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March 2012
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Reading list

 

Books and articles that matter

 

I recently turned to Edward R. Tufte’s Envisioning Information (Graphics Press, 1990), a beautiful volume that resembles a coffee table book but offers solid inspiration in dealing with a challenge we face at the Carroll School: how to display and convey the mountain of data we rely on in making decisions so we can not only analyze it but bring it to life. More »

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Top stories

  • Prudential Financial has signed on as the new sponsor of the National Retirement Risk Index, a Center for Retirement Research project. The index tracks the percentage of working-age households at risk of failing to maintain their pre-retirement standard of living in retirement. Pictured: Center director Alicia H. Munnell. More »
  • The Carroll School is offering a new minor in management and leadership to non-business majors studying in the College of Arts and Sciences. Launching in fall 2012, the course of study requires students to take six courses in management and leadership that concentrate on managing people, human resources, and organizational behavior. More »
  • The global public relations firm Weber Shandwick ranked the Chief Executives’ Club of Boston the number one regional speaking venue for women executives in 2011. More »
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Faculty research

  • DealBook, the influential New York Times financial blog, cited findings by Edith Hotchkiss (pictured) and coauthors David C. Smith and Per Stromberg that private equity does not “strip and flip” companies and leave them bankrupt. More »
  • Hedge Funds Review featured research by Ronnie Sadka and coauthor Gideon Ozik that shows share class restrictions in the hedge fund industry may have unintended consequences that work to the disadvantage of investors who are not aware of future fund flows. More »
  • Richard A. Spinello’s chapter, “Google in China: Corporate Responsibility on a Censored Internet,” appears in the new book Investigating Cyber Law and Cyber Ethics: Issues, Impacts and Practices (IGI Global, 2012). Spinello asks “how U.S. or European companies should respond when asked to abet the efforts of countries like China or Iran in their efforts to censor the Web.” More »

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In the news

  • The Boston Globe interviewed Richard McGowan, S.J. (pictured), about the threat that plans to open three Massachusetts casinos pose to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun, nearby Connecticut casinos. More »
  • “Men on the home front are where women in the workplace were 30 years ago,” in terms of how they are portrayed on television and even in advertisements, Brad Harrington, executive director of the Center for Work & Family, said recently in a Chicago Tribune article on an increase in the number of men doing grocery shopping. More »
  • WePay was doing pretty well even before Occupy Wall Street made the online payment system its preferred donation platform, company cofounders Bill Clerico ’07 and Rich Aberman A&S ’07 told Forbes in its recent profile of the three-year-old start-up. Clerico, who founded the Boston College Venture Capital Competition, and Aberman launched WePay as a smarter way to manage group purchases. More »

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Program rankings

  • U.S. News & World Report Best Business Schools 2013 rated the finance department number 13 in specialty rankings among business schools nationwide. The full-time MBA program placed in the top eight percent (number 37), and the evening MBA program ranked in the top nine percent (number 28) among part-time programs. More »
  • The annual Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2012 placed the MBA program in the top 100 full-time programs at number 69. The program also ranked number three for accountancy globally. More »

Awards and recognition

  • Promotions: Kathleen Seiders was promoted to full professor of marketing. Gerald C. Kane was promoted to associate professor of information systems with tenure. Gergana Nenkov and Linda Salisbury were promoted to associate professors of marketing with tenure.
  • Appointments and elections: Jiri Chod is now an associate editor at the journal Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. Gerald C. Kane was named an associate editor at Management Information Systems Quarterly. Mary Ann Glynn was elected to the Macro-Organizational Behavior Society.

On campus

  • Walter H. Klein’s five children, their spouses, and grandchildren attended a memorial service in St. Mary’s Chapel and lunched with former colleagues of the late emeritus professor before attending the March 2 Walter H. Klein Distinguished Lecture, delivered by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business’s John Birge. The biannual lecture series, launched in 2009, was named in honor of the founder and inaugural chair of the administrative sciences department (now the operations management department).

Save the dates

  • June 6–7: Center for Asset Management annual finance conference. Watch for details in the May issue of Carroll Capital.
  • June 20: Directors’ Program on Corporate Governance, cosponsored by the Center for Corporate Citizenship and the Boston College Law School. More »