Whitman Research Newsletter- July 2022

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Research and information from the period of March 2022 through June 2022

Awards and Honors

Joel Carnevale and Rachael Goodwin, assistant professors of management, have had a symposium accepted for the 2022 Annual Academy of Management Meeting, titled “Gender and Leadership: Exploring Novel Questions, Theories, and Boundary Conditions.”

Roger Koppl, professor of finance, and Maria Minniti, Bantle Chair in Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, have been awarded a $231,000 grant from the Templeton World Charity Foundation for a project titled “Reforming Scientific Advisory Bodies.”

Alexander McKelvie, interim dean and professor of entrepreneurship, has joined the Editorial Advisory Board of Journal of Business Venturing Insights.

Cameron Miller, assistant professor of management, serves on the Academy of Management STR Research Committee and organized a virtual panel, titled “Theory of the Firm and Competitive Advantage in Ecosystems” with Elena Plaksenkova, Ohio State University, on May 16. Panelists were Olivier Chatain, HEC Paris; Rahul Kapoor, University of Pennsylvania; PK Toh, The University of Texas at Austin; and Brian Wu, University of Michigan. 

David Park, assistant professor of entrepreneurship, is among the Poets&Quants 40-Under-40 MBA professors of 2022.

S.P. Raj, chair and distinguished professor of marketing, was among nine Syracuse University professors presented with the Syracuse University’s 2022 Graduate Education Excellence Award.  

Johan Wiklund, Al Berg Chair and professor of entrepreneurship, is the only Syracuse University faculty member placed among the top 500 scholars in the Business and Management category (ranked #90), according to a Research.com study of how influential scholars are within different fields based on their H-factor.

2022 Whitman Research Awards

Rong Li, associate professor of supply chain management, has been awarded theEdward Pettinella Associate Professorship.

David Lucas, assistant professor of entrepreneurship, received the Dean’s Citation for Research.

Guiyang Xiong, associate professor of marketing, received the Whitman Research Fellow award.

Fasheng Xu, assistant professor of supply chain management, received the Guttag Junior Faculty Research award.

Faculty Promotions and Tenure        

Si Cheng was appointed associate professor of finance with tenure.

Anna Chernobai was promoted to full professor of finance.

Fatma Sonmez-Leