Learn. Experiment. Apply. Repeat.
The work of The Maritz Institute is accomplished through a collaborative network that connects external researchers and thought leaders, pioneering client companies and Maritz-internal experts.
Scientific, Academic and Business Thought Leaders
We continue to build connections within the academic community. Working relationships include The Center for Hospitality Research at Cornell University, Texas A&M’s Center for Retailing Studies and Emily Falk, Ph.D., assistant professor of communications studies at the University of Michigan.
Scientific research continues to accelerate our understanding of the human experience. Among the many influential thinkers whose research we follow are Paul Zak, Ph.D.; Matthew Lieberman, Ph.D.; Dan Siegel, M.D.; Elliot Berkman, Ph.D.; Rob Cross, Ph.D.; Jeffrey Schwartz, M.D., Ph.D.; Nicholas Christakis, M.D., Ph.D.; James Fowler, Ph.D.; Jason Mitchell, Ph.D.; Kevin Ochsner, Ph.D.; and Barbara Frederickson, Ph.D.
Emily Falk, Ph.D., serves as the primary science advisor to The Maritz Institute. Dr. Falk is assistant professor of communications studies at the University of Michigan with joint appointments to the Institute for Social Research/Research Center for Group Dynamics and the Department of Psychology. She leads the Communications Neuroscience Lab at UM and has published extensively on communications media effects at the individual, group and population levels.
photo: Evgenia Eliseeva
We acknowledge the wisdom and generosity of the late Paul R. Lawrence as a mentor to The Maritz Institute. Dr. Lawrence served on the faculty of Harvard Business School for 44 years and published 26 books on management, organizational design and leadership. In 2002 he, along with co-author Nitin Nohria, published Driven: Human Nature Shapes Our Choices that proposes a Four-Drive Theory of human motivation. This theory is foundational to Maritz client solution design.
The Obituary of Dr. Paul R. Lawrence
While learning is a starting point, experimentation is critical to innovation and creating impact. We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with client company executives who are part of The Maritz Institute Collaborative.
The focus of the collaborative is to co-create and test people-centered business practices within our respective organizations – and to engage in a learning journey together.
Maritz employees from across all core businesses make up The Maritz Institute’s internal network and are dedicated to advancing the human sciences within their businesses.
Contributing roles include corporate leadership, marketing science, insight analytics, solution leaders, solution design, learning, communications and operations.