HBS Working Knowledgehttp://hbswk.hbs.edu/stories-rss.aspx2016-02-11T14:09:46ZDo Interactions with Candidates Increase Voter Support and Participation? Experimental Evidence from Italy2016-02-11T00:00:00-05:002016-02-11T09:17:30-05:00http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/do-interactions-with-candidates-increase-voter-support-and-participation-experimental-evidence-from-italyThis study by Vincent Pons of a mid-sized city in northern Italy during the 2014 municipal elections finds that while volunteers’ campaign visits to potential voters increased participation by a significant 1.8 percentage points, surprisingly the candidates’ own visits affected neither the average voter nor any subgroup of the population.Vincent Pons8170Vincent Pons736825Working PaperWill a Five-Minute Discussion Change Your Mind? A Countrywide Experiment on Voter Choice in France2016-02-11T00:00:00-05:002016-02-11T09:14:39-05:00http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/will-a-five-minute-discussion-change-your-mind-a-countrywide-experiment-on-voter-choice-in-franceA countrywide field experiment duringthe 2012 French presidential election finds that one-on-one discussions with campaigners have strong potential to shift people's decisions even when the principal's control on campaign agents is limited.Vincent Pons8169Vincent Pons736825Working PaperLand Institutions and Chinese Political Economy: Institutional Complementarities and Macroeconomic Management2016-02-10T00:00:00-05:002016-02-10T09:19:53-05:00http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/land-institutions-and-chinese-political-economy-institutional-complementarities-and-macroeconomic-managementThis paper by Meg Rithmire shows the ways in which the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has used land as a policy tool.Meg Rithmire8161Meg Rithmire594996Working PaperSharpening Your Skills: New Insights into Career Development2016-02-10T00:00:00-05:002016-02-11T09:55:12-05:00http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/sharpening-your-skills-new-ways-to-look-at-career-developmentWhen is a job promotion a bad thing? Does networking leave an oily substance on your clothing? From our archives we look at career change in the twenty-first century, where researchers are offering fresh insights into our dynamic workplaces.8167Boris Groysberg10650Tsedal Neeley438575Francesca Gino271812Michael I. Norton326229James L. Heskett6842Clayton M. Christensen6437Kathleen L. McGinn6569David A. Thomas6565Sharpening Your SkillsFebruary 9, 20162016-02-09T00:00:00-05:002016-02-09T10:20:19-05:00http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/february-9-2016Why recessions make workers more efficient ... Behind China's "new urbanization policy" ... Should Verizon go "above the network?"Sean Silverthorne8165First LookExecutive Compensation and Misconduct: Environmental Harm2016-02-09T00:00:00-05:002016-02-09T09:04:11-05:00http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/executive-compensation-and-misconduct-environmental-harmChanging a CEO’s compensation from 100 percent stock to 100 percent options resulted in a 60 percent increased odds of environmental harm and close to a doubling of the magnitude of harm. Research by Dylan Minor. A rule change making the higher powered incentives more costly for firms to provide reduced incidences.Dylan Minor8162Dylan B. Minor596728Working PaperThe Civic Benefits of Google Street View and Yelp2016-02-08T00:00:00-05:002016-02-08T10:22:21-05:00http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/the-civic-benefits-of-google-street-view-and-yelpCities are increasingly rich in citizen-created data, which can be used to improve programs and services, says Michael Luca and his research colleagues.Michael Blanding8147Michael Luca602417Research & IdeasRisk Preferences and Misconduct: Evidence from Politicians2016-02-04T00:00:00-05:002016-02-04T11:02:30-05:00http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/risk-preferences-and-misconduct-evidence-from-politiciansThis study of financial risk-taking among politicians in their private investment portfolios shows risk preferences to be an important antecedent of misconduct. Research by Dylan Minor.Dylan Minor8163Dylan B. Minor596728Working PaperThe State of Customer Service Leadership2016-02-03T00:00:00-05:002016-02-03T12:48:22-05:00http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/the-state-of-customer-serviceThe economic future of the country is largely in the hands of those who lead our service organizations, which create more employment and GDP growth than any other sector. Jim Heskett, Earl Sasser, and Len Schlesinger discuss the current state of service and their recent book, "What Great Service Leaders Know & Do."Jim Aisner8154James L. Heskett6842W. Earl Sasser9946Leonard A. Schlesinger6548Research & IdeasHow Do You Hire an 'Impostor'?2016-02-03T00:00:00-05:002016-02-03T10:31:10-05:00http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/how-do-you-hire-an-impostorImpostors are highly talented people who believe their success is a mistake—that they don't deserve the honors. James Heskett argues these people have too much to contribute to ignore. But how do you find and hire them? What do YOU think?James Heskett8149James L. Heskett6842What Do You Think?