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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

    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 // 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 // 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

    Creating A Climate For Change

    This webcast talks about the issues facing Europe as it tries to tackle carbon emissions and climate change. In America, you rely much more on market pull, so this also (has an impact) on the size of investments in venture capital.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    KLM: Aviation Has To Become 'More Sustainable'

    Airlines cannot shirk the responsibility that comes with being major producers of polluting greenhouse gases and must aggressively pursue policies to minimize their environmental damage.

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