Tradeoffs in Firm Culture? Nope, You Can Have It All

Co-authors: Don Sull and Lucy Hu

This paper uses new survey data with many firms and many respondents per firm to ask if we observe many of the trade-offs talked about in the Strategy literature. We find the contrary – firms that are better at one aspect of culture are, on average, better in other areas as well. This work bolsters the findings of Bloom and coauthors that a general management score can capture many of the dimensions of a firm that Strategy scholars care about.


Why do some Research Labs stay current on Technology, while others fall behind?

This paper looks at how academic research labs are organized and asks which characteristics predict an improved ability to stay current with technological trends


How can Big Firms compete with Innovative Start-ups?

This (new) research project will explore how large firms can (and are) competing successfully with start-ups.