Inquiring Minds

November/December 2002

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MBA D.O.A.? Citing outmoded teaching methods and courses, Jeffrey Pfeffer, PhD ’75, a professor at the Graduate School of Business, and doctoral student Christina Fong, MA ’00, question the value of many MBA programs. Their article, “The End of Business Schools? Less Success Than Meets the Eye,” appeared in September’s Academy of Management Learning and Education.

GIVE IP A REST: Developing countries need time to conform to wealthy nations’ intellectual-property rules, says a new report of an independent task force established by the British government and chaired by law professor John Barton. Rigid global standards, says Barton, JD ’68, can hinder technological growth in poor countries.

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