CPAs down 10% at top Central Ohio accounting firms as industry sees shortages
Columbus Business First
Central Ohio's top 25 accounting firms saw a 10% drop in certified professional accountants this year, according to data compiled by Columbus Business First, as the industry overall navigates a similar drop. Mark Wilson, senior director of recruiter relations at Fisher, says while the decline isn't a crisis, it's certainly reflected in the business student population at Ohio State.
February 22, 2024
Innovating supply chain higher education with generative AI
Supply Chain Management Review
Using artificial intelligence in the classroom is not without concerns. But Vince Castillo, assistant professor of logistics at Fisher, writes that the technology can also offer supply chain students access to and experience using an increasingly critical tool in the industry.
February 21, 2024
Honors Cohort collaborates with Charity Newsies for upcoming fashion show fundraiser
As part of the Honors Cohort Impact Challenge, a team of Fisher students is helping a longstanding Columbus charity raise awareness and funding to help children facing clothing insecurity.
February 15, 2024
The Fisher MBA: Innovation driving career and professional development
Aravind Chandrasekaran, associate dean for graduate programs and executive education at Fisher, details how the college's commitment to continuous innovation is positively impacting its Full-Time MBA program.
February 1, 2024
Will Red Sea shipping attacks impact costs?
Keely Croxton, professor of logistics and associate dean for undergraduate programs, says consumers might not see a major short-term increase in product cost because the Suez Canal trade route only provides about 15% of goods to the United States.
January 26, 2024
Retailers return to bringing in inventory ‘just in time’
The Wall Street Journal
Inventory levels that surged during the pandemic are down and companies are reluctant to build new stockpiles. Terry Esper, a logistics professor at Fisher says companies are now better able to predict shopper demand and feel they can hold leaner inventories amid moderating spending growth and fewer supply-chain disruptions.
January 24, 2024
Central Ohio MBA programs evolve to meet changing student needs
As students seek more flexibility and specialization, business schools are responding with online offerings, as well as focuses in analytics and diversity. At the Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, “we had a strategic plan for online,” says Aravind Chandrasekaran, associate dean for graduate programs and executive education. “The pandemic just accelerated it.”
January 16, 2024
$30M military wreath charity buys solely from its founders’ farm
A military-focused charity whose main source of income is donations is set to write the largest check in its history to its supplier — a company owned by the founders of the charity. While not illegal, the appearance of a conflict of interest and concern for maintaining public trust should give both organizations pause, says Brian Mittendorf, the H.P. Wolfe Chair in Accounting at Fisher.
December 13, 2023
Leadership faces the ‘good kind’ of identity crisis
U.S. News & World Report
From strongman to collaborative, experts say what we expect of leaders has changed significantly over time. Timothy Judge, executive director of the Fisher Leadership Initiative and chair of the Department of Management and Human Resources, says the public nature of many leadership positions is driving the recent push for integrity among leaders.
December 12, 2023
This is what the NRA looks like in decline
The group is slowly abandoning its original mission to teach Americans how to handle guns. Spending on these programs has dropped 77 percent in less than a decade. The trend, says Brian Mittendorf, the H.P. Wolfe Chair in Accounting at Fisher, can impact membership, which in turn leads to questions about the long-term future of the organization.
November 15, 2023
Multifamily investment remains a hot commodity in the U.S.
Top cities such as New York and San Francisco will continue to see growth, says Itzhak Ben-David, the Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate at Fisher, but there are other markets around the country that are emerging with affordability and robust job growth.
November 12, 2023
Home sellers awarded $1.8B in lawsuit against realtors
Spectrum News 1
Donald Sheets, executive director of The Ohio State University Center for Real Estate, discusses the federal ruling against the National Association of Realtors and multiple real estate companies for colluding to inflate commissions, and its impact on the residential real estate market in Ohio.
November 2, 2023
Tech Tuesday: Lawsuits against Meta, changes in self-checkouts, DNA origami
Self-checkout was the next big thing in retail sales, but now, after years of long lines and finicky machines, its efficacy is in question. As new forms of advanced checkout are tested in stores across the country, Joe Goodman, chair of Fisher's Department of Marketing and Logistics, joins the discussion about taking deeper look at self-checkout.
October 31, 2023
Building resilient global supply chains: An exploration
Fisher College of Business
A collaboration among two of Fisher’s Centers of Excellence and Ohio State’s East Asian Studies Center put global trade dynamics and supply chain resiliency in the spotlight. The Global Supply Chain Forum connected the Ohio State community with U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai and Harvard Professor William Kirby.
October 30, 2023
How to avoid scams and be a smart donor
Evaluating a charity can be tough. Doing “good” can be highly subjective. But there’s still a lot you can do to avoid scams and be a smart donor. Brian Mittendorf, the H.P. Wolfe Chair in Accounting at Fisher, says dealing directly with a prospective charity can help protect personal data and prevent unsolicited calls from other organizations that utilize telemarketers.
October 23, 2023
Chatham University budget deficit leads faculty to share concerns
As the private Pittsburgh university grapples with a budget deficit, faculty share their experiences with its accounting and budgeting practices, which includes the use of Excel. Brian Mittendorf, the Fisher Designated Professor in Accounting, says such practices that call into question a university’s ability to carefully track grant- and donor-restricted funds can be concerning – even if there isn’t an underlying problem.
October 4, 2023
Ramaswamy’s GOP debate rivals tied his business to China, Hunter Biden. What’s behind the attacks?
The Chinese Communist Party is not involved in every business transaction in China, but the party is likely involved in substantial deals or business that involves national security or other high-priority sectors, says Oded Shenkar, the Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management.
October 2, 2023