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Business will need to partner up to be sustainable in a changing world
Can the private sector alone tackle climate change? No, says Dr. Jonathan Doh, associate dean of Research and Global Engagement at the Villanova School of Business, and the Herbert G. Rammrath Endowed Chair in International Business. It will take partnerships with governments and individuals, either personally or as a collective civil society. And all of us will need to both innovate and adapt to a changing world. In this episode of Inspiring Minds, Doh tells VSB student Alice Ke that each of us can make a difference in big and small ways.
How business must adapt to artificial intelligence, Part 2
In the first part of this conversation, Bernadette Goratowski talked with Dr. Steve Andriole, the Thomas G. Labrecque Endowed Chair in Business, about the role artificial intelligence could play in the business world. Here, they continue the conversation, discussing the future of professions like accounting, and how people should prepare for what’s to come.
How business must adapt to artificial intelligence, Part 1
It’s possible that some of the tasks that now take a business professional could soon be handed over to artificial intelligence systems, like Chat GPT. Dr. Steve Andriole, the Thomas G. Labrecque Endowed Chair in Business, talks about what that would look like, why emerging professionals should learn their way through this new world, and why businesses shouldn’t wait to prepare.
Corporations want to be more socially responsible. Does that include how they pay taxes?
This episode of Inspiring Minds is about corporate social responsibility, how companies pay taxes, and whether there’s any relationship between the two. But it’s also about the value of returning to a question long after the research papers have been written, to see if the ideas hold true – and how Villanova’s mission demands that business leaders look at how their actions affect the communities around them. Luke Watson, PhD, The Kevin Tedeschi ’71 Assistant Professor of Accounting & Information Systems at VSB, talks with Justin Bagin ’22 MAC.
How economics research can shine a light on environmental and human rights
Economics doesn’t exist in a vacuum. It’s also about human rights, environmental rights, and people’s expectations of living a safe and prosperous life. Chris Jeffords, PhD, associate teaching professor, Economics, studies how these areas overlap. In this episode of Inspiring minds, he talks with Austin Glass ’22 VSB about his research and how to balance policies and ideas on paper, with their practical applications in the real world. They also discuss what the next generation of economists can do to prepare for a changing world.
Addressing the Pandemic of Toxicity in Remote Work Environments
Millions of people have been working from home for many months due to the pandemic. The shift has drastically altered commuting habits, spending patterns and --for many -- workplace communication. People feel disconnected from their colleagues and cranky about perceived slights. In this episode of Inspiring Minds, Jake Galgano ‘21 VSB talks with Manuela Priesemuth, PhD, Associate Professor, Management & Operations, about the ways companies can support their WFH employees while continuing to set expectations and effectively manage for success.
NOTE: This podcast was recorded at the height of the pandemic and references events from March through September of 2020.