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Holtz Award Honoree Donald Favre ’80 Among Alumni Recognized by the Whitman School

By Alison Kessler | May 13, 2019

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management has announced the 2019 awards for exemplary service and professional excellence. This year’s honorees are: HOLTZ ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR: Established in 1986 by Jonathan J. Holtz ’78, the Holtz Alumnus of the Year…

Alex Straus

#WhitmanWatch: Alex Straus

By Kenneth Mintz | May 11, 2019

Name: Alex Straus Graduation Year: 2019 Major(s): Public Relations, Economics Minor: Finance Emphasis: Financial and Investor Communications Emphasis (FICE) Hometown: Doylestown, PA For Alex Straus, it was an enjoyable four years being a part of the Martin J. Whitman School…

Delanet Wehn

#WhitmanWatch: Delaney Wehn

By Kristin Mascolo | May 11, 2019

Walking through the Martin J. Whitman School of Management, it’s impossible to miss the impact that Delaney Wehn made on the school throughout her four years there and at Syracuse University. Seriously, a picture of her smiling face adorns the welcome…

#WhitmanWatch: Kenneth Mintz

By Alexander Straus | May 11, 2019

One morning during his summer internship at General Motors (GM), Kenneth Mintz was walking toward the elevators when he heard a “ding” from the executive-only elevator shaft. The doors slid open to reveal a smiling Mary Barra, the company’s CEO,…

Matt Feldman

#WhitmanWatch: Matt Feldman 

By Daniel Strauss | May 10, 2019

Matt Feldman ’19 isn’t afraid to take a leap of faith. He’s lived on his own and covered baseball in Cape Cod for a summer, took time off from college for a semester to work in supply chain for a fortune…

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Goodman IMPRESS Program 2019 Winners

By Arielle Spears | May 3, 2019

The Goodman IMPRESS Program (IMPRESS), started in fall 2014, has become a key differentiator for Syracuse University‘s Martin J. Whitman School of Management.The program plays an important role in acclimating new students to the Whitman School community and developing their professional…

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Celebrating Whitman Day 2019

By Arielle Spears | May 3, 2019

Each year, Syracuse University‘s Martin J. Whitman School of Management hosts Whitman Day, a day to celebrate and honor members of its community. This year, Whitman Day was packed with a series of fun-filled events throughout the day. The morning…

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Diane Crawford Appointed Executive Director for Institutional Culture

By Kerri Howell | May 2, 2019

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University recently announced the appointment of Diane Crawford to the newly created position of executive director for institutional culture effective May 6. “She will play a lead role in advancing a…

Faiz Khan

#WhitmanWatch: Faiz Khan

By Daniel Strauss | May 1, 2019

Around 4 p.m. on September 6, 2018 Faiz Khan walked out of an office building in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood and into an Uber bound for LaGuardia Airport. As soon as he sat down in the Uber, he began…

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Whitman Welcomes and Encourages Women in Finance

By Kristin Mascolo | April 30, 2019

Women are widely underrepresented in the finance industry on many levels. According to a 2017 report by Preqin, less than 17% of senior leaders in investment banking are women and only 9% of senior executives in private equity are women. Men making…

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Spring 2019 Capstone Business Plan Competition: Meet the Winners

By Arielle Spears | April 30, 2019

Each semester teams of graduating students enrolled in the Capstone course at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management are challenged to propose and develop viable, sustainable entrepreneurial ventures. At the end of the semester, teams pitch these ventures at…

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Legal Implications of Driverless Cars

By Delaney Wehn | April 24, 2019

Daniel Rice, professor of law & public policy practice at Syracuse University‘s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, is fascinated with the major positive change that driverless vehicle technology aims to bring forth. This fascination culminated with the publication of his research paper…

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Whitman Research Magazine Spring 2019

By Arielle Spears | April 23, 2019

Research and innovation are integral components of the strategy of Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management. Read the Spring 2019 Research Report to learn more about what Whitman School’s talented and renowned faculty are researching. Extending Entrepreneurship Research…

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Underperforming Companies Lose Focus on Innovation

By Kerri Howell | April 23, 2019

Research findings show that the length of time a firm has been underperforming contributes to shaping that firm’s innovative search patterns and its expenditure in research and development. Over time, the relationship between the two variables is nonlinear. Maria Minniti,…

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Higher Levels of Disclosure Could Reduce Risk-taking and Diminish Long-term Value

By Kerri Howell | April 23, 2019

Susan Albring, associate professor of accounting at Syracuse University‘s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, teamed with Xiaolu Xu ’13 Ph.D. (University of Massachusetts-Boston), to examine the relationship between the amount of voluntary disclosure and a firm’s level of risk-taking…

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Solutions to the Problem of Sales Spilling over to Unprofitable Customers

By Kerri Howell | April 23, 2019

Marketing textbooks recommend that firms target profitable customers and induce greater selling efforts as a way of charging higher prices and earning superior profits. However, according to a recent publication by Alex Thevaranjan, associate professor of accounting at Syracuse University‘s…

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How Best to Dole Out Supplies in Wake of Humanitarian Crisis

