After being advised she was "too nice," Laura Sanchez ultimately learned that success meant ignoring the advice and letting her own personality show. Sanchez is the 2010 recipient of the Porras Award presented by the Hispanic Business Students Association at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Consumers frequently stereotype nonprofits as warm, generous and caring organizations, but assume their business abilities will be less competent than their for-profit peers’. In contrast, for-profit companies are stereotyped as more competent with a balance sheet, but are not necessarily socially aware. Understanding these views can affect how both groups do business.
Social pressure plays a major role in determining corporate strategy and performance according to an award-winning paper coauthored by Professor David Baron. The researchers find that social pressure and social performance reinforce each other, greater social pressure is associated with lower financial performance, and financial and social performance are largely unrelated.
Networking is more than having a hefty collection of business cards and attending A-list parties. Heidi Roizen has been a Silicon Valley CEO, a venture capitalist, and a corporate board member but “the homework never ends,” she told Stanford Graduate School of Business students.
Individuals’ implicit racial prejudices corresponded with a reluctance to vote for President Barack Obama and with opposition to his health care reform plan, according to a study coauthored by Stanford Graduate School of Business Professor Brian Lowery. Subjects were more likely to support a health care reform proposal attributed to former President Bill Clinton than the same proposal from Obama...
Some types of regulations governing disposal of electronic waste can reduce the world’s mountains of devices waiting to be recycled, and also slow the rate of new product introductions says Stanford Graduate School of Business Professor Erica Plambeck.
Why do some geographic areas — such as California’s Silicon Valley — produce so many entrepreneurial companies? The answer may be workplace peers. Working with former entrepreneurs makes individuals more likely to start their own businesses, says Professor Jesper Sørensen of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.