Thought Leadership

Faculty Insights: Professor Ann Buchholtz makes a case for why companies should consider hiring ex-convicts

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

In an article for Ethisphere Magazine titled "Boxed out of Employment The Case of Hiring Ex-Convicts," Rutgers Business School professor Ann Buchholtz notes that companies need to do individual assessments rather than blanket exclusions of ex-convicts.

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"The Case for Hiring Ex-Convicts" Ann Buchholtz' Thought Leadership article in Ethisphere Magazine

Friday, February 13, 2015

Ann Buchholtz is a professor of leadership and ethics at Rutgers Business School.  Her Thought Leadership article “The Case for Hiring Ex-Convicts” appeared in the previous issue of Ethisphere Magazine. The size of the United States prison population is well established, as is the fact that it is the largest in the world. What is less certain is what these 2.8 million people (1 in 35 adults...

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Faculty Insight: The Swiss Drama-What is really going on?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Professor Farrokh Langdana explains what the drama means behind the Swiss National Bank's dramatic reversal in policy by breaking the Swiss franc peg to the Euro.

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Faculty Insight: You cannot fool markets

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Professor Farrokh Langdana explores the Russian ruble crisis and how propping up the currency with gold won't fool the markets.

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Nancy DiTomaso will discuss her 2013 book 'The American Non-dilemma: Racial Inequality without Racism' at University of Amsterdam

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Professor Nancy DiTomaso (Rutgers Business School) will discuss her 2013 book entitled 'The American Non-dilemma: Racial Inequality without Racism' (New York: Russell Sage Foundation). She will focus on her argument that racial inequality gets reproduced in the post-civil rights period as much by the advantages that whites provide to each other as by discrimination and racism of whites toward...

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Introducing the RBS-DCI: What dry cleaners can tell us about the job market

Monday, December 8, 2014

Working together with Rutgers MBA students in his macroeconomics classes, Professor Farrokh Langdana, professor of finance and economics, and the director of the Rutgers Executive MBA program, devised a new economic index to get a better sense of whether people are working, looking for work, or have given up looking for work – the Rutgers Business School-Dry Cleaning Index (RBS-DCI).

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Faculty Insights: Professor Brett Gilbert looks at how tech clusters emerge in cities

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Global Entrepreneurship Week seemed like an ideal time to check in with Professor Brett Gilbert, who teaches a course about technology ventures, and to showcase some of the expertise Rutgers offers to entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial students.

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RBS Dean Glenn Shafer delivers keynote address at international workshop on probability and finance

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Rutgers Business School Dean Glenn Shafer delivered the keynote address at the 5th International Workshop on Game-Theoretic Probability and Finance, held November 13-15 at the Center for Research in Mathematics (CIMAT) in Guanajuato, Mexico.

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Faculty Insight: Access critical knowledge in overseas markets for free

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Research by Rutgers Business School professor Daniel Levin and Helena Barnard, an associate professor from the University of Pretoria in South Africa, shows that managers in emerging markets can benefit from interpersonal ties to more-developed countries. Personal contacts abroad can provide useful information and transfer critical knowledge for free. The enabler, of course, is new technology.

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Faculty Insight: Is there an economic recovery, or not?

Monday, October 20, 2014

Professor Farrokh Langdana breaks down the question everyone has been asking.

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Professors Vasarhelyi and Alles win Bright Idea Award for research that applies process mining to auditing

Monday, October 13, 2014

In an article titled, "The case for process mining in auditing: Sources of value added and areas of application," professors Miklos Vasarhelyi and Michael Alles explained how event logs can be put to use to track and verify transactions. Both professors are part of the Accounting and Information Systems Department at Rutgers Business School.

