Whitman Research Newsletter – January/February 2017

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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 of Supply Chain Management and Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence, has received the Wickham Skinner Best Paper Award for 2016 from the Production and Operations Management Society, for his paper “Interventions for an Artemisinin-based malaria medicine supply chain” (with Webster, S. and Yadav, P.).

Todd Moss, assistant professor of entrepreneurship, is the 2016 BCERC Award recipient for the G. Dale Meyer Best Paper Award for the Most Relevant Research in Social Entrepreneurship, for his paper titled “Gender and institutions in prosocial crowdfunding” (with Maija, R. and Moriah, M.).

Alejandro Amezcua, assistant professor of entrepreneurship, and Kira Reed, associate professor of management, have received a $50,000 grant from the Kauffman Foundation to study connectivity within entrepreneurial ecosystems in Syracuse, New York, and Baltimore, Maryland (with Jesse Lecy, Maxwell School; Jeff Saltz, iSchool; and Tiago Ratinho, University of Baltimore).

Raja Velu, professor of statistics, is serving on the program committee for the Applications of Matrix Computational Methods in the Analysis of “Modern Data” workshop, in the International Conference On Computational Science (ICCS2017), to be held in Zürich, Switzerland, June 12-14, 2017.

Patrick Penfield, professor of supply chain practice, has been awarded a $19,000 grant from Syracuse University’s Sustainable Enterprise Partnership (SEP) to research green building construction, in a study titled “What is impeding the development and adoption of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) Construction methods in the United States?” (with Rene Germain, SUNY ESF).

Susan Albring, associate professor of accounting, has been invited to join the editorial board of Advances in Accounting.

Johan Wiklund, Al Berg professor of entrepreneurship, will be a keynote speaker at the 2017 conference on Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business (RENT) in Lund, Sweden.

Kiven Pierre, Ph.D. ‘17 entrepreneurship, and Todd Moss, assistant professor of entrepreneurship, have an article nominated for Best Paper Submission at the Sustainability, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship Conference. The paper title is “Towards better understanding how climate change adaptation affects entrepreneurship” (with Lumpkin, T.).

Journal Publications

Lynne Vincent, assistant professor of management, has a paper, “Creativity in unethical behavior attenuates condemnation and breeds social contagion when transgressions seem to create little harm,” accepted for publication at Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (with Wiltermuth, S. and Gino, F.)

Maria Minniti, the Bantle Chair of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, has her paper, ”Late-career entrepreneurship, income and quality of life,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Business Venturing (with Kautonen, T. and Kibler, E.). She also has a paper, “Managing new technology using malleable profit functions,” forthcoming in IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management (with Arend, R. and Levesque, M.).

Michel Benaroch, associate dean for research and Ph.D. programs and professor of IS, has a paper, “Real options models for proactive uncertainty-reducing mitigations and applications in cybersecurity investment decision-making,” accepted for publication in Information Systems Research.

Alex McKelvie, associate professor and chair of entrepreneurship, “Young firm growth: Reconciling growth orientation and innovative activities,” accepted for publication in Small Business Economics (with Brattström, A. and Wennberg, K.).

Alex Thevaranjan, associate professor of accounting, has a paper, “Impact of audit quality on the components of executive cash compensation,” accepted for publication in JCC: The Business and Economics Research Journal (with Guy D. Fernando, Ph.D. ’06).

Penelope Pooler, assistant professor of finance practice, has a paper, “Incremental sampling methodology: Applications for background screening assessments,” accepted for publication in Risk Analysis (with Goodrum, P., Crumbling, D., Stuchal, L. and Roberts, S.).

In the News

Amanda Nicholson, associate dean of undergraduate programs and professor of retail practice, was quoted in a Forbes article, “Could American Apparel Become Amazon Apparel?” Jan. 9. S was also interviewed by Time Warner Cable News for the story, “Shoppers See Changes at Great Northern Mall” Jan. 31, and WSYR-TV for the story, “JC Penney follows Macy’s in closing stores” Feb. 27.

Johan Wiklund, Al Berg professor of entrepreneurship, was interviewed for a story in Entrepreneur Magazine, “Those With ADHD Might Make Better Entrepreneurs. Here’s Why” Jan. 5.

Eunkyu Lee, professor of marketing, was quoted in a Christian Science Monitor story, “In swipe at Trump’s travel ban, Starbucks sells its brand of social responsibility” Feb. 9.

Maria Minniti, Bantle Chair in Entrepreneurship and Public Policy and director of the Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society, was quoted in CQ Researcher for the article “Immigrants and the Economy: Do they help spur growth?” Feb. 24.

Burak Kazaz, the Becker Professor of Supply Chain Management and Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence, was quoted in the Financial Times story, “Orange juice futures leave sour taste for investors” Feb. 9.

Lynne Vincent, assistant professor of management, was interviewed by Time Warner Cable News for the story, “Ten Digit Dialing Beings Saturday” Feb. 14.

MaryAnn Monforte, professor of accounting practice, was quoted in a USA Today story titled “Christmas eve shopper? Amazon has something to sell” Dec. 22, 2016.

Research Speakers and Visitors

Kim Eddleston, from Northeastern University, presented an entrepreneurship seminar, “Enacting corruption in transition economies: Why some entrepreneurs benefit from bribes and others suffer,” Feb. 1.

Alfred Liu, from SUNY Albany, presented an accounting seminar, “Real activities management and volatility of operating cash flows: The impact of enterprise systems,” Feb. 10.

Diane Burton, from Cornell University, presented an entrepreneurship seminar, “Entrepreneurship and employment: Job creation, job quality and career trajectories,” Feb. 15.

Mingyu Joo, Ph.D.’ 12, from Ohio State University, presented a marketing seminar, “Reference price and opportunity cost consideration,” Feb. 17. Afterward, Professor Mingyu held a roundtable session with Ph.D. students, providing them with insights about publishing pre- and post-graduation.

Tyler Wry, from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, presented an entrepreneurship seminar, “Getting in the set: The counter-intuitive effects of socially responsible investment in global microfinance,” March 8.

Kerri Howell

Kerri is director of communications and media relations for the Whitman School. She is responsible for managing all internal and external communications with students, faculty, staff, alumni, members of the business community and other key stakeholders.After receiving her B.A. from State University of New York at Geneseo, she went on to earn her M.S. in communications management from Syracuse’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she has served as an adjunct professor in the public relations department since 2004.
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