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