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October 2011

In the news’s Bob Morris interviewed Dean Andy Boynton on topics ranging from his personal and professional influences to his new book. Boynton also discussed business education, entrepreneurship, and great ideas with the Boston Herald and wrote an article for titled “When It’s Time to ‘Kill’ Ideas.”


The Daily Mail (UK) and New Zealand’s Daily Herald reported on research by S. Adam Brasel, associate professor of marketing, and James Gips, John R. and Pamela Egan Chair in Computer Science, that shows dividing attention between the screens of two devices can have a negative impact on productivity. reports on the Center for Corporate Citizenship’s 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility Index, which ranks the 50 companies with the best corporate citizenship reputations among the U.S. public.


Newsday and Fox Business cited Center for Retirement Research data that one-third of Americans will need long-term care at some point in their lives and that the median amount in 401(k) retirement accounts was $56,000 at the end of 2008.


Reuters, the Boston Globe, and the Boston Business Journal are among the media outlets that covered JetBlue Airways President and Chief Executive Officer David Barger’s talk at the Chief Executives’ Club of Boston.


Entrepreneur Magazine featured a profile of Associate Professor of Information Systems John Gallaugher, “whose lectures on the technologies that drive and change the business world are really more of a master class in entrepreneurship.”


Assistant Professor of Management and Organization Simona Giorgi spoke with the Organization and Management Theory Division of the Academy of Management’s about tips for navigating the job market. reports Henrik Hagtvedt’s newest findings (forthcoming in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin) that artwork can lose its special status with consumers if it’s improperly used for product illustration.


CNN American Morning and MarketWatch interviewed Brad Harrington, executive director of the Center for Work and Family and associate research professor of organization studies, about the center’s recently released report, “The New Dad: Caring, Committed, and Conflicted.”


BusinessWeek sought Professor of Finance Edward Kane’s opinion as to whether the government will let the largest banks fail.


Richard McGowan, S.J., associate professor of operations, information, and strategic management, was in demand from NPR’s All Things Considered, the Houston Chronicle, WBZ-TV, and other media outlets during the recent debate about expanding gambling in Massachusetts. He also spoke with Capital New York about legalizing gambling in New York.


Jun Qian and Philip Strahan’s paper “Are all Ratings Created Equal? The Impact of Issuer Size on the Pricing of Mortgage-backed Securities” and its findings, that large issuers receive more favorable ratings and that the market prices the risk of inflated ratings, especially during booming periods, were the subject of an article in Germany's Institutional Money magazine. reported on Professor of Finance Ronnie Sadka’s new paper, which shows the impact of illiquidity risk on hedge fund returns.

The Huffington Post published Assistant Dean of Carroll School Graduate Programs Warren Zola’s article “Supporting Student-Athletes in Their Transition to the Pros: A Financial Argument.” Sports for Dorks: College Football (Sports Dorks CFB, LLC, 2011) also includes a chapter he wrote titled “Understanding the College-to-NFL Transition: The (Cautionary) Tale of Mike Williams.”





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