By Haram Seo, Jiao Luo, and Aseem Kaul. “Jack of all trades”, the saying goes, “is a master of none”. Yet when it comes to corporate philanthropy, being a jack of all trades may in fact be the dominant strategy. … Continue reading Why Charity is More Profitable if you Spread it Around
By Heather Berry, Aseem Kaul and Narae Lee The pollution haven effect—firms taking advantage of lax environmental standards in foreign countries by shifting their manufacturing activities there—has been extensively documented in both economics and management as governments and firms consider … Continue reading How Firms Take Advantage of Pollution Havens through Global Sourcing
Originally published at SMS Journals Press Releases Multi-business firms have flexibility advantages over single-business rivals because they have the option to redeploy resources across businesses. This flexibility, it has been assumed without empirical evidence, is purported to inspire quicker exits … Continue reading Market Exit: Divestment or Redeployment
Originally published at SMS Journals Press Releases Despite the increasing frequency and severity of floods, storms, wildfires and other natural hazards, some firms in disaster-prone areas prepare while others do not. That issue was examined in a new study by … Continue reading Natural Disasters are Increasing: New Research Examines Why Some Firms Prepare and Others Don’t
Modern enterprises rely on computing power improvements and better algorithms to tackle sophisticated problems and boost productivity. Some high-level algorithms are well known (e.g., Google’s PageRank), but until recently little was known about progress in the fundamental algorithms that underpin much of computing or about their discoverers. Our research finds that U.S. universities and corporations have been the most important contributors to algorithms improvement, potentially providing an important stepping-stone for U.S. enterprises to gain competitive advantage. Continue reading Who Discovered the Algorithms that Underpin Computing in the Modern Enterprise?