Faculty in the News: April 20, 2012
School of Management experts on Goldman Sachs, the Supreme Court, Facebook, Sony Corp., and window displays
As noted by Boston University Public Relations’ Professor Voices blog, School of Management faculty have been extensively quoted in the media on recent issues impacting the business world. Their commentaries include:
- The Government Made Me Buy a Catalytic Converter and Pay the Wages of Food Inspectors! (Huffington Post): “The primary questions that should guide the [Supreme] Court’s action are: 1) Is what the government trying to accomplish important; 2) is it unprecedented, expanding the role of government without protecting citizens — the ‘bright line’ issue; and 3) is the proposed action reasonable compared to alternatives?” Mike Lawson
- Digging deeper into Goldman’s report (Reuters TV): “The perception now is that Goldman itself doesn’t put customers first.” Mark Williams
- Solo $1B deal a glimpse into future of Facebook (Boston Herald): “Things are moving faster and faster in this world, and I think you need to make these decisions quickly.” Vinit Nijhawan
- Boardroom numbers are only part of the picture (Financial Times): “If you’re looking to figure out patterns and trends on women’s progress within a company or an industry it’s useful to have this database. It’s not perfect, and it doesn’t answer a lot of the questions. But it is helpful.” James Post
- Analysts wary of Sony reform plans (AFP): “Sony lacks the scale of Samsung. It lacks the cost edge of Samsung and (Taiwan smartphone maker) HTC.” N. Venkat Venkatraman
- Agency softens on limited credit card fees (Associated Press): “Just a year ago, the view was that this agency was going to be devastating for business.” Mark Williams
- US lenders eye risky clients again (Business Standard): “It’s clear that we are returning to business as usual.” Mark Williams
- Nordstrom tries on Bonobos for size (E-Commerce Times): “There can be surprising synergies between the two seemingly disparate models of store vs. online sales. There is definitely room for improvement with Nordstrom.com.” Frederic Brunel
- The Secrets to Effective Window Displays (MSNBC “Your Business”): Beth Goldstein interviewed on how to make window displays stand out.
- Finding a Distributor and How to Increase Repeat Customers (MSNBC “Your Business”): Beth Goldstein joins in to answer viewer questions about finding a distributor and how to increase repeat customers.
See more commentary from faculty:
- BU experts on Goldman Sachs, Facebook, Sony Corp., and window displays (April 19)
- BU experts on Yahoo CEO, customer service, health care rationing, Goldman Sachs, & gold prices (March 22)
- BU experts on banks, stocks (March 15)
- BU experts on billionaires, Yelp, iPad, & female leadership (March 8)
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