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Ranga Ramanujam

Why some rules are meant to be broken

May. 9, 2019—When businesses fail to comply with the rules, sometimes the rules themselves are partly to blame.

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Executive Education: The best leaders never stop learning

Feb. 1, 2019—Continue to develop yourself and your leadership abilities with our three-day program Dealing with Ambiguity: Managing with Strategic Intent taught by Vanderbilt Professor Ranga Ramanujam.

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Nine new endowed chair recipients honored

Mar. 5, 2018—Nine Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored during a celebration at the Student Life Center Feb. 28.

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When disaster doesn’t strike: New book explores the study of highly reliable organizations

Mar. 1, 2018—Organizational reliability expert Rangaraj Ramanujam co-edited a new book consolidating 30 years of top research into what makes high-stakes organizations work.

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VU and VUMC partner to redesign Mental Health Services

Oct. 26, 2017—After two years of study and numerous listening sessions with students, postdoctoral fellows and providers, Vanderbilt has made the decision to transition to a new integrated model of care for campus resources that address mental health and well-being services for all students and fellows.

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TIPSHEET: GM has ‘tall order’ to increase safety while keeping costs down

Jun. 6, 2014—Ranga Ramanujam of Owen Graduate School of Management says General Motors faces “a tall order" moving forward in the wake of an internal report that found a “pattern of incompetence and neglect.”

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Vanderbilt Business: A matter of life and death

Sep. 11, 2013—Ensuring patient safety in today's medical environment requires a fundamental shift in today’s health care organizations, says Ranga Ramanujam.

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Search committee for next Owen School dean announced

Jan. 9, 2013—Vanderbilt Law School Dean Chris Guthrie will lead the search committee to find the next dean of the Owen Graduate School of Management.

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Medical mistakes interfere with hospitals’ ‘do no harm’ aim

Mar. 18, 2011—A clear safety culture and “conceptual toolkit” are needed to reduce medical mistakes, research from Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management finds.

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VUCast: When to go for it…

Feb. 4, 2011—Should you go for it on a fourth down? How NFL risks relate to business. Plus, jumping on the James Franklin bandwagon, and see how Vanderbilt remembers the iconic 1960s.

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What fourth-down decisions in pro football tell us about deadlines and risky decision making

Feb. 2, 2011—Try asking any Monday morning quarterback about blown fourth-down play calls in the NFL and you are guaranteed passionate opinions. In most fourth-down plays, an NFL team will punt or try for a field goal. But, occasionally, teams decide to do something that is viewed as risky – attempt a fourth-down conversion or “go for...

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Video: What should BP’s new CEO do now?

Oct. 18, 2010—BP’s long summer battling one of the world’s most disastrous oil spills may be over. But as Robert Dudley assumes the role of BP’s next chief executive on Oct. 1, he faces years of rebuilding – both along the Gulf Coast and within the company. The Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management hosted a panel...

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