A conversation about how Chinese companies move up the global value chain

Featuring Peter Williamson (Honorary Professor of International Management, Cambridge Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge) Thematiks: On Research presents brief conversations with the authors of the most-viewed posts featured in the newsletter. In this episode, I speak with Peter Williamson, Ph.D. about his research into strategic competition in China. The original post is linked…

Read More

What’s big data really worth?

A new working paper from Harvard’s Marco Iansiti provides a nuanced and real-world framework for understanding how data creates value and competitive advantage A mantra of management over the past few years has been that companies need to gather and profit from the data they collect about their customers and products. An endless stream of articles and…

Read More

Who sees the future? A new approach redefines the idea of a visionary company

An innovative deep learning model empirically demonstrates the visionary advantage that small firms have over their larger competitors Vision is a word that can, with equal ease, generate hours of discussion in C-suites and academic departments. Executives worry about finding it. Academics labor to define it. Consultants claim to have it. Yet to date, finding a…

Read More

A conversation about how the pandemic changed management (Part 2)

Featuring Maya Gudka, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Institute of Entrepreneurship and Private Capital, London Business School Thematiks: On Research presents brief conversations with the authors of the most-viewed posts featured in the newsletter. In this episode, I speak with Maya Gudka about her research into how the COVID-19 crisis has changed management. The original post is linked…

Read More

Information security fatigue: when does enough become too much?

New research examines how information security overload can lead to fatigue and complacency in even the best employees Though the capabilities of enterprise technology continue to advance with each passing year, the fundamental role that users play in securing complex systems has remained virtually unchanged. Decades after the creation of the most common operating systems,…

Read More

This post will help you make better decisions (probably)

Depending on how you think of it, Bayesian updating is the most — or least — used decision-making technique in business With today’s post, I am taking a break from Thematiks’ usual focus on peer-reviewed research to highlight a recent article by Management Professor Brian T. McCann (Vanderbilt). The focus of McCann’s article is decision-making…

Read More

A conversation about CEOs with distinctive names

Featuring David H. Zhu, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University Thematiks: On Research presents brief conversations with the authors of the most-viewed posts featured in the newsletter. In this episode, I speak with David Zhu, Ph.D. about his research into CEOs with distinctive names. The original post is…

Read More

Are U.S. companies becoming too selfish?

A growing number of Americans demand that corporations create more social good or risk increased regulatory control Among the many debates accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic, a key one for business leaders is the role of large corporations in society. Driven by debates about social issues and tax cuts, more and more Americans are joining…

Read More

Youthfuls, Matures, and Veterans: Understanding subjective age in late-career employees

Novel research begins to look at how late-career employees see themselves and their abilities at work — an important topic as more older workers remain on the job One of the major demographic trends in the U.S. (and in other developed nations) is that people are living longer. According to the Centers for Disease Control…

Read More

June’s Top 5

In case you missed them, here are this month’s most read posts. An extraordinary being: CEOs with uncommon names choose uncommon strategies Adventurous new research concludes that CEOs with uncommon names are more likely to make unique strategic choices Working from home has been a bad deal for companies and workers New research concludes that…

Read More

Loading…

Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.


Follow My Blog

Get new content delivered directly to your inbox.