In keeping with the SOM tradition, the 2002 SOM Olympics are underway. These hotly contested games allow 1st year and 2nd year aggression to duke it out in a winner-take-all battle of the classes. More students are currently needed to volunteer as coordinators for individual events.
Since the Hatch-Waxman Act of 1984, sales of generic drugs have increased dramatically. The share of generic drugs has more than doubled - from nineteen percent of all drugs sold in 1984 to forty-four percent in 1997.
Nuclear power represents an efficient energy source, but what to do with spent nuclear fuel? Stockpiling nuclear waste at existing or closed reactors represents a temporary solution, but eventually all that waste has to go somewhere - but where?
The Tennessee Valley Authority, as an independent federal corporation governed by a three-person board, able to set prices in the context of legal monopoly, made large scale investment decisions in the 1980's based on erroneous projections of technology and market growth for electricity.
Every year, local, state and federal governments contract out substantial portions of their work to the nonprofit sector. New York City alone contracted out almost $7 billion in 1999. Indeed, President Bush has made increasing such sub-contracting one of his new initiatives. But how do these contracts affect the nonprofits that win them?
March 12, 2002 - Fifteen Yale MBA students are enroute to Japan for a weeklong study trip to an array of Japanese firms and multinational corporations as part of their business studies of current strategy, operations, financial institutions, and general management in what is arguably the world's second largest economy.