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April 23 coverage of “The ‘Amazon Tax’: Empirical Evidence from Amazon and Main Street Retailers" from Fisher researchers Brian Baugh, Itzhak Ben-David and Hoonsuk Park

Boston Globe: Amazon sales take a hit in states with online tax, study says
The Hill: Study: sales taxes took bite out of Amazon’s sales
The Motley Fool: The Amazon tax problem: what collecting sales tax costs the online retail giant
New York Times: Amazon.com is learning the hard way that people care more about price than brand loyalty
RetailWire: Amazon losing sales because of sales tax
Reuters: Amazon’s eroding tax advantage, bid to sustain growth in focus in first quarter
Wall Street Journal: Taxes depress Amazon sales
Watchdog.org: States imposing online sales tax aren’t driving business back to Main Street
Vox: Online sales taxes have cut Amazon business by nearly 10 percent

April 22 coverage of “The ‘Amazon Tax’: Empirical Evidence from Amazon and Main Street Retailers" from Fisher researchers Brian Baugh, Itzhak Ben-David and Hoonsuk Park

The Australian: US study fuels online GST row
Birmingham Business Journal: Study shows Amazon tax collection hurts sales
Bloomberg News: Amazon sales take a hit in states with online tax
Bloomberg TV: Amazon sales take hit in states with online tax, Einhorn: we are in a tech bubble
Business Insider: States are rolling out an online sales tax that could impact Amazon’s growth
Businessweek: Amazon sales take a hit in states with online tax
Crain’s Chicago Business: Amazon sales take a hit in states with online tax, study says
Dallas Business Journal: Amazon takes sales hit from online tax, says study
Digital Trends: Households that pay online sales tax spend 10 percent less on Amazon
GeekWire: Sales tax cuts into Amazon’s sales, as consumers look to other online retailers
Internet Retailer: Amazon is losing its sales-tax advantage
Investing.com: U.S. stocks open moderately higher, data ahead
KFBK News Radio (Sacramento): Sales tax takes a bite out of Amazon’s bottom line
Nashville Business Journal: Study shows Amazon tax collection hurts sales
NPR: Online sales taxes shift consumer behavior
Orlando Business Journal: Study shows Amazon tax collection hurts sales in Florida
Time: This is Amazon's real Achilles Heel
San Francisco Chronicle: Amazon sales fall in states with online tax, study says
Seattle Times: Amazon takes sales hit in states with online tax, study finds
USA Today: Tech five: strong earnings fuel Netflix climb

Will sales taxes doom Amazon?

BloombergView
April 21, 2014

There are lots of reasons to shop at Amazon.com, though one stands out: many customers don't have to pay state sales taxes. New research from Fisher's Brian Baugh, Itzhak Ben-David and Hoonsuk Park confirms that this taxpayer subsidy is worth a lot, although the evidence also suggests that changing tax rules may not help brick-and-mortar stores compete against online retailers. Read the article

OSU students' non-polluting KAir battery wins $100K from feds

Columbus Business First
April 21, 2014

The winners of the Ohio State Business Plan Competition hosted by Fisher earned additional accolades at the Rice University Business Plan Competition. KAir, made up of chemistry PhD and MBA students, won $100,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy at Rice for its technology, a non-polluting industrial battery. Read the article

The modern entrepreneur: challenges and opportunities

The Women's Book
April 21, 2014

Michael Camp, executive director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Fisher, offers insights and advice on starting a business. The two most important questions to answer: Do you understand your customer? What are they willing to pay for? Read the article

Surviving the success of others

Financial Times
April 16, 2014

It is one of the most shameful feelings to admit – the twinge of joy experienced when a colleague fails. Research by Tanya Menon, faculty in the Department of Management and Human Resources at Fisher, reveals how envy interferes with knowledge-sharing and innovation because envious people are more likely to dismiss and undervalue their colleagues’ ideas than learn from them. Read the article

Mid-market report

Fox Business
April 14, 2014

The National Center for the Middle Market at Fisher College of Business says companies expect employment to increase by 3.2 percent this year, a full percentage point higher from projections at the end of last year. The pickup in hiring is being driven by less uncertainty over how federal policies will affect business. Read the article

Nonpolluting battery, charger cord protector win OSU business plan competition

Columbus Business First
April 9, 2014

KAir Battery, a team of chemistry and WPMBA students, won the open track in the annual Ohio State University Business Plan competition, hosted by the Center for Entrepreneurship at Fisher College of Business. The first-place prize in the undergraduate track went to Juiceboxx, a past Business Builders Club IdeaPitch winner. Read the article

Nonprofit group Global Gallery is growing as fair trade gathers steam

Columbus Dispatch
April 9, 2014

Fair trade is growing -- in Columbus and beyond. “This is part of a broad shift in consumer purchasing,” said Deborah Mitchell, clinical professor of marketing at Fisher. “People care about sustainability and fair trade, they care about the humane treatment of animals. It’s a really interesting time in America. We are seeing this shift, along with people becoming more price- and value-conscious.” Read the article

Millennials: who are they and what do they want?

Newark Advocate
April 6, 2014

One difference between millennials and their parents is their caution and skepticism about buying property. “There is academic evidence that people who grew through periods of depression are more risk averse later in their lives,” said Itzhak Ben-David, Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate at Fisher. “They’ve experienced the down-market and will be cautious in the future.”  Read the article

Tesla compromise may open door to further innovations, analysts say

Columbus Business First
April 1, 2014

A compromise on a proposed bill in the Ohio Senate would allow Tesla Motors Inc. to keep its two existing stores in the state and add a third. But does this compromise mean it will be the only case? H. Rao Unnava, associate dean for executive programs and W. Arthur Cullman Professor of Marketing, discusses. Read the article

Business-savvy physicians become transformative leaders

Columbus CEO
April 2014

Doctors are seeking business training to enhance their clinical skills. “The disciplines, insight and tools that have been honed for years in the business community now are being successfully applied in health care. It’s fertile ground for the work we do,” said Larry Murphy, Carol L. Newcomb-Alutto Executive Director, Executive Education at Fisher.  Read the article

Ohio State student IdeaPitch back with some already profitable startups

Columbus Business First
March 31, 2014

An undergraduate idea pitch event on the Fisher College of Business campus wants to show Columbus it means business. “There’s some pretty impressive entrepreneurs coming out of OSU right now,” said organizer Marek Michalski, a junior studying finance. IdeaPitch is run by the Business Builders Club, a student organization.  Read the article

Breaking down the benefits of in-kind giving -- and the regulations around it

Forbes
March 26, 2014

IRS regulations when it comes to gifts in kind can be confusing. But they’re well worth leveraging. As noted by Brian Mittendorf, professor of Accounting and MIS at Fisher, “The IRS rules are such that a company is likely to see greater tax benefits from donating inventory than from donating cash.” Read the article

'Candy Crush' doesn't crush in Wall Street debut

Washington Times
March 26, 2014

The developer of the popular game “Candy Crush Saga” made its debut on the New York Stock Exchange, but the initial stock price offering did not prove attractive to investors. “When you buy tech stock, very little of it is based on the physical, present business,” said Anil Makhija, senior associate dean and professor of finance at Fisher. “A lot of what you are paying for is the future business.” Read the article

Health food boom: grocers expand choices to meet demand

Indianapolis Star
March 24, 2014

While generally more expensive than traditional grocery stores, the health-food industry is booming according to retail brokers and consumer analysts. Michael Bills, executive in residence at Fisher, dicusses how organic and natural foods retailers have staked their growth on the broadening tastes and pickier demands of consumers. Read the article

What is Big Data, anyway?

Columbus Business First
March 21, 2014

Businesses know data, and they sure know analysis. Big Data is about analyzing mind-boggling quantities of data, faster, to inform better decisions. “If you ask what aspect of a business cannot be touched by analytics, the answer would have to be none,” said Ralph Greco, director of the analytics initiative at Fisher. Read the article

3 kinds of professionals who can benefit from an EMBA

U.S. News & World Report
March 20, 2014

Employees working for 10 years or more have likely developed core skills in a specific discipline. If they want to expand what they know about other fields, pursuing an Executive MBA could help. Larry Murphy, Carol L. Newcomb-Alutto Executive Director of Executive Education at Fisher, discusses. Read the article

Houston's middle market companies share their secrets to success

Houston Business Journal
March 20, 2014

Middle market companies throughout Houston, Texas and the U.S. are underappreciated, according to Anil Makhija, senior association dean at Fisher and the academic director of the National Center for the Middle Market. At a Greater Houston Partnership event, Makhija explained that midsized companies are fundamental to the country's economic success. Read the article

America's Coolest College Startups 2014

Inc.
March 17, 2014

Helped in part by low-cost technologies and increased entrepreneurship training, students are making strides at founding companies. The top college startups, picked from a list of nearly 100 across the country, includes Fisher student Megan Holstein's Pufferfish Software and Business Builders Club members Keith Shields and Joshua Tucker's Applits. Read the article

Earn your MBA: B-schools with a culture and curriculum that cater to vets

Army Times
March 17, 2014

Fisher College of Business was named one of the top business schools for military veterans nationwide -- ranked No. 2 overall, according to a survey released by the Military Times. Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Finance Karen Hopper Wruck discusses opportunities for veterans at Fisher. Read the article

Mid-market businesses poised for growth

Fox Business
March 17, 2014

Mid-sized businesses are poised to grow this year despite this winter's deep freeze, according to employment and revenue growth projections compiled by the National Center for the Middle Market at Fisher College of Business. Read the article, watch the video

Changes in the charitable deduction don't have to mean losses for charities

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
March 13, 2014

It has now become a yearly ritual that members of Congress and White House officials offer proposals to limit or even eliminate charitable tax deductions. But it’s possible that tax reform could offer the potential to expand charitable giving, or at least not cause the decline that many fear, said Brian Mittendorf, professor of accounting and MIS at Fisher. Read the article

Your money-Ohio is the place to buy, not rent, a home

Reuters
March 13, 2014

Itzhak Ben-David, Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate at Fisher, discusses some reported buying and renting trends in Ohio cities, cautioning that a number of factors could in be in play when people decide whether to become homeowners. Read the article

City rankings' value all about the source

Columbus Business First
March 7, 2014

Columbus lands on just about every city ranking. But with so many, what's their value? “This is fueled by people’s reading habits,” said Shashi Matta, clinical assistant professor of marketing. “They like to give a glance and think that they’ve gotten some valuable information, whether it’s silly or serious. The charm of being in the top five or the top 10 is very strong." Read the article

Q&A: Andrew Thomas, MD

Columbus CEO
March 2014

Business skills are crucial for medical professionals in today's health care environment. Dr. Andrew Thomas, chief medical officer at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, discusses the dual MD/MBA program with Fisher College of Business as well as his own experience as a Fisher MBA alumnus. Read the article

Homeownership rates slide in Akron area

Akron Beacon Journal
February 28, 2014

The homeownership rate in the Akron area fell 4 percentage points last year. Experts attributed the declines, in part, to more people being forced to rent because of the foreclosure crisis and others simply preferring renting over owning. “For some people, it might be better to rent,” said Itzhak Ben-David, Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate at Fisher. Read the article

