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A Behavioral Approach to Management Science

Underlying most theoretical models in social science is the assumption that people have a flawless understanding of their environment and can think infinitely in any given moment—perfect rationality.

May 25, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: The Approaching Hurricane

Hurricane Katrina remains the costliest natural disaster in United States history. So much of what the world knows of this 2005 storm centers on either its aggregate totals—a haunting death toll of at least 1,245 and perhaps as high as 1,900—or its damage to New Orleans, Louisiana—where flooding of about 80 percent of the entire surface area led to tragically iconic pictures such as thousands stranded (and some dying) at the tattered Superdome.

May 23, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: Meet George Jetson

A few years ago, the acclaimed investor and author Peter Thiel pithily summed up the paucity of big-bang innovations: “We were promised flying cars and we got 140 characters.”

May 16, 2016

Creative Destruction in the Age of Ideas

Anup Srivastava explores the structural reasons why newly listed firms are more volatile than ever, and likely to stay that way.

May 12, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: What Prince Taught Us About the Global Economy

Towards the end of one of his early hits “1999,” Prince hauntingly foretold that, “life is just a party and parties weren’t meant 2 last.”

Apr 25, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: Stuck in Second Gear

“Growth has been too slow for too long.” That was the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, Maurice Obstfeld, writing last week about global economic conditions.

Apr 18, 2016

Stuck in the Middle With You

New research by Ron Adner defines the variables that determine whether firms will be stuck in the middle, or sitting in a strategic sweet spot.

Apr 06, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: The World’s Most Precious Resource

Stroll down the Quai d’Orsay in Paris and you will find the French Foreign Ministry, art galleries, and something completely different: the Musée des égouts de Paris. Translated to English, that’s the Museum of Sewers.

Apr 04, 2016

The Role of the Middle Class in the Mortgage Crisis

In a new research paper, Tuck assistant professor Felipe Severino uncovers a surprising fact about the 2008 mortgage crisis.

Mar 30, 2016

A Framework for the Future

Vijay Govindarajan, Coxe Distinguished Professor of Management, on his latest book, “The Three Box Solution.”

Mar 28, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: Who Will Make the Case for Trade?

Divided though the four leading presidential candidates are on so many topics, united they stand on one: the assertion that trade harms America.

Mar 21, 2016

The Provider’s Dilemma

How can physicians fix health care? One innovation at a time, says Chris Trimble T’96 in a new book.

Mar 18, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: Voters in Distress

As the American presidential campaign continues its meandering twists and turns, last week brought a major surprise when Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in the Michigan primary election.

Mar 14, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: Venezuela Reels, Argentina Recovers, and Leaders Matter

One thing that unites all of the world’s companies and consumers is the need to comply with the rules and regulations of the jurisdiction in which they operate or live.

Feb 29, 2016

Targeting Successful Innovations For Tax Relief

In a new research paper, Tuck professor Leslie Robinson evaluates tax regimes that favor the fruits of innovation.

Feb 11, 2016

Who You Know and How You Shop

New research from Scott Neslin shows how social contagion influences purchasing behavior.

Jan 26, 2016

The Value of Certainty

New research by Tuck professor Santiago Gallino reveals the benefits of virtual fitting rooms in online retail.

Dec 22, 2015

How Costly Is Bankruptcy For The CEO?

New research by Tuck professor B. Espen Eckbo sheds light on the impact of corporate bankruptcy on CEOs’ personal careers and wealth.

Dec 10, 2015

The Business Case For An Open Mind

To take advantage of new opportunities, managers need to be aware of their own cognitive inertia.

Dec 03, 2015

In Search of Why

A conversation with Eesha Sharma, Assistant Professor of Business Administration.

Dec 03, 2015

At the Edge of Discovery

Solving the most important challenges of our time requires an approach that cuts across the disciplines, departments, and schools. Meet four Tuck faculty members who are doing just that—by exploring and expanding the boundaries of their fields of expertise with colleagues from across Dartmouth.

Dec 03, 2015

Why the U.S. Should Admit More Foreign Workers

Anup Srivastava finds skilled foreign laborers are a boon to the American economy.

Nov 17, 2015

A Deeper Understanding of Brand Equity

Kusum Ailawadi studies the link between two common measures of brand equity.

Nov 06, 2015

Social Networking: It Pays to Be (Seen As) Good

Research from three Tuck professors provides new insight into social networking.

Oct 05, 2015

Deflating Disruption Theory

Andrew King critiques Clayton Christensen’s theory of disruptive innovation.

Sep 21, 2015

Are Electric Vehicle Incentives Worth It?

Electric car subsidies are based on the assumption that the vehicles are better for the environment. But the reality may be more complex, says Erin Mansur.

Aug 26, 2015

Marketing the Product by Managing the Channel

Scott Neslin explores how to get consumers to buy in multiple venues.

Aug 17, 2015

Generosity and Your Inner Accountant

Eesha Sharma explores the link between mental accounting and charitable giving.

Aug 10, 2015

The Evolution of Reputation

Professors from Tuck and Dartmouth apply an evolutionary biology model to corporate reputation.

Jun 18, 2015

How Public Opinion Can Influence Organizations

Pino Audia says business leaders are more desirous of social approval than we may think.

Jun 01, 2015

Is Your Social Network a Biased Sample?

New research takes the “friendship paradox” beyond mathematical theory, and adds an intriguing corollary.

Apr 07, 2015

The Quest for the Subtle Nudge

Tuck marketing professor Punam Anand Keller tackles obesity in her research.

Mar 31, 2015

A Few Words On…Brand Leadership

Peter Golder talks about industry pioneers, memory bias, and healthy paranoia.

Mar 04, 2015

Finding Your Niche in a Complex Marketplace

Ron Adner offers a more nuanced and powerful tool to examine strategic positioning.

Feb 11, 2015

Identity Marketing’s Dangerous Game

Amit Bhattacharjee uncovers the hidden perils of marketing on the basis of identity.

Feb 04, 2015

How Dynamic Leaders Think

Constance Helfat and Margaret Peteraf examine the role of managerial cognitive capability in firms’ ability to adapt to change.

Jan 12, 2015