Tag Archives: business

Research Opportunity: Corporate governance study focusing on the board of director effectiveness

Con­tact Name: David Park

Con­tact Email: upark[at]uw.edu

Depart­ment: Foster School of Business

Descrip­tion:

We are looking for motivated undergraduate research assistants to assist our developing study on mechanisms behind the board of director effectiveness in corporate governance. Corporate governance is a topic that interests many scholars in different fields such as management, finance, economics, public policy and laws. The primary focus in this study is the role of outside directors in critical decision-making.

Primary areas that the students will work on are data collection and literature review.

There are several benefits of being part of our project. First, students will have a great opportunity to involve with research and prepare for graduate programs. Second, they will learn about the topic in depth. Lastly, Foster students may receive MGMT 499 credits.

For those who are interested in a longer commitment (more than two quarters), and who demonstrate ability and interest, can have the opportunities to be involved in other interesting projects, developing their own projects and data management/analysis.

Please contact David Park (upark[at]uw.edu) for more information.

Require­ments:

Minimum number of hours/week: 6 (2 credits)
Although being able to commit six hours per week is the only requirement, there are several other preferred, but not required, skills/experiences:

  1. junior standing or above
  2. working knowledge of UW libraries online research database
  3. prior research experience

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Research Opportunity: Foster Business School Laboratory

Con­tact Name: Dr. Chris Barnes

Con­tact Email: chris24b[at]uw.edu

Depart­ment: Management & Organization

Descrip­tion:

Two professors and a doctoral student in organizational behavior are conducting a laboratory study that examines how people’s moods influence whether and how they voice their opinions. Subjects will participate in a virtual teams exercise within the laboratory. Research assistants will have the opportunity to participate in academic research in the business field and a psychological study in a laboratory.

Technology will play a role in this experiment. Research Assistants will also have access to a professor and a doctoral student if they have other particular interests.

Responsibilities are to facilitate the laboratory study for approximately 2-4 hours per week from now until March 7th.  The hours will occur during the school day and we can negotiate the time of day that works for you. Approximately 2 hours of training is needed before beginning.

There is no compensation for this position but you will obtain academic research experience and can earn class credit if you’re interested.

 

Require­ments:

Dependable and conscientious.  We’re seeking research assistants who will attend the sessions they commit to and to follow the protocol for the experiment closely.

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Research Opportunity: Business Ethics & Social Science Research

Con­tact Name: Fong Keng

Con­tact Email: fongkeng[at]uw.edu

Depart­ment: Management

Descrip­tion:

One professor and two doctoral students in organizational behavior are conducting a laboratory study that examines the role of social class (specifically socioeconomic status) on various social outcomes such as helping, morality, etc. We are in need of research assistants to help run laboratory studies, conduct literature reviews, and help with other research needs.

This is a great opportunity for students who are familiar with and interested in social science research and academic research in the business field and want to learn more, and for students who are new to research.  This is also a great opportunity for students who may be interested in pursuing a career in academia.  Research Assistants will have access to the research team to answer any questions.

Responsibilities are to facilitate the laboratory study for approximately 5-10 hours per week for several weeks during the Jan 13 – end of winter quarter time frame (exact scheduling of lab studies is still to be determined).  The hours will occur during the school day, but is flexible.

Require­ments:

None.

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Research Opportunity: Automatic processes in ethical decision making

Con­tact Name: Sam Yam

Con­tact Email: kcyam[at]uw.edu

Depart­ment: Management and Organization, Foster Business School

Descrip­tion:

We are looking for motivated undergraduate research assistants to assist our ongoing projects on ethical decision making/business ethics. We are examining the role of moral intuition and moral emotion on ethical decision making and ethical behaviors. Students will receive MGMT 499 credits.

Undergraduate research assistants will work primarily with 1) subject recruitment, 2) data collection, and 3) literature review. Students who are interested in a longer commitment (more than two quarters), and who demonstrate ability and interest, can have the opportunity to be involved in further activities such as developing their own projects and data management/analysis. This is a great opportunity to get research experience in preparation for graduate programs. Interested students should contact Sam (kcyam@uw.edu) for additional information.

Require­ments:

Minimum number of hours/week: 6 (2 credits)

Although being able to commit six hours per week is the only requirement, there are several other preferred, but not required, skills/experiences: 1) junior standing or above; 2) working knowledge of UW libraries online research database; 3) prior research experience.

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