CATALYST

CATALYST

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.... Show More

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May 17, 2020 20 min

Fake news. The two words basically juxtapose one another, yet the concept is very real. Today, fake news is everywhere and finding the truth is often easier said than done.

Host Tiffany Sumner and Fox Management Information Systems Professor Sunil Wattal discuss the rise of fake news in the wake of the 2016 presidential election. According to Wattal, a number of factors prevent us from deciphering what’s real and what’s not. We all...

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May 3, 2020 33 min

Host Tiffany Sumner and Kevin Fandl from the Fox Department of Legal Studies discuss the Trade War with China and how tariffs affect our everyday lives. 

For instance, in South Philadelphia, the city was working to protect bike lanes by installing plastic delineator posts. They eventually had to abandon the project, because the costs of the raw material needed for the posts had increased due to the Trade War. We’ve seen the same th...

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April 19, 2020 35 min

New mothers returning to work are faced with countless challenges: the guilt of leaving a child at home, the pressure to catch up at work and the uncertainty around caring for their baby. On top of all that, women who choose to pump breastmilk at work often experience unsupportive companies or cultures.

According to Sabrina Volpone, it’s in a company’s best interest to be more supportive. Recent research from the Fox School of Busi...

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April 5, 2020 26 min

Artificial intelligence is everywhere: our phones, our cars, even our fridges. What’s the catalyst for the world’s race to be the best at AI? How did we get here? And should we be slowing down? 

Host Tiffany Sumner and Bertrand Guillotin from the Department of Strategic Management at the Fox School of Business discuss the global AI race, who the leaders are in that space and the future possibilities and potential of AI in the workp...

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March 17, 2020 55 sec

What is the future of work? Will robots take our jobs? How is your company using your data? During the first season of Catalyst, we answer these questions and many more. Catalyst is brought to you by Temple University’s Fox School of Business. With the help of expertise from Fox faculty and the greater business community, we decode business trends so that you can spark change in your field. 

 

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