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December 2010
Dean Andy Boynton

Reading list


Books and articles that matter


In this edition of Carroll Capital, I’m recommending a book so important that I’ve read it several times: The Innovator’s Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth by Clayton M. Christensen and Michael E. Raynor. More »


Barney Frank, Sheila Bair, and Paul Volcker

Top stories

  • Barney Frank, Sheila Bair, and Paul Volcker (pictured) draw a standing-room-only crowd to Robsham Theater for a special Carroll School forum on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. More »
  • Christian Amport MBA’10 is one among BusinessWeek’s roundup of 11 “business school entrepreneurs.” The Overshores Brewing Co. founder honed his business plan in Greg Stoller’s Business Planning and Entrepreneurship course. More »
  • The PricewaterhouseCoopers Fund for Excellence supports four Carroll School accounting professor-scholars. More »
Sam Ransbotham

Faculty research

  • Amy Hutton’s groundbreaking research on “earnings management,” now getting overdue recognition, is featured in Boston College MagazineMore »
  • The Deal editor-in-chief Robert Teitelman praises Edward J. Kane’s paper “Missing Elements in U.S. Financial Reform: A Kubler-Ross Interpretation of the Inadequacy of the Dodd-Frank Act” in The Huffington PostMore »
  • Sam Ransbotham’s (pictured) “Choice and Chance: A Conceptual Model of Paths to Information Security Compromise” is named runner-up for Information Systems Research’s 2009 Best Paper of the Year.

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Warren Buffett

Carroll School in the news

  • Consumer purchasing decisions are now heavily influenced by electronic word-of-mouth, Katherine (Kay) Lemon warns companies in
  • Carroll School MBAs and professors bring antlers and other props to a visit with Warren Buffett (pictured). Great photo ops, blogs The Wall Street Journal.
  • Billy Soo tells Bloomberg News that Bank of America’s Paul Morrison, the former general corporate auditor now in charge of overseeing risk in the bank’s home-loan unit, “knows the weaknesses in the company’s systems,” and will inevitably “find some nasty things that need to be cleaned up.”

More news »

Edward Taylor advises four undergraduates

Rankings and competitions

  • The full-time MBA program ranks number 50 in BusinessWeek’s “The Best U.S. B-Schools of 2010.” Specialty rankings include two top-five program areas (accounting and finance) and three top-10 skill areas (analytical, communications, and marketing). More »
  • Six Carroll School MBA students place third in the National MBA Human Capital Case Competition. More »
  • Edward Taylor advises four undergraduates (pictured) whose team finishes third in the 2010 Deloitte Tax Case Study Competition. More »

Featured event

  • February 8, 2011: The Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics, in partnership with the Lowell Humanities Series, presents Rebecca Skloot, award-winning author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a New York Times bestseller about a once-unknown African-American woman whose cancer cells transformed modern research. More »


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