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October 2012
Dean Andy Boynton


Reading list


Books and articles that matter


Living in New England, where some of the best striped bass fishing in the country can be found off the island of Nantucket, I’ve developed a passion for the sport. This year, on the recommendation of friend, guide, and Nantucket fishing expert Nat Reeder, I bought a copy of the so-called nautical bible, Eldridge’s Tide and Pilot Book 2012 (Robert Eldridge White, Jr., 2011). This was the key, I was told, to calculating the precise timing of the tides—and expanding my bass-hunting grounds. More »

Thaly Germain

Top stories

  • The Carroll School has joined forces with the Lynch School of Education on the Lynch Leadership Academy, an education leadership program for early and mid-career school principals of Boston Catholic, charter, and district schools. Thaly Germain (pictured) leads the effort. More »
  • The seventh annual Finance Conference in June featured all-star investment managers who were bullish about the silver linings in the clouds that continue to hang over the economy. More »
  • The Carroll School welcomes three tenure-track faculty: Mary Tripsas (management and organization), Dmitriy Muravyev (finance), and Burcu Bulgurcu (information systems). More »
Oguzhan Karakas

Faculty research

  • Oguzhan Karakas’s (pictured) paper tying positive market performance to corporate social responsibility, coauthored with Elroy Dimson and Xi Li, won the Moskowitz Prize for Socially Responsible Investing. The Center for Responsible Business of the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business sponsors the award, which is the only global prize for outstanding quantitative research in the field of sustainable, responsible, impact investing. More »
  • Clifford G. Holderness and Jeffrey Pontiff’s study of hierarchies and survival of POWS during World War II, forthcoming in Management Science, was featured in the Boston Globe. The finance professors’ research shows that soldiers’ odds of survival in dire circumstances are greater when they are surrounded by equals. More »
  • Sugata Roychowdhury and Ewa Sletten compare the amount of information about earnings that managers share—or don’t—in bad-news and good-news quarters in “Voluntary Disclosure Incentives and Earnings Informativeness,” which appears in the latest issue of The Accounting Review. Managers disclose more about earnings in bad-news quarters than in good, they found. More »

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Ronnie Sadka

In the news

  • A Wall Street Journal article weighing the right time to buy hedge funds referenced Ronnie Sadka’s (pictured) research suggesting that, from 1996 through 2009, hedge funds that took on more liquidity risk outperformed those with the least liquidity risk. More »
  • The Center for Work & Family’s third study on fatherhood, “The New Dad: Right at Home,” was featured in multiple media outlets including the New York Times, the Miami Herald, Time magazine, and MSNBC. More »
  • Richard McGowan, S.J., appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition to discuss “the economics driving the growth of legal gambling in the U.S.” More »

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Awards and recognition

  • The Carroll School’s TechTrek East, which provides noncredit field-based learning opportunities in Boston and New York tech, venture capital, and start-up firms, was a finalist in the MITX 2012 Innovation Awards in the “Best Contribution to Innovation by a University/College” category.
  • Christine Neylon O’Brien and Stephanie Greene’s paper “Exceeding Authorized Access in the Workplace: Prosecuting Disloyal Conduct Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act” received three awards from the Academy of Legal Studies in Business.
  • The Academy of Management’s Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division gave a 2012 “Diamond in the Rough” award to Michael Pratt, Spencer Harrison, and Shelly McArdle, Ph.D. ’15, for their paper-in-progress, “Every Day Is a Learning Experience: Daily Emotion and Daily Learning and the Moderating Effects of Perceived Resources.”
  • The University of Roehampton in London awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree to Jean M. Bartunek, R.C.S.J.

Program rankings

  • The Carroll School retained its number 24 spot in the 2013 U.S. News & World Report “Best Undergraduate Business Programs” rankings. The school placed number 13 in finance in the business specialties category. More »