The Parker Center: Leading in Portfolio Management Education
Hear MBA students amd investment professionals talk about the powerful education, networking, and career development opportunities at the Parker Center for Investment Research
November 25, 2014
Cornell MBA's Share Why They Chose Johnson at Cornell
"You come across so many people with so many different backgrounds. Everybody has a different story." Abhishek Chattopadhyay and fellow Cornell MBA '15 students share why Johnson at Cornell University is the right fit for them.
November 25, 2014
We Can All Grow as Leaders, with General George Casey
General George Casey (U.S. Army Ret.), distinguished senior lecturer of leadership, writes on keys to continuously improving leadership skills.
November 13, 2014
Corning, Inc. leader gives Durland Lecture Nov. 17
Wendell P. Weeks, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Corning, Inc. will deliver the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management’s 27th Durland Lecture Monday, November 17th, at 4:30 pm in the Bill and Melinda Gates auditorium. This lecture is free and open to the public with limited seating. Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. Corning’s businesses and markets are constantly evolving. Today, Corning’s products enable diverse industries such as consumer electronics, telecommunications, transportation, and life sciences. Weeks career at Corning, Inc. has spanned 31 years of working in financial, business development, commercial, and general management roles, including strategic positions in the company’s television, specialty glass, and telecommunications businesses. Weeks was named Corning’s chief executive officer in 2005 and chairman of the board in 2007. Previously, he served as chief operating officer and helped lead the company’s restructuring and return to profitability following the telecom industry crash. Weeks is a graduate of Lehigh University and earned a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University as a Baker Scholar. The Durland Lecture series was initiated in 1983 by Roy H. Park and a group of supporters. Durland lecturers have included Thomas W. Jones, co-chairman and CEO of Citigroup’s SSB Citi Asset Management Group; Abby Joseph Cohen, managing director of Goldman, Sachs and Co.; Mark Bertolini, CEO of Aetna; and Lucio A. Noto, chairman and CEO of Mobil Corp.
November 10, 2014
Top Marketing Executives Converge for Career Coaching
Some 36 executives will provide one-on-one coaching to Johnson MBA and Cornell undergraduate students
November 05, 2014
Fourth Annual Emerging Markets Institute Conference: China, Reaching Out to the World
Over 100 Cornell alumni and business professionals in attendance. The Fourth Emerging Markets Institute conference “China, Reaching out to the world: Global investments and partnerships,” held in New York City in mid-October was well attended by over 100 Cornell alumni and business professionals. The topics, Chinese investment in the United States, ensuring natural resources, technological hubs and emerging multi-national corporations, were covered during panels held throughout the day at the Cornell Club. During the first panel, Chinese investment in the US, Thilo Hanemann, Research Director with the Rhodium Group, shared that China's foreign direct investment in the US totaled $14 billion last year. China's FDI in the US for the first half of 2014 was slightly lower than the same six-month period last year, and the focus is shifting from acquisitions of assets to real estate, advanced services and manufacturing. Such states as Texas, Michigan, Ohio and Illinois are top recipients of Chinese investment in energy and auto industries. "On the Chinese side there is a lot of demand to go global, on the US side there's a good supply of a system that welcomes investments," said X. Rick Niu, President, Starr Strategic Partners. "As domestic GDP in China goes down, money has to go elsewhere to find a better return, and if you flip the coin you'll see why America is ideal." Niu said the world's two largest economies want to have a bilateral investment as the US remains "an ideal destination for FDI from China". At the close of the conference, EMI Executive Director Richard Coyle announced that planning would begin for next year’s Emerging Markets Institute conference to focus on India and relations with the U.S.
November 03, 2014
Faculty Research Showcased in "Johnson Scholar"
Published and accepted research papers and book chapters by Johnson faculty are compiled in the annual edition of the "Johnson Scholar."
