ICTA research leader in artificial intelligence, Professor Toby Walsh, says Watson is well suited to solving problems that involve sifting through large volumes of unstructured data.
As the volume of data available to humans increases, he says tools like Watson will be essential for helping make sense of it all. An early application of Watson is in helping clinicians make better decisions.
“The number of scientific papers being written is beyond the remit of any one person to read any more, and often it is unstructured text,” Walsh says.
One of the first Australian organisations to sign up to Watson is Victoria’s Deakin University. Chief digital officer, William Confalonieri, says the university is using Watson initially to create an intelligent digital guide for students. Deakin has received the highest ranking of any Victorian university for learning satisfaction for the past four years, and Confalonieri says the use of Watson is intended to cement this...
How does Watson learn? Watson gets smarter by tracking feedback from its users and applying that knowledge. http://t.co/up2UJSQdly— IBM Watson (@IBMWatson) June 2, 2015
A meticulously researched study by William Lazonick, a professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, suggests that executives are using massive stock buybacks to manipulate share prices and boost their own pay—at great cost to innovation and employment.
17 de enero de 2015
Ayer celebramos la entrega anual de los Premios CODESPA en su XVIII edición. Estos Premios se otorgan a aquellas empresas, voluntarios y periodistas que han llevado a cabo una labor extraordinaria a la hora de colaborar en la lucha contra la pobreza desde el sector privado.
Esta edición ha contado con más de 70 participantes, si bien el jurado, tras una ardua deliberación, se ha decantado por estos 5 ganadores:
“Paul Danos transformed Tuck’s faculty into a world-class academic powerhouse, built a gorgeous campus, raised a ridiculous amount of money, moved the school into the top of the rankings, and became the most trusted administrator at Dartmouth,” says Paul Argenti, a long-time Tuck professor of corporate communications. “We shall never see the likes of him again.”
Co-founder at insPeer, Founder and senior consultant at Ithaca Consulting Top Contributor
"We are very proud to contribute to the IE tradition of entrepreneurship. Inspeer, the first peer-to-peer insurance platform, co-founded by Louis de Broglie and Emmanuelle Mury, both IE alumni, is amongst the 5 runners-up for the Great Prizes of Innovation of the city of Paris. www.inspeer.me/finalistes-services-aux-particuliers/"
Nous avons le plaisir d'annoncer qu'Inspeer est finaliste des Grands Prix de l'Innovation de la ville de Paris 2014 dans la catégorie services aux particuliers. Plus de 460 candidatures ont été reçu...
Inspeer, a startup by two alumni, amongst the 5 runners-up for the Great Prizes of Innovation 2014 of Paris. http://t.co/TZGGYmm4Bt— IE Alumni (@IEAlumni) October 20, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (June 4, 2013) - The University of San Francisco (USF) announced today that it has selected the San Francisco Free Clinic to receive the 2013 University of San Francisco California Prize for Service and the Common Good. Focused on community wellness, the San Francisco Free Clinic provides free, accessible medical treatment to those without health insurance, while also advancing the field of primary care by providing educational opportunities for future medical practitioners
Maryam Mirzakhani is the first woman to ever win the Fields Medal – known as the "Nobel Prize of mathematics" – in recognition of her contributions to the understanding of the symmetry of curved surfaces.
Maryam Mirzakhani, a professor of mathematics at Stanford, has been awarded the 2014 Fields Medal, the most prestigious honor in mathematics. Mirzakhani is the first woman to win the prize, widely regarded as the "Nobel Prize of mathematics," since it was established in 1936.
said Ralph Cohen, a professor of mathematics and the senior associate dean for the natural sciences in Stanford's School of Humanities and Sciences. "Maryam's work really is an outstanding example of curiosity-driven research."
BCorporation.net/blog (Benefit Corporation)
Co-founded by longtime friends and colleagues, Jay Coen Gilbert, Bart Houlahan, and Andrew Kassoy, B Lab is fueling a global movement to redefine “success” in business, so that all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the best for the world. B Lab is challenging the status quo by building a new sector, legal structure, and standards; empowering a community of certified B Corporations; and advancing public policies that enable companies to create financial, social, and environmental value for both its shareholders and for society. With 20 states having passed Benefit Corporation legislation, nearly 1,000 B Corporations certified, and 16,000 companies using its tools, B Lab is focused on accelerating the global adoption of this new model.
The American Marketing Association has ranked Ravi Dhar, the George Rogers Clark Professor of Management and Marketing and director of the Center for Customer Insights, as the single most productive scholar publishing in premier marketing journals over the past five years.
