Does Focusing on Shareholder Value Hurt Share...
Shareholders own the corporation, so managers should maximize returns for shareholders, right? Corporate law expert Lynn Stout says that there are problems with this argument, starting with the fact that legally shareholders don't own a corporation. On top of that, she says, prioritization of shareholder value harms returns in the long run
How Does Private Equity Work in India?
Private equity experts and investors in India describe a unique developing market where even with bountiful capital and few opportunities for anything but minority shares the sector is profitable and a key to harnessing the country's tremendous entrepreneurial energy
  • Can foreign retail benefit India?
    Professor K. Sudhir discusses India’s move to expand the presence of foreign retailers to modernize the country’s retail sector and boost economic growth
    by K. Sudhir | Jan 11, 2013 | Comments (2)
  • What Are The Realities Of Microfinance?
    New research is debunking myths about microfinance and showing how organizations can effectively address problems associated with poverty. Yale faculty Dean Karlan, Tony Sheldon, and Rodrigo Canales discuss the problems and the promise in the field of microfinance and the lessons for other kinds of social enterprise.
    by Yale Mar 26, 2012 | Comments (0)
  • Why Does Market Volatility Matter?
    Market volatility has been at near-record levels in recent months, as investors respond to the uncertainty in Europe. Roger Ibbotson takes a historical perspective and argues that volatility, while frightening for individuals, can play an important role in the economy
    by Yale Mar 5, 2012 | Comments (0)
  • What Has Happened To The Labor Market In The Great Recession?
    With 14 million people out of work in the U.S., labor markets are receiving a lot of attention. Yale SOM's Lisa Kahn did groundbreaking work on the impact of graduating into a bad economy. She offers her take on what's happening now and what to expect
    by Yale Oct 3, 2011 | Comments (0)
  • Is Economic Inequality Too Big A Risk?
    Does economic inequality provide incentives for success? Does it introduce instability into the financial system? A political scientist, Jacob S. Hacker and Robert J. Shiller, an economist discuss how inequality affects government, markets, and the risks faced by ordinary people
    by Yale Aug 26, 2011 | Comments (0)
  • Do We Listen To Opinion Leaders?
    Are there leaders in everyday life? A long body of literature argues that a small number of individuals have an outsize influence on what the rest of us buy, wear, and consume. But marketing professionals and scholars have been debating how to make use of these opinion leaders
    by Ben Mattison | Jul 29, 2011 | Comments (0)
  • What's The Business Case For Diversity?
    A range of often subtle biases around gender roles pervade the workplace. SOM's Victoria Brescoll discusses the impact these biases have on women and men, successful approaches to inclusivity, and the business case for making changes
    by Yale May 19, 2011 | Comments (0)
  • Are CEOs Todays Heroes?
    All cultures and all eras have their heroesindividuals who set out on a quest and overcome great adversity to attain a glorious end. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld explains why society is looking for its heroes in the corner office
    by Yale May 13, 2011 | Comments (0)
  • Are Leaders One Size Fits All?
    Should you take charge? Should you work to build consensus? Victor Vroom argues that effective leaders are sensitive to the nuances of their organizations, cultural environments, and short- and long-term objectives
    by Yale May 4, 2011 | Comments (0)
  • Who Needs Leaders?
    Decisions made by those at the top of major companies, nonprofits, and government organizations can affect millions of lives. Yales president and SOMs current and future deans discuss how business schools can train leaders with the long-term perspective and sense of integrity to create durable value in their organizations
    by Yale | Apr 26, 2011 | Comments (0)
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