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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

Slaughter & Rees Report: How to Kill Zika

Market failure has long been a staple of Economics 101. Today a textbook example can tragically be found amid the world’s growing fears related to the Zika virus.

Feb 08, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: Let the Games Begin—and Let the True Math Be Revealed

Here in the United States, the long wait ends starting today. In the great state of Iowa, in about 12 hours from this missive hitting your inbox voters will congregate in school gyms and other public spaces to caucus for their preferred presidential candidate.

Feb 01, 2016

Who You Know and How You Shop

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

Jan 26, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: Lessons on Leadership

It is one of the most pressing issues facing companies, government agencies, and educational institutions: what are the most effective styles of leadership, and how can they be developed?

Jan 25, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: How Your iPhone Can Help Save the WTO—and the Climate

Fresh off the death of the Doha Development Round, the World Trade Organization greets 2016 seeking renewed purpose. Here is one: assuage the drift left after last month’s global climate change conference in Paris (known as “COP21”) by forging a new free-trade deal—the Clean Technology Agreement.

Jan 18, 2016

Slaughter & Rees Report: The Chinese Yuan, Global Markets, and Shooting Dirty Pool

Optimists that we are, your correspondents were looking for an exciting start to 2016. “Exciting” is one word that might describe the new year in global markets.

Jan 11, 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

Slaughter & Rees Report: Survival of the Nimblest

Technology continues to remake large swatches of the global economy. Want Exhibit A that the world of finance is being transformed? How about banks deciding whether to lend to you based on how quickly you run down your smartphone battery?

Dec 07, 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

Slaughter & Rees Report: Leaders Helping Leaders?

Once a year, The Wall Street Journal convenes in Washington, D.C. its CEO Forum, at which over 100 CEOs of global companies gather to engage with each other, with policy leaders, and with WSJ editors and other guests on the business and policy issues of the day. At the most recent gathering, one of us attended to moderate one of the six task-force discussions; most specifically, on the topic of how public policy might better foster the innovativeness and competitiveness of companies in the United States.

Nov 30, 2015

Slaughter & Rees Report: Penny-Wise, Pound-Foolish

The health of a body politic can often be gauged by its ability to act in the long-term, national interest. On that metric, all does not seem well in the United States.

Nov 23, 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

Slaughter & Rees Report: The Betamax Bust and the Future of Global Business

Sony's Betamax gave television viewers the ability to record programs even while they weren’t watching them.

Nov 16, 2015

A Deeper Understanding of Brand Equity

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

Nov 06, 2015

Slaughter & Rees Report: How Refugees Can Revive Europe’s Economies

Refugees will deliver a long-term economic stimulus to the region.

Nov 02, 2015

Slaughter & Rees Report: The Financial-Inclusion Revolution

The banking industry is in the doldrums.

Oct 26, 2015

Slaughter & Rees Report: Three Reasons to Support the TPP

A plurality of Americans support the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Oct 12, 2015

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

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

Oct 05, 2015

Slaughter & Rees Report: Brazil’s Dubious Destiny

Once called "the land of the future," Brazil struggles to live up to its potential.

Oct 05, 2015

Slaughter & Rees Report: Who Has an Answer to the Puzzle of $53,657?

What do U.S. Presidential aspirants Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have in common?

Sep 28, 2015

Deflating Disruption Theory

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

Sep 21, 2015

Slaughter & Rees Report: An Offer in the Oval Office

Here's what we hope President Obama says to China’s President Xi.

Sep 21, 2015

Slaughter & Rees Report: Albert Einstein and the Global Economy

“Everything should be made as simple as possible—but not simpler,” counseled Albert Einstein. As with physics, so too with public policies aimed at addressing the world’s tensions of rising income inequality.

Sep 14, 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