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March 2014

In the news

Microsoft’s new CEO has come to office professing a thirst for learning, and Dean Andy Boynton hopes the chief executive will encourage that same spirit throughout his organization. Forbes published a column by the dean on that subject, as well as on developing your “ugly babies” (early-stage ideas). Boynton also argued for integrating the liberal arts into management education in an essay for the AACSB’s eNewsline.

The Los Angeles Times and United Press International reported on Center for Retirement Research findings that many Americans are planning to delay retirement in accordance with their expectations of a longer lifespan. The Center’s Associate Director Steven Sass told the Wall Street Journal why retirees who want to downsize their homes should do so sooner rather than later.

Jennifer Fraone, associate director of the Center for Work and Family, appeared on Fox News Boston to give tips for working couples seeking balance, and she blogged in the Huffington Post about the encouraging results of the National Workplace Flexibility Study, which was also reported in Employee Benefit News.

John Gallaugher, associate professor of information systems, and Ethan Sullivan, assistant dean for curriculum, lent their perspective to a Boston College Magazine article that traced a young alum’s journey from Boston College Venture Competition winner to successful startup founder.

A stagnant minimum wage and a breakdown in the two-parent family have contributed to income inequality, Brad Harrington told Fox News Boston and wrote in the Huffington Post. The executive director of the Center for Work and Family also spoke with Wisconsin Public Radio and Penn’s Wharton School about the challenges facing the “New Dads,” who want to pitch in at home as well as bring home the bacon. In another Huffington Post column, he cautiously offered marital-harmony tips in time for Valentine’s Day.

Gerald Kane, associate professor of information systems, blogged in MIT Sloan Management Review about social business—how it breeds collaboration and how its success depends on a company’s culture. Kane also interviewed the innovators behind Hearsay Social and took part in a video panel about social business.

Richard McGowan, S.J., adjunct associate professor of finance, spoke with the Sun Chronicle and on NECN about slot machines and the coming of casinos to Massachusetts.

Hardship withdrawals from retirement accounts should be limited to serious, sudden hardships, not education or home expenses, wrote Peter F. Drucker Chair and Professor of Management Sciences Alicia H. Munnell in her blog on Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch. Director of the Center for Retirement Research, Munnell also blogged about the pain caused by inherited pension debt, and she was quoted in a Time magazine article about the keys to a happy retirement.

Basketball star Kobe Bryant made a surprise visit to Nick Nugent’s international marketing class in January. The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Huffington Post, and USA Today reported that Bryant sat down and took notes for the entire two-hour class meeting, then posed with the marketing professor and his students afterwards.

To boost their nation’s flagging economy, Chinese business leaders are taking a new approach to industry, Gregory Stoller told CBS Boston. The adjunct lecturer in operations management took 14 students on a months-long trip to China, where they studied and did consulting work.

Slate, ESPN, Bloomberg, and Forbes were just a few of the news outlets that sought Executive Director of Corporate and Government Affairs Warren Zola’s insights into various sports controversies. Zola, who is also an adjunct associate professor of business law and operations management, weighed in on the outsize expense to a university of its football program, the NFL’s concussion settlement, and why the NCAA should embrace an athletes’ union, among other matters.