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Books and articles that matter

By Dean Andy Boynton

This summer we assigned required reading to our 500 incoming freshmen, including, among other book excerpts and articles, the first five chapters of David S. Landes’s Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Are Some So Rich and Others So Poor? (W.W. Norton, 1998). In today’s technologically and economically connected world, all of us who lead and manage can benefit from an understanding of why the world looks like it does. With its rich historical content, Landes’s book provides that—and more. Read more »

 

Madoff whistleblower speaks at Center for Asset Management Conference

On Thursday, June 4, Harry Markopolos MSF’97, "the Madoff whistleblower," made a rare public appearance at the 2009 Center for Asset Management Conference, offering attendees a behind-the-scenes look at his investigation, which uncovered the world’s largest Ponzi scheme. Read more and view video »

Visa, Inc., visit

Second-year MBA students Peter Tily, David Turnquist, Maguire Dalporto, and Jack McManus (left to right) were surprised when Joseph Saunders, the chief executive officer of Visa, Inc., not only responded to the report about his company they sent him two months earlier, but also invited them to continue the discussion with one of his top executives. Read more »

Luxury for less

TIME magazine reported on Assistant Professor of Marketing Henrik Hagtvedt’s forthcoming paper in the Journal of Consumer Psychology about the strength and extension of luxury brands during a recession. Read more »

Freshmen faculty

This year the Carroll School welcomed seven new faculty members in accounting (two), finance (two), marketing, organization studies, and operations and strategic management, including  Associate Professor of Accounting Mark Bradshaw (pictured). Meet the faculty »

High marks

  • Robert A. and Evelyn J. Ferris Chair and Organization Studies Professor Jean Bartunek received the Academy of Management’s 2009 Distinguished Service Award.
  • Boston College ranked 16th overall and 14th among private schools in Forbes’s 2009 survey of America's Best Colleges.
  • Rob Fichman, associate professor of information systems, was appointed a senior editor at Information Systems Research.
  • Assistant Professor of Information Systems Gerald C. (Jerry) Kane received the Academy of Management’s 2009 Best Paper Award for the Organizational Communication and Information Systems Division.

Read more distinctions »

In the news

The following individuals, among others, were recently featured in the news:

  • Associate Professor of Operations, Information, and Strategic Management Richard McGowan, S.J., in USA Today,
  • Darren Kisgen, assistant professor of finance, and Philip Strahan, John J. L. Collins, S.J., Chair in International Finance, in The New Yorker, and
  • Galligan Professor of Strategy Sandra Waddock in the Boston Globe.

Read more news »

 

Taking the long view

David O'Reilly, chairman and chief executive officer of Chevron Corporation, talks about the future of energy security. View video »

 

Perspectives on the financial crisis

Richard Syron '66, former president and chairman of Freddie Mac, presents the keynote address at the 2009 Center for Asset Management Conference. View video »

 

November 16

The Clough Colloquium presents Alex Counts, president and CEO of the Grameen Foundation and author of Small Loans, Big Dreams: How Nobel Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus and Microfinance Are Changing the World. More information »

 

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