First Look

First Look summarizes new working papers, case studies, and publications produced by Harvard Business School faculty. Readers receive early knowledge of cutting-edge ideas before they enter the mainstream of business practice. For complete details on faculty research, see our Working Papers section.

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First Look: April 22

The failure of high school personal finance courses … The importance of location in R&D learning … Organizing the rural poor. Read More

First Look: April 15

The business of curing cancer … Does poverty lead to crime? … Understanding integrated reporting. Read More

First Look: April 8

Are 'brand immigrants' good for the image? … When it's bad to grow fast … Reflecting on reflection. Read More

First Look: April 1

Help your negotiation rival sell the deal … When network ties work against the entrepreneur … How Emirates Airline built the third largest commercial carrier. Read More

First Look: March 25

The entrepreneurial advantage of hot men … The business of Oktoberfest … Gates, set, match? Read More

First Look: March 18

The division of founder equity … Who is patenting renewable energy? … A VC startup makes it to the top. Read More

First Look: March 11

Flexible work versus work redesign … When your foreign investment is closed by the government … Returning migrants boost performance. Read More

First Look: March 4

The Kursk disaster … Understanding emotion in negotiation … Is work-life balance a myth? Read More

First Look: February 25

Don't let a good recession go to waste … Does dark matter expand the economy? … Shareholder activism shakes up boards. Read More

First Look: February 18

Up on the roof … Decision-making in the governor's office … Innovating when information is plentiful. Read More

First Look: February 11

What's in your reusable shopping bag? … Electronic health records and doctor productivity … Goldfinger in South Africa. Read More

First Look: February 4

Remaking the company before it's too late … Incentivizing online collaborators … Freemium pricing at Dropbox. Read More

First Look: January 28

The economics of attention … Circle Surrogacy considers outsourcing … The history of Business History. Read More

First Look: January 21

Compete for customer privacy … Peer influence and mobile apps … Discrimination by online landlords. Read More

First Look: January 14

Lessons from 'The Great Negotiator' … J.C. Penney's controversial strategy … Collaborative helping at IDEO Read More

First Look: December 24

Managing the family firm…Growing Trader Joe's…Transitioning to a market economy Read More

First Look: December 17

Birth control dilemma in Zambia…Humor vs. efficacy…The impact of modularity Read More

First Look: December 10

Do managers add value?—a Google perspective … Managing affiliate marketing programs … Leveraging intangilbes in the credit market. Read More

First Look: November 26

What England's health care redesign teaches the US … Do patents foster technological innovation? … Potatoes in Peru for Frito-Lay. Read More

First Look: November 19

Transparency improves views about government … Tesla Motors drives forward … Taking Dell private. Read More

First Look: November 12

Wear red sneakers if you want to be taken seriously … Starbucks threatens Cafι Coffee Day in India … Ford and GM's alternative approaches to mass production. Read More

First Look: November 5

Coursera: The rise of the MOOC … Who influences the gatekeepers? … New textbook on international strategy. Read More

First Look: October 29

Designing the perfect coffee mug … The corruption of Lance Armstrong … Can you see the future? Read More

First Look: October 22

Language barriers fuel battles for power … The JOBS Act and crowdfunding … An Indian dairy looks to the future. Read More

First Look: October 15

Is science sexy? … Michael Bloomberg's strategy for New York … Does economic distress hamper innovation? Read More

First Look: October 8

The next industry headed toward disruption … Commercializing Japanese ballplayers … Too many men at Royal Dutch Shell? Read More

First Look: October 1

Do lazy colleagues make you exercise less? … From failure to victory in Olympics coverage … Case: Pret A Manger. Read More

First Look: September 24

From CFO to president—the hard way … Communicating sustainability values with investors … A development in West Bengal. Read More

First Look: September 17

Reducing customer churn … How firms hide bad news … Estonia: Studying a transition economy. Read More

First Look: September 10

Advancing academia's understanding of HQ … Beauty secrets: What geisha know … Immigration and innovation. Read More

First Look: September 3

Eight best practices for making diversity work…Does ad revenue motivate what bloggers write?…Pricing pile driver pads Read More

First Look: August 27

Misunderstanding your health care coverage … Case: Connecting social media and advertising … How patent litigation affects corporate strategy. Read More

First Look: August 20

Quarterly bonuses spur sales productivity … Tailoring tournaments, optimizing innovation … Waves in bulk carrier profits: not as rogue as they seem. Read More

First Look: August 6

'Go green' going big … Women and the MBA: A case history on HBS … How skewed comparisons affect self-perception. Read More

First Look: July 30

Can global health programs overcome human nature? … Indecision makes no friends, influences few people … Pulling rank: How much should we trust the numbers? Read More

First Look: July 23

How to detect fake reviews…Why hybrids form…What drives capitalism Read More

First Look: July 16

Banks for poverty prevention … Are fearsome bosses effective bosses? … How businesses can help with urban development. Read More

First Look: July 2

Religion and political representation in India … Real estate's long hangover from the Great Depression … Network influences on votes in the US Senate. Read More

First Look: June 25

Any birthday cakes you proffer will be held against you … Measuring the evolution of state capitalism … Procter and Gamble rethinks its analytics strategy. Read More

First Look: June 18

Encouraging Creativity to Increase Profits…Baby, You Can Drive My Car…Are Public Wages Fairer Wages? Read More

First Look: June 11

Advertising on a shoestring…Facing a green dilemma…Evaluating a service sector's growth. Read More

First Look: June 4

Do big devices make users more assertive? … Curbing an international currency war … An American manager under fire in Asia. Read More

First Look: May 28

Getting to the unvarnished truth … When and why board members dissent in China … Selling short in the mortgage crisis. Read More

First Look: May 21

Getting the most out of store liquidation … Do matching grants produce more philantropy? … Understanding that big pile of data. Read More

First Look: May 14

Hillary Clinton and social change…Where is the economic research on digitization?…Innovation at Greylock Partners. Read More

First Look: May 7

Where the entrepreneurs are…When directors dissent…What Google learned from Project Oxygen Read More

First Look: April 30

Using networks to create organizational change … The Internet as crystal ball … In revolt with the CEO. Read More

First Look: April 23

Online privacy and business strategy … Sudden resignations a blip or bad omen? … When it all starts to unravel. Read More

First Look: April 16

A world-class restaurant at one-third the price … A history of Wall Street equity analysts … Barnes & Noble meet the e-book. Read More

First Look: April 9

A Blue Cross approach to managing health care costs … A venture capitalist writes a case … What to do in the interim? Read More

First Look: April 2

Videogames in the cloud … Why the molecular medicine revolution isn't producing … Pierre Omidyar: From entrepreneur to funder. Read More

First Look: March 26

Changing the game even if corporate profits suffer … Catching up with the West … What to do about income inequality. Read More

First Look: March 19

When daily deals misfire on merchants … Lessons of war for negotiators … The unexpected effect of electronic monitoring of criminals. Read More

