Faculty Insights

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

Monday, April 14, 2014
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.

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How to Succeed Professionally by Helping Others

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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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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.

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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

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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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Faculty Insight: Professor DiTomaso's New York Times Op-Ed ignites media debate about racial inequality without racism

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

After Professor Nancy DiTomaso published an op-ed in The New York Times, How Social Networks Drive Black Unemployment, the national media soon followed bringing a lot of attention to her findings that racial inequality is prevalent in hiring decisions without the inherent intent of ra

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Faculty Insight: Jay Soled on what change he would make to the tax code

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Professor Jay Soled, a tax attorney and Director of the Master of Accounting in Taxation Program at Rutgers Business School was interviewed by reporter John Kieran from CardHub.com, about common tax questions in their “Ask the Experts” series.

If I Could Make One Change to the Tax Code, I Would…

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Professor Jerome Williams explores communications as a factor in America's epidemic of childhood obesity

Friday, May 17, 2013

Rutgers Business School professor Jerome Williams has co-edited a new book of research that explores the role communications, including the marketing tactics of giant food companies, plays in the nation’s troubling epidemic of childhood obesity.

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James Abruzzo op-ed on social responsibility is smart business featured in The Star-Ledger

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Co-founder of the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School James Abruzzo's opinion piece, "Social responsibility is smart business," was published by The Star Ledger.

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Rutgers Professor Nancy DiTomaso's new book details inequality without racism in job market today

Monday, February 11, 2013

Nancy DiTomaso, Professor and Vice Dean for Faculty and Research at Rutgers Business School, has been studying diversity in the workforce and the impact of inequality in the job market for over 30 years. After interviewing 246 randomly selected white men and women in New Jersey, Ohio and Tennessee from all economic backgrounds, education and job histories, she has written her findings in a new book, "The American Non-Dilemma," published by the Russell Sage Foundation.

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