Rapid urbanization and resource scarcity pose problems—and opportunities—for businesses and governments all over the world. Senior Lecturer John Macomber writes about his recent investigative visits to nascent privately-funded municipalities in Saudi Arabia and Vietnam. Open for comment; 0 Comments posted.
What do you think?06 Nov 2013
Summing Up Respondents to this month's column provided Jim Heskett possible explanations for greater reliance on top-down resource allocation processes while arguing that a blend of influences from the top and bottom of an organization are still important for best results. Closed for comment; 14 Comments posted.
New Working Papers
Scholarly papers that describe original research in a narrow field of study.
Surfacing the Submerged State with Operational Transparency in Government Services
Ryan W. Buell and Michael I. Norton
Skilled Immigration and the Employment Structures of US Firms
Sari Pekkala Kerr, William R. Kerr, and William F. Lincoln
Josh Lerner and Jean Tirole
How Does Women's Political Participation Respond to Electoral Success?
Sonia Bhalotra, Irma Clots-Figueras, and Lakshmi Iyer
The Research Exchange
The Research Exchange is a way for faculty and corporate partners to collaborate on the following field studies.
Matchmaking and Productivity
The Internet and Employee Productivity
Misinterpretation of Emotion in Email
Social Adoption Incentives
"Restarts" and Productivity