First Look: March 12

Do ads work on mobile devices? … China's ambitious plans for electric vehicles … Research In (downward) Motion. Read More

First Look: March 5

Measuring the 'Pinocchio Effect' … Why is Asia so difficult for e-commerce companies? … Getting inside a coffee company's accounting controversy. Read More

First Look: Feb. 26

Why employee-motivation programs come up short … A better way to measure Web-based display and search ads … Organizing your VC business. Read More

First Look: Feb. 19

Facebook's growing threat to Apple and Google … Rethinking the new direction at J.C. Penney … Pondering the energy future in Chile. Read More

First Look: Feb. 12

Boost your results, reduce your hours … The strategy of pre-announcement … A famous French wine estate looks to expand. Read More

First Look: Feb. 5

The marketing value of collegiate sports … Leading in crisis … Five enduring negotiation lessons. Read More

First Look: Jan. 29

Magazine of the future … Getting to know you: improving telemedicine … How work affects self-identity. Read More

First Look: Jan. 22

Peers may lead us to lower-paying jobs … Foreign influence on Mexico's banks … Confronting the paradox of Japanese capitalism. Read More

First Look: January 15

How Chapter 11 saved the economy … Obama, Romney, and care of the environment … Corporate governance in emerging economies. Read More

First Look: December 18

The IKEA effect…Hospital traffic jams…The government's role in VC Read More

First Look: Dec. 11

Marketing Jay-Z's Decoded … The next Disney? … Assessing vulnerable banks. Read More

First Look: December 4

How big events affect philanthropy…The value of advice…Texting crop prices to farmers Read More

First Look: November 20

When executives learn how much colleagues make…Pulling the right strategy levers at Walmart…Should a food retailer fight obesity? Read More

First Look: November 13

Rethinking the competitiveness of countries … Where multinationals go to grow … A spin-off at Brinks. Read More

First Look: November 6

Does management really work? … Exploring effectiveness of voluntary regulation … The penalty for a botched conference call. Read More

First Look: October 30

The past or potential: Which is more important? … Rooting out misalignment … Improving stroke care in London. Read More

First Look: October 23

Economics: It is brain science … Analyzing an iPhone assembly plant problem … The surprisingly high number of PE deals by banks. Read More

First Look: October 16

Do products mirror the organizations that produce them? … Encouraging healthy eating … Entrepreneurship in politically unstable areas. Read More

First Look: October 9

Why your children should dig data…Creditors and competitors…Eye to the future. Read More

First Look: October 2

Sustainable business practice starts at the top … The rewards of doing the right thing … Economic development versus environmental damage. Read More

First Look: September 25

Why America needs manufacturing…Do leaders have more or less stress?…Latvia, the case Read More

First Look: September 18

Power posing to get a job … Improving new-employee orientation … Local governments accelerate use of environmental standards. Read More

First Look: September 11

Did slave owners pioneer modern management? … Pay employees more to keep them honest … Best Buy in crisis. Read More

First Look: September 5

Critiquing a PowerPoint presentation … Meaningless motivation? … Putting strategy to the scientific method. Read More

First Look: August 28

Should LEGO play the game? … Sell-side versus buy-side … Plugging carbon leaks. Read More

First Look: August 21

Is the MBA about to be disrupted? … Coal mines and entrepreneurship … Economic power of immigrants. Read More

First Look: August 14

Legislators as stock price predictors … Assigning value in distributed innovation … Brewing a deal for coffee portion packs. Read More

First Look: August 7

Why you shouldn't work with old school chums … Boosting creativity in multicultural teams … Communicating benefits of CSR. Read More

First Look: July 31

The benefits of bad weather … Supply-chain disruptions … People Express Read More

First Look: July 24

iSnack 2.0: The next Vegemite … Risky bonus incentives … Who uses knowledge repositories? Read More

First Look: July 17

Tim Cook and Apple 2.0 … Entrepreneurship in violent locations … Employee-suggestion programs that work. Read More

First Look: July 3

The power of talk … Teams they are a-changin' … Go broad or go deep? Read More

First Look: June 26

Explaining limited career mobility for women and minorities … How tax rates affect capital allocation … Transforming Verizon Read More

First Look: June 19

Rethinking Coca-Cola's bottling strategy … The unconscious decision maker … Who is on the negotiating team? Read More

First Look: June 12

Innovation in the Great Depression … Setting prices with customers … The talking organization. Read More

First Look: June 5

Here comes the sun … Insurance companies reach for yield … Understanding the health care market. Read More

First Look: May 29

Overcoming resistance to organizational change … A definition of strategy … Comparing Amazon and eBay. Read More

First Look: May 22

Becoming a strategist … What's next for Virgin? … The messy pursuit of innovation Read More

First Look: May 15

Connecting Home Depot … Explaining coordination's role in collaboration … Enabling venture funding in Brazil. Read More

First Look: May 8

Dispelling product developments myths … Creating an R&D strategy … Managing bike-sharing in Paris Read More

First Look: May 1

Understanding dishonesty … The downside of CSR programs … Construction crisis in India. Read More

First Look: April 24

Delayering debunked … Eco-cities evaluated … Corporation corrupted. Read More

First Look: April 17

The importance of a CSR strategy…Converting free readers to paid subscribers…Buying gifts makes us happy Read More

First Look: April 10

A slice of the apple market…Entrepreneurship during civil unrest…You want fewer fries with that? Read More

First Look: April 3

Leadership training for young doctors … Gaining time by giving it away … Customer visits for entrepreneurs Read More

First Look: March 27

Addressing entrepreneurial dilemmas … Looking at critics critically … Thwarting sexism in hiring. Read More

First Look: March 20

Do private equity firms and utilities belong together?…Time to change Omega's strategy…Capitalism and democracy. Read More

First Look: March 13

Organizing the Chilean mining rescue…Analyzing the competitive threat from Chinese IT…What's next for Sundance Institute? Read More

First Look: March 6

The world's largest data management program … Is the West losing its technology advantage? … Corruption disclosures aren't just for show. Read More

First Look: Feb. 28

The dark side of competition … How short-termism increases investor risk … Shedding debt at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Read More

First Look: Feb. 21

The user as entrepreneur … Bluffing for innovation … Making of the modern firm. Read More

First Look: February 14

Hypocritical behavior…Strategy shift at PepsiCo…Building trust from failure Read More

First Look: February 7

Evaluating market value of a high-flying social media IPO … Pressure and team performance … PerkinElmer expands in China. Read More

First Look: Jan. 31

The name game … Incentives to save … Squelching motivation Read More

First Look: Jan. 24

The economics of corruption … Learning the lingua franca of business … How a travel agency assesses risk. Read More

First Look: January 17

The shrinking role of general manager … Studying bonuses for mid-level managers … What next for Yahoo? Read More

First Look: January 10

What the best-managed firms share in common … Should yoga be branded? … Opening the black box of corporate HQ. Read More

First Look: January 4

Racial Colorblindness … Backfiring Big Box Regulation … Lehman Post-mortem Read More

