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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Connecting Goals And Go-To-Market Initiatives

    In some respects, developing strategy is the easy part. Executing that strategy in alignment with strategic priorities is where real mastery of management takes place. Strategy implementation is essential for marketplace success and often essential for longer-term valuations and growth options. When companies get serious about developing and executing an...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Minimum Wage Effects Across State Borders: Estimates Using Contiguous Counties

    The authors use policy discontinuities at state borders to identify the effects of minimum wages on earnings and employment in restaurants and other low-wage sectors. The approach generalizes the case study method by considering all local differences in minimum wage policies between 1990 and 2006. They compare all contiguous county-pairs...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Introverts: The Best Leaders For Proactive Employees

    Think effective leadership requires gregariousness and charisma? Think again. Introverts actually can be better leaders than extraverts, especially when their employees are naturally proactive, according to Harvard Business School professor Francesca Gino. Key concepts include: Extraverted leaders can be a liability if the followers are extroverts, tending not to be...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Valuation When Cash Flow Forecasts Are Biased

    This paper focuses adaptations to the discount cash flow (DCF) method when valuing forecasted cash flows that are biased measures of expected cash flows. The authors imagine a simple setting where the expected cash flows equal the forecasted cash flows plus an omitted downside. When the omitted downside is temporary,...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Effects Of Product Availability: Experimental Evidence

    Product availability impacts many industries such as transportation, events, and retail, yet little empirical evidence documents the importance of stocking decisions for firm profits, vertical relationships, or consumers. The authors conduct several experiments, exogenously removing top-selling products from a set of vending machines and analyzing substitution patterns and profit impacts...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Mindful Leadership: When East Meets West

    Leaders with low emotional intelligence (EQ) often lack self-awareness and self-compassion, which can lead to a lack of self-regulation. This also makes it very difficult for them to feel compassion and empathy for others. Thus, they struggle to establish sustainable, authentic relationships. Leaders who do not take time for introspection...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Depth Of Reasoning And Higher Order Beliefs

    As demonstrated by the email game of Rubinstein (1989), the predictions of the standard equilibrium models of game theory are sensitive to assumptions about the fine details of the higher order beliefs. This paper shows that models of bounded depth of reasoning based on level-k thinking or cognitive hierarchy make...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Demand Management In Restructured Wholesale Electricity Markets

    This paper examines alternative approaches for demand response in the wholesale electricity market focusing on the interactions between competitive wholesale prices and regulated retail rates. The traditional approach, which is inherited from the practice before restructuring in the vertically integrated utility depending on the use of administratively determined customer baselines,...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Demand Estimation Under Incomplete Product Availability

    Incomplete product availability is an important feature of many markets; ignoring changes in availability may bias demand estimates. The authors study a new dataset from a wireless inventory system installed on 54 vending machines to track product availability every four hours. The data allow accounting for product availability when estimating...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Cyber Power

    Power depends upon context, and the rapid growth of cyber space is an important new context in world politics. The low price of entry, anonymity, and asymmetries in vulnerability means that smaller actors have more capacity to exercise hard and soft power in cyberspace than in many more traditional domains...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    The Politics Of Monetary Policy

    In this paper the authors critically review the literature on the political economy of monetary policy, with an eye on the questions raised by the recent financial crisis. They begin with a discussion of rules versus discretion. They then examine the issue of Central Banks' independence both in normal times...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    The Use Of Full-line Forcing Contracts In The Video Rental Industry

    The authors provide an empirical study of bundling in a supply chain, referred to as full line forcing. They use an extensive dataset on contracts between video retailers and movie distributors to analyze the choices made on both sides of the market: which distributors offer full-line forcing contracts, which retailers...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Spreading The Wealth Around: Reflections Inspired By Joe The Plumber

    This paper discusses the policy debate concerning optimal taxation and the distribution of income. It begins with a brief overview of trends in income inequality, the leading hypothesis to explain these trends, and the distribution of the tax burden. It then considers the normative question of how the tax system...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Rail Transportation Of Toxic Inhalation Hazards Policy Responses To The Safety And Security Externality

    Toxic inhalation hazard (TIH) chemicals such as chlorine gas and anhydrous ammonia are among the most dangerous of hazardous materials. Rail transportation of TIH creates risk that is not adequately reflected in the costs, creating a TIH safety and security externality. This paper describes and evaluates policy alternatives that might...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Provenance for the Cloud

    The cloud is poised to become the next computing environment for both data storage and computation due to its pay-as-one-go and provision-as-one-go models. Cloud storage is already being used to back up desktop user data, host shared scientific data, store web application data, and to serve web pages. Today's cloud...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    AMP: Proven Leaders

    Over 150 high-potential senior executives from companies around the world gather to challenge themselves and their peers.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    The AMP Teaching Approach

    Analyzing cases, participants share widely diverse approaches to one problem - and absorb the latest management thinking.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Experience Harvard Business School In China

    HBS faculty generate the global research that builds visionary leaders.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Real Estate Curriculum Innovation

    The Construction Bidding Simulation enhances classroom learning by placing participants in the vendor's shoes.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    GMP: Transformation Takes Time

    It's worth the sacrifice. In a longer program, learning in teams hones judgment and changes the way executives think.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    What Makes GMP Unique?

