Can Ambivalence Motivate Us to Act?
New research by Professor Taly Reich and two Yale SOM colleagues demonstrates the way in which ambivalence can help encourage action despite the prospect of failure.
The Keys to Trust in Public-Private Partnerships
Wariness between partners can undermine potentially impactful projects. New research co-authored by Yale SOM’s Teresa Chahine examines an ambitious project to deliver medicines across Africa and details the keys to building trust.
Does Scoring a Goal Right Before Halftime Increase a Soccer Team’s Chance of Winning?
Yale SOM’s Nils Rudi and crime novelist Jo Nesbø—a one-time professional soccer player—investigated the myth and found evidence that there is some truth to it. The results may offer lessons for team performance on and off the field.
To Shift Opinions in Online Conversations, Start by Building Trust
New research from Yale SOM’s Tauhid Zaman suggests that starting by establishing common ground makes it possible to make connections and even change some minds.
Requiring Short Seller Disclosure Could Distort Markets
A study by Yale SOM's Frank Zhang suggests that requiring disclosures of short positions would lead some investors to make decisions based on others’ short positions, rather than information about a firm; this “herding” could drive stock prices away from their true value.
Medicare Helps Close Racial Gaps in Access to Healthcare
In a new study, Yale SOM’s Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham and his co-authors use the transition to Medicare eligibility to test whether universal health coverage can help reduce racial disparities in health.
What Happens When Couples Disagree about the Meaning of Work?
In a new study, Prof. Amy Wrzesniewski and her co-author found that having a partner with a different orientation toward their career lowers a person’s chances of reemployment after leaving a job.
Can Mergers and Acquisitions Reduce Employee Misconduct?
New research co-authored by Prof. Heather Tookes looks at whether employee misconduct in the highly regulated investment advisory industry goes down after a merger, potentially making the combined company more valuable.
What Activists Want from Allies
In a new study, Yale SOM’s Michael Kraus and PhD graduate Jun Won Park found that activists working for social change value allies who are trustworthy and willing to defer to activists’ leadership.
Can Bias Be Eliminated from Algorithms?
The predictive software used to automate decision-making often discriminates against disadvantaged groups. A new approach devised by Soheil Ghili at Yale SOM and his colleagues could significantly reduce bias while still giving accurate results.