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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.

Sep 21, 2010

Investing in Excellence: A Campaign for Tuck

Tuck's Investing in Excellence Campaign reached its successful conclusion on December 31st, 2009. Thank you to all our alumni and friends.

Sep 20, 2010

Social Marketing Kick-Starts Savings

Punam Anand Keller uses social marketing research to devise a better—and less costly—way to persuade people to save for retirement.

Sep 20, 2010

The Uptick Rule and a Long View of Short Selling

Karl Diether has studied the uptick rule and finds that its effects on liquidity and volatility are small and best viewed as distortions caused by the rule itself.

Sep 19, 2010

The Gift of Self-Reliance

Tuck’s Broehl/Hornsby Social Innovation Fund sponsored a First-Year Project in which a group of students traveled to Nicaragua to assist in an effort to improve food security for the farmers.

Sep 19, 2010

Strengthening the Weakest Link

Brian Tomlin explores how companies can manage risks lurking in their supply chains and discovers that the nature of the risk matters.

Sep 17, 2010

Don’t Cry for Coca-Cola

Peter Golder’s study of brand persistence shows that a recession may be a top brand’s best friend.

Sep 16, 2010

Rock and a Hard Place at the Cineplex: Timing DVD Releases

Assistant Professor Y. Jackie Luan has developed an econometric model to help film studios find balance—and maximum revenue—as theaters and DVDs fight it out.

Sep 16, 2010

Pay to Play: Tallying the Costs of Active Investing

Investor behavior has long been at odds with investor wisdom. Most investors chase potential profits by actively buying and selling stocks—or by hiring someone else to do it for them—although trading costs and management fees significantly reduce their net returns. New research by Tuck Professor Kenneth R. French quantifies the costs of such active investing and provides strong evidence that a passive approach is better for most investors.

Sep 13, 2010

Upstream, Downstream in an Innovation Ecosystem

Ron Adner raises new issues regarding the design of business models in the collaborative partnerships known as innovation ecosystems.

Sep 10, 2010

Leader, Know Thyself

Teaching students to take stock of their strengths and weaknesses helps them become strong leaders.

Sep 10, 2010

Strategic Financial Leadership Program

In response to new research that shows a gap in financial leaders’ skills set, Tuck Executive Education created the Strategic Financial Leadership Program (SFLP).

Sep 10, 2010

Tyler’s Courts

The Ugolyn family—Victor T'72; his wife, Diane; and younger son Trevor T'08—dedicated a renovated basketball court in the memory of their beloved older son and brother Tyler.

Sep 09, 2010

Urban Renewal

With the revitalized Tuck Club of New York, alumni Guillermo Jasson and Divya Thadani are breathing new life into a Tuck institution.

Sep 09, 2010

Revving Google’s Engine

As head of online sales for the search giant's new Boston office, Brian Schmidt T'06 is living the company's credo of "test and iterate."

Sep 09, 2010

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