Business and Society — The Social Contract

By Ben Gomes-Casseres I am honored to occupy the new Peter A. Petri Chair in Business and Society at Brandeis…

In 2018, Did Business Get Too Big?

By Ben Gomes-Casseres | In THE NEW YORK TIMES | December 21, 2018 The number of mega mergers announced this year raises…

The CVS-Aetna Merger Hinges on One Question: What Do Consumers Get Out of It?

By Ben Gomes-Casseres | Originally in HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW | November 7, 2017 The proposed merger of CVS and Aetna will test what it…

How Mergers and Partnerships Change The Way You Compete

By Ben Gomes-Casseres | Originally in HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW | M&A and partnership deals are at an all-time high. But what about…

The 10 most remarkable deals — and busts — of 2016

By Ben Gomes-Casseres | Originally in PBS MAKING SEN$E | Editor’s note: Even if the volume of mergers and acquisitions fell short…

The “Curse of Bigness” Today

By Ben Gomes-Casseres | Originally in PBS MAKING SEN$E | Portions of this article are from the author’s article in Harvard Business Review,…

Mergers vs Regulators — Lessons from Halliburton, Pfizer, and Staples

By Ben Gomes-Casseres | Originally in HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW | Regulatory authorities in the United States have been active in questioning mergers…

How Alliances Reshape Competition

(Handbook of Strategic Alliances) Alliances are intended to help firms cooperate better and also to help them compete better. Are…

American Airlines and British Airways

(Providence Journal Op-Ed) U.S. Justice Department blocks AA-BA deal. It does not believe that AA and BA could cooperate in…

Microsoft Verdict Reveals Dark Side of Strategic Alliances

(Unpublished Op-Ed) Judge Penfield Jackson’s verdict in the Microsoft anti-trust case last week should be required reading for any corporate…