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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.

Episode 6: Vaccine Supply Chains

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In the past few months, more and more people are getting vaccinated. The Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and other vaccines are making their way throughout the world in the hopes of returning to a pre COVID-19 normality. Professor Burak Kazaz, Dr. Syra Madad and Prashant Yadav talk about the state of the vaccine distribution.

Episode 5: Loneliness and the COVID-19 Pandemic

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What is the psychological impact of remote working and learning?  COVID-19 has forced people to face new normalcies and loneliness has become one of those normal feelings. Whitman professors Lynne Vincent and Joel Carnevale as well as Newhouse professor Charisse L'Pree explain what loneliness is and how it is expressed among different demographics.

Episode 4: Success and Barriers for Veteran Entrepreneurs

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The 2020 National Survey of Military-Affiliated Entrepreneurs monitors trends in the activity and needs, as well as economic, social and political barriers of veteran entrepreneurs in the United States. Professor Alex McKelvie and post-doctoral researcher Mirza Tihic explain their research and findings of the recent study. Also, learn more about the unique characteristics that drive success in entrepreneurial ventures.

Episode 3: What it Means to be a Minority Entrepreneur in the U.S.

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Minority entrepreneurs navigate the challenges of the United States business landscape during the COVID-19 pandemic. Professors Todd Moss, El-Java Abdul-Qadir and Ph.D. student Fabian Diaz explain how minority entrepreneurs navigate U.S. regulations and financial hurdles. Also, learn how the South Side Innovation Center is making an impact in Central New York.

Episode 2: The Future of Retail

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Are malls a thing of the past? Listen to industry experts including Lizanne Kindler and professors Julie Niederhoff, Ray Wimer and Guiyang Xiong about how retailers have responded to the pandemic. These changes also bring virtual reality technology into the retail industry. Learn more about the future of retail in the wake of COVID-19.

Episode 1: The Supply Chain, Then and Now

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Take a trip in the time machine to see what the supply chain looked like when the pandemic began and how it has responded. Also, Professor Patrick Penfield has a suggestion for how to solve the PPE supply problem. Learn more about the supply chain and how COVID-19 impacts the items you buy.

About the Whitman School

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University inspires students for a world of accelerating change. Offering B.S., MBA, M.S. and Ph.D. programs, all accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Whitman School’s faculty includes internationally known scholars and researchers, as well as successful entrepreneurs and business leaders. Whitman continues to be ranked among the nation’s top business schools by U.S. News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek. To learn more about the Whitman School of Management, visit Whitman.syr.edu.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is an independent research university that advances knowledge across disciplines to drive breakthrough discoveries and breakout leadership. Our 13 schools and colleges and over 200 majors close the gap between education and action, so graduates are equipped to be resourceful, responsive and real-world ready. In and beyond the classroom, we connect people, perspectives and practices to solve interconnected issues with innovative approaches. Together, we’re a powerful community of game changers that moves ideas, individuals and impact forward.