Feb 28 2013
Professor David Moss is among the leaders of two Boston-area nonprofits that have received a combined $2.25 million in grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to support their work in affordable housing and public policy research.
Feb 25 2013
The Kumbh Mela — an instant megacity constructed every 12 years in Allahabad, India to accommodate 80 million Hindu pilgrims over six weeks — is perhaps an obvious draw for Harvard researchers in public health and urban planning. But HBS faculty and doctoral students also descended on the tent city in January. Led by Professor Tarun Khanna, a group of professors from Harvard, Stanford, and Columbia came to study the development of networks and supply and demand issues.
Nov 09 2012
Thomas K. McCraw, Sr., a renowned and much honored Harvard Business School historian, teacher, and author, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1985 for his book Prophets of Regulation and who played an important role in making business history more influential and accessible in the broader fields of history and management, died on Nov. 3.
Oct 15 2012
HBS Professor Alvin Roth and UCLA Professor Lloyd Shapley have won the Nobel Prize for Economics for their work on market design and matching theory, which relate to how people and companies find and select one another in everything from marriage to school choice to jobs to organ donations.
Aug 07 2012
Staging the Olympics is a Herculean task that requires years of preparation. With the Games of the XXX Olympiad off and running in London, three Harvard Business School professors offer their insights.
Jul 26 2012
After graduating in 1951, Arthur Rock went on to invest in Intel, Apple, and Teledyne. Later, those investments helped make possible a $25 million gift to HBS — the largest the School had ever seen. Today, the Rock Center for Entrepreneurship reflects Rock's belief that "the future...lies with new ventures."
Jul 18 2012
In the two years since he became dean, Nitin Nohria has overseen the completion of the innovation center, introduced international programs, and marshaled the HBS community — faculty, students, and alumni — into a comprehensive study of US competitiveness. He also launched a research program on cultural inclusion and expanded the school's collaboration with the rest of the university.
Jun 28 2012
"We need to move beyond politics and get on with trying to make the health care system work and make it cost-competitive," says Professor Bill George, addressing the US Supreme Court ruling and what companies must do to keep health care costs down.
Jun 06 2012
In a survey on competitiveness, alumni universally say they would trade a lower tax rate for eliminating the many loopholes in the US tax code. Professor Michael Porter explains why that might be good policy.
Mar 01 2012
Only 12% of applicants made it into Harvard Business School last year. Dee Leopold, the head of admissions, explains how HBS makes decisions and what really stands out in a B-school application.
Feb 02 2012
Until recently, January usually meant one thing at Harvard Business School: a frenzy of summer internship interviews known affectionately as "Hell Week." This year, students fanned out across the globe as part of the new FIELD course.
Jan 18 2012
HBS alumni overwhelmingly believe that the US is losing its competitive edge in the global economy, according to survey results revealed today at a press conference in the nation's capital.
Dec 20 2011
Next month, some 152 six-student teams of HBS MBAs will board airplanes bound for a dozen far-flung cities in 10 countries. Once there, they'll hook up with one of 140 organizations to create a new product or service for a developing market. This mass migration is a key part of the new FIELD course for first-year students.
Dec 13 2011
HBS unveils a comprehensive effort to foster ideas and promote action from business leaders in wake of an on-campus CEO summit.
Dec 07 2011
European ministers and central bankers are preparing for a summit this week to save the euro and the euro zone by solving the debt crisis that threatens the world economy. According to HBS's Dante Roscini, a former investment banker, failure is not an option.
Nov 03 2011
Paul Lawrence, a long-time HBS faculty member and influential scholar, passed away on November 1. In addition to 18 consecutive years leading first-year MBA classes, Lawrence is remembered as chair of the MBA Program, the Advanced Management Program, and head of the Organizational Behavior Unit.
Oct 05 2011
Professors Michael Porter and Jan Rivkin need your opinion. As part of a new project on competitiveness, they are reaching out to alumni, the business community, and other stakeholders. Check your inbox for an invitation to participate in the project’s launch survey. Research will be featured in a special spring 2012 issue of the Harvard Business Review and inform long-term efforts at the School.
Sep 30 2011
HBS Professor Rebecca Henderson was granted Harvard University's highest faculty honor earlier this week. Henderson, whose work focuses on the financial impact of sustainability, becomes the John and Natty McArthur University Professor, a chair established in honor of the former HBS dean and his wife.
Sep 20 2011
Watch the Dean's reunion address live on Friday! All HBS alumni are invited to join us on Friday, September 23, from 8:45 - 9:45 am EDT, for Dean Nitin Nohria's first live broadcast to the alumni community. Visit the alumni homepage on Friday morning to view the Dean's remarks about HBS today. Missed the broadcast? Check back Tuesday to view it on video.
Sep 14 2011
Professor Amabile, co-author of the new book The Progress Principle, argues that promoting employee engagement makes sound economic sense. For leaders, supporting everyday progress can be surprisingly easy and effective.
Aug 08 2011
More high-potential ventures fail than succeed. The good news, says Sahlman, is that the US economy and culture encourage entrepreneurial risk-taking. Failure doesn't mean "Game over." It means "Try again, with experience."
