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Entries for month: June 2010

Ron Fountain Named MetroHealth System Board Chair

June 24, 2010 ·

Ron Fountain (DM 1999) has recently been appointed the Chair of the MetroHealth System Board of Trustees for a term that runs through 2013. The MetroHealth System is among the nation's largest public medical institutions...

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Tags: DM Profiles

Videos from DM Alumni Week: Design, Complex Systems, Sustainability and a Variety of Practitioner-Scholar Presentations

June 18, 2010 ·

On April 9th and 10th the Weatherhead Doctor of Management program hosted an Alumni Weekend and videos of the presentations from that event are now available on the following YouTube channel:

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Tags: Faculty Perspectives · DM Research

Jimmy Schwarzkopf Shows how ‘Entrepreneurs in Residence’ can Lower VC Transaction Costs for Seed Funding

June 14, 2010 ·

In a recent paper published by Venture Capital,  Dr. Schwarzkopf and his co-authors study draw upon the notion of "transaction costs" from economic theory and describe how entrepreneurs in residence reduce transaction costs associated with seed investment for VC organizations.  They do this in a number of ways, including by attracting high quality opportunities, reducing deal selection costs, and reducing contracting costs.

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Tags: DM Research

Zara Larsen Hosts Radio Program about Leading Change

June 08, 2010 ·

Zara Larsen (DM 2007) is all about change... Her research, consulting practice, and Tucson radio program all focus on issues around leading change... The radio program, ""Circles of Change: Where Your Path Is Created by Walking on It," is in its third season.

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Tags: DM Profiles

Rob Hilton Advising U.S. Policy on Low-Income Long-Term Care

June 02, 2010 ·

Rob Hilton (DM 2005) was one of thirty thought leaders invited to Washington D.C. in May in an effort to tackle the tough problem of how to best care for low-income seniors over the long term... he was invited to this exclusive summit primarily because of some pioneering research his organization originated and supported on the topic.  According to Dr. Hilton, it was the DM program that opened his eyes to the power of such research as a guide to practice, and inspired him to invest in the research project. 

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Tags: DM Profiles