Operations

2016 Deming Cup to Be Awarded to David Cote and Indra Nooyi

School News | August 12, 2016

The W. Edwards Deming Center at Columbia Business School announced that the 2016 Deming Cup for Operational Excellence will be awarded to David M. Cote, chairman and CEO of Honeywell, and Indra K. Nooyi, chairman and CEO of PepsiCo.

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Impact Investing Takes Hold on Business School Campuses

Media Mentions | June 28, 2016 | Fortune

A pioneer among MBA programs offering impact investment courses, Columbia Business School also provides students practical experience through its Microlumbia and Impact Investing Initiative funds.

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Analytics Come to the Fore in Golf Because of Lasers

Media Mentions | June 24, 2016 | The Washington Post

The PGA Tour is revolutionizing the way players, coaches, and fans understand the sport by implementing the strokes-gained metric, a statistic pioneered by Professor Mark Broadie.

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Council Punts on Fingerprinting Rule for Uber, Lyft Drivers

Media Mentions | June 21, 2016 | Crain's Chicago Business

Professor Evan Rawley says many ride-sharing drivers work part-time and any barrier to employment that reduces their utility enough, such as Chicago’s proposed fingerprint requirement, may cause workers to opt-out.

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Activists’ Battles with Companies Played out in the Classroom

Media Mentions | June 20, 2016 | The Financial Times

Niklas Schmuecker ‘17 discusses his reason for taking and experience in Professor Wei Jiang’s course on shareholder activism.

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Liberal Return Policies for Consumers Can Reduce Retail Workers’ Pay

Media Mentions | June 13, 2016 | The New York Times

Lenient return policies at brick-and-mortar department stores brings a surge in returns that affects employees, but Professor Mark Cohen says commission policies can help eliminate workers from overselling items that consumers would be more apt to bring back anyway.

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Big Changes Are Ahead at Ralph Lauren

Media Mentions | June 07, 2016 | The Washington Post

Ralph Lauren’s new business strategy to focus on its core with emphasis on evolving and shoring up its biggest-selling labels could be successful in connecting with customers and increasing profits, says Professor Mark Cohen.

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‘Real Talk’ at the NYC Bar Diversity Conference

Media Mentions | May 25, 2016 | Bloomberg Law

Speaking at the New York City Bar Association’s Diversity and Inclusion conference, Professor Katherine Phillips stated that diversity is hard work and not about everybody holding hands and singing Kumbaya.

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The World’s Highest Earning Business Schools

Media Mentions | May 23, 2016 | Poets and Quants

Columbia Business School is cited among business schools with the highest total revenue earned.

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The Awesome Scientific Perk of Being a Total Slob

Media Mentions | May 23, 2016 | Men's Health

Professor Eric Abrahamson encourages clutter saying too much organization can be distracting and hinder productive work.

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