The Whitman Research Newsletter highlights awards, honors, new research and more from Whitman’s research faculty. It is published bi-monthly.
July 2021-February 2022
Awards and Honors
The management department is in the top 50 list of management departments based on research productivity per capita, according to the Texas A&M/University of Georgia Rankings of Management Department Research Productivity. The department also ranked 75th based on overall productivity.
Susan Albring, professor of accounting, was appointed associate editor at Advances in Accounting.
Erasmo Giambona, professor of finance and Falcone Chair in Real Estate, was selected to chair the real estate track for the 2022 Financial Management Association meetings to be held in Atlanta.
A 2021 Operations Research article identifies Burak Kazaz, Steven R. Becker Professor of Supply Chain Management and Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence, among a small cluster of top contributing researchers to one of three top-ranked researcher clusters studying pricing problems in the past 10 years (with Wonghee Tim Huh, Hongmin Li, Scott Webster, and Amr Farahat).
Cameron Miller, assistant professor of management and Edward Pettinella Professor of Business, has been reappointed to the Organization Science editorial board. He also accepted an offer to serve on the research committee at the Strategic Management Division (2021-2023), Academy of Management.
Maria Minniti, professor and Bantle Chair of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, was a panelist on a Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation forum webinar (Dec. 2, 2021), titled “Diversity and Inclusion Climate Survey of Scholars of Entrepreneurship and Innovation,” with additional panelists Kimberly Griffin (University of Maryland), Robert Fairlie (University of California Santa Cruz), Josh Lerner (Harvard University), and James Neumeister (University of Chicago).
Milena Petrova, associate professor of finance, has been ranked No. 8 among the most productive authors in real estate in the past five years, according to a recent Journal of Real Estate Literature article; in the same article, Whitman’s real estate program ranks No. 22 among the most productive real estate programs. Petrovaalso made a presentation in a congressional briefing on real estate like-kind exchanges (May 27, 2021), which was featured in several news outlets and cited in The New York Times (June 8, 2021).
An August 2021 Journal of Marketing article ranks an article of S.P. Raj, chair and Distinguished Professor of Marketing; the late David Wilemon, professor emeritus of marketing; and Ashok J. Gupta ’85 Ph.D. among 10 academic articles with the highest relevance to and impact on marketing practice. The article, “A Model for Studying R&D–Marketing Interface in the Product Innovation Process,” appeared in Journal of Marketing in 1986.
Burak Kazaz, Steven R. Becker Professor of Supply Chain Management and Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence, edited a book, Agricultural Supply Chain Management Research – Operations and Analytics in Planting, Selling, and Government Interventions (Boyabatli, O. and Tang, C.), Springer publishing.
Alexander McKelvie, associate dean for undergraduate and master’s education and professor of entrepreneurship, has a new book titled Entrepreneurship Addiction (with Spivack, A.J.), Edward Elgar publishing.
Selected Journal Publications
Karca Aral, assistant professor of supply chain management, and Erasmo Giambona, professor of finance and Michael J. Falcone Chair in Real Estate, “Buyer’s Bankruptcy Risk, Sourcing Strategy and Firm Value: Evidence from the Supplier Protection Act” (with Wang, Y.), Management Science.
Michel Benaroch, associate dean for research and Ph.D. programs and professor of information systems, “No Rose without a Thorn: Board IT Competence and Market Reactions to Operational IT Failures” (with Fink, L.), in Information & Management, and “Third-Party Induced Cyber Incidents—Much Ado About Nothing?” in Journal of Cybersecurity.
Joel Carnevale, assistant professor of management, “Greedy for thee or greedy for me? A contingency model of positive and negative reactions to leader greed” (with Carson, J.E. and Huang, L.), Journal of Business Research.
Scott Fay, professor of marketing, “The Value of the Structural Power of the Chief Information Officer in Enhancing Forward-Looking Firm Performance” (with Feng, C. ’16 Ph.D. and Patel, P.), Journal of Management Information Systems.
Erasmo Giambona, professor of finance and the Falcone Chair in Real Estate, “Stiffing the Creditor: Asset Verifiability and Bankruptcy” (with Matta, R. and Lopez de Silanes, F.), Journal of Financial Intermediation.
