Leadership

STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — Affirmative action remains one of the most contentious issues in American society. Researchers typically suggest that that people who oppose it do so either because they think it's inherently unfair—or quite simply because they're racist. But Brian Lowery...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — As greater numbers of women, ethnic minorities, and other "nontraditional" employees join the workforce, the increasing heterogeneity of employee groups has had a greater negative effect on white males than on nonwhites or women,researchers say. Work done by...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Observers have long noted that women are underrepresented in the young, fast-growing firms that dot Silicon Valley. Now, a six-year study of high-tech startups identifies factors that can predict how hospitable firms are to women and challenges the common...
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The study of diversity in the workplace has taken on new importance as changing economics prompt many companies to downsize and restructure themselves into flatter, more decentralized entities. The result is that today's corporations are built around groups that must find answers to novel and...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—In a business environment where heads of companies are increasingly held accountable for performance and boards are willing to use their muscle to push them out, CEOs are being handed pink slips more frequently than ever before. So what does that mean for the...
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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS - Typically regarded as a common virtue, generosity can also be a sign of weakness for leaders, according to a new study. The research finds that contributing to the public good influences a person's status on two critical dimensions: prestige and dominance. "...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Huge salary imbalances between CEOs and the people who work for them can send bad vibes throughout an organization, weakening loyalty and eroding the talent pool, says Charles O'Reilly, director of the Business School's Center for Leadership Development and...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—What will it take for major world powers to move toward environmentally friendly technology such as electric cars and clean coal? Professor Robert A. Burgelman and Andrew S. Grove, a lecturer in management and former chairman of Intel, have been researching —...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—It's almost axiomatic that business is a Darwinian struggle. But what that means is far from clear. Do businesses, like living creatures, survive because they learn to adapt to a changing environment? Or, like dinosaurs, are they unable to change and thus die...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Did President Barack Obama correctly sell the $787 billion stimulus package? Since it has been enacted into law by Congress and signed by the president, one might answer yes. But the fact that the bill passed with little Republican support could say otherwise,...

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