Jon M. Jachimowicz
[Pronounced Y-on Yah-Hee-Mo-Vitch]
Assistant Professor, Organizational Behavior Unit, Harvard Business School
jjachimowicz [at] hbs [dot] edu
My research focuses on people who want to make the world a better place, and the barriers that stand in their way. First, I study people's passion for  work, viewing passion as an attribute that varies over time. As a result, employees can pursue, fall out of, and maintain their passion. In addition,  passion dynamics unfold at the interpersonal level, manifesting in observable behaviors which are perceived by others who react to those who express passion. Second, I study (economic) inequality, exploring how disparities in resources and opportunities are perceived, and how they influence individual's attitudes, emotions, and behaviors (see our two review papers: one, two). I particularly focus on how those with fewer resources and opportunities can be supported to attain more favorable long-term outcomes. In exploring both topics, I take an interdisciplinary approach, leveraging theory from social psychology, behavioral economics, sociology, and organizational behavior, and conduct field experiments in collaboration with companies, local government, and NGOs. I received a Ph.D. from Columbia Business School, an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge, and an M.A. from the University of St Andrews.
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