Research-to-Practice Seminars

Tuck's new Research-to-Practice Seminars bring small groups of second-year students together with top faculty for a deep dive into specific topics, such as the credit crisis, measuring the effects of a diverse workforce, and entrepreneurship.
Tuck's unique Research-to-Practice Seminars were designed by our faculty to advance the critical thinking skills of our graduates.

As students in these small seminars discuss a professor's current research, they gain insight into the way top-level researchers go about knowledge creation. The simultaneous result is to teach students to be intellectually skeptical, to test ideas against both theory and data.

The goal of these unique learning experiences is that, throughout their careers, Tuck students will be better trained and more confident thinkers. As they are presented with theories, claims, and proposals—to enter a new market, to deploy human resources, to invest in new technology—they can make better decisions for their organizations and achieve a higher level of success.

In 2012-13, nine Research-to-Practice Seminars were offered:

  • Corporate Takeovers
  • Firms and Trade Policy
  • Private Equity
  • Management of Investment Portfolios
  • Strategy in Innovation Ecosystems
  • Social Networks in Organizations
  • Time in the Consumer's Mind
  • Deconstructing Apple
  • M&A, Alliances, and Corporate Strategy

In 2013-14 the following new Research-to-Practice Seminars are planned:

  • Sustainable Business
  • Good and Evil: Consumer Moral Judgment and Well-Being
  • Motivating Behavior Using Gamification

The seminars are part of strategic teaching initiatives supported by gifts from our alumni.