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Columbia Business School Startup Gurus to Offer 'Speed Mentoring' to Budding Entrepreneurs at NY TechDay 2014

Press Release | April 22, 2014

School signs on as exclusive higher education partner for event and will highlight nine successful young alumni startups

Topics: Entrepreneurship, Leadership | Read Article

University Professors Awarded 2014 Eccles Prize

School News | April 11, 2014

Two University professors have been awarded the 2014 George S. Eccles Prize for Excellence in Economic Writing.

Topics: Business Economics and Public Policy, Capital Markets and Investments, Leadership, World Business | Read Article

Columbia Announces 63 Winners of First-Ever Columbia Startup Lab Contest

Press Release | April 10, 2014

31 teams have been selected to join the Columbia Startup Lab, one of a growing number of university initiatives engaged with New York City’s burgeoning startup sector and dedicated to fostering entrepreneurial talent

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Baseball's Fancy New Instant-Replay System Is Useless

Media Mentions | March 31, 2014 | The Atlantic

Prof. Jerry Kim’s research finds that umpires are disproportionally biased towards big–name pitchers when making calls on the field.

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Investors Picking Fights Enhance Value as Stocks Beat S&P 500

Media Mentions | March 31, 2014 | Bloomberg News

Prof. Wei Jiang says that, contrary to popular opinion, activist investing does not make target companies financially vulnerable compared to other organizations.

Topics: Capital Markets and Investments, Organizations | Read Article

All-Star Pitchers Will Hate Instant Replay, According to New Research from Columbia Business School

Press Release | March 31, 2014

Columbia Business School Professor Reviews Data of Nearly 800K MLB Pitches and Finds ‘Star-Struck’ Umpires Show Bias in Favor of All-Star Pitchers

Topics: Organizations, Risk Management, Strategy | Read Article

Event Connects Endowed Professors, Alumni

School News | March 31, 2014

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What Umpires Get Wrong

Media Mentions | March 28, 2014 | The New York Times

Prof. Jerry Kim argues that umpires are unconsciously biased by “status characteristics”—such as a pitcher’s All–Star ranking—when determining the strike zone and making other critical calls.

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Activists Make a Positive Mark on the Board

Media Mentions | March 28, 2014 | Financial Times

Prof. Wei Jiang’s research finds that companies targeted by activist investors experience a rise in their stock price and that the gains are often sustainable for years to come.

Topics: Capital Markets and Investments, Organizations | Read Article

The Brilliant Business Theory Behind Wu-Tang Clan's Disruptive Plan

Media Mentions | March 27, 2014 | Inc.

Prof. Rita McGrath argues that opening up the creative process to consumers is a valuable way for a company to differentiate a product from its competitors before it reaches the market.

Topics: Marketing, Strategy | Read Article