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Flight to Safety: How Economic Downturns Affect Talent Flows to Startups

October 20, 2020
By: Shai Benjamin Bernstein, Richard Townsend, Ting Xu

The COVID-19 crisis makes it more difficult for small, young firms to attract talent as higher-quality candidates turn to more mature firms. Such “flight to safety” leads to a deterioration in the quality of human capital available for startups.

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Bankruptcy and the COVID-19 Crisis

October 19, 2020
By: Raymond P. Kluender, Jialan Wang, Jeyul Yang, Benjamin Iverson

Analyzing the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on bankruptcy filing rates in the United States, this study finds that large businesses, small businesses, and consumers experience very different effects of the crisis.

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Building a Just and Climate-Ready Economy in a Post-COVID World

October 10, 2020
By: Rebecca M. Henderson, Daniel P. Schrag

This event, organized in honor of Climate Week, explores the science and forecasting of climate change and the role of business in building addressing it.

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Keep Your Weary Workers Engaged and Motivated

October 8, 2020
By: Boris Groysberg, Robin Abrahams

Humans are motivated by four drives: acquire, bond, comprehend, and defend. Boris Groysberg and Robin Abrahams discuss how managers can use all four to keep employees engaged.

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How to Manage a Hybrid Team

October 7, 2020
By: Rebecca Knight

Your employees’ needs are always varied. But right now, as many companies navigate returning to an office in some shape or form, your team members are likely contending with vastly different situations. Some have limited or no childcare or are managing their kids’ online school; some have health issues that preclude them from returning to in-person work; and some are eager and excited to get out of the house and head back to their cubicles.


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