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For Some CEOs, No Price Is Too High to Retain Control In a Proxy Battle

Press Release | July 31, 2014

In new research from Columbia Business School, CEOs are three times as likely to value shares above market value to avoid getting pushed out

Topics: Corporate Finance, Leadership | Read Article

Smarter Ads for Smartphones: When They Do and Don't Work

Press Release | July 15, 2014

Study demystifies effectiveness of smartphone ads; offers marketers tips

Topics: Marketing, Media and Technology | Read Article

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

Fair-Value Accounting’s Role in Financial Crisis Scrutinized

Media Mentions | June 30, 2014 | Accounting Today

Prof. Urooj Khan’s research finds that fair value accounting was unfairly blamed for the 2008–2009 financial crisis, but recognizes that some investors reacted positively to news that rules would be relaxed in response to the crisis.

Topics: Accounting, Capital Markets and Investments | 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

Topics: Leadership, Organizations | Read Article

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

The Path of Least Dysfunction

Media Mentions | June 29, 2014 | Livemint

In his book, The Org: How The Office ‘Really’ Works, Prof. Ray Fisman discusses the history, idiosyncrasies, and key challenges of the modern–day corporation.

Topics: Leadership, Organizations | Read Article

How to Rebalance Your Portfolio

Media Mentions | June 27, 2014 | The Wall Street Journal

Prof. Andrew Ang says that rebalancing one’s portfolio is the “simplest and yet one of the most powerful ways” of buying low and selling high.

Topics: Capital Markets and Investments | Read Article

Author Tees Up Metrics of Wall St. to Analyze Golf

Media Mentions | June 26, 2014 | The Philadelphia Inquirer

In his book, Every Shot Counts, Prof. Mark Broadie uses data and analytics to upend conventional golf wisdom and argue that driving and the long game are just as important as putting.

Topics: Leadership, Strategy | Read Article

The Unheralded Path to Success: Be Invisible

Media Mentions | June 25, 2014 | Marketplace Radio

Prof. Bob Bontempo says that people enter jobs with exposure levels matching their personality types: an “extroverted, life–of–the–party– type may go into marketing while a detail–oriented person is more likely to choose accounting.

Topics: Organizations | Read Article