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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…

Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises

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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Meet the Winners — Fall 2018 Capstone Business Plan Competition

By Arielle Spears | December 11, 2018

The culmination of every student’s business education at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University is what is known as “Capstone,” a three-credit course designed to inspire graduating students’ entrepreneurial spirits and teach tangible skills. The final…

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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…

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The Evolution of Wine Futures Pricing Research

By Delaney Wehn | November 16, 2018

Many people enjoy fine wine, but for most this enjoyment comes from drinking the luxury product. For Burak Kazaz, The Steven R. Becker Professor of Supply Chain Management at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, this enjoyment comes…

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New Course Available at the Whitman School!

By Arielle Spears | November 15, 2018

Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management is offering an exciting new course, Entrepreneurial Deal Making, in New York City (NYC) during winter break. The course, taught by Professor of Entrepreneurial Practice John Torrens of the Whitman School, is…

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Professor David Park Honored by Poets and Quants for Undergrads In Top 50 Undergraduate Business Professors List

By Arielle Spears | November 14, 2018

David Park, assistant professor of entrepreneurship at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management was honored as one of the top 50 undergraduate business professors in the world by Poets and Quants for Undergrads, a website devoted to offering information and…

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#WhitmanWatch: Alison Verp

By Julia Fiedler | November 8, 2018

Name: Alison Verp Graduation Year: Spring 2019 Major(s)/Minor(s): Management and Public Relations (Whitman/Newhouse Dual) Hometown: Demarest, New Jersey Alison Verp’s grandmother attended Syracuse University as one of the first female architecture students. A woman with dreams and ambitions ahead of…

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Syracuse University Launches Unique, Multidisciplinary Institute Focused on Infrastructure

By Arielle Spears | November 7, 2018

The Syracuse University Infrastructure Institute is a new venture involving all of the University’s schools and colleges, and focused on facilitating effective and efficient development of new, modernized and socially responsible public infrastructure. The institute’s core mission is to achieve…

Five Terrifying Mistakes That Haunted Businesses

By Julia Fiedler | October 31, 2018

Some mistakes can haunt businesses long after the mistake is made. Here are some of the worst mistakes that hindered prominent companies: Kodak’s Refusal to Go Digital In the mid-1970s, Steven Sasson, an engineer for Kodak, created the first portable…

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Remembrance Scholar: Ankita Varman ’19

By Kenneth Mintz | October 29, 2018

Name: Ankita Varman Graduation Year: May 2019 Major(s)/Minor(s): Management & Public Relations Hometown: Johns Creek, Georgia This year, Ankita Varman ’19 of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management and S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University has…

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Remembrance Scholar: Jacob Urban ’18

By Vatsal Popat | October 29, 2018

Name: Jacob Urban Graduation: December 2018 Hometown: West Chicago, Illinois Majors: Finance, Energy and Its Impacts Jacob Urban strives to make the most of his time at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management by heavily involving himself on…

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Study is One of First to Examine Effectiveness of Native Advertising

By Kenneth Mintz | October 22, 2018

There is now research to prove a correlation between the serial position of a native advertisement and the ad’s effectiveness. This study is among the first to examine native ads in this way. Serial position is a term used to…

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Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises Program 2017-2018 Annual Review

By Alexander McKelvie | October 18, 2018

The field of entrepreneurship is evolving at record pace. The number of universities and colleges developing new entrepreneurship programs and student interest in entrepreneurship as a vocation and mindset is staggering. Luckily, Syracuse University has been well ahead of the curve in terms of…

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Whitman School Drone Research Goes Global

By Arielle Spears | October 16, 2018

In mid-June, Maria Minniti, the Bantle Chair in Entrepreneurship and Public Policy at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management, delivered the keynote address to the Foundation for Strategic Analysis of SMEs at the University of Cantabria in Spain. Later…

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From Whitman to Silicon Valley

By Guanlin Li | October 16, 2018

Dorothy Deng ’20 is a current student at Syracuse University‘s Martin J. Whitman School of Management majoring in finance, accounting and entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises. During her time at the Whitman School, she has learned many valuable skills inside and…

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October Class Notes

By Alison Kessler | October 15, 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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Hal Fetner ’83 to Receive Whitman’s 2018 Holtz Alumnus of the Year Award and Other Alumni to Be Honored at Annual Awards Ceremony

By Alison Kessler | October 15, 2018

As part of the Orange Central 2018 celebration, Whitman will host our Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony and Reception on October 18. This year’s event will be highlighted by the presentation of Whitman’s highest alumni honor, the Jonathan J. Holtz Alumnus…

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MBA@Syracuse Named a Top 20 Online MBA Program by Poets & Quants

By Amy McHale | October 12, 2018

MBA@Syracuse, the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University’s online MBA program, recently was ranked #17 by Poets & Quants in its publication of 2019 Best Online Business Programs, released Oct. 9. For Poets & Quants online MBA…

Trends and Tips for the 2018 Holiday Retail Season

By Delaney Wehn | October 10, 2018

It’s 44 days until the kick-off of the holiday season and the biggest question for shoppers might be, where will shoppers buy their toys now that Toys R Us is unstable? In a recent update, the retailer announced that it…

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Hayley Foster, Author and Business Coach, to Speak at Syracuse University

By Kenneth Mintz | October 9, 2018

Hayley Foster, business coach and author of Foster Your Passion, will provide a keynote address Nov. 12 from 1-2 p.m. at Syracuse University’s Peter Graham Scholarly Commons in Bird Library as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. The event is open to the public…

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Remembrance Scholar: Kenny Buckner

By Alexandria Lee | October 4, 2018

Name: Kenny Buckner Graduation Year: 2019 Major(s): Finance, Information Management & Technology Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia Kenny Buckner, a finance and information management & technology dual major at Syracuse University‘s Martin J. Whitman School of Management and The School of Information Studies, was…