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1701, 2022

LKY CIC Brown Bag Lunchtime Talk: Employee Motivation and Work Engagement: An Overview of the Research Field and Major Trends in the Non-Western Scholarship

Synopsis Human resources are central to any organization. The effective use of human resources is largely dependent on the availability and quality of insights on employee motivation and engagement. In other words, to achieve optimal performance, it is essential to understand what drives employees and contributes to their work commitment and dedication. This talk will give an overview of motivation theories, some […]
1811, 2021

LKY CIC Brown Bag Lunchtime Talk: Promoting Sustainable Transportation Mode Choice: A Behavioural Experiment of Information Interventions in Zhengzhou, China

Synopsis Among the efforts in reducing air pollution in Chinese cities, promoting transportation mode shift from private cars to more sustainable modes (e.g., public transit, walking and cycling) is a critical element in urban policies. Yet, urban policymakers in areas with high air pollution often face the dual task of pollution reduction while educating the public about the health impacts of mitigation […]
2510, 2021

Webinar by Prof Cheong Koon Hean: Making Cities Make Sense: Shaping Singapore’s City Centre

Synopsis How do we perceive cities? What draws people to some cities, but not to others? How do we make our cities pleasant, vibrant and attractive both economically and socially? Cities do not just `happen’. They are an evolution of history, culture and also human intervention that continually shapes and moulds them in response to dynamic changes in socio-economic forces, lifestyles and environmental […]
2210, 2021

LKY CIC Brown Bag Lunchtime Talk: Housing Shortage and Population Growth on a Regulated Rental Market

Synopsis Economic theory states that rent regulation causes housing shortage when rents are regulated below the market-clearing level. However, some cities seem to defy this prediction. The negative consequences of rent regulation are well documented, but relatively little research has tried to explain the conditions under which rent control can be maintained without unsustainable costs and excessive housing queues. This talk will […]
2709, 2021

LKY CIC Brown Bag Lunchtime Talk: Trusting Cultural Similarities When Sharing Knowledge

Synopsis Cultural similarities encourage economic cooperation. In this talk, we will explore the role of culture in promoting collaborative innovation through a series of behavioural experiments conducted in our study. In a controlled virtual lab, we observed cooperative behaviours of individuals under various generic frame-neutral cultural manipulations. Therefore, we will focus on how cultural similarity between ingroup, and outgroup members was modelled […]