October 22, 2014
Fusing good citizenship with business strategy
Leaders in Sustainable Global Enterprise speaker Chris Librie, senior director of living progress and strategy at Hewlett Packard corporate affairs, claims that “sustainability is more than charity. It is a tool to drive competitive advantage.” Speaking to a Sage Hall lecture room filled with Johnson and other Cornell University students Sept. 24, Chris Librie, senior director of living progress and strategy for corporate affairs at Hewlett Packard, focused on driving sustainability within and outside the organization, and the actions HP has undertaken to see them to fruition. Librie spoke as a guest lecturer in a course offered by the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise: Leaders in Sustainable Global Enterprise Colloquium. Sustainability is not just about compliance for HP, according to Librie. It is the fusion of good citizenship and business strategy. “Sustainability is more than charity. It is a tool to drive competitive advantage,” he said. With this in mind, HP uses its technology to drive economic, social, and environmental sustainability — the three pillars of sustainability, or the triple bottom line — through such programs as HP Life, eHealth Centers, and HP Earth Insights. HP Life is a program focused on encouraging entrepreneurs through business and IT education. HP’s ten eHealth Centers in India are mobile health care units created from used shipping containers that operate on cloud-based IT and connect rural doctors to urban medical centers. The company plans to launch 25 more of these in the next year. HP Earth Insights concentrates on providing software assistance to wildlife conservation efforts. Librie also touched on HP’s recycling initiatives. One way in which it is addressing rudimentary methods of recycling in less developed countries is through its partnership with East African Compliant Recycling. Together, they have established a first-of-its-kind electronic waste recycling plant in Kenya. “We want to expand this to other countries too, but collecting material back from the consumers is quite challenging,” he said, emphasizing that communicating to consumers and changing their habits about recycling is an uphill task. “Having a nuanced understanding of sustainability, this lecture gave me a picture of how HP markets sustainability rather than an in-depth look at practice,” said Amber Thomas, MBA ’15, who attended the lecture. “I did find it insightful that significant internal marketing and influencing is necessary to achieve change within a corporation.” The lecture elicited a number of questions from students about the actual, quantifiable nature of these projects. Librie explained that while a lot of actions by HP relating to sustainability cannot yet be directly translated into numbers, correcting this is next on his agenda. Along with current financial goals (to drive reputation and ratings), Librie plans to introduce sales goals. How much will sustainability contribute to the bottom line? This might be the question many companies are asking and looking for answers to. — Pallavi Rao
October 17, 2014
Johnson’s Radcliffe Explores Ethical Leadership with Army Generals
Dana Radcliffe was invited by the U.S. Army to share principles of ethically wielding power and responsibility with top officers
October 15, 2014
Investment in Innovation: Johnson Cornell Tech MBA on Bloomberg TV
Zach Shulman, Cornell University's director of entrepreneurship, talks to Bloomberg West about the Cornell Tech campus and its programs
October 13, 2014
Johnson Marketing Students Present Recommendations to Tour Operators’ Board
Two teams from the Strategic Marketing Immersion were invited to share consumer insights gained through a sponsored project
October 07, 2014
A Day in the Life of an MBA student at Johnson at Cornell
Chinese student Ada Chan takes us through her daily routine
October 02, 2014
How Popular Are Your Keywords? Less Popular Keywords Better Suited for Paid Search Advertising
Consumers are more likely to click a sponsored link when their searched keywords are less-popular, according to new research by Johnson Professor Young Hoon-Park and his co-authors
October 01, 2014
Cornell’s Emerging Markets Institute appoints Humberto Luiz Ribeiro
Ribeiro, a former senior member of the Brazilian Federal Government, will focus his studies on the services industries in emerging markets
September 29, 2014
Johnson's LinkedIn Strategy Featured by TopMBA.com
September 29, 2014
Grant Miller, MBA '16, Promoted to Lt. Commander, USN, While Earning his MBA
Classmates of Grant Miller, MBA '16, gathered in Sage Hall to attend his promotion to Lt. Commander, U.S. Navy. Bill Huling, associate dean for alumni affairs and development and retired Lt. Colonel, U.S. Army, officiated at the ceremony. Debbie Feng, MBA '16, affixed Grant's rank insignia.
September 25, 2014
Johnson MBA Students Organize and Lead Climate March Contingency
Business is the largest catalyst for change, when it comes to transitioning to a carbon-neutral economy, writes Jeremy Kuhre, MBA ‘16
September 24, 2014
Johnson Club Fair 2014
MBA students flock to annual event
September 23, 2014
Sustainability is a business opportunity says Prof. Mark Milstein
Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise Director Mark Milstein delivers the inaugural lecture in Johnson’s Thought Leaders Series.
September 17, 2014
The Global Innovation Economy and American Competitiveness—Live from Washington, D.C.
Dean Soumitra Dutta shares insights on U.S. competitiveness from the Global Innovation Index at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation in Washington, D.C.
September 16, 2014
Cornell Executive Business Education Discussion
Cornell Executive Business Education (CEBE) Director Devin Bigoness and Regional Director Keith Driver discuss highlights of the program at Johnson.
September 15, 2014
Johnson offers a Family-Friendly Community
A two-year MBA student shares his perspective
September 10, 2014
Johnson's Simanis writes on "Profits at the Bottom of the Pyramid" in HBR
Erik Simanis, managing director of market creation strategies at the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise, writes in Harvard Business Review on his"opportunity map" for creating profitable businesses in the poorest communities.
September 09, 2014
Why Networking Makes You Feel Physically Gross
Fast Company reports on a new study in Johnson's Administrative Science Quarterly that explains why professional networking for personal gain feels icky.
September 08, 2014