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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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Confidence Falls In March Amid Deep Division Over Trump’s Tariff Moves

The results of our March poll of U.S. CEOs finds confidence in future business conditions beginning to show signs of fatigue.
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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 2017 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

How A Former Accenture CEO Turned A Failing Leadership Into Growth

This former CEO's first year was a disaster until he shifted everyone's focus to create a customer-centric organization. What happened after that went directly to the bottom line.

What P&G Learned About Marketing From Elon Musk

While Tesla was moving ahead of the competition without spending a dime, P&G's marketing machine was watching closely.

How to Follow a Great Leader: Honeywell’s Darius Adamczyk Moves Forward

Darius Adamczyk, Honeywell International’s CEO since April, has a tough act to follow, but his priorities are optimistic and leave him lots of room for stamping his own legacy.

Meet the ‘New-Collar’ Workers in Manufacturing

Modern manufacturing no longer thinks in terms of white or blue collar—the workers it needs now are “new-collar”.