29 May 2008
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
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
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.
20 May 2008
Harvard Business School Introduces Executive Education Program on Maximizing the Value of Intellectual Property
Harvard Business School (HBS) announced today that it will offer a new Executive Education program aimed at developing effective strategies for transforming intellectual properties into commercially viable assets. Called Strategies for Protecting and Monetizing Intellectual Property, the program will be held on the School's campus in Boston on July 27-30. Read more.
09 May 2008
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
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
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.