Supplement | HBS Case Collection | October 2010 (Revised July 2012)

Robin Bienenstock at Sanford C. Bernstein

by Linda A. Hill and Dana Teppert

Abstract

Robin Bienenstock, a senior sell-side equity research analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein, considers how to build her research franchise given the changing nature of the industry and the firm. A collaborative research paper called "Computer in Your Pocket" was recently published by four of her colleagues, but she was not consulted or asked to contribute. As clients call Bienenstock asking for her response to the investment conclusions in the paper, Bienenstock wonders 1) how she should respond to the report and 2) how she can increase her collaborative work in the future. As she continues to grow her franchise in terms of both the number of companies under coverage and team members, she wonders how she can best organize her team in order to leverage herself effectively.

Keywords: Employees; Knowledge Dissemination; Knowledge Sharing; Leadership; Groups and Teams; Research; Cooperation; Financial Services Industry;

Citation:

Hill, Linda A., and Dana Teppert. "Robin Bienenstock at Sanford C. Bernstein." Harvard Business School Supplement 411-053, October 2010. (Revised July 2012.)