This Day in Business History: Empire State Building Opens

May 1, 1931: The Empire State Building opens in New York City, standing as the tallest building in the skyline for 40 years.  It is now the fifth tallest building in the United States and the 28th tallest building in the world. Opening during the Great Depression, the building has been a part of many…

Goizueta Faculty Interview: Professor Jeff Rosensweig on the Intersection of Theory and Practice

Professor Jeffrey Rosensweig is Associate Professor of International Business and Finance at Goizueta Business School. He is also the director of the Global Perspectives Program and the new John Robson Program for the Study of Business, Public Policy, and Government. Speaking with business librarian Saira Raza, Professor Rosensweig discusses his journey to academia and his…

This Day in Business History: McDonald’s Opens First Franchise

April 15, 1955: Ray Kroc opened the first McDonald’s franchise in Des Plaines, Illinois, having purchased the rights to franchise the restaurant across the country from the founders, Maurice and Richard McDonald.  To announce the grand opening, Kroc ran in add in the Des Plaines Journal, advertising “speedee service” and “plenty of free parking,” along with…

This Day in Business History: Apple Inc. Is Founded By Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak

April 1, 1976: College dropouts Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded Apple Computers, Inc. The two wanted to make computers small enough for people to have in their homes and offices. Ever wondered how they came up with the company name? According to an interview that Wozniak did with Byte magazine in December 1984, he credited Jobs with…

This Day in Business History: Starbucks opens its first doors in Seattle

March 30, 1971: Well before Howard Schultz walked into the picture, a small coffee shop with a name inspired by Moby Dick opened its doors in Seattle’s Pike Place Market for the first time. What started as a humble coffee shop has boomed since then into a monolithic organization which leads the industry. Today, it…

This Day in Business History: Pan Am Airways Takes Flight

March 14, 1927: Initially designed to be just an air mail and passenger service operation between Key West, Florida and Havana, Cuba, Pan Am grew to be one of the most influential and innovative airline companies of the twentieth century. Within the same year of its launch as a mail carrier, the company was selected…

Access Research Databases via GBS SharePoint

Welcome back from spring break!   As you return to your course and career research projects, you’ll notice a new authentication method for many Business Library databases.  This will include logging into GBS SharePoint with your Emory NetID, and then accessing the database. This additional layer of security ensures that we are in full compliance with…