Businesses find problems, pitfalls in making goods overseas
The Associated Press
Small businesses have been drawn to manufacturing overseas for the same reasons as Fortune 500 companies: Labor costs are lower than in the U.S. But there are downsides and complications to making goods overseas, said Professor of Operations John Gray: “It’s a vexing problem for anyone, but being small and offshore makes it harder.”
July 10, 2019
How a lawsuit could reveal secrets about Silicon Valley’s favorite philanthropic loophole
When professor Brian Mittendorf asks his lecture hall full of accounting students on the first day of each semester to name the 10 highest-grossing charities in the U.S., the Red Cross, United Way or Habitat for Humanity come easily. But his students miss some big ones.
July 2, 2019
2019 Best EMBAs: Joshua Quantz
Executive MBA student Joshua Quantz describes himself as a “natural leader and protector; strong, yet compassionate; witty personality; curious, loyal, and trustworthy.” Those qualities helped Quantz land a spot of Poets&Quants' list of the 2019 Best & Brightest Executive MBAs.
July 1, 2019
Why building diverse friendships can improve your career
Research by Steffanie Wilk, associate dean for diversity and inclusion at Fisher, shows that workers with more diverse personal relationships were, not surprisingly, better at building a racially diverse network on the job. This broader network is invaluable in improving career outcomes.
June 27, 2019
Silicon Valley foundation's crypto assets plunged, but donations rose in 2018
The San Francisco Chronicle
Brian Mittendorf, the Fisher Designated Professor in Accounting, shares insights into how financial statements detailing cryptocurrency assets at the Silicon Valley Foundation have not been transparently disclosed.
June 22, 2019
Financial documents show the NRA is living 'paycheck to paycheck,' and ended 2018 $10.8 million in the red
The new details about the NRA's financial dealings come after several reports about infighting and other signs of turmoil within the organization. Brian Mittendorf, the Fisher Designated Professor in Accounting, examined the organization's 2018 financial report and told The Washington Post that the documents depicted the organization like "a person living paycheck to paycheck."
June 17, 2019
Wrongful death lawsuits, Legionnaires’ outbreak damage Mount Carmel brand, experts say
Experts in crisis management say the damage to the Mount Carmel brand is significant but not beyond repair. Deborah Mitchell, who teaches marketing at Fisher College of Business, says there are plenty of examples of company brands surviving extraordinary damage.
June 14, 2019
Is Apple really a privacy-first company?
Apple wants consumers to view it as the privacy-centric tech company — but some security experts aren't impressed. Dennis Hirsch, a professor of law and Director of the Program on Data and Governance at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and research fellow at The Risk Institute, sees parallels to when big corporations made a push to make green products, and marketed them as so to win trust from consumers.
June 4, 2019
Extroverts have four consistent advantages over everyone else at work
According to a forthcoming publication, extroverts tend to have consistent advantages over everyone else in the workplace, which jibes with other research on the benefits associated with extroversion. For example, extroverts are more likely to become leaders and to lead effectively, according Timothy Judge, the Joseph A. Alutto Chair in Leadership Effectiveness and executive director of the Fisher Leadership Initiative.
May 29, 2019
Creating a culture of continuous improvement
Harvard Business Review
How do organizations remain committed to continuous improvement when the leader who championed lean strategies leaves? Researching within the health care industry, Aravind Chandrasekaran and John Toussaint identify a set of practices that can stop this backsliding and sustain a culture of continuous improvement after such departures.
May 24, 2019
Recent United Way campaign raises $22 million, with more year-round fundraising
The Columbus Dispatch
United Ways throughout the nation have been working to gain a footing as charitable habits shift away from workplace giving. Wealthy donors have moved to donor-advised funds at financial firms, while many other donors — especially the young — increasingly give directly to nonprofit groups online or through crowdfunding events. Brian Mittendorf, the Fisher Designated Professor in Accounting, explains why.
May 18, 2019
As leaks show lavish NRA spending, former staff detail poor conditions at nonprofit
New documents leaked about National Rifle Association top executive Wayne LaPierre's lavish clothing and travel expenses contrast with the culture of fear, poor pay and an underfunded pension described by former staffers. Brian Mittendorf, the Fisher Designated Professor in Accounting, helped NPR review copies of 2019 NRA pension documents.
May 15, 2019