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Darla Moore School of Business

COVID-19 Managerial Insights: Supporting Businesses During an Uncertain Time

We are at the beginning of a pandemic that’s sweeping across the world. Businesses and their markets have been dramatically altered as cities and nations suspend normal operations. The disruption of the “steady state” has led to normal business practices becoming less relevant and significant adjustments for companies and organizations whose practices were not designed to accommodate remote workers or the mass closures of retail, travel, manufacturing, services or the disruption of supply chains. This is a time for thinking and working differently.

The UofSC Darla Moore School of Business is one of the leading business schools in the nation, boasting of a world-renowned faculty who possess a wide range of experience and conduct groundbreaking research. We at the Executive Education Department have compiled those experiences, research and insights to bring them to the business community via courses and programs and help managers and leaders development and achieve their business strategies.

Since we are also a part of the community as a whole, we have wondered how we can best assist the business community during this difficult time. The result is the Managerial Insights: Supporting Businesses During an Uncertain Time radio series and video seminars (please use the registration links provided for each topic).

Leading Moore School faculty members are volunteering their time and expertise to not only help the South Carolina business community combat this challenging business environment and survive but to adapt and thrive.


Scheduled Speakers/Topics

Ray Smith
Associate Dean for Executive Development
President of Corporate Solutions

Introduction to this initiative and what topics will be covered (radio only)

Air Date: Wed., April 15
Listen to the interview

Peter Brews
Dean
Darla Moore School of Business

Thriving in crisis: Leading strategically with compassion and care; Macro pandemic effects: Of Vs, U&Ls and Ws, and key pandemic moderators and their impact; Industry pandemic effects: One size does not fit all; The U.S. political economy balance going forward, and does our planet have COVID-19? (radio and Zoom conference)

Air Date: Wed., April 22 at 7:50 a.m.
Listen to the interview.
Watch the Zoom Q&A recorded Mon., April 27 at 3 p.m.

Mark Cecchini
Chair and Professor
School of Accounting

Financial management during uncertain times and how government stimulus might help (radio and Zoom conference)

Air Date: Wed., April 29 at 7:50 a.m.
Listen to the interview.
Watch the Zoom Q&A recorded Mon., May 4 at 3 p.m.

DJ Schepker
Assistant Professor of Management
Research Director, Center for Executive Succession

Succeeding in Crisis (radio and Zoom conference)

Air Date: Wed., May 6 at 7:50 a.m.
Listen to the interview.
Watch the Zoom Q&A recorded Mon., May 11 at 3 p.m.

Sherry Thatcher
Chair and J. Henry Fellers Professor of Business Administration
Department of Management

The role of virtual teamwork during times of crisis (radio and Zoom conference) 

Air Date: Wed., May 13 at 7:50 a.m.
Listen to the interview.
Watch the Zoom Q&A recorded on Mon., May 18 at 3 p.m.

Robert Ployhart
Bank of America Professor of Business Administration
Department of Management

Hiring in Times of Crisis and Uncertainty (radio and Zoom conference) 

Air Date: Wed., May 20 at 7:50 a.m.
Listen to the interview.
Register to attend the Live Q&A on Zoom: Tues., May 26 at 3 p.m.

Lynn McFarland
Assistant Professor
Department of Management

Effective Leadership in Times of Crisis (radio and Zoom conference)

Air Date: Wed., May 27 at 7:50 a.m.
Register to attend the Live Q&A on Zoom: Mon., June 1 at 3 p.m.

Mark Ferguson
Chair and Dewey H. Johnson Professor
Department of Management Science

Building more resilient supply chains; Why minimizing cost should not be the only objective (radio and Zoom conference) 

Air Date: Wed., June 3 at 7:50 a.m.
Register to attend the Live Q&A on Zoom: Mon., June 8 at 3 p.m.

Gerry McDermott
Professor
Sonoco Department of International Business

The Impact of International Trade and Investment on South Carolina – a closer look at the opportunities for SMEs (radio and Zoom conference)

Air Date: Wed., June 10 at 7:50 a.m.
Live Q&A on Zoom: Mon., June 15 at 3 p.m.

Doug Quackenbos
Lecturer
Department of Marketing

Selling in a post-Covid world: local and global implications (radio and Zoom conference)

Air Date: Wed., June 17 at 7:50 a.m.
Register to attend the Live Q&A on Zoom: Mon., June 22 at 3 p.m.

Joey Von Nessen
Research Economist
Division of Research

Topic to be announced (radio and Zoom conference)

Air Date: Wed., July 1 at 7:50 a.m.
Register to attend the Live Q&A on Zoom: Mon., July 6 at 3 p.m.


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