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March 2013

In the news

“Innovation is not about how smart you are; it’s about the hunt for ideas,” says Dean Andy Boynton, who was interviewed by about finding business ideas in everyday life. His book, The Idea Hunter, was featured on

Research conducted by the Center for Retirement Research was featured in several major news outlets including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Boston Globe.  

Center for Work & Family research about the roles fathers play at work, at home, and in their leisure time was referenced in a New York Times article about how product marketers are approaching fathers as consumers.

Several major news outlets including Bloomberg.comFox Business News, and the Wall Street Journal “MarketBeat” covered the Chief Executives’ Club of Boston luncheon featuring David M. Cote, chairman and CEO of Honeywell International.

Jennifer Fraone, assistant director of the Center for Work & Family, was quoted in a Boston Globe article entitled “Is ‘Having it all’ just a myth?” and discussed the challenges facing new parents as they return to the workforce in an interview with Fox News Boston.

The Chronicle of Higher Education interviewed Associate Professor of Information Systems John Gallaugher in an article about the challenges online textbook companies face. He was also quoted in a New York Times article about Apple’s declining stock performance.

CTV News, Canada’s largest private broadcaster, featured James Gips’ EagleEyes software, an innovative eye-controlled technology that helps individuals with profound physical disabilities to interact and learn by using a computer.

Adjunct Associate Professor Richard McGowan, S.J., was interviewed by NPR’s All Things Considered about online gambling in several states and quoted in the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, and New England Cable News about plans for casinos in Massachusetts.

Margaret McLean, adjunct professor of business law, served as legal analyst for New England Cable News’s The Morning Show, discussing the cases of James “Whitey” Bulger and Nathaniel Fujita as well as the Zumba studio paid-sex case.

Peter F. Drucker Professor of Management Sciences and Director of the Center for Retirement Research Alicia H. Munnell wrote two blog posts for MarketWatch entitled “Let’s fix social security now!” and “Both parties off-base on fiscal cliff.” She also was quoted in two pieces for the New York Times on public pension funds and retirement trends and featured on American Public Media’s Marketplace.

The Financial Times and the New York Times feature a study by Professor of Finance Jeffrey Pontiff entitled “Does Academic Research Destroy Stock Return Predictability?”

Associate Professor of Operations Management Mei Xue was among experts asked to discuss factors that impact consumer adoption of online banking products in a Q&A with online search center