First Look: December 20

Making Decisions Unconsciously … The Impact of Modularity … Entering the Credit Ratings Industry Read More

First Look: Dec. 13

When should you sell an idea? … The board's role in creating policy around sustainability … Bricks to clicks. Read More

First Look: Dec. 6

Improving leadership development for women … Jumping into Brazil … A global Chinese company's next steps. Read More

First Look: November 22

Branding West Point … Doubling down on social media at Sephora … What promotes female entrepreneurship in India? Read More

First Look: November 15

Why public firms invest less than private ones … The decision to lobby … Eyeing a future for video tracking. Read More

First Look: Nov. 8

Doubling down on risky startups … Job loss and private equity buyouts … The value of time in line. Read More

First Look: Nov. 1

India's lower caste entrepreneurs … Del Monte in a pickle … Thinking strategy in a state-owned enterprise. Read More

First Look: October 25

Fixing CEO bonus plans … Just what is a multi-sided platform? … Tradeoffs when mixing social and business goals. Read More

First Look: October 18

A 250-year-old rivalry … Where chain restaurants thrive … Bank policy and overdrafters. Read More

First Look: October 12

Building IBM's Watson … The American dream and crime … Public pension havoc. Read More

First Look: October 4

Rating companies on their advocacy … Do you need a global strategy? … China's stepped-up environmental enforcement. Read More

First Look: September 27

The Yelp effect … Health care reform and pharmaceuticals … Does the Huffington Post need human editors? Read More

First Look: September 20

Integrating what team members know … Lost in translation: Englishnization … Breaking down research silos. Read More

First Look: September 13

HBS Cases: Lady Gaga … Are they really "independent" directors? … When money is not the best motivator. Read More

First Look: Sept. 7

Why capitalism may be headed for a breakdown … When MOUs might be more like IOUs … Wither Walmart? Read More

First Look: August 30

Leveraging emotion in TV ads … L'Orιal's plan to target 2 billion consumers … Assessing ethnic innovation in US firms. Read More

First Look: August 23

Advertising that bites back … Understanding government debt … UFC: Fighting for life. Read More

First Look: August 16

Burrito or hacker? Where we place blame … The blessings of angel investors … Accounting for catastrophes. Read More

First Look: August 9

Profit from waste … Why the powerful don't listen … The current state of experimental economics. Read More

First Look: August 2

The strategist redefined … A Jewish-owned business in Nazi Germany … Angel investors take flight. Read More

First Look: July 26

Improving policy debate … Taxing US foreign investment … Designing a strategic compensation system. Read More

First Look: July 19

Scholars turn to WikiLeaks … How opportunistic insiders profit from their knowledge … Nike prepares a marketing campaign for the World Cup. Read More

First Look: July 12

Conserving land for profit … Tax-fraud-investigation management … Forcing firms to cough up information. Read More

First Look: July 5

Life after Clocky … A female entrepreneur in Afghanistan … Are communities surpassing the organization? Read More

First Look: June 28

Driving Ford to social media … Does corporate social responsibility increase access to finance? … Making sense of Groupon Read More

First Look: June 21

Fears of widespread municipal defaults are overblown … Poultry in motion … BP: The case study. Read More

First Look: June 14

The paradox of excellence … Next jumps for Foursquare … The Greek government in crisis. Read More

First Look: June 7

How organizational structure drives corporate giving … The competitive advantage of flower clusters … A whole lot of talking going on. Read More

First Look: May 31

The institutional logic of great firms … Do voters demand responsive governments? … Making payments with a smartphone. Read More

First Look: May 24

Signing sooner rather than later … Prizes spur innovation—a historical perspective … The evolution of customer loyalty programs. Read More

First Look: May 17

How social media changes technical sales … Dividing founder equity … The history of the wind turbine industry. Read More

First Look: May 10

Dodging the question … The gravity of entrepreneurs … Craftsmen consider outsourcing. Read More

First Look: May 3

Giving your employees small wins … Reducing the pain for waiting customers … Sorting for productivity. Read More

First Look: April 26

How Customer Lifetime Value changes decision making … A Mexican health care startup considers a new business model … Natural gas trade heats up. Read More

First Look: April 19

Coca-Cola execs consider Facebook … Will PepsiCo's new metric convince retailers? … Market leaders and business process innovation. Read More

First Look: April 12

Does mandatory CSR reporting work? … ActionAid International … Partnering with the enemy. Read More

First Look: April 5

When less choice is better … Lending to peers … Behind a Chinese construction firm's US success. Read More

First Look: March 29

Accounting for iPhones…A light on the future…Opening the black box of innovation. Read More

First Look: March 22

The consequences of financial innovation … Going to market in the green buildings sector … TripAdvisor prioritizes expansion plans. Read More

First Look: March 15

The downside of preventing personal Internet use at work … From technical experts to game changers … The IKEA effect. Read More

First Look: March 8

What do CEOs do? … Building "risky trust" … The Wright Brothers and open innovation. Read More

First Look: March 1

The new road to the C-suite … Do strategists do better zooming in or zooming out? … An intern's moral dilemma. Read More

First Look: Feb. 23

When your best customers are likely to defect … Is delay strategic? … Case: KFC in China. Read More

First Look: Feb. 15

Why tech leaders don't succeed in new eras … Economics of crime … Case: CEO succession at HP Read More

First Look: Feb. 8

Early experiments creating ecocities … Benefits that come with hiring star winemakers … Case study: Marvel Enterprises. Read More

First Look: Feb. 1

Better understanding competitive advantage in sports … Introducing the "dominating institution" … The resource curse hits Angola. Read More

First Look: Jan. 25

Are creative people more likely to cheat? … Why we buy feature-bloated products … A note on agricultural cooperatives. Read More

First Look: Jan. 18

National Geographic contemplates a digital life … What makes a successful ecocity? … Why you aren't buying Venezuelan chocolate Read More

First Look: Jan. 11

Rethinking how you make decisions … Being the boss … What dooms business models? Read More

First Look: December 21

Shrinking demand in the prison business … What we can learn from great negotiations … Why managers send redundant messages. Read More

First Look: Dec. 14

Case: The NFL's $720 million wireless deal with Verizon … Diversification works as a hedge against economic meltdown … The psychology behind strategic compensation. Read More

First Look: Dec. 7

Bacon ice-cream vacations … The roller-coaster ride of PLAVIX … Chicken or egg? Read More

First Look: November 23

What "Sponsored Link" doesn't tell readers … The politics behind California's budget crisis … How history shapes consumer credit regulation Read More

First Look: November 16, 2010

Government's role in regulation … Thinking clearly about environmental challenges … Case: "YouTube: Time to Charge Users?" Read More

First Look: November 9, 2010

The slow pace of accounting scholarship … Why company growth doesn't translate to more jobs … A new brand architecture at The Taj. Read More

First Look: November 2, 2010

Sales bonuses--do they work? … When open architecture beats closed … Deciding between Android and iOS Read More

