March 2011

  • 29 Mar 2011

    Harvard Business School Receives Papers of Benefactor George Fisher Baker

    BOSTON—Harvard Business School (HBS) recently received a significant collection of papers, photographs, and memorabilia belonging to George Fisher Baker (1840-1931) and his family. Baker was the prominent financier and philanthropist whose $5 million donation to Harvard University in 1924 (with an additional $1 million gift a year later) funded the construction of the School's campus in Boston. Designed by the renowned architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White, the residential campus officially opened in June 1927, with Mr. Baker present at the age of 87. Appropriately, its iconic centerpiece is the Baker Library (now Baker Library | Bloomberg Center), where the collection will be permanently housed. The donation was made by members of the Baker family. Read more.

    • 15 Mar 2011

      HBS Faculty Comment on Crisis in Japan

      BOSTON—As Japan continues to come to grips with the devastating toll exacted by the earthquake within its borders, the aftershocks are just beginning to be felt within the global economy. Here, several Harvard Business School faculty members share their views and insights about the challenges that lie ahead for Japan's business leaders and for global companies operating in Japan. Read more.

    • 02 Mar 2011

      HBS Faculty on Revolution in the Middle East and North Africa

      BOSTON—From Tunisia to Egypt, Bahrain to Yemen, as a number of nations in North Africa and the Middle East go through cataclysmic changes, the world watches and wonders what the future may hold as myriad protestors risk their lives for revolutionary change. Four Harvard Business School faculty members—Deepak Malhotra, an authority on negotiation strategy; Noel Maurer, an expert on the politics and economics of the energy business; Magnus Thor Torfason, an authority on how behavior is influenced by the social structures of individuals and organizations; and Tarun Khanna, an expert on emerging markets, examine these historic events through the lens of their research. Read more.