WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON

  • change management
  • management practices and processes
  • entrepreneurship
  • emerging markets
  • strategy
  • health care and treatment
  • growth and development strategy
  • business model
  • business and government relations
  • organizational culture
  • expansion
  • competition
  • marketing
  • financial strategy
  • technological innovation
  • business startups
  • corporate governance
  • organizational change and adaptation
  • valuation
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    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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    New York Times DealBook - When Activist Investors Aim at Strong Companies
    Bill George

    From New York Times DealBook, November 20, 2014 Activist investors have the hot hand these days. Their calls to break up companies have attracted growing attention, and their hedge funds

    Benjamin Edelman Photo

    Google's Advertising Labels in 2014
    Benjamin Edelman

    While FTC guidelines call for "clear" and "prominent" visual cues to separate advertisements from algorithmic results, Google has moved in the opposite direction -- eliminating distinctive colors that

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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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    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

    Taking Apple's Lead, Amazon Gets Physical
    Re: Juan Alcacer
    Harvard Business School, 26 Nov 2014

    Creating a ‘Doorbuster’: the $5 Toaster
    Re: John Gourville
    Wall Street Journal, 25 Nov 2014

    What We’re Reading
    Re: Robin Ely
    New York Times, 25 Nov 2014

    It Doesn’t Matter If Competitors Know Your Strategy
    By: Frank Cespedes
    Harvard Business Review, 25 Nov 2014

    United Technologies CEO Chenevert Abruptly Steps Down
    Re: Jay Lorsch
    Wall Street Journal, 25 Nov 2014

    An Interview with Karen Mills
    Re: Karen Mills
    Bloomberg Radio, 24 Nov 2014

    How Washington can renew U.S. manufacturing
    By: Karen Mills
    Fortune, 24 Nov 2014

    Filling the 'Middle-Skills' Gap
    Re: Joseph Fuller
    Human Resource Executive, 24 Nov 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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