Whitman Research Newsletter – March/April 2016

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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

Scott Fay, associate professor of marketing, received the outstanding reviewer award for the Production and Operations Management. The award was given at the POMS Conference in May 2016.

Randy Elder, professor of accounting, is one of three academics appointed to a four-year term to serve on a newly-formed AICPA Assurance Research Advisory Group (ARAG), a panel of practitioners and academics that will evaluate research proposals to the AICPA to make peer-reviewed data available to researchers, as well as human subjects.

A paper of John Park, PhD ’12 and visiting professor of supply chain management, and Burak Kazaz, The Becker Professor of Supply Chain Management and The Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence, won the Best Paper Award from the Production and Operations Management Society’s College of Humanitarian Operations; the paper is titled “Surface versus air shipment of humanitarian goods under demand uncertainty” (with Scott Webster).

Natarajan Balasubramanian, associate professor of management, has his paper, “Locked in? Noncompete enforceability and the mobility and earnings of high-tech workers” (with Chang J.W, Sakakibara M., Sivadasan J. and Starr E.), included in the Best Papers Proceedings of the 2016 Academy of Management meeting.

Journal Publications

Burak Kazaz, The Becker Professor of Supply Chain Management and The Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence, has a paper, “Interventions for an Artemisinin-Based Malaria Medicine Supply Chain,” accepted for publication at Production and Operations Management (with Scott Webster and Prashant Yadav).

Trent Williams, assistant professor of entrepreneurship, has had three papers acceptances in the past two months:

  1. Hitting rock bottom after job loss: Bouncing back to create a new positive work identity,” forthcoming in Academy of Management Review (with Dean Shepherd).
  2. “Building resilience or providing sustenance: Different paths of emergent ventures in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake,” forthcoming in Academy of Management Journal (with Dean Shepherd).
  3. “Victim entrepreneurs doing well by doing good: Venture creation and well-being in the aftermath of a resource shock,” forthcoming in Journal of Business Venturing.

Tridib Mazumdar, Howard R. Gendal Professor of Marketing, and Taewan Kim, Ph.D.’13 and Lehigh University, have a paper, “Product concept demonstrations in trade shows and firm value,” accepted for publication in Journal of Marketing.

Scott Fay, associate professor of marketing, has a paper, “Bidding for bidders? How the format for soliciting supplier participation in NYOP auctions impacts channel profit,” accepted in Management Science (with Robert Zeithammer).

Alex McKelvie, associate professor and chair of entrepreneurship, has a paper, “Variable risk preferences in new venture growth and survival,” accepted at the Journal of Business Venturing (with Karl Wennberg and Frederic Delmar).

Ph.D. Students Corner

Cong Feng, 4th year Ph.D. student in marketing, and Scott Fay, associate professor of marketing, have their paper, “Inferring salesperson capability using stochastic frontier analysis,” accepted in the Journal of Personal Selling & Sales Management, Special Section on Sales Research Methodology.

An update on graduating Ph.D. students who have accepted positions to start in Fall 2016:

E.J. Ko, 3rd year Ph.D. student in entrepreneurship, has two papers accepted for presentation at the 2016 Academy of Management meeting.

  • “Drivers and outcomes of isomorphic behaviors of new ventures” (with Johan Wiklund).
  • “Signaling from founders’ human capital vs. investors’ prominence in resource acquisition” (with Alex McKelvie).

Wei Yu, 3rd year Ph.D. student in entrepreneurship, has two papers accepted for presentation at the 2016 Academy of Management meeting.

  • “Impulsivity and entrepreneurial action” (with Johan Wiklund and Patzelt H.)
  • “ADHD, impulsivity and entrepreneurship” (with Johan Wiklund, Tucker R. and Marino L.)

C.K. Lee, 3rd year Ph.D. student in entrepreneurship, has a paper accepted for presentation at the 2016 Academy of Management meeting, titled “Entrepreneurship and the crowd: Review and research agenda” (with Johan Wiklund).

Yang Ye, 3rd year Ph.D. student in management, has a paper accepted for presentation at the 2016 Academy of Management meeting, titled “Persistence of performance gaps and organizational searches.”

Greg (Gokce) Serdar, 4th year Ph.D. student in management, has a paper accepted for presentation at the 2016 Academy of Management meeting, titled “The impact of institutional heterogeneity and gender on corporate social responsibility” (with Kira Reed).

Research Speakers and Visitors

Alicia Baik, doctoral candidate from the University of Virginia, presented a marketing seminar, “Personalized coupon campaigns: Understanding and directing customers,” on March 25, 2016.

Amiya Basu, professor of marketing, presented a marketing seminar, “Retail competition on the salon circle under linear demand,” on March 23, 2016.

Michael Dambra, from the University of Buffalo, presented an accounting seminar, “Stakeholder conflicts and cash flow shocks:  Evidence from changes in ERISA pension accounting rules,” on March 11, 2016.

Hakan Hekimoglu, Ph.D. student in supply chain management, presented a supply chain management seminar, “Wine analytics: Fine wine pricing and selection under weather and market uncertainty,” on April 1, 2016.

Chris Hogan, from Michigan State University, presented an accounting seminar, “Financial statement disaggregation, auditor effort and financial reporting quality,” on April 22, 2016.

Anthony Koschmann, doctoral candidate from Emory University, presented a marketing seminar, “Secondary brand functional and emotional valuations as moderators of the effect of the primary brand on co-brand sales,” on March 28, 2016.

Ken Merkley, from Cornell University, presented an accounting seminar, “Unconditional litigation risk and non-GAAP reporting,” on May 6, 2016.

Byong Rhee, visiting professor of marketing, presented a marketing seminar, “Retailer-run resale market and optimal returns and resale policy,” on April 14, 2016.

Breagin Riley, assistant professor of marketing, presented a behavioral brownbag lecture about her research on social capital threat and dishonest behavior, on April 20, 2016.

Lynne Vincent, assistant professor of management, presented a behavioral brownbag seminar about her work on creativity and voice behavior, on March 23, 2016.

Bill Wales, from SUNY Albany, presented an entrepreneurship seminar, “Strategic orientations revisited,” on April 20, 2016.

 

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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