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Robust Allocation of a Defensive Budget Considering an Attacker's Private Information

Tue, 2012-05-22 12:00

Attackers' private information is one of the main issues in defensive resource allocation games in homeland security. The outcome of a defense resource allocation decision critically depends on the accuracy of estimations about the attacker's attributes. However, terrorists' goals may be unknown to the defender, necessitating robust decisions by the defender.

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Professor Mary Dean Lee releases Executive Report on Change vs. Status Quo in Organizational Retirement Regimes

Mon, 2012-05-07 12:00

The study, based on interviews with Human Resource executives in twenty-four companies in Canada and Australia, explores how firms are responding to the retirement of large numbers of Baby Boomer professionals and managers.

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IT and Firm Agility: An Electronic Integration Perspective

Wed, 2012-05-02 12:00

Firms evolving in increasingly turbulent environments need to respond to market threats and opportunities with speed. At the same time, firms implement numerous information technologies (IT) in the hope of streamlining processes and providing managers with unfettered access to information from both within and outside the firm.

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Anthropologist Silbey receives award for research on forging safety in science labs

Wed, 2012-04-25 12:00

Susan S. Silbey, head of MIT SHASS Anthropology, and Ruthanne Huising PhD ’08 have been awarded the 2011 best publication prize from Regulation & Governance for their article, “Governing the Gap: Forging Safe Science Through Relational Regulation.”

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Intellectual property and the professionals

Tue, 2012-04-24 12:00

Intellectual property and the professionals Authors: Graham, Margaret B.W. Publication: History and Technology, March 2012

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Mixing emotions: The use of humor in fear advertising

Mon, 2012-04-16 12:00

Authors: Mukherjee, Ashesh; Dube, Laurette

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Assembling jobs: a model of how tasks are bundled into and across jobs

Thu, 2012-04-12 12:00

How are tasks bundled into and across jobs within organizations? In this paper, I develop a model of this process of job design by drawing on a multisite qualitative study of task allocation following the installation of a DNA sequencer. The model that emerges is one of the assembly of tasks through multiple subassembly processes with multiple assemblers.

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Professor Henry Mintzberg wins 2012 BPS Irwin Outstanding Educator Award

Thu, 2012-04-12 12:00

Professor Henry Mintzberg has been chosen to receive the 2012 BPS Irwin Outstanding Educator Award by the Business Policy and Strategy (BPS) division of the Academy of Management.

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Professor Robert David and PhD Candidate, Saeed Akhlaghpour, Win 2012 Academy of Management Meeting Best Paper Proceedings

Mon, 2012-04-02 12:00

“Co-evolution in Management Fashion: Computational models of consultant-driven innovation" by Desautels Professor Robert David, PhD candidate, Saeed Akhlaghpour and David Strang (Cornell University) has been judged by reviewers of the 2012 Academy of Management Meeting to be one of the best accepted papers in the program.

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Emergency department patient flow simulations using spreadsheets

Mon, 2012-04-02 12:00

Introduction: Patient flow computer simulations allow Emergency Department stakeholders to assess operational interventions, develop utilization and performance measures, and produce estimates for budgeting or planning purposes. Key challenges of traditional discrete-event computer simulation software are their inherent complexity for modeling, coding, or analyzing output.

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