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Myra Thomas is an award-winning business reporter, having written for Thomson Reuters, Dice.com, Middle Market Growth Magazine, The Secured Lender and many other publications. She has also served as Regional and Online Editor for NJ Biz, New Jersey’s business newspaper. Myra’s business acumen comes from her experience as a senior executive for a Lloyd’s of London intermediary.

Positivity, Humor & Integrity at the Heart of Communication

When it comes to effective communication, it’s often thought that an engaging manner and business acumen will win over an audience.

Scholarly research can be vital for running a business

It’s not every day a research paper sparks a stock sell-off on Wall Street. The reverberations began shortly after Daniel McCarthy, assistant professor of marketing,...

Ivo Tafkov: On finding inspiration

Ivo Tafkov 09PhD, as an associate professor of accountancy at Georgia State University, uses economics and psychology to research how management control systems influence employee behavior.

Scholar Spotlight: Ilia Dichev

It might be surprising to some that accounting is essentially the underpinning of finance. It’s also the basis for the extensive research of llia Dichev, the Goizueta Foundation Chair in Financial Reporting.

Knowledge Creation: A look at research from Spring 2018

Using rigorous methodologies, Goizueta faculty focus on researching important problems that affect the practice of business. The following is a sample of recently created new knowledge.

What attracts talent to the table?

Is the time of the employee close at hand? After more than 20 years of downsizing, offshoring, buyouts, and innovation setting fire to traditional rules of the workplace, things are looking up for experienced, in-demand professionals.

Scholar Spotlight: Jill Perry-Smith

Jill Perry-Smith, associate professor of organization & management, began her career as a civil engineer, which would seem a far cry from her current role as an academic and researcher in the field of organizational behavior.

The effect of employee rewards, penalties

Employers should think carefully about their approach to motivating employees. Karen Sedatole and Kristy Towry, Goizueta professors of accounting, along with coauthor Margaret Christ of the University of Georgia, study the effects that rewards for good performance and penalties for poor performance have on trust and perceptions of fairness in the work environment.

Knowledge Creation: A look at research from Fall 2017

Using rigorous methodologies, Goizueta faculty focus on researching important problems that affect the practice of business. The following is a sample of recently created new knowledge. To learn more, please visit goizueta.emory.edu/faculty.

Alum Lynn Hylden on TV production, Atlanta film scene

As Lynn Hylden 16MEMBA wrapped up the fourth season of Being Mary Jane, she took a moment to exhale as she supervised the breakdown of the set for the hit BET cable drama.