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Stuart Levy, assistant professor of tourism and hospitality management, published an article on e-mail marketing strategies for success in the Jan. 5 issue of Hospitality Net.

A New York Times profile on business school trading labs gave prominent mention to GWSB’s Capital Markets Trading Lab. The Dec. 30 story, “Where Homework Is Managing a $200,000 Stock Portfolio,” included quotes from Phil Budwick, director of the lab, and GWSB alumni. Robert Berns, MBA, ’10, told the Times that his lab experience at GW helped him land a job at Wells Fargo Securities. “There’s a wow factor to it,” Berns said. “It gave someone like me instant credibility.”

GW School of Business Dean Doug Guthrie was quoted in a Dec. 30 Washington Post article on how the mayor of Newark, N.J., used social media to reach constituents during a snowstorm. “He’s doing something that is very effective and very much capitalizing on the potential of this media,” Guthrie said. “The lesson for politicians is you have to engage it.”

Kathy Korman Frey, adjunct professor of management and GWSB Entrepreneur in Residence, was quoted Dec. 27 in a Washington Post Capital Business section article on companies with “buzz” around them. She cited Brazen Careerist, an online networking site designed to help people build relevant relationships and advance their careers, as a company to watch.

James Bailey, the Ave Tucker Professor of Leadership and chair of the Department of Management, was quoted in the Washington Post Express on Dec. 13. “In my experience, the hardest three words to utter in the English language are ‘I am sorry,’ ” DK: punctuation CK as is) Bailey said in the story about ways to resolve workplace conflict. “And yet they are incredibly powerful words. There’s nothing more disarming than somebody coming to you and saying, ‘I’m sorry,’ especially if they know they misbehaved.”

Chandru Rajam, visiting associate professor of international business, was interviewed by Here & Now radio. The Dec. 10 story, “Colleges Outsource Grading Papers to Asia,” looked at a recent trend that saw U.S. colleges and universities hiring virtual teaching assistants in Asia to grade students’ work.

Lisa Delpy Neirotti, associate professor of tourism and sport management, was interviewed for the cover story of Finnish sports magazine Urheilulehti. In the Dec. 9 article, Delpy Neirotti shares insight on hockey player Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals.

European CEO gave GW School of Business the magazine’s 2010 Global Business Education Award. In the Dec. 7 issue of European CEO, GWSB was lauded as the most innovative business school in the southern United States. The award was based on a reader survey and input from a panel of judges.

A Dec. 6 story posted on cited the “Digital IQ” survey undertaken by GWSB and its partner, L2. The research looked at 100 public sector organizations and ranked their social media savvy. “NASA’s embrace of Twitter, Facebook and other social media applications helped it place first in the Digital IQ Index for the Public Sector, a new annual survey released last month by the George Washington University School of Business and digital think tank L2,” the article noted.

Lisa Delpy Neirotti, associate professor of tourism and sport management, was quoted in a Dec. 2 BusinessBecause article. The story headlined “Did Sport-Mad Russians And Gift-Giving Qataris Win It?” looked at the failed U.S. bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Qatar, instead, was given the hosting duties. “America has such a large market, a viable market. I think 2026 could be a possibility for us [to bid again],” Delpy Neirotti was quoted as saying.

Kristin Lamoureux, director of GWSB’s International Institute of Tourism Studies and visiting assistant professor of tourism studies, was featured in a story on World Footprints travel radio. In the Nov. 30 story, “Eric Braeden, Part 3,” Lamoureux discussed volunteer tourism in Egypt and around the world.

James R. Bailey, the Ave Tucker Professor of Leadership and chair of the Department of Management, co-wrote with Jonathan Raelin a Nov. 23 article in the Harvard Business Review online. In the article headlined “Employees See Death When You Change Their Routines,” Bailey and Raelin argued that for many in an organization, the fear of change is akin to the fear of death. “Change is necessary, but so is an understanding of how it invades people’s critical bulwarks against the awareness of mortality. We can’t stave off death forever, but good leadership can temper the debilitating effects of being reminded of it at work,” the authors said.

Danny Leipziger, professor of practice of international business, was featured with GWSB student Shyam Madhavan, MBA, ’11, on a podcast for CNN Politics. The Nov. 22 segment, “ ‘American Sauce:’ Jon Stewart, is this what you meant?” examined the Federal Reserve’s plan to implement quantitative easing.