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Business skills are crucial for medical professionals in today’s healthcare environment. Dr. Steven Gabbe, chief executive officer for the Ohio State University Medical Center, - See more at: http://www.columbusceo.com/content/stories/2014/03/07/qa-thomas.html#sthash.HUnZuknY.dpufow that food trucks are almost everywhere, it’s time for something completely different. How about a suit truck? Alumnus Nate DeMars, owner of Pursuit, is branching out to a "suit store on wheels." He hatched the idea for Pursuit in an entrepreneurship class at Fisher College of Business. Read the article

Clothing retailer takes store on the road

The Columbus Dispatch
February 21, 2014

Now that food trucks are almost everywhere, it’s time for something completely different. How about a suit truck? Alumnus Nate DeMars, owner of Pursuit, is branching out to a "suit store on wheels." He hatched the idea for Pursuit in an entrepreneurship class at Fisher College of Business. Read the article

U.S. industrial output slid 0.3% in icy January

The Wall Street Journal
February 14, 2014

Midsize manufacturers were forecasting a slowdown in revenue growth even before colder temperatures took hold, said Anil Makhija, senior associate dean at Fisher and director of the National Center for the Middle Market. Difficulty finding qualified workers and concerns about the health care law and other government policies are holding back manufacturers. Read the article

The real cost of the R&D tax credit expansion

Forbes
February 13, 2014

A study by Jeffrey Hoopes, assistant professor in the Department of Accounting and MIS at Fisher, is cited in a discussion surrounding the expiration of the R&D tax credit. Ultimately, his research found that earnings expectations become incrementally less accurate by about 4 cents per share due to the expiration of the R&D credit. Read the article

Ohio State student on 'Jeopardy!' Friday

Columbus Dispatch
February 13, 2014

Ohio State honors student Maria Khrakovsky will appear on Jeopardy! Khrakovsky, a 21-year-old majoring in accounting and French, will take part in the show’s College Championship competition. Read the article

Don't wait -- build something, Reddit's Alexis Ohanian tells OSU would-be entrepreneurs

Columbus Business First
February 11, 2014

Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian and JackThreads founder Jason Ross, a Fisher alumnus, spoke at an event aimed at young entrepreneurs and hosted by the Business Builders Club (BBC), an Ohio State student organization. "(Ohanian) delivered the message I wanted to hear: get started doing something now," said BBC president and Fisher student Jay Clouse. Read the article

Mid-sized manufacturers to see more growth, but challenges await

Industry Today
February 5, 2014

“The middle market is the true engine of the nation’s economy and continues to deliver consistently strong performance during both recessionary and growth periods,” says Anil Makhija, academic director of the National Center for the Middle Market and senior associate dean at Fisher. Yet barriers, including government uncertainty, exist. Read the article

On small business

The Washington Post
January 27, 2014

A report from the National Center for the Middle Market at Fisher showed that employment growth at firms with between $10 million and $1 billion in annual revenue slowed from 2.7 percent during the last quarter of 2012 to 2.5 percent in 2014, and it’s supposed to decline further to 2.2 percent in the coming year. Read the article

The latest in b-school sloganeering: 'Go Beyond'

Businessweek
January 27, 2014

It takes more than a good rep with corporate recruiters to impress prospective MBAs these days. It takes a brand. “In any mature industry, and higher education is very mature, there’s going to be competition,” says Shashi Matta, a marketing professor at Fisher. To help Fisher differentiate itself, Matta enlisted the school’s student-run consultancy and conducted interviews with students, faculty members and alumni. Read the article

'Helicopter Ben' Bernanke: a hero of the war, a legacy unwritten

Globe and Mail
January 24, 2014

“History will always remember that he stood up at a very difficult time,” said Anil Makhija, academic director at the National Center for the Middle Market and senior associate dean at Fisher, discussing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke. Read the article

Data-driven growth

The Hill
January 24, 2014

Anil Makhija, academic director of the National Center for the Middle Market and senior associate dean at Fisher, discusses the nation's midsized businesses along with Brett Palmer, president of the Small Business Investors Alliance. The market segment has contributed robust growth to the U.S. economy -- representing 70 percent of new job created in 2013. Read the article

Texas' middle market scores top marks

Dallas Business Journal
January 24, 2014

Everything really is bigger in Texas. The state's middle market is growing faster than anywhere else in the country, according to the National Center for the Middle Market’s latest quarterly Middle Market Indicator. Anil Makhija, academic director of the National Center for the Middle Market and senior associate dean at Fisher, discusses the report's findings. Read the article

Dallas-Fort Worth CEOs take on middle-market challenges

Dallas Business Journal
January 24, 2014

GE Capital partnered with The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business to better understand the impact midsized businesses have on the economy through the National Center for the Middle Market. When it comes to middle-market companies, there’s a void in this country, Brenda Tsai, commercial director for GE Capital says. Read the article

Private equity salivates at bullish "middle market"

CNBC.com
January 23, 2014

It's difficult for larger private equity shops to buy or invest in a business because valuations have increased since the financial crisis. But there's a slice of private equity that isn't too concerned about valuations: middle market firms that focus on small and mid-sized companies. The National Center for the Middle Market at Fisher shows reasons for investors to be bullish. Read the article

NBC4 at 6 p.m.

NBC 4, WCMH-TV
January 22, 2014

Fisher College of Business unvelieved its "Go Beyond" brand campaign during an event inside the Blackwell on the college's campus. Dean Christine A. Poon discusses telling the Fisher story in a "diverse and unified way."  Watch the video

Survey: mid-sized companies still holding back on hiring, investment

The Wall Street Journal
January 22, 2014

Mid-sized businesses are holding back on hiring and investment because of unpredictable health care costs, a lack of clarity on federal regulations and expectations of slow domestic economic growth, according to the Middle Market Indicator from the National Center for the Middle Market at Fisher. Yet despite lingering concerns, the survey shows rising confidence in the global economy and stable growth prospects at home. Read the article

Obamacare a top worry for midsized firms in 2014, poll shows

MarketWatch
January 22, 2014

The effect of Obamacare on business is still far from clear, but warning signs are flashing. The quarterly Middle Market Indicator from the National Center for the Middle Market at Fisher found that nearly nine of every 10 firms expect health-care costs to be “somewhat challenging” or “highly challenging” in 2014, in no small part because of the rollout of the new law. Read the article

Today in small business

The New York Times
January 22, 2014

According to the National Center for the Middle Market’s latest quarterly indicator, midsize firms created 1.2 million jobs last year, with faster growth than small and large companies. Read the article

First look: middle market update

Politico
January 22, 2014

The National Center for the Middle Market’s quarterly Middle Market Indicator reports that firms are expected to outpace national growth trends. Yet while revenue and employment growth are expected to continue outpacing national growth trends, middle market companies’ growth projections for 2014 are moderating because of uncertainty over federal policy. Read the article

Corporate profits: taxes

Bloomberg News and Businessweek
January 21, 2014

The tax credit for corporate research and 54 other breaks in the U.S. tax code expired Dec. 31. They’ve been replaced by confusion and frustration. Companies with expired research credits are more likely to have inaccurate earnings forecasts, said Jeffrey Hoopes, assistant professor in the Department of Accounting and MIS. Read articles in Bloomberg News and Businessweek

Cap on work visas could hurt recruiting of foreign students

Columbus Dispatch
January 20, 2014

As the number of international students in the U.S. continues to grow, staying in the country after graduation only will get harder, experts say. International students shouldn’t give up hope, though, said Anant Gupta, who secured a job at Deloitte Digital in Chicago after earning an MBA from The Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business. Read the article

Acceptd CEO: serving up simpler college auditions

Columbus Dispatch
January 19, 2014

A company created by entrepreneurs Derek Brown and Don Hunter is finding success as a Web portal that simplifies the audition process for admissions into performing arts schools. A program in conjunction with Fisher's Center for Entrepreneurship helped secure start-up funding. Read the article

The accuracy of equity research

The Economist
January 18, 2014

René M. Stulz, Everett D. Reese Chair of Banking and Monetary Economics, looked at analysts’ forecasts of profits and the buy or sell recommendations they issued for the period 1983-2011. Their predictions, it turned out, were less reliable in falling markets than in rising ones, even after making allowances for increased volatility in such times. Ironically enough, investors pay more attention to analysts’ opinions when times are tough. Read the article

Pro report

Politico
January 17, 2014

An upcoming report by the National Center for the Middle Market at Fisher found that 52 percent of middle-market executives believe that uncertainty about government policy is stifling economic growth. Meanwhile, 58 percent of those executives said federal policy uncertainty impacted their business planning. Read the article

Ohio State students help local companies boost exports

Columbus Dispatch and Columbus CEO
January 17, 2014

The Ohio Export Internship Program is in its third year of training students to help Ohio companies increase exports. More than 30 students have been selected for this year’s program, and the state agency is looking for companies to put them to work. The summer internship program is a partnership with Fisher College of Business. Read articles in the Columbus Dispatch and Columbus CEO.

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian coming to Ohio State

Columbus Business First
January 17, 2014

Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit.com, will speak at Ohio State University. The speech is sponored by Fundable to increase awareness of the student organization Business Builders Club (BBC), which is organizing the event. BBC President and Fisher student Jay Clouse said one of his club's goals is to foster a broader concept of entrepreneurship. Read the article

Tax filing delayed

NBC 4, WCMH-TV
January 16, 2014

The IRS is not accepting personal income tax returns until later this year because of government shutdown. "They have a lot of things to do to prepare to make sure that the filing season goes very, very smoothly," said Jeffrey Hoopes, assistant professor in the Department of Accounting and MIS. Watch the video Read the article

Just how seriously should we take the latest bank earnings?

