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Research Newsletter Summer 2021

Research Newsletter Summer 2021

Awards and Honors

Burak Kazaz, The Steven R. Becker Professor of Supply Chain Management and The Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence, has been elected as the MSOM executive vice president (EVP) and president elect by the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society.

Cameron Miller, assistant professor of management and holder of the Edward Pettinella Professorship of Business, has been elected to the Research Committee for the Strategy Division at Academy of Management. Miller has also accepted an offer to join the editorial review board at the Strategic Management Journal.

Ravi Dharwadkar, chair and professor of management and The Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence has been named the Whitman Advisory Council Professor. 

Todd Moss, chair and associate professor of entrepreneurship, has been awarded the Edward Pettinella Associate Professorship.

Natarajan Balasubramanian, professor of management, received the Whitman Research Fellow award.

Joel Carnevale, assistant professor of management, received the Guttag Junior Faculty Research award.

Lai Xu, assistant professor of finance, received the Dean’s Citation for Research award.

Journal Publications

Burak Kazaz, The Steven R. Becker Professor of Supply Chain Management and The Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence, has a paper, “Incentivizing Farmers to Invest in Quality Through Quality-Based Payment” (with Cavdaroglu, N.A. and Webster, S.), forthcoming in Production and Operations Management.

Alexander McKelvie, professor of entrepreneurship, has a paper, “What Do They Think and Feel About Growth? Examining Small Business Managers’ Attitudes Towards Growth In the United States” (Brattström, A. and Dennis, W.J.), accepted at the Journal of Business Venturing Insights, and a paper, “Entrepreneurial Mindset in Corporate Entrepreneurship: Forms, Impediments and Actions for Research” (with Kuratko, D. and Hornsby, J.), forthcoming in the Journal of Small Business Management.

Lai Xu, assistant professor of finance, has two papers forthcoming in the Journal of Financial Economics:
“The Cross Section of the Monetary Policy Announcement Premium” (with Ai, H., Han, L.J. and Pan, X.) and “Oil Volatility Risk” (with Gao, L., Hitzemann, S. and Shaliastovich, I.).

Pamela Brandes, professor of management, Ravi Dharwadkar, chair and professor of management and Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence, and Linna Shi ’11 Ph.D., have a paper, “Time Is of the Essence! Retired Independent Directors’ Contributions to Board Effectiveness” (with Ross, J.), forthcoming in the Journal of Business Ethics.

Lihong Liang, associate professor of accounting, has a paper “Market Perceptions of Fair Value Reporting for Tangible Assets” (with Riedl, E. and Conaway, J.) that has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance.

Tridib Mazumdar, professor emeritus of marketing, has published Pricing Products & Services, a pricing textbook targeted for MBA and upper-level undergraduate students as well as interested practitioners.

Others

Meheli Basu, assistant professor of marketing, is a principal investigator on a $20,000 Innovative & Interdisciplinary Research CuseGrant awarded for her project “Impact of User Reviews of Service Attributes on Revenues in the Sharing Economy: Examining the Case of Airbnb.”

Events

Whitman faculty and faculty from other Syracuse University schools have been co-hosting a series of Webinars open to alums and the broader Whitman community. The forums explore various ways in which the pandemic impact business, management, and society. Additional virtual forums are planned for the fall semester.

Brexit: Its Impact and Implications Post-Pandemic Webinar (April 23, 2021)

Moderator: Tom Barkley, professor of finance practice
Panelists:
Mike Harris, founder and CEO, Cribstone Strategic Macro
Glyn Morgan, associate professor of political science, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs 
Fatma Sonmez-Leopold, assistant teaching professor of finance

Democracy and Entrepreneurship in Europe and the United States (April 27, 2021)

Panelists:
David Audretsch, Indiana University
Johan Wiklund, Al Berg Chair and professor of entrepreneurship

ADHD and Entrepreneurship (May 1, 2021)

