Fisher in the News

These tax collectors say few understand their passion

The Wall Street Journal
April 14, 2015

Jeffrey Hoopes, an assistant accounting professor at Fisher is one of a small but dedicated group devoted to preserving mementos of an experience most people would rather forget: paying taxes. Read the article

Livestrong's next chapter: Life after Lance

The Oklahoman
April 12, 2015

Brian Mittendorf, an accounting professor at Fisher who monitors nonprofit finances, said Livestrong's $50 million pledge over 10 years to establish the Livestrong Cancer Institutes, telegraphs the organization's intentions. Read the article

Put experience to the test

Columbus Dispatch
April 10, 2015

The Ohio Business Roundtable, Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business and the Ohio Department of Education have come together to create Bright New Leaders for Ohio Schools, which aims to recruit 35 to 40 people to commit to a year of training, mentorship and education to become principals. Read the article

What research shows about talking back to a jerk boss

Harvard Business Review
April 9, 2015

Bennett Tepper, chair of the Department of Management and Human Resources at Fisher, details his research into the dynamics of dealing with a hostile boss. Read the article

Ohio reaches exporting milestone

Norwalk Reflector
April 7, 2015

The Ohio Export Internship Program began in 2012, in partnership with The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, is helping the state reach new heights in its export efforts. Read the article

New principal training program in Ohio will put leaders in high-poverty schools

Education Week
April 6, 2015

Bright New Leaders for Ohio Schools, a collaboration among Fisher, the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Business Roundtable, seeks to recruit and train principals through what they describe as a unique fellowship that combines real-world working experience with courses at the business school. Read the article

Plan seeks leaders to be principals at high-poverty schools

Columbus Dispatch
April 3, 2015

“Good leaders, really effective leaders, are not situation-specific. They create a vision, they inspire people, they gain respect, they treat people with dignity,” said Tony Rucci, a professor at Fisher and academic co-director of the Bright program. Read the article

OSU business plan contest winners

Columbus Business First
April 3, 2015

The annual event hosted by the  Fisher College of Business' Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Institute awarded the top prize to a cell phone case that "aims to harvest the energy transmitted by the cell phone" to keep the device powered. Read the article

How to attract the best employees (and keep them)

Inc.
April 1, 2015

When trying to convince a prospective employee to join one middle market company over another, two of the most important factors are the "employer brand" and the "employee value proposition," according to a report from the National Center for the Middle Market, a partnership between Fisher and GE Capital. Read the article

Also: Yahoo! Finance Canada

The post-startup guide to innovation

Inc.
April 2015

America's midsize companies, increasingly confident in the current recovery, are planning innovations and capital expenditures in record numbers, writes Thomas A. Stewart, executive director of the National Center for the Middle Market. Read the article

Social media experts: interaction helps with everything from new t-shirt designs to throwback Thursday ice cream

Columbus Business First
March 30, 2015

Future social marketing pros – treat your business like a person and your customers like friends, embrace your mistakes and watch more Roadhouse. So said a quartet of experienced marketers who spoke at the Fisher Association of Marketing Professionals’ Columbus Advertising & Marketing Powwow. Read the article

Ohio reaches record $52B in exports

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 27, 2015

In the first three years of the Ohio Export Internship Program, a collaboration between Fisher and the Ohio Development Services Agency, 60 student-company matches were created, resulting in more than $11 million in expected global sales. Read the article

Do auto shows sell cars? Absolutely

Chicago Tribune
March 24, 2015

H. Rao Unnava, W. Arthur Cullman Professor in Marketing and senior associate dean for students and programs at Fisher, discusses how car shows benefit retailers. A product show, he said, "moves a prospect efficiently in the buying process." Read the article

Also: Orlando Sentinel

Science of shopping: why colours matter and how location works

CTV News (Canada)
March 23, 2015

According to a new study from Ohio State researchers, including Fisher Assistant Professor of Marketing Xiaoyan Deng, the brighter a product, the more likely consumers are to open their wallet for it. Colours seemed to narrow a person’s focus on smaller product details, blocking out concerns about cost and functionality. Read the article

Massive price-fixing among auto-parts manufacturers hurt U.S. car buyers

Columbus Dispatch
March 22, 2015

“I’ve always been told that the Japanese hold the power,” said Mike Tanner, a retired executive for a U.S.-based parts supplier who teaches management at Fisher College of Business. “They put the Americans there to talk to the Americans, the American suppliers and the American employees." Read the article

Taking the measure of the (middle) market

Charlotte Business Journal
March 20, 2015

In North Carolina, some 3,300 middle-market companies employ about 33 percent of the work force with 1.4 million jobs. They are manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, professional services firms and health care companies among others that generate total revenue statewide of more than $165 billion, according to the National Center for the Middle Market at Fisher. Read the article

Science shows March Madness fans cannot resist an underdog

ABC News
March 18, 2015

A study conducted by Robert Lount, associate professor of management and human resources at Fisher, showed that groups that felt they had more to lose actually tried harder. "If you think of your own team as favored, the team may work especially hard to make sure it comes out on top," he said. Read the article

Additional coverage of research by Robert Lount:

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Austin American-Statesman
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Ohio Business roundtable, OSU Fisher College collaborate to train education's next leaders

Columbus CEO
March 18, 2015

The Ohio Business Roundtable has teamed up with The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business to create a new generation of school principals trained as turn-around agents for high-poverty schools. Read the article

Central Ohio universities craft courses to meet changing needs of business

Columbus CEO
March 18, 2015

Among the MBAs and undergrad degrees, Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University also customizes training for corporate executives within its Executive Education offerings. Its client list reads like a Who’s Who of regional powerhouse companies. Read the article

FEGS cascading fiscal woes clear months before group rang the alarm

Jewish Daily Forward
March 17, 2015

“The story of things going wrong in 2014 is not necessarily one of their revenues drying up,” said Brian Mittendorf, a professor of accounting at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. “It’s just that they grew costs, particularly labor costs, at a much higher rate… and they were already operating at a very thin margin.” Read the article

How psychology of colours sway consumers

Deccan Chronicle (Hyderabad, India)
March 12, 2015

A new study by Assistant Professor of Marketing Xiaoyan Deng, Senior Associate Dean and W. Arthur Cullman Professor of Marketing H. Rao Unnava and doctoral student Hyojin Lee has provided a deeper insight into how colour images can influence consumers. Read the article

Tylenol maker pleads guilty in case over metal particles in children’s medicine

WHYY-Philadelphia
March 11, 2015

John Gray, associate professor of operations at Fisher, talks quality control and compliance following the decision by a maker of Tylenol to plead guilty to selling drugs contaminated with metal shavings. Read and listen to the article

6 things to do if you work for a jerk

Huffington Post
March 7, 2015

A recent study by Bennett Tepper, professor of management and human resources at Fisher, found that employees who stood up to a hostile boss -- even passive-aggressively -- felt less like victims and more in control of their lives. Read the article

Wondersauce agency puts Midwestern spin on client interaction

Columbus Dispatch
March 6, 2015

“This is a recognition that this is a great place to do business and set up these agencies that otherwise would have been in Chicago or New York,” said Shashi Matta, clinical associate professor of marketing at Fisher. Read the article

China's political season

World Insight, CCTV-NEWS
March 5, 2015

Oded Shenkar, Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management in the Department of Management and Human Resources at Fisher, discusses the economy of China and the country's recently set target for growth. Watch the video

The right ways to bring diversity to your business

Fast Company
March 5, 2015

Too many companies are complacent about their current ways of working. They simply don't pay attention or take the time to explore how diversity could help boost their organization. A study by Robert Lount, associate professor of management and human resources at Fisher, even indicates that groups with just one different person make the group work harder. Read the article

Nationwide 'dead kid' ad leads into safety effort

Columbus Dipatch
February 27, 2015

Shashi Matta, clinical associate marketing professor at Fisher, said the ad has led to an increase in Internet searches about childhood deaths and the causes. “You get the attention of everybody. Some people made a big fuss about it on social media,” he said. “I think it’s great that it continues to capture interest. Now, that conversation is a little more thoughtful." Read the article

New centers & facilities

BizEd
February 26, 2015

Fisher College of Business has announced the integration of two of its centers of excellence—the Center for Entrepreneurship and the Innovation Initiative—into a single, university-wide initiative: The Ohio State University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Read the article

Mid-market companies gain ground in performance, job growth and economic confidence

Chief Executive
February 25, 2015

Seventy-three percent of firms reported positive revenue growth as compared with 2013, when just 59 percent saw positive growth, according to the Middle Market Indicator, a quarterly business performance and economic outlook survey by the National Center for the Middle Market at Fisher. Read the article

Burning Man becomes unlikely leader in financial transparency

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
February 24, 2015

Though the Burning Man Project is no stranger to publicity and controversy, it has also proved itself a model in open financial reporting —one that more nonprofits should follow, writes Brian Mittendorf, professor of accounting and MIS at Fisher. Read the article

Here's one (scientific) way to deal with your jerk boss

Men's Health
February 20, 2015

Ignoring your boss might make you feel better, suggests new research from Bennett Tepper, professor of management and human resources at Fisher. Read the article

Beyond the game

WSYX-ABC6
February 10, 2015

Athletes, future CPAs, agents and financial planners are welcome in a new course taught by former Ohio State and professional football player Eddie George. In the course, students explore the business of sport. Read the article

Mean boss? The case for dishing it right back

Prevention
February 9, 2015

Most of us would never dare talk back to the boss, right? Well, if that boss is mean—yelling, ridiculing, and intimidating workers—giving it right back might actually be a good move, according to a new study by Bennett Tepper, a professor of management and human resources at Fisher. Read the article

Skills gap a growing business concern

Cincinnati Enquirer
February 8, 2015

The Middle Market Indicator, a study released by the National Center for the Middle Market, found that 49 percent of middle-market executives from across the nation believe that workforce skills are "very important" for President Obama and Congress to address in the coming year. Read the article

Top challenges in the middle market

Crain's Cleveland Business
February 7, 2015

According to the National Center for the Middle Market, 37 percent of all Ohio employees work in middle market companies, which are both growing and adding jobs, largely in operations, manufacturing and marketing/sales. But 87 percent of Ohio's middle market leaders said last summer that filling those positions is a concern. Read the article

Embracing the middle: what is this segment and why is it important?

