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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Endogenous Overconfidence In Managerial Forecasts

    The authors examine whether attribution bias that leads managers who have experienced short-terni forecasting success to become overconfident in their ability to forecast future earnings. Iniportantly. this fonn of overconfidence is endogenous and dynamic. They also exaniine the effect of this cognitive bias on the managerial credibility. Consistent with the...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Bank Corporate Governance, Beyond The Global Banking Crisis

    Following up on the publication of the Walker Report (2009) in the United Kingdom, international organizations such as the Basel Committee (2010), the OECD (2010), and the European Union (2010) have proposed guidelines to improve bank corporate governance and, more specifically, risk governance. These international reports vary widely on what...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Estimating Perceptions Of Discrimination: Experimental Economics In Schools

    The authors put forward a new experimental economics design with monetary incentives to estimate people's perceptions of discrimination in a variety of contexts. They apply the design to estimate students' perceptions of teachers: Students were given an endowment to bet on their own performance on a written verbal test, either...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Always Cola, Rarely Essential Medicines: Comparing Medicine And Consumer Product Supply Chains In The Developing World (Revision 1)

    The World Health Organization estimates that almost a third of the world's population still lacks access to essential medicines. The distribution network for medicines is ineffective and inefficient in many developing countries. Discussions often centre on why the medicines supply chain cannot replicate the supply chain for consumer products and...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Blockbusting: Brokers And The Dynamics Of Segregation

    This paper shows that information plays a key role iii the coordination of white households' forward-looking expectations to leave an area in response to the entry of minority households. First, from the 1940s to the 1970s, real estate brokers earned substantial commission fees during white flight to the suburbs. Real...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Identity Workspaces For Leadership Development

    Profound changes in individuals' relationship with their employers and expectations for their work lives have generated an increasing demand for leadership development, while at the same time exposing the limitations of traditional leadership programs focused on the acquisition of conceptual knowledge and requisite skills. This paper explores how conceptualizing leadership...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Partnering With Competitors - Effects Of Alliances On Airline Entry And Capacity Decisions

    The formation of an airline alliance is one of the most important and difficult decisions that has to be made by airline management. In particular, domestic airline alliances have always caused controversy due to the possibility of attenuating the competition, which has been a key concern of policy makers. Before...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Do Maximizers Predict Better Than Satisficers?

    The authors examined the relationship between maximizing (i.e. seeking the best) versus satisficing (i.e. seeking the good enough) tendencies and forecasting ability in a real-world prediction task: forecasting the outcomes of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. In Studies 1 and 2, participants gave probabilistic forecasts for the outcomes of the...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Emotional Intelligence And Leadership Effectiveness: The Mediating Influence Of Collaborative Behaviors

    Leadership effectiveness can be divided into two broad categories that include getting along behaviors (teamwork and empowerment of others) and/or getting ahead behaviors (visioning. energizing. designing and rewarding). This paper examines the effects of emotional intelligence on getting along and getting ahead leadership behaviors at work. Results from an analysis...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Understanding The Role Of Language In Management Forecast Press Releases

    Using a sample of 2,254 voluntarily-provided "Unbundled" management earnings forecast press releases; the authors investigate the role of linguistic sentiment and linguistic certainty in pricing. They provide evidence that sentiment in the forecast setting is directionally consistent with the simultaneously issued hard earnings forecast and plays a significantly greater role...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Leadership And Judgment: Why Leaders Know More Than They Think

    The author woke up early one morning in the summer of 2010. This was noteworthy; left to myself, the author would have woken up a few hours later, his head would have been happier and his stomach would not have rejected the coffee inflicted on it. After the involuntary spasms...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    The Impact Of New Product Introduction On Plant Productivity In The North American Automotive Industry

    Using 7 years of plant-level data for the North-American automotive industry, the authors empirically study productivity losses during new product launches. Using propensity scoring, they estimate an average productivity drop of 20% during the year of a new product launch, and they find that the manufacturers do not seem to...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Content Contributor Management And Network Effects In A UGC Environment

    The success of any User-Generated Content (UGC) website depends crucially on its asset of content contributors. How firms should invest in the acquisition and retention of content contributors represents a novel question that is particularly important for these websites. The authors develop a Vector Autoregressive (VAR) model to measure the...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    The Languages Of Strategic Agility: Trapped In Your Jargon Or Lost In Translation?

