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October 2011
Dean Andy Boynton


Reading list


Books and articles that matter


Some of the most innovative ideas begin with casual conversations and take shape during spontaneous collaborations, Keith Sawyer reminds us in Group Genius: The Creative Power of Collaboration (Basic Books, 2007). More »

Ewa Sletten

Top stories

  • In an effort to blend management training with liberal arts learning, the Carroll School has revised its core curriculum to make it easier for undergraduates to pursue a major or minor in an arts and sciences discipline while completing their management degrees. Boston College Magazine reports »
  • The Carroll School’s newest tenure-track faculty—Alvis Lo (accounting), Nadya Malenko (finance), and Ewa Sletten (accounting, pictured)—share a common research interest in corporate reporting and disclosure. More »
  • The Carroll School, in cooperation with Tufts University, now offers an MBA with a master's in urban and environmental policy and planning. The new dual degree program is the nineteenth the school has added to its curriculum. More »
Rob Fichman and Gerald C. (Jerry) Kane

Faculty research

  • Rob Fichman and Gerald C. (Jerry) Kane (pictured, right) edited the current special issue of Information Systems Research on information technology in healthcare. More »
  • Jean M. Bartunek, Mary Ann Glynn, Spencer Harrison, and Michael Pratt of the Management and Organization department contributed chapters to the Oxford Handbook of Positive Organization Scholarship (Oxford University Press, 2011). More »
  • Mei Xue received a $400,000 grant from the National Natural Science Foundation of China for her project “The Management of Complex Financial Systems: Modeling, Pricing, and Risk.”

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Billy Soo

Carroll School in the news

  • Recognizing your “circle of competence” is more important than ever, Dean Andy Boynton writes in his blog on
  • Future taxpayer bailouts of large, troubled financial institutions are not really loans, but the equivalent of taxpayer equity investments, Edward Kane told the New York Times.
  • In an Economist article, Billy Soo (pictured) questioned whether forcing companies to change their auditors will help avoid audit problems.


  • As jarring as the financial collapse and ongoing economic uncertainty has been for the first Baby Boomers reaching retirement age, the market has treated them well over their lifetime, Alicia Munnell writes in her latest weekly blog for
Amy Hutton

Awards and recognition

  • The Carroll School has named Jun Qian its inaugural Haub Family Fellow; Adam Brasel and Joy Field the inaugural William S. McKiernan ’78 Family Faculty Fellows; and Ronnie Sadka and Amy Hutton (pictured) the new Hillenbrand Family Faculty Fellows.
  • Mary Ann Glynn received a 2011 Thought Leader IDEA Award from the Academy of Management’s entrepreneurship division for her paper on satellite radio, “How New Market Categories Emerge.”
  • Sandra Waddock’s The Difference Makers (Greenleaf, 2008) won the Academy of Management’s 2011 Social Issues in Management Book Award.
  • Arch G. Woodside was awarded the Korean Academy of Marketing Science’s 2011 Global Marketing Scholar’s Prize for exceptional contributions to marketing theory and education.
runners-up in the Case Competition

Rankings and competitions

  • Boston College seniors Richie Hill, Chris Hunt, and Kelsey Jacobsen of the Carroll School, and Libby Kroening and Kate Tolbert from the College of Arts & Sciences were runners-up in the 2011 Intercollegiate Business Ethics Case Competition’s Undergraduate North division for their case, “A Bubble Ready to Burst: The Law School Industry.” More »
  • The Carroll School was ranked number 24 in the 2011 U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Undergraduate Business Programs” survey. The school ranked in the top 30 in accounting (26), finance (14), and management (22).