Jul 18 2011
Recent research finds that inventors are leaving states that enforce non-competes for states that don't. If your company requires employees to sign such agreements, you may want to read these "brain drain" findings and reconsider.
May 04 2011
Apr 18 2011
Managers who inundate their teams with the same messages, over and over, via multiple media, need not feel bad about their persistence. New research finds that redundant communication works to get projects completed quickly.
Apr 12 2011
Kathy Giusti, founder and CEO of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and the Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium, will give HBS's Class Day keynote address to students on Wednesday, May 25.
Mar 11 2011
From Tunisia to Egypt, Bahrain to Yemen, as a number of nations in North Africa and the Middle East go through cataclysmic changes, the world watches and wonders what the future may hold. Four faculty examine these historic events through the lens of their research.
Feb 10 2011
When CNBC's Squawk Box aired live from HBS on February 9, Professors Michael Porter and Clayton Rose discussed the future of financial institutions, while guest Bill Ackman analyzed investing strategy for today's market. Jim McNerney joined the broadcast remotely to address American competitiveness.
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Jan 04 2011
Professor Hill, the chair of HBS's Leadership Initiative, discusses her new book, Being the Boss: The 3 Imperatives for Becoming a Great Leader. Find out why she views developing management and leadership skills as a process of learning and unlearning.
Dec 16 2010
Dec 07 2010
Following President Obama's recent mission to Asia, Khanna suggests that game-changing innovations from emerging markets could point the way for currently stagnant Western firms.
Nov 24 2010
In his new book, Simons explains how managers can identify holes in their planning processes and make smart choices. Read an excerpt outlining the seven questions every manager should ask.
Nov 18 2010
Nov 08 2010
Think effective leadership requires gregariousness and charisma? Think again. Introverts actually can be better leaders than extraverts, Gino finds.
Nov 02 2010
According to Pisano, in many technology intensive industries, real innovation takes place in the manufacturing process. Once manufacturing skills are exported, countries lose the capacity for innovation.
Oct 18 2010
Top business school deans weigh in at NPR on how they see the next frontier. Dean Nohria joins Sally Blount of Kellogg at Northwestern and Rich Lyons of Haas at UC-Berkeley.
Oct 14 2010
Harvard vs. Stanford: Who builds the better entrepreneur? The Intelligent Entrepreneur, a new book by Bill Murphy Jr., looks at entrepreneurship at HBS--including the stories of three alumni from the MBA Class of 1998.
Oct 12 2010
Norton and collaborators found surprising results when they asked people about the distribution of wealth in the U.S. Get a preview of their research on the way that Americans perceive wealth.
Oct 07 2010
Lal analyzes Wal-Mart's offer to acquire a South African retail chain, drawing on his own recent research that shows that most retailers find it tough to use global growth to boost sales and grow profits.
Sep 23 2010
Co-authors Scharfstein and Stein comment on new banking rules to enhance global capital standards for banks, dubbed Basel III. Addressing transition concerns, they offer guidance for managing the phase-in period.
Sep 23 2010
In an op-ed, Sahlman outlines the high price that society pays when research funding can be "canceled with the stroke of a pen." "Unpredictability," he writes, "inflicts a heavy cost on scientific progress..."
Sep 16 2010
Sep 08 2010
Through Imagining the Future of Leadership, a symposium at HBS and accompanying blog series, expert thinkers gathered to investigate what is necessary today to develop the leaders we need for tomorrow.
Aug 26 2010
Based on his study of the 2008 crisis, Moss is now examining whether there are causal links between financial deregulation, economic inequality, and instability in the financial sector.
Aug 19 2010
Steenburgh and Avery have developed five new toolkits to inform managerial decisions on market analysis, breakeven analysis, customer lifetime value, profit and pricing, and analyzing the competitive environment.
Aug 12 2010
In this month's online forum, Heskett asks readers: Are you seeing a trend away from taking customer opinion into account? Does it sometimes make sense to ignore customer feedback? Join the debate at HBS's Working Knowledge site.
Jul 29 2010
Will your customers willingly pay higher prices? Researchers Frank Cespedes, Ben Shapiro, and Elliot Ross discuss pricing strategy and show how businesses can buck conventional wisdom.
Jul 28 2010
Over the last 20 years Roth has pioneered market design, using game theory to fix big, broken systems. Among his accomplishments: designing networks for kidney donations and helping urban school districts place students.
Jul 20 2010
Designed to increase diversity and opportunity in business education, HBS's Summer Venture in Management Program introduces rising college seniors to MBA studies. Meet this year's participants.
Jul 06 2010
Moving from Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies to HBS, Retsinas talks about the center's annual State of the Nation's Housing report, why buyers got mortgages they couldn't afford and why real estate matters.
Jul 01 2010
The class of 2010 asked Christensen to address them - but not on how to apply his principles to their post-HBS careers. Students wanted to know how to apply them to their personal lives.
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Jun 18 2010
Jun 17 2010
As an academic and entrepreneur, Khanna is drawing lessons about the potential of emerging markets in emerging countries.
