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Jul 20, 2015, 10:00 ET
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Why Marketers Should Care about Taste, Touch and Smell

Marketers have long wondered how to display product samples in a way that is most favorable. Now, research from Columbia Business School provides...

Jun 11, 2015, 11:25 ET
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American Torture Supporters Are Often Biased To Believe Torture Works

 In the wake of recent revelations about US involvement in coercive interrogations, Americans remain split in their opinions of torture. Some...

May 07, 2015, 10:31 ET

Study by Columbia Business School and U.S. Trust Uncovers Financial and Emotional Challenges of Business Succession Planning

 There has been significant sale activity seen in the private company space over the last few years as baby boomers head into retirement, yet...

Apr 30, 2015, 12:31 ET
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Your Secrets Are Killing Your Productivity

Keep your personal life separate from your work life is one of the most common pieces of advice doled out to those entering the workforce....

Apr 28, 2015, 10:00 ET
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When It Comes To Retaining Your Customers, Sometimes It's Best To Leave Them Alone

When thinking about the best way to retain their customers, companies often develop recommendation programs, giving them a chance to explore more...

Apr 06, 2015, 12:55 ET
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For Marketers, Failing To Align The Emotions Of Your Ads With TV Programs May Turn Off Consumers

 A sad TV drama comes to conclusion, fading to black as music swells, and leaving the audience emotionally torn about the future of the main...

Feb 17, 2015, 11:05 ET
New research from Columbia Business School charts how and why range offers can be effective opening offers in negotiations

When It Comes To An Opening Number, Sometimes The Best Bargaining Move Is To Offer Two

For decades, almost all negotiation scholars and teachers would have advised that making a range offer, such as asking for a "15 to 20%" discount...

Jan 28, 2015, 11:00 ET
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Columbia Business School Receives Generous Donation To Establish The Tamer Center For Social Enterprise

 Columbia Business School today announced the creation of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise. The new center, made possible through a...

Jan 22, 2015, 13:03 ET
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Will Increased Transparency Improve Performance Of Central Banks, New Research Asks

 Following today's European Central Bank meeting, the ECB will release the minutes of its policy-setting committee for the first time ever....

Jan 20, 2015, 15:43 ET

New Research Reveals The Power Of Hierarchy In High-Pressure Situations

 Is hierarchy in groups good, or bad?  In a word: yes, according to new research from management researchers at Columbia Business School...

Jan 14, 2015, 16:26 ET
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Debunking Aging Myths In Financial Decisions

 Growing older leaves many with a gloomy prognosis, namely that cognitive aging will slow the mind and the ability to make decisions. However,...

Jan 07, 2015, 12:42 ET
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Overwhelmed With Your Retirement Portfolio? Paying Less Attention Now May Pay Off In Larger Returns In The Future

 Fresh off of the New Year, this is a prime time for routine investors to review their portfolios and decide whether it's the right time...

Oct 29, 2014, 13:00 ET
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Why Hiring Creative Directors With Experience Abroad Can Lead Fashion Houses To New Creative Heights

 The role of creative director or head designer, or artistic director—the actual title varies —is one of the most coveted in the...

Oct 28, 2014, 12:30 ET
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One Extra Day In The Hospital Cuts Readmission Rates And Reduces Patient Deaths

With penalties rising in 2015 for hospitals with high Medicare readmission rates, Columbia Business School research offers important new evidence...

Sep 25, 2014, 08:00 ET
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Columbia Business School Professor Predicts How Changes In Banking Laws Could Fuel Emerging Economies Of Tomorrow

 Many businesses in places such as Latin America, and Asia are struggling right now to obtain bank financing due to lack of sufficient...

Sep 24, 2014, 11:00 ET
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New Research On The Impact Of Financial Deregulation Catches The Eye Of The Federal Reserve

 As the US slowly emerges from the Great Recession, policymakers are still debating what needs to be done to make the financial system more...

Sep 17, 2014, 11:00 ET
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Power Isn't Enough: Study Reveals The Missing Link For Effective Leadership

 With the National Football League in full damage-control mode, there are many questions about how the NFL's leader handled the Ray Rice case....

Aug 25, 2014, 11:30 ET
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Organic vs. Paid Advertising? Inside The Mind Of An Online Browser

The keyword term a consumer uses in their search engine query can predict the likelihood that they will click on an organic or paid advertisement....

Aug 18, 2014, 11:00 ET
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Borrowers Beware! When It Comes To Business Loans And Defaults, Not All State Laws Are Created Equal

Businesses seeking bank loans need to carefully consider the different state laws that may apply to their commercial debt contract, or risk greater...

Jul 31, 2014, 09:50 ET
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For Some CEOs, No Price Is Too High To Retain Control In A Proxy Battle

 Would you pay $120 for shares valued at $100? Irrational as this financial decision may seem, some CEOs of U.S. companies are doing just that....