Leaders need to examine their effectiveness at managing virtuous behavior to add value to organizations. Virtuousness is not only important from a humanistic point of view in workplace settings, but helps drive important organizational outcomes.
Ethics programs have arisen in response to outcry over the perceived unethical behavior of American business. The rapid response is encouraging, though issues have emerged.
Today business schools are under growing pressure to engage in significant reforms due to globalization, rising tuitions, and unprecedented economic uncertainty.
Technologies could be commercialized with greater economic value if a university-neutral foundation was established to encourage dialogue between entrepreneurs and inventors.
Globalization, information technology, economic and political instability, and climate change create a level of interdependence requiring a new kind of leadership.
A myriad of positive organizational effects, including strategic renewal, business revitalization, and new venture creation, have been attributed to intrapreneurship. If appropriately implemented, it is possible for intrepreneurship to help organizations gain a sustainable competitive advantage.
A CEO’s primary duty is to allocate capital to its highest and best use, this report ranks CEO performance of 125 of Northern California’s largest companies according to their ability to earn returns above their investors’ required return.
An implicit challenge is to coordinate the efforts of groups with different interests to realize expected gains. This means that acquisitions quickly go from numbers to considering the impacts on people, as achieving synergy requires clear communication of the implications of an acquisition to those impacted.
Ethics programs are most effective when they flow out of a culture that values practicing business legally and ethically. However, there are a number of ethical issues which are themselves raised by ethics programs that demand more visibility and thought if these programs are to be ultimately effective.
Management in a connected, interdependent, and information intensive world requires new thinking and innovative approaches. The increasing interdependence and complexity of organizations and institutions call for transorganizational thinking.