Whitman Research Newsletter – Spring 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. The paper is titled “Women’s Business Ownership and Women’s Entrepreneurship through the Lens of U.S. Federal Policies” (with Pandey S., Pennsylvania State U.).

Natarajan Balasubramanian, associate professor of management, has several Professional Development Workshop (PDW)/Symposia acceptances at the 2018 Academy of Management Meeting:

PDW: Recent Approaches to Creating & Analyzing Big Data: Opportunities & Challenges for Researchers (with Agarwal, R.)

Showcase Symposium: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Strategy Research (with Starr, E.),

Symposium: Linking Market Entry and Firm Growth: When to Enter and Where to Grow (with Lee, J. and Ren, C.).

Burak Kazaz, the Steven Becker Professor of Supply Chain Management, was the distinguished speaker at the Annual Luncheon of The Center for Supply Chain Management at Saint Louis University, April 19. The talk was titled, “The Culture of incubators & start-ups with supply chain management: Samurais v. Ninjas!”

Cameron Miller, assistant professor of management, had his dissertation selected by the Research Committee of the Academy of Management’s STR Division to be one of up to six finalists for the Wiley Blackwell Award for Outstanding Dissertation Research in Strategic Management.

Padmal Vitharana, associate professor of MIS, served on the program committee of the Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS), Seoul, Korea, Dec. 2017. In January, he completed a two-year term as associate editor at IEEE Transactions on Services Computing.

Journal Publications

Joel Carnevale, assistant professor of management, has his paper, “Leader consultation mitigates the harmful effects of leader narcissism: A Belongingness perspective,” accepted at Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

Erasmo Giambona, the Falcone Chair in Real Estate and associate professor of finance, has a paper, “A view inside corporate risk management” (with Bodnar, G., Graham, J. and Harvey, C.), accepted for publication at Management Science.

David Harris, professor of accounting, and Linna Shi ’11 Ph.D., have their paper, “Does benchmark-beating detect earnings management? Evidence from accounting irregularities” (with Hong Xie), accepted in Advances in Accounting.

Burak Kazaz, the Steven Becker Professor of Supply Chain Management, and John Park ’12 Ph.D. have their paper, entitled “Surface versus air shipment of humanitarian goods under demand uncertainty” (with Webster, S.), accepted in Production and Operations Management.

Roger Koppl, professor of finance, has a book, titled Expert Failure (Cambridge Studies in Economics, Choice, and Society), published by Cambridge University Press, 2018.

Rong Li, assistant professor of supply chain management, has a paper, “Integrated risk management for newsvendors with VAR constraints” (with Kouvelis, P.), accepted for publication in Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.

Alex McKelvie, associate professor and chair of entrepreneurship, and Eun Jeong (E.J.) Ko ’17 Ph.D., have a paper, “Signaling for more money: The roles of founders’ human capital and investor prominence in resource acquisition across different stages of firm development,” accepted in Journal of Business Venturing.

Todd Moss, assistant professor of entrepreneurship, has a paper, “Strategic entrepreneurial orientation: Configurations, performance, and the effects of industry and time” (with McKenny, A., Short, J., Ketchen, D. and Payne, G.T.), accepted in Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. He has another paper acceptance, “A Decade analysis of residential LEED buildings market share in the United States: Trends for transitioning sustainable societies” (with Rakha, T. and Shin, D.), in Sustainable Cities and Society.

Alex Thevaranjan, associate professor of accounting, has a paper, “Targeting and salesforce compensation: When sales spill over to unprofitable customers” (with Banerjee, S.), forthcoming in Quantitative Marketing And Economics.

Johan Wiklund, Al Berg Endowed Chair and professor of entrepreneurship, and Sharon Simmons ’12 Ph.D., have a paper, “Gender gaps and reentry into entrepreneurial ecosystems after business failure,” accepted in Small Business Economics (with Levie, J., Bradley, S.W. and Sunny, S.A.). He has another paper, “Re-thinking the commercialization of public science: From entrepreneurial outcomes to societal impacts” (with Dini, R.,  Rasmussen, E. and Siegel, D.), forthcoming in Academy of Management Perspectives.

Ph.D. Corner

Hooman Abootorabi, entrepreneurship Ph.D. student, has accepted presentations:

“National social capital, self-efficacy and new venture creation,” 2018 Academy of Management Meeting.

“Founder effects and changes over time in new venture performance” (with McKelvie, A. and Johnson, A.), BCERC, 2018.

“How important are entrepreneurial ecosystems? A variance decomposition of research-based spin-off performance (with Johnson, A., Clausen, T., McKelvie, A. and Rasmussen, E.), BCERC, 2018.

Abootorabi also received a scholarship to attend the doctoral consortium at the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship conference held in January, 2018.

James Bort, entrepreneurship Ph.D. student, has a paper, “Moving (impulsively) forward: Speed versus accuracy in the emergence of new organizations” (with Lerner, D., Crawford, C. and Wiklund, J.), accepted for presentation at the 2018 Academy of Management Meeting. He is also invited to participate in the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference Doctoral Consortium.

Lu Liu, marketing Ph.D. student, has a paper, “Does medicare value based purchasing program influence hospital performance,” accepted for presentation at the 2018 INFORMS Marketing Science Conference.

Almantas Palubinskas, entrepreneurship Ph.D. student, has several conference presentations:

“A structural approach to the influence of regulation on innovation” (with Minniti, M.), BCERC, 2018.

“The political economy of the drone industry” and “The entangled political economy of the drone industry” (with Minniti, M.), Southern Economic Association Conference, January, 2018.

Almantas is also invited to attend the 7th Oxford Residence Week for Entrepreneurship Scholars, Summer 2018, where he will present the paper “A structural approach to the influence of regulation on innovation.”

Wei Yu ’18 Ph.D. has a paper, “ADHD symptoms, entrepreneurial orientation (EO) and firm performance” (with Wiklund, J. and Luno, P.), accepted for inclusion in the Best Papers Proceedings of the 2018 Academy of Management Meeting.

Research Speakers and Visitors

Robert Arscott, University of Rochester, presented a finance seminar, “LIBOR floors in leveraged loans,” Feb. 2, 2018.

Scott Fay presented a marketing seminar, “The adverse impact from the measurement and dissemination of customer satisfaction ratings,” Feb. 2, 2018.

Carol Liu, Tulane University, presented a finance seminar, “The financial implications of hiring an outside CEO whose functional background matches the firm’s strategic needs,” Feb. 12, 2018.

Patrick Hoffman, Purdue University, presented an accounting seminar, “Incidence, valuation and management of tax-related reputational costs: Evidence from a period of protest,” Feb. 23, 2018.

Murillo Campello, Cornell University, presented a finance seminar, “Exporting uncertainty: The impact of Brexit on corporate America,” Feb. 16, 2018.

Anocha Aribarge, University of Michigan, presented a marketing seminar Mar. 23, 2018.

Guiyang Xiong presented a marketing seminar, “Learning from product recalls: Roles of the stock market and organizational defense mechanisms,” April 9, 2018.

Sundar Bharadwaj, University of Georgia, presented a marketing seminar, “Do shorts short short-termism? Information symmetry and myopic marketing management,” April 13, 2018.

Tomasz Mickiewicz, Aston Business School, presented an entrepreneurship seminar, “Constitutional change as an external enabler of entrepreneurship,” April 18, 2018.

Kyu Lee presented a marketing paper, “The implications of market characteristics for strategic interaction in distribution channels” (joint work with Shahryar, ’16 Ph.D.), April 20, 2018.

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.