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Megunticook Scholarship Recipients

August 12th, 2003

The Yale School of Management launched a new scholarship in 2002 for African American, Hispanic American, and Native American students. Made possible through a generous gift from alumnus Thomas Matlack '91, the Megunticook Scholars Program selected MBA candidates who demonstrated a core intent to give back to their communities.

SOM alumni network news from the Rockies By Julie Richman ’86

August 12th, 2003

In an effort to offer continuing education and learning opportunities for alumni we decided to focus on the topic of leadership effectiveness. Our speaker for our spring alumni event, Dr. Robert Ginnett, spoke about the "Keys to Effective Leadership: 4 Behaviors of Great Team Leaders". Robert received his doctorate at Yale and taught at SOM.

SOM NYC Alumni Group Hosts Career Management Event!

August 12th, 2003

The SOM NYC alumni group, along with The Strickland Group (Nancy Halpern '87), hosted a career management event for New York City area alumni on Thursday May 22, 2003. Entitled "Career Planning in Turbulent Times" and generously sponsored by SOMAA.

Dick R. Wittink Named Editor of Journal of Marketing Research

July 23rd, 2003

New Haven, Conn., July 23, 2003 – Dick R. Wittink, the George Rogers Clark Professor of Management and Marketing at the Yale School of Management, is the new editor of the Journal of Marketing Research (JMR). His three-year editorial appointment began on July 1, 2003 and will run through June 30, 2006.

The Giddiness is Gone: Nation's CEOs Gather to Address Recovery and Growth And to Honor Former Hershey Chairman Kenneth Wolfe

June 25th, 2003

New Haven, CT, June 25, 2003 - As geopolitical crises stabilize and the world economy sputters back to health, 100 world-renowned chief executives, policy makers, and academics gather at the 47th CEO Summit of The Chief Executive Leadership Institute of the Yale School of Management. The meeting takes place at the Yale Law School, June 26-27, 2003. The conference, "The Giddiness is Gone: Resetting Paradigms for Growth," addresses the challenges of discovering hidden business opportunities within sectors that are currently not as readily identified as they were during the bubble economy.

The Giddiness is Gone: Nation's CEOs Gather to Address Recovery and Growth And to Honor Former Hershey Chairman Kenneth Wolfe

June 25th, 2003

New Haven, CT, June 25, 2003 - As geopolitical crises stabilize and the world economy sputters back to health, 100 world-renowned chief executives, policy makers, and academics gather at the 47th CEO Summit of The Chief Executive Leadership Institute of the Yale School of Management. The meeting takes place at the Yale Law School, June 26-27, 2003. The conference, "The Giddiness is Gone: Resetting Paradigms for Growth," addresses the challenges of discovering hidden business opportunities within sectors that are currently not as readily identified as they were during the bubble economy.

Why Does Industry Productivity Increase When Trade Barriers Fall?

June 23rd, 2003

U.S. manufacturing industries with relatively low trade barriers have relatively high productivity growth. Professor Peter Schott and co-authors Andrew Bernard and J. Bradford Jensen, show that this response driven by a reallocation of plants within industries: as exposure to international trade grows, the least productive plants decline or exit, raising the average productivity of survivors.

Yale School of Management - The Goldman Sachs Foundation Partnership on Nonprofit Ventures Announces Winners of First National Business Plan Competition for Nonprofit Organizations

May 6th, 2003

New Haven, CT, May 5, 2003 - The Yale School of Management – The Goldman Sachs Foundation Partnership on Nonprofit Ventures announced its selection of four grand-prize winners and four runners-up at the final round of the National Business Plan Competition for Nonprofit Organizations, in downtown New York City on Friday, May 2.

Market Bubbles and Wasteful Avoidance: Tax and Regulatory Constraints on Short Sales

April 30th, 2003

In this study, Professor Martin Shubik and co-authors, Michael Powers and David Schizer, discuss the peculiar dysfunctional aspects of the U.S. tax law which treats a long-term gain from a short position as though it were a short term capital gain.

A New Historical Database for the NYSE 1815 to 1925: Performance and Predictability

April 30th, 2003

In this research project, Professors Roger Ibbotson, William Goetzmann, and Liang Peng collected individual stock prices for NYSE stocks over the period 1815 to 1925 and individual dividend data over the period 1825 to 1870. They used monthly price and dividend information on more than 600 individual securities over the period to estimate a stock price index and total return series that extends virtually to the beginning of the New York Stock Exchange.

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