November 2012

    • 30 Nov 2012

      Five Doctoral Candidates Receive Research Awards

      BOSTON—The Harvard Business School Doctoral Programs, under the direction of Kahners-Rabb Professor of Business Administration Kathleen L. McGinn, have presented three Wyss Awards for Excellence in Doctoral Research and two Martin Awards for Excellence in Business Economics to five doctoral candidates. These prizes are presented annually to outstanding doctoral students engaged in innovative dissertation research. Read more.

    • 27 Nov 2012

      Harvard Business School Celebrates 50 Years of Women in the MBA Program

      BOSTON—Fifty years ago, in December 1962, the Harvard Business School faculty voted to allow women to apply for the full two years of the MBA Program. By August of the following year, eight women had been accepted and were preparing to begin their studies. In honor of them, the hundreds of women who took part in earlier training courses and programs, and the thousands of women who have followed in their footsteps, Harvard Business School, in conjunction with its Culture and Community Initiative, is designating the 2012–13 academic year as a time to celebrate this milestone and to set an agenda for accelerating the advancement of women leaders who make a difference in the world. Read more.

    • 21 Nov 2012

      The End of Thanksgiving As We Know It?

      Thanksgiving used to mean turkey, family, football, and a quiet day at home. With the coming of Black Friday—and Black Thursday this year—in millions of American households it has become a prelude to a shopping spree intent on buying bargains for Christmas. Professor Nancy F. Koehn, a Harvard Business School historian, comments. Read more.

    • 07 Nov 2012

      HBS Professor Thomas K. McCraw, Sr., Dies at 72

      BOSTON—Thomas K. McCraw, Senior, a renowned and much honored Harvard Business School historian, teacher, and author, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1985 for his book Prophets of Regulation and who played an important role in making business history more influential and accessible in the broader fields of history and management, died on Saturday, Nov. 3, in Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Mass., after a long illness. He was 72. Read more.