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Spring 2011

Scaling Up Manufacturing Jobs

Loss of factories endangers the U.S. edge in technology and maybe more of its middle class, says Andy Grove.

Organization Theory Builders

Feeding off each other's ideas, a diverse group of scholars shaped the Stanford school of organizational behavior.

What Next After A Successful Business Career?

Stanford MBA alumni reflect on how priorities can evolve over a lifetime.



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Nonprofits Must Change as Old Charitable Funding Models Decline

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GSB Then & Now
As the Graduate School of Business moves into its new home, a slideshow provides an opportunity to reminisce about the past 80 years.

video How Cowboys, Engineers, and Scientists Plugged the BP Oil Leak
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The Limits of Long-Distance Management
Executive troubleshooter Jesse Hermann, MBA '88, warns geographically distant managers and owners they need to spend time on site.


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faculty news

Faculty Books Explore Pricing, Decision Making
New books from GSB faculty cover topics including communication, politics, and corporate governance.

GSB Faculty Gain Insights During Trip to India
Faculty visited India in 2010 to build relationships, identify research opportunities, and enhance their global perspectives.

O'Reilly Recognized for Broadening Understanding of Organizational Behavior
Charles O'Reilly received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Management.

Srinivasan Elected as INFORMS Fellow
Marketing Professor V. "Seenu" Srinivasan has been named a Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.

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faculty research

Tunneling Through Intercorporate Loans Damages Company Value
Majority shareholders who divert assets from one company to another for personal benefit can be found in some developing nations.


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Women Who Display Masculine Traits — and Know When Not to — Get More Promotions Than Men
Women who are aggressive, assertive, and confident but who can turn these traits on and off get more promotions than either men or other women.

How Tax Policy Built the Mutual Fund Industry
A new study argues that household stock ownership decreases as the tax benefits associated with owning stocks inside a pension plan increase. The trend applies around the globe, says coauthor Professor Ilya Strebulaev.

Bad Publicity Can Be Good for Lesser-Known Brands
Researchers say in some cases negative publicity can increase sales when a product or company is relatively unknown.

Setting Vague Goals Can Help You Keep Those New Year's Resolutions
People are more likely to stay motivated and achieve a goal if it's sketched out in vague terms.

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Improved Access to Data Answers Question of 'Does Management Matter?'
The spread of information technology has had a huge impact not only on how workers are managed but also on the ability of researchers to compare the effectiveness of different strategies.



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Japanese Alumni Test Their Post-Disaster Leadership Mettle
As Japan shifts from disaster relief to rebuilding, GSB alumni see opportunities for change and renewal.