Burak Kazaz Steven R. Becker Professor of Supply Chain Management and Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence, “Agricultural cooperative pricing of premium product” (with Ayvaz-Çavdaroğlu, N. and Webster, S.), Production and Operations Management, and “Capacity reservation and sourcing under exchange-rate uncertainty” (with Gheibi, S. ’16 Ph.D., and Webster, S.), Decision Sciences.
Rong Li, associate professor of supply chain management, “Fight Inventory Shrinkage: Simultaneous Learning of Inventory Level and Shrinkage Rate” (with Song, J., Sun, S. and Zheng, X.), Production and Operations Management.
David Lucas, assistant professor of entrepreneurship, “Entrepreneurial Accessibility, Eudaimonic Well-Being, and Inequality” (with Boudreaux, C.J., Niklas, E., and Magnus, H.), Small Business Economics, and “Remaking Capitalism: The Strength of Weak Legislation in Mobilizing B Corporation Certification” (with Grimes, M.G. and Gehman, J.), Academy of Management Journal.
Alexander McKelvie, associate dean for undergraduate and master’s education and professor of entrepreneurship, “Metacognition and entrepreneurial action: The mediating role of a strategic mindset on promoting effort and innovative behavior in frugal entrepreneurs” (with Michaelis, T.L., Pollack, J.M., Hu, X. and Carr, J.C.), Journal of Business Venturing Insights.
Maria Minniti,, Bantle Chair in Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, “Inflection points, kinks, and jumps: A statistical approach to detecting nonlinearities” (with Arin, P., Murtinu, S., and Spagnolo, N.), Organizational Research Methods.
Todd Moss, chair, department of entrepreneurship & emerging enterprises and
associate professor of entrepreneurship and Suho Han, assistant professor of entrepreneurship, “Rural and urban place renewal in cross-sector partnerships” (with Dahik Loor, A.), Journal of Business Ethics.
Hyoryung “Hannah” Nam, assistant professor of marketing, “Opening the OTC Drug Market: The Effect of Deregulation on Retail Pharmacy’s Performance” (with Wooyong, J. and Choi, J.), International Journal of Research in Marketing.
Arielle Newman, assistant professor of entrepreneurship, “Doing it right but getting it wrong: Best practices for refugee focused incubators” (with Christensen, L.J.), Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship.
Willie Dion Reddic, associate professor of accounting, has his paper, “The Effect of External Monitoring on Conservative Financial Reporting in the Property-Casualty Insurance Industry” (with Bisco, J. and Booker, K.), AUDITING: A Journal of Practice & Theory.
Kira Reed, associate professor of management, “The Impact of Institutional Context and Gender on Corporate Social Responsibility” (with Serdar, G. ’17 Ph.D.), Journal of Managerial Issues.
Zachary Rodriguez, postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for An Entrepreneurial Society, “The Power of Employment: Effects of India’s Employment Guarantee on Women Empowerment” World Development.
Mirza Tihic, postdoctoral researcher in entrepreneurship, Hadzic, M. ’16 Ph.D., and Alexander McKelvie, “Social Support and Its Effects on Self-Efficacy Among Entrepreneurs with Disabilities” Journal of Business Venturing Insights.
Johan Wiklund, “Envisioning Entrepreneurship’s Future: Introducing Me-Search and Research Agendas,” (with Shepherd, D.A., and Dimov, D.), Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and “Entrepreneurship in the Future: A Delphi Study of ETP and JBV Editorial Board Members” (with van Gelderen, M. and McMullen, J.S.), Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.
Zhengping Wu, associate professor of supply chain management, “When do firms benefit from joint price and lead-time competition?” (with Sun, Y. and Zhu, W.), European Journal of Operational Research.
Guiyang Xiong, associate professor of marketing, “Marketing’s and Operations’ Roles in Product Recall Prevention: Antecedents and Consequences” (with Chakravarty, A. and Saboo, A.), Production & Operations Management.
