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Self-Regulation vs. Risky Business

Andrew King worries that industry self-regulation may attract “undue credence,” but his research is discovering factors that can help make it a success.

Sep 09, 2010

Marketing in a Recession

Marketers can survive—even thrive—in a recession, both in the short run and over the long haul. Professor Kevin Keller offers five guidelines to improve the odds for success during this time.

Sep 02, 2010

Residential Experience: Sachem Village

Sachem Village, home to Tuck’s married and partnered students, fosters the strong sense of community and teamwork that threads through the entire Tuck experience.

Sep 02, 2010

The Squam Lake Report: Fixing the Financial System

A new book by 15 of the world’s leading financial economists, including Tuck professors Ken French and Matthew Slaughter, puts forward recommendations to help guide the evolving reform of capital markets.

Sep 01, 2010

Operation Tuck

With increased funding and five-year tours of duty winding down, an increasing number of military personnel are turning to Tuck to hone their civilian leadership skills.

Aug 26, 2010

Accounting for Change

Leslie Robinson and Phillip Stocken’s creative use of closely-held accounting data shows a long-term trend to more autonomy for U.S. overseas subsidiaries.

Aug 24, 2010

Airline Alliances: Better Ways to Share the Pie

Robert Shumsky finds that sharing agreements among alliance members may limit revenue for the alliance as a whole.

Aug 24, 2010

Connecting the Dots: Tax Law and Accounting Policy

Leslie Robinson’s research reveals surprising results on the repatriation decisions of U.S. multinational corporations.

Aug 24, 2010

“Typical” Consumers Need Not Apply

Praveen Kopalle’s research demonstrates that so-called “emergent consumers” can help create more appealing products.

Aug 24, 2010

The Promise and Peril of Industry Self-Regulation?

To function best, a "free market" requires the support of institutions. Without laws that provide for the enforcement of contracts, people are less likely to engage in trade, and beneficial exchanges go unrealized. Without a means to protect intellectual property, inventors fear to reveal their ideas and technological progress is suppressed.

Aug 24, 2010

Security Issue Timing: Betting on a Sure Thing

Katharina Lewellen and her colleagues find that managers are effective at identifying mispricing of their own securities and are willing to exploit it by selling or buying securities using the corporate account.

Aug 24, 2010

Data Hemorrhages: Digital Medical Records Run Wild

Electronic medical records are in the news, with President Obama calling for the medical records of every American to be digitized by 2014, and the stimulus package providing $19 billion to make it happen.

Aug 24, 2010

Tweaking CAPM

Forty years ago, economist William Sharpe rattled Wall Street when he balanced risks and rewards mathematically. At first seen as heretical and later as “commanding,” his capital asset pricing model (CAPM) earned him the Nobel prize in 1990. Succeeding generations of distinguished scholars have continued to tweak the model and debate it, among them Tuck Professor Jonathan Lewellen.

Aug 24, 2010

The Changing Nature of Strategy

Why are some firms more successful than others? How do firms differ and why does it matter? In strategy research, the issue of heterogeneity among firms is critical. If all firms were the same, and they all operated in a similar business context, they would all be equally successful. Since this isn't true, then either the firms themselves have to be different or the business context in which they operate must be.

Aug 24, 2010

Do You Know Where Your Competition Is?

Richard D’Aveni and former Tuck professor Koen Pauwels have come up with a new method to uncover the nature and structural changes of competition in fast-changing markets.

Aug 19, 2010

Think Outside of the Box (Store): Defending Against Walmart

Kusum Ailawadi has run the numbers—lots of numbers—and discovered that the best defense is fine-tuned for individual stores and categories.

Aug 19, 2010

Private-Label Products in the Manufacturer-Retailer Power Balance

The economy is in a major downturn, and supermarket prices for products ranging from milk and eggs to shampoo and laundry detergent are up 20 to 70 percent compared to a year ago. Just the kind of environment in which consumers tend to shift from national brands to significantly lower priced private labels, and at a time when private labels are already seeing a worldwide surge in availability and market share.

Aug 19, 2010

Honoring Bower: A Case Study in Faculty Support

The Professor Richard S. Bower Finance, Economics, and Accounting Seminar Fund gives Tuck faculty members the opportunity to meet regularly in interactive sessions to share their current research, debate topics, and challenge each other's assumptions.

Aug 05, 2010

Dedicated to the Future

State-of-the-art classrooms, student residences, and one very special "wow" space. Tuck's new buildings provide one of the best living and learning environments in the world.

Aug 01, 2010

A New Playbook: Consulting for the Flutie Foundation

The foundation, which distributes more than $500,000 per year in grants to families affected by autism, was looking for a near-complete sponsorship package to pitch to corporations.

Jul 30, 2010

A New Way of Talking - From Crisis to Growth in Corporate Communications

Paul Argenti envisions a new role for corporate communications following an epic collapse of trust and the rise of social media.

Jul 21, 2010

The Day After

The financial crisis has led to seismic shifts in the ways companies do business. But with the recovery come new opportunities for those smart enough—and bold enough—to seize them. more

Jul 05, 2010

Finding Insight in Unsolvable Problems

In their new book, Stephen Powell and Bob Batt T’06 present an original approach to modeling ill-structured business problems.

Jul 01, 2010

Pharmaceutical Sleuths

A new authentication technology, developed by a team from Thayer and Tuck, tells purchasers whether a drug is real or fake.

Jul 01, 2010

Management Myths and Practical Mistakes

Logic and experience are critical elements of good decision-making. But sometimes they can lull us into too-simple explanations.

Jun 20, 2010

Research and the MBA

In 2008, Peter Golder, then at NYU, and his coauthor, Debanjan Mitra, published, "Does Academic Research Help or Hurt MBA Programs?" in the Journal of Marketing. Their results showed that research did in fact benefit MBA programs.

Jun 10, 2010

Guerilla Communication

Three Tuck faculty members found themselves in an ongoing conversation about the future of financial regulation.

May 29, 2010

The Doctor Is In

When Professor Vijay Govindarajan accepted a two-year professor-in-residence position with General Electric in October 2007, he met with chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt D'78 to find out exactly what he would be doing.

May 23, 2010

Tim Moxey T’01

Catching up with the triathlete, father of two, and president and founder of nuun, makers of a successful sports hydration drink.

May 20, 2010

Did Economists Really Fail Us?

Many fault the economics profession for its failure to see the financial crisis coming. But was it really so obvious all along—and did it have to end so badly?

May 01, 2010

Keeping an Eye on Risk

By keeping a close eye on risks and exerting the discipline to pull back from fast-buck temptations, Williams built a loyal client base and ultimately trumped more speculative investors.

Jan 21, 2010

Measuring the Effects of a Diverse Workforce

Q&A with Professor Judith White.

Nov 22, 2009

Selling the Savings Plan

Research by Tuck marketing professor Punam Anand Keller looks into employee well-being programs and reveals surprising results about how we save.

Nov 19, 2009

Attack of the Clones

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

Nov 10, 2009

Next Practices in Business Strategy

In an article for the Harvard Business Review, co-authored with GE chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt D'78 and Tuck professor Chris Trimble T'96, Govindarajan describes how GE is making the radical shift to a new model.

Oct 21, 2009

In-depth and Interactive

Tuck's new Research-to-Practice Seminars let students in on the knowledge-creation process.

Jun 21, 2009