Scheherazade Rehman, director of the European Union Research Center and professor of international finance, was featured in a Nov. 22 story on PBS NewsHour. In the segment “After Bailout for Irish, Questions Linger Over Portugal, Spain,” Rehman discussed the political implications of Ireland’s bailout.

Katherine Korman Frey, adjunct professor of management and GWSB Entrepreneur in Residence, appeared in a story and video for the Washington Business Journal. In the Nov. 19 article “2010 Women Who Mean Business: Kathy Korman Frey,” the adjunct professor shares her entrepreneurial insight. “The most important thing I learned about entrepreneurship: It’s normal, it’s acceptable, you can be successful,” said Frey.

Jorge Rivera, associate professor in the Department of Strategic Management and Public Policy, was featured on the Nov. 18 PBS Nightly Business Report. In the segment, Rivera talked about the business model for Sungevity, a company the leases solar panels.

Robert Van Order, the Oliver R. Carr Professor of Real Estate, and Vanessa Perry, associate professor in the Department of Marketing, were interviewed intheNov. 18 online edition of National Mortgage Professional Magazine. The report noted that The George Washington University Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis is working on a series of reports examining the financial status of the Federal Housing Administration. The reports will analyze and interpret FHA reforms underway to improve the agency’s performance. “The FHA served a critically important role in the economic downturn to ensure that low down payment lending continued but, as in past cycles, there is concern that current policies may push the FHA toward instability,” Van Order said.

The Nov. 17 issue of The Financial Times carried a letter to the editor written byDanny Leipziger, professor of practice of international business. Under the headline “Investment tax credits plan too late and too timid,” Leipziger argued that proposals to use investment tax credits and deals on the Bush-era tax cuts were a step in the right direction but a year too late. “In the meantime, monetary policy has gone down the dubious route of quantitative easing,” he wrote.

GWSB’s MBA Program was featured in a Nov. 15 BusinessWeek article, “Making a Sustainable Difference,” by Jeremy Dommu, MBA, ’11. Dommu looked at the business benefits of going green. “From the experience I gained in the EDF Climate Corps program, coupled with the education from GW, I feel confident in my ability to responsibly lead a profitable business operation,” he wrote.

Sanjay Jain, associate professor of decision sciences, was featured in a Nov. 15 article in Business Standard. The story carrying the headline “International School of Project Management launched in India” mentioned that Jain is a board member of the new International School of Project Management. interviewed Howard Beales, professor of strategic management and public policy, for a Nov. 15 article, “Forecast for cybersecurity bills looks cloudy in reconvened Congress.” Beales discussed the obstacles a lame-duck session presented to the passage of cybersecurity legislation. Congress “needs to take a process oriented approach” to information security, Beales said.

Liesl Riddle, associate professor of international business, was mentioned in the Wall Street Journal for her longitudinal study of the African Diaspora Marketplace, a clearinghouse for a business plan competition supported by USAID and Western Union. Among other things, Riddle’s research identified reasons why Africans abroad invest in their homelands. “This is a great development opportunity for Africa: to match innovative entrepreneurial ideas and talent with much-needed funding to bring their visions to life,” she said. Her study was also featured in Business Daily, Ugandans Abroad, Africa Review and

A Nov. 7 sports column in The [Washington] Examiner referred to GWSBSports Executives Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in 2007. Ted Lerner, owner of the Washington Nationals baseball team, was honored at that ceremony. The column was titled “Thom Loverro: Offseason approach is slow and steady.”

Scheherazade Rehman, director of the European Union Research Center and professor of international finance, was featured Nov. 5 in Voice of America’s “USA Votes 2010: Midterm Elections Newseum Town Hall” article. Rehman spoke on a panel about the economy.
Young Hoon Kwak, associate professor of decision sciences, was featured on Federal News Radio’s “Federal Drive” segment. The Nov. 1 story, “Earned value management gaining traction,” discussed the growinguse of earned value management in government.

Doug Guthrie, dean and professor of international business and professor of management, appeared in the November 2010 cover story of EuroBiz. The article, “Lust for luxury: High fashion brands hone in on Chinese consumers,” analyzed the consumer market in China. “The key point is that just getting to China isn’t going to do anything for you. It just gets you an expensive storefront in Shanghai,” Guthrie said. “Actually penetrating the consumer market and nouveau riche requires some strategizing—a China specific strategy.”

Guthrie also discussed the economy, China and currency issues during CNBC’s Worldwide Exchange program on Oct. 28.

