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Whitman Research Newsletter – Spring 2020

The Whitman Research Newsletter highlights awards, honors, new research and more from Whitman’s research faculty. It is published bi-monthly.

Whitman Research Newsletter – Spring 2020

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 Ph.D. programs.

Roadmap Research Grants

The following 2020 Whitman Roadmap Grants were awarded:

eHealth and Offline-Choices in Health Care (M. Wong)

Earnings Guidance and Corporate Transparency: Evidence from a Disclosure Regulatory Change (L. Liang)

Shareholder-Debtholder Conflicts, Capital Structure, and Innovation: Evidence from the Bankruptcy Reform Act (E. Giambona)

Incentivizing Health Product Capacity Investments for Global Pandemics (B. Kazaz)

Toward the Development of a Measurement Instrument for Attitudes Towards Entrepreneurship (M. Tihić and A. McKelvie)

Awards and Honors

Joel Carnevale, assistant professor of management, and Johan Wiklund, Al Berg Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship, are guest editors for a Special Issue: “A Better Tomorrow? Work and Well-being in the Entrepreneurial Society,” for the Journal of Business Research (in conjunction with S. Parker, Curtin Univ., S. Jack, Stockholm School of Eco., I. Hatak, Univ. of St. Gallen and M. Frese, National Univ. Signapore).

Suho Han, assistant professor of entrepreneurship has joined the editorial review board of the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.

Rong Li, associate professor of supply chain management, received the 2019 M&SOM Meritorious Service Award in May 2020, recognizing the outstanding service she has provided over the past year for the M&SOM Journal.

Alex McKelvie, associate dean of undergraduate and master’s education and professor of entrepreneurship, has been named a Justin G. Longenecker Fellow by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE). The award was given at the USASBE conference Jan. 5, 2020.

Raja Velu, professor of managerial statistics, received the 2020 Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award from the Graduate School at Syracuse University. He is also the Sessions (Program) Co-Chair for the Track on Applications of Computational Methods in AI and Machine Learning at the International Conference on Computational Science 2020, June 3-5, 2020.

Journal Publications

Alejandro Amezcua, assistant professor of entrepreneurship, has a paper, “Supporting entrepreneurs: A systematic review of literature and an agenda for research today,” accepted for publication in Technological Forecasting and Social Change.

Anna Chernobai, associate professor of finance, has a paper, “Business complexity and risk management: Evidence from operational risk events in U.S. Bank holding companies,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Monetary Economics (with Ozdagli, A. and Wang, J.).

Scott Fay, professor of marketing, and Cong Feng, Ph.D. ’16, have a paper titled, “Store closings and retailer profitability: A contingency perspective,” accepted in the Journal of Retailing.

Burak Kazaz, the Steven R. Becker Professor of Supply Chain Management and the Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence, and Hakan Hekimoglu, PhD ’16, have a paper, “Analytics for wine futures: Realistic prices” forthcoming inProduction and Operations Management.

Rong Li, assistant professor of supply chain management, has a paper, “Reinvent retail supply chain:  Ship-from-store-to-store,” accepted for publication in Production and Operations Management.

David S. Lucas, assistant professor of entrepreneurship, has a paper, “National regulation, state-level policy, and local job creation in the United States: A multilevel perspective,” in Research Policy, Vol. 49, Issue 4 (with Boudreaux, C.J.).

Alex McKelvie, associate dean of undergraduate and master’s education and professor of entrepreneurship, has a paper titled, “Path dependence in new ventures’ capital structures,” forthcoming in Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice (with Söderblom and Samuelsson).

Cameron Miller, assistant professor of management, has two papers accepted for publication in Strategic Management Journal:

“Complementary components, returns from disclosure during standard setting and coordination within ecosystems,” (with Toh, P.K.).

From litigation to innovation: firms’ ability to litigate and technological diversification through human capital,” (Ganco, M. and Toh, P.K.).

Milena Petrova, associate professor of finance, has a paper, “The predictability of real estate excess returns: An out-of-sample economic value analysis,” forthcoming in the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics (with Guidolin, M. and Pedio, M.).

Johan Wiklund, Al Berg Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chong Kyoon Lee, Ph.D. ’17, and Sharon Simmons, Ph.D. ’12, have a paper, “Fear not, want not: Untangling the effects of social cost of failure on high-growth entrepreneurship,” accepted for publication in Small Business Economics (with Cottle, G.).