The ranking of the top 50 marketing scholars, conducted in December by the AMA’s marketing doctoral student group, was among a series of citations that Dhar received in 2013. In November, Dhar’s alma mater, the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, honored him with a distinguished alumni award, and in March the Society of Consumer Psychology gave Dhar its Distinguished Scientific Research award...
Découvrez le Palmarès Women Equity 2013, les 50 entreprises les plus performantes dirigées par des femmes : http://t.co/Srel4YCN7W— Women Equity (@WomenEquity) December 19, 2013
One of the most beautiful awards I've ever gotten. Thank you from my heart, it really touched me!… http://t.co/ouolvaJnZb— Max Oliva (@maxoliva36) November 23, 2013
November 16, 2013
DCF Book Award for the 2013 best book in corporate strategy http://t.co/0rFBkehWMl— B. Carney & I. Getz (@freedominc) November 16, 2013
Congratulations to Ikujiro Nonaka, recipient of 2013 Thinkers50 Lifetime Achievement Award. See why http://t.co/43uEzOgypl— Thinkers50 (@thinkers50) November 8, 2013
DeansTalk, 16 Feb 2013, "Wise Leadership" - Professors Hirotaka Takeuchi and Ikujiro Nonaka
PRESS RELEASE, 3 July 2013
EIB Prize for excellence in economic and social research awarded for the first time
The European Investment Bank (EIB) Prize, launched this year, is an award created by the EIB Institute to recognise and stimulate excellence in economic and social research, its implementation and diffusion. The first EIB Prizes are awarded to two candidates in recognition of their research on the topic of the prize: “Growth, employment and convergence, with applications to the European Union”. This year’s “Outstanding Contribution Award” will go to Prof. Dr Klaus F. Zimmermann from the University of Bonn and Director of the Institute for the Study of Labour (IZA). Prof. Dr Elias Papaioannou, from the London Business School, will receive the 2013 “Young Economist Prize”. Both laureates were honoured for their research that has led to a better understanding of the forces at work in Europe and of suitable policy prescriptions.
The EIB Prize will be presented by EIB President Werner Hoyer and Professor Christopher Pissarides, chair of the jury, during the award ceremony to be held in Warsaw on 19 September 2013.
For more information on the EIB Prize: http://institute.eib.org/programmes/knowledge-2/eib-prize/
New York, April 9, 2013 – Morrison & Foerster LLP announced Raghuram G. Rajan, the Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, as this year’s recipient of the Burton Foundation’s annual Regulatory Innovation Award. Morrison & Foerster established this award in 2008 through the Burton Foundation to honor an academic or non-elected public official whose innovative ideas have made a significant contribution to the discourse on regulatory reform in the arena of corporate governance, securities, capital markets or financial institutions. Rajan was selected by an independent panel of academics, practitioners and financial journalists.
In addition to his position at the Booth School of Business, Rajan serves as the Chief Economic Advisor in the Ministry of Finance to the Government of India. Rajan is particularly noted for being one of the few individuals who correctly predicted the 2008 financial crisis. Rajan authored the book Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy, which discusses the causes and outcome of the financial crisis. Rajan’s recent work focuses on the ongoing economic crises in the United States and in Europe and, specifically, on the need to address systemic flaws in the global financial system in order to prevent future crises. In his many writings, Rajan also has focused on the path forward, including the measures that should be considered in order to promote economic growth and “make possible entrepreneurship and innovation.” Rajan previously served as the youngest-ever Economic Counselor and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund.
Dr. Rajan will be honored on June 3, 2012 at the Burton Awards ceremony in the U.S. Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor also will be honored that evening for her recent book. To learn more about the selection committee and the Regulatory Innovation Award, click here.
EFMD is pleased to announce the Winners and Highly Commended Cases of the EFMD Excellence in Practice Award 2013."Once again the EIP Awards have drawn out some outstanding cases that illustrate the value and impact of successful partnerships in Learning & Development. Providing an environment that helps to engage and develop people and enhances skills is an essential component for any company. All of the winning cases and highly commended cases clearly show that investing in people is not a luxury; it is a key strategic asset for business success if done well," said Dr. Richard Straub, Director of Development at EFMD.
Mongolia’s President Tsakhia Elbegdorj was named as one of six recipients of UNEP’s Champions of the Earth 2012 award for leadership that had a positive impact on the environment.
www.unep.org/wed/ World Environment Day
World Environment Day is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. World Environment Day activities take place all year round and culminate on 5 June annually.
