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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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Apple Shifting Focus from Products to Software: Kim

Media Mentions | June 02, 2014 | Bloomberg TV

Prof. Jerry Kim says that Apple, which has traditionally struggled to build partnerships with other companies, is proof that having the best and most innovative products does not always guarantee competitive advantage.

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The New Subtle Sexism toward Women in the Workplace

Media Mentions | June 02, 2014 | Fast Company

Prof. Ernesto Reuben’s research finds that men are twice as likely as women to get hired for math–related jobs even when they perform identically to female candidates.

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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.

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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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No Comeback Story for Sears?

Media Mentions | May 27, 2014 | Fox Business

Prof. Mark Cohen says that there is likely no way to remediate the damage done to Sears and that the strategies that CEO Eddie Lampert claims will bring the company back to profitability have no forward viability.

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Concentrated Markets Take Big Toll on Economy

Media Mentions | May 27, 2014 | The New York Times

Prof. Eli Noam, director of the Columbia Institute for Tele–Information, says that future competition on the internet will be “a battle of Goliaths” where major broadband companies will be pitted against big, dominant content providers.

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AT&T Deal for DirecTV Driven by Desire to Pare Programming Costs

Media Mentions | May 20, 2014 | Los Angeles Times

Jason Buckweitz, associate director of the Columbia Institute for Tele–Information, says that “significant concentration in the marketplace” may pose challenges for both AT&T’s bid for DirecTV and Comcast’s deal with Time Warner Cable.

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Sears Could Cash in on Private-Label Brands

Media Mentions | May 18, 2014 | The Globe and Mail

Prof. Mark Cohen says that appliance brands such as Kenmore and Craftsman are “damaged assets” that keep losing value and may struggle to find a buyer after the sale of Sears Canada.

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