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“Does Being Nice Help in Negotiation?”

The old adage, “You can catch more flies with honey than vinegar,” suggests that it is easier to get what we want by being nice and flattering to others, than it is to be tough and demanding.  We explored whether ...

Superstitious trading

The paper looks at how superstitions affect financial markets by examining limit orders (an offer to trade shares at a given price) in the Taiwanese stock market. The authors measured the strength of traders’ superstitions b ...

How to Win Friends and Influence People

Marketers and other agents use a variety of tactics to influence us. One commonly-used persuasion tactic is flattery. But does flattery really work, or do we see right through it? Professor Jaideep Sengupta draws on his extensive ...

Pricing Strategies for Gift Giving

Gift giving generates large revenues for businesses, corresponding to 17.6 percent of retail sales in Hong Kong. Despite their importance for the retail industry, retailers tend to follow the same pricing strategies as for other r ...

Technology innovation, entrepreneurship, and intellectual property: Litigation and Social Structures: Litigation and Social Structures

We explore how organizations exercise a significant degree of agency when interacting with the law. Using data on patentinfringementlitigation,we investigate how social structures among corporate plaintiffs’ lawyers and fede ...

Technology Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Intellectual Property: Local Technology Spillovers of Multinational Firms

This paper identifies the causal effect of U.S. multinationals’ technology shocks on their subsidiaries’ and nearby domestic firms’ productivity in China. By combining firm-level data from both the U.S. and China ...

How Role Transition Affects Relationships

“A promotion to managerial positions is a significant advancement in professionals’ career. But it also brings a significant challenge as they are given more responsibilities that go beyond those of a functional specia ...

Traveling with Companions: The Social Customer Journey

When customers journey from a need to a purchase decision and beyond, they rarely do so alone. This article introduces the social customer journey, which extends prior perspectives on the path to purchase by explicitly integrating ...

Future of Work: Understanding International Differences in the Nature of Work Using Survey Data

The shift away from manual and routine cognitive work, and towards non-routine cognitive work is a key feature of labor markets. There is no evidence, however, if the relative importance of various tasks differs between workers pe ...

Corporate Governance: Reform of Corporate Boards

We examine the impact of corporate board reforms on firm value in 41 countries. Using a difference-in-differences design, we find that board reforms increase firm value. Reforms involving board and audit committee independence, bu ...