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Management in Practice

  • Assembling an Economy in Space

    A mix of public and private investments are positioning the space economy for a period of growth and innovation, says Sven Eenmaa ’98, director of investment and economic analysis at the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory.

    Astronauts working on the International Space Station
  • What Does It Take to Build a Zero-Emission Hotel?

    When real-estate developer Bruce Becker ’85 set out to convert New Haven’s historic, Marcel Breuer-designed Pirelli Building into the boutique Hotel Marcel, he realized that exclusively using renewable sources of energy would make the project more financially sustainable.

    The Hotel Marcel in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Saying ‘Yes’ to Solve the Affordable Housing Crisis

    A lack of affordable housing is exacerbating homelessness and hobbling economic competitiveness, yet efforts to build new housing regularly meet NIMBY pushback. Three Yale SOM alumni tackle the tough challenge of getting to yes.

    An overhead view of housing under construction
  • How a Time Out Can Help Address Bias

    The Bias Time Out, developed by a team including Gina Calder ’22 and Dr. Cecelia Calhoun ’21, helps healthcare teams spot and address bias in real time.

    An illustration of doctors and nurses discussing care in surgery
  • For Companies Eyeing AI, the Question Is ‘When, Not If’

    Generative AI may well be transformative, but firms will need to make judgments on whether the costs, challenges, and risks of being a first mover makes sense.

    A graphic of a computer assembling a document with its arms
  • Imagining Future-Ready Infrastructure

    Our aging infrastructure isn’t ready for climate change. David Gilford ’07 explains how new resilient, technology-enabled infrastructure can help us thrive in an uncertain future.

    A photo illustration showing highways overlaid with electronic readouts
  • What Can Other Companies Learn from Patagonia’s Model?

    Patagonia “is in business to save our home planet.” We talked with Vincent Stanley, the company’s director of philosophy, about the lessons for Patagonia’s peers in its approach to doing business.

    A woman using a machine in front of a Patagonia sign, with a reflection in a nearby window
  • Collaboration Can Close Healthcare Gaps—But It Isn’t Easy

    Collaboration among organizations and across sectors can help, said a group of leaders at the Yale Healthcare Conference—but it must be pursued strategically.

    Staff at a mobile clinic in Seattle in April 2020. 
  • Creating a Culture of Sustainability in Homebuilding

    Sustainably built homes cost more up front, but factor in resiliency, indoor air quality, and the costs to heat and cool, and the cost calculus looks quite different, says Aaron Smith ’16.

    A model net zero home
  • Expanding the Pathways from School to a Career

    Washington state’s collective action approach to career-connected learning expands students’ horizons, connects employers to their future workforce, and builds community, says Maud Daudon ’83 of Career Connect Washington.

    A student and instructor working with a piece of equipment