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Cost-cutting Leads to Turbulence in the Airline Industry

Is it possible to retain brand value after cutting costs and services dramatically just to stay alive? The airline industry has struggled with this …

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End of an Era?

Greater BostonAre we nearing the end of the big box store era? On Wednesday, Sears – a retail giant for more than 100-years– said it had “substantial …

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Stemming the Tide of the World's Water Shortage - News - Harvard Business School

Though more than 70 percent of the earth’s surface is covered by water, access to clean water is quickly becoming one of the world’s most pressing …

What's the Ideal Frequency for a Sales Quota?

Sales reps feed on two forms of compensation: salary, and a bonus tied to achieving a periodic quota. Would a more frequent quota incentivize better …

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Competing with the Chinese Factory of 2017

Deep manufacturing expertise and extensive supply chains give China a lead that will be tough to overcome.<p>During his presidential campaign and since …

Manufacturing

Why Is The Alt-Right Obsessed With Jane Austen

Jason TureskyHarvard Business School historian joined Boston Public Radio to talk about the legacy of Jane Austen

Jane Austen

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School News | Harvard Business School | 21 Mar 2017<p>Coding at HBS<p>Students join CODE Club to learn coding basics to take into every aspect of business …

First Look at New Research, March 21 - HBS Working Knowledge - Harvard Business School

• in press<br>• Academy of Management Journal<p>By: Delfer-Rozin, R., B. Baker, and F. Gino<p>Abstract—In this paper, we explore referral-based hiring practices …

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Would it really ‘never hurt’ for Trump to apologize?

At least two members of President Trump's own party have now suggested the president has some apologizing to do. Speaking with reporters on Friday, Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), referring to Trump's claim that President Barack Obama tapped Trump's phone during the presidential election, said, “Frankly, …

Psychology

Why Trump’s Experiments With Fascism Will Fail

In his first 50 days in office, President Trump has made innumerable unsubstantiated assertions and false statements, claiming untruthfully that …

Democracy

Why Companies Are Placing Users at the Core of Their Innovation Strategies

Many in business long believed that product innovation sprung from inside their own companies—that is, until economist Eric Arthur von Hippel came …

Innovation

Bubbles for Fama

by Robin Greenwood, Andrei Shleifer, and Yang You<p>Overview — Nobel laureate Eugene F. Fama has famously claimed that there is no such thing as a …

An era ends for Starbucks and Howard Schultz

Howard Schultz, as visible a symbol of the coffee giant as the green-and-white mermaid, is stepping away from the CEO post after shaping Starbucks …

Howard Schultz

Corporate social media ripe for political hacking

McDonald’s blamed an “external source” for hacking into its corporate Twitter account to issue a tweet taunting President Trump yesterday — the …

Social Marketing

Three Harvard Experts Explain How Economics Can Shape Precision Medicines - News - Harvard Business School

BOSTON—Many public and private efforts focus on research in precision medicine, the process by which genomic information and other characteristics of …

Health Care

What's Your Favorite Case to Teach?

Five Harvard Business School faculty members discuss some of the most compelling cases they bring to the classroom.<p>Harvard Business School MBA …

More Than 900 Examples of How Climate Change Affects Business

MBA students participating in Harvard Business School’s Climate Change Challenge offer ideas on how companies can negate impacts from a changing …

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Trust Me, I'm Your Smartphone

Place the winky face emoticon where you think it best fits: Social media makes you feel lonely. Social media makes you feel less alone. Smartphone …

Psychology

Cracking a Joke At Work Can Have a Surprising Payoff

Source: GNOME icon artists via Wikimedia Commons<p>I like humor. I try to be funny, and sometimes succeed. Thankfully, my podcast has a great producer, …

Psychology

First Look at New Research, March 14 - HBS Working Knowledge - Harvard Business School

• March–April 2017<br>• Harvard Business Review<p>By: Butler, Timothy<p>Abstract—Aspiring to be innovative and agile, companies of all shapes and sizes want to …

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Amazon Brick & Mortar

WGBH NewsAmazon is ushering in yet another change to the book-buying experience with the opening of brick and mortar stores across the country. …

Amazon

Why and How Investors Use ESG Information: Evidence from a Global Survey

by Amir Amel-Zadeh and George Serafeim<p>Overview — Survey data from more than 400 senior investment professionals provides insights into why and how …

Governance

Hiding Products From Customers May Ultimately Boost Sales

Is it smart for retailers to display their wares a few at a time, or is it better to show customers all your wares at once? The answer depends …

eCommerce

Falling Stars: Negative Yelp Reviews Target Trump Restaurants, Hotels

After purportedly stopping in at Mar-a-Lago, President Trump's Palm Beach resort, not long ago, a visitor went straight to Google's online review site to complain about the restaurant ambience.<p>"Very loud and distracting dinner atmosphere," the visitor noted. "I just wanted a quiet peaceful meal, …

Restaurants
Walmart

You're Not Busy, You're Just Rude

I recently asked a friend I haven’t seen in months if she wanted to get together and catch up. I envisioned us gabbing over cocktails at the new Vietnamese restaurant in our neighborhood. Or maybe I could fix her dinner.<p>Her reply: “Sure. Why don’t you stop by for 45 minutes to an hour on Monday …

Productivity

India’s capital market a ‘great story’, says Harvard professor Suraj Srinivasan

Noting that India’s capital market has grown rapidly, the Harvard Business School professor said there is also a robust market infrastructure and …

Why It’s Time to Break Up America’s Most Powerful Duopoly

Americans seem to agree on only one thing when it comes to politics: The system isn’t working very well. Even as we spend more time and money on …

S&P 500

As head of Fidelity, Abigail Johnson faces new challenges

Based on family history, and her own work ethic, Abigail Johnson’s tenure as head of Fidelity Investments is probably going to be a long one.<p>Johnson, …

What drove Radio Shack into bankruptcy?

After two years of unsuccessful turnaround efforts, RadioShack filed for its second bankruptcy on Wednesday, citing poor mobile sales.<p>March 10, 2017 …

Business Planning