The Whitman Research Newsletter highlights awards, honors, new research and more from Whitman’s research faculty. It is published bi-monthly. Send your research inquiries/highlights to: Michel Benaroch, associate dean for research and doctoral programs.
Awards and Honors
Burak Kazaz, the Becker Professor, Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence and associate professor of supply chain management, had his paper featured as INFORMS President’s Pick for December 2015 for its exemplary analytical work and its empirical testing. The paper, co-authored with Tim Noparumpa (Ph.D. ’12) and Scott Webster (former Whitman faculty), was recently published in Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.
Fred Easton, professor of supply chain management, and Gary LaPoint, assistant professor of supply chain practice, had their paper chosen as semi-finalist at the Franz Edelman 2016 Award, a prestigious operations management award recognizing academic papers that have the potential for a significant impact on practice.
Alejandro Amezcua, assistant professor of entrepreneurship, and Kira Reed, associate professor of management, have their proposal, “Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: Proposal to Create an Index of Connectivity,” funded $7,500 by the Small Grant Program of the VP of Research Office at Syracuse University.
Patrick Penfield, assistant professor of supply chain practice, has his article, “Sustainability: BNY Mellon’s LEED Certification Journey,” forthcoming in Supply Chain Management Review (with Carol Britton).
Lynne Vincent, assistant professor of management, has a paper in Harvard Business Review, titled “Why Creative People Are More Likely to Be Dishonest,” covering her 2015 paper published earlier in Academy of Management Journal (with Kouchaki, M.).
Alex McKelvie, associate professor and chair of entrepreneurship, and Tom Lumpkin, The Chris J. Witting Chair in Entrepreneurship, have a paper, “Centralization and delegation practices in family versus non-family SMEs: A Rasch analysis,” accepted in Small Business Economics (with Martin, W.).
Padmal Vitharana, associated professor of information systems, has a paper, “Defect propagation at the project-level: results and a post-hoc analysis on inspection efficiency,” forthcoming in Empirical Software Engineering.
Karca Aral, assistant professor of supply chain management, has her paper, “Multi-level preventive care for Type 2 diabetes,” published in IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, 5(3), 2015, 165-182 (with Chick, S.E. and Grabosch, A.).
Elleta Sangrey Callahan, emeritus professor of law and public policy, had two of her papers reproduced in Whistleblowing Law (R. Vaughn, Ed.):
“Australian, U.K., and U.S. Approaches to Disclosure in the Public Interest,” Virginia Journal of International Law, 44 (3), 2004, 879–912 (with Dworkin T.M. and Lewis D.)
“Do Good and Get Rich: Financial Incentives for Whistleblowing and the False Claims Act,” Villanova Law Review, 37 (2), 1992, 273–336 (with Dworkin T.M.)
Kivanc A. Avrenli, assistant professor of statistics, has a paper, “A kinematic approach to segmented-trajectory generation for the total loss of thrust emergency,” published in Aviation, 19(3), 2015 (with Dempsey, B.J.).
PhD Students Corner
Cong Feng, Ph.D. student in marketing, and K. Sivakumar (Ph.D. ‘1992 and Lehigh University), have their paper, “The role of collaboration in service innovation across manufacturing and service sectors,” forthcoming in Service Science. This paper was also one of the finalists for the 2015 INFORMS Service Science Section Best Student Paper Award.
Kris Herman, Ph.D. student in finance, presented his work, “High frequency trading: Impact of fragmentation and hidden liquidity,” at the 6th Annual High Frequency Finance and Data Analytics Conference, Oct. 29-31, 2015 (with Raja Velu).
Maria Goranova (Ph.D. ‘07) coedited a book, entitled Shareholder Empowerment—A New Era in Corporate Governance (with Lori Verstegen Ryan). Maria also has a paper accepted at Strategic Management Journal, titled “Corporate governance antecedents to shareholder activism: A zero-inflated process.”
Eun Jeong Ko, Ph.D. student in entrepreneurship, has two papers accepted for presentation at the 2016 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, “Act similar but be different? The impact of institutional pressures and differentiation on nascent venture performance” (with McKelvie, A.) and “Drivers and outcomes of isomorphic behaviors of new ventures” (with Wiklund, J.).
Chong Kyoon Lee, Ph.D. student in entrepreneurship, has two papers accepted for presentation at the 2016 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, “The impact of stigma of failure on entrepreneurial growth aspirations: A cross-country analysis” and “Drivers and outcomes of isomorphic behaviors of new ventures” (with Wiklund, J.).
Wei Yu, Ph.D. student in entrepreneurship, has two papers accepted for presentation at the 2016 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, “Impulsivity and entrepreneurship” (with Wiklund, J. and Lerner, J.) and “Beyond cognition: Creativity, disinhibition and entrepreneurial action” (with Wiklund, J., Tucker, R. and Marino, L.).
Research Speakers and Visitors
Kimball Chapman, from Washington University in St. Louis, presented an accounting seminar, “Strategic disclosure of book-to-bill ratios.”
Karl Wennberg, from Stockholm School of Economics, presented an entrepreneurship seminar, “Hidden in plain sight: Untapped riches of meso-level entrepreneurship mechanisms.”
Geoff Chua, from Nanyang Technological University, presented a marketing seminar, “Unsold versus unbought commitment: Inventory control with minimum total commitment.”
Kevin Koharki, from Washington University in St. Louis, presented an accounting seminar, “The impact of information uncertainty on credit rating accuracy: Evidence from an analysis of investor-pay versus issuer-pay rating agencies.”
Ian C. MacMillian, from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania, presented an entrepreneurship seminar, “Social entrepreneurship: Research in progress.”
Steffen Hitzemann, from Ohio State University, presented a finance seminar, “Production-based asset pricing and the oil market.”
Roger Koppl presented a behavioral brownbag seminar, “Epistemics for Forensics.”
Johan Wiklund presented an entrepreneurship seminar, “Impulsivity and entrepreneurship.”
Yinghua Li, from Arizona State University, presented an accounting seminar, “The voluntary disclosure effects of hedge fund interventions.”
David Schumacher, from McGill University, presented a finance seminar, “Who is afraid of BlackRock.”
Tony Kang, from McMaster University, presented an accounting seminar, “Language FTR and earnings management: International evidence.”