Modupe Akinola

Modupe Akinola

Office
708 Uris

Phone
212-854-0756

E-mail
ma2916@columbia.edu

Fax
212-854-3778

Teaching and research interest

Modupe Akinola is an Assistant Professor of Management at Columbia Business School. Prior to pursuing a career in academia, Professor Akinola worked in professional services at Bain & Company and Merrill Lynch. Professor Akinola examines how organizational environments- characterized by deadlines, multi-tasking, and other attributes such as having low status- can engender stress, and how this stress can have spill-over effects on performance. She uses a multi-method approach that includes behavioral observation, implicit and reaction time measures, and physiological responses (specifically hormonal and cardiovascular responses) to examine how cognitive outcomes are affected by stress. In addition, Professor Akinola examines workforce diversity. Specifically, she examines the strategies organizations employ to increase the diversity of their talent pool. She also explores biases that affect the recruitment and retention of minorities in organizations.

Journal articles

It's Good to Be the King: Neurobiological Benefits of Higher Social Standing In Social Psychology and Personality Science (2013)
Author(s): Modupe Akinola, Wendy Berry Mendes

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Consistency Over Flattery: Self-Verification Processes Revealed in Implicit and Behavioral Responses to Feedback In Social Psychological and Personality Science (2013)
Author(s): Özlem Ayduk, Anett Gyurak, Modupe Akinola, Wendy Berry Mendes

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Temporal Distance and Discrimination: An Audit Study in Academia In Psychological Science (2012)
Author(s): Katherine Milkman, Modupe Akinola, Dolly Chugh

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Stress-induced cortisol facilitates threat-related decision making among police officers In Behavioral Neuroscience (2012)
Author(s): Modupe Akinola, Wendy Berry Mendes

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Measuring the pulse of an organization: Integrating physiological measures into the organizational scholar's toolbox In Research in Organizational Behavior (2010)
Author(s): Modupe Akinola

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The dark side of creativity: Biological vulnerability and negative emotions lead to greater artistic creativity In Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (2008)
Author(s): Modupe Akinola, Wendy Berry Mendes

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CaseWorks

The Janesville Plant Seeking a Just Decision: Summer 2013
Author(s): Katherine W. Phillips, Modupe Akinola

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ClothingCo: Redesigning the Sleepwear Business: Fall 2009
Author(s): Modupe Akinola

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Working Papers

Capitalizing on Stress: Changing Mindsets to Harness the Beneficial Psychological, Physiological, and Performance Effects of Stress (2013)
Author(s): Alia Crum, Modupe Akinola

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Channeling Arousal Through Altering Mindset: The Adaptive Role of Elevated Cortisol in Negotiation Outcomes (2013)
Author(s): Ilona Fridman, Shira Mor, Alia Crum, Modupe Akinola, Michael Morris

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Heterogeneity in Discrimination? A Field Experiment Working Paper (2012)
Author(s): Katherine Milkman, Modupe Akinola, Dolly Chugh

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Inspiration is facilitated by positive mood and vagal withdrawal (2009)
Author(s): Modupe Akinola, Katrina Koslov, Wendy Berry Mendes

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Narcissistic tendencies and sensitivity to social feedback: An examination of cardiovascular reactivity during social evaluative situations (2009)
Author(s): Modupe Akinola, Wendy Berry Mendes

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Defining the attributes and processes that enhance the effectiveness of workforce diversity initiatives in knowledge intensive firms HBS Working Paper Series (2006)
Author(s): Modupe Akinola, David Thomas

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