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How to get ahead in your job when you don't know anyone

06 July 2018 | The Business Times

In a commentary on his study of new employees building networks in their companies, Assoc Prof Daniel McAllister says recruits with limited or no managerial connections, but who have strong ties with their co-workers and favourable self-evaluations, are just as successful in adjusting to their new roles as those with connections.

How mortgages have a critical impact on presidential elections

03 July 2018 | The Washington Post

The article features a study by Asst Prof Adonis Antoniades that found voters in the US do not always reward politicians for a boom in local credit supply but are quick to punish them when credit is less available.

A paradox at the heart of gift-giving

28 June 2018 | The Economist

The article features Asst Prof Adelle Yang’s study on gift-giving, where the recipients tend to react more positively to things of less long-term satisfaction.

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13 November 2017

Kiasu 2.0, or how to learn to failure

The Straits Times

In a commentary, Provost’s Chair Prof Michael Frese (Head, Dept of Management & Organisation) says it is time for a new kind of kiasu mentality to emerge where a culture of being welcoming and open to mistakes is compatible with one that values stability and control.

13 November 2017

New Pacific trade deal could leave U.S. playing catchup

CNN Money

Visiting Senior Fellow Alex Capri (Dept of Analytics & Operations) says US President Donald Trump could face pressure at home if US companies start losing business in Trans-Pacific Partnership countries to competitors from places like Canada and Australia.

12 November 2017

How many Singapore MRT bosses does it take to fix a broken culture?

SCMP

Assoc Prof Lawrence Loh (Director, CGIO) says it would be wise to retain SMRT CEO Desmond Kuek for the short term because of the state of flux the MRT network is under.

11 November 2017

Deprivations spell trouble for firms

SCMP

In a commentary, Asst Prof Sam Yam (Dept of Management & Organisation) says model employees must be well-rested, their basic body needs well taken care of, so they can concentrate fully on the actions that really matter.