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Evan Apfelbaum

Evan Apfelbaum

W. Maurice Young (1961) Career Development Professor of Management

Department: Assistant Professor of Organization Studies

Contact: (617) 252-1427, epa1@mit.edu

Expertise: Cultural differences; Discrimination; Diversity; Experimental design; Gender issues; Gender issues; Leadership; Managing diversity; Organizational behavior; Organizational psychology; Race relations; Social psychology

Emilio J Castilla

Emilio J Castilla

NTU Professor of Management

Department: Associate Professor of Management

Contact: (617) 253-0286, ecastilla@mit.edu

Expertise: B-school; Benefits; Benefits; Business school; Career development; Changing work environments; Changing work environments; Changing workforce; Compensation; Compensation; Conflict resolution; Consulting; Corporate incentives; Cultural differences; Customer incentives; Data analytics; Discrimination; Diversity; Education; Employee motivation; Employee termination; Employment relations; Employment relations; Family issues; Future of work; Future of work; Gender issues; Gender issues; Hiring; Incentives; Industrial relations; Industrial relations; Labor market policy; Labor relations; Managing change; Managing diversity; Motivation; Motivation; Organizational behavior; Organizational change; Organizational culture; Organizational design and performance; Organizational studies; Organizations; Predictive analytics; Race relations; Recruitment; Social networks; Social networks; Sociology; Sociology; Statistics; Training; Training programs; Turnover; Unemployment; Work / family issues

Aleksandra Kacperczyk

Aleksandra Kacperczyk

Fred Kayne (1960) Career Development Professor of Entrepreneurship

Department: Associate Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management

Contact: (617) 253-6618, olenka@mit.edu

Expertise: Career development; Competitive strategy; Corporate diversification; Corporate social responsibility; Corporate strategy and policy; Discrimination; Diversity; Employee termination; Employment relations; Entrepreneurship; Gender issues; Innovation; New venture development; New ventures; Organizations; Product innovation; Social networks; Social responsibility; Startups / Start-ups; Strategic management; Strategy; Turnover; Work-life balance; Worker / management relations

Paul Osterman

Paul Osterman

Nanyang Technological University Professor

Department: Professor of Human Resources and Management

Contact: (617) 253-2667, osterman@mit.edu

Expertise: Changing workforce; Collective bargaining; Compensation; Compensation; Discrimination; Downsizing; Downsizing; Employment relations; Employment relations; Future of work; Future of work; Hiring; Industrial relations; Industrial relations; Job creation; Labor market policy; Labor relations; Labor standards; Minimum wage; Minimum wage; Organizations; Sociology; Spain; Training; Training programs; Unemployment; Unemployment; Urban poverty; Urban poverty; Worker / management relations

Mary Rowe

Mary Rowe

Department: Adjunct Professor of Management

Contact: (617) 253-5902, mrowe@mit.edu

Expertise: Conflict management; Conflict resolution; Conflicts of interest; Conflicts of interest; Corporate accountability; Discrimination; Dispute resolution; Dispute resolution; Diversity; Employment relations; Ethics; Family issues; Flextime; Gender issues; Gender issues; Harassment; Hostile work environment; Human rights; Intellectual property; Managing diversity; Negotiation; Negotiation and conflict resolution; Risk management; Sexual harassment; Women in business; Work / family issues; Work-life balance

Ofer Sharone

Ofer Sharone

Mitsubishi Career Development Professor

Department: Assistant Professor of Work and Employment Research

Contact: (617) 253-7483, osharone@mit.edu

Expertise: Career development; Changing workforce; Conflict resolution; Discrimination; Downsizing; Hiring; Labor market policy; LinkedIn; Recruitment; Sociology; Talent management; Unemployment

How bad data fed the Ebola epidemic — Rachel Glennerster, Herbert M’cleod and Tavneet Suri

From The New York Times The West African Ebola outbreak first hit Sierra Leone in May 2014, followed by an explosion of cases in the capital Freetown in the autumn. The epidemic now counts more than 10,500 cases across Sierra Leone, with signs that the spread is slowing. The early days of the crisis were characterized by a sense of immense fear, anxiety and alarm, regionally and globally. In Sierra Leone, a three-day, countrywide, military-led lockdown in September fed the fear in West Africa and beyond. Many flights originating in unaffected African countries were restricted. African students were prevented from attending some American schools, and there were countless reports of discrimination against Africans across the globe. Pictures of health workers in full protective suits became a ubiquitous symbol of the panic. Misleading reports, speculation and poor projections from international agencies, government ministries and the media about the Ebola outbreak exacerbated the problem. … Read More »The post How bad data fed the Ebola epidemic — Rachel Glennerster, Herbert M’cleod and Tavneet Suri appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.

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