Highlights of Fisher Dean Christine A. Poon's tenure are helping Fisher expand its reach into businesses, partnering with other colleges at Ohio State, and building specialized centers around the commercialization of the research emerging from OSU.Read the article
The Joseph A. Alutto Graduate Global Leadership Fund, announced at Fisher Graduation Ceremony, established to provide Fisher graduate students financial support for global study opportunities.Read the article
Jerry Esselstein, a senior lecturer at Fisher who teaches Ethical Challenges in the Accounting Profession, said two separate entities of auditing firm KPMG would not collude on their work. Read the article
Despite their misgivings about government policy, the executives of middle-market companies are getting ready to spend money: 63 percent, according to 2013 first quarter Middle Market Indicator. The survey, conducted by the National Center for the Middle Market, said CEOs are looking for opportunities to invest extra cash, compared with only 50 percent in the second quarter of last year. Read the article
In an examination of hedge fund data from 2000 to 2010, Fisher's Itzhak Ben-David discovered that some hedge fund managers may manipulate the prices of stocks they hold in order to have better returns to report to investors. Read the article
Most middle-market companies are optimistic enough about the economy to plan to invest in technology this year, according to a quarterly survey out of Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, but any tax increases might test that resolve. Read the article
According to a study released by the National Center for the Middle Market, there's an increased willingness to significantly cut back, specifically through both investment and hiring, if business costs and regulation become overly burdensome. Read the article
Middle market company executives are more optimistic about their local economies than the national economy, according to a survey released by the National Center for the Middle Market. Read the article
Fisher College of Business will dedicate the Bert L. and Iris S. Wolstein Gateway at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 25. Last fall, the Wolstein foundation committed $4.9 million to The Ohio State University, with $3.4 million going to Fisher College of Business. Read the article
Columbus is a prime location for big data and advanced analytics because of the massive university, a business community that is very collaborative and interactive and collegial, said Christine A. Poon, dean of Fisher College of Business. Read the article
"It doesn’t make things worse to socialize with your co-workers, but when you’re racially dissimilar, it doesn't have the same positive impact," according to Tracy Dumas, assistant professor of human resources, and lead author of a research study on company social events and the racial divide. Read the article
OncoFilter, the winning team at Ohio State's Business Plan Competition, hosted by Fisher's Center for Entrepreneurship, included six MBA members who were students in Michael Camp’s Technology Entereneurship and Commercialization course. Read the article
Assistant Clinical Professor Michael Brandl says Ohio is an attractive place for start-ups and companies such as Honda, which is relocating its North American headquarters to the state. Read the article
A study by René Stulz, Everett D. Reese Chair of Banking and Monetary Economics, looked at cases where bosses took their company private and stayed on. It found that existing shareholders did well out of such deals as the boss had a better idea of the likely upside of escaping the short-term pressures of the stockmarket, and was willing to pay for it. Read the article
A working paper co-authored by Finance Professors Berk Sensoy and Michael Weisbach indicates performance-based pay may be the norm among hedge fund managers, but a strong performance appears to have implications far beyond the next paycheck. Read the article
Fisher's MBA for the Working Professional is ranked eighth nationwide, supply-chain/logistics is ranked fourth and the full-time MBA is ranked 27 by the 2014 U.S. News and World Report's Graduate School Ranking.Read the article
Samsung engages in a lightly discussed, underappreciated varietal of creativity known as "focused innovation." Oded Shenkar, professor of management and human resources and author of Copycats: How Smart Companies Use Imitation to Gain a Strategic Edge, discusses. Read the article
Fisher College of Business students are among those helping to organize the Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship summit, which will bring more than 1,000 people to campus to explore "social entrepreneurship" efforts around the world. Read the article
The center’s survey found expectations for 5.2 percent revenue growth of $520 billion and another 1 million new jobs in 2013. “It remains to be seen how health-care regulations will be applied, what costs will be levied and what options middle-market firms can effectively exploit in response,” Anil Makhija, academic director of the center, said in the report. Read the article
The National Center for the Middle Market, based at Ohio State University, reported that middle market companies added an estimated $650 billion in new revenue and more than 1 million jobs in 2012. "The findings of this research point to the broader economy softly turning the corner after a year of mostly tepid GDP growth and, overall, we see positive changes in the survey that can be the basis of cautious optimism for the U.S. economy in 2013,” said Anil Makhija, academic director of the center. Read the article
The number of employers who interviewed undergraduates in the Fisher College of Business for summer internships on campus has risen 34 percent this year with Ohio State’s switch to semesters. Read the article
