What is DEI Monthly?

Welcome to the DEI Monthly. The origin of this project is a years-long search for an easy way to stay current with the best academic business research. Rather than spend hours looking through business school websites, we wanted one site where we could read translations of great research with real-world business relevance. Unable to find such a resource, we decided to create it.

Our Goal

Put simply, the goal of DEI Monthly is to bring you new and innovative academic business research (almost all peer-reviewed) relevant to senior business leaders in a format that is easy to understand.

Our Methodology

Our original sources are primarily the research libraries of the world’s premier business schools and high impact-factor research journals and publications. Though most research comes from scholars in the U.S. and Europe, you will also find research from Australia, China, the Middle East, Singapore, etc. In short, DEI Monthly casts a wide net. Quality and relevance — not school brand — are the primary drivers of selection.

After selecting a relevant research paper, we summarize and contextualize it, complementing it, where appropriate, with my own thoughts and provide some external references, i.e., it is “translated” for a business audience from the original academic format which is typically not practitioner-friendly.

To ensure quality, we always share my translation with the paper’s authors to ensure the accuracy of my analysis and translation. For selected posts, we record brief conversations with authors to provide you with direct insights on their research and findings. These recordings are found at the bottom of each post and on Spotify.


If you are a scholar or researcher and want us to feature your work on DEI Monthly, please feel free to reach out. We are happy to review your research and, if requested, to provide feedback from a practitioner’s perspective.


You can reach us at contact@deinetwork.com.


Carlos Alvarenga
Carlos Alvarenga is an author, researcher and coach. He is also a Senior Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland. His new book, The Rules of Persuasion, will be available in early 2023.