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July 3, 2013

Professor Katherine W. Phillips to Lead Behavioral Research Lab

Phillips is replacing Professor Daniel Ames, who recently completed his term at the helm.

Katherine W. Phillips, the Paul Calello Professor of Leadership and Ethics, will take over as faculty director of Columbia Business School’s Behavioral Research Lab. Phillips is replacing Professor Daniel Ames, who recently completed his term at the helm.

Phillips joined the Columbia Business School faculty in fall 2011. She holds a PhD in organizational behavior from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to coming to Columbia, Phillips was associate professor of management and organizations at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and also the co-director and founder of Northwestern’s Center on the Science of Diversity.

The Behavioral Research Lab is comprised of Columbia University faculty members, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and research assistants, as well as participants invited from various academic institutions to contribute to the lab’s research. Researchers are actively involved in the investigation of human decision making, interaction, and behavior, studying everyday activities such as customers’ brand selection, impression formation, and the internal and external influences on individual and team decision making, which allows for contributions to the fields of psychology, sociology, and business.


Financial Innovation: A Risky Business?

Watch the trailer for our interactive debate exploring the value of financial markets, the interaction between government and innovation, and what role markets should play in society.

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This event was presented by Fred Friendly Seminars in partnership with the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics, and was part of Columbia Business School’s Individual, Business and Society (IBS) curriculum.

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2014 Klion Forum

When: April 15th, 2014 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Where: 3022 Broadway
Calder Lounge, Uris Hall (1st Floor)
New York, NY 10027

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Join Ms. Denise Morrison, CEO of Campbell Soup, and Ms. Ellen Kaden, chief legal and government affairs officer of Campbell Soup, for a fireside chat moderated by Professor Bruce Kogut on board governance and maintaining high ethical principles in a competitive market.

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Featured Video

With rapidly changing consumer tastes, many food companies are looking to expand their markets at home and overseas. How does an iconic American company stay relevant?

Featured Research

The Small Worlds of Corporate Governance
Identifies "structural breaks" — privatization, for example, or globalization — and assesses why powerful actors across countries behave similarly or differently in terms of network properties and corporate governance.


Program Brochure

View the Bernstein Center brochure, Ethical Challenges in Business