The Recommended List by Stanford GSB Professors

Those in the know share where to go to learn more about reward and related topics.

April 30, 2015

| by Deborah Petersen


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Those in the know share where to go to learn more about reward and related topics:

William Barnett, the Thomas M. Siebel Professor Business Leadership, Strategy, and Organizations

Crossing to Safety, by Wallace Stegner, 1987

The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World, by Michael Spence, 2011

Glenn Carroll, the Laurence W. Lane Professor of Organizations


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Creating Country Music: Fabricating Authenticity, by Richard Peterson, 1997

Everyday Genius: Self-Taught Art and the Culture of Authenticity, by Gary Alan Fine, 2004

Blue Chicago: The Search for Authenticity in Urban Blues Clubs, by David Grazian, 2005

Peter DeMarzo, the Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance

The Wages of Failure: Executive Compensation at Bear Stearns and Lehman 2000–2008,” by Lucian A. Bebchuk, Alma Cohen, and Holger Spamann, Yale Journal on Regulation, 2010

Seven Myths of Executive Compensation,” by David F. Larcker and Brian Tayan, Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Closer Look Series, 2011

On the Optimality of Resetting Executive Stock Options,” by Viral V. Acharya, Kose John, and Rangarajan K. Sundaram, Journal of Financial Economics, 2000

Kristin Laurin, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior

Religion and the Morality of Mentality,” by Adam B. Cohen and Paul Rozin, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2001


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Mean Gods Make Good People: Different Views of God Predict Cheating Behavior,” by Azim Shariff and Ara Norenzayan, International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 2011

Harikesh Nair, Professor of Marketing

The Modern Firm: Organizational Design for Performance and Growth, by John Roberts, 2007

Using Data Tools to Spur Sales Staff,” by Rachel Emma Silverman, Wall Street Journal, Nov. 5, 2014

Charles O’Reilly, the Frank E. Buck Professor of Management


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The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success, by Kevin Dutton, 2012

Narcissistic Leaders: Who Succeeds and Who Fails, by Michael Maccoby, 2007

Jeffrey Pfeffer, the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior

Money as Tool, Money as Drug: The Biological Psychology of a Strong Incentive,” by Stephen E.G. Lea and Paul Webley, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2006

A Dark Side of the American Dream: Correlates of Financial Success as a Central Life Aspiration,” by Tim Kasser and Richard M. Ryan, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1993

Getting ‘More Bang for the Buck’: Symbolic Value of Monetary Rewards in Organizations,” by Amy E. Mickel and Lisa A. Barron, Journal of Management Inquiry, 2008.

Sarah Soule, the Morgridge Professor of Organizational Behavior

Contention and Corporate Social Responsibility, by Sarah Soule, 2009

Stanford GSB Case Study, IB106: “Nike: Sustainability, and Labor Practices, 2008–2013,” by Glenn Carroll, Debra Schifrin, and David Brady, 2013

Podcast: “Stakeholder in Corporate Social Responsibility,” Debra Dunn, 2011


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Zakary Tormala, Associate Professor of Marketing

The Pleasures of Uncertainty: Prolonging Positive Moods in Ways People Do Not Anticipate,” by Timothy D. Wilson, David B. Centerbar, Deborah A. Kermer, and Daniel T. Gilbert, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2005

Influence: Science and Practice, by Robert Cialdini, 2009

Believe Me, I Have No Idea What I’m Talking About: The Effects of Source Certainty on Consumer Involvement and Persuasion,” by Uma Karmarkar and Zakary Tormala, Journal of Consumer Research, 2010

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