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spring 2013 p. 6 Alison Davis-Blake John Trierweiler Amy Spooner CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER ACTING EDITOR AND WRITER WRITERS DEAN p. DEPARTMENTS 3 5 6 20 QUESTIONS An alumnus, professor, and student tell it like it is. 48 p. 37 Nicole Sweeney Etter, Holly Higgins, Terry Kosdrosky, and Helen Ledgard Holly Higgins Liene Karels DESIGNER COPY EDITOR CREATIVE DIRECTOR AND DESIGNER Julie DuChateau Fay Sommer PRODUCTION MANAGER EDITORIAL ASSISTANT PRINTER LETTER FROM THE DEAN Alison Davis-Blake shares the view from the dean’s suite. TAPPAN & HILL Remembering Fred Erb, benefactor and businessman … Michigan Ross community mourns Professor Shaun Jackson ... Revitalization and Business Conference celebrates “Detroit on the Move” … Weekend MBA student rings the NYSE opening bell … Private Equity Conference preaches survival of the fittest … Michigan Ross to offer new fast track in finance … Yodlee CEO keynotes Entrepalooza … Big names highlight the inaugural Michigan Sport Business Conference … MBAs win stock pitch competition … NFL/Executive Education partnership tackles life after football … Boeing CEO delivers Reunion lecture … India Business Conference explores the country’s transformation … Erb Institute launches fellows program with the World Environment Center … King confidant headlines the McInally MLK Day Celebration Lecture … Inaugural Ross Africa Business Conference highlights untapped opportunities … Indian mystic preaches self-awareness at Net Impact … Whole Foods co-CEO offers a fresh take on capitalism ... Ford COO discusses the company’s turnaround ... Faculty receive appointments, accolades, and awards … Four faculty retire. THOUGHT IN ACTION QUOTE/UNQUOTE Melissa Syapin University Lithoprinters Vol. 43, No. 2. 2013. Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. This publication is produced twice a year by the Office of Marketing and Communications and made possible through the generosity of private donations. photo credit: photogrpaher name ISSN 0046-0400 For more information, contact Dividend, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, 701 Tappan St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234. (734) 647-4626. Mark J. Bernstein, Julia Donovan Darlow, Laurence B. Deitch, Shauna Ryder Diggs, Denise Ilitch, Andrea Fischer Newman, Andrew C. Richner, Katherine E. White, Mary Sue Coleman, ex officio. The University of Michigan, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of Michigan is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to the Senior Director for Institutional Equity, and Title IX/Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Office of Institutional Equity, 2072 Administrative Services Building, 1009 Greene St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1432, 734-763-0235, TTY 734-647-1388. For other University of Michigan information, call 734-764-1817. REGENTS 14 Ross faculty talk on the record about breaking news and business trends. 15 Connected CEOs and Fraud 16 Making Sense of Our Senses FACULTY RESEARCH A study by Professor E. Han Kim shows that CEOs with close ties to their top executives are more likely to commit fraud. Professor Aradhna Krishna’s latest book explores how products use the human senses to build engagement. FACULTY MINDS 18 What Are You Thinking About? 36 Alumni photos, news, and events. 39 The latest news from classmates. 46 Obituaries. 48 Rethinking What Matters FIRST PERSON CLASS NOTES ALUMNI ACTIVITIES Professors Brent McFerran and Gretchen Spreitzer reveal new research in development. Stephen M. Ross School of Business Has your address changed? 734-615-5068 Ben Wyatt, MBA ’01, remembers his daughter, who was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary, and calls for kindness. 2 DIVIDEND SPRING 2013

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