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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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Upcoming
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.

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Featured faculty: David Sherwyn

Opening the door in the hospitality industry: Legal Challenges in the Wake of COVID-19 – Session 2

Wednesday, July 1, 1:00 p.m. EDT
Join The Cornell Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations (CIHLER) and Jackson Lewis P.C. for a roundtable webinar series to discuss critical issues that hospitality businesses must address in the near term and going forward. Topics will include: preventative employment practices, COVID-19-related employment litigation, and use of video in mediation and court proceedings.

July 1: Register Now

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Featured faculty: Dean Kate Walsh

Leading our industry forward: A conversation with two global industry leaders

Thursday, July 2, 10:30 a.m. EDT
Join leaders in the hospitality industry from InterContinental Hotels Group and Marriott International to discuss the strategies being employing to steer their global brands forward, strategies for the future, and the opportunities they plan to leverage to weather the crisis and help the world return to the golden age of travel.

July 2: Register Now

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Featured faculty: Dean Kevin Hallock and Andrew Karolyi

Can business education empower sustainable, shared prosperity?

Thursday, July 2, 12:00 p.m. EDT
Join Cornell SC Johnson College of Business leaders and alumni to discuss what business schools in higher education can do using research and education to empower people-centered business leaders who can drive positive change.

This is part one of the five-part summer webinar series: Business Education and Research With Impact.

July 2: Register Now

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Featured faculty: David Sherwyn

Opening the door in the hospitality industry: Legal Challenges in the Wake of COVID-19 – Session 3

Thursday, July 16, 1:00 p.m. EDT
Join The Cornell Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations (CIHLER) and Jackson Lewis P.C. for a roundtable webinar series to discuss critical issues that hospitality businesses must address in the near term and going forward. Topics will include: types of grievances, NLRB charges, information requests, and bargaining demands observed over COVID-19-related issues.

July 16: 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.

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Commentary: COVID-19 is our chance to shake up economics

June 25, 2020

Professor Kaushik Basu writes the COVID-19 crisis provides opportunity for economists to rethink some of the ideas they have long taken for granted.

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Hiring trends emerge in study into COVID-19 impact on job market

June 24, 2020

Professor Murillo Campello has leveraged big data on job-vacancy postings to reveal several dimensions of the impact of COVID-19 on the U.S. job market.

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What we’ve learned from how sustainability and sustainable companies have weathered the Covid-19 crisis

June 24, 2020

Professor Mark Milstein says that COVID-19 is not distracting many companies from their sustainability commitments as they deal with the pandemic.

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How COVID is affecting U.S. food supply chain

June 18, 2020

Associate Professor Miguel Gomez discusses in detail the impact the global pandemic has had on domestic food supply chains.

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Inequality in America was huge before the pandemic. The stock market is making it worse.

June 17, 2020

Professor Eswar Prasad says a rising stock market, within current economic conditions, will disproportionately benefit the haves over the have-nots.

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Food economists say changing consumer habits and potential coronavirus outbreaks in processing plants may affect food supplies. Here are the foods you might see less of in grocery stores.

June 3, 2020

Associate Professor Miguel Gomez comments on COVID-19's impact on the food supply chain and what products will be most effected on the store shelves.

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Hotels could face $9 billion in new costs to stay squeaky clean

June 24, 2020

Dean Kate Walsh says that investment in new cleanliness protocols, born from the pandemic, is a cost that hotels will take on because they have to.

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Is a hotel stay safe? 5 questions to help you decide

June 21, 2020

Associate Professor Robert J. Kwortnik describes the great lengths hotels are taking to ensure sanitization and guest safety.

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DoorDash scores valuation of $16 billion as coronavirus pushes it to top of food-delivery chain

June 19, 2020

Lecturer Douglas Miller says that, for many restaurants, focusing on delivery during the onset of COVID-19 was the only way to stay in business.

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Hiring trends emerge in study into COVID-19 impact on job market

June 24, 2020

Professor Murillo Campello has leveraged big data on job-vacancy postings to reveal several dimensions of the impact of COVID-19 on the U.S. job market.

SC Johnson College BusinessFeed

The Rundown: Highlights from the week of June 1

June 5, 2020

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

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Measuring the economic and environmental consequences of COVID-19

June 3, 2020

Professor Shanjun Li has been awarded a Cornell Atkinson Rapid Response Fund grant to examine the economic and environmental consequences of COVID-19.

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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.

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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.

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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.