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Equity Concerns Are Narrowly Framed

by Christine L. Exley and Judd B. Kessler<p>Overview — This paper based on a large online study finds that individuals tend to differentiate in their …

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How Does a Social Startup Decide to Commercialize? It May Depend on the Founder's Gender

How does the founder of a social venture decide to create a "hybrid" business rather than a traditional nonprofit organization? The decision has a …

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Language and Globalization: The Mandate to Speak English at Rakuten

Japan’s largest online retailer, Rakuten, is rapidly expanding into global markets. In order to ensure the success of the organization, but also to …

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Cashing Out For Happiness

Anyone who’s indulged in retail therapy can affirm that money can’t buy happiness—but according to new research from Harvard Business School, money …

Happiness

Giving Thanks with Pie

Up Close: How does a school of management manage itself? Here is the latest installment of a new series called Up Close, featuring the day-to-day …

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Language and Globalization: The Mandate to Speak English at Rakuten - News - Harvard Business School

Language and Globalization: The Mandate to Speak English at Rakuten

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Living lab course works to find practical solutions to carbon emissions

How could preserving forests in Alaska or reducing nitrogen fertilizer runoff on farms in the Midwest help an organization interested in mitigating …

Climate

Research: If You Position Products as a Set, People Are More Likely to Buy Them All

It’s no secret that people like to finish things; there’s something deeply and inexplicably satisfying about crossing the last item off a to-do list or acquiring the final piece of a collectible set. But just how far are people willing to go to achieve “completeness”? Recent research I conducted …

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Can We Trust Our Government To Save The Planet?

Earlier this month, Syria signed the Paris Climate Agreement, leaving the U.S. the only country that has rejected the U.N.’s global pact to fight …

Climate

Politics Isn't the Only Barrier to Real Tax Reform

Less money goes to special interests now than before the 1986 overhaul. That makes it harder to offset cuts.<p>In the annals of U.S. tax overhauls, 1986 is the modern guidepost. That was when a Republican White House joined forces with a divided Congress to modernize and simplify the U.S. tax code, …

Equality

New Research and Ideas: November 14, 2017

• October 2017<br>• Negotiation Journal<p>By: Bazerman, Max<p>Abstract—No abstract available.<p>November–December 2017<br>• Harvard Business Review<p>By: Bussgang, …

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America is seduced by 'leadership bling' and lacks true leaders

<b>(CNN) —</b> Only a little more than 10 months into Donald Trump's tenure, a significant majority of America's citizenry view their 45th president as a kind of anti-leader, encouraging the worst elements at home to commit bad actions, undermining his own diplomats, ham-fistedly comforting bereaved …

Women in Science

Want to Be Happier? Spend Some Money on Avoiding Household Chores

In an age of time scarcity, buying our way out of the negative moments in the day is an important key to happiness, according to research by Ashley …

Happiness

Carrum Health Wins Harvard Business School and Harvard Medical School Health Acceleration Challenge - News - Harvard Business School

BOSTON—Carrum Health, a San Francisco-based company offering a comprehensive bundled payment solution for employers, has been named the winner of the …

Health Care

Your Strategy Should Be a Hypothesis You Constantly Adjust

The widely accepted view that strategy and execution are separable activities sets companies up for failure in a fast-paced world.<p>One of us (Paul) is a strategy scholar and economist; the other (Amy) studies organizational behavior and operations management. We came together to consider why …

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Intermediation in the Supply of Agricultural Products in Developing Economies

by Kris Johnson Ferreira, Joel Goh, and Ehsan Valavi<p>Overview — This paper develops insights into the structural drivers of farmer and supply chain …

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A minority of gun owners have a veto over gun laws

IT WAS a familiar horror story. A gunman, armed with an assault rifle, barged into a church in a small town in Texas and massacred 26 people, …

Gun Control

Best Business Books 2017: Narratives

Bethany McLean reviews the best business books of the year that take the form of narratives, and they focus on issues of crime and punishment -- or …

Wu-Tang Clan

Why Global Success Depends On Separating Language & Culture

How can language be used to unite rather than divide a global workforce? Through her unfettered access to the inner workings of the globalization …

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Handgun Waiting Periods Prevent Hundreds of Homicides Each Year

Waiting-period laws reduce gun-related homicides by 17 percent and gun-related suicides by 6 percent, according to a study by Deepak Malhotra, …

Gun Control

As The Demand For Higher Education Rises, So Do College Admissions Standards

Amanda McGowanHarvard Business School historian Nancy Koehn says that, as the number of applicants to top colleges increases, the application process …

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What will Tencent get out of its 12% stake in Snap Inc.?

At a moment when skepticism abounds about Snap Inc.’s future, one of the world’s biggest internet companies was revealed to be banking on the company’s success.<p>Tencent, the Chinese company behind the wildly popular social media app WeChat and a global player in mobile gaming, has bought an …

Snap Inc.

How Qualcomm Became Vulnerable to a Takeover Bid

Steven Mollenkopf, the chief executive of the chip maker Qualcomm, views the company’s recent patent dispute with Apple and antitrust scrutiny from regulators worldwide as elaborate price negotiations.<p>His company, he says, invented fundamental technology that animates modern cellphones and deserves …

Mobile Technology

New Research and Ideas: November 7, 2017

• Fall 2017<br>• Business History Review<p>By: Austin, Gareth, Carlos Davila, and Geoffrey Jones<p>Abstract—This article suggests that the business history of …

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Business and Sustainability: New Business History Perspectives

by Ann-Kristin Bergquist<p>Overview — This paper provides a long-term business history perspective on sustainability, arguing that it is now matter of …

Sustainability

Who is Responsible for the Future of Cities?

As technological innovations continue to transform urban growth, many believe the private sector should lead the future of cities—and that government …

Innovation

Finding the Good in the Republican Tax Plan

Some parts are well designed. Others are quite misguided.<p>Fiercely partisan reactions are overshadowing the accomplishments of the Republican tax proposal – as well as its misguided aspects. In reality, the plan is a mixed bag that has some good, bad and ugly parts. Here’s an early take on which …

Equality

Best Business Books 2017: Innovation

This year's best business books on innovation offer insights into the way big data and new technologies are upending how we consider consumer needs …

Innovation

Who is Responsible for the Future of Cities?

As technological innovations continue to transform urban growth, many believe the private sector should lead the future of cities--and that …

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Employers Can't Find Workers, So They're Making It Harder to Get a Job

Companies claim to need new workers more than ever. So why are they getting so picky?<p>In a recently published study, Harvard Business School professor …

Investing