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The One Good Thing Caused by COVID-19: Innovation

Harvard Business School Working Knowledge - Thu, 05/07/2020 - 00:00
Hong Luo and Alberto Galasso see risk-mitigating innovation everywhere the virus spreads.by Hong Luo and Alberto Galasso9473Hong Luo601709Coronavirus

China Tariffs and Coronavirus a Double Hit to American Retailers

Harvard Business School Working Knowledge - Tue, 05/05/2020 - 00:00
American retailers have yet to pass along higher prices caused by Chinese tariffs, but shrinking product demand caused by the coronavirus could change that, warns Alberto Cavallo.by Michael Blanding9471Alberto F. Cavallo394129Coronavirus

Predictions, Prophets, and Restarting Your Business

Harvard Business School Working Knowledge - Mon, 05/04/2020 - 00:00
Businesses are starting to plan their re-entry into the market, but how do you know what that market will look like? Frank V. Cespedes warns against putting too much trust in forecasters.by Frank V. Cespedes9468Frank V. Cespedes126057Coronavirus

COVID-19’s Hard Lessons Might Prepare Business for Climate Change

Harvard Business School Working Knowledge - Fri, 05/01/2020 - 00:00
We asked experts from the HBS Business and Environment Initiative how the coronavirus crisis might change the way companies think about sustainability.by Danielle Kost9469Rebecca M. Henderson12345Michael W. Toffel386263Nien-he Hsieh24284John D. Macomber92011Ashley V. Whillans943704Joseph B. Lassiter6498Coronavirus

Does Remote Work Mix with Organizational Culture?

Harvard Business School Working Knowledge - Fri, 05/01/2020 - 00:00
There is little doubt that remote work will be on the increase at many organizations post pandemic, but at what cost to corporate culture? asks James Heskett.by James Heskett9470James L. Heskett6842What Do You Think?

Fighting Climate Change Requires a New Capitalism

Harvard Business School Working Knowledge - Thu, 04/30/2020 - 00:00
Tackling one of the biggest crises of our time—climate change—requires leaders to embrace a new vision of business, argues Rebecca Henderson.by Danielle Kost9429Rebecca M. Henderson12345Book

The Key to Powerful Social Change: Small Villages

Harvard Business School Working Knowledge - Wed, 04/29/2020 - 00:00
When institutions let us down, look for leadership outside of hierarchies, says Rosabeth Moss Kanter. These leaders "don’t wait to be asked; they just get moving."by Dina Gerdeman9463Rosabeth M. Kanter6486Book

Is the Healthiest Building in the World Worth the Rent?

Harvard Business School Working Knowledge - Tue, 04/28/2020 - 00:00
Harvard Professors John Macomber and Joseph Allen discuss the importance of healthy buildings given that people spend the majority of their lives indoors, and how their learnings extend to a post-COVID world.Re: John D. Macomber9464John D. Macomber92011Cold Call Podcast

How Remote Work Changes What We Think About Onboarding

Harvard Business School Working Knowledge - Mon, 04/27/2020 - 00:00
COVID-19 has turned many companies into federations of remote workplaces, but without guidance on how their onboarding of new employees must change, says Boris Groysberg.by Boris Groysberg9465Boris Groysberg10650Coronavirus

Corporate Leadership and Creditor Recovery Rates: Evidence from Executive Gender

Harvard Business School Working Knowledge - Mon, 04/27/2020 - 00:00
This paper examines the relationship between executive gender and creditor recovery rates, showing that creditors to female-run firms have higher recovery rates in the event of default.by Clarissa Hauptmann and Anywhere Sikochi9467Anywhere Sikochi879658Working Paper Summaries

Lessons from the NFL: Virtual Hiring, Leadership, Building Teams and COVID-19

Harvard Business School Working Knowledge - Fri, 04/24/2020 - 00:00
The National Football League player draft this year is challenging for the league, players, fans and, in particular, talent evaluators, reports Boris Groysberg and colleagues. What can business learn?by Sarah Abbott , Boris Groysberg, Tali Groysberg, and Abhijit Naik9466Boris Groysberg10650Op-Ed

This Crisis Loan Program Preserved Jobs—and Made Money

Harvard Business School Working Knowledge - Thu, 04/23/2020 - 00:00
Following the 2008 financial crisis, France offered a business loan program that helped firms, employees, and even the government, says Boris Vallee.by Rachel Layne9454Boris Vallee738417Coronavirus

How Investors Are Sizing Up Climate Change’s Risks—and Opportunities

Harvard Business School Working Knowledge - Wed, 04/22/2020 - 00:00
What are the financial implications of rising seas and extreme weather? Asset managers and risk experts gathered at Harvard Business School to discuss how they’re evaluating climate risk in their portfolios.by Danielle Kost9435Ramana Nanda294193Michael W. Toffel386263George Serafeim15705Research Event

Changing In-group Boundaries: The Role of New Immigrant Waves in the US

Harvard Business School Working Knowledge - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 00:00
How do new immigrants affect natives’ views of other minority groups? This work studies the evolution of group boundaries in the United States and indicates that whites living in states receiving more Mexican immigrants recategorize blacks as in-group members.by Vasiliki Fouka, Shom Mazumder, and Marco Tabellini9462Marco E. Tabellini1060330Working Paper Summaries

7 Winning War Strategies to Beat COVID-19

Harvard Business School Working Knowledge - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 00:00
The Agile methodology used to speed complex software development is also helpful for managing decision-making in today's crisis environment, says Euvin Naidoo.by Euvin Naidoo9461Euvin Naidoo138943Coronavirus

How Are Small Businesses Adjusting to COVID-19? Early Evidence From a Survey

Harvard Business School Working Knowledge - Sat, 04/18/2020 - 00:00
This survey of 5,819 small businesses in the United States shows that the pandemic has already caused massive dislocation among small businesses.by Alexander Bartik, Marianne Bertrand, Zoë B. Cullen, Edward L. Glaeser, Michael Luca, and Christopher Stanton9460Christopher T. Stanton602452Michael Luca602417Zoe B. Cullen879471Working Paper Summaries

Has COVID-19 Broken the Global Value Chain?

Harvard Business School Working Knowledge - Thu, 04/16/2020 - 00:00
4QUESTIONS. Companies and consumers depend on the global value chain to create and distribute products around the world. What happens when the chain breaks? Insights from Laura Alfaro and Ester Faia.by Sean Silverthorne9455Laura Alfaro6629Coronavirus

Contractual Restrictions and Debt Traps

Harvard Business School Working Knowledge - Tue, 04/14/2020 - 00:00
Microfinance has failed to catalyze entrepreneurship in developing countries, despite abundant evidence of high return on investment opportunities. What can account for this?by Ernest Liu and Benjamin N. Roth9458Benjamin N. Roth1028680Working Paper Summaries

'Fortnite' Was a Blockbuster for Epic Games. What’s the Encore?

Harvard Business School Working Knowledge - Tue, 04/14/2020 - 00:00
Re: Andy Wu9453Andy Wu871877Cold Call Podcast

The Bulletproof Glass Effect: When Privacy Notices Backfire

Harvard Business School Working Knowledge - Mon, 04/13/2020 - 00:00
Consumers regularly encounter privacy notices explaining if and how their personal information will be collected, stored, used, and shared. Evidence in this study demonstrates that privacy notices, though designed to promote a sense of confidence that personal data will not be misused, can undermine consumer trust and decrease purchase intent.by Aaron R. Brough, David A. Norton, and Leslie John9457Leslie K. John589473Working Paper Summaries

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