As Insight recently reported, research by Efraim Benmelech and Carola Frydman finds that in the right context, a military background can serve a CEO and a company well. But what about the flipside of that coin? How can business leadership skills help the military create better officers? U.S. Army... More →
Doing Business in the Middle East
Americans and Middle Easterners approach negotiations differently
The Risks and Rewards of Experience Abroad
Do past international investments help or hurt a company’s chances of succeeding in a new market?
Who Does Better Business in China?
Foreign investors can do just fine
Are Bean Counters More Selfish?
Emphasizing a “calculative mindset” encourages people to act more selfishly and less ethically when making decisions.
Calling a Strike a Strike
In Major League Baseball, a pitcher’s star status leads to favorable calls
Leaders Do Matter—But When Does Their Gender Matter, Too?
Countries with high levels of ethnic diversity often suffer from slow economic growth—unless there is a woman in charge
How to Win at Risk
A Q&A with Russell Walker about risk management
Happy Voters or Happy Outcomes?
In corporations, academia, and the papal conclave, transparent voting and voter privacy interact in surprisingly complex ways
The Sluggish Multitasker
Cognitive demands aside, multitasking can be inefficient and demoralizing
Finding the Right Justifiers
In B2B sales, suppliers and purchasers can work together to streamline nonstrategic purchasing for the good of both parties
When Seeing Leads to Buying
Recent research indicates that seeing a new vehicle on the road can help sway some drivers to buy.
Bright Lights, Big Feelings
Emotional responses intensify when you turn up the lights