Andrew McAfee

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Big data, the authors write, is far more powerful than the analytics of the past. Executives can measure and therefore manage more precisely than ever before. They can make better predictions and smarter decisions. They can target more-effective interventions in areas that so far have been dominated by gut and intuition rather than by data and rigor. The(More)
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We examine whether firms that emphasize decision making based on data and business analytics (“data driven decision making” or DDD) show higher performance. Using detailed survey data on the business practices and information technology investments of 179 large publicly traded firms, we find that firms that adopt DDD have output and productivity that is 56%(More)
In this paper, we study how firm investments in technology-based employee monitoring impact both misconduct and productivity. We use unique and detailed theft and sales data from 392 restaurant locations from five different chains that adopt a theft monitoring information technology (IT) product. Since the specific timing of individual locations’ technology(More)
BACKGROUND We estimated the incidence of myocardial infarction (MI) and coronary revascularization (CR) among users of chronic opioid therapy (COT) and compared risks across categories of morphine-equivalent doses of COT and comparator cohorts. METHODS We conducted a retrospective claims-based study using de-identified data from a commercially insured(More)
Manufacturing -the procurement, transformation, and commitment to customers of physical goods -accounted for 18.5% of US GDP, employed 18.6 million people, and shipped $3.7 trillion worth of goods in 1996, the most recent year for which data are available. While manufacturing is large, however, it has often not been perceived as exciting or full of promise(More)
On a daily basis, people rely on others’ advice to make judgments. In two studies, we examine the differential impacts of similarity between the source of the advice and the person making the judgment in two settings: judging others’ behavior and judging one’s own actions. We find that similarity interacts with the target of the judgment. In particular,(More)
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