Marketplace
January 15, 2014

Banking numbers maybe smell a little sweeter than they really are. Big banks are adding billions of dollars from reserves that they'd set aside for loan-losses that never came to be. "Now they're reducing their reserve for the bad loans, and that means they're going to have a positive income effect," said Anne L. Beatty, Deloitte & Touche Chair in Accounting at Fisher. But, be very clear, "there is no cash flow related to this income that's being recorded. It is a pure accounting effect." Listen to the interview

Ohio State marching band enjoys spotlight of Apple ad

Washington Post
January 15, 2014

Less than a year ago, Ryan Barta was a Fisher College of Business junior with an idea to make Ohio State’s marching band better and more sustainable. Fast forward to Sunday, and Barta found himself appearing in an Apple ad on national television. Read the article

Obama unveils manufacturing hub on North Carolina trip

Reuters and Chicago Tribune
January 15, 2014

President Barack Obama announced a new public-private manufacturing hub, seeking to bolster an industry that he considers essential to raising middle class incomes. Peter Ward, Richard M. Ross Chair in Management at Fisher, said while the president can take some credit for increased demand for goods and services, gains in manufacturing come from management decisions and worker productivity. Read articles in Reuters and Chicago Tribune

Sell-side analysis most useful when most wrong

Bloomberg News and Businessweek
January 9, 2014

Equity analysts work harder when economies and financial markets are slumping. René M. Stulz, Everett D. Reese Chair of Banking and Monetary Economics, concluded that greater uncertainty and career concerns amid recessions and market crises mean projections prove less accurate. Even so, harder times push investors to rely on them more for guidance and so increase the usefulness of analysis. Read articles in Bloomberg News and Businessweek

OSU middle-market center appealing to private-equity investors with new partnership

Columbus Business First
January 7, 2014

The National Center for the Middle Market at Fisher College of Business will start issuing reports catered to private-equity funds through a new partnership with the Small Business Investor Alliance. Read the article

China selling off American debt

Voice of Russia Radio
January 6, 2014

The fine line between the matters of economy and politics is virtually no longer existent as proved by China’s move to sell parts of American debt it owns in 2013. Oded Shenkar, Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management  and professor of management and human resources at Fisher, discusses. Listen to the interview

Firms may take hit from expired R&D tax credit

The Wall Street Journal
January 3, 2014

The tax break that lets U.S. companies offset some of their R&D costs expired for the ninth time at the end of last year, and if Congress doesn’t act to renew it soon, companies are likely to see effects. Jeffrey Hoopes, assistant professor of accounting and MIS, discusses current concerns and his research on extensions of the tax credit. Read the article

Competition makes good fences

BizEd
January/February, 2014

Researchers, including Associate Professor of Marketing Rebecca Walker Naylor, have found that during online auctions people often bid more aggressively if other bidders are anonymous than they do if they believe other bidders are similar to themselves. Read the article

Crossing over

BizEd
January/February, 2014

A number of business schools have turned to the business world to find leaders. Fisher's Christine A. Poon, Dean and John W. Berry Sr. Chair in Business, is one of three executives-turned-deans to discusses what perspectives this background brings. Read the article

Dean's leadership benefited college

Columbus Dispatch
December 20, 2013

Christine Poon declined to seek another five-year term as Fisher’s dean, so she’ll be at OSU only until December 2014 at the latest. But she will leave behind a legacy of excellence -- and a tidy sum of money to encourage other faculty members to strive for the same. Read the article

OSU Fisher's Chris Poon hasn't clocked out

Columbus Business First
December 20, 2013

Chris Poon won’t seek a second five-year contract as dean of Fisher after her term expires in April. She will stay through next December if it takes that long to find a successor. After making public her plans, Poon, 61, made clear she will not be a lame duck. Read the article

Office parties are bad for business

The Daily Beast
December 19, 2013

It might be best to cancel that holiday party. Research co-authored by Tracy Dumas, assistant professor of management and human resources, suggests forcing coworkers to mingle can be damaging for relationships between diverse members of staff. Read the article

Tips for charitable giving

Capital Style
December 18, 2013

How you decide to donate can affect how much of your money actually benefits the cause you’d like to support. Accounting Professor Brian Mittendorf discusses how to make sure your dollars are going exactly where you’d like them to. Read the article

What took China ahead of India and what keeps it ahead

Business Today
December 17, 2013

While human capital helped catalyze China's rapid growth, Jay Anand, Dean's Distinguished Professor of Corporate and Global Strategy at Fisher College of Business, said that there are a few less attributed reasons for the sustainability of that growth, including how multinational companies approached China and the country's approach to acquiring technological expertise. Read the article

Ohio State business dean announces departure, $1 million gift

Columbus Dispatch
December 17, 2013

Ohio State’s business-school dean, Christine Poon, will leave the university next year and is donating $1 million to create a fund to honor promising professors. Read the article

Fisher College dean: continued partnerships with business key to school's success

Columbus Business First
December 17, 2013

Christine Poon says her proudest accomplishment is deepening the school’s ties with the business community, leading to a more relevant curriculum and meaningful internships and employment for students. Read the article

Donor advised funds among latest trends for charitable giving

WOSU
December 16, 2013

'Tis the season when many people choose to do their charitable giving for the year, and an increasing trend is donor-advised funds. Professor of Accounting and MIS Brian Mittendorf discusses the latest trends in charitable giving. Read the article

The Volcker Rule is tough. It's complicated. Will it be effective?

Businessweek
December 11, 2013

René M. Stulz, Everett D. Reese Chair of Banking and Monetary Economics, discusses the Volcker Rule. "I don't think it's going to help in making the banks safer," Stulz said. "It’s going to cost liquidity that could ultimately make the banks riskier rather than safer.” Read the article

Most middle-market companies bullish about growth

The Business Journal
December 9, 2013

The outlook for big business is looking up, but how are mid-sized businesses faring? Anil Makhija, academic director of the National Center for the Middle Market and senior associate dean of Fisher College of Business, discusses a recent executive survey. Read the article

Roll to continue, study says

Columbus Dispatch
December 8, 2013

Central Ohio real-estate experts are bullish on 2014, according to an annual survey conducted by the Urban Land Institute Columbus with the Center for Real Estate Education and Research at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. Read the article

New FCC chairman vows to promote competition

Washington Post
December 3, 2013

New FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, a Fisher College of Business alumnus, vowed to promote competition in the telecommunications industry during a visit to the Ohio State campus for his first major policy speech. Read the article

Communications access key, FCC leader tells Ohio State audience

Columbus Dispatch
December 3, 2013

Telecommunications and broadband access are "in a time of revolutionary technological change," and the new chairman of the FCC -- Tom Wheeler, a Fisher College of Business alumnus -- pledged during a visit to Ohio State to be the public's representative in that revolution. Read the article

New F.C.C. chief promises he will protect competition

The New York Times
December 2, 2013

Fisher College of Business alumnus Tom Wheeler, during a visit to Ohio State as the new leader of the FCC, said he intends to aggressively promote and protect competition in the telecommunications industry, including making sure that smaller mobile phone companies have a reasonable chance of buying public airwaves in auctions. Read the article

Morning Edition

WOSU
November 29, 2013

Rao Unnava, W. Arthur Cullman Professorship in Marketing, discusses the impact of Black Friday on retailers -- and how the promotion of deals on Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday might be shifting the focus for shoppers.

Ohio State band set to feed frenzy for eye-popping formations

Columbus Dispatch
November 23, 2013

A high-tech, sustainable plan to upgrade the way that the band prepares for shows was introduced by Fisher student Ryan Barta and Ohio State band mate Charlie King, who pushed for the purchase of iPads for squad leaders, drum majors and staff members. Read the article

Midsize firms embrace health reforms of their own ahead of Obamacare

U.S. News & World Report
November 21, 2013

Leaders in the world of midsize businesses say their path to financial success lies in embracing their own innovative health reforms ahead of national law, according to a new study from Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University and sponsored by GE Capital. Read the article

Companies sought for export internship program

Columbus Dispatch
November 19, 2013

The Ohio Export Internship Program is helping companies boost their exports while training students in international business. In the first two years of the program, the state matched 28 students with companies, resulting in more than $7.7 million in expected global sales. Read the article

Tech Tuesday: kitchen gadgets, marching band tech, PS4

WOSU
November 19, 2013

Ohio State’s football team is having an impressive season, but so is its marching band. Videos of its elaborate half-time shows have gone viral thanks in part to technology that is boosting creativity. Fisher student and band member Ryan Barta discusses. Listen to the interview

Economica: how corporate oveconfidence impacts important policies

The Economic Times
November 15, 2013

According to a new research study co-authored by Zahi Ben-David, associate professor and the Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate at Fisher, the range of outcomes that CFOs provide for one-year stock market forecasts are unrealistically narrow. Read the article

With home values, ownership declining, is the American Dream on the brink?

Newark Advocate
November 14, 2013

While some people were locked out of owning their own home because of a credit score decimated by a foreclosure, others “understood that home ownership is not necessarily the key for wealth,” said Associate Professor Zahi Ben-David, the Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate at Fisher College of Business. Read the article

Sundown Rundown forum for pitches without the egos

Columbus Business First
November 8, 2013

Fisher College of Business instructor and CEO of Venture Highway Kevin Gadd shares his thoughts on Sundown Rundown, an opportunity for community entrepreneturs to pitch ideas and receive immediate feedback. Read the article

Twitter still sorting out business model

CNBC
November 7, 2013

Beau Hammond, Fisher College of Business MBA student and co-president of the Fisher Graduate Finance Association, discusses Twitter's IPO. Watch the video

Ohio State's marching band revolutionises half-time shows with an iPad app

The Sydney Morning Herald (AU)
November 7, 2013

Getting about 200 musicians to walk across a football field in the shape of a T-Rex while playing the theme song of Jurassic Park is a logistical nightmare. Two students, including Fisher College of Business's Ryan Barta, suggested a way for the band to revolutionise its performances. Read the article

Middle-market growth forecast plateus

CFO
November 6, 2013

Middle-market companies expect revenue and employment growth to slow over the next year, according to the National Center for the Middle Market. "We have managed to produce a lot of uncertainty in the economy and uncertainty is of course the enemy of investment and growth,” said Anil Makhija, the center's academic director and Fisher's senior associate dean. Read the article

Ohio State's marching band revolutionized halftime shows. Here's how.

The Washington Post
November 5, 2013

Ohio State’s marching band took its performances up a notch after its band director wanted to better visually represent music, and two conservation-minded students -- including Fisher College of Business senior Ryan Barta -- pushed the band to use iPads instead of paper. Read the article

Reform roadmap

World Insight, CCTV-NEWS
November 3, 2013

What's in store for the world's second biggest economy? Oded Shenkar, Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management in the Department of Management and Human Resources at Fisher, discusses Chinese reform outlook leading up to the Third Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee. Watch the video

Despite bubble-spotting, business owners aren't buoyant

Businessweek
November 1, 2013

Confidence among executives at midsize companies with $10 million to $1 billion in annual revenue has “leveled off,” according to a quarterly survey published this week by the National Center for the Middle Market. Read the article

Men's fashion site a good business fit for Ohio State grad

Columbus Dispatch
November 1, 2013

Fisher College of Business graduate Jason Ross realized there was an open niche for an online men’s fashion site. In January 2006, he began writing a business plan at his house in Westerville and, today, membership is between four and five million. Read the article

Middle market growing, but on edge

Columbus Business First
November 1, 2013

Despite a stagnant economy, America’s heartland has remained afloat with the help of an unsung hero -- a burgeoning sector of Ohio’s economy known as the middle market. Anil Makhija, academic director of the National Center for the Middle Market and senior associate dean at Fisher, and Keith Sherin, CEO of GE Capital, discuss the segement. Read the article

Supply chain graphic of the week: the tools of margin management

Supply Chain Digest
October 31, 2013

The National Center for the Middle Market looked at what it calls "margin management" in terms of interest and adoption by middle market companies, saying it is the practice of understanding where money is made and lost in a business. And that is actually a lot more difficult than it sounds. Read the article

Hank Paulson says banks unjustifably vilified for financial crisis

Columbus Business First
October 31, 2013

Though much of the 2013 National Middle Market Summit was centered around the U.S. middle market, former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, in an off-the-cuff chat with GE CEO Jeff Immelt, shared experiences from his 2006-09 tenure helping direct the country’s finances. Read the article

