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July | August 2016
B-Schools Support Campus Commercialization
Small Rewards Spark Learning
Using micro incentives to motivate students.
Risk & Diversity on Today's Boards
Many boards aren’t prepared to handle global risks, and most of them aren’t as diverse as they need to be.
How Fear of Ambiguity Affects Decision Making
In ambiguous situations, individuals are more likely to stick with something that seems like a surer bet.
Product Innovation Course Turns Students Into Inventors
Western New England University developed a co-curricular course in product innovation to
immerse students in the product innovation and startup process.
Using Online Photo Galleries to Celebrate Academic Culture
To offer a glimpse into its academic culture, the Rotterdam School of Management in the Netherlands created dedicated areas on its website for photographs of the defenses and degree conferrals of its doctoral students.
Academic 'Houses' Boost Student Engagement
Syracuse students complete professional development and community-building activities in friendly competition.
Teaching Business Students to Ask Better Questions
Great managers ask great questions. That’s why strengthening students’ questioning skills should be an essential part of every business school’s core curriculum.
Rebuilding an MBA Program from the Ground Up
By inviting industry to help overhaul and deliver its struggling MBA, the University of Houston–Downtown grew its program from smallest to largest in the Houston market—in just three years.
Crash Course in Commercialization
As more universities start tech transfer offices to commercialize faculty research, they need to understand the risks as well as the rewards.
Women Enjoy Crowdfunding Success
Women are better at telling a story that resonates with potential crowdfunding investors.
When Business Students Become Angel Investors
Students take their places alongside business leaders and investment pros to decide which startup companies should get funding from angel investor groups.
Top 4 CEO Concerns
A recent survey of 250 CEOs and senior executives around the world pinpointed four areas of their greatest concern.
When Incentive Pay Isn't Enough
Performance-based compensation might motivate some managers more than others.
Hope and the Impulse to Spend
New research suggests that those who don’t believe upward mobility is possible are more likely to spend impulsively.
Fintech Will Be the Money of the Future
A fast-growing field that gives a wide range of people access to financial services once available only to the elite.
Entrepreneurship Not As Risky As Some Think
A working paper suggests that if entrepreneurs fail, their long-term risk might not be as much as once previously thought.
Demystifying Global Markets
An assessment to help managers avoid international expansion pitfalls.
CFOs Look to the Future
A recent survey of the world’s chief financial officers gives a glimpse into their global economic outlook.
Business Schools Fall Short On Sustainability
Sustainability hasn't been completely embraced by b-school administrators, say researchers in the United Kingdom.
Unethical Workers Accepted—If They're Productive
Employees who behave badly but don't get results are much more likely to be ostracized at work.
Six Schools Develop Microcredentialing Portal
Celebrating Free Books
To help faculty and students become comfortable with the new
University of Idaho's
library celebrated Open Education Week in April.
Ideas With Impact
UC Irvine Sends MBAs to Cuba
Collaborative programs promote greater understanding between Cuba and U.S. businesses.
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Soft Skills Matter: In Business School and Beyond
Measuring soft skills in a standardized way provides business schools with vital information to drive success for businesses and future business leaders.
Bringing Social Impact and Sustainability Goals Into the Curriculum
As young people challenge accepted business practices and take leadership into their own hands, business schools are beginning to adapt to shifting student expectations.
Digital Transformation: Mind the Gap
How can business schools prepare future leaders for digital transformation? By teaching them to develop a mindset that encourages critical thinking about change and technology.