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.

March 7, 2014
USA Today
Daylight saving brings risks with loss of sleep

Research by Christopher Barnes, assistant professor of management, is highlighted.

March 6, 2014
New York Times
The Economic Toll of Lost Sleep

In an op-ed piece, Christopher Barnes, assistant professor of management , and a co-author look at the economic cost of daylight saving time.

February 28, 2014
Fighting poverty with mushrooms, green things & social enterprise

Every year, the UW Foster School of Business holds an international ‘social enterprise’ competition at which college students from around the world present business solutions aimed at reducing global poverty and inequity.

February 21, 2014
The Wall Street Journal
The ABCs of Investors’ DNA

A new study finds that many investors may in fact have a genetic predisposition to hunt for bargains in the stock market. Stephan Siegel, associate professor of finance, was a co-author on the paper.

February 9, 2014
USA Today
New Microsoft CEO’s collegial style sparks hope

Satya Nadella’s calming, collegial style said to be a pleasant and necessary change in leadership tone. Suresh Kotha, professor of management, is quoted.

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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