First Look: October 26, 2010

Multicultural selling inside the United States … Waging a "negotiation campaign" … Building trust around the multicultural bargaining table. Read More

First Look: October 19, 2010

Why giving increases happiness … Yes, the United States does IT better … Why should a customer hire your product? Read More

First Look: October 13, 2010

Paul Bremer's leadership in rebuilding Iraq … Unbundling of ad agency services … The amazing connection between portfolio managers and their universities. Read More

First Look: October 5, 2010

The NFL's record on minority hiring … Ed Haldeman takes over Freddie Mac … Does increased competition improve credit ratings quality? Read More

First Look: September 28, 2010

Using what we know … Platform envelopment as strategy … Technology advances impacting the music industry. Read More

First Look: September 21, 2010

Information versus communication in influencing a firm's organization … Blue Man Group gets the blues … A rare history of the Irish political economy. Read More

First Look: September 14, 2010

The problem venture capital faces funding clean energy … Exploring the future of Chrysler … How good hiring promotes organizational control. Read More

First Look: September 8, 2010

An iPhone app developer struggles with speed … Does ethnicity pay? … The state of trade and FDI data. Read More

First Look: August 31

Increasing productivity in repetitive tasks … No recession blues for the pet industry … Scaling up community forums Read More

First Look: August 24

Are extroverted leaders the best leaders? … Governance innovations promote growth … Hedge fund returns lower than thought. Read More

First Look: August 17

The unintended consequences of expanding a social network … Managing rapid growth at Equitas Microfinance … Case: "ProPublica." Read More

First Look: August 10

Sony's tangle with "JK Wedding Entrance Dance" … Tactics in platform competition … Case series: "Dubai: Debt, Development, and Crisis." Read More

First Look: August 3

When front-line workers know the best solutions … Three questions for entrepreneurship researchers … Case: "India: The Road to Inclusive Growth." Read More

First Look: July 27

New book: The Squam Lake Report: Fixing the Financial System … Dilemmas in corporate governance at the World Bank … Case: "Breaking the Buck." Read More

First Look: July 20

Global focus: cases this week on India … China … Brazil, and more. Read More

First Look: July 13

Clay Christensen on what really matters … Working papers on banking, network effects, and systemic risk … Case: "Globalization at Komatsu." Read More

First Look: July 7

When firms relocate, what happens to incumbents? … What hierarchies mean for teams … Case: "Arup: Building the Water Cube." Read More

First Look: June 29

Multinational networks during the 2008-2009 global financial crisis … A malaria intervention in Zambia … Case: "The Robin Hood Foundation." Read More

First Look: June 22

In history of the oil industry, a dark side … Why the shared values and beliefs of corporate culture persist despite turnover … Case: "Tata Nano—The People's Car." Read More

First Look: June 15

Risks of private equity investments by bank-affiliated groups … Is it wise for a health insurance firm to enter the U.S.? … Case: "George Martin at The Boston Consulting Group." Read More

First Look: June 8

Changing the nature of small: Surveying the microfinance industry … Family firms in China … Case: "Creative Capital: Sustaining the Arts." Read More

First Look: June 2

High-potential employees: How to be one, how to stay one … Navigating the China rules … Case: "Russia: Revolution and Reform." Read More

First Look: May 25

Why consumers don't mind restricted choice-sometimes &hellip How better management saves energy … Case: "Zotter—Living by Chocolate." Read More

First Look: May 18

Meeting your match: Innovations in job-market design … Working paper: "Men as Cultural Ideals: How Culture Shapes Gender Stereotypes … Case: "Monsanto: Helping Farmers Feed the World." Read More

First Look: May 11

Thinking of an innovation system as a pyramid … Lessons from the U.K. and Germany in U.S. health-care reform … Case: "Revitalizing Dell." Read More

First Look: May 4

"United Breaks Guitars": Song and response … Annual Review of Financial Economics … Case: "American Well: The Doctor Will E-See You Now." Read More

First Look: April 27

Interpreting the business impact of fiscal stimuli … Rethinking the MBA: Business Education at a Crossroads … Case: "International AIDS Vaccine Initiative." Read More

First Look: April 20

"Fake it till you make it" in work and life … Building a better pension fund … Case: The Last DVD Format War?" Read More

First Look: April 13

Article: "Just Say No to Wall Street: Putting a Stop to the Earnings Game" … An early-bird look at Driven to Lead: Good, Bad, and Misguided Leadership … Case: Dow Chemical Company and regulation. Read More

First Look: April 6

Fashion entrepreneurs design a local niche … The tenuous reputation of auditors … Case: "Pandora Radio: Fire Unprofitable Customers?" Read More

First Look: March 30

Angel financing breeds longer-lasting start-ups … How economic uncertainty shapes demand for health care services … Case: the making of Dubai Read More

First Look: March 23

The entrepreneurial bug: How to catch it … History looks at multinationals in developing countries … Case: "A Letter from Prison." Read More

First Look: March 16

Avoiding conflicts of interest takes more than the right incentives … New book explores the roots and continuing evolution of capitalism … Case note: "Ben Bernanke: Person of the Year?" Read More

First Look: March 9

Harvard Business Review article: "Roaring Out of Recession" … Revisiting the Panama Canal … Case note: "Marketing Analysis Toolkit: Breakeven Analysis." Read More

First Look: March 2

New book: One Strategy … Prioritizing mechanisms of accountability in nonprofits … Case: "Twitter." Read More

First Look: Feb. 23

Advancing the study and practice of leadership … Working paper: Gender, race, and turnover … Case: "State of Emergency at Mercy Hospital." Read More

First Look: Feb. 17

The consumer psychology of rejecting mail-in rebates … Hiring stars, retaining stars … Case: "Savage Beast." Read More

First Look: Feb. 9

Business in emerging markets ... entrepreneurship in public education ... Should you hire a star, or a team player? ... Case: "Zara: Managing Stores for Fast Fashion." Read More

First Look: Feb. 2

Breaking down silos for more flexibility … Merchants to Multinationals (Japanese edition) … Case: "Communispace." Read More

First Look: Jan. 26

Want to motivate people? Celebrate their progress … Better strategy for public school districts … New faculty books on economics, macro and micro Read More

First Look: Jan. 20

Are headquarters giving managers more freedom? … Article: "The Dynamics of Silencing Conflict" … Case: Marketing a congressional candidate. Read More

First Look: Jan. 12

Assess, don't assume: How to negotiate better across cultures and borders … Business case on Amazon's Kindle … Article: "Five Ways to Bungle a Job Change." Read More

First Look: January 5

When communication can backfire in process improvement … Working paper: "Private Equity and Industry Performance" … Case study on strategy in health-case delivery: "The Joslin Diabetes Center." Read More

First Look: Dec. 22

How new CEOs build bridges with budget allocations … Why corporate headquarters look different everywhere you go … Case: "Finance Myopia in a Systems Business." Read More

