– Summer 2010 –

Tidewater Chairman Highlights 2010 Tulane Business Forum

- Summer 2010 -

Dean E. Taylor, president and chairman of Tidwater Inc., will talk about how Tidewater distinguishes itself in an increasingly commoditized business as luncheon keynote speaker at this year’s Tulane Business Forum.

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Wilson Family, Hall-Trujillo Honored as Entrepreneurs of the Year

- Summer 2010 -

The Wilson family, owners of Barriere Construction Co., received the Tulane Distinguished Entrepreneur(s) of the Year Award and Kathryn Hall-Trujillo, founding director of Birthing Project USA, received the Tulane Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the 2010 Tulane Council of Entrepreneurs Awards Gala.

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MBA Students Make Waves at “Investor Idol”

- Summer 2010 -

Rebirth Financial, a new company started by the second-year MBA students, was one of four finalists chosen from among more than 30 applicants to participate in Investor Idol, a showcase for New Orleans small businesses seeking investors.

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Honors Students Are on the Case

- Summer 2010 -

It’s not that unusual for business students to read cases on companies like Google, General Electric and Time-Warner in their management classes. What is a little unusual is for the students themselves to write the cases.

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Perspective: The True Cost of the Moratorium

- Summer 2010 -

The Macondo Blowout, the world’s worst accidental marine oil spill, has been essentially under control since mid-July, when BP installed a mini BOP and transition spool on the well, but the disaster continues thanks to our federal government.

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Driving Innovation Through Knowledge Markets

- Summer 2010 -

Geoff Parker has studied platforms for more than a decade, but this fall he and his colleagues plan to take that research to another level with an investigation of how firms can use one type of platform—an internal knowledge market—to drive and distribute innovation.

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Faculty In Brief

- Summer 2010 -

Adrienne Colella, professor of organizational behavior, has been appointed the James W. McFarland Distinguished Chair in Business. Prior to her appointment, Colella had served as the A. B. Freeman Chair in Doctoral Studies and Research since joining the Freeman School in July 2005.

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Prime Time

- Summer 2010 -

After building three successful businesses over 30 years, Jerry Greenbaum stepped back and handed the reins to his children. Now, after more than 10 years in semi-retirement, he’s back at work, developing a high-end steakhouse in his beloved New Orleans.

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News From TABA: Looking Back on a Great Year

- Summer 2010 -

As the lazy, hazy days of summer come to an end, the TABA board is actively working to build upon the successes from last year.

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Commencement Celebrates a Return to Normalcy

- Summer 2010 -

This year’s Freeman School commencement ceremony was nothing special, and according to Dean Angelo DeNisi, that’s what made it special indeed.

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