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Lessons on how to accelerate an ‘impact industry’

June 18, 2018


The successful strategies of the clean cookstove movement may also apply elsewhere. A new paper from Michigan Ross Professor Ted London highlights some valuable lessons for industries that are working to make a positive impact in developing countries. Writing in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, London and colleague Colm Fay, both of the William Davidson […]

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Gretchen Spreitzer

Gretchen Spreitzer to receive Academy of Management Distinguished Scholar Award

June 18, 2018


For her contributions to the Academy of Management, Gretchen Sprietzer will be honored with a divisional 2018 Distinguished Scholar Award later this summer. The award will be presented by the Organizational Development and Change (ODC) Division of the Academy of Management. AOM, as it is commonly called, is the preeminent professional association for management and organization […]

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Ross professor argues for academics’ public engagement

June 12, 2018


A new podcast explores Andy Hoffman’s thoughts on making scholarly research more relevant. A new episode of the climate change podcast Worlds We Want showcases Ross Professor Andy Hoffman’s views about why the academic community can and should do more to engage with the public. Much of the podcast consists of a recording of a […]

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Chris White

Chris White quoted in USA Today about employee activism

June 6, 2018


Chris White, the managing director of the Center for Positive Organizations and author of Changing Your Company From the Inside Out, spoke with USA Today for a story titled, “Google employee activism on diversity, Pentagon contract is shaking up Internet giant.” In the article, White explains that employee activism is a growing trend and “[w]hat […]

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Gretchen Spreitzer quoted in CNBC story about women-only co-working spaces

May 22, 2018


Gretchen Spreitzer was interviewed for a CNBC @Work article titled, “Women-only co-working spaces are the newest rage in the #MeToo age.” The article explores the opportunities and challenges facing these spaces including, as Spretizer explains, the cost of prime real estate in cities across the country. Spreitzer is the Keith E. and Valerie J. Alessi […]

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Jane Dutton and Monica C. Worline

Congratulations! Awakening Compassion wins medal in 2017 Nautilus Book Awards

May 21, 2018


Jane Dutton and Monica Worline’s latest book Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power that Elevates People and Organizations was awarded a Silver Medal in the 2017 Nautilus Book Awards. The Nautilus Book Awards were created in 1998 to “recognize, promote, and celebrate books that support conscious living and sustainability, high-level wellness, spiritual growth, and […]

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Can you really build a better company in five minutes a day? Givitas say yes.

May 21, 2018


Though asking for help is a key to success, many are hesitant to make that ask. A recent Inc. article, “How to Build a Better Company With More Engaged Employees in Just 5 Minutes a Day,” explains how “Givitas can make asking for and getting help from other employees simple, which can make your business […]

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Ariana Almas named top 2018 MBA grad by Poets&Quants

May 14, 2018


Two recent Michigan Ross graduates – including our own Ariana Almas – are capping off the end of their Ross journey with a well-deserved honor: making a list of the Best MBAs of 2018. Ariana Almas and Kristen Steagall, both graduates of the Class of 2018, made the list on Poets&Quants for their impressive leadership […]

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Urban Ashes receives top honor in University of Michigan positive business competition

April 20, 2018


Urban Ashes selected as the first ever Platinum Awardee of the Michigan Ross Center for Positive Organizations’ Positive Business Project. 15Five, Balance Massage, Elzinga & Volkers Construction Professionals, and Root Inc. selected as Gold Awardees. Urban Ashes, a full-service design and fabrication company, was named the first ever Platinum Awardee in the 2018 Positive Business […]

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