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Ethics Bots and Other Ways to Move Your Code of Business Conduct Beyond Puffery

Digital technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics allow companies to create more effective codes of business conduct, says Eugene Soltes. But technology isn't the only solution. [Author: by Michael Blanding]
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'Ethics Bots' and Other Ways to Move Your Code of Business Conduct beyond Puffery

Digital technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics allow companies to create more effective codes of business conduct, says Eugene Soltes. But technology isn't the only solution. [Author: by Michael Blanding]
Tags: College, Michael Blanding, by Michael Blanding, Eugene Soltes


How Entrepreneurs Can Turn Lead Into Gold

Innovative about creating new products, entrepreneurs often lose imagination when it comes to funding their dreams. Andy Wu reveals alternatives beyond friends and family. [Author: by Michael Blanding]
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The Secret Life of Supply Chains

While US policymakers and politicians focus on reviving the manufacturing sector, Karen Mills and Mercedes Delgado find a source of better jobs hidden in plain sight. Call it the supply chain economy. [Author: by Michael Blanding]
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The Ferrari Way

Secretive sports car maker Ferrari opens up to Professor Stefan Thomke about how it has achieved success—by bucking industry trends. [Author: by Michael Blanding]
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'Green Bonds' May Be Our Best Bet for Environmental Damage Control

The popularity of green bonds as a way to finance environmentally friendly projects is on the upswing, say Malcolm Baker and George Serafeim. [Author: by Michael Blanding]
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The UK Needs a Bold Strategy Around Competition to Survive Brexit

There is little doubt that the United Kingdom’s separation from Europe will reduce its competitiveness for the foreseeable future, argues Michael E. Porter. Here's what can be done about it. [Author: by Michael Blanding]
Tags: Europe, UK, College, United Kingdom, Michael Blanding, Michael E Porter, by Michael Blanding


The UK Needs a Bold Competitive Strategy to Survive Brexit

There is little doubt that the United Kingdom’s separation from Europe will reduce its competitiveness for the foreseeable future, argue Michael Porter and Christian Ketels. Here's what can be done about it. [Author: by Michael Blanding]
Tags: Europe, UK, College, United Kingdom, Michael Blanding, Michael Porter, by Michael Blanding


Everyone Knows Innovation is Essential to Business Success—Except Board Directors

In a recent survey of 5,000 board members, innovation was not ranked high on their list of priorities. What are they not seeing? ask Boris Groysberg and Yo-Jud Cheng. [Author: by Michael Blanding]
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Women Receive Harsher Punishment at Work Than Men

Women caught in misconduct were 20 percent more likely to be fired and 30 percent less likely to find new employment in the financial services industry, reports new research by Mark Egan and colleagues. [Author: by Michael Blanding]
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Pro Basketball Coaches Display Racial Bias When Selecting Lineups

Research finds that NBA coaches give slightly more playing time to players of their own race, but the gap disappears at playoff time. Research by Letian Zhang. [Author: by Michael Blanding]
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Shaky Business: How Handshakes Win Negotiations

A handshake before a negotiation can have a surprisingly strong effect on the outcome, according to Michael Norton, Francesca Gino, and colleagues. [Author: by Michael Blanding]
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The Legacy of Boaty McBoatface: Beware of Customers Who Vote

Companies that encourage consumers to vote online should be forewarned—they may expect more than you promise, according to research by Michael Norton, Leslie John, and colleagues. [Author: by Michael Blanding]
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Diversity Boosts Profits in Venture Capital Firms

VC firms that score high in diversity among their partners also tend to be more profitable, according to Paul Gompers. [Author: by Michael Blanding]
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Bargain Hunters Beware: A Store's 'Original Price' Might Not Be After All

Retailers often compare a "sale" price to the original price. Donald Ngwe says consumers should be skeptical of those original prices — and so should regulators. [Author: by Michael Blanding]
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No More General Tso's? A Threat to 'Knowledge Recombination&#39

Immigrants bring with them innovations from their homelands, knowledge that local inventors often build upon, says Prithwiraj Choudhury. Examples: turmeric medicine, double-entry bookkeeping, and American Chinese food. [Author: by Michael Blanding]
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Overcoming the Challenges of Selling Brand New Technology (Hey, Need a 3-D Printer?)

