Giacomo Negro, an associate professor of organization and management at Emory University's Goizueta Business School, has a true fascination with Hollywood. Combine Hollywood with Negro’s intense interest in how industries operate and you’ve got a colorful backdrop for in-depth organizational research. In a new paper, “The Structure of Consensus: Network Ties, Legitimation and Exit Rates of U.S. Feature Film Producer Organizations” published this year in Administrative Science Quarterly, Negro and colleagues examine the business relationships between film producer organizations and distributor organizations in the U.S. film industry between 1912 and 1970. Among the findings, "The industry relies on unwritten norms for what are appropriate features of film production," says Negro. "And these norms are embedded in the producer-distributor exchange.” The U.S. Presidential Race: What Lies Ahead Under an Obama or McCain Administration?
With the election for the presidency of the United States less than a month away, Senators Barack Obama and John McCain are attempting to clarify their positions on a variety of issues, including many that will impact business. Professors at Emory University have examined the issues, and they offer their thoughts on the way each candidate’s approach would likely affect healthcare, business, job creation, and the national economy. Hearst Magazines’ Cathie Black Takes Readers Back to Basics
As the former publisher of New York magazine, USA Today, and CEO of the Newspaper Association of America, Cathie Black has amassed a wealth of experience. Now president of Hearst Magazines, she’s taken time out to craft her own guide to work and life with the new book, Basic Black: The Essential Guide for Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life). Like a trusted mentor, Black relays the hard lessons of maneuvering the vicissitudes of work and life through personal stories that emphasize her point and draw readers in. One tale of her managerial style run amuck and the showdown with employees that followed is particularly memorial. Although younger employees might benefit more from her advice, even seasoned professionals will find useful suggestions in order to live well and work successfully. The State of Venture Cap Funding & the Lessons Learned at Goizueta
While the venture capital industry reached a peak at the beginning of this millennium, the multibillion dollar industry has now evolved to become an active, established, and more mature part of America’s financing scene. To get a better understanding of the field, undergraduates at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School recently participated in a venture capital case competition. In the process, the next generation of business leaders learned from seasoned industry experts exactly what goes into their decision-making process. Africa's Mining Industry Digs Deeper to Meet Demands of Commodities 'Super Cycle'
Diamonds aren't forever. Just ask John J. Teeling, executive chairman of Dublin-based exploration company African Diamonds. During a panel discussion at the recent Wharton Global Alumni Forum in Cape Town, South Africa, Teeling noted that despite its storied past as a leader in gold and diamond production, South Africa "is mined out." Yet conference participants overall suggested that mining will continue to play a major economic role throughout Africa, including in South Africa, as emerging markets like China and India fuel a long-term commodities "super cycle" and African nations become more adept at extracting value from their abundant natural resources.