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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

    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 // 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 // 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

    The Flexible AMP Curriculum

    Challenging times call for new kinds of leadership, and AMP addresses these challenges.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Why AMP Now?

    AMP faculty chair and recent participants discuss the importance of educating leaders in the new economy.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Comprehensive Leadership Programs

    Three flagship programs designed to enhance your leadership ability - and build long-term value.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Developing Leaders In A Global Downturn

    By investing in AMP, an engineering firm creates global solutions for the next generation.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    It's Intense At The Top

    The Wall Street Journal reports on the benefits of elite, intensive leadership programs like AMP.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Why AMP?

    Eight transformative weeks allow global business leaders to step back and change the way they think, manage, and solve problems.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    The AMP Faculty

    The best business thinkers, the latest insights, and classroom wizardry that help executives think differently.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Empowering Leaders

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

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Finding Your True North

    This inner compass guides authentic leaders when nothing else can.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Developing Your Key People

    How is your organization preparing the next generation of leaders?

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Authentic Leadership Development: Program Overview

    Emerging business leaders design a personal leadership development plan.

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  • 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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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Leadership For The 21st Century

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

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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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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    The Global PLD Curriculum

    Peers from many countries debate global cases in a framework that fosters the broadest possible perspective.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Why PLD?

    Solid grounding in real-world business lessons and a broad, global perspective prepare high-potential individuals to lead their companies.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    The PLD Modular Learning Experience

    Four unique modules blend work online, in class, in groups, and on simulations to create more effective leaders.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    The PLD Teaching Approach

    How case analysis blends theory, practice, and diverse learning formats to enable all-important "Aha" moments.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    PLD: How Will Organizations Benefit?

    When leaders in a single domain gain a broader business foundation, valuable contributions follow.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    PLD Module 4: On Campus

    To enhance their effectiveness as leaders, participants leverage personal leadership coaching and focus on the challenges of decision making and execution.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    PLD Module 3: Off-Campus

    Returning to the office, participants practice new skills and gain valuable, iterative feedback from an intense online simulation.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    PLD Module 2: On Campus

    Working in large and small groups, participants explore business and leadership essentials from a unique cross-functional perspective.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    PLD Module 1: Off-Campus

    Participants prepare to hit the ground running by reviewing fundamental areas such as accounting, finance, and quantitative methods.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Why PLD Now?

    Recent PLD participants discuss the importance of executive education in the new economy.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    The Value Of PLD: Applying The Concepts

    A recent participant shares her PLD experience - and her new perspective.

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  • White Papers // Feb 2005

    Automatic Nonrigid Registration for Tracking Brain Shift During Neurosurgery

    Intraoperative imaging is used more frequently today since this enables the surgeon to localize structures inside the brain more accurately and helps to detect shape changes. In order to combine information's derived at different time points, it describes a nonrigid registration algorithm that aligns MR scans of the brain. Based...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2001

    Real-Time Registration of Volumetric Brain MRI by Biomechanical Simulation of Deformation During Image Guided Neurosurgery

    The key challenge faced by a neurosurgeon is the removal from the brain of as much tumor tissue as possible while minimizing the removal of healthy tissue and avoiding the disruption of critical anatomical structures. They developed an algorithm to create enhanced visualizations of tumor and critical brain structures by...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2005

    2D-3D Rigid Registration of X-Ray Fluoroscopy and CT Images Using Mutual Information and Sparsely Sampled Histogram Estimators

    The registration of pre-operative volumetric datasets to intra-operative two-dimensional images provides an improved way of verifying patient position and medical instrument location. In applications from orthopedics to neurosurgery, it has a great value in maintaining up-to-date information about changes due to intervention. This paper proposes a mutual information-based registration algorithm...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2003

    Virtual Cystoscopy: Color Mapping of Bladder Wall Thickness

    Three-dimensional visualization with virtual endoscopy of the bladder appears to be a promising tool for screening and follow up of cancer. Vining reported a sensitivity of only 23% in detecting tumors smaller then 5mm using virtual cystoscopy. To improve identification of these lesions we developed an algorithm for color mapping...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2007

