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Making Motivation Work

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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Furthering Motivation Science

Through its research seminars, conferences, and speaker series, the center provides opportunities for motivation scientists, practitioners, and policymakers to meet, discover their shared interests, and work together to further their common goals.

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Publications

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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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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How Can You Be Entrepreneurial in Any Organization?

Vince Ponzo '03 demystifies the entrepreneurial mindset.

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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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Zelon Crawford Named Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Effective January 5, Zelon Crawford ’96TC will serve as Columbia Business School’s new Assistant Dean and Dean of Students, Full-Time MBA Program.

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The Expat's Dilemma

A foreign posting is a real resume booster — right? Not always, especially if you're coming from outside the United States to work within its borders. Assistant Professor Dan Wang explains.

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“Lean Startup” Innovation — Not Just for Startups

"Lean startup" methodology has a place in established enterprises as well as startups, says Columbia Business School instructor Bob Dorf.

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Just In Time for Veterans Day: Iraq War Veteran Ed Reynolds '16 Named Inaugural Recipient of Bernard Gray Fellowship

Ed Reynolds '16 is the first recipient of the Bernard Gray Fellowship.

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