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The Case for Powerful CEOs

In competitive and rapidly changing markets, Tuck professor Gordon Phillips finds it pays to give chief executives the freedom to act decisively.

Sep 19, 2018

Adam M. Kleinbaum Receives Research Award

Kleinbaum, an associate professor of strategy and management, won the 2018 Award for Scholarly Contribution from Administrative Science Quarterly.

Sep 12, 2018

Slaughter & Rees Report: The Economic Guns of September

The United States and China are on the brink of a major trade war. Here are three principles that should guide U.S. policy leaders’ statecraft at this precarious time.

Sep 04, 2018

Why We Avoid Ugly Food (and What to Do About It)

Tuck professor Lauren Grewal finds that consumers’ food choices are related to self-perception.

Aug 24, 2018

Findings: Multi-Sided Platforms, Explained

Tuck’s Constance Helfat breaks down multi-sided platforms.

Aug 16, 2018

Praveen Kopalle Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The American Marketing Association honored Tuck professor Praveen Kopalle with its Lifetime Achievement Award for retailing and pricing research.

Aug 13, 2018

Why Some Businesses Want You to Wait in Line

Nobody likes waiting in lines, but for some companies, long queues can mean higher profits.

Aug 07, 2018

Live Better Now

Research-infused life hacks from Tuck faculty.

Jul 31, 2018

Does Cashback Make Consumers Come Back?

Tuck professor Prasad Vana studies cashback shopping and finds it to be an effective form of promotion.

Jul 17, 2018

Reversing the Health Care Cost Spiral

In a new book, Vijay Govindarajan finds cost-reducing health care management innovations in an unlikely place: India.

Jul 10, 2018

Speaking of Spending

New research by Tuck professor Eesha Sharma finds that your willingness to talk about your purchases depends on how you feel about your own finances.

Jun 28, 2018

How E-Waste Encourages Competitors to Collaborate

In a new study, Tuck professor Laurens Debo searches for optimal e-recycling scenarios.

Jun 20, 2018

What’s Happened to Volatility Trading?

Tuck professor Ing-Haw Cheng says it’s buyers that have disappeared.

Jun 07, 2018

The Hidden Influence of Numerical Formats

Tuck professor Ellie Kyung finds slider scales have a powerful effect on consumer payments.

Jun 06, 2018

How Investors’ Misunderstanding of China Causes Them to Miss Out

Chinese companies’ innovation and drive should be embraced, not feared, says Tuck professor Vijay Govindarajan.

May 31, 2018

Why Institutions Should Be Active Investors

New research by Jonathan and Katharina Lewellen estimates the incentives motivating institutional investors.

May 16, 2018

Vijay Govindarajan Launches edX Courses

The courses teach the theory and practice of breakthrough innovation.

May 02, 2018

Slaughter & Rees Report: Time for a Myspace Comeback?

It is no longer clear that users of Facebook benefit as they once thought they did—could there be a better way? Dean Matthew Slaughter and economist Matthew Rees weigh in.

Apr 09, 2018

The High Cost of Free Shipping

In a new study, Tuck marketing professor Scott Neslin finds free shipping promotions are not good for business.

Mar 07, 2018

Slaughter & Rees Report: War and Peace

The President recently tweeted that trade wars are good and winnable. Slaughter & Rees argue that no country wins in a trade war.

Mar 05, 2018

The Future in 3-D

A conversation with Richard D'Aveni, the Bakala Professor of Strategy.

Feb 07, 2018

Slaughter & Rees Report: Watch Policies, Not Performance

It is easier for government and policy leaders to implement pro-productivity policies in boom times.

Feb 01, 2018

When to Say Something

What Companies Need to Know about Engaging with Political Events and Sensitive Issues

Jan 25, 2018

Betting on People

Marketing Professor Ellie J. Kyung took an unconventional path to Tuck, guided by a simple principle: follow the people you trust.

Jan 16, 2018

Blocking the Exits

Gordon Phillips investigates what happens to venture capital investments when mergers and acquisitions activity is regulated.

Jan 10, 2018

Knowledge in Practice

The Retail Dance

Jan 04, 2018

How Local Bank Competition Boosts the Economy

Tuck professor Gordon Phillips finds new evidence that more local banks are good for business.

Dec 13, 2017

Big Carts, Big Calories

Club stores like Costco and Sam’s Club offer low prices and large packages. But beware the extra calories, fat, and sugar that come along for the ride, says Tuck marketing professor Kusum Ailawadi.

Nov 29, 2017

Thinkers50 Recognizes Four Tuck Faculty

The 2017 global ranking of business thinkers named Richard D’Aveni, Sydney Finkelstein, Vijay Govindarajan, and Marshall Goldsmith to its prestigious list.

Nov 28, 2017

Punam Anand Keller Named Consumer Research Fellow

Keller, the Charles Henry Jones Third Century Professor of Management and associate dean of innovation and growth, is now a fellow of the Association for Consumer Research.

Nov 21, 2017

When It’s OK to Be Bold

Punam Keller studies the role of negative emotions in risk taking.

Nov 16, 2017

Escaping the Echo Chamber

New Tuck research suggests that our brains and our social networks affect each other, potentially isolating us from novel information.

Nov 08, 2017

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Tuck assistant professor Daniel Feiler studies the behavioral roots of overinflated expectations.

Nov 01, 2017

Slaughter & Rees Report: How to Select the World’s Most Important Economic Policy Maker

Economists Slaughter and Rees opine that for the next chairperson of the Federal Reserve Board, the president must nominate the candidate who exhibits the greatest capacity to learn.

Oct 30, 2017

Want to Win? Try Changing the Game.

New research from Tuck professors Giovanni Gavetti and Constance Helfat provides a deeper understanding of strategic shaping.

Oct 18, 2017

The Ambivalent Median Household

The state of the median household in 2016, both in terms of income and net worth, was a glass half full and half empty: full relative to the recent past, empty relative to the past generation.

Oct 02, 2017