    Film Rentals And Procrastination

    This paper report on a field study demonstrating systematic differences between the preferences people anticipate they will have in the future and their subsequent revealed preferences. We examine the film rental and return patterns of a sample of online DVD rental customers over a period of four months. We predict...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2005

    A Cross Sectional Analysis Of The Excess Comovement Of Stock Returns

    In the presence of limits to arbitrage, cross-sectional variation in periodic investor demand should be related to the degree of comovement of returns. The author exploits the unusual weighting system of the Nikkei 225 index in Japan to identify cross-sectional variation in periodic demand for index stocks. Relative to their...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2004

    The IPS Property

    This paper introduces the Invariant Proportion of Substitution (IPS) property. The IPS property holds when the proportion of demand that is created by substitution away from a competing alternative is the same regardless of which of the enhanced good's attributes is improved. Since this property arises from assumptions about the...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    10 Reasons To Design A Better Corporate Culture

    Organizations with strong, adaptive cultures enjoy labor cost advantages, great employee and customer loyalty, and a smoother on-ramp in leadership succession. We can learn a great deal from organizations whose strong and adaptive ownership cultures give them a powerful competitive edge. This paper gives top 10 lessons on it.

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    When Goal Setting Goes Bad

    Bad "Side effects" produced by goal-setting programs include a rise in unethical behavior, over-focus on one area while neglecting other parts of the business, distorted risk preferences, corrosion of organizational culture, and reduced intrinsic motivation. Used wisely, goals can inspire employees and improve performance. But goal setting must be prescribed...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    The Flexible AMP Curriculum

    Challenging times call for new kinds of leadership, and AMP addresses these challenges.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Why AMP Now?

    AMP faculty chair and recent participants discuss the importance of educating leaders in the new economy.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Comprehensive Leadership Programs

    Three flagship programs designed to enhance your leadership ability - and build long-term value.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Developing Leaders In A Global Downturn

    By investing in AMP, an engineering firm creates global solutions for the next generation.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    It's Intense At The Top

    The Wall Street Journal reports on the benefits of elite, intensive leadership programs like AMP.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Making The Commitment To AMP

    A worthy investment of time: Uninterrupted time to learn, and gain new perspectives, provides for an unmatched educational experience.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Why AMP?

    Eight transformative weeks allow global business leaders to step back and change the way they think, manage, and solve problems.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    The AMP Faculty

    The best business thinkers, the latest insights, and classroom wizardry that help executives think differently.

    Provided By President and Fellows of Harvard College

  • 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.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Experience Harvard Business School In China

    HBS faculty generate the global research that builds visionary leaders.

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  • 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.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    What Makes GMP Unique?

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

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Hallmarks Of GMP

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

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    The GMP Teaching Approach

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

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    GMP: Personalized Learning

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

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  • 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.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    GMP: Thinking And Acting Differently

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

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Why GMP?

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

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Why GMP Now?

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

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    The Power Of Two: When Partners Attend OPM

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

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    The OPM Teaching Approach

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

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    The Benefits Of OPM

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

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    OPM: Networking

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

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    The OPM Learning Experience

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

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Crafting Business Models

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

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Why OPM Now?

    Previous participants discuss the Owner/President Management experience.

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  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    Do Women Pay More For Credit? Evidence From Italy

    By using a unique and large data set on over-draft contracts between banks and micro firms and self-employed individuals, the authors find robust evidence that women in Italy pay more for overdraft facilities than men. They could not find any evidence that women are riskier than men. The male/female differential...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    Segregation And The Quality Of Government In A Cross-Section Of Countries

    This paper has three goals. The first (and perhaps the most important one) is to provide a new compilation of data on ethnic, linguistic and religious composition at the sub-national level for a large number of countries. This data set allows to measure segregation of different ethnic, religious and linguistic...

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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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