2017-04-26T10:27:56-04:00Evidence from analysis of comment-letter reviews suggests a nuanced relation between politically connected firms and oversight by the Securities and Exchange Commission. SEC capture, if it exists, may be less blatant or pronounced than previously thought. The research is by Jonas Heese, Mozaffar Khan, and Karthik Ramanna.
2017-04-26T11:44:20-04:00This study by Maria Ibanez and Michael W. Toffel finds that inspectors are less stringent later in their workday and after visiting workplaces with fewer problems. Managers and regulators can improve inspection accuracy by mitigating these biases and their consequences.
2017-04-25T13:15:56-04:00Who is cutting the television cord? ... Does a higher minimum wage force restaurants out of business? ... The effects of political connections on regulatory behavior.
2017-04-25T11:11:54-04:00Courageous leaders inspire employees, energize customers, and position their companies on the front lines of societal change. Bill George explains why there aren't more of them.
2017-04-19T09:27:19-04:00A traditional offline business learns from big data ... Interest rate conundrums ... De Beers looks beyond diamonds in the rough.
2017-04-18T09:24:06-04:00A Turkish-based company pioneers a kinder, gentler method of collecting debt that Professor Dennis Campbell sees as an international model.
2017-04-17T14:21:59-04:00Platform providers Rover.com, OpenBay, and Agora discussed “chicken-and-egg” and other challenges they face at a recent Digital Initiative event at Harvard Business School.
2017-04-13T09:10:01-04:00Deviating from an organization’s prescribed task schedule tends to erode productivity, even among the most experienced workers, according to new research from María R. Ibáñez, Jonathan R. Clark, Robert S. Huckman, and Bradley R. Staats.
2017-04-11T12:26:12-04:00The rise and fall of Rajat Gupta ... The business case for biomarkers ... Who should lead the world’s largest airline?