Research & Development

How a CEO’s Office can Help Foster Innovation

Steelcase CEO Jim Keane's office is a working prototype, sending a tangible signal that from the CEO on down, his company innovates by learning.

Statistics: Don’t Believe Everything you Read

Statistics are often at the heart of fake news and other misleading reports. Here's how to make sure you and your company don't get caught in the middle.

Need a Productivity Boost? It Could be Time to Hire More Scientists

Scientists and engineers aren't just integral to a company's R&D efforts. They can boost productivity in other areas, too, according to a growing body of research.

Is your R&D Customer-Driven?

Sometimes the best products come from the people who buy them.

Why CEOs Must Suffer Foolishness Gladly: a Stanford Professor Explains

Albert Einstein made some arithmetic errors and Bob Dylan hit a few off notes. But they were still geniuses.

Why Companies Are Boosting R&D While Other Business Investments Lag

American companies are spending more on research and development than a year ago, providing a welcome bright spot in the overall troublesome pace of business investment in the U.S. economy. And the permanence of the federal R&D tax credit since 2015 likely has played a significant role in this trend.

Pharma CEOs Grapple With Huge R&D Costs

It’s not easy being a pharma CEO. The industry is currently taking a PR beating for raising the prices of its drugs, and not just for new medicines, but also ones that have been in the market for decades. But pharma CEOs counter that it’s increasingly tough to cover R&D expenses, though they are finding other ways to mitigate costs, including slashing other types of expenses and buying competitors.

CSL Behring’s Paul Perreault Talks about Driving Disciplined R&D

The pursuit of new drugs is just one way to navigate the “innovate or exit” pharma world.

R&D: In-house vs. Outsourcing—Making the Right Product Development Decision

Manufacturers are constantly looking at new technologies to improve processes, cut costs and expand the breadth and depth of products they provide to customers. But how do you decide on the best way to get access to the needed technology?

Examining the ROI of R&D

Today's tough economy demands more intense scrutiny of investments in innovation. Innovation is no longer sufficient in itself, but rather there is a new desire for metrics with which to measure success. But can you really measure ROI based on corporate investment?
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CEO1000 Tracker Full List

From the schools they went to to the types of companies they run, CEO1000 is tracking the trends among the CEOs of the 1,000 largest U.S. companies.

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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Confidence Falls On Growing Trade War Worries

President Trump's trade policies are dividing CEOs.
Our monthly review of CEO Confidence reveals that geopolitical concerns, like trade wars, are causing many business leaders are causing them to be pessimistic in an otherwise buoyant environment.
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Best and Worst States For Business

Are you looking to relocate or expand? Evaluate each state's strengths with Chief Executive's 2018 Best & Worst States for Business.

CEO OF THE YEAR

CEO of the Year

Once a year, we celebrate the achievements of a CEO, honored for his or her success in and dedication to business, shareholders and customers.

EDITOR'S PICKS

President Trump's trade policies are dividing CEOs.

TrumpTrade: How Trump’s Trade Policies Divide CEOs

CEOs across the nation may be near-uniformly thrilled with the GOP tax cuts and regulatory rollback. President Trump’s trade policies are another story.

CEO Guidelines For Speaking Out On Controversial Issues

When it comes to successfully extolling your purpose or speaking out on politics, there’s a right way and a wrong way. Here are six guidelines to get you started.

It’s Time For The CEO To Own AI As A Strategic Imperative

To ensure companies achieve the full potential of AI – and to mitigate its potential risks – CEOs cannot relegate AI strategy to IT departments.

CEO Pay: It Has Little to Do With What the 200 Best-Paid CEOs Earn

The problem is that looking at CEO pay by looking through the lens of the top 200 best-paid CEOs tells you nothing about most CEO pay.