Organizational Behavior

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The current entrepreneurial enthusiasm for innovation in health care is likely to continue regardless of the political fate of the Affordable Care Act, one of the nation's top doctors told a Stanford audience recently. Jack Cochran, the executive director of the Permanente Federation, the umbrella...
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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — In the United States, 60 million adults are obese and 9 million children and teens ages 6 to 19 are overweight. Being too heavy increases the risk of health conditions and diseases such as breast and colon cancer, coronary heart disease, diabetes, and stroke...
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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — When it rains on the economy, it pours. Shocks to markets or industries, like the stock market crash of 2008, typically result in a flood of reports about firms’ individual woes. But the reverse is not true: Happy economic events do not lead to a similar...
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In this Closer Look, David F. Larcker and Brian Tayan at the Corporate Governance Research Program and researcher Sarah M. Larcker examine this issue in detail. Read the complete Closer Look Series research piece Explore More Topics, Issues and Controversies in Corporate Governance via...
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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — In a new paper, three researchers demonstrate that whether conflict is exhausting or exhilarating depends on what is really threatened in the dispute. A threat to a relationship is most likely to leave one exhausted (and susceptible to the temptation of...
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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — Appointed commander of the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command in 2003, General Stanley A. McChrystal was officially the leader of the U.S. counter-terrorism organization. Yet, because of the composition of the group, the now-retired four-star general told...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—From email to groupware and the wireless Web, advances in information technology make it easier to disseminate information within an enterprise and make it possible for far-flung employees to work together efficiently. Organizations now can form teams with...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Everyone knows that on average women earn less than men for the same work. Social psychological research conducted in the 1970s and 1980s suggested that women even pay themselves less than men pay themselves. But this is the nineties, right? It seems likely...

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