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News organizations often turn to Georgetown faculty members for insightful, expert commentary on current events. From opinions on unfolding events to providing in-depth analysis, Georgetown scholars and researchers appear daily in local, national and international news reports.

The Office of Communications collects and archives news reports featuring expert faculty commentary. To read or listen to Georgetown faculty members in the news, visit the GU in the News archive.

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  • Microsoft, GE, and the futility of ranking employees
    November 18, 2013
    "The ratings can be arbitrary, and they can have serious effects on creativity and team-sharing, but they can have the benefit of helping cut the deadwood," Brooks Holtom, associate professor in the McDonough School of Business, on employee ranking systems.
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    Source: CNN Money

  • How Aging Baby Boomers and Advancing Technology Represent Healthcare's Biggest Opportunity
    November 15, 2013
    "It will become a question of the technology industry and the healthcare system not waiting for policy to catch up," Bill Novelli, professor of the practice in the McDonough School of Business, on a study suggesting that technology could be better developed for at-home healthcare.
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    Source: Becker’s Hospital Review

  • Ask The Experts: Why is Wall Street All Atwitter About IPOs?
    November 14, 2013
    “There was a lot of institutional investor demand for Twitter, and it popped on the first day of trading. Supply was quite restricted, however, as they sold a very small number of shares,” Reena Aggarwal, Professor of Business Administration and Finance at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, on Twitter’s initial public offering.
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    Source: Wallet Hub

  • Why Wait Until Saturday? Small Businesses Seek Black Friday Buzz
    November 13, 2013
    “The competitive advantage for small businesses is the ability to provide personalized service. They can help customers pick that thoughtful, relevant gift in a way that Macy’s, Walmart or Target can’t,” Ronald Goodstein, professor of marketing in the McDonough School of Business, on opportunities for small business on Black Friday.
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    Source: Entrepreneur

  • Oklahoma! Where the Kids Learn Early
    November 9, 2013
    The New York Times references research by William Gormley, professor of public policy, on educational gains from Oklahoma’s model of free access to kindergarten.
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    Source: The New York Times

  • Election roundup with Mark Rom
    November 7, 2013
    “They both ran on their principles, they both ran on their ideas but one of the things that really distinguished between the two races is that Christie is by all accounts, a very likeable guy. He lights up the crowd, he can reach across the aisle, he can reach Democrats and Independents,” Mark Rom, associate professor of government and public policy, on comparing the governor’s races of Christie and Cuccinelli.
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    Source: Voice of Russia

  • Exactly What Tool Is Craftsman's Handsome Model Selling?
    November 7, 2013
    “In both of these ads, there’s an implicit, Pavlovian presumption about the Craftsman brand name,” Kenneth Homa, Professor of the Practice at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, on brand recognition.
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    Source: AdWeek

  • The most important person in Twitter's IPO
    November 6, 2013
    "Eventually, they figured out where the price was going to open and then they had the opening trade and then the computers took over," James Angel, professor in the McDonough School of Business, on the role of market makers during the LinkedIn IPO.
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    Source: MarketPlace

  • 5 Ways to Earn Respect as a New Hire
    November 5, 2013
    "In our research, one of the most important ways that we've learned people earn respect is by listening. Listening is essential for creating, maintaining and deepening relationships: it signals caring and commitment,” Christine Porath, assistant professor of management, on earning respect at work by taking interest in others.
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    Source: US News

  • Coke and Pepsi Face Diabetes Backlash
    November 5, 2013
    “People are not willing to punish the brand for obesity, which seems like a lifestyle problem. But diabetes is considered a disease, and many consumers see the parent brand as contributing to it,” Kurt Carlson, assistant professor of business, on research indicating consumers respond negatively to anti-diabetes campaigns by soda companies.
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    Source: AdWeek

  • Muddy Waters Seen Right on NQ Mobile Payments, Wrong on Cash
    November 4, 2013
    “This is one of the classic signs of a fraud. You can easily manufacture sales with the stroke of a pen, but if you don’t have cash, what you have is a receivable,” James Angel, professor in the McDonough School of Business, on fraud committed by Beijing’s NQ Mobile.
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    Source: Bloomberg

  • If a Young Child Wanders, Technology Can Follow
    November 2, 2013
    “I can understand how a parent might want to know if their child is having a problem, but I don’t think it’s necessarily helpful for children to always be able to turn to their parents when they are struggling,” Sandra Calvert, professor of psychology and director of the Children's Digital Media Center, on location-tracking technology aimed at keeping track of young children.
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    Source: The New York Times

  • Another Nasdaq malfunction shuts down options market
    November 1, 2013
    “Anything that makes headlines puts more pressure on the SEC to do something visible about exchange technology,” James Angel, professor in the McDonough School of Business, on recent Nasdaq malfunctions.
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    Source: The Washington Post

  • MSCI Puts ISS on Block amid Proxy Firm Headwinds
    October 31, 2013
    “They obviously consider it important to vote and are putting in the effort to do this,” Reena Aggarwal, Professor of Business Administration and Finance at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, on the value of investor votes.
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  • Dennis Quinn: McDonough School of Business
    October 31, 2013
    “With economic globalisation, the citizens of Appalachian and Welsh Cambrian towns alike are shaken, for good and ill, by the business advances of global firms including those from China and India,” Dennis Quinn, MSB professor, defines economic globalization.
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    Source: Financial Times

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