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October 2013

In the news

EurekAlert reported that a BC team including Elizabeth Bagnani, adjunct associate professor of accounting, received a National Science Foundation grant to foster social entrepreneurship in urban high school students, who will use hydroponics and other technologies to grow produce and sell it at farmers’ markets.

Whitey Bulger might be sentenced to life plus thirty years in prison, but that likely won’t be the end of the story, Adjunct Law Professor Margaret McLean Barcomb wrote in the Patriot Ledger.

Dean Andy Boynton’s latest guest column in Forbes is about the Supreme Court’s putting off a definitive ruling on affirmative action. 

Doing good is a recipe for doing well—as long as the company doing good (behaving ethically, giving back to the community) commits to doing so for the long term. The Financial Post reports this finding of the Carroll School’s Center for Corporate Citizenship.

“Dads are no longer the backup parent,” Center for Work & Family Executive Director Brad Harrington told the Boston Globe. Even Prince William took paternity leave, and a Business Insider article about it cited a Center study. However, the Center found that at Fortune 500 companies, 76 percent of fathers took off just a week or even less after the birth of their child, Harrington said in a speech shared with the Huffington Post. Other Center researchers were quoted in The Christian Science Monitor, Harvard Business Review, and Fox News Boston, among other outlets.

Gerald C. Kane, associate professor of information systems, wrote three articles about social media for MIT Sloan Management Review, offering his thoughts on procedural versus strategic approaches, making use of developmental psychology in marketing strategy, and why traditional bureaucratic mechanisms are too slow for the pace of collaboration in social business.

Bloomberg Businessweek interviewed Ben Lee, M.B.A. ’13, who is taking a motorcycle trip to all 59 national parks in the U.S.

Jeffrey Ringuest, associate dean of graduate programs, spoke with MetroMBA about CSOM’s strengths, such as its high job placement in marketing and data analytics as well as finance and accounting.

Gregory L. Stoller, an adjunct lecturer in operations management, wrote in the Boston Business Journal about how globalization encourages innovation, improves customer service, and expands markets.

In the wake of an NCAA brouhaha over a Heisman trophy winner signing autographs for money, Warren Zola was quoted in the New York Times and Time magazine about the need to pay college athletes. Zola, assistant dean for graduate programs, commented on sports turmoil in several other media outlets, including USA Today about the NCAA’s decision to stop licensing college football­­­-based video games, and Forbes about Major League Baseball’s suspension of Ryan Braun over performance-enhancing drugs.

 

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