Recent Books

  • Management Science: The Art of Modeling with Spreadsheets Stephen G. Powell, Kenneth R. Baker
    Wiley, 2010

    Now in its third edition, Powell and Baker’s Management Science provides students and business analysts with the technical knowledge and skill needed to develop real expertise in business modeling. In this book, the authors cover spreadsheet engineering, management science, and the modeling craft.

  • CAREER GPS: Strategies for Women Navigating the New Corporate Landscape Ella L.J. Edmondson Bell
    Amistad, 2010

    In CAREER GPS, Professor Bell has drawn from her experience as a professor, consultant to Fortune 100 companies, and founder of ASCENT, the first management and leadership program committed to the professional development and career advancement of women. One of the nation’s most respected experts in women’s career advancement and retention, Bell profiles dozens of smart, successful women who have made it to the top of the corporate world—and explains how they did it.

  • Modern Empirical Developments in Corporate Takeovers Volume 2 B. Espen Eckbo
    Academic Press, 2010

    Introduces students to modern scientific evidence about corporate takeovers.

  • Modern Empirical Developments in Corporate Takeovers Volume 1 B. Espen Eckbo
    Academic Press, 2010

    A selection of republished corporate finance articles and book chapters that can serve as an advanced corporate finance supplementary text for courses that use no textbooks. Introduces students to modern scientific evidence about corporate takeovers.

  • Think Again: Why Good Leaders Make Bad Decisions and How to Keep it From Happening to You Sydney Finkelstein, Jo Whitehead, Andrew Campbell
    Harvard Business Press, 2009

    Why do smart and experienced leaders make flawed, even catastrophic, decisions? Why do people keep believing they have made the right choice, even with the disastrous result staring them in the face? And how can you be sure you’re making the right decision, without the benefit of hindsight? The authors show how the shortcuts our brains have learned to take over millennia of evolution can derail decision making. Think Again offers a powerful model for making better decisions, describing red flags to watch for and detailing the decision-making safeguards we need. Using examples from business, politics, and history, Think Again deconstructs bad decisions, as they unfolded in real time, to show how to avoid the same fate.

  • Beating the Commodity Trap Richard D'Aveni
    Harvard Business School Press, 2009

    In Beating The Commodity Trap, Tuck Strategy Professor Richard D’Aveni offers firms a practical guide to managing the threat of commoditization.