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Carroll School of Management

2016-02-New

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FROM ADS TO AUTOS: SHEA CENTER ENTREPRENEUR-IN-RESIDENCE HAS DONE STINTS AT EBAY AND ZIPCAR

A fascination with marketing carried Brian Harrington ’89, the Shea Center's inaugural entrepreneur-in-residence, from a big ad firm in Boston to launching his own travel-and-tourism startup. Early on, he passed on the Red Sox but ended up at Zipcar. Read more about Brian Harrington »

Photo of Brian Harrington ’89
Brian Harrington ’89, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Shea Center

 



 

THOUGHT LEADER: Faculty Profile

WITH HEAVY METAL AND HUMOR, WYNER TAKES THE FRIGHT OUT OF IT

George Wyner, Associate Professor, Information Systems


Associate Professor of the Practice in Information Systems, George Wyner, is known for his hands-on classes, tech-themed t-shirts, and his gift for working with students and student groups. Read more about Professor George Wyner »

 



 

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Meet@Shea

Meet@Shea, a networking group for aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators, builds bridges—and towers

Meet@Shea event

The Shea Center’s student networking group, Meet@Shea, has begun holding events to introduce students to innovation and creative problem solving. The group aims to pull in participants from every school at Boston College—and they are off to a quick start. Read more about Meet@Shea »

 



 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP CO-CONCENTRATION

Myth buster: New co-concentration teaches students the realities of entrepreneurship and risk management

Associate Professor, Mary Tripsas

The Carroll School of Management's co-concentration in entrepreneurship aims to give students the skills they need to either become entrepreneurs themselves or work for entrepreneurial companies. Accepted students—50 have been admitted so far—take four courses in entrepreneurship, including entrepreneurial management. Read more about the co-concentration »

 



 

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

Doubling down: Two Carroll School of Management doctoral students receive prestigious entrepreneurship grants

doctoral students

Two Carroll School doctoral candidates—Qianqian Yu (left) and Eliana (Lily) Crosina—have been awarded prestigious Kauffman Foundation grants. The money will help fund Crosina’s research on entrepreneurial identity and Yu’s on the relationship between managerial turnover and innovation. Read more about the two students »

 



 

EVENT RECAP: Shea Center Dedication & Inaugural Symposium

Apple’s Schiller delivers keynote at Shea Center’s kickoff

Phil Schiller of Apple delivering keynote

Phil Schiller, MCAS ’82, senior vice president of worldwide marketing for Apple, told an audience at the inaugural symposium for the Shea Center in November that his company is becoming more socially minded under Tim Cook, successor to Steve Jobs. In replacing the legendary Apple founder and CEO, Cook has continued the commitment to making popular consumer products, Schiller said. But he has added a focus on nonfinancial goals like environmental sustainability, diversity, and education. “I think of Tim as a social entrepreneur,” Schiller said. On a philosophical note, Schiller pointed out that the risk-taking and vision of entrepreneurs exist not only in IT innovators like Jobs but also in “Jesuits on missions and explorers like Marco Polo.” He concluded his talk with advice to aspiring entrepreneurs, saying, when deciding which risk they want to take, they should ask themselves “what will create something of lasting value—an ongoing, growing thing that will matter to the world.” Watch the keynote and Innovation Meets Entrpreneurship panel, and view the program book to read about the event. 

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