President George W. Bush has promised to make Social Security secure for future generations, but claims not to have decided on the details for doing so. Perhaps not, but the trial balloons are getting pretty thick over the Rose Garden.
Professor K. Geert Rouwenhorst's latest research on the origins of mutual funds shows they emerged as early as the second half of the 18th century in The Netherlands, and traces their history from the development of securitization in the 17th century to the invention of depository receipts in the 19th century.
Bright Horizons Family Solutions and CarMax, 2 companies founded and headed by Yale SOM alumni, have been named to the prestigious 2005 FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For" list – an annual ranking recognizing employers who go beyond the norm to make their workplaces among the best in the nation.
New Haven, Conn., January 25, 2005—Ravi Dhar, professor of marketing at the Yale School of Management and co-director of the Yale Center for Customer Insights, and Klaus Wertenbroch (INSEAD), are the recipients of the prestigious 2005 William F. O'Dell Award for their study "Consumer Choice Between Hedonic and Utilitarian Goods."
Shyam Sunder was part of a delegation to India led by Yale President Richard Levin. During the trip, Yale and the Great Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM) announced a plan to set up a management research center in India.
New Haven, Conn., January 4, 2005—The Yale School of Management is opening a new research center devoted to the behavior of customers. The Yale Center for Customer Insights (CCI) will bring together industry leaders and scholars from multiple disciplines to focus on joint research relevant to the marketplace.
New Haven, Conn., December 14, 2004—Many CEOs today announce a strong interest in internal invention and fostering new ideas from within rather than looking to buy businesses. Are the days of dealmakers over and replaced by business builders? To resolve this paradox, 100 world-renowned chief executives, policy makers, and academics gather at the 50th CEO Summit of The Chief Executive Leadership Institute of the Yale School of Management. The conference, entitled "The Return of Invention, Imagination & Integrity," takes place at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City, December 16-17, 2004.