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License to Shop: Charitable Acts Increase Consumers’ Willingness to Buy Luxury Goods

September 19th, 2005

New Haven, Conn., September 19, 2005—How much do you really desire a designer handbag or an exclusive watch but feel guilty about purchasing it? Maybe you should donate to the United Way or spend a weekend building homes with Habitat for Humanity. According to a new research study, "Licensing Effect in Consumer Choice," consumers who act or feel altruistic are more likely to subsequently splurge on luxury goods.

Bruce Judson Speaks to Small Business Directors on Start-Ups and Success

September 14th, 2005

The new issue of the Gallup Management Journal includes an extensive interview with Bruce Judson about the ideas in his book Go It Alone!.

Governance Leaders Attend Yale Global Governance Forum

September 14th, 2005

The Yale Center for Corporate Governance and Performance and the Yale Chief Executive Leadership Institute hosted the first Yale Global Governance Forum September 8-9.

Humans' Rational and Irrational Buying Behavior Is Mirrored in Monkeys

September 12th, 2005

The basic economic theory that people work harder to avoid losing money than they do to make money is shared by monkeys, suggesting this trait has a long evolutionary history, according to a study conducted by M. Keith Chen, Venkat Lakshminaryanan, and Laurie Santos.

$1.5 Million Moore Foundation Grant Offers Full Scholarships to Build Environmental Leadership in Amazon

September 12th, 2005

New Haven, Conn., September 12, 2005—The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded the Yale Environment Management Center a $1.5 million grant to support the joint masters degree program between the Yale School of Management (SOM) and the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (FES).

Once the backlog of illness is treated

September 7th, 2005

It may seem a stretch to compare

September 7th, 2005

"It may seem a stretch to compare a carmaker's, aluminum refiner's, or mutual fund company's operations with a hospital's.

Cost-effective health care requires

September 7th, 2005

"Cost-effective health care requires the informed and intensive collaboration of medicine and management. Unfortunately they tend to view the health-care enterprise very differently."

It is time to abandon the myth

September 7th, 2005

"It is time to abandon the myth that we can afford to do everything we may be capable of doing for every patient." -William L. Kissick, MD, DrPH Medicine's Dilemmas

Access to a waiting list is not access to health care

September 7th, 2005

"Access to a waiting list is not access to health care."