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    • Beliefs about Gender 

      Bordalo, Pedro; Coffman, Katherine; Gennaioli, Nicola; Shleifer, Andrei (American Economic Association, 2019-03)
      We conduct laboratory experiments that explore how gender stereotypes shape beliefs about ability of oneself and others in different categories of knowledge. The data reveal two patterns. First, men’s and women’s beliefs ...
    • The Benefit of Power Posing Before a High-Stakes Social Evaluation 

      Cuddy, Amy J. C.; Wilmuth, Caroline Ashley; Carney, Dana R. (2012-09-12)
      The current experiment tested whether changing one‘s nonverbal behavior prior to a high-stakes social evaluation could improve performance in the evaluated task. Participants adopted expansive, open (high-power) poses, or ...
    • Beyond Bedlam: How Consumers and Brands Alike Are Playing the Web 

      Deighton, John Anthony; Kornfeld, Leora (DeGruyter, 2014)
      The new marketing order, as played out on media platforms like YouTube, Twitter and Instagram, is so unlike the order it is displacing that it might seem like bedlam, an asylum of sorts for ideas intelligible only to their ...
    • Beyond Beta-Delta: The Emerging Economics of Personal Plans 

      Beshears, John Leonard; Milkman, Katherine L.; Schwartzstein, Joshua Reid (American Economic Association, 2016)
      People make personal plans regarding whether, when, where, and how to undertake certain actions. We discuss three questions related to personal plans. First, what are the effects of plans on behavior? Second, when are plans ...
    • Beyond Symbolic Responses to Private Politics: Examining Labor Standards Improvement in Global Supply Chains 

      Hugill, Andrea R.; Short, Jodi L.; Toffel, Michael Wayne (2016-08-24)
      Worker rights advocates seeking to improve labor conditions in global supply chains have engaged in private political strategies prompting transnational corporations (TNCs) to adopt codes of conduct and monitor their ...
    • Big Data and Big Cities: The Promises and Limitations of Improved Measures of Urban Life 

      Glaeser, Edward Ludwig; Kominers, Scott Duke; Luca, Michael; Naik, Nikhil (2018-01-01)
      New, “big” data sources allow measurement of city characteristics and outcome variables higher frequencies and finer geographic scales than ever before. However, big data will not solve large urban social science questions ...
    • Blinded by Experience: Prior Experience, Negative News and Belief Updating 

      Staats, Bradley R.; KC, Diwas S.; Gino, Francesca (2015-08-17)
      Traditional models of operations management involve dynamic decision-making assuming optimal (Bayesian) updating. However, behavioral theory suggests that individuals exhibit bias in their beliefs and decisions. We conduct ...
    • Board Design and Governance Failures at Peer Firms 

      Gai, Shelby L.; Cheng, J. Yo‐Jud; Wu, Andy (Wiley, 2021-06-11)
      Our study introduces board committees as a crucial determinant of board actions. We examine how directors who structurally link different board committees—referred to as multi-committee directors (MCDs)—explain why some ...
    • Boardroom Centrality and Firm Performance 

      Larcker, David F.; So, Eric C.; Wang, Changyi Chang-Yi (2013)
      Firms with central or well-connected boards of directors earn superior risk-adjusted stock returns. Initiating a long position in the most central firms and a short position in the least central firms earns an average ...
    • Bolstering and Restoring Feelings of Competence via the IKEA Effect 

      Mochon, Daniel; Norton, Michael Irwin; Ariely, Dan (2012)
      We examine the underlying process behind the IKEA effect, which is defined as consumers' willingness to pay more for self-created products than for identical products made by others, and explore the factors that influence ...
    • Bond Supply and Excess Bond Returns 

      Greenwood, Robin Marc; Vayanos, Dimitri (Oxford University Press (OUP), 2014)
      We examine empirically how the maturity structure of government debt affects bond yields and excess returns. Our analysis is based on a theoretical model of preferred habitat in which clienteles with strong preferences for ...
    • Borrowing to Save? The Impact of Automatic Enrollment on Debt 

      Beshears, John; CHOI, JAMES J.; LAIBSON, DAVID; MADRIAN, BRIGITTE C.; SKIMMYHORN, WILLIAM L. (Wiley, 2021-08-09)
      Does automatic enrollment into a retirement plan increase financial distress due to increased borrowing outside the plan? We study a natural experiment created when the U.S. Army began automatically enrolling newly hired ...
    • Botsourcing and Outsourcing: Robot, British, Chinese, and German Workers Are for Thinking—Not Feeling—Jobs 

      Waytz, Adam; Norton, Michael Irwin (American Psychological Association, 2014-05-13)
      Technological innovations have produced robots capable of jobs that, until recently, only humans could perform. The present research explores the psychology of "botsourcing"—the replacement of human jobs by robots—while ...
    • Bottlenecks, Modules and Dynamic Architectural Capabilities 

      Baldwin, Carliss Young (2014-11-06)
      How do firms create and capture value in large technical systems? In this paper, I argue that the points of both value creation and value capture are the system’s bottlenecks. Bottlenecks arise first as important technical ...
    • Breaking Them In or Revealing Their Best? Reframing Socialization Around Newcomer Self-expression 

      Cable, Daniel M.; Gino, Francesca; Staats, Brad (Cornell University, The Johnson School, 2013)
      Socialization theory has focused on enculturating new employees such that they develop pride in their new organization and internalize its values. Drawing on authenticity research, we propose that the initial stage of ...
    • The Bulletproof Glass Effect: Unintended Consequences of Privacy Notices 

      Brough, Aaron R.; Norton, David A.; Sciarappa, Shannon L.; John, Leslie (SAGE Publications, 2022-02-18)
      Drawing from a content analysis of publicly traded companies’ privacy notices, a survey of managers, a field study, and five online experiments, this research investigates how consumers respond to privacy notices. A privacy ...
    • The Burden of Guilt: Heavy Backpacks, Light Snacks, and Enhanced Morality 

      Kouchaki, Maryam; Gino, Francesca; Jami, Ata (American Psychological Association, 2013-09-06)
      Drawing on the embodied simulation account of emotional information processing, we argue that the physical experience of weight is associated with the emotional experience of guilt and thus that weight intensifies the ...
    • Business Credit Programs in the Pandemic Era 

      Hanson, Samuel; Stein, Jeremy; Sunderam, Aditya; Zwick, Eric (2020-09)
      We develop a pair of models that speak to the goals and design of the sort of business-lending and corporate-bond purchase programs that have been introduced by governments in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. An ...
    • Business Groups Exist in Developed Markets Also: Britain Since 1850 

      Jones, Geoffrey G. (2016-01-06)
      Diversified business groups are well-known phenomenon in emerging markets, both today and historically. This is often explained by the prevalence of institutional voids or the nature of government-business relations. It ...
    • Business History, the Great Divergence and the Great Convergence 

      Jones, Geoffrey G. (2017-09-08)
      This working paper provides a business history perspective on debates about the Great Divergence, the rise of the gap in incomes between the West and the Rest, and the more recent Great Convergence, which has seen a narrowing ...