Whitman Research News – Fall 2018

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

Alejandro Amezcua, assistant professor of entrepreneurship, won the John Jack Award from the USASBE Annual Conference for the best paper on entrepreneurship by women or minorities or under conditions of adversity, for “Women’s Business Ownership and Women’s Entrepreneurship through the Lens of U.S. Federal Policies” (with Pandey, S.).

Cameron Miller, assistant professor of management, was a finalist for the Wiley Blackwell Award for Outstanding Dissertation Research in the Strategic Management Division. Miller also received the Distinguished Paper Award for the Strategic Management Division at the Academy of Management.

Kira Reed, associate professor of management, was recognized at the 2018 Academy of Management meeting for her leadership and service as chair of the Public and Non-Profit Division, both by the academy and the division membership.

Padmal Vitharana, associate professor of MIS, chaired the System Analysis and Design Symposium, May 24-25, 2018.

Journal Publications 

Susan Albring, associate professor of accounting, has her paper, “Transocean and the history of tax inversions” (with Elder, R. and Franklin, M.), accepted in Issues in Accounting Education.

J. Michael Haynie, Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship and vice chancellor of strategic initiatives and innovation, has a paper, “Fueling the fire: Identity centrality, affective interpersonal commitment, and gender as drivers of entrepreneurial passion” (with Murnieks, C. and Cardon, M.), accepted for publication in the Journal of Business Venturing.

Rong Li, assistant professor of supply-chain management, has her paper, “Scrap or sell: The decision on production yield loss” (with Xia, A. and Yue, X.), accepted for publication in Productions and Operations Management.

Alex McKelvie, professor of entrepreneurship and associate dean for undergraduate and full-time master’s education, has a paper, “The measurement of effectuation: Highlighting research tensions and opportunities for the future” (with Chandler, G.N., D.R. DeTienne, D.R. and Johansson, A.), forthcoming in Small Business Economics.

Johan Wiklund, the Al Berg Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship, had his paper, “Theories from the lab: How research on science commercialization can contribute to management studies” (with Finer, R., Rasmussen, E. and Wrights, M.), accepted in the Journal of Management Studies, and “Conquering relevance: Entrepreneurship research’s grand challenge” (with Wright, M. and Zahra, S.), forthcoming in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.

Guiyang Xiong, assistant professor of marketing, has his paper, “Serial-position effects on native-advertising effectiveness: Differential results across publisher and advertiser metrics,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Marketing (with Wang, P. and Jian Yang, Oath Inc.).

Ph.D. Corner

Hooman Abootorabi, entrepreneurship Ph.D. student, presented the papers:

  • “National Social Capital, Self-Efficacy and New Venture Creation” (with Zhang, J and Sedeh, A.), Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 2018.
  • “Founder effects and changes over time In new venture performance” (with McKelvie, A., Johnson, A. and Clausen, T.H.), Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference,June 2018.
  • “How important are entrepreneurial ecosystems? A variance decomposition of research-based spin-off performance” (with Johnson, A., T.H. Clausen, T.H., McKelvie, A. and Rasmussen, E.), Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference,June 2018.

Almantas Palubinskas, entrepreneurship Ph.D. student, presented a paper, “Regulation and innovation ecosystems: Past discoveries and future opportunities” (with Minniti, M.), at the Academy of Management Perspective Workshopin New York City, Sept. 21, 2018.

Research Speakers and Visitors

Clemens Sialm, the University of Texas at Austin, presented a finance seminar, “Institutional trading around M&A announcements,” Sept. 14, 2018.

Kevin Shang, Duke University, presented a finance seminar, “Managing inventory for a multi-divisional corporation with cash pooling,” Sept. 14, 2018.

Jeannette Song, Duke University, presented a supply chain management seminar, “The cash flor advantages of 3PLs as supply chain orchestrators,” Sept. 21, 2018.

Sanjay Sharma, University of Vermont, presented an entrepreneurship seminar, “Building organizational capacity for sustainable innovation,” Sept. 28, 2018.

Ricardo Lopez Aliouchkin, Whitman School of Management, presented a finance seminar, “The cross-section of expected housing returns,” Oct. 5, 2018.

Jeff McMullen, Indiana University, presented an entrepreneurship seminar, “Should we persist or abandon? Team pressure and self-regulation in entrepreneurial escalation of commitment,” Oct. 12, 2018.

Wei Yang, University of Texas at Austin, presented an entrepreneurship seminar, “Venture growth and expansion across technology platforms: Evidence from open source platform complementors,” Oct. 15, 2018.

Jingyu (Sissi) Li, Texas A&M University, presented an entrepreneurship seminar, “A network perspective of the director labor market,” Oct. 18, 2018.

Chirantan Chatterjee, Hoover Institute and the Indian Institute of Management, presented a management seminar, “Intellectual property regimes and firm structure,” Oct. 19, 2018.

Ng Of, Cornell University, presented a finance seminar, “Temperature shocks and earnings news,” Oct. 19, 2018.

PK Kannan, University of Maryland, presented a marketing seminar, “Optimal design of content samples for digital products and services,” Oct. 19, 2018.

Roy Thurik, Eramus University, presented an entrepreneurship seminar, “Genes and entrepreneurship: A discovery in the world of behavior and biology,” Oct. 19, 2018.

Syed Walid Reza, SUNY Binghamton, presented a finance seminar, “Private benefits and corporate investments: The case of corporate philanthropy,” Oct. 21, 2018.

David Lucas, Whitman School of Management, presented an entrepreneurship seminar, “Sponsorship and new practice adoption in the homeless shelter industry,” Oct. 23, 2018.

Moren Levesque, York University, presented an entrepreneurship seminar, “Towards a theory of strategic insurgency: From disruptive innovation to entrepreneurial (dis)advantage,” Oct. 24, 2018.

Tim Michaelis, North Carolina State University, presented an entrepreneurship seminar, “The frugal entrepreneur: A socio-cognitive perspective of resourcefulness,” Oct. 26, 2018.

Lai Xu, Whitman School of Management, presented a finance seminar, “Variance risk premiums in emerging markets,” Oct. 26, 2018.

John Birge, University of Chicago, presented a supply chain management seminar, “Dynamic learning in strategic pricing games,” Oct. 26, 2018.