01 Dec 2006

Faculty Research Online From HBS Working Knowledge


How Europe Wrote the Rules of Global Finance
After decades of liberalization, controls on cross-border capital movements are again being examined by financial institutions, governments, and policymakers around the globe. Associate Professor Rawi Abdelal discusses the implications and historical roles of Europe and the United States in promoting the flow of capital across national borders.

Investor Protection: The Czech Experience
When TV Nova launched as the first privately owned TV channel in post-Communist Czechoslovakia, few anticipated the business drama behind the scenes. Associate Professor Mihir Desai explains what managers can learn from one unlucky investor’s experience.

The Compensation Game
Do CEOs deserve “star” compensation? The idea that their pay is driven by the invisible hand of market forces is a myth from which CEOs have long benefited, say Associate Professor Rakesh Khurana and Harvard Law Professor Lucian Bebchuk.

Online Match-making with Virtual Dates
Users of online dating sites often struggle to find love because the sites themselves make it more difficult than it needs to be. To the rescue: Virtual Dates, an online icebreaker from Assistant Professor Michael Norton and colleagues.

Career Advancement without Experience
Lacking experience, contract workers find it difficult to advance to a job with expanded responsibilities. But it can be done. Assistant Professor Siobhán O’Mahony discusses her research on the concept of “stretchwork” and the increasing complexity of career management.


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