First Look: Dec. 15, 2009

Why multinationals group together overseas and what it means for foreign direct investment … Leveraging know-how … Case study: "Tengion: Bringing Regenerative Medicine to Life." Read More

First Look: Dec. 8

Combating online ad fraud … How does identity shape the way you resolve problems? … Working paper: "Integrity: Without It Nothing Works." Read More

First Look: Nov. 24

Learning from the world's tiniest businesses … How communication can change the nature of bargaining … Case: "Choosing a GAAP for Canada." Read More

First Look: Nov. 17

Fixing management excess … The changing U.S. economic relationship with China and what it means … Case: "Genzyme Center." Read More

First Look: Nov. 10

Improve financial literacy with video games … Unbundling digital music and the effect on revenues … Case: "HurryDate." Read More

First Look: Nov. 3

Barriers to entry in India … A trailblazing entrepreneur in Japan … Case: "Gucci Group: Freedom within the Framework." Read More

First Look: October 27

Want more effective solutions? A market mechanism to invite diverse viewpoints … Explaining volatility in Mexico's economy … Case supplement: "Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker." Read More

First Look: October 20

Are large shareholders better monitors of corporate governance? … Involving stakeholders through social networking and Web 2.0 … Case: "Endeavor: Creating a Global Movement for High-Impact Entrepreneurship." Read More

First Look: October 14

Bill of rights for online advertisers, rise! … The fall and rise of British multinational banking … Case: "The London 2012 Olympic Games." Read More

First Look: October 6

How to take a much-deserved break at work … Does foreign direct investment promote growth? … Case: "Indian Railways: Building a Permanent Legacy?" Read More

First Look: September 29

Systemic risk in the financial system: no easy solutions … Cases study the life experiences of newly minted MBA grads … Case: "Who Broke the Bank of England?" Read More

First Look: September 22

Health-care delivery organizations examine their mission … Paper: "The Financing of R&D and Innovation" … Balancing marketing strategies and intellectual property issues: "Radiant Cosmetics: What's in a Pout?" Read More

First Look: September 15

Developing a passion for work … Ways to assess a baseball team's profitability … Case: "Managing Creativity at Shanghai Tang." Read More

First Look: September 9

When is it wise to negotiate with enemies? … How to encourage frontline workers to help solve problems … Case: "Meeting the Diversity Challenge at PepsiCo: The Steve Reinemund Era." Read More

First Look: September 1

Article: "Practicing Medicine in the Age of Facebook" … How do teams work best over time? … Growing new businesses under the wing of Intel. Read More

First Look: August 25

How to make a better plant within a plant … Shareholder pressure: How do boards respond? … Case: "Christian Dior: A New Look for Haute Couture." Read More

First Look: August 18

If giving to charity makes people happy, should it be an advertising slogan? … Encouraging children to attend school, with a football … Case: "Spain: Can the House Resist the Storm?" Read More

First Look: August 11, 2009

What types of private information does insider trading make use of? … In India, raising patent share and revenues without privatization … Case: "What Happened at Citigroup?" Read More

First Look: August 4

Reviving a public school district near Washington, D.C. … When fear rules the workplace … Case: "Denmark: Globalization and the Welfare State." Read More

First Look: July 28

Let the buyer beware: Safer shopping on the Internet … A Norway-based fashion business aims for mind share … Case: "Pfizer: Letter from the Chairman." Read More

First Look: July 21

The tricky balancing act of reputation and competition in the credit rating industry … Documenting culture clash in mergers and acquisitions … Case: "Geographical Indications: I Say 'Kalamata,' the EU Says 'Black Olive.' " Read More

First Look: July 14

Why conduct market research when your firm's rival is already doing it? … How to improve investment arbitration among developing countries … Case: "Goldman Sachs: The 10,000 Women Initiative." Read More

First Look: July 7

Highlighting benefits when costs loom larger … Should we fear state-owned enterprises? Read More

First Look: June 30

The geography of venture capital and its (potentially positive) impact on non-local investments … When U.S. manufacturing is outsourced, where does innovation go? … Case: "TOTO: The Bottom Line." Read More

First Look: June 23

Making smarter cities: a manifesto … A closer look at Berkshire Hathaway's $5 billion investment in Goldman Sachs … Working paper: "Principles that Matter: Sustaining Software Innovation from the Client to the Web." Read More

First Look: June 16

When global companies use a common language, hiccups can happen … City customer, country customer: How China Mobile tries to bridge the gap … Health-care case: "Global Health Partner: Obesity Care." Read More

First Look: June 9

Corporate disclosure of climate change strategies … What's fair pay? … The importance of early mentoring in commercial science. Read More

First Look: June 2, 2009

File-sharing's side benefits for musicians … Bringing Internet connectivity to rural Bangladesh … Article: "How Concepts Affect Consumption." Read More

First Look: May 27, 2009

The ripple effect of real estate woes … Merck's challenges merging business strategy and corporate social responsibility … New book: Designing Care: Aligning the Nature and Management of Health Care. Read More

First Look: May 19, 2009

Why shouldn't artists make more dough? … The path to carbon credits … Case: "Xi'an International University: The Growth of Private Universities in China." Read More

First Look: May 12, 2009

Wait before signing: How contracts go awry … What are the benefits of colocating firms? … Case: "Dave and Millie: A Tale of Two Entrepreneurs." Read More

First Look: May 5, 2009

Why great teams go bad … Using social marketing to battle HIV in developing nations … Case: "E Ink in 2008." Read More

First Look: April 28, 2009

The evolving landscape of advertising in China … The Metropolitan Opera's daring experiment in HD … Case: "South Pole Carbon Asset Management—Going for Gold?" Read More

First Look: April 21, 2009

Where is the pharmacy to the world now? … Choosing the optimal scope of your firm … Case: "Yelp." Read More

First Look: April 14, 2009

What's behind the growth in sovereign wealth funds? … Lean manufacturing takes on services … Supply chains and product availability. Read More

First Look: April 7, 2009

Getting a handle on debt: the importance of the ABCs … For better product design, invite customers to collaborate … Case: "Groupe Eurotunnel S.A." Read More

First Look: March 31, 2009

China's surprisingly slow start with technological innovation … How marketing got that way … Case: Basketball star LeBron James. Read More

First Look: March 24, 2009

Peer pressure: adopting international financial reporting standards … Niall Ferguson on American democracy and imperialism … Cases: Doing business in the Middle East. Read More

First Look: March 17, 2009

In developing countries, women's empowerment through commitment savings products … "Gray markets" outside the official channels … Case: "Lawrence Trinh: Venturing to Vietnam." Read More

First Look: March 10, 2009

"Creating Value Together": staying on good terms with a business partner … Online dating service eHarmony assesses its rivals … Case: "Visions of Web 3.0." Read More

First Look: March 3, 2009

From Professor Mike Porter and coauthors, a framework for delivery of care to HIV/AIDS patients ... Cases on how organizations try to navigate the economic climate ... An entrepreneur who boosted the status of businesswomen in Japan. Read More

