Faculty Insights

Wisconsin Public Radio interviews Nancy DiTomaso on unfair hiring practices towards African-Americans looking for jobs after graduation

Date: 
Friday, June 6, 2014
Location: 
Milwaukee, WI

A new study by the Center for Economic and Policy Research, which shows African-American college graduates are twice as likely to be unemployed than their white counterparts (PDF), is just another finding that speaks to the systemic unfairness of hiring practices, according to Nancy DiTomaso.

DiTomaso is vice dean for faculty and research at Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick and the author of, “The American Non-Dilemma: Racial Inequality Without Racism.” DiTomaso said that disparities between blacks and whites in terms of employment have been studied for decades: “The findings in this report are not necessarily new, but obviously they’re troubling,” she said.

“One of the reasons I feel this is the case has to do with the way whites help each other in terms of the job search,” she said. “Whites are disproportionately in positions where they have more authority, more decision-making ability – particularly in regard to who gets hired (and) who gets opportunities. Then if blacks are not in those same networks … they are less likely to get access to those jobs.”

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TAGS: Faculty Insights Management and Global Business Nancy DiTomaso Rutgers Business School Thought Leadership

Faculty Insight: James Abruzzo's opinion piece argues that Congress is behind the times on business policy

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Institute for Ethical Leadership Co-founder James Abruzzo is an internationally recognized nonprofit and management consultant as well as a researcher and educator. Formerly a managing director of the nonprofit practice at AT Kearney, he currently serves as executive vice president and managing director of the nonprofit practice at DHR International.

TAGS: Ethics Faculty Insights James Abruzzo Management and Global Business The Institute for Ethical Leadership Thought Leadership

Op-Ed by James Abruzzo: successful businesses recognize their corporate social responsibility

Date: 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Location: 
Somerville, NJ

Last month, Republicans in the U.S. Senate blocked legislation that would have used building codes to increase energy efficiency.

This theory ignores the reality of business in the post-Friedman era. On sustainability, in all its forms, the most successful businesses recognized their responsibility as corporate citizens and began acting on them decades ago.

Companies share a responsibility to all citizens, not just their employees and shareholders. The citizens and local governments allow the corporation to exist and thrive. They run the fire departments, teach the children of workers, and dry-clean clothing. The government provides all basic services necessary for the company to exist, including maintaining the roads between the private airport and the local headquarters.

“Ethical” corporations realize this and act accordingly.

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TAGS: Ethics Faculty Insights James Abruzzo The Institute for Ethical Leadership Thought Leadership

Rutgers tech start-up founded by Richard Mammone received FDA approval

Date: 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Location: 
Piscataway, NJ

Clearview Diagnostics, Inc. announced today that they have received FDA approval to market their imaging software system, ClearViewHD. The ClearView Image Enhancement System uses proprietary patent-pending technology to significantly enhance the ultrasound images used for breast cancer diagnosis.

Ultrasound imaging is especially useful in women with dense breast tissue, found in up to 50% of the female population and especially prevalent in younger women, where traditional mammogram screening can fail to find the cancer.

Founded by Professor Richard Mammone, Clearview Diagnostics, Inc. is located in Piscataway, NJ and is a Rutgers University tech start-up company.

Clearview is uniquely positioned to collaborate with world-renowned hospitals, cancer centers and research facilities, as well as attract some of the most talented engineers and scientists in the country.

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TAGS: Faculty Insights Management and Global Business Richard Mammone

For the newest college graduates seeking employment, race is still a significant factor

Date: 
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Location: 
Washington, DC

Nearly five years after the Great Recession officially ended, the struggles and dampened expectations of young college graduates have become a fixture of American politics and even popular culture. But amid all the focus on the difficulties of college-educated millennials, one facet of this upheaval has remained largely unexplored: the continued significance of race.

As a new crop of college graduates joins the American workforce, unemployment rates among minorities with degrees remain distinctly elevated and their economic prospects disproportionately dimmed, a new report (PDF) released by the Center for Economic and Policy Research has found.
http://www.cepr.net/documents/black-coll-grads-2014-05.pdf

In 2013, the most recent period for which unemployment data are available by both race and educational attainment, 12.4 percent of black college graduates between the ages of 22 and 27 were unemployed. For all college graduates in the same age range, the unemployment rate stood at just 5.6 percent. The figures point to an ugly truth: Black college graduates are more than twice as likely to be unemployed.

"This study—its findings, as terrible as they are—honestly should not come as a shock to anyone who is willing to face the truth about employment and unemployment in the United States," said Nancy DiTomaso, a professor at Rutgers Business School who studies inequality and organizational diversity.

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Faculty Insight: Institute for Ethical Leadership Co-Director James Abruzzo makes a case on BigThink.com that art world needs its own code of ethics

Friday, May 9, 2014

BigThink.com, an online Think Tank, recently posted an interview with James Abruzzo, co-director of the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School, arguing in favor of a code of ethics for the art world. Below is the piece that appeared as part of Big Think's Perspectives with a link to Abruzzo's interview.

TAGS: Ethics Faculty Insights James Abruzzo The Institute for Ethical Leadership Thought Leadership

Faculty Insight: Nancy DiTomaso Op-Ed in The National Law Journal. Who Really Gains from Preferential Treatment?

