Raffaella Sadun

Strategy Unit at Harvard Business School

Harvard Business School

@raffasadun Website

Raffaella Sadun is a Professor of Business Administration in the Strategy Unit at Harvard Business School. Professor Sadun’s research focuses on the economics of productivity, management, and organizational change. Her research documents the economic and cultural determinants of managerial choices, as well as their implications for organizational performance in both the private and public sectors (including health care and education).

Vote History

Statement Vote Confidence Comments
Antitrust policy should intervene more decisively to limit the scope of large technology platforms. Disagree 6 “My ‘no’ is, in fact, a ‘not yet.’ This is an area at the intersection of strategy, economics, and policy that is in need of pragmatic models and rigorous empirical evidence. We need these theoretical and empirical tools to be developed before intervening with business models that are still largely opaque to the regulators.”
U.S. regulations have been rolled back in a number of areas, including emissions standards and clean water. Companies will decide to voluntarily adhere to rules that closely resemble the original standards. Disagree 5
The Business Roundtable’s new Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation indicates a shift away from shareholder value maximization as the sole purpose of the corporation and toward a broader view of value creation.
This shift will have material impact on the well-being of U.S. workers.
Disagree 7 “It is, at this point, hard to distinguish this statement from pure PR speak. It will be interesting to see whether and how the Business Roundtable will substantiate these intentions with concrete actions.”