Books and articles that matter
By Dean Andy Boynton
Ranked 14th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, our Carroll School finance department benefits greatly from the fact that Boston anchors one end of a coastal corridor, stretching north from New York City, that is rich with vibrant asset management institutions. When I imagine fostering the region’s current advantage, I look for guidance to AnnaLee Saxenian’s Regional Advantage: Culture and Competition in Silicon Valley and Route 128 (Harvard University Press, 1994). Read more »
Social media redefines community relations
ScienceDaily reported on a paper by Assistant Professor of Information Systems Gerald C. Kane (center) and associate professors of information systems Robert G. Fichman (left) and John Gallaugher published in the November 2009 Harvard Business Review that describes how community outreach rules have changed with the rise of social media. “Community Relations 2.0” details the “brave new world” created by social media platforms, and offers solutions for how companies may survive and flourish. Read more »
New Center for Financial Literacy
The U.S. Social Security Administration has awarded the Center for Retirement Research (CRR) a $3 million grant to establish a Center for Financial Literacy. As part of the administration’s Financial Literacy Research Consortium (FLRC), the new center will produce educational materials and programs to help Americans plan for a secure retirement. Alicia H. Munnell, Peter F. Drucker Professor of Management Sciences and CRR director (pictured), CRR Program Director Steven Sass, and CRR Creative Director Ronn Campisi will lead the center. Read more »
Trimming the journal review process
To reduce the normal journal review process by at least a year, Robert G. Fichman, associate professor of information systems and a senior editor of a forthcoming special issue of Information Systems Research on the potential roles for his field in health care (at left with workshop participants), hosted a writing workshop at Boston College for the authors of 10 papers under consideration. Boston College Magazine reported on the workshop in its Fall 2009 issue. Read more »
- The National Science Foundation awarded Assistant Professor of Information Systems Gerald C. Kane a Career Award.
- Jeffrey Cohen, professor of accounting and Ernst & Young research fellow, was inducted into the American Accounting Association’s Northeast Region Hall of Fame.
- The Southern Finance Association awarded Professor of Finance Thomas J. Chemmanur the award for the best paper in corporate finance.
In the news
The following individuals, among others, were recently featured in the news:
- Edward J. Kane, James F. Cleary Chair in Finance, in The Economist,
- Professor of Marketing Arch Woodside in an Associated Press story, and
- Rev. Richard McGowan, associate professor of operations, information, and strategic management, in the Boston Globe.
From tree to cup
Michael Dupee '90, vice president for corporate social responsibility of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, spoke at the Winston Forum on Business Ethics. Green Mountain ranks number 11 in Forbes magazine's rating of fastest growing companies. View video »
Small loans, big dreams
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 discusses his personal journey and that of the microfinance field at the Clough Colloquium. View video »