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Nov 24, 2020

Accounting for Product Impact in the Consumer Finance Industry


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Nov 24, 2020

Evaluating Innovative Health Care Solutions for Obesity


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Nov 23, 2020

COVID Was Supposed to Increase Bankruptcies. Instead, They've Gone Down.


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Nov 17, 2020

How Retailers Can Thrive in a Shopping Season Like No Other


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Nov 17, 2020

Private Equity and COVID-19


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Nov 17, 2020

Venture Capitalists and COVID-19


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Nov 17, 2020

Why a Blended Workforce May Be Key to Lasting Competitive Advantage


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Nov 16, 2020

Transitions of Power Are Difficult. What Joe Biden and Other Incoming Leaders Need to Know.


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Nov 16, 2020

How Hackathons Help Decide Platform Winners and Losers


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Nov 13, 2020

Long-Run Returns to Impact Investing in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies


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Nov 13, 2020

The European Commission's Sustainable Corporate Governance Report: A Critique


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Nov 12, 2020

Hack to Basics: How Hackathons Help Decide Platform Winners and Losers


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Nov 10, 2020

The Challenges of Commercializing Fertility


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Nov 10, 2020

Research News and Tips: Innovating Across Time Zones


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Nov 03, 2020

An Executive Order Worth $100 Billion: The Impact of an Immigration Ban's Announcement on Fortune 500 Firms' Valuation


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Nov 03, 2020

The Stock Market Value of Human Capital Creation


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Nov 03, 2020

Accounting for Organizational Employment Impact


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Nov 02, 2020

Is Antitrust Just a Quaint Notion in the Digital Age?


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Nov 01, 2020

Good Leadership Is an Act of Kindness


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Oct 29, 2020

The COVID Gender Gap: Why Fewer Women are Dying


HBS Working Knowledge
Oct 27, 2020

Growing a Manufacturing Company with a Social Mission


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Oct 27, 2020

Does Venture Capital Attract Human Capital? Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment


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Oct 27, 2020

Can Being the ‘Token' Give Women and Minorities a Competitive Edge?


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Oct 25, 2020

The Dark Side of Fintech Borrowing


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Oct 22, 2020

Estimating Causal Effects in the Presence of Partial Interference Using Multivariate Bayesian Structural Time Series Models


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Oct 20, 2020

Steps to Help You Get Out of Your Own Way


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Oct 20, 2020

Flight to Safety: How Economic Downturns Affect Talent Flows to Startups


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Oct 20, 2020

Bankruptcy and the COVID-19 Crisis


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Oct 19, 2020

IT Job Wages Are No Longer 'Exceptional'


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Oct 19, 2020

Can Entrepreneurs Make Mobile Voting Easy and Secure?


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Oct 14, 2020

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Oct 13, 2020

Fencing Off Silicon Valley: Cross-Border Venture Capital and Technology Spillovers
This study of foreign corporate investment transactions from 32 countries between 1976 and 2015 finds these investments pose a trade-off: While they support young firms in pursuing innovations they could not otherwise afford, they also generate knowledge for the foreign investors.

HBS Working Knowledge
Oct 09, 2020

Where the Cloud Rests: The Economic Geography of Data Centers
This study quantifies how data center managers make a trade-off between the setup and operational costs of running a facility and capturing local demand.

HBS Working Knowledge
Oct 08, 2020

Keep Your Weary Workers Engaged and Motivated
Humans are motivated by four drives: acquire, bond, comprehend, defend. Boris Groysberg and Robin Abrahams discuss how managers can use all four to keep employees engaged.

HBS Working Knowledge
Oct 06, 2020

Optimal Illiquidity
This paper evaluates the optimality of retirement savings systems, finding that the best mix is a three-account system with a perfectly liquid savings account, a partially illiquid savings account (with an early-withdrawal penalty of approximately 10%), and a completely illiquid savings account.

HBS Working Knowledge
Oct 06, 2020

Design and Analysis of Switchback Experiments
This paper by Iavor I. Bojinov and colleagues presents a framework for managers to design and run switchback experiments.

HBS Working Knowledge
Oct 06, 2020

18 Tips Managers Can Use to Lead Through COVID's Rising Waters
Here are recent ideas for managing through the pandemic on the topics of people management, strategy, marketing, and organizational design.

HBS Working Knowledge
Oct 06, 2020

18 Tips Managers Can Use to Lead Through COVID's Rising Waters.
Here are recent ideas for managing through the pandemic on the topics of people management, strategy, marketing, and organizational design.

HBS Working Knowledge
Oct 05, 2020

Want to Be Happier? Make More Free Time
Enjoying life requires time, but too often we willingly give it away in pursuit of money and career. Ashley Whillans shows how to restore the proper balance.

