Business & Research

Entrepreneurs sometimes fall into the trap of thinking that things like “values” and “culture” are issues they will get to once they can stop worrying about how to keep the lights on. Olin Professors Stuart Bunderson and Cliff Holekamp explain why values and culture are critical to success in a venture’s earliest stages.

Financial regulations prevent innovative companies from getting important investment capital, and they won't help avoid a financial crisis, says author and former mergers and acquisitions banker William Cohan. His prescription for Wall Street? Make bankers personally accountable for the risks they take with other people's money.

China wants to revive the ancient Silk Road trading routes under a new plan called, "One Road, One Belt." It's an ambitious plan and Olin's David Meyer is just back from China where's he been lecturing and learning more about the initiative.

Anheuser-Busch InBev is constantly trying to incorporate new technology into its supply chain to ensure fresher, better-tasting beer for the consumer. Anheuser Busch's Dan Hazlett and Matt Gordon describe the complexity of the beer supply chain, from breweries to distributors to retailers—and some of the new initiatives underway to optimize AB's already efficient supply chain.

Olin professors have examined pay for performance executive compensation plans and found some flaws. Read about their recommendations to improve targets and outcomes linked to compensation packages in HBR.