Recent Thought Leadership
Global economy 2023: COVID-19turned global supply chains upside down – 3 ways the pandemic forced companies to rethink and transform how they source their products
Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management, Nada Sanders, speaks to theconversation.com about the global supply chain.
Among the world's largest and most decorated collections of international business and strategy scholars, D'Amore-McKim's faculty produced the most publications in Journal of International Business Studies of all universities in the world from 2016-2019 according to the UTD Journal List. Their research focuses extensively on firms' strategies in the context of emerging markets and on aspects of global leadership. More specifically, our faculty examine MNCs in emerging markets; reverse innovation; global talent management; global entrepreneurship and innovation; global health care management; and global corporate governance and ethics.
Global Business Thought Leadership
New research examines how corporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) programs influence the financial performance of emerging market companies. This research proposes and shows that in emerging markets, social investments have a larger impact on financial performance than governance or environmental initiatives because they help create capabilities that more directly compensate for government failures in the provision of public goods and services needed by firms to operate efficiently. It also shows that government policy nudges enhance the efficacy of such initiatives. Thus, in emerging markets, ESG programs, particularly social initiatives, help improve the quality of life of local communities and companies' bottom lines.
Corporate Governance in the Middle East and North Africa: Evaluating Current Trends and Future Opportunities
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region displays distinct corporate governance trends. These differences are due, at least in part, to the influence of Sharia law and the region's varied political regimes. Research suggests that advancing gender diversity on boards, directing attention towards corporate social responsibility, increasing the transparency of corporate disclosures, and investigating different ownership models can help further align local companies with established global best practices in the corporate governance area.
Prioritizing experimentation over planning; discovering opportunities through design thinking; developing quickly with fewer resources; reducing waste & eliminating bureaucracy… D'Amore-McKim faculty focus on infusing innovation in everything they do.
Innovation Thought Leadership
China is rapidly moving from imitation to innovation, with Chinese companies taking a key role in the emerging paths of Chinese company innovation. Non-Chinese executives need to understand the six major paths to innovation taken by Chinese companies. While all these paths have also been taken by many Western companies, we discuss here the unique Chinese adaptation or intensification of each approach. Our findings indicate that the innovation advantages of Chinese companies may well be in the creative combinations of available innovation practices.
Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, center, and her family leave the Robert F. Peckham Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse after the jury found her guilty on four counts in San Jose, Calif. Holmes was found guilty of four counts of defrauding investors, each carrying a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. Photo by Dai Sugano/MediaNews Group/The Mercury News via Getty Images
D'Amore-McKim Management faculty focus on how to be effective in managing the individual, the group, or the team & how to diagnose & solve individual, group, & organizational problems, including managing people across different cultures.
Management Thought Leadership
Quiet quitting is all the buzz on social media. Originating from Tik Tok creator @zaidleppelin, it's made the rounds on every platform from Tik Tok to LinkedIn. We sat down with Associate Teaching Professor Curtis Odom EdD to understand the nuances of this new workplace phenomenon.
Childcare is not a family issue, it is a business issue. It affects how we work, when we work and for many, why we work. Moving forward, employer-provided child care could also influence where we work. It is up to businesses to think creatively about ways to build the childcare infrastructure we need to help working parents keep working for their families, and the economy as a whole.
D'Amore-McKim Marketing faculty use multiple theoretical & empirical approaches to examine company-customer relationships across a variety of areas, including digital marketing, sales management, services, consumer behavior, innovation, & strategy.
Marketing Thought Leadership
Facebook parent company Meta's value has been tanking due to its investment in the virtual Metaverse. Experts at Northeastern say it's failing to take flight because it is outdated, misguided and out of touch with the rest of Big Tech.
Since Elon Musk purchased Twitter for $44 billion on Oct. 27, speculation about how the short-form text-based platform will change has run wild.
Will Musk work to curb hate speech and misinformation on the platform? Will he charge users a subscription fee? Will there be layoffs? And, perhaps most saliently, will Twitter survive the change-of-hands against the backdrop of years of unprofitability?
Much of the Supply Chain & Information Management faculty are credentialed from premier universities and are actively involved in research spanning a broad array of subjects. They regularly publish in well respected academic and practitioner journals. The faculty research, professional involvement, consulting, and other interactions with practitioners gives them the ability to share with students their vast professional experience.
Supply Chain Thought Leadership
Blockchain solutions can overcome the shortcomings of current supply chain processes. They enhance reliability and efficiency by providing transparent and secure tracking of goods and related digital documentation. One example of a blockchain solution is TradeLens, which provides accurate real-time supply chain visibility, together with collaboration and analytics tools. Another example is Ambrosus, which links Internet of Things (IoT) real-time sensors and electronic IDs with blockchain to improve supply chain monitoring, provide quality assurance, and prevent counterfeiting.
If the COVID-19 pandemic showed businesses that depend on offshore production anything, it's that one stoppage along these vast delivery channels can propagate across the entire system, Nada Sanders, distinguished professor of supply-chain management at Northeastern, said in the annual Robert D. Klein Lecture on Tuesday.