MIT Sloan Management Review

MIT Sloan Management Review (MIT SMR) leads the discourse among academic researchers, business executives and other influential thought leaders about advances in management practice, particularly those shaped by technology, that are transforming how people lead and innovate. MIT SMR disseminates new management research and innovative ideas so that thoughtful executives can capitalize on the opportunities generated by rapid organizational, technological and societal change.

We distribute our content on the web, in print and on mobile and portable platforms, as well as via licensees and libraries around the world.

We source content for our readers primarily in two ways:

Independent research and ideas from global thought leaders. 

1959, MIT SMR has been a forum for business-management innovators from around the world to present their ideas and research. Authors have included Christopher Bartlett, Max Bazerman, Erik Brynjolfsson, Henry Chesbrough, Clayton Christensen, Richard D’Aveni, Thomas Davenport, Sumantra Ghoshal, Daniel Goleman, Vijay Govindarajan, Lynda Gratton, Gary Hamel, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Rhakesh Khurana, Philip Kotler, Ed Lawler, Thomas Malone, Costas Markides, Andrew McAfee, Rita McGrath, Henry Mintzberg, Nitin Nohria, C.K. Prahalad, John Quelch, James Brian Quinn, Peter Senge and Lester Thurow. We work closely with authors to ensure that their articles provide interpretation and analysis for practicing managers: thought-provoking strategies that offer real-world management solutions.

MIT SMR-generated research and ideas

The MIT SMR Big Ideas are collaborative inquiries capturing the best thinking, reporting and scholarly research on the management implications of one significant transformation in the business environment. We conduct interviews and original research to explore these implications. The Big Ideas illuminate major changes in the competitive landscape that managers are hungry to understand and that are the chief drivers of management practice innovation as enterprises respond to novel opportunities and threats


Seminal research from leading thinkers
  • The 12 Different Ways for Companies to Innovate, Sawhney, Wolcott , Arroniz
  • The Bullwhip Effect in Supply Chains, Lee, Padmanabhan, Whang

  • The End of Corporate Computing, Carr

  • The Leader’s New Work: Building Learning Organizations, Senge
  • Three Cultures of Management: The Key to Organizational Learning, Schein
Top articles/reports used in the classroom
  • Adapting to the Sharing Economy, Matzler, Veider, Kathan

  • Can You Measure the ROI of Your Social Media Marketing?, Hoffman, Fodor

  • Competing in the Age of Omnichannel Retailing, Brynjolfsson, Hu, Rahman
  • Customizing Social Media Marketing, Schulze, Schöler, Skiera

  • The Bullwhip Effect in Supply Chains, Lee, Padmanabhan, Whang


Top institutions use MIT SMR materials
  1. Harvard Business School
  2. Imperial College, London

  3. Indian Institute of Management
  4. MIT Sloan School of Management
  5. Northwestern/Kellogg

  6. Stanford University

  7. Stockholm School of Economics
  8. University of California, Berkeley/Haas
  9. University of Chicago/Booth
  10. University of Pennsylvania/Wharton


Global Reach

MIT SMR authors hail from top institutions all over the world.

  1. CEIBS, China

  2. Harvard Business School, United States

  3. INSEAD, France
  4. J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics, Ireland
  5. Kellogg School of Management, United States
  6. London School of Business, United Kingdom
  7. Rotman School of Management, Canada

  8. Tuck School of Business, United States

  9. University of Gothenburg, Sweden

  10. University of Lisbon, Portugal