Can brands claim ignorance of illegal supply chain subcontracting? Research suggests the answer is no In Brief: Western product brands often claim that they can’t know when intermediaries send production orders to contractors with illegal working conditions. Research from an international team suggests otherwise. From their analysis, the drivers of such actions are definable and can…Read More
Any working scientist (and I know quite a few) will tell you that this model of the scientific method bears only a conceptual resemblance to how science plays out in real life. Indeed, François Jacob (who shared the 1965 Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine with André Lwoff and Jacques Monod) developed a much more accurate representation…Read More
New research from Stanford looks at the impact changing leaders has in bringing new ideas to market In Brief: New research from a team at Stanford examines the impact that leadership handoffs have on innovation projects. The team concluded that early-stage handoffs are the optimal option. When these are not possible, multiple handoffs of more…Read More
In 2018, California mandated women join public boards. New research starts to analyze what happened next.
In Brief: In 2018, California became the first U.S. state to mandate women on the boards of the state’s publicly-held companies. A team of researchers examined the market’s reaction to the mandate, generally negative. It also examined the challenges firms faced in complying with the law, concluding that mandates without efforts to increase candidate pool…Read More
A guidebook for doctors systematizes an often misunderstood subject Most people, at one point or another in their careers, will read a book on communication. As a former management consultant, I certainly received my share of advice on how to talk, present, dialogue, and in general convey information and opinions to others. What’s more, though…Read More