Crain's Cleveland Business
February 7, 2015

The National Center for the Middle Market expects that 60 percent of new jobs in the coming year will be created by middle market companies. The middle market, said Associate Director Doug Farren, illustrates a “true story” of job creation. Read the article

Growth can sometimes come in a neat package

Crain's Cleveland Business
February 7, 2015

Maintaining company culture is a big problem for a lot of fast-growing businesses, according to Doug Farren, associate director of the National Center for the Middle Market, in collaboration with Fisher College of Business and GE Capital. Read the article

RCDG outlines strategy for progress in Richland County

Richland Source
February 6, 2015

After analyzing a study of growth and development goals in Richland County, conducted by Fisher College of Business students, the Richland Community Development Group (RCDG) has developed a plan of action. Read the article

Additional coverage of Fisher students' work in Richland County

Mansfield News Journal: RCDG to focus on five strategic areas in community
WMFD-TV (Mansfield): R.C.D.G. Unveils Strategic Plan Recommendations

Rex Huppke: stand up to abusive bosses -- you'll be a better employee for it

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 4, 2015

Bennett Tepper, professor of management and human resources at Fisher, began examining what happens when subordinates responded to "downward hostility" from superiors with passive aggressive behavior. Read the article

Additional coverage of research by Bennett Tepper:

Kansas City Star: Rex Huppke: stand up to abusive bosses -- you'll be a better employee for it
Miami Herald: Rex Huppke: stand up to abusive bosses -- you'll be a better employee for it

Boss on your case? It's a surprisingly good idea to fight back (the right way)

MainStreet.com
February 4, 2015

Research by Bennett Tepper, professor of management and human resources at Fisher, shows employees who fight back against a volatile manager feel less like a "victim" and more like an office equal. They also say they are happier on the job than those who don't stand up for themselves. Read the article

'Dead kid' Super Bowl ad puts heat on Nationwide

Columbus Dispatch
February 3, 2015

If the goal was to raise awareness of preventable childhood death, “it was actually a brilliant ad,” said Deborah Mitchell, a clinical professor of marketing at Fisher. “It cut through like no other ad I can think of in a long time.” Read the article.

Has the death knell of active management been rung too soon?

The Brookings Institution
February 2, 2015

Research by Itzhak Ben-David, Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate at Fisher, is providing insight into the active versus passive portfolio management debate. Read the article.

Stand out from the crowd, make your voice heard

Smart Business
February 1, 2015

The Ohio State University’s logistics curriculum at Fisher College of Business was a direct response to the booming supply chain industry. Feedback from distribution-related companies helped guide courses in everything from warehouse operations to consumer behavior. Read the article

Local contractor turns old barn into event venue

Lancaster Eagle-Gazette
January 31, 2015

Kaitlen Seals, a freshman marketing major at Fisher College of Business, is taking the reins in turning a renovated barn into a fully functioning event center and reception venue. Read the article

Hostile boss? Be hostile right back, study says

Forbes
January 30, 2015

“Before we did this study, I thought there would be no upside to employees who retaliated against their bosses, but that’s not what we found,” said Bennett Tepper, the study’s lead author and professor of management and human resources at Fisher. Read the article

Stand up to abusive bosses -- you'll be a better employee for it

Chicago Tribune
January 30, 2015

Bennett Tepper, professor of management and human resources at Fisher, began examining what happens when subordinates responded to "downward hostility" from superiors with passive aggressive behavior. Read the article

Bolster the middle market

The Hill
January 29, 2015

A competitive United States is created by, and depends on, the companies of the middle market — mid-sized outfits that have an outsized impact on the nation’s prosperity and success. Why do we say that? Because these companies grow the most. Read the article

If you have a hostile boss, dish it right back, research finds

Cleveland Plain Dealer
January 27, 2015

"The best situation is certainly when there is no hostility in the workplace," said Bennett Tepper, professor of management and human resources at Fisher. "But if your boss is hostile, there appears to be benefits to reciprocating. Employees felt better about themselves because they didn't just sit back and take the abuse." Read the article

World insight: Indo-American ties, Greek election

World Insight, CCTV-NEWS
January 27, 2015

Oded Shenkar, Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management in the Department of Management and Human Resources at Fisher, discusses the Eurozone economy and the Greek election. Watch the video

How to deal with your bad boss

news.com.au
January 27,  2015

Employees experience less psychological distress, more job satisfaction and greater commitment to their employer when they retaliate against their boss’ bad behavior, according to research by Bennett Tepper, professor of management and human resources at Fisher. Read the article

Additional Jan. 27 coverage of research by Bennett Tepper

Daily Telegraph: How to deal with your bad boss

Stark unemployment rate rises slightly in December

Canton Repository
January 27, 2015

Earlier this month the National Center for the Middle Market, a research venture between GE Capital and Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, reported jobs at middle market companies grew drastically during 2014 following steady hiring during 2013. Read the article

How Columbus became America's test market

Columbus Monthly
January 2015

Through the 1990s and 2000s, Columbus was a top test market primarily because its demographics closely mirrored the rest of the U.S., said Shashi Matta, clinical associate professor of marketing at Fisher. “It was a microcosm of the U.S., in that what happens here will probably happen elsewhere." Read the article

Fisher's innovation and entrepreneurship programs join in new OSU-wide initiative

Columbus CEO
January 26, 2015

Fisher College of Business has announced the integration of two of its centers of excellence -- the Center for Entrepreneurship and the Innovation Initiative -- into a single, universitywide initiative: The Ohio State University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Read the article

Can office be your happy space?

Live Mint
January 26, 2015

Research by Steffanie Wilk, associate professor of management and human resources, shows that employees' moods at the beginning of a workday have a measureable impact on their productivity and quality of work. Read the article

World economy: Davos talks, risks in 2015

World Insight, CCTV-NEWS
January 23, 2015

Oded Shenkar, Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management in the Department of Management and Human Resources at Fisher, discusses the world and Chinese economy as the World Economic Forum concludes. Watch the video

Amazon to start collecting Illinois sales tax

Chicago Tribune
January 23, 2015

Amazon sales are likely to decline about 10 percent in Illinois if its pattern follows those of other states have have required collection of sales taxes, said Itzhak Ben-David, Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate at Fisher. Read the article

How to deal with a mean boss, according to one new study

Glamour Magazine
January 23, 2015

"The best situation is certainly when there is no hostility," said Bennett Tepper, lead author of the study and a professor of management and human resources at Fisher College of Business. "But if your boss is hostile, there appears to be benefits to reciprocating." Read the article

Additional Jan. 23 coverage of research by Bennett Tepper

Medical Daily: Standing up to your boss leads to more satisfaction in the workplace

Connections: innovation Friday-reviewing the state budget and State of the State

WXXI News-New York
January 23, 2015

Thomas Stewart, executive director of the National Center for the Middle Market, discusses venture fund investment and the role of middle market companies. The center is in collaboration with Fisher College of Business and GE Capital. Listen to the broadcast

Illinois middle-market firms ready to spend money and hire

Crain's Chicago Business
January 23, 2015

Thomas Stewart, executive director of the National Center for the Middle Market at Fisher, said the center's Middle Market Indicator survey shows that normally cautious executives have gained confidence in the American and local economy. Read the article

Why you should stand up for yourself against a horrible boss

Fast Company
January 22, 2015

New research by Bennett Tepper, professor of management and human resources at Fisher, shows that retaliation against a hostile boss helps you hold onto your sanity. Read the article

Additional Jan. 22 coverage of research by Bennett Tepper

Bangalore Mirror: Hostile boss? There's merit in giving it back

The case for sticking up for yourself at work

Huffington Post
January 22, 2015

A study by Professor of Management and Human Resources Bennett Tepper found that there are important psychological benefits to dishing it back to bad bosses -- and that doing so doesn’t seem to backfire against employees. Read the article

Why 2015 might be a banner year for the middle market

Inc.
January 21, 2015

Middle market companies finished the fourth quarter of 2014 with a bang, and they expect strong growth to continue in the coming year, according to the latest Middle Market Indicator from the National Center for the Middle Market at Fisher. Read the article

