School of management

School Notes: School of Management
January/February 2024

Kerwin Charles |

Research on racial bias honored

A study examining racial bias in the gig-economy ratings systems won the Best Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Paper Award at the annual meeting of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, in October. “Can Customer Ratings be Discrimination Amplifiers? Evidence from a Gig Economy Platform” was authored by Fei Teng, a doctoral student in quantitative marketing; Tristan Botelho, associate professor of organizational behavior; and K. Sudhir, the James L. Frank ’32 Professor of Private Enterprise and Management and professor of marketing. 

Master’s in technology management program to debut

Starting in the fall of 2024, Yale SOM will offer a new master’s degree program designed to give graduates of Yale’s School of Engineering & Applied Science and other technical programs a strong foundation in business and leadership skills while deepening their expertise in technical fields. Students in the master’s in technology management will complete a specialized curriculum. The program is open to Yale College engineering students and other Yale College students with sufficient preparation for advanced engineering courses who will graduate in 2024 or have graduated in the previous three years.

Connecticut governor visits campus

Connecticut governor Ned Lamont ’80MBA visited Yale SOM on September 25. In a talk hosted by the student-run Net Impact club, Lamont discussed the synergies between his careers in the private and public sectors and the benefits of working at the intersection of the two to “grow society’s bottom line.” Lamont encouraged students to consider beginning their post-SOM careers in state government, noting the many opportunities to gain broad, impactful experience and move quickly into managerial ranks.

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