    At the heart of strategy lie streams, or sequences, of decisions and resource commitments. Such decisions include major strategic moves like internationalization and new market entries or diversification and acquisitions. In most companies, strategic decisions are extensively discussed and debated. They are usually framed, formulated, articulated and deliberated in an...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    When Does The Past Repeat Itself? The Interplay Of Behavior-Prediction Personal And Norms

    In this paper, the authors find that behavior prediction strengthens behavior repetition, making people more likely to do what they normally do, when personal norms regarding engaging in a behavior are weak or not easily accessible. However, when personal norms are strong or made accessible at the time of the...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Better Selection Or Efficient Contracting?

    By comparing two services outsourcing processes competitive bidding and negotiation the contingencies under which one outsourcing process dominates another. The authors study the selection and contracting process in which one client without sufficient in-house capabilities seeks to outsource the service needs to one service vendor selected from two ex-ante identical...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Punishing High-status Deviants: The Role Of Transgression Severity And Betrayal

    Evaluations of workplace deviant behavior are often biased by the personal characteristics of both deviants and sanctioners. In this paper, the authors focus on the characteristics of deviants and investigate the conditions under which sanctioners are more lenient towards deviants of high social status than low-status wrongdoers. They experimentally test...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Advance Selling When Consumers Regret

    The authors characterize the effect of anticipated regret on consumer decisions, firm profits and policies, in an advance selling context where buyers have uncertain valuations. Advance purchases trigger action regret if valuations turn out to be lower than the price paid, whereas delaying purchase may cause inaction regret from missing...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Dynamic Purchase Decisions Under Regret: Price And Availability

    The authors model a dynamic purchase context in which a consumer is uncertain about the product's valuation. The consumer has two purchase opportunities for the product: forward purchase in period 1 or spot purchase in period 2. Two forms of regret are considered: buyer's regret over the money paid in...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Shedding Light: INSEAD Initiatives Seek To Foster Growth, Development In Africa

    Listen to INSEAD faculty, alumni and associates talk, and you realize that Africa is no longer just a story of disease, poverty, misery and humanitarian aid. Or of China's hunger for raw materials and energy, while the Japanese and Koreans buy land in Africa to grow their own food. Today,...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    The Middle Kingdom: Civilization State Or Nation State?

    China is a conundrum: past, present and possibly the future. Even as it is on course to overshadow the US as the next dominant economic superpower, author Martin Jacques argues that it will never become a Western-style society, but will likely remain highly distinctive.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Understanding Markets Key To Globalization

    Even as some multinationals are still mulling over their China strategy, others like Siemens had been laying the groundwork in China a long time ago. Today, Siemens is still on track with its China strategy, due in no small part to its early entry. The time invested has also helped...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Bridging The Chinese Talent Gap

    Despite making huge economic strides in the last three decades, China is still wanting in the area of human capital. Not enough local talent is being adequately groomed to keep up with the country's growth engine. This is a direct result of Chinese companies not devoting enough time to look...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    The Momentum Effect: Mobilizing Brainpower For Efficient Growth

    CEOs dream of delivering efficient and sustainable growth - growth that would put serious distance between them and their competitors. Unfortunately, the way most large corporations generate growth is so expensive and inefficient that for most firms, meaningful, market-beating growth has remained just that - a dream.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    The Transcultural Leader: Carlos Ghosn, CEO Of Renault, Nissan

    The CEO of Renault and Nissan, and the 2008 recipient of the INSEAD Transcultural Leadership Award, Ghosn told INSEAD Knowledge that the fact he had the experience of being raised in different countries - not by choice, but by coincidence because of his family circumstances - had helped him in...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Cross-Cultural Negotiations: Avoiding The Pitfalls

