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The Road Less Traveled

Entrepreneur Steve Hooper T’11 and two classmates are spending their post-graduation summer cycling across the country.

Jun 24, 2011

Class of 2011 Celebrates Teaching Excellence

For its class gift, the class of 2011 has organized and endowed annual awards to recognize two faculty members.

Jun 16, 2011

Crude Calculations

Marketing professor Kusum Ailawadi studied how gasoline prices impact consumers’ grocery shopping behavior.

Jun 06, 2011

A Healthier Pepsi

Can PepsiCo grow its business without also growing Americans’ waistlines? Peter Golder says yes.

Jun 01, 2011

The Hype About Skype

Tuck faculty explore the nuances behind the biggest deal in Microsoft’s 36-year history.

May 19, 2011

The Five-Minute CEO

In his Leadership in the Global Economy course, Professor Slaughter uses the framework of congressional testimony, with students as CEOs at the witness table, to teach students how business leaders should lead companies amidst increasingly present governments of many countries. In other words, how to tell their stories briefly and convincingly.

May 18, 2011

One Step Closer to the South Pole

Richard Smith T’11 and his Polar Vision team passed their first test of endurance and planning. Next stop: Antarctica.

May 16, 2011

Go East, Young Leader

Tuck graduates find a promising start in Korea.

May 16, 2011

Four More Years

Q&A with Tuck Dean Paul Danos on his reappointment to a fifth term.

May 13, 2011

Corporate Communications in the Age of Facebook

Panelists discuss the social media revolution in the Center for Digital Strategies' latest Britt Technology Impact Series event.

May 13, 2011

Jeff Immelt D’78 at Tuck

"Globalization is a big theme that is going to drive people of this generation," says Immelt, CEO of GE. He hopes to impart this message to Tuck’s class of 2011 on June 11.

May 05, 2011

Nursing the U.S. Economy Back to Health

Former U.S. Comptroller General David M. Walker offers his prescription for the country’s ailing finances.

May 04, 2011

David G. Lubrano T’56

David G. Lubrano T’56, a former Tuck overseer, played an instrumental role in securing the financial future of the school.

May 03, 2011

The Deep End

Launched two years ago, Tuck's Research-to-Practice seminars teach MBA students critical-thinking skills, to test ideas against both theory and data. Even more striking than the seminars' unique intimate format is the way they peel back the layers on a particular body of research.

May 03, 2011

The Earth Keeper

Timberland CEO Jeff Swartz T’84 is winning people over—one eco-friendly piece of gear at a time—with a deeply held belief that doing good in the world is also good for the bottom line. Will competitors follow suit?

May 03, 2011

What if You Could Build a House for $300?

Professor Vijay Govindarajan posed this question in his blog on the Harvard Business Review website last August and the response was overwhelming.

Apr 29, 2011

Avoiding Sales Tax—Artful Dodge or Shrinking Loophole?

The lengths online retailers will go to avoid collecting sales taxes is consistent with new research by Leslie Robinson that shows companies can and do avoid taxes not based on income.

Apr 26, 2011

Tuck Faculty Among HBR’s McKinsey Award Winners

Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble’s “Stop the Innovation Wars” is recognized as one of the best Harvard Business Review articles of 2010

Apr 21, 2011

Project GreenLite

GreenLite uses meters to collect data on energy usage that students directly control, such as outlets and lighting.

Apr 15, 2011

The Long Goodbye: Letting Go of Fannie and Freddie

The federal government wants to get out of the mortgage business. But new research by assistant professor Manuel Adelino suggests such a move would only hurt the housing market.

Apr 11, 2011

Media, Sports, and Entertainment Symposium

Michael Montgomery D’76, T’77 gave the keynote talk at this year's Media, Sports, and Entertainment Symposium.

Mar 31, 2011

Health Care Data Leaks

M. Eric Johnson, the Benjamin Ames Kimball Professor of the Science of Administration and director of Tuck’s Center for Digital Strategies, says bad software is to blame for information breaches.

Mar 31, 2011

The CEO’s Speech: The Importance of Public Speaking

If you want to be a leader, you had better be able to communicate, says corporate communication professor Paul Argenti.

Mar 29, 2011

Shelly Meyers T’94 and the Battle Against CO2

Meyers, an independent investment adviser in California, has a keen interest in environmental issues. Her talk at Tuck was titled “Inside the Carbon War Room.”

Mar 23, 2011

Innovation Ecosystems: Is there a Cost to Collaboration?

More and more companies are using innovation ecosystems to bring better products to market. But Ron Adner, Associate Professor of Business Administration, says all of this collaboration comes at a cost.

Mar 23, 2011

Rising Oil Prices: The Libya Factor

How will the uprising in Libya affect global oil prices? Dirk Vandewalle, adjunct associate professor of business administration, weighs in.

Mar 18, 2011

Herbert Kemp, Jr. T’66

Kemp was Tuck’s first African American graduate and a pioneer in the advertising industry. He passed away on March 5.

Mar 16, 2011

Handicapping the FedEx Cup

The PGA Tour's FedEx Cup has been criticized for its overly complicated points system. But new research by professor Rendleman suggests organizers have it right.

Mar 04, 2011

No Silver Bullet

Mortgage renegotiation has done little to stem the tide of preventable home foreclosures in the United States.

Jan 24, 2011

What Makes Exporters Tick

Andrew Bernard makes the case that big, productive exporters—not entrepreneurial newcomers—hold the key to U.S. export growth.

Jan 04, 2011

A Win-Win That Isn’t

Richard Sansing does the math and shows that tax deductions for R&D may only break even for U.S. taxpayers.

Jan 03, 2011

Picture This

The way consumers remember negative events can affect how distant they feel from them and how likely they are to assign blame to those involved.

Dec 22, 2010

Model Behavior

Judith White says identifying with a strong role model leads to more inspired leadership.

Dec 21, 2010

Does Cash Flow Matter?

Professors Jonathan Lewellen and Katharina Lewellen take a more nuanced look at corporate cash flow and investment—and find a strong correlation.

Dec 15, 2010

COP16 and the Complexities of Climate Change

A delegation from Tuck recently attended the United Nations' Climate Change Conference, known as COP16, in Mexico.

Dec 13, 2010

Measuring Risk

Markets may hate uncertainty, but traditional earnings volatility measurements, which allow investors get a better handle on risk, aren’t helping to clear things up.

Dec 09, 2010