WED 2013 is being hosted by Mongolia, a country that has been prioritizing a Green Economy shift across its big economic sectors such as mining and promoting environmental awareness among youth. Its government is determined to meet these challenges and seize the opportunities of a lesspolluting and more-sustainable future.
Message of the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
We live in a world of plenty, where food production outstrips demand, yet 870 million people are undernourished and childhood stunting is a silent pandemic. To create the future we want, we must correct this inequity. We must ensure access to adequate nutrition for all, double the productivity of smallholder farmers who grow the bulk of food in the developing world, and make food systems sustainable in the face of environmental and economic shocks. This is the vision of my Zero Hunger Challenge, launched last year at the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development.
The Next Web Conference Europe 2013, has announced the winners of TNW Startup Rally.
Tyba, startup created by BBA Students Jorge Schnura, Eiso Kant and Philip Von Have has won the Public Vote Award
For more information:
Raj Chetty, a Harvard University economist working on taxation, social insurance and education policy, won the John Bates Clark young economist award, the American Economic Association said in a statement today.
“Raj Chetty is a remarkably productive economist whose contributions assimilate evidence using a variety of methodological perspectives to shed new light on important public policy questions,” the AEA said in a statement on its website. “He has established himself in a few short years as arguably the best applied microeconomist of his generation.”...
25 February 2013
Excellence and innovation in case writing and teaching is spreading worldwide. An unprecedented seven schools from across the world were first-time winners in the 2013 ecch Case Awards and Competitions.
The 2013 John D. McCarthy Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Scholarship of Social Movements and Collective Behavior will be awarded to David Snow for his extraordinary achievements in research and the role that he has played in mentoring successive generations of scholars both within and outside of his own department. This year's award ceremony and public lecture will be on May 4, 2013 at the University of Notre Dame. David A. Snow, Professor, Sociology School of Social Sciences, University of California, (2012 award)
The Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research is a partnership of the Center for Families at Purdue University, the Center for Work and Family at Boston College, and the Alliance of Work-Life Progress.
Over the past few decades there has been an explosion of research on the relationships between work and non-work life. Researchers studying these issues come from many disciplines and professions, resulting in fragmented awareness of one another's work. In addition, exchanges of research information among scholars, consultants and corporate practitioners are limited. Many research studies are not well-grounded in theory, slowing the generation of new knowledge. As a result, it has been difficult to develop shared standards for research quality and to avoid redundancies in the research literature. Some excellent studies have failed to have impact because of lack of awareness.
This award raises awareness of high quality work-family research among the scholar, consultant, and practitioner communities. It fosters debate about what the standards of quality for work-family research should be, and, ultimately, will raise those standards. And, it identifies the "best of the best" on which to base future research.The Kanter award is given to the authors who publish the best work-family research article during a calendar year (note that "family" is broadly defined). No external nominations are accepted for the award. Instead, every article published in a large number of scientific journals is scrutinized by a large committee of esteemed scholars who generate a list of award candidates.
SAN ANTONIO, TX, December 18, 2012 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®) today announced the six finalist organizations that will compete for the 2013 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences, a prize for excellence in advanced analytics, that will take place in San Antonio, Texas next spring.
The 2013 Franz Edelman Award finalists, who were named by CPMS, the association’s special interest group for operations research and analytics practitioners, are:
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®) is the leading professional association for professionals in advanced analytics. INFORMS is an international scientific society with 10,000 members, including Nobel Prize laureates, dedicated to applying scientific methods to help improve decision-making, management, and operations. Members of INFORMS work in business, government, and academia. They are represented in fields as diverse as airlines, health care, law enforcement, the military, financial engineering, and telecommunications. INFORMS serves the scientific and professional needs of operations research analysts, experts in analytics, consultants, scientists, students, educators, and managers, as well as their institutions, by publishing a variety of journals that describe the latest research in operations research. Further information about INFORMS, analytics, and operations research is at www.informs.org.
Kathleen Eisenhardt is widely known for her work on strategy, strategic decision making, and innovation in rapidly changing and highly competitive markets. She has also pioneered in building theories from case study research. Even though only a portion of Eisenhardt’s work can be directly and explicitly labeled as ‘entrepreneurship’ research, she has made significant contributions to this relatively new and rapidly evolving field. Her main contribution to the entrepreneurship field is her work on ‘corporate entrepreneurship’ – how existing organizations can remain innovative, including through new venture creation.
Eisenhardt’s work links the domain of entrepreneurship research to the fields of dynamic capabilities, strategy and decision making processes, and organization theory and design. She has examined how established organizations can introduce a continuous stream of novel products and services through better new product development processes as well as more efficient ways of organizing their activities. She has also looked at how ‘strategic decisions’ are taken, especially with respect to how new ventures are formed and how they forge linkages with competitors, how they grow and survive through innovation as well as by shaping the rules of competition.
