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Yet Another Crisis for Uber: Six Vacant Executive Jobs, and No Active CEO

“This is going to be a classic business school case study, there’s no question,” says Sydney Finkelstein of Uber’s current leadership structure.

Jun 19, 2017

The Decline of the Baronial C.E.O.

Dean Matthew Slaughter and Vijay Govindarajan discuss how the era of baronial chief executives is drawing to a close. “The C.E.O. with a big office, a tenure of 10 or 20 years, in a suit and tie, is becoming a thing of the past,” says Govindarajan.

Jun 19, 2017

Uber: 14 Bosses, One Corporate ‘Game of Thrones?’

“Having two people making joint leadership decisions is a big mistake for companies, but 14 is setting up a war for succession,” Finkelstein says, opinion on Uber’s leadership succession plans following the departure of CEO Travis Kalanick.

Jun 15, 2017

The ‘Exporting Jobs’ Canard

Dean Matthew Slaughter discusses how multinational hiring abroad doesn't come at the expense of U.S. workers. "Limit the ability of U.S. multinational companies to flourish abroad and you limit their ability to create high-paying jobs in America," says Slaughter.

Jun 15, 2017

What U.S. CEOs Can Learn from GM’s India Failure

Vijay Govindarajan offers five lessons for American CEOs based on GM’s sales failure in India. “Ceding what will soon be the most populous country on the planet to Asian and European competitors could have disastrous long-term consequences,” explains Govindarajan.

Jun 15, 2017

Creating a Culture of Innovation Starts with the Leader

Mentions Vijay Govindarajan in an article about creating environments where innovation can flourish.

Jun 14, 2017

Do Businesses Support the Paris Climate Agreement? Trump’s Decision May Clash With Exxon, Shell

Quotes Anant Sundaram in an article examining the impact of President Trump's upcoming decision regarding U.S. participation in the Paris Climate Agreement on American companies.

Jun 01, 2017

Best Free Business MOOCs In June

Lists the course “Omnichannel Strategy and Management,” taught by Santiago Gallino in a roundup of the best free business MOOCs in June.

May 31, 2017

Four Conversations That Boost Employee Engagement

Mentions the book Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent written by Sydney Finkelstein in an article outlining four conversations that leaders should have on a routine basis to promote productivity.

May 31, 2017

Mortgage Bankers and Hedge-Fund Revivals

Cites the paper “Wall Street and the Housing Bubble,” co-authored by Ing-Haw Cheng in an opinion piece discussing banking and mortgage fraud, bribery, and market structure

May 31, 2017

Is Efficient-Market Theory Becoming More Efficient?

Mentions the three-factor model of investment returns that was introduced by Kenneth French and his colleague Eugene Fama, in an article challenging efficient-market theory.

May 27, 2017

Never Mind the Ferrari Showroom, Bank Regulators Say This a Poor Neighborhood

Quotes John Vogel in an article discussing the shortfalls of the Community Reinvestment Act, a roughly four-decade-old federal law designed to stop lending discrimination in low-income neighborhoods.

May 18, 2017