Faculty in the News: May 3, 2012

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May 3rd, 2012

Experts weigh in on Romney and health care, Facebook IPO, and Barnes & Noble

Boston University Public Relations’ Professor Voices blog features a sampling of quotes by the School’s faculty experts, including:

Steve DavidsonSTEPHEN DAVIDSON
Professor, Markets, Public Policy & Law 

Romney and Health Care (Huffington Post): “Mitt Romney, the soon-to-be Republican presidential nominee, has worked hard to distance himself from the Massachusetts health care reform law he championed during his single term as the state’s governor.”

Steward Health Care reshaping state’s hospital industry (Patriot Ledger): “While this is a challenge for all systems, I worry particularly about for-profit companies. Their first allegiance is to their shareholders who want generous returns so the share price grows.”

Professor James PostJAMES POST
John F. Smith, Jr. Professor in Management 

Will Apple sputter when it runs out of Jobs juice? (MacNewsWorld): “Apple’s board has decided that Tim Cook meets the needs of the times. Tim Cook has a lot of the same kind of commitment as Steve Jobs but a different set of skills and a different style of leadership.”

VenkatramanNN. VENKATRAMAN
David J. McGrath, Jr. Professor in Management 

Is the Facebook IPO worth the risk? (TheStreet.com): “Other [investors] will focus on Facebook’s monetization machine and question if Facebook could create and maintain the growth in revenue and profits.”

Microsoft finds a nook of its own in Barnes & Noble (Los Angeles Times): “For Windows 8 (and Windows Phone) to succeed, it needs a broad cross-section of devices. Amazon’s Kindle Fire has over 50% of the Android OS Tablet market share win [sic] the USA, and B&N needs a credible road map for it to succeed.”

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