WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON

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  • management practices and processes
  • health care and treatment
  • innovation and invention
  • business model
  • compensation and benefits
  • human resources
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  • financial strategy
  • competitive advantage
  • investment
  • decision choices and conditions
  • growth and development strategy
  • groups and teams
  • organizational change and adaptation
  • financial management
  • business startups

    Initiatives & Projects

    • Business & Environment

      The Business and Environment Initiative seeks to deepen business leaders' understanding of today’s environmental challenges and to assist them in developing effective solutions.

    • Entrepreneurship

      The Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship supports Harvard Business School's mission to "educate leaders who make a difference in the world" by infusing this leadership perspective with an entrepreneurial point of view.

    • Global

      The Global Initiative builds on a legacy of global engagement by supporting the HBS community of faculty, students, and alumni in their work, encouraging a global outlook in research, study, and practice.

    • Forum for Growth and Innovation

      The Forum for Growth and Innovation is designed to discover, develop and disseminate robust, accessible theory in the areas of innovation and general management, in order to create a tighter link between research and practice in general management.

    • Health Care

      The Health Care Initiative serves as a gateway for health care research, educational programs, and collaboration across all sectors of the health care industry.

    • Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness

      The Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness studies competition and its implications for company strategy; the competitiveness of nations, regions and cities; and solutions to social problems.

    • Leadership

      The Leadership Initiative undertakes cutting-edge research and course development projects about leadership and leadership development, both within HBS and through collaborations with other organizations.

    • Public Education Leadership Project (PELP)

      Faculty members from Harvard Business School and Harvard Graduate School of Education launched the Public Education Leadership Project (PELP) to create and disseminate knowledge about how to manage urban school districts.

    • Social Enterprise

      The Social Enterprise Initiative at HBS applies innovative business practices and managerial disciplines to drive sustained, high-impact social change.

    • U.S. Competitiveness

      The U.S. Competitiveness Project is a research-led effort to understand and improve the competitiveness of the United States. The project is committed to identifying practical steps that business leaders can take to strengthen the U.S. economy.

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    From Our Blogs

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    Failing Better
    Tom Eisenmann

    I recently kicked off a research project on entrepreneurial failure that I hope will result — in a year or so — in a book to be titledFalse Start. In tandem, with my colleague Shikhar Ghosh, who

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    Aspira Networks Charging Merchants for Traffic That's Otherwise Free
    Benjamin Edelman

    Aspira Networks reconfigures ISPs' networks so that if a user makes a purchase from a targeted merchant's site, the merchant has to pay Aspira an affiliate commission -- even though Aspira did nothing

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    How Corporate Venture Capital Helps Firms Explore New Territory
    Josh Lerner

    A good idea faces so many obstacles en route to market today that it's a wonder we have any innovative...

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    Faculty Positions

    Harvard Business School seeks candidates in all fields for full time positions. Candidates with outstanding records in PhD or DBA programs are encouraged to apply.

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    Faculty in the News

    Making Charity Pay
    Re: Jill Avery and Michael Norton
    Harvard Business Review, 01 Oct 2014

    The Transparency Trap
    By: Ethan Bernstein
    Harvard Business Review, 01 Oct 2014

    Inflation Data in the U.S. Is Built Around a Survey that People Increasingly Won’t Take
    Re: Matthew Weinzierl
    Wall Street Journal, 29 Sep 2014

    Strike a power pose for success
    Re: Amy Cuddy
    Minneapolis Star Tribune, 29 Sep 2014

    The Facebook gambit
    By: Mitchell Weiss
    Boston Globe, 29 Sep 2014

    Can states solve the immigration crisis?
    Re: Jeff Bussgang
    CNN Money, 29 Sep 2014

    Makers, unite
    By: Jeff Bussgang
    Boston Globe, 26 Sep 2014

    How to market brand Beyoncé
    Re: Anita Elberse
    Financial Times, 26 Sep 2014

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    Seminars & Conferences

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    The Case Method

    Introduced by HBS faculty to business education in 1925, the case method is a powerful interactive learning process that puts students in the shoes of a leader faced with a real-world management issue and challenges them to propose and justify a resolution.
    Today, HBS remains an authority on teaching by the case method. The School is also the world’s leading case-writing institution, with HBS faculty members contributing hundreds of new cases to the management curriculum a year via the School’s unique case development and writing process.  

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