Bloomberg TV coverage from National Middle Market Summit

October 30, 2013

Live coverage from Ohio Union of the 2013 National Middle Market Summit, a collaboration between Fisher, GE Capital, and the National Center for the Middle Market. Watch videos below:

GE's Sherin, Ohio State's Poon on middle markets
Immelt: You need global context to be successful
Immelt on global growth outlook, infrastructure
Immelt: Don't confuse tailwinds with management
Immelt: Product and process are the same thing
Under Armour quickly doubling growth: CEO Plank
We need a sustainable health system: Weinstein
Eddie George: Kids should step outside their sport

Why the Fed decided not to change course

NPR
October 30, 2013

Middle market companies saw revenues grow by 5.5 percent over the past year, but nearly half say government dysfunction is a drag going forward. Anil Makhija, academic director of the National Center for the Middle Market and senior associate dean at Fisher, discusses the 3Q Middle Market Indicator.  Read the article

Frist look: middle market job growth could slow

Politico
October 30, 2013

The National Middle Market Summit brings together 1,000 middle market execs and business/policy leaders. New data released at the summit today shows the nation's 200,000 middle market companies will generate 7 out of every 10 new jobs this year. However, downward projections for 2014 could signal slower growth.  Read the article

Secrets of OSU marching band's amazing formations

The Today Show
October 30, 2013

The Ohio State marching band is making waves across the internet with formations such as Michael Jackson moonwalking and a naval battle between two ships -- all with the help of iPad technology proposed by Fisher College of Business student Ryan Barta. Watch the video

Uncertainty is the new certainty, GE CEO Jeff Immelt tells business leaders

Columbus Business First
October 30, 2013

Uncertainty is the new certainty, GE CEO Jeff Immelt told executives of mediium-sized companies and other business leaders before sitting down for a converation with former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson at the 2013 National Middle Market Summit. Read the article

US midsized businesses cautious on outlook

Financial Times
October 29, 2013

Midsized businesses in the US, which are responsible for the majority of the economy’s job creation, are expecting slower revenue growth and slower hiring. Anil Makhija, academic director of the National Center for the Middle Market and senior associate dean at Fisher, discusses the latest Middle Market Indicator report. Read the article

Mid-sized firms defy economic growth odds

Yahoo Finance
October 29, 2013

Anil Makhija, academic director of the National Center for the Middle Market and senior associate dean at Fisher, and Keith Sherin, CEO of GE Capital, discuss the middle market -- a quiet yet critical growth engine for the U.S. economy on track to create 1.25 million jobs. Read the article

Midsized firms often a beacon of light in the Sunshine State

Orlando Sentinel
October 29, 2013

Anil Makhija, academic director of the National Center for the Middle Market and senior associate dean at Fisher, and Keith Sherin, CEO of GE Capital, highlight the impact of middle market companies in Florida. Of the nearly 200,000 middle market companies nationwide, more than 5 percent are based in the state. Read the article

Meet the mid-market CEO award winners

Chief Executive
October 28, 2013

CEOs from Anytime Fitness, iSend, and Coyote Logistics are the 2013 middle market award winners, which were presented at National Middle Market Summit on the Ohio State University campus. Fisher College of Business dean Christine A. Poon served as one of five judges. Read the article

Honda's plans for when its plans fail

Columbus Business First
October 25, 2013

John Gray, associate professor of management sciences at Fisher College of Business, said concentrating work in one area elevates risks such as exposure to a natural disaster or a limited employee pool, but thinks Honda has little to worry about either. Read the article

Employee engagement

Columbus CEO
October 2013

Give workers a meaningful stake in the game, listen to them and take steps to make them feel good about their work. Ray Noe, Robert and Anne Hoyt Designated Professorship in Management & Human Resources, discusses employee engagement. Read the article

Wexner's Secret: Fear failure, but forge ahead

The Columbus Dispatch
October 12, 2013

Fisher alumnus Les Wexner's business success with the Victoria Secret brand was due to the fact he didn't think lingerie was just about function, it was about the psychological and emotional benefits of the lingerie, being able to project a fun and sexy image, said Fisher marketing professor Deborah Mitchell. Read the article

APEC 2013: leaders talk trade in Bali

World Insight, CCTV-NEWS
October 6, 2013

Oded Shenkar, Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management in the Department of Management and Human Resources, discusses the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting as part of an international panel of educators and experts. Watch the video

Shutdown to slowdown? How Washington's mess is hurting business

Globe and Mail
October 5, 2013

The National Center for the Middle Market has been tracking executives who run companies with annual revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. For the past two years, respondents had signaled increasingly stronger intentions to invest. Those indications have now plateaued.  Read the article

OSU marching band in step with iPads

Daily Reporter
October 3, 2013

A Fisher student has helped lead an initiative designed to give The Ohio State University Marching Band a new way of learning music, saving money, and going green. Read the article

Businesses can't believe U.S. won't raise the debt limit

The Washington Post
September 27, 2013

A survey of executives by the National Center for the Middle Market, a collaboration between Fisher and GE Capital, reports that about six in 10 see default as  "not very likely" or "not at all likely." Anil Makhija, academic director of the center, discusses. Read the article

The Curious Case of Summer's Hottest Food Item: The Pretzel Roll

Harvard Business Review
September 20, 2013

At the end of the day, it's not about being the pretzel pioneer," said Oded Shenkar, the Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business at Fisher. "It's about who makes the money out of it." Read the article

PR group has college MBA course in NY, Ohio, Minn

The Wall Street Journal
September 18, 2013

Fisher College of Business was selected by the Public Relations Society of America to introduce an MBA-level strategic communications course to be offered beginning next year. Read the article

Capital Punishment: Forcing banks to hold more capital may not always be wise

The Economist
September 13, 2013

In a new paper Fisher Finance Professor René Stulz and co-author Harry DeAngelo of the University of Southern California, show that it is better for banks to be highly leveraged even without frictions like deposit insurance and implicit guarantees. Banks own liquidity premium allows them to borrow cheaply. Read the article

New recalls by Johnson & Johnson raises concerns about quality control improvements

The New York Times
September 13, 2013

Recalls of products by the pharmaceutical unit of Johnson & Johnson may demonstrate the company's focus on quality control, said John Gray, associate professor of managements sciences at Fisher. Read the article

Ohio State U. Band Marches Ahead of the Curve with iPads

The Chronicle for Higher Education
September 11, 2013

Fisher senior and marching band member Ryan Barta featured in the "Wired Campus" column for teaming with his band mate Charlie King to launch iPad pilot program. Read the article

Cal made you a deal, and selling cars was never the same

The Los Angeles Times
September 10, 2013

Fisher Clinical Associate Professor Shashi Matta, said the late Cal Worthington, the legendary West Coast auto dealer, evolved from just a business pitchman to a person brand. Read the article

R.G. Barry to focus on acquisitions

The Columbus Dispatch
September 6, 2013

Fisher Senior Associate Dean Anil Makhija, executive director of the National Center for the Middle Market, said as the economy improves, middle market companies such as R.G. Barry will begin making more investments, such as business aquisitions. Read the article

Ohio State Marching Band Plays a Money Saving Tune

Businessweek
September 4, 2013

Fisher operations management student Ryan Barta teams with bandmate Charles King to help the Ohio State Marching Band implement iPad technology to reduce use of paper for music and show choreography and save money. Read the article

Tech Tuesday: aggressive bids, fake photos and gadgets

WOSU
August 27, 2013

Rebecca Walker Naylor, assistant professor of marketing, discusses her recent study about whether anonymity makes people more aggressive in online auctions. Listen to the interview

The Ohio State marching band: marching to new technology

Fox 28 News
August 24, 2013

Fisher student Ryan Barta helped to create a new technology to help band members learn their on-field routines. Watch the video

20 to know in logistics: Martha Cooper

Columbus Business First
August 16, 2013

Fisher Professor Emeritus Martha Cooper said the logistics industry in the U.S. should have less regulations. Read the article

Ad giant Publicis buys Columbus' Enguage Marketing

The Columbus Dispatch
August 16, 2013

The acquisition of Columbus-based Engauge by multinational advertising giant Publicis Group of France is part of a merger trend in the ad industry to get the expertise of specialty marketing firms, said Deborah Mitchell, clinical professor of marketing. Read the article

Blue Jackets exec shoots, scores as team pitchman

The Columbus Dispatch
August 15, 2013

Fisher marketing expert Deborah Mitchell called the Blue Jackets advertising shift toward an emotional appeal helps build relationships with customers and loyalty. Read the article

Study: bidding sites like eBay make us meanies -- and you can profit from it

Slate
August 14, 2013

In a study by marketing faculty member Rebecca Walker Naylor, participants were shown representative profiles of the people they’d be bidding against -- some similar, some different, and some ambiguous. The bidders ponied up the most money when staring down the ambiguous or anonymous profile. Read the article

Ohio uses college interns to boost exports

WOSU
August 9, 2013

Fisher finance student Bea Gutierrez shares her internship experiences at T-shirt maker AirWaves and identifying new markets in Mexico and Canada for the company. Read the article

Young marketing firm uses, viral, eco-friendly methods

The Columbus Dispatch
August 7, 2013

Deborah Mitchell, professor of marketing, said the young marketing firm Civitas is a breakthrough company for launching viral campaigns utilizing topiaries, sidewalk chalk instead of postcards and other wasteful materials. Read the article

Cronut marketing -- make 'em wait

Financial Times
July 31, 2013

Oded Shenkar, professor of management and human resources and author of Copycats: How Smart Companies Use Imitation to Gain a Strategic Edge, points out that savvy imitators need to differentiate from the original product. Read the article

In middle-market, growing global confidence but little action

Global Atlanta
July 24, 2013

Buoyed by confidence in the U.S. recovery, middle-market firms are becoming more optimistic about the global economy, but their sentiments aren't motivating them into new international markets, according to Anil Makhija, the National Center for the Middle Market’s academic director. Read the article

Middle-market confidence swelling, OSU-GE Capital survey says

Columbus Business First
July 24, 2013

The results from the second quarter Middle Market Indicator show encouraging signs that this large segment of the economy is settling into a stable and optimistic growth trajectory, where increased investment will fuel additional revenue and employment gains well into the future, according to Anil Makhija, the National Center for the Middle Market’s academic director. Read the article

Midsize companies plan to hit the accelerator harder

Bloomberg Businessweek
July 24, 2013

The second quarter Middle Market Indicator, released by the National Center for the Middle Market, indicate excutives at midsize companies gained confidence in the second quarter, with 43 percent expecting to add employees, up from 38 percent who predicted hiring in the NCMM’s first-quarter survey. Read the article

Marketing firm employs style, humor to get results for clients

Columbus Dispatch
July 18, 2013

A Westerville marketing company's humorous approach is helping it and its clients differentiate itself from competitors, said Deborah Mitchell, a professor of marketing at Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business. Read the article

