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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.