By Christian Sarkar With his forthcoming book - Political Standards - Harvard Business School's Karthik Ramanna develops the notion of "thin political markets" to describe a key problem facing technical rule-making in corporate accounting and beyond. Show More Summary
During the M.B.A. gold rush of the past three decades, the school somehow lost money while Harvard made millions.
Cycling's got problems, and Derek Bouchard-Hall wants to solve them. The sport is still coming to terms with its dirty past and rampant doping. Riders are still testing positive for PEDs. And like a ghost, Lance Armstrong, sports' persona non grata, continues to be a dark presence. Show More Summary
Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. NPR had a nice profile of an evaluation of whether teaching girls in Zambia Harvard Business School’s negotiation tools can help them navigate the many challenges to staying in school. In clinical trials … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Most start-ups fail. Two recent articles, one by Forbes one by Fortune, cited a 90% failure rate of start-ups. And top Harvard Business School lecturer, Shikhar Ghosh, confirms that 75% of U.S. venture-backed firms don't even return investors' capital. In search of understanding best practices for start-ups, I recently spoke with [...]
One year after launching Preserve, Blake Lively has decided to shut it down. It will close on October 9th; Blake has put the site up for sale. RELATED: Blake Lively wants to go to Harvard Business School. She explained her decision. We have an incredible team of people who do beautiful work, but we launched […]
It's generally a faux pas to openly associate an ethnic or racial group with a particular job. But according to economists William Kerr of Harvard Business School and Martin Mandroff of the Swedish Competition Authority, there may actually...Show More Summary
New research shows that women and men view promotions as equally attainable, but women often see the negative aspects of more responsibility. According to a new study by researchers at Harvard Business School, there's no gender gap when it comes to thinking that a promotion is within reach. Show More Summary
Columnist Bruce Stachenfeld applies the powerful insights of Harvard Business School professor Michael E. Porter to the business of law.
In analyzing the unanticipated success of the Donald J. Trump For President campaign--at least in its early phases--I have found far more insight from a Harvard Business School professor than from any of the legion of established political commentators, consultants and journalists. Show More Summary
New research from the Harvard Business School shows that most of us go about staying calm the wrong way.
It didn’t take too long for CloudFlare cofounders Matthew Prince and Michelle Zatlyn to realize they were on to something big when they launched their startup as a class project at Harvard Business School. CloudFlare, a web performance...Show More Summary
Since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in May 2013, the former Manchester United manager has issued his autobiography and spent time as a fellow to the executive education programme at Harvard Business School. While he has been careful not to interfere in the running of team affairs by his unsuccessful successor David [...]
Wednesday night’s GOP debate featured lengthy exchanges on immigration, mostly around enforcement and cultural issues. But what’s the effect on business? Harvard Business School Professor Bill Kerr is an expert on the economics of immigration. He discusses some of his key research findings in this Q&A with Julia Hanna, which [...]
“Why do people buy products?” asked Theodore Levitt, the celebrated Harvard Business School professor, at the start of his 1969 book The Marketing Mode. He suggested an answer: Leo McGivena once said, “Last year one million quarter-inch...Show More Summary
A bill that would set a standard for paid leave at workplaces nationwide is seeing unprecedented support from some of the nation's leading business schools. More than 200 faculty members from business schools including Harvard, NYU's...Show More Summary
To unleash data innovation, companies need to teach business managers basic data science techniques. Even tools like excel are sufficient. Lutz Finger talks about his recent courses at Harvard Business School and Cornell.
A new study from Harvard Business School shows that economic inequality and stagnant middle-class incomes are big concerns for America's business elite. And while it shows that the rich believe they will get richer and the gap will continue to grow, the study also shows that even the super wealthy prefer there was more equality. Show More Summary
A new report from Harvard Business School shows that many of its alumni believe that limited economic mobility is affecting their businesses.
The new crop of America's business leaders aren't happy with the status quo of stagnant middle class wages. In a new report released by Harvard Business School this month, 71 percent of alumni say the slowing growth that's plagued the...Show More Summary