Monday, April 28, 2014

Who Really Gains from Preferential Treatment?
Misguided Supreme Court ruling ignores underlying problem: over representation of whites.
Nancy DiTomaso, vice dean of faculty and research, and professor, Department of Management and Global Business

TAGS: Affirmative Action Ethics Faculty Insights Management and Global Business Nancy DiTomaso Thought Leadership

Networking bias for, not bias against, has real impact on the job market

Date: 
Monday, April 14, 2014
Location: 
Tuscaloosa, AL

It’s official: the University of Alabama is on the record supporting racial integration – in the year 2014.

Last week Alabama’s Student Senate passed a resolution supporting the complete integration of Greek life at the university. The renewed conversation about race at the historically troubled campus began after a black female student with a 4.3 GPA was denied by all 16 of the school’s sororities. An earlier resolution supporting racial integration had failed by a wide margin.

Public pressure to respond to racism may be greater now than it was in 1963, when Alabama Governor George Wallace stood in the doorway of the school’s auditorium to prevent two black students from registering for classes. But in a practical sense, self-imposed segregation is still commonplace on college campuses and throughout American life. Malicious or not, it helps contribute to racial economic inequality.

Rutgers University Professor Nancy DiTomaso describes this system of voluntary segregation, which emerged since the 1960s, in “The American Non-Dilemma: Racial Inequality Without Racism.” Although de jure (“by law”) segregation is now illegal, de facto (“in fact”) segregation is still a reality. This is true for Greek organizations, which are often nominally integrated but severely homogenous. But de facto segregation extends to all parts of American life. Entire colleges, grade schools, churches and neighborhoods are separated along racial lines, producing distinct social networks in white communities and in communities of color.

This self-segregation causes inequality to reproduce itself. As DiTomaso has written, access to opportunity depends in part on the color of your skin:

Help is typically reserved for people who are “like me”: the people who live in my neighborhood, those who attend my church or school or those with whom I have worked in the past. It is only natural that when there are jobs to be had, people who know about them will tell the people who are close to them, those with whom they identify, and those who at some point can reciprocate the favor.

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Faculty Insight: The Path to a Green Economy

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

This piece was originally posted on The Arbitrader, an economics blog created and edited by Rutgers Business School finance students Shmuel “Sam” Libby and Yaroslav Imshenetsky.

TAGS: Faculty Insights Innovation Management and Global Business Roger Smeets Thought Leadership

How to Succeed Professionally by Helping Others

Date: 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Location: 
Washington D.C.

An essay in The Atlantic examining the professional pitfalls and rewards of helping others cites research done by Neha Shah, an assistant professor in the Department of Management & Global Business at Rutgers Business School. "New evidence supports the notion that giving facilitates learning," the article states. "In a study of employees at a large consulting firm led by Rutgers professor Neha Shah, the highest performers were those who provided the most help to colleagues in solving task-related problems."

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TAGS: Faculty Insights Management and Global Business Neha Shah Organizational Behavior Research Rutgers Business School

Faculty Insight: Professor Michael Santoro raises questions about Merck's continued marketing of NuvaRing

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Rutgers Business School Professor Michael Santoro has co-taught a course on the ethical, legal and regulatory aspects of the pharmaceutical industry for more than a decade. He is part of the Department of Management and Global Business at Rutgers and also teaches about ethical leadership and business ethics.

TAGS: Ethics Faculty Insights MBA Merck Michael Santoro

Faculty Insight: Can a disgraced trader get a job in academia?

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Rutgers Business School Professor Michael Santoro, who teaches ethics in business, spent part of last summer chronicling the federal court trial of former Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice Tourre in a series of blogs, tweets and

TAGS: Banking Ethics Faculty Insights Michael Santoro Rutgers Business School Wall Street

Faculty Insight: The American Middle Class: Going, going...

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

This piece originally appeared on The Arbitrader, an economics blog created and edited by Rutgers Business School finance students Sh

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Faculty Insight: It may be time for Johnson & Johnson to challenge its credo...again

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Johnson & Johnson continues to stumble through business issues that impact its reputation and throw into doubt whether its well-known credo is still capable of providing guidance to executives inside the venerable health care giant.

TAGS: Ethics Faculty Insights Johnson and Johnson Michael Santoro

Faculty Insight: In controversy over racial profiling by Barneys, Professor Williams says impact of multicultural purchasing power has not sunk in with some retailers

Thursday, October 31, 2013

A young black engineering student’s claim that he was jailed after his purchase of a $350 belt at Barney’s aroused the suspicions of store employees set off renewed controversy over the prevalence of racial profiling by retailers.  

TAGS: Faculty Insights Jerome Williams Research Thought Leadership

Professor Langdana and Executive MBA alumnus team up on new book to explain complex forces driving global economy

Monday, September 30, 2013

The dynamics at play in the world economy can be head-spinning.

Tariffs, exchange rates, intra-industry trade are all factors that company executives have to weigh in a business world that is increasingly global and complex.

Rutgers Professor Farrokh Langdana and Peter Murphy, an alumnus of the Rutgers EMBA program and chief executive officer of DC Safety in New York, have produced a textbook intended to help fill what they describe in the book’s introduction as a void of MBA-level teaching material on international trade and global macroeconomic policy.

TAGS: Alumni Economics Executive MBA Faculty Insights Farrokh Langdana

Faculty Insight: Michael Santoro blog on SEC v Tourre trial picked up by The New Yorker

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Rutgers Business School Professor Michael Santoro spent his summer break studying Wall Street – and its regulators – through the federal court trial of former Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice Tourre. Througout the case, Santoro wrote daily blogs and frequently tweeted updates.

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