Perspectives on Purpose: From Shareholder Value to Societal Value

Many corporations now no longer see maximizing shareholder value as their chief aim. With this major ideological shift, brands now need to rethink their purpose—to consumers, employees, and society at large.   View the original piece on Columbia Business School’s Ideas and Insights blog.  Ivy Exec is proud to announce its partnership with Columbia Business School, … Continued

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Could a US Recession End the Trade War?

The recent inversion of the yield curve in the United States—with the interest rate on ten-year US government bonds currently lower than that on short-term bonds—has raised fears of a possible US recession later this year or in 2020. Yet, paradoxically, a downturn in America could help to improve bilateral economic relations with China and … Continued


Can an Algorithm Know Which Movie You Want to Watch?

Picking a movie to watch on a streaming service isn’t complicated; you point and click on a film you might find entertaining. But according to Olivier Toubia, the Glaubinger Professor of Business, the psychology of why you chose that movie could be more than a simple matter of taste. “Is it because there is a … Continued

A Guide to Financial Health at Home

A Guide to Financial Health at Home

As Michaela Pagel, the Roderick H. Cushman Associate Professor of Business, demonstrates in her research, a house is not just a home; it’s a place where individual decisions about spending can have a profound effect on financial matters such as a family’s credit card debt. “You can have $5,000 in credit card debt and that … Continued

Getting Ahead of the Next Economic Downturn

Getting Ahead of the Next Economic Downturn

This summer marks 10 years since the end of the Great Recession, which saw the loss of more than eight million American jobs and was the catalyst for regulatory reforms such as the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. According to Sehwa Kim, assistant professor of accounting, the aftermath of the recession also … Continued

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