Foster in the Media

The faculty, students, alumni and staff of the University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business are in the news on a regular basis. From feature stories to faculty quotes, find a taste of recent media coverage below.

The Seattle Times
In courting China’s employees, Starbucks leans on the family

Starbucks’ is adapting to customs in what will soon be its second-largest market after the U.S. Xiao-Ping Chen, professor of management, is quoted.

USA Today
Shum guides Microsoft’s design renaissance

Albert Shum, the new head of Microsoft’s design team, is working to unite the tech giant’s 43,000 employees to create more customer-centric products. Suresh Kotha, professor of management, is quoted.

At work, early bird does get the worm, according to UW study

In three separate studies, Foster School researchers found a “morning bias” at work. Supervisors and managers unknowingly rated higher the workers who come in earlier.

U.S. News & World Report
The changing role at the top

Suresh Kotha, professor of management, comments on CEO changes at Microsoft.

Washington Post
Jack Ma’s U.S. Inspiration Set Path to $20 Billion Alibaba IPO

Alibaba, China’s largest online retailer, is readying for an initial public offering in New York that could raise as much as $20 billion, potentially making it the largest IPO ever. Xiao-Ping Chen, professor of management, is quoted.

Christian Science Monitor
Amazon is losing business in states where it collects online sales tax

Amazon and other online retailers have argued for years that they’ll lose business if they have to collect sales taxes on their online transactions. According to a new study of Amazon sales, they’re right. Research by Jacob Thornock, assistant professor of accounting, is cited

Here are the 16 student-led teams that advanced in the University of Washingtons business plan competition

Wireless routers. Influenza diagnostic tools. And even a new recipe for healthy sauerkraut. Those are among the 16 finalists who advanced Tuesday in Foster’s annual business plan competition.

KPLU Radio
Seattle Business Owners Turn To An Unlikely Source Of Consultants: UW Undergrads

Business owners in Seattle and around the state are lining up to tap the expertise of undergraduate students from Foster’s Consulting and Business Development Center.

Sending Money On An Overseas Round Trip To Avoid Taxes

Some investors avoid paying taxes in a move called round-tripping — sending money offshore, then investing it in U.S. stocks or bonds. A study estimates it costs the U.S. billions in lost revenues. Jake Thornock, assistant professor of accounting, is a co-author of the study.

Meet the winners of the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge

The sixth annual Environmental Innovation Challenge took place Thursday in Seattle, with 23 teams competing with new technologies that re-imagined alternative fuels, recycling, solar power, water treatment and more. Here’s a look at the six winners of the event.

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