Moderator: Laura Marien, student, Harvard University Extension School
Panelists:
Johan Wiklund, Al Berg Chair and professor of entrepreneurship
John Torrens, professor of entrepreneurial practice, deputy department chair of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises

Logistics M&A Outlook: Will Corporations Still Ride the Bull Market? A Harry E. Salzberg Memorial Award and Lecture Program webinar (Feb. 25, 2021)

Moderator: Ron Leibman ’83 MBA, Partner, McCarter & English
Panelists:
Josh Putterman, managing partner, Bluejay Advisors, LLC
Jason Seidl ’93, managing director, Cowen and Company
Paul Svindland ’93, CEO, STG Logistics

Ph.D. Corner

Almantas Palubinskas ’21 Ph.D. has accepted a tenure-track faculty position at EMLyon Business School, effective August 2021.

Meng Chen ’21 Ph.D. has successfully defended his dissertation, titled “Essays on IPO Cycles and Windows of Opportunity,” on March 30, 2021, chaired by James Seward.

Zhiyuan Yu, management doctoral candidate, has a paper, “Government Funding and Firms’ Strategic Balance between Exploitation and Exploration,” accepted for presentation at 81st AOM Annual Conference, July 29 – Aug 4, 2021.

Kurian George, entrepreneurship doctoral candidate, has two papers accepted for presentation:
“Founder Legitimacy, Refugee Entrepreneurship and Prior Exposure to Institutional Disruptions” (with Moss, T., Minniti, M. and Williams, T.), 2021 Babson Conference and 2021 AOM Conference, and “Who Are My People? Re-building Community Logics and Venturing Following a Significant Disruption” (with Moss, T., Minniti, M. and Williams, T.), 2021 Babson Conference.

Kurian George has also been invited to attend the Entrepreneurship Doctoral Consortium at the 2021 AOM Conference, and he participated in the SMS Entrepreneurship & Strategy Interest Group “Pitch Your Entrepreneurship Doctoral Research” virtual workshop held on March 18th, 2021. George received the 2021 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.

Mi Hoang Tran, entrepreneurship doctoral candidate, has a paper, “The Impact of Psychological Vulnerabilities and Gender on Entrepreneurial Well-being” (with Wiklund, J., Yu, W. ’18 Ph.D. and Perez-Luno, A.), accepted for presentation at the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (June 8-11, 2021) and the 81st AOM Annual Meeting (July 29 – August 4, 2021).

Hooman Abootorabi, entrepreneurship doctoral candidate, has a paper, “Intellectual Property Rights & New Venture Performance: Longitudinal Empirical Evidence from a Natural Experiment” (with Wiklund, J. and Yu, W. ’18 Ph.D.), accepted to the Proceedings of the 81st AOM Annual Meeting, 2021.

Haiying Yang, supply chain management doctoral candidate, has her paper, “The Impact of Audit on Supplier’s Social Responsibility Level” (with Wu, Z.), accepted for presentation at the 2021 MSOM Annual Conference and the 2021 POMS Annual Conference. Yang also participated in a doctoral consortium, titled the 2nd Online Doctoral Workshop on Supply Chain Analytics.

Devin Stein, entrepreneurship doctoral candidate, has a paper, “Competition, Coordination, and Civic Wealth Creation” (with Minniti, M.), accepted for presentation at the AOM Annual Meeting, July 29 – Aug. 4, 2021. Stein was also invited to participated in a professional development workshop at the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference. June 8th – 12th 2021.

Saman Modiri, marketing doctoral candidate, has two papers accepted for presentation: “The Long-term and Short-term Effects of Multichannel Advertising” (with Yang, L. and Basu, A.), ISMS Marketing Science Conference, June 3-5, 2021, and “Not So Fast! The Impact of Delivery Time on Retailer’s Profit in a Heterogeneous Market” (with Fay, S.), MSOM Conference, June 7-10, 2021.

