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Fuqua’s thought leaders now share their expertise directly with you, in a series of live conversations focused on business in the context of current events. In this series one of the school’s experts will be offering insights on a relevant topic in a half-hour live session – including answering your questions – on our LinkedIn page.

Our faculty are leading scholars in their fields, passionate about their work, and world-renowned for both teaching and research. By collaborating with thought leaders, experts, policymakers, and fellow researchers within and beyond their areas, they’re creating insights that fuel action.

Discussions happen the first and third Wednesday of each month at 12:30 pm Eastern (-4 UTC) on Fuqua’s LinkedIn page, where you can also stay on top of our latest research and connect with members in our network.

How To Access Live Sessions

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  • Mark your calendar to tune-in at 12:30 p.m. ET for the session.
  • If you’re unable to participate live or don’t use LinkedIn, captioned videos will be available below for you to view whenever you get a chance.

Next Live Session

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 12:30 PM ET 

LIVE: Marketing Spending for Growth and Returns: Highlights and Insights from The CMO Survey 

Results from The CMO Survey found that as marketers continue to face ongoing challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, their responsibilities and strategic roles have expanded as digital marketing spending increases. Professor Christine Moorman, Founder and Managing Director of The CMO Survey, will discuss findings and answer questions live. 

Professor Christine Moorman

Upcoming Sessions

November 3 - Sim Sitkin, Management and Organization, Michael W. Krzyzewski University Professor - Learn More 

Contact Info

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Past Sessions

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Can Anyone Truly Be Anonymous Online?

Professor Jiaming Xu explains how your friends' popularity reveals your identity online and the theory behind it. (10/06/2021)

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Crisis Innovation Policy from World War II to COVID-19

Professor Daniel P. Gross shares his recent research that surveys the U.S. policy response to two crises where innovation was crucial to a resolution: World War II and the COVID-19 pandemic.  (9/15/2021) 

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Decentralized Finance: Opportunities and Risks

Professor Campbell Harvey discusses how decentralized finance can solve many of the problems with our current financial system, and what the opportunities and risks are to the biggest transformation in finance in generations. (9/1/2021) 

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FinTech on the Rise: How Digital Footprints Lead to Credit Scoring

Finance professor Manju Puri discusses her research which examines how much information a digital footprint contains, how well it can predict consumer default, and the implications for consumers, banks, and regulators. (8/18/2021)

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The Truth, the Whole Truth, And Nothing But the Truth? Information Design in Epidemic Control

Professor Peng Sun discusses his recent research that explores information design in the context of controlling infections. (08/04/2021)

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When Limits Backfire: Why Non-Binding Time Limits Increase (versus Decrease) Online Content Consumption

Marketing professor Jordan Etkin shares insights from recent research that explores how setting time limits on online content consumption can increase (vs. decrease) the amount of time spent on an activity. (07/07/2021) 

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Harnessing a Sparse Flexibility Network

Professor Yehua Wei discusses his research that explains how companies can create a sparse resource flexibility network to deal with uncertainty. (6/16/2021)

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Is the SEC’s Increasing Focus on Terrorism Limiting Financial Oversight?

Professor Bill Mayew discusses new research that suggests as the number of SEC inquiries into potential terrorist ties grows, the quality of the agency's financial reporting oversight is reduced. (6/2/2021) 

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How Experimentation Can Help Your Startup Succeed

Professor Sharique Hasan shares insights from new research that suggest A/B testing improves startup performance. (5/26/2021) 

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The Digital Revolution and the Rise of Platforms 

Professor Saša Pekeč discusses how transformative digital and data technologies are profoundly affecting businesses and how they propelled the platform business model to its current prominence. He also presents related emerging challenges brought up by reliance on data-driven decision-making. (5/12/2021) 

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If Brands Are Built Over Years, Why Are They Managed Over Quarters?

