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Customs Broker News
Often opportunity cost comes down to money – how it’s allocated, how much to borrow and when the funds will be returned. “As the cost of keeping working capital is increasing, more and more financial institutions are looking for more conservative ways to borrow money,” Weiwei Chen PhD, associate professor of supply chain management at Rutgers Business School, told Supply Chain Dive.
ROI, Informing and connecting businesses in New Jersey
ROI
The Rutgers University Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development announced Wednesday it hosted a Black and Latino Tech initiative Pre-Accelerator Demo Day for minority entrepreneurs.

The initiative is a program developed and sponsored by the CUEED and was held at the Rutgers Business School. The mission is to provide Black and Latino startup entrepreneurs with educational training, coaching, mentorship, networking, funding and more.

Eleven startup companies from New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Massachusetts, California and Texas presented at the event.

Integrate Tech, a Newark-based ed tech startup, was the winner of the first annual “Audience Choice Award” and was given a check for $1,000.
The Reporter Group
The Reporter Group
In the Jewish community, Rhonda F. Levine, professor emerita of sociology at Colgate University, is best known for her book “Class, Networks, and Identity: Replanting Jewish Lives from Nazi Germany to Rural New York.” For that work, Levine interviewed Jewish refugees – some of them local – about their lives after they arrived in America.

Her new, ambitious work, “When Race Meets Class: African Americans Coming of Age in a Small City,” focuses on people’s lives as they occurred over a 15-year period.

The publisher describes “When Race Meets Class” as “a rare, 15-year ethnography, [that] follows the lives of individual, low-income African American youth from the beginning of high school into their early adult years. Levine shows how their interaction and experience with multiple institutions (family, school, community) and individuals (parents, friends, teachers, coaches, strangers) shape their hopes, fears, aspirations, and worldviews.”

According to Nancy DiTomaso, distinguished professor at Rutgers Business School, “‘When Race Meets Class’ provides a much-needed contribution to the understanding of how race, class, and gender reproduce inequality.”
NJBIZ, All Business, All New Jersey
NJBIZ
The Rutgers University Business School is offering a new online Master of Science in Digital Marketing to produce modern marketing professionals with the knowledge and skills in demand by a growing industry.

The program is designed to provide in-depth instruction to a variety of prospective students, including educated marketing veterans continuing careers in a digital world and young professionals with one or two years of work experience.

“I often say there’s no such thing as digital marketing. There’s just marketing in a digital world,” said Stacy Schwartz, a Rutgers professor of professional practice who is building the program.
NBC News
NBC News
While stereotypes and security concerns are often used to defend discriminatory actions, they don’t have a basis in fact, said Jerome Williams, a consumer psychologist at Rutgers University-Newark who has researched what he calls “retail racism” for more than 25 years.

In one case, Williams found that black people made up 10 percent of a department store’s customers but 90 percent of those stopped by the store’s security team. The store’s explanation: Security was in place to prevent shoplifting.

There is no evidence that black Americans steal more often than anyone else, Williams said. There is evidence that black Americans are more closely monitored and more often accused, then more often arrested and prosecuted by a criminal justice system with well-documented biases.
Sales & Marketing Management
Sales & Marketing Management
As a long-term practitioner of marketing, now over 40 years in duration, I have often been challenged by the concept of “The Brand,” what it communicates, what it means, what it stands for and how it is integral to an organization’s position and ultimate success in the market. Bringing a background in consumer packaged goods (CPG) that incorporated executive-level marketing and sales stints on the client, vendor, and agency sides of the business, and now as a professor of same, I am often struck by our approach to positioning our brands, and wonder why we do not take a similar approach to ourselves. Are you not a “Brand” to those considering your value to the organization? A brand to be adopted (or hired) or rejected in favor of another whose potential is deemed superior. Isn’t that how we make purchase decisions? Isn’t that how hiring professionals approach the employee recruitment process? Is there really a difference?
Climate Liability News
Climate Liability News
Whether a company joins—and remains—a member of National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) or any trade group depends on how much it agrees with the association’s activities and how its membership in the association affects its reputation, said Michael Barnett, a professor of management & global business at Rutgers Business School who has studied trade groups.

