Urbanization and Localization: Geographic Factors Impact Incubator Outcomes

Alejandro Amezcua, assistant professor of entrepreneurship at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, has published research on incubator outcomes for start-ups and what factors affect its success to help a new company flourish. Amezcua joins Tiago Ratinho of…

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Political Ideology of Board Members Affects CEO Dismissal Following Financial Misconduct

David Park, assistant professor of entrepreneurship at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, alongside Warren Boeker of Foster School of Business, University of Washington, and David Gomulya of Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University, conducted…

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Fran Tucker Seeks to Teach Students that Learning is an Iterative Process, not a Memorize and Repeat Game

Fran Tucker, associate professor of marketing and supply chain and co-chair of the Salzberg Memorial Program at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, spent her childhood moving every three years with father’s job at General Electric. “Pittsfield, Cleveland,…

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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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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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Experiential Learning Helps Educate the Next Generation of Professors

HomeExperiential LearningClass of 2019Student SpotlightsAlumni & FriendsFaculty & Staff Whitman Clubs Complement Classroom Learning With Real-World Skills When one thinks of experiential learning in higher education, the concepts that often come to mind are internships, real-world projects and hands-on activities.…

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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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Whitman’s Commitment to Building and Supporting the Faculty of the Future

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…

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Study Reveals How Human Nature Affects A Firm’s Approach to Risk Management

Managers who avoid risk tend to seek out firms that engage in risk management, according to a first-of-its-kind study that examined the “human element” in corporate risk management. What’s more, hedging happens even more when managers are compensated by equity…

Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises 2016-2017 at a Glance

Syracuse University‘s Whitman School Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises (EEE) department, consistently ranked as one of the top entrepreneurship programs in the United States, offers students the total entrepreneurship experience. From the unique entrepreneurship courses to the exciting extracurricular activities and experiential learning opportunities, every student…

Poets and Quants for Undergrads Names Professor Ravi Dharwadkar Among Top 40 Undergraduate Business Professors

In a first-of-its-kind list, Poets and Quants for Undergrads, a higher education website, which provides information and counsel to those interested in business school education, features Ravi Dharwadkar, professor and chair of the management department at Syracuse University’s Martin J.…

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Whitman Research Newsletter – September/October 2016

The Whitman Research Newsletter highlights awards, honors, new research and more from Whitman’s research faculty. It is published bi-monthly. Send your research inquiries/highlights to: Michel Benaroch, associate dean for research and doctoral programs. Awards and Honors Natarajan Balasubramanian, associate professor of…

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Whitman School of Management Welcomes New Faculty

Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management welcomes three new faculty members for the 2016-17 academic year. Ricardo Lopez Aliouchkin is an assistant professor of finance whose research interests include empirical asset pricing, empirical option pricing, financial econometrics, portfolio…

Questions, Answers and Disney World with Professor Balasubramanian

Natarajan Balasubramanian, associate professor of management at Syracuse University’s Whitman School, has made a career of questions and answers. Before joining academia, he provided answers to business and finance questions as a consultant. Today, he is the one asking questions,…

Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management Presents Entrepreneurship Excellence Awards to Faculty, Entrepreneurs and Students

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, the Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship and the Department of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises (EEE) were proud to present awards to outstanding entrepreneurship professionals, faculty and students on Saturday, April 16.…

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New Staffing Models Help the Medicine Go Down at Crouse Hospital

A new study by Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management supply chain professors is leading to improvements in the administration of inhaled medications at Crouse Hospital. About 800,000 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients are admitted annually to…

Faculty Profile: Don Cardarelli, Professor of Management Practice

Don Cardarelli, professor of management practice at Whitman, grew up working in his family’s large building materials business. He counts that exposure to the various functions and facets of the company at such an impressionable age for igniting his interest in…

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Goldman Sachs Challenges Students to Make Change Recommendations for Madison Square Garden

Whitman finance students David Kern ’15, Scott Rebhun ’15, Dylan Weinberger ’16 and Austin Wentworth ’15 were selected for a Consurtio pilot project sponsored by Goldman Sachs. The charge was to make a recommendation on a real-world business scenario involving Madison Square Garden (MSG),…

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Management Professor’s Creativity Research Featured in Harvard Business Review

Assistant Professor of Management Lynne Vincent’s creativity research was featured in the Harvard Business Review and Inc. Her research finds that if a company holds up creativity as a rare trait, creative employees may become entitled and become more likely to engage in unethical behavior. The…

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Amanda Nicholson Comments on Whole Foods’ Future Strategy on Knowledge@Wharton

On Oct. 2, Amanda Nicholson, Whitman School of Management’s associate dean and professor of retail practice, discussed Whole Foods and its future strategy with Knowledge@Wharton on SiriusXM radio. Here are some excerpts from that interview.

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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…

Tom Barkley Enhances Finance Curriculum with His Practiced Business Perspective

When Tom Barkley, assistant professor of finance practice, isn’t teaching at Whitman, traveling to Brazil to help recruit students into Whitman’s graduate programs or grading Chartered Financial Analyst exams, he enjoys playing billiards in the Syracuse-area division of the American Poolplayers’…

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Two Whitman Entrepreneurship Professors Receive 2015 Greif Research Impact Award

A paper co-authored by Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management’s Johan Wiklund, professor of entrepreneurship, and Professor Tom Lumpkin, The Chris J. Witting Chair in Entrepreneurship, was selected to receive the 2015 Greif Research Impact Award. The two…

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New Study Shows Like-Kind Exchange Tax Provision Benefits US Economy

Limiting Exchange Provision Would Slow Job Growth, Decrease Investment and Raise Rents A groundbreaking new economic study of the U.S. commercial real estate market released last month highlights the critical role the “like-kind exchange” tax provision plays in strengthening our…

Whitman School Professor Implements Innovation Generation Process at Molson Coors

Patrick Penfield, professor of supply chain practice at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, recently worked to implement a process for innovation at the Molson Coors Brewing Company. Penfield is also the director of executive education…

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Ray Wimer’s Passion for Teaching and Penchant for Retail Converge at Whitman

When Ray Wimer arrived at Syracuse University to pursue master’s degrees in history and education, there were no available teaching assistantships in either major, but there was one in retail management. He accepted and began work grading course material for an…

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Faculty Research Update: The Impact of Tenant Diversification on Spreads and Default Rates for Mortgages on Retail Properties

Editor’s Note: Yildiray Yildirim, Michael Falcone Chair in Real Estate and professor of finance, authored the below article regarding his recent research. Yildirim also was honored as a 2015 Fellow of the Weimer School of Advanced Studies in Real Estate and Land Economics.…