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Smart Beta: What’s in a Name?

Cites the three-factor model designed to describe stock returns by Kenneth French and Eugene Fama in an article about smart beta. Smart beta is a set of investment strategies that emphasizes capturing investment factors or market inefficiencies in a rules-based and transparent way.

Nov 27, 2017

Club Store Shopping Makes You Spend and Eat More

A feature article about new research by Kusum Ailawadi regarding how club store shopping affects consumers. Ailawadi found that people who shop at club stores spend more, shop more often, and consume more calories than those who don’t.

Nov 24, 2017

Macy’s Suffers Credit Card Payment Glitch at the Worst Possible Time: Black Friday

Quotes Paul Argenti in an article about issues Macy’s had with its credit card systems on Black Friday. Argenti says that even though the issues were resolved by Friday evening, the experience may turn customers off to the retailer throughout the holiday shopping season.

Nov 24, 2017

Ignore Trump’s Whining. It Turns out U.S. Manufacturing Was Surging All Along

Cites research by Andrew Bernard in an article about the strength of U.S. manufacturing and the perception that the sector has shrunk. Bernard found that some manufacturing firms have changed their methods so drastically in recent decades that they are no longer considered manufacturers in economic statistics.

Nov 22, 2017

It’s an Odd Moment to Talk about Net Neutrality

Quotes Emily Blanchard in a piece about how NAFTA negotiations could affect the automotive industry. The U.S. government wants to increase the required percentage of vehicle parts made by NAFTA countries, a move Blanchard says could be counterproductive, given automakers’ regional supply chains.

Nov 21, 2017

4 Ways to Raise Open-Minded Kids

Ellie Kyung opines on how parents can teach their children to be open-minded. A social psychologist, Kyung is particularly interested in implicit memory—how previous learning experiences influence behavior—and writes that understanding implicit memory is key.

Nov 19, 2017

Don’t Let New Blood Pressure Guidelines Raise Yours

Dr. H. Gilbert Welch, adjunct professor of business administration, argues that new guidelines regarding recommended blood pressure could be counterproductive. “Focusing on the number 130 not only will involve millions of people but also will involve millions of new prescriptions and millions of dollars.”

Nov 15, 2017

Meet Dartmouth Tuck’s MBA Class of 2019

“The class comes to Hanover after working for 256 different employers over the past year, with experiences ranging from managing sales for Google to leading platoons in Afghanistan,” writes Poets & Quants in a feature story highlighting twelve students from the Class of 2019.

Nov 14, 2017

GE’s $100 Billion Wipeout Heralds Reckoning for an American Icon

An article about GE’s recent struggles quotes Vijay Govindarajan. With shares sliding 37 percent in 2017, many have expressed concern about the company’s ultimate future, but Govindarajan maintains the outlook isn’t entirely bleak.

Nov 10, 2017

A Corporate Tax Cut and Jobs Might Not Go Hand in Hand

Quotes Dean Matthew Slaughter in a piece about the recently proposed tax code reform, which would cut the corporate tax rate. One of the arguments for the cut is that companies will invest their increased profits to create better paying jobs, but Slaughter says the reality isn’t that simple.

Nov 09, 2017

Five-Star Troubles: Will Saudi Prince Keep His Grip on Four Seasons?

Quotes Paul Argenti in an article about the affect Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s recent arrest could have on Four Seasons Hotels Inc., of which Alwaleed is a part owner. Argenti says the Four Seasons brand is strong enough to weather the controversy.

Nov 09, 2017

Go Ahead, Chase the New New Thing, Study Finds

Daniel Feiler discusses his recent study exploring the intersection of uncertainty, choice, and expectation. Feiler says understanding your implicit bias regarding the choices you make doesn’t mean you should avoid choosing the best possible alternative, but merely manage your expectations.

Oct 31, 2017

Real Humans of the Tuck MBA Class of 2019

Profiles five students from the Class of 2019: Aimee Dennett, Christopher Ramos, Oinatz Uribe, Sam Bristol, and Seval Harac. The students were asked a variety of questions including why they chose Tuck, the highlight so far from their first year, and what they’re looking forward to.

Oct 30, 2017

Why Companies Should Hire Teams, Not Individuals

Sydney Finkelstein argues that companies should hire in groups rather than a single person at a time. “By hiring preformed teams, companies can welcome in several individuals at once who already are part of a different kind of team culture,” he writes.

Oct 29, 2017

Vegas Rebranding Shows Difficulty of Messaging after Tragedy

Quotes Paul Argenti in an article about the difficulties of messaging after tragic events, a situation Las Vegas finds itself in following the mass shooting on October 1. Argenti says organizations need to carefully consider messaging or risk consequential mistakes.

Oct 22, 2017

Top 5 Reasons Diversity MBA Conferences Should Be on Your Recruiting Calendar

Quotes T’18s Bianca Goins, Jodine Gordon, and Sadé Lawrence about the benefits diversity conferences offer MBA students. Gordon says one of the advantages is the opportunity to get a glimpse of company culture.

Oct 16, 2017

Why There Still Aren’t a Lot of Black Women Executives

Ella Bell Smith discusses the lack of women in high-level executive positions and how women of color, particularly African-American women, are impacted and what can be done to change the trend.

Oct 11, 2017

Emerging Markets See Light with Reverse Innovation

Explains the term “reverse innovation” coined by Vijay Govindarajan. Reverse innovation refers to the growing practice of businesses designing products for emerging economies and then adapting them for developed economies, as opposed to focusing on the developed markets first.

Oct 10, 2017