Ohio State's Center for Entrepreneurship honors Rich Langdale, gets $1M alumni gift

Columbus Business First
June 25, 2013

Fisher receives $1 million gift from Timothy P. Keenan and Rich Langdale honored with academy naming. Read the article

Entrepreneur commits $1M to OSU's Fisher College

The Columbus Dispatch
June 25, 2013

Timothy P. Keenan recently committed $1 million from his foundation (Keenan Family Foundation) to support technology entrepreneurship and commercialization education at Fisher. Read the article

Making Medicine As Safe As Can Be

U.S. News & World Report
June 21, 2013

John Gray, assistant professor of operations in the Department of Management Sciences, co-authors an analysis on manafacturing safety in the pharmacuetical industry. Read the article

Top 100 Private Companies: Business moving forward with hiring, investments

Columbus Business First
May 31, 2013

The middle market is the backbone of the economy, said Anil Makhija, senior associate dean of Fisher and executive director of the National Center for the Middle Market at the college. According to recent research of middle market companies, the segment is expected to add 900,000 jobs for the year, which is another way the middle market sector works to stabilize the economy. Read the article

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's maiden trip

World Insight, CCTV-NEWS
May 26, 2013

Oded Shenkar, Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management, takes part in international panel on China-India ties with Salman Haidar, former Indian Foreign Secretary and Ambassador to China, and Hu Shisheng, head of the South Asia research center at the China Institute of Contemporary International Relations. Watch the video

More docs walking out on traditional practice approach

Columbus Business First
May 24, 2013

"Medical practices, like any business, need to adapt and innovate to survive, said W.C. Benton, a professor of operations at Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business.“That means forgetting about the past." Read the article

Local governments hiking fees and taxes, cutting services

The Columbus Dispatch
May 6, 2013

Fisher's accounting faculty member William Raabe predicts continued higher taxes in municipalities and a reduction in services to residents. Read the article

OSU business dean plugged in to the future

The Columbus Dispatch
May 5, 2013

Highlights of Fisher Dean Christine A. Poon's tenure are helping Fisher expand its reach into businesses, partnering with other colleges at Ohio State, and building specialized centers around the commercialization of the research emerging from OSU. Read the article

OSU honors outgoing provost

The Columbus Dispatch
May 4, 2013

The Joseph A. Alutto Graduate Global Leadership Fund, announced at Fisher Graduation Ceremony, established to provide Fisher graduate students financial support for global study opportunities. Read the article

Did the auditor of JobsOhio have a conflict of interest

The Columbus Dispatch
May 2, 2013

Jerry Esselstein, a senior lecturer at Fisher who teaches Ethical Challenges in the Accounting Profession, said two separate entities of auditing firm KPMG would not collude on their work. Read the article

Medium-sized companies' spending intentions give hope

Globe and Mail
May 1, 2013

Despite their misgivings about government policy, the executives of middle-market companies are getting ready to spend money: 63 percent, according to 2013 first quarter Middle Market Indicator. The survey, conducted by the National Center for the Middle Market, said CEOs are looking for opportunities to invest extra cash, compared with only 50 percent in the second quarter of last year. Read the article

Some hedge funds fudge the numbers

BizEd
May/June, 2013

In an examination of hedge fund data from 2000 to 2010, Fisher's Itzhak Ben-David discovered that some hedge fund managers may manipulate the prices of stocks they hold in order to have better returns to report to investors. Read the article

Big Data, Big Business

Columbus CEO
May 2013

To prepare Fisher students for the challenge of data analytics and strong quantitative skills, the college will implement an industry cluster for data analytics starting in fall semester, said Fisher Dean Christine A. Poon. Read the article

Shattering the Ceiling

Columbus CEO
May 2013

Columbus CEO magazine profiles Fisher Dean Christine A. Poon. Read the article

Tax increases could test middle-market’s commitment to invest, Ohio State survey finds 

Columbus Business First
April 25, 2013

Most middle-market companies are optimistic enough about the economy to plan to invest in technology this year, according to a quarterly survey out of Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, but any tax increases might test that resolve. Read the article

Small business owners to banks: can I get a loan, please

CNBC.com
April 24, 2013

According to a study released by the National Center for the Middle Market, there's an increased willingness to significantly cut back, specifically through both investment and hiring, if business costs and regulation become overly burdensome. Read the article

Home is where the hope is for mid-sized companies

Businessweek
April 24, 2013

Middle market company executives are more optimistic about their local economies than the national economy, according to a survey released by the National Center for the Middle Market. Read the article

The CEOs driving our recovery fear Obamacare

The Fiscal Times
April 24, 2013

A survey from the National Center for the Middle Market indicates that Obamacare and health insurance costs are the primary challenge for this group of 197,000 companies. Read the article

Fisher holds dedication ceremony for Wolstein Gateway

Cleveland Jewish News
April 23, 2013

Fisher College of Business will dedicate the Bert L. and Iris S. Wolstein Gateway at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 25. Last fall, the Wolstein foundation committed $4.9 million to The Ohio State University, with $3.4 million going to Fisher College of Business. Read the article

An analytics hub grows in Columbus

Data Informed
April 21, 2013

Columbus is a prime location for big data and advanced analytics because of the massive university, a business community that is very collaborative and interactive and collegial, said Christine A. Poon, dean of Fisher College of Business. Read the article

Workplace socializing doesn't always bridge racial divides

Business News Daily
April 18, 2013

"It doesn’t make things worse to socialize with your co-workers, but when you’re racially dissimilar, it doesn't have the same positive impact," according to Tracy Dumas, assistant professor of human resources, and lead author of a research study on company social events and the racial divide. Read the article

Cancer test OncoFilter heading to Rice business plan competition after winning at Ohio State

Columbus Business First
April 8, 2013

OncoFilter, the winning team at Ohio State's Business Plan Competition, hosted by Fisher's Center for Entrepreneurship, included six MBA members who were students in Michael Camp’s Technology Entereneurship and Commercialization course. Read the article

Honda's growth help tow Ohio out of recession

NPR All Things Considered
April 5, 2013

Assistant Clinical Professor Michael Brandl says Ohio is an attractive place for start-ups and companies such as Honda, which is relocating its North American headquarters to the state. Read the article

Takeovers: Ding dong Dell

The Economist
March 30, 2013

A study by René Stulz, Everett D. Reese Chair of Banking and Monetary Economics, looked at cases where bosses took their company private and stayed on. It found that existing shareholders did well out of such deals as the boss had a better idea of the likely upside of escaping the short-term pressures of the stockmarket, and was willing to pay for it. Read the article

Performance Has Long-Term Repercussions For Hedge Funds Managers

Barron's
March 24, 2013

A working paper co-authored by Finance Professors Berk Sensoy and Michael Weisbach indicates performance-based pay may be the norm among hedge fund managers, but a strong performance appears to have implications far beyond the next paycheck. Read the article

New stores, shops keep vibe going at The Greene

Dayton Daily News
March 24, 2013

Shashi Matta, clinical assistant professor of marketing, says bringing in a wide variety of new retailers is particularly important to an outdoor retail and entertainment center. Read the article

PNC chief calls buying National City a 'home run'

The Columbus Dispatch
March 24, 2013

PNC chairman and CEO James Rohr, an MBA alumnus, discusses his company and the banking industry before receiving Fisher's Pace Setters Executive Award. Read the article

OSU's business, law schools ranked best in Ohio

Columbus Business First
March 13, 2013

Fisher's MBA for the Working Professional is ranked eighth nationwide, supply-chain/logistics is ranked fourth and the full-time MBA is ranked 27 by the 2014 U.S. News and World Report's Graduate School Ranking.Read the article

Firms Send Record Cash Back to Investors

The Wall Street Journal
March 7, 2013

Finance Professor Michael Weisbach says the uptick in stock-buybacks and cash dividends paint rosy corporate balance sheets.Read the article

The world's 50 most innovative companies 2013

Fast Company
February 15, 2013

Samsung engages in a lightly discussed, underappreciated varietal of creativity known as "focused innovation." Oded Shenkar, professor of management and human resources and  author of Copycats: How Smart Companies Use Imitation to Gain a Strategic Edge, discusses. Read the article

OSU's Business Builders Club sure can pick 'em through IdeaPitch program

Columbus Business First
February 15, 2013

Ohio State's Business Builder's Club to hold its IdeaPitch competition. Past winners went on to compete at Fisher's Business Plan Competition. Read the article

Collection agencies tops in BBB complaints

The Columbus Dispatch
February 4, 2013

Collection agencies "have learned to be dogged," said Roy Lewicki, professor of management and human resources at Fisher.  Read the article

OSU to draw crowd wanting to do good, make profit

The Columbus Dispatch
February 4, 2013

Fisher College of Business students are among those helping to organize the Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship summit, which will bring more than 1,000 people to campus to explore "social entrepreneurship" efforts around the world.  Read the article

National Center for the Middle Market finds optimism among executives

Columbus Business First
January 30, 2013

The center’s survey found expectations for 5.2 percent revenue growth of $520 billion and another 1 million new jobs in 2013. “It remains to be seen how health-care regulations will be applied, what costs will be levied and what options middle-market firms can effectively exploit in response,” Anil Makhija, academic director of the center, said in the report. Read the article

Firm keeps trucking

The Columbus Dispatch
January 28, 2013

Judy Tanksy, professor of management and human resources, says it is rare for family-owned companies to remain under family leadership after the third generation. Read the article

Davos Forum

World Insight, CCTV-NEWS
January 27, 2013

Oded Shenkar, Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management, takes part in an international panel on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Watch the video

Bright Spots: Jan. 24, 2013

Crain's Cleveland Business
January 25, 2013

The National Center for the Middle Market, based at Ohio State University, reported that middle market companies added an estimated $650 billion in new revenue and more than 1 million jobs in 2012. "The findings of this research point to the broader economy softly turning the corner after a year of mostly tepid GDP growth and, overall, we see positive changes in the survey that can be the basis of cautious optimism for the U.S. economy in 2013,” said Anil Makhija, academic director of the center. Read the article

Semesters offer Ohio State students more intern opportunities

The Lantern
January 16, 2013

The number of employers who interviewed undergraduates in the Fisher College of Business for summer internships on campus has risen 34 percent this year with Ohio State’s switch to semesters. Read the article

Web-utation

The Columbus Dispatch
January 14, 2013

"Melissa Fisher, a marketing professor at Fisher, deserves an A," according to an editorial in The Columbus Dispatch. Fisher invited John Millen, chief strategist of Reputation Group in Columbus, to speak to 200 marketing students to warn them about the content they place on their social media sites because they are creating a personal image and brand. Read the article

Business through an ethical lens

BizEd
January/February, 2013

Even good people with good intentions can falter if they lack a solid framework for making ethical decisions, explained David Freel, lecturer of management and human resources. Freel discusses methods for incorporating the study of ethics into the business curriculum. Read the article

Study: Investor beliefs-not preferences-rule their investment decisions

nerdwallet.com
January 9, 2013

Itzhak Ben-David, Assistant Professor of Finance, co-author of a study on investment decisions, challenges the long-held belief that emotional investing is not just about feelings and preferences towards winning and losing, but investors’ beliefs about a stock’s future. Read the article

Split down the middle

Columbus Business First
Dec. 28, 2012

Oded Shenkar, Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management and professor of management and human resources, discusses the challenges of joint ventures. Read the article

Job hunters: polish that online image

USA Today
Dec. 19, 2012

Students need to put their best digital footprint forward. "They are creating a brand and image, whether they realize it or not," said Melissa Fisher of the Department of Marketing and Logistics. Read the article

MBA job picture bright for international students

Businessweek
Dec. 14, 2012

Fisher is one of five surveyed schools to report that 100 percent of international students had secured employment within three months of graduation. Jeff Rice, executive director of the Office of Career Management, discusses. Read the article

Do hedge funds manipulate stock prices?

