Faculty in the News: March 23, 2012

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March 23rd, 2012

Experts weigh in on recent issues impacting business world

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

Professor James PostJAMES POST 

in “Proxy battle pits new Yahoo CEO against hedge fund” (Reuters):

“If he gets through the annual meeting and successfully navigates these issues then he’s going to be looked at as a more credible and effective CEO. If he doesn’t, he’s going to be seen as a weaker CEO. And if he’s seen as a weaker CEO, that’s like blood in the water.”

ALAN COHENcohenalan1 

in “Invitation to a Dialogue: Health care rationing” (New York Times):

“Lost in the rhetoric is the Affordable Care Act’s efforts to reduce rationing through mandatory coverage of preventive services and essential minimum benefits. The act holds promise for more rational allocation and consumption of scarce resources. But first, we must accept the fact that rationing already exists but needs to be made more equitable if we are to achieve better health for our citizens and better value for our health care dollars.”


in “Wishing upon their iPads” (Boston Globe):

“People are going to want access to high-definition content, so the tablet will be more useful. If I have a 2-gigabyte presentation and I want to suddenly pull that up in the class, I have to go to Google and have to upload it. Even if that takes 90 seconds, that’s 90 seconds of dead time in the class.”


in “Why Stocks Are Riskier Than You Think (Wall Street Journal):

“A growing sense of urgency is driving many investors to take reckless risks with their money.”


in “The myth of the unhelpful female leader (The Globe and Mail):

“As women advance, they are expected to fit the male executive model. If they start prioritizing the company’s goals and strategic objectives and are stretched because they are in an increasingly senior role, they may have to put boundaries around how much they can support junior women.”

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