Professor Carl Mela discusses his research on how a short-term marketing perspective can harm brands and how to build powerful brands over the long term instead. (4/28/2021) 

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Understanding President Biden’s Tax Plan

Professor Scott Dyreng provides insights on President Biden's new tax plan as it relates to corporate taxation.  (4/21/2021)

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Implications of an Inflation Surge

Professor Campbell Harvey shares insights from recently released research into the implications of an inflation surge. (04/14/2021)

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Marketing in a Post-Pandemic World

Professor Christine Moorman shares findings from the 26th edition of The CMO Survey including digital, social, and political trends. 

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3D Printing and the Future of Spare Parts

Professor Jeannette Song shares insights from her research that analyzes the potential impact of 3D printing among original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and what the future looks like for spare parts. (3/31/2021) 

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Getting & Keeping Veterans Employed

Professor Aaron Kay shares insights from recent research that finds how military veterans are perceived and stereotyped by the public and employers. He also discusses Fuqua’s Veteran Transition Research Initiative, which seeks to conduct social psychological research on issues related to the successful employment of veterans. (3/24/2021) 

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Making Value-Based Care Valuable

Professor Mary Frances Luce discusses challenges with value-based care implementation that follow from diverging perspectives regarding what actions are noticed, what risks are accepted, and who is perceived as in control. (3/17/2021)  

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Prospects for Small Businesses under the Biden Administration

Professor Victor Bennett discusses what small businesses can expect under the new presidential administration.  (3/10/2021)

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The Risk Management Paradox: Why Firms Should Hedge and Why Many Don’t

Professor Adriano Rampini presents data on hedging patterns in the airline industry and discusses how the theory of corporate hedging helps us understand these patterns by considering the benefits of hedging and the obstacles that might prevent firms from doing so. (3/3/2021) 

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Identifying How and Why Racial Disparities Exist in the Workplace

Assistant Dean Jeremy Petranka discusses the difference between racist ideas and policies and specific strategies to begin identifying and dismantling the policies within your organization that lead to racial disparities. (2/24/2021)

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Why Medicare Policies Drive Up Drug Prices

Professor David Ridley, faculty director of the Health Sector Management program, shares insights from his research that suggests that the way Medicare pays health care providers for drugs inadvertently encourages drug makers to charge higher prices. (2/17/2021) 

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The Ocean 100: Diving into the Growing Ocean Economy

Professor Daniel Vermeer, executive director for Fuqua’s Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment discusses new research that suggests the growing ocean economy presents a variety of risks and opportunities towards sustainable and equitable use of the ocean. (2/10/2021) 

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Common Ownership and Entrepreneurship

Professor Jillian Grennan shares insights from research about the consequences of common ownership gleaned from looking at entrepreneurial startups. (2/3/2021) 

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Are acquisitions helping or hurting the health care industry?

Professor Ryan McDevitt discusses new research that studies the effects of mergers and acquisitions using evidence from the dialysis industry. (1/27/2021)

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Promoting an Equitable and Accelerated Global Rollout of COVID Vaccines: A Game Theory Perspective

Professor David McAdams shares insights from new research that analyzes purchasing deals between wealthy nations and vaccine manufacturers from a game theory perspective. (1/20/2021)

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10 Issues CFOs Might Lose Sleep Over in 2021

Professor John Graham shares insights on what executives need to consider in 2021. (1/6/2021)

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Leadership in Challenging Times

Dean Bill Boulding shares insights on the qualities needed for successful leadership today – with a special focus on the role of decency. (12/16/2020)

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Should There Be a Ban on Short-Selling During a Crisis?

