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Cornell SC Johnson College of Business news, events, and media related to the COVID-19 pandemic

How is COVID-19 affecting businesses, hospitality, the economy, management, finance, policy, and employment practices? What does the future hold? College thought leaders are connecting with faculty across the university to provide guidance and insights during this worldwide crisis.

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Featured Events

Join faculty, alumni, and industry experts online for a series of webinars and panel discussions

Get expert advice and learn how COVID-19 is affecting business, the economy, hospitality, management, supply chain, finance, and more. Registration is open to the public unless otherwise noted.

COVID-19: Impacting geographies and lives

Thursday, April 2, 10 a.m. (EDT)
With a third of the world’s population under lockdown, EMI will explore the economic and business impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in emerging market countries. Hear insights from Cornell Johnson alumni from China, India, Europe.

April 2: Learn More

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Featured faculty:
Alex Susskind

The restaurant business in crisis: Coping with restaurant slowdowns, expense management, and the road ahead

Friday, April 3, 2 p.m. (EDT)
The School of Hotel Administration and the Cornell Institute for Food and Beverage Management (CIFBM) will bring together restaurant executives and faculty experts to offer solutions to the challenges that operators, employees, and guests are experiencing in our new normal.

April 3: Register Now

Because business never stops, join us online for more events

Many of our regularly scheduled events—and new events—will be held online, which means these events will now be open to wider audiences and you’ll be able to join us from afar. Below are some upcoming events that feature our faculty and alumni.

Missed us live? Recorded livestreams are available below.

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SC Johnson College faculty and programs featured in the media or other Cornell news publications

For media inquiries, contact:
Sarah Magnus-Sharpe, 607.254.7109

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Coronavirus price gouging: 33 top cops demand action from Amazon, eBay, Craigslist, Facebook and Walmart

March 26, 2020

Day Family Senior Lecturer in Business Ethics Dana Radcliffe, argues that the rules of a free and fair market should not apply during times of emergency.

Johnson BusinessFeed

Coronavirus emails from companies may not be calming to customers

March 23, 2020

Soo Kim, assistant professor of marketing, says that emails to customers may not be as comforting as companies hope during times of crisis and anxiety.

Johnson BusinessFeed

Peer pressure in a pandemic

March 18, 2020

Research from Robert H. Frank, Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management, tells us we are much more likely to be swayed by friends, relatives, and neighbors than deliberate attempts from advertising to government regulation.

Dyson BusinessFeed

As the hospitality industry lays off hundreds, grocery employment becomes an opportunity

March 24, 2020

Supply chain economist Miguel Gomez says major retailers are hiring not just to meet increases in demand, but also because of new emergency legislation towards worker protections.

Dyson BusinessFeed

Coronavirus drives the U.S. and China deeper into global power struggle

March 22, 2020

Dyson’s Nandlal P. Tolani Senior Professor of International Trade Policy, Eswar Prasad, says that U.S.-China relations have deteriorated to a low during a time when they should come together.

Dyson BusinessFeed

Dire dollar shortage shows failure to fix key crisis flaw

March 22, 2020

Dyson's Eswar Prasad says the dollar's jump is renewing calls for financial-system reform missed during the 2008 crisis.

SHA BusinessFeed

Coronavirus: Can you–and should you–’shelter in place’ at a hotel or vacation rental?

March 23, 2020

David Sherwyn, professor of hospitality human resources, says hotel companies are doing everything they can to make their environments and safe as possible against COVID-19.

SHA BusinessFeed

How should hotels set room rates now and after the coronavirus crisis?

March 21, 2020

Sheryl Kimes, emeritus professor of service operations management, discusses the different approaches hotels in North America and Asia are taking towards room costs during COVID-19.

SHA BusinessFeed

Marriott CEO salary cut a ‘new best practice’ amid coronavirus pandemic

March 20, 2020

Steven Carvell, professor of finance at SHA, provides his expertise on the financial impact of the new coronavirus in the hotel industry and what companies may implement moving forward.

Across the college

Johnson BusinessFeed

MBAs find ways to stay social from a distance

March 31, 2020

From online club meetings to virtual Sage Socials, Johnson's Student Council has taken the lead to ensure MBAs stay connected during the COVID-19 outbreak.

SC Johnson College BusinessFeed

Faculty expert webinars help global audiences navigate the business impacts of COVID-19

March 30, 2020

Faculty expert webinars help thousands of Cornell students and alumni navigate the financial, managerial, and social impacts of COVID-19.