Experts have been pointing to increasing numbers of migrating populations as a sign of a growing global problem. But for the last seven decades, the number of migrants compared with the world population has remained about 3%.
Women tend to speak more concretely about their business plans. Men speak more abstractly about their ideas, pitching them as disruptive, industry-changing, and scalable. That gives men an advantage because investors attach more value to those qualities.
(For more research findings related to pitching ventures to investors or ideas to bosses, see below.)
Mention Black Swans and many people think of surprising events
with world-changing consequences, like the COVID-19 pandemic
or the war in Ukraine. This two-part
special issue of Academy of Management Perspectives,
conceived in 2018, focuses on world-changing events and their
consequences for managers and business leaders. Unexpected
shocks are often products of people’s activities and
organizations’ choices, making them not quite so unexpected.
The pandemic, which struck as this
was being developed, has revealed what we got right and wrong
in our thinking about such events. The
full special issue,
which will be free access through AOM's 82nd Annual
Meeting Aug. 4–10, covers subjects including:
How teams might work in a zombie apocalypse
Organized violence during social strife
Pandemics and antibiotic resistance
The global refugee crisis
Fear of megacatastrophes among would-be entrepreneurs
How research fails to connect capitalism and climate change