“[Trade associations] are effective by influencing what others outside the industry think of the industry, like regulators, like customers, like communities,” Barnett said.

Trade groups help shield individual companies from the public relations backlash of lobbying on behalf of their industry. They often work as organizing forces to oppose regulation of industries and to lobby government for favorable laws and policies.

“The member firms want cover, they want that legitimacy, they want an improved reputation, but they don’t want to do those things necessary to gain that,” Barnett said. “It’s sort of like they’ve hired a personal trainer and they want that trainer to say, ‘Eat cake and you’re going to get fit.’”
The Daily Targum
The Daily Targum
For Anthony Brown, a Rutgers Business School senior soon to graduate from Rutgers–Newark, his biggest inspiration is his father.

After posting a drawing of himself and his father with the caption, “Pops took a job as a janitor that allowed me to receive free tuition at Rutgers University. He passed and I told myself his sacrifice would not be in vain. Here it is! Give the janitor the same respect you give the CEO.” on Twitter, Brown garnered more than 50,000 likes and 10,000 retweets in the span of four days.
NASBA, National Association of State Boards of Accountancy
NASBA
Three accounting education research grants were approved for funding by the NASBA Board of Directors at their April Meeting. Based on the recommendations of the Education Committee, as presented by Education Committee Chair Stephanie Saunders (VA) the following projects are receiving grants from NASBA:

“Why Master’s in Accounting Students Do Not Sit for the CPA: Determinants and Perceptions of CPA Value” – Dierdre Collier, Ph.D., Associate Professor – Fairleigh Dickinson University; Hannah Rozen, Ph.D., Associate Professor – Fairleigh Dickinson University; and Alexander Sannella, Ph.D., Professor of Accounting – Rutgers University.
Metro MBA
Metro MBA
While a career in real estate is not one of the most popular options for MBA graduates, it is a solid choice. The U.S. real estate industry pulls in over $166 billion in revenue each year, and markets in India, China, and other emerging economies are poised to expand. So, the question is, if you’re looking to go to school in the Northeast, where are the best MBA programs to help build a career in the industry?

We’ve highlighted five of our favorite Northeast real estate programs below.

NYU Stern School of Business, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, The Wharton School, Columbia Business School, Rutgers Business School

Full-time MBA students at the Rutgers Business School can customize their education with a real estate concentration. In total, students who choose this path will take six courses in real estate including strategic management. They can also pursue a dual concentration in finance and real estate, which requires them to take a course in aggregate economic analysis.

Other potential real estate courses that MBA students can take, include:
Real Estate Finance
Real Estate Capital Markets
Market Analysis and Valuation
Property Management and Real Estate Investment Management

Real Estate Outside the Classroom
Center for Real Estate: The Rutgers Center for Real Estate is a dynamic hub for students, academics, and professionals. It aims to educate, research, and exchange ideas on real estate. Currently, more than 95 real estate professionals lend their influence to the Center.

Rutgers Real Estate Club: The Club is a “place for people interested in real estate, internships, and everything business. It brings together experienced speakers for a variety of events and opportunities.
Yahoo Finace
Yahoo Finance
Leading litigation funder Validity Finance has launched a new Equal Access Fellowship, providing a paid summer fellowship to first-year law students of diverse backgrounds. For 2019, the company has selected two distinguished first-year students to spend the summer in Validity's New York office, with an option to split their time working for a pro bono organization of their choice.

The two inaugural Equal Access Fellows are New York University School of Law JD candidate Amanda Gonzalez Burton and Georgetown University Law Center JD candidate Jarrett Lewis.