In sum, Kathleen Eisenhardt has made substantial, original and influential contributions both theoretically and empirically that establish entrepreneurship research more solidly in both the management and the economics literature.
See a short summary from the 2012 Award Ceremony.
Alvin E. "Al" Roth (born December 19, 1951) is an American economist currently serving as the George Gund Professor of Economics and Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Roth has made significant contributions to the fields of game theory, market design and experimental economics. In 2012, he won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences jointly with Lloyd Shapley...
BusinessProfessorAward.com (see list of nominations)
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20 February 2012
An unprecedented thirteen schools from seven countries in four geographical regions have produced winners in the 2012 ecch case awards and competitions. The annual case awards are made in Nine Categories, plus One Overall Winner, and one prestigious award recognising an Outstanding Contribution to the Case Method. The two competitions are for a new case in a Hot Topic (this year Social Media and Change), and for a New Case Writer.
Please see Notes for Editors below for full details of award winners.
ecch, Renova Toilet Paper: Avant-garde Marketing in a Commoditized Category
Yakov Bart, Pierre Chandon, Steven Sweldens and Raquel Seabra de Sousa
A INSEAD video case study focusing on the marketing strategies of Portuguese paper company Renova has won the overall global award for the best case study from ECCH (formerly European Case Clearing House). Renova differentiated itself from its peers -- some of whom are international paper companies such as Georgia Pacific -- through innovation...and the creation of Renova Black toilet paper, launching the rolls from supermarket shelves into fashion shows and designer boutiques. The project was directed by marketing professor Pierre Chandon and the video component was produced in-house at INSEAD. Professor Chandon and Renova CEO Paulo Pereira da Silva introduce the first video segment of the video case study...
The G20 Challenge on Inclusive Business Innovation seeks to recognize businesses with innovative, scalable, and commercially viable ways of working with low-income people in developing countries.
Application period: December 1, 2011 - February 29, 2012.
On 15 January 2007, M&S launched an initiative, known as "Plan A", (because there is no Plan B!), to dramatically increase the environmental sustainability of the business within 5 years and expected to cost £200 million.
The plan covers "100 commitments over 5 years to address the key social and environmental challenges facing M&S today and in the future" with the tag-line "Because there is no Plan B". The commitments span five themes: climate change, waste, sustainable raw materials, 'fair partnership' and health, with the aim that, by 2012, it will:
2011 Oracle World Retail Award winners at the World Retail Congress.
From Branson's new book, which coins Capitalism 24902 (chapter 1 downloadable for free)
It’s really pleasing to see these wonderful small businesses
making a difference, but what about the responsibility of
some of the larger ones? One of the companies that certainly
has taken this challenge on board at the core of their business
is Marks & Spencer. M&S, the huge UK-based retailer
with £10 billion in annual revenue, with whom just about
everyone in Britain is familiar, has set out to be the world’s
most sustainable retailer by 2015. In 2007, they launched
Plan A (obviously because there is no Plan B!). This plan is
Vijay Govindarajan, Herminia Ibarra, Rita McGrath and Linda Hill were live online on Tuesday 15th November.
The world’s leading business brains are gathering in London for the Thinkers50 Summit, a world-class management conference and awards celebrating the best and brightest global management thinkers...
Many of these pivotal ideas have been published by the Harvard Business Review Group and four of these leading thinkers are joining us in a special live webTV show to discuss how their ideas are impacting the business world are:
Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis has received the inaugural MBA Roundtable Innovator Award for its program called Critical Thinking@Olin. The educational initiative is designed to develop critical thinking skills in MBA students and has had measurable impact on graduates’ success in the job market.
The MBA Roundtable Innovator Award was created to recognize and promote innovative initiatives in MBA education and to acknowledge the institutions that are driving change in the field....
MBA Roundtable Innovator Award Finalists
Other finalists for the award were Babson College for its fast-track development of a common core curriculum for its four MBA programs; Dalhousie University for Canada’s first Corporate Residency MBA; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for its online MBA program and its integration with the university’s traditional MBA program; and University of Pennsylvania for its Global Modular Courses, an accelerated study abroad program.
"All of our finalists were pushing the envelope in terms of creating innovative initiatives" said Henry Eyring, a member of the selection committee, co-author of Innovative University: Changing the DNA of Higher Education from the Inside Out, and advancement vice president at Brigham Young University-Idaho.
