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Few Women on Boards: Is There a Fix?

January 14, 2013

Women hold only 14 percent of the board seats at S&P 1500 companies. Why is that, and what—if anything—should business leaders and policymakers do about the gender disparity? Research by Professor Boris Groysberg and colleagues shows that male and female board members have very different takes on the issue.

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Sharpening Your Skills: Understanding Customers

January 9, 2013

In these previous articles, professors discuss a range of topics about customers: why they are not always right; understanding their motivations; providing them dramatically enhanced services; and making things right when you don't meet their expectations.

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Should We Rethink the Promise of Teams?

January 2, 2013

How much does teamwork improve creativity and innovation in organizations? Professor Jim Heskett looks at recent research on team dynamics to ask his readers if twenty-first century 'teaming' is key to increasing American innovation.

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Culture Changers: Managing High-Impact Entrepreneurs

January 7, 2013

In her new Harvard Business School course, Creative High-Impact Ventures: Entrepreneurs Who Changed the World, professor Mukti Khaire looks at ways managers can team with creative talent in six "culture industries": publishing, fashion, art-design, film, music, and food.

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