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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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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…

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Syracuse University’s Professor Burak Kazaz Appointed Chair of Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society’s iFORM Special Interest Group

The Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (MSOM) Society announced at its annual meeting June 28 in Dallas, Texas that Burak Kazaz, Steven Becker Professor of Supply Chain Management at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, has been named new…

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First-of-Its-Kind Report Estimates En Primeur Wine Prices Using Weather and Market Data

A report by Burak Kazaz, Steven R. Becker Professor of Supply Chain Management at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, along with M. Hakan Hekimoğlu Ph.D. ’16, assistant professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lally School of Management, released…

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Award-Winning Study Explores How Best to Dole Out Supplies in Wake of Humanitarian Crisis

According to UNICEF, more than three million children under the age of five die annually from severe malnutrition. What’s more, hunger affects approximately 20 million children around the globe. During a humanitarian crisis, such as child hunger, the focus is…

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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…

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Seven Things You Can Do With the $5 You Earn From the Whitman Behavioral Lab

The Behavioral Laboratory at Syracuse University‘s Martin J. Whitman School of Management is offering a way for students to earn extra cash in their spare time. The Behavioral Laboratory, located in Whitman School in room 010, aims to produce relevant, cutting-edge research. As…

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Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises Ranked in Top 10 for Research Impact

A new study of entrepreneurship research impact ranked the entrepreneurship department at Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management #8 globally. Among the top 50 schools ranked, based on a citation analysis of published entrepreneurship articles, are Harvard University, Stanford University,…

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New Study Shows College Graduates Tend to Start Businesses Near Their Alma Maters

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from four major universities, including Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, find that those who graduate from metropolitan universities tend to start businesses where they go to school. The same study finds those…

Research Finds Preferential Procurement Programs May Help New Minority-Owned Businesses Become Gazelles

New entrepreneurship research from Professor Maria Minniti of Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management and Professor Lois M. Shelton of California State University, finds that government and commercial procurement programs may be a means for some minority-owned ventures…

Entrepreneurship Conference Brings Together Leading Scholars at Top Universities

The Whitman School of Management hosted the Great Lakes Entrepreneurship Network (GLEN) conference May 18 – 20. This was the fourth edition of the conference, with Western University’s Ivey Business School originally founding the event in 2011. The GLEN Conference was subsequently held at Ohio State’s Fisher College…

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Socially-Responsible Research Earns Production and Operations Management Field’s Highest Honor

The Production and Operations Management Society awarded the 2017 Wickham Skinner Prize, its highest research honor, to Burak Kazaz, The Steven R. Becker Professor of Supply Chain Management, The Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence and…

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Late-Life Entrepreneurs on the Rise According to New Entrepreneurship Study

Research Concludes Older Entrepreneurs Prioritize Quality of Life over Financial Gain Traditionally, young men have led the way when it comes to new small business start-ups, but new research from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management suggests an…

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Fulbright Scholar Johan Wiklund to Research Workplace Mental Health Issues

Author’s Note: This article was first featured on Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University’s news page. The story was written by Jane Kenrick. Better understanding of workplace mental health issues is the focus of two inaugural Fulbright scholars at…

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Novel Research Demonstrates Financial Benefit for Distributors Who Invest in Wine Futures

New supply chain research from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University shows a wine distributor can significantly improve its profits by investing in wine futures, in addition to bottled wine. The study’s numerical analysis demonstrates an…

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Novel Research Demonstrates Improvements in Board-Level IT Governance in Firms that Experience Cyber Incidents

New research from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University finds that when companies experience operational IT failures, such as a data breach, they make changes to their boards of directors in order to improve oversight and monitoring…

Whitman School Establishes Institute for Entrepreneurial Society

New program made possible with $1.75 million gift from Charles Koch Foundation  Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management is establishing the Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society (IES) supported by a $1.75 million grant from the Charles Koch Foundation.…

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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…

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,…

New Research Examines Non-Compete Agreements and Their Effect on Entrepreneurship

New management research from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University offers new insight into the practice of non-compete agreements common in many industries across the country. Non-competes are often in place so companies can protect innovations/ideas…

New Venture Creation Can Alleviate Suffering in the Wake of a Disaster

New research from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management finds that, in the aftermath of a disaster, individuals can successfully overcome adversity by focusing on new venture creation. In “Victim entrepreneurs doing well by doing good: Venture creation…

New Research on Venture Creation in the Wake of Disasters Shows Victims Must Be Involved in Shaping their Own Recovery

New research from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management finds that when victims of disasters can and must be involved in shaping their own recovery, and they can be very successful, particularly when they have strong, established social…

New Research Offers Detailed Analysis of Economic Value Creation in the U.S. Airline and Global Automotive Industries

New management research from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management provides quantitative estimates of economic value creation and appropriation in two industries, the U.S. airline industry and global automotive industry. In “Measuring value creation and appropriation in firms:…

New Research from Syracuse University’s Whitman School Finds Firms that Reveal Internal Innovations at Trade Shows Can Positively Impact Shareholder Value 

New research from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management finds that companies that participate in trade shows, demonstrating not only market-ready new products but also product concepts in early stages of development are recognized by investors; firm value…

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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…

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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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Whitman Research Newsletter – Sept./Oct.

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 Catherine Maritan, associate professor…