In the news
- Dean Andy Boynton’s opinion piece about President-elect Obama's "special economic recovery advisory board" (originally printed in the Patriot Ledger) was picked up by GateHouse Media, Inc., and ran nationally in newspapers including the MetroWest (MA) Daily News, the Jackson (WV) Herald, and the Mexico (MO) Ledger.
- Reuters TV interviews Mary Ellen Carter, associate professor of accounting, about the proposed salary cap for CEOs whose firms receive government bailout funds.
- A New York Times editorial called the Center for Retirement Research (CRR) "a leader in retirement policy," citing it’s proposed new savings account, which would supplement Social Security and 401(k)s and enable risks to be shared among workers, retirees, and the government. CRR research has also been referenced by numerous other media outlets, including USA Today and the Los Angeles Times, and the Associated Press ran a story including CRR research that was picked up by Forbes and CNNMoney, among other media outlets.
- CNN's "American Morning" sought comments on excessive executive spending from Bradley Googins, director of the Center for Corporate Citizenship, and Business World reported his opinion that a lack of corporate responsibility attributed to the current financial crisis. Additionally, the Center’s recent survey on attitudes toward corporate responsibility is cited by Fortune.
- Human Resource Executive Online quotes Jackie James, research director for the Center for Work and Family, about companies retaining work/life programming during this economic downturn (unlike in previous recessions).
- Dow Jones News reported on the presentation by chief executive Peter Löscher, of German conglomerate Siemens, at the Carroll School’s Chief Executives’ Club of Boston. In accordance with the partnership between the club and New England Cable News, Löscher’s talk may be viewed online at the news station’s website. View Löscher’s talk.
- The Christian Science Monitor consulted financial expert Edward J. Kane, James F. Cleary Chair in Finance, about anticipating economic downturns. Additionally, his recent paper "Regulation and Supervision: An Ethical Perspective" was referenced in an article about the G20’s ability to reform the international economic system that was published on VoxEU.org and picked up by Turkey's Journal of Turkish Weekly and the online RGE Monitor.
- CFO Magazine reports on a new study by Assistant Professor of Finance Darren Kisgen and Carroll School doctoral candidate Jiekun Huang that finds investors respond more favorably to certain financial moves by companies whose CFOs are women.
- Professor of Finance Alan Marcus talked with the Boston Globe about former student Harry Markopolos MS’97, who, in 1999, suspected Bernard Madoff of running a giant Ponzi Scheme and, for the next nine years, attempted to get the SEC to investigate the matter. Read more about Markopolos at @BC.
- Rev. Richard McGowan, associate professor of operations, information, and strategic management and author of books on the gambling and alcohol industries, talked with USA Today about gambling as a source of state revenue. He discussed the economy’s effect on existing casinos and plans for casinos with the Norwich (CT) Bulletin and the Boston Globe, respectively. He also commented in the Boston Globe on Massachusetts House Speaker Sal DiMasi’s departure and the effect it may have on state casino plans.
- Countless media outlets, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, and Financial Week, have sought out Alicia H. Munnell, Peter F. Drucker Professor of Management Sciences and the director of Boston College's Center for Retirement Research (CRR), for her expert opinion on myriad retirement issues.
- The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette talked with Gergana Y. Nenkov, assistant professor of marketing, about corporate public relations blunders.
- The New York Times quoted Jonathan Reuter, assistant professor of finance, on Fidelity’s fee income in an article about the reopening of two Fidelity funds.
- CRR Associate Director Steven Sass talked about the economy and retirement savings with Barron’s, Human Resource Executive Online, and SmartMoney, as well as with New Hampshire Public Radio's "Word of Mouth."
- NPR's "Morning Edition” (transcript) and Boston’s WCVB-TV's "Chronicle" turned to Associate Professor of Marketing Kathleen Seiders for her expert opinion on holiday shopping and how retailers were faring. She was joined by Associate Professor of Marketing Gerald Smith to discuss retailers' discount strategies on WBZ-AM's "New England Business" and American Public Radio's "Marketplace."
- A perspective piece in America magazine about the ethical legacy of Catholic business schools mentions Boston College and alludes to the Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics.
- Carroll School Assistant Dean Warren Zola spoke with BusinessWeek about the effect of decreasing tuition reimbursement policies on evening MBA student enrollment.