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The One Change That Could Make HR Departments More Effective
Media Mentions | June 12, 2014 | The Wall Street Journal
Prof. Rita McGrath says that the most effective HR personnel have had leadership or management experience themselves and can use this knowledge to identify opportunities for improving the organization and foster the engagement and retention of critical people.
Raining? Twitter Wants to Help Sell You an Umbrella
Media Mentions | June 12, 2014 | Marketplace Radio
Prof. Oded Netzer says that marketers are now focusing less on varying their advertising for different groups of people and more on varying their advertising for different environmental conditions such as weather.
6 Social Media Mistakes Businesses Should Avoid
Media Mentions | June 11, 2014 | MBAPrograms.org
Prof. Olivier Toubia says that companies should form a clear social media strategy and focus on quality over quantity when it comes to creating a social media presence and drawing an audience.
Incubating Impact: Why a New York City Program's Pairing MBAs and Social Enterprise
Media Mentions | June 11, 2014 | Forbes
Nell Debevoise ’12 and Yael Silverstein ’13 founded Inspire Impact, a 10–week program that pairs MBA students with nonprofits and for–profit mission–driven companies, provides a business advisory service and a competitive boost to social enterprise.
What Elite Universities Can Learn from High Fashion
Media Mentions | June 11, 2014 | Marketplace Radio
Prof. Mark Cohen says that elite universities, like high–fashion designers, must find a way to reach more people while still retaining their status of exclusivity and without diluting their brand.
Some Scary Practices Return to US Property Market, but the Bubbles Are Overseas
Media Mentions | June 11, 2014 | CNBC
Prof. Shang–Jin Wei says that because most Chinese “tend to rely on savings and their children for financial security” instead of the retirement plans and social safety nets that are available to Americans, a crash in the Chinese housing market would not do the same damage as the US property market’s bust did in 2008.
Slow Your Judgments on Fast Trading
Media Mentions | June 10, 2014 | Bloomberg View
Prof. Charles Jones’s research shows that both price impact and slippage in large–cap US stocks has fallen slightly since high–frequency trading entered the market.
Why American B-School Students Can't Stand Teamwork
Media Mentions | June 06, 2014 | Bloomberg Businessweek
Mark Broadie, vice dean for curriculum and instruction, says that professors have become “craftier at holding students accountable” in group projects, ensuring that each student is adequately prepared.
Why ‘Nearshoring’ Is Replacing ‘Outsourcing’
Media Mentions | June 04, 2014 | The Wall Street Journal
Prof. Rita McGrath says that US manufacturing could make a comeback as early as 2015 as the cost discrepancies and other economic advantages that have led American companies to outsource manufacturing to far–flung places change dramatically.
Top Schools to Adopt Common Recs
Media Mentions | June 03, 2014 | Poets & Quants
Robert Shea, director of Admissions, discusses the adoption of a common recommendation system in order to reduce the burden on recommenders and lead to a more honest appraisal of MBA candidates.