Smeal professor reflects on GM crisis

Smeal College of Business edition
Monday, July 21, 2014

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STORIES:
-- Smeal professor reflects on GM crisis
-- Ghadar's recent book on immigration's benefits garners media attention
-- Inaugural Smeal Executive MBA Leadership Forum addresses issues in health care
-- Probing Question: What is Bitcoin?

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Smeal professor reflects on GM crisis
When GM began recalling vehicles in February because of an ignition-switch problem, the situation brought back early career memories for Denny Gioia. Currently, the Robert and Judith Klein Professor of Management and chair of the Department of Management and Organization at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, Gioia once worked as recall coordinator for Ford Motor Co.

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Ghadar's recent book on immigration's benefits garners media attention
"Becoming American: Why Immigration is Good for Our Nation's Future," authored by Fariborz Ghadar, William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management, Policies, and Planning in Penn State's Smeal College of Business, has garnered much media attention since its release in March of this year.

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Inaugural Smeal Executive MBA Leadership Forum addresses issues in health care
Early last month, the Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program hosted its inaugural Senior Leadership Forum, an opportunity for current and prospective students as well as program alumni to come together to discuss business and leadership.

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Probing Question: What is Bitcoin?
Could digital currency be poised to replace paper money? The pursuit of an independent digital currency began in the early 1990s, explains John Jordan, clinical professor of supply chain and information systems at Penn State. Today's big contender, the Bitcoin, was introduced in 2008 by a person (or group of people) known only by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoin is a digital payment network that allows users to engage in direct transactions without the oversight of a banking organization or government.

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