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Whitman School Professor Inspires Psychology Faculty and Doctoral Students to Think Entrepreneurially

By Daniel Strauss | March 22, 2019

“We are all entrepreneurs in one way or another,” is one of the many lessons Professor of Entrepreneurial Practice Alexandra Kostakis of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management is sharing with a group of faculty and graduate students from…

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New Entrepreneurship Research Explores Mental Health Disorders in Family Businesses

By Arielle Spears | March 21, 2019

Mental health problems can not only impact individuals and families, but family businesses as well. New entrepreneurship research explores the unique opportunities and challenges of family businesses dealing with mental disorders in the family and paves the way for future…

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First-of-Its-Kind Research Offers Guidelines on Virtual Fitting Room Effective Delivery

By Arielle Spears | March 20, 2019

Virtual reality technology is revolutionizing the online shopping experience by allowing consumers to directly visualize themselves in merchandise through virtual fitting rooms (VFR). While some retailers are rejoicing at the new tech, others are concerned VFRs will decrease sales and…

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Whitman School Ranked in #3 in 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Research Productivity Rankings

By Kerri Howell | March 19, 2019

The Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises (EEE) department at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management was recently ranked #3 in the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Research Productivity Rankings, compiled by TCU’s Neeley School of Business. This is the second time…

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March Class Notes

By Alison Kessler | March 19, 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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Research Explores Impacts of Consumer Attitude on GMO Food Labelling and Pricing

By Kristin Mascolo | March 15, 2019

With Genetically Modified (GM) food increasing in diversity and volume, these products have become a growing topic of interest for policymakers and consumers. The Martin J. Whitman School of Management‘s Rong Li, assistant professor of supply chain management, and Amiya Basu,…

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From South Sudan to Syracuse University: Hope for Ariang Visits Whitman

By Kristin Mascolo | March 14, 2019

In South Sudan, 6,754 miles away from Syracuse, N.Y., Hope for Ariang is changing the norms around education. Currently, the country has a 27 percent literacy rate, and is ranked second to last in providing children access to education. Hope…

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February Class Notes

By Alison Kessler | February 18, 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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Four Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund Wisely

By Arielle Spears | February 15, 2019

You’ve finally received your long-awaited tax refund now the question is what to do with it? You could go shopping, perhaps treat yourself to the latest gadgets with the hopes that something new and improved doesn’t come out to make…

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David Lucas Testifies Before U.S. Congress to Address Homelessness in America

By Julia Fiedler | February 15, 2019

David Lucas, a postdoctoral research fellow with the Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, offered a testimony before U.S. Congress during a hearing entitled, “Homeless in America: Examining the Crisis and Solutions…

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Whitman Students Compete in the 18th Annual Deloitte FanTAXtic Tax Case Competition

By Julia Fiedler | February 8, 2019

In January, a team of nine students from Syracuse University’s  Martin J. Whitman School of Management won third place in the 18th annual Deloitte FanTAXtic Tax Case Competition. The competition began with 72 teams from over 40 colleges and universities across…

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From Cacao Pod to Chocolate Bar: The Commodity Chain of Chocolate

By Alexander Straus | February 7, 2019

In January, the National Confectioners Association reported that over “90 percent of Americans are likely to share chocolate or candy with friends, family or that special someone at Valentine’s Day.” While consumers are often eager to purchase these sweet treats,…

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Frederick Vona: From Online to On Campus

By Alexander Straus | February 5, 2019

Frederick Vona, a veteran of the information technology industry, recently joined Syracuse University‘s Martin J. Whitman School of Management as an assistant professor of management after spending more than 23 years as an executive at Oracle Corporation and nearly seven…

What a Super Bowl Win Could Mean for New England Retailers

By Arielle Spears | February 4, 2019

Last night, the New England Patriots took home their sixth Super Bowl win. To celebrate, fans across New England took to bars, restaurants and stores, causing many local retailers to rejoice at the increase in customers and revenue. However, businesses…

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Anna Chernobai: Languages, Analytics and a Change of Plans that Led to Academia

By Alison Kessler | January 24, 2019

Her students have heard Anna Chernobai say that her birth country has changed its name twice since she was born. They may know her native language is Russian, that she’s fluent in English and Japanese and also knows some Spanish…

