Isenberg faculty have secured a national reputation as thought leaders and advisors to industry. Adept in both the classroom and research, they excel in operations and quality management, alternative investments, data analytics, entrepreneurship, sport marketing, business leadership, and many other areas.
The current expansion of the Massachusetts economy appears to be on firm footing, notes Isenberg economist and professor Robert Nakosteen. While the overall picture is positive, risks like the strong dollar and less than all-out consumer confidence somewhat cloud the picture.
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Coordinated by Isenberg’s Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship, the daylong event on November 17th at the Campus Center offered separate panels on global and local entrepreneurship. It featured a third panel that explored financing mechanisms for social entrepreneurs. And it offered a dynamic networking opportunity for entrepreneurs, investors, and academics (including students).
An MBA faculty panel on gender challenges in the workplace and the sports industry recounted obstacles in mobility and biases in interpersonal relations. The panel also noted progress, including leveraging gender allies and advocates.
Nassim Taleb and other financial pundits headlined the Center for International Securities and Derivatives Markets (CISDM)’s annual Research Day. The speakers explored financial fragility, bubbles, and credit markets, including the current crisis in Greece.
John F. Smith Professor of Operations Management Anna Nagurney was one of 34 top academics invited by Amazon to attend its first faculty conference devoted to supply chain optimization. During her visit, she attended a variety of "ops talks" by Amazon cognoscenti. She got a first hand look at the company's operations at a sprawling fulfillment center and introduced Isenberg to Amazon officials and visiting scholars.
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Isenberg PhD Director George Milne and information management professor Ryan Wright explored current issues in consumer privacy and internet security in a presentation to MBA students. Both called for renewed consumer and employee education and empowerment.
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Janet S. Fink is a consummate academician, receiving critical acclaim for her research, teaching, and service. Her scholarship has exposed the flaws in marketing of women athletes and has contributed to a new era where female players are celebrated in advertisements for their athleticism rather than beauty.
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In August, accounting professor Bradley Bennett and a coauthor were honored by the American Accounting Association with the 2015 AAA/Deloitte Wildman Medal for a paper that made "the most significant contribution to the practice of public accountancy." The paper explored the implications of mismatches in age, knowledge, and experience between staff-level auditors and the more experienced managers at clients with whom those auditors interact.
Finance professor Mila Getmansky Sherman and two colleagues have garnered considerable media attention for their broad survey of the hedge fund industry. The study, which contends that hedge fund earnings have been overstated, nevertheless offers a strong endorsement of their enduring value to the financial system.
From August 31-September 2, Isenberg's first-year class of Full-time MBA students participated in the second annual David C. O'Leary MBA Orientation Program. During the three-day "bootcamp," the students honed professional development skills, including networking, resume writing, improvising, interviewing, and making elevator pitches. The program's culminating event was a panel of senior-level executives, moderated by David O'Leary, who shared insights and advice with the students.
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A study by Isenberg finance professor Nikolaos Artavanis documents widespread tax evasion in Greece's restaurant industry. The fiscal impact of a recent VAT tax increase in Greece "could be zero or negative because tax evasion will increase," he cautions.
A two-day simulation workshop attracted Online MBA students to Isenberg from as far away as Idaho, Ohio, and Virginia. The students squared off in five teams with decision-making authority for real-time simulations of a company's product sourcing, scheduling, and pricing decisions.
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For a senior-year honors project, three students in finance explained retirement options to hundreds of UMass faculty and staff members. To help their audience make their far-reaching choices, the students created a user-friendly online decision tool.
Two days of Isenberg graduation events celebrated the achievements and grit of 1,230 graduating seniors, master’s, and Ph.D. recipients. Addresses by keynote speakers recounted students’ accomplishments at Isenberg and looked ahead to their promising careers and continued engagement with the school.
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Hosted by the Isenberg-based Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship and the UMass Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, HackUMass attracted 300 students who competed in teams that generated and demonstrated innovative software and hardware projects. Students received advice and additional resources from mentors, who represented 33 corporate sponsors.
During her two-day visit to Isenberg as McCormack Executive in Residence, Women’s Tennis Association Chairman and CEO Stacey Allaster explored her organization’s growing global footprint, its increasing deployment of technology, and its greater focus on the fan experience. Allaster also recounted a life in tennis dedicated to the advancement of women in the sport.
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Student-driven ideas will be the focus at HackUMass at UMass Amherst’s Integrative Learning Center on April 11-12. More than 600 participants, including 70 companies and students from across the region, will take part in the event, which is the Pioneer Valley’s largest hackathon and is hosted by the Isenberg-based Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship.
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