"Melissa Fisher, a marketing professor at Fisher, deserves an A," according to an editorial in The Columbus Dispatch. Fisher invited John Millen, chief strategist of Reputation Group in Columbus, to speak to 200 marketing students to warn them about the content they place on their social media sites because they are creating a personal image and brand. Read the article
Even good people with good intentions can falter if they lack a solid framework for making ethical decisions, explained David Freel, lecturer of management and human resources. Freel discusses methods for incorporating the study of ethics into the business curriculum. Read the article
Itzhak Ben-David, Assistant Professor of Finance, co-author of a study on investment decisions, challenges the long-held belief that emotional investing is not just about feelings and preferences towards winning and losing, but investors’ beliefs about a stock’s future. Read the article
Students need to put their best digital footprint forward. "They are creating a brand and image, whether they realize it or not," said Melissa Fisher of the Department of Marketing and Logistics. Read the article
Fisher is one of five surveyed schools to report that 100 percent of international students had secured employment within three months of graduation. Jeff Rice, executive director of the Office of Career Management, discusses. Read the article
A new study from Itzhak (Zahi) Ben-David, assistant professor of finance and real estate at Fisher, finds some hedge funds manipulate stock prices and report artificial gains to investors. Read the article
Doug Farren, associate director of the National Center for the Middle Market, discusses how the partnership between Fisher and GE Capital is drawing talent to campus and reaching out to middle market companies, policymakers, and media. Read the article
American workers are not using all of their vacation hours. Compared to workers in Europe, U.S. workers tend to find more of an identity within their careers and view working long hours as a badge of honor, according to Tracy Dumas, assistant professor of management and human resources at Fisher. Read the article
The cooperative effort that is bringing 500 jobs with the IBM analytics center is an example of what can be done when businesses and institutions such as Ohio State and Fisher leverage their powerful resources. Read the article
Stephen Buser, professor emeritus, discusses the implications of the "fiscal cliff," including whether Congress can work together. "The fact that there is or is not going to be an agreement is going to be important. What we end up with, I think, is less important." Read the article
Ohio State President Gordon Gee says the business school was “languishing” when Joseph Alutto was appointed dean; within a few years, Alutto had implemented a plan that involved hiring and retaining top talent and building what became the Fisher College of Business. Read the article
Shashi Matta, a professor at Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business, says the latest consumer confidence index is at a four-year high and the local economy is the strongest in the state, making this new mall a prime destination. Read the article
Ron Lovell, vice president of the IBM Client Center for Advanced Analytics, with Dr. Greg Allenby, professor of marketing at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, and Ohio State business student Jenn Barlette meet at the IBM Client Center for the ribbon-cutting. Read the article
"Big data" is the next huge thing in the always-changing world of information technology -- and Columbus's regional talent pool and connection with Ohio State and Fisher made it the ideal location for a new advanced analytics center. Read the article
Fisher professor Oded Shenkar, author of "Copycats: How Smart Companies Use Imitation to Gain a Competitive Edge," told the newspaper "that just copying a market leader in every respect isn’t clever: instead, do what they do only better, cheaper and with a different spin." Read the article
Harold Green, senior lecturer in finance at Fisher and former mergers and acquisition executive for Borden, said he would strongly look at the Hostess brands if he was still a consumer products executive. Read the article
The revival of business at Stanley Lighting, a London-based supplier to Honda, indicates that the automaker is responding to a need for speed and inventory for production, said Peter Ward, the Richard M. Ross Chair in Management and director for the Center for Operational Excellence. Read the article
The National Center for the Middle Market at Fisher calculates that U.S. companies with revenue between $10 million and $1 billion a year account for one-third of private-sector output. But big companies get all the attention, because they’re big, and small companies get all the love, because they’re perceived as the champions of job creation. Read the article
The research of Oded Shenkar, Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management and author of Copycats: How Smart Companies Use Imitation to Gain a Strategic Edge, provides insights on what gives some second-to-market companies an advantage. Read the article
The story of American manufacturing is on the rise and middle market companies are leading the way, according to research led by Anil Makhija, Dean's Distinguished Professor and academic director of the National Center for the Middle Market. Read the article
Middle market companies account for just 0.5 percent of all Texas businesses, but employ 30 percent of the workforce, according to Anil Makhija, Dean's Distinguished Professor and academic director of the National Center for the Middle Market.Listen to the story
Middle market businesses are far more resilient than small business, according to Anil Makhija, Dean's Distinguished Professor and academic director of the National Center for the Middle Market. Read the article