    When entering into negotiations, we should always take into account cultural factors such as the educational or religious background of the person sitting across the table, but, says INSEAD professor Horacio Falcao, many people both underestimate and overestimate the cross-cultural aspects.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Error Management: A Pre-Emptive Move That Can Reap Long-Term Gains

    Dave Hofmann, Associate Dean and Professor of Organizational Behavior at the University of North Carolina, thinks that error management is underrated, and says that has the effect of hurting the organization where it matters.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Facilitating Upward Communication: Leaders Must Do More To Break Existing Strongholds

    Oftentimes, what separates good leaders from bad ones lies is their art of communication. Much has been said about preferred leadership styles which advocate openness, tolerance and active engagement with subordinates.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    The China Syndrome: Understanding The Chinese Economy

    China's economy is booming and many multinational companies are looking to tap the Asian giant's potential. However, according to Peter Bowie, CEO of Deloitte China, foreigners wanting to does business with the Chinese appears to be ill prepared because their pre-conceived notions about China are simply outdated.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    The Value Creation Imperative

    It's been just over 400 years since a Dutch company became the first organization to sell shares and became publicly traded. By 2007, more than one billion people owned a stake in the world's companies worth more than $75 trillion. Kevin Kaiser, INSEAD Affiliate Professor of Finance, says that's a...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    The Winds Of Change: How Denmark Is Leading The Green Movement

    With the climate change issue becoming ever more a major cause for concern, a new green movement is fast taking shape in the European Union, with Denmark leading the way. And rightly so, because of all the countries in the EU, Denmark is ahead in their use of renewable energy.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Diversity Is Not Diversity Is Not Diversity

    Measuring diversity in terms of broad demographic categories such as gender, race or age fails to take into account the underlying dynamics that can play a more decisive role within groups of people - diversity in attitudes, skills, knowledge and power, for example. "It's hard to just say 'oh, there's...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    The Changing Face Of The CIO

    As CEOs increasingly turn to technology to help them cope with a rapidly changing business environment, chief information officers (CIOs) are no longer simply 'the IT guys'. Increasingly, they are expected to play a more strategic role.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Soft Information Or 'Cheap Talk' In Company Announcements: Filling The 'Void'

    Elizabeth Demers, Assistant Professor of Accounting and Control at INSEAD, has concluded a linguistic analysis of more than 20,000 corporate earnings announcements. Her research shows that both optimistic and very certain, unambiguous language can help a company's share price in the 60 days following the announcement.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Hard Times For A Talent Hub

    Like many countries around the world, Singapore's economy has been hit by the global downturn. It will be a stern test for the city-state's government as the recession bites and more Singaporeans lose their jobs, especially as the authorities have been encouraging foreign 'talent' to come to live in the...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Maximizing Shareholder Value: An Ethical Responsibility?

    Finance professors often get criticized by ethics professors because they tell their students that the goal of the firm is to maximize shareholder value. Financial scandals such as Enron, Tyco and others are regularly blamed on the excessive focus on shareholder value maximization.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Winning With Value

    Too many companies focus on just the cost of software systems, rather than look at the business value they generate. That may not be surprising given the complexities of trying to assess the value of software assets, but according to a new study by INSEAD professor Soumitra Dutta, companies who...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Meeting The Sustainability Challenge: HCL Technologies

    Corporate India is just as committed as Europe and the United States to sustainability, asserts Vineet Nayar, CEO of HCL Technologies Ltd. "Indian businessmen are global businessmen - they are not isolated in India," he says. "And the entire economy is global so you just can't say the economy is...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    CEO View: Wolfgang Prock-Schauer Of India's Jet Airways

    As the aviation industry faces its biggest crisis in recent history because of high fuel prices and the economic slowdown, airlines are forced to do business differently as they seek to trim operating costs ruthlessly to brace themselves for tough times ahead.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Sustainability: A Business Opportunity

    By the year 2040, only 15 per cent of the world's population will be living in what are now called developed countries. It's therefore essential for today's business planners to start focusing on the rest of the planet. Fortunately a strategy centered on emerging markets can be both financially profitable...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Bridging The Chinese Talent Gap

