Highlights from "Secrets of University Entrepreneurship"
Posted 9.29.05The Weatherhead School of Management hosted Dr. Scott Shane's lecture, "Secrets of Univeristy Entrepreneurship" on September 19, 2005. Highlights include: a streaming video of the lecture and an article in the Plain Dealer.
Annual Academy of Management Meeting Provides an Opportunity to Explore Business and Society Issues
Posted 9.23.05What is the new vision of management in the 21st Century? This question helped bring together over 6,000 people, representing 62 countries, for the 65th Annual Academy of Management Meeting. Lindsey Godwin, a Case Ph.D. candidate working with the Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit, attended the annual Academy of Management Meeting and gives an interesting recap of some of the business and society discussions that took place there.
Presenting the Business Case to E4S
Posted 9.23.05The debate over the business case for socially responsible and sustainable business models has been surrounding the business-in-society field for quite some time. Nadya Zhexembayeva, a Ph.D. candidate in Organizational Behavior working with The Center for B·A·W·B, discusses this issue in a recap of her recent presentation to Entrepreneurs for Sustainability (E4S) regarding the business case.
We're A School within the School at Weatherhead
Posted 9.23.05The Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit (B·A·W·B) is one of the four newly created "Schools within the School" at Weatherhead. This means it is a cross-disciplinary center that is responsible for research and curriculum innovation at the intersection of business and society.
Cornell Hosts 11th Annual Bell Conference
Posted 9.22.05Business leaders, academics, and members of the public and non-profit sectors came together in July 2005 for the 11th annual BELL (Business* Environment* Learning* Leadership) Conference, hosted by the Johnson Graduate School of Management and the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise at Cornell University together with World Resources Institute (WRI). Linda Robson, Ph.D. candidate in Organizational Behavior at Weatherhead, attended and gives a first person account.
Capitalism at the Crossroads: From Obligation to Opportunity
Posted 9.22.05This month we review Stuart Hart's new book "Capitalism at the Crossroads: From Obligation to Opportunity". Taking the view that business is uniquely equipped at this point in history to lead us toward a sustainable world in the years ahead, Hart argues that corporations are the only entities in the world today with the technology, resources, capacity, and global reach required. The book's optimistic message is that, properly focused, the profit motive can accelerate the transformation toward global sustainability with nonprofits, governments, and multilateral agencies all playing crucial roles as collaborators.
Come Visit Us in Our New Space!
Posted 9.22.05The Center for B·A·W·B has moved to a newly renovated, central location in Room 208 of the Weatherhead School of Management. As an innovative, global center it is appropriate that we are housed in a unique section of the Peter B. Lewis building, designed by world reknowned architect, Frank Gehry, to reflect Weatherhead's international reputation for innovative management education.
Spotlight: Global Management Seminars
Posted 9.21.05The business world is constantly changing as companies expand into new markets and operate across borders. To keep pace with these rapid changes, managers need new knowledge and skills.
Weatherhead School of Management to Host Breakfast Series Sponsored by Crowe Chizek
Posted 9.20.05Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management will host a breakfast series sponsored by the public accounting and consulting firm Crowe Chizek. The breakfast series will be held throughout the academic year and feature Weatherhead faculty speaking about their research, activities and publications.
Dr. Scott Shane's lecture, "Secrets of University Entrepreneurship" featured in Plain Dealer.
BMBASA Raising Money for Hurricane Katrina Relief
Posted 9.20.05The Black Masters in Business Administration Student Association is raising money for a family who needed to relocate to Cleveland after losing their home in Hurricane Katrina.
Wal-Mart's Emergency Plan Shines During Hurricane Katrina Disaster
Posted 9.19.05The Wall Street Journal suggested FEMA could learn some things from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. about emergency management and preparation. Twenty-four hours before the storm actually made landfall on the Gulf Coast, Wal-Mart had ordered its warehouses to deliver a variety of emergency supplies to designated staging areas so company stores would be able to reopen quickly.
Fairmount Minerals Works To Create A More Sustainable Company
Posted 9.19.05Fairmount Minerals Company held a three-day Appreciative Inquiry summit with Dr. David Cooperrider, founder of The Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit, to build on its core strengths and become a more sustainable company. The largest producer of industrial sand in the United States, Fairmount wants to lead the industry in becoming a sustainable development company.
Health Systems Management Center
Posted 9.15.05The Health Systems Management Center (HSMC) provides health care executive programs as a part of the Weatherhead School of Management's portfolio of executive education. HSMC is an interdisciplinary education, research and service center of the Weatherhead School of Management and the School of Medicine.
Executive MBA Classes of ’06 and ’07
Posted 9.14.05Weatherhead Executive MBA students kicked off the 2005-06 academic year in September. Our entering class of 33 students is the first to participate in Weatherhead's new modular approach to learning.
Featured Employer: FirstEnergy
Posted 9.12.05September's Featured Employer, First Energy Corp., is a diversified energy company headquartered in Akron, Ohio.
GBSA President Message
Posted 9.12.05GBSA President Andrea McDonald welcomes students to Weatherhead.
On The Road With Weatherhead
Posted 9.9.05This fall, Weatherhead Admissions staff will be traveling to over 12 cities to to promote Weatherhead programs. Find out when we will be in a city near you.
Upcoming GBSA Events
Posted 9.9.05Graduate School is about many things – managing five projects at once, networking, sleeping, AND HAVING A LIFE!!! That's why GBSA has a calendar full of activities.
BAWB and Aspen Institute host Summit at Case
Posted 9.9.05The Center for B·A·W·B and the Aspen Institute will host a summit to change the face of management curriculum October 19-21, 2005, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Case’s Thwing Student Center. Entitled The Future of Management Education at the Intersection of Business and Society, the summit will bring together a broad range of internal and external stakeholders for this first-of-its-kind school-wide Appreciative Inquiry (AI) Summit with the goal of working to accelerate change in management education and practices by integrating sustainability and social impact leadership into the entire curriculum
Coaching Tip of the Month
Posted 9.8.05Weatherhead career counselors will use this section to provide monthly career development advice.
BAWB and the Aspen Institute’s Teaching Innovation Project
Posted 9.7.05Through The Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit, Case’s Weatherhead School of Management is one of 11 schools - only four of which are in the U.S. – to be chosen by the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program as part of its Teaching Innovation Project (TIP).
Upcoming Alumni Events
Posted 9.7.05Mark your calendar to attend an upcoming alumni event. From networking to social activities to annual events, we have an event for you.
Alumni in the News
Posted 9.7.05This section features Weatherhead Alumni who have been in the news recently.
New Infoboard Messaging System
Posted 9.2.05Find out what's happening at the Weatherhead School of Management by checking out the new infoboard messaging system introduced in the Peter B. Lewis building.
Fairmount Minerals Summit on Sustainable Development
Posted 9.1.05This past spring, a collaborative partnership between Fairmount Minerals and The Weatherhead School of Management was created to design a process to help Fairmount Minerals' employees establish a deep commitment to sustainable development.