Innovation Opportunities and Risks
The Placeholder Effect: Using Break Days to Help Form Habits
This research aims to test a novel intervention to help people form healthy habits, such as exercise more. In particular, we will examine how encouraging people to have “placeholders” on their break days, or days off from pursuing their goals, affects their likelihood of reaching their goals. Read More
Work From Home: Who Gains and Who Does Not?
In this study, considering the benefits and costs of WFM, we consider two questions: (1) who has an incentive to work from home, (2) how is team coherence and work performance impacted when individuals work from home? Read More
Minority Entrepreneurship and Alternative Opportunities inside Established Organizations
Research has primarily focused on independently owned ventures, but individuals can also engage in startup activities via intrapreneurship—by launching and operating new ventures inside established organizations. We propose that these internal routes of new-venture formation offer a more inclusive pathway for racial minorities than external routes. Read More
Artificial Intelligence, Lean Method and Startup Product Innovation
As startups are at the forefront of adopting AI tools, it is important to understand whether AI can amplify the effects of lean methods in helping startups to be even more responsive to market conditions that before. And if so, to what extent and under what conditions AI can complement lean method in developing products. Read More
Does it Pay to Stand Out?
In this research project, we study how the human resource (HR) practices firms use affect how much value they capture from this innovation. Specifically, we analyze how employers and their technology workers divide the value generated when firms invest in new technologies that require workers to invest in new human capital. Read More
Disagreement is a Short-hand for Poor Listening: How Listening Experience Shapes Communications in Organizations
Across three proposed studies, we aim to investigate 1) whether employees view colleagues/employers who disagree with them as bad listeners, despite objective signs of attentive listening; and 2) whether users are more satisfied with chatbots that signal a high level of attitude agreement with the user. Read More
The Consequences of Prosocial Signals That Leak Political Information for Job-Seekers
I will explore whether job-seekers use these signals in a sophisticated or naïve fashion with respect to the political information that leaks through. I will also examine how employers respond to job-seekers who include such signals in their applications. Read More
Medical Innovation with Competing Risks: Theory and Evidence
Are private and social incentives for medical innovation aligned? This question is important because improvements in health have been a major source of increases in human well-being. Read More
To Infinity and Beyond: Financing Platforms with Uncapped Crypto Tokens
In this project, we examine the conditions under which such ICOs are optimal and provide guidance for their design. Despite their popularity in practice, uncapped ICOs are understudied and not as well understood as their capped counterparts. Read More
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