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Parrish Library ranks among nation’s best

Purdue’s Roland G. Parrish Library of Management and Economics (pictured above) ranked #11 nationally in a recent survey of business-school libraries — ahead of similar facilities at Harvard, the Wharton School, Columbia, Stanford, Berkeley, NYU, Notre Dame and Indiana. Dedicated in 2012, the $4.2 million renovation of the former Management and Economics Library in the Krannert Building also won top honors in the management category at the Special Libraries Association Centers of Excellence Awards. More

Online retail technologies have mixed results

With the holiday shopping season approaching, online retailers are gearing up for increased customer visits and potential sales. But research by two Purdue University management professors found that some technologies online retailers frequently use are more effective than others. They found that recommendation systems, which give consumers alternate choices related to their original selection, increased sales by 5.5 percent. It's the first direct evidence of the economic value of such systems. More

Purdue named Innovation and Economic Prosperity University

Purdue has been designated an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) in recognition of its work with public- and private-sector partners in Indiana and the region to support economic development through innovation and entrepreneurship, technology transfer, talent and workforce development and community development. APLU is a research, policy and advocacy organization representing 234 public research universities, land-grant institutions, state university systems and affiliated organizations. More

Shanthikumar named a Distinguished Professor

J. George Shanthikumar, the Krannert School’s Richard E. Dauch Chair in Manufacturing and Operations Management, was named a Distinguished Professor of Management by Purdue’s Board of Trustees. A faculty member since 2009, he has made fundamental contributions to the mathematical formulation of pricing, price negotiation and asset allocation scenarios that occur during buyer-seller negotiations. Shanthikumar was also recently inducted as a Fellow in the Production and Operations Management Society. It is the organization's highest honor. More

Krannert introduces MS degree in marketing

Purdue’s Krannert School has launched a Master of Science (MS) degree program in marketing that will welcome its first class in June 2015. The one-year, full-time program is designed to help students develop the knowledge and skills needed for a variety of marketing positions, including brand management, product management, marketing research, marketing analytics and consulting, among others. More