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Fatma Sonmez-Leopold Seeks to Inspire a Belief that Knowledge is Power

Throughout her academic and professional career, Fatma Sonmez-Leopold, assistant teaching professor of finance in Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, has displayed an aptitude and passion for education. Sonmez-Leopold is of Turkish origin and lived in Canada for…

Recreational Cannabis Legalization A Substitute for Alcohol, Not Tobacco

A new study forthcoming in Marketing Science indicates although recreational cannabis legalization (RCL) significantly increases cannabis online search volume, the increase comes from adults only, not the younger demographic. RCL also influences the alcohol and tobacco industries asymmetrically: it reduces…

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Annual Beta Alpha Psi Banquet Recognizes Students’ Academic Achievements

The Joseph I. Lubin School of Accounting was pleased to recognize these students at its annual spring banquet in April. Student Recognition Institute of Internal Auditors Award Lauren Dishman ’18, ’19 M.S. NY State Society of CPAs Career Preparation Award…

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Syracuse University Entrepreneurship Thought Leaders Appointed to CNBC Disruptor 50 Advisory Council for Fourth Year in a Row

For the fourth year in a row Michael Haynie, Syracuse University’s vice chancellor for strategic initiatives and innovation, and Alexander McKelvie, associate dean for undergraduate and master’s education, and professor and chair of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management’s…

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Faculty and Staff Honored at the Whitman School Annual Awards Ceremony

Faculty and Staff Honored at the Whitman School Annual Awards Ceremony Several members of the faculty and staff of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University were honored at a ceremony May 14, including: STAFF AWARDS RISING STAR AWARD Daniel J.…

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Graduate Student Spotlights: Class of 2019

HomeExperiential LearningClass of 2019Student SpotlightsAlumni & FriendsFaculty & Staff Graduate Student Spotlights: Class of 2019 Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management offers a variety of graduate programs that prepare students to become exceptional business leaders and professionals. Learn more…

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Intensive Deal-Making Course Fills a Need for Eager Entrepreneurs

HomeExperiential LearningClass of 2019Student SpotlightsAlumni & FriendsFaculty & Staff Intensive Deal-Making Course Fills a Need for Eager Entrepreneurs Syracuse University Trustee Hal Fetner ’83 speaking at the Entrepreneurship Deal-Making course. Let’s make a deal! That’s what entrepreneurial-minded students at the…

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Students Sold on Janmester Real Estate Course in NYC

HomeExperiential LearningClass of 2019Student SpotlightsAlumni & FriendsFaculty & Staff Students Sold on Janmester Real Estate Course in NYC Panelists at the Whitman Real Estate Conference In 2009, Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management offered its first Janmester real…

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Whitman by the Numbers: 2019 Graduates

HomeExperiential LearningClass of 2019Student SpotlightsAlumni & FriendsFaculty & Staff Whitman By the Numbers: 2019 Graduates Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management educates students to become successful business professionals prepared for a world of accelerated change. The Whitman School offers…

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Spring 2019 Capstone Business Plan Competition: Meet the Winners

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

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

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

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

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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Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society Explores Macro-Level Entrepreneurship

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…

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Leading Researcher Focuses on Entrepreneurship and Mental Health

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…

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

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…

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Syracuse Students Compete in National Undergraduate Supply Chain Case Competition

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…

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Syracuse University 2019 Panasci Business Plan Competition: Meet the Winners

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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Syracuse University Teams Compete in Hult Prize Competition Regionals

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…

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

“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

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…