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The Global Financial Crisis of 2008-09 (beginning with the U.S. sub-prime mortgage crisis in 2007) hit Mexico the hardest of any country in Latin America. This was the fourth major crisis confronting Mexico in the past 30 years, offering a unique opportunity for research. As the only country in the [...]
Management Prof Invited to Share Expertise by Jeniffer Anzaldi -- Jan 9th 2013
George Mason University School of Business associate professor of management, Catherine Cramton, was one of three featured overseas academic experts invited to the University of Western Australia (UWA) in Perth for an October 5 researcher-practitioner exchange concerning best practices for effective [...]
As you're walking through the supermarket, loading up your cart with groceries for the week, have you everstopped to think about why you buy that brand of milk or that flavor of cereal? In most cases, you're probably not even aware of the variety of factors that go into your decision-making processes [...]
Students Win $20,000 in Business Plan Competition by Rosa Vivanco -- Dec 10th 2012
When the School of Business inaugurated its business plan competition five years ago, the first-place prize was $500. In 2010, the prize money was raised to $1,000. This year, the first-place winner received a $10,000 cash prize and in-kind services worth $10,000, thanks to the new Student Venture Fund [...]
Capitalizing on Innovation by Michael Neibauer -- Dec 7th 2012
Jim Wolfe, management executive and George Mason University entrepreneur-in-residence, got his charge directly from former school President Alan Merten: Commercialize the intellectual property of a faculty member. Build a business. Develop a new revenue stream for Virginia's largest four-year university [...]
Molding Young Entrepreneurs by Rosa Vivanco -- Nov 27th 2012
Perhaps one of the most notable young entrepreneurs of our time is Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook. Zuckerberg has gained much fame, wealth, and success and has been named one of the most influential people of the world by Time magazine, all this by the age of 28. This wonderful success [...]
In an era run by technology, we have become more and more accustomed to communicating with others via text, email, or Skype. Technology has also been steadily creeping into classrooms and in many ways improving education. Many higher education institutions now not only offer online courses, but entire [...]
Yerks earned a fourth place finish at the Virginia Commonwealth University Shootout held at the Hermitage Country Club Manakin in Manakin-Sabot, Virginia. He shot 70-72-74 – 216 (even par) to lead Patriots to a tie for ninth place with former CAA golf member, Old Dominion University. Yerks led the [...]
MBA Student Association Hosts Lean and Clean Event by Rosa Vivanco -- Nov 5th 2012
On Wednesday, October 23, the School of Business' MBA Student Association (MBASA) hosted "Lean and Clean - Sustainability and Startups in the Community," a panel discussion on sustainability and entrepreneurship. The event was held in partnership with Twins Ace Hardware in Fairfax, who provided the [...]