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IU experts available to comment on coronavirus's impact on stock markets, supply chains, consumers

March 12, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS -- The U.S. stock market has plummeted due to coronavirus (COVID-19), travel restrictions have disrupted supply chains, and changing consumer behavior is set to trigger serious economic consequences. What could all of these responses to the coronavirus mean, and how should investors, business owners and consumers respond? Experts from Indiana University are available to comment on the impact of COVID-19 on these economic issues. For more information, contact Teresa Mackin at tmackin@iu.edu or 317-274-2233 (IUPUI), or George Vlahakis at vlahakis@iu.edu or 812-855-0846 (IU Bloomington).

Phil Powell

Business strategy and economic development in emerging markets, U.S. economic policy, industry dynamics of higher education, job markets, talent shortage.

IUPUI

Email: phpowell@indiana.edu

Expert Bio

Phil Powell is the associate dean of academic programs and a clinical associate professor of business economics and public policy at IU Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis. He previously served as faculty chair of the full-time and online MBA programs at Indiana University in Bloomington. Both programs saw an increase in national rankings under Powell's leadership. (more)

Mohan Tatikonda

International trade, Lean Six Sigma, complex new product and service development, startup firms, supply chain management, global competition, corporate strategy, international manufacturing competitiveness, entrepreneurship, incubators, health care delivery, life sciences.

IUPUI

Email: tatikond@indiana.edu

Expert Bio

Mohan Tatikonda is a professor of operations management at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business whose research focuses on how firms can most effectively design, develop, introduce and improve products, services and organizational processes. His research addresses managing development projects in global environments, fostering technology transfer in the supply chain, behavioral decision-making by supply chain managers, six-sigma program and project effectiveness, and the consumer privacy implications of RFID technology and other advanced technologies. (more)

Todd Roberson

Social and commercial entrepreneurship, enrollment management, international finance, business development, community engagement, public speaking, personal finance.

IUPUI

Email: wtrobers@iupui.edu

Expert Bio

Todd Roberson teaches upper-division courses in corporate finance, international finance and strategic business analysis in the Indiana University Kelley School of Business Indianapolis. Prior to his academic career, he was the creative director and chief financial officer of a large advertising and communications agency in Denver. (more)

Jon Quinn

Brand strategy, new product development and introduction, consumer behavior, marketing research, integrated marketing communications and digital marketing.

IU Bloomington

Email: jonquinn@iu.edu

Expert Bio

Jon Quinn is a senior marketing executive and university lecturer in the IU Kelley School of Business. He has progressive leadership experience in both corporate and agency environments in brand management and marketing communications, with an extensive marketing education and a unique combination of strategic, analytic and creative strengths. (more)

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