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"Uncertainity, Risk, and Climate Change" by Geoffrey M. Heal, the Paul Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Business Responsibility. Published in Ideas at Work. July, 2013.

"Why are there so few women in corporate leadership?" by David Ross, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Associate Professor of Leadership and Ethics. Published in Ideas at Work. Jun, 2013.

"An Agency Theory of the Division of Managerial Labor"by David Ross, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Associate Professor of Leadership and Ethics. June, 2013.

"Why are there so few women top managers? A large-sample empirical study of the antecedents of female participating in top management" by Cristian Dezso, David Ross,and Jose Uribe. Working Paper. March, 2013.

"How Racial Stereotypes May Influence Hiring for Top Jobs" by Adam Galinsky, Vikram S. Pandit Professor of Business. Published in The Wall Street Journal. January, 2013.

"Why Great CEOs are Worth It "by Ray Fisman, Lambert Family Professor of Social Enterprise. Published in The Wall Street Journal. January, 2013.

"Risk, Innovation, and Social Value" by Bruce Kogut, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Professor of Leadership and Ethics Director. Published in Ideas at Work. January, 2013.

"Gender and Race: How Overlapping Stereotypes Affect Our Personal and Professional Decisions" by Adam Galinsky,Vikram S. Pandit Professor of Business. Published in Science Daily. December, 2012.

"How to Use Your Ears to Influence People" by Daniel Ames, Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Professor of Busines. Published in Scientific American. December, 2012.

"Fatherhood and Managerial Style: How a Male CEO's Children Affect the Wages of His Employees" by Michael S. Dahl, Cristian Dezso, and David Ross. Published in the Administrative Science Quaterly. December, 2012.

"Gender and Race: How Overlapping Stereotypes Affect Our Personal and Professional Decisions" by Adam Galinsky, Vikram S. Pandit Professor of Business. Published in Science Daily. December, 2012.

"How lame ducks compare in business, politics" by Kathy Phillips, Paul Calello Professor of Leadership and Ethics. Published on WNYC, Marketplace. November, 2012.

"Ethically Diverse" by Kathy Phillips, Paul Calello Professor of Leadership and Ethics. Published in Ideas at Work. September, 2012.

"Can You Train Business Students to be Ethical?" by Ray Fisman, Lambert Family Professor of Social Enterprise. Published in Slate. September, 2012.

"Diversity - Is it important for Tech Vendors in Asia Pacific?" by Kathy Phillips, Paul Calello Professor of Leadership and Ethics. Published in Braithwaite Steiner Pretty (BSP). August, 2012.

"Is CEO Marissa Mayer Capable of a Yahoo Turnaround?" by Kathy Phillips, Paul Calello Professor of Leadership and Ethics. Published on Bloomberg TV. August, 2012.

"Diversification and Corporate Scope" by Jerry Kim and Bruce Kogut. Published in Caseworks. 2012.

"The Small Worlds of Corporate Governance" by Bruce Kogut, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Professor of Leadership and Ethics Director. July 2012.

"The Mobility of Economists and the Diffusion of Policy Ideas: The Influence of Economics on National Policies" by Bruce Kogut and Muir Macpherson. Published in Research Policy. 2011.

"Double Jeopardy or Greater Latitude: Do Black Women Escape Blacklash for Dominance Displays?" by Erika Richardson, Katherine Phillips, Laurie A. Rudman, Peter Glick. Working paper. July 2011.

"Can Quotas Bring Equity to the Boardroom?" by Bruce Kogut, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Professor of Leadership and Ethics Director. Published in Ideas at Work. November, 2011.

"A Revolution in Compensation at Investment Banks? Credit Suisse and Its Competitors in 2010" by Bruce Kogut, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Professor of Leadership and Ethics, and director of the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics. Published in Caseworks. 2010.

"Extraneous factors in judicial decisions" by Shai Danziger, Jonathan Levav, and Liora Avnaim-Pesso. Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 2011.
"Corproate Governance at Hewlett-Packard, 1999-2005" by David Beim, professor of professional practice in finance and economics and a Bernstein faculty leader. Published in Caseworks. February, 2010.

When Principles Pay: Corporate Social Responsibility and the Bottom Line" by Geoffrey M. Heal, the Paul Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Business Responsibility. 2008.

“Who's afraid of sovereign funds?” by David Beim, professor of professional practice in finance and economics and a Bernstein faculty leader. Published in Columbia Ideas at Work, 6 March 2008.

“Does shareholder voting curb CEO pay?” by Sudhakar Balachandran, professor of accounting at Columbia Business School. Published in Columbia Ideas at Work, 15 November 2007.

“Up and down the slippery slope,” by Michael Feiner, professor of management and the Sanford C. Bernstein Ethics Fellow. Published in The Bottom Line, 21 March 2007.

“Is the U.S. Losing Ground?,” by R. Glenn Hubbard, dean and professor of finance and economics, and John L. Thornton, chairman of the Brookings Institution. Published in The Wall Street Journal, 30 October 2006.

“Making globalization fair,” by Joseph Stiglitz, university professor at Columbia University and executive director and cofounder of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, in Columbia Ideas at Work, January 2006.

“Gauging corruption's impact,” by Ray Fisman, Associate Professor of Finance and Economics, in Columbia Ideas at Work, January 2006.

What Triggers a Systematic Banking Crisis? by David Beim, Professor of Professional Practice and The Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Ethics Fellow. Working Paper. 2005.

