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Poole College of Management

Jan. 3, 2022


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

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Most Read in 2021

As a business school at a Research I and land-grant university, our goal is to put applied research in people's hands –– and use what we know for the good of all.


In the first issue of the new year, we invite you to take a look at the top articles in 2021.

Covid-19 Vaccines

No. 1. The COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Chain: Potential Problems and Bottlenecks

In early January Rob Handfield and Daniel J. Finkenstadt identified eight possible hiccups for the COVID-19 vaccine supply chain – and urge key players to carefully consider these issues as they move forward with vaccine distribution and administration.

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Apple Arrives to RTP

No. 2. Apple Arrives in RTP: What does this mean for the local economy and NC State?

Steve Allen, professor of economics, breaks down the potential impact Apple’s arrival in RTP will have on the local economy, the booming real estate market and our current Poole College of Management students.

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GameStop Stock

No. 3. Richard Warr Weighs in on Recent Rise in GameStop Stock

Gamestop, the video game retailer has been all over the news in 2021 because of some very unusual stock trading activity that has pushed the price of the stock to incredible highs. So what’s going on and why is it happening?

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Aunt Jemima

No. 4. The Responsibility to Rebrand: Aunt Jemima’s Case Study

When the killing of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, ignited a firestorm of protests and calls for racial justice around the world, major brands felt the heat. After years of debating changes to its controversial Aunt Jemima brand, Quaker Oats and its parent company, PepsiCo, initiated an extensive rebranding process.

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No. 5. Behind Bitcoin – A Closer Look at the Tax Implications of Cryptocurrency

On January 1, 2016, a single Bitcoin was valued at a price of $432. Only five years later, the price of a Bitcoin has ballooned to over $40,000 – with extreme price fluctuations on a daily basis. Nathan Goldman and Christina Lewellen discuss some important questions that Bitcoin investors or users may face. 

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Top Poole Podcast Episode. Chef and the Professor: Entrepreneurship with Vivian Howard and Lewis Sheats

Vivian Howard

NC State graduate Vivian Howard's empire includes four restaurants: Chef and the Farmer in Kinston, NC; Benny's Big Time in Wilmington, NC; Handy & Hot in Charleston, SC; and the new Lenoir, also in Charleston, SC.


She's the author of two acclaimed books, This Will Make It Taste Good and Deep Run Roots. Her TV show, A Chef's Life, was a huge hit and an inside look into her family life. She has risen to become a celebrity chef and entrepreneur, but her passion and roots come from storytelling.