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Need smarter policies: Econ. professor on trade

Dean Matthew Slaughter weighs in on current U.S. trade policy and the effects it has for companies and the American people.

Apr 01, 2016

Vogel: Airplane Noise

John Vogel discusses the damaging effects the noise of the National Guard’s fighter jets may have on the real estate market in Chittenden County—especially Winooski and Burlington, Vermont. Vogel states, “Rather than make incremental changes to mitigate what is now a bad situation, it seems to me we should be able to find a way to test military planes over a less densely populated area and not put Vermont’s economic engine at risk.”

Mar 30, 2016

Power Lunch: John Lynch

John Lynch discusses his career and his teaching role at Tuck. "I am not just teaching in the MBA program; I'm also helping to set up an executive education program for public officials all over the country—governors, mayors, department heads and senior staff."

Mar 30, 2016

What Happens to U.S. Companies If Trump or Sanders Roll Back Free Trade?

Quotes Emily Blanchard about how a U.S. exit from the World Trade Organization or NAFTA would have a terrible ripple effect on prices, jobs and tax revenue. "If the U.S. starts backing out of major agreements, there's an unraveling that could occur, and no one knows how bad or how ugly that could get. If you start violating parts of treaties, then all the rules of global commerce start to erode."

Mar 30, 2016

The Three Box Solution: A Strategy For Leading Innovation

Features an interview with Vijay Govindarajan, the Coxe Distinguished Professor of Management, about his new book, "The Three Box Solution: A Strategy for Leading Innovation."

Mar 30, 2016

America Needs More Skilled Immigrant Workers, Study Says

A new report by Dean Matthew Slaughter suggests skilled immigrants create new jobs and companies that ultimately help the economy grow. "People have concerns about jobs and wages for themselves and their children, and that's not unfounded. It's sobering how poor income growth in particular has been for so many families and workers in the U.S. for so many years at this point. The paradox I come back to is that there's a preponderance of evidence that high-skill immigration is a dynamic force that can help the U.S. create not just jobs, but good jobs."

Mar 30, 2016

The Big Number

Quotes Colin Blaydon on how the number of private-equity deals that involved a minority stake declined to just 650 last year—down 40% since 2008. Blaydon argues, “They’ve gotten very skittish about the emerging-market private-equity deals, driven largely by the Chinese volatility.”

Mar 29, 2016

Many Companies Still Don’t Know How to Compete in the Digital Age

Ron Adner uses Kodak as an example of disruption in the digital age. "Companies that learn the right lesson from Kodak’s failure — that learn to approach their competitive strategy with a wide lens that captures ecosystem dynamics — will be more likely to respond effectively to this new generation of disruptive challenges. Those that don’t risk suffering Kodak’s fate."

Mar 29, 2016

The future is now

Vijay Govindarajan comments on his new book, Three Box Solution: A Strategy For Leading Innovation. “I have distilled a framework that shows how businesses—and their people—can take concerted action in three time horizons at once: Executing the present core business at peak efficiency (Box 1); avoiding the inhibiting traps of past success (Box 2); and building a future, day by day, through a process of strategic innovation (Box 3).”

Mar 28, 2016

10 MBA Programs Where Grads Score the Highest Signing Bonuses

Highlights that Tuck was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 10 business schools whose graduates saw the highest average signing bonuses in 2015.

Mar 25, 2016

Does Your Boss Inspire Greatness?

Sydney Finkelstein discusses how companies need to reevaluate their approach to mentorship—from occasionally checking in, to a consistent presence. Finkelstein says, “Sticking to outdated and potentially limited thinking when it comes to developing talent won’t cut it anymore.”

Mar 24, 2016

Black Women Are Leaning In… And Have Been for Generations

Quotes Ella Bell Smith about a report that found black women have always been leaders and/or have always aspired to leadership positions. “What it means to be a woman, a feminist, in the black community, is very different from what it means to be a woman in the white community. Rosa Parks is part of my lineage. Because black mothers raise their daughters to understand the shoulders we stand on, we have a different sense of who we are, what we can take on, and what we can survive.”

Mar 23, 2016

Reverse innovation gets real: Announcing the McKinsey Award winners

Professor Vijay Govindarajan (VG) won the prestigious McKinsey Award for the best paper in the Harvard Business Review in 2015. He received the award for his paper, “Engineering Reverse Innovations,” co-authored with MIT Mechanical Engineering Professor Amos Winter. This is the second time VG has received the McKinsey Award.

Mar 22, 2016

NFL considers Rooney rule to help bring women into the league

Mentions the participation of Tuck faculty members this past weekend at an NFL symposium to evaluate the Rooney rule, in an attempt to give women a chance to interview for front office positions—including head coach. “If you think outside the NFL, a lot of major organizations have announced similar efforts to extend something like the Rooney rule. Here’s an opportunity for clubs to adopt this as a best practice, and we are excited about the opportunity to have some more thoughtful dialogue with the clubs,” says Robert Gulliver, the NFL’s chief human resources officer.

Mar 22, 2016

Here’s how Twitter turns trolls into celebrities—and celebrities into trolls

Paul Argenti contributes to an article about how the use of Twitter has shifted over the last ten years, allowing ordinary people to find fame and hold on to it in a way that is shaping our culture. "Everybody can be a media company. Anyone can control the flow of information. You can interact with people you otherwise wouldn't have access to."

Mar 21, 2016

CEOs oppose Ga. push to let faith-based groups refuse certain services

Paul Argenti comments on how companies that voice support for gay rights tend to look after employees’ rights. “I think it’s kind of a no-brainer. You most likely have a non-discrimination policy in place, why wouldn’t you support it publicly by acting in favor of what most people would agree to anyway?”