Dealing with a hostile boss

U.S. News & World Report
January 21, 2015

One way of dealing with nasty bosses may be to turn their hostility back on them, a new study suggests. "Before we did this study, I thought there would be no upside to employees who retaliated against their bosses, but that's not what we found," said lead author Bennett Tepper, a professor of management and human resources at Fisher. Read the article

Additional Jan. 21 coverage of research by Bennett Tepper

Business News Daily: Dealing with a hostile boss? Fight fire with fire
Consumer Affairs:
How to deal with a hostile boss
Human Resources: Standing up to horrible bosses is good for staff
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Sometimes returning the hostility helps
Philadelphia Inquirer: Dealing with a hostile boss
Shape Magazine: How to deal with a horrible boss
United Press International: Talking back to the boss has its perks

The Chinese economy

World Insight, CCTV-NEWS
January 21, 2015

Oded Shenkar, Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management in the Department of Management and Human Resources at Fisher, discusses the current state and the future of China's economy with a panel of experts. Watch the video

Fight a bad boss with passive aggression, this study advises

New York Magazine
January 20, 2015

The act of retaliation seems to reduce psychological distress, for one — but what surprised lead study author Bennett Tepper, a professor of management and human resources at Fisher, was that fighting back against hostility seemed to increase these employees’ job satisfaction and their level of commitment to their employer as well. Read the article

Additional Jan. 20 coverage of research by Bennett Tepper

Daily Mail: Why you should stand up to a horrible boss
The Independent: Fight back!
Toronto Sun
: Retaliating against a bad boss isn't a bad thing

Florida's 'middle market' compaies plan to invest and hire

Businessweek
January 20, 2015

Nearly four out of five "middle-market" companies in Florida are poised to invest, including in new employees, according to a survey released by the National Center for the Middle Market in collaboration with Fisher College of Business and GE Capital. Read the article

Additional Jan. 20 coverage the Middle Market Indicator

Sun Sentinel: Florida's 'middle market' companies plan to invest and hire
Cleveland Plain Dealer: Obama, congress should tackle infrastructure, executives say

What's next for nonprofits this year

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
January 20, 2015

Counting on Charity, a blog by Professor of Accounting and MIS Brian Mittendorf, is cited as a top read. Read the article

Corporate tax behavior can be changed by public pressure

ValueWalk
January 20, 2015

A recent study further confirms the power of public pressure on corporate tax behavior. The research co-authored by Jeffrey Hoopes, assistant professor of accounting and MIS at Fisher, looks at how the U.K.’s Companies Act of 2006 has impacted corporate tax behavior among 100 of the largest public firms in the UK. Read the article

With an eye on $14 million sale, realtors underscore Fillmore's historic value

The GW Hatchet
January 20, 2015

Because the Fillmore might be more difficult to maintain, some buyers could be discouraged, said Itzhak Ben-David, Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate and academic director of the Ohio State Center for Real Estate. Read the article

Organizations host career program

Sandusky Register
January 20, 2015

Three Ohio organizations have partnered to host the Accounting Careers Awareness Program (ACAP-Ohio) June 14-19 at Fisher College of Business. The program, put on by the Ohio Society of CPAs and The Ohio CPA Foundation, in partnership with the Ohio chapters of the National Association of Black Accountants, is designed to help Ohio minority high school students discover accounting and business career paths. Read the article

Additional Jan. 20 coverage of ACAP-Ohio

Jackson County Times-Journal: Minority high school applicants wanted for free career exploration program

Local bank changes name, regulator as cost-saving measure

The Lancaster (Ohio) Eagle-Gazette
January 15, 2015

Standing Stone National Bank customers have received notifications the sign on the building is changing, but the bank’s day-to-day operations remain intact after it switched from federal regulation to state regulation in December. Robert R. Lane, a senior lecturer in finance at Fisher, said many small banks are making the same transition as a cost-saver because fees are substantially lower when a bank is state-regulated. Read the article

Shoppers still dodging sales tax on Amazon

WKMG-Local 6 (Orlando, Florida)
January 13, 2015

Amazon started collecting sales tax from online shoppers in Florida last year, but shoppers have already found a way to avoid it. "It's a matter of a few clicks, it's a matter of seconds," said Itzhak Ben-David, the Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate at Fisher. Read the article

New appointments and retirements

BizEd
January 10, 2015

Anil K. Makhija has been named dean and John W. Berry Sr. Chair in Business of The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business in Columbus. Makhija, who holds the Dean’s Distinguished Professorship, served as the school’s senior associate dean. Read the article

Agency keeps watch on accounting standards

Greenwich Time
January 9, 2015

Terri Polley has served as president and CEO of the Financial Accounting Foundation since 2010. Her FAF oversees the Financial Accounting Standards Board. The first five men to chair FASB are among the 90-plus inductees of The Accounting Hall of Fame, established in 1950 at The Ohio State University and housed at Fisher. Read the article

Venture capitalist: speaking up for the middle market

Buffalo Business First
January 7, 2015

"A lot of attention gets paid to small business and a lot of attention gets paid to big business. The stuff in the middle is the forgotten hero of American business," said Thomas Stewart, executive director of the National Center for the Middle Market at Fisher. Read the article

Clean and dirty: the 30-under-30 in energy

Forbes
January 5, 2015

KAir Battery, winner of the 2014 Ohio State Business Plan Competition hosted by Fisher, has been recognized for its impact in the field of energy. The team includes Kate Fisher, a student in the MBA for Working Professionals program. Read the article

Loyal buyers think they have the edge

BizEd
January 2, 2015

“This is driven by people’s sense of deservingness,” says Rebecca Walker Reczek, an associate professor of marketing at Fisher. “Devoted customers think they are luckier than others when it comes to these contests with random outcomes. It is a ‘lucky loyalty’ effect.” Read the article

The argument against office parties (and why we still have them)

Inc.
December 17, 2014

Tracy Dumas, assistant professor of management and human resources at Fisher, found that company parties helped employees of the same race bond, but failed to mix employees of diverse backgrounds. Read the article

Additional coverage of research by Tracy Dumas

Slate: Office parties suck, but they're not going anywhere
news.com.au: The problem with office parties and why they persist

4 reasons to kill the office holiday party -- and one reason to save it

Harvard Business Review
December 17, 2014

Holiday parties are what boundary theorists refer to as “integration events,” because they integrate elements of employees’ personal and professional lives -- presumably leading to greater employee engagement. But work by Fisher Assistant Professor of Management and Human Resources Tracy Dumas shows that erasing boundaries serves some people far more than others. Read the article

Dozing off

Inside Higher Ed
December 11, 2014

What can faculty do to help international students understand ways to use their language to participate actively in the educational process? One solution at Ohio State and Fisher College of Business is an intercultural communications course for international undergraduate business students. Read the article

Do good, and don't complain

Becker's Hospital Review
December 11, 2014

Dr. Steven Gabbe discusses his tenure as the CEO of the Wexner Medical Center, including accomplishments, challenges and supporting faculty and staff in pursuing Master of Business Operational Excellence degrees at Fisher. Read the article

Early consumer financial predictions that matter to you in 2015

MainStreet
December 9, 2014

"I do not expect a meaningful rise in (interest) rates," said Fisher senior lecturer in finance Matt Sheridan. "The credit card companies have strong pricing power with Libor falling and improving fundamentals ... In addition, with oil prices down almost 30 percent it is reasonable to expect strong consumer spending in the coming months which will boost credit card transactions." Read the article

A conversation with Ken Coleman

Fast Company
December 5, 2014

Ken Coleman, an MBA graduate from Ohio State, has been a tech pioneer in Silicon Valley before "disrupting" was even a cliché. We talked to Coleman, an advocate for diversity in the technology industry, about his career, what his experience in the field has been, and what he thinks should change. Read the article

Accountants increasingly use data analysis to catch fraud

The Wall Street Journal
December 5, 2014

With employee fraud costing the country an estimated $300 billion a year, auditors and forensic accountants are increasingly wielding mathematical weapons to catch the cheats. Research by Zahn Bozanic, assistant professor of accounting at Fisher, shows how organizations like the Securities and Exchange Commission can better spot accounting fraud and irregularities using data analytics. Read the article

CardHub releases 2015 credit predictions

NorthJersey.com
December 5, 2014

CardHub, a credit-card comparison website, released predictions for 2015 on a variety of issues of interest to consumers, and the forecast was mostly optimistic. Some experts expect record-low gasoline prices to contribute to more spending. "If oil prices remain low through 2015, this would increase disposable income for the average U.S. family and partially offset a rise in consumer debt levels," said Matt R. Sheridan, a senior lecturer in finance at Ohio State University. Read the article

Vitamix's recipe for success

CNBC
December 3, 2014

"With the family-owned businesses in particular, there's this great sense of pride of having started and built that company into a pillar of its community," said Doug Farren, associate director of the National Center for the Middle Market at Fisher. "If there's any pressure it's not from Wall Street, it's from the sense of responsibility to its people." Watch the video

Middle market manufacturing: making a comeback?

