Forcing a U-turn on tips reverses Uber’s NYC gains

Uber may be required to provide passengers a way to tip their drivers via their app in New York City if a plan by city’s taxi regulator is put into place. Professor Alex Susskind is an expert on consumer behavior and satisfaction at the Hotel School at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. Just […]

$150M gift founds Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

ITHACA, N.Y. – H. Fisk Johnson ’79, M.Eng. ’80, M.S. ’82, MBA ’84, Ph.D. ’86, and SC Johnson have committed $150 million for Cornell University’s College of Business, which comprises the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, the School of Hotel Administration, and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. It […]

The Johnson family legacy at Cornell University

ITHACA, N.Y. – The gift given by SC Johnson Chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson and his company to endow and name the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business marks the latest chapter in a relationship between the Johnson family and Cornell University that extends more than 120 years. “The Johnson family has provided remarkable leadership […]

What do New Yorkers think of their healthcare?

ITHACA, N.Y. – A painful, pre-existing condition — obsession over the cost of medical care and health insurance – makes the latest announcements of rising insurance rates a potent political issue, according to survey takers who polled patients throughout New York state this year. The 2016 Empire State Healthcare Survey, conducted by a collaborative group […]

In long-distance collaboration, smaller groups accomplish more

ITHACA, N.Y. – When it comes to teamwork, familiarity breeds productivity rather than contempt, according to a new study from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. Establishing such affinity is increasingly important, the researchers say, given the rising number of virtual project teams comprising far-flung members. The research examining collaboration among geographically dispersed academics from […]

Kate Walsh is interim dean of Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration

ITHACA, N.Y. – Kate Walsh, MPS ’90, associate professor of organizational management, has been named interim dean of the School of Hotel Administration (SHA), Provost Michael Kotlikoff announced today. Walsh will begin a two-year term July 1. She succeeds Michael Johnson, the Bradley H. Stone Dean of SHA, whose term ends June 30. “Kate has […]

Junk-food junkies go healthy when rewarded

ITHACA, N.Y. – Healthy eating habits are more important than ever, with advocates calling for fast-food restaurants, schools and food providers to promote the sale of salads and vegetables as alternatives to burgers and fries. According to new Cornell University research, the most effective strategy for influencing such healthy food choices is not calorie counts […]

Cornell University to establish an integrated College of Business

New College will cement the university’s position as a world-class center of teaching and research for business management and entrepreneurship ….. College will comprise the School of Hotel Administration, the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management ….. Collaborative consultation process will establish academic […]

Flint is latest example of environmental injustice and pollution inequality in the U.S.

Cornell Professors Arturs Kalnins and Glen W.S. Dowell have produced a study [http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10551-015-2836-5] showing how pollution inequality in the U.S. has gotten progressively worse since the new millennium. They explain (below) how the environmental crisis in Flint, Michigan is an egregious example of what they found in their study. Both experts are available for interviews […]

Restaurant industry unharmed by modest minimum wage hikes

ITHACA, N.Y. – In the past 20 years, whenever federal, state or local laws have modestly raised minimum wages, the U.S. restaurant industry has opposed them. Restaurateurs say higher wages force them to cut staff and increase prices to offset reduced revenue, which in turn makes their customers unhappy, slashes profits and even puts their […]