May 2008

  • 29 May 2008

    Six HBS Students Honored for Service to the School and Society

    Harvard Business School announced today that six members of the MBA Class of 2008 have been named winners of the School's prestigious Dean's Award. The recipients, who will be recognized by HBS Dean Jay Light at Commencement ceremonies on the HBS campus on June 5, are Shad Z. Ahmed, Jens Audenaert, Johnita W. Mizelle, Jon R. Puz, Jeffrey C. Shaddix, and Justin L. Silver. Read more.

    • 28 May 2008

      Harvard Professor Michael Porter Honored by U.S. Department of Commerce

      Michael E. Porter, Harvard's Bishop William Lawrence University Professor based at Harvard Business School, has received the first Lifetime Achievement Award in Economic Development from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The award was presented on May 22 by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez and Assistant Secretary Sandy K. Baruah at the 2008 National Summit on American Competitiveness in Chicago. Read more.

    • 22 May 2008

      Professor Emeritus Howard Raiffa Wins 2008 Schelling Award

      Howard Raiffa, the eminent pioneer in the field of decision analysis, has been named this year's recipient of the Thomas C. Schelling Award, given annually to an individual whose remarkable intellectual work has had a transformative impact on public policy. Read more.

    • 09 May 2008

      New Book Looks at Deep Metaphors and the Minds of Consumers

      Why do advertising campaigns and new products fail? Why do consumers often feel that companies do not understand their needs? It seems that marketers don't always think deeply about consumers' thoughts and feelings. Marketing Metaphoria, coauthored by HBS Professor Emeritus Gerald Zaltman and Lindsay Zaltman, managing director of Olson Zaltman Associates, reveals how to overcome this "depth deficit" and find the universal drivers of human behavior that are vital to a company's ability to connect successfully with consumers. Read more.

    • 08 May 2008

      Professor Thomas McCraw Wins the Hagley Prize in Business History

      Thomas McCraw, the Isidor Straus Professor of Business History Emeritus at Harvard Business School, has received the Hagley Prize in Business History for his book Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction (The Belknap Press, 2007). The Hagley prize is awarded annually by the Business History Conference (BHC) for the best book in business history and consists of a medallion and $2,500. Read more.

    • 07 May 2008

      Harvard Business School Hosts Business and Human Rights Conference

      How do, and how should, business managers address human rights issues within their organizations' operations and supply chains? A recent conference organized by Harvard Business School Assistant Professor Michael Toffel and the U.S. Network of the United Nations Global Compact tackled these questions with a day-long series of panels and speeches. Read more.