December 2019

  • 18 Dec 2019

    U.S. Competitiveness Report: Business Leaders Pessimistic, Political Gridlock Biggest Obstacle to Strengthening America’s Competitiveness

    BOSTON—Structural failures in the U.S. political system have prevented meaningful progress on actions needed to improve U.S. competitiveness, according to research released today by Harvard Business School’s (HBS) U.S. Competitiveness Project. Based on surveys of HBS alumni and the general public, as well as faculty research, A Recovery Squandered: The State of U.S. Competitiveness 2019 documents how the U.S. has wasted the decade-long expansion following the Great Recession by not addressing underlying impediments to U.S. competitiveness. In addition to assessing the factors that have contributed to this situation, the report outlines the steps that must be taken to improve America’s economic prospects for both workers and companies. Read more.

    • 17 Dec 2019

      Six Harvard Business School Doctoral Candidates Receive Research Awards

      BOSTON—The Harvard Business School Doctoral Programs and their faculty chair, David Scharfstein, the School’s Edmund Cogswell Converse Professor of Finance and Banking, have announced three recipients of the 2019 Wyss Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research and three winners of the Martin Award for Excellence in Business Economics. The prizes are presented each year based on excellence in innovative dissertation research. Read more.

    November 2019

    • 21 Nov 2019

      Harvard Business School Announces New Exhibit on U.S. Steel Corporation’s Use of Photography as a Public Relations Tool

      BOSTON—Harvard Business School’s (HBS) Baker Library Special Collections announced today the opening of a new exhibit, Photography and Corporate Public Relations: The Case of U.S. Steel, 1930 – 1960. The exhibition, catalog, and website examine the ways in which U.S. Steel employed photographs in a variety of public relations campaigns to instill public favor at a time when the steel industry, like today’s technology behemoths, reigned central in the world economy. Organized by Baker Library Special Collections, the exhibit runs through October 6, 2020, in the North Lobby of Baker Library | Bloomberg Center on the HBS campus. Read more.

    • 20 Nov 2019

      Harvard Business School Examines Alumni Social Impact in The World

      BOSTON, MA—Harvard Business School (HBS)’s more than 86,000 alumni are using their leadership and problem-solving skills to tackle education, health, environment, poverty, inequality, and myriad other challenges, according to a new book called Problem Solving: HBS Alumni Making a Difference in the World. Authored by Russ Banham, Shirley Spence, and Howard Stevenson, the book highlights the many ways that alumni are taking action as corporate leaders, social entrepreneurs, impact investors, nonprofit professionals, public servants, generous philanthropists, and good citizens quietly contributing to their communities. Read more.

    October 2019

    • 23 Oct 2019

      Confronting Climate Change: From Business as Usual to Business as Vital

      BOSTON—Harvard Business School (HBS) announced today the launch of Confronting Climate Change: From Business as Usual to Business as Vital, a two-week exhibit on display beginning Monday, October 28, in the Spangler Center, and running through Friday, November 8. The exhibit explores how companies in key industries are being affected by climate change and the business innovations that can mitigate the impact or facilitate adaptation to the new climate. Read more.

    September 2019

    • 26 Sep 2019

      Harvard Business School Online and The Greater Boston Food Bank Team Up to End Hunger

      BOSTON—The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) enlisted the help of Harvard Business School Online and its global community of more than 50,000 learners to address food insecurity through an “End Hunger” Challenge. The Challenge called for teams to develop innovative, cost-effective, scalable ways for pantries to deliver nutritious food to clients and develop ideas that could help end hunger in their own communities. Read more.

    • 10 Sep 2019

      New Survey Shows U.S. Businesses Taking Steps to Foster Culture Of Health, But Room to Grow

      BOSTON—In a new article published today in The Milbank Quarterly, a multidisciplinary journal of population health and health policy, researchers from Harvard Business School (HBS) and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, discuss the results of a recently conducted study that assessed the current levels of engagement by businesses in a corporate Culture of Health (CoH). Through the research, a tool was developed to measure private sector engagement in health and well-being across four dimensions and a baseline depiction of CoH activities was established. Read more.