"As a judge, I looked at them with the mindset of a venture capitalist—which initiative would I want to invest in? Washington University rose to the top. Their Critical Thinking@Olin initiative is unique, it’s replicable by other institutions, and it has clear outcomes"
Selection Committee Members
In addition to Lifschitz and Eyring, other selection committee members for the MBA Roundtable Innovator Award included Robert Grosse, director of the Center for Global Business Innovation and Transformation at George Mason University; Santiago Iniguez de Onzono, dean and professor of Strategic Management at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain; Michael Jewell, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and business consultant, and founder and former CEO of Celebrate Express; and Dorothy Jones, senior director of innovation at Frito-Lay North America.
About the MBA Roundtable
The MBA Roundtable is a collaborative, nonprofit organization, founded in 1995, that facilitates the exchange of information and resources on MBA curricular innovation. More than 150 business schools from across the world are members of the MBA Roundtable. For more information, visit www.mbaroundtable.org.
About Olin Business School
Founded in 1917, Washington University’s business school offers 12 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate and executive levels. For more information, visit: www.olin.wustl.edu
PeerIndex Takes The Honours As The Europas Awards Drifts Eastwards, November 18, 2011
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busuu.com is Europe’s largest online community for learning languages. The website was launched in May 2008 and by September 2011 it had reached 4,000,000 registered users from over 200 different countries.
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Robert Bruner, dean of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, has been selected to receive the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award upon nomination by the Stonewall Jackson Area Council and the Boy Scouts of America. The award is granted to Eagle Scouts who, after 25 years, have distinguished themselves in their life’s work and who have shared their talents with their communities on a voluntary basis.
The Boy Scouts of America press release cites Bruner for having distinguished himself “through his long and tenured career in higher education. … His reach not only extends nationally, but globally through his teaching and research in finance and management at the University of Virginia. He continues to play an integral part in community and volunteer service to the greater Charlottesville area.”
Since 1969, when the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award was implemented, only 1,850 nominations have been approved out of the two million recipients of the Eagle Scout rank. Bruner is the fourth person to receive this award in Central Virginia...
Last Thursday, the winners were announced of the 2011 EFMD Excellence in Practice Awards
The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards seek to recognize and encourage world-class research and artistic creation, prizing contributions of lasting impact for their originality, theoretical significance and ability to push back the frontiers of the known world
The award in the Economics, Finance and Management category goes to Professor Lars Peter Hansen of the University of Chicago “for making fundamental contributions to our understanding of how economic actors cope with risky and changing environments”, according to the jury’s citation.
"Since its inception in 1996 the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research (on Wikipedia) has become firmly established as the foremost global award for research on entrepreneurship. This Prize is awarded annually and it consists of the statuette "The Hand of God”, created by Swedish Sculptor Carl Milles, and a Prize sum of 100,000 euros".
According to the statutes the Award should be given to “a person who has produced scientific work of outstanding quality and importance, thereby giving a significant contribution to theory-building concerning entrepreneurship and small business development, the role and importance of new firm formation and the role of SMEs in economic development"
2011 award winner Steven Klepper presented 2011-06-16.
...In looking at the evolution of industries, Klepper explores regularities in the time paths of entry of new producers, exit of incumbent firms, industry output and price, and the rate of product and process innovation. To explain these regularities, he develops theories that feature differences in firm capabilities and the advantages of large firms in appropriating the returns from their innovative efforts. The theories are also used to explain differences in firms' innovative efforts, the composition of their innovative effort and their innovative success...
Beta Gamma Sigma (About) is the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International.
The John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education
Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
During the past two decades, Gardner and colleagues have been involved in the design of performance-based assessments; education for understanding; the use of multiple intelligences to achieve more personalized curriculum, instruction, and pedagogy; and the quality of interdisciplinary efforts in education.
May 13, 2008: A press release on Howard Gardner being named one of the top five influential business thinkers by The Wall Street Journal.
A Usable Knowledge article about Gardner's book Five Minds for the Future
An article on Howard Gardner's 'quintet of minds'
The Guardian, November 2006: A feature on Howard Gardner and his multiple intelligence theory
The winner of the world’s first MBA contest for management innovation was announced last week. The competition, the HCL MBA M-Prize, was organized by the Management Information Exchange (MIX), an open innovation platform seeking to “crowd-source the future of management.” It relies on idea-challenges called “M-Prizes” to stimulate contributions from their community of management practitioners.
In this competition, with 114 teams competing from business schools around the world, the winning team was from Harvard Business School. The team won an opportunity to implement their business idea at HCL, a real-life $3.1 billion IT global services company, with $50,000 to fund the initiative...