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A New Strategy for Small Stocks

Highlights the three-factor model of Kenneth French and Eugene Fama. According to Dimensional Fund Advisors, of which French and Fama are board members, “No other major stock investment style has come close to small value's 16.2% annualized return from 1935 through 2014.”

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

Sporting Fixtures Influence the MBA Classroom

Recaps last year’s 32nd MBA Soccer World Cup hosted by Tuck.

Sep 18, 2015

Understanding the Rise of Manufacturing in India

Vijay Govindarajan writes about the rise of manufacturing in India. The article concludes, “While there is no single formulaic answer to manufacturing success in India, patience and a trusted local partner or advisor to guide western executives’ efforts are necessary—as well as an understanding of the challenges.”

Sep 18, 2015

The Undoing of Disruption

Quotes Andrew King about recent research he conducted that tests author and Harvard business professor Clayton Christensen's theory of disruptive innovation. King spent two years researching disruption and interviewing experts cited in Christensen's work, and found that only 9 percent of cases used fit Christensen's criteria.

Sep 16, 2015

How Useful Is the Theory of Disruptive Innovation?

Andrew King and a co-author have written about the influence of Clayton Christensen’s theory of disruptive innovation. They write, “High-level theories can give managers encouragement, but they are no replacement for careful analysis and difficult choices.”

Sep 16, 2015

As EB-5 investor visa program faces sunset, should it be renewed?

John Vogel questions the need for the EB-5 investor visa program and the way it is being managed.

Sep 16, 2015

New B-School Courses On Innovation Supply Talent For Digital Economy

Alva Taylor comments on innovation in the classroom and the challenges of reforming established philosophies and cultures when trying to implement and pivot with technology. Taylor states, “Managing that evolution requires rethinking longstanding trade-offs between standardization and innovation, efficiency and flexibility, and centralization and decentralization.”

Sep 15, 2015

MBA Students Shun Internships At Blue-Chip Firms For Little-Known Start-Ups

Mathias Machado T'09, associate director in the career development office, is quoted around on-campus hiring not being a good fit for many start-up companies. Machado states, “Most will hire during spring, closer to graduation, or the actual start date of the job opportunity.”

Sep 14, 2015

The Pitfalls of the Microsoft and Apple ‘Frenemy’ Pact

Rod Adner comments on “frenemy” relationships of large companies, in which competing companies work together on mutually profitable endeavors. Adner and co-authors point out that carmakers are already having to decide whether to let software apps developed by "century-old antagonists" into their vehicles.

Sep 14, 2015

Rising Interest Rates Will Boost Value Stocks

Jonathan Lewellen looks at five periods of increasing rates from 1983 to the present comparing high book and low book to market stocks (value). “The short answer is that value stocks seem to outperform growth stocks during periods when the federal-funds rate is increasing, mostly because growth stocks do relatively poorly. However, growth stocks have historically performed well in the six months leading up to rate increases."

Sep 14, 2015

The Comeback Conundrum

Sydney Finkelstein comments on the track record of boomerang C.E.O.s and how corporate success depends not just on the insight and leadership of the person at the top but also on factors—changing consumer tastes, demographic shifts, the broader state of the economy—over which the C.E.O. has little control.

Sep 14, 2015