Mike Haynie and Alex McKelvie

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…

Hal Fetner

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,…

Maria Minniti

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…

Johan Wiklund

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…

Supply Chain Management

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…

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

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

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…

Hal and Nina Fetner

Fetner Family Gift Launches Syracuse University NYC-Based Experiential Learning Collaboration

HomeExperiential LearningClass of 2019Student SpotlightsAlumni & FriendsFaculty & Staff Fetner Family Gift Launches Syracuse University NYC-Based Experiential Learning Collaboration A generous gift from Syracuse University Trustee Harold (Hal) Fetner ’83, and his wife, Nina, will help establish the creation of…

GMO Food

Research Explores Impacts of Consumer Attitude on GMO Food Labelling and Pricing

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,…

Elizabeth Deng

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

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

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

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

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,…

Anna Chernobai

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

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…