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Poole College of Management

Nov. 1, 2021


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

COVID-19 Vaccine

How COVID-19 Vaccine Marketing Strategies Must Change for Global Success

When trying to promote the COVID-19 vaccine, where you live drastically impacts the effectiveness of your marketing strategy. Almost 100 professors from across the globe put in time to assess the suitability and adaptability of 12 different vaccination promotion strategies.

Supply Chain Holidays

Will Supply Issues Affect Holiday Shopping This Year?

“If you know you’ll be wanting a certain item and you see it now in the store – go for it,” Rob Handfield says. Because of shipping delays, “if you order it online, you may have to wait several weeks to get it – or not get it at all.”

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DEI Panel

Business and Industry Leaders Discuss Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Company leaders from organizations such as ABB, Cintas, Cisco, EY, Regions Bank and SAS discussed best DEI practices in the workplace.

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Race to Bottom Global Tax Rate

The Basement on the Race to the Bottom

On Oct. 7, 2021, 136 countries agreed to implement a global minimum tax rate of 15% to go into effect by the year 2023. Poole accounting professors Nathan C. Goldman and Christina M. Lewellen take a closer look at what it means and where we go from here.

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Empowering workers

Why Some Business Leaders Oppose Empowering Workers – And Why They Should Do It Anyway

It would seem like a golden opportunity for business leaders to empower their workforce in order to keep good employees and recruit new ones. But the idea has met with widespread resistance. Learn from professor Kirkman.

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Kids and school choice

The Attraction of School Choice

Bartley Danielsen, associate professor of finance and real estate, explains how education is becoming a prevalent topic among economic developers.

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Poole Podcast, Episode 11: Big Data Analytics with Home Depot CFO Richard McPhail, VP Erik Holbrook and Professor Bill Rand

Poole podcast

With about 500,000 employees and over 2,000 stores, at The Home Depot, data science and analytics are critically important to solving business problems.


But leveraging data and analytics are not just for huge companies anymore.  Our guests talk about how every tactical decision should be made with analytics backing it up.


Pro Tip: Christina Lewellen Explains the Non-Tax Costs of Tax Planning Strategies

Christine Lewellen

Christina Lewellen, assistant professor of accounting, breaks down the importance of tax planning strategy as well as the potential savings and non-tax costs that can cause strategies to go awry.

Poole in the News
Rob Handfield Explains the Ocean Container Shortage: "Watch: What to Do About the Global Container Shortage" (Supply Chain Brain; April 21, 2021)»