2017-01-17T09:52:56-05:00Should sales people be rewarded daily? ... How do firms survive long term in emerging markets? ... Entrepreneurs try to improving the mattress-buying experience.
2017-01-17T13:46:29-05:00Professor F. Warren McFarlan made his first visit to China in 1979 and has been returning ever since. He discusses the country's market-based reforms and its challenges to further growth.
2017-01-11T09:43:03-05:00Research by Ai Hisano looks at how industry players and regulators collectively decided what butter, oranges, and other foods should look like—and how they redefined the meaning of “natural.”
2017-01-11T09:07:35-05:00Two themes emerging from studies of populist discourse have been “betrayal” and disdain for scientific or technical competence as traditionally embraced by elites. Rafael Di Tella and Julio J. Rotemberg connect betrayal and competence to examine why voters sometimes choose the less competent candidate.
2017-01-12T13:11:50-05:00Is a work break better when it’s unexpected? ... Learning from Henry Kissinger the negotiator ... The intellectual history of disruptive innovation theory
2017-01-10T10:45:50-05:00What drives real interest rates? The question is important because of unusually low interest rates across the developed world. This paper by Carolin Pflueger, Emil Siriwardane, and Adi Sunderam provides new empirical evidence for one broad driver of real interest rates: investors’ time-varying demand for precautionary savings.
2017-01-12T16:31:08-05:00This paper by William Kerr and colleagues reviews recent research regarding high-skilled migration.
2017-01-11T11:06:43-05:00One third of the U.S. population is obese, even as 50 million Americans often struggle to find enough to eat. And all that in a country where 40 percent of the food made and purchased each year is thrown away, and in which food needs are expected to more than double over the next few decades. Professor Jose Alvarez discusses how the former president of Trader Joe’s is boiling these difficult problems down into one elegant solution in a pilot store in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and blazing a trail toward sustainability in the process.
2017-01-04T09:33:19-05:00This working paper by Geoffrey Jones and R. Daniel Wadhwani contributes to the re-emerging dialogue between business history and strategy by examining how historical reasoning can contribute to dynamic capabilities framework currently employed by strategy scholars.
2017-01-04T09:32:17-05:00Are there ways of creating effective bureaucrats and administrators in business and government? Should we call a truce in the war on bureaucracy? asks James Heskett.