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Federal Reserve Governor Randall S. Kroszner and Harvard Business School professor Robert Merton, winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize in economics, were among the presenters at the Carroll School's annual Center for Asset Management Finance Conference, held June 5 and 6. Leaders from some of the world’s largest asset management companies participate in the center’s programs, whose purpose is “to promote synergy among practitioners and academics in the investment field.” read more »

The fix: Work longer for retirement security

Media outlets from the New York Times to PBS's Frontline to The Economist are talking about the new book coauthored by Alicia H. Munnell, Peter F. Drucker Professor of Management Sciences and the director of Boston College's Center for Retirement Research (CRR), and Steven Sass, CRR associate director for research. Working Longer: The Solution to the Retirement Income Challenge (Brookings, 2008) proposes that most people should be able to secure a reasonably comfortable retirement by remaining in the workplace until their mid-60s or beyond.  read more »

Equipping students to excel

The dean of a business school is a "boundary spanner," energizer, caretaker, spokesperson, and architect, says Carroll School of Management Dean Andy Boynton in the chapter he authored in Business School Management (Aspatore, 2008). The volume is part of Aspatore's "Inside the Minds," a series that presents original essays on selected topics by today's most accomplished executives. In "Equipping Students to Excel," Boynton discusses his strategies for moving Boston College's management school "from good to great." read an excerpt »

Critical difference

A member of the Carroll School's faculty for 22 years, Professor Sandra Waddock's research focuses on the "interstices between business and society," and on developing mechanisms that "enable corporations to be more responsible, accountable, and transparent." She has authored or coauthored dozens of articles and nine books, including The Difference Makers: How Social and Institutional Entrepreneurs Created the Corporate Responsibility Movement (Greenleaf, 2008), which profiles 23 leaders who "see that a problem exists in the macrosystem that supports the world as we know it, and move to establish new institutions that create leverage for long-term change."  read more »

High marks

  • Mary Ann Glynn, Joseph F. Cotter Professor of Organizational Studies and a fellow at the Winston Center for Leadership & Ethics, was one of four individuals elected fellows of the Academy of Management (AOM). AOM is the oldest and largest scholarly management association in the world. Members of the AOM who have made significant contributions to the science and practice of management are honored as Fellows.
  • The August 2008 annual U.S. News & World Report survey of American colleges and universities ranked the Carroll School of Management number 25 (up from 27) in the “Best Business Schools” rankings. Earlier this year, U.S. News rated the Carroll School’s full-time MBA program 34th in the nation, an historic high, and the evening MBA program number 15. In other rankings, BusinessWeek ranked the Carroll School 14th in the nation among "The Best Undergrad B-Schools".


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Wireless revolution

Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg discussed investment and innovation in the communications industry at the Boston CEO Club on March 27.
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Mayor of the global village

Speaking at Boston College on April 7, former president of South Africa F.W. de Klerk called on the U.S. to exercise leadership in international politics and economics.
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November 17

Cynthia Cooper, who blew the whistle on WorldCom and was Time’s 2002 Person of the Year, will speak at the Clough Colloquium.


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