Accounting Professor Xu Jiang discusses recent research that analyzes whether short-selling should be banned during times of crisis. (12/2/2020) 

 

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CFOs Under Pressure to Bump CEO Salaries

Research from accounting professors John Heater and Bill Mayew suggests that newly hired CFOs may face pressure to manage earnings to increase CEO pay. Professor Heater discusses the findings of the study. (11/18/2020) 

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Inventing Prosperity: Science, Technology, and the Future of American Innovation

Strategy professor Sharon Belenzon discusses new research that suggests how America can reclaim its dominance in innovation. (11/11/2020)

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The Economic and Financial Implications of the U.S. Election

Finance Professor Campbell Harvey discusses the impending economic and financial implications of the U.S. election. (11/4/2020)

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Business Strategy Beyond Your Own Organization

Professor Pranab Majumder discusses how leaders interested in maintaining the long-term sustainability of their organizations and business models can learn from strategies within biological and social ecosystems. (10/28/2020) 

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Evaluating the Candidates: Proposed Tax Changes

Professor Scott Dyreng discusses some of the proposed tax reforms from the presidential candidates and the potential economic consequences of these proposals. (10/14/2020) 

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Barriers to Startup Growth

Professor Victor Bennett discusses research that shows why would-be entrepreneurs give up before they even get started. (10/7/2020) 

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Operations During a Pandemic

Professor Robert Swinney discusses some of the operational and supply chain challenges that companies have faced during COVID-19, why some products rebounded faster than others, and how some companies have used their operational expertise to aid in the crisis by manufacturing and distributing badly needed supplies and equipment. (9/30/2020)

 

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Legacies, Immortality, & the Future: The Psychology of Intergenerational Decisions

Professor Kimberly Wade-Benzoni discusses recent research that explores the psychology of intergenerational decisions including how inducing legacy motivations can help people to overcome barriers to acting on the behalf of future generations. (9/23/2020) 

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The Rush to Gold and COVID-19

 Professor Campbell Harvey discusses his research that suggests that gold is an unreliable inflation hedge and also explores the role of gold ETFs. (9/16/2020)

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Bias Against Black Women with Natural Hair

Senior Associate Dean Ashleigh Shelby Rosette discusses her recent research that suggests bias against natural hair limits job opportunities for Black women. (9/9/2020) 

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How Will Artificial Intelligence Impact High-Skilled Work? 

Finance professor Jillian Grennan discusses her new research using evidence from analysts that shows that artificial intelligence can bring meaningful change to high-skilled work. (9/2/2020)

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Is Personalization in Our Media Consumption Polarizing Us?

Marketing professor Allison Chaney discusses how algorithmic recommendation systems contribute to ideological polarization and what can be done about it. (8/26/2020) 

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Nudge Yourself to Make Smarter Decisions

Research Professor Emeritus Ralph Keeney shares practical ideas of an innovative approach that you can use to nudge yourself to make smarter personal and business decisions. (8/19/2020)

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401(k) Plans Can Now Invest in Private Equity. Should They?

Professor David Robinson discusses the U.S. Department of Labor's recent decision to allow 401(k) funds to invest in private equity and the promises and pitfalls associated with the new changes in the investment landscape. (8/12/2020)

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How Does COVID-19 Impact the Outlook for Financial Markets?

Professor Campbell Harvey explains how to navigate the current investment environment and what to expect in the years to come. (8/5/2020) 

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How COVID-19 Fits into the Climate Puzzle

Professor Dan Vermeer, executive director of Fuqua’s Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment (EDGE) discusses new and surprising dynamics about climate change revealed from the global economic shutdown and how the choices we make to rebuild our economy will shape climate outcomes for decades. (7/29/2020)

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Automation and Our Lives Pre- and Post-COVID-19

Professor Victor Bennett discusses the impact of automation across various industries before COVID-19, and how the pandemic may change the uses of automation, including artificial intelligence (AI). (7/22/2020)

 

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What Startups Can Teach Us About Thriving in a Crisis?

Professor Jamie N. Jones, executive director of Fuqua’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, highlights several startups that have pivoted in the pandemic and provides lessons all firms can learn from this innovation. (7/15/2020) 

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Seven Threats to the Economic Recovery

Professor Campbell Harvey outlines seven factors, such as policy missteps or a debt overhang, that could threaten an economic recovery from COVID-19. (7/8/2020)

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COVID-19 & Marketing: Insights from The CMO Survey

Professor Christine Moorman, founder and managing director of the CMO Survey, discusses the impact of COVID-19 on marketing and offers forward-looking benchmarks and new opportunities for marketing leaders to consider. (7/1/2020)

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The Fed’s Response to the COVID Crisis

Professor Anna Cieslak analyzes the Federal Reserve’s response to the COVID-19 crisis and the implications for financial markets and the U.S. economy. (6/24/2020)

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How Can Societal Events Become Catalysts of Change?

