Publications and Awards

 

Ph.D. Current Student Publications and Awards


(Note: The following is an alphabetical list of select student research and achievements based on inputs received from our Ph.D. students.  This will be updated continuously as we receive more information.)

 

 

TIMOTHY HAIGHT

Accounting


Presentations:

  • Western AAA Presentation: "Gross Profit Surprises and Future Stock Returns" with Peng-Chia Chiu, April 2013

 

YUHONG HE

Operations and Decision Technologies

 

Research paper worked on:

  • Joint selling of Complementary Products under Down Stream Competition

Paper Titles and Status:

  • Joint selling of Complementary Products under Down Stream Competition—submitted.

 Awards:

  •  Ray Watson Fellowship, 2012

 

YI-JEN HO

Information Systems


Paper Titles and Status:

  •  Transformation of eBusiness: New Strategy on the Cashback Platform, WeB 2012

Awards:

  • Best Paper Nominee

 

KONRAD JAMRO

Organization and Management


Publications: 

  • Co-authored with Reiche, S., et al. 2013. Why do managers engage in trustworthy behavior? A multi-level cross cultural study in 18 countries. Personnel Psychology.
  • Jamro, K. 2012. Trust at work in Poland. In (eds.) Cardona, P., Morley, M.: Manager-Subordinate Trust. A Global Perspective. Routledge: Oxford.

Conferences:

  • Jamro, K. 2014, August. Income inequality and generalized trust: Is there really a causal relationship? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA

  • Jamro, K. 2014, June. Cultural values and the relationship between income inequality and generalized trust. Poster presented at the International Society of Justice Research conference, New York, NY

  • Jamro, K., et al. 2012.  A Multifoci Approach to Citizenship Behavior. A Cross-Cultural Study. Paper presented at the International Academy of Management and Business Conference, Warsaw, Poland

Awards:

  • Center for Global Leadership Summer Fellowship, 2013

 

SANG-JOON KIM

 

Organization and Management

 

Conference paper accepted:

 

  • Kim, S-J. Non-monotonic Effects of Discourse on Collective Action for De-institutionalization, Academy of Management (OMT division), San Antonio, TX, August 2011

Abstract:
This study examines the role of discourse at the early stage of de-institutionalization. Based on the case study of “Master Kim:, I hypothesize that discursive processes with humor or abstraction have non monotonic impact on collective action legitimating a stigmatized practice.  For the analysis, news comments on a Korean portal website are quantitatively measured.  Then, I test the hypothesis by using a Cox regression model. With the model, the arrival rate of collective action to save Master Kim is estimated with respect to the cumulative number of either humorous or theorized news comments.  The estimation results show that the cumulative discourse has an inverted U-shaped relationship with the arrival rate of collective action.  It implies that the discursive forms of humor and abstraction can make a chasm in the process of de-institutionalization, resulting in episodic collective mobilization. From the results, we can specify the process of de-institutionalization through discursive processes.

  • Kang, R. & Kim, S-J. Investigating Temporal Ambidexterity: Focus, Switch, Cycle Duration, and Firm Performance, Academy of Management (BPS division), San Antonio, TX, August 2011

Abstract:
This study contributes to literature on ambidexterity by answering how to address the tradeoff between exploration and exploitation in the context of SMEs with resource constraints, given that firms ought to pursue ambidexterity for profit in the short-term and survival in the long term. To specify ambidexterity, first, identify temporal elements of ambidexterity: resource focus, focus switch, and cycle duration.  Then, we hypothesize the effect of each element on firm performance. By looking at 4,099 SMEs in the U.S. between 1988-2010, we find that focused resource allocation and a drastic change in ambidextrous strategies from one to another yield performance. In addition, we find that the cycle duration has an inverted U-shaped relationship with firm performance.  From the results, we re-conceptualize temporal ambidexterity and try to reconcile the long debate about the effects of sequential and simultaneous ambidexterity.


  • Kim, S-J, & Schoonhoven C.B “From Science & Technology Creation to Emergence of Dedicated Nanotechnology Population 1970-2004,” presented at the 2010 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Austin, TX.

 

Abstract:

Drawing on institutional & ecological theory, we investigated the new science and human resource precursors of de novo population emergence. Data are from a larger study (Schoonhoven, 2009) of first generation dedicated nano-science firms. We found a negative effect of scientific knowledge growth on birth rates, but U-shaped effects on technology & human resource growth on birth rates. Over 75% of first generation firms were founded before the US NNI formalized the science’s legitimacy.

 

  • Kim, S-J, & Kim, J-J. “Impression Management Strategies over Structural Supports by Working Experiences in Korea and the U.S.,” presented at the 2009 Annual Meeting of Academy of Management (IM division) Chicago, IL.

Abstract:

This study examines contextual factors regarding women’s impression management. Arguing that impression management is not always caused by personal traits, but more importantly by context, we consider the dominance of impression management (IM) over structural support (SS) as contextual variability. For analysis, we designed an IM-SS index to measure the dominance of impression management strategies over structural supports, next, we hypothesized the following: (1) there is different dominance of impression management strategies over structural supports depending on work experience, tenure, and turnover, and (2) cultural difference between Korea and the U.S can moderate the relationship between work experience and the IM-SS index. We survey 245 women employees who have worked for at least 5 years in financial institutions – 160 in Korea 85 in the U.S. Our analyses show that more experienced women experienced women employees in organizations are unlikely to show dominated impression management tactics over structural support that these relationships are different between different national cultures. In particular, work experience have significant impact on the dominance of supervisor-focused impression management tactics over informal network benefits. American women are more likely than Korean to change their attitudes depending on their work experience.

