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Archive for Summer 2008

The Nursing Shift

Feature | August 22, 2008

A queuing model for nurse staffing can cut costs and improve patient care.

Topics: Healthcare, Operations, Risk Management | Read Article

A Question of Taste

Feature | August 22, 2008

Ordinary people may have better taste in culture and the arts than their choices in consumption suggest.

Topics: Marketing, Social Enterprise | Read Article

Retirement Gain, without Pain

Feature | August 22, 2008

An online tool helps consumers make better retirement choices by demonstrating likely outcomes of their investment decisions.

Topics: Capital Markets and Investments | Read Article

Bad-Apple Picking

Viewpoints | August 22, 2008

Daniel Ames contends that firms can better protect themselves from unscrupulous employees by fostering ethical norms rather than trying to identify potential troublemakers.

Topics: Leadership | Read Article

Who Benefits from the WTO?

Feature | July 23, 2008

The trade organization doesn’t treat rich and poor nations the same, but all members can gain from collective negotiations.

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

Money Can’t Buy Democracy

Feature | July 23, 2008

Contrary to a long-held assumption, prosperity does not always lead nations down the path to democracy.

Topics: Business Economics and Public Policy | Read Article

India’s Growing Pains in the Global Economy

Off The Shelf | July 23, 2008

Charles Calomiris discusses India’s adaptation to participating in global markets, its challenges in sustaining growth and its rivalry with China.

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

Subset-Conjunctive Rules for Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Research Brief | July 23, 2008

A simple set of related rules can help doctors diagnose breast cancer using a less invasive type of biopsy.

Topics: Marketing, Healthcare, Operations, Risk Management | Read Article

When Women Rank High, Firms Profit

Feature | June 13, 2008

New research from David Gaddis Ross finds that firms benefit when they add women to their senior management teams.

Topics: Leadership, Organizations | Read Article

Making the Grade with Mentoring

Feature | June 13, 2008

Jonah Rockoff examines data from New York City’s public schools to assess whether mentor programs — increasingly used in the private as well as the public sector — reduce employee turnover and improve productivity.

Topics: Social Enterprise, Business Economics and Public Policy, Capital Markets and Investments | Read Article

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