Other Selected Publications
Fasheng Xu, assistant professor of supply chain management, is nominated as the iFORM SIG Track Co-Chair for 2022 INFORMS Annual Conference. Xu also has two 2021 MSOM iFORM SIG Conference papers selected as finalists at best paper competitions (winners TBD at the 2021 INFORMS conference), the Junior Faculty Interest Group (JFIG) Paper Competition (titled “A Theory of FinTech and Trade Finance”) and the Section on Finance Best Student Paper Competition (titled “Blockchain-Enabled Deep-Tier Supply Chain Finance”).
Joel Carnevale, assistant professor of management, has a paper, “Reasons Why Narcissists in Your Organization are Impossible to Evaluate, published in Entrepreneur (June 4, 2021).
Cameron Miller, assistant professor of management, was among three finalists for the Best Proposal Award for Rigor in Research, Competitive Strategy Interest Group, Strategic Management Society Meeting 2021. He was nominated for a paper he presented at SMS, titled “Generative or Exclusionary? How Ecosystems Evolve with Coordination and Standardization” (with Toh, P.K.).
Suho Han, assistant professor of entrepreneurship, co-organized a panel session (with Murray, A.), titled “Entrepreneurial Resource Mobilization: Overcoming a Critical Juncture and Exploring Future Research Directions” (Panelists: Dushnitsky, G., Graebner, M., Hallen, B. and Huang, L.), at the 2021 Strategic Management Society annual meeting.
Hyoryung (Hannah) Nam, assistant professor of marketing, was among four finalists to the 2020 S. Tamer Cavusgil Award for her paper, titled “Digital Environment in Global Markets: Cross-Cultural Implications for Evolving Customer Journeys” (with Kannan, P.K.), in Journal of International Marketing, 28(1), 28-47.
David Lucas, assistant professor of entrepreneurship, received the best paper award at the BAcademics Roundtable (virtual), September 2021, for a paper he presented, titled “Remaking Capitalism: The Strength of Weak Legislation in Mobilizing Certification” (with Grimes, M.G. and Gehman, J.).
Cathy Maritan, associate professor of management, was as a panelist in a workshop at the 2021 Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Conference, titled The Process of Publishing Strategy Research: Journeying Along the (sometimes bumpy but ultimately successful) Paths to Publication.
Maria Minniti, from the entrepreneurship department, gave the 2021 Schumpeter Keynote Lecture in the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum (Nov. 9, 2021), titled “Entrepreneurial Firms and Regulations in Emerging Industries.”
Susan Albring, from the accounting department, won the Best Discussant Award at the 2021 Research Conference for Advances in Accounting in Albuquerque, NM in November 2021.
Thought Leadership Podcasts and Webinars
ADHD and Entrepreneurship now on the Syracuse University Talks Business Podcast
Why do highly successful entrepreneurs often identify as having traits consistent with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? John Torrens, professor of entrepreneurial practice and deputy department chair of entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises and Johan Wiklund, the Al Berg Chair and professor of entrepreneurship share how it is far from being a disadvantage in business, how having ADHD may be an asset to entrepreneurial ventures. Learn what traits/behaviors need to be augmented, by hiring business partners who excel at those specific traits. Listen to Podcast
Brexit: Its Impacts and Implications now on the Syracuse University Talks Business Podcast
What impacts and implications will Brexit have post-pandemic? European economy experts Mike Harris, founder and CEO, Cribstone Strategic Macro, Glyn Morgan, associate professor of political science, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and Assistant Teaching Professor of Finance Fatma Sonmez-Leopold share background on Brexit and what it has meant inside of the U.K. Learn more about the breakdown of the impact in Europe and the U.S. and what the end of the deal might look like. Listen to Podcast
Business in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities (Nov. 17, 2021), moderated by Kyu Lee, associate dean for global initiatives and professor of marketing. Panelists were Ravi Dharwadkar, Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence and chair and professor of management; Kristen Patel, Donald P. and Margaret Curry Gregg Professor of Practice in Korean and East Asian Affairs at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School ; and Bart Edes, professor of practice, McGill University and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. The panel discussed many topics including: The implications of the recalibration of U.S. foreign policy on the region and American firms doing business in Asia; The impact of national security policies and fin-tech on compliance challenges in international finance; and Asian perspectives on the current global supply chain problems. Watch Webinar
