30 episodes

CATALYST is about pivotal moments that shape business and the global economy. We tap into the expertise of Temple University’s Fox School of Business faculty and business community to dig deep into today’s most pressing questions, like: What is the future of work? Will the WTO stop working? Who is winning the global AI race? We decode topics from philosophical and practical standpoints so you, the workforce, can spark change in your field.

CATALYST Fox School of Business | Temple University

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CATALYST is about pivotal moments that shape business and the global economy. We tap into the expertise of Temple University’s Fox School of Business faculty and business community to dig deep into today’s most pressing questions, like: What is the future of work? Will the WTO stop working? Who is winning the global AI race? We decode topics from philosophical and practical standpoints so you, the workforce, can spark change in your field.

    The Root of Decision Making

    The Root of Decision Making

    When it comes to thinking about climate change and renewable energy, many people try to make as many environmentally friendly decisions as possible. With Earth Day coming up, what changes can you make? Researchers, like our guest, are considering how decisions are made–and if the process people use to make a decision can be influenced to select a more environmentally friendly decision about a product or service.
    Choosing an environmentally friendly electric plan is one way of helping keep the Earth green. But what if people select a convenient default choice rather than exploring a more environmentally friendly (and possibly cheaper) option?
    Crystal Reeck, assistant professor of marketing and associate director of the Center for Applied Research in Decision Making, tells listeners about the three different ways people make decisions. We’ll learn if there is a way to change a person’s decision mode—and ultimately impact the choice that they make.
    Find out more details at www.fox.temple.edu/catalyst. 
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    Crystal Reeck, assistant professor, Fox School of Business Center for Applied Research in Decision Making  Center for Sustainable Communities Knowledge Hub: A nudge in the right direction Knowledge Hub: What happens when interventions fail "How we decide shapes what we choose: decision modes track consumer decisions that help decarbonize electricity generation" published in Theory and Decision (2022) -----
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    • 23 min
    From Leaders to Thought Leaders

    From Leaders to Thought Leaders

    In this episode of Catalyst, we are celebrating the upcoming graduation of the 100th student from the Executive Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) program as well as Women’s History Month by interviewing three DBA alumnae who are changing perspectives on business, inclusion and culture.   
    Jodi Detjen, DBA ’21, associate professor of practice and academic director of the MBA program at Suffolk University,  shares her findings on the barriers to women's leadership acquisition. 
     
    Sherry Williams, DBA ’19 and chief risk officer at Amalgamated Bank, shares how people choose a financial service provider and how that choice can help close the financial inclusion gap. 
     
    Finally, Maggie Jordan, DBA ’18, vice president of marketing operations at MNG Health and founder and CEO of LAIR Entertainment, shares her insights into what people’s approaches to video game character design mean for the metaverse. 
     
    Find out more details at www.fox.temple.edu/catalyst. 
     
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    Jodi Detjen, DBA '21, Sherry Williams, DBA ’19, CPA Maggie Jordan, DBA ’18 Fox Executive DBA Program  
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    • 36 min
    Transforming the Business of Healthcare

    Transforming the Business of Healthcare

    Healthcare is changing, and not just because of the pandemic. For years, there has been a growing trend of consumerism in healthcare. 
    As patients become more likely to visit urgent care than an ER, and big retail giants are poised to offer primary care alongside frozen pizza and sweatpants, the business of healthcare is heading towards a big transformation. 
    In this episode of Catalyst, Kevin Mahoney, MBA ’15, DBA ’18 and CEO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, shares his view of how hospitals are changing. He sheds light on how consumerism is affecting the patient experience, what it means for the cost of healthcare and where the future might lead. 
    Find out more details at www.fox.temple.edu/catalyst. 
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    Learn more about Kevin Mahoney Kevin B. Mahoney Named CEO of University of Pennsylvania Health System Penn's Kevin Mahoney is rethinking the future of health care for all of us  The Rise of Medical Consumerism, Self-triage and the Impact on the Healthcare Delivery System  Fox Executive DBA Program -----
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    • 38 min
    Who is the “I” in AI?

    Who is the “I” in AI?

    As AI/ML creeps into our daily lives, how will industries and jobs be affected? What should be automated and what needs to be innovated? And who is the intelligence behind the machine? In this episode of Catalyst, Subodha Kumar will guide us through the ins and outs—and impacts—of what artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) means for the future. 
     
    Find out more details at www.fox.temple.edu/catalyst. 
     
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    Subodha Kumar Designing Personalized Treatment Plans for Breast Cancer -----
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    • 25 min
    Make a paws-itive impact

    Make a paws-itive impact

    Donating money and volunteering at nonprofits or your favorite charity are wonderful ways to give back to your community, especially during the holiday season. But combining your passions, professional expertise and education? That is paws-atively extraordinary.  
     
    Through her experiences at the Fox School, Sarah Bergstein got to do all of that and help animals in need at Morris Animal Refuge in the process. After adopting two rescue cats, Bergstein wanted to do more—so she decided to use her unique work experience in the U.S. Air Force and education to approach volunteering through a business lens with Fox Board Fellows. 
     
    In this episode of Catalyst, Bergstein takes us through her journey of leveraging the community engagement experience she gained as a public affairs officer to help her during her MBA program and eventually as a member of the board at her favorite nonprofit. She will offer tips on how anyone can get involved and start creating real change in their communities.
     
    Find out more details at www.fox.temple.edu/catalyst. 
     
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    Fox Board Fellows Philly’s own chonky cat may soon have a forever home. Good job, internet.  
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    • 24 min
    NIL: It’s a game-changer

    NIL: It’s a game-changer

    After decades of saying no to college athletes looking to earn a few dollars, the NCAA gave the go-ahead for athletes to make money from the use of their name, image and likeness (NIL). And it’s a game-changer—and not just for the top athletes at big Division I colleges and universities. 
     
    Many social media-savvy college athletes are already securing revenue streams via both big and small business sponsorships. In this episode, Thilo Kunkel, associate professor at the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management and director of the Sport Industry Research Center, discusses why he believes there is potential for student athletes of all genders and at all division levels to earn money by building a positive personal brand. 



    Find out more details at www.fox.temple.edu/catalyst. 
     
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    Thilo Kunkel Sport Industry Research Center There is no Nil in NIL Exploring athlete brand image development on social media New laws set to level collegiate playing field OwlScoop podcast with Thilo Kunkel  
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    • 30 min

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