CNBC
December 2, 2014

Doug Farren, associate director of the National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM), discusses factors leading to the growth of midsized manufacturing firms in the U.S. The NCMM is in collaboration with Fisher College of Business and GE Capital. Watch the video

Speaking in hues: Increasingly, colors being adopted by causes to raise awareness

Columbus Dispatch
December 2, 2014

At least as far back as 1980, when Americans were tying yellow ribbons around trees in support of their countrymen held hostage in Iran, colors have been associated with causes. “Color is an easy way for people to show their support without having to, say, purchase specific merchandise or invest in anything specific,” said Shashi Matta, an associate professor of marketing at Fisher. Read the article

Innovation spotlight: Olah Healthcare helps hospitals simplify recordkeeping

Columbus CEO
December 2014

Brian Olah says his company offers a product with a huge service component. This model won his company the Ohio State Business Plan Competition at Fisher College of Business, and it continues to move the organization in a successful direction. Read the article

Giving Tuesday aims to bolster our giving at holidays

Columbus Dispatch
November 29, 2014

Now in its third year, the charitable response to Black Friday and Cyber Monday is showing promise. “I would say all signs point to Giving Tuesday being a huge success,” said Brian Mittendorf, professor of accounting and MIS at Fisher. Read the article

Ohio State vs. Michigan: who has the better food drive?

Cleveland Plain Dealer
November 27, 2014

Brian Mittendorf, professor of accounting and MIS at Fisher, compared Ohio State and Michigan's charitable giving on his Counting on Charity blog. Both schools and states are altruistic but Ohio State came out ahead. Read the article

MBA project leads to fertile Acre

ThisWeek
November 25, 2014

Acre started as class project for MBA alumnus Todd Mills. While studying for his MBA at Fisher, he developed the restaurant concept: inexpensive, healthful fare composed of local ingredients, as the season allows. The farm-to-plate restaurant has now opened. Read the article

Acre graduates from Hills Market to Clintonville-area space

Columbus Business First
November 17, 2014

MBA alumnus Todd Mills said he refined his start-up idea over a couple of years, including with input gained from the Ohio State Business Plan Competition at Fisher College of Business, where he and some classmates were finalists. Read the article

Coach Shari: Attitude

CincyChic.com
November 17, 2014

Steffanie Wilk, associate professor of management and human resources at Fisher, studied employee mood and its impact on job performance. The results proved that when beginning their day, employees mood influenced their mood for the rest of their shift. Read the article

Middle market measures

First Business
November 13, 2014

Thomas Stewart, executive director of the National Center for the Middle Market, discusses topics such as revenue growth and the baby boomer impact. The NCMM is in collaboration with Fisher College of Business and GE Capital. Watch the video

IRS scanning 10-Ks for tax data, report finds

CFO
November 10, 2014

When CFOs and accounting standard-setters refer to the “users” of corporate 10-Ks, they usually mean investors, research analysts and rival companies. But new research from Jeffrey Hoopes and Zahn Bozanic of Fisher's Department of Accounting and MIS suggests that another kind of user has been taking a keen interest in their companies’ annual reports: the IRS. Read the article

How mid-size companies can boost operational effectiveness

Chief Executive
November 10, 2014

More than two-thirds of respondents in a survey by the National Center for the Middle Market, in collaboration with Fisher College of Business and GE Capital, said that they have difficulty sustaining gains they make in operation. The good news? Research suggests that there are steps that business leaders can take to boost success and increase the staying power of initiatives. Read the article

Ohio seeks businesses for export internships

Businessweek
November 10, 2014

The Ohio Export Internship Program, a collaboration between Fisher College of Business and the Ohio Development Services Agency, is seeking Ohio companies with a desire to export their goods or services. Read the article

Circleville light-bulb factory adding, not losing, jobs

Columbus Dispatch
November 10, 2014

“It’s better economically and environmentally to manufacture as close to the market as possible,” said Peter T. Ward, chair of the Department of Management Sciences and the Richard M. Ross Chair in Management at Fisher. “We do now see that there are more and more examples of re-shoring, and General Electric is a poster child for that." Read the article

Job moves

The Chronicle of Higher Education
November 10, 2014

Anil K. Makhija, senior associate dean at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, became the college’s dean this month. He has served on the faculty of the business college since 1998. Read the article

Ohio seeks companies for export internship program

Washington Times
November 9, 2014

State officials are looking for companies that want to improve their export opportunities while training students in international business through the Ohio Export Internship Program, a partnership between Fisher and the Ohio Development Services Agency. Read the article

Additional Nov. 9 coverage of the Ohio Export Internship Program

CBS 10, WBNS-TV
Dayton Daily News

Fox 28, WTTE-TV
The Intelligencer

Marietta Times
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

After the startup phase, the real work begins

Inc.
November 6, 2014

The National Center for the Middle Market, in collaboration with Fisher College of Business and GE Capital, produces research and studies to better understand mid-sized firms and help them grow. Read the article

Dell shows benefits of privatization, says pension chief

The Wall Street Journal
November 5, 2014

Quarterly surveys of midmarket executives conducted by National Center for the Middle Market at Fisher showed that private equity-backed businesses have increased revenue faster than non-private equity-backed peers for each of the past six quarters, with the exception of one. Read the article

Carlyle said to seek $2 billion for mid-market LBO Fund

Bloomberg News
November 5, 2014

Carlyle Group LP is seeking $2 billion to invest in mid-sized U.S. companies. Mid-size companies in the U.S. increased revenue by 7.5 percent in the third quarter, compared with 5.5 percent in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index of larger companies, according to the National Center for the Middle Market at Fisher. Read the article

Businesses, students pair up for program

The Toledo Blade
November 5, 2014

Ohio businesses who want to market their products to other countries are invited to participate in the Ohio Export Internship Program, a collaboration between The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and the Ohio Development Services Agency. Read the article

The construction industry is about to take off. And jobs could follow

The Washington Post
November 3, 2014

A quarterly report from the National Center for the Middle Market — which serves firms that each have between $10 million and $1 billion in annual revenue — finds midsize construction companies are increasingly optimistic about their revenue and hiring forecasts for the next year. Read the article

Companies sought for export-internship program

The Columbus Dispatch
November 3, 2014

The state is seeking companies looking to export their products with the help of the Ohio Export Internship Program, a collaboration between The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and the Ohio Development Services Agency. Read the article

Additional Nov. 3 coverage of the Ohio Export Internship Program

The Business Journal: Ohio Export Internship Program seeks companies
Crain's Cleveland Business: YSU to partner with Ohio Export Internship Program in 2015
The Vindicator: State to help businesses and college students

Why 'assured admit' programs to B-school have growing appeal

Poets & Quants for Undergrads
October 31, 2014

For prospective business majors, getting into the college of one’s choice is often just the first step of an uphill battle. At many schools these days, students need to apply to gain admission into the business school or major by their sophomore or junior year, and these days making the cut is harder than ever. Read the article

October 29 coverage of the Middle Market Indicator from the National Center for the Middle Market at Fisher

Dallas Morning News: Growth at mid-sized companies helps the Texas and U.S. economies
The Hill: Business economic confidence dips
Inc.: Why small businesses don't need to spend anymore
Investors Business Daily: Middle-market firms saw solid revenue growth
Pittsburgh Business Times: Why strong growth in the MM is good news for the economy
Politico: First Look: middle market revenue rises
The Wall Street Journal: PE-backed companies expand revenue faster than non-PE peers
Wash. Business Journal: Why strong growth in the middle market is good news for the economy

Oct. 29 MSNBC coverage from the 2014 National Middle Market Summit at Ohio State

How the middle market drives job growth
Immelt on economy, job growth, minimum wage

Sherrod Brown: Dems are holding their own
Portman: GOP needs positive mandate from Senate
Disrupters Dish: King's Hawaiian
Disrupters Dish: RPM Pizza
Disrupters Dish: Airstream
Disrupters Dish: Lucky Strike
MoJoe ToGo: October 29

Why the U.S. can take on Germany at its own game

CNBC.com, Yahoo! Finance
October 29, 2014

Americans don't have to look enviously at Germany's mighty Mittelstand. The middle market is also a powerful force on U.S. soil. Like the Mittelstand, it is the backbone of economic growth and job creation. Read the article

National Middle Market Summit convenes 1,000 leaders in America's heartland to discuss economic growth & job creation

Yahoo! Finance - United Kingdom and Ireland
October 29, 2014

The fourth annual National Middle Market Summit, hosted by GE Capital, The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and the National Center for the Middle Market, provides a unique platform for mid-market business leaders and key stakeholders to share challenges and hear from the top names in business, politics, and industry specializations. Read the article

Additional Oct. 29 coverage of National Middle Market Summit
NASDAQ

'Morning Joe' broadcasts from Ohio State; students given inside look

NBC 4, WCMH-TV
October 29, 2014

It was a unique opportunity for Ohio State students interested in the business world. Monday, the 2014 National Middle Market Summit was held at the Ohio Union. Watch the video

Ohio State taps veteran administrator as new business school dean

Columbus Dispatch
October 29, 2014

Anil K. Makhija has been selected as the new dean of Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. Makhija has been on the faculty of the business college since 1998 and has more than 20 years of experience in academic leadership roles. Read the article

Additional Oct. 29 coverage of Dean Anil K. Makhija
Columbus CEO

OSU promotes from within for next Fisher dean

Columbus Business First
October 28, 2014

Anil Makhija has been named the new dean of Fisher College of Business. He is a past chair of the finance department and had been an associate dean, helping to develop the Executive MBA program, before becoming senior associate dean. Read the article

Additional Oct. 28 coverage of Dean Anil K. Makhija

The Arizona Republic

Why fast-food chains love (and deny) having secret menus

The New Yorker
October 27, 2014

John Barker, an adjunct professor of marketing at Fisher, says secret menus from restaurants like Chipotle address the growing demand among consumers for customization. Read the article

"Morning Joe" to broadcast from Ohio State

Akron Beacon Journal
October 27, 2014

The official word: “Morning Joe” will tackle the important issues of what really moves the American economy with a special broadcast from The Ohio State University on Wednesday, October 29. Read the article

Full circle: Pinnacle Data founder helping OSU students build KAir battery business

Columbus Business First
October 23, 2014

John Bair started a business in his Ohio State University dorm room 25 years ago while double-majoring in electrical and computer engineering. Today he's helping winners of the Ohio State Business Plan Competition pull technology out of the lab and into the market. Read the article

Ohio's mid-size companies grow jobs faster than national peers

Dayton Daily News
October 20, 2014

Ohio's mid-sized businesses grew revenue and created jobs faster last year than their national peers, according to a new report from the National Center for the Middle Market. Read the article.

