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Study Examines Why U.S. Defense Sector Fails to Reap Benefits of Information Technology

April 18, 2006

New Haven, Conn., April 18, 2006— The U.S. defense sector is not experiencing economic gains from the use of information technology (IT) like civilian sectors. The result, say the authors of the new paper "Bringing Defense into the Information Economy," is that national security is becoming more costly and national strategy isn't aligned with America's technological and economic strengths as it was in World War II and the Cold War.

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Preeminent Organizational Behavior Scholar to Join Yale School of Management Faculty; Faculty Appointment in Marketing Announced

April 13, 2006

New Haven, Conn., April 13, 2006—Yale School of Management Dean Joel M. Podolny today announced that James N. Baron, currently the Walter Kenneth Kilpatrick Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, will join the faculty of the Yale School of Management effective July 1. Dean Podolny also announced that Joseph P. Simmons, a scholar from Princeton University, will join the faculty as assistant professor of marketing.

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Wall Street Journal Deputy Washington Bureau Chief to Deliver Straus Lecture at the Yale School of Management

April 12, 2006

New Haven, Conn., April 12, 2006—David M. Wessel, deputy Washington bureau chief and columnist at The Wall Street Journal, will present the lecture "Can Newspaper Journalism Survive Blogs, Fox News, and Karl Rove?" at the Yale School of Management on Tuesday, April 18, at 11:45 a.m. in the General Motors Room of Horchow Hall, 55 Hillhouse Avenue.

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Average Investor Does Not Understand Importance of Mutual Fund Fees in Investment Decisions Finds Yale School of Management Study

April 11, 2006

New Haven, Conn., April 11, 2006—A study that examines the demand for high-fee mutual funds finds that many investors do not realize that fund fees are important for making investment decisions, are swayed by irrelevant prospectus information, and often buy high-cost funds even though they sense they may be making a mistake.

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