On Sept. 16 more than 700 students and alumni crowded into the first event of the fall semester’s VIP Distinguished Speaker Series , featuring McCombs Dean Thomas Gilligan’s interview with PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi. Nooyi, often cited by business magazines as one of the world’s most powerful women, shared insights about working and leadership.
The SEC is targeting insider trading more aggressively than ever (and is in the middle of prosecuting the biggest insider trading case in history, that of Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam and 20 other individuals), yet some economists have recently offered new arguments in favor of the practice.
Melissa Graebner, associate professor of management, won the Academy of Management Journal (AMJ) Best Paper Award for 2009. Graebner’s paper, titled “Caveat venditor: Trust asymmetries in acquisitions of entrepreneurial firms,” provides a detailed analysis of trust in buyer-seller relationships.
Out of the gates, and before the gun, leaps a dark horse wearing the Wall Street Journal banner, proudly proclaiming an undergraduate college ranking based on recruiter opinions.