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Trusting A Book By Its Cover

 Swipe left or swipe right? The new norm in dating comes down to a split-second decision based solely on a face and maybe one question: does...

Feb 09, 2016, 10:00 ET
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Unemployment Benefits Actually Help the Economy - And the More Generous the Better

 With current arguments debating the inherent value of unemployment insurance benefits and its effect on job-searchers, new research from...

Jan 27, 2016, 09:00 ET
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Why Risky Shadow Banking is Unlikely to Go Away

 From the Federal Reserve's inception over a century ago, there have been banking free-loaders that enjoy the benefits of the Central Bank...

Dec 16, 2015, 10:00 ET
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Expecting Bad News? New Research Shows That Investors Tend To Put Their Heads In The Sand

 Even with 24/7 access to financial data, investors avoid looking at their financial portfolios when markets are down, according to new...

Nov 19, 2015, 10:00 ET
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CEOs and CFOs Share How Corporate Culture Matters

 The corporate culture of firms is credited when they succeed and blamed when scandal hits. But what is corporate culture and what effect does...

Nov 02, 2015, 11:07 ET
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Study Shows That Consumers Are Willing To Share Personal Data If The Benefits - And Brand - Are Right

It is seemingly impossible today to go through a checkout line without being asked for some piece of personal information.  With more and more...

Oct 28, 2015, 09:00 ET
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Presidential Candidates Should Consider Mimicking Opponents

 Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but if you're running for President, mimicking your competitors in a debate might just give you...

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...