Timothy Fort, executive director of GWSB’s Institute for Corporate Responsibility and professor of strategic management and public policy, was featured on The Wrap, a blog about Hollywood. In his Oct. 28 article, “The Couch Potato’s Opportunity to Lessen Football Concussions,” Fort implored football fans to support NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s new safety regulations. “Fan enthusiasm drives the entertainment juggernaut of professional football,” he said. “To protect the players who entertain us and the game we enjoy, fans could help a lot by supporting Goodell now. It might set a nice precedent for fans of other events as well.”

Hossein Askari, Iran Professor in the Department of International Business, was featured on NPR’s Morning Edition. The Oct. 28 story, “Amid Iran’s Economic Woes, Sanctions Begin to Bite,” discussed the impact of sanctions on Iran’s government and economy. “I absolutely believe that the impact of reduced oil revenues and the cost of the subsidies is really squeezing the government of Iran,” Askari said.

Howard Beales, professor of strategic management and public policy, was cited on for his research review of food advertising and child obesity. The Oct. 22 article discussed how Beales’ review was used by Grocer Manufacturer’s Association Vice President for Federal Affairs Scott Faberat a meeting of the Institute of Medicine’s Food and Nutrition Board workshop. The workshop focused on legal strategies in childhood obesity prevention.

Robert Weiner, professor of international business, public policy and public administration and international affairs, was featured Oct. 22 on the Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch on Oct. 22. In the story “China, India not overpaying for oil, expert says,” he responded to concerns about those nations’ oil acquisitions. “With economic competition from a new source, anxiety is a typical reaction,” Weiner said. “[But] Chinese companies are going around buying oil at commercial terms; they’re not doing anything different.”

The GW Business Plan Competition was featured in an article on George Washington Today. The Oct. 21 article, “Starting a Startup,” announced the kick-off of the third year of the GW Business Plan Competition. The competition is now open to faculty as well as students and alumni.

Hossein Askari, Iran Professor in the Department of International Business, was featured in a news story on Boston’s NPR station, WBUR. The story looked at the attempt by the supreme leader of Iran to repair his reputation. Askari was quoted in the Oct. 21 report as saying, “I don’t think that many of the senior clerics in Qom who have expressed views against him will, in fact, back down and back him.”

Doug Guthrie, dean and professor of international business and management, was a guest writer for The Washington Post On Leadership column. In the Oct. 18 article, “What Don Draper gets wrong,” Guthrie described the qualities of a good leader. “Don Draper might be right that it is better to be respected than liked, but for the best leaders, fear has no place in a healthy organization,” Guthrie wrote.

The GWSB Institute for Corporate Responsibility (ICR) was mentioned in an article on @Ford Online, a publication of the automaker. The Oct. 18 article, “Georgia Tech, George Washington University Help Ford Tackle Sustainability Issues Around the World,” detailed Ford Motor Co.’s partnership with ICR. “George Washington... is helping Ford develop a corporate ethics strategy that will allow the company to maintain its high standards for upholding human rights within its supply chain,” the article said.

Jorge Rivera, associate professor of strategic management and public policy, was featured in an article on Greenwire. In the Oct. 15 article, “Too-loud SunChips bag underscores green products’ problems,” Rivera discussed the challenges of marketing green products. “The green product has to be in the same store [customers] usually go to and in the same aisle at the same eye level. Most people will not drive two more miles to buy recycled paper,” Rivera said.

Gil Yancey, executive director of the F. David Fowler Career Center, was interviewed by In an Oct. 13 article titled “Beginning Your Job Search,” Yancey shares tips on how to secure a job in today’s market. “Start early. Do not wait until the last minute,” Yancey said. “There are 26 million unemployed or currently underemployed. It’s not rocket science, but finding employment opportunities in today’s competitive environment is hard work.”

An Oct. 12 Washington Post Express article quoted Lisa Delpy Neirotti, associate professor of tourism and sport management, discussing how sports team experience can be applied to an office workplace. “You understand that no matter who’s having a bad day or who’s off their game, you still all have to work together and sometimes compensate for other people to achieve the goal of winning,” she said. The article carried the headline “At Work, Become a League of Your Own: Athletes in the Workforce.”

PressTV interviewed Robert Van Order, Oliver T. Carr professor of Real Estate for the Oct. 12 story “US banks stop all foreclosures.”

Washington Business Journal named Katherine Korman Frey, adjunct professor of management and GWSB Entrepreneur in Residence, one of the “25 Women Who Mean Business for 2010.”

