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    • Situated Knowledge and Learning in Dispersed Teams 

      Sole, Deborah; Edmondson, Amy (Wiley, 2002-09)
      This qualitative field study explores how geographically dispersed teams learn and accomplish challenging work by drawing on knowledge situated in the multiple physical locales they span. We propose the construct of situated ...
    • Disclosure Practices of Foreign Companies Interacting with U.S. Markets 

      Khanna, Tarun; Palepu, Krishna G.; Srinivasan, Suraj (2004)
      We analyze the disclosure practices of companies as a function of their interaction with the U.S. markets for a group of 794 firms from 24 countries in Asia-Pacific and Europe. Our analysis uses the Transparency and ...
    • Consequences of Financial Reporting Failure for Outside Directors: Evidence from Accounting Restatements and Audit Committee Members 

      Srinivasan, Suraj (2005)
      I use a sample of 409 companies that restated their earnings from 1997 to 2001 to examine penalties for outside directors, particularly audit committee members, when their companies experience accounting restatements. ...
    • Dynamic Scoring: A Back-of-the-Envelope Guide 

      Mankiw, N; Weinzierl, Matthew (2005)
      This paper uses the neoclassical growth model to examine the extent to which a tax cut pays for itself through higher economic growth. The model yields simple expressions for the steady-state feedback effect of a tax cut. ...
    • The Optimal Taxation of Height: A Case Study of Utilitarian Income Redistribution 

      Mankiw, N; Weinzierl, Matthew (2007)
      Should the income tax system include a tax credit for short taxpayers and a tax surcharge for tall ones? This paper shows that the standard Utilitarian framework for tax policy analysis answers this question in the ...
    • Regulation and Bonding: The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Flow of International Listings 

      Srinivasan, Suraj; Piotroski, Joseph (2008)
      In this paper, we examine the economic impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) by analyzing foreign listing behavior onto U.S. and U.K. stock exchanges before and after the enactment of the Act in 2002. Using a sample of ...
    • Dirty Work, Clean Hands: The Moral Psychology of Indirect Agency 

      Paharia, Neeru; Kassam, Karim Sadik; Greene, Joshua D.; Bazerman, Max H. (Elsevier, 2009)
      When powerful people cause harm, they often do so indirectly through other people. Are harmful actions carried out through others evaluated less negatively than harmful actions carried out directly? Four experiments examine ...
    • How to Tie Everyday Work to Strategy 

      Kennedy, Mary Lee; Stergios, Malgorzata G. (World Scientific Publishing, 2009)
      The paper describes how Harvard Business School's Knowledge and Library Services (KLS) leveraged collective knowledge of its employees in formulating, implementing, and evaluating strategy. The organization was faced with ...
    • Marginality and Problem Solving Effectiveness in Broadcast Search 

      Jeppesen, Lars Bo; Lakhani, Karim R (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), 2009)
      We examine who the winners are in science problem solving contests characterized by open broadcast of problem information, self-selection of external solvers to discrete problems from the laboratories of large R&D intensive ...
    • The Job Market for New Economists: A Market Design Perspective 

      Coles, Peter Andrew; Cawley, John; Levine, Phillip B.; Niederle, Muriel; Roth, Alvin E.; Siegfried, John J. (American Economic Association, 2010)
      This paper, written by the members of the American Economic Association (AEA) Ad Hoc Committee on the Job Market, provides an overview of the market for new Ph.D. economists. It describes the role of the AEA in the market ...
    • Signaling Firm Performance Through Financial Statement Presentation: An Analysis Using Special Items 

      Riedl, Edward; Srinivasan, Suraj (Canadian Academic Accounting Association, 2010)
      This paper investigates whether managers' presentation of special items within the financial statements reflects economic performance or opportunism. Specifically, we assess special items presented as a separate line item ...
    • Markets, Morals, and Practices of Trade: Jurisdictional Disputes in the U.S. Commerce in Cadavers 

      Anteby, Michel James (Cornell University, The Johnson School, 2010)
      This study examines the U.S. commerce in human cadavers for medical education and research to explore variation in legitimacy in trades involving similar goods. It draws on archival, interview, and observational data mainly ...
    • Direct versus Indirect Colonial Rule in India: Long-Term Consequences 

      Iyer, Lakshmi (MIT Press - Journals, 2010)
      This paper compares economic outcomes across areas in India that were under direct British colonial rule with areas that were under indirect colonial rule. Controlling for selective annexation using a specific policy rule, ...
    • Corporate Governance When Founders Are Directors 

      Li, Feng; Srinivasan, Suraj (Elsevier, 2011)
      We examine CEO compensation, CEO retention policies, and M&A decisions in firms where founders serve as a director with a non-founder CEO (founder-director firms). We find that founder-director firms offer a different mix ...
    • What Factors Drive Analyst Forecasts? 

      Groysberg, Boris; Healy, Paul Murray; Nohria, Nitin; Serafeim, Georgios (2011)
      A firm's competitive environment, its strategic choices, and its internal capabilities are considered important determinants of its future performance. Yet there is little evidence on whether analysts' forecasts of firm ...
    • What Drives Sell-Side Analyst Compensation at High-Status Investment Banks? 

      Groysberg, Boris; Healy, Paul Murray; Maber, David A. (2011)
      We use proprietary data from a major investment bank to investigate factors associated with analysts' annual compensation. We find compensation to be positively related to "All-Star" recognition, investment-banking ...
    • Welfare Payments and Crime 

      Foley, C. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press (MIT Press), 2011)
      Analysis of daily reported incidents of major crimes in twelve U.S. cities reveals an increase in crime over the course of monthly welfare payment cycles. This increase reflects an increase in crimes that are likely to ...
    • Government Advertising and Media Coverage of Corruption Scandals 

      Di Tella, Rafael M.; Franceschelli, Ignacio (American Economic Association, 2011)
      We construct measures of the extent to which the four main newspapers in Argentina report government corruption in their front page during the period 1998-2007 and correlate them with government advertising. The correlation ...
    • Competing Matchmakers: An Experimental Analysis 

      Hossain, Tanjim; Minor, Dylan Blu; Morgan, John (INFORMS, 2011)
      Platform competition is ubiquitous, yet platform market structure is little understood. Theory models typically suffer from equilibrium multiplicity—platforms might coexist or the market might tip to either platform. We ...
    • CSR as Reputation Insurance: Primum Non Nocere 

      Minor, Dylan Blu; Morgan, John (2011)
      We provide a theoretical framework showing how CSR activities can insure a firm against lost reputation in the face of adverse events. We offer evidence for this linkage through a case study and a multi-year analysis of ...