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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Social Business Is Dead . . .

Social media has changed business practice dramatically — but now the very nature of social business is itself transforming.

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Recent Research Reports

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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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The Analytics Mandate

The 2014 Data & Analytics Report by MIT Sloan Management Review and SAS finds that an analytics culture offers better outcomes.

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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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How to Hire Data-Driven Leaders

As business moves to a real-time, data-driven focus, the search for talent has undergone a quantum shift.

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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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Social Business Is Dead . . .

Social media has changed business practice dramatically — but now the very nature of social business is itself transforming.

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The Unexpected Payoffs of Employee “Eavesdropping”

An experiment in employee social networks had an unexpected outcome: key knowledge was transferred without employees realizing it.

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Can You Really Let Employees Loose on Social Media?

Mitel's social media policy encourages employees to use their "best judgment" in posting but otherwise stays out of their way. Does it work?

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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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