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Gartner Research Database: Going Away – and What To Do

As of February 1, 2024, Gartner Group Research will, unfortunately, no longer be licensed for the broader Emory community due to unexpected changes in the budget allocation for this resource. Gartner has been an important resource for technology-focused market trends, and we are sorry to see it go away. But don’t worry! The business librarians Read More …

This Day in Business History: Happy Birthday, André Michelin!

January 16, 1853: André Michelin, founder of Michelin Tire Company, is born in Paris. Michelin took over his family’s failing farm equipment company, which manufactured rubber parts such as belts and valves, in 1886. A few years later, he was approached by a cyclist who was having trouble with his tires. At that time, bicycle Read More …

The Most Popular Articles from Business Schools in 2023

Curious what Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan articles were most read in 2023?  Easy. Just check out these lists!  Harvard Business School The most-read stories about HBS faculty research reflect a year filled with both excitement and concern about the influence of generative artificial intelligence on the workplace, as well as a determination to Read More …

This Day in Business History: Burj Khalifa opens

Jan. 4, 2010:  Burj Khalifa in Dubai, U.A.E., opens as the worlds tallest building at 2,717 feet (828m).  At over 160 stories tall, it also has the highest occupied floor in the world.  The building includes 900 residential apartments, office space and a 304 room hotel, as well as an observation deck. Sources: Burj Khalifa Read More …

This Day in Business History: The European Economic Community Is Formed

January 1, 1958: The European Economic Community, known as the Common Market, becomes official. Belgium, France, West Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, and The Netherlands signed the Treaty of Rome in March 1957, which laid the plan for this trade community, and was later joined by the United Kingdom, Denmark, Ireland, Greece, Portugal,and Spain. East Germany also Read More …

This Day in Business History: Monopoly Patented – Pass Go Collect $2021

December 31, 1935: Charles B. Darrow patented the real-estate board game, Monopoly (Patent Number 2,026,082). Although Darrow has been given credit for creating the now “ubiquitous winner-take-all board game,” it was actually invented in 1903 by Elizabeth “Lizzie” Magie. Magie created the pre-cursor to Monopoly, The Landlord’s Game, as an educational tool to help explain Read More …

This Day in Business History: Signing of the Federal Reserve Act

December 23, 1913: The U.S. Senate signed into law the Federal Reserve Act. Before this date, the United States was one of the only major financial powers without a central bank, having to turn to wealthy benefactors in 1907, particularly J.P. Morgan, to help bail the government out of financial crises. Realizing the nation could not Read More …

This Day in Business History: Happy Birthday, Henry Varnum Poor!

December 8, 1812: Henry Varnum Poor was born on this day and would lay the groundwork for the business information industry. As the editor of the American Railroad Journal, he became aware of the ways that businesses across states were becoming increasingly interconnected. Managers found a lot of value in information about companies and economics in partnering Read More …