Improving Hospitality Services for the Disabled, One Project at a Time
Business & Law

Improving Hospitality Services for the Disabled, One Project at a Time

As a former leader in the hospitality industry, Alex Cohen, a second-year marketing PhD candidate in the LeBow College of Business, knows that Philadelphia is a popular tourist destination. Almost every entertainment possibility is covered: hotels, retail and shopping, museums, historical spaces, parks, restaurants, sports arenas and more. But as someone diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a … Continue reading

We Are All Entrepreneurs: It’s A Mindset, Not A Business Model
Business & Law / Opinion

We Are All Entrepreneurs: It’s A Mindset, Not A Business Model

By Donna De Carolis My bet is that if you ask anyone on the street to describe the term “entrepreneur,” they will tell you that it is someone who starts a business.  If you ask them to describe some characteristics of an entrepreneur, they will throw out terms like “visionary,” “leader,” and, possibly, “hero;” they … Continue reading

Health Care Reform: Can it Work From a Business Perspective?
Business & Law / Health & Medicine

Health Care Reform: Can it Work From a Business Perspective?

  The Affordable Care Act, more widely known as Obamacare, has sparked heated debates across the country and was the focal point of the first government shutdown in almost two decades. Drexel professor Dr. Michael Howley, an associate clinical professor of marketing at Drexel’s LeBow College of Business, recently shared his thoughts about health care … Continue reading

Fables in the Boardroom:  Seven Tales for Strategic Success
Business & Law

Fables in the Boardroom: Seven Tales for Strategic Success

Strategic initiatives fail far more often than they succeed despite the massive amount of resources organizations devote to the development and execution of these strategies, according to Vadake (V.K.) Narayanan, professor and director of the Center for Research Excellence at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business, and Liam Fahey, executive director of the Leadership Forum … Continue reading

Drexel Business Professors Comment on Potential Next Fed Chair
Business & Law

Drexel Business Professors Comment on Potential Next Fed Chair

As the current Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke prepares to step down in Jan. 2014 and the media buzz over who will succeed him grows louder, three finance professors from Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business are available to comment on who President Obama is likely to nominate to replace him. Current reports predict … Continue reading

Student-Designed App Simplifies Scholarship Search
Business & Law / Community & Society / Science & Technology

Student-Designed App Simplifies Scholarship Search

Labeled the “Million Dollar Scholar” Christopher Gray, a business student at Drexel University, secured lots of scholarships. Out of 72 scholarships he applied for, Gray received 34 that total $1.3 million. But, it wasn’t an easy process.  It took months of going through database after database to find scholarships he was eligible to apply for … Continue reading

Is the Boss Always Right?
Business & Law

Is the Boss Always Right?

What role does personality play in decision making when it comes to executives? Consider Miranda Priestly in “The Devil Wears Prada” and Michael Scott in “The Office.” Did their personalities influence their strategic decisions? The answer according to research by a Drexel LeBow College of Business professor is YES. “CEOs are humans and their personalities, … Continue reading