Fall 2008 Issue
Understanding ‘Honest Signals’ in Business
Alex (Sandy) Pentland with Tracy Heibeck
The Green Capital Advantage
Companies with better environmental risk management have a lower cost of capital.
Customer Education Increases Trust
Service companies shouldn’t worry about teaching their customers too much.
Andreas B. Eisingerich and Simon J. Bell
Collaborating With the Right Partners
R&D alliances with suppliers or universities are more likely to be fruitful.
How to Retain Talent in India
Providing support, training and opportunities from day one is critical.
Elaine Appleton Grant
Analytics & Business Intelligence
Wanted: Time to Think
Creative insights require time – and a pace at odds with today’s accelerated economy.
David M. Levy
Rethinking Procurement in the Era of Globalization
Frank A.G. den Butter and Kees A. Linse
Why Picasso Outearned van Gogh
Innovators are more likely to achieve commercial success if they have strong networks.
Alden M. Hayashi
Integrating Innovation Style and Knowledge Into Strategy
Edward F. McDonough III, Michael H. Zack, Hsing-Er Lin and Iris Berdrow
An Inside View of IBM’s ‘Innovation Jam’
Osvald M. Bjelland and Robert Chapman Wood
Creating Value Together
In buyer-supplier relationships in which companies depend on one another, performance may improve.
Maxim Sytch and Ranjay Gulati
When ‘Stars’ Migrate, Do They Still Perform Like Stars?
Boris Groysberg, Lex Sant and Robin Abrahams
The Downside of Real-Time Data
Receiving information more frequently isn’t always helpful.
The Management Lessons of a Beleaguered Industry
An Interview with Thomas Kochan
Can You Measure Leadership?
At top companies, where the inspired use of metrics helps to identify potential leaders and develop their skills, the answer is yes.