    Despite making huge economic strides in the last three decades, China is still wanting in the area of human capital. Not enough local talent is being adequately groomed to keep up with the country's growth engine. This is a direct result of Chinese companies not devoting enough time to look...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    The Momentum Effect: Mobilizing Brainpower For Efficient Growth

    CEOs dream of delivering efficient and sustainable growth - growth that would put serious distance between them and their competitors. Unfortunately, the way most large corporations generate growth is so expensive and inefficient that for most firms, meaningful, market-beating growth has remained just that - a dream.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    The Transcultural Leader: Carlos Ghosn, CEO Of Renault, Nissan

    The CEO of Renault and Nissan, and the 2008 recipient of the INSEAD Transcultural Leadership Award, Ghosn told INSEAD Knowledge that the fact he had the experience of being raised in different countries - not by choice, but by coincidence because of his family circumstances - had helped him in...

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  • Webcasts // Dec 2010

    When Being Green Pays

    Environmental issues are becoming increasingly hard to ignore these days. For many companies, it has become a license to operate. Those who don't consider the environmental impact of their operations will find themselves at a disadvantage, not just because their competitors are doing it, but also because the public demands...

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  • Webcasts // Dec 2010

    Enrich Your Social Capital With The Right Networks

    Networking is not all that it's cracked up to be; in fact it can even be downright harmful, so says Martin Gargiulo, an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at INSEAD and expert on social network analysis.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Cross-Cultural Negotiations: Avoiding The Pitfalls

    When entering into negotiations, we should always take into account cultural factors such as the educational or religious background of the person sitting across the table, but, says INSEAD professor Horacio Falcao, many people both underestimate and overestimate the cross-cultural aspects.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Error Management: A Pre-Emptive Move That Can Reap Long-Term Gains

    Dave Hofmann, Associate Dean and Professor of Organizational Behavior at the University of North Carolina, thinks that error management is underrated, and says that has the effect of hurting the organization where it matters.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Facilitating Upward Communication: Leaders Must Do More To Break Existing Strongholds

    Oftentimes, what separates good leaders from bad ones lies is their art of communication. Much has been said about preferred leadership styles which advocate openness, tolerance and active engagement with subordinates.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    The China Syndrome: Understanding The Chinese Economy

    China's economy is booming and many multinational companies are looking to tap the Asian giant's potential. However, according to Peter Bowie, CEO of Deloitte China, foreigners wanting to does business with the Chinese appears to be ill prepared because their pre-conceived notions about China are simply outdated.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    The Value Creation Imperative

    It's been just over 400 years since a Dutch company became the first organization to sell shares and became publicly traded. By 2007, more than one billion people owned a stake in the world's companies worth more than $75 trillion. Kevin Kaiser, INSEAD Affiliate Professor of Finance, says that's a...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    The Winds Of Change: How Denmark Is Leading The Green Movement

    With the climate change issue becoming ever more a major cause for concern, a new green movement is fast taking shape in the European Union, with Denmark leading the way. And rightly so, because of all the countries in the EU, Denmark is ahead in their use of renewable energy.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Diversity Is Not Diversity Is Not Diversity

    Measuring diversity in terms of broad demographic categories such as gender, race or age fails to take into account the underlying dynamics that can play a more decisive role within groups of people - diversity in attitudes, skills, knowledge and power, for example. "It's hard to just say 'oh, there's...

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  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    Where Business And Friendship Mix: Toasting An Investment In India's Wine Market

    Looking back, there was a simple macro call, if you believe India was growing economically; India is, and was, a very alcohol consuming country. Many people don't realize it, but India is the second largest consumer of spirits in the world.

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  • Webcasts // Dec 2009

    Breaking The Bank: Finding Value Amid The Debris

    A whole new industry is springing up as a result of the financial crisis to deal with a central issue: how to handle failing banks. INSEAD Professor of Banking and Finance Jean Dermine has taken his quarter-century's worth of research and turned it into something a bit more forward-looking: a...