HBS Working Knowledge
Oct 01, 2020

Are CEOs the Wrong Leaders for Stakeholder Capitalism?
A year after 181 CEOs pledged their companies to better serve social goals, critics find they have failed to do so during the pandemic. Is stakeholder capitalism in the wrong hands? asks .

HBS Working Knowledge
Sep 29, 2020

Centrino and the Restructuring of Wi-Fi Supply
This study examines Intel's launch of Centrino and interprets it as a platform leader's attempt to restructure a supply chain.

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Sep 29, 2020

Employee Performance vs. Company Values: A Manager's Dilemma


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Sep 28, 2020

How Leaders Can Navigate Politicized Conversations and Inspire Collaboration
Francesca Gino discusses the psychology of conversation in politicized workplaces and how managers can improve their conversation styles to create higher quality collaboration.

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Sep 28, 2020

What Can Economics Say About Alzheimer's Disease?
This essay discuss the role of market frictions and "missing medicines" in drug innovation and highlights how frameworks and toolkits of economists can help our understanding of the determinants and effects of Alzheimer's Disease on health.

HBS Working Knowledge
Sep 24, 2020

Financial Meltdowns Are More Predictable Than We Thought
and discuss new research that shows economic crises create predicatable patterns.

HBS Working Knowledge
Sep 22, 2020

Older People Are Less Pessimistic about the Health Risks of COVID-19
The pandemic presents a unique opportunity to investigate formation of beliefs about an unprecedented, widespread, and life-threatening event. One finding: COVID-19 makes the prospect of disease and death particularly salient for the young.

HBS Working Knowledge
Sep 22, 2020

Recessions Push Some Entrepreneurs to Launch Too Soon
Research by looks at how past economic downturns forced job-insecure, high-tech entrepreneurs to rush their ventures to market. Will COVID-19 do the same?

HBS Working Knowledge
Sep 21, 2020

Are You Sabotaging Your Own Company?
A World War II spy manual offers intriguing insights into how modern management techniques may be sabotaging your organization, says .

HBS Working Knowledge
Sep 21, 2020

The Targeting and Impact of Paycheck Protection Program Loans to Small Businesses
Survey data on business owners collected by the Alignable network shows that lending to bank customers in better financial positions may have been prioritized, possibly crowding out less connected firms that would have benefitted more from the loans.

HBS Working Knowledge
Sep 20, 2020

Updating the Balanced Scorecard for Triple Bottom Line Strategies
Society increasingly expects businesses to help solve problems of environmental degradation, inequality, and poverty. This paper explains how the Balanced Scorecard and Strategy Map should be modified to reflect businesses' expanded role for society.

HBS Working Knowledge
Sep 17, 2020

Many Small-Business Employees May Be Close to Losing Health Insurance
Without financial relief from Congress, many American small-business owners may be forced to cut health insurance for employees, says .

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Sep 15, 2020

Is Happiness at Work Really Attainable?


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Sep 15, 2020

State and Local Government Employment in the COVID-19 Crisis
The COVID-19 crisis has had large impacts on local economies and government budgets. Balanced budget requirements, not mis-management, have generated a fiscal crisis and forced state and local governments to reduce service provision precisely when it is in greatest demand.

HBS Working Knowledge
Sep 15, 2020

Time and the Value of Data
This paper studies the impact of time-dependency and data perishability on a dataset's effectiveness in creating value for a business, and shows the value of data in the search engine and advertisement businesses perishes quickly.

HBS Working Knowledge
Sep 14, 2020

You're Right! You Are Working Longer and Attending More Meetings
A study of 3 million people confirms what many work-from-home employees already feel, according to research by and colleagues.

HBS Working Knowledge
Sep 14, 2020

Digital Labor Market Inequality and the Decline of IT Exceptionalism
The experience in five cities accounts for almost all the wage inequality in IT wages in the US between 2000 and 2018. Overall that brought IT wages closer to STEM wages.

HBS Working Knowledge
Sep 10, 2020

The COVID Two-Step for Leaders: Protect and Pivot
Leaders today face two great questions: how to survive, and how to capitalize on new opportunities. Insights from and .

HBS Working Knowledge
Sep 08, 2020

Capitalism Works Better When I Can See What You're Doing
Lower Prices. More innovation. Better government. Transparency fuels the basic principles of competitive business and open government. Well, most of the time.

HBS Working Knowledge
Sep 07, 2020

Entrepreneurs (Co-) Working in Close Proximity: Impacts on Technology Adoption and Startup Performance Outcomes
In one of the largest entrepreneurial co-working spaces in the US, startups are influenced by peer startups within a distance of 20 meters. The associated advantages for learning and innovation could be lost using at-a-distance work arrangements.

