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February 5, 2015
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Hiroshima Governor’s Goal: End the Nuclear Threat

How Hidehiko Yuzaki plans to convince the world to abolish nuclear weapons.

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A researcher standing in a field
January 16, 2015
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Everything That Can Go Wrong in a Field Experiment (and What to Do About It)

Four Stanford scholars share the most important lessons they’ve learned in the field.

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A woman in Mumbai
January 30, 2015
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Studying Social Networks in Developing Worlds: Five Key Insights

Stanford scholars discuss their experiences in the field.

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Kostas Bimpikis (Photo by Matthew Hintz)
May 2, 2014
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Kostas Bimpikis: Are Global Supply Networks Too Interconnected?

How a company’s effort to decentralize its supply chain can increase risk of disruption.

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A sculptor works on a piece of marble, trying to create a replica of an Ionic column inside one of the Acropolis' restoration centers in Athens. | Reuters/Yiorgos Karahalis
March 10, 2015
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What We Can Learn from Ancient Athens’ Manufacturing Industry

A former vice president at Boston Consulting Group analyzes an ancient sector and how it parallels changes in today’s economy.
Learn where economics and political science intersect.

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A Global Fine Line Challenges Marketing Today

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Michael Ducker: Our Global Network is Growing

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Negotiation Strategy: Seven Common Pitfalls to Avoid

A professor of organizational behavior explains the path to a successful negotiation.
October 1, 2006
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European Investors Favor Global Accounting Standards

Despite an uproar from corporations, new financial reporting rules actually favored by shareholders, research shows.
November 1, 2005
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Al Gore: Factoring Earth into the Balance Sheet

The former Vice President says integrating environmental responsibility with business is "one of the most critical decisions" facing our entire world.
November 1, 2005
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Vyomesh Joshi: The Business Plan is Simple, Executing It is Hard

The executive from HP's imaging and printing group explains the five pillars of a sustainable business, and how to see them through.
June 1, 2005
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The G8 Debt Relief Plan May Not Help

A move to forgive $40 billion in debt owed by the world's poorest nations is unlikely to result in large benefits for the struggling countries.
March 11, 2005
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Stanford Alumni Conference in London: Global Business, Global Poverty

Professor John Roberts moderated. Distinguished panelists included John Browne, MS ’81; Sir Dominc Cadbury, MBA ’64; and Sir Deryck Maughan, MS ’79.
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Hau Lee: The Role of Confidence in Successful Supply Chains

How shared information and trust can curb irrational worry and prevent inefficiencies.