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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Some widely practiced management techniques can actually hamper company efforts to innovate and encourage creativity. Practices such as emphasizing individual accountability, encouraging internal competition, practicing goal setting, and emphasizing budgets may...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Venture capitalists and other investors routinely gamble on which start-up companies warrant their investment. Complex models and detailed algorithms can be used to evaluate an organization's financial position, market potential, and level of quantifiable risk...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Manufacturing philosophy has undergone a revolution in the past few decades emphasizing continuous improvement, low-inventory techniques, and increased collaboration, cross-training, and problem-solving by workers. In the 1990s, the American economy steadily...
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...
Innovation, to paraphrase a remark by Thomas Edison, is 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration. But individualist that he was, Edison probably never thought about the effect of employee compensation on innovation. The role of compensation as a motivating force behind innovation is assumed to be...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — Isadore Sharp knows that a key reason his hotel chain is one of the best places in the world to work is because he decided three decades ago to fire several top people. In his keynote speech February 26 at the annual Stanford Graduate School of Business...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS —How do you go about restoring trust in a 162-year-old company rocked by one of the worst corruption scandals in corporate history? That was the challenge facing Peter Löscher when he joined German conglomerate Siemens AG as president and CEO three years ago....

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