FOSTER IN THE MEDIA

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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.

September 28, 2014
New York Times
How Ads Can Push Too Hard
People like to associate with brands that reflect how they see themselves. That’s an axiom of advertising. But a study published in the Journal of Consumer Research says ads like these can backfire. Mark Forehand, professor of marketing, is quoted.

September 24, 2014
Wall Street Journal
Making Excuses That Actually Work
Wall Street Journal columnist Sue Shellenbarger looks at how excuses used the right way can save the day on the job. Ryan Fehr, assistant professor of management, is quoted.

September 19, 2014
Poets & Quants
Business School Case Tournaments: Why You Should Compete
Case competitions are not new to business schools. But the experience these contests provide boosts self-confidence, sharpens communication and presentation skills, and gives students a leg up on others in landing a job. Foster's Global Business Case Competition is highlighted.

September 17, 2014
USA Today
Alibaba's Jack Ma: From 'crazy' to China's richest man
Revealing his ambition, Jack Ma says Alibaba will last 102 years so the Internet empire he founded in 1999 can span three centuries. An interview between Ma and Xiao-Ping Chen, professor of management and organization, is cited.

August 30, 2014
Economist
Corporate America is finding it ever harder to stay on the right side of the law
The Economist looks at big legal settlements by large companies doing business in America. Research by Jonathan Karpoff, professor of finance, is cited.

August 13, 2014
Fast Company
Why Night Owls Are More Ethical In The Afternoon
Whether you are a morning person or a night owl might dictate what time of day you should make your ethics-testing decisions. Research by Chris Barnes, assistant professor of management, is featured.

June 19, 2014
U.S. News & World Report
Leverage Job Prospects With a Master’s in Accounting
More employers are planning to hire graduates with this background, one survey says. Andy Rabitoy, director of undergraduate career services in the Foster School, comments.

June 05, 2014
The Wall Street Journal
How Elite B-Schools Pump Up Applicant Pools
Applications are rising at many elite U.S. business schools, but the increase may be more of a triumph of marketing than a growing appetite for business degrees. Dan Poston, assistant dean of masters programs, is interviewed.

June 05, 2014
The Seattle Times
In courting China’s employees, Starbucks leans on the family
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.