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  • Webcasts // Aug 2010

    Putting Europe Back On Track

    There is a before and after in every crisis, says Bruno Lanvin, Executive Director of the INSEAD eLab and one of the authors of the report. "The belief among many analysts and observers is that indeed in Europe everybody is pessimistic. Yet what this survey shows is that CEOs believe...

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  • Webcasts // Aug 2010

    Re-Tooling The Microfinance Model In Asia

    More than three billion people live in poverty around the world, but millions are managing to raise their living standards to some degree, thanks to microfinance. Even so, there's plenty of scope for scaling up the current model of micro lending to help others.

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  • Webcasts // Jun 2010

    Social Responsibility In Business Today

    Take the case of Tropical Telecom, a telecommunications holding company whose subsidiaries provide internet VoIP services in the Caribbean and the United States. The company's Haitian subsidiary, Access Haiti, is the country's leading provider of ISP and VoIP. So, when a major earthquake hit the country on January 21, Tropical...

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  • Webcasts // Dec 2010

    Revisiting The Five Forces Framework - An Update

    Used by strategy consultants to assess a firm's strategic position vis-?-vis its competition, Michael Porter believes his seminal Five Forces framework is still as relevant today as it was 30 years ago. The Five Forces that Porter suggests drive competition are: Existing competitive rivalry between suppliers, Threat of new market...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    The Changing Face Of The CIO

    As CEOs increasingly turn to technology to help them cope with a rapidly changing business environment, chief information officers (CIOs) are no longer simply 'the IT guys'. Increasingly, they are expected to play a more strategic role.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Soft Information Or 'Cheap Talk' In Company Announcements: Filling The 'Void'

    Elizabeth Demers, Assistant Professor of Accounting and Control at INSEAD, has concluded a linguistic analysis of more than 20,000 corporate earnings announcements. Her research shows that both optimistic and very certain, unambiguous language can help a company's share price in the 60 days following the announcement.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Hard Times For A Talent Hub

    Like many countries around the world, Singapore's economy has been hit by the global downturn. It will be a stern test for the city-state's government as the recession bites and more Singaporeans lose their jobs, especially as the authorities have been encouraging foreign 'talent' to come to live in the...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Maximizing Shareholder Value: An Ethical Responsibility?

    Finance professors often get criticized by ethics professors because they tell their students that the goal of the firm is to maximize shareholder value. Financial scandals such as Enron, Tyco and others are regularly blamed on the excessive focus on shareholder value maximization.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Winning With Value

    Too many companies focus on just the cost of software systems, rather than look at the business value they generate. That may not be surprising given the complexities of trying to assess the value of software assets, but according to a new study by INSEAD professor Soumitra Dutta, companies who...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Meeting The Sustainability Challenge: HCL Technologies

    Corporate India is just as committed as Europe and the United States to sustainability, asserts Vineet Nayar, CEO of HCL Technologies Ltd. "Indian businessmen are global businessmen - they are not isolated in India," he says. "And the entire economy is global so you just can't say the economy is...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    CEO View: Wolfgang Prock-Schauer Of India's Jet Airways

    As the aviation industry faces its biggest crisis in recent history because of high fuel prices and the economic slowdown, airlines are forced to do business differently as they seek to trim operating costs ruthlessly to brace themselves for tough times ahead.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Sustainability: A Business Opportunity

    By the year 2040, only 15 per cent of the world's population will be living in what are now called developed countries. It's therefore essential for today's business planners to start focusing on the rest of the planet. Fortunately a strategy centered on emerging markets can be both financially profitable...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    The Dash For Cash: Competing In China's Booming Sportswear Market

    The Olympic flame may have been extinguished at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but the competition for the spending power of Chinese consumers remains red-hot for sportswear firms Adidas and Puma.