HBS Working Knowledge
Sep 07, 2020

How to Help Small Businesses Survive COVID's Next Phase
For small businesses that have survived the coronavirus so far, what's next? outlines steps that business owners and government should take immediately.

HBS Working Knowledge
Sep 03, 2020

Why American Health Care Needs Its Own SEC
The United States needs a health care equivalent of the Securities and Exchange Commission to increase transparency and competition, argues .

HBS Working Knowledge
Sep 01, 2020

Transaction Cost Economics in the Digital Economy: A Research Agenda
The increasing dominance of the digital economy has brought new questions about the interplay of organizations and the market-based ecosystem. Transaction Cost Economics theory is a useful lens to understand firm organization and possibly guide policy and regulation.

HBS Working Knowledge
Sep 01, 2020

How to Launch a New Biosciences Product: Start Small or Dive in?


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Aug 31, 2020

State and Local Governments Peer Into the Pandemic Abyss
State and local governments that rely heavily on sales tax revenue face increasing financial burden absent federal aid, says

HBS Working Knowledge
Aug 31, 2020

The Pass-Through of Uncertainty Shocks to Households
A firm's stock price volatility during times of uncertainty can significantly reduce workers' consumption and savings decisions. This paper sheds light on the economic effects of uncertainty, and in particular, how firms provide insurance to their workers during periods of turmoil.

HBS Working Knowledge
Aug 31, 2020

Why Don't More Organizations Understand the Power of Diversity and Inclusion?
Why do organizations continue to ignore the benefits of building racial diversity into their leadership ranks? asks .

HBS Working Knowledge
Aug 30, 2020

Consumers Punish Firms that Cut Employee Pay in Response to COVID-19
In the wake of COVID-19, firms announced both employee furloughs and (typically small) CEO wage cuts. This research shows that firms' treatment of employees matters far more to consumers than executive pay cuts.

HBS Working Knowledge
Aug 24, 2020

Performance Hacking: The Contagious Business Practice that Corrodes Corporate Culture, Undermines Core Values, and Damages Great Companies
Performance hacking (or p-hacking for short) means overzealous advocacy of positive interpretations to the point of detachment from actuals. In business as in research there are strong incentives to p-hack. If p-hacking behaviours are not checked, a crash becomes inevitable.

HBS Working Knowledge
Aug 24, 2020

How Much Will Remote Work Continue After the Pandemic?
A new survey suggests that at least 16 percent of employees will remain at-home workers long after COVID-19 recedes, report researchers , , and .

HBS Working Knowledge
Aug 24, 2020

When Do Experts Listen to Other Experts? The Role of Negative Information in Expert Evaluations for Novel Projects
Evidence from two field experiments concerning early-stage scientific proposals suggests that evaluators tend to systematically focus on the weaknesses of proposed work rather than its strengths.

HBS Working Knowledge
Aug 20, 2020

From the Plow to the Pill: How Technology Shapes Our Lives
Many technologies have upended long-held beliefs about love, sex, marriage, and reproduction, says in a new book, "Work Mate Marry Love: How Machines Shape Our Human Destiny."

HBS Working Knowledge
Aug 20, 2020

Can Shared Service Delivery Increase Customer Engagement? A Study of Shared Medical Appointments
Shared service delivery means that customers are served in groups rather than individually. Results from a large-scale study of glaucoma follow-up appointments at a major eye hospital indicate that shared service delivery can significantly improve patients' verbal and non-verbal engagement.

HBS Working Knowledge
Aug 20, 2020

Best Ideas
Investors can gain substantially if investment managers choose less-diversified portfolios that tilt more towards their best ideas.

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Aug 18, 2020

Is a Pandemic the Best Time To Try Out a New Idea?


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Aug 17, 2020

Of Learning and Forgetting: Centrism, Populism, and the Legitimacy Crisis of Globalization
Cycles of liberation and regulation of global finance follow a pattern of learning and forgetting. This essay argues that liberalization and globalization created the instability and inequality that have begun to undermine the system from within.

HBS Working Knowledge
Aug 17, 2020

Gender Differences in COVID-19 Related Attitudes and Behavior: Evidence from a Panel Survey in Eight OECD Countries
Survey evidence from eight countries indicates strong gender differences in people's belief that COVID-19 represents a serious health risk and in their agreement and compliance with restraining policy measures.

HBS Working Knowledge
Aug 17, 2020

What the Stockdale Paradox Tells Us About Crisis Leadership
The Stockdale Paradox and survival psychology contain wisdom for how leaders can manage the coronavirus crisis, according to and .

