Whitman Research Newsletter – Oct. – Dec. 2016

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

Maria Minniti, the Bantle Chair in Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, has established and now heads the Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society with the support of a $1.75 million grant from the Charles Koch Foundation. The institute will produce high-quality research on the political economy of entrepreneurship, educate future thought leaders in the field and engage the academic community in explorations of the entrepreneurial society.

Johan Wiklund, the Al Berg Endowed Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship, will be the editor-in-chief of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice starting in August. In addition, his work on entrepreneurship and ADHD was selected as the Monthly Feature Story on ResearchGate’s news blog and later re-published in The Huffington Post.

Joe Warburton, associate professor of finance, had his article profiled in the 2017 Economic Report of the President of the United States; the article is titled “The end of market discipline? Investor expectations of implicit government guarantees” (with Acharya, V. and Anginer, D.).

Erasmo Giambona, the Michael Falcone Chair in Real Estate and associate professor of finance, had his article The Management of Political Risk featured on Harvard’s Law School Forum.

Journal Publications

Randy Elder, professor of accounting, and Fred Yebba, ’15 Ph.D. and Binghamton University, had a case, titled “The Roslyn School District fraud: Improving the financial oversight of school districts,” accepted for publication in Issues in Accounting Education.

John Park, Ph.D. ’12 and visiting professor of supply-chain management, and Burak Kazaz, the Becker Professor of Supply Chain Management and Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence, have a paper, “Risk mitigation of production hedging,” forthcoming in Production and Operations Management (with Webster, S.).

Kyu Lee, professor of marketing, and Hwan Chung, Ph.D. ’12 and Konkuk University, have a paper, “Asymmetric relationships with symmetric suppliers: Strategic choice of supply chain price leadership in a competitive market,” accepted at the European Journal of Operational Research.

Erasmo Giambona, the Michael Falcone Chair in Real Estate and associate professor of finance, has a paper, “The management of political risk,” forthcoming in the Journal of International Business Studies (with Graham, J. and Harvey, C.).

In the News

Breagin Riley, assistant professor of marketing, was interviewed by the Christian Science Monitor for the article “See you, Snoopy: why insurance co. is saying goodbye to cartoons” (Oct. 20, 2016).

Amanda Nicholson, associate dean of undergraduate programs and professor of retail practice, was interviewed and quoted on multiple outlets, including:

Alex McKelvie, associate professor and chair of entrepreneurship, wrote an expert commentary for Fortune titled “3 Tips for Avoiding a Hiring Disaster” (Nov. 3, 2006).

Michel Benaroch, associate dean for research and Ph.D. programs and professor of IS, and Anna Chernobai, associated professor of finance, are quoted in a Los Angeles Times story titled “British cybercrime holds lessons for U.S. bank customers” (Nov. 7, 2016), and reprinted in The San Diego Union-Tribune (Nov. 7, 2016), The Street (Nov. 8, 2016), and Security InfoWatch.

MaryAnn Monforte, professor of accounting practice, was quoted in a U.S. News & World Report story titled “How Saving in an IRA Can Reduce Your 2016 Tax Bill” (Dec. 19, 2016).

Research Speakers and Visitors

Michael Thomas, from the University of Chicago, presented a marketing seminar, “Targeting demand forecasts with advertising,” Oct. 16, 2016.

Yiyi Li, from the University of Texas at Dallas, presented a marketing seminar, “Is a picture worth a thousand words? An empirical study on imagery content and social media engagement,” Sept. 30, 2016.

Liangbin Yang, from the University of Pennsylvania, presented a marketing seminar, “Inferring individual preferences and intragroup dynamics using aggregate and de-identified data: An application to targeted TV advertising,” Oct. 12, 2016.

Joel Carnevale, from Auburn University, presented a management seminar, “Understanding greed within organizations: A conceptual, biological, and empirical approach,” Oct. 24, 2016.

Mason Ameri, from Rutgers University, presented a management seminar, “The disability employment puzzle:  A field experiment on employer hiring behavior,” Oct. 26, 2016.

Hao Jiang, from Michigan State University, presented a finance seminar, “Investor flows and fragility in corporate bond funds,” Oct. 26, 2016.

Cameron Miller, from the University of Minnesotta, presented a management seminar, “Strong firms, weak products? The role of within-firm product complementarities in new market entry strategy,” Nov. 9, 2016.

Elizabeth Gordon, from Temple University, presented an accounting seminar, “Tangible long-lived asset impairments and future operating cash flows under U.S. GAAP and IFRS,” Nov. 11, 2016.

Shiau-Ling Monica Guo, from Purdue University, presented a management seminar, “An asymmetric view of franchise contracts,” Nov. 13, 2016.

Chris Marquis, from Cornell University, present an entrepreneurship seminar, “Future-time framing: The effect of language on corporate future orientation,” Nov. 15, 2016. Before the talk he held an open form discussion with faculty and Ph.D. students on the process of publishing in top journals, such as Organization Science.

Steve Scott, director of economics at Google, presented a statistics/finance seminar, “Software for Bayesian structural time series,” Nov. 16, 2016.

Tian Chen, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, presented a management seminar, “Which intellectual property do firms sell,” Nov. 16, 2016.

Becky Reuber, from the University of Toronto, presented an entrepreneurship seminar, “The consequences of co-creation for new firms,” Nov. 18, 2016.

Qi (George) Chen, from the University of Michigan, presented a supply-chain management seminar, “A nonparametric self-adjusting control for multi-product pricing with limited resources,” Nov. 29, 2016.

Azzurra Meoli, from the University of Bologna and visiting Ph.D. student at Whitman, presented an entrepreneurship seminar, “Entrepreneurial intention and action: Contextual influences as the missing link,” Nov. 30, 2016.

Aleksey Korniychuk, from HEC Paris, presented a management seminar, “A bias to an end: Misconceived complexity and dual aspirations,” Nov. 30, 2016.

John Park, visiting professor of supply chain management, presented a supply chain management seminar, “Mitigating disruption risks in delivery supply chains to serve contracted customers,” Dec. 1, 2016.

Arian Aflaki, from Duke University, presented a supply chain management seminar, “Omnichannel retail and inventory integration with strategic consumers,” Dec. 2, 2016.

Rong Li, from Nankai University and Washington University in St. Louis, presented a supply chain management seminar, “Integrated risk management for newsvendors with VaR constraints,” Dec. 6, 2016.