James Bailey, chair and professor in the Department of Management, was featured as a Guest Insight contributor to the “On Leadership” section of The Washington Post. In the Oct. 11 article, Bailey discussed self-interest in the face of economic hardships. “The reality or prospect of hard times breeds compassion and connection, not coldness and correction,” he said. “The recognition of our own vulnerability casts the vulnerability of others into sharp relief, which in turn triggers sympathy and a renewed appreciation of ‘there but by grace go I.’ ”

Scheherazade S. Rehman, professor of international business and international affairs, served as guest host on CNBC’s Oct. 8 “Worldwide Exchange,” which focused on the IMF and the global economy. She was also interviewed on theNov. 22PBS Newshour segment “After Bailout for Irish, Questions Linger Over Portugal, Spain” and on the Nov. 30 Pacifica Radio “Letters to Washington” segment examiningthe Euro zone crisis affecting Greece, Ireland and Spain.

Katherine Korman Frey, adjunct professor of management and GWSB Entrepreneur in Residence, was featured in the “Work in Progress: Career Talk for Women” section of In the Oct. 6 article, Korman Frey is identified as one of the “Top 20 Business Women to Follow on Twitter.”

An Oct. 3 article in Turkey’s Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review listed GWSB as one of the top 10 business schools in America involved in a “Study in America” panel. The article was headlined “US schools meet with students in Istanbul.”

George Solomon, associate professor of management, was featured in the Oct. 2010 edition of Entrepreneur magazine. The article, “Gurus and Grads,” recognized Solomon as a trailblazer in the field of entrepreneurship. He was also singled out as the inspiration to his students, among them Bo Davis,BA, ’97,founder of Prometheus and Wasabi Sushi; Ayman El Tarabishy, MBA, ’07,research professor at GW and executive director for the International Council for Small Business; and Ellice Perez,MBA, ’05,general manager of Zipcar of Greater Baltimore-Washington. “What we try to instill in all the students is you should be able to think and act entrepreneurial in any organizational setting,” Solomon said.

In a Sept. 30 blog post, the Des Moines Register cited a GWSB study on payday loans.

Philip Budwick, director of the Capital Markets Trading Lab and visiting instructor in finance, was interviewed for aVoice of America “Money Matters” segment. In the Sept. 30 story, “Understanding High Frequency Trading,” Budwick shared his expertise with algorithmic stock market trading.

William Halal, professor emeritus of information systems and technology management, was interviewed by a variety of sources on topics ranging from employment to technology and health care. Halal shared his expertise with Folha de S.Paulo, Brazil’s leading newspaper, on Sept. 29. On Oct. 11, he was interviewed by Chosun Daily, the largest newspaper in South Korea. OBS, a public TV station and the largest broadcasting company in South Korea interviewed him on Oct. 12 and Mexican TV conducted an interview with him on Oct. 20.

Timothy Fort, executive director of the Institute for Corporate Responsibility and professor of strategic management and public policy, was featured on The Wrap, a blog about Hollywood. In the Sept. 29 article, “Enough of Gordon Gekko: Real-World Business Heroes Needed,” Fort urges Hollywood to present positive models of business leaders to reflect a shift toward corporate responsibility. “The proliferation of courses in ethics, corporate social responsibility, environmental sustainability, corporate governance and corporate citizenship over the last fifteen years has been remarkable. Schools brand themselves around the topic,” he said.

CNBC and in BusinessBecause both carried Sept. 29 articles about the appointment of Sanjay Rupani as GWSB chief strategy officer.

Kristin Lamoureux, director of the International Institute of Tourism Studies and visiting assistant professor of tourism studies, was featured in the Sept. 27 cover story of travel-industry trade magazine Travel Weekly. The article focused on the Adventure Tourism Market Report that Lamoureux co-authored. “Instead of everyone trying to become the next mega-resort destination, this is another type of tourism that a country can try to attract,” Lamoureux said. “Here’s another niche, another market that countries can go after to develop their strategy for tourism.”

Murat Tarimcilar, vice dean of programs and education, was featured in a GW Hatchet story about The Economist ranking GW’s MBA program among the best inthe world. “Our alumni and students have a passion for changing the world, highlighting the value of the GW experience,” Tarimcilar was quoted as saying in the Sept. 23 article. “Although rankings are just one measure of success, we are pleased to have the hard work of our students, faculty and alumni reflected in the rankings. This solidifies our reputation for excellence.”

