Research explores the downsides of self-interest on businesses, government, and the economy as a whole.
Quite a lot, it turns out. Good bosses can have a multiplier effect that ups everyone’s game, according to new research by Christopher Stanton. Open for comment; 0 Comments.
A hospital’s proximity to a university supplying both business and clinical education is associated with higher management practice scores and better clinical outcomes.
Filter Results : Arrow Down Arrow Up Popular Browse All Articles About Us Newsletter Sign-Up RSS Popular Browse All Articles About Us Newsletter Sign-Up RSS Business or Company Management → New research on business or company management from Harvard Business School faculty on issues including the relationship between corporate purpose and financial performance, the downsides of self-interest on businesses, government, and the economy, and advice for new CEOs. Page 1 of 15 Results 31 Aug 2020 What Do You Think? Why Don’t More Organizations Understand the Power of Diversity and Inclusion? by James Heskett SUMMING UP: Diversity in business leadership is certainly an enviable social goal, but does it improve company performance? James Heskett’s readers look for the research evidence. Open for comment; 0 Comments.
This study provides insights for designing effective management control systems. Managers must select their individual management control practices with care, craft mission statements to convey clear messages that drive organizational alignment with the firm’s overall goals, and consider the effects of interaction between components of their system of controls.
Mexican convenience store chain Oxxo dominated its market—until its chief rival doubled in size almost overnight. Professor Tatiana Sandino discusses her recent case study CEO Eduardo Padilla’s response. Open for comment; 0 Comments.
For the first time in 100 years, new technologies such as artificial intelligence are causing firms to rethink their competitive strategy and organizational structure, say Marco Iansiti and Karim R. Lakhani, authors of the new book Competing in the Age of AI. Open for comment; 0 Comments.
Leadership comes in many shapes and sizes, and often from entirely unexpected quarters. In this excerpt from the HBS Bulletin, five HBS professors weigh in with their views on leadership in action. Closed for comment; 0 Comments.
Like the Amazon River itself, Jeff Bezos’s company cuts a powerful, meandering channel through the business landscape, changing every industry it touches. Open for comment; 0 Comments.
This paper combines a new survey methodology with a machine learning algorithm to measure the behavior of CEOs in large samples. Results show that larger and more complex firms require CEOs with a more coordinative—and less micromanaging—behavior. Inefficiencies in the way CEOs match with firms have important consequences for firm productivity. business articles about management
SUMMING UP. In the wake of the loss of two great CEOs, James Heskett asks which schools are ready to turn out the next generation of transformative leaders? Open for comment; 0 Comments.
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HBS professor Nitin Nohria along with William Joyce and Bruce Roberson studied 160 companies to look for common management practices that succeed. A hint: Business basics matter. Closed for comment; 0 Comments.
An organization’s purpose is not a formal announcement, but depends on the employees believing in and acting to promote that purpose. This study provides evidence about whether employee beliefs in a strong corporate purpose are associated with superior or inferior financial performance. It shows that organizations where middle managers and salaried professionals feel a strong sense of purpose and have clarity about their job responsibilities and tasks experience superior future financial performance. There was no association for senior executives, sales, or hourly workers.
In the newly released book On Competition, Professor Michael E. Porter updates his classic articles on the competitive forces that shape strategy. We excerpt a portion on advice for new CEOs, written with HBS faculty Jay W. Lorsch and Nitin Nohria. Key concepts include: Most new chief executives are taken aback by unfamiliar new roles, time and information limitations, and altered professional relationships. The CEO must learn to manage organizational context rather than focus on daily operations. The CEO must not get totally absorbed in the role. Closed for comment; 0 Comments.
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The world is beating a path to Chef Ferran Adrià’s door at elBulli, but why? In professor Michael Norton’s course, business world today articles