BOSTON — Eight thought-provoking books authored by Harvard Business School faculty members were published this fall, exploring the topics of strategy, entrepreneurship, corporate governance, vanguard companies, business history, and the global financial crisis.
High Commitment High PerformanceJossey-Bass
by Michael BeerDrawing on numerous management studies and his work with senior managers who succeeded in building a high commitment, high performance organization, Beer provides leaders with the information they need to make the transformation process a reality.
One StrategyJohn Wiley & Sons
by Marco Iansiti and Steven SinofskyThe co-authors examine the concepts, capabilities, processes, and behaviors that are essential to aligning an organization around one strategy. Sinofsky shares some of the management processes he put to work while developing Windows 7.
by Rosabeth Moss KanterIn her new book SuperCorp, professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter details how vanguard companies such as IBM, Cemex, and Omron are rewriting the nature of the business enterprise and how firms will gain sustainable prosperity in the 21st century.
The Story of American Business from the Pages of The New York TimesHarvard Business Press
by Nancy KoehnIntroduced and narrated by Harvard Business School historian Nancy Koehn, The Story of American Business explores the people, trends, and pivotal events that have shaped business in America from the 1850s to today.
Boulevard of Broken Dreams: Why Public Efforts to Boost Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Have Failed - and What to Do about It
Princeton University Press
by Josh LernerLerner takes the first extensive and critical look at the ways governments have supported entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in Silicon Valley, Singapore, Tel Aviv and elsewhere.
Entrepreneurs, Managers, And Leaders:What the Airline Industry Can Teach Us about Leadership
by Anthony J. Mayo, Nitin Nohria, and Mark Rennella Mayo, Nohria, and Rennella examine the role that business leaders play in shaping industries and, conversely, how evolving industries shape leaders, as told through the story of the American airline industry.
Experiments in Financial Democracy:
Corporate Governance and Financial Development in Brazil, 1882-1950
Cambridge University Press
by Aldo MusacchioThis book is a detailed historical description of the evolution of corporate governance and stock markets in Brazil.
Too Big To SaveWiley Press
by Robert PozenPozen, a veteran of the private sector, public sector and academia, tackles four high-priority problems that he argues must be addressed in order to reform the U.S. financial industry following the global financial crisis.
Founded in 1908 as part of Harvard University, Harvard Business School is located on a 40-acre campus in Boston. Its faculty of more than 200 offers full-time programs leading to the MBA and doctoral degrees, as well as more than 80 open enrollment Executive Education programs and more than 60 custom programs. For more than a century, HBS faculty have drawn on their research, their experience in working with organizations worldwide, and their passion for teaching to educate leaders who have shaped the practice of business and entrepreneurship around the globe.