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June 2014

Reading list


Books and articles that matter

by Dean Andy Boynton

Ed Catmull's Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration is a welcome departure from the thriving genre of books about creativity. More »


Top stories

Experts consider lingering consequences of the Great Recession
Erskine Bowles, cochair of President Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (pictured), and Narayana Kocherlakota, president of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve, were among high-profile speakers at the Carroll School’s ninth annual Finance Conference June 5 and 6. More »

Faculty win high marks for teaching
2014 Teaching Award winners Portico Senior Lecturer Amy LaCombe, Professor of Finance and Hillenbrand Family Fellow Ronnie Sadka, and Business Law Lecturer Thomas Wesner recognized. More »

New 10-week intensive course for non-majors
The Summer Management Catalyst Program offers liberal arts students a solid, broad foundation in the field. More »


Faculty research

Disclosing loan cost information encourages better borrower decisions
Associate Professor of Marketing Linda Court Salisbury’s (pictured) research on how lenders’ disclosures affect consumers’ debt repayment plans and expectations appeared in the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing. More »

Digital innovation essential to Info Systems Curriculum
Professor of Information Systems Robert G. Fichman and coauthors made a compelling case for overhauling information systems core courses in MIS Quarterly. More »

Removing barriers to board communication
Assistant Professor of Finance Nadya Malenko’s model for better board communication appeared in the Review of Financial Studies. More »

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In the news

Center for Work and Family study released at White House conference on working fathers
The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, NBC’s TODAY, and Forbes were among outlets that covered the report by the center's Executive Director Brad Harrington (pictured) and coauthors showing that men overwhelmingly want paternity leave. More »

The case for undergrad entrepreneurship
Thanks to new technologies, today’s students need not wait until graduation to start their own businesses, Dean Andy Boynton writes in his latest Forbes blog. More »

Self-control suffers in couples that include a slacker
Time magazine, Forbes, and The New Republic reported on Assistant Professor of Marketing Hristina Dzhogleva’s research forthcoming in the Journal of Consumer Research showing that one member of a couple’s lack of self-control can unfavorably influence joint decisions.

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Honors and hires

  • Sandra Waddock (pictured), recently named the Galligan Chair of Strategy, won the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award in Collaboration Research from the Partnerships Resource Centre at Rotterdam School of Management, and was elected a Fellow of the International Association for Business and Society. More »
  • Rohit Singla joined the Carroll School as a research data management specialist, assisting faculty in data acquisition and management.

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Rankings and reports

  • The Carroll School jumped two spots to number four in Bloomberg Businessweek’s latest rankings, “Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2014.” More »
  • Data provider eVestment reports that the Carroll School is among the top 10 U.S. universities and colleges with the largest number of alumni working in asset management. More »


  • Five teams competed in the third annual Walter H. Klein Business Ethics Case Competition. More »
  • A team of MBA students placed sixth at the international Venture Capital Investment Competition. More »