How small companies keep big talent
Management and human resources experts Larry Inks and Ray Noe, the Robert and Anne Hoyt Designated Professor of Management and Human Resources at Fisher, add context to a survey conducted by the National Center for the Middle Market. They look at the importance and prevalence of various talent planning activities among middle market firms and assess overall talent planning performance and identifies challenge areas for middle market companies.
May 9, 2021
COVID-19 disproportionately affected minority businesses, entrepreneurs
Among the trends in entrepreneurship discussed in a new report from the Kenan Institute was the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on small businesses: minority- and women-owned firms did not have access to funds available through the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) and the Economi
April 22, 2021
The high toll of distracted driving and staying safe on the road
While many of us believe we are safe drivers, about eight people die in crashes involving a distracted driver every day in the United States. Phil Renaud, executive director of the the Risk Institute, provides insights into why distracted driving is such a dangerous problem and what can be done to prevent it.
March 17, 2021
'People are dying because of it': DeWine looks to strengthen Ohio's distracted driving laws
Phil Renaud, executive director of the Risk Institute, said the governor's new distracted driving measures are part of a larger strategy for eliminating the problem. Through research and building partnerships, The Risk Institute is addressing distracted driving through legislation, behavior, technology, and urban planning/infrastructure design.
February 11, 2021
Latest Middle Market Indicator reveals a market poised for recovery
Fisher College of Business
After a tumultuous year, a more optimistic outlook prevails for the middle market segment of the U.S. economy, according to the latest research from the National Center for the Middle Market.
January 27, 2021
Supply chain resilience: Building an effective disaster management plan
Supply and Demand Chain Executive
Phil Renaud, executive director of the Risk Institute, writes that it is more important than ever that organizations pay attention to the business resilience needs of corporations facing severe weather-related risks.
December 28, 2020
Why you should apply design thinking to the employee experience
COVID-19 has forced changes in the way people work — and created a once-in-a-generation opportunity to increase engagement and productivity, write Tom Stewart, executive director of the National Center for the Middle Market.
November 10, 2020
Appreciating Real Estate: Kyle Waldrep
Fisher College of Business
In this episode of Appreciating Real Estate, the Ohio State Center for Real Estate talks with Kyle Waldrep, founder and CEO of Dottid, a commercial real estate SAAS technology platform provides a single location for brokers, landlords and tenants to share information, work seamlessly throughout the leasing process and ultimately, close deals faster and with greater efficiency.
October 17, 2020
Managing third-party risks to global supply chains
Phil Renaud, executive director of The Risk Institute, runs down the level of risk to supply chains created by relationships with third parties — and relates how a certain type of third party can help to mitigate it.
October 12, 2020
Appreciating Real Estate: Mark Wagenbrenner, Wagenbrenner Development
The Ohio State Center for Real Estate
In this episode of Appreciating Real Estate, Executive Director Mary Beth McCormick talks with Mark Wagenbrenner, founder of Wagenbrenner Development, and managing principal and president of Thrive Companies.
September 28, 2020
Appreciating Real Estate: Jeff Witherell, Plymouth Industrial REIT
The Ohio State University Center for Real Estate
In this episode of the Center for Real Estate's Appreciating Real Estate podcast, Executive Director Mary Beth McCormick talks with Jeff Witherell, co-founder, chairman and CEO of Plymouth Industrial REIT. They discuss the company, what it does, how it has grown and the secret to Jeff's success and advice to real estate students.
September 9, 2020
Just how much of a role can technology play in bridging the flood insurance coverage gap?
Risk & Insurance
Insurance prides itself on its ability to model risk, but when it comes to predicting flood damage, it consistently falls short. Technology and better mapping is just one aspect of handling catastrophic flooding. Understanding business resilience is another, says Phil Renaud, executive director of the Risk Institute.
September 4, 2020
2Q 2020 Middle Market Indicator reports cautious outlook amid COVID-19
The National Center for the Middle Market
COVID-19 has produced conditions never before seen in the eight-year history of the Middle Market Indicator (MMI). Fewer companies than ever say their past-year performance has improved compared to the historical MMI average. Both revenue and employment growth rates are negative and many companies have put investment plans on hold. Despite the data, middle market leaders see better times ahead.
July 22, 2020
Why COVID-19 hasn’t stopped digital transformation at mid-sized companies
Amid falling revenue and employment, capital spending cuts, growth initiatives put on hold, tight cash and disrupted operations brought on by COVID-19, middle market companies are maintaining and even slightly accelerating their digital transformation, writes Tom Stewart, executive director of the National Center for the Middle Market.
July 13, 2020
Is the business world ready for a chief data ethics officer?
Dennis Hirsch, director of the Program on Data and Governance at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and a fellow at The Risk Institute, researches data analytics, how it can pose ethical risks, and how leading companies are responding.
July 13, 2020
COVID-19 recovery could be long road for middle market, survey says
Crain's Cleveland Business
On average, executives expect it to take about 6.4 months for businesses to get back to full capacity. That's one of the findings of a new report from the National Center for the Middle Market.
July 11, 2020
Do you know what your business is worth? Think again
According to a recent study by The National Center for the Middle Market, middle market companies with a strategic approach to their digital transformation grow faster than their peers. And while more than half of the executives surveyed said digital transformation was important, less than 10 percent said it was critical to their company’s strategy. This disconnect represents a failure to tie digital transformation to value creation.
June 12, 2020
From tech to the talent gap, here's what tomorrow's risk managers should prepare for
Risk & Insurance
As technology evolves, risk managers will need to be more agile than ever before as they develop creative risk solutions for the future. By far and away, risk managers and university risk management professors identified new technologies and cyber threats as being one of the biggest contenders of risk that future risk managers will have to understand.
April 24, 2020
Here are the private-equity firms that will survive a downturn
Crain's Chicago Business
Middle-market businesses may be bracing for tough times, according to the National Center for the Middle Market. In a late March survey of 250 executives in that business sector, half say the impact of the virus downturn will be "major," and 44 percent say their companies "will undergo major restructuring as a result of the crisis." That's bad news for Chicago's private-equity firms because most of them focus on that segment of the U.S. economy.
April 17, 2020