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Our mission is to help integrate research findings across areas in motivation science and identify general principles at work in different settings and at different levels of analysis (from individual to interpersonal, small group to organizational).

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These featured books, journal articles, and working papers from Motivation Science Center faculty, fellows, and members are a sample of the field’s most interesting and important recent findings.

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Why M&A Is Different in Japan

A byproduct of Japan's sluggish economy has been an uptick in merger and acquisition activity.

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Students Pitch Their Startups at the Fall Venture Fair 2014

Forty startups from Columbia Business School pitched their companies and products to a diverse crowd of students, professional advisors, alumni, and early-stage investors.

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Want to Grow Your Retirement Savings? Then Forget About It.

New research shows that the less frequently investors check their portfolios, the better off they are.

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Columbia Business School Professor Predicts How Changes in Banking Laws Could Fuel Emerging Economies of Tomorrow

New research tracks emerging countries’ economics activity after law changes and finds a boost in access to credit; increase in employment rate; increase in productivity and sales for firms

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Power Isn't Enough: Study Reveals the Missing Link for Effective Leadership

New research from Columbia Business School shows that powerful leaders fail to listen properly and take others’ accounts into perspective, jeopardizing the impact they could have

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Europe's Lapse of Reason

The European Union's malaise is self-inflicted, says Columbia Business School's resident Nobel Laureate.

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How Not to Issue an Ebola Quarantine

The nurse in the Ebola quarantine flap is a reminder that it hurts when decisions go against us, but it hurts a lot more when you feel you’ve also been disrespected in the process.

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Printing Money, But Not Pumping It into the Economy

A new look at the money multiplier sheds light on bank behavior in the wake of the recession.

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What Makes China Buy

Tom Doctoroff, head of JWT South Asia, reveals how to snag a coveted market: Chinese online shoppers

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