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December 2010

Awards and recognitions

On September 30, the Center for Work and Family marked its twentieth anniversary with a conference as well as a dinner featuring a keynote speech by Harvard Business School Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter. More »

Boston College Magazine reported on Professor of Accounting Amy Hutton’s award-winning research on “earnings management,” the manipulation of financial reports by managers in order to attract outside investors and inflate the value of company stock.

Professor of Finance Edward J. Kane has received an inaugural grant from the Institute for New Economic Thinking to investigate (with Armen Hovakimian and Luc Laeven) the role that governmental safety-net subsidies played in creating systemic risk during the economic crisis.

Associate Professor of Accounting Gil Manzon was named treasurer of the executive board of the Barry L. Price Rehabilitation Center, Inc.

A paper by Sam Ransbotham, assistant professor of information systems, titled “Choice and Chance: A Conceptual Model of Paths to Information Security Compromise” (with Sabyasachi Mitra) was named runner up for Information Systems Research’s 2009 Best Paper of the Year at the International Conference on Information Systems in St. Louis.

Assistant Professor of Operations Management Erkut Sonmez gave two presentations at the INFORMS Annual Meeting 2010 in Austin, TX: “Strategic Analysis of Technology Selection and Capacity Choices in the LNG Industry” (joint work with Sunder Kekre, Alan Scheller-Wolf and Nicola Secomandi) and “An Analytical Approximation for Throughput of a Closed Fork/Join Network with Multi-Station Input Subnetworks” (joint work with Alan-Scheller Wolf and Nicola Secomandi).

Business Ethics Quarterly published Sandra Waddock’s “Accountability in a Global Economy: The Emergence of International Accountability Standards” (with Dirk Ulrich Gilbert and Andreas Rasche), which assesses the proliferation of international accountability standards in the recent past.

Professor of Marketing Arch G. Woodside has two new books with Emerald Group Publishing: Tourism-Marketing Performance Metrics and Usefulness Auditing of Destination Websites in the series Advances in Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research and Case Study Research: Theory, Methods and Practice. The former includes chapters authored by Boston College graduate and undergraduate students. Woodside also served as the lead co-chair of the 2010 Global Marketing Conference in Tokyo.

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