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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.

KMVT | October 19, 2021
USPS experiencing delays in shipping | KMVT

USPS is slowing some mail delivery thanks to the entity’s new 10-year plan. Slower service and higher prices are not the combinations most consumers are looking for, but that may be the case with the United States Postal Service — at least in the short term. Apurva Jain, associate professor of operations management at the UW, is interviewed.

Axios | October 17, 2021
Texas abortion ban stumps businesses | Axios

Companies and CEOs are reluctant to speak out against Texas’ abortion ban because they fear there’s more to lose than gain. Abhinav Gupta, associate professor of management at the UW, is quoted.

KOMO 4 | October 14, 2021
Puget Sound ports mull measures to help ease supply chain disruptions | KOMO 4

The Northwest Seaport Alliance, which operates ports of Seattle and Tacoma, is considering a plan to extend its gate hours as well as other measures to help ease a backlog of unloaded container ships that have led to supply chain disruptions for much of the country. Debra Glassman, teaching professor of finance and business economics at the UW, is interviewed.

The Wall Street Journal | October 11, 2021
When work invades your sleep through your dreams | The Wall Street Journal

A lot of people say work has invaded their sleep, especially during the pandemic, as boundaries have been obliterated and burnout is on the rise. The good news: dreams can help us solve problems, or reach realizations about our careers and ourselves. Christopher Barnes, associate professor of management at the UW, is quoted.

KING 5 | October 5, 2021
‘The Great Resignation’: Why millions of workers are quitting their jobs | KING 5

Nearly every major American industry is being affected by what economists are calling “The Great Resignation.” Millions of workers are quitting their jobs for a number of reasons — and limited staffing is leaving businesses unable to perform daily job functions effectively and efficiently. Thomas Gilbert, associate professor of finance at the UW, is interviewed.

Quartz | October 1, 2021
Business schools are getting more progressive: 8 courses show how | Quartz

Cultural movements like #MeToo and Black Lives Matter are reshaping business schools’ calculations about what future management consultants and C-suite executives need to know. This change is encapsulated by the eight courses that received the Aspen Institute’s Ideas Worth Teaching Awards for 2021, including “Grand Challenges for Entrepreneurs” taught by Emily Cox Pahnke, associate professor of management and organization at the UW.

The New York Times | September 30, 2021
Business schools chart a new course | The New York Times

The Aspen Institute’s latest Ideas Worth Teaching awards named eight “especially bold” courses that pushed the “boundaries of what was previously thought possible,” the institute’s Jaime Bettcher told DealBook. The course “Grand Challenges for Entrepreneurs” taught by Emily Cox Pahnke, associate professor of management and organization at the UW, is included. [This is part of a roundup of business news]

Puget Sound Business Journal | September 28, 2021
Jennifer Wong: ‘Sustainability is no longer for the forward thinkers and innovators’ | Puget Sound Business Journal

Jennifer Wong, an adjust professor at the UW Foster School of Business, is interviewed, as a member of Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2021 40 Under 40 class.

Fortune | September 28, 2021
Want to get ahead in the tech world? Give these 4 executive MBA programs a look | Fortune

Fortune features the UW’s Foster School of Business executive MBA program. Louise Kapustka, executive director of the program, is quoted.

The Oregonian | September 22, 2021
Dutch Bros’ stock soars, but IPO left some mom-and-pop investors with a bitter taste | The Oregonian

When Oregon-based Dutch Bros had its initial public offering last week, its initial shares went overwhelmingly to large, institutional investors. The company set aside another 5% for employees, business associates and others – “friends and family,” most likely – who could get in at the $23 offering price. But when the stock began trading on the New York Stock Exchange, shares were selling for $37 apiece – far above the offering price. Kevin Boeh, associate teaching professor of finance at the UW, is quoted.

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