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Nancy DiTomaso quoted in Take Part article reporting that 75 percent of whites do not have any non-white friends

Friday, August 29, 2014

On top of the 75 percent of white Americans reporting “that the network of people with whom they discuss important matters is entirely white, with no minority presence,” the researchers also found that only 15 percent of white folks reported having a racially diverse social network. In comparison, 65 percent of black Americans reported having an all-black social network, and 23 percent said that...

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Shopping while Black Vine video on AllVoices.com demonstrates research by Jerome Williams

Thursday, July 24, 2014

For many, a shopping trip is a simple experience. It certainly isn’t one where you expect to be followed and supervised by store employees who think you’re going to steal something. In some cases, people not only acknowledge that this stereotyping exists but attempt to justify it as well. Racial profiling is often defended by claims that black shoppers are more likely to shoplift, but according...

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Professor Jerome Williams: Research confirms suspicions about discrimination against African-American, Hispanic entrepreneurs

Monday, July 7, 2014

Utah State University professor Sterling Bone and Glenn Christensen, a professor at Brigham Young University, invited Rutgers Business School professor Jerome Williams to help with their academic research in 2008 because of his expertise on discrimination in the market place. Their work titled “Rejected, Shackled and Alone: The impact of Systemic Restricted Consumer Choice on Minority Consumers Construction of Self” was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Research.

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Faculty Insight: Taxes and more taxes were the catalyst for America's break from England

Friday, July 4, 2014

On the Fourth of July, Professor Farrokh Langdana reminds us that tax increases set off the first revolt in Boston, and England's zeal to impose more and more taxes on the colonies fueled the quest for independence. "Phrases such as "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" and "inalienable rights" were not on anyone's radar screen until much later," Langdana writes in his new blog. "It was taxes, taxes, taxes, and arrogance."

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Finance Alumni Network and faculty pay heart-warming, humorous tribute to finance professor Ivan Brick

Monday, June 23, 2014

With humor and heart-warming respect, Professor Farrokh Langdana led a roast-styled tribute to Brick, who was re-elected as chair of the Finance and Economics Department last week. Brick has taught at Rutgers Business School for 36 years, and he has held the department chair since 1996.

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Wisconsin Public Radio interviews Nancy DiTomaso on unfair hiring practices towards African-Americans looking for jobs after graduation

Friday, June 6, 2014

A new study by the Center for Economic and Policy Research, which shows African-American college graduates are twice as likely to be unemployed than their white counterparts (PDF), is just another finding that speaks to the systemic unfairness of hiring practices, according to Nancy DiTomaso. DiTomaso is vice dean for faculty and research at Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick and...

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Faculty Insight: Professor Michael Santoro shares his impressions of Chinese artist Liu Bolin on the 25th anniversary of Tiananman Square

Thursday, June 5, 2014

In the Huffington Post's TED Weekends, Professor Michael Santoro shares his impressions of Liu Bolin's technique in his art and social commentary about contemporary China and a TEDTalk that coincided with the 25th anniversary of Tiananman Square. To read the piece and see the TEDTalk: 

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Op-Ed by James Abruzzo: successful businesses recognize their corporate social responsibility

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Last month, Republicans in the U.S. Senate blocked legislation that would have used building codes to increase energy efficiency. This theory ignores the reality of business in the post-Friedman era. On sustainability, in all its forms, the most successful businesses recognized their responsibility as corporate citizens and began acting on them decades ago. Companies share a responsibility to all...

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Faculty Insight: James Abruzzo's opinion piece argues that Congress is behind the times on business policy

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

In an opinion piece published on mycentraljersey.com, James Abruzzu wrote about how Republicans in the U.S. Senate have recently worked to block legislation that would use building codes to increase energy efficiency. "It was the latest example of the party burnishing its pro-business reputation," Abruzzo wrote. "Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., later said proposals intended to combat global climate change would be "devastating to the economy.” "GOP leaders are sticking to a Milton Friedman notion of the market," Abruzzo continued. "They believe that business, unfettered from too much government interference, creates competition and improves products, prices and ultimately the economy."

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