Donna DeCarolis in the News

Donna DeCarolis in the News

Small businesses, big challenges

via The Philadelphia Inquirer

Donna DeCarolis, Ph.D., LeBow’s associate dean for graduate programs and management department head, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about the need for small businesses to implement strategic changes and adapt to growth. “Every time there’s a growth spurt, that means there needs to be a change in strategy,” DeCarolis said.

Radio firms' CEO leaving business to his employees

via The Philadelphia Inquirer

Donna DeCarolis, Ph.D., LeBow’s associate dean for graduate programs and management department head, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about the benefits of Employee Stock-Ownership Plans (ESOP). ESOPs afford business owners “the satisfaction of knowing that the company will carry on, typically in the hands of people that they have worked with,” DeCarolis said.

Today’s MBAs aren’t waiting to pass their exams before starting their own companies

via Philadelphia Business Journal

Entrepreneurship education at LeBow College of Business was highlighted in a Philadelphia Business Journal article about the rise of startups among business students. Donna De Carolis, PhD, associate dean for strategic initiatives and head of the Management department, was quoted. The article also mentions that Drexel was recently ranked 15th in the country on The Princeton Review & Entrepreneur magazine’s list of graduate programs for entrepreneurship.

How to balance your business and your sanity

via Financial Post

Donna De Carolis, Ph.D., associate dean of strategic initiatives and head of the Management Department at the LeBow College of Business, was quoted in a Financial Post article about managing stress in the workplace.

How to Avoid Entrepreneur Overload

via Entrepreneur

Donna De Carolis, PhD, associate dean of strategic initiatives at Drexel LeBow, is quoted in an Entrepreneur magazine article this month.

Entrepreneurs need to have periods of intense activity, but if it’s not balanced out with reflection, relaxation and doing something to take your mind off work, you won’t be able to be innovative, creative or find solutions to problems,” she says.

Women Entrepreneurs, Why They Are Taking the Lead

via The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur

Donna De Carolis, Ph.D., associate dean for strategic initiatives, commented in an article on The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur blog entitled “Women Entrepreneurs, Why They Are Taking the Lead.” De Carolis says, “In a networked economy, which is what we are evolving into, women entrepreneurs possess the innate collaborative and communication skills that lead to success in building a business. Women get the balance between collaboration and competition; and entrepreneurs in today’s environment need both. In addition, the essence of effective communication is being open and authentic; women are more prone to allow vulnerabilities to show through, engendering trust.”