PopMuse: Business and Economy http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2019 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Don't Turn Your Marketing Function Over to AI Just Yet https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/don-t-turn-your-marketing-function-over-to-ai-just-yet?cid=wk-rss https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/don-t-turn-your-marketing-function-over-to-ai-just-yet?cid=wk-rss Wed, 13 Nov 2019 05:00:00 UTC by Kristen Senz at HBS Working Knowledge Lacking human insight, artificial intelligence will be limited when it comes to helping marketers open the black box of market prediction, says Tomomichi Amano. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Shareholder Activism and Firms’ Voluntary Disclosure of Climate Change Risks https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/shareholder-activism-and-firms-voluntary-disclosure-of-climate-change-risks?cid=wk-rss https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/shareholder-activism-and-firms-voluntary-disclosure-of-climate-change-risks?cid=wk-rss Wed, 13 Nov 2019 05:00:00 UTC by Caroline Flammer, Michael W. Toffel, and Kala Viswanathan at HBS Working Knowledge After being targeted with shareholder resolutions on environmental topics, companies are more likely to publicly disclose their climate change risks—and such disclosure increases these companies’ valuation. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ The Gender Gap in Self-Promotion https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/the-gender-gap-in-self-promotion?cid=wk-rss https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/the-gender-gap-in-self-promotion?cid=wk-rss Wed, 13 Nov 2019 05:00:00 UTC by Christine L. Exley and Judd B. Kessler at HBS Working Knowledge When required to assess their own ability and performance for potential employers, women systematically give less favorable assessments than equally performing men. The study rules out potential explanations for the gap and discusses implications. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Corporate Innovation Increasingly Benefits from Government Research https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/government-funded-research-is-increasingly-funding-corporate-innovation?cid=wk-rss https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/government-funded-research-is-increasingly-funding-corporate-innovation?cid=wk-rss Tue, 12 Nov 2019 05:00:00 UTC by Michael Blanding at HBS Working Knowledge Nearly a third of US patents rely directly on government-funded research, says Dennis Yao. Is government too involved in supporting private sector innovation—or not enough? http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Tariff Passthrough at the Border and at the Store: Evidence from US Trade Policy https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/tariff-passthrough-at-the-border-and-at-the-store-evidence-from-us-trade-policy?cid=wk-rss https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/tariff-passthrough-at-the-border-and-at-the-store-evidence-from-us-trade-policy?cid=wk-rss Tue, 12 Nov 2019 05:00:00 UTC by Alberto Cavallo, Gita Gopinath, Brent Neiman, and Jenny Tang at HBS Working Knowledge Collecting and analyzing microdata on prices and the reaction of importers, retailers, and exporters to US trade policy since 2018, this study finds most of the tariffs’ incidence rests with the US firms. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Torched Planet: The Business Case to Reinvent Almost Everything https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/torched-planet-the-business-case-to-reinvent-almost-everything?cid=wk-rss https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/torched-planet-the-business-case-to-reinvent-almost-everything?cid=wk-rss Wed, 06 Nov 2019 05:00:00 UTC by Rebecca Henderson at HBS Working Knowledge With climate change scorching the planet, business leaders have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change the world—and make money in the process, says Rebecca Henderson. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Why Does Business Invest in Education in Emerging Markets? Why Does It Matter? https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/why-does-business-invest-in-education-in-emerging-markets-why-does-it-matter?cid=wk-rss https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/why-does-business-invest-in-education-in-emerging-markets-why-does-it-matter?cid=wk-rss Wed, 06 Nov 2019 05:00:00 UTC by Valeria Giacomin, Geoffrey Jones, and Erica Salvaj at HBS Working Knowledge This paper represents the first systematic attempt to identify and compare investment in education across emerging economies, specifically in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Turkey, and the Persian Gulf between the 1960s and the present day. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Can the Robin Hood Army Grow with Zero Financial Resources? https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/can-the-robin-hood-army-grow-with-zero-financial-resources?cid=wk-rss https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/can-the-robin-hood-army-grow-with-zero-financial-resources?cid=wk-rss Tue, 05 Nov 2019 05:00:00 UTC Re: Susanna Gallani at HBS Working Knowledge In 2014, Neel Ghose (MBA 2019) created the Robin Hood Army, an entirely volunteer-based organization working to get surplus food to hungry people. Just four years later, they had served more than 9 million people in 103 cities around the world, all while maintaining their “golden rule” of being zero-funds. Harvard Business School’s Susanna Gallani and Ghose discuss the most pressing challenge facing the organization with its fast growth and no monetary assets: how to attract, retain, and motivate workers. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ The Economic Effects of Private Equity Buyouts https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/the-economic-effects-of-private-equity-buyouts?cid=wk-rss https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/the-economic-effects-of-private-equity-buyouts?cid=wk-rss Tue, 05 Nov 2019 05:00:00 UTC by Steven J. Davis, John Haltiwanger, Kyle Handley, Ben Lipsius, Josh Lerner, and Javier Miranda at HBS Working Knowledge This study of 6,000 US buyouts between 1980 and 2013 finds that the real-side effects of buyouts on target firms and their workers vary greatly by deal type and market conditions. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Should Non-Compete Clauses Be Abolished? https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/should-non-compete-clauses-be-abolished?cid=wk-rss https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/should-non-compete-clauses-be-abolished?cid=wk-rss Fri, 01 Nov 2019 04:00:00 UTC by James Heskett at HBS Working Knowledge Non-compete clauses bind employees to their employers, preventing workers from bringing secrets to competitors. But increasingly, NCCs are unnecessarily restricting job mobility for low-level jobs. Should they be banned? asks James Heskett. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/