Mar 21, 2016

Bitcoin’s Blockchain, Electric FinTech Is Tempting MBAs To Top Investment Banks

Quotes Deirdre O'Donnell on how nine out of 10 Tuck MBAs who want to work in investment banking are eyeing tech teams. "There's a lot of innovation and deal flow in this sector. It's the sexy business right now. But there's a huge logjam."

Mar 18, 2016

Poor Country, Top Doctors

Cites an article co-authored by Vijay Govindarajan about how hospitals in the U.S. should be able to adopt elements of the high-quality, low-cost healthcare model of Narayana Hrudayalaya—a hospital system in Bengalaru, India.

Mar 18, 2016

U.S. News Data: Job Rates, Starting Salaries for MBA Grads

In U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings of the best business schools, Tuck jumped up a spot to #8—tying with the Yale School of Management. Tuck is ranked #1 for employment three months post-graduation among the top ten schools, #2 for highest average starting salaries including bonus, and #8 overall in the management category.

Mar 17, 2016

Swedroe: Testing The Beta Premise

Highlights the study, “The Cross-Section of Expected Stock Returns,” co-authored by Kenneth French, "which proposed that along with the market factor of beta, exposure to the risk factors of size and value explain the cross section of expected stock returns."

Mar 16, 2016

Making the Case for Trade

In an opinion piece, Dean Matthew Slaughter says that the four leading presidential candidates are wrong to say foreign trade hurts America.

Mar 16, 2016

5 Things I Know About Marketing–Dartmouth’s Kevin Lane Keller

Kevin Lane Keller writes, “I’m all about percentages and a balanced approach: mix and match, integrate, innovate and stay relevant, make sure the product experience is the core, understand customer diversity.”

Mar 15, 2016

Dublin start-up commissioner wants to turn Ireland’s capital into an enterprise epicenter

Mentions the paper, “How Firms Respond to Business Cycles: The Role of Firm Age and Firm Size,” co-authored by Teresa Fort, which finds that young companies were disproportionately affected during the 2006-2009 financial crisis, but still remained a positive source of net employment growth.

Mar 14, 2016

ETF Roundtable: How to Beat the Benchmark

Cites research by Kenneth French and co-author Eugene Fama on how to evaluate smart-beta ETFs and how investors can incorporate these ETFs into their portfolios. “Their work shows that stocks that possess certain factors—primarily small size and value—tend to beat the market over the long term.”

Mar 14, 2016

Dispelling The Biggest Myth About Investing

Highlights the 3-Factor Model of investment returns that was introduced by Kenneth French. "What matters is not just our overall stock/bond split, but also our portfolio's orientation to small vs. large stocks and value vs. growth companies.”

Mar 11, 2016

‘Execution, key to innovation excellence’

Vijay Govindarajan says, “There is a need for an institutional framework and incentives; without an eco-system, individuals cannot innovate.”

Mar 11, 2016

Our Looming Productivity-Growth Crisis

Dean Matthew Slaughter notes, "There is a constellation of policies that raise the likelihood that companies and individuals in the private sector can really be innovative."

Mar 11, 2016

Argentine Bonds: Time for a Distressed Debt Exit?

Diego Ferro T’93 discusses Argentina's first bond sale since the nation reached a deal to settle a dispute with creditors and look at investment opportunities in Brazil. “The challenges that they are facing are large. The economy is in relatively weak shape in terms of high inflation and serious fiscal deficit,” says Ferro.

Mar 10, 2016

The Best Way to Improve Health Care Delivery Is with a Small, Dedicated Team

Chris Trimble suggests creating small, full-time clinical teams to reform and deliver superior care for specific patient populations.

Mar 10, 2016

The best small cap stocks for 2016

Cites a study by Kenneth French in discussing “high expectations for pint-sized firms.”

Mar 10, 2016

What Ruthless Innovators Can Learn from the New England Patriots

Vijay Govindarajan says the New England Patriots provide a superior example of how to get "Box One" of his "Three Box Solution" framework right by leveraging resources to maximize results.

Mar 10, 2016

2017 Best Graduate Schools Preview: Top 10 Business Schools

Tuck is ranked as one of the top 10 business schools in a sneak peek at U.S. News & World Report's 2017 Best Graduate Schools rankings. The actual rankings will be available on March 16.

Mar 09, 2016

Boston Consulting Group, Bain, McKinsey Are Boosting B-School Recruitment — Here’s Where

Eighteen percent of Tuck graduates in 2015 were hired by three consulting firms. “There is strong demand from students and from [consulting firm] recruiters,” says Jonathan Masland.

Mar 09, 2016

Financial-Stability Blindness at the Fed

Peter Fisher discusses the tendency of central bankers to focus on the macroeconomic impact of monetary policy, while lacking sufficient acknowledgment of the likely impact on financial stability, and in turn the resulting deflation they struggle to cure.

Mar 09, 2016

Get your bonus? Nah, I missed my climate target

Quotes Anant Sundaram in an article about using financial incentives to meet environmental objectives in the corporate world. Sundaram argues that empirical evidence about the subject is very difficult to obtain. "But the fact is that very good, very influential companies are thinking about this," he says.

Mar 08, 2016

MIT, Tuck, Columbia Partner With Singapore Online Firm To Slash Cost of Elite Management Education

Highlights Leonard Greenhalgh and the work he has done at Tuck to improve programs for minorities, entrepreneurial women, and Native Americans. “The Tuck School began serving minority entrepreneurs in 1980 to foster economic progress in communities that had faced historical discrimination. Greenhalgh taught in the inaugural class,” Deseret News reports.

Mar 08, 2016