News

Truth and Rumors

B. Espen Eckbo examines share price run-ups in merger negotiations and finds that neither side puts much stock into the rumors.

Jan 06, 2012

On the Bubble

Manuel Adelino finds a new way to measure the effect of credit on home prices and offers new evidence that cheap credit alone was not to blame for the bubble.

Jan 05, 2012

What’s In It for Them?

Professor Ron Adner says having a great idea is not always enough to succeed.

Dec 01, 2011

A Stress Test for the Euro

The European Union is bailing out Greece again. The bigger worry, says Tuck professor Espen Eckbo, is that Italy might be next.

Oct 06, 2011

What Bank of America Needs Now

Current Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan is nothing like his predecessor. That’s a good thing, says Professor Syd Finkelstein.

Sep 22, 2011

Reinventing Capitalism

If last summer's debt-ceiling crisis taught us anything, says professor Richard D’Aveni, it’s that the United States needs a transformational economic strategy. In his new book, Strategic Capitalism, D'Aveni offers one.

Aug 18, 2011

Going Forward in Reverse

Vijay Govindarajan says the locus of innovation is shifting to the developing world.

Jul 18, 2011

A Longer Leash

M. Eric Johnson offers managers a new way of governing employee access to data that allows for both greater flexibility and control.

Jul 18, 2011

The Science of Better Choices

Punam Anand Keller wants to help you make the right decision for your health.

Jul 18, 2011

Prescription for Health—and Profits

Scott Neslin examines patient compliance and persistence in pharmaceuticals and finds valuable lessons for marketing and public policy.

Jul 18, 2011

Crude Calculations

Marketing professor Kusum Ailawadi studied how gasoline prices impact consumers’ grocery shopping behavior.

Jun 06, 2011

What if You Could Build a House for $300?

Professor Vijay Govindarajan posed this question in his blog on the Harvard Business Review website last August and the response was overwhelming.

Apr 29, 2011

Avoiding Sales Tax—Artful Dodge or Shrinking Loophole?

The lengths online retailers will go to avoid collecting sales taxes is consistent with new research by Leslie Robinson that shows companies can and do avoid taxes not based on income.

Apr 26, 2011

Healthcare Data Leaks

M. Eric Johnson, the Benjamin Ames Kimball Professor of the Science of Administration and director of Tuck’s Center for Digital Strategies, says bad software is to blame for information breaches.

Mar 31, 2011

Innovation Ecosystems: Is there a Cost to Collaboration?

More and more companies are using innovation ecosystems to bring better products to market. But Ron Adner, Associate Professor of Business Administration, says all of this collaboration comes at a cost.

Mar 23, 2011

Handicapping the FedEx Cup

The PGA Tour's FedEx Cup has been criticized for its overly complicated points system. But new research by professor Rendleman suggests organizers have it right.

Mar 04, 2011

No Silver Bullet

Mortgage renegotiation has done little to stem the tide of preventable home foreclosures in the United States.

Jan 24, 2011

What Makes Exporters Tick

Andrew Bernard makes the case that big, productive exporters—not entrepreneurial newcomers—hold the key to U.S. export growth.

Jan 04, 2011

A Win-Win That Isn’t

Richard Sansing does the math and shows that tax deductions for R&D may only break even for U.S. taxpayers.

Jan 03, 2011

Picture This

The way consumers remember negative events can affect how distant they feel from them and how likely they are to assign blame to those involved.

Dec 22, 2010

Model Behavior

Judith White says identifying with a strong role model leads to more inspired leadership.

Dec 21, 2010

Does Cash Flow Matter?

Professors Jonathan Lewellen and Katharina Lewellen take a more nuanced look at corporate cash flow and investment—and find a strong correlation.

Dec 15, 2010

Measuring Risk

Markets may hate uncertainty, but traditional earnings volatility measurements, which allow investors get a better handle on risk, aren’t helping to clear things up.

Dec 09, 2010

Taking Stock

In July, the federal government pushed through an unprecedented package of reforms to prevent another financial crisis. But will they work?

Nov 29, 2010

Are We Doing Bankruptcy Wrong? Lessons from Sweden

Espen Eckbo finds that, contrary to assumptions and biases, putting bankrupt companies on the auction block is more efficient than Chapter 11.

Sep 21, 2010

Social Marketing Kick-Starts Savings

Punam Anand Keller uses social marketing research to devise a better—and less costly—way to persuade people to save for retirement.

Sep 20, 2010

The Uptick Rule and a Long View of Short Selling

Karl Diether has studied the uptick rule and finds that its effects on liquidity and volatility are small and best viewed as distortions caused by the rule itself.

Sep 19, 2010

Strengthening the Weakest Link

Brian Tomlin explores how companies can manage risks lurking in their supply chains and discovers that the nature of the risk matters.

Sep 17, 2010

Don’t Cry for Coca-Cola

Peter Golder’s study of brand persistence shows that a recession may be a top brand’s best friend.

Sep 16, 2010

Rock and a Hard Place at the Cineplex: Timing DVD Releases

Assistant Professor Y. Jackie Luan has developed an econometric model to help film studios find balance—and maximum revenue—as theaters and DVDs fight it out.

Sep 16, 2010

Pay to Play: Tallying the Costs of Active Investing

Investor behavior has long been at odds with investor wisdom. Most investors chase potential profits by actively buying and selling stocks—or by hiring someone else to do it for them—although trading costs and management fees significantly reduce their net returns. New research by Tuck Professor Kenneth R. French quantifies the costs of such active investing and provides strong evidence that a passive approach is better for most investors.

Sep 13, 2010

Upstream, Downstream in an Innovation Ecosystem

Ron Adner raises new issues regarding the design of business models in the collaborative partnerships known as innovation ecosystems.

Sep 10, 2010

Self-Regulation vs. Risky Business

Andrew King worries that industry self-regulation may attract “undue credence,” but his research is discovering factors that can help make it a success.

Sep 09, 2010

Accounting for Change

Leslie Robinson and Phillip Stocken’s creative use of closely-held accounting data shows a long-term trend to more autonomy for U.S. overseas subsidiaries.

Aug 24, 2010

Airline Alliances: Better Ways to Share the Pie

Robert Shumsky finds that sharing agreements among alliance members may limit revenue for the alliance as a whole.

Aug 24, 2010

Connecting the Dots: Tax Law and Accounting Policy

Leslie Robinson’s research reveals surprising results on the repatriation decisions of U.S. multinational corporations.

Aug 24, 2010