News

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

Taking Stock

In July, the federal government pushed through an unprecedented package of reforms to prevent another financial crisis. But will they work?

Nov 29, 2010

Seeds of Change

In the 1960s, Tuck underwent a shift every bit as significant as the monumental societal changes playing out on college campuses across the country. We just didn't realize it at the time.

Nov 28, 2010

Healthy Debate

For the last six months, faculty teams from Tuck and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI) have been taking part in an intensive series of seminars in preparation for Dartmouth’s new Master of Health Care Delivery Science program.

Nov 25, 2010

Becoming Visible

Professor Ella L.J. Edmondson Bell surveys the new corporate playing field for women.

Nov 19, 2010

Helping Nepal Harness its Power

It’s one of the many paradoxes of Nepal. Less than 40 percent of the country’s 27 million people have access to electricity, yet the nation possesses the resources to generate an estimated 40 times current electrical demand there. For Antonio Del Valle T’11, it was this dichotomy that drew him to the impoverished south Asian nation on a Tuck GIVES-sponsored summer internship.

Nov 19, 2010

Tuck Student Takes on Antarctica

In November 2011, Richard Smith T’11 plans to spend some 70 days on the world’s most inhospitable continent, pulling a 100-pound sled 600 miles by ski from the west side of the Foundation Ice Stream to the South Pole. It’s all part of an expedition called Polar Vision.

Nov 18, 2010

Well Connected

At LinkedIn, Leela Srinivasan T'06 is helping corporate recruiters find top talent.

Nov 16, 2010

Good Spirits

The New York-based Brooklyn Distilling Company, launched by Joe Santos T'00, recently debuted its first offering, Brooklyn Gin.

Nov 16, 2010

Sydney Finkelstein on BP’s Missteps

There’s no silver lining to a disaster as shocking and immense as the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But as with any major mistake by a corporation, says management professor Sydney Finkelstein, there are many lessons to be learned in its wake.

Nov 02, 2010

Business and Society

An environmentalist who had been working in land-conservation issues, Katherine Birnie T’07 wanted to attend business school to learn management skills and better understand the competing interests around land use. Tuck set her on a new career path. “It was incredibly valuable to explore how sustainability gets put into practice in the business world.”

Oct 18, 2010

Beyond the Big Idea

In The Other Side of Innovation, Tuck faculty members Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble offer organizations a model for making innovation happen.

Sep 30, 2010

Reinventing the Wheel

As CEO of Gyrobike, makers of a Dartmouth-originated technology, Daniella Reichstetter T’07 is taking her passion for cycling to the next level.

Sep 28, 2010

The Next 10

Tuck's Allwin Initiative for Corporate Citizenship has expanded students' career horizons, collaborated with nonprofits, and helped bring issues at the nexus of business and society into the classroom.

Sep 24, 2010

The Road Ahead

Criticism of MBA programs is almost as old as graduate business education itself. But in the aftermath of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, it has also led to a more meaningful debate over what business schools need to teach.

Sep 22, 2010

Are We Doing Bankruptcy Wrong? Lessons from Sweden

Espen Eckbo finds that, contrary to assumptions and biases, putting bankrupt companies on the auction block is more efficient than Chapter 11.

Sep 21, 2010