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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.

February 6, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Smartphones Make You Tired and Unproductive, Study Says

The way most knowledge workers do their jobs — monitoring their smartphones for notes from the boss long after the office day is done– ultimately makes them less effective. Research co-authored by Christopher M. Barnes, assistant professor of management at the Foster School, is featured.

January 15, 2014

HBR Blog Network

Research: Using a Smartphone After 9 pm Leaves Workers Disengaged

New research indicates that greater connectivity comes at a cost: using a smartphone to cram more work into a given evening results in less work done the next day. Christopher Barnes, assistant professor of management, is co-author of the post and the research.

January 13, 2014


Business fighting poverty: Water wheels keep on rolling

Back in 2011, all Cynthia Koenig, CEO of Wello, had was a business plan and an idea. Her concept – of using some kind of rolling container to transport water – wasn’t that new. But her business plan was innovative. The Foster School’s Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition is mentioned.

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