Read more: The HBS alumni behind India's iTrust, How China and India are reshaping their futures and yours
May 20 2010
Kerr examines the impact of venture financing on the companies that receive it. While the backing of a top-tier financier can be a stepping stone, venture funding comes with a high price tag.
May 18 2010
May 12 2010
Competitiveness expert Michael Porter urges organizations to invest in small businesses in inner cities. Instead of focusing on CSR initiatives, he says, business leaders must create shared value at the local level.
May 05 2010
Nitin Nohria, the Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, will become the School's 10th dean, President Drew Faust has announced. A scholar of leadership and organizational change, Nohria has previously been the School's senior associate dean for faculty development and chair of its organizational behavior unit.
May 04 2010
In a Q&A, Jones shares his research on the history of global beauty, explaining along the way how lipstick went from morally dubious to a wartime necessity.
Apr 19 2010
Alfaro, recently appointed by President-elect Laura Chinchilla, came to the attention of key advisors last November, when Pablo Jenkins (MBA '06) invited her to teach a case study to a group he had founded.
Apr 14 2010
Arianna Huffington, cofounder of the Huffington Post blog, visited HBS as the protagonist of a new case written by Prof. Tom Eisenmann. Eisenmann co-heads the required first-year course, "The Entrepreneurial Manager."
Apr 05 2010
Book publishing is changing, even if the industry itself is fighting the transition. Olson, former CEO of Random House, wonders if books themselves may be in jeopardy.
Apr 01 2010
In this video, Piskorski provides a new look at social networks, including the gaps they fill in the real world, what makes engaging content, and how marketing through these channels is not business as usual.
Mar 24 2010
Mar 19 2010
In a new interview, Herzlinger talks about creating a safety net for the uninsured, the rise of consumer-driven health care, and the impact on business.
Mar 11 2010
According to Christensen, the debate about public vs. privately funded care focuses on "the wrong answers to the wrong questions." The more fundamental challenge is business model innovation.
Mar 03 2010
Read an excerpt from Richard Tedlow's latest book, Denial: Why Business Leaders Fail to Look Facts in the Face—and What to Do About It.
Feb 25 2010
Ten years ago, Perlow chronicled the effects of constant e-mail and other interruptions at a software company. Her solution, Quiet Time, is one that more companies are exploring.
Feb 09 2010
When it comes to changing jobs, it turns out that many star performers no longer shine. That is, unless they're women.
Feb 05 2010
Students in the second-year MBA elective "Founders' Dilemmas" welcome case protagonist and former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling for a discussion about his gaming startup, 38 Studios.
Jan 29 2010
Jan 27 2010
Jan 26 2010
"It was on December 1, 1969 that Jay Light joined the faculty of Harvard Business School. And it was on December 2, 2009, some 40 years later, that he announced his retirement."
Jan 19 2010
Jan 18 2010
To the extent that new agreements alter the regulatory landscape, they should represent entrepreneurial opportunity. Should venture capitalists get behind climate change agreements?
Jan 06 2010
Here are the Top 10 articles and Top 5 working papers that appeared in HBS Working Knowledge in 2009.
Jan 06 2010
For western companies, expanding market presence in China beyond the coastal population centers requires following some useful ground rules.
Dec 21 2009
Drawing on his book High Commitment, High Performance, and the work of fellow HBS faculty, Beer suggests that we stop looking for saviors and focus on leaders who are quietly bringing about change.
Dec 11 2009
Dec 08 2009
An offhand remark from an unlikely source offers a reminder of how much the times — and the financial-services industry — have changed.
Dec 03 2009
Recent studies suggest that both legal and illegal immigration of low-skilled workers to the U.S. has positive effects that have been overlooked. Should we rethink immigration policies?
Nov 30 2009
"If one attribute has characterized the resilience and unprecedented success of American business over the years, it is the ability to innovate."
Nov 24 2009
Professor Richard Bohmer sees healthcare reform as both a policy challenge and a management problem. Read an excerpt of his new book, Designing Care: Aligning the Nature and Management of Health Care.
Nov 17 2009
As the holiday retail season approaches, two faculty share their outlooks for consumer spending.
Nov 06 2009
No issues in the ongoing Congressional health-care debate have generated more heat than the so-called public option and proposed taxes on “gold-plated” health insurance plans. Conservatives view a new government-run health insurance option as creeping socialism. Unions fear that taxes on generous health plans would penalize their members for hard-won concessions from employers.
Nov 01 2009
University President Drew Faust speaks with the New York Times about leadership lessons and investing in people.
Oct 27 2009
Oct 17 2009
Professor Mikolaj Piskorski has tips for businesses looking to connect with customers on social networks. One key: people love photos.
Oct 03 2009
Oct 02 2009
In a 4-year study, Professor Leslie Perlow convinced busy BCG consultants that time off (no BlackBerries allowed!) could improve their work.
Sep 10 2009
HBS faculty look inside complex companies and offer advice to improve the effectiveness of corporate boards.
Aug 12 2009
Commitment and performance are essential elements of any successful firm no matter the health of the economy, according to HBS professor Michael Beer.