Ideas Made to Matter Coronavirus

Report details COVID-19’s impact on the digital economy

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MIT research about the pandemic looks at economic fallout, the impact of government interventions, digital technology, and fighting misinformation.

Apr 1, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Hiring

A new barrier to diverse hiring in tech

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How “repugnant market” concerns can cause even well-intentioned firms to fail in workforce diversification efforts.

Mar 31, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Coronavirus

Study: Emphasizing vaccine acceptance could boost immunization rates

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Public messaging emphasizing that others are getting a COVID-19 vaccine is one effective way to overcome vaccine hesitancy, according to a new study.

Mar 8, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Labor

Cash-on-hand can raise worker productivity

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A new working paper details an average 6.2% boost in productivity when workers were paid earlier in a project.

Mar 2, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Innovation

To woo more customers, try a ‘domain mindset’

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Firms that shift to a “domain mindset” can help fill customers’ needs while expanding their own business opportunities.

Mar 1, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Research

2 from MIT Sloan make Thinkers50 Radar list

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Researchers explore working with intelligent machines and what happens when culture meets globalization.

Feb 3, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Coronavirus

Car access tripled in value during early COVID-19

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Car owners, on average, would want $3,300 to give up ownership and use of their vehicle for a month during the pandemic.

Dec 1, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Research

Ideas Made to Matter 2020 in review

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The sudden shift to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic dominated management discussion in 2020.

Nov 30, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Research

MIT Sloan expert insights: 4 books from 2020

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From how recommendation engines work to how misinformation spreads on social media, here are four books from MIT Sloan that made some sense of 2020.

Nov 25, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Social Media

MIT Sloan research about social media and misinformation

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“Fake news” and misinformation peak online during presidential election years. Experts look at how they spread and what can be done to stop them.

Oct 5, 2020
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