Medium-sized firms are the unsung heroes of America's economy. Anil Makhija, Dean's Distinguished Professor and academic director of the National Center for the Middle Market, shares insights on what drives this critical economic segment. Read the article
The Columbus Dispatch Sept. 30, 2012 Fisher College of Business charges students what the market will bear, and the school has to produce results that show prospective students that the return on investment is worth it or they won’t apply, said Stephen Mangum, senior associate dean. Read the article
The Columbus Dispatch Sept. 20, 2012 Ohio is a little bit ahead of the rest of the nation in the recovering from a bad couple of years, according to William Raabe, who teaches taxation and accounting at Fisher. Read the article
Columbus Business First Sept. 17, 2012 Rob Savage, chief operating officer for Taco Bell, discussed the company's test-market strategy at Fisher's Center for Operational Excellence forum. Read the article
The Columbus Dispatch Sept. 14, 2012 Fisher receives $3.4 million gift from the Wolstein Foundation to create a entrepreneurial leadership course for advanced students, an internship program and an annual education summit. Read the article
Crain's Cleveland Business Sept. 13, 2012 Fisher receives $3.4 million gift from the Wolstein Foundation to create entrepreneurship programs that will fund both student and faculty work. Read the article
Cleveland Jewish News Sept. 10, 2012 Fisher receives $3.4 million from the Wolstein Foundation to create the Bert L. and Iris S. Wolstein Entrepreneurship Internship and Leadership Summit. Read the article
Financial Post Sept. 7, 2012 Oded Shenkar, Fisher management professor and author of "Copycats: How Smart Companies Use Imitation to Gain a Strategic Edge," identifies Facebook and Apple as successful copycats. Read the article
Entrepreneur Sept. 5, 2012 S. Michael Camp, a former advisor to dozens of companies and founder of five startups, teaches Technology Commercialization, New Venture Creation, Business Strategy, and Managing High Performance Companies at Fisher. Read the article
The Washington Post August 28, 2012 Oded Shenkar, the Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management at Fisher, discusses Apple's recent victory over Samsung in its patent lawsuit, calling Apple an imitator in spite of the company's aggressive efforts to protect its propreitary systems and products. Read the article
The Wall Street Journal August 24, 2012 René Stulz, Everett D. Reese Chair of Banking and Monetary Economics at Fisher, said the recently formed Financial Stability Oversight Council created by the 2010 Dodd-Frank law should remove money-market funds from the Securities and Exchange Commission and have them regulated by the Federal Reserve. Read the article
Columbus Business First August 23, 2012 Fisher finance major Jay Clouse launches an online marketplace for Ohio State students looking to sell football tickets, textbooks and other items.Read the article
The Wall Street Journal August 2, 2012 Fisher Dean Christine A. Poon and Karen Hopper Wruck, finance professor and associate dean for graduate programs, are listed as rising women stars at business schools by current deans and executive search firms.Read the article
The Wall Street Journal August 2, 2012 Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business opted for a woman when it nabbed Johnson & Johnson executive Christine A. Poon for its dean in 2009.Read the article
Columbus Business First July 25, 2012 A second-quarter poll found slight drops in confidence levels for the global and U.S. economy, according to the second-quarter Middle Market Indicator released by the National Center for the Middle Market.Read the article
The Plain Dealer July 16, 2012 Assistant Professor of Finance Itzhak Ben-David comments on a major settlement between credit card companies and retailers and what impact the ability to pass on credit card fees to consumers may have on prices and consumer spending. Read the article
BizEd July/August 2012 Fisher College of Business takes an innovative approach to Executive Education. The college is leveraging its partnership with GE Capital and the National Center for the Middle Market housed at Fisher by targeting middle market firms, customizing courses to that segment and teaching in partnership with GE executives, according to Christine Poon, Fisher's dean. Read the article
Bloomberg June 22, 2012 J. Richard Dietrich, an accounting professor at Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business, analyzed the proposal with three colleagues and concluded that the lease would be better financially than having the university run parking if investment returns averaged at least 7.75 percent a year. “I wish we were clairvoyant and could see the next 50 years, but since we can’t, we have to make a decision using the best judgment available,” Dietrich said. Read the article
The Columbus Dispatch June 17, 2012 "People are salivating at the prospect of selling to so many consumers," Oded Shenkar, a professor of international business, told a Dispatch reporter.Read the article
The Columbus Dispatch June 17, 2012 A common mistake U.S.companies make when trying to launch a business operation in China is duplicating their American model for conducting business,according to Oded Shenkar,a professor of international business.Read the article
The Columbus Dispatch June 8, 2012 Gregory A. Paxton, a doctoral candidate in organizational behavior at Fisher College of Business, stood out amid a strong field of candidates for Columbus fire chief. Read the article
The Economist May 12, 2012 Oded Shenkar, Fisher professor and author of Copycats: How Smart Companies Use Imitation to Gain a Strategic Edge, discusses how the pace of legal imitation has quickened. Read the article
The Washington Post April 27, 2012 More than two of three executives at mid-sized companies believe their firms will grow this year, according to the Middle Market Indicator released by Fisher and the National Center for the Middle Market. Read the article.
