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Poole College of Management

Feb. 7, 2022


Monthly newsletter with short, actionable insights stemming from research and teaching at the NC State Poole College of Management.

Top Risks 2022

Top Risks for 2022: Challenges of Retaining and Attracting Top Talent Will Persist

“Nearly all organizations we surveyed are facing talent challenges and shortages, coupled with the need to invest in technology infrastructure and capabilities to effectively engage remote employees, manage dispersed workforces and serve customers on their terms,” said Mark Beasley, professor of accounting.

Tax Rate State

North Carolina Set to Become the Newest 0% Corporate Income Tax Rate State

One key provision in the budget signed on Nov. 18, 2021, by Governor Roy Cooper was the gradual decline in state corporate income tax rates. Nathan Goldman explains the impact for North Carolina corporations.

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Study IDs Visual Characteristics That Make People ‘Like’ Images on Instagram

For the study, the researchers fed 147,963 Instagram images and related data into the model, and identified six measures, including color distribution and the number of objects.

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B Corp Success

Refining B Corp Success

Recent research indicates that B Corps often experience financial slowdowns while pursuing B Corp certification, a lengthy process that legally binds them to meet social and environmental standards. “Businesses should make sure not to sacrifice opportunities for company growth while pursuing B Corp certification,” Jeff Pollack recommends.

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Immigrant employees

The Key to Hiring and Supporting Immigrant Employees

Most of the time, the benefits of working with immigrant communities far outweigh the necessary investment and sacrifice to hire and support an immigrant manager.

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What’s Going on with Inflation?


Is higher inflation going to be a permanent part of our lives, or is it transitory (meaning we will be back to more normal levels soon)? And what should I do to minimize the impact of inflation on my personal situation?


Professor of Finance Richard Warr has been studying how inflation affects markets for many years. In this article, Warr explains what it is – and what the future might hold.

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Save the Date. Breakfast Panel: Top Organizational Risks for 2022 and Beyond on April 13, 8:30 a.m.

PNC Series at NC State

Join Poole College of Management for the next PNC Thought Leadership Series discussion on the top trending organizational risks for 2022 and years to come.

  • The panel is moderated by Mark Beasley, professor of accounting, and includes industry experts
  • Format: In-person at Talley Student Union and virtual via Zoom
  • Registration link to be shared in the next issue
Previous event recap