2015 Collaborators in the News: A Year of Many Achievements [1]


Dan Ariely [2] published new installments in his Wall Street Journal ethics column [3]. His new book, "Irationally Yours" was released May 18 [4] while Ariely's new documentary "(Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies [5]" premiered at select theaters nationwide.

He also joined Qapital as Chief Behavioral Economist [6], launched (and sold [7]) his Timeful startup, conducted a new TED talk on "How equal do we want the world to be? The results may surprise you [8]", and completed a successful Kickstarter for his new game: "The Irrationality Card Game." [9]


Max Bazerman [10] joined the Kellogg School of Management's new online ethics portal, Ethics in Action, as an expert [11]

He was also featured in a video on Time.com on the difference between seeing and noticing [12].


Ron Berenbeim [13] and fellow members from the UN Global Compact Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Anti-Corruption Working Group published a new book on implementing an anti-corruption curriculum in business schools worldwide [14]. He served as editor on the book and wrote the preface. 

The Working Group's anti-corruption toolkit [15] was also released- after three years in the making- and contains both content and teaching methods resources. 


Steven Blader [16], and others, published a new study on "The Contingent Effects of Management Practices" [17] on the Social Science Research Network. This work was featured in a wide range of media outlets, including an article in USA Today on how public information about employees' performance affected a company [18].


Daylian Cain [19] co-authored with George Newman research that was highlighted in a piece in Time Magazine on "When Doing Good Means You're Bad." [20] He was also featured in on NPR’s The Colin McEnroe Show guest discussing “Overconfidence is Overrated [21].”

Cain also published various academic pieces, including an article in Psychological Science on "Tainted altruism: When doing some good is worse than doing no good at all" and the Academy of Management Annals on "Giving vs. giving-in." He also has a forthcoming piece in Current Opinion in Psychology on "Advice vs. Choice."


Dolly Chugh [22] was included in Ethisphere's top 100 most influential in business ethics list [23].

Research by Chugh and partners research was cited in an article on race and gender bias in doctoral program faculty in the Journal of Applied Psychology [24]

Nicholas Epley and partners released a study on how one's voice can help job seekers [25] while his research was cited in this piece on the benefits of talking to others during the morning commute in Business Insider: India [26].

Epley also provided an interview to Nautilus magazine in which he discusses acting on self interest and how to understand one another [27]. The piece was highlighted in New York [28] and Bustle [29] magazines, among others.

Robert Frank reviewed 'On Inequality' for The American Interest [30] and published a piece on Vox.com illuminating how inequality drives up the cost of weddings and homes [31].

Francesca Gino, with others, launched an online cognitive-reflection test to assess personal motivators for judgments and decisions [32].

She also published several informative articles on human-behavior and ethics in the Harvard Business Review [33] and had her research featured in a New York Times article on why smart workers seek out advice. [34] 

Gino was also interviewed by Time magazine on the importance of rituals [35].

Adam Grant won Wharton's Class of 1984 Teaching Award [36] as the school's highest-rated professor for the fourth straight year.

Grant also published a series of four articles in The New York Times [37], with Sheryl Sandberg, called "Women at Work" as well as an op-ed about the lack of work friendships in the US [38]

Adam Grant was also prominently featured in this piece from New York magazine on how one can accidentally plagiarize [39].


Jonathan Haidt launched HeterodoxAcademy.org, to bring to light the loss/lack of "viewpoint diversity" in the social sciences [40] and published a cover story with Greg Lukianoff in The Atlantic exploring the trend of micro-aggressions and trigger warnings in higher education [41].

Haidt was also named one of the "100 Top Thought Leaders in Trust [42]" by Trust Across America and earned the 2015 Beacon of Ethics Award [43] from the Business Ethics Alliance in Omaha, Nebraska.

He also delivered a talk at the Aspen Ideas Festival on the business case for business ethics. [44]

David Hirshleifer, with Usman Ali, published a new study on “Opportunism as a Managerial Trait: Predicting Insider Trading Profits and Misconduct [45].”

He wrote a blog piece for Ethical Systems on the implications of this new research. [46]

Marc Hodak delivered a well-received lecture at Baruch College's Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity [47] on his research into early experiments in corporate social responsibility.

Jeff Kaplan published a joint piece with Jonathan Haidt in Ethisphere magazine on how to use EthicalSystems.org to create a workplace built on trust among colleagues and leadership [48]

He also authored various posts on his popular Conflicts of Interest blo [49]g [49].

David Mayer was quoted in a piece on "deflate-gate" in the New York Daily News [50] and was featured in a piece on ethics lessons for MBA students in the wake of the FIFA scandal [51]. Mayer was also interviewed for a piece in Fortune magazine on how microaggressions can drive talent away from businesses [52].

He was also tapped to create a bi-monthly column for Fast Company magazine on business ethics and published the first installment on whether business ethics is an oxymoron in November 2015 [53].

Ann Tenbrunsel, and others, published an important study on a survey indicating a widespread disregard of ethics among workers on Wall Street [54]

With Linda Treviño and David Mayer, she also helped to launch a new Ethical Systems research page on Corporate Culture [55].

Linda Treviño hosted Ethical Systems' second business ethics roundtable event with compliance and ethics leaders gathering to discuss the importance of, and how to create a more effective, corporate culture.

She also helped launch a revised Ethical Systems research page on Whistleblowing [56].



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