 

Research topics worked on:

  • Entrepreneurship:
    Technology entrepreneurship
  • Community evolution
    Boundary expansion with resources
    Technological embeddedness
  • Diffusion processes
    Network resonance and theorization
  • Rhetorical strategies for de-institutionalizations
  • Minorities at work – women and immigrants

Papers titles and status:

  • Legitimization of Organizational Foundings through Theorization: The Role of Scientific Collaboration in Emergence of a Nanotechnology community
    -Presented at the OMT Doctoral Consortium in 2010 AOM annual meeting
    -Collecting data
  • Technological embeddedness as a Determinant of Organizational Forms.
    -Idea development
    -Collecting data
  • Socially Constructed Economic Resources: Intellectual, Financial, and Human Resources for the Emergence of New Organizational Forms
    -Having two illustrations with nanotechnology firms and jazz hybrid forms
    -Focusing on boundary expansion with jazz data and then expanding to new form emergence phenomena
    -Collecting data
  • Saving master kim: two rhetorical strategies for de-institutionalization
    -Analysis done
    -Revising the theory part with some concepts of social movement theories
  • Social Construction Perspective of Influence Tactics: The Impact of Cohort-Specific Turnover and Career Satisfaction of the Recursive Relationship Between Women’s Impression Management Tactics and Structural Supports
    -Analysis done with US data
    -Previous version with Korea data was submitted to Korean Management Review (Oct. 2010)
    -Writing up
    -Next step will be a comparative study between U.S and Korea
  • In group exclusion v out-group Inclusion: the impact of marginalized ethnicity on perceived discrimination Pilot test done
    Finding an opportunity to expand this idea to ethnic relationship.
  • Beckman, C.M., Schoonhoven, C.B., Rottner R.M., & Kim, S-J. 2013, Relational Pluralism in Novo Organizations: Board of Directors as Bridges or Barriers? Final Round Review at Academy of Management Journal.

Awards:

  • Schoonhoven, C.B. & Kim, S-J. "Where Do New Firms Come From? Science and Innovation Precursors of de Novo Population Emergence in Nanotechnology 1970-2004."  The winner of Best Overall Conference Paper Award for the 15th LAMP (International Academy of Management and Business) conference in Lisbon, Portugal, April 2013.

   

LAUREN LOUIE

Marketing

 

Research Interests:

  •  food culture, social media, consumer culture

 

Research paper worked on:

  • Symbolism as 2nd year paper & beyond topic
  • Perceptions of Water with Professor Venkatesh
  • For class project: Ownership & Tangibility, Cynicism
  • Co- Author with Alladi Venkatesh “Social Media as a Cultural Landscape,” in 2013 AMA Winter Marketing Educators’ Conference: Challenging the Bounds of Market Thought, Vol 24, Ed. Jim Burroughs and Aric Rindfleisch,  Las Vegas: NV: American Marketing Association, 418-424.

 

  

 

 

SARAH LYON

Accounting

 

Recent papers, publications, etc.:

  • Hosted "Sustainabilty at a Crossroad" workshop in October with member of the 2010 Sustainabilty Science Team

 

 

KIM MCCARTHY

Organization and Management


Awards:

  • Ray Watson Fellowship, 2012

 

RUSS NELSON

Marketing

 

Research Publications

  • "Smokers' perception of smokeless tobacco and harm reduction" with Mojgan Sami, David S. Timberlake, Russ Nelson, Brittnay Goettsch, Naeem Ataian, Penny Libao, and Elanor Vassile.


Existing survey data indicate that most smokers are not receptive to harm reduction incentives of switching to smokeless tobacco (SLT). Little is known about the underlying reasons for these views. To explore smokers’ perceptions of SLT, we conducted a focus group (eight in total) study of daily smokers between 2009 and 2010 at the University of California, Irvine. We transcribed each 2-hour focus group verbatim and analyzed it using domain analysis. The discussion revealed several reasons why smokers are not receptive to SLT. First, smokers associated with new spit-less SLT (that is, Snus) with historic image of chewing tobacco. Second, smokers viewed smoking as an incentive to take a break from their daily routine. Third, smokers expressed lack of control over nicotine delivery when using SLT, relative to cigarettes. These findings challenge tobacco manufacturers’ strategies to market a smokeless alternative as a growing number of smoke-free policies are introduced.
 
Journal of Public Health Policy advance online publication, 1 March 2012; doi:10.1057/jphp.2012.9

 

Awards:

  •     Newkirk Center for Science and Society Fellowship Winner, 2012
  •     Kaufmann Dissertation Fellowship, 2012
  •     Ray Watson Fellowship, 2013

 

LIN SUN

Finance

 

Awards:

  •         Ray Watson Fellowship, 2013

 

CHENDONG YIN

Finance


Awards:

  • Ray Watson Fellowship, 2012

  

JAMES ZHANG

Information Systems

 

Publication:
“Versioning Strategy of Information Goods with Network Externality in the Presence of Piracy”, with Professor Shivendu, Proceeding of Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), 2012. Download paper

Work in progress research:
“Vertically Differentiated Markets with Costly Under-provisioning: The Case of Versioning in Software Industry”, coauthor with professor Shivendu presented at Information System Research (2nd round review). Download paper and online proof Download paper
“Software Pricing in Global Context: Versioning, Piracy and Market Characteristics” with Professor Shivendu, presented at Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST), Charlotte, 2011. Download paper
“Impact of Unbundling on Digital Information Goods Market: A Case of Music Industry” with Professor Shivendu, presented at INFORMS Annual Meeting, Charlotte, 2011. Download paper


Awards:

  • Ray Watson Fellowship, 2012