What should be the role of the liberal arts in business education? As we witness huge increases in the cost of formal education, every student has a right to ask what the best use of their time and investment in higher education should be. As educators, we owe it to them to justify the mix of professional training and personal enrichment we offer them.
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New technologies have always produced unintended consequences. But user experience (UX) designers and engineers face a number of new ethical challenges today with the rise of technology and our interaction and dependence on it.
Visits to real-world companies benefit students and corporations alike. Find out how one professor reinforces classroom learning by immersing his class in the day-to-day operations of manufacturing and service organizations.
United Fruit Co. in Guatemala. Aramco in Saudi Arabia. Blackwater and Halliburton in Iraq. We are familiar with a few private American companies that have played at foreign policy in our recent history. One of the first and ultimately most influential, however, is also the least known.
“Marissa Mayer Is Wrong.” “Horrible Bosses: Marissa Mayer’s Ban on Telecommuting at Yahoo Won’t Work.” “Marissa Mayer’s Work-From-Home Ban Is the Exact Opposite of What CEOs Should Be Doing.” These headlines reflect popular responses in the blogosphere to the Yahoo CEO’s decision to end work-from-home arrangements companywide.
There is an adage in the organizational behavior world that posits that employees don’t leave organizations; rather, they leave bad managers who create and perpetuate toxic work environments. Instead of “sick” buildings, where workers develop physical maladies because of emanations from poorly ventilated insulation or carpeting, these are emotionally toxic environments that at times can border on abusive.
With the business model of the credit rating agencies in the news again, we wonder if there will be more than partial repairs.Since U.S. Attorney Eric Holder filed suit against the market leader, Standard & Poor’s, seeking $5 billion in damages, we are about to find out.
Natural disasters have the power to tear down a city’s infrastructure in a matter of minutes. What makes one region fare better than another?
Business innovation has a problem. A recent working paper by Robert Gorden titled “Is US Economic Growth Over? Faltering Innovation Confronts the Six Headwinds” suggests that “innovation does not have the same potential to create growth in the future as in the past.”
One of the greatest operational issues is “staffing mismatches.” Having people in the wrong roles can create a dysfunctional organization and keep your company from growing. Operations teams need to run like a well-oiled machine, and in order for that to happen it is crucial to have the right people in the right jobs.
Why students should study our most basic law
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino may be the most underrated politician in America. Marble-mouthed, no one’s idea of a matinee idol, just coming back from a serious set of health problems, the 20-year veteran of City Hall’s corner office nonetheless gave a bravura performance in his January 29 State of the City address.
In our digital age, “skimming” has become a growing problem. Skimmers are small devices, installed by criminals on ATM machines, self-serve gas pumps and other devices to steal information from credit, debit or ATM cards.According to the U.S. Secret Service, thefts from ATM skimmers now total more than $1billion/year. That number is expected to rise. In January 2013, two people were arrested in New Jersey and charged with skimming more than $1 million from ATM machines.
The accounting profession is still suffering from old stereotypes: stagnant and boring number crunching. Mention the word “accountant” and people still picture a worker hunched over a desk, never seeing the light of day. That couldn’t be farther from the truth.
What baseball history can tell business students
A leader's legacy for a rising demographic
Turning business education into rocket fuel
Have copyright infringement laws gone too far?
Why TV "good guys" break bad
The pendulum of revolution and repression swings in North Africa
Can a simple Japanese philosophy transform the workplace?
Modern methods, Stone Age values
To teach effectively, reverse the curse of the lecture hall: Instead of lecturing in class and giving homework for home, flip it - give the lectures at home, and do the homework in class.