#WhitmanWatch: Radhika Moharir ’19

By Alison Kessler | January 24, 2019

Hometown: Nagpur, India Degree: MBA Of note: Moharir was a long distance sea swimmer in India. She swam about four miles a day in the Arabian Sea. Radhika Moharir’s biggest role model is her late father, who always encouraged her…

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#WhitmanWatch: Carl MacEwen ’19

By Alison Kessler | January 24, 2019

Hometown: Somerset, New Jersey Majors: Finance and Accounting Of note: Carl is a certified scuba diver. Carl MacEwen remembers touring the Martin J. Whitman School of Management’s Ballentine Investment Center while he was in high school and learning about Whitman…

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Bring a Wealth of Global Knowledge to Your Company

By Kristen DeWolf | January 24, 2019

Hiring an international student from the Whitman School of Management is an excellent way to bring some of the world’s best talent to your organization. The process is not very difficult and the advantages of hiring international students are immeasurable.…

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January Class Notes

By Alison Kessler | January 22, 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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Whitman Research Newsletter – Winter, 2019

By Kerri Howell | January 18, 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 doctoral programs. Awards and Honors Todd Moss, assistant professor of…

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Vice Chancellor J. Michael Haynie Named University Professor

By Kerri Howell | January 11, 2019

Editor’s Note: The following is being reprinted with permission from the Syracuse University News website. J. Michael Haynie, vice chancellor for strategic initiatives and innovation and the Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship, has been named a University Professor by Vice Chancellor…

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Whitman School Entrepreneurship Research Accepted at Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference

By Julia Fiedler | December 21, 2018

The Emerging Enterprises and Entrepreneurship program (EEE) at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management has shown great success this year with the acceptance of thirteen papers at the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC). The BCERC will be hosted June 5-8…

December Class Notes

By Alison Kessler | December 18, 2018

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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Help Shape the Future of Whitman!

By Kevin Bailey | December 17, 2018

The Whitman School of Management has embarked on a Space Analysis and Programming Study to support the Campus Framework Vision for Excellence: 2017 – 2037 and the Whitman School of Management’s (WSOM) Strategic Plan Roadmap to the Second Century. Phase…

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#WhitmanWatch: Cafui Awasu ’20

By Lindsey Godbout | December 4, 2018

Name: Cafui Awasu Graduation Year: Spring 2020 Major(s): Management and Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises Minor(s): Spanish Hometown: Loch Sheldrake, New York This past summer Cafui Awasu worked as an operations intern on the commercial product management team at Healthfirst, a…

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MBA Reflections: Mariam Kvantaliani ’19

By Lindsey Godbout | November 29, 2018

In this “MBA Reflections” blog post series, we will be featuring the profile and thoughts of MBA students from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management graduating in May of 2019. Name: Mariam Kvantaliani Hometown: Georgia Major: MBA –…

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#WhitmanWatch: Griffin Brooks ’19

By Julia Fiedler | November 28, 2018

Name: Griffin Brooks Graduation Year: Spring 2019 Major(s)/Minor(s): Retail Management and Marketing Hometown: Bryn Mawr, P.A. Griffin Brooks chose to attend Syracuse University (SU) to continue a family legacy, as their grandfather went to SU, and to pursue their interests…

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Pricing Strategy Helps Manufacturers Decide When to “Scrap or Sell” Not Quite Perfect Products

By Kerri Howell | November 21, 2018

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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Whitman Research News – Fall 2018

By Kerri Howell | November 20, 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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November Class Notes

By Alison Kessler | November 19, 2018

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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Featured Alumni Entrepreneur: Brett Kaplan ’15

By Brett Kaplan | November 19, 2018

The idea for Brett’s Napkin started by accident. I was on the phone with a good friend of mine who was moving to Miami and asked if I could create a budget for him. I quickly grabbed a pen and a…

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Where Do Christmas Trees Come From?

By Daniel Strauss | November 19, 2018

E-commerce giant Amazon now sells full-sized live Christmas trees online. The retailer offers a wide range of trees, from 7.5 foot Kingwood Firs for around $80 to 6.5 foot Dunhill Firs for almost $140, with Prime shipping options for consumers.…

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Alumni of the Week: Shawn Zamani ’13

By Shawn Zamani | November 19, 2018

Ever since I was in high school, I knew I wanted to work in finance. As an Iranian immigrant who moved to the United States when I was only four years old, I struggled in English class more than other…