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Alumni Leaders Profile

October 17th, 2002

In the upcoming weeks, we are pleased to be profiling for you some of our top women Yale SOM alumnae leaders in Finance, Consulting, Media, Non-Profit, Venture Capital, and Entrepreneurship. These leaders will be the distinguished guest speakers at the second annual Yale MBA Women's Summit 2002 in NYC on November 14th. For more detailed information about this hallmark event of the School, or to listen to last year's Women's Summit proceedings, please go to http://mba.yale.edu and click on the Yale MBA Women's Summit 2002.

Why Are Turkeys Cheap at Thanksgiving?

October 14th, 2002

The most basic applications of supply and demand would suggest that prices should be higher during periods of peak demand. However, we find that, for supermarket products, prices tend to be lower during periods of peak demand periods.

How Competitive Are Internet Book Retailers?

October 14th, 2002

Only a few years ago, lofty valuations of Amazon.com and other Internet retailers were justified by the suggestion that consumers would be very loyal to Internet vendors. Skeptics argued that with price information so easily available on the Internet, Internet retailing would deteriorate to perfect price competition.

Forté Foundation: Inspiring Women Business Leaders

October 11th, 2002

The Yale School of Management is pleased to announce its partnership with the Forté Foundation, a new non-profit organization established to increase the number of women in business education and business careers, by increasing the flow of women into key educational gateways and business networks.


October 4th, 2002

During the school year, many of Yale SOM's faculty members will be examining issues relating to corporate governance from many different angles. Professor Sharon Oster will present the third lecture in the full-year series at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 10 in the GM Room.

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October 4th, 2002

Please do not use any Dining Services equipment, including office space, computer, telephone, plastic utensils and paper goods

Alumni Leaders Profile

October 4th, 2002

"I look back on my decision to attend SOM as one of the better decisions I have made in my life..." LEE MERGY, Yale SOM '92 Partner, Marakon Associates

Does the Structure and Composition of the Board Matter? The Case of Nonprofit Organizations

October 1st, 2002

This past year, we have seen problems of failed corporate governance not only at publicly traded companies like Enron and World Com, but at nonprofits like the United Way of Washington DC. In fact, given the absence of a take-over market and the complexity of the product of most nonprofits, the role of governance in insuring good performance is heightened among nonprofits.

Reminder - Laptop Tagging

September 26th, 2002

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Dean Garten to Kick Off Yale's United Way Campaign

September 26th, 2002

Dean Jeffrey E. Garten will kick off Yale's 2002 United Way Campaign on Tuesday, October 8 at 5 p.m. at Donaldson Commons dining hall, 140 Prospect Street.