The Wall Street Journal
Dec. 10, 2012

A new study from Itzhak (Zahi) Ben-David, assistant professor of finance and real estate at Fisher, finds some hedge funds manipulate stock prices and report artificial gains to investors. Read the article

At the center of things

Middle Market Executive
Dec. 10, 2012

Doug Farren, associate director of the National Center for the Middle Market, discusses how the partnership between Fisher and GE Capital is drawing talent to campus and reaching out to middle market companies, policymakers, and media. Read the article

All work and no play a growing trend in U.S.

The Columbus Dispatch
Dec. 7, 2012

American workers are not using all of their vacation hours. Compared to workers in Europe, U.S. workers tend to find more of an identity within their careers and view working long hours as a badge of honor, according to Tracy Dumas, assistant professor of management and human resources at Fisher. Read the article

Creating the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

The Huffington Post
Dec. 4, 2012

Kevin Gadd, founder and CEO of Venture Highway, said Fisher's Foundations of Entrepreneurship course has helped launch successful start-ups. Read the article

Team victory

The Columbus Dispatch
Dec. 2, 2012

The cooperative effort that is bringing 500 jobs with the IBM analytics center is an example of what can be done when businesses and institutions such as Ohio State and Fisher leverage their powerful resources. Read the article

Your taxes jump if U.S. falls off 'cliff'

The Columbus Dispatch
Dec. 2, 2012

Stephen Buser, professor emeritus, discusses the implications of the "fiscal cliff," including whether Congress can work together. "The fact that there is or is not going to be an agreement is going to be important. What we end up with, I think, is less important." Read the article

OSU Asset: Provost Alutto has transformed the university

The Columbus Dispatch
Nov. 29, 2012

Ohio State President Gordon Gee says the business school was “languishing” when Joseph Alutto was appointed dean; within a few years, Alutto had implemented a plan that involved hiring and retaining top talent and building what became the Fisher College of Business. Read the article

Plans For Columbus Designer Outlet Mall Mean Economy On The Mend

WOSU News
Nov. 29, 2012

Shashi Matta, a professor at Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business, says the latest consumer confidence index is at a four-year high and the local economy is the strongest in the state, making this new mall a prime destination. Read the article

IBM Opens Giant Big Data Facility in Ohio

AdAge
Nov. 29, 2012

Ron Lovell, vice president of the IBM Client Center for Advanced Analytics, with Dr. Greg Allenby, professor of marketing at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, and Ohio State business student Jenn Barlette meet at the IBM Client Center for the ribbon-cutting. Read the article

IBM and Ohio State get analytical

Forbes
Nov. 29, 2012

CEOs must think of big data as infiltrating every aspect of their organizations,said Christine Poon, dean of the Max M. Fisher College of Business at Ohio State. Read the article

IBM and Ohio State University to Open Center for Big Data

The New York Times
Nov. 29, 2012

The largest demand in future hiring will be for analytics-adept business people, predicts Christine Poon, dean of the Max M. Fisher College of Business at Ohio State. Read the article

IBM center, 500 jobs on way

The Columbus Dispatch
Nov. 29, 2012

"Big data" is the next huge thing in the always-changing world of information technology -- and Columbus's regional talent pool and connection with Ohio State and Fisher made it the ideal location for a new advanced analytics center. Read the article

A copycat is no second best in business

Financial Times
Nov. 27, 2012

Fisher professor Oded Shenkar, author of "Copycats: How Smart Companies Use Imitation to Gain a Competitive Edge," told the newspaper "that just copying a market leader in every respect isn’t clever: instead, do what they do only better, cheaper and with a different spin." Read the article

Twinkies might not last this apocalypse

The Columbus Dispatch
Nov. 17, 2012

Harold Green, senior lecturer in finance at Fisher and former mergers and acquisition executive for Borden, said he would strongly look at the Hostess brands if he was still a consumer products executive. Read the article

Auto-lighting supplier in London back on beam

The Columbus Dispatch
Nov. 11, 2012

The revival of business at Stanley Lighting, a London-based supplier to Honda, indicates that the automaker is responding to a need for speed and inventory for production, said Peter Ward, the Richard M. Ross Chair in Management and director for the Center for Operational Excellence. Read the article

Midsize companies get no respect

Businessweek
Oct. 25, 2012

The National Center for the Middle Market at Fisher calculates that U.S. companies with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion a year account for one-third of private-sector output. But big companies get all the attention, because they’re big, and small companies get all the love, because they’re perceived as the champions of job creation. Read the article

Inside the Success of Second-to-Market Companies

Entrepreneur
Oct. 25, 2012

The research of Oded Shenkar, Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management and author of Copycats: How Smart Companies Use Imitation to Gain a Strategic Edge, provides insights on what gives some second-to-market companies an advantage. Read the article

Made in Middle America-Manufacturing Resurgence Happening Here

Huffington Post
Oct. 24, 2012

The story of American manufacturing is on the rise and middle market companies are leading the way, according to research led by Anil Makhija, Dean's Distinguished Professor and academic director of the National Center for the Middle Market. Read the article

Revenue growth, executive confidence ebbing at middle-market firms

Columbus Business First
Oct. 24, 2012

The third quarter Middle Market Indicator shows segment continues to experience slow growth and wary of future economic conditions. Read the article

Midsize Companies Power Texas Job Creation

KUHF News for Houston
Oct. 24, 2012

Middle market companies account for just 0.5 percent of all Texas businesses, but employ 30 percent of the workforce, according to Anil Makhija, Dean's Distinguished Professor and academic director of the National Center for the Middle Market.Listen to the story

Middle-Market Business: The Goldilocks Spot

CFO
Oct. 24, 2012

Middle market businesses are far more resilient than small business, according to Anil Makhija, Dean's Distinguished Professor and academic director of the National Center for the Middle Market. Read the article

The mighty middle

The Economist
Oct. 20, 2012

Medium-sized firms are the unsung heroes of America's economy. Anil Makhija, Dean's Distinguished Professor and academic director of the National Center for the Middle Market, shares insights on what drives this critical economic segment. Read the article

Extra fees a doozy for some in college

The Columbus Dispatch
Sept. 30, 2012
Fisher College of Business charges students what the market will bear, and the school has to produce results that show prospective students that the return on investment is worth it or they won’t apply, said Stephen Mangum, senior associate dean. Read the article

Change in GMAT Equation: Chinese Flock to the Test

The Wall Street Journal
Sept. 23, 2012
Fisher's applications from China jumped 30 percent between the 2010 and 2011 recruiting season. Read the article

B-School Highlights: Sept. 21

Businessweek.com
Sept. 21, 2012
Ohio State and Resource, a digital marketing agency, will offer a distance learning course for executives." Read the article

Elections bring China-bashing season

CNN.com
Sept. 21, 2012
Oded Shenkar, Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management, says in editorial that elections bring out tough rhetoric on Chinese trade policies." Read the article

Central Ohioans shrug off fiscal worries

The Columbus Dispatch
Sept. 20, 2012
Ohio is a little bit ahead of the rest of the nation in the recovering from a bad couple of years, according to William Raabe, who teaches taxation and accounting at Fisher. Read the article

The Game of LIFE can be a lot like real life: Regina Brett

The Plain Dealer
Sept. 19, 2012
After reading about Reuben Klamer in the Columbus Dispatch, columnist Regina Brett compares how the game stacks up against "real life." Read the article

Taco Bell testing spicy Doritos Locos Tacos in Ohio

Columbus Business First
Sept. 17, 2012
Rob Savage, chief operating officer for Taco Bell, discussed the company's test-market strategy at Fisher's Center for Operational Excellence forum. Read the article

Inventor of games and gizmos returns to OSU to inspire future entrepreneurs

The Columbus Dispatch
Sept. 15, 2012
The Game of Life inventor, Reuben Klamer, 1944 graduate of Fisher, shares stories about his career in the toy industry. Read the article

Ohio State receives two big donations

The Columbus Dispatch
Sept. 14, 2012
Fisher receives $3.4 million gift from the Wolstein Foundation to create a entrepreneurial leadership course for advanced students, an internship program and an annual education summit. Read the article

Wolstein Foundation makes $4.9 million commitment to Ohio State University

Crain's Cleveland Business
Sept. 13, 2012
Fisher receives $3.4 million gift from the Wolstein Foundation to create entrepreneurship programs that will fund both student and faculty work. Read the article

Ohio State lands $4.9M gift from Cleveland-area developer's family

Columbus Business First
Sept. 11, 2012
Fisher receives $3.4 million gift from the Bert L. and Iris S. Wolstein Foundation to create entrepreneurial leadership initiative fund. Read the article

Study: why we sell winners and hold on to losers

CNBC Street Signs
Sept. 10, 2012
Street Signs interviews Itzhak Ben-David, assistant professor of finance at Fisher, about his study on stock preferences. Watch the video

Wolstein Foundation commits $4.9 million to Ohio State

Cleveland Jewish News
Sept. 10, 2012
Fisher receives $3.4 million from the Wolstein Foundation to create the Bert L. and Iris S. Wolstein Entrepreneurship Internship and Leadership Summit. Read the article

10x graduates attract additional investment, including Hungarian startup

Columbus Business First
Sept. 10, 2012
10x program culminates with Showcase Day on Sept. 7, three teams receive follow-up investments. Read the article

Imitation: The sincerest form of success?

