Management - Leadership

Author: 
Sitkin, Sim B.
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What executive hasn't dreamed of transforming an organization by achieving seemingly impossible goals through sheer force of will? Indeed, in countless business narratives, the practice of setting such objectives has been celebrated as a key source of achievement. But in practice, stretch goals rarely work out, the authors' research shows.

Publisher: 
Harvard Business School Press
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Harvard Business Review, Vol. 95, No. 1, January-February 2017, pp. 92-99
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2017
Author: 
Sun, Irene Yuan
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Rising costs in China have prompted Chinese manufacturing entrepreneurs to look to Africa for higher-margin investments. It is possible that Africa might become the next big worldwide manufacturing center, supplanting China itself.

Publisher: 
Harvard Business School Press
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Harvard Business Review, Vol. 95, No. 3, May-June 2017, pp. 122-130
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2017
Author: 
Rodriguez Vila, Omar
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There is a growing expectation among consumers for brands to have a position on social issues, and as a result many companies are taking visible stands. These positions can be beneficial to society and the brand, but require a strategy for them to be successful and not harm the brand.

Publisher: 
Harvard Business School Press
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Harvard Business Review, Vol. 95, No. 5, September-October 2017, pp. 94-101
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2017
Author: 
McGinn, Daniel
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A list of the top 100 chief executive officers for 2017AaAeAeA is presente Rankings were calculated using the S&P Global 1200 index, and analytics onAaAeAeA shareholder return using country-adjusted and industry-adjust figures, and market capitalization change.

Publisher: 
Harvard Business School Press
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Harvard Business Review, Vol. 95, No. 6, November-December 2017, pp. 66-76
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2017
Author: 
Ihrig, Martin
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In many industries today--including aerospace, electronics, chemicals, software, global construction, global investment and commercial banking, and international manufacturing--even simple product or service innovations can become complicated, because so many companies now operate in ecosystems made up of powerful and highly interconnected stake

Publisher: 
Harvard Business School Press
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Harvard Business Review, Vol. 95, No. 2, March-April 2017, pp. 102-107
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2017
Author: 
Gardner, Heidi K.
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By pooling their know-how and resources across internal boundaries, organizations can solve problems more creatively, increase their productivity, and reap higher profits.

Publisher: 
Harvard Business School Press
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Harvard Business Review, Vol. 95, No. 1, January-February 2017, pp. 100-108
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2017
Author: 
De Langhe, Bart
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The article identifies four types of nonlinear relationships, and illustrates how linear thinking can produce judgment errors in situations when nonlinear phenomena are involved.

Publisher: 
Harvard Business School Press
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Harvard Business Review, Vol. 95, No. 3, May-June 2017, pp. 130-139
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2017
Author: 
Gopalan, Radhakrishnan
Publisher: 
Harvard Business School Press
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Harvard Business Review, Vol. 95, No. 5, September-October 2017, pp. 102-107
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2017
Author: 
Anand, N.
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Corporate transformations continue to prove challenging. Failure is typically attributed to problems with execution, but leaders can often misidentify what types of changes need to be made.

Publisher: 
Harvard Business School Press
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Harvard Business Review, Vol. 95, No. 6, November-December 2017, pp. 78-86
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Date published: 
2017
Author: 
John, Leslie K.
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Brands spend billions of dollars a year on lavish efforts to establish and maintain a social media presence. But do those campaigns actually increase revenue? New research provides an answer to this question, which has vexed marketers ever since social media burst upon the scene.

Publisher: 
Harvard Business School Press
Source: 
Harvard Business Review, Vol. 95, No. 2, March-April 2017, pp. 108-115
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2017