Research Video Library

Lehigh Business Vistex Institute for Executive Learning & Research developed this series of short talks by our faculty to help business owners and individuals relate what's happening in the news to their lives and livelihoods.
 

The First 100 Days

Lehigh Business Vistex Institute for Executive Learning & Research developed this series of short talks by our faculty to advise the Biden Administration on policy issues during its first 100 days.

Business Implications of a New China Policy

Charlie Stevens, Ph.D., associate professor in the department of management discusses the critical issues with China, what the new policy could look like and what these policies might mean for U.S. businesses.

Regulatory Climate Risk: Expecting the Unexpected

Ke Yang, Ph.D., associate professor in the Perella department of finance discusses how businesses and investors can plan for, and even benefit from, measures enacted to battle climate change.

Dealing with the Student Debt Crisis

Thomas Rees, professor of practice in the department of accounting discusses how big the student debt crisis is, the drawbacks of forgiving student debt, alternatives to forgiving the debt and how to keep student debt from growing.

Preparing First Generation College Students

Ahmed S. Rahman, Ph.D., associate professor in the department of economics discusses where the focus should be for supporting first generation college students -- getting them better teachers, connecting them with successful peers or enrolling them in college prep programs.

Regulating Big Tech

Troy Adair, Ph.D., professor of practice with the department of data and technology analytics, discusses why and how we might regulate big tech and what it might cost us.

What Do Small Businesses Need?

In this episode, Brett Smith, director of the Small Business Development Center at Lehigh University, says there are three things that small businesses need right now: access to capital, clarity as to what the rules affecting small businesses are going to be and opportunities to be entrepreneurial.

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Environment

Below is some insight on prescribed fire, the dangers of fine particles (PM2.5) being emitted from wildfires and power plants, and battles over interstate air pollution under the Clean Air Act and how transboundary air pollution needs cross-border collaboration.

Not Gone with the Wind - Dealing with Pollution from Wildfires

Muzhe Yang, Ph.D., professor department of economics at Lehigh University's College of Business talks about prescribed fire, the dangers of fine particles (PM2.5) being emitted from wildfires and power plants, and battles over interstate air pollution under the Clean Air Act and how transboundary air pollution needs cross-border collaboration.

Immigration

The laws governing immigration in the U.S. can directly and indirectly affect whether foreign students can attend a university in this country.

How the STEM OPT Program Helps U.S. Workers

Jing Gong, Ph.D., professor of practice in the department of data and technology analytics talks about the controversy of temporary work visas and related immigration policies that import foreign workers.

Pandemic

COVID-19 impacted every facet of our lives. Below is some insight into the stock market, the changes in federal income tax, financing options, service industries, supply chains, and more.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Ignore the Market

Kathleen Weiss Hanley, Ph.D., Bolton-Perella Chair in Finance Director, Center for Financial Services at Lehigh Business gives you a sense of why markets are so volatile during this unprecedented coronavirus health crisis.

COVID-19: CARES Act - Federal Tax Individual Benefits

Robert Duquette, C.P.A., M.B.A., professor of practice in the department of accounting at Lehigh Business talks about individual recovery rebates, expanded unemployment insurance payments, and other personal income tax benefits.

Service Solutions in the Pandemic

Beibei Dong, Ph.D., associate professor in the department of marketing at Lehigh Business discusses why service industries have gotten hit the most, what service industries could do DURING the pandemic and what they could do AFTER the pandemic.

COVID-19 Financing Options

Brett Smith, center director for the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Lehigh University talks about the Small Business Association's Economic Injury Disaster Loan program (EIDL) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Why COBOL is Affecting the COVID-19 Response

Troy A. Adair, Jr., Ph.D., professor of practice in the department of data and technology analytics at Lehigh University's College of Business talks about how and why the computer language COBOL, developed in 1959, is playing a part in the coronavirus pandemic.

How COVID-19 is Affecting Agriculture Supply Chains

Phillip S. Coles, M.B.A., M.S., professor of practice in the department of Decision and Technology Analytics at Lehigh University's College of Business talks about why there is no food shortage, but there are a lot of bare shelves in the supermarkets.

Electronic Health Records and Hospital System Change

Chad D. Meyerhoefer, Ph.D., professor in the department of economics at Lehigh Business discusses the research showing how electronic health records are transforming how health systems are operating.

Managing Supply Chains During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Zach Zacharia, Ph.D., director of the Center for Supply Chain Research at Lehigh University explains why we are having shortages of goods since the outbreak of COVID-19 and potential solutions.

How Long Until We Return to Pre-Pandemic Activity Levels?

Shin-Yi Chou, Ph.D., professor and chair of the department of economics at Lehigh Business, uses her research into prenatal care during and after the SARS epidemic in 2002-2003 to anticipate how long if may take to get back to normal once the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.

Global Strategy in a World Turned Upside Down

Charlie Stevens, Ph.D., associate professor in the department of management at Lehigh University College of Business looks at how the pandemic is affecting global strategy, what companies should be doing right now, and how to plan for a post COVID-19 future.

Maintaining Work-Life Balance During COVID-19

Liuba Belkin, Ph.D., associate professor, in the department of management at Lehigh University's College of Business talks has advice for employers and employees about how they can ensure that they stay productive and motivated, but at the same time are able to maintain healthy and successful family and social lives in a remote work environment.