School of management

School Notes: School of Management
January/February 2023

Kerwin Charles |

Program focuses on stakeholder innovation and management

In November, Yale SOM announced the establishment of the Yale Program on Stakeholder Innovation and Management (Y-SIM), a comprehensive effort to develop and disseminate new knowledge that advances the practice of long-term stakeholder value creation. Y-SIM’s mission is to develop new thinking that helps leaders become expert in creating long-term value for the stakeholders who matter to the success of their organizations.

The program begins at a time when the purpose of business and its responsibilities to customers, employees, investors, civil society, and other stakeholders are being reexamined. A major premise of Y-SIM is that this reexamination presents opportunities for innovations that will enhance the long-term success of all enterprises.

Ukraine president speaks at SOM

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy gave a live, virtual address at the Yale School of Management on October 28, at an event that brought together Yale faculty, US senators, and national media outlets.

Zelenskyy appeared via a live video feed from Kyiv, Ukraine. Senior Associate Dean Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, the Lester Crown Professor in the Practice of Management, hosted the discussion, which included a question-and-answer session with students and other audience members, who greeted Zelenskyy with a standing ovation. The event was presented by the Yale SOM Chief Executive Leadership Institute, which was founded and is led by Sonnenfeld. 

Students hone startups at Tsai CITY

Every fall and spring semester, Yale students working on startups have the opportunity to participate in the Tsai CITY Accelerator, a program that offers resources to guide the process of building effective organizations, projects, and ventures. The accelerator provides workshops, mentorship, and funding. Among this fall’s accelerator cohort of 14 teams are several Yale School of Management students. 

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