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Myron S. Scholes, Mark A. Wolfson, Merle Erickson, Michelle Hanlon, Edward Maydew, Terry Shevlin

For MBA students and graduates embarking on careers in investment banking, corporate finance, strategy consulting, money management, or venture capital.

Christopher Lehane, Mark Fabiani, Bill Guttentag

Whether you’re a politician caught with his pants down, a publicly traded company accused of accounting improprieties, a family-owned restaurant with a lousy Yelp review or just the guy in the corner cubicle who inadvertently pushed “reply a

Jeffrey Pfeffer

In this crowning achievement, one of the greatest minds in management theory reveals how to succeed and wield power in the real world.

James G. March

“Experience may be the best teacher, but it is not a particularly good teacher,” Stanford GSB Professor James March says in his new book, The Ambiguities of Experience.

Jennifer Lynn Aaker, Andy Smith

Many books teach the mechanics of using Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to compete in business. But no book addresses how to harness the incredible power of social media to make a difference.

Hayagreeva Rao

Activists who challenge the status quo play a critical but often overlooked role in both promoting and impeding radical business innovation.

William P. Barnett

There’s a scene in Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass in which the Red Queen, having just led a chase with Alice in which neither seems to have moved from the spot where they began, explains to the perplexed girl: “It t

William F. Sharpe

Nobel Laureate financial economist William Sharpe shows that investment professionals cannot make good portfolio choices unless they understand the determinants of asset prices.

J. Richard Harrison, Glenn R. Carroll

How do corporations and other organizations maintain and transmit their cultures over time? Culture and Demography in Organizations offers the most reliable and comprehensive answer to this complex question to date.

Jeffrey Pfeffer, Robert I. Sutton

Great leaders are in control and ought to be.
The best organizations have the best people.
Financial incentives drive company performance.

Glenn R. Carroll, Michael Hannan, László Pólos

Building theories of organizations is challenging: theories are partial and “folk” categories are fuzzy. The commonly used tools— first-order logic and its foundational set theory — are ill-suited for handling these complications.

George Foster, Stephen A. Greyser, Bill Walsh

The book explores key decisions made by managers on the business side of sports, highlighting the diverse nature of these decisions and the financial and other issues at stake.

David M. Kreps

This outstanding text underscores the connections between contemporary microeconomics and business, using full-length, integrated case studies to show prospective managers how economic models can yield answers to practical problems.