Massimo Massa, The Rothschild Chaired Professor of Banking and Professor of Finance at INSEAD

Family companies may have a conservative heritage, but new research suggests they can teach us a lot about innovation

Systems to manage the wealth of knowledge inside companies can help junior staff get a leg up in career advancement.

  • Your unusual trait may be acceptable, even endearing, in some contexts, but in others it could place you at professional risk.

  • Hierarchy is often viewed as hindering innovation, but getting rid of hierarchy carries risks of its own. Savvy organisation design can help you strike a successful balance.

  • A handful of “flat” firms are inspiring industry leaders to rethink the organisational hierarchy. But what’s so special about these firms, and why now?

  • The norms of conducting international business are increasingly becoming standardised. But the behaviour of those around you is fed by cultural backgrounds.

  • It shouldn't surprise researchers that underdog wildcatters, not Big Oil, were the main drivers of the shale gas revolution.