Fall 2009 Series

Thought Leadership 2009

Washington, D.C.

 

September 18, 2009

Executive Compensation and Public Policy

Lemma SenbetLemma Senbet, William E. Mayer Chair Professor of Finance

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Do high-powered incentives in executive compensation really motivate performance, or do they just provide CEOs with an incentive to manipulate performance? In view of current debate in academic and policy circles, Senbet discusses the reform of executive compensation and its role in the governance of financial institutions.

 

October 16, 2009

Evaluating Visual Marketing

Michel WedelMichel Wedel, Pepsico Professor of Consumer Science

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What draws your attention when you’re shopping? When you’re online? When you’re looking at a print ad? Does that attention-grabber build or destroy brand value? Wedel will discuss latest research techniques for studying the impact of visuals in advertising, website design and shelf lay-out, and will discuss the impact of findings on brands.

 

November 20

Transforming Healthcare through IT

Ritu AgarwalRitu Agarwal, Robert H. Smith Dean’s Chair of Information Systems

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Will digitization help alleviate the healthcare system's quality and efficiency shortcomings? How do we evolve toward a more consumer-centric healthcare system? Agarwal discusses the challenges and opportunities offered by health information technologies.

 

Baltimore, MD

 

October 9

Transforming Healthcare through IT

Ritu AgarwalRitu Agarwal, Robert H. Smith Dean’s Chair of Information Systems

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Will digitization help alleviate the healthcare system's quality and efficiency shortcomings? How do we evolve toward a more consumer-centric healthcare system? Agarwal discusses the challenges and opportunities offered by health information technologies.

 

November 6

Can the Financial System Support Growth?

Albert "Pete" KyleAlbert “Pete” Kyle, Smith Chair Professor of Finance

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The financial crisis eroded the market capitalization of companies like Citigroup and Bank of America, but sustained economic growth requires a healthy banking system. Kyle considers whether the current regulatory infrastructure and capitalization of the finance industry are able to support economic growth.

 

December 11

Creating Success From Uncertainty

Hugh CourtneyHugh Courtney, Professor of the Practice of Strategy, Associate Dean of Executive Education

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Learn how to successfully navigate through uncertain times to ensure your organization survives the current downturn and is positioned to thrive in the next upturn. Courtney examines lessons learned from previous downturns and shares insights from the latest thinking on strategic planning and decision-making. 

 

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