Harvard Business School Working Knowledge

Varieties of Outward Chinese Capital: Domestic Politics Status and Globalization of Chinese Firms

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 00:00
Most popular and scholarly writing about China’s global push overemphasizes the power of the state. This paper explains how three types of domestic Chinese capital differ in political vulnerability and pursue globalization in different ways.by Meg Rithmire9286Meg Rithmire594996Working Paper Summaries

Big Infrastructure May Not Always Produce Big Benefits

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 00:00
Government spending on bridges, roads, and other infrastructure pieces does not always ignite economic good times, say William Kerr and Ramana Nanda. The key question: Are financiers nearby?by Martha Lagace9283William R. Kerr337265Ramana Nanda294193Research & Ideas

Super Bowl Ads Sell Products, but Do They Sell Brands?

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 00:00
Re: Shelle M. Santana9282Shelle M. Santana737522Cold Call Podcast

Has the Twitter Age Left the Case Method Behind?

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 00:00
Is the case method, one of the most used teaching methodologies at Harvard Business School and elsewhere, showing its age? asks James Heskett.by James Heskett9281James L. Heskett6842What Do You Think?

Distressed Employees? Try Resilience Training

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 00:00
Depressed employees are up to five times more likely to experience work-related problems than employees with chronic physical illnesses. So why aren't employers helping them? asks Ashley Whillans.by Dina Gerdeman9274Ashley V. Whillans943704Research & Ideas

‘Organizing’, ‘Innovating’, and ‘Managing’ in Complexity Space

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 00:00
This paper explores organizational complexity by proposing a two-dimensional framework to help us understand organizational coping mechanisms and failure modes.by Michael C. Moldoveanu9280Mihnea C. Moldoveanu10609Working Paper Summaries

How Companies Benefit When Employees Work Remotely

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 00:00
Letting independent workers choose their locations can boost companies, employees, and even the economy, according to research by Prithwiraj Choudhury and colleagues.by Kristen Senz9279Prithwiraj Choudhury327154Research & Ideas

Does Facebook's Business Model Threaten Our Elections?

Sat, 07/27/2019 - 00:00
America's 2016 presidential election was the target of voter manipulation via social media, particularly on Facebook. George Riedel thinks history is about to repeat itself.by George Riedel9273George A. Riedel48201Op-Ed

Can These Business Students Motivate Londoners to Do the Right Thing?

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 00:00
In the Harvard Business School course Behavioral Insights, students work in the UK with psychology experts to understand what motivates consumers and workers. What they learn can help businesses of all types, says Michael Luca.by Dina Gerdeman9278Michael Luca602417Lessons from the Classroom