Selling technology that is new to the market involves tricky tradeoffs around prospect targeting, channels, and tactics. Frank Cespedes makes the point with 3-D printers. [Author: by Michael Blanding]
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Hey, Buddy. Wanna Buy a 3-D Printer Cheap?

Selling advanced technology that is new to the market involves tricky tradeoffs about targeting prospects, sales channels, and customer support. Frank Cespedes makes the point with 3-D printers. [Author: by Michael Blanding]
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In America, Immigrants Really Do Get the Job Done

Far from being a drain on the US economy, William Kerr’s research finds immigrants are a driver of innovation and entrepreneurship. [Author: by Michael Blanding]
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Why South Korea's Samsung Built the Only Outdoor Skating Rink in Texas

New research by Lauren Cohen and Umit Gurun finds that when some companies are sued, they put their advertising dollars to work in unusual ways to influence local juries. Meet 'TiVo,' the championship steer. [Author: by Michael Blanding]
Tags: South Korea, Texas, College, Samsung, Michael Blanding, Lauren Cohen, by Michael Blanding, Umit Gurun


Amazon vs. Whole Foods: When Cultures Collide

Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods seemed a Wall Street dream come true. But then Amazon's data-driven efficiency met the customer-driven culture at Whole Foods—and the shelves began to empty. Dennis Campbell and Tatiana Sandino discuss their new case study. [Author: by Michael Blanding]
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Why Online Retailers Should Hide Their Best Discounts

Online retailers should take a tip from brick-and-mortar stores: shove your best deals to the back of the store. Research by Thales Teixeira and Donald Ngwe. [Author: by Michael Blanding]
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Is 'Gut Feel' a Good Reason to Invest in a Startup?

Most investments in startups should never be made, at least when using by-the-numbers reasoning. But funded they are. Laura Huang believes investors use gut instinct to manage risk. [Author: by Michael Blanding]
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To Motivate Employees, Give an Unexpected Bonus (or Penalty)

Susanna Gallani finds that employees can be more motivated by the anticipation of a reward or punishment than the actual payoff. [Author: by Michael Blanding]
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Why Artificial Intelligence Isn't a Sure Thing to Increase Productivity

As companies adopt artificial intelligence to increase efficiency, are their employees skilled enough to use those technologies effectively? Prithwiraj Choudhury looks to the US Patent and Trademark Office for a case study. [Author: by Michael Blanding]
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A New Source for Shakespeare.

Michael Blanding for the New York Times on an exciting discovery for Shakespeareans: For years scholars have debated what inspired William Shakespeare’s writings. Now, with the help of software typically used by professors to nab cheating students, two writers have discovered an unpublished manuscript they believe the Bard of Avon consulted to write “King Lear,” “Macbeth,” “Richard III,” “Henry V” and seven other plays. […] The findings were made by Dennis McCarthy and June Schlueter, who desc...
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Customers at the Back of the Line Are Anxious—Can You Keep Them from Leaving?

The irrational anxiety associated with being last in line can lead to unhappy customers, according to new research by Ryan Buell. But there are ways to make people happier while they wait--and keep them from abandoning the queue. [Author: by Michael Blanding]
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American Idle: Workers Spend Too Much Time Waiting for Something to Do

Workers across the country are spending far too much time doing nothing--and it's costing their companies $100 billion. Research by Teresa Amabile and Andrew Brodsky. [Author: by Michael Blanding]
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American Idle: Workers Spend Too Much Time Waiting for Something to Do

Workers across the country are spending far too much time doing nothing--and it's costing their companies $100 billion. Research by Teresa Amabile and Andrew Brodsky. [Author: by Michael Blanding]
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American Idle: Employees Are Wasting Way Too Much Time

Workers across the country are spending far too much time doing nothing--and it's costing their companies $100 billion. Research by Teresa Amabile and Andrew Brodsky. [Author: by Michael Blanding]
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