February 2009

  • 26 Feb 2009

    HBS Hosts Colloquium on Alternative Business Models for Professional Service Firms

    Harvard Business School's Leadership Initiative recently hosted "Alternative Business Models for Professional Service Firms," a colloquium aimed to begin a thoughtful, productive, and provocative dialogue on this topic. The colloquium took place on February 11th and 12th, and approximately 8o participants gathered at HBS to network and generate ideas. Co-chaired by Senior Lecturer Robert Eccles, Assistant Professor Heidi K. Gardner, and Professor Leslie Perlow, the event included plenary sessions and discussion groups focused on providing practical insights and defining a research agenda. Read more.

    • 20 Feb 2009

      Harvard Business School Professor Emeritus Martin V. Marshall Dies at 86

      Harvard Business School Professor Emeritus Martin V. Marshall, a driving force in the development of the School's Owner/President Management Program (OPM) for entrepreneurs and a marketing and advertising expert whose practice-oriented approach to teaching and course development left a lasting impact on countless Harvard MBA students and business leaders, died on Feb. 16 in Napa, California. Read more.

    • 09 Feb 2009

      Clayton Christensen Writes a Prescription for Health Care Reform

      The U.S. health care system is in critical condition. Each year, fewer Americans can afford health care, fewer businesses can provide it, and fewer government programs can promise it for future generations. Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen - author of the pioneering bestseller The Innovator's Dilemma, now offers his diagnosis of this acute problem in his new book, The Innovator's Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care (McGraw Hill). Read more.