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Self-control as an interpersonal resource

Self-control as an interpersonal resource

Dear students, faculty and staff, Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business invites you to Research Seminar “SELF-CONTROL AS AN INTERPERSONAL RESOURCE” by Grainne Fitzsimmons.


It will summarize several papers looking at how self-control, typically considered an individual resource, can actually be beneficially shared among partners in social situations like work teams. The talk will discuss experimental and longitudinal psychological and organizational research.

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Monday, October 10, 2016




Block C-3/new GSB/GSPP Building, 3rd floor, Room 3037


Gráinne M. Fitzsimons

Associate professor of Management

Gráinne M. Fitzsimons is an associate professor of Management and Organizations at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and an associate professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University. She joined Duke in 2010, after faculty positions at Stanford and The University of Waterloo. Gráinne earned her undergraduate degree in Psychologyand English from McGill University, and her doctoral degree in Psychology from New York University.

 Gráinne’s research is on human social behavior. She is particularly interested in what makes people succeed and fail at the goals they set for themselves in life, and how their relationships with others affect their success and failure. She and her PhD students use multiple social science methods in their research, including experimental, longitudinal, and qualitative approaches. She was the recipient of the Caryl E. Rusbult Young Investigator Award and the SAGE Young Scholar Award.

 At Duke, Gráinne teaches courses about negotiation, leadership, ethics, and organizational behavior. In teaching, her aim is to help students become ethically responsible leaders who can critically evaluate evidence to make good decisions. She recentlywon Fuqua’s award for Excellence in Teaching in a Core Course (2015).

 In service at Fuqua, Gráinne works with the Diversity Working Group (2014-present) to encourage inclusion for all students, andis currently the PhD coordinator for her area. She is also serving on the Academic Experiences Committee. In service at Duke, Gráinne is currently serving on the Executive Committee of Academic Council. In service to her three fields of study—management, psychology, and marketing—Gráinne has been on the editorial board for 8 top empirical journals and is a frequent reviewer for 20 additional journals.