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Junior Faculty Contribute Groundbreaking Ideas to Position Whitman For the Future

HomeOur Second CenturyClass of 2020Student SpotlightsAlumni & FriendsFocus on Faculty Junior Faculty Contribute Groundbreaking Ideas to Position Whitman For the Future As the Martin J. Whitman School of Management continues to celebrate its first 100 years, it is also positioning…

Brick-and-Mortar Retail: A Physical Advantage in a Digital World

Back in September, the popular fast-fashion retailer Forever 21 filed for bankruptcy. The company, which sells mostly women’s and teen girl’s clothing, has been struggling ever since. On Monday, Feb. 10, Forever 21 agreed to sell all of the brand’s…

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Among Boards of Directors Abusive Accounting Policies Can Be Contagious

A study published in Review of Accounting Studies finds that it’s possible for manipulative accounting policies to be transmitted between firms. The common denominator is found within the Audit Committee of a company’s board of directors.  “We find that members…

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Junior Management Faculty Tackling Workplace Issues and Technology Strategy

Three management faculty are examining everything from creativity and leader/employee relationships to strategies associated with emerging technologies and how companies can remain competitive. Ongoing Research Examines Factors Affecting Creativity in the Workplace Teamwork is a frequent topic for management researchers…

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Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises 2014-2015 Year at a Glance

Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises is a flagship program at the Whitman School of Management, which is consistently ranked as one of the top entrepreneurship programs in the nation. Whitman EEE helps students discover their innate entrepreneurial potential, giving them a set…

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New Research Examines How Companies Design Contracts

Michel Benaroch, associate dean for research and Ph.D. programs and professor of management information systems, and his co-authors, Yossi Lichtenstein (UCD Dublin) and Lior Fink (Ben Gurion University of the Negev), recently completed a study focused on contract development and how the upfront costs…