Jeffrey Robinson

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Jeffrey A. Robinson, Ph.D.  is an award winning business school professor, international speaker and entrepreneur.  Since 2008, he has been a leading faculty member at Rutgers Business School where he is an assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship and the founding Assistant...

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Professor Jeffrey Robinson interviewed by NJTV about Newark's plans to sell vacant lots for $1,000 each

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

At Newark City Hall, the phone rings every minute or two at the Department of Economic and Housing Development. Callers asking about Newark’s Valentine’s Day special this Saturday at City Hall from 9 a.m. to noon: for $1,000, anyone — singles and couples — can buy a city-owned vacant lot. Only 100 are up for sale. You can find them all online. Newark wants to grow its tax base and wants...

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Jeffrey Robinson’s keynote address at U Michigan Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium structured around lessons learned at CUEED reported The Michigan Daily

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Jeffrey Robinson, assistant director at Rutgers University’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, delivered the keynote speech at the event. He spoke about the work CUEED has done in its efforts to revitalize Newark, N.J., along with other urban communities in the state. Robinson’s address was structured around the three main lessons about how to be a successful...

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Jeffrey Robinson hosting inaugural Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium at University of Michigan, reported CBS Detroit

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Representatives from business, education, government and the community will gather Friday at the University of Michigan to discuss creating business strategies for urban communities. The inaugural Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium will be held at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and is intended encourage and empower entrepreneurs and businesses to solve problems urban communities. “When you...

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Jeffrey Robinson announced by DBusiness Magazine as keynote speaker for October Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Business, education, government, and community representatives will gather to discuss strategies for creating sustainable, scalable business solutions for urban communities as part of the inaugural Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium in October. The keynote speaker for the Symposium is Jeffrey Robinson from Rutgers Business School, Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. ...

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Jeffrey Robinson explains minority small business accelerators in The Gainesville Sun article

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Minority business accelerators have launched in a handful of metropolitan areas in recent years as local businesses, chambers of commerce and economic development groups work to create more jobs and improve the quality of life in their regions. A key goal of the accelerators is to help minority owned-companies win contracts with large companies. Despite the rapid growth in the number of minority-...

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Three Rutgers Business School professors among recipients of university's 2014 faculty awards

Friday, May 9, 2014

Rutgers Business School professors Jeffrey Robinson, Andrzej Ruszczynski and Jerome Williams were among 35 faculty members across Rutgers University who were awarded for their teaching, scholarly excellence and leadership on May 7.

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Professor Jeffrey Robinson lends expertise to U.S. News & World Report article on choosing an MBA program in entrepreneurship

Monday, May 5, 2014

U.S. News & World Report highlighted the insights of Rutgers Business School Professor Jeffrey Robinson in a recent article about what students should consider when they're making a decision about where to pursue an MBA in Entrepreneurship. In the article, Robinson suggested that a business school with a designated area of study for entrepreneurship shows its commitment to the field and the presence of a center for entrepreneurship also offers students certain advantages.

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5 Questions to ask when choosing an MBA Entrepreneurship Program

Thursday, May 1, 2014

1. Is entrepreneurship an official track or concentration? A school that has entrepreneurship as a designated area of study may treat this area of business more seriously than schools that don't. "That in it of itself says there's some commitment by the school in this area,” says Jeffrey Robinson, the academic director for the Center of Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development at Rutgers,...

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Some small businesses still wait for Sandy grants, Jeff Robinson quoted

Friday, October 25, 2013

A year after Superstorm Sandy sent more than six feet of ocean water into their ice cream store and destroyed everything inside, Brian and Michelle McMullin are still waiting to hear if they'll get grant money from New Jersey to help pay rebuilding costs. But 60 miles away, in New York City, a $250,000 grant from a utility helped Madelaine Chocolate start its recovery after more than four feet of...

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Jeffrey Robinson in Wall Street Journal Regarding Whole Foods Coming to Newark

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

For Mr. Booker, a vegetarian and foodie who began courting the chain soon after his inauguration in 2006, the store helps fulfill a promise to bring more fresh food to the city. "You have to convince the retailers that there is a market here," said Jeffrey Robinson, an assistant professor in the Department of Management and Global Business at Rutgers Business School-Newark, who said the city is...

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In a workshop on social innovation, participants are urged to be fearless and unafraid to fail

Monday, September 9, 2013

The Rutgers Workshop on Social Innovation was proposed by Rutgers professors Jeffrey Robinson and Debra Dougherty as a way of generating new understanding about how to connect the creators of knowledge with the practitioners of social policy and entrepreneurship.

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Two Rutgers doctoral students elected as leaders of PhD Project's marketing association

Friday, August 16, 2013

Two Rutgers Business School students, Tyrha Lindsey and Debbe Velasquez, were elected to leadership positions in the Marketing Doctoral Students Association during the group’s annual conference in Boston.

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New book on complex issues around food marketing and childhood obesity inspires thought leadership event

Monday, May 13, 2013

In a new 544-page book, Rutgers Business School Professor Jerome Williams and his co-editors, Keryn Pasch and Chiquita Collins, explore the powerful marketing tactics that influence the diets of children and teenagers, the policy questions raised by pervasive advertising and the possible strategies for addressing childhood obesity, an issue that is as complex as it is troubling. Rutgers Business School hosted an event on May 7 to discuss the book, ponder the implications of regulating marketing and to highlight the efforts currently underway in Newark to help children eat better and be more active.

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Jeffrey Robinson, assistant professor of management, quoted by Star-Ledger on hiring practices of small businesses

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Jeffrey Robinson, an assistant professor in the Department of Management and Global Business, was quoted in a Star-Ledger article on the findings of a new poll by the Wells Fargo/Gallop Small Business Index report that looked at the hiring practices of small businesses.

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Officials begin compiling detailed data on N.J. businesses for critical phase of Sandy recovery

Sunday, December 23, 2012

TRENTON - State business leaders are facing a stark and chilling reality: Hundreds of companies remain perilously close to losing their battle against Hurricane Sandy’s devastation. This is a critical point in officials’ efforts to resuscitate ailing businesses in the Garden State. They have to rapidly turn the rounded numbers and estimates from the early days of the hurricane’s aftermath into...

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Faculty Insight: Recovery Fund would help prevent the loss of businesses after Sandy's fierce blow

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Professor Jeffrey Robinson proposes the creation of a New Jersey Business Recovery Fund to support business owners and thousands of employees in companies impacted by Super Storm Sandy. He explains how the fund, modeled loosely after a similar program in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina, could prevent the state's vital small business engine from stalling out.

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Social Innovation Institute recognized for its work to create economic change in the community

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

With its annual Community Change Award, the New Jersey Black Issues Convention recognized Jeffrey Robinson, director of the New Jersey Social Innovation Institute, for helping to bring about change in the area of economic security and opportunity.

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Rutgers Business School hosts Echoing Green Global Fellows retreat

Friday, September 14, 2012

This past summer, Rutgers Business School played host to some of the world’s most promising social entrepreneurs whose goal is nothing less than changing the world.

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Profiting From A Cause

Thursday, September 6, 2012

It's a nice premise: Buy stuff to help those in need. Companies using this model are profiting off people wanting to "do good." Is there anything wrong with that? Watch Professor Jeffrey Robinson discuss this with the Huffington Post.

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