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Whitman Clubs Complement Classroom Learning With Real-World Skills

HomeExperiential LearningClass of 2019Student SpotlightsAlumni & FriendsFaculty & Staff Whitman Clubs Complement Classroom Learning With Real-World Skills Learning does not begin or end in the classroom at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. That commitment comes shining through in the…

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Student Spotlight: Paul Altero ’23

HomeExperiential LearningClass of 2019Student SpotlightsAlumni & FriendsFaculty & Staff Student Spotlight: Paul Altero ’23 Hometown: Point Pleasant, New Jersey Degree: Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Paul Altero earned a bachelor’s degree in hotel, restaurant and institutional management from the University…

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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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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,…

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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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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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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 Seniors Highlighted on Poets & Quants for Undergrads List of Best & Brightest

HomeExperiential LearningClass of 2019Student SpotlightsAlumni & FriendsFaculty & Staff Whitman Seniors Highlighted on Poets & Quants for Undergrads List of Best & Brightest Two seniors from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, Linqing Lily Li and Samuel Hirsch,…

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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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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…

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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,…

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Vice Chancellor J. Michael Haynie Named University Professor

Editor’s Note: The following is being reprinted with permission from the Syracuse University News website. J. Michael Haynie, vice chancellor for strategic initiatives and innovation and the Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship, has been named a University Professor by Vice Chancellor…

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Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises Program 2017-2018 Annual Review

The field of entrepreneurship is evolving at record pace. The number of universities and colleges developing new entrepreneurship programs and student interest in entrepreneurship as a vocation and mindset is staggering. Luckily, Syracuse University has been well ahead of the curve in terms of…

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Hayley Foster, Author and Business Coach, to Speak at Syracuse University

Hayley Foster, business coach and author of Foster Your Passion, will provide a keynote address Nov. 12 from 1-2 p.m. at Syracuse University’s Peter Graham Scholarly Commons in Bird Library as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. The event is open to the public…

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Elisabeth Fontenelli Appointed Chair of the Whitman Advisory Council

Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management announced that Elisabeth “Lisa” Fontenelli ’86 has been appointed chair of the Whitman Advisory Council. Fontenelli recently retired as managing director at Goldman Sachs in April 2017 after 25 years at the…

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Christopher Crooker Appointed Assistant Dean for Advancement

Christopher Crooker has been appointed assistant dean for advancement at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management. With more than 21 years of experience in alumni affairs and development, Crooker has a track record of engagement and advancement success.…

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Syracuse University Project Advance Challenges Young Entrepreneurs

Alexandra Kostakis, professor of entrepreneurship practice at Syracuse University‘s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, is the faculty lead for Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA), a program that offers qualified high school seniors the opportunity to enroll in courses for…

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Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management Announces Partnership with National Black MBA Association®

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University has announced a new partnership with the National Black MBA Association® as part of the first installment of the NBMBAA® Collegiate Partnership Program. The program aims to increase awareness and facilitate access to graduate…

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Syracuse University Startup Powerspike Raises $500,000 and Joins Techstars Atlanta to Build Live Streaming Influencer Marketing Tools

PowerSpike, the leading influencer marketing and analytics platform for live streaming, announced this week a combined investment of $500,000 by The Sixers Innovation Lab Crafted by Kimball, Techstars Atlanta – in partnership with Cox Enterprises, Dorm Room Fund, and other…

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Students Compete in TCU Barrentine Values and Ventures® Competition

Students from Syracuse University‘s Martin J. Whitman School of Management participated in the 2018 TCU Barrentine Values and Ventures® Competition at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. The competition requires students to pitch a for-profit business idea that benefits…

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow David Lucas Awarded Prestigious Grants

David Lucas, a postdoctoral research fellow with the Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society (IES) at Syracuse University‘s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, housed within the Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises (EEE) program, received the prestigious Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy…