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Faculty: Join SSRN (Social Science Research Network)!

The Library recently renewed Babson’s annual site license to SSRN.  In general, everyone at Babson has access to SSRN and anyone can post papers, but if you specifically sign up to be a member in a network, you get the following benefits: Access to specific eJournals, including billable ones free of charge, enabling you to…

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Apple at the Cliff…Can It Reach the Cloud?

Will Apple follow Microsoft and Nokia, or a new different drummer? By: Marty Anderson, Senior Lecturer in Management About a year ago, I wrote a blog piece that argued Apple’s Mountain Lion exhibited a “command” structure that was heavily based upon the social network patterns of American teenagers, and that it could easily be a…

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Join Us in Thanking Recently Retired Babson Faculty

The following faculty members recently retired with a combined 185 years of service to Babson. Join us in thanking them for all of their hard work and dedication by sharing your favorite memories of them or by wishing them well in the comments section of this post. Henry N. Deneault, Lecturer, Management Jean-Pierre Jeannet, Professor,…

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President’s January Update: A Conversation with 3 of our Newer Faculty Members

President Schlesinger and Carolyn Hotchkiss, Dean of Faculty, speak with Nathan Karst, Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics;  Meghan MacLean, Assistant Professor of Science; and Gonzalo Chavez, Lecturer in Finance about their research interests and teaching experience at Babson.

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KPMG/ALPFA Case Study Competition

Babson students Gwendolyn Campero (2013), Gustavo Chan (2015), Vinayak Daswani (2013), and Stephanie Hillebrand (2015) are participating in the KPMG/ALPFA Case Study Competition in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 12-15.  Professor Jan Bell is the team’s faculty advisor.  KPMG advisor is Lauren Johnson, assisted by Melissa Ricci. The KPMG/ALPFA competition presents accounting students with the challenge…

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Facebook’s Looming “Want” Button and the Reality of Physical Logistics

Remember the dot.com and the dot.bomb? They were “so 11 years ago”, but they are still relevant. Who won in the dot.com? Easy. Logistics companies. They experienced the largest physical industry expansion in human history and made national post offices obsolete. (Why would anyone limit a post office to a single nation in a world…

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Apple Reveals New Mountain Lion Operating System and Potentially Shoots Itself in the Foot With 5 Billion Global Users

Apple today proudly announces that if you buy their Mountain Lion OS, it will connect you to many unprotected sites, beyond your control, without your even knowing that you are so connected. You log in, and you are linked to iCloud, three social networking sites, calendars that float through space to datebooks of others, many…

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A Perspective on Press’ Coverage of Marissa Mayer

As an academic who studies work, family and society and has done extensive research on pregnancy in the workplace, I have had numerous thoughts over the past few months on the press’ coverage of women in the workplace starting with Anne-Marie Slaughter’s article in the Atlantic and concluding last week with the spotlight on Marissa…

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Does Your Organization Make Good Decisions?

In our current age of information, analytics are often popularized as the sole way to make smart decisions. However, human wisdom and expertise are still imperative to making sound decisions. Babson Professor Thomas Davenport‘s newest c0-authored book, Judgement Calls: Twelve Stories of Big Decisions and the Teams That Got Them Right, introduces a model about organizational…

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How to Have Successful Mentor-Protégé Relationships in the Digital Age

Babson Professor Wendy Murphy explains five ways to improve mentor-protégé relationships in the digital age. As career environments change, professionals can no longer afford to depend on just one mentor. They must expand their networks