The Post-Pandemic Real Estate Market: Emerging Trends 2022 (Jan. 21, 2022), moderated by Milena Petrova, associate professor of finance. Panelists were Justin Cooper ’09, ’10 M.S., founder and managing principal of Layla Capital; Asher Flaum ’02, president of Flaum Management Company; Jeff Grasso ’09, managing partner at Vesta Realty Partners; David Nass ’91, managing director at UBS Investment Bank; and Gregg J. Wallace ’91, owner and president at AMA Financial LLC. The panelists discussed the many facets of real estate after the pandemic, covering real estate investment and development, public financing, financing and development of hotels, brokerage and much more. Watch Webinar
COVID and Future Supply Chain Disruptions in 2022 (March 11, 2022) featuring widely quoted Patrick Penfield, professor of supply chain practice and director of executive education, and Cory Sanderson ’15 M.S., director, client solutions, Northern California for Flexport, a tech-forward freight forwarder, in San Francisco. Watch Webinar
Tax Implications Related to COVID-19: What Can Individuals and Businesses Expect? (March 21, 2022), moderated by Susan Albring, professor of accounting. Panelists were Mark S. Reid ’84 MBA, CPA, senior advisor at Firley, Moran, Freer & Eassa, CPA, P.C.; and Mitchell Franklin ’99, ’00 M.S., CPA, associate professor of accounting at Le Moyne College’s Madden School of Business. Watch Webinar
The Harry E. Salzberg Memorial Award Lecture was held Oct. 21, 2021, at the Daniel & Gayle D’Aniello Building—National Veterans Resource Center at Syracuse University. The Salzberg Medallion recipient wasTesla Inc., accepted by the company’s East Coast lead for public policy and business development, Albert Gore. The event included two panels:
Autonomous Vehicles and the Future of Supply Chains, moderated by Professor Jamie Winders, director of the Autonomous Systems Policy Institute at the Maxwell School.
Transportation and Logistics Challenges of the Global Supply Chain Pandemic, moderated by Paul Svindland ’93, CEO of STG Logistics.
The inaugural Social Differences, Social Justice Symposium, was held March 31, 2022, presented by Syracuse University’s Social Differences, Social Justice cluster and co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, Renée Crown University Honors Program and Whitman School of Management. Among the organizers was Kira Reed, associate professor of management. She is a member of the Social Differences, Social Justice cluster.
The following Ph.D. students have secured tenure-track positions:
Ying Zhang, University of Manitoba, Canada
Kurian George, Tilburg University, the Netherlands
Haiying Yang, Missouri State University
Patil Baharat, finance doctoral student, has a paper forthcoming in SoftwareX, “Edgar: An R package for the US SEC EDGAR retrieval and parsing of corporate filings” (with Lonare, G. and Raut, N.).
Mi-Hoang Tran, entrepreneurship doctoral candidate, has a paper accepted at Revue de l’Entrepreneuriat (Entrepreneurship Review), special issue on Entrepreneurship and Health: a challenging new field of research. The paper title is “Physical and psychiatric disabilities and entrepreneurial intention among college students” (with Wiklund, J., Luke, M., Antshel, K. and Hilts, D.).
Devin Stein, entrepreneurship doctoral candidate, has a paper published in LA Progressive (July 2021), titled “Wildfires Rage On: Can We Reverse the Trend?” He also presented at the 2021 Academy of Management Annual Meeting (virtual) a paper titled “Competition, Coordination, and Civic Wealth Creation” (with Minniti, M.), in Aug. 2021. In addition, Stein participated in doctoral consortia at the 2021 STR division in Academy of Management and the 2021 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference.
Haiying Yang, supply chain management doctoral candidate, has her paper, “The Impact of Cost Auditing on Supply Chain’s Social Responsibility Level” (with Wu, Z.), accepted for presentation at INFORMS 2021 and DSI 2021.
Faculty In the News
Roger Koppl, professor of finance, was mentioned in The Sunday Telegraph story “Narrow and unbalanced Sage leaves the Government in a lockdown bind” (July 27, 2021).