Amanda Gonzalez Burton is a 1L at New York University School of Law, where she is a recipient of the Norma Z. Paige Scholarship and is a Dean's Scholar and Birnbaum Women's Leadership Fellow. She is a board member of the Latinx Law Students Association. She previously worked for Teach for America and as a Sponsor for Educational Opportunity Law Fellows at Clifford Chance. Ms. Burton obtained an MBA from Rutgers Business School in 2014 and a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences from Florida State University in 2009, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
The Daily Targum
The Daily Targum
Within the Rutgers Business School (RBS), Blockchain Hub is a new student-run initiative that revolves around educating and training students on blockchain technology, which is a record of data that is not owned by a single entity.

Won Gyun No, an assistant professor in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems, said blockchain can record almost anything that can be digitally represented, such as transactions, values, goods and ownership. The technology can also be applied to a variety of industries, such as healthcare, insurance and government.
Find-MBA.com
Find-MBA.com
Top Business Schools for Healthcare / Pharma / Biotech 2019

Located in what is known as "The Healthcare City" - Rutgers is close to big pharma companies like Johnson & Johnson and Bristol-Myers Squibb, as well as several large hospitals. Rutgers' Pharmaceutical Management MBA concentration and the Lerner Center—which publishes relevant research and puts on events—further strengthen the school's links to the biopharmaceutical industry. Thirty-seven percent of the class of 2018 went into the healthcare or pharma industries, one of the highest rates of any school that FIND MBA surveyed.

Top Business Schools for Operations Management 2019

Through Rutgers' Center for Operations Research, students can pursue a dual-degree MBA / MS in Operations Research and Business Analytics, which covers topics in information technology, analytics, and related areas. Over 30 percent of Rutgers’ 2018 MBA graduates went into operations and related roles.

Top Business Schools for Supply Chain Management 2019

In 2009, Rutgers Business School founded the Center for Supply Chain Management, which offers a certificate in supply chain management and produces a range of relevant publications. The school offers an MBA in Supply Chain Management, which is ranked highly in Gartner's 2018 Top 25 North American Supply Chain University Graduate Programs. Over thirty percent of Rutgers’ MBA class of 2018 went into operations or logistic roles.
Daily News
Daily News
During Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, he vociferously complained that the tax system, indeed the entire economy, was rigged. Turns out, he’s right: The tax system is rigged. However, what Trump repeatedly failed to point out, and what is confirmed by a revelatory new New York Times report showing his huge losses and paltry tax payments over a decade, is that he and his family were and are benefactors of this system.

Consider some salient facts: Income based on labor, which is how the vast majority of working stiffs make a living, bears both payroll and income tax. The combined tax rate is often in excess of 50%. By way of stark contrast, the tax on capital income is taxed only once and at tax rates less than half imposed on labor, often 23.8%.
IdeaMensch
IdeaMensch
Ginger is the founder & CEO at Grace Kingdom Beauty, a cosmetic product development firm in New Jersey where she consults for cosmetic brands, contract manufacturers and raw material suppliers. She has previously held management positions with Barnet Products Corporation, (cosmetic Raw material supplier), ChemAid Laboratories (cosmetic contract manufacturer), Freeze 24/7 International (Cosmetic marketing company), Avon Products Inc. (Fortune 500 company), Joico laboratories (salon hair care) and Jason Natural Cosmetics (Natural Cosmetics).

Additionally, Ginger has been an adjunct professor at Rutgers Business School teaching a Saturday class on Business of Fashion/Beauty.
NJBIZ, All Business, All New Jersey
NJBIZ
Small businesses can be targeted “not only for their information, but because they may be a gateway to larger companies,” said Jaideep Vaidya, a Rutgers University management science and information systems professor. “That’s what happened in the massive Target breach,” when digital credentials — reportedly hacked from a third-party HVAC vendor — were used to get into the retailer’s systems, snatching payment and personal information from millions of customers.

The fallout from a hack like that can decimate a small business, he warned. “Once customers find out — and they likely will, depending on state-level breach reporting requirements — they may abandon you.”

But securing the vaults doesn’t have to break a small business’ budget. A good defense will comprise multiple layers, he said, including commercially available — and relatively inexpensive — antivirus software, in addition to a firewall that can help shield a system from unauthorized access.

