Posted 12.16.04Announcing Advances in Appreciative Inquiry, a new book series published by Elsevier and edited by Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management Professors David Cooperrider and Michel Avital. Appreciative Inquiry has touched and affected the life of thousands who apply its principles in a wide range of settings including industry, government, spiritual and not-for-profit organizations. The Advances in Appreciative Inquiry series advocates an organizational science that focuses on advancing a scholarship of positive human organizations, positive relationships and positive modalities of change, which promise to be of world benefit for individuals, organizations and communities. The book series is dedicated to building such a discipline through the advancement of Appreciative Inquiry as an approach to organizational inquiry and human development, and through the interdisciplinary articulation of non-deficit theories of positive change processes in human systems. Guided by the ethos of Appreciative Inquiry, the book series supports a relentless inquiry into the true, the good, the better and the possible. It is dedicated to advancing a “scholarship of the positive” and “positive scholarship.”
Posted 12.12.04The Association for Information Systems (AIS) has awarded Weatherhead Assistant Professor Michel Avital the distinction of Excellence in the 2004 AIS Award for Excellence in Innovation in Information Systems Education. The award was presented at the recently held International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) in Washington DC.
Posted 12.9.04At a black tie gala, Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management and the Council of Small Enterprises (COSE), the small business arm of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, announced the winners of the 2004 Weatherhead 100, which recognizes the fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio. This year's winners represent a wide range of industries, including technology, health care, insurance, manufacturing, human resources and retail. "The Weathearhead 100 is a testament that the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Northeast Ohio," said Dr. Myron Roomkin, dean of The Weatherhead School of Management. "It's clear to me that people are this region's greatest asset and that our best days are still to come. Our task is to continue doing all we can to empower residents to take risks and create wealth."
Posted 12.7.04At the Weatherhead School of Management Assembly Meeting on December 7, 2004, Dean Myron Roomkin spoke about what he has learned in the month that he has been at our School. Below is his presentation:
For the past few weeks, I have had the pleasure of meeting the faculty and staff and of learning about the history of Weatherhead and our current situation.
While I continue to learn, I wanted to take the earliest opportunity to communicate with our community what I have realized in this very short time.
Some have asked for my “vision” for Weatherhead. I don’t know if what I want to say constitutes a vision. I’d prefer to call it an honest assessment of our current situation. And it is the identification of a path I believe will take us where we need to be . . .
Posted 11.15.04Announcing a new book by Weatherhead professor Sayan Chatterjee: Failsafe Strategies: Profit and Grow from Risks that Others Avoid. Today, many companies have become powerfully averse to taking the risks that are essential to long-term success. Dr. Sayan Chatterjee shows how to identify high-risk, high-return opportunities, and then systematically mitigate those risks up front, as you design your initiative...
Posted 11.2.04Kalle Lyytinen has been elected an AIS (Association for Information Systems) Fellow in recognition of his many contributions to the field of Information Systems.
Posted 11.1.04The National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation (NIHCM Foundation), a nonpartisan research and educational organization, presented an award for excellence in original and creative health care research at its Eleventh Annual Health Care Research Award dinner November 1, 2004. The judges selected Weatherhead Professor James Rebitzer's (collaboration with M. Gaynor and L. Taylor) "Physician Incentives in Health Maintenance Organizations," Journal of Political Economy, 2004, vol. 112, no. 4, in the General Health Category
Posted 11.1.04Announcing a new book by Weatherhead Professor Scott Shane: Finding Fertile: Identifying Extraordinary Opportunities for New Ventures. "The first complete framework for successful high-tech entrepreneurship! Most efforts at starting a new business fail. But yours can succeed if you find the right market and understand the key success factors. This book shows how. Drawing on compelling new research, Dr. Scott Shane reveals the drivers behind the world's successful knowledge-intensive startups, and helps you align the same drivers behind yours. Discover thow to identify business opportunities that can support high-growth tech-based businesses, and refine your concept for even greater potential. Learn how to predict demand for products that don't exist yet... measure adoption and diffusion patterns... protect intellectual property... create high barriers to entry... exploit competitors' weaknesses... manage risk in high-risk ventures... and much more
Posted 10.26.04The Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at the Weatherhead School of Management presents David Young, Managing Director of Oxford Analytica.
On Tuesday, October 26, 2004 (5:30 PM - 7:00 PM) at the Dively Center on the Case Campus, Young will present on The Peril of the Dominant Culture and the Idea of America: What is the legacy America wants to leave to the world? How should we conduct our affairs so that our legacy will endure?
Posted 10.20.04Avi Dor, Case Western Reserve University health care economist from the Weatherhead School of Management, joined the World Bank team a year ago to help Croatia reform and find ways to balance government and private spending in its health care system. Recently the Croatian government announced the major recommendations in five areas to reform health care that had been made by Dor and other World Bank team members.
Posted 10.15.04Rethinking process: The conflict between management, innovation, and design.
The Wolstein Lecture on Management Design is an annual event of the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. This year's event will feature Jim Glymph, a long time partner of Frank Gehry and CEO of Gehry Technologies, a company formed in 2002 to introduce project solutions to the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry.
Posted 10.14.04Edward C. Prescott, a 1964 master's of science graduate in operations research from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, shares the 2004 Nobel Laureate in Economic Science with Finn E. Kydland from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of California at Santa Barbara for their theory on business cycles and economic policies.
Posted 9.30.04Timothy J. Fogarty is passionate about independence in accounting - what he calls the true means to maintaining integrity in his field. Dr. Fogarty, professor and chairman of the Department of Accountancy at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management, said accountants that act independently shouldn't succumb to the lure of high fees.
Posted 9.29.04Stop, look and design might become the new mantra for business managers. Instead of executives approaching problems by accepting the default alternatives and deciding among them, Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management Professors Richard J. Boland Jr. and Fred Collopy, the editors of the newly published book "Managing as Designing" (Stanford University Press), show how managers can design their way to new solutions.
Posted 9.19.04At the 2nd International Conference on Appreciative Inquiry, Weatherhead Professor and Faculty Director of the Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit, David Copperrider will deliver the keynote speech at the opening session on September 19, 2004 in Miami, FL. The session will bring together the most recent research and thinking to explain how inquiry into what makes organizations extraordinary can help us to create and build on those characteristics in our own settings.
Posted 9.14.04On Tuesday, September 14, 2004 at 4:00 p.m. at the Peter B. Lewis Building, Tuesdays@REI presents the latest in its public discussions. Civic entrepreneur Herb Crowther, representatives from private companies, development/government funding sources and academic/technology transfer departments will come together during a 90-minute interactive discussion about alternative fuels, propulsion and control systems and vehicle-related advanced materials.
Posted 8.30.04When the VA Medical Center was contemplating adding more operating rooms to accommodate surgery needs, management turned to a team of students at Case Western Reserve University to figure out if the expansion was necessary. The team came back with a better idea...
Posted 7.22.04Weatherhead professor and economist, Scott Shane, will head the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation's study to create a database track new business launches and growth over the next four years.
Posted 7.15.04Dr. Myron J. Roomkin, a strong leader in building business-management school education, has been appointed Dean of the Weatherhead School of Management effective November 1. Dr. Roomkin will leave his position as Dean at American University's Kogod School of Business to join the Case community. He also served as the Kelllogg School of Management at Northwestern University. His leadership experience will help to build upon Weatherhead's strengths and lead the school to the next level of national recoginition.
Posted 7.4.04Weatherhead School of Management's Undergraduate Business program was ranked 25th in U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges' issue. The program is rated #2 in Ohio and rated #9 in US private schools.
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