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Nov 14, 2019, 13:08 ET Positive Impact of Activist Investing: Study finds Companies Emerge from Intervention Stronger and More Innovative

For years, researchers and regulators have debated the impact of activist investors and hostile corporate takeovers on the fate of corporations....


Oct 01, 2019, 14:21 ET New Public-Private Research Upends Traditional Carbon Pricing and Presents a More Effective Method for Pricing Emissions

With the United Nations recently concluding discussion of climate change and leaders returning to their countries to explore new solutions,...


Sep 25, 2019, 10:03 ET New Medical Ideas Have Played A Major Role In U.S. Cancer Survival Rates And Mortality Decline

The arrival of new medical ideas played a major role in the long-run increase in US cancer survival rates according to research by Columbia Business...


Sep 10, 2019, 11:21 ET Weil Partners with Columbia Business School to Train Incoming and Third-Year Associates

International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced that the Firm is partnering with Columbia Business School Executive Education to offer a...


Sep 04, 2019, 10:13 ET Rivalries Drive Success: How a Top Adversary's Past Achievements Can Predict Our Future Improvement

As the NFL season kicks off with professional football's oldest rivalry between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers, research shows that the...


Aug 05, 2019, 10:45 ET Columbia Business School's Deming Center Awards 10th Anniversary Deming Cup To David Abney, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, And Hubert Joly

Columbia Business School's W. Edwards Deming Center for Quality, Productivity, and Competitiveness announced today David Abney, chairman and CEO,...


Jul 16, 2019, 10:07 ET New Fed Research Calls for Constraining Discretion in Setting Monetary Policy

For nearly three decades, economists have long presumed that the Federal Reserve and global central banks must make a choice between setting a rigid...


Jun 27, 2019, 15:07 ET Dr. Costis Maglaras Named 16th Dean Of Columbia Business School

Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger announced today that Dr. Costis Maglaras, a deeply respected academic who has been a consummate...


Jun 11, 2019, 10:08 ET More Than a Paycheck: Research Shows Businesses Need to Create Meaningful Jobs to Motivate Employees

In the current "always on" work culture where employees are tethered to their jobs through their smartphones, a Columbia Business School study argues ...


May 21, 2019, 10:37 ET New Research Shows What Polls Missed in 2016 and Could Miss in 2020: People Who Kept Their Vote Secret

In the days after the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, in which Republican Donald Trump defied expectations in multiple states to win the White...


Apr 29, 2019, 13:25 ET Improving Hospital Operations, One Bed at a Time

As hospitals continue to seek innovative ways to maximize efficiency and minimize wait times, Columbia Business School Professor Jing Dong and her...


Apr 24, 2019, 11:37 ET Fixing the Forthcoming Physician Shortfall in America

A physician shortage is fast-approaching. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the US is projected to have a shortfall of up to ...


Apr 15, 2019, 12:49 ET Gender Inequality and Entrepreneurship Research: Anticipating that Others Prefer Men Leads to Gender Bias in Networking

Networking is an essential component of building a successful career, particularly for entrepreneurs, but it can also be an area of persistent gender ...


Apr 08, 2019, 14:23 ET Return of Rent Control: New Research Shows Benefit of Decades-Old Affordable Housing Approach

As both the cost of living and the wealth gap continues to rise in cities, traditional affordable housing policies are receiving renewed attention...


Apr 04, 2019, 11:07 ET Why Aren't Startups Founded by Women Getting More Funding?

Amid declining startup rates, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tim Scott (R-SC) have launched a bipartisan Senate Entrepreneurship Caucus to...


Mar 26, 2019, 11:07 ET Tenure Voting: Striking a Balance Between Corporate and Shareholder Interests

As Lyft prepares for its initial public offering (IPO), the ride-sharing startup is also gearing up for a debate over investor rights. Following in...


Mar 21, 2019, 12:22 ET Columbia Business School Research Finds that Customization of Pricing Is Not Always the Best Strategy for Retailers or Consumers

As large retail chains compete with online retailers to maintain their hold on the market, a Columbia Business School study shows that it's time to...


Mar 19, 2019, 12:32 ET The Burden of Secret Keeping in HBO's Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is full of secrets. Characters keep secrets, exploit secrets, and reveal secrets to build alliances. New research by Columbia...


Mar 12, 2019, 12:04 ET Fame Is Based More On The Company You Keep Than Your Creativity

Many of the world's most creative people (think Thomas Edison, Pablo Picasso, and Steve Jobs) often achieve great fame. But does creativity alone...


Feb 21, 2019, 09:17 ET Suspicion Of Banks Following Financial Crisis Kept Homeowners From Taking Full Advantage Of HARP

The Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP), which expired on December 31, 2018, was designed to help U.S. homeowners find more affordable home...


Dec 18, 2018, 11:53 ET Faster Internet Fuels Job Growth in Africa, Says Research from Columbia Business School

The expansion of fast Internet in Africa positively affects employment rates in connected areas, according to research from Columbia Business School. ...


Nov 29, 2018, 10:07 ET Do as Your Neighbor Does? Neighbors Caring about the Environment Makes You More Likely to Conserve

Policymakers face an uphill battle when they try to convince people to change their personal belief systems. Particularly in the domain of climate...


Oct 10, 2018, 10:07 ET Columbia Business School Research Offers New Approach to Financial Reporting that Takes Uncertainty into Account

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) recently issued a revised Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting, which essentially acts as ...


Sep 20, 2018, 11:13 ET Reviving Grit: Columbia Business School study finds that in pursuit of success, dedication falls short without passion

Stories of grit – from Rudy Ruettiger making the Notre Dame football team to Rocky Balboa battling Apollo Creed – captivate the public imagination,...


Sep 17, 2018, 13:22 ET New Metric Makes it Possible to Identify Banks' Expected Losses Using Public Documents

As the country's financial crisis clearly demonstrated, the incurred-loss model in place to assess banks' loan portfolios is lacking. After the...