Chris To

Chris To

Phone: (212) 998-0213


Christopher To is a doctoral student at The Stern School of Business at New York University, focusing on Organizational Behavior.  He studies motivation in the context of interpersonal competition, and social hierarchies. His research has been published in top management journals including Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Annals, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.  Prior to coming to Stern, Chris graduated from Rutgers University with degrees in Analytics and Information Technology, and Psychology. 


Jachimowicz, J., To, C., Agasi, S., Côté, S., & Galinsky, A.D (Conditionally Accepted). The gravitational pull of passion: Why and when people admire and support individuals who express passion. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

To, C., Kilduff, G.J., & Rosikiewicz, B. (Conditionally Accepted). Beyond magnitude: Challenge and threat as qualities of motivation during competition. Academy of Management Annals.

To, C., Kilduff, G.J., Ordõnez, L., & Schweitzer, M. (2018). Going for it on fourth down: Rivalry increases risk-taking, physiological arousal, and promotion focus. Academy of Management Journal, 61(4), 1281-1306. doi:10.5465/amj.2016.0850 

Pettit, N.C., Doyle, S.P., Lount, R.B., & To, C.. (2016). Cheating to get ahead or to avoid falling behind? The effect of potential negative versus positive status change on unethical behavior. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 137, 172-183. doi:10.1016/j.obhdp.2016.09.005


Academic Background

BS - Business Analytics & Information Technology, 2014
Rutgers Business School

BS - Psychology, 2014
Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences