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March 2011

March 2011
Dean Andy Boynton

Reading list


Books and articles that matter


Conventional business wisdom suggests that we resist change because it is difficult and unpredictable. Dan Heath, coauthor with his brother Chip of Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard (Crown Business 2010), a book I recommend, got kudos at a recent leadership and innovation conference I helped lead for his standout presentation on energizing and de-energizing elements of change.



Adam Brasel and James Gips

Top stories

  • What’s in a logo? A lot if it’s Red Bull’s, Adam Brasel (left) and James Gips say in the Journal of Consumer Psychology. Video game players who “raced” cars emblazoned with Red Bull's logo took risks associated with the brand.
    ScienceDailyBusiness Insider, Scientific American
  • Greg Stoller is lining up another group of Boston College graduate students to pitch clients in Beijing and climb the Great Wall of China early next year. 
  • It wasn’t just genius that made Thomas Edison, Walt Disney, and Henry Ford into American icons, Dean Andy Boynton tells Inc. magazine. Each one had an insatiable hunger for finding and developing ideas. Boynton and Bill Fischer talk to Inc. about their forthcoming book, The Idea Hunter: How to Find the Best Ideas and Make Them Happen (Jossey-Bass), due out April 26.
Jun Qian

In the news

  • Jun Qian shares his insights on what Chinese president Ju Hintao’s recent visit and the U.S.-China summit might mean to New England on NECN’s This Week in Business.
  • WBUR and the Boston Globe interview Greg Stoller about the Japanese crisis and its effect on Massachusetts businesses.


Faculty research

  • Production and Operations Management named a paper by Joy Field and Mei Xue on service coproduction with information stickiness its “most influential service operations paper” of the year.
  • Mary Ann Glynn’s article charting the evolution of the U.S. satellite radio market over its first 16 years appears in the latest issue of Administrative Science Quarterly.
  • Candace Jones traveled to London to give a presentation on building meaning through institutional work at the Workshop on Innovation, Practices and Professionals at Imperial College Business School.
  • Jonathan Reuter presented a paper, “How do Retirees Value Life Annuities? Evidence from Public Employees,” with John Chalmers of the University of Oregon at the Annual Meeting of the American Finance Association in Denver.
Laura Sen

On campus

Laura Sen ’78, CEO of BJ’s Wholesale Club, fields questions from the Carroll School’s Bob Radin and a group of graduate students at the Manager’s Studio.

Rankings and competitions

The Carroll School MBA program moved up to number 34 in the latest US News & World Report ranking of full-time MBA programs nationwide. The Evening MBA, meanwhile, ranked 21st.  

Financial Times ranked the MBA program number six for accountancy and seven for finance in its annual ranking of the top 100 full-time global programs. 

Public Accounting Report’s latest rankings of accounting programs in the United States puts the Carroll School’s undergraduate program at number nine and its graduate program in 11th place, based on faculty size.

Awards and recognition

The University of Groningen, the Netherlands, has named Accenture Professor Kay Lemon an honorary professor. 

Jeffrey Cohen is now the only two-time winner of the American Accounting Association's annual Innovation in Auditing and Assurance Education Award.

Promotions: S. Adam Brasel was promoted to associate professor of marketing with tenure. Jiri Chod was promoted to associate professor of operations and strategic management with tenure. Ronnie Sadka was promoted to full professor of finance.

Upcoming events

March 30: Paul Sagan, CEO of Akamai, at the Manager’s Studio 

June 8-9: Save the date for the Center for Asset Management's annual finance conference. Watch for details in the May issue of Carroll Capital.


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