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The Rundown: Highlights from the week of May 25

May 29, 2020

Expert perspectives from Cornell SC Johnson College of Business faculty on COVID-19’s impact on business, hospitality, and the economy.

Johnson BusinessFeed

Wishes and wisdom: Messages from faculty and staff for Johnson’s Class of 2020

May 29, 2020

Congratulations, Class of 2020 graduates! Here are some words of praise from faculty and staff at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management.

Dyson BusinessFeed

Just awarded grant for COVID-19 food security research

May 26, 2020

Professor David Just has been awarded a Rapid Response Fund grant from Cornell's Atkinson Center to examine food bank interest and use in the age of COVID-19.

Johnson BusinessFeed

Alan Merten, former Johnson dean, dies at 78

May 26, 2020

Alan G. Merten, who served as the Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management from 1989 to 1996, died May 21, 2020.

Dyson BusinessFeed

Explainer: How ending Hong Kong’s ‘special status’ could affect U.S. companies

May 23, 2020

Professor Eswar Prasad says that Hong Kong is a 'hot-button' economic and political issue for China, and could lead to further strained relations with the U.S.

Dyson BusinessFeed

COVID-19 causes supply chain headaches for coffee growers

May 23, 2020

Associate Professor Miguel Gomez says any added production costs on commodity coffee will lead to a small increase in store price.

Johnson BusinessFeed

Late-night teamwork, Battle of the Brands, a musical goodbye, and more

May 23, 2020

Johnson's graduates in the Class of 2020 share their favorite Cornell memories. Congratulations to our newest business management leaders!

SHA BusinessFeed

ESTB nights, CocoCay, a chateau-turned-hotel, and all things data

May 23, 2020

The School of Hotel Administration Class of 2020 shares their favorite Cornell memories. Congratulations to our newest graduates—the future of hospitality!

SC Johnson College BusinessFeed

The Rundown: Highlights from the week of May 18

May 22, 2020

Expert perspectives from Cornell SC Johnson College of Business faculty on COVID-19’s impact on business, hospitality, and the economy.

Dyson BusinessFeed

China drops GDP target for first time in wake of coronavirus

May 22, 2020

Professor Eswar Prasad says that China's decision to abandon setting a gross domestic product target for the first time is a wise one.

SHA BusinessFeed

Hotels fund more cleaning by cutting room amenities and breakfast buffets

May 22, 2020

Professor Chekitan Dev discusses the hotel industry's aim to boost confidence in cleanliness during coronavirus pandemic.

Dyson BusinessFeed

A Nairobi sunrise, vegetarian haggis, a seat at the table, and friends for life

May 22, 2020

Dyson's Class of 2020 shares their favorite Cornell memories. Congratulations to our newest applied economics and management graduates!

SC Johnson College BusinessFeed

Alumni and students create tech-focused responses to challenges of COVID-19

May 22, 2020

New tech-focused ventures and inventions include virtual medical guidance, 3D-printed PPEs, data tracking, smart masks, and more.

SHA BusinessFeed

SHA alumni project salutes Dr. Fauci, supports restaurants and healthcare providers

May 21, 2020

GoFauci.com, a partnership with the Feeding People Foundation, supports restaurants and frontline healthcare workers across New York City.

Johnson BusinessFeed

Emerging economies faring worse in coronavirus crisis

May 21, 2020

Professor Andrew Karolyi says in two and a half months, four times as much money left emerging markets as did in the Great Recession.

SHA BusinessFeed

How hospitality revenue managers can take a more holistic approach to planning and profitability

May 20, 2020

Emeritus Professor Sherri Kimes explains how the COVID-19 pandemic might offer an opportunity for hotels to refresh their revenue operations.

Johnson BusinessFeed

MBA Exchange 2020: Preparing to live in the moment

May 19, 2020

Colin Lang, MBA ’20, shares his goals and experiences studying and travelling abroad in the MBA Exchange program with the London School of Economics (LSE).

