Award-winning instruction in diversity and organizational behavior
“It is often said that perception is reality. My research explores the psychological motivations that underlie people’s perceptions of diversity-related phenomena in the present day.”
Senior Associate Dean of MBA Programs and Professor of Management and Organizations
From The Blog
¿Cuál es el Problema Exactamente?
His goal is not to teach students how to “win” every negotiation, but rather to identify what they want out of negotiations to achieve their goals, as well as to know when to walk away
Organizations Have Committed to Better Representation, But Really?
There’s Passion in Progress
What’s it like to come to the United States with no undergraduate degree, earn a Ph.D. in chemistry from Caltech, publish more than 45 peer-reviewed articles, pivot to brewing beer and then embark on your MBA? With credit for contributing to prize-winning research by two Nobel laureates, alumnus Diego Benitez founded Progress Brewing in South El Monte, California, in 2012. The former academic, now a successful full-time businessman, said as an Anderson student, “FEMBA is one of the best decisions of my life.”
Featuring: Diego Benitez (’19), Founder, Owner and Brewer, Progress Brewing
Founders: Jordan Dil ('19), Mikel Noriega ('19)
Elenita is America's first mezcal ready-to-drink cocktail in a can, giving consumers an entry point into the world of mezcal. The company won the 2019 Knapp Venture Competition, taking home the $50,000 grand prize.
Founders: Pablo Osorio Martini ('19), Joe Upchurch ('19)
Another Venture Accelerator success story, ClearClub provides teeth-grinders with custom night guards for 90% lower prices than dentists through its direct to consumer subscription service.
"It is fair to say that all material information should be disclosed to the public if the SEC hasn’t granted a request to redact information. My research can only conclude that firms often withhold potentially material information without the SEC’s granting a request for confidential treatment."
“If we want to generate support to help the poor generally, we can correct misperceptions in the public. It would be productive to educate Americans that being poor is largely determined by factors outside of a person’s control. In that way, we might generate support for programs that actually address the state of American poverty.”
“The health care industry is going through a major transformation. With the adoption of risk payment contracts between payers-providers, we will observe increasing market interactions. One of my research interests has focused on understanding the incentives in these interactions and how different pricing contracts can allow networks to align and share their opposing risks.”
Sizing Up the Measurable Good of Affirmative Action
An economic model sets aside who loses and focuses on efficiency and overall growth
Citizens Not Fooled by Fake Statistics
Ricardo Perez-Truglia examines what happened when the Argentine government lied about inflation numbers
Through the Minimum Wage Looking Glass: Economic Consensus Unrealized
Researchers struggle with faulty study designs, flyspecking each other’s work, re-arguing decades of debate about jobs and income
Behavioral Decision Making
Do People Donate Money to Signal Their Intelligence?
Research suggests such a connection when donations are publicized
When Manufacturers Commence Exporting, They Become More Efficient
Looking at costs, in a sample of 5,000 plants in Chile, remarkable productivity gains occur
Providing a pathway for underrepresented students to excel in business and leadership
Tomorrow's leaders emerge from a transformational experience with Riordan mentors, educational workshops and community service. The Riordan Scholars Program, College to Career Program and MBA Fellows Program provide leadership and management training to diverse individuals all over the country.