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

Future China auto deals may be under the hood

The Wall Street Journal
October 17, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

Oded Shenkar, Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management and a professor of management and human resources, says Chinese companies looking to increase their expertise have a long road to drive given the industry’s current condition there. Read the article

People to know: Michael Knemeyer

Columbus Business First
October 17, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

Michael Knemeyer, associate professor of logistics, discusses Ohio's transportation and logistics scene and the greatest challenge Columbus faces in becoming a national shipping hub. Read the article

Ohio's middle market businesses are optimistic about revenue growth

Crain's Cleveland Business
October 16, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

A new survey shows operators of Ohio’s middle market businesses generally are in an upbeat mood about their growth prospects, though they’re concerned about the costs of health care and of finding and retaining talented employees. Read the article

Good summer has Ohio's mid-sized companies feeling good

Columbus Business First
October 16, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

A closer look at Ohio's mid-sized companies suggests they're doing much better than previously thought. The majority of those businesses increased revenues, added employees and improved overall operating performance over the last 12 months, according to a survey from the National Center for the Middle Market. Read the article

Homebuyers face tightest credit market in 16 years

The Seattle Times
October 11, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

Lenders have tightened the availability of mortgages for purchases 22 percent in the first five months of this year. “In good times, everybody is optimistic and neglects the downside risk,” said Itzhak Ben-David, Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate at Fisher. “After a major shock, people are too cautious. Nobody wants to have the risk of holding the hot potato.” Read the article

Analyzing the Ads: Experts weigh in on statewide campaign commercials

WOUB News
October 9, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

Numerous candidates for statewide offices are using "soft spots" this election season, featuring their children and catchy slogans. But, there is a deeper meaning behind these ads and some say they can tell us a lot about the election. Read the article

Additional coverage:

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Tightest credit market in 16 years rejects Bernanke's bid

Bloomberg News and Businessweek
October 8, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

Lenders have tightened the availability of mortgages for purchases 22 percent in the first five months of this year. “In good times, everybody is optimistic and neglects the downside risk,” said Itzhak Ben-David, Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate at Fisher. “After a major shock, people are too cautious. Nobody wants to have the risk of holding the hot potato.” Read the article

3 little words that will transform your work relationships

Forbes
October 7, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

Rearch from Roy Lewicki, Irving Abramowitz Memorial Professor Emeritus in the Department of Management and Human Resources at Fisher, offers practical steps to overcome the conflict created by the lack of trust. Read the article

Are central Ohioans really giving less to charity?

Columbus Dispatch
October 7, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

"In a time of economic uncertainty, there’s a little bit more fear in donating too much,” said Brian Mittendorf, professor of accounting and MIS at Fisher. “It might be a reflection of people giving less cash that are giving in other ways." For example, people are perhaps giving more time, clothing, furniture or other items less likely to show up as deductions. Read the article

Ohio State profs to edit logistics publication in boost for Fisher College program

Columbus Business First
October 3, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

Walter Zinn, chair of the Department of Marketing and Logistics at Fisher, and Thomas J. Goldsby, professor of logistics, will oversee publication of the world-renowned Journal of Business Logistics nearly four decades after its founding in Columbus. Read the article

The Women's Book
October 3, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

Fisher Graduate Women in Business: MBA Shai Rasmussen shares the mission of the graduate student organization and answers questions on networking and building business relationships. Read the article

Undergraduate Business Women's Association: Student leaders Hayley Dougherty and Nicole Kehres discuss their Fisher experiences and the importance of networking and mentoring in career development. Read the article

Women for Economic and Leadership Development: Tonya Stalnaker-Tiggett, who serves as a lecturer in the Department of Management and Human Resources, is profiled for her career and service. Read the article

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpufThe Ohio Export Internship Program was created three years ago as a partnership between the Ohio Development Services Agency and Fisher College of Business.The aim of the program is two-fold — give students the tools they need to succeed in today’s business climate, and provide Ohio companies with interns specifically trained to get their export programs up and running. Read the articleThe Ohio Export Internship Program was created three years ago as a partnership between the Ohio Development Services Agency and Fisher College of Business.The aim of the program is two-fold — give students the tools they need to succeed in today’s business climate, and provide Ohio companies with interns specifically trained to get their export programs up and running. Read the article

Pitch perfect

614 Magazine
October 2, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

The Ohio State Business Plan Competition helps young entrepreneurs find solutions and start businesses. “We give them the tools that they need to validate their concept and their customer base,” said Nikki Modlich, program coordinator for the competition hosted by Fisher's Center for Entrepreneurship. Read the article

Ohio Export Internship Program helps drive in new sales for businesses

Smart Business
October 2, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

The Ohio Export Internship Program was created three years ago as a partnership between the Ohio Development Services Agency and Fisher College of Business.The aim of the program is two-fold — give students the tools they need to succeed in today’s business climate, and provide Ohio companies with interns specifically trained to get their export programs up and running. Read the article

A middle market guide to building and sustaining operations excellence

IndustryWeek
September 30, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

Middle market companies are more likely than their larger brethren to report business problems rather than cover them up. Then they're more likely to focus on finding root causes than settle for the quick fix. Those are just two findings of a National Center for the Middle Market report from Peter Ward, the Richard M. Ross Chair in Management at Fisher. Read the article

Counseling for borrowers didn't achieve its goals

Columbus Dispatch
September 21, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

A study co-authored by Itzhak Ben-David, Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate and the academic director of Ohio State Center for Real Estate, examined the effects of a pilot program on the South Side of Chicago that required high-risk mortage borrowers to have their loans independently reviewed." Read the article

Alibaba IPO is wake-up call for Silicon Valley

USA Today
September 18, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

Alibaba's IPO is perhaps the most dramatic sign yet of the growing ambitions of Chinese Internet giants Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent. "U.S. companies have been complacent for a long time," said China expert Oded Shenkar, Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management at Fisher. "I am sure some people were paying attention, but a lot were not." Read the article

Additional coverage:

Cincinnati Enquirer
The Daily Journal (New Jersey)
Detroit Free Press
Great Falls Tribune (Montana)
The Herald Times Reporter (Wisconsin)
Jackson Sun (Tennessee)
Lancaster Eagle-Gazette
Louisville Courier-Journal
Newark Advocate
Pensacola News Journal
The Statesman Journal (Oregon)
Tallahassee Democrat
The Tennessean
The Times (Louisiana)

McLaren blames poor F1 results on innovation

Autoweek
September 15, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

Research co-authored by Jay Anand, the William H. Davis Chair in the American Free Enterprise System in the Department of Management and Human Resources, examined strategic factors influencing F1 races and concluded that when F1 regulations change dramatically, teams that focus on improving existing technology incrementally yield greater success. Read the article

recent research suggests that incremental technological change is more likely to yield results than making major updates to F1 cars as McLaren did in 2013. - See more at: http://autoweek.com/article/formula-one/mclaren-blames-poor-f1-results-innovation#sthash.aSvjOz4G.dpuf
recent research suggests that incremental technological change is more likely to yield results than making major updates to F1 cars as McLaren did in 2013. - See more at: http://autoweek.com/article/formula-one/mclaren-blames-poor-f1-results-innovation#sthash.aSvjOz4G.dpuf. Read the article

Why is Wall Street becoming more bipolar?