Alexander McKelvie, professor of entrepreneurship and associate dean for undergraduate and master’s education, was interviewed by The Wall Street Journal for the article “New College Degrees Give Liberal-Arts Students More Business Courses” (Sept. 13, 2021).
Julie Niederhoff, associate professor of supply chain management, was quoted in The New York Times story “How the Supply Chain Stole Halloween” (Nov. 1, 2021).
Patrick Penfield, professor of supply chain practice and director of executive education, was interviewed for the CNY Central story “Supply shortage means you’ll get top dollar for a used car, but new cars are hard to find” (July 6, 2021), the Popular Science article “Understanding the global chip shortage, a big crisis involving tiny components” and The Denver Post story “Experts warn Colorado families not to wait for the last bell to buy school supplies” (Aug. 17, 2021), Vox story “You can buy stuff online, but getting it is another story” (Sept. 1, 2021), Australian podcast “Equity Mates” for the episode “Expert: Are Semiconductors the Picks & Shovels Play for the Tech Industry” (Sept. 13, 2021), WKRN-TV’s (Nashville, Tennessee) segment “Supply chain industry deals with challenge of labor shortages” and by Chain Store Age in the story “Sounding the Alert on U.S. Supply Chain Congestion” (Sept. 22, 2021), Supply Chain Brain story “No Relief This Year for the Global Supply Crisis” and quoted in the Long Beach Business Journal story “‘Do your Christmas shopping early’: Cargo delays likely persist amid busy holiday season” (Sept. 29, 2021), CNN story “Snowcone the Happy Unicorn is the latest victim of manufacturing chaos” (Oct. 4, 2021). Penfield was also quoted in the Forbes story “How New White House Plan To Address Supply Chain Crisis Will Impact Companies,” The Denver Post article “Summer shortages: Fireworks, cars, boats hard to come by as COVID-caused kinks remain in supply chain” and by multiple news outlets in stories about the global supply chain crisis, including Vox, The San Diego Union-Tribune, Sinclair Broadcast Group, WRVO-FM (Oswego), NewsChannel 9 and WSKG-FM (Binghamton) (Oct. 13, 2021). He was also interviewed by CSPAN on supply chain shortages (Oct. 19, 2021), by USA Today and the Times Union (Albany, New York) about supply chain issues that continue to plague businesses and industries (Oct. 19, 2021), by NBC 4 Washington and PolitiFact on the continued issues facing the global supply chain (Nov. 11, 2021), by NBC’s LX News Now for the story “What To Know About Supply Chain Shortages Ahead of Thanksgiving and Holiday Shopping” (Nov. 17, 2021), for CBS News for the segment “Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg makes recruiting truck drivers a priority as industry reaches a breaking point” and for the Spectrum News story “Ukraine crisis, other factors driving higher gas prices in the U.S.” and the WSYR-TV segment “Newsmakers: Ins and outs of 40-year-high inflation.” Additionally he was quoted in the U.S. News & World Report story “How Joe Biden Plans to Save Christmas” and in the CNN story “Is the store out of your baking essentials? Here’s what to use instead,” the Vox story “It’s beginning to look a lot more expensive for Christmas” and the Spectrum News story “Kirkville farm providing alternatives amidst turkey shortage” (Dec. 14, 2021) and by Agence France-Presse for the article “Supermarket shelves go bare as Omicron disrupts U.S.” (Jan. 19, 2022).
Lynne Vincent, assistant professor of management, was quoted in the Albany Business Review story “Death to the Standard Work Week” (Nov. 3, 2021).
Johan Wiklund, Al Berg Chair and professor of entrepreneurship, was interviewed for The Wall Street Journal story “Does Having ADHD Help or Hurt Entrepreneurs?” (Nov. 3, 2021).
Ray Wimer, professor of retail practice, was quoted in the Syracuse.com story “8 ways Destiny USA might bounce back: Can laser mazes, musicals and doctors save a struggling mall?” (July 6, 2021). Wimer was also quoted in the Washington Examiner article “Black Friday deals expected to be weaker this year amid supply chain problems” (Nov. 17, 2021), and the Utica Observer-Dispatch story “Retailers expect strong Black Friday despite muted sales, supply chain” (Dec. 5, 2021).
