01 Sep 2010


Faculty Research Online

HBS Working Knowledge offers a first look at new thinking from HBS faculty. Read the complete articles summarized below visiting their Web links.

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The Hard Work of Measuring Social Impact

Donors are placing nonprofits on the hot seat to measure social performance. Problem is, there is little agreement on what those metrics should be. Associate Professor Alnoor Ebrahim discusses how nonprofit managers should respond. See http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/6401.html.

Strategy and Execution for Emerging Markets

How can multinationals, entrepreneurs, and investors identify and respond to new challenges and opportunities around the world? In this Q&A, Professors Tarun Khanna and Krishna Palepu offer a practical framework for succeeding in emerging markets. See http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/6424.html.

“An Unfair Advantage”? Combining Banking with Private Equity Investing

Assistant Professor Victoria Ivashina, Professor Josh Lerner, and INSEAD’s Lily Fang examined nearly 8,000 unique private equity transactions between 1978 and 2009, looking at the nature of the investors, the structure of the investments, and the performance of the firms. Their findings suggest that there are risks in combining banking and private equity investing. The results are consistent with many of the concerns about these transactions articulated by policymakers. See http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/6448.html.

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