PBS NewsHour
September 12, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

In “Do ETFs Increase Volatility?” Itzhak Ben-David, Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate at Fisher, and his co-authors discover that the stocks that are held within such funds experience substantially higher intraday and daily volatility than stocks without substantial ETF holdings. Read the article

Analytics fortify resilient midmarket companies

SmartData Collective
September 10, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

Recent performance data from the National Center for the Middle Market at Fisher provides more insight into the success of midmarket companies over time. Read the article

Here's why middle-market companies have their checkbooks out

Columbus Business First
September 9, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

Middle-market companies are optimistic, growing and willing to make capital expenditures. Tom Stewart, executive director of the National Center for the Middle Market at Fisher, discusses. Read the article

Agent tries to alter longtime real-estate fee system

Columbus Dispatch
September 7, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

The Internet has revolutionized how we buy and sell homes, but it hasn’t touched one major part of the process: how real-estate agents are paid. Itzhak Ben-David, Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate and director of the Ohio State Center for Real Estate, discusses. Read the article

Spotlight: Daniel Balyint, Sudden Impact Marketing

Columbus Business First
September 4, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

The Fisher College of Business alumnus discusses his career. "I’ve always been a people person, but have a creative side as well," he said. "I believe that marketing is the combination of people and creative skills to develop solutions to problems." Read the article

Firms fret over monopoly probes

China Daily
September 4, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

Oded Shenkar, Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management in the Department of Management and Human Resources, said while it is true that prices of certain products are significantly higher in China, there are many reasons and not all are monopoly-related: "(It has) to do with taxes, with an efficient supply chain, with dealer regional exclusivity, and with the preference of Chinese consumers for high status luxury goods." Read the article

Middle-market companies trying to find their voice

Denver Post
September 3, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

On the plus side, middle market companies tend to be closer to their customers and are more fiscally conservative. On the negative side, they are usually slower to adopt innovations and exploit foreign markets. "They may be unnecessarily risk-adverse," said Thomas Stewart, executive director of the National Center for the Middle Market at Fisher. Read the article

NCMM is a resource for midsized businesses to flourish

Smart Business
September 1, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

Doug Farren, associate director of the National Center for the Middle Market, discusses the partnership between Fisher College of Business and GE Capital to provide thought leadership, data, insights and resources to midsized businesses. Read the article

Loyal customers sometimes have unreasonable expectations

ABC News Radio
August 28, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

The “lucky loyalty effect” is something that corporate managers should be aware of, according to Associate Professor of Marketing Rebecca Walker Reczek, although those with a sense of entitlement should try and scale back their expectations when outcomes can’t be controlled. Read the article

Study shows how toxic bosses wreck teamwork

Forbes
August 22, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

Bennett Tepper, professor of management and human resources at Fisher, found that nearly 14 percent of U.S. workers are subject to abusive supervisors. Because of the damage mean bosses inflict on workers’ self esteem and productivity levels, Tepper estimated that abusive supervision costs companies $23.8 billion a year. Read the article

Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

Associated Press
August 22, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

The ice bucket challenge has shown it's OK to be silly for a good cause, said Brian Mittendorf, professor of accounting and MIS at Fisher. "Normally the model is to find people who are passionate about a cause and then ask for donations or to educate people and then seek out donations. (The ice bucket challenge is) something that's fun that people can do ... people are taking part in it and then taking the info and donating." Read the article

Additional coverage:

ABC News
Austin American-Statesman
The Charlotte Observer
The China Post

Dallas Morning News
Dayton Daily News
Denver Post
The Economic Times
The Huffington Post
Kansas City Star
The Japan Times
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Lexington Herald-Leader
Louisville Courier-Journal
Los Angeles Daily News
The Oklahoman
St. Paul Pioneer Press
Sacramento Bee
San Francisco Chronicle
San Jose Mercury News
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Times
Shanghai Daily
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
The State (South Carolina)
Times Union
The Washington Times
Yahoo! News

Avoiding hidden margin erosion in mid-market supply chain operations

Supply Chain Digital
August 21, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

According to the Middle Market Indicator, released by the National Center for the Middle Market at Fisher, 85 percent of middle market executives cite the ability to maintain margins as a somewhat to highly challenging issue. Read the article

Private companies are outperforming the public market (by a lot)

Inc.
August 19, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

Recent data reveal slow revenue growth for S&P 500 companies during the 12-month period ending June 30, 2014. Companies in this segment grew sales by just 3.4 percent, according to the National Center for the Middle Market, a partnership between GE Capital and The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. Read the article

Abe Briloff, watchdog extraordinaire, admitted into Hall of Fame

Bloomberg BNA
August 18, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

Someone writing about a company's accounting is not often followed by the company's stock price diving right after that someone's tough appraisal of the company's financial reporting appears in print. That's what happened -- many times -- with the writings of Abe Briloff, who was inducted posthumously into the Accounting Hall of Fame, housed at Fisher. Read the article

How I found my niche in small-bank M&A

Columbus Business First
August 15, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

Kate Lynch, Fisher MBA alumna and director of investment banking for Performance Trust Capital Partners, shares her career story. Read the article

Students prepare for investment banking careers with OSU's Fisher Futures

The Daily Reporter
August 15, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

Investment banking is by nature a competitive field, so it may come as no surprise that those in the industry start experiencing the thrill of competition long before they step foot on Wall Street. At Fisher College of Business, students vie for a place in the Fisher Futures investment banking program. Read the article

Columbus business leaders head back to school, too

Columbus CEO
August 14, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

India-born, Japan-raised and Australia-educated Zeenia Kaul, who is pursuing an MBA at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, will address stress management and well-being in charter schools in Columbus, Ohio. Read the article

Indian American graduate students named Schweitzer Fellows

India West
August 14, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

Students aren’t the only ones excited about the start of a new school year. Nancy Kramer, founder and chair of Resource, gives back to Ohio State by teaching leadership and digital marketing to graduate and executive education students at Fisher. Read the article

Brazilian companies bid for Chiquita

WFAE-Charlotte
August 11, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

Jay Anand, Dean's Distinguished Professor of Corporate & Global Strategy in the Department of Management and Human Resources at Fisher, discusses the latest offer for banana giant Chiquita. Read the article, listen to the report

Lenovo goes global

Strategy + Business
August 8, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

If Lenovo’s success can be duplicated by others, China's emerging multinationals could one day compete toe-to-toe against the world’s incumbents. “Lenovo is the test case of whether the Chinese can acquire foreign or U.S. technology at an innovative company and really make the best of it -- or will they lose the capability?” said Oded Shenkar, Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management and professor of management and human resources at Fisher. Read the article

Midmarket firms expected to boost employment as economic optimism grows

CFO Thought Leader
August 7, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

Why are middle-market business leaders increasingly optimistic about the economy? Tom Stewart, executive director of the National Center for the Middle Market at Fisher, shares insights and analysis of the latest Middle Market Indicator report. Read the article

Akron-area businesses get export help

Akron Beacon Journal
August 5, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

The Ohio Export Internship program, a partnership between Fisher and the Ohio Development Services Agency, is designed to boost exports and create jobs at Ohio companies. Read the article

Middle market power

First Business
August 5, 2014

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3% of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Bill Moller interviews Tom Stewart, executive director of The National Center for the Middle Market. - See more at: http://firstbusinessnews.com/middlemarketpower8514-6/#sthash.MMARzdcf.dpuf

Middle market businesses are those with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion. This sector is only 3 percent of businesses but generates a third of private sector GDP. Tom Stewart, executive director of the National Center for the Middle Market at Fisher, discusses. Read the article

Nothing academic about this initiative: IBM and OSU partnership

Supply Chain Management Review
July 29, 2014

David Widdifield, Fisher senior lecturer and director of the Master of Business Logistics Engineering program, discusses the partnership between Ohio State and IBM to provide companies with future managers who have a solid understanding of tools needed to meet customer service and business expectations. Read the article

Reaching a 'fever pitch'

Crain's Cleveland Business
July 28, 2014

About one-third of 1,000 chief executives, chief financial officers and other C-level executives at midmarket companies in the U.S. surveyed by the National Center for the Middle Market at Fisher reported revenue growth of 10 percent or more over the past 12 months. Read the article

Middle market manufacturers report solid growth

IndustryWeek
July 28, 2014

The U.S. middle market manufacturing sector reported significant year-over-year growth in the latest Middle Market Indicator, published by the National Center for the Middle Market, a collaboration between Fisher College of Business and GE Capital. Read the article

Speed bumps still litter U.S. economy's road to recovery

Globe and Mail (Canada)
July 25, 2014

The second-quarter Middle Market Indicator, a gauge of business confidence based on a survey of executives by National Center for the Middle Market at Fisher, showed that 68 per cent of respondents had confidence in U.S. economy. Yet investment intentions were little changed from a year earlier. Read the article

Focus on the middle market podcast series

President & CEO Magazine
July 24, 2014

Thomas A Stewart, executive director of the National Center for the Middle Market (a collaboration between Fisher College of Business and GE Capital), discusses challenges facing middle market executives in today's environment. Listen to part I Listen to part II Listen to part III

Texas mid-size firms lead nation in revenue, jobs

Dallas Business Journal
July 24, 2014

Texas middle-market businesses are outperforming the nation in revenue and job growth, according to a report by the National Center for the Middle Market, in collaboration with Fisher College of Business and GE Capital. Read the article

July 23 coverage of the Middle Market Indicator from the National Center for the Middle Market, in collaboration with Fisher College of Business and GE Capital

Columbus Business First: Ohio's MM businesses underperforming national counterparts
Dallas Morning News:
Texas mid-sized companies lead national revenue, employment growth
Inc.:
Midsize companies outpace the broader market
Politico: First look: middle market ticks up slightly
President & CEO Magazine:
Middle market companies remain optimistic
South Floriday Business Journal:
Growth outlook positive for Florida's middle-market companies
U.S.News & World Report:
Middle market executives report bullish 2014 outlook
The Wall Street Journal: Growth in midmarket probably won't make deal making any easier

Credit unions dwindling as scene shifts

Columbus Business First
July 18, 2014

In just 13 years, Ohio lost 45 percent of its credit unions. While small credit unions are losing members, the largest ones are growing. Large credit unions can be stiff competition for banks, said Bob Lane, senior lecturer at Fisher. They generally invest heavily in new technology and because they don’t pay taxes, they can afford to pay customers slightly higher interest rates on savings and charge a little less on loans. Read the article

