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Kevin M. Kniffin


Kevin M. Kniffin
Postdoctoral Research Associate
(July 2010 - present)





Selected Publications

Kniffin, K. M., Shimizu, M., and Wansink, B. 2014. Sports at Work: Anticipated and persistent correlates of participation in high school athletics. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, in press.


Hanks, A. S., and Kniffin, K. M. 2014. Early Career PhD Salaries: The industry premium and interdisciplinary debate. Applied Economics Letters, in press.


Kniffin, K. M., and Mihalek, V. 2014. Within-Series Momentum in Hockey: No returns for running up the score. Economics Letters, 122: 400-402.


Kniffin, K. M., and Wansink, B. 2014. Death Row Confessions and the Last Meal Test of Innocence. Laws, 3: 1-11.


Kniffin, K. M., and Hanks, A. S. 2013. Revisiting Gladwell's Hockey Players: Influence of Relative Age Effects upon Earning the PhD. Cornell Higher Education Research Institute (CHERI) Working Paper 157.


Kniffin, K. M., and Hanks, A. S. 2013. Boundary Spanning in Academia: Antecedents and Near-Term Consequences of Academic Entrepreneurialism. Cornell Higher Education Research Institute (CHERI) Working Paper 158.


Kniffin, K. M. and Wansink, B. 2012. It's Not Just Lunch: Extra-pair commensality can trigger sexual jealousy. PLoS ONE.


Kniffin, K. M. 2011. Organizing to Organize: The case of a successful long-haul campaign for collective bargaining rights. Labor Studies Journal, 36: 333-362. [Originally published as Working Paper 138 by the Cornell Higher Education Research Institute.]


Kniffin, K. M. and Wilson, D. S. 2010. Evolutionary Perspectives on Workplace Gossip: How and why gossip can serve groups. Group & Organization Management, 35: 150-176.


Kniffin, K. M. 2009. Evolutionary Perspectives on Salary Dispersion within Firms. Journal of Bioeconomics, 11: 23-42.


Kniffin, K. M., and Wilson, D. S. 2005. Utilities of Gossip Across Organizational Levels. Human Nature, 16: 278-292.


Kniffin, K. M., and Wilson, D. S. 2004. The Effect of Nonphysical Traits on the Perception of Physical Attractiveness: Three naturalistic studies. Evolution and Human Behavior, 25: 88-101.


Selected Presentations

Cooperating Over Food and Fire: Organizational Benefits of Commensality. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, August 2013


Pretty Politicians: An evolutionary model of leadership and physical attractiveness. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, August 2012


Feeding or Starving the Beast: How hunger influences cooperation. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, August 2012


Looking Back at Saturn: A different kind of automobile company? Academy of Management Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, August 2011


Walking the Talk of Interdisciplinary Management Education. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, August 2011


Evolutionary Perspectives on Salary Dispersion within Firms. Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena, Germany, May 2011


Organizing to Organize: The case of a long-haul campaign for collective bargaining rights. Labor and Employment Relations Association, Denver, CO, January 2011


Selected Media Coverage


Commensality (eating together) as Mechanism for Social Bonding
Los Angeles Times, The Daily Telegraph (London), The Toronto Star, Daily Mall (London), Bild der Wissenschaft (Germany), La Reppublica (Italy), Cosmopolitan, Prevention, The Boston Globe and The Times of India

Workplace Gossip
The New York Times (Science Times cover article), APA Monitor on Psychology, MSNBC, The Globe and Mail, and Daily Mail


Organizational Filter for Perceptions of Physical Attractiveness
Psychology Today, Allure, Men's Health, Self, Shape, Health, The Guardian, BBC Radio, and Ladies' Home Journal


Professional Association Memberships

Academy of Management
American Economic Association
Association for Psychological Science
Human Behavior and Evolution Society
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology