About the Big Ideas Initiatives

MIT Sloan Management Review Big Ideas initiatives capture the best thinking and scholarly research on issues transforming the business environment.

Through global surveys, annual research reports, interviews with frontline leaders, case studies, videos, articles and interactive data, these collaborative programs explore critical areas of management innovation for organizations around the world.

Visit the individual topic pages for a deeper look at the materials and resources available.

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Recent Research Reports

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From Value to Vision: Reimagining the Possible with Data Analytics

The 2013 Data & Analytics Report by MIT Sloan Management Review and SAS details the emergence of Analytical Innovators.

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Social Business: Shifting Out of First Gear

The 2013 Social Business Report by MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte finds more companies and more industries embracing social’s business insights.

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Sustainability’s Next Frontier

The 2013 Sustainability Report by MIT Sloan Management Review and BCG looks at companies that “walk the talk.”

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Embracing Digital Technology

The 2013 Digital Transformation Report by MIT Sloan Management Review and Capgemini Consulting looks at the road to digital transformation.

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Spotlight on: Data & Analytics

Our ongoing investigation looks at how companies are using analytics in every facet of their businesses. These are some of the most recent articles, interviews and more on this Big Idea topic. Go to the Data & Analytics main page for more.

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Elevating Data, Analytics to the C-Suite

The implications of a chief analytics officer for strategy and for long-term planning.

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Luminar Insights

Entravision, a Spanish-language media company, transformed its business model using big data.

Spotlight on: Social Business

Social business is much more that the use of social media for marketing — it is a tool for richer collaboration both internally and with an array of external constituencies. These are some of the most recent articles, interviews and more on this Big Idea topic. Go to the Social Business main page for more.

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The Art of Selling with Social Tools

As daily life goes digital, Hearsay Social develops a social media platform to generate sales leads.

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Spotlight on: Sustainability

A new sustainability revolution is out to alter the way business is done in every function and unit of companies. These are some of the most recent articles, interviews and more on this Big Idea topic. Go to the Sustainability main page for more.

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The CSR Director’s Office as Insurgency HQ

In the second of a series of installments about the next generation of CSR management, Gregory Unruh offers tips for recruiting allies in support of the sustainability insurgency.

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