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Stéphane Côté

Stéphane Côté

    Stéphane Côté

    Director, Phd Program
    Professor of Organizational Behaviour & HR Management

    Degrees: PhD, University of Michigan
    MA, University of Michigan
    BSc, McGill University
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    Stéphane Côté is the Director, Phd Program and Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Rotman with a cross-appointment in the Department of Psychology. His research focuses on how emotional intelligence improves the performance of individuals and groups, and how social class shapes the prosocial and ethical behavior of individuals in social and organizational settings. He serves on the editorial boards of the Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Review, and Academy of Management Journal. In 2012-13, he served a two-year term as Associate Editor of Emotion.

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    Academic Positions

    2012-  Professor; Organizational Behaviour, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Courtesy appointment in the Department of Psychology.
    2007-2012  Associate Professor; Organizational Behaviour, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
    2001-2007  Assistant Professor; Organizational Behaviour, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
    2008  Visiting Scholar; Institute for Personality and Social Research and Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.

    Selected Publications - Papers

    Academic / Professional Service

    2012-2013  Associate Editor; Emotion
    2014-present  Editorial Board; Administrative Science Quarterly
    2011-present  Editorial Board; Academy of Management Journal
    2008-present  Editorial Board; Academy of Management Review
    2010-2012  Editorial Board; Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
    2013-2014  Chair, PhD Committee; Rotman School of Management
    2009-2014  Coordinator, PhD program in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management; Rotman School of Management

    Honors and Awards

    2012  Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching; Rotman School of Management
    2006  Dean's Award for Excellence in Research; Rotman School of Management
    2003  Aurora Prize Nominee for Outstanding New Scholar; SSHRC
    2002-2007, 2009, 2011-2012  Teaching Awards; Rotman School of Management
    2012-2016  Research Grant: Emotional Intelligence and Ethical Behavior in Groups and Organizations; SSHRC
    2009-2012  Research Grant: Emotion Regulation and Conflict Resolution; SSHRC
    2006-2009  Research Grant: Emotional Intelligence at Work: Associations with Key Workplace Outcomes and Training; SSHRC

    Professional Affiliations/Memberships

    Academy of Management
    Association for Psychological Science
    Society for Personality and Social Psychology
    Society of Experimental Social Psychology

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Teaching interests lie in Organizational Behaviour, Emotional Intelligence, Decision-Making in Groups, Negotiation, and Research Methodology. Research interests include how emotional intelligence and social class are related to prosocial behavior and performance.  

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    Selected Media Mentions

      Research on Social Class

      I described findings from recent studies on cross-class interactions in an oped for the Gray Matters section of the New York Times with Michael Kraus.

      Click here to listen to an interview (in French) about my research (led by Paul Piff) on how social class relates to ethical behavior. This research was also covered by the Wall Street Journal, CNN, and Le Devoir.

      Summaries of research I conducted with Michael Kraus and Dacher Keltner on how social class relates to empathy appeared in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. It was also mentioned in a recent New York Times op-ed by my colleague Mickey Inzlicht.

      Follow-up research on the different morality of upper- and lower-class individuals with Paul Piff and Robb Willer was mentioned in the New York Times and the Huffington Post.

      Research on Emotional Intelligence

      For coverage of my research with Jeremy Yip on how people can use emotional intelligence to make better decisions, see articles in the Huffington Post and in Profit Magazine.

      To read about my research with Ivona Hideg and Gerben Van Kleef on how emotions impact the outcomes of negotiations, see this article in the Wall Street Journal.

      With my colleagues, I examined how people use emotional intelligence to achieve both prosocial and self-serving goals. Summaries of this work appear on, on the website of the Greater Good Science Center, and in the Atlantic.

      For a summary of my research with Chris Miners on how emotional intelligence relates to job performance in the Economist, please click on this link.


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