By Kerri Howell | April 23, 2019

According to UNICEF, hunger affects approximately 20 million children around the globe. During a humanitarian crisis, such as child hunger, the focus is on making sure people receive the necessary supplies they need. It’s critical that organizations, such as UNICEF…

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Too Much Collaboration Can be Harmful to New Ventures

By Kerri Howell | April 23, 2019

Collaboration is commonly encouraged throughout the world of entrepreneurship especially for entrepreneurs with new ventures. There are many benefits to collaboration, such as gaining different perspectives on problems or obtaining resources not readily available. However, research conducted by Johan Wiklund,…

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Manufacturers Decide When to “Scrap or Sell”

By Kerri Howell | April 23, 2019

Several production processes not only produce quality, high-end products but also generate what are known as Not-Quite-Perfect Products (NQPPs) that do not fully meet quality standards. Manufacturers then have a decision to make – get rid of all the NQPPs…

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State Pension Accounting Estimates and Strong Public Unions

By Delaney Wehn | April 23, 2019

Recently, there has been an increase in concern over the substantial pension benefits that strong public unions are able to obtain from state governments and the level of reported funding. Joe Comprix, chair of the Martin J. Whitman School of…

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Whitman’s Commitment to Building and Supporting the Faculty of the Future

By Kerri Howell | April 23, 2019

Syracuse University‘s Martin J. Whitman School of Management recently committed nearly one million dollars to an intramural grant initiative, providing seed funding for one-and two-year research programs in core areas that will enhance the school’s scholarly impact and reputation. Those…

Maria Minniti

Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society Explores Macro-Level Entrepreneurship

By Kerri Howell | April 23, 2019

Entrepreneurship doesn’t happen in a vacuum. That’s the idea fueling the work of Maria Minniti, Louis A. Bantle Chair in Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, and her team at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management’s Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society…

Johan Wiklund

Leading Researcher Focuses on Entrepreneurship and Mental Health

By Kerri Howell | April 23, 2019

Johan Wiklund, the Al Berg Endowed Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Syracuse University‘s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, has been studying entrepreneurship as it relates to mental health and well-being. He recently completed his appointment as a Fulbright…

Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises

Extending Entrepreneurship Research into New Frontiers

By Kerri Howell | April 23, 2019

“We are asking the relevant and challenging questions that people don’t even know they should be asking. We’re driving the bus in discussions on a number of important topics,” said Alexander McKelvie, professor and chair of the entrepreneurship and emerging…


Everything You Need to Know About CBD: Latest FDA Guidance, State of the Industry and Buyers’ Guide

By Alexander Straus | April 23, 2019

Earlier this month, now-resigned Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb issued a press release on hemp and hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD), providing guidance on how the FDA will begin to regulate hemp CBD. This release was Gottlieb’s first since the passing…

Veteran on the Syracuse Quad

Syracuse University’s Whitman School Embraces Veterans

By Arielle Spears | April 19, 2019

Since January 2014, veteran and military-connected enrollment at Syracuse University has grown more than 500 percent. In 1944, Syracuse University helped lead the charge in the creation of the original G.I. Bill, and since then has continuously aimed to provide…

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#Whitman Watch: Matt Shumer

By Arielle Spears | April 18, 2019

Entrepreneurship and innovation has driven Matt Shumer, a first-year student at Syracuse University‘s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, since childhood. According to Shumer, he would learn about a topic and become fascinated, spending all of his time thinking about or…

Supply Chain Management

Syracuse Students Compete in National Undergraduate Supply Chain Case Competition

By Delaney Wehn | April 17, 2019

At the end of March, a team of undergraduate students from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management competed in the 7th Annual National Undergraduate Supply Chain Case Competition in Minneapolis, Minnesota. During their time in Minneapolis, the students…

2019 Panasci Winners

Syracuse University 2019 Panasci Business Plan Competition: Meet the Winners

By Arielle Spears | April 16, 2019

Each year the Martin J. Whitman School of Management welcomes students from across Syracuse University’s campus for the annual Panasci Business Plan Competition, an event that encourages students to think entrepreneurially and allows them to showcase their innovative business ideas.…

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Whitman Research Newsletter – Spring 2019

By Kerri Howell | April 15, 2019

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 Ph.D. programs. Awards and Honors The EEE department was recently…

Class Notes

April Class Notes

By Alison Kessler | April 14, 2019

We welcome announcements of new jobs, promotions, board positions, marriages and family additions. Please visit our online submission form to share your news. You can also use this form to request your copy of the Whitman biannual magazine via email rather than in print. To…

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Syracuse University Teams Compete in Hult Prize Competition Regionals

By Julia Fiedler | April 12, 2019

In March, three teams from Syracuse University advanced to the regionals of the 2019 Hult Prize Competition, a prestigious competition that challenges its participants to solve pressing social issues. Each year, fifteen regional events are held worldwide before the final global event, which is…

News Voices

Whitman School Celebrates Partnership with National Black MBA Association

By Julia Fiedler | April 10, 2019

In March, Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management held a reception to celebrate its recent partnership with the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) as part of the Collegiate Partnership Program. The event provided an opportunity for students, faculty…