November 2020


  • 23 Nov 2020

    Harvard Business School Professor Emeritus David Hawkins Dies at 86

    BOSTON— David F. Hawkins, the Harvard Business School’s Lovett-Learned Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus, and an expert on accounting who influenced more than five generations of students and practitioners through his research and teaching in critical areas of accountancy, management, finance and economics, died on November 5, 2020. He was 86. Read more.

    • 17 Nov 2020

      High skills freelance economy surges as digital talent platforms help build new on-demand workforce.

      BOSTON, November 17, 2020—Researchers from Harvard Business School’s Managing the Future of Work Project and Boston Consulting Group’s Henderson Institute today released “Building the On-Demand Workforce,” which explores the recent rise of digital talent platforms and how they are creating a new marketplace for high-skill freelance work. Companies who are early adopters of these platforms see a competitive advantage in shifting their workforce model to a blend of full-time and freelance employees, while at the same time, millions of highly skilled professionals, who seek flexible and remote work, are using these platforms to connect with employers. Read more.

    October 2020


    • 28 Oct 2020

      The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Harvard Business School, and University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School Collaborate on Impact Investing Data Collection

      BOSTON, CHICAGO, PHILADELPHIA—Chicago Booth’s Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation, the Harvard Business School Impact Collaboratory, and the Wharton Social Impact Initiative of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School announced today the launch of the Impact Finance Research Consortium (IFRC), a joint effort to collect comprehensive data on impact investing funds. The IFRC’s key initiative is to build a database on the financial performance, due diligence practices, investor relations, legal governance, strategy, and management of impact investing funds across the world. The resulting Impact Finance Database (IFD) will catalyze groundbreaking research on this young but rapidly expanding field. Read more.

    • 20 Oct 2020

      HBS and Harvard’s Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology Receive $25 Million Gift from The Chris and Carrie Shumway Foundation to Support Leadership in Life Sciences

      Harvard Business School (HBS) and Harvard’s Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology (HSCRB) have received a $25 million gift from The Chris (MBA 1993) and Carrie Shumway Foundation to fund programs promoting leadership in life sciences, including the MS/MBA Biotechnology: Life Sciences, a joint degree offered by HBS and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Medical School through HSCRB. The gift will help bridge the worlds of business and science by fostering an environment of collaboration and innovation at HBS and across Harvard, supporting work on pathbreaking research and educating a new generation of leaders in the life sciences. The gift will provide support for curriculum development and programming, faculty research, and student financial aid. Read more.

    • 08 Oct 2020

      Harvard Business School Announces Establishment of The Joseph Bower Family Fund

      BOSTON- Harvard Business School (HBS) has received a gift from Joseph L. Bower, Donald K. David Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus, to support and strengthen case writing. The Joseph Bower Family Fund will enable faculty members to produce cases with deep learning and insights about important phenomena in business. To begin, the fund will provide support for cases focused on advancing racial equity and the unique challenges facing Black managers, and with diverse protagonists. Read more.

    • 02 Oct 2020

      Harvard Business School Announces Inaugural Cohort of Executive Fellows

      BOSTON—Harvard Business School has announced the inaugural cohort of Executive Fellows for the 2020-21 academic year. The Executive Fellows program will leverage the expertise of outstanding practitioners, including alumni, each of whom will partner with an HBS faculty member to bring their experience in business into the MBA program and the School. Read more.

    September 2020


    • 29 Sep 2020

      James Cash Honored in HBS Building Renaming

      BOSTON—Harvard Business School (HBS) today announced that it would honor James I. Cash, a retired HBS faculty member known for breaking barriers for Black people and for his leadership at the School, by renaming a building on its campus. The new Cash House name was unveiled in a virtual town hall attended by faculty, staff, and students. Read more.