Ideas Worth Teaching
~ November 1, 2018  ~
Today's Ideas Worth Teaching comes fresh from the dialogue on shared prosperity we convened at the University of Michigan (see photos here). The event brought together academics and executives to discuss innovative ideas from cutting-edge research and business practice. This special IWT issue aims to continue that conversation on 21st-century challenges and opportunities for shared prosperity.
The Aspen Institute Business & Society Program: Sandrine Stervinou

How can unconventional assignments help students better understand and communicate unconventional economics? In this month's teaching spotlight, Audencia's Sandrine Stervinou discusses new economic models, social media, and more.
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The New York Times: Nelson D. Schwartz, Michael Corkery

Sears tried to serve employees as well as shareholders. Is it still possible to do both?
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Third Way: Gerald Davis

"Why are corporations disappearing? And should we care?" How might the answer differ for entrepreneurs, consumers, workers, and policymakers?
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Boston Review: Thomas A. Kochan

Can lessons from a Labor Secretary from the first half of the 20th century help us rethink what can be accomplished for workers, and how?
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Fast Company: Rick Wartzman

What would it mean for wages, benefits, and corporate culture if companies valued employees as assets rather than costs?
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It used to be more common for low-wage workers to move up to higher wages and better opportunities. What truncated this ladder to success, and can we reverse the trend?
Harvard Business Review: Katie Bach, Sarah Kalloch, Zeynep Ton

When wages aren't enough: What additional changes are needed to turn bad jobs into good opportunities for both workers and employers?
Quartz at Work: Natalie Foster, David Rolf

A growing number of workers don't have access to benefits or protections. How could innovations in benefits for nontraditional workers support both the changing labor force and employers?
Inside Higher Ed: Marjorie Valbrun

In this new Gilded Age, what can business schools do to produce graduates who succeed by more criteria than just money?
The Chronicle of Higher Education: Andrew J. Hoffman

"If society is to make wise choices, those who create knowledge must move it beyond the ivory tower." How can academia work around traditional measures of success to have more, and timelier, impact?
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