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Wei Jiang Named Director of Chazen Institute

School News | July 11, 2014

Wei Jiang, the Arthur F. Burns Professor of Free and Competitive Enterprise in the Finance and Economics Division, has been appointed Director of the School’s Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business.

Topics: World Business | Read Article

Are You Seen as a Jerk at Work? A New Study Reveals That Many People Are Oblivious to How They Come across to Counterparts and Colleagues

Press Release | June 30, 2014

Columbia Business School research highlights the disconnect between peoples’ own views and their counterparts’ views of their assertiveness—and the impact it can have on negotiations

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New Insights on the Factors That Intensified the 2008 Financial Crisis

Press Release | June 30, 2014

Columbia Business School study says analysts’ concerns about fair value accounting clouded the already murky waters, fueling the crisis

Topics: Accounting, Corporate Finance, Risk Management | Read Article

Columbia Business School Entrepreneurs Enter the Shark Tank

School News | June 16, 2014

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The Simple Mathematical Law That Financial Fraudsters Can't Beat

Media Mentions | May 30, 2014 | Forbes

Prof. Dan Amiram’s research shows that public companies whose financial statements are significantly out of compliance with Benford’s Law are more likely to be caught by the SEC for accounting irregularities.

Topics: Accounting, Corporate Finance, Organizations | Read Article

One of World’s Top Wealth Funds Urged to Adopt Style of Investing Pioneered by Canadian Pension

Media Mentions | May 30, 2014 | Financial Post

Research by Prof. Andrew Ang advises the Norwegian government’s global sovereign wealth fund to take more risk in investing and to adopt the “opportunity cost model” pioneered by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

Topics: Capital Markets and Investments, World Business | Read Article

Why We Enjoy Chili Peppers, S&M, Gruesome Movies, and Other Unpleasant Experiences

Media Mentions | May 30, 2014 | New York Magazine

Prof. Ran Kivetz’s research shows that people often choose unusual activities over pleasurable ones in order to expand their “experiential CV” and thus feel more productive.

Topics: Strategy | Read Article

Apple's Beats Buy Is Two-Sided for Music Streaming

Media Mentions | May 29, 2014 | Associated Press (via NPR)

Prof. Moshe Cohen says that Apple’s major advantage over its competitors is the skill with which it bundles software with hardware, matching services such as music streaming with popular, user–friendly devices.

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Yet Another Theory about Apple and Beats That Doesn’t Add Up

Media Mentions | May 29, 2014 | The Washington Post

Prof. Moshe Cohen says that Apple’s acquisition of Beats is indicative of the major challenges Apple faces today: understanding taste, making deals, and linking Silicon Valley and Los Angeles.

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Norway Should Replicate CPPIB with Government Pension Fund Global — Review

Media Mentions | May 29, 2014 | Pensions & Investments

Prof. Andrew Ang’s research shows that in order to increase returns for the its sovereign wealth fund, the Norwegian Ministry of Finance should take more risks and adopt a cost management model pioneered by the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board.

Topics: Capital Markets and Investments, World Business | Read Article