The Columbus Dispatch April 26, 2012 Mid-sized firms expected to grow at a much more robust rate in the future, said Anil Makhija, academic director for the National Center for the Middle Market. Read the article.
Columbus Business First April 25, 2012 Anil Makhija, academic director of the National Center for the Middle Market, said because most middle-market firms are not publicly traded, the Middle Market Indicator and research conducted at the center will help gather more data to better understand this sector. Read the article.
CNN Money April 25, 2012 "Mid-sized firms -- which have between $10 million and $1 billion in revenue -- expect their sales to grow 7% over the next 12 months, according to a new economic indicator released Wednesday by Ohio State University's National Center for the Middle Market." Read the article.
The Cincinnati Enquirer March 21, 2012 W.C. Benton, professor of management and expert in health-care business, said it will be expensive and difficult for University of Cincinnati Hospital to re-launch a heart transplant program after suspending the program four years ago. Read the article.
The Columbus Dispatch March 11, 2012 Roy Lewicki, a business ethics professor at Fisher, says Cardinal is an admired company in Columbus and its dispute with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration won't hurt the company's reputation. Read the article.
The Columbus Dispatch March 9, 2012 What would the widening of the Panama Canal mean to the Ohio economy? John Saldanha, assistant professor of logistics at Fisher, discusses the potential impacts. Read the article.
The New York Times March 6, 2012 Research by Anil Makhija, professor of finance at Fisher, was featured in a discussion of the ways in which an executive's personality affects how a corporation is operated. Read the article
The Columbus Dispatch February 26, 2012 Lance Schneier, lecturer at Fisher and developer of the Government Regulation and Business Strategy course, discusses regulation and what it means for companies. Read the article
Columbus Business First February 24, 2012 Robert Lane, lecturer in finance at Fisher, discusses why the new regulatory environment will make it difficult for the nation's small banks to remain in operation. Read the article
Columbus Business First February 22, 2012 The Ohio Third Frontier Commission has approved $760,000 for the Ohio's New Entrepreneurs Fund toward another round of 10x and to establish accelerators in Cleveland and Cincinnati. Read the article
President & CEO: For & About Middle Market Executives February 2012 Christine Poon, Fisher dean, and Anil Makhija, finance professor and executive director of the National Center for the Middle Market, discuss the center's work and partnership with GE Capital. Read the article
The Columbus Dispatch February 12, 2012 Michael Brandl, assistant clinical professor of finance at Fisher, discusses why some Columbus companies have stayed in business for more than a century. Read the article
China Daily USA February 10, 2012 Oded Shenkar, the Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management at Fisher, said businesses need to lift the stigma of imitation as a business strategy. Read the article
Evansville Courier & Press February 6, 2012 Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. cuts operating costs, streamlines operations and receives return on investment from Fisher's Master in Business Operational Excellence program. Read the article
The Columbus Dispatch January 31, 2012 Peter T. Ward, Richard M. Ross Chair in Management and director of the Center for Operational Excellence, says news of price-fixing will make automakers examine their relationships with suppliers. Read the article
The Columbus Dispatch January 30, 2012 Fisher's federally funded tax clinic, founded by accounting faculty member William A. Raabe, opens for business offering free tax preparing through March. Read the article.
Businessweek January 27, 2012 Oded Shenkar, Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management, says if a company doesn't respond to a copycat competitor quickly, the copycat can gain the upper hand. Read the article
Columbus Business First January 23, 2012 The 2012 winter class of 10-xelerator, a business accelerator program offered in partnership with Ohio Third Frontier, begins the 12-week intensive program on Jan. 23. Read the article
Milwaukee Business Times First January 6, 2012 Michael Brandl, assistant professor in finance, stresses tebh importance of business leaders and elected officials to thoroughly understanding economic data, a misunderstanding can lead to multi-million dollar mistakes. Read the article
EnterChange December 20, 2011 A 26-year-old Liberty Township man and his father, a retired Procter & Gamble executive, are among the 10 entrepreneurial teams selected for the 10-xcelerator Winter Quarter program. Read the article
Columbus Business First December 19, 2011 A study conducted by Fisher Professional Services shows the economic impact of the Nationwide Insurance Columbus Marathon totaled more than $13 million. Read the article
WTAM Newsradio Cleveland December 17, 2011 Michael Brandl, assistant professor in Fisher's department of finance, thinks the recession might continue despite robust spending during the holiday season. Read the article
The Columbus Dispatch December 16, 2011 The Columbus International Fund, which features Dean Christine Poon as a board member, is praised as an " intriguing new option for economic-development projects" by the Dispatch Editorial Board.
