Academic Areas

Stanford GSB faculty pursue research and teaching within seven academic areas.

Research is sparked by intellectual curiosity and enriched by interactions with other academics and business leaders around the globe. Many are engaged in multidisciplinary work that crosses scholarly boundaries within the school or take part in work that involves faculty from other schools or departments at Stanford University.

Courses are renewed constantly as knowledge gained through faculty research enters classrooms to enrich the experience of MBA and PhD students, Fellows in the Stanford MSx Program, and the executives and non-business students in our Executive Education and other non-degree programs.

Recent Publications

Gabriel Doyle, Amir Goldberg, Sameer B. Srivastava, Michael C. Frank
Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. August

Cultural fit is widely believed to affect the success of individuals and the groups to which they belong. Yet it remains an

Szu-chi Huang, Liyin Jin, Ying Zhang
Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (forthcoming). July
2017, Vol. 141, Pages 1-15

The present research explores the shifting impact of sub-goals on human motivation as individuals move closer to goal attainment, and attributes this shift to the changing source of motivation at...

Ed deHaan, Joshua Madsen, Joseph D. Piotroski
Journal of Accounting Research. June
2017, Vol. 53, Issue 3, Pages 509-550

We investigate whether unpleasant environmental conditions affect stock market participants’ responses to information events. We draw from psychology research to develop a new prediction that weather-induced negative moods reduce market...

Szu-chi Huang, Jordan Etkin, Liyin Jin (First two authors contributed equally)
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology . June
2017, Vol. 112, Issue 6, Pages 813-837

What drives motivation in multiphase competitions? Adopting a dynamic approach, this research examines how temporary standing—being ahead of (vs. behind) one’s opponent—in a multiphase competition shapes subsequent motivation. Six competitions...

Andrei Boutyline, Robb Willer
Political Psychology. June
2017, Vol. 38, Issue 3, Pages 551-569

We predict that people with different political orientations will exhibit systematically different levels of political homophily, the tendency to associate with others similar to oneself in political ideology. Research on...