Leadership & Management

The Gift of Gratitude

The power of a simple “thank you”: New research from Darden Professor Ayana Younge shows how expressions of gratitude reap social and professional benefits — for the thanked, the thanker and those who witness a grateful exchange.

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Darden Ideas to Action shares business knowledge — research, analysis and commentary — from faculty and experts of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

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Business, Ethics & Society

The Stakeholder Podcast: Leadership, Inequality and Power

Is power inherently bad? Why do social class disparities emerge in organizations, and how can those organizations mitigate inequality — do they change hearts and minds or internal structure? Darden Professors Ed Freeman and Peter Belmi discuss power, leadership and inequality on The Stakeholder Podcast.

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Stakeholder Theory

Stakeholder theory is based on the principle that a firm should create value for all stakeholders, not just shareholders. It stresses the interconnected relationships between a business and its customers, suppliers, employees, investors, communities and others who have a stake in the organization.


Innovation for Sustainability

Led by the Batten Institute’s Business Innovation and Climate Change Initiative and leading professors studying sustainability, Darden experts explore what is happening — and what is needed — in business’ efforts to innovate to save the planet.


Business & Public Policy

From examinations of specific policies around the world to research on potential policies and impacts, Darden experts are leading conversations that can provide business practitioners with key insights to see around the corner to future policy impacts or look back and understand those of the past.