CATALYST is about pivotal moments that shape business and the global economy. We tap into the expertise of Temple University’s Fox School of Business faculty and business community to dig deep into today’s most pressing questions, like: What is the future of work? Will the WTO stop working? Who is winning the global AI race? We decode topics from philosophical and practical standpoints so you, the workforce, can spark change in your field.


April 11, 2022 23 mins

When it comes to thinking about climate change and renewable energy, many people try to make as many environmentally friendly decisions as possible. With Earth Day coming up, what changes can you make? Researchers, like our guest, are considering how decisions are made–and if the process people use to make a decision can be influenced to select a more environmentally friendly decision about a product...

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In this episode of Catalyst, we are celebrating the upcoming graduation of the 100th student from the Executive Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) program as well as Women’s History Month by interviewing three DBA alumnae who are changing perspectives on business, inclusion and culture. 


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February 28, 2022 38 mins

Healthcare is changing, and not just because of the pandemic. For years, there has been a growing trend of consumerism in healthcare. 

As patients become more likely to visit urgent care than an ER, and big retail giants are poised to offer primary care alongside frozen pizza and sweatpants, the business of healthcare is heading towards a big transformation. 

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February 7, 2022 25 mins

As AI/ML creeps into our daily lives, how will industries and jobs be affected? What should be automated and what needs to be innovated? And who is the intelligence behind the machine? In this episode of Catalyst, Subodha Kumar will guide us through the ins and outs—and impacts—of what artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) means for the future. 


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November 8, 2021 24 mins

Donating money and volunteering at nonprofits or your favorite charity are wonderful ways to give back to your community, especially during the holiday season. But combining your passions, professional expertise and education? That is paws-atively extraordinary.  


Through her experiences at the Fox School, Sarah Bergstein got to do all of that and help animals...

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October 18, 2021 30 mins

After decades of saying no to college athletes looking to earn a few dollars, the NCAA gave the go-ahead for athletes to make money from the use of their name, image and likeness (NIL). And it’s a game-changer—and not just for the top athletes at big Division I colleges and universities. 


Many social media-savvy college athletes are already securing revenue st...

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October 4, 2021 23 mins

According to a recent report by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 46% of LGBTQIA+ Americans remain closeted in the workplace. 


Workers surveyed cited a variety of reasons for not coming out to colleagues: 38% said they hid their sexuality because of the possibility of being stereotyped, 36% said they didn’t want to make people feel uncomfortable, and 31% s...

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September 20, 2021 28 mins

The world of Hip Hop is full of references. Listen to lyrics from Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar or Cardi B and hear plenty of allusions to events, people and products. 


But how do those references make their way into the cultural consciousness of listeners? And even more so, how can music change consumer behavior? 


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August 23, 2021 1 min

What makes the world of business happen? 

That why we’re here. On the Catalyst podcast, we bring you the pivotal moments that shape business in Philadelphia and around the world. 

In this season, we’ll interview experts on everything from how hip hop influences consumer behavior to what’s next in artificial intelligence.

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April 5, 2021 26 mins

Taking a business from an idea to reality takes guts. So does pitching your company to a panel of potential investors on a television show that will be broadcast across the United States.


In this episode of Catalyst, we catch up with Fox alumnus Jared Cannon on his experiences doing exactly that—founding his business Simply Good Jars, pivoting his business mod...

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Research shows that young professionals and people of color are encountering barriers that prevent them from moving into a leadership role on a nonprofit organization’s board of directors.


In this episode of Catalyst, Shawn Edwards, a FOX DBA alumna, and Maureen Cannon, program director of Fox Board Fellows, discuss how a...

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March 8, 2021 18 mins

Sports are traditionally big business, but much of that has come to a halt due to to the COVID-19 pandemic.


In this episode of Catalyst, Jeremy Jordan, associate dean of Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management, details the ripple effect that the pandemic has had on the sport industry. He outlines how the pandemic has affected ju...

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February 22, 2021 22 mins

Every year, hundreds of thousands of employment-based immigrant visas are provided to workers under U.S. immigration law. But what does this mean for the average person working and living in the U.S.? And how do highly-skilled immigrants impact the U.S. economy?

In this episode of Catalyst, Kevin Fandl, associate professor of legal studies and strategic global m...

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February 8, 2021 21 mins

We all have emotions. But what happens when we express them in the workplace? 


In this episode of Catalyst, Deanna Geddes, associate dean of graduate programs and professor of Human Resources Management, talks about the benefits of expressing our emotions at work, for both managers and organizations. We discuss what emotions tell us, how managers can expand bo...

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January 25, 2021 24 mins

A new presidential administration is always a significant change. As President Biden is sworn in during an economic recession caused by a global pandemic, does business have an ally or adversary in the Oval Office? 


On this episode of Catalyst, Ron Anderson, dean of the Fox School of Business and professor of finance, talks about what Biden means for business....

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December 21, 2020 16 mins

In this special episode, we’re taking a deep dive into the student experience at the Fox School of Business. Kate Rickards Markowitz, director of undergraduate enrollment, tells us about building a life inside and outside of the classroom—in person and in a virtual environment. 


If you or anyone you know are interested in learning more about the Fox School, Ka...

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December 7, 2020 32 mins

2020 is unprecedented territory for even the most seasoned experts, and the lasting effects of COVID-19 still remain to be seen. But nearly a year into the pandemic, there are a variety of unintended consequences that have been researched, analyzed and discussed in the media. 

For instance, can you imagine eating at an all-you-can buffet restaurant in the future...

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November 16, 2020 23 mins

Holiday shopping is here! But with a global pandemic, disrupted supply chains and more online shopping than ever—what will this season hold? 


Just like everything else in 2020, this year’s holiday season won’t look like years past. Consumer behaviors may be changed forever by the combined powers of a global pandemic and the digital transformation of business. ...

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November 2, 2020 27 mins

Especially in times of change or crisis, employees look to senior executives for confidence, guidance and direction. But being a leader means nothing unless people choose to follow, and people generally choose to follow those in whom they believe. But when employees lose faith in a leader, that lack of trust can turn into cynicism.


The perception of competence...

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October 19, 2020 25 mins

Disrupted supply chains. Reduced consumer spending. Decreased salaries. Furloughs and layoffs. The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the economy, affecting us in unforeseen ways. 

In this episode of Catalyst, Steve Casper, PhD ’10 and associate professor of finance, and Dennis...

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