29 Mar 2010
Sir Ronald Cohen (MBA 1969), chairman of the Portland Trust and Bridges Ventures and widely regarded as a founding father of the European venture capital industry, will give the Harvard Business School's Class Day keynote address on Wednesday, May 26. Read more.
24 Mar 2010
Harvard Business School professors Gary P. Pisano, Willy C. Shih, and Clayton M. Christensen have won the 2009 McKinsey Awards from the Harvard Business Review and the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company. Established in 1959, the annual awards recognize the best articles published each year in the magazine. Read more.
23 Mar 2010
In the wake of the passage of sweeping health care reform legislation by the U.S. Congress, the political battle over the bill seems destined to continue. But what do Harvard Business School faculty experts whose research applies a management lens to health care policy and delivery, think about the legislation? And what are the next steps for improving patient care and containing costs? Read more.
19 Mar 2010
Robert C. Merton, Harvard'cowinner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in the Economic Sciences, recently received the Kolmogorov Medal from the University of London in recognition of his distinguished work in fields of research influenced by the renowned Russian mathematician Andrei N. Kolmogorov (1903-1987). As part of the ceremonies, Merton also delivered a lecture titled "Observations on the Science of Finance in the Practice of Finance: Past, Present, and Future." Read more.
08 Mar 2010
In 1994, the year the U.S. Congress failed to vote on the sweeping health care reform legislation proposed by President Bill Clinton, voters in Switzerland approved a national referendum guaranteeing health care for every Swiss citizen. Now, almost two decades later as the U.S. Congress again grapples with health care reform, the Swiss health care model and its individual mandate requiring every citizen to purchase health insurance directly from insurers has been cited by several leading experts as a promising model for the United States. Read more.
02 Mar 2010
Harvard Graduate Students Redefine Service for the 21st Century at 11th Annual Social Enterprise Conference
Nearly 1,400 people people flocked to the campuses of the Harvard Business and Harvard Kennedy Schools for the weekend of February 27th to attend the 11th annual Harvard Social Enterprise Conference, the largest student run conference of its kind. The conference theme, "New Frontiers: Redefining Service for the 21st Century," challenged the participants - including numerous students, alumni, practitioners and leaders in the field - to use the conference as a means to explore the role of service in their own lives and in the business endeavors they undertake. Read more.