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Drexel Study:Enhanced Communication Key to Successful Teamwork in Dynamic Environments

From management consulting projects to research and development laboratories to hospital trauma centers, organizations of all types are increasingly creating teams whose members have diverse professional backgrounds. While the allure of these cross-functional teams is their ability to use their diverse knowledge to solve complex problems, not all such teams are able to reach their full potential.

Daniel Korschun, assistant professor at Drexel's LeBow College of Business

New Study Reveals Corporate Social Responsibility Can Lead to Better Customer Service

Currently accepted wisdom in the corporate world is that in order to motivate frontline employees who serve customers, corporations need to increase their salary, make them feel more positive about the company or give them more explicit instructions on how to interact with customers. But a new Drexel study examines how frontline employees respond to corporate social responsibility activities such as charitable giving, environmental programs and ethical practices.

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LeBow Online MBA Program Ranks Among Top 15 in the World

The program earned high praise from Financial Times for career services, faculty research, diversity and more.

Drexel student Rina Patel with children in India

Drexel Student Launches Non-Profit to Educate Underprivileged Women and Children in India

During a trip to her parents’ homeland of India, Rina Patel witnessed the pain of a starving woman carrying her crying baby and the suffering of four orphaned siblings. This experience together with the stories she had been told about her own parents’ childhoods forever changed her life. A student in Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business, Patel wanted to help underprivileged women and children in India. For that reason she established Aahana, a non-profit organization that recently received 501(c)(3) status from the U.S. Government.

Bruce Levine

How Can Businesses Help Young People Thrive? Drexel’s School of Education Partners with America’s Promise Alliance to Find Out

What if businesses could respond in real-time to schools’ needs for supplies, or offered extensive shadowing or internship programs to introduce students to career opportunities? To encourage greater impacts from collaboration between the business sector and local K-12 educational institutions, Drexel University’s School of Education partnered with America’s Promise Alliance to host the first-ever “Business-Community Innovation Lab” in Drexel’s Washington, D.C. office last month.

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Drexel, University City Science Center and DreamIt Ventures Partner to Foster Innovation in Philadelphia

Drexel University, the University City Science Center and DreamIt Ventures are on a mission to support innovators and entrepreneurs in the Philadelphia region and have formed a strategic partnership that creates a hub for start-ups to test their wings and the capital that will support their continued growth.
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LeBow College Named Second Most Beautiful Business School in the World

The new home of LeBow College of Business, Gerri C. LeBow Hall, just opened this fall, but it's already drawing worldwide notice. LeBow has been named the second most beautiful business school in the world by the website

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Can $30 million a year be fair pay for a CEO? A Q&A with David Becher

A $30 million salary? A $1.5 million home security system? How much is too much when it comes to CEO pay? DrexelNow talked with associate professor David Becher about what goes into executives' compensation.

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Clear Out Your Closet: Drive Collecting Professional Wear for Military Veterans

One obstacle for military veterans making the transition back to civilian life can be building up a professional wardrobe. A drive at Drexel this fall, running through Nov. 5, aims to help out by collecting gently worn professional attire for veterans who need it.

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LeBow students manage real $1 million stock fund

More than grades are at stake for the students in two portfolio management courses in the LeBow College of Business: They're tasked with managing a real $1 million stock fund, part of Drexel's endowment.

Gerri C. LeBow Hall

Drexel University’s New Gerri C. LeBow Hall Opens for Business

The future of business education is here. With a dedication ceremony on Oct. 3, Drexel University officially marked the opening of the 12-story, 177,500-square-foot Gerri C. LeBow Hall—the new home of the University’s LeBow College of Business.

Daniel Pinto co-op in Sierra Leone

Student Works in 'What Used to Be a War Zone' in Sierra Leone

Not many students can manage a factory for their co-op like Daniel Pinto did for three months, but then again not many students would jump at the opportunity to work in Kono District, the epicenter of Sierra Leone’s diamond-fueled 10-year-long civil war.