University of Michigan Business School
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Big Idea Research

Through their research, faculty generate new ideas and quickly transfer that knowledge to the classroom and share it with the world.

Positive Organizational Scholarship
One of the most visible examples of big idea research is Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS), a new movement pioneered at the Michigan Business School. Harvard Business Review (HBR) has identified POS as one of 20 “Breakthrough Ideas for 2004.” Drawing on path-breaking work in the organizational and social sciences, POS focuses on the dynamics in organizations that develop human strength, produce resilience, foster vitality and cultivate extraordinary individuals.

Special Report: Positive Organizational Scholarship


Sustainable Transportation
Business School faculty are leaders in the University’s new Initiative on Mobility in a Sustainable World, an interdisciplinary effort dedicated to creating mobility/accessibility systems consistent with a sustainable human future.

Special Report: Sustainable Transportation

The Business School is one of the top six international business schools for excellence in preparing MBAs to manage the complex social and environmental challenges of the global marketplace, according to the report Beyond Gray Pinstripes 2003: Preparing MBAs for Social and Environmental Stewardship.