Desautels research news
This article explores the use of favors by emerging market managers, the impact of using favors on their firms' growth, legitimacy, and reputation in a variety of business environments, and how the use of favors affects firms' paths to international expansion.
This article studies the effects of product class and seller reputation on price-setting in online auctions. Sellers may offer price information to potential bidders through buy-now prices (BNPs) and starting prices (SPs). In two experiments, the authors show that for products with values that are difficult to assess, such price information affects bidders perception and willingness to pay.
Professor Mary Dean Lee releases Executive Report on Change vs. Status Quo in Organizational Retirement Regimes
The study, based on interviews with Human Resource executives in twenty-four companies in Canada and Australia, explores how firms are responding to the retirement of large numbers of Baby Boomer professionals and managers.
Firms evolving in increasingly turbulent environments need to respond to market threats and opportunities with speed. At the same time, firms implement numerous information technologies (IT) in the hope of streamlining processes and providing managers with unfettered access to information from both within and outside the firm.
Susan S. Silbey, head of MIT SHASS Anthropology, and Ruthanne Huising PhD ’08 have been awarded the 2011 best publication prize from Regulation & Governance for their article, “Governing the Gap: Forging Safe Science Through Relational Regulation.”
Professor Henry Mintzberg has been chosen to receive the 2012 BPS Irwin Outstanding Educator Award by the Business Policy and Strategy (BPS) division of the Academy of Management.
How are tasks bundled into and across jobs within organizations? In this paper, I develop a model of this process of job design by drawing on a multisite qualitative study of task allocation following the installation of a DNA sequencer. The model that emerges is one of the assembly of tasks through multiple subassembly processes with multiple assemblers.
Whatever we choose to do, the stakes are very high.David Whyte (1994, p. 298), poet. Researching questions that matter demands passionate conviction. Whether recognized as such or not, such conviction, combined with profound compassion, defines true scholarship. Daring to care requires courage-the courage to speak out and to act.
With the rapid expansion of global business, newer suppliers with cheaper but possibly unreliable technologies have entered the marketplace to win orders from buyer firms by beating the price of their perfectly reliable (but expensive) competitors.
Introduction: Patient flow computer simulations allow Emergency Department stakeholders to assess operational interventions, develop utilization and performance measures, and produce estimates for budgeting or planning purposes. Key challenges of traditional discrete-event computer simulation software are their inherent complexity for modeling, coding, or analyzing output.
Professor Robert David and PhD Candidate, Saeed Akhlaghpour, Win 2012 Academy of Management Meeting Best Paper Proceedings
“Co-evolution in Management Fashion: Computational models of consultant-driven innovation" by Desautels Professor Robert David, PhD candidate, Saeed Akhlaghpour and David Strang (Cornell University) has been judged by reviewers of the 2012 Academy of Management Meeting to be one of the best accepted papers in the program.
In contrast with sick people who need urgent medical attention, the clientele of preventive healthcare have a choice in whether to participate in the programs offered in their region. In order to maximize the total participation to a preventive care program, it is important to incorporate how potential clients choose the facilities to patronize.
Assessments of the trade-off theory have typically compared the present value of tax benefits to the present value of bankruptcy costs. We verify that this comparison overwhelmingly favors tax benefits, suggesting that firms are under-leveraged.