“Best practices include choosing complicated passwords, and changing them periodically,” he said. “Multifactor authorization [after a password is entered, a separate code will be sent to a mobile device, and that must be entered too] also enhances security. Additionally, software can be configured to automatically accept security updates, which are an important safety factor.”
NJTV News
NJTV News
A 20,000 square foot redeveloped building on Jersey City’s Martin Luther King Jr. Drive is the new national headquarters of Rising Tide Capital, a nonprofit founded 15 years ago.

When completed, 311 MLK will house an Urban Entrepreneurship Accelerator for folks from all over the state who are eager to start a business. They can come to the building for classes, guidance, coaching and connection to sources of funding.

Jeffrey Robinson, the academic director of Rutgers University’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, says it’s not just about what a business accelerator offers, it’s also about what entrepreneurs bring to the experience.

“They need to be focused on what they’re doing, but willing to accept some critique, some criticism, in some cases, some advice from other folks. Sometimes entrepreneurs don’t want to listen to anybody else,” said Robinson.
Rutgers University
Rutgers University
Jose Baez, a first-generation college student, credits the Rutgers Road to Wall Street program for preparing and providing him with the resources to intern with J.P. Morgan's Commercial Real Estate division this summer.
CBS News Sunday Morning
CBS News Sunday Morning
Kevin Lyons, who teaches supply chain management at Rutgers University, says it's the same problem year after year.

Visiting a landfill in Burlington County, N.J., Braver asked Lyons, "The number I keep hearing is there's something like four billion tons of unused goods that still ends up getting dumped in places like this?"

"That's correct. Instead of packaging it and maybe possibly getting it to folks that might need it, it's easier for them just to get it off their books," Lyons said.

"Have things improved over the years?"

"It has improved a little," he replied. "But not enough to handle the glut."
Entrepreneur
Entrepreneur
Gabriela Tonietto, a professor of marketing at Rutgers University, and Selin Malkoc, a professor of marketing of Ohio State University discovered that when a leisure activity is planned, it’s less enjoyable than if it had taken place spontaneously.

“It becomes a part of our to-do list,” Malkoc told The Washington Post. “As an outcome, they [the activity] becomes less enjoyable.” Additionally, in the constant quest to improve productivity, we over-schedule activities. If we lineup every minute with an event, it means we’re doing more and enjoying less.
NJ.com
NJ.com
Tax attorney Jay Soled, a professor at Rutgers Business School and director of the university’s Masters in Taxation Program, said accelerated write-offs essentially allow companies to expense anything they purchase.

“It juices up the economy on a temporary basis and minimizes their tax burden,” he said.

At the same time, Soled noted companies in general have become very proficient in parking their income offshore. That causes companies, for tax purposes, to avoid showing a lot of profit.

Still, he cautioned that if companies pay more in taxes, that ultimately gets passed on to someone else.
New Mobility
New Mobility
In June 2017, another study, this one from researchers at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations, found Airbnb users with disabilities were less likely to be preapproved and more likely to be rejected outright.“The rise of internet-based platforms for some services threatens to perpetuate and possibly increase their exclusion. Many of the newly-available services are not fully accessible and may create more opportunities for both intentional and unintentional discrimination,” wrote Mason Ameri, the lead researcher.

The study found that only 25% of guests with a spinal cord injury were preapproved, compared with 75% of guests without disabilities. Even hosts who advertised their listing as “wheelchair accessible” were more likely to approve a guest without a disability (80%) than a guest with a spinal cord injury (60%).
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York today announced the formation of the Education and Industry Forum on Financial Services Culture (the Forum), a private-sector group sponsored by the New York Fed. The Forum’s first meeting will be May 7, 2019.

The primary goal of the Forum is to provide regular opportunities for senior representatives from business schools and financial institutions to identify challenges faced by the financial services industry with regard to culture and conduct, and identify possible areas of collaboration to address them.

