Books

Rutgers finance professor's new book provides hard-to-find framework for short-selling

Monday, November 18, 2013

Amit Kumar, an adjunct professor of finance at Rutgers Business School, has written a book delving into the intriguing and complicated practice of short selling.

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The American Non-Dilemma: Racial Inequality Without Racism

Date: 
Monday, February 4, 2013

by Nancy DiTomaso

The Civil Rights movement of the 1960s seemed to mark a historical turning point in advancing the American dream of equal opportunity for all citizens, regardless of race. Yet 50 years on, racial inequality remains a troubling fact of life in American society and its causes are highly contested. In The American Non-Dilemma, sociologist Nancy DiTomaso convincingly argues that America's enduring racial divide is sustained more by whites' preferential treatment of members of their own social networks than by overt racial discrimination. Drawing on research from sociology, political science, history, and psychology, as well as her own interviews with a cross-section of non-Hispanic whites, DiTomaso provides a comprehensive examination of the persistence of racial inequality in the post-Civil Rights era and how it plays out in today's economic and political context.

Taking Gunnar Myrdal's classic work on America's racial divide, The American Dilemma, as her departure point, DiTomaso focuses on "the white side of the race line." To do so, she interviewed a sample of working, middle, and upper-class whites about their life histories, political views, and general outlook on racial inequality in America. While the vast majority of whites profess strong support for civil rights and equal opportunity regardless of race, they continue to pursue their own group-based advantage, especially in the labor market where whites tend to favor other whites in securing jobs protected from market competition. This "opportunity hoarding" leads to substantially improved life outcomes for whites due to their greater access to social resources from family, schools, churches, and other institutions with which they are engaged.

DiTomaso also examines how whites understand the persistence of racial inequality in a society where whites are, on average, the advantaged racial group. Most whites see themselves as part of the solution rather than part of the problem with regard to racial inequality. Yet they continue to harbor strong reservations about public policies—such as affirmative action—intended to ameliorate racial inequality. In effect, they accept the principles of civil rights but not the implementation of policies that would bring about greater racial equality. DiTomaso shows that the political engagement of different groups of whites is affected by their views of how civil rights policies impact their ability to provide advantages to family and friends. This tension between civil and labor rights is evident in Republicans' use of anti-civil rights platforms to attract white voters, and in the efforts of Democrats to bridge race and class issues, or civil and labor rights broadly defined. As a result, DiTomaso finds that whites are, at best, uncertain allies in the fight for racial equality.

Weaving together research on both race and class, along with the life experiences of DiTomaso's interview subjects, The American Non-Dilemma provides a compelling exploration of how racial inequality is reproduced in today's society, how people come to terms with the issue in their day-to-day experiences, and what these trends may signify in the contemporary political landscape.

NANCY DiTOMASO is professor of organization management at Rutgers University.

TAGS: Books Nancy DiTomaso Social Inequality

Rutgers Professor Terri Kurtzberg publishes book "The Essentials of Job Negotiations"

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Terri R. Kurtzberg, Associate Professor, Management & Global Business at Rutgers Business School, along with co-author Charles E. Naquin from DePaul published the book “The Essentials of Job Negotiations” printed by ABC CLIO. The book explores negotiating job packages, one of the trickiest tasks most people face in their professional lives. Filled with accessible, research-backed advice, the book counters myths about job negotiations and seeks to act as a map for success.

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"Daniel Manual," first time in print, guides business students, professionals to effective writing and speaking

Thursday, January 19, 2012

A new book, Reader-Friendly Reports, by Rutgers Business School professor Carter Daniel, has just been published by McGraw-Hill.

There’s no shortage of books on communication in business that give advice on how to write and speak effectively.   But when Daniel began teaching at Rutgers 34 years ago, he couldn’t find a textbook he wanted to use.

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Thriving as a Black Entrepreneur: 5 Game-Changing Strategies

Date: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The new book, Black Faces In White Places: 10 Game-Changing Strategies to Achieve Success and Find Greatness, written by former Rhodes Scholar and winner of season four of NBC's The Apprentice Randal Pinkett, Ph.D. and business scholar Jeffrey Robinson, Ph.D., makes the compelling case that, until recently, African Americans focused primarily on strategies and skills necessary to get into professions, businesses and institutions previously closed to them -- to break the color barrier, to shatter the infamous "glass ceiling."

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10 Strategies to Change The Game in Business and Find Success

Date: 
Monday, November 29, 2010
Location: 
Atlanta, GA

In Randal Pinkett’s latest book, “Black Faces in White Places,” co-authored with Dr. Jeffrey Robinson, an assistant professor at Rutgers Business School, Pinkett offers ten strategies on how you can succeed at playing the ‘ever-changing game” - a metaphor for the challenges minorities face.

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'Apprentice' winner Randal Pinkett co-authors 'Black Faces in White Places' business strategy book

Date: 
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Location: 
Central New Jersey

When Randal Pinkett and Jeffrey Robinson attended Rutgers University together in the early '90s, the glass ceiling of the corporate business world seemed impenetrable to many African Americans. Five degrees each and several successes later, the enterprising pair has penned "Black Faces in White Places: 10 Game-Changing Strategies to Achieve Success and Find Greatness" a detailed account of how they and other blacks have smashed that ceiling to win what the authors now call "the ever-changing game."

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Professor Hirschman's book on "Jews and Muslims in Colonial America" to be published

Monday, October 25, 2010

Professor of Marketing Elizabeth Hirschman’s new book Star, Crescent, Cross: Jews and Muslims in Colonial America, which examines the many settlers of Jewish and Islamic faith who settled in the original British colonies, has recently been accepted for publication by McFarland Publishers.

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Professor Jeffrey Robinson teams with Randal Pinkett on new book "Black Faces in White Places"

Thursday, October 21, 2010

BLACK FACES IN WHITE PLACES

10 Game-Changing Strategies to Achieve Success and Find Greatness

By Randal Pinkett and Jeffrey Robinson, with Philana Patterson

Find book on Amazon.

 

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Professor Cheng-Few Lee publishes the "Handbook of Quantitative Finance and Risk Management"

Friday, October 8, 2010

Quantitative finance and risk management are a combination of economics, accounting, statistics, econometrics, mathematics, stochastic process, and computer science and technology.

TAGS: Books Cheng-Few Lee Quantitative Finance Risk Management

Professor Rosenberg publishes new book, "The Concise Encyclopedia of the Great Recession 2007-2010"

Friday, August 13, 2010

Professor of Management and Global Business Professor Jerry Rosenberg’s latest book, “The Concise Encyclopedia of the Great Recession 2007-2010” is on sale now on Amazon.com and other retailers.

Professor Rosenberg has had 33 books published on a number of topics, including The Peace Dividend: Creating a Middle East/ North Africa Community and most recently “Reawakening: The New, Broader Middle East.”

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RBS Alumnus Debuts 'Far As The Curse Is Found' Poetry Book

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Rutgers Grad, Businessperson Publishes First Book

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Rutgers Business School Professor John Longo's book on Hedge Funds receives critical acclaim from The Investment Professional

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Hedge Fund Alpha: A Framework for Generating and Understanding Investment Performance (World Scientific Press, 2009), co-authored and edited by John Longo, Clinical Associate Professor of Finance & Economics at Rutgers Business School, focuses squarely on the issue of greatest concern to investors – namely “alpha,” or superior risk-adjusted returns, which seeks to outperform stated benchmarks like the S&P 500 or Barclays Capital Aggregate Bond Index.

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