The mid-market found its voice -- if only more decision makers would listen

Washington Business Journal
July 17, 2014

Research by the National Center for the Middle Market at Fisher shows that in 2013 middle market companies drove 70 percent of all new jobs. Read the article

Why brand advocates are infiltrating your Facebook news feed

Fast Company
July 14, 2014

When people visit a brand’s social page, they see pictures and posts from members of an imagined fan community. This experience inspired the study "Beyond the 'Like' Button: The Impact of Mere Virtual Presence on Brand Evaluations and Purchase Intentions in Social Media Settings" by Fisher marketing faculty Rebecca Walker Reczek and Patricia West. Read the article

Amazon's loathsome tax scheme: how behemoths defeat Main Street -- and how we can stop them

Salon.com
July 12, 2014

Two recent studies from Fisher researchers examine the effects sales taxes have on etailers like Amazon. One of the studies, led by Assistant Professor of Accounting Jeffrey Hoopes, showed that media reports of a federal tax could depress the stocks of online retailers. Read the article

With a seasoned pundit at its helm, NCMM gets busy crafting a new narrative for the middle market

Middle Market Executive
July 9, 2014

Three months after he joined the National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM), business journalist turned knowledge guru Tom Stewart is busy authoring a new narrative for middle-market businesses everywhere. The NCMM is a collaboration between The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and GE Capital. Read the article

Optimism up at midsize companies

Pittsburgh Business Times
July 3, 2014

Some 70 percent of top executives at U.S. midsize companies are projecting revenue growth over the next 12 months, according to a report issued Thursday by the National Center for the Middle Market, based in Columbus, Ohio. Read the article

Small business is not the backbone of the US economy, analyst says

Albany Business Review
July 1, 2014

Tom Stewart says middle market companies are the true backbone of U.S. economic growth. Middle-market companies are those with annual revenues between $10 million and $1 billion. There are 10,000 middle-market companies in New York state. Collectively, these middle-market companies employ more than 4 million New Yorkers. Read the article

Companies have a world of options to enter export game

Crain's Cleveland Business
June 29, 2014

One reason companies don't do more in the export realm is because they don't have someone in-house dedicated specifically to exporting, a hurdle the Export Internship Program helps companies jump. The program matches students from Ohio State's Fisher College of Business and other schools across the state with companies looking to increase their exports. Read the article

Biden says he has no stocks, bonds or savings accounts

PolitiFact.com
June 24, 2014

Even if investments aren't in the vice president's name, they are part of his household wealth. Assistant Professor of Accounting and MIS Jeffrey Hoopes compared the situation to a household with two cars -- where each spouse drives a car, but both titles are only in the husband's name. Read the article

Merger fever can be a menace for shareholders

New York Times
June 21, 2014

In general, said René M. Stulz, Everett D. Reese Chair of Banking and Monetary Economics and professor of finance at Fisher, “M.&A. deals cause wealth destruction for shareholders of public companies.” He is a co-author of a classic paper on the subject, called “Wealth Destruction on a Massive Scale?” Read the article

Fact check: were the Clintons really broke?

Florida Times-Union
June 21, 2014

Professor Brian Mittendorf and Assistant Professor Jeffrey Hoopes of Fisher's Department of Accounting and MIS discuss how a balance sheet of assets and liabilities doesn't paint a complete picture. Read the article

Leverage job prospects with a master's in accounting

U.S. News & World Report
June 19, 2014

Out of 565 employers from around the world, 45 percent plan to hire master of accounting graduates this year, according to a survey from the Graduate Management Admission Council -- up from 36 percent a year ago. Stephen Singer, director of career management and corporate relations at Fisher, discusses recruiting activities and career opportunities. Read the article

Greenpeace loses big on Euro investment

The NonProfitTimes
June 18, 2014

When it comes to sizable investments and the level of risk associated with them, nonprofits should have controls in place so one person does not wield that much control, said to Brian Mittendorf, professor of accounting and MIS at Fisher. Read the article

Cardinal Health tech lab promotes collaboration

Columbus Dispatch
June 18, 2014

Cardinal Health, a member of Fisher's Center for Operational Excellence, has used lean-management techniques for several years, said Kenneth Boyer, professor of operations managment. The management style "streamlines product development and reduces launch time." Read the article

Innovation is for suckers. How to steal your success

Yahoo! Finance Canada
June 17, 2014

The history of business shows that copycats can be just as successful — if not more so — than originators. "People have been almost intentionally blind and simply do not want to see the evidence in front of them," said Oded Shenkar, Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management at Fisher. Read the article

Mid-market businesses grow with the right hiring

Entrepreneur
June 13, 2014

The nation’s 200,000 mid-market businesses are an economic engine driving the U.S. recovery. The mid-market is expected to hire more than a million people in 2014, according to the National Center for the Middle Market at Fisher College of Business. Read the article

Politifact: mostly false that Clintons left White House "not only dead broke, but in debt"

PolitiFact.com
June 10, 2014

Professor Brian Mittendorf and Assistant Professor Jeffrey Hoopes of Fisher's Department of Accounting and MIS discuss how a balance sheet of assets and liabilities doesn't paint a complete picture. Read the article (also read in The Tampa Bay Times)

Cincinnati's big, quiet economic mover

Cincinnati Business Courier
June 6, 2014

Thomas J. Goldsby, professor of logistics at Fisher, discusses how the region has become a logistics hotspot. "We are the crossroads of America. This is the epicenter of the North American logistics market," he said. Read the article

Greif closing troubled factory in Turkey

Columbus Dispatch
June 6, 2014

Oded Shenkar, Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management at Fisher, discusses the highly unusual event of an occupation of a plant. Such drastic action often leads to the closing of the plant, he said. Read the article

The politicians were right! Small companies, not big companies, create jobs

Forbes
June 4, 2014

A recently study from the National Center for the Middle Market at Fisher College of Business has provided another piece of evidence that the middle market, and not large companies, is driving the growth of U.S. economy. Read the article

Back to school for an MBA

Fortune
June 2, 2014

Larry Murphy, the Carol L. Newcomb-Alutto Director of Executive Education, discusses Executive MBA trends as well as the launch of Fisher's EMBA-Energy specialization. Read the article

The simple mathematical law that financial fraudsters can't beat

Forbes
May 30, 2014

How hard is it to ferret out securities fraud? It might be as easy as looking for how many times the digit `1’ appears in a company’s financial entries instead of ‘9.’ A study co-authored by Assistant Professor of Accounting and MIS Zahn Bozanic applied Benford's Law to public companies to help detect accounting fraud. Read the article

Companies can coax leaders from Millennials -- here's how

Columbus Business First
May 30, 2014

Millennials will be in charge of the economy soon. It’s time to get comfortable with that. “If we want to have a true succession plan, we’ve got to make adaptations around this group,” said Jeff Rice, executive director of the Office of Career Management at Fisher. “They’re adaptations I’ve found that current C-level leaders of major corporations actually enjoy.” Read the article

New caucus marks a win for the economy

The Hill
May 29, 2014

Lawmakers launched the Congressional Caucus for Middle Market Growth, a bipartisan group in the House of Representatives intended to help spotlight a segment of the economy that produces one third of private-sector GDP and employs more than 45 million people. Thomas A. Stewart, executive director of the National Center for the Middle Market at Fisher, discusses. Read the article

Opinion: China warns US economic sanctions could backfire as it cuts off American companies

Ria Novosti
May 27, 2014

Oded Shenkar, Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management at Fisher, said the Chinese government is sending a warning message to the US that economic sanctions could backfire. “If you look at what happened vis-a-vis Russia recently, in Iran, in Syria, economic sanctions are likely to be used by the US. So China is sending a message – don’t mess with us, try not to go down that road, as you will be harmed." Read the article

Bar crawl benefits charity -- and itself

Columbus Dispatch
May 25, 2014

Unlike registered charities, for-profit operations don’t have to reveal anything about the amount of revenue that goes to charity. “It’s kind of blurring the boundaries,” said Brian Mittendorf, professor of accounting and MIS at Fisher. “Am I paying for this event, or am I donating to charity?” Read the article

Meet the middle market

WCPN -- The Sound of Ideas
May 21, 2014

Anil Makhija, senior associate dean and academic director of the National Center for the Middle Market at Fisher, discusses the power, potential and resiliency of middle market companies. Listen to the interview

Taking a public-sector job not such a compromise anymore

Columbus Business First
May 16, 2014

The recession that hit in late 2007 may have had a lasting impact on the private sector when it comes to compensation. Fisher's Ray Noe, Robert and Anne Hoyt Designated Professorship in Management and Human Resources, said many students still hope to start out their careers in the private sector, but they’ve taken note of how the downturn has affected the work force and working conditions. Read the article

E-retail faces patchwork of state sales-tax laws

The Wall Street Journal
May 13, 2014

Amazon.com loses an estimated 9.5 percent in revenue in the states where it collects taxes because customers turn to rivals that don’t, according to research by Fisher's Brian Baugh, Itzhak Ben-David, and Hoonsuk Park. “Other retailers hit by sales taxes would suffer a similar drop in sales,” said Ben-David, associate professor and Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate. Read the article

Your smartphone is spying on you

WSYX-ABC6
May 13, 2014

Without even typing in an address, your smartphone can predict where you're going.

