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BC Chief Executives Club welcomes Edward D. Breen

DuPont Chairman and CEO Edward D. Breen spoke at the Boston College Chief Executives Club meeting in December. Read more here

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MBA Students Meet the Oracle of Omaha - Warren Buffett

Twenty MBA students knew they’d learn something about investing when they touched down in Omaha last month. How could they not? They were slated to spend the next morning with the Warren Buffett. Read more about the most memorable takeaways from the trip in the latest edition of the Carroll Connection.

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Professor Kane on Corporate Culture: The Enemy Within

Very often, a company’s worst enemy “isn’t an external market threat; it’s the company itself and its lack of motivation or wherewithal to adapt to digital trends,” Kane tells CIO Journal, a publication of the Wall Street Journal.

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BC's Shea Center Teams Up with Forbes

BC's Shea Center for Entrepreneurship and its Center for Social Innovation will serve as the academic partners for the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Boston next month. 

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Data and Mangled Socks

The “Internet of Things” is changing practically all businesses, even the most prosaic among them. Professors Jernigan and Ransbotham, together with another coauthor, discuss the implications for management in a report published by the MIT Sloan Management Review.

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New Faces in Fulton

Introducing the Carroll School’s newest faculty members—their research, their teaching, and how those two pursuits enliven each other.

BC Chief Executives Club welcomes Muhtar Kent in Ireland

Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO of the Coca-Cola Company, spoke at the inaugural Global Forum in Ireland. Read the CEO Club Briefing.


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Professor Hristina Nikolova Examines the Effects of Gender Composition in Joint Decision-Making

Assistant Professor Hristina Nikolova’s research shows that women are more likely than men to arrive at a compromise in joint decision-making. Read more about her findings on gender composition and decision-making in the BC News.

When Index Funds Take Over the World

Assistant Professor of Finance, Ian Appel previews research indicating that asset-rich index funds are using their clout to influence management policies and side with shareholder proposals. Read his findings in the Harvard Business Review.

Professor Smith Explains Marketing Strategies That Empower Consumers

Associate Professor of Marketing, Jerry Smith explains marketers' new relationship with consumers in his book The Opt-Out Effect: Marketing Strategies that Empower Consumers and Win Customer-Driven Brand Loyalty. Read more about the book in BC News.


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Professor Carter Examines the Gender Pay Gap

Associate Professor of Accounting Mary Ellen Carter's research shows that the pay gap is lower when women serve on corporate boards and the effect spreads to company's other executive level women. Read the CNN article.

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Professors Kane and Subramaniam Discuss "DIY Supply Chains"

Associate Professors Gerald Kane (BC) and Mohan Subramaniam (MIT) discuss how digital technology is expanding consumer options beyond the boundaries of traditional supply chains. Read the article in the MIT Sloan                              Management Review.

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Dean Andy Boynton Examines What Separates the Leaders From the Managers

"Great leading and great managing go hand in hand. Leaders do both; they innovate and execute." Read the Forbes article here

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Professor Appel Challenges the Notion of Passive Investors Wielding Little Influence In the Marketplace

Assistant Professor of Finance Ian Appel is the co-winner of a research competition for his jointly authored paper challenging the idea that so-called passive investors wield little influence in the marketplace. 

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"Five things to know about your 401(k) to make it work harder."

In this CNBC piece, Alicia Munnell, executive director at the Center for Retirement Research, recommends strategies for taking full advantage of a 401(k) plan and maximizing it to the hilt.

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General Electric CEO, Jeffrey Immelt H'10, Speaks at BC Club

Jeffrey Immelt H'10, Chairman & CEO of General Electric (GE), spoke at the March 24, 2016 meeting of the Boston College Chief Executives Club. Immelt indicated that Boston's thriving start-up sector played a major role in the decision to move GE's headquarters to Boston from Connecticut. Watch his address on NECN.

Chris Anselmo, MBA '16, On Being An Advocate For Dysferlinopathy

Anselmo, dicsusses how a blood test changed his life and helped him become a rare disease advocate. Read his StatNews article here

Professor Nikolova Studies the Impact of Simplified Nutrition Labels

"Simplified nutrition labels spur healthier food choices by consumers in grocery stores," according to a study co-authored by Assistant Professor of Marketing, Hristina Nikolova, published in the Journal of Marketing Research. Read the BC News article.

Professor Pontiff Examines Stock Return Predictability

In his co-authored reserach paper, Professor of Finance Jeffrey Pontiff examines the link between academic reserach and stock return predictability. Read the BloombergView finance article here.

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Target Corporation CEO Speaks at BC Club

At BC’s latest Chief Executives Club meeting, Target Chairman and CEO Brian C. Cornell discussed the contemporary consumer market, digital innovation, and cybersecurity. 

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Professor Ransbotham's "Avoiding Analytical Myopia"

In a recent issue of MIT Sloan Management Review, Associate Professor Sam Ransbotham writes about how analytics' bigger picture benefits managers more than a focus on metrics.

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Brian Harrington '89 Named Inaugural Entrepreneur-in-Residence

The Shea Center for Entrepreneurship welcomes former Zipcar EVP & CMO Brian Harrington '89 as inaugural entrepreneur-in-residence (EIR). As EIR, Brian will advise and mentor students interested in entrepreneurship as well as those interested in pursuing their own ventures. Read more in BC Chronicle.

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Professor Kane Examines Twitter: "#Loneliness felt as Twitter goes down"

Associate Professor Gerald Kane said that when Twitter went down on January 19 it was like ‘sort of losing a sense in some way’ for some users. A global disruption exposed some of the network’s 300 million users to feelings of loneliness when the site crashed, social media analysts say. Read the Boston Herald article.

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