Financial Post
Sept. 7, 2012
Oded Shenkar, Fisher management professor and author of "Copycats: How Smart Companies Use Imitation to Gain a Strategic Edge," identifies Facebook and Apple as successful copycats. Read the article

9 Successful Entrepreneurs Moonlighting as Professors

Entrepreneur
Sept. 5, 2012
S. Michael Camp, a former advisor to dozens of companies and founder of five startups, teaches Technology Commercialization, New Venture Creation, Business Strategy, and Managing High Performance Companies at Fisher. Read the article

Apple, Samsung and the delicate art of imitation: An interview with Oded Shenkar

The Washington Post
August 28, 2012
Oded Shenkar, the Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management at Fisher, discusses Apple's recent victory over Samsung in its patent lawsuit, calling Apple an imitator in spite of the company's aggressive efforts to protect its propreitary systems and products. Read the article

Money Funds Pose Test for New Watchdog

The Wall Street Journal
August 24, 2012
René Stulz, Everett D. Reese Chair of Banking and Monetary Economics at Fisher, said the recently formed Financial Stability Oversight Council created by the 2010 Dodd-Frank law should remove money-market funds from the Securities and Exchange Commission and have them regulated by the Federal Reserve. Read the article

Ohio State startup aims to be Craiglist on campus

Columbus Business First
August 23, 2012
Fisher finance major Jay Clouse launches an online marketplace for Ohio State students looking to sell football tickets, textbooks and other items.Read the article

B-Schools send women up the ranks

The Wall Street Journal
August 2, 2012
Fisher Dean Christine A. Poon and Karen Hopper Wruck, finance professor and associate dean for graduate programs, are listed as rising women stars at business schools by current deans and executive search firms.Read the article

More B-Schools Choose Women as Deans

The Wall Street Journal
August 2, 2012
Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business opted for a woman when it nabbed Johnson & Johnson executive Christine A. Poon for its dean in 2009.Read the article

Survey: Half of middle-market companies stashing cash

Columbus Business First
July 25, 2012
A second-quarter poll found slight drops in confidence levels for the global and U.S. economy, according to the second-quarter Middle Market Indicator released by the National Center for the Middle Market.Read the article

Mid-Sized Companies Holding Back Investment

The Wall Street Journal
July 25, 2012
Second quarter of Middle Market Indicator released by the National Center for the Middle Market.Read the article

A Day in the Life: Vice President of Debt Finance

Bloomberg Businessweek
July 24, 2012
Kara Larsen, Fisher 2010 MBA graduate, gives a glimpse of her life as a vice president of Barclays in London.Read the article

Credit card settlement might cost consumers more

The Plain Dealer
July 16, 2012
Assistant Professor of Finance Itzhak Ben-David comments on a major settlement between credit card companies and retailers and what impact the ability to pass on credit card fees to consumers may have on prices and consumer spending.  Read the article

RPT-Northern Trust support shows money fund wrangle

Reuters
July 3, 2012
Professor Rene Stulz said the downgrade of Norwegian lender's debt is a minor event, but will still yield its 'pound of flesh.'" Read the article

Changing its Stripes: Executive Education evolves to meet business needs

BizEd
July/August 2012
Fisher College of Business takes an innovative approach to Executive Education. The college is leveraging its partnership with GE Capital and the National Center for the Middle Market housed at Fisher by targeting middle market firms, customizing courses to that segment and teaching in partnership with GE executives, according to Christine Poon, Fisher's dean. Read the article

The Imitator's Edge

Bloomberg Businessweek
July 6, 2012

Oded Shenkar, Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management and author of "Copycats," says business imitators typically profit more on the innovations from other companies moreso than the originator.Read the article

Ohio State Set To Park $483 Million From Lease Deal: Muni Credit

Bloomberg
June 22, 2012
J. Richard Dietrich, an accounting professor at Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business, analyzed the proposal with three colleagues and concluded that the lease would be better financially than having the university run parking if investment returns averaged at least 7.75 percent a year. “I wish we were clairvoyant and could see the next 50 years, but since we can’t, we have to make a decision using the best judgment available,” Dietrich said. Read the article

Top of the List: Largest MBA programs in Central Ohio

Columbus Business First
June 20, 2012
Fisher College of Business ranked tops in central Ohio. Read the article

Companies rush to woo China's new, monied middle class

The Columbus Dispatch
June 17, 2012
"People are salivating at the prospect of selling to so many consumers," Oded Shenkar, a professor of international business, told a Dispatch reporter.Read the article

Some things don't translate well

The Columbus Dispatch
June 17, 2012
A common mistake U.S.companies make when trying to launch a business operation in China is duplicating their American model for conducting business,according to Oded Shenkar,a professor of international business.Read the article

Prepared to command

The Columbus Dispatch
June 8, 2012
Gregory A. Paxton, a doctoral candidate in organizational behavior at Fisher College of Business, stood out amid a strong field of candidates for Columbus fire chief. Read the article

Paxton moves into hot seat as city's new fire chief

The Columbus Dispatch
June 7, 2012
Longtime firefighter, Ohio State alumnus, and Fisher College of Business doctoral student Gregory A. Paxton is named the fire chief of Columbus. Read the article

Pretty profitable parrots

The Economist
May 12, 2012
Oded Shenkar, Fisher professor and author of Copycats: How Smart Companies Use Imitation to Gain a Strategic Edge, discusses how the pace of legal imitation has quickened. Read the article

Middle market firms report rosy outlook

The Washington Post
April 27, 2012
More than two of three executives at mid-sized companies believe their firms will grow this year, according to the Middle Market Indicator released by Fisher and the National Center for the Middle Market. Read the article.

Midsize companies expect solid growth

The Columbus Dispatch
April 26, 2012
Mid-sized firms expected to grow at a much more robust rate in the future, said Anil Makhija, academic director for the National Center for the Middle Market. Read the article.

OSU research: Middle-market execs project 7% growth

Columbus Business First
April 25, 2012
Anil Makhija, academic director of the National Center for the Middle Market, said because most middle-market firms are not publicly traded, the Middle Market Indicator and research conducted at the center will help gather more data to better understand this sector. Read the article.

Companies see slower growth ahead

CNN Money
April 25, 2012
"Mid-sized firms -- which have between $10 million and $1 billion in revenue -- expect their sales to grow 7% over the next 12 months, according to a new economic indicator released Wednesday by Ohio State University's National Center for the Middle Market." Read the article.

Sustainbility: No Longer Optional

Makovsky + Company Strategies
April 2012
Neil Drobny, adjunct professor at Fisher, discusses the the evolution of environmental and sustainability strategies in the business world. Read the article.

10-xelerator showcase shines spotlight on latest Ohio start-up talent

hi velocity
April 19, 2012
10x Winter 2012 teams pitch businesses to potential investors, culminating the 12-week business accelerator program. Read the article.

OSU tax expert wishes for moratorium on changes

The Columbus Dispatch
April 8, 2012
William Raabe, a tax expert on the accounting faculty, discusses this year's tax season. Read the article.

Columnist Sue Shellenbarger answers readers' questions

The Wall Street Journal
March 28, 2012
Associate Dean Karen Hopper Wruck offers study and preparation advice to a future MBA student. Read the article.

U.C. aims to restart heart transplant program

The Cincinnati Enquirer
March 21, 2012
W.C. Benton, professor of management and expert in health-care business, said it will be expensive and difficult for University of Cincinnati Hospital to re-launch a heart transplant program after suspending the program four years ago. Read the article.

Analysts: Dispute won't hurt Cardinal

The Columbus Dispatch
March 11, 2012
Roy Lewicki, a business ethics professor at Fisher, says Cardinal is an admired company in Columbus and its dispute with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration won't hurt the company's reputation. Read the article.

Panama's Promise

The Columbus Dispatch
March 9, 2012
What would the widening of the Panama Canal mean to the Ohio economy? John Saldanha, assistant professor of logistics at Fisher, discusses the potential impacts. Read the article.

A mirror can be a dangerous tool for some CEOs

The New York Times
March 6, 2012
Research by Anil Makhija, professor of finance at Fisher, was featured in a discussion of the ways in which an executive's personality affects how a corporation is operated. Read the article

Evolving regulations create business opportunities

The Columbus Dispatch
February 26, 2012
Lance Schneier, lecturer at Fisher and developer of the Government Regulation and Business Strategy course, discusses regulation and what it means for companies. Read the article

Lane: Government push to end too big to fail may leave banks simply too small to survive

Columbus Business First
February 24, 2012
Robert Lane, lecturer in finance at Fisher, discusses why the new regulatory environment will make it difficult for the nation's small banks to remain in operation. Read the article

VIDEO: OSU students talk jobs, future

MSNBC: The Dylan Ratigan Show
February 23, 2012
Fisher senior Bryan Ashton, accounting and finance major, talks about his job with PwC in New York City. Watch the video

Ohio Third Frontier expands accelerator program

Columbus Business First
February 22, 2012
The Ohio Third Frontier Commission has approved $760,000 for the Ohio's New Entrepreneurs Fund toward another round of 10x and to establish accelerators in Cleveland and Cincinnati. Read the article

CEO Profile: Christine Poon, Dean of Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University

President & CEO: For & About Middle Market Executives
February 2012
Christine Poon, Fisher dean, and Anil Makhija, finance professor and executive director of the National Center for the Middle Market, discuss the center's work and partnership with GE Capital. Read the article

They've been there to help for a long time

The Columbus Dispatch
February 12, 2012
Michael Brandl, assistant clinical professor of finance at Fisher, discusses why some Columbus companies have stayed in business for more than a century. Read the article

Akron Children's Hospital tests renovation plans with life-sized models

Akron Beacon Journal
February 10, 2012
Akron Children's Hospital adopts Lean Six Sigma strategy; sends administrators to Master of Business in Operational Excellence program.Read the article

Imitation as critical as innovation

China Daily USA
February 10, 2012
Oded Shenkar, the Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management at Fisher, said businesses need to lift the stigma of imitation as a business strategy. Read the article

Soccer's financial kick: $384M, 490 jobs

The Columbus Dispatch
February 9, 2012
Columbus Crew economic impact study methodology fair and perhaps conservative, according to Stephen Buser, professor emeritus at Fisher. Read the article.

BBB's top 10 complaints again include credit cards and cars, but lawn care and furniture are climbing up the list

The Columbus Dispatch
February 3, 2012
Roy Lewicki, professor of management, said consumer unhappiness with products and services stem from lack of knowledge and experience. Read the article.

EVSC: Savings already passed $420,000 education cost

Evansville Courier & Press
February 6, 2012
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. cuts operating costs, streamlines operations and receives return on investment from Fisher's Master in Business Operational Excellence program. Read the article

Business program sets up shop in Upper Arlington

ThisWeek Community Newspapers
February 1, 2012
Tree of Life Ministry providing office space for the second class of the 10-xelerator program. Read the article

Japanese supplier here fixed prices of auto parts

The Columbus Dispatch
January 31, 2012
Peter T. Ward, Richard M. Ross Chair in Management and director of the Center for Operational Excellence, says news of price-fixing will make automakers examine their relationships with suppliers. Read the article

For many, free help is biggest tax break

The Columbus Dispatch
January 30, 2012
Fisher's federally funded tax clinic, founded by accounting faculty member William A. Raabe, opens for business offering free tax preparing through March. Read the article.

