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Envy at work: how organizations can improve productivity - HEC Paris Professor Tomasz Obloj - ©AdobeStock-psdesign1

Envy between employees can affect a firm’s performance. In their study, Tomasz Obloj and Todd Zenger investigate what makes us compare ourselves to others at work and what this means for the firm we work for. They find that proximity to those we envy can reduce individual productivity.

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Innovation & Entrepreneurship18 October 2017

Kickstarter study reveals the crowd often prefers to play it safe

The online crowdfunding platform Kickstarter has the reputation of helping innovative start-ups get (...)

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Innovation & Entrepreneurship1 September 2017

How bank deregulation stunts innovation in small firms

Research has shown that deregulation of banking markets across the globe increases competition (...)

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Micro-economics31 May 2017

The local effects of bankruptcy

What are the local impacts of firms being liquidated? In a new paper, Professors Bernstein, (...)

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Successful public-private partnerships create social and economic value. As part of a Journal of (...)

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Innovation & Entrepreneurship10 April 2017

Can algorithms measure creativity?

Creative breakthroughs in art, music, and science profoundly impact society, and yet our (...)

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Human Resources Management30 March 2017

Why people make more of an effort to help than you might expect

Whether it is feedback on an ongoing project or a reference letter for a job application, we could (...)

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Human Resources Management17 February 2017

How to structure teams for optimal performance

Should teams be hierarchical, with clear task delegation, or should they be flexible and (...)

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