Walmart couldn't do it. Now it's Amazon's turn to break the theory of the "wheel of retailing." Can Amazon succeed? Is the wheel model even a helpful concept anymore? asks James Heskett.
A poorly designed job can work against even the most dedicated employee, setting the person up to fail. Robert Simons explains how to gauge whether an employee's position offers the right mix of organizational support and responsibility
Platform providers Rover.com, OpenBay, and Agora discussed "chicken-and-egg" and other challenges they face at a recent Digital Initiative event at Harvard Business School
New tech-heavy financial firms are helping millennials invest, but with a twist. They are swapping out investment advisers for financial robots, and passing along the savings. Luis Viceira explains the rise of "fintech" in a new case study
Some employees demonstrate a long-term "ownership" mentality at work, while others see themselves as short-timers with a renter's attitude. James Heskett asks whether we are turning into a nation of job renters
Startups that do business with VCs that also fund competitors may find they get the short end of the attention stick and produce fewer new products, concludes research by Rory McDonald and colleagues
Thales Teixeira studies three of the most successful "platform" startups to understand the chicken-and-egg challenge of how companies can attract their first customers
Research at Harvard Business School by Lynda Applegate, Janet Kraus, and Timothy Butler takes a unique approach to understanding behaviors and skills associated with successful entrepreneurs