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Poole College of Management

May 2, 2022


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


The Happiest Place on Earth? A look inside Disney’s Tax and Non-Tax Battle with the State of Florida

On April 22, 2022, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill that strips Walt Disney Company of its special status that previously allowed it to function as its own municipal government. What does the bill mean for Florida residents’ and Disney’s taxes?


Protecting Brand Reputation in the Digital Age

Negative messages can cause serious problems for a company’s reputation––especially when the news media catches wind of them. Learn best practices how to protect reputation and manage their social media risk.

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Current Insights for Local Brands Who Use Instagram

Social media continues to be a popular way for companies to connect with their target audiences. But how do Instagram-savvy local consumers interact with brands on the platform?

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Study Finds Empowering Workers Can Backfire

To explore potential risks associated with empowerment, the researchers focused on “hindrance stressors” like red tape, unclear job tasks, conflicting requests from supervisors, or coworkers getting undeserved rewards or promotions.

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Companies That Are Aggressive on Taxes Fall Short at Managing Their Workforce

A new study finds companies that are more aggressive in their tax planning tend to do a worse job of managing their workforce. Specifically, these companies were more likely to be “underemployed,” meaning they hadn’t hired enough staff to operate efficiently.

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Business Analytics Initiative Roundtable (free!) on May 19, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., NC State Hunt Library


The inaugural roundtable, organized by NC State Business Analytics Initiative, will feature thought leaders from academia, firms and organizations that are working on state-of-the-art analytics and the transformational power of those analytics.


Sessions include Modern Approaches to Risk and Bias, Societal Analytics, Causal Inference in Social Media, Communications and Analytics, and Innovation and Marketing Analytics.


Continental breakfast and lunch provided.

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Poole Podcast Season 2, Episode 3: Two Masters of Accounting, Christine Holmes and Professor Kathy Krawczyk

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Accounting isn’t just debits and credits; it’s a dynamic profession that is constantly changing.


In this episode, hear Poole College graduate and Ernst & Young Senior Partner Christine Holmes (’88) and Poole Professor Kathy Krawczyk discuss what drew them to accounting and how the industry has changed over their careers.


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