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  • Webcasts // Dec 2010

    Why Mainstreaming Corporate Social Responsibility Still Makes Good Business Sense

    With the economy still experiencing a slowdown, one might expect interest in corporate social responsibility to wane, or perhaps even die a natural death. Not so, according to Craig Smith, INSEAD Chaired Professor of Ethics and Social Responsibility. He believes that corporate responsibility has never been more prominent on the...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    It Starts With One: Changing Individuals Changes Organizations

    Small and large businesses have been searching for decades for the holy grail of organizational change: the perfect way to motivate employees to change their old ways for what management deem to be better, new ones.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Shell Ceo Van Der Veer: Carbon Dioxide Regulation Necessary To Make The Markets Work

    If governments do not intervene, industries will meet the growing demands for energy in the cheapest way possible, and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions will increase. That puts Jeroen van der Veer, CEO of Royal Dutch Shell plc, one of the world's leading petroleum companies, in an odd position: a leading...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    The Future Of Chinese Capitalism

    China's emerging economy is an enormous success story and it's remarkable, say two INSEAD academics, because it's really one big experiment. In this webcast, "The Future Of Chinese Capitalism," Gordon Redding and Michael Witt say that different parts of China are trying different things to find the best formula.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Crisis Communications: The Emergence Of Stakeholder Media

    When Le Monde exclaimed in a front-page headline: "Danone prepares to shed 3,000 jobs in Europe, including 1,700 in France", on January 10, 2001, Danone - France's Mark Hunter national 'champion' and one of Europe's biggest food and beverage firms - faced a major crisis. The announcement led to public...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    The Show Must Go On: Cirque Du Soleil's Recession-Proof Formula

    According to Daniel Lamarre, president and chief executive officer of performance troupe Cirque du Soleil, whose shows still play to sell-out audiences, he is confident that his company will ride out the recession. In the past when there was an economic crisis, people are turning to entertainment because you just...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Getting To The Heart Of Social Innovation

    Money is fairly easy to give; you just write a cheque. Talking about marginalization and change is easy too. "The harder thing to do is giving your time and yourself to the cause. And that," says Pamela Hartigan, "Is what is critical to social innovation."

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  • Webcasts // Dec 2010

    The Social Entrepreneur: Getting Results Where Angels Fear To Tread

    Social entrepreneurs see a problem that they feel compelled to resolve show the world a solution, and start implementing it," says Santos. "They deploy it through entrepreneurial action and get others engaged and interested in helping - unlike social activists who may use force and political pressure to achieve their...

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  • Webcasts // Jul 2009

    Global Recession A Catalyst For Change In The Advertising Industry

    The downward spiral of the global economy is having some serious implications for the advertising industry, says Steve Henry. "In advertising, they're here to fuel demand - which is a good thing. It isn't maybe advertising has created unsustainable over demand,"

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  • Webcasts // Mar 2010

    Alstom Powers Up To Fight Climate Change

    The push for sustainable clean energy as a key driver of developed economies, set against a backdrop of depleted natural resources, may paint a bleak picture for future generations. But according to Philippe Joubert, Executive Vice President of Alstom and President of its Power Sector, that's not necessarily so, if...

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  • Webcasts // Jun 2010

    Making More From Less: Does Mother Nature Have Enough Resources To Go Around?

    Global growth isn't all about jobs and the stock market: it's also about people. The global population will increase, despite the ageing baby boomer generation; there will be increased demands for minerals, energy, food, even blood. "This is bio-technology at its highest level," says Octapharma chairman Wolfgang Marguerre (MBA '72)...

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  • Webcasts // Jun 2010

    Infrastructure Key To Africa's Growth: Asia Has Role To Play

    If Africa wants to bridge the chasm from emerging to developed economy, it must have one crucial component in place. According to Paulo Gomes, founder and CEO of Constelor Investment Holdings, which was set up in 2006 to harness investment opportunities in Africa, infrastructure is sorely needed for the continent.

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  • Webcasts // May 2010

    India Economic Outlook

    Although China's overall economic growth continues to outpace India's, India enjoys relatively stronger domestic demand that bolsters a robust economic outlook, according to Dr Sanjaya Baru, editor of the Business Standard in India, speaking at the Reporting New Realities media conference held recently in Hong Kong.

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