About

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

Our readers are forward-thinking business leaders who seek ideas they can immediately put into action in the workplace.

At Darden, we focus on the challenges executives face every day in the business world. Most of these challenges cross functional boundaries, and the site presents ideas on an array of business topics. We believe that the best way to master one business discipline is to understand them all.

The Darden School’s mission is to develop and inspire responsible leaders and to advance knowledge. We hope that the information gathered here — from books, case studies and research papers written by Darden faculty and conferences sponsored by the School — will inspire and challenge your way of thinking and equip you with new knowledge and skills as you lead your organization in today’s complex, global world.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I learn more about Darden’s faculty?
The Authors webpage lists Darden’s faculty members. Each author’s webpage describe his or her areas of business expertise and contributions to Darden Ideas to Action, and links to the author’s full profile on the Darden School of Business website, where you will also find contact information.

How can I access Darden case studies or teaching materials?
Darden Business Publishing sells case studies, technical notes and teaching notes written or sponsored by Darden’s faculty. Darden’s Case Collection is the second largest of any business school in North America.

For the press: Who should I contact with questions?
Please visit Darden’s For Reporters webpage, where you will find contact information for media relations professionals in the Office of Communication & Marketing, as well as other resources.

How can I learn more about Darden’s MBA, Executive Education and Ph.D. programs?
Please visit the Darden School of Business website, where you will find information on the three formats of the Darden MBA  — MBA, MBA for Executives and Global MBA for Executives  — as well as Darden Executive Education’s open-enrollment and custom programs, and the Ph.D. program.