"(That person) looks at business as an ally, looks at the market as the solution. Business is the power. So if we're going to solve the problems we face, it has to come through business."
Andy Hoffman, professor of management and organizations and director of the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, on so-called “bright green” environmentalists.
— National Public Radio, Aug. 4, 2015.
"The Census Bureau has a lot of data that is potentially very valuable, and the more use we make of it, the more value it can be to society. So that is a trade-off — how do you make the most use of it but maintain the confidentiality?"
Maggie Levenstein, adjunct professor of business economics and executive director of the Michigan Census Research Data Center, on ways researchers can study data without compromising privacy.
— The Atlantic, July 30, 2015.
"What we find is that areas that are redeveloping (often) become centers of entrepreneurship."
Alison Davis-Blake, Edward J. Frey Dean & Stephen M. Ross Professor of Business, on the notion that Ann Arbor and Detroit are not starting points for budding entrepreneurs.
— Financial Times, July 13, 2015.
"Imagine you owned a big stake in all the restaurants in town or in all the gas stations. How hard would you want these businesses to compete with each other and engage in price wars?"
Martin Schmalz, assistant professor of finance, on the anti-competitive effects of airlines having similar owners.
— Wall Street Journal, July 25, 2015.
"It does really have an effect on what certain organizations do, when these larger companies step out and say, ‘We’re not financially supporting this anymore.’ "
David Mayer, associate professor of management and organizations, on the FIFA soccer association’s corporate sponsors calling for more oversight.
— International Business Times, July 24, 2015.
"In the beginning, (automakers) could tap the people who can afford to buy. Demand from that group is fairly saturated. Now the automakers are going to have to appeal to people who have less income, and these are the people who have lost the most in the stock market."
Linda Lim, professor of strategy, on how China’s stock market drop will affect auto sales.
— USA Today, July 10, 2015.
"The new overtime rules come at a time when businesses from Wal-Mart to full-stack startups are increasing the wages of the lower-paid members of their workforces."
Dana Muir, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Business Law, on President Obama’s plan to expand the overtime threshold.
— CNBC, July 1, 2015.
"I do believe change is on the horizon as more organizations think about creating cultures that are inclusive and become mindful of the barriers that prevent women from thriving."
Lynn Wooten, associate dean for undergraduate programs and clinical professor of strategy and management and organizations, on workplace gender dynamics.
— Financial Times, June 28, 2015.
"If you get ‘fast and cheap,’ ‘good’ is probably going to suffer."
Stewart Thornhill, executive director of the Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies and professor of business administration, on how to survive being an overnight success.
— Wall Street Journal, May 26, 2015.
"Our skills grow and deepen when we teach others."
Gretchen Spreitzer, Keith E. and Valerie J. Alessi Professor of Business Administration and professor of management and organizations, on ways to find meaning at work.
New York magazine, July 29, 2015.