Georgia Perakis, from the Sloan School of Management at MIT, presented a Brethen Institute supply chain management research seminar, “The M&SOM Journal and a Taste of the Role of Analytics in the Fight of the COVID-19 Pandemic,” on Sept. 24, 2021.
Elena Katok, from University of Texas at Dallas, presented a Brethen Institute supply chain management research seminar, “Helping People Make Risky Decisions: The Effectiveness of Forecast Guidance for Users with Diverse Numeracy,” on Oct. 1, 2021.
Gary Dushnitsky, from the London Business School, presented a joint entrepreneurship and management seminar, “Orchestrating an Ecosystem: A Study of Orchestrators’ Ex-Ante and Ex-post Actions, and Ultimate Performance,” on Oct. 8, 2021.
Bora Keskin, from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, presented a Brethen Institute supply chain management research seminar, “Data-driven Clustering and Feature-based Retail Electricity Pricing with Smart Meters,” on Oct 8, 2021.
Feng Gu, from the University at Buffalo, delivered an accounting seminar, “All Losses Are Not Alike: Real versus Accounting-Driven Reported Losses,” on Oct. 29, 2021.
Natarajan Balasubramanian, delivered a management seminar, “How Do Business Transfer Frictions Affect Entry and Exit? Evidence from Product Line Exception Adoptions,” on Oct. 29, 2021.
Cameron Miller, from the management department, delivered a seminar, “Digitization and product differentiation strategy change: Evidence from the book publishing industry,” on Oct. 29, 2021.
John Chen, from University of Florida, delivered a management seminar, “Pivot Rules for (Overconfident) Entrepreneurs,” on Nov. 5, 2021
Divya Anantharaman, from the Rutgers Business School, delivered an accounting seminar, “Does the income statement presentation of pension cost affect risk-taking in the pension asset portfolio?”, on Nov. 5, 2021.
Serguei Netessine, from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, presented a supply chain management seminar, “When the Wind of Change Blows, Build Batteries? Optimum Renewable Generation and Energy Storage Investments,” on Nov. 5, 2021.
Wesley Koo, from INSEAD, presented a management seminar, “Governing Social Issues on Platforms: Evidence from a Field Experiment,” on Nov. 12, 2021.
William Riccardi, from the University at Albany, delivered an accounting seminar, “Audit Partner Political Connections and Audit Quality,” on Nov. 12, 2021.
Keer Yang, from the University of Minnesota, presented a finance seminar, “Trust as an Entry Barrier: Evidence from FinTech Adoption,” on Nov, 19, 2021.
Xiaowen Hu, from the University of Colorado, present a finance seminar, “The Luxury of Rounding: What does the choice of a Round-Number Loan Reveal?” on Dec. 6, 2021.
Scott Liao, from University of Toronto, presented an accounting seminar, “Public Environmental Enforcement and Private Lender Monitoring: Evidence from Environmental Covenants,” on Dec. 10, 2021.
Marios Panayides, from University of Cyprus, presented a finance seminar, “Trading Fees and Intermarket Competition,” on Jan. 21, 2022.
Ilias Filippou, from Washington St. Louis, presented a finance seminar, “Exchange rate prediction with machine learning and a smart carry trade portfolio,” on Jan. 24, 2022.
Si Cheng, from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, presented a finance seminar, “What Should Investors Care About? Mutual Fund Ratings by Analysts vs. Machine Learning Technique,” on Jan. 27, 2022.
Yu Shan, from Concordia University, presented a finance seminar, “Do FinTech Mortgage Lenders Fill the Credit Gap? Evidence from Natural Disasters,” on Jan. 31, 2022.
Hannah Bowles, from the Harvard Kennedy School, delivered a management seminar, “Explaining When Gender Matters: Insights from Psychological Research,” on Feb. 4, 2022.
Isaac Green, from Cornell University, presented a finance seminar, “Does Fintech Lending Amplify the Transmission of Monetary Policy?” on Feb. 9, 2022.
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