Ph.D. Corner

Hooman Abootorabi, entrepreneurship doctoral candidate, has a paper selected for inclusion in the Best Papers Proceedings of the 2020 AOM Conference, entitled “Academic spin-off resource mobilization and performance: The role of social, economic & hybrid goals” (with Shankar, R. and Rasmussen, E.). He also has papers accepted for presentation at the 2020 Babson Conference:

“Intellectual property rights’ regimes and new venture performance: Empirical evidence from a natural experiment” (with Wiklund, J. and Yu, W.).

“The influence of organizational goals on new venture resource mobilization and performance: social, economic or hybrid goals in academic spin-offs” (with Shankar, R. and Rasmussen, E.).

“A complexity approach to new venture innovation processes” (with McKelvie, A. and Shankar, R.).

James Bort, entrepreneurship doctoral candidate, will be joining the management department at Trulaske College of Business, University of Missouri in fall 2020. He also successfully defended his dissertation, “Job satisfaction of the entrepreneurial workforce,” Jan. 28, 2020. The committee members were: J. Wiklund (chair), M. Minniti, T. Moss, L. Vincent, S. Han and U. Stephen (King’s College London).

Fabian Diaz, entrepreneurship doctoral candidate, is invited to attend the Doctoral Consortium at the 2020 Babson Conference. He also has a paper selected for inclusion in the Best Papers Proceedings of the 2020 AOM Conference, titled “Legalizing legitimate ink: Licensing and legitimacy in the tattooing industry” (with Minniti, M.). The paper is also accepted for presentation at the 2020 Knee Center Occupational Licensing Conference at St. Francis University.

Kurian George, entrepreneurship doctoral candidate, is invited to attend the Doctoral Consortium at the 2020 Babson Conference (BCERC). He also has papers accepted for presentation:

“State-administered prices, innovation and wheelchairs” (with Minniti, M.),2020 AOM Meeting and at the 2020 BCERC.

“Legitimacy, embeddedness and immigrant entrepreneurship” (with Lucas, D. and Minniti, M.), 2020 BCERC.

Almantas Palubinskas, entrepreneurship doctoral candidate, received a Summer Dissertation Fellowship ($4,000) from the Graduate School at Syracuse University, and a Humane Studies Fellowship ($4,000) for the 2020-2021 academic year from the Institute for Human Studies. He also has his paper, “Entrepreneurial firms and political strategies in an emerging industry” (with Minniti, M.), accepted for presentation at the 2020 AOM Meeting and at the 2020 Babson Conference. He also participated in the AOM STR Division STRonger Together Ph.D. Networkshop.

Bharat Patil, finance doctoral candidate, and Hooman Abootorabi, entrepreneurship doctoral candidate, received the 2020 TA Excellence Award for demonstrating excellence as primary instructor and/or lecture course assistant.

Devin Stein, entrepreneurship doctoral candidate, has a paper, “Decentralized institutions for public goods: Entrepreneurial responses to wildfire risk” (with Minniti, M.) accepted for presentation in a discussion paper session at the 2020 AOM Meeting; discussion paper sessions consist of papers that have been identified as having the potential to break new ground. An earlier version, “Community responses to natural disasters: An analysis of community-based enterprises in Northern California,” was presented at the 2020 Sustainability, Ethics and Entrepreneurship Conference, March 1-3, 2020.

Ying Zhang, accounting doctoral candidate, and Zhaoque Zhou, finance doctoral candidate, delivered an introductory workshop on Compustat/CRSP databases, Feb. 24, 2020.

Ying Zhang, accounting doctoral candidate, received a Summer Dissertation Fellowship ($4,000) from the Graduate School at Syracuse University. She also successfully defended her dissertation proposal, “A new method evaluating financial reporting quality: Missing variables,” Mar. 27, 2020. Ying’s dissertation committee included: D. Harris (chair), J. Comprix, C. Nichols, L. Liang and D. Weinbaum.

Research Speakers and Visitors

Lily Ellis, from Cornell U.’s ILROB and the PI of the Ellis Idea Lab, presented a behavioral lab seminar, “Idea Theft,” March 6, 2020.

Mei Feng, University of Pittsburgh, presented an accounting seminar, “Executives’ Altruism, Their Careers and Corporate Policies”, March 6, 2020.

Greg Nini, Drexel University, presented a finance seminar, “Losing control? The 20-year decline in loan covenant restrictions,” Mar. 6, 2020.

Ashish Sood, University of California Riverside, presented an entrepreneurship seminar,“Client-Firm Engagement for Multi-Generational Technological Innovations,” Feb. 21, 2020.

Rahul Vashishtha, Duke University, presented an accounting paper, “Bank transparency and deposit flows,” Feb. 28, 2020.