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Books by Rutgers Business School Management Faculty

Check out Rutgers Business School's Management and Global Business Faculty, Dr. Nancy DiTomaso and Dr. Jerome D. Williams' books:

  • "The American Non-Dilemma - Racial Inequality Without Racism" by Dr. Nancy DiTomaso, Vice Dean at Rutgers Business School - To learn more click here.
  • "Advances in Communication Research to Reduce Childhood Obesity" by Dr. Jerome D. Williams, Prudential Chair in Business at Rutgers Business School, and co-editors Dr. Keryn Pasch and Dr. Chiquita Collins - To learn more click here.


Past Stories

RBS Faculty research takes 12th in global survey of MBA Programs integrating social, ethical and environmental stewardship

The Aspen Institute’s Business & Society Program released the 2011-2012 Global 100 of Beyond Grey Pinstripes and for the first time, Rutgers Business School (RBS) is overall ranked #34 in the world.  Beyond Grey Pinstripes is a research survey and alternative ranking of business schools that spotlights innovative full-time MBA programs leading the way in the integration of subjects concerning social, ethical and environmental issues into mainstream business education. These Global 100 schools are preparing students for the reality of tomorrow's markets by equipping them with the social, environmental, ethical and economic perspectives required for business success in a competitive and fast changing world.  

The 2011-12 effort was spearheaded by the Institute for Ethical Leadership’s (IEL) Research Director and Professor of Leadership and Ethics, Dr. Ann K. Buchholtz.  “Rutgers Business School has a long rich history of promoting ethical behavior and enabling business to be a positive influence in society - and so we are especially proud not only to be a member of the Global 100 for the first time but also to be ranked at #34 overall in our first year of inclusion. We are ranked #12 in faculty research that incorporates social, environmental, and ethical content,” says Buchholtz.  
The Global 100 represents the top 100 business schools worldwide that most successfully integrate social and environmental concerns into their coursework and faculty research.  Lisa Podhayny, RBS MBA student says, “Rutgers Business School’s Aspen Institute ranking is a significant, world-renowned achievement.  As a full-time MBA student and Co-President of Net Impact RBS, I know first-hand that my fellow students are driven to address complex social and ethical concerns.  Net Impact and Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership are two of the many strong resources that demonstrate how well deserved an honor this is for our school.  I am proud to be a part of an institution recognized by Aspen, and I am one of the many students at Rutgers who feels empowered to tackle pressing social, ethical, environmental, and cross-sector issues in modern-day business.”


Beyond Grey Pinstripes

Beyond Grey Pinstripes is an independent, biennial business school survey and ranking hosted by the Aspen Institute. This survey highlights how business schools are preparing students for the reality of tomorrow's markets by equipping them with the ethical, social, environmental and economic perspectives required for business success in a competitive and fast changing world. Professor Ann Buchholtz, Research Director for the Institute for Ethical Leadership, is leading the research effort to qualify Rutgers Business School to be ranked in the Beyond Grey Pinstripes 100 Global schools for 2011-2012. 

Beyond Grey Pinstripes celebrates coursework, research and activities that prepare MBAs for social, ethical and environmental stewardship. The Aspen Institute evaluates business school programs on the following metrics: 1 - Required and elective courses with innovative content addressing relevant issues in mainstream, for-profit business.  2 - Faculty research on ethical, social and environmental topics published in peer-reviewed business journals.  Over time, Beyond Grey Pinstripes has grown in influence, and has been used by tens of thousands of students, academics, and major corporations.