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From the Classroom to the Airwaves

Tuck professor Sydney Finkelstein’s new podcast delves into what makes ordinary people tick.

Mar 21, 2019

Four Steps to a Perfect Presentation

Professor Paul Argenti, who has taught corporate and management communication at Tuck for 38 years, shares his top tips for addressing an audience.

Mar 18, 2019

Slaughter & Rees Report: The Green New Deal and AOC

America should consider how to harness the earnestness of the Green New Deal—a resolution regarding climate change submitted by newly elected Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—without wreaking economic havoc.

Mar 11, 2019

What Happened to U.S. Manufacturing?

Tuck professor Teresa Fort uses microdata to understand the decline in manufacturing employment.

Feb 28, 2019

Findings: Should I Extend My Brand?

Tuck professor Kevin Lane Keller talks the strategy behind brand stretch or, building a multi-category brand.

Feb 21, 2019

Slaughter & Rees Report: Whither Globalization and Work?

The future of work in the face of globalization remains unknown. But the best way to equip workers for whatever globalization might render is by investing in their human capital, say Slaughter and Rees.

Feb 11, 2019

Do Multinationals Get Special Tax Deals in the E.U.?

Tuck professor Leslie Robinson investigates the prevalence of state aid in European Union countries.

Feb 11, 2019

Developing Talent, Step by Step

In a companion workbook to Superbosses, Tuck professor Sydney Finkelstein offers dozens of practical exercises to improve talent management.

Feb 07, 2019

Beyond Anecdotes, CEOs Really Do Matter

Tuck professor Constance Helfat uses a statistical approach to prove the impact of CEO behavior.

Jan 24, 2019

What We’re Reading

Tuck faculty share the books at the top of their 2019 reading list.

Jan 18, 2019

When It Comes to Climate Change, We Need Monarch Leaders

The resourceful monarch butterfly provides an important lesson for today’s leaders, says former BlackRock executive John McKinley.

Jan 10, 2019

Slaughter & Rees Report: The New Year’s Upside of Falling Life Expectancy

For the third consecutive year, life expectancy in the U.S. has fallen.

Jan 07, 2019

Slaughter & Rees Report: Where Is There Hope for a Kinder and Gentler Nation? In Prison.

The First Step Act, which sits before the U.S. Senate, would create more opportunities for rehabilitation in federal prisons.

Dec 03, 2018

How Social Media May Undermine Profits

Research by Tuck professor Lauren Grewal shows consumers’ online identity can have negative effects on sales.

Nov 29, 2018

Tuck Professor Warns We Will Have Another Financial Crisis

Former BlackRock senior executive Peter Fisher, a clinical professor at Tuck, looks at the impact of the financial crisis 10 years later, what we have learned since then, and what we have not.

Nov 02, 2018

Slaughter & Rees Report: How to Save Globalization

When it comes to globalization, building a lifelong ladder of opportunity for all citizens is imperative, say Slaughter and Rees.

Nov 01, 2018

Tuck’s Eesha Sharma Named a Top Marketing Scholar

The Marketing Science Institute (MSI) recognized Eesha Sharma, associate professor of business administration at Tuck, as a 2019 MSI Young Scholar.

Oct 16, 2018

Printable Future

In a new book, strategic visionary Richard D’Aveni predicts a brave new world of manufacturing driven by 3-D printing technology.

Oct 15, 2018

How Women in Business Can Get the Feedback They Need

As a guest on Harvard Business Review’s Women at Work podcast, Ella Bell Smith, professor of business administration, discusses how women can draw out actionable, useful feedback from their managers.

Oct 12, 2018

Slaughter & Rees Report: Happy Fiscal New Year. And a Stormy One, Too.

"Fiscal 2018 was in many ways a disaster for the fiscal health of America—today and in the future," say Slaughter and Rees.

Oct 02, 2018

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