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There’s no silver lining to a disaster as shocking and immense as the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But as with any major mistake by a corporation, says management professor Sydney Finkelstein, there are many lessons to be learned in its wake.
In The Other Side of Innovation, Tuck faculty members Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble offer organizations a model for making innovation happen.
Espen Eckbo finds that, contrary to assumptions and biases, putting bankrupt companies on the auction block is more efficient than Chapter 11.
Punam Anand Keller uses social marketing research to devise a better—and less costly—way to persuade people to save for retirement.
Karl Diether has studied the uptick rule and finds that its effects on liquidity and volatility are small and best viewed as distortions caused by the rule itself.
Brian Tomlin explores how companies can manage risks lurking in their supply chains and discovers that the nature of the risk matters.
Peter Golder’s study of brand persistence shows that a recession may be a top brand’s best friend.