Education and Industry Forum on Financial Services Culture Members include
Joanne B. Ciulla, Professor and Director of the Institute for Ethical Leadership, Rutgers Business School
Enterra Solutions
Enterra Solutions
John Impellizzeri, an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice at the Rutgers Business School and former supply chain executive, predicts analytics will become a future enterprise differentiator. He explains, “Twenty years ago, Boston Consulting Group’s Harold Sirkin warned that competition is no longer ‘company versus company but supply chain versus supply chain,’ signaling a new era of supply chain relevance. As we sit here today, perhaps we can refine Sirkin’s hypothesis to a battle over the competency of ‘supply chain analytics versus supply chain analytics’.”
Yahoo Finace
Yahoo Finance
DesignRush.com, a B2B marketplace connecting brands with agencies, researched and discovered the 25 best undergraduate marketing programs that deliver top-notch educations, immersive experience, and advantageous employment opportunities through internships and post-graduate jobs.

The Marketing department at Rutgers Business School focuses on the importance of marketing science. The professors and faculty members are all practitioners or experts in marketing strategy, marketing strategy, research and consumer behavior, digital marketing, marketing in the pharmaceutical industry, customer relationship marketing, database marketing, retail marketing, marketing analytics as well as marketing in the fashion and luxury industry and real estate. Plus, its New Jersey location helps students secure prime internships and careers throughout New York, Philadelphia, the tri-state area and beyond.

http://www.business.rutgers.edu/faculty-research/marketing
TEDx Rutgers
TEDx Rutgers
We don’t mean to instantly mistrust others who are different from us, but, unfortunately, we do. Unfamiliar social categories incite fear of the unknown and potentially limit opportunities. In this talk, I will share with you how these social categories, such as a disability or even the use of a name can trigger resistance from others. Evidence from the research will be shared to offer perspective on how this process unfolds among us.
The Daily Targum
The Daily Targum
Before Warren Choi, a Rutgers Business School junior and president of the club fencing team, captured the sabre title at this year’s United States Associate of Collegiate Fencing Clubs (USACFC) National Championships, on April 7, he first had to coordinate the travel logistics to Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where the event was being held.
Inside Supply Management Magazine
Inside Supply Management Magazine
Rudi Leuschner, associate professor of supply chain management at Rutgers Business School in Newark and New Brunswick, New Jersey, expects the profession to continue to attract talent from other professions. As program director for Rutgers Business School’s online supply chain management master’s program, he finds that many graduate students don’t have a bachelor’s degree in business or supply management.

"There have always been people who took coursework from other areas," he says. "That trend is going to continue as the complexity of supply management keeps increasing."
The Signal
The Signal
Now working in New York City as a professional art investor and financial advisor, he stresses the importance of interdisciplinary thinking, both in college and throughout one’s career.
Bryan Faller said that he was able to use his degree in art history and his M.B.A. from Rutgers Business School to combine all of his interests and turn his passion into a career.
Tiempo ABC7NY
Tiempo ABC7NY
Jasmine Cordero, Managing Director of the Rutgers University Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CUEED) in Newark, NJ and Hilda Mera, co-owner of S&A Auto Repair in Newark, NJ (and a graduate of CUEED’s Entrepreneurship Pioneers Initiative), discuss the benefits that CUEED’s training/mentorship/networking programs deliver to minority entrepreneurs, their employees, and urban communities.
NJ.com
NJ.com
New Jersey will, whether by legislation or referendum, sooner or later harvest the economic benefits of legalized marijuana. I hope that, while capturing new tax revenue, we ensure the new weed-based business opportunities help the communities most damaged by prohibition.
Houston Chronicle
Houston Chronicle
“Our research shows that there are more and more requests for our attention. That means we have to prioritize, and that more things slip — and that there are enough other demands for our attention that if one does slip, it doesn’t rise to the surface again,” Terri Kurtzberg, a management professor at Rutgers Business School says. “It’s coupled with the fact that so many more people can figure out how to get access to us: People can find your email and send you direct requests so easily.”
Criteria for Success
Criteria for Success
Dr. Crawford is an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University in the Rutgers Business School — Newark and New Brunswick. After working in the industry for two decades and founding his own consulting company, Dr. Crawford received his PhD in Entrepreneurship from the University of Louisville in 2013. His dissertation, “Causes of Extreme Outcomes in Entrepreneurship,” received a $20,000 Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Award.

