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CALL FOR PAPERS: 5th EMPIRICAL MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

Date: December 13-14, 2018.

Place: Harvard Business School in Boston.

Submissions are due by August 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

We will be running a two-day conference on empirical management, focused on exploring recent empirical research on measuring and exploring management and organizational practices. We are seeking applied and empirical research papers in both the private and the social sector, including education and health, covering a range of topics in this area.

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NEW: HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW ARTICLE

By Bloom, Sadun and Van Reenen. For full article, click the link below.

In MBA programs, students are taught that companies can’t expect to compete on the basis of internal managerial competencies because they’re just too easy to copy. Operational effectiveness—doing the same thing as other companies but doing it exceptionally well—is not a path to sustainable advantage in the competitive universe. To stay ahead, the thinking goes, a company must stake out a distinctive strategic position—doing something different than its rivals. This is what the C-suite should focus on, leaving middle and lower-level managers to handle the nuts and bolts of managing the organization and executing plans.

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