The publication calls Poon's inclusion on the board as one of its "savvy choices." Read the article.
Columbus Business First December 16, 2011 Kurtis Roush, executive director of the Fisher College’s Fisher Professional Services consulting division, was quoted on the economic impact made by the Nationwide Insurance Columbus Marathon. Read the article.
MarketWatch December 14, 2011 Michael Camp, academic director of the the Center of Entrepreneurship says Ohio's efforts to grow investment activity and early stage companies is outpacing national averages. Read the article.
The Sacramento Bee December 14, 2011 Michael Camp, academic director of the the Center of Entrepreneurship says Ohio's efforts to grow investment activity and early stage companies is outpacing national averages. Read the article
The Plain Dealer December 14, 2011 Christine Poon, dean of Fisher, is selected as a board director for the Columbus International Fund, to lure foreign business investors to Columbus. Read the article.
The Columbus Dispatch December 14, 2011 Christine Poon, dean of Fisher, is selected as a board director for the Columbus International Fund, to lure foreign business investors to Columbus. Read the article
Evansville Courier and Press December 12, 2011 Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. superintendent David Smith said school system is seeing an immediate return on investment from participation in Fisher's Master of Business in Operational Excellence program. Read the article
Ohio News Network December 7, 2011 Industry Cluster faculty Neil Drobny join John Shegerian, CEO, Electronic Recyclers International, and Kevin Kramer, president of Growth Initiatives for Alcoa, in a discussion of their companies and their involvement with Fisher's Sustainability Industry Cluster. Watch the video
The Chicago Tribune December 6, 2011 Jeff Rice, executive director of Fisher's Office of Career Management, tells students to "take a very critical look with an academic advisor" when deciding on an internship during the academic year. Read the article
The Columbus Dispatch December 6, 2011 Patricia M. West, associate professor of marketing at Fisher, said Kroger was intending the best with its promotion and at the most owes its customers a sincere apology. Read the article
Woman's Day November 23, 2011 According to a recent study at Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University if an employee is in a bad mood when they arrive at work, it can decrease their productivity by as much as 10 percent that day.Read the article
Columbus Business First November 17, 2011 Acceptd, the online platform for college applications developed by graduates of Ohio State's 10x program,achieve more than $600,000 worth of Ohio investors.Read the article
CNBC October 28, 2011 Social media can have a negative impact when customer-service failures occur in retail and service businesses, according to Ken Boyer, associate professor in operations management at Fisher. Read the article
The Wall Street Journal October 24, 2011 Research by Steffanie Wilk, associate professor of management and human resources, on the link between employee mood and performance on the job is spotlighted in the article. Read the article.
U.S. News and World Report October 14, 2011 Jeff Rice, executive director of the Office of Career Management, commented on the advantages and disadvantages of students pursuing an internship outside of the summer months. Read the article.
Chicago Tribune October 12, 2011 Oded Shenkar, Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management, says Chinese phone manufacturers are poised to begin innovating after years of imitating. Read the article.
CFO.com October 7, 2011 Sophia J.W. Hamm, an assistant professor in the Department of Accounting, said investors putting their money into exchange-traded funds (EFTs) rather than individual stocks is hurting liquidity. Read the article
The Wall Street Journal October 3, 2011 Anil Makhija discusses the need for more research on middle-market companies and the National Middle Market Summit, which will be held on Oct. 6 at Ohio State. Read the article.
Bloomberg Businessweek August 17, 2011 Work by undergraduate Honors Cohort students on philanthropy fund distribution spotlighted in a profile of business school philanthropy courses. Read the article.
Cleveland Plain Dealer April 27, 2011 René M. Stulz, professor of finance, was quoted on the practice of private equity firms selling some of their shares during an IPO of a company they rescued from bankruptcy. Read the article.
Bloomberg Businesweek April 8, 2011 A study by Steffanie Wilk, associate professor of management and human resources, indicates employees mood at the start of the work day affect how they feel during entire shift. Read the article.
Crain’s Cleveland Business April 7, 2011 Michael Camp, director of the Center for Entpreneurship is quoted on the work of students in the Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization course to find a commercial use for an electrically charged polymer for stimulating cell growth. Read the article.