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Aug 13, 2020

6 Ways to Support COVID-Weary Employees
and colleagues offer managers solutions to ease the stress many employees are experiencing.

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Aug 12, 2020

Why Investors Often Lose When They Sue Their Financial Adviser
Forty percent of American investors rely on financial advisers, but the COVID-19 market rollercoaster may have highlighted a weakness when disputes arise. The system favors the financial industry, says .

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Aug 10, 2020

Collaborating During Coronavirus: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Nature of Work
This study of 16 cities is the first large-scale analysis of how digital communication patterns have changed in the early stages of the pandemic.

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Aug 10, 2020

COVID's Surprising Toll on Careers of Women Scientists
Women scientists and those with young children are paying a steep career price in the pandemic, according to new research by , , and colleagues.

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Aug 06, 2020

Who Will Give You the Best Advice?
Even the most powerful leaders need professional guidance occasionally. But with so many types of mentors to choose from, how do they find the right person? offers her own advice on advisers.

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Aug 06, 2020

Who Will Give You the Best Professional Guidance?
Even the most powerful leaders need support and guidance occasionally. offers advice own how and where to find the right type of mentor.

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Aug 04, 2020

Glossier Built a Cult-Brand and a Digital Community, but What's Next?


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Aug 02, 2020

Is the 'Experimentation Organization' Becoming the Competitive Gold Standard?
Do companies that embrace digital experimentation hold a difficult-to-break competitive advantage? asks .

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Aug 02, 2020

Discrimination, Disenfranchisement and African American WWII Military Enlistment
The United States entered World War II during one of the worst periods of racial discrimination in post-Civil War history. This paper examines the social costs of this discrimination, with clear implications for policymakers.

HBS Working Knowledge
Jul 29, 2020

What Jobs Are Being Done at Home During the COVID-19 Crisis? Evidence from Firm-Level Surveys
At least 16 percent of American workers will switch from office-based settings to working at home at least two days per week after COVID-19 subsides. This has significant implications for companies, employees, and policymakers alike.

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Jul 29, 2020

Two Case Studies on the Financing of Forest Conservation
Case studies about The Conservation Fund and Sonen Capital highlight three broad lessons about fresh approaches to the ownership and management of forestland.

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Jul 28, 2020

Racism and Digital Design: How Online Platforms Can Thwart Discrimination
Poor design decisions contribute to racial discrimination on many online platforms. and colleagues offer tips for reducing the risk, used by Airbnb and other companies.

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Jul 27, 2020

Reflection: The Pause That Brings Peace and Productivity
studied classic works and interviewed 100 managers in 15 countries to learn how busy men and women find time for reflection.

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Jul 27, 2020

The Evolution of CEO Compensation in Venture Capital-Backed Startups
Resolving uncertainty related to market demand—so called "product-market" fit—marks a key inflection point in the compensation contract for CEOs of venture-capital backed firms.

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Jul 27, 2020

Gender Inequality in Research Productivity During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Analysis of data from the largest open-access repositories for social science in the world finds that female researchers' productivity significantly dropped relative to that of male researchers as a result of the lockdown in the United States.

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Jul 27, 2020

The Pause That Brings Peace and Productivity
studied classic works and interviewed 100 managers in 15 countries to learn how busy men and women find time for reflection.

HBS Working Knowledge
Jul 23, 2020

How Countries Use Financial Policy to Fight COVID-19
Developing countries have fewer fiscal tools and policy options to combat COVID-19 damage to their economies, according to research by and colleagues.

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Jul 21, 2020

Business Reopening Decisions and Demand Forecasts During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Findings from a nationwide survey underscore the importance of demand projections and interdependencies among businesses for owners' reopening decisions. Businesses expect the demand for their services will be greatly depressed for many months to come.

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Jul 21, 2020

Starbucks Commits to Raising Awareness of Racial Bias


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Jul 20, 2020

It's Time for a Bipartisan Health Plan for Employers and Employees
and prescribe a seemingly impossible cure for battling health care options: a plan that embraces both Republican and Democratic ideas.

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Jul 20, 2020

The Pursuit of Passion Propagates Privilege
While graduating students are often exhorted to do work they love to do, those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds are less likely to feel that they are a fit for and have the skills to thrive in a job that calls for passion.

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Jul 19, 2020

Open Source Software and Global Entrepreneurship
Does more activity in open source software development lead to increased entrepreneurial activity and, if so, how much, and in what direction? This study measures how participation on the GitHub open source platform affects the founding of new ventures globally.

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Jul 16, 2020

Restaurant Revolution: How the Industry Is Fighting to Stay Alive
Top restaurant operators share their experiences attempting to survive the pandemic, and how they see the future. Research by , , and .

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