Leadership & Management

Teamwork: UVA Basketball Coach Tony Bennett’s 5 Pillars of Success

As the UVA men’s basketball team heads into March Madness as a No. 1 seed, Darden professors elaborate on the five pillars on which coach Tony Bennett has built the successful team.

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Darden Ideas to Action shares business knowledge — research, analysis and commentary — from faculty and experts of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Can Business Save the Earth?

The Earth is in trouble. Spoiler alert: There are no easy fixes. Many experts — including scientists, policymakers and business leaders — argue that to address sustainability challenges requires innovation on a massive scale. In the environmental crisis, the acceleration and adoption of sustainable technologies could change the game.

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Modern Global Leadership

Leveraging thought leadership from Darden Executive Education and a broad array of experts, Ideas to Action dissects the path to modern global leadership and shares insights from those who are succeeding along the way.


Stakeholder Theory

Stakeholder theory is based on the principle that a firm should create value for all stakeholders, not just shareholders. It stresses the interconnected relationships between a business and its customers, suppliers, employees, investors, communities and others who have a stake in the organization.

Marketing & Sales

How the Portland Trail Blazers won back their fans

What does a formerly popular NBA franchise do when it sees a sheer drop in attendance and more than half its luxury suites go empty? It employs this technique to determine how much fans value different perks … and refills the arena with a strategic and inexpensive promotion.