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Promotions, Appointments, Awards and Honors

Posted in: Faculty in Focus, Fall 2010

Bruce Barry, the Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Professor of Management, was named Chair of the Advisory Board of the International Association for Conflict Management and Associate Editor of the scholarly journal Negotiation and Conflict Management Research. Nick Bollen, the E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Finance, was promoted to full professor. Jim Bradford, Dean and Ralph [...]



The Business of a Better World

Posted in: Faculty in Focus, Fall 2009

Jim Schorr’s first year as an MBA student was a transformative one. He had enrolled at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University expecting to pursue a career in international business, but a class called Business & Its Environment and guest lectures by a couple of dynamic social entrepreneurs—Ben Cohen, Co-founder of Ben & [...]



Everything That Rises Must Converge

Posted in: Faculty in Focus, Fall 2009

If accounting is the language of business, then it might come as a surprise just how much is lost in translation from one country to the next. For years countries have been following their own reporting standards, making it difficult for accountants and investors in one part of the world to understand the financial statements [...]



New Faculty Appointments

Posted in: Faculty in Focus, Fall 2009

Jeff Dotson Assistant Professor of Marketing Jeff Dotson is an expert on marketing research and theory. His research focuses on the development and application of Bayesian statistics to a variety of marketing problems, including linking customer satisfaction to firm financial performance and developing more accurate models of consumer decision making. He joined Owen after completing [...]



Other Appointments

Posted in: Faculty in Focus, Fall 2009

Jim Bradford, Dean and Ralph Owen Professor of Management, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the association of leading graduate business schools worldwide. William (Bill) Frist, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, has been named University Distinguished Professor in Health Care. At Owen he is leading a [...]



New Appointments for Endowed Chairs

Posted in: Faculty in Focus, Fall 2009

Bruce Barry Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Professor of Management Barry has conducted vast research and written extensively on social issues in management. He is the author of Speechless: The Erosion of Free Expression in the American Workplace, which examines free expression and workplace rights from legal, managerial and ethical perspectives. Paul Chaney E. Bronson Ingram [...]



Faculty Awards and Recognition

Posted in: Faculty in Focus, Fall 2009

Nick Bollen, E. Bronson Ingram Professor in Finance, received the Faculty Research Impact Award. One of his early papers, an analysis of the impact of decimal pricing on mutual fund trading costs, proved especially groundbreaking. His most recent work showed that mounting restrictions on hedge fund withdrawals can erode investor value by as much as [...]



Fun and Game Theory

Posted in: Faculty in Focus, Fall 2008

You probably should think twice before watching a movie with Mike Shor, Assistant Professor of Management. That is, unless you don’t mind getting nudged every time an example of game theory pops up. Game theory is a method of using mathematical analysis to choose the best available strategy.  “I can’t watch a movie without thinking [...]



A Place for Everything

Posted in: Faculty in Focus, Fall 2008

To say that Nancy Lea Hyer is organized is an understatement. The Associate Professor of Management is well-known in Owen circles for her methodical approach to teaching, and that, not surprisingly, has led to some good-natured ribbing from her students.  She recalls the time when a group of them put on a skit that portrayed her [...]



Faculty Honors and Awards

Posted in: Faculty in Focus, Fall 2008

Joseph D. Blackburn, James A. Speyer Professor of Production Management, was honored as a Fellow of the Production and Operations Management Society in recognition of his research contributions to the field.  Mark A. Cohen, Justin Potter Professor of American Competitive Enterprise (Strategy and Economics), was appointed Vice President for Research at Resources for the Future [...]



New Faculty Appointments

Posted in: Faculty in Focus, Fall 2008

Sen. William H. Frist, M.D. University Distinguished Professor  Professor Frist joins the faculty of the Owen School as part of a joint appointment with the Vanderbilt University Medical School (VUMC). Drawing upon his vast knowledge of and storied career in both medicine and politics, Frist will teach a new course that brings together Vanderbilt Health [...]



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