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“I’m Not Mopping the Floors, I’m Putting a Man on the Moon”: How Nasa Leaders Enhanced the Meaningfulness of Work by Changing the Meaning of Work

by Andrew M. Carton.
Published in Administrative Science Quarterly in 2018.

“Monkey See, Monkey Do?”: The Effect of Construal Level on Consumers’ Reactions to Others’ Unethical Behavior

by Yuanqiong He, Jungfang Zhang, and Yuanyuan Zhou.
Published in Journal of Business Ethics in 2018.

Perceived Psychological Distance, Construal Processes, and Abstractness of Entrepreneurial Action

by H. Shawna Chen, Ronald K. Mitchell, Keith H. Brigham, Roy Howell, and Robert Steinbauer.
Published in Journal of Business Venturing in 2018.

Going Pro-Social: Extending the Individual-Venture Nexus to the Collective Level

by Oana Branzei, Simon C. Parker, Peter W. Moroz, and Edward Gamble.
Published in Journal of Business Venturing in 2018.

Seeing the Big Picture: A Within-Person Examination of Leader Construal Level and Vision Communication

by Merlijn Venus, Russell E. Johnson, and Shuxia Zhang.
Published in Journal of Management in 2018.

Consumer Reliance on Intangible Versus Tangible Attributes in Service Evaluation: The Role of Construal Level

by Ying Ding and Hean Tat Keh.
Published in Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science in 2017.

Construal Instructions and Professional Skepticism in Evaluating Complex Estimates

by Jason Tyler Rasso.
Published in Accounting Organizations and Society in 2015.

Seeing the Big Picture: The Effect of Height on the Level of Construal

by Pankaj Aggarwal and Min Zhao.
Published in Journal of Marketing Research in 2015.

The Effect of Construal Level on Time Perceptions, Confidence in Judgements and Future Preferences

by Sonia Noemi Vilches-Montero and Mark T. Spence.
Published in European Journal of Marketing in 2015.

Time Pressure Reverses Risk Preferences

by Najam U. Saqib and Eugene Y. Chan.
Published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes in 2015.

Does Concrete Language in Disclosures Increase Willingness to Invest?

by W. Brooke Elliot, Kristina M. Rennekamp, and Brian J. White.
Published in Review of Accounting Studies in 2015.

Why Feasibility Matters More to Gift Receivers Than to Givers: A Construal-Level Approach to Gift Giving

by Ernest Baskin, Cheryl Wakslak, Yaacov Trope, and Nathan Novemsky.
Published in Journal of Consumer Research in 2014.

Guilt, Shame, and Reparative Behavior: The Effect of Psychological Proximity

by Majid Ghorbani, Yuan Liao, Sinan Caykoylo, and Masud Chand.
Published in Journal of Business Ethics in 2013.

If You Can’t See the Forest for the Trees, You Might Just Cut down the Forest: The Perils of Forced Choice on “Seemingly” Unethical Decision-Making

by Michael O. Wood, Theodore Noseworthy, and Scott R. Colwell.
Published in Journal of Business Ethics in 2013.

The Distinct Affective Consequences of Psychological Distance and Construal Level

by Lawrence E. Williams, Randy Stein, and Laura Galguera.
Published in Journal of Consumer Research in 2013.

Ethical Leadership Evaluations After Moral Transgression: Social Distance Makes the Difference

by Andranik Tumasjan, Maria Strobel, and Isabell Welpe.
Published in Journal of Business Ethics in 2011.

Carryover Effects of Self-Control on Decision Making: A Construal-Level Perspective

by Echo Wen Wan and Nidhi Agrawal.
Published in Journal of Consumer Research in 2011.

Framing Goals to Influence Personal Savings: The Role of Specificity and Construal Level

by Gulden Ulkumen and Amar Cheema.
Published in Journal of Marketing Research in 2011.

When Trade-Offs Matter: The Effect of Choice Construal on Context Effects

by Uzma Khan, Meng Zhu, and Ajay Kalra.
Published in Journal of Marketing Research in 2011.

Being of Two Minds: Switching Mindsets Exhausts Self-Regulatory Resources

by Ryan Hamilton, Kathleen D. Vohs, Anne-Laure Sellier, and Tom Meyvis.
Published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes in 2018.