MIT Sloan Management Review leads the discourse among academic researchers, business executives and other influential thought leaders about advances in management practice that are transforming how people lead and innovate. MIT SMR disseminates new management research and innovative ideas so that thoughtful executives can capitalize on the opportunities generated by rapid organizational, technological and societal change.
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We source content for our readers primarily in two ways:
Independent research and ideas from global thought leaders. Since 1959, MIT SMR has been a forum for business-management innovators from around the world to present their ideas and research. Authors have included Christopher Bartlett, Max Bazerman, Erik Brynjolfsson, Henry Chesbrough, Clayton Christensen, Richard D’Aveni, Thomas Davenport, Sumantra Ghoshal, Daniel Goleman, Vijay Govindarajan, Lynda Gratton, Gary Hamel, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Rhakesh Khurana, Philip Kotler, Ed Lawler, Thomas Malone, Costas Markides, Andrew McAfee, Rita McGrath, Henry Mintzberg, Nitin Nohria, C.K. Prahalad, John Quelch, James Brian Quinn, Peter Senge and Lester Thurow. We work closely with authors to ensure that their articles provide interpretation and analysis for practicing managers: thought-provoking strategies that offer real-world management solutions.
MIT SMR-generated research and ideas (Big Ideas). The MIT SMR Big Ideas are collaborative inquiries capturing the best thinking, reporting and scholarly research on the management implications of one significant transformation in the business environment. We conduct interviews and original research to explore these implications. The Big Ideas illuminate major changes in the competitive landscape that managers are hungry to understand and that are the chief drivers of management practice innovation as enterprises respond to novel opportunities and threats.
Big Idea 1: Sustainability
An exploration into how sustainability pressures are transforming the ways we work, live and compete. Sustainability’s research, reporting and community help managers to understand better the new forces that will affect their organizations, to navigate through the overwhelming mass of information about sustainability and to fend off threats and capitalize on opportunities that sustainability issues present.
Big Idea 2: Data & Analytics
The intensifying “data deluge,” and the new analytical approaches that help organizations exploit that data, will fundamentally change how managers make decisions and innovate. Data & Analytics explores the challenges of the data-driven world in this era of big data, and defines the new organizational capabilities this environment will demand.
Big Idea 3: Digital Leadership
The digital leadership exploration includes those issues and concerns most pressing and relevant for both born-digital companies as well as those at every level of digital transformation. Includes content on cultivating top digital talent, managing new technologies, digital strategy, mobile and social tools and media.
Big Idea 4: Internet of Things
The internet of things (IoT)—the network of physical objects embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity that enables these objects to collect and exchange data—allows for virtually endless opportunities and connections to take place, many of which we can’t even think of or fully understand the impact of today. The analyst firm Gartner says that by 2020 there will be over 26 billion connected devices. Our IoT exploration seeks to understand what the many opportunities and challenges are going to be as more and more devices start to join the IoT.