Professor Angelica Leigh provides insights into how events like the death of George Floyd affect Black employees, and how these events can spark sustained efforts towards equality in organizations. (6/18/2020)

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The Most Important Reason Firms Should Ask Workers What They Think

Professor Hemant Kakkar explains the role of employee voice in creating justice not only in business but in society at large. (6/17/2020)

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CEO Activism and Race

Professor Aaron “Ronnie” Chatterji discusses CEO responses to issues of social and racial justice, what motivates them, and the risks and rewards they must consider in a polarized presidential election year. (6/16/2020)

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The Psychology of Stereotypes

Professor Rick Larrick explains the psychology of stereotypes and why it's so challenging to counteract the impacts of bias in day-to-day business. (6/15/2020)

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Discrimination in Financial Markets

Professor Bill Mayew discusses historic discrimination in financial markets, including research he conducted that documents race discrimination in higher education bond markets that has affected historically black colleges and universities. (6/12/2020)

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The Subtle Ways Discrimination and Inequality Are Perpetuated

Professor Aaron Kay explains how individual and societal beliefs uphold systems of discrimination, often in unexpected ways. (6/11/2020)

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What Leaders Need to Know About Race in the U.S.

Leadership and diversity scholar Ashleigh Shelby Rosette provides context to understanding racially-charged events in the U.S., how leaders can communicate about race, and actionable steps to address racial equality at work and in communities. (6/10/2020)

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Private Equity

Professor David T. Robinson analyzes the pandemic’s effects on private equity and what this means for small, emerging, and innovative businesses. (6/3/2020)

 

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Why You Might Not Get a COVID-19 Vaccine Anytime Soon

Professor David Ridley, faculty director of the Health Sector Management program, explains why few people will be immunized against COVID-19 in 2021, even if scientists develop an effective vaccine this year. (5/27/2020)

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How will you find a job in 2020? Don’t apply.

Professors Ines Black and Sharique Hasan's research shows that more than half of U.S. workers got their most recent job not by applying, but because of companies’ efforts to recruit them. What does this mean now that competition for jobs is at an all-time high? (5/20/2020)

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Why Many Small Businesses Have Missed Out on Federal Loans

Professor Manju Puri analyzes where federal financial relief for small businesses is going and strategies to get more funds to the businesses that need it most. (5/13/2020)

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Why Some People Ignore COVID-19 Restrictions

Marketing and psychology professor Gavan Fitzsimons explains why some people reject orders to stay home, wear masks or follow other guidelines during a pandemic, and what communities can do to increase the odds that these individuals will cooperate. (5/6/2020) 

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Health Systems and Patient Care

Professor Peter Ubel discusses the impacts of COVID-19 on health systems and patient care. (4/29/2020)

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COVID-19 Drives CFO Optimism Down to Great Recession Levels

Professor John Graham, director of the Duke University/CFO Global Business Outlook, offers insights on how COVID-19 has impacted CFO optimism and business prospects around the world. (4/22/2020)

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During COVID-19, Every Business is an Impact Business

Professor Cathy Clark, faculty director of Fuqua's Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship addresses the ways entrepreneurs can find financial relief during COVID-19, including grants, loans, and other cash equivalents for enterprise and nonprofit businesses anywhere in the world. (4/15/2020)

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There is Light at the End of the Tunnel

Professor Campbell Harvey assesses the damage to the U.S. economy from the new coronavirus and shared insights into how long the downturn could last and what it will take to bounce back. (4/8/2020) 

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Can Federal Economic Relief Save Small Businesses?

Professor David T. Robinson shares insights on the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) act, which includes more than $350 billion in aid for small businesses. (4/1/2020) 

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