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
Small retailers face uncertainty headed into the holiday shopping season
The Columbus Dispatch
Mom and pop stores depend on holiday sales to survive, but the coronavirus pandemic is forcing customers to stay home. Digital sales, or e-commerce, have made up only around 10% of retail sales. But that portion is increasing rapidly, says Steve DeNunzio, senior lecturer in marketing and logistics.
November 15, 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
Here are the issues that matter to young voters in the 2020 election
Young voters are fired up and research shows they will be a decisive factor in the 2020 election. From health care to the racial wealth gap, here are the issues college students, including a pair of graduate students at Fisher, said matter to them in this election.
November 2, 2020
Female college athletes from across the US say they've been bullied, manipulated, and psychologically abused by their coaches
In speaking with 17 former college athletes from 10 universities around the U.S. about their negative experiences with coaches, a pattern emerged of psychological and emotional abuse in women's sports. Ben Tepper, the Abramowitz Memorial Professor and chair of the Department of Management and Human Resources at Fisher College of Business, told Insider that college sports often provide "the perfect storm" of circumstances that can lead to abuse.
November 1, 2020
Bonus plans: Scratch whatever you had
Compensation committees face a daunting challenge: putting together 2021 incentive and bonus plans for a year that’s likely to be as uncertain as 2020. “The more uncertain the environment, the more boards have to build flexibility into plans to allow for a rebalancing of priorities,” says Michael Weisbach, the Ralph W. Kurtz Chair in Finance.
October 23, 2020
Ohio State, Honda partnership marks two decades of success
The Ohio State University
Leaders from The Ohio State University, Honda and state and local government are celebrating a historic milestone between the university and one of world’s most respected manufacturers. A formal agreement cementing the Honda-Ohio State partnership was approved 20 years ago.
October 15, 2020
A Root Insurance IPO would finally launch Ohio into high-flying VC market
Columbus Business First
Root Inc., the parent of Columbus-based Root Insurance Co., registered this week to bring a new species to the state: a high-flying venture-backed tech IPO. "There has never been venture-backed company from Ohio that has gone public at more than $1 billion (value)," said Steve Salopek, senior lecturer in finance at Ohio State University and a former investment manager.
October 8, 2020
NRA in crosshairs of two AGs
The NonProfit Times
During the recent years’ financial squeeze that the NRA has faced, it has increasingly relied on cash infusions from the NRA Foundation in the form of support for programs, reimbursements for shared costs, and even loans, according to Brian Mittendorf, senior associate dean for staff, human resources, and culture and the Fisher Designated Professor in Accounting.
October 6, 2020
Palantir shares jump 30% in stock market debut
Despite the fact that the secretive startup, which aims to become the U.S. government's "default" software, has never made a profit, Michael Weisbach, the Ralph W. Kurtz Chair in Finance, says the market views it as having long-term profitability.
September 30, 2020
Peter Thiel tightens his grip on Palantir ahead of public listing
Michael Weisbach, the Ralph Kurtz Chair in Finance at Fisher, shares insights into the corporate governance structure and practices at Palantir, a data mining company founded by Peter Thiel, as it prepares to go public.
September 29, 2020