Posted 12.12.11Susan Helper, PhD, Frank Tracy Carlton Professor of Economics, knows all about cars. Not how they run so much as how (and why, and where) they’re made: Dr. Helper has studied the auto industry for two decades. There is an “old Irish curse” that supposedly runs, “May you live in interesting times.” The last few years have been a very interesting time to study the auto industry in the U.S., which all but collapsed in 2008, with two of Detroit’s Big Three manufacturers taking government bailouts in 2009. Since 2008, there has been a 40% decline in automobile production in the U.S. That affects not only car manufacturing, but the automotive supply chain right down the line. Suppliers of parts, glass, paint, and countless other car components suffer right along with the big names of Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler. “We know there have been layoffs in the aftermath of the automotive crisis, and we know there have been bankruptcies,” Helper says. What has happened to those laid-off workers and what has sprung up to replace those shuttered firms is what Helper’s current research is trying to determine. Learn about what it takes to check the vital signs of a whole industry in the next issue of The Weatherhead Collection: Reveal, hitting your mailbox in the next few weeks!
Posted 12.8.11Nonprofit Management and Leadership, a leading publication in the nonprofit studies field, is sponsored by the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations. The Winter 2011 issue is now online. The authors of “Problems Recruiting Volunteers: Nature Versus Nurture” decompose volunteering environments into what they label “nature” and “nurture,” reflecting differential organizational amenity to managerial influence and the need for managerial flexibility in recruiting volunteers. “Founders’ Syndrome in Women’s Nonprofit Organizations: Implications for Practice and Organizational Life” tackles a familiar and bothersome matter, exploring especially the potentially negative impact on newer and younger stakeholders. A case study titled “Surviving Mission Drift: How Charities Can Turn Dependence on Government Contract Funding to Their Own Advantage” looks at how three organizations reacted to changing contracting environments. Other articles delve into Italian corporate foundations, comparative research on the personality characteristics of nonprofit and for-profit healthcare CEOs, and the benefit of selected tools for facilitating strategic planning.
Posted 12.2.11Michael E. Goldberg, Adjunct Professor of Banking and Finance, won a prestigious Fulbright grant to teach entrepreneurial finance at Vietnam’s National Economics University in Hanoi. Goldberg, who recently became a senior advisor to Chinese company Kaiwu Capital, stated, "The Fulbright award and my new partnership with Kaiwu Capital will enable me to better connect my students, portfolio companies, and network in Cleveland to expanding opportunities in Asia." Goldberg and his family will live in Hanoi for the five-month duration of the award.
Posted 12.2.11To many students, the end of the Fall Semester means a chance for R & R over winter break. But as capstone projects and final exams wrap up, other candidates in both Weatherhead's undergraduate and graduate programs are preparing to graduate! To honor their accomplishments, the Dean's Office and Graduate Student Services hosted a festive reception on December 8. Congratulations, graduates! We look forward to learning of your future successes, and to news of all the ways in which you change our world for the better.
Posted 11.10.11Nonprofit Management and Leadership, a leading publication in the nonprofit studies field, is sponsored by the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations. The Fall 2011 issue features “Succession Planning in Nonprofit Organizations,” where a survey of executive directors reveals that planning and preparation do not match a clearly discernible need. “Family Involvement in Small, Local Nongovernmental Organizations” explores the advantages and disadvantages of family involvement in a sample of Indian NGOs. Other articles look at financial capacity and sustainability, stakeholder management and public theater program planning, and volunteers in nonprofit sport organizations.
Posted 5.20.11The Fowler Center's Beau Daane was invited by the Russian government to speak on sustainable business practices from the 20th-29th of May. The Tula branch of the Center of Ecological Policy and Culture is sponsoring the sustainable business conference and participants include government leaders like the head of the Parliament Department of the Environment, business, health care and NGO leaders. In addition to speaking in Tula, Beau will also speak at a sustainable business conference in St. Petersburg at the Northwest State Technical University. Beau is excited to deepen Weatherhead relationships with businesses and institutions in Russia.
Posted 4.19.11The Mandel Center recognizes excellence in leadership and innovation in the nonprofit sector at its annual Nonprofit Awards Event.
Posted 1.27.11Three teams from the Weatherhead School of Management participated in a day-long merger advisory competition hosted by the Cleveland Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth on January 21, 2011. The teams had a week leading up to the competition to prepare analyses for a 20-minute presentation to a panel of judges.
Posted 1.10.11It’s been a good year for Maria Ismail. She won the Dean's Academic Achievement Award. She won the Outstanding Marketing MBA Student Award. Most importantly, she was granted the MBA degree she sought through the accelerated program at the Weatherhead School of Management, and walked across the stage in May with the rest of the Class of 2010.
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