The Simple Secret to Beating Clones and Copycats

Businessweek
January 27, 2012
Oded Shenkar, Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management, says if a company doesn't respond to a copycat competitor quickly, the copycat can gain the upper hand. Read the article

10x startup boot camp welcomes 2nd class to former CompuServe HQ

Columbus Business First
January 23, 2012
The 2012 winter class of 10-xelerator, a business accelerator program offered in partnership with Ohio Third Frontier, begins the 12-week intensive program on Jan. 23. Read the article

New shoe business looks to find its footing

Toledo Blade
January 12, 2012
Michael Bills, executive director of the Innovation Initiative at Fisher, says a new product's cool-factor doesn't guarantee consumer demand. Read the article

Wisconsin jobs meter is moving the wrong direction

Milwaukee Business Times First
January 6, 2012
Michael Brandl, assistant professor in finance, stresses tebh importance of business leaders and elected officials to thoroughly understanding economic data, a misunderstanding can lead to multi-million dollar mistakes. Read the article

The Triple Bottom Line In Today’s Business Environment

Environmental Leader
January 3, 2012
Neil Drobny, lecturer in the Department of Management and Human Resources, speaks about the triple bottom line in today’s business environment. Read the article

Dr. Seuss guides serial entrepreneur to next venture

EnterChange
December 20, 2011
A 26-year-old Liberty Township man and his father, a retired Procter & Gamble executive, are among the 10 entrepreneurial teams selected for the 10-xcelerator Winter Quarter program. Read the article

Columbus Marathon demographics by the numbers

Columbus Business First
December 19, 2011
A study conducted by Fisher Professional Services shows the economic impact of the Nationwide Insurance Columbus Marathon totaled more than $13 million. Read the article

Holiday spending may not save the economy

WTAM Newsradio Cleveland
December 17, 2011
Michael Brandl, assistant professor in Fisher's department of finance, thinks the recession might continue despite robust spending during the holiday season. Read the article

A capital idea

The Columbus Dispatch
December 16, 2011
The Columbus International Fund, which features Dean Christine Poon as a board member, is praised as an " intriguing new option for economic-development projects" by the Dispatch Editorial Board.

The publication calls Poon's inclusion on the board as one of its "savvy choices." Read the article.

Marathon runners’ spending, training provide boost to economy, study finds

Columbus Business First
December 16, 2011
Kurtis Roush, executive director of the Fisher College’s Fisher Professional Services consulting division, was quoted on the economic impact made by the Nationwide Insurance Columbus Marathon. Read the article.

Ohio Venture Capital Continues Impressive Expansion

MarketWatch
December 14, 2011
Michael Camp, academic director of the the Center of Entrepreneurship says Ohio's efforts to grow investment activity and early stage companies is outpacing national averages. Read the article.

Foreign money fund creates U.S. jobs

The Sacramento Bee
December 14, 2011
Michael Camp, academic director of the the Center of Entrepreneurship says Ohio's efforts to grow investment activity and early stage companies is outpacing national averages. Read the article

Cleveland-area businessman launches Columbus International Fund to recruit foreign investment

The Plain Dealer
December 14, 2011
Christine Poon, dean of Fisher, is selected as a board director for the Columbus International Fund, to lure foreign business investors to Columbus. Read the article.

Foreign money fund creates U.S. jobs

The Columbus Dispatch
December 14, 2011
Christine Poon, dean of Fisher, is selected as a board director for the Columbus International Fund, to lure foreign business investors to Columbus. Read the article

EVSC administrators say new master's degrees saving schools cash

Evansville Courier and Press
December 12, 2011
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. superintendent David Smith said school system is seeing an immediate return on investment from participation in Fisher's Master of Business in Operational Excellence program. Read the article

Ohio Means Business: Focus on Sustainability

Ohio News Network
December 7, 2011
Industry Cluster faculty Neil Drobny join John Shegerian, CEO, Electronic Recyclers International, and Kevin Kramer, president of Growth Initiatives for Alcoa, in a discussion of their companies and their involvement with Fisher's Sustainability Industry Cluster. Watch the video

Summer isn't the only season for internships

The Chicago Tribune
December 6, 2011
Jeff Rice, executive director of Fisher's Office of Career Management, tells students to "take a very critical look with an academic advisor" when deciding on an internship during the academic year. Read the article

Kroger apologizes for promotion shortfall

The Columbus Dispatch
December 6, 2011
Patricia M. West, associate professor of marketing at Fisher, said Kroger was intending the best with its promotion and at the most owes its customers a sincere apology. Read the article

8 Habits of Highly Productive People

Woman's Day
November 23, 2011
According to a recent study at Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University if an employee is in a bad mood when they arrive at work, it can decrease their productivity by as much as 10 percent that day.Read the article

The Art of Imitation

ParisTech Review
November 18, 2011
Question and answer with Oded Shenkar, Ford Mortor Company Chair in Blobal Business Management, on imitation and innovation strategies.Read the article

The Art of Imitation

ParisTech Review
November 18, 2011
Oded Shenkar, Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management, discusses the misunderstood art of imitation in an interview. Read the article

College application site Acceptd lands $500K after 10x graduation

Columbus Business First
November 17, 2011
Acceptd, the online platform for college applications developed by graduates of Ohio State's 10x program,achieve more than $600,000 worth of Ohio investors.Read the article

OSU professor: Imitation often beats innovation

Marion Star
November 12, 2011
Oded Shenkar, Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management, to lecture at The Ohio State University Marion campus. Read the article

The Best Business Schools of 2011

Businessweek
November 10, 2011
Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business, is No. 14 in this year's EMBA ranking. Read the article

Study: Ohio got VC boost in 2010

Columbus Business First
November 10, 2011
Fisher study reports Ohio companies had an 81 percent increase in venture capital. Read the article

Retailers use social media to fine-tune operations

CNBC
October 28, 2011
Social media can have a negative impact when customer-service failures occur in retail and service businesses, according to Ken Boyer, associate professor in operations management at Fisher. Read the article

Educating future leaders

Smart Business Columbus
October 27, 2011
Christine A. Poon, dean of Fisher College of Business, named to the 2011 class of Columbus Smart Leader. Read the article.

Put on a Happy Face. Seriously.

The Wall Street Journal
October 24, 2011
Research by Steffanie Wilk, associate professor of management and human resources, on the link between employee mood and performance on the job is spotlighted in the article. Read the article.

Mid-Sized-Not Small-Business drives the economy

NPR Talk of the Nation
October 17, 2011
Christine A. Poon, dean of Fisher, discusses the middle market research. Read the article.

Students Can Ditch the Competition by Interning This Spring

U.S. News and World Report
October 14, 2011
Jeff Rice, executive director of the Office of Career Management, commented on the advantages and disadvantages of students pursuing an internship outside of the summer months. Read the article.

Knockoff phones losing appeal in China

Chicago Tribune
October 12, 2011
Oded Shenkar, Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management, says Chinese phone manufacturers are poised to begin innovating after years of imitating. Read the article.

Still cutting the edge: After 30 years, Resource Interactive remains a leader in digital marketing

The Columbus Dispatch
October 12, 2011
Michael Bills, executive in residence at Fisher, comments on the success of Resource Interactive. Read the article.

Are ETFs Hurting Your Stock?

CFO.com
October 7, 2011
Sophia J.W. Hamm, an assistant professor in the Department of Accounting, said investors putting their money into exchange-traded funds (EFTs) rather than individual stocks is hurting liquidity. Read the article

GE Capital, Ohio State deal 'dream come true' for researchers

Columbus Business First
October 7, 2011
Christine A. Poon, Fisher dean, said the new National Middle Market Center's research will provide insight on overlooked sector. Read the article.

Businesses in the middle get OSU's attention

The Columbus Dispatch
October 7, 2011
Fisher, GE Capital sponsor summit on overlooked business segment. Read the article.

The Mighty Middle Market: National Middle Market Summit

CNBC Squawk Box
October 6, 2011
Christine A. Poon, dean of Fisher, joins GE CEO and Chairman Jeffrey Immelt on morning business show. View the video.

Gov. John Kasich pitches Ohio to visiting business leaders from across the country

The Plain Dealer
October 6, 2011
Gov. John Kasich addresses business leaders at the "Leading from the Middle" summit co-hosted by Fisher and GE Capital. Read the article.

CNBC MBA Face-Off

CNBC Street Smarts
October 5, 2011
Fisher MBA student Logan Smyth's appeared on CNBC as a part of the MBA Face-Off competition. View the video.

Harley-Davidson CEO aims to 'wow' riders

Columbus Business First
October 3, 2011
Keith Wandell, CEO of Harley-Davidson, keynotes Fisher's Center for Operational Excellence symposium. Read the article.

Spotlight Shines on Midsize Firms

The Wall Street Journal
October 3, 2011
Anil Makhija discusses the need for more research on middle-market companies and the National Middle Market Summit, which will be held on Oct. 6 at Ohio State. Read the article.

Budding entrepreneurs, students use online tools

Columbus Dispatch
September 20, 2011
Online tools and interactive resources are replacing traditional books in entrepreneur courses at Fisher. Read the article.

Team-ownership deal unusual

Columbus Dispatch
September 15, 2011
Nationwide investment in the Blue Jackets demonstrates company's commitment to the city of Columbus, according to a Fisher professor. Read the article.

Dean at OSU’s Fisher College of Business provides rich perspective

Columbus Dispatch
August 28, 2011
Dean Christine Poon's perspective as a business leader and student experience is profiled in a question and answer article. Read the article.

Philanthropy Gains Eager Followers in B-Schools

Bloomberg Businessweek
August 17, 2011
Work by undergraduate Honors Cohort students on philanthropy fund distribution spotlighted in a profile of business school philanthropy courses. Read the article.

Study:Shady deals fueled housing crash

UPI
July 12, 2011
A study authored by Itzhak Ben-David analyzes illegal tactics used to sell homes during real estate boom. Read the article.

10X teams kick off biz boot camp at Ohio State

Columbus Business First
June 14, 2011
Fisher College of Business and the Ohio's New Entrepreneurs Fund bring 10 teams to Columbus for 11-week program. Read the article.

Career Coach: Harness employee entrepreneurship for your firm

The Washington Post
June 12, 2011
Fisher College of Business and the Ohio's New Entrepreneurs Fund bring 10 teams to Columbus for 11-week program. Read the article.

Affordable luxury, or luxuriously affordable?

Chicago Tribune
May 6, 2011
Shashi Matta, associate professor of marketing, was quoted on consumer perception of auto manufactures adding premium or inexpensive products. Read the article.

The 10 Best Entrepreneurship Courses of 2011

Inc. magazine
April 2011
Fisher's Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization course was named one of the 10 best entrepreneurship courses in the nation. Read the article.

Aleris International prepares to go public

Cleveland Plain Dealer
April 27, 2011
René M. Stulz, professor of finance, was quoted on the practice of private equity firms selling some of their shares during an IPO of a company they rescued from bankruptcy. Read the article.

Good Start to Work Day May Be Key to Productivity

Bloomberg Businesweek
April 8, 2011
A study by Steffanie Wilk, associate professor of management and human resources, indicates employees mood at the start of the work day affect how they feel during entire shift. Read the article.

Microlender welcomes hospitality industry clients in Ohio

Crain’s Cleveland Business
April 7, 2011
Michael Camp, director of the Center for Entpreneurship is quoted on the work of students in the Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization course to find a commercial use for an electrically charged polymer for stimulating cell growth. Read the article.

ERP Analysts forges booming business, even amid recession

Columbus Business First
April 1, 2011
Kenneth Boyer, professor of operations management, was quoted on the use of enterprise resource planning to help businesses grow.  Read the article.