Marc Lore’s imprint on Walmart’s digital business
Walmart’s progress connecting a large physical footprint to its growing online infrastructure is often traced in part to the Jet.com deal. Terry Esper, associate professor of logistics, weighs in on the impact that the company's outgoing e-commerce leader has had.
January 19, 2021
NRA trying to change venue with bankruptcy filing
The NonProfit Times
Brian Mittendorf, the Fisher Designated Professor of Accounting, tracks NRA finances and says signs from the NRA’s announcement indicate that the bankruptcy filing has little to do with restructuring debt but rather a legal strategy.
January 18, 2021
Elon Musk debates: How to give away world’s biggest wealth
Brian Mittendorf, the Fisher Designated Professor in Accounting and an expert in nonprofits, shares some insights regarding Elon Musk's desire to give his fortune away to philanthropy. Mittendorf's advice: avoid the temptation to reinvent philanthropy and instead focus on causes and frameworks already in place.
January 8, 2021
Stocks 2020: A stunning crash, then a record-setting boom created centibillionaires
The stock market meltdown made way to a stunning rebound that made the rich a lot richer. Lu Zhang, the John W. Galbreath Chair and a professor of finance, shares his thoughts on the boom experienced by certain companies in the tech industry.
December 31, 2020
Ohio State University to host virtual technology and entrepreneurship career seminar for Gilman alumni
Fisher College of Business
In partnership with the U.S. Department of State, Fisher is hosting a virtual U.S. Future Leaders Career Readiness Seminar for approximately 50 alumni of the department's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program.
December 29, 2020
Companies promise more diversity after George Floyd, but will change happen this time?
The Columbus Dispatch
After the death of George Floyd, companies promise more diversity and inclusive, but will it happen this time? Philip Renaud, executive director of the Risk Institute, said unlike similar corporate pledges in the past, this time does seem different.
December 26, 2020
Silicon Valley's hunger problems grow during a time of record profits
During the Covid-19 era, Silicon Valley is donating millions of dollars more. It's not enough. Brian Mittendorf, the Fisher Designated Professor in Accounting, says the focus of philanthropy for tech giants has been large-picture, societal changes.
December 24, 2020
Understanding envy: Facing professional envy
Harvard Business Review
Envy is a natural human emotion, but it’s often misunderstood when it comes up at work. Professor of Management and Human Resources Tanya Menon discusses how drawing boundaries can help us handle competition, fear, and jealousy in our careers.
December 21, 2020
2020: The year human leaders stepped forward
Faceless, top-down leadership has become stale, fake and ineffective. 2020 is the year smart managers realized they needed to be human too. Research from Management and Human Resources professor Jasmine Hu shows how servant leadership can be a powerful tool in how managers lead.
December 17, 2020
Ohio State wants to grow its startup portfolio under new research and innovation chief
Columbus Business First
Grace Jinliu Wang, senior vice president for research, innovation and knowledge enterprise at Ohio State, talks about the university's efforts to support more startups and ways it is including its outreach to student entrepreneurs through organizations such as the Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship.
December 16, 2020
Stock Buybacks: What every investor needs to know
The Wall Street Journal
They have been attacked by many academics and progressive politicians. Now, with a new administration, the battle could soon get even more heated. Rene Stulz, the Everett D. Reese Chair of Banking and Monetary Economics, shares insights into stock buybacks.
December 5, 2020
There's a Better Way Podcast: Julia Yontz (EMBA '20)
Fisher College of Business
As part of the “There’s a Better Way” podcast, Kelly Meyers, executive MBA coordinator, talks with 2020 EMBA graduate Julia Yontz, about how she managed her professional career and her family life while going back to school. Yontz shares why she chose to pursue her Executive MBA while balancing work and growing her family simultaneously.
December 2, 2020
Holiday shopping is going to be different this year
Statehouse News Bureau
Black Friday is just a few days away and this year, it will look very different. Long lines and crowded stores are no longer allowed under Ohio’s coronavirus prevention restrictions. Joe Goodman, chair of the Department of Marketing and Logistics, says retailers often depend on the sales between Thanksgiving and Christmas to turn a profit.
November 23, 2020