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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What’s New: Current Highlights

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The Talent Dividend

The 2015 Data & Analytics Report by MIT Sloan Management Review and SAS finds that talent management is critical to realizing analytics benefits.

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Are You Part of the Email Problem?

Over-reliance on email as a communication tool is sapping people of their time and energy. Fortunately, there are better ways to do things.
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MasterCard Pins Down the Cash Economy

When social support is delivered in cash, corruption and theft are rife. MasterCard is helping governments find a more secure alternative.

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Recent Research Reports

Big Ideas

The Talent Dividend

The 2015 Data & Analytics Report by MIT Sloan Management Review and SAS finds that talent management is critical to realizing analytics benefits.

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Joining Forces: Collaboration and Leadership for Sustainability

The 2014 Sustainability Report by MIT Sloan Management Review, BCG and the United Nations Global Compact highlights new global collaborations.

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Moving Beyond Marketing

The 2014 research report by MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte finds that measurement sophistication is finally taking hold in social business.

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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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The Talent Dividend

The 2015 Data & Analytics Report by MIT Sloan Management Review and SAS finds that talent management is critical to realizing analytics benefits.

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Minding the Analytics Gap

Increased access to data can be turned into better decision making by focusing on both the production and consumption of analytics.

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Analytics in E Major

The Echo Nest, a “music intelligence” company, uses machine-learning technology to connect people with new music.

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Learn how to maintain a lasting competitive advantage through analytics, communicate your analytical results and find your complexity sweet spot. This special collection includes:

Sustaining an Analytics Advantage
By Peter C. Bell

Using Simulated Experience to Make Sense of Big Data
By Robin M. Hogarth and Emre Soyer

Revisiting Complexity in the Digital Age
By Martin Mocker, Peter Weill and Stephanie L. Woerner

Developing and Leveraging Your Analytics Assets

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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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Thinking Outside the [Penalty] Box

The NHL’s following on Pinterest outscores all other sports leagues. Its secret: a mastery of social media strategy.

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Are You Part of the Email Problem?

Over-reliance on email as a communication tool is sapping people of their time and energy. Fortunately, there are better ways to do things.
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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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MasterCard Pins Down the Cash Economy

When social support is delivered in cash, corruption and theft are rife. MasterCard is helping governments find a more secure alternative.

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Sustaining Sustainability

Improved performance rests not upon tangible investments, but on the intangibles of workers’ perceptions.

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Special Collection: "Winning With Data"

Learn how to compete with analytics, capitalize on Big Data insights and use data to increase your online sales. This special collection includes:

Innovating With Analytics
By David Kiron, Pamela Kirk Prentice and Renee Boucher Ferguson

How ‘Big Data’ Is Different
By Thomas H. Davenport, Paul Barth and Randy Bean

What Matters Most in Internet Retailing
By David R. Bell, Jeonghye Choi and Leonard Lodish

Winning With Data

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