Santa Clara University

Mind | Work: Winter 2010

From the Dean

Image of Dean StarbirdOne of the pleasures I have as interim Dean is learning more about the scholarship of our Leavey School of Business faculty, both in their disciplines and in cross-disciplinary programs such as our research centers.

This issue of Mind|Work features our newest research center, The Sury Initiative for Financial Innovation and Risk Management (SIFIRM). Planning for this Initiative began long before “credit default swaps” became part of the public discussion, and SIFIRM’s mission—to study ethical financial innovation and responsible risk management—is both timely and vital.

As you’ll see in these articles, the contributions of our faculty to this global discussion are significant, exciting, and likely to inform policy decisions for many years to come.


S. Andrew Starbird, Ph.D.
Interim Dean and
Professor of Operations & Management Information Systems

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