“The Rise of ‘The Rest’”: Understanding Institutional Corruption in the Context of Emerging Market Economies

by Jacob Park

The phrase “the rise of ‘the rest,’” is borrowed from the title of a 2001 book1 by the late Alice Amsden, Professor of Political Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is also used by Fareed Zakaria in the 2009 paperback edition2 of his 2008 book of a similar title.

Too Big To Fail or Too Hard To Remember: James M. Landis and Regulatory Design

by Justin O'Brien

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the death of James M. Landis, one of the most pivotal entrepreneurs in regulatory history. A key architect of the Securities and Exchange Commission, established eighty years ago, and former Dean of Harvard Law School (1937-1946), Landis and his conception of regulatory purpose has largely been relegated in part because of an investigation into his personal tax affairs that did much to besmirch his legacy. In advance of a major panel discussion at Harvard Law School on November 24, 2014, Justin O’Brien evaluates the abiding strength of the approach to regulatory design advanced by Landis, drawing on a major article on “too big to fail” just published in Law and Financial Markets Review and his monograph The Triumph, Tragedy and Lost Legacy of James M Landis (Hart Publishing, 2014).

Does Your Company Keep its Promises? Revealing and Addressing Commitment Drift in Business

by Elizabeth Doty adapted from an article in strategy+business

Businesses today make many promises. They may promise to deliver value to customers, provide opportunity to employees, deliver growth for investors, or contribute to society by creating jobs, improving public health, providing credit, preserving a free press, or addressing environmental challenges.1