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Ethical Business Decisions: The Framework

Since ethics is an integral part of management, it is vital for managers to become comfortable with the language of ethics, and to understand how it is inextricable from the language of business. Each business decision can break or respect rules and norms, has consequences and effects on stakeholders, and shapes and is shaped by the character of managers and their corporations. Guides to Help... CONTINUE READING

Intelligent Failure and the Entrepreneur’s Perspective: Insights from the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Conference

Darden’s Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Cambridge University’s Judge Business School partnered to host the schools’ annual Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Conference 29–30 June, bringing together leading academics and active entrepreneurs. One of the largest hubs of high-tech businesses in Europe, Cambridge offered a fitting backdrop for the two-day... CONTINUE READING

Growing Family Business in Emerging Markets

With globalization and modernization of management, experts have long predicted a gradual decline in family business because of the perceived advantage of public firms to raise capital and attract top professional managers. But family firms are more prevalent than one might think — in the U.S., founding families are still present in about one-third of the S&P 500 firms — and, contrary to... CONTINUE READING

Ethical Business Decisions: The Lens

Since ethics is an integral part of management, it is vital for managers to become comfortable with the language of ethics, and to understand how it is inextricable from the language of business. Each business decision can break or respect rules and norms, has consequences and effects on stakeholders, and shapes and is shaped by the character of managers and their corporations. This note will... CONTINUE READING

Changing Times (of India): The Black and White That’s Read All Over

In 2008, the print edition of The Times of India — the world’s top-selling English newspaper — had a circulation totaling more than 4.5 million. But with the Great Recession and the rise of mobile news access, the paper was confronted with a downturn in profitability. Facing the same challenges, many news outlets were shifting their focus to digital news and advertising. While The Times... CONTINUE READING

Yes and No: Productive Ambivalence on Teams

Ambivalence is a bad thing. And a good thing. Is that confusing? The state of simultaneously carrying contradictory attitudes toward a situation can naturally lead to head-scratching. And with contradictory demands and goals in the workplace, leaders and followers can find themselves stuck. Prioritize quality or efficiency? Continue with an efficient existing process or embrace untested... CONTINUE READING