In today’s episode, we talk to Dr. Crawford about entrepreneurship, business development, and his incredible research!
CentralJersey.com
CentralJersey.com
Six students from Mercer County Community College (MCCC) were all business at the 2019 New Jersey County College Case Competition at Rutgers Business School on April 5, capturing first prize for their creative, yet practical, business plan for a fledging chocolate company. The competition, now in its fourth year, is sponsored by Rutgers Business School and M&T Bank.

A panel of experts and a Rutgers Business School instructor served as judges: M&T Bank executives Mallory Boron and Thomas Comiskey, Prudential Financial executive Jennifer Rodrigues, Frank Giarratano of SGW Integrated Marketing Communications, and Rutgers faculty member Arturo Osorio.
WalletHub
WalletHub
What tips do you have for celebrating Easter on a budget?

Easter is a holiday of family celebration. While many feel new clothes and home decorations are part of the festival, if budgets are an issue as they are for so many, just focus on sharing a wonderful meal together and have everyone agree that the dress of the occasion should come from each person’s existing wardrobe, no new purchases of clothing (after all, clothing was not a major item in the historical Easter event) needed, the real celebration is to share with family and friends.

Marc Kalan
Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Rutgers Business School, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Business Because
Business Because
The Mini MBA offers something very different—an accelerated business program, with an emphasis on the student's specific needs. For those interested in studying longer term, or those looking to supplement their business education, the Mini MBA can be the perfect complement to a full-time MBA.

Peter Methot, director of Executive Education at Rutgers Business School, notes how their portfolio of Mini MBA programs is topping up business knowledge.

“In our digital marketing program, almost everyone that comes has an MBA—they just earned it before digital marketing was part of the curriculum,” Peter comments.
Rutgers University Newark
Rutgers University Newark
This year’s ACUE faculty graduates include: Camil Golub of the Philosophy Department, Paula Catalan of the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, and Pushpi Paranamana from the School of Arts and Sciences-Newark (SASN); Constance Sabon Sensor, assistant professor from the School of Nursing; Adam Strobel and William Clemons from the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University–Newark (SPAA); and Leon Fraser from the Department of Management & Global Business at the Rutgers Business School (RBS). The luncheon also recognized graduate student instructors Huan Wang and Alexander Jaffery, both from the Department of Management & Global Business at RBS. In addition, Oren Rabinovich from SASN was recognized for completing the module on "Developing Self-Directed Learners." Each honoree received an honorary certificate and red graduation stole.
Hunt Scanlon Media
Hunt Scanlon Media
Executive recruitment firm DHR International has recently placed top leaders at three major arts and cultural institutions: Onassis Foundation USA, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center. James Abruzzo, managing partner of the firm’s global non-profit practice, led the assignments.

Mr. Abruzzo, who works out of New York, has more than 30 years of experience as an executive search consultant to non-profit organizations. His clients include mid-sized to large social service organizations, universities, arts/cultural, international relief, foundations and trade associations. In addition, he is a trained management consultant and is well-known for his work in executive compensation for non-profit executives. Mr. Abruzzo is also co-director and co-founder of the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School. This center hosts symposia and workshops for non-profit leaders, operates a certificate program in non-profit leadership, provides consulting to non-profit organizations and conducts research on critical non-profit issues. He also serves on the faculty of the Rutgers Business School.
Rhythmic FM
Rhythmic FM
All roads lead to Newark on April 25-26 for the MOBE Symposium. An acronym for Marketing Opportunities in Business and Entertainment, MOBE has long been recognized as a respected marketing conference for Black professionals and entrepreneurs, as well as those targeting the Black consumer market.

Lyneir Richardson, executive director of the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CUEED) at Rutgers-Newark, has curated a global marketing panel with extensive experience in Africa, Asia and Europe to discuss strategies for making connections and profitable deals in other countries.
Sunday Morning
Sunday Morning
Our annual special broadcast that looks into the many ways we earn, spend, invest, waste, lose, and go without money, featuring guest host Martha Teichner.

