Strategy Lessons From Jean Tirole

Harvard Business Review

Many of us who have wound up teaching strategy and doing research in strategy grew up learning game theory from Tirole’s textbook,” says Jan Rivkin, the chair of the strategy unit at HBS. As an example, Rivkin cites the notion of commitment, which Ghemawat wrote a book on. Game theory models, including some of Tirole’s models, show that a firm can sometimes advance its interests in odd ways,” Rivkin says. Corporate finance?

The 4 Types of Small Businesses, and Why Each One Matters

Harvard Business Review

As Harvard Business School’s Michael Porter and Jan Rivkin have noted, strong supply chains bring “low logistical costs, rapid problem solving and easier joint innovation.” For example, a “mom and pop” Main Street shop has different financing needs than a high‐tech startup. America loves small businesses.


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Can the U.S. Become a Base for Serving the Global Economy?

Harvard Business Review

These concerns can be heard in many places: the sobering survey by Michael Porter and Jan Rivkin in HBR's special March issue on U.S. Foreign expansion can fuel employment growth at home in areas like manufacturing, logistics, R&D, design, marketing, finance, and management. The competitiveness of the American economy depends disproportionately on the competitiveness of its multinational corporations, especially those headquartered in the United States.

How Companies Can Help Rebuild America’s Common Resources

Harvard Business Review

But these trends also had more negative consequences, as Jan Rivkin and Michael Porter have argued in their work as co-chairs of Harvard Business School’s U.S. Another is Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses Financing Initiative, which provides training and access to capital to small business owners through a partnership with a network of community development financial institutions. Every company benefits from an educated populace. Every company needs skilled labor.