Modiri also participated in the 2021 ISMS Doctoral Consortium (June 2, 2021) and is invited to attend the 2021 Frontiers in Service Doctoral and early career Consortium (July 8, 2021). Modiri also received the 2021 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.

In the News

Cristiano Bellavitis, assistant professor of entrepreneurship, was interviewed by NBC News for the story “Understanding Bitcoin” (April 6, 2021).

Michel Benaroch, associate dean for research and Ph.D. programs and professor of MIS, was interviewed for The Washington Post story “Stalled payments, conflicting answers: D.C. unemployment woes trigger investigation” (May 12, 2021).

Erasmo Giambona, professor of finance and Falcone Chair in Real Estate, was quoted in two Syracuse.com stories: “Destiny USA, Syracuse’s mammoth mall, faces a crisis of debt and uncertainty (Part 1)” and “How it could end for Destiny USA: Some unpleasant ways out for the struggling mall (Part 2)” (June 2, 2021).

Patrick Penfield, professor of supply chain practice and director of executive education, was interviewed for the Good Morning America story “Food prices steadily climb nearly 1 year into pandemic” and The Denver Post article “Wheels of commerce are rolling, but COVID-19 fallout still causing kinks in supply chains.” (March 4, 2021), the NewsChannel 9 stories “What do toilet paper, lumber and computer chips have in common?” (April 1, 2021) and “Amazon announces new house food brand ‘Aplenty,’” the ABC News story “Show Me the Money: Grocery Prices” (April 22, 2021), the Good Morning America story “Consumer prices rise amid growing inflation”, and NewsChannel 9 story “SU supply chain expert Pat Penfield talks about supply shortages during the pandemic” (May 24, 2021). Penfield was also quoted in the BBC story “What will self-driving trucks mean for truck drivers?” (April 13, 2021).

Lynne Vincent, assistant professor of management, was interviewed for the WAER story “Amazon Union Vote In Alabama Could Catch Attention of Syracuse Workers“ (March 17, 2021). She was also quoted in several outlets that ran stories about the Amazon union effort, including The Associated Press, Business Insider, The Washington Post, GO Banking Rates, Law 360, Winsight Grocery Business and a second Associated Press story, “Amazon warehouse workers reject union bid in Alabama.” (April 13, 2021).

Ray Wimer, professor of retail practice, was interviewed for the CNBC stories “Why U.S. malls are disappearing” (March 10, 2021) and “How 7-Eleven became the world’s biggest convenience store” (March 4, 2021).

Presentations

David Harris and Ying Zhang presented an accounting seminar, “The Association of Financial Statement Readability and Internal Control over the Accounting Function,” on March 5, 2021.

Ken Merkley, Indiana University, presented an accounting seminar, “Human Versus Machine: A Comparison of Robo-Analyst and Traditional Research Analyst Investment Recommendations,” on March 12, 2021.

Li Zhang, Rutgers University, presented an accounting seminar, “Financial Analysts’ Information Role and Brand Capital Intensity,” on March 12, 2021.

Alex Yang, London Business School, presented a SCM seminar, “Capacity Expansion in Service Platforms: Financing vs. Employment,” on March 26, 2021.

Alex Yang, London Business School, presented a SCM seminar, “Capacity Expansion in Service Platforms: Financing vs Employment,” on March 26, 2021. 

Gerry Tsoukalas, Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania, presented a finance seminar, “Initial Coin Offerings, Speculation, and Asset Tokenization,” on April 2, 2021.

Pepa Kraft, from HEC Paris, presented an accounting seminar, Trustees in Public Debt Contracts and Timeliness of Defaults, on April 9, 2021.

Vishal Gaur, Johnson School of Management at Cornell University, presented a SCM seminar, “Personalized Recommendation System Design for an Online B2B Platform,” on April 16, 2021.

Jamie Perry, Johnson School of Management at Cornell University, presented a management seminar, “Breaking in a team: Faultlines over time and extreme decisions in the Supreme Court of the United States,” on April 19, 2021. 

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