Ko Kuwabara

Associate Professor

Management

BA, Cornell University, 2000; PhD, Cornell University, 2007

Joined CBS in 2007

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Ko Kuwabara

Office
703 Uris

Phone
212-854-7835

E-mail
KoKuwabara@columbia.edu

Fax
212-854-3778

Teaching and research interest

Professor Kuwabara's research and teaching interests are in the area of social exchange and social networks, focusing in particular on structural aspects of social interactions and relationships that promote or undermine interpersonal trust. One stream of his research considers how and when trust develops between individuals and groups and in different cultures (e.g. the U.S. vs. Japan). More recently, he has examined trust issues online markets. Another line of his work concerns how people perceive social networks among their peers (e.g. friends and co-workers). He teaches courses on negotiations and social capital.

Journal articles

Cohesion, Cooperation, and the Value of Doing Things Together: How Economic Exchange Creates Relational Bonds in Exchange Relational Bonds In American Sociological Review (2011)
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Specialization in Relational Reasoning: The Efficiency, Accuracy, and Neural Substrates of Social versus Non-Social Inferences In Social Psychological and Personality Science (2010)
Author(s): Malia Mason, Joe Magee, Ko Kuwabara, Louise Nind

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The False Enforcement of Unpopular Norms In American Journal of Sociology (2009)
Author(s): Robb Willer, Ko Kuwabara, Michael Macey

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Culture, Identity, and Structure in Social Exchange: A Web-based Trust Experiment in the United States and Japan In Social Psychology Quarterly (2007)
Author(s): Ko Kuwabara, Robb Willer, Michael Macy, Rie Mashima, Shigeru Terai, Toshio Yamagishi

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Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself: Fear of Fear, Fear of Greed and Gender Effects in Two-Person Asymmetric Social Dilemmas In Social Forces (2005)
Author(s): Ko Kuwabara

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CaseWorks

Building Success Habits: Networking and the Science of Self-Change: Spring 2013
Author(s): Ko Kuwabara

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DNA Report: Fall 2010
Author(s): Ko Kuwabara

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Seven Continents Petroleum: Fall 2011
Author(s): Ko Kuwabara, Malia Mason

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Patagonia Role-Play Exercise: The Role of the Seller: Spring 2010
Author(s): Paul Ingram, Ko Kuwabara

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Networking Like an Investor: Summer 2009
Author(s): Ko Kuwabara

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Working Papers

Do Reputation Systems Undermine Trust? Working Paper (2011)
Author(s): Ko Kuwabara

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When Trust Backfires: Trust and Trust Repair after Trust Violations Working Paper (2011)
Author(s): Ko Kuwabara, Sonja Vogt

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Forthcoming Articles

Temporal Dynamics of Social Exchange and the Development of Solidarity: "Testing the Waters" vs. "Taking a Leap of Faith" In Social Forces (2012)
Author(s): Ko Kuwabara, Oliver Sheldon

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