    A superb faculty backed by 70 years of management thought leadership attracts students of the highest caliber.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Hallmarks Of GMP

    Active, case-based learning on and off campus helps aspiring general managers diagnose problems and formulate better solutions.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    The GMP Teaching Approach

    Active, case-based learning helps executives test instincts, challenge each other, and acquire new tools.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    GMP: Personalized Learning

    To practice in-depth strategic thinking, develop a strategy statement and case study, then gather feedback from peers.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    GMP: The Living Group/The Network

    With a small but diverse group of peers, you can test ideas, absorb new perspectives, and build lifetime bonds.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    GMP: Thinking And Acting Differently

    General Managers approach problems from new angles, empowering their teams - and their organizations.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Why GMP?

    Take the next step in your career. Learn how to transform your functional expertise into outstanding general management leadership.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Why GMP Now?

    Founding faculty chairman and recent GMP participants talk about the importance of education in good and bad times.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    The Power Of Two: When Partners Attend OPM

    In separate sessions, partners gain objectivity, a strategic framework, and mutual support.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    The OPM Teaching Approach

    Bringing business expertise and insights to every interaction, OPM faculty fosters dynamic learning.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    The Benefits Of OPM

    Gaining a strategic, global perspective enables you to chart and navigate a successful course for the future.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    OPM: Networking

    Working intensively with leaders from diverse industries and countries sparks new ideas and builds enduring bonds.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    The OPM Learning Experience

    Returning to the workplace between on-campus modules embeds valuable learning in everyday practice.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Crafting Business Models

    OPM participants return to work with a set of tools for making changes in their companies.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Why OPM Now?

    Previous participants discuss the Owner/President Management experience.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Empowering Leaders

    Today's leaders need to empower others to step up and lead confidently.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Finding Your True North

    This inner compass guides authentic leaders when nothing else can.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Developing Your Key People

    How is your organization preparing the next generation of leaders?

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Authentic Leadership Development: Program Overview

    Emerging business leaders design a personal leadership development plan.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Financial Crisis: Caution Urged By Faculty Panel - Panelist: Robert C. Merton

    Robert C. Merton is the John and Natty McArthur University Professor and a winner of the 1997 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.

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  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Smart Taxes: An Open Invitation To Join The Pigou Club

    Many economists favor higher taxes on energy-related products such as gasoline, while the general public is more skeptical. This essay discusses various aspects of this policy debate. It focuses, in particular, on the use of these taxes to correct for various externalities - an idea advocated long ago by British...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Gender Based Taxation And The Division Of Family Chores

    Gender Based Taxation (GBT) satisfies Ramsey's optimal criterion by taxing less the more elastic labor supply of women. This holds when different elasticity's between men and women are taken as exogenous and primitive. The authors explore two polar cases, which summarize the channels through which GBT affects an economy encompassing...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    The Economics Of Place-Making Policies

    Agglomeration economies and human capital spillovers suggest that such policies could enhance welfare. However, the mere existence of agglomeration externalities does not indicate which places should be subsidized. Without a better understanding of nonlinearities in these externalities, any government spatial policy is as likely to reduce as to increase welfare....

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Social Capital And Urban Growth

    Social capital is often place-specific while schooling is portable, so the prospect of migration may reduce the returns to social capital and increase the returns to schooling. If social capital matters for urban success, it is possible that an area can get caught in a bad equilibrium where the prospect...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Urban Inequality

    Crime rates are higher in places with more inequality, and people in unequal cities are more likely to say that they are unhappy. There is also a negative association between local inequality and the growth of both income and population, once the authors control for the initial distribution of skills....

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Minimum Wage Effects Across State Borders: Estimates Using Contiguous Counties

    The authors use policy discontinuities at state borders to identify the effects of minimum wages on earnings and employment in restaurants and other low-wage sectors. The approach generalizes the case study method by considering all local differences in minimum wage policies between 1990 and 2006. They compare all contiguous county-pairs...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Hierarchical File Systems Are Dead

    For over forty years, the authors have assumed hierarchical file system namespaces. These namespaces were a rudimentary attempt at simple organization. As users have begun to interact with increasing amounts of data and are increasingly demanding search capability, such a simple hierarchical model has outlasted its usefulness. For this reason,...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    AMP: Proven Leaders

    Over 150 high-potential senior executives from companies around the world gather to challenge themselves and their peers.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    The AMP Teaching Approach

    Analyzing cases, participants share widely diverse approaches to one problem - and absorb the latest management thinking.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Experience Harvard Business School In China

    HBS faculty generate the global research that builds visionary leaders.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Real Estate Curriculum Innovation

    The Construction Bidding Simulation enhances classroom learning by placing participants in the vendor's shoes.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    GMP: Transformation Takes Time

    It's worth the sacrifice. In a longer program, learning in teams hones judgment and changes the way executives think.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    What Makes GMP Unique?

