Are CEOs Overhyped and Overpaid?

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My focus was on peer-reviewed journal articles (academic papers) that included reliable measures of CEO attributes (e.g., I came up with three major conclusions from this literature review: CEOs Do Matter a Lot. Second, as a 20-year review from 1993 to 2012 showed, CEOs’ judgment affects key strategic and managerial processes , such as staffing, financing, and marketing decisions. How much do CEOs actually matter?

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Focus on Keeping Up with Your Customers, Not Your Competitors

Harvard Business

They’ve redesigned their core processes in the area of procurement (online shopping), talent acquisition (marketplaces), collaboration (social networking), market research (peer reviews), finance (mobile payments) and travel (room and ride sharing). Customers’ expectations are also more liquid and no longer based on industry boundaries. It’s probably coming from outside your industry.

When Research Should Come with a Warning Label

Harvard Business Review

Just how big a problem this is for industry — and for one industry in particular — is illustrated by a recent study, which, ironically, claimed to uncover the kind of bias we don’t want to see when it comes to assessing the validity of data. The study, which appeared in PLoS Medicine , argues that industry funding has compromised the evidence on sugar. The researchers looked at systematic reviews conducted between 2006 and 2013. But what about peer review?