SHA BusinessFeed

New COVID-19 rules will change intimate atmosphere of restaurants, expert says

May 19, 2020

Senior Lecturer Stephani Robson suggests new rules for restaurants meant to prevent COVID spread could hurt the atmosphere expected from the industry.

Dyson BusinessFeed

U.S. is using Taiwan as a pressure point in tech fight with China

May 19, 2020

Professor Eswar Prasad discusses the Trump administration's challenges towards Chinese access to Taiwan’s high-tech supply chain.

Johnson BusinessFeed

Interning at PepsiCo: More than a can of soda (pop)

May 19, 2020

Taylor Hogenkamp, Two-Year MBA ’20, reflects on his time as a supply chain and procurement intern at PepsiCo and its connections to the SGE immersion.

SHA BusinessFeed

The new face of restaurant hospitality wears a mask

May 18, 2020

Professor Alex Susskind describes the new reality of visible signs of sanitation becoming the new mark of hospitality.

Johnson BusinessFeed

Each pandemic comes with its share of innovations

May 18, 2020

Professor Vishal Gaur describes the difficulty hoteliers are having in navigating the current COVID-19 crisis.

Johnson BusinessFeed

Cornell team places among winners in U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Solar District Cup

May 18, 2020

A multidisciplinary team of Cornell students placed third in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar District Cup Collegiate Design Competition.

Johnson BusinessFeed

How has the lockdown crisis affected startup financing?

May 18, 2020

Manisha Barnwal, MBA ’20 and founder of a seed-funded startup, discusses the impact of the lockdown crisis on startup financing globally.

Johnson BusinessFeed

Cross-program hackathon teams address the future of urban centers

May 18, 2020

Students team up across programs, cultures, and time zones to compete in the annual Business Model Hackathon with Cornell-Tsinghua Finance MBAs.

SHA BusinessFeed

Restaurants reimagine the dining-out experience post pandemic

May 17, 2020

Professor Alex Susskind says that diners have always been concerned about safety and now will want clear indications of a germ-free environment.

SHA BusinessFeed

How restaurants are changing because of the coronavirus pandemic

May 17, 2020

Professor Alex Susskind discusses employment as restaurants figure out how to safely welcome back customers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Dyson BusinessFeed

Business Matters – McDonald’s issues guidance for reopening

May 15, 2020

Associate Professor Miguel Gómez discusses current efforts to save Britain's cheese industry from collapsing under the weight of COVID-19.

SC Johnson College BusinessFeed

The Rundown: News highlights from the week of May 11

May 15, 2020

A concise collection of recent expert perspectives from Cornell SC Johnson College of Business faculty on COVID-19’s impact on business, hospitality, and the economy.

Johnson BusinessFeed

What do April’s dismal retail sales mean for chains filing Chapter 11?

May 15, 2020

Randy Allen, senior lecturer of management and strategy, discusses the new reality COVID-19 is creating around the retail and apparel industry.

SHA BusinessFeed

What will hotel visits be like? Here’s your room-by-room look at the future

May 15, 2020

SHA Dean Kate Walsh says hotels face big challenges, including maintaining a welcoming atmosphere while staff practice social distancing.

Dyson BusinessFeed

As meat-processing factories struggle to reopen, govt. documents warn of shortages

May 15, 2020

Associate Professor Miguel Gómez says there should be organized efforts to help ensure a stable food supply chain that are disrupted by the pandemic.

SHA BusinessFeed

Digital check-in, limited buffets and lots of sanitizer: What a hotel stay looks like amid coronavirus

May 15, 2020

Professor Linda Canina discusses how hotels are adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic and modifying the guest experience.

Enterprise

Looking back: ODI celebrates 20 years since its founding

May 14, 2020

Johnson's Office of Diversity and Inclusion, first founded as the Office for Women and Minorities in Business in 1999, celebrates 20 years of programming.

Dyson BusinessFeed

Save British Cheese boxes boost sales for suffering businesses

May 14, 2020

Associate Professor Miguel Gómez says the COVID-19 crisis could place greater emphasis on direct-to-consumer food sales from smaller producers.

