Companies seeking to partner with Chinese firms on innovation projects might want to assess the firms’
board members for several factors if they have concerns about protecting patents and intellectual property.
Entrepreneurial glow is not dimmed when startups make ethical missteps, because new ventures are perceived
as being more virtuous than large, well-established companies. And transgressing startups fare better in
the court of public opinion than erring corporate giants because the ventures are expected to push boundaries.
Many people’s image of a leader might be someone giving an impassioned speech or guiding others. But
AOM scholars describe a different way to lead: asking questions in an open way and then listening attentively
to responses, a communication method called respectful inquiry.
AOM scholars say something is missing from some of the typical management research articles: Honest, personal
accounts from the researchers themselves about their relationship with the topics at hand and how those
relationships inform their research.