George Mason University's School of Business is an acknowledged center for global business research.
Faculty take a multidisciplinary approach, with the goal of ensuring that business can be a force for the greater good.
Faculty publish in leading business journals on wide-ranging global business issues, are cited by the press, and are actively engaged in making discoveries to address a wide set of societal and institutional challenges.
Three pillars define the real-world impact of Mason Business thought leadership:
Safeguarding our planet and societies from the crises identified in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Recent highlights include:
- Are Electric Cars Really Green? mic.com
- CPG Can No Longer Afford to Harm the Planet AdWeek.com
- Supporting the Honey Bee to Make the World a Better Place School of Business News
- Embedding the SDGs into Business Education The PRME Blog
Preparing global organizations and professionals for the massive technological changes that are reshaping business.
- Facilitating a Paradigm Shift: An Acquisition Playbook for the Information Age School of Business News
- As Offices Reopen, Hybrid Onsite and Remote Work Becomes Routine SHRM.org
- How to Manage Performance Evaluations in the Work-From-Home Era New York Times
- Employees Are Working An Extra Day In Unpaid Overtime Each Week Forbes.com
Fostering the creative problem-solving skills needed for success in an increasingly unpredictable world.
- Pandemic Provides Opportunity for Stretching into New Careers SHRM.org
- Using Geospatial Technology to Promote Economic Development of Africa School of Business News
- Prince Harry isn't the first famous name in tech, but his role at S.F. startup is rare San Francisco Chronicle
- For $40/Month, Equinox's Variis App Is Now Accessible to All Well+Good
School of Business Faculty Research
- September 18, 2023When government contractors merge, comparing their customers can predict a lot about how investors will respond to the deal.
- September 15, 2023It’s not the combined skill level of the team that counts, so much as the chemistry (or lack thereof) between the members.
- September 12, 2023When it comes to relationships between co-workers, organizations’ stated priorities must match what’s happening under the hood.
- August 31, 2023A Mason professor finds yet another example of the value of diversity in senior management teams.
- August 9, 2023A new "mega-study" consisting of dozens of simultaneous, independently designed experiments shows that competitions have no automatic impact on our morality.
- August 2, 2023Mason Management Professor Matthew Cronin, highlights two blind spots in our thinking about mental health that are hindering progress toward more mindful workplaces.
- July 26, 2023George Mason University School of Business boasts more than 60 full-time, research-active faculty across the accounting, finance, information systems and operations management, management, and marketing areas. In addition to pursuing research questions within their area of specialty, many School of Business scholars team up with peers from other disciplines to tackle complex societal problems.
- June 30, 2023School of Business professors Pallab Sanyal and Shun Ye explore the complex connections between managerial feedback and creative outcomes in new study.
- June 20, 2023Why are some firms more forthcoming than others about their social and environmental impact? It may have to do with the CEO’s personal incentives.
- June 6, 2023Understanding the mysterious resistance to remote work has been a defining theme of Management Professor Kevin Rockmann's research since 2004.
- May 30, 2023Not all pharmaceutical companies are equally well-suited to surf the sea change that’s happening in healthcare.
- May 22, 2023How can you convince someone to give you their time or money free of charge? Focus on the head, not the heart.
Faculty Teaching, Research, and Engagement Awards
- August 23, 2023Steve Maex, an assistant professor of accounting at George Mason University School of Business, recently received the American Accounting Association (AAA)’s Outstanding International Accounting Dissertation Award.
- June 14, 2023Lisa Gring-Pemble, an associate professor at George Mason University, has received a Distinguished Research Fellow Award from the Eastern Communication Association (ECA).
- April 12, 2023The Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning is a hub within George Mason University committed to promoting excellence and innovation in teaching. Each year they select faculty award recipients for the Teaching Excellence Awards, Adjunct Teaching Excellence Awards, and Online Teaching Excellence Awards. This year, two faculty members from the School of Business received honors.
- December 14, 2021Leila Austin, assistant professor of Business Foundations, was named one of the 2021 Dean’s Teaching Faculty Fellows. Austin, who has been with the School of Business for the last five years, truly values her role as an educator.
- December 8, 2021Gretchen Hendricks, instructor of Business Foundations, was named one of the 2021 Dean’s Teaching Faculty Fellows. While Hendricks joined the Foundations area in 2016, this wasn’t her first position with the School of Business.
- November 30, 2021Jeremy E. Plotnick, director of the minor programs at the School of Business, was named one of this year’s Dean’s Teaching Faculty Fellows.
- President-Elect of the George Mason University Alumni Association Named 2021 Dean’s Teaching Faculty FellowNovember 9, 2021Christine Landoll, director of Business Engagement and instructor of Business Foundations, was named one of the 2021 Dean’s Teaching Faculty Fellows. Landoll graduated from the School of Business in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, and again in 1992 with a Master of Science in Taxation.
- November 3, 2021For Brad Greenwood, it’s all about the students. His demonstrated contributions to teaching (in addition to research and leadership/engagement) puts him among the “best of the best” says Dean Maury Peiperl, honoring Greenwood with a 2021 School of Business Dean’s Scholar Award.
- October 27, 2021Brian K. Ngac, instructor of Information Systems and Operations Management, was named one of 2021 Dean’s Teaching Faculty Fellows. Ngac, a soon to be Triple Patriot, graduated from George Mason University in 2016 with a bachelor’s of science and again in 2017 with his master’s of science both in Applied Information Technology. Ngac is currently pursuing his doctorate in Information Technology at Mason’s College of Engineering & Computing.
- October 21, 2021Victoria M. Grady, director of the MS in Management program, was named one of 2021 Dean’s Teaching Faculty Fellows.
- January 7, 2021Heather Vough, associate professor of management, is one of four faculty at George Mason University School of Business to be named a recipient of the 2021 School of Business Dean’s Scholar Award.