Recent research by UCL School of Management’s Chia-Jung Tsay and Sun Young Lee has achieved extensive media coverage, with a combined total of 150 articles and 50,000 shares on social media within the past few months.
In an experiment published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Tsay discovered that employers have a preference for natural talent over hard work.
Tsay’s research is most notably featured in The Economist, with a print circulation of well-over 4.5 million worldwide and an online monthly readership of 10 million, as well as BBC World News.
Published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Lee’s paper found that handsome men may be rejected for competitive jobs, but are preferred for roles that require cooperation.
Many of these publications have a strong international readership, for example, 70% of The Daily Mail’s traffic comes from outside the UK, largely from North America.
UCL School of Management is focused on producing high-quality, high-impact research. Research performed in the School has been rated as “world-leading” in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF).