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March 2015

In the news


Sharing his perspective on creativity and innovation, Dean Andy Boynton was a featured speaker at the blizzard-beset Financial & Insurance Conference Planners 2015 Winter Symposium in Boston in late January. Meanwhile, named Boynton’s book Idea Hunter: How to Find the Best Ideas and Make Them Happen, coauthored with Bill Fischer, to its list “Top 25: What corporate America is reading.”


Studies by the Center for Retirement Research were cited in the New York Timess Upshot column about the State of the Union address and in an empty-nester’s guide to saving in U.S. News & World Report as well as in USA Today and the Chicago Tribune.


Center for Work and Family research showing that most fathers want longer paternity leave was cited in Fortune and Washington Post articles about advertising aimed at parents. Forbes and the Wall Street Journal highlighted a Center study showing that fathers who get more time off to spend with their families are more satisfied with their work and less likely to leave their jobs. A CBS News report mentioned a Center finding that most working men would switch places with their stay-at-home wives if it were financially feasible.


The Boston College Chronicle reported that Associate Professor of Information Systems John Gallaugher will be listed as an expert in the new Boston Tech Guide.


James Gips, the John R. and Pamela Egan Professor of Computer Science and chairman of the Information Systems department, was quoted in the BC Chronicle about how BC’s Office of Technology Transfer and Licensing has put his EagleEyes assistive technology into the classrooms and homes of the severely disabled children who need it.


In his Huffington Post blog, Center for Work and Family Executive Director Brad Harrington wrote about the challenges working parents faced as schools closed repeatedly during this winter’s series of severe snowstorms.


The Boston Globe quoted Edith Hotchkiss, associate professor of finance, in an article about the deal that resolved the long-running dispute between factions of the Demoulas family that ran Market Basket. PLANSPONSOR reported on a paper Hotchkiss coauthored finding that pension costs were not a significant factor in the bankruptcies of high-profile corporations.


The location of the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial hardly matters thanks to social media, Associate Professor of Information Systems Gerald Kane told BostInno. Kane also blogged in Sloan Management Review about how businesses can simplify their social media practices and also use social media to engage younger employees. Another of Kane’s Sloan articles was highlighted in the Boston Globe’s Sunday MBA feature.


Sean R. Martin, assistant professor of management and organization, along with Steven J. Spear and John Macomber, wrote “Suggestions for the MBTA” in the Boston Globe in response to the organization's challenges during the Boston area’s historic winter.  


The Wall Street Journal and the Boston Herald sought the expertise of Associate Professor of the Practice Richard McGowan, S.J., in their coverage of casino gambling in Massachusetts.


Alicia H. Munnell, the Peter F. Drucker Chair in Management Sciences, wrote a piece for MarketWatch, and was quoted in a BBC Radio report, about the UK’s plan to allow people born before certain dates to “top up” their state pension with lump-sum payments. Munnell, the director of the Center for Retirement Research, also spoke about Social Security and retirement issues with NPR’s Marketplace, the New York Times, and Forbes. And she blogged for the Wall Street Journal about the unexpected pleasures of aging.


Around Valentine’s Day, WGBH News, the Lansing Star, and reported on research by Assistant Professor of Marketing Hristina Nikolova into relationship stress caused by opposite views on spending.


In reversing its 2007 precedent, the National Labor Relations Board cited Professor of Business Law Christine O’Brien’s 2009 Oregon Law Review article “Employees On Guard: Employer Policies Restrict NLRA-Protected Concerted Activities On E-Mail.” The NLRB agreed with and quoted O’Brien that employees’ use of workplace e-mail for concerted activity during non-work time should be protected.


Sam Ransbotham, associate professor of information systems, wrote articles in Sloan Management Review about the challenges as well as the benefits of applying analytics to a business.  


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