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    The Long and the Short of It

    Cliff Asness, co-founder and managing partner of hedge fund AQR Capital, puts financial research to work for institutional investors.

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    Is Your Team Too Big? Too Small? What’s the Right Number?

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  • Wharton In The News

    Lisa Bolton, assistant professor of marketing, was quoted in a June 6 BusinessWeek article about the marketing of weight management drugs. Her research on the effect of weight management drugs revealed that taking the drugs actually leads people to eat fewer low-fat foods and exercise less—the opposite of the desired behavior *** On June 17 The Economist quotes Peter Cappelli George W. Taylor Professor of Management, about the control employers have on terms of employment and short-term contracts. In New Deal at Work, he wrote, “While employers have quite clearly broken the old deal and its long-term commitments, they do not control the new deal…it is hard to see what could make employees give that control and responsibility back to the employer.” The article also appeared in the New Zealand Herald on June 19. *** In the June 10 Wall Street Journal, Thomas Donaldson, Mark O. Winkelman Professor; Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, criticized the role connections play for students and internship programs, including a trend toward charity. Companies “have an obligation to hire the best people bidder—so they’ll get the biggest return on their investment,” he said. *** Mauro F. Guillen Dr. Felix Zandman Professor in International Management; Professor of Management and Sociology, was cited in a New York Times article on June 8, about the expansion in Europe through mergers and acquisitions. In his book, The Rise of Spanish Multinationals, he wrote, “Without the skills and managerial personnel of their European counterparts, it is likely that Spanish firms will remain strong in the 10 percent of the world represented by Spain and Latin America, and largely absent from the rest.” Jack Guttentag, an emeritus professor of finance, was profiled in a June 26 Newsweek article about his efforts to help borrowers bypass non-disclosure of costs by […]

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  • Leadership Spotlight: William L. Mack, W’61

    Wharton helped shape Bill Mack when he was an ambitious undergraduate with an interest in real estate. He had no way of knowing then that he would someday return the favor.

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