I shall begin this message with four words: Congratulations! You made it! After what arguably is the longest and hardest year that many of us have experienced, the end of 2020 is finally in sight. And not a moment too soon.
In its latest survey of university entrepreneurship programs, the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine ranked the Freeman School 42nd on its list of the best graduate programs for entrepreneurship.
For a little over nine years now, I have had the privilege of serving as the dean of the A. B. Freeman School of Business. Now, as the final year of my second five-year term as dean is progressing, I have been doing a lot of thinking about my future and what is best for the Freeman School.
Ted Matherly's paper “Racialization of Peer-to-Peer Transactions: Inequality and Barriers to Legitimacy” has been accepted for publication in Journal of Consumer Affairs for a special issue on race in the marketplace.
Rob Lalka, professor of practice and executive director of the Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, was interviewed by NOLA.com for a story about the impact of Saints owner Gayle Benson's announcement that she intended to invest $53 million in Gulf Coast companies.
The 2020 Greater New Orleans Startup Report, a project of the Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, shows that Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) entrepreneurs face clear inequities in accessing critical resources to successfully grow their companies.
The A. B. Freeman School of Business is pleased to announce the appointment of nine faculty members for the 2020-21 academic year. The appointments include seven tenure-track assistant professors, one professor of practice and one lecturer.