Thought Leader, Leadership

Raffaella Sadun, PhD

Thomas S. Murphy Associate Professor of Business Administration
Harvard Business School

Raffaella Sadun is the Thomas S. Murphy Associate Professor of Business Administration in the Strategy Unit at Harvard Business School. Professor Sadun’s research focuses on the economics of productivity, management, and organizational change. Her research documents the economic and cultural determinants of managerial choices, as well as their implications for organizational performance in both the private and public sector (including health care and education). She is among the founders of the World Management Survey ( and the Executive Time Use Study ( Professor Sadun’s work has appeared in leading peer reviewed journals including the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Economic Journal, and has been featured in the business press, including the New York TimesThe Economist, The Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times. She is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, Faculty Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, Research Affiliate at the Center for Economic Policy Research, and Research Associate in the Ariadne Labs Program in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In 2012, Professor Sadun was nominated as a Junior Faculty Fellow at the Kauffman Foundation.

Active Learning Opportunities for Health Care Leadership Panel Clip Still


Does Every Health Care Leader Need an MBA?

In health care leadership training, behavior and active day-to-day learning opportunities are just as important as values.

Raffaella Sadun Talk Still: Good Management Equals Good Clinical Outcomes


Good Management = Good Clinical Outcomes

Quality of management correlates with clinical outcomes, but the adoption of good management is uneven in health care. How do we close the gap?

Panel Clip Still: How Much Management Training, and How Often?


How Much Management Training, and How Often?

How much management training do health care leaders need, how frequently should they receive it, and for how long?

Sadun01_panel_clip_still: Managing Physicians Is Like Being on the Atkins Diet


Managing Physicians Is Like the Atkins Diet

You don’t actually live longer, it just feels longer. How do we go about setting up a process so that that’s not the case?

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