The recent KPMG Peat Marwick/Stanley R. Klion Forum on Ethics focused on the growing role of corruption in international trade.
The First Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Case Competition, sponsored by IBM, looked at the Norwegian Government Pension Fund and its divestiture of Wal-Mart.
Was Exxon's decision to pull out of Venezuela a smart one? Can Facebook challenge Orkut in Brazil? The new issue of Chazen Web Journal takes a look.
From the archive: Tory Higgins explains what managers and other leaders stand to gain by looking past simple carrot-and-stick tactics for motivating others.
Research suggests that status influences performance and the ability to cope with stress.
How cultural images from home can impair second-language skills.
Professor Stephan Meier's research looks at the ways individuals behave with financial products. How can firms better help consumers make decisions?
At the BRITE conference, a panel of faculty members discussed research collaborations that bridge practice and theory.
In a new book, E. Tory Higgins shares the keys to understanding what motivates people — and how to unlock success and influence others.
Skilled foreign workers who return home may find transferring knowledge to be surprisingly difficult — but there are remedies.
What could be a better basis for determining your firm’s degree of customer orientation than the behavior of your CEO?
At Columbia Business School's 5th Annual Healthcare Conference, industry leaders said they are looking for ways to drive innovation.
When are colleagues likely to report each other for lying, and what happens when they do?
What can Japanese businesses learn from the unprecedented crisis engulfing Toyota? It's a question that was raised over spring break on the Chazen Study Tour to Japan.
The mere act of writing about a past experience of power can lead us to appear more confident and powerful to others.
What can firms learn from Google’s Buzz launch? Professor Eric Johnson shares his insight on how to use defaults more strategically.
New research explores whether asymmetric information about corporate assets could have been the sole cause of the recent crisis.
Does anonymity create a more honest selection process or increase the chances that corrupt elements can hide?
New research shows that the relationship between income inequality and life satisfaction is not as simple as it seems.
Professor Ciamac Moallemi considers some of the unanswered questions regarding the May 6 stock market plunge.
New research shows that subtle differences in implementation led to wide discrepancies in measured outcomes.
In a new book, Damon Phillips dives deep into the history of jazz to share often surprising lessons about how new markets rise and fall.
New research shows that stock-price jumps following hedge fund activism are the result of genuine productivity gains, not mere financial engineering.
What is the best way to experiment with your business model? Management professor Rita McGrath shares her insights.
Today's challenging context requires organizations to find real solutions to drive growth and make new ventures successful.
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On March 7, leaders from a variety of industries took part in the second annual Future of Learning Forum held by Columbia Business School Executive Education.
David Rogers, executive director of BRITE, says that Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp shows Mark Zuckerberg’s industry savvy and willingness to adapt.
Without an organization, a dream will end as a dream.
A Chat with the Organizational Management Guru, Professor Raymond Fisman, Columbia Business School.
David Rogers, executive director of BRITE, says that users linking their WhatsApp accounts to their Facebook profiles would add to the already “extremely rich” data sets that Facebook is monetizing through advertisement.
Prof. Moshe Cohen says that Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp is a mutually “brilliant deal” based on a shared vision of simplicity.
David Rogers, executive director of BRITE, says that Facebook’s $19 billion buyout of WhatsApp may have been “a purely defensive move” to ensure it does not get edged out of the fast–growing mobile messaging scene.
Prof. Rita McGrath says that AOL CEO Tim Armstrong’s leadership has moved the company in a new direction and stabilized it for investors.
Zara is still new to American retail markets, but Prof. Nelson Fraiman says they’re “very smart” about picking locations when they decide to invest.
Prof. William Klepper says that Microsoft, like other companies that have hit their peaks, must adopt “second wave thinking” in order to move forward.
Prof. Robert Bontempo says it would take “some serious strength of character” for Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to reverse two decades of company leadership by slashing the consumer products division.
Matthew Quint, director of the Center on Global Brand Leadership, says that CVS will take short–term losses on tobacco revenues but expects long–term returns in terms of image and new growth.
Prof. Rita McGrath says that CVS’s decision to stop selling tobacco products both frees up resources for investment in new opportunities and places pressure on competitors.