“A Case Study of Corporate Governance in Mexico,” by Maryann Bryant-Rubio ’05, in the Chazen Web Journal of International Business, Spring 2005.

“Governance and CEO Turnover: Do Something or Do the Right Thing?” by Professors Ray Fisman, Matthew Rhodes-Kropf, Rakesh Khurana, Working Paper, 2005.

“Corporate Social Responsibility? An Economic and Financial Framework”, by Geoffrey M. Heal, the Paul Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Business Responsibility. Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance: Issues and Practice; 30 (3), 7 2005.

“A solution to climate change in the world's rainforests,” by Geoffrey M. Heal, the Paul Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Business Responsibility, and Kevin Conrad. Originally published in The Financial Times, 30 November 2005.

“The Choice of Corporate Liquidity and Corporate Governance,” by Hayong Yun, doctoral student at Columbia Business School, 3 November 2005.

“Corporate Social Responsibility,” by Geoffrey M. Heal, the Paul Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Business Responsibility. Originally published in Hermes, Fall 2004.

“Held Accountable: Responding to Accounting Distortions and Audit Failures in Corporate America,” by Itzhak Sharav, adjunct professor of accounting. Originally published in Hermes, Fall 2002.

“The Law of the Emperor’s Wardrobe,”by Michael Feiner, professor of management. Originally published in Hermes, Summer 2004.

“U.S. Corporate Governance: What Went Wrong and Can It Be Fixed?” by Franklin Edwards, the Arthur F. Burns Professor of Free and Competitive Enterprise. Published in Market Discipline Across Countries and Industries, edited by Claudio Borio, William Curt Hunter, George G. Kaufman and Kostas Tsatsaronis . Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2004.

“Missing the True Significance of Outsourcing,” by Amar Bhide, the Lawrence D. Glaubinger Professor of Business Management. Originally published in the Asian Wall Street Journal, June 23, 2004.

“Conflicts of Interests in the Financial Services Industry: What Should We Do About Them?” by Frederic Mishkin, the Alfred Lerner Professor of Banking and Financial Institutions, and others, February 2004.

Ray Fisman, the Meyer Feldberg Associate Professor of Economics and Finance, and Steven Feldman ’81 explore Emerging Markets and Corruption.

“Estimating the Value of Political Connections,” by Ray Fisman, the Meyer Feldberg Associate Professor of Economics and Finance. The American Economic Review; 91 (4), 9 2001, 1095–1102.

Remarks in Acceptance of the 2002 Botwinick Prize in Business Ethics, by Russell L. Carson ’67, general partner, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe.

The Roles of Business in Society: Remarks in Acceptance of the 2004 Botwinick Prize in Business Ethics, by Lord John Browne of Madingley, group chief executive of BP.

“Sarbanes-Oxley at Two,” by Itzhak Sharav, adjunct professor of accounting. Originally published in Corporate Governance, a Dow Jones publication, July 21, 2004.

“Tariq Aziz and the Sixth Factor of Production,” by John O. Whitney, professor emeritus of professional practice and codirector of the W. Edwards Deming Center. Originally published in Hermes, Spring 2003.

“Why Congress Is Wrong About Enron,” by John O. Whitney, professor emeritus of professional practice and codirector of the W. Edwards Deming Center. Originally published in Hermes, Spring 2002.

“Corporate Governance and the Indonesian Financial System,” by Hugh Patrick, Robert D. Calkins professor emeritus of international business, and director of the Center on Japanese Economy and Business, August 2001.

Special Section: Corporate Governance, Hermes, Spring 1999 (PDF), Do Institutional Investors Add Value To A Company? Perspectives from the marketplace and the academy:

    “Shareholders’ Rights: The Gandhian Approach to Corporate Governance,” by Mario J. Gabelli ’67.
    “Hearing Voices: Institutional Investors, Corporate Governance and Performance,” by R. Glenn Hubbard and Gile R. Downes, Jr.
    “Why Bet On Good Boards?” by Robert W. Lear, a seasoned observer, provides a forthright opinion on whether good boards do any good.
    “A Vision Of Virtue,” by Ira M. Millstein, a pioneer of the corporate governance movement, who provides a personal essay on individual liberty, the marketplace and human frailty.
    “Chairman Of The Bard,” by Diana Katz, on gaining business acumen in the classroom from Shakespeare.

“Doing the Right Thing,” by J. Michael Cook, former chairman and CEO of Deloitte & Touche and member of the School’s board of overseers, who describes his company’s commitment to closing the gender gap. Originally published in Hermes, Spring 1999.

Course Materials

“A Closer Look” briefing paper: MBA education on Finance, from the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program, which features Ray Fisman, Associate Professor of Finance and Economics.

“Morgan Stanley Dean Witter: The Aftermath of a Merger,” case study by Michael Keehner, adjunct professor of finance and economics, and research assistants Michael J. Ciolli ’06 and Bobby Grant ’06.

Abstract: Drop the Debt? Dilemmas Confronting the Design of Development Aid and Debt Relief, by Marc Giannoni, assistant professor of finance and economics, and Charles Himmelberg.

Exercises in Pricing, by Asim Ansari, professor of marketing.

Notes on Earnings Management, by Doron Nissim, the Gary Winnick and Martin Granoff Associate Professor of Accounting.

Optimization and Greenhouse Gases (PDF), by Garrett van Ryzin, the Paul M. Montrone Professor of Private Enterprise.

Statistical Assessment of a Conflict of Interest (PDF), by Paul Glasserman, the Jack R. Anderson Professor of Business.

 

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