COMMERCE: Many happy returns
Typically about 8% of items purchased at a store will be returned; for ecommerce sites, that can be 25% to 40%. And all the stuff that stores cannot easily resell will wind up in the secondary market, where one company's trash can become other people's treasure. Rita Braver visits liquidators who process and resell goods that are just as good as new, or even newer.

Kevin Lyons, Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University
Academy of Management Insights
Academy of Management Insights
In “No Room at the Inn? Disability Access in the New Sharing Economy,” the authors detailed how disabled Airbnb users faced discrimination by Airbnb home renters, and cited an earlier Harvard University study about Airbnb users facing racial discrimination.

“Many people who join Airbnb or the sharing economy are generally doing it to make a buck. But unfortunately, the traditional ways in which we make that dollar don’t necessarily apply to these Internet platforms. As a result, the U.S. laws that traditionally enforce equal access—whether it’s the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or the Civil Rights Act of 1964—need to catch up. Otherwise, without proper policing, it’s just going to keep spiraling downward, undoing these seminal laws in this growing bubble that is the sharing economy,” said Mason Ameri of Rutgers University.
WFMZ-TV News
WFMZ-TV News
Of course as parents we love our children equally, but do we play favorites when it comes to money?

Rutgers University marketing professor Kristina Durante and her colleagues tested that theory.

“We were having parents enter a lottery to win a treasury bond worth $25. Parents had to tell them with a name which child they would give the treasury bond to," Durante said.

The parents could only enter once and had to choose between their girl or their boy for the potential winnings. Moms chose daughters. Dads chose their sons.

“It suggests that we do play favorites, even if we don’t think that we do,” said Durante.
Rutgers University News
Rutgers University News
The Newark Anchor Collaborative (NAC), a Newark Alliance initiative, held a vendor summit on Friday, March 29 in support of the City of Newark’s Hire.Buy.Live program to connect local suppliers with anchor organizations and procurement professionals.

Rutgers University – Newark’s Dr. Kevin Lyons, who is Buy Local Coordinator for NAC, sees great promise that this event “will help to shift the practice of purchasing culture in Newark.” Informed by his extensive research in Newark as Associate Professor, Supply Chain Archeology and Director, Public Private Community Partnership Program at Rutgers Business School, Lyons says, “By highlighting Newark suppliers of goods and services and recognizing their excellence, we will allow for connections that will keep investment circulating within the city.”
Federal Reserve Richmond
Federal Reserve Richmond
The 2019 proxy season will mark the second year firms have to disclose how their CEOs' compensation compares to the pay of their median employee. The ratios are likely to generate quite a few headlines, as they did last year, and perhaps some outrage, especially in light of relatively stagnant wage increase for most workers in recent years.

Since 2011, large publicly traded firms have been required to allow their shareholders a nonbinding vote on executive pay packages. The goal of "Say on Pay," which was part of the Dodd-Frank Act after the financial crisis, was to rein in executive compensation and enable shareholders to tie pay more closely to performance. But research by Jill Fisch of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Darius Palia of Rutgers Business School, and Steven Davidoff Solomon of Berkeley Law suggests shareholders are highly influenced by the company's performance; that is, they tend to approve pay packages when the stock is doing well.
Marketplace
Marketplace
Try making a list of the things that the cryptocurrency known as bitcoin can be used for, and a few uses may spring to mind: some merchants accept it as payment, some investors trade it and, sometimes, bitcoin is used for cyber crime.

Here’s one more thing to add to that list: this tax season, businesses in Ohio have the option of paying their taxes with it.

Still, a state government's acceptance of bitcoin as a method of payment is a significant development in the cryptocurrency space, said Tobey Scharding, a visiting assistant professor of business ethics at Rutgers University. Scharding points out that cryptocurrency was founded, in part, as a way to conduct transactions free from government control. But now? “Here’s Ohio stepping in and saying, ‘Hey, you can actually pay your taxes in bitcoins,'" she said.
New Jersey Business
New Jersey Business
A team from Mercer County Community College captures first prize in the 2019 New Jersey County College Case Competition at Rutgers Business School on April 5.

