Archive for Spring 2014

The Vikings Return to America

Feature | May 29, 2014

A new report on Norway’s pension fund points toward a Canadian model for active investment management.

Topics: Business Economics and Public Policy, International Business and Finance, Public Policy, Strategy | Read Article

A Filter for Financial Fraud

Research Brief | May 15, 2014

A new technique uses the power of statistical analysis to uncover likely accounting and financial fraud. The tool could help the SEC — as well as auditors and investors — to quickly and inexpensively root out wrongdoing.

Topics: Accounting, Business Economics and Public Policy | Read Article

Friendly Influence

Feature | May 15, 2014

A new study sheds light on how the structures of social networks help or hinder the spread ideas, fashion, and even social movements.

Topics: Communications/Media, Decision Science | Read Article

Option for Control

Feature | May 15, 2014

CEOs use their options to fight proxy battles.

Topics: Capital Markets and Investments, Corporate Finance, Leadership, Strategy | Read Article

One Book or Two?

Feature | April 24, 2014

The link between tax liability and internal pricing.

Topics: Accounting, World Business | Read Article

A Better Match

Research Brief | April 24, 2014

Offer incentives to improve wait-list management — and matches.

Topics: Operations | Read Article

Are the Unemployed Stampeding to Social Security?

Feature | April 23, 2014

A new study finds that, contrary to some policymakers’ warnings, people do not turn to disability insurance when their unemployment benefits run out.

Topics: Public Policy | Read Article

Competing With Bias

Feature | April 03, 2014

Research shows how discrimination works in the hiring process and suggests that science and tech firms that leave it unaddressed may overlook talented female candidates.

Topics: Decision Science, Leadership, Management | Read Article

Eyeballing the Experts

Feature | March 21, 2014

What can umpires’ mistakes tell us about how status and reputation influence decision making?

Topics: Decision Science, Management, Organizations, Risk Management, Strategy | Read Article

Social Savers

Feature | March 21, 2014

Peer monitors can help the poorest of the poor increase their wealth.

Topics: Innovation, Social Enterprise | Read Article