First Look: February 24, 2009

How do professionals manage "necessary evils"? … Deterring fraud in online advertising … Case: "Barack Obama and the Bush Tax Cuts." Read More

First Look: February 18, 2009

How media firms can do better pricing … The desirability of level playing fields in international financial regulation … Case: Responding to the Wii? Read More

First Look: February 10, 2009

Major reforms needed for public risk management … Case: GLOBALGAP and food safety standards … Getting past stereotypes with colleagues. Read More

First Look: February 3, 2009

Have we been oversold on the benefits of goal setting? ... What successful teams know about better learning ... Case: "Kibera and the Kenya Slum Upgrading Project." Read More

First Look: January 27, 2009

Striking a balance between good and bad competition ... How insider and outsider CEOs wield the capital budget ... Case: "A.J. Washington: Retaining an NFL Star." Read More

First Look: January 21, 2009

Working paper: "Sweatshop Labor is Wrong Unless the Jeans are Cute: Motivated Moral Disengagement" ... Building a successful family business ... Case: How JetBlue navigated different strategic choices. Read More

First Look: January 13, 2009

Think you can negotiate in China? A multiple-choice questionnaire ... Pepsi and Coca-Cola battle for Mexico, China, and India ... Updated and expanded: Michael E. Porter's classic On Competition. Read More

First Look: December 23, 2008

Why the H-1B visa program is key to U.S. innovation and technology commercialization ... Creating joint ventures in China ... New paper: "Happiness Adaptation to Income beyond 'Basic Needs.' " Read More

First Look: December 16, 2008

The struggle with "upward" voice ... Mayor Bloomberg's New York ... China's new labor laws. Read More

First Look: December 9, 2008

The four essential skills of a global entrepreneur ... How to manage IT outsourcing ... New in Harvard Business Review: "Reinventing Your Business Model." Read More

First Look: November 25, 2008

Amazon.com ponders a new category: services for Web developers ... Privatizing water in Argentina ... How to develop a sales strategy for advertising services. Read More

First Look: November 18, 2008

Ready, steady, go: How regular increments of exercise and religious-service attendance aid health and happiness ... Case study: "Executive Pay and the Credit Crisis of 2008" ... Intel explores new business initiatives. Read More

First Look: November 12, 2008

Overcoming gender-based discrimination in everyday work life ... An animated TV show takes the Gulf region by storm ... Tuning in to trends in the market for Mp3 portable audio players. Read More

First Look: November 4, 2008

Making big companies more nimble and innovative … How gender affects job negotiations … Case: "Annals of an Improbable Entrepreneur" Read More

First Look: October 28, 2008

How to bottle creativity at your organization ... Supporting tax-time savings with U.S. Savings Bonds ... Case: Should an artsy company join forces with a major retailer? Read More

First Look: October 21, 2008

Why some places are more entrepreneurial than others ... The selection strategy of the Israeli Special Forces ... What should a 28-year-old serial entrepreneur do for an encore? Read More

First Look: October 15, 2008

The lessons of creative artists for business innovators ... Keeping Google's organizational culture "Googley" ... Making the best choices at mid-career. Read More

First Look: October 7, 2008

Dealing with "conversational blindness" ... Trends in the U.S. advertising and marketing services industry ... Gazprom in Russia and beyond: three cases. Read More

First Look: September 30, 2008

An eye on boosting profits in retail stores ... Adapting talent management for China ... How weak investor protections limit the scale of multinational activity. Read More

First Look: September 23, 2008

Dealing with rogue advertising online ... "Enhancement" pharmaceuticals that target social, emotional, and cognitive traits ... What it took to steer Citigroup through controversy. Read More

First Look: September 16, 2008

Perception matters: The rise of successful entrepreneurs ... Strategies to dislodge rival platforms ... Dealing with a massive recall of toys manufactured in China. Read More

First Look: September 9, 2008

Do firms respond to independent ratings of environmental performance? … Bringing together a global team to solve a customer's problem … What's next for Mixi? Read More

First Look: September 3, 2008

Are they really "independent" directors? ... Influencing the release of environmental data … Brand differentiation at Hilton Hotels. Read More

First Look: August 26, 2008

Marketing a revolutionary camera pill ... History reviewed on a famous Federal Radio Commission decision ... A note on the hedge fund industry. Read More

First Look: August 19, 2008

Consequences for executives upon missing the quarterly numbers … Why are retail inventories rising? … So you want to be a whistleblower. Read More

First Look: August 12, 2008

Enhancing workforce diversity … Amazon.com's dark days … Reaching your potential. Read More

First Look: August 5, 2008

U.S. college football teams meet their match … How companies can tap into more of their employees' creativity … The rise of vertical integration in advertising services. Read More

First Look: July 29, 2008

Who spans boundaries most in large, complex organizations? ... Rental housing gains a second look ... The revival of family business networks in China. Read More

First Look: July 22, 2008

Leadership in denial: Lessons from business history ... India's uneasy relationship between politics and banking ... Designing a multinational culture that works. Read More

First Look: July 15, 2008

How competitive companies learn from experience ... An expanded role for the finance department of multinationals ... Avoiding missteps in financial estimates. Read More

First Look: July 8, 2008

Long tail theory aside, blockbusters still reign in the music and home-video industries ... What do nongovernmental organizations do? ... Defining communities in open source innovation. Read More

First Look: July 1, 2008

How many U.S. tasks (as opposed to jobs) might be "offshorable"? ... Merging customer service models in banking ... How sales and marketing can be integrated both online and offline. Read More

First Look: June 24, 2008

How foreign aid could better reduce worldwide poverty … Managing your boss (yes, it can be done) … Strategy and competition in economies of the European Union. Read More

First Look: June 17, 2008

Decentralized banking: Is it better or worse for small firms? … Managing a multiunit enterprise … How to assess the value of a well-respected media company. Read More

First Look: June 10, 2008

Fault lines in government self-policing programs ... Headhunters adapt to change in the executive search landscape ... Video gaming leaps forward. Read More

First Look: June 3, 2008

Income inequality in Vietnam and China: Why are they different? … New health-care models consider benefits and drawbacks … Corporate blogs: Do they help or hurt image? Read More

First Look: May 28, 2008

Is a lump-sum bonus the best incentive? … China's demand for resources versus its political risk in Sudan … Calculating the real value of synergies in a bank merger. Read More

First Look: May 20, 2008

Does bargaining at home affect bargaining at companies when gender is a factor? … From humble beginnings to international IPO, a microfinance institution faces the future … Should an exec come out of the closet at work? Read More

First Look: May 13, 2008

Comparing earnings forecasts of buy-side and sell-side analysts... BP, corporate strategy, and global climate change... How the 2008 Olympic Games could put a dairy from Inner Mongolia on the map. Read More

First Look: May 6, 2008

Winning isn't everything: How to mitigate overheated competitions … Tracing Apple's strategic trajectory … How Google might best use its prediction markets. Read More

