Archive for Spring 2013

Power Rewards

Feature | May 28, 2013

The mere act of writing about a past experience of power can lead us to appear more confident and powerful to others.

Topics: Leadership, Marketing, Organizations | Read Article

Competitive Advantage's End

Off The Shelf | May 28, 2013

In a new book, Rita McGrath explains how companies can thrive in what she calls the 'transient advantage economy'.

Topics: Entrepreneurship, Operations, Organizations, Strategy | Read Article

Hedge Fund Activists' Real Returns

Feature | May 28, 2013

New research shows that stock-price jumps following hedge fund activism are the result of genuine productivity gains, not mere financial engineering.

Topics: Capital Markets and Investments, Leadership, Operations, Organizations, Strategy | Read Article

It's Good to Be the King

Feature | May 28, 2013

Research suggests that status influences performance and the ability to cope with stress.

Topics: Leadership, Organizations | Read Article

A Better Standard for Credit Risk

Feature | April 29, 2013

A new metric uses publicly disclosed bank information to better predict credit losses from loans.

Topics: Accounting, Capital Markets and Investments, Risk Management | Read Article

Climate Change and Productivity

Feature | April 29, 2013

New research reveals severe weather's toll on manufacturing

Topics: Risk Management, Strategy | Read Article

Could Uncertainty Cause a Recession?

Feature | April 29, 2013

New research explores whether asymmetric information about corporate assets could have been the sole cause of the recent crisis.

Topics: Business Economics and Public Policy, Capital Markets and Investments, Corporate Finance, Organizations, Risk Management | Read Article

Precise Offers Are Potent Anchors: Conciliatory Counteroffers and Attributions of Knowledge in Negotiations

Research Brief | April 29, 2013

Making a precise first offer in a negotiation makes you seem better informed, which leads your counterparty to concede greater value to you.

Topics: Leadership, Strategy | Read Article

Caution on Cocos

Feature | March 27, 2013

Research suggests that mandatory contingent convertible bonds with a market trigger may not address the problem they were designed to solve.

Topics: Business Economics and Public Policy, Capital Markets and Investments, Corporate Finance | Read Article

It's Not Who You Know

Feature | March 27, 2013

Entrepreneurs who launch new ventures away from industry hubs find that knowledge is portable.

Topics: Entrepreneurship, Organizations | Read Article