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Jeremy Bailenson

Associate Professor of Communication Department: Communication Research interests: The phenomenon of digital human representation, especially in the context of immersive virtual reality; exploring the manner in which people are able to represent themselves when the physical constraints of body and veridically-rendered behaviors are removed; designing and studying collaborative virtual reality systems that allow physically remote […]

Fraud Victimization: Risky Business or Just Bad Luck?

Authors: Judy Van Wyk & Michael L. Benson (University of Tennessee) Publication: American Journal of Criminal Justice Year: 1997 Focus Area: Profile, Decision Making Relevance: The degree to which people’s characteristics, attitudes, and behaviors influence their vulnerability to financial fraud remains an open question.  If financial risk-taking, for example, is found to influence a person’s […]

Forewarnings of Influence Appeals: Inducing Resistance and Acceptance

Authors: Jeffrey M. Quinn & Wendy Wood (Texas A&M University) Publication: Resistance and Persuasion. Ed. Eric S. Knowles & Jay A. Linn. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers Year: 2004 Focus Area: Persuasion, Resistance, Prevention Relevance: Fraud prevention interventions frequently depend on forewarning individuals of persuasive dangers.  This chapter details how those warnings can influence a person […]

Investor Fraud Study: Final Report

Authors: The Consumer Fraud Research Group, for NASD Investor Education Foundation Year: 2006 Focus Area: Persuasion, Profile Relevance: Successfully preventing fraud depends on both understanding the techniques of fraudsters and identifying who is vulnerable to which types of fraud. Summary: This study examines the characteristics of different types of victims and fraudsters’ tactics by  reviewing […]

Stefanos Zenios

Charles A. Holloway Professor of Operations, Information, and Technology, Professor of Health Care Management Professor of Bioengineering (by courtesy) Research interests: Incentives in health services and operations management; dynamic stochastic systems with delegated control; exchange programs for organ allocation; dialysis management; stochastic technologies to promote improvement of physical function of elders and persons with disabilities; […]

Baba Shiv

Professor of Marketing Research interests: Consumer decision making and decision neuroscience, with specific emphasis on the role of emotion in decision making, the neurological bases of emotion, and nonconscious mental processes in decision making; the potential for nonconscious placebo effects related to pricing and the empirical validity of the adage, “Eating Whets the Appetite,” with […]

Kathryn Shaw

Ernest C. Arbuckle Professor of Economics Research interests: Managing talent in high-performance organizations; understanding the sources of productivity gains within firms; emphasizing the role of innovative human resource management practices to improve performance Department: Graduate School of Business Email: shaw_kathryn@gsb.stanford.edu Phone: (650) 725-4168 Address: Littlefield 339 Stanford, California, 94305 Website: http://faculty-gsb.stanford.edu/shaw/

William F. Sharpe

STANCO 25 Professor of Finance, Emeritus Research interests: Macro-investment analysis and equilibrium in capital markets. Winner of the 1990 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. Dr. Sharpe was one of the originators of the Capital Asset Pricing Model, developed the Sharpe Ratio for investment performance analysis, the binomial method for the valuation of options, the […]

James Phills

Research interests: The emerging area of social innovation, in particular, the growing exchange of ideas, talent, capital, and values across sector boundaries and the shifting roles and relationships between of business, government, and nonprofits in development of innovative solutions to social problems; learning at the group, organizational, and societal levels of analysis Department: Graduate School […]

Jeffrey Pfeffer

Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior Research interests: Turning knowledge into action and getting things done; building high performance organizations and cultures; the paths to power; profiting from evidence based management Department: Graduate School of Business Email: pfeffer_jeffrey@gsb.stanford.edu Phone: (650) 723-2915 Address: 518 Memorial Way Stanford, CA 94305 Website: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/faculty-research/faculty/jeffrey-pfeffer