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Virtual Reality, Coming to Retailers Near You?

Imagine a world where you can try on multiple outfits without pulling a single hanger off the rack. Even better, you don’t even need to take your outfit off. This futuristic idea is becoming a reality with the surge of virtual fitting rooms, otherwise known as VFR. The technology has been growing in popularity behind the scenes of major malls and retailers, even before the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Whitman Professor Unveils Wine Futures Report Calling 2019 Bordeaux an Excellent Investment Option

Researchers at Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s (RPI) Lally School of Management are out with their yearly assessment of wine futures and have determined the 2019 Bordeaux vintage to be an excellent investment option. “Futures came out below their…

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Entrepreneurship Professor Improves SAGE Business Journal’s Impact Factor

Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management recognizes Johan Wiklund, Al Berg Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship, for his role in significantly improving the SAGE Journal Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice’s (ETP) 2019 Impact Factor published by Clarivate (part of the Journal Citation Reports…

Omnichannel Supply Chain Method Reinvents Retail Distribution Centers

Rong Li, associate professor of supply chain management at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, has published research on reinventing retail supply chain and the Ship-from-Store-to-Store (SFSTS) practice.  This practice has emerged as retailers have become equipped to deliver…

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Born to be an Academic, Entrepreneurship Professor Takes Non-Linear Route to Whitman

Suho Han, assistant professor of entrepreneurship, has acquired tenacity and success through following opportunities wherever they may lead him, even across the Pacific Ocean. Han joined Syracuse University’s Martin J Whitman School of Management in August 2018, but his path to get…

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Entrepreneurship Professor Receives 10-Year Research Impact Award

SAGE Publishing recognized a 2009 paper co-authored by Johan Wiklund, Al Berg Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship, with a 10-year Impact Award for receiving the most citations over the span of a decade. Wiklund’s paper, “Entrepreneurial Orientation and Business Performance:…

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Funded Research on Diversity and Inclusion in Business and Management

HomeOur Second CenturyClass of 2020Student SpotlightsAlumni & FriendsFocus on Faculty Funded Research on Diversity and Inclusion in Business and Management Several research projects focused on diversity and inclusion in business and management are supported by an internal grant program sponsored…

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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…

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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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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Whitman Research Newsletter – Summer 2018

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 Cathy Maritan, associate professor of…

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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…

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…