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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 frantically sending thank you emails to everyone he spoke with. The car was weaving in-and-out of New York City traffic…

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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 up the majority of these roles. However, Syracuse University‘s Martin J. Whitman School of Management aims to close this gap by…

Capstone winners

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 the Whitman School’s Capstone Business Plan Competition where their presentations and ventures are judged by a panel of industry experts.…

Digital Driveless Car

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 “The Driverless Car and the Legal System: Hopes and Fears as The Courts, Regulatory Agencies, Waymo, Tesla and Uber Deal…

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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 into New Frontiers Leading Researcher Focuses on Entrepreneurship and Mental Health Institute Explores Macro-Level Entrepreneurship Whitman’s Commitment to Building and…

Confused worker

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, Bantle Chair in Entrepreneurship and Public Policy at Syracuse University‘s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, partnered with Wei Yu…

digital locks

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 activity. The study, “Management earnings forecasts, managerial incentives, and risk-taking,” shows that increased disclosure is correlated with lower levels of…

Sales funnel on computer

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 Martin J. Whitman School of Management, in collaboration with Sumitro Banerjee (Grenoble Ecole de Management), such targeting can lead to…

Humanitarian goods shipped

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 and the World Health Organization, have inventory on hand available at a moment’s notice but it’s also imperative that those…

employees planning

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, the Al Berg Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Syracuse University‘s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, and colleagues, found…

food production room

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 at a cost, known as scrapping, and only carry the high-end products or sell some or all of 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 Management’s Lubin School of Accounting and associate professor of accounting, along with Samuel B. Bonsall, IV and Karl A. Muller,…

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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 areas include the business aspects of diversity and inclusion, future of work and organization, international and global business, social enterprise,…

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 (IES). IES was founded in 2016 with the mission to support high quality evidence-based research investigating how the volume, value,…

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 Distinguished Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia where he conducted a study about entrepreneurship, self-care…

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 enterprises (EEE) department at the Syracuse University‘s Martin J. Whitman School of Management. The EEE faculty has already garnered international…

CBD Oik

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 of the 2018 Farm Bill, which removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act. Initially perceived by CBD advocates as groundbreaking…

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 extensive resources and a top-quality education for veterans. As part of that mission, campus institutions like Syracuse University’s Martin J.…

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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 doing that one specific thing until it was mastered. At 12 years old, he built his first business selling shoes.…

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 had the opportunity to tour local companies including 3M’s Innovation Center, Polaris’ engine manufacturing, and CH Robinson headquarters. After immersing…