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Posted 12.9.05

Weatherhead students, alumni, and faculty are often interviewed for print, radio and online publications or receive recognition and awards. Here are some highlights from this month.

Professor of Organizational Behavior Richard Boyatzis continues to garner press for his new book Resonant Leadership: Renewing Yourself and Connecting with Others Through Mindfulness, Hope, and Compassion. Recent articles or interviews include BusinessWeek, USATODAY.com and a guest appearance on WCPN/ideastream’s 90.3 at 9 program on November 28.

Jenniferr Deckard (EMBA, 2004), Gulam Khan (MBA, 2000) and Don Larson (MBA, 2001) were recent recipients of a “40 under 40” Award from Crain’s Cleveland Business. Read their profiles.

Susan Lajoie Eagan, Executive Director of the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations and Mandel Professor, was interviewed by The New York Times for an article entitled “Where Career Changers Go: Five Top Choices” published on November 6, 2005. In the article, The Times named the Mandel Center one of the top three most prominent programs in nonprofit management for mid-career changers out of the almost 100 universities that offer degrees or concentrations in not-for-profit management or philanthropy.

Professor of Marketing and Policy Sciences Paul Gerhart was interviewed on November 30 on Channels 3 and 8 regarding the possibility of a grocery store  strike in the Cleveland area. He was also quoted in the Akron Beacon Journal concerning the Hoover factory closing in North Canton.

Professor of Management Policy Leonard Lynn and Hal Salzman of the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C. have published an article call "Collaborative Advantage" in the winter Issues in Science and Technology. The article discusses how the trend in which major U.S. firms do more of their cutting-edge
technology development overseas could eventually undermine the U.S.
innovation system.

Annie McKee, a 1990 Weatherhead PhD graduate in Organizational Behavior, has recently been listed as #37 in the World's Best Leaders list in BusinessWeek On-Line. Annie has been a co-author with Weatherhead Professor Richard Boyatzis and others from the Department of Organization Behavior for numerous academic and practitioner articles as well as for the books Primal Leadership and Resonant Leadership. Read the article (click on Best Leaders and scroll to #37).

Professor of Economics Jim Rebitzer was included in an article called "In Silicon Valley, Job Hopping Contributes to Innovation" that appeared in The New York Times and CNET.

Professor of Economics Scott Shane has received international press about when home-based businesses should move out of the home. Press included: AZ Central.com, Chicago Tribune, International Herald Tribune, The New York Times, The Arizona Republic and The Tuscaloosa News.

Senior Lecturer in Banking and Finance Sam Thomas spoke to over 300 guests at the 32nd annual David A. Bowers Economic Forecast luncheon of Friday, December 9. Read the Plain Dealer article that includes his prediction that the economy could take a "midcycle break" next year, then begin growing strongly again in 2007.

Weatherhead students who placed third in the Thunderbird international business innovation competition were covered in Crain’s Cleveland Business. Read the November Weatherheadlines article about the team.


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