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The Latest: Our Faculty on the Coronavirus, Business, and the Economy

Consumer spending will be the key to economic recovery. Hotels can turn into temporary hospitals.

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Innovation

A New Product Release Often Sets Off a Customer Frenzy. But How Long Does It Last?

When consumers replace the old with the new, surprising trends emerge. A new mathematical model can better predict long-term sales.

Economics

The Unprecedented Stock-Market Reaction to COVID-19

A new analysis explains why this pandemic really is different.

Operations

The Coronavirus Has Upended Supply Chains. Here’s How Companies Can Prepare for the Next Disruption.

There are strategies that both large and small companies can implement to make their manufacturing more agile.

Finance & Accounting

Many Funds Have Committed to Socially Responsible Investing—But Few Are Following Through

As money flows into ESG funds, new evidence shows that most asset managers aren’t actually changing their investment behaviors.

Leadership

Podcast: Is Management Training Worth It?

And which managers stand to benefit most? Find out on this episode of The Insightful Leader.

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Organizations

Is Your Company’s Code of Conduct Encouraging … Misconduct?

Using words like “we” and “us” can signal to employees that they won’t be severely punished.

There’s a business case for getting more women in tech and finance.
Finance & Accounting

Yes, Investors Care About Gender Diversity

By recruiting more women, tech and finance companies stand to add millions to their stock value.

Finance & Accounting

Why Financial-Market Pioneer Richard Sandor Is Building “the Most Boring Benchmark in America”

A conversation with the creator of AMERIBOR about interest-rate benchmarks in a post-LIBOR world.

Entrepreneurship

Is Your Company Culture on Autopilot?

Three tips for guiding your business through rapid growth.

Innovation

Podcast: When AI Leaves the Lab

AI is now being used to serve customers. On this episode of The Insightful leader, we discuss trends and potential pitfalls that should be on companies’ radars.

Operations

Podcast: The (Surprisingly Muddy) Case for Transparency

Economists prize sharing information. On this episode of The Insightful Leader, we ask if that’s always the right move.

Organizations

Why Anger Gets in the Way of Employee Activism

Moral outrage can be a powerful recruiting tool for social causes. But a different tactic is needed to motivate insiders.

Careers

Take 5: The Upside of Failure

A look at the surprising benefits of striking out, and how to make the most of your mistakes.

Organizations

Are You Giving All of Your Employees an Equal Chance to Succeed?

Make sure your organization is truly inclusive by following these three steps.

Operations

As Supply Chains Move Faster, Businesses Have an Opportunity to Cut Shipping Costs

How companies can make the most out of information gleaned during the delivery window.

Strategy

How to Design Financial Incentives in Professions That Are Highly Territorial

A study of doctors shows that the best incentive schemes harness a desire to expand and protect professional turf.

Operations

As Supply Chains Move Faster, Businesses Have an Opportunity to Cut Shipping Costs

How companies can make the most out of information gleaned during the delivery window.

Strategy

How to Design Financial Incentives in Professions That Are Highly Territorial

A study of doctors shows that the best incentive schemes harness a desire to expand and protect professional turf.

employee showing B2B customer analytics
Marketing

How B2B Companies Can Up Their Customer Experience Game

Most companies focus on their own sales targets. They should be focusing on their clients’.

Organizations

Why Companies Shouldn’t Necessarily Fear Higher Employee Turnover

In private equity, team stability has long been prized. But new research shows that higher turnover leads to better performance.

Organizations

Do Manager Training Programs Boost Companies’ Productivity?

The answer has been surprisingly elusive. A new study tackles the question, and highlights the outsized value of HR training.

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Entrepreneurship

5 Tips for Pitching Your Startup to Investors

“Make your first 30 seconds count,” and other advice from a seasoned venture capitalist.

Organizations

The Psychology Behind Conflict—and When It Can Be Harnessed for Good

A conversation about the role conflict plays in organizations and communities.

Organizations

Your Work Friends and Enemies Are Affecting Your Performance

A look at social triangles among day traders shows that profits increased under certain combinations of friend and foe.

Healthcare

Do Doctors Who Supervise Residents Spend Less Time with Patients?

Data from two ERs suggest that patients at teaching hospitals aren’t losing out on face time with senior physicians.

Finance & Accounting

Predicting Exchange Rates Is Hard. Could Dusting Off an Old Technique Help?

Investors take note: the “real exchange rate” may be a more accurate long-term forecaster than economists thought.

Finance & Accounting

How a Cash Crunch in India Led to the Widespread Adoption of E-Pay Technology

The rapid spread of a fintech app offers lessons for companies and policymakers.

Operations

How a Change to Food Inspectors’ Schedules Can Make Our Food Safer

Yes, they try to be objective. But seemingly small quirks in their schedules can affect their judgement.

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Organizations

How One Colorado Tech Firm Is Helping to Shape the Cannabis Industry

The key has been serving growers and retailers—as well as regulators.

Marketing

Take 5: How to Be a Savvy Holiday Shopper

Kellogg researchers explain the psychology of consumer decision-making.

Organizations

Podcast: How You Should Divvy Up Work between People and Machines

On this episode of The Insightful Leader: strategies for building a happier, more productive workplace.

Data Analytics

How Companies Can Mine Online Reviews for Product-Development Gold

The right techniques can uncover valuable insights in user-generated content.

Economics

Two Ways the Economy Could Have Recovered Faster after the Great Recession

Doubling down on these monetary policies could help combat future financial crises.

Leadership

Why Your Next Brainstorm Should Begin with an Embarrassing Story

This counterintuitive exercise can spark creativity.

Leadership

Building Great Teams

Assembling and managing successful teams is a core leadership skill, whether you are convening a temporary task force, managing a full department, or running a school fundraiser.