In a "Marketplace" article about the possibility of bringing back the Los Angeles Lakers' retired coach Phil Jackson, economics professor Alan Dye comments on the reasons that other companies have reinstated former leaders. An excerpt:

"When do companies look back to go forward," says Alan Dye, professor of economics at Barnard College, "when the company has taken a wrong turn and the board decides they need a leader to return the company to its original vision and core strength."

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Prof. Dye's current research focuses on the political economy of the institutions of trade protection and imperialism, with a current project on the relationship between prerevolutionary Cuba and the United States.