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Poole College of Management

July 6, 2021


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


Apathy’s Effect on COVID Vaccinations

After the initial boom of COVID vaccines made their way across the country, the rate of vaccinations has fallen. But is it hesitancy or apathy that is keeping people at bay? Learn more from Stacy Wood's research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.


COVID & Unemployment: Behind the Numbers

Poole economics professor Steve Allen shares his perspective on how the pandemic is affecting the national economy.

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Are the Ultra-Wealthy Avoiding Income Taxes?

The recent ProPublica report suggests that its findings “demolish the cornerstone of the American tax system: that everyone pays their fair share and the richest Americans pay the most.” Poole accounting professors discuss the article.
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Health and Socializing: Why People Use Mixed-Reality Sports Platforms

New technologies allow users to do things like race their real bikes against other real people in a virtual world, and a new study outlines what motivates people to use these online platforms. The findings offer insights for future iterations of these technologies – and how to market them.

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Supply Chain Bottlenecks Will Likely Continue for the Remainder of the Year

As vaccination rates in the US, the UK, and Europe have risen, economies have shifted back and capital projects are beginning to resume. However, significant problems remain with respect to major shortages that exist in supply chains.

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Pro Tip: Bonnie Hancock Explains the 3 Key Elements of Contingency Planning

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Bonnie Hancock, executive director of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Initiative, breaks down how organizations can utilize contingency planning in preparation for unexpected events, like the pandemic.

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