    A superb faculty backed by 70 years of management thought leadership attracts students of the highest caliber.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Hallmarks Of GMP

    Active, case-based learning on and off campus helps aspiring general managers diagnose problems and formulate better solutions.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    The GMP Teaching Approach

    Active, case-based learning helps executives test instincts, challenge each other, and acquire new tools.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    GMP: Personalized Learning

    To practice in-depth strategic thinking, develop a strategy statement and case study, then gather feedback from peers.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    GMP: The Living Group/The Network

    With a small but diverse group of peers, you can test ideas, absorb new perspectives, and build lifetime bonds.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    GMP: Thinking And Acting Differently

    General Managers approach problems from new angles, empowering their teams - and their organizations.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Why GMP?

    Take the next step in your career. Learn how to transform your functional expertise into outstanding general management leadership.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Why GMP Now?

    Founding faculty chairman and recent GMP participants talk about the importance of education in good and bad times.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    The Power Of Two: When Partners Attend OPM

    In separate sessions, partners gain objectivity, a strategic framework, and mutual support.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    The OPM Teaching Approach

    Bringing business expertise and insights to every interaction, OPM faculty fosters dynamic learning.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    The Benefits Of OPM

    Gaining a strategic, global perspective enables you to chart and navigate a successful course for the future.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    OPM: Networking

    Working intensively with leaders from diverse industries and countries sparks new ideas and builds enduring bonds.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    The OPM Learning Experience

    Returning to the workplace between on-campus modules embeds valuable learning in everyday practice.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Crafting Business Models

    OPM participants return to work with a set of tools for making changes in their companies.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Why OPM Now?

    Previous participants discuss the Owner/President Management experience.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Empowering Leaders

    Today's leaders need to empower others to step up and lead confidently.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Finding Your True North

    This inner compass guides authentic leaders when nothing else can.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Developing Your Key People

    How is your organization preparing the next generation of leaders?

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Authentic Leadership Development: Program Overview

    Emerging business leaders design a personal leadership development plan.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Financial Crisis: Caution Urged By Faculty Panel - Panelist: Robert C. Merton

    Robert C. Merton is the John and Natty McArthur University Professor and a winner of the 1997 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Leadership For The 21st Century

    A roundtable discussion with Charlie Rose and the 2008 HBS Alumni Achievement Award recipients.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    The Flattening Firm And Product Market Competition: The Effect Of Trade Liberalization

    This paper establishes a causal effect of competition from trade liberalization on various characteristics of organizational design. The authors exploit a unique panel dataset on firm hierarchies (1986-1999) of large U.S. firms and find that increasing competition leads firms to become flatter, i.e., (i) reduce the number of positions between...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Mindful Leadership: When East Meets West

    Leaders with low emotional intelligence (EQ) often lack self-awareness and self-compassion, which can lead to a lack of self-regulation. This also makes it very difficult for them to feel compassion and empathy for others. Thus, they struggle to establish sustainable, authentic relationships. Leaders who do not take time for introspection...

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Introverts: The Best Leaders For Proactive Employees

    Think effective leadership requires gregariousness and charisma? Think again. Introverts actually can be better leaders than extraverts, especially when their employees are naturally proactive, according to Harvard Business School professor Francesca Gino. Key concepts include: Extraverted leaders can be a liability if the followers are extroverts, tending not to be...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Come Fly With Me: A History Of Airline Leadership

    Entrepreneurs are the dominant leadership archetype in the early start-up phase of an industry, especially as different players try to establish a viable business model. This was the case in the airline industry in the early years of the 20th century when various entrepreneurs competed for dominance. During this time,...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    What Great American Leaders Teach Us

    The Leadership Initiative rests on three avenues of research - legacy leadership, emerging leadership, and global leadership. The Great American Business Leaders database was developed as part of our flagship research on Leadership Legacies. Professor Nitin Nohria and I began to create the database approximately three years ago as part...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Demand Management In Restructured Wholesale Electricity Markets

    This paper examines alternative approaches for demand response in the wholesale electricity market focusing on the interactions between competitive wholesale prices and regulated retail rates. The traditional approach, which is inherited from the practice before restructuring in the vertically integrated utility depending on the use of administratively determined customer baselines,...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Managing Human Capital: Global Trends And Challenges

    Globalization takes place through a foundation of human capital. Yet in many ways, the human capital needed for globalization is lacking. Progress is required in important areas such as elevating more women to leadership positions and having talent strategies that incorporate diversity. Taking a longer-term view, early childhood interventions are...

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