A panel of business professionals and a Rutgers Business School instructor served as judges: Mallory Boron, M&T Bank administrative vice president and retail market manager for New Jersey; Thomas Comiskey, M&T Bank, regional president for New Jersey; Frank Giarratano, president and chief operation officer of SGW Integrated Marketing Communications; Arturo Osorio Fernandez, an assistant professor of professional practice at Rutgers; and Jennifer Rodrigues, Prudential Financial, vice president, planning and analysis.
Homestake Capital, LLC
Homestake Capital, LLC
Michael J. Kokes was recently selected to be a guest lecturer at Rutgers Center for Real Estate. “It was an honor to meet the diverse and intelligent individuals enrolled in the program,” said Kokes. “It is great to see what Professor Davis has been able to accomplish in such a short period of time, and it is even more encouraging to know that we have such a promising program right here in New Jersey that will develop the industry leaders of tomorrow.”

Morris A. Davis, Ph.D., Paul V. Profeta Chair of Real Estate and Professor of Finance and Economics, as well as Academic Director of Rutgers Center of Real Estate at Rutgers Business School, first met Kokes at an event that Rutgers co-hosted with Pulte Homes at the New York Stock Exchange.

“Mike and I have been in discussions about how Homestake and Rutgers can work together since that initial meeting,” Davis noted. “We have considered mentorships, internships, full time positions, scholarships, as well as consulting, lecturing, etc. It is a great benefit to Rutgers students and the Rutgers Center for Real Estate to partner with a young entrepreneur who has a lot of experience and connections.”
ROI, Informing and connecting businesses in New Jersey
ROI
Being able to apply the business principles learned in school to the real world is a critical skill for any growing business professional.

The students presenting Friday at the fourth annual New Jersey Community College Case Competition presented by M&T Bank at Rutgers Business School in Newark were no exception.

“I want to get actual hands-on experience and see how it is. I want to be put in situations like this, where you get a taste of reality,” said Tirrell Johnson, one of the student presenters from Middlesex County College, when asked what he wanted out of a business education. “School is one thing, but seeing what it’s actually like sitting down at the table is another.”
The Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog
The Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog
Firms disclose a variety of information to the public, some because they are required to do so by law or regulations, and others voluntarily because they want, for example, to signal their creditworthiness to potential investors. The level and effectiveness of financial institutions’ regulatory oversight have been widely debated since the onset of the financial crisis of 2007-2009. Financial and banking regulators have responded by increasing regulatory requirements and oversight, and by mandating greater disclosure of information. However, these actions do not necessarily improve the information environment of firms if they discourage voluntary disclosures of other types of information. In our paper, we investigate whether enhanced regulatory oversight and mandatory disclosure requirements affect regulated banks’ voluntary disclosures (Beyer et al. 2010). In particular, we take advantage of the artificial size-thresholds imposed by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Customer Protection Act of 2010 (DFA) to identify large banks that are directly affected by increased mandatory disclosure and heightened regulatory oversight and compare them with unaffected banks and financial institutions that are not subject to banking regulations.
Kristina Evey podcast
Kristina Evey podcast
Customer Experience expert Blake Morgan joins me on this episode and shares her thoughts on how companies can learn to embed CX into their culture.

Blake Morgan is a leader in customer experience. As a keynote speaker and customer experience futurist, she has worked with Accor Hotels, Accenture, Adobe, Parker Hannifin, Ericsson, Omron, Verizon, and many other organizations. She is also an adjunct faculty member of the executive MBA program at Rutgers Business School and a guest lecturer at Columbia University. Her first book is More is More: How the Best Companies Work Harder and Go Farther to Create Knock-Your-Socks-Off Customer Experiences. Blake contributes to Forbes, Harvard Business Review, and Hemispheres magazine. Additionally, she hosts The Modern Customer Podcast and a weekly customer experience video series on YouTube.