SHA BusinessFeed

Food delivery apps may soon see even more consolidation

May 14, 2020

Professor Alex Susskind says that consolidation reduces competition, which usually leads to businesses charging more.

SHA BusinessFeed

With travel on pause, Airbnb looks to long-term stays

May 13, 2020

Professor Chekitan Dev, a hospitality branding expert, discusses Airbnb's decision to focus on longer-term stays of 28 days or longer.

SHA BusinessFeed

Will this crisis make us more generous tippers?

May 12, 2020

SHA's Michael Lynn is not surprised that people appear to be tipping more than normal, for several reasons.

SHA BusinessFeed

If you want 20% off your late-summer stay at Marriott, now’s your chance

May 12, 2020

SHA's Steve Carvell says that although the hotel sector is making progress with adapting to COVID-19 needs, there may be many more details to consider.

Johnson BusinessFeed

Open for business: China’s financial liberalization

May 11, 2020

MBA students show how financial liberalization contributed to China’s position as the second largest economy in the world.

Dyson BusinessFeed

USDA announces food distribution program, but will it help farmers?

May 11, 2020

Professor Andrew Novakovic comments on whether the new USDA program, which depends specifically on what individual farmers produce, will help farmers or not.

Johnson BusinessFeed

Covid-19: India needs large fiscal stimulus, says former World Bank chief economist Kaushik Basu

May 10, 2020

Professor Kaushik Basu says inequality in India is already excessive and a coronavirus pandemic slowdown will worsen the divide.

SC Johnson College BusinessFeed

The Rundown: News highlights from the week of May 4

May 8, 2020

A concise collection of recent expert perspectives from Cornell SC Johnson College of Business faculty on COVID-19’s impact on business, hospitality, and the economy.

Johnson BusinessFeed

Sachin Gupta wins inaugural research award for responsible research in marketing

May 8, 2020

A paper published in the Journal of Marketing Research by Johnson Professor Sachin Gupta has received the AMA-EBSCO Annual Award for Responsible Research in Marketing

Johnson BusinessFeed

Celebrating Mother’s Day: Reflections from our executive MBA moms

May 8, 2020

To celebrate Mother's Day, nine of Johnson's EMBA moms reflect on their executive MBA program experience while raising a family and working full time.

SHA BusinessFeed

When will restaurants and bars reopen? Here’s what experts are saying

May 8, 2020

SHA Senior Lecturer Stephani Robson says that restaurants opening their doors at mid-level capacity will probably not be economically feasible.

Johnson BusinessFeed

Scientists reveal an alarming unintended consequence of wearing masks

May 8, 2020

Professor J. Edward Russo discusses if wearing masks to protect against COVID-19 leads to a sense of security that eventually becomes counter-productive.

Dyson BusinessFeed

Finding solutions for food supply chains during the coronavirus pandemic

May 8, 2020

Professor Miguel Gómez says food demand now in supermarkets – not restaurants, hospitals, and schools – is creating a disconnect in the supply chain.

Johnson BusinessFeed

The 2010s: A decade in review for emerging markets

May 7, 2020

Now that we move into the 2020s, it is important to look back over this past decade to better understand how the landscape of emerging markets has changed and what may lie ahead.

Dyson BusinessFeed

The financial world’s nervous system is being rewired

May 7, 2020

Professor Eswar Prasad adds to an analysis on payment systems and the rewiring of the financial world’s nervous system.

SHA BusinessFeed

What will staying in a hotel look like in the near future?

May 7, 2020

Perks and amenities? For the foreseeable future, hotel stays are likely to be stripped-down affairs says SHA Professor Christopher Anderson.

Johnson BusinessFeed

Opinion: Irrational fears of covid-19 could harm us even more

May 7, 2020

Professor Kaushik Basu says COVID-19 must not be underestimated, but excessive anxiety could lead countries to adopt counter-productive measures.

SHA BusinessFeed

Hotels roll out new initiatives designed to boost reservations and cash flow

May 7, 2020

SHA Professor Linda Canina says hotel gift card and added-value promotions are win-win for would-be travelers and the hospitality industry alike.