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Without even typing in an address, your smartphone can predict where you're going.

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Without even typing in an address, your smartphone can predict where you're going

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Without even typing an address, your smartphone can predict where you're going. Companies build profiles on where you go so they can market products to you. Shashi Matta, clinical assistant professor of marketing, and marketing students at Fisher weigh the tradeoffs for consumers. Watch the interview

How Best Buy benefits from Amazon collecting sales tax

The Motley Fool
May 12, 2014

A recent study from Ohio State University Fisher College of Business researchers Brian Baugh, Itzhak Ben-David, and Hoonsuk Park found that consumers in states where Amazon.com began collecting sales tax reduced their spending on Amazon by 10 percent compared to states where Amazon does not collect sales tax. Read the article

Study offers suggestions to increase efficiency

Dublin Villager
May 9, 2014

The Dublin Board of Education last week got the results of a study conducted by Ohio State University Fisher College of Business students about how to decrease the time it takes to fix things throughout the district. Read the article

Q&A: what Amazon's sales-tax collecting means for shoppers, retailers

Orlando Sentinel
May 6, 2014

A study from Fisher's Brian Baugh, Itzhak Ben-David, and Hoonsuk Park showed customers cut back on purchases from Amazon by 9.5 percent when the online retailer started charging sales tax in certain states. The impact was especially noticeable on purchases of $300 or more, where consumers stand to gain the most by not paying sales tax. Read the article

Opinion: US strangled by budget while China beefs up investment in Africa

Ria Novosti
May 6, 2014

The U.S. is restricted by budgetary issues in its strive to wield influence in Africa, while China is beefing up its investment into the continent, said Oded Shenkar, Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management at Fisher. Read the article

Mid-market hiring looking bright

Fox Business
May 5, 2014

The nation's 200,000 middle-market companies plan to hire 1.4 million new workers over the next 12 months, half-a-million more than projected at the start of 2014, according to the National Center for the Middle Market at Fisher. Read the article

Middle market can be big market for growth

Crain's Cleveland Business
May 5, 2014

The middle market is a sweet spot for growth. Middle market companies will create about six out of every 10 new jobs this year, according to a report from the National Center for the Middle Market at Fisher. Read the article

Bold strategic move could backfire if talent flees the company

WCPO-Cincinnati
May 4, 2014

Toyota announced a headquarters relocation that will move about 4,000 employees from California and Kentucky to Texas. “The primary risk is that they’re going to lose some talent,” said Peter Ward, Richard M. Ross Chair in Management and Chair of the Department of Management Sciences at Fisher. “Some people just are not going to move to Texas." Read the article

Numbers in your stories and research pre- and post-event

Nonprofit Radio
May 2, 2014

Brian Mittendorf, professor of accounting and MIS at Fisher, discusses how nonprofit organizations can better relay financial information to improve their narratives to donors so as to raise more money and to be more clear about where money is spent. Listen to the interview

Texas' middle market is the strongest in the country

Dallas Business Journal and Austin Business Journal
May 2, 2014

“The U.S. economy for the middle market has grown rapidly,” said Anil Makhija, senior associate dean and academic director of the National Center for the Middle Market at Fisher. “When you talk about national growth, it is in fact the middle market that’s being the driver behind that.” Read articles in Dallas Business Journal and Austin Business Journal

Auto market in China

China Radio International, News Plus
May 1, 2014

How healthy is the domestic Chinese market for the auto industry -- and where is it headed? Oded Shenkar, Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management  and professor of management and human resources at Fisher, discusses with an international panel. Listen to the interview

Floridians not excited about paying sales tax on Amazon.com

WiOD News Talk-Miami, Florida
May 1, 2014

Starting Thursday, popular online retailer Amazon will charge sales tax on all items in Florida. Researchers from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business studied Amazon sales taxes in five other states. Itzhak Ben-David, Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate, says overall sales fell by 10 percent following a sales tax implementation. Read the article

A volatile love affair with exchange funds and indexes

Reuters
April 30, 2014

A paper by by Itzhak Ben-David, Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate at Fisher, and researchers from the University of Lugano and University of Pennsylvania concluded that U.S. stocks owned by ETFs displayed much higher intraday and daily volatility over the 12 years to 2012. Read the article

Amazon is losing business in states where it collects online sales tax

Christian Science Monitor
April 30, 2014

A study by Fisher's Brian Baugh, Itzhak Ben-David, and Hoonsuk Park found that when Amazon started collecting sales tax, consumers bought 9.5 percent less from the firm. Fisher's Jeffrey Hoopes, with researchers at the University of Washington, found that when investors expected online sellers would have to collect sales taxes, stock prices for those firms fell. Read the article

April 30 coverage of the Middle Market Indicator from the National Center for the Middle Market at Fisher

Crain's Cleveland Business: Middle-market companies projected to create more than half of all new jobs in the next year
Fox Business: Midday market report
Politico:
First look: middle market improves
Wall Street Journal: 
Survey says: midmarket executives optimistic about economy

Retailers that collect online sales tax lost business

Forbes
April 29, 2014

A study by Fisher's Brian Baugh, Itzhak Ben-David, and Hoonsuk Park found that when Amazon started collecting sales tax, consumers bought 9.5 percent less from the firm. Fisher's Jeffrey Hoopes, with researchers at the University of Washington, found that when investors expected online sellers would have to collect sales taxes, stock prices for those firms fell. Read the article

When ETFs make things more volatile

Financial Times
April 28, 2014

Do ETFs impact the volatility of the underlying stocks they are based on? A new paper by Itzhak Ben-David, Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate at Fisher, and researchers from the University of Lugano and University of Pennsylvania suggest they do. Read the article

OSU Fisher College adds energy-focused executive MBA

Columbus Business First
April 28, 2014

Fisher College of Business is offering an energy specialization geared toward high-potential energy industry professionals who want to widen their knowledge. Classes are geared toward the oil and gas industry, for example looking at the business of upstream, midstream and downstream technologies, the three segments of the oil and gas industry. Read the article

Online sales taxes take toll on Amazon, Ohio State researchers find

Columbus Dispatch
April 28, 2014

Amazon.com is taking a hit in states that are collecting an online sales tax. In one of the first efforts to quantify the impact of states’ accruing more tax revenue from Web purchases, Fisher College of Business researchers Brian Baugh, Itzhak Ben-David and Hoonsuk Park found sales dropped for Amazon when the online charge was introduced. Read the article

Put your envy to good use

Wall Street Journal
April 25, 2014

Tanya Menon, an associate professor management and human resources at Fisher, examined workplace envy through the lens of hundreds of executives and their organizations over a 10-year period. While the case studies showed that unchecked envy can damage careers and organizations, they also found that envy can be put to good use. Read the article

Marketing North Dakota: workforce recruitment campaign aims to fill jobs, show of state

Grand Forks Herald
April 25, 2014

Being as specific as possible about the benefits of moving to North Dakota will make the workforce recruitment campaign more effective, said Shashi Matta, clinical assistant professor of marketing at Fisher. “I think an effective ad campaign should have a very singular and very specific message," he said. Read the article

E-commerce stores have competitive edge when they don't collect sales tax

Fox Business
April 25, 2014

Evidence from investors, analysts and consumers reveals that online stores have a competitive edge when they don’t have to collect sales tax from shoppers, according to a study by Fisher researchers Brian Baugh, Itzhak Ben-David and Hoonsuk Park as well as a study by accounting faculty Jeffrey Hoopes looking at proposed federal bills that would force online retailers to begin collecting sales tax. Read the article

Study: tax collections dinged Amazon's Texas sales

Austin American Statesman
April 25, 2014

A new study by Fisher College of Business researchers found that Amazon.com’s sales slipped after it started collecting sales taxes in Texas and four other states — a finding that bolsters the argument that online retailers hold an unfair advantage by not having to collect the tax. Read the article

Amazon's sales satisfy the street

Businessweek
April 24, 2014

A study from Fisher researchers Brian Baugh, Itzhak Ben-David and Hoonsuk Park found that Amazon sales dropped by 10 percent in states for which sales taxes are being collected. For online purchases of more than $300, sales fell by 24 percent. Read the article

Making sense of Amazon's big spending blitz

Bloomberg TV
April 24, 2014

Itzhak Ben-David, Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate at Fisher, discusses recent research with Brian Baugh and Hoonsuk Park examining the effects of sales taxes on online retailers such as Amazon. Watch the video

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
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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

The search for suspect accounting

CFO
April 8, 2014

In a recent, notable study, “Financial Statement Irregularities: Evidence from the Distributional Properties of Financial Statement Numbers,” Fisher Assistant Professor of Accounting and MIS Zahn Bozanic and Dan Amiram and Ethan Rouen of Columbia University created a measure to estimate the degree of financial reporting irregularities for a company in a given year, using “a method used by forensic investigators and auditors."  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's your (missing) supply chain talent strategy?

Supply Chain 24/7
March 24, 2014

David Widdifield, Fisher senior lecturer and director of the Master of Business Logistics Engineering program, says that as important as defining new business models and strategies is to the success of firms and organizations, so are the investments made in employees. 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 (Reczek), 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