Podcast and Videos from the Owen School

From the Fall 2009 edition of Vanderbilt Business

Special Topics and Speakers

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Charles Holliday, Chairman of the Board at DuPont (video)
Holliday addresses the Class of 2009 at Commencement.

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Debora Guthrie, MBA’79, President and CEO of Capital Health Management Corporation (video)
Guthrie speaks at the annual barbecue during Alumni Weekend.

Tami Fassinger, Associate Dean of Executive Programs at the Owen School (audio)
Fassinger talks about Owen’s decision to transition its Executive MBA program from an alternating Friday-Saturday schedule to an alternating Saturday-only format.

Featured Research

Lobbying expenditures yield big returns (audio)
When it comes to lobbying, more firms are getting into the game. Recent research by David Parsley, E. Bronson Ingram Professor in Economics and Finance, provides a picture of just how profitable such activities can be.

Thinking like a CEO (audio)
Leading a company often involves a paradox. The skills that propel a person to the top—whether an entrepreneur building a new business or someone rising through an established program—may not be the skills most essential for guiding the entire enterprise as a chief executive. Michael Burcham, Professor for the Practice of Management, David Furse, Adjunct Professor of Management, and Kimberly Pace, Clinical Assistant Professor of Management, reflect on qualities that characterize how CEOs think and behave.

Hiring advice for employers (audio)
Even in a tight job market, high-pressure recruitment tactics can poison the employer-employee relationship. Research by Ray Friedman, Brownlee O. Currey Professor of Management, shows that a perceived mistreatment during the recruitment process can prove costly for the employer months or even years down the road.

Owen on YouTube

Watch Owen’s faculty discuss their areas of expertise:

  • Innovation – David Owens, Clinical Professor of Business Strategy and Innovation
  • Process design and improvement – Nancy Lea Hyer, Associate Professor of Operations Management
  • Health care – Larry Van Horn, Associate Professor of Health Care Management
  • Leadership – Dick Daft, Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Professor of Management
  • Marketing – Dawn Iacobucci, E. Bronson Ingram Professor in Marketing

For more videos check out Owen’s channel on YouTube: www.youtube.com/VanderbiltOwen

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