Enterprise

“Is it sustainable?” COVID-19 points to the value of asking big questions to inform planning resilience and social justice

May 6, 2020

COVID-19 underscores firms’ need for planning resilience, disproportionate impacts on poorer populations, and our interconnectedness.

SHA BusinessFeed

The future of travel

May 6, 2020

SHA Associate Professor Robert Kwortnik says discounted fares and flexible cancellation policies will only go so far to reassure potential cruise passengers.

Johnson BusinessFeed

Post-flash crash fixes bolstered markets during coronavirus selloff

May 5, 2020

Professor Maureen O’Hara says that financial trading technology has become vastly more reliable over the past decade and today, everybody has it.

Michael Waldman on market rationality and promotion signaling

May 5, 2020

Waldman, a Johnson professor of economics, discusses these and other prominent themes from his influential research career.

SHA BusinessFeed

Can hotels make a comeback if required to be less congested?

May 5, 2020

SHA Dean Kate Walsh says building traveler trust is the first step in an expected long road to recovery for the hotel and hospitality industry.

Johnson BusinessFeed

Rudd Family Professor of Management Lin William Cong named to Poets&Quants’ Best 40 Under 40 Professors list

May 4, 2020

Lin William Cong, associate professor of finance at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, has been named to top MBA faculty list.

SHA BusinessFeed

Coronavirus hits Hawaii’s tourism-dependent workforce hard

May 4, 2020

SHA lecturer Douglass Miller discusses Hawaii, where leisure, hospitality, and food service account for 19% of all employment on the islands.

SHA BusinessFeed

Travel industry offers new safety procedures in bid to revive business

May 4, 2020

SHA Dean Kate Walsh says hospitality faces big challenges, including maintaining a welcoming atmosphere while staff practice social distancing.

Johnson BusinessFeed

2020 Best & Brightest MBAs: Deon Provost, Cornell University

May 2, 2020

Johnson's Deon Provost MBA '20 is named to Poets&Quants Best & Brightest MBAs list for the graduating Class of 2020.

Dyson BusinessFeed

USDA wants to help farmers feed families, but advocates and lawmakers say it’s not enough

May 2, 2020

Associate Professor Miguel Gomez, a food supply chain and distribution expert, discusses system-wide programs that could reduce food waste.

Dyson BusinessFeed

Finding your balance in a topsy-turvy market

May 1, 2020

Associate Professor Vicki Bogan, director of Dyson's Institute for Behavioral and Household Finance, suggests couples work as a team when it comes to saving.

SC Johnson College BusinessFeed

The Rundown: News highlights from the week of April 27

May 1, 2020

A concise collection of recent expert perspectives from Cornell SC Johnson College of Business faculty on COVID-19’s impact on business, hospitality, and the economy.

Johnson BusinessFeed

Why it’s a problem if J.Crew and other retailers file for bankruptcy at the same time

May 1, 2020

Professor Vishal Gaur says that retailers filing for bankruptcy cannot even hold liquidation sales to drum up cash due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

Dyson BusinessFeed

Unions, advocates say Trump putting meat packing workers at risk

April 30, 2020

Associate Professor Miguel Gomez describes the difficulty of social distancing protocols in large food plants and risks to production capacity.

Johnson BusinessFeed

2020 Best 40 Under 40 Professors: Lin William Cong, Cornell University SC Johnson College of Business

April 29, 2020

Associate Professor Will Cong, Rudd Family Professor of Management, has been named one of Poets & Quants' 2020 Best 40 Under 40 Professors.

Dyson BusinessFeed

New York dairy farmers feel the squeeze from Coronavirus as milk sales dry up

April 29, 2020

Professor Andrew Novakovic says that dairy supply chains weren’t able to immediately pivot to delivering consumer goods sold in grocery stores.

Dyson BusinessFeed

The U.S. plans to lend $500 billion to large companies. It won’t require them to preserve jobs or limit executive pay

April 29, 2020

Professor Eswar Prasad worries the Fed’s coronavirus aid program to companies lacks important restrictions that could protect jobs moving forward.