Emotionally demanding tasks at work, including necessary evils and cross-cultural code-switching
Andy Molinsky is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at Brandeis University's International Business School, with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology. He received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and M.A. in Psychology from Harvard University. He also holds a Master's Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and a B.A. in International Affairs from Brown University.
Professor Molinsky's research examines the challenges people face in performing emotionally demanding aspects of their jobs. Specifically, his work focuses on the difficulties entailed in adapting behavior in foreign cultural environments and on the moral and psychological challenges involved in performing "necessary evils" (causing harm for a perceived greater good) in professional work.
One of Professor Molinsky's current courses, Managing Across Cultures, is based on his research on "cross-cultural code-switching," and aims to give students the skills, opportunities, and courage to operate effectively in unfamiliar, and emotionally difficult foreign cultural situations.
Prior to entering academia, he studied in Spain and worked for an international marketing research firm in France.
Harvard University, Ph.D.
Harvard University, M.A.
Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, M.A.
Brown University, B.A.
Awards and Honors
Outstanding Publication in Organizational Behavior Award, Academy of Management (2009)
Runner-up, Best Paper Award for Academy of Management Review (2006)
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|BUS||219f||Fundamentals of Organizational Business|
|BUS||221a||Managing across Cultures|