First Look: April 29, 2008

Managing your boss … New real estate in a reluctant neighborhood … Digital novels captivate cell phone users. Read More

First Look: April 22, 2008

Niall Ferguson on U.S. power after 9/11 ... A Chinese state-owned enterprise meets international corporate governance standards ... Novartis contemplates R&D spending in a complicated environment. Read More

First Look: April 15, 2008

The surprising fact about technology adoption in countries ... Economic and political snapshots of China ... A bicycle unlike any other. Read More

First Look: April 8, 2008

Spending money on others makes you happier ... Creative negotiations for a superstar baseball pitcher ... An energy project hits a barrier. Read More

First Look: April 1, 2008

Making IT a launchpad instead of a constraint ... The next goal for a popular soccer club ... Business schools take stock. Read More

First Look: March 26, 2008

How to weather a downturn in retail … The balance between capitalism and democracy … A pathbreaking entrepreneur behind the Kyoto Prizes. Read More

First Look: March 18, 2008

Who is influenced by word-of-mouth? … The case of Microsoft and pay-per-click advertising … Building bridges between public acquirers and private VC-based targets. Read More

First Look: March 11, 2008

Judging work on the underlying decision, not on results … Challenges facing Mexico's economy … Rolling out a health-care service design. Read More

First Look: March 4, 2008

Calling all financial educators … The fiscal impact of India's talent loss during the 1990s … How to keep the World Economic Forum fresh. Read More

First Look: February 26, 2008

How deep price discounts boost reported earnings … An entrepreneur who showed up the experts … The leadership skills of strategy formation. Read More

First Look: February 20, 2008

A new look at prize-linked savings products … Allocating marketing resources … A real estate dust-up in Tokyo. Read More

First Look: February 12, 2007

Finance insights galore … How to roll out knowledge management tools … An activist hedge fund hits a wall. Read More

First Look: February 5, 2008

Old school ties and mutual fund success … Managing paradox in organizations … How should Berkshire Partners invest? Read More

First Look: January 29, 2008

Peer pressure (in a good way) and the entrepreneurial impulse … The inside scoop on life-cycle funds … The need for mentors in personal service firms. Read More

First Look: January 23, 2008

What's in a lipstick? More than one way of being beautiful … Setting the bar in health care information technology … Making better markets. Read More

First Look: January 15, 2008

How networks affect prices, incentives, and innovation ... Lobbies slow down technology diffusion ... Venture capital partnerships: what makes them? Read More

First Look: January 8, 2008

The popularity of family businesses in their U.S.—and what it means for shareholders … Oil and individualism … How a Spanish-language chat organization learned to raise revenues. Read More

First Look: December 18, 2007

A new career path to Chief Risk Officer … How emotions mirror economics … The fine art of collaboration means learning how to collaborate. Read More

First Look: December 11, 2007

A trailblazer in business forecasting … China and India mend fences … Why local still matters in global organizations. Read More

First Look: December 4, 2007

All's fair: shaping the conversation in multi-party negotiations … Better luck with online dating … A corporate caterer meets China's financial markets. Read More

First Look: November 20, 2007

How to turn on One Laptop Per Child … Weighing pharmaceuticals in the United States and Europe … Hertz in the wake of a leveraged buyout. Read More

First Look: November 14, 2007

Real Beauty = Real Controversy … The best path in microfinance … Legal traditions: What is their impact on business today? Read More

First Look: November 6, 2007

Negotiating through intimidation … Learning from attempts to design markets … How would a private equity firm size you up? Read More

First Look: October 30, 2007

The power of analogy in decision-making … Reclaiming America's can-do inventiveness … Developing an elevator pitch for yourself. Read More

First Look: October 23, 2007

Breakthroughs and "long-tail" innovations … 4 misconceptions about U.S. investment in China … Analyzing urban investments in Los Angeles. Read More

First Look: October 16, 2007

Do private environmental ratings of companies motivate change?…Figuring out compensation in a family business…A book publisher's high-stakes strategy to acquire a potential bestseller. Read More

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Breakthrough medical treatments battle the health care system … Prepping a city for the Olympic Games … A record company improvises launch strategies. Read More

First Look: October 2, 2007

Capturing value from innovations … South Africa's Lapdesk Company … The power and pitfalls of diaspora networks. Read More

First Look: September 25, 2007

Short report on the long tail … Trends in entrepreneurship in India and China … Globalizing a venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley. Read More

First Look: September 18, 2007

Microloans for social value … Empowering Avon women … Behind the launch of Firefox 1.0. Read More

First Look: September 11, 2007

The secret to company succession: "inside outsiders" … A biotechnology contender in India … How disadvantaged French youth revitalize their communities. Read More

First Look: September 5, 2007

Why it's hard to find what you want (hint: hiding can be lucrative) … Why we aren't as ethical as we believe … An Indian challenger to elite auction houses. Read More

First Look: August 28, 2007

Are Chinese firms diversifying like wildfire? … Global collaboration for better innovation … Endesa Chile builds a controversial dam. Read More

First Look: August 21, 2007

How customers hire the right product or service … The FDA at 100 … What's new in online loans. Read More

First Look: August 14, 2007

The role of hedge funds in monitoring management … Handling controversy at De Beers … How advertising frames development. Read More

First Look: August 7, 2007

The international push and pull of India's software industry … Secrets of price partitioning … How health care staff can improve the health of patients by communicating better—with each other. Read More

First Look: July 31, 2007

Microfinance meets globalization … Merging scientific and managerial goals … Big choices at a stem cell start-up. Read More

First Look: July 24, 2007

Marketing Maria Sharapova…Lean principles in Indian software services…Low-cost, high-quality medical care rises in the East. Read More

First Look: July 17, 2007

A competitive strategy that doesn't require breakthrough innovation … Platforms: proprietary or shared model? It depends … DVD rentals and human procrastination. Read More

First Look: June 29, 2007

Commercial vs. open-source … The flipside of stigma … Why the business of mail-order wine is a sticky issue. Read More

First Look: June 26, 2007

Forthcoming book asks, is management a profession? … A case on Google's advertising model … Clocky, the agile alarm clock. Read More

First Look: June 19, 2007

What operations management can learn about irrational behavior … DVD rentals and procrastination … Football: sport and multibillion dollar industry. Read More

First Look: June 5, 2007

Tips to become more customer-friendly … China's answer to Wal-Mart … Curing headaches in Germany. Read More

First Look: May 29, 2007

3 hurdles to collaboration and 3 ways to overcome them … Habitat for Humanity in Egypt … Why consumers prefer extremes. Read More

First Look: May 22, 2007

Economic results of government foot-dragging ... Burt's Bees leave the hive ... What's behind the FBI's efforts to reinvent itself. Read More

First Look: May 15, 2007

When consumers choose between "want" and "should" … Alliance chains that mesh universities, biotech, and pharma … An agenda for fighting world poverty. Read More

First Look: May 8, 2007

Getting along with the new CEO … Why the world isn't flat after all … Entering the Indian market. Read More

First Look: May 1, 2007

The first self-made African American woman millionaire…Social marketing and the 2010 Winter Olympics…The emotions of teams. Read More

First Look: April 24, 2007

Geographic benefits for industries that locate near each other … FDI and stock market valuations … Henry Luce and the American Century. Read More

First Look: April 17, 2007

Trust as a barrier to entry for products—and a minority group … Why sustainability is tough to launch … A baker's global strategy. Read More

First Look: April 10, 2007

Engineer today, leader tomorrow … Urban development in China … The rules and ethics of effective lobbying. Read More

First Look: April 3, 2007

Playing harmoniously at work … More powerful championship teams in college football … New business cases that cover the world. Read More

First Look: March 27, 2007

Navigating international finance … The reality of negotiating for intellectual property rights … AMD and its lucrative server market. Read More

First Look: March 20, 2007

The next wave of entrepreneurship in the social sector … A new model for benchmarking retail performance … How Liz Claiborne dressed the working woman. Read More

First Look: March 13, 2007

In-store medical clinics: threat or opportunity? … Social status and organizational change … The growth of organic food at Wal-Mart. Read More

First Look: March 6, 2007

Unmasking manly men to improve job safety and the work culture … Choosing from three types of international strategy … The highs and lows of entrepreneurship in China. Read More

First Look: February 27, 2007

Efficient matchmaking for the legal profession … Branding peaches, plums, and nectarines … A stylish trash bin fit for the Louvre. Read More

First Look: February 20, 2007

Adventures in business marketing executive education … A big story about little banks … How Tata & Sons stoked India's economy. Read More

First Look: February 13, 2007

Bricks and clicks: friends or foes? … Performing better industry research for investment decisions … Brain science behind the wandering mind. Read More

First Look: February 6, 2007

How managers' daily decisions impact corporate strategy … Loving/hating the noncompete clause … An innovative guitar frets about tradition. Read More

First Look: January 30, 2007

How countries compete … Easing conflict during business innovation … Tap into your leadership potential. Read More

First Look: January 23, 2007

Hot tea and cold ice cream: what was Unilever's secret? … Innovations in incentive design … A female entrepreneur in Afghanistan. Read More

First Look: January 16, 2007

Strange trends in globalization … Investor emotions and the stock market … Raising private equity in India. Read More

First Look: January 9, 2007

Being a new boss and winning as a seasoned one…Anti-virus firms compete…Public markets' impact on venture capital…A generic pharmaceutical success story. Read More

First Look: January 3, 2007

Do higher prices generate more product use? … Governance in knowledge-based companies … How Chateau Margaux faced a branding dilemma. Read More

First Look: December 19, 2006

Putting a value on networked customers … The visible hand of government in capitalism … Negotiating with Wal-Mart. Read More

First Look: December 12, 2006

The "lift out" trend of hiring entire teams … Michael Porter's insights on strategy and social responsibility … creating diverse workplaces. Read More

First Look: December 5, 2006

A research tool for following the flow of innovation … Marks of a successful CRM implementation … Empowering Avon women. Read More

First Look: November 21, 2006

The role of luck in entrepreneurship … Crime and punishment in "American Dream" countries … Customer metrics that look ahead, not back. Read More

First Look: November 14, 2006

Why proprietary software vendors invest in open source solutions … The wiki goes corporate … Breaking the trade-off between customer efficiency and service. Read More

First Look: November 7, 2006

Why people speak up (or don't) at work … The special challenges of managing massive projects … Drilling down into small-world innovation. Read More

First Look: October 31, 2006

A new framework for assessing macroeconomic risk … Running a family business … How Warner Bros. and BitTorrent hooked up. Read More

First Look: October 24, 2006

Handling organizational biases in forecasts … The intricacies of customer management … Brazilian cosmetics go global … Digital innovations for doctors. Read More

First Look: October 17, 2006

Will a musical cell phone replace your iPod? … Walt Disney as a leader … How external forces influence organizational change. Read More

First Look: October 12, 2006

Analyzing firms that deliver corporate social responsibility ratings … MGM Grand's bid to learn more about nongamers … How does Bang & Olufsen thrive in the iPod era? Read More

First Look: October 3, 2006

The growing isolation of blue-collar workers … Can China do serious medical research? … A young shoe company ponders steps toward a merger. Read More

First Look: September 26, 2006

IT and business productivity processes in your organization … Toyota's approach to teamwork … Managing challenges in a family-run business. Read More

First Look: September 19, 2006

The long tail effect hits Hollywood…Taking Icebreaker into China…How World Wide Licenses Ltd. transformed into a digital imaging company. Read More

First Look: September 12, 2006

Using an understanding of architectural innovation to shrink profits of competitors…Renewing the 100-year rivalry between Coke and Pepsi…Why political correctness is a double-edged sword. Read More

First Look: September 5, 2006

Managing innovation slopovers … A time of decision for a major insurance provider … How patents reduce (or not) innovation. Read More

First Look: August 29, 2006

How a country's financial integration increases entrepreneurial activity … Can Apple stay ahead of the innovation curve? … Femininity and a woman's leadership style. Read More

First Look: August 22, 2006

How the history of cartels has left a mark on big business … papers in Spanish on rural credit in Argentina … bond markets in Brazil … how New Balance Athletic Shoe responded to a hurdle. Read More

First Look: August 15, 2006

How experience with future technologies can improve today's products…reserve management of sovereign debt…using the Nehemiah Strategy to create affordable housing. Read More

First Look: August 8, 2006

Why the U.K. needs to improve its environment for entrepreneurs…How a personal data company recovered from a security breech…Strategizing about the Patrimonio Hoy housing program. Read More

First Look: August 1, 2006

New research on race and mentoring, a case on Indian retailer Pantaloon, and more. Read More

First Look: July 25, 2006

New research and publications on building a better supply chain process…leadership in South Africa…NASCAR and the media…Unilever in India and Turkey. Read More

First Look: July 18, 2006

New HBS faculty publications are out on business ethics, the process of selling large companies, and the use of directors and officers liability insurance for driving corporate governance. Read More

First Look: July 11, 2006

Has globalization brought about a homogenization of beauty? It's a provocative question discussed by Professor Geoffrey Jones in a new working paper on how companies in the beauty business adjusted to the forces of globalism between 1945 and 1980. Read More

First Look: July 5, 2006

More and more companies are "partitioning" their prices so consumers can view breakouts of various costs. Examples include hotels that present a bill showing a room key charge, and airlines that detail landing and refueling fees. How does partitioning influence consumer preference compared to the more traditional all-inclusive price tag? That's the subject of The Framing Effect of Price Format by Marco Bertini and Luc Wathieu. Other highlights this week include research on the impact on multinationals of their risk exposure strategies, and case studies on copyright compliance and the rebuilding of Rwanda's economy following the genocide of 1994. Read More