Katherine Korman Frey, adjunct professor of management and GWSB Entrepreneur in Residence, was mentioned in a Harvard Business Review blog post. The Sept. 20 post, “5 Powers that Get Ideas off the Ground,” cited Korman Frey’s “Sisterhood of Success” theory as proof of the importance of working with a team.

A Sept. 20 editorial in the GW Hatchet gave high praise to GWSB Dean Doug for challenging convention and pushing GWSB in the right direction. “Guthrie has the tremendous opportunity to build a school around the vision of finally capitalizing on its potential,” the editorial said. “With his fresh approach to energizing the school, suddenly increasing the school’s rankings doesn’t seem like an impossible feat.”

Turkish American TV interviewed Murat Tarimcilar, vice dean of programs and education. In the Sept. 19 segment “College Education in USA: Engineering and MBA Studies at GWU,” Tarimcilar described the impact MBA studies have on the global economy.

Paul Swiercz, professor of management, was interviewed by Planet Forward, a project of the Center for Innovative Media at GW. In the Sept. 17 story “Solar Truck Feeds a City,” Swiercz analyzed the business model of Planet Forward member Stephan Boillon’s solar powered food truck.

Dean Doug Guthrie was featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution article that referred to GWSB’s “Digital IQ Index: U.S. Senatestudy that Guthrie co-authored. The Sept. 17 article specifically noted the study’s findings about the social media savviness of Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA).

The GW Hatchet publisheda letter to the editor by Mark Starik, professor and chair of the Department of Strategic Management and Public Policy. The Sept. 16 letter applaudedGW for the success ofits FreshmanDay ofService. “It’s always great to see and hearabout the next generation being involved withimproving living conditions in our neighborhoods and around the planet,” wrote Starik, who also directs the GW Institute for Sustainability Research, Education and Policy.

Hossein Askari, Iran professor of international business, was featured in a Sept. 15 article in the online news publication In the story on subsidy cuts in Iran, Askari said: “I think that getting rid of the subsidies... will result in more demonstrations, more internal political problems. In the long run it will be a total failure because I don’t think they really thought this out.”

GWSB was mentioned in the Aspen Institute Center for Business Education’s Sept. 2010 e-newsletter. The mention was in reference to the Sept. 9-10 conference that GW’s Institute for Corporate Responsibility hosted.

Entrepreneur magazine interviewed a GWSB student for a story detailing the benefits business owners reap by returning to school. The Sept. 9 article headlined “Why Business Owners Are Heading Back to Campus” included comments from Rebecca Andino. “I’ve definitely gotten ideas in class, especially on the marketing side, that have been really useful to my company,” the MBA student said.

James Bailey, Departmentof Management chair and professor, was quoted in a Sept. 8 Federal Times article about balancing work and graduate school. “Most universities and colleges recognize the need to provide graduate-level programs that fit working adults’ schedules. At GWU, officials consider it both part of their mission to educate and a financially sound decision,” he said.

Scheherazade Rehman, professor of international finance and businessand director of the European Union Research Center, was the subject of an article in the GW Hatchet. The Sept. 7 article highlighted her recent appearance as an expert on “The Colbert Report” and her belief in the responsibility to give back, which she teaches her students.

Dean Doug Guthrie, professor of international business and professor of management, was featured Sept. 7 in the Washington Post’s On Leadership Panel discussing the removal of Craigslist’s adult section. Guthrie wrote: “In cases like this one, where leaders claim commitment to core values, the essence of leadership boils down to the honesty and candor with which the leader approaches the issue.”

A blog entry about state-owned organizations in China led Dean Doug Guthrie, professor of international business and professor of management, to be featured Sept. 3 in a BusinessBecause article. “While many economists and pundits from the West remain skeptical about the efficiency and innovative capacity of state-owned organizations, China is exploding that myth,” Guthrie wrote.

An article carrying the byline of Salah Hassan, chair and professor of the Department of Marketing, was published in the September issue of Business Monthly. The article was headlined “Implementing Innovation from the Top Down: How multifaceted Chief Executive Officers can Drive Change and Strengthen Brands for their Companies.”

Dean Doug Guthrie, professor of international business and professor of management,was featured in the Aug. 30 edition of Time magazine’s Newsfeed talking about the “Digital IQ Index: U.S. Senatestudy he co-authored. The study analyzed the online competence and social media skills of U.S. Senate Democrats and Republicans.

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