'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
Ohio State finance professor explains what’s happening with Robinhood and GameStop
Finance lecturer Matt Sheridan on the Robinhood and GameStop situation: "This is so crazy that if this was the plot of an episode of Showtime’s "Billions," people would think it’s too unrealistic." He explains the factors at play in the unique investing situation.
January 28, 2021
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 fortune
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
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
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
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
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
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