

Omnichannel Supply Chain Method Reinvents Retail Distribution Centers

Rong Li, associate professor of supply chain management at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, has published research on reinventing retail supply chain and the Ship-from-Store-to-Store (SFSTS) practice.  This practice has emerged as retailers have become equipped to deliver…

When Employees Leave to Create their Own Entrepreneurial Ventures

Many research studies explore why founders of companies create new ones after breaking off a parent company, this process is called a “spinout.” Mariko Sakakibara (University of California, Los Angeles) and Natarajan Balasubramanian, professor of management at Syracuse University’s Martin J.…

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Born to be an Academic, Entrepreneurship Professor Takes Non-Linear Route to Whitman

Suho Han, assistant professor of entrepreneurship, has acquired tenacity and success through following opportunities wherever they may lead him, even across the Pacific Ocean. Han joined Syracuse University’s Martin J Whitman School of Management in August 2018, but his path to get…

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Course Engages Students to Challenge Assumptions about Entrepreneurship

A hidden gem in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management’s Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises department, the undergraduate and master’s level elective course, Minority and Woman’s Entrepreneurship: Race, Gender and Entrepreneurial Opportunity, provides a bird’s eye view of entrepreneurship not…

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Entrepreneurship Professor Recognized for Research Impact

SAGE Publishing recognized a 2009 paper co-authored by Johan Wiklund, Al Berg Chair and professor of entrepreneurship, with a 10-year Impact Award for receiving the most citations over the span of a decade. Wiklund’s paper, “Entrepreneurial Orientation and Business Performance:…

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Women’s History Month Panel Empowers Women in Management and STEM

Women’s History Month, celebrated every March, recognizes and honors the contributions of women to our history, society and culture — and more importantly, gives rise to conversations and initiatives that work to make the future brighter and opportunities more pervasive…

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Syracuse University Professors Co-author Book on Collaborative Success

Two Syracuse University faculty members recently published a book centered around team collaboration, titled “Team Being: The Art & Science of Working Well with Others.” The publication is a culmination of years of research conducted by the authors, Martin J.…

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McKelvie Selected as a USASBE Justin G. Longenecker Fellow

The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) selected Alex McKelvie, professor of entrepreneurship, as a Justin G. Longenecker Fellow at its annual conference in January 2020. According to USASBE, the fellowship is “the highest recognition it gives…

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Among Boards of Directors Abusive Accounting Policies Can Be Contagious

A study published in Review of Accounting Studies finds that it’s possible for manipulative accounting policies to be transmitted between firms. The common denominator is found within the Audit Committee of a company’s board of directors.  “We find that members…

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From Attorney to Professor – How Lisa Quinn Knych Changed Her Career Path

Before teaching at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, Lisa Quinn Knych, professor of law and public policy, practiced as an attorney working for two Upstate New York law firms, serving as an in-house counsel for a savings…