I am a Professor of Organization & Strategy at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis

 

My research focuses on how the same economic and psychological mechanisms that impact employee productivity also influence ethics and misconduct. The dilemma for firms is how to design organizational policies that increase productivity without accelerating the unethical behavior that often accompanies it. 

My work also emphasizes the broader social welfare implications of misconduct, trauma, and public policy. As Associate Dean for the Olin-Brookings Partnership and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution, I am dedicated to the positive impact of public service leadership both for society and the business environment.

I am currently Department Editor for Organizations at Management Science and Managing Editor for the OBHDP special issue on field evidence in misconduct. I publish widely in the fields of Strategy, Operations, Organizational Behavior, Marketing, Finance, Economics, Psychology, Ethics, and Political Science.

 
 

speaking engagement

I frequently speak on designing policies for employee ethics and productivity at conferences and corporate events. I am also available for executive education.

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research

My academic research focuses on how firms can design policies that jointly shape ethics and productivity. I also study the long-term effects of traumatic shocks to the business environment.

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Healthier Workers Are More Productive, Study Finds

Healthy employees are more productive employees, according to new research bolstering the case for corporate wellness programs.

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Unblinking Eyes Track Employees

A digital Big Brother is coming to work, for better or worse. 

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Your 401(k) Is Healthy. So Maybe You Are, Too.

What do retirement savings have to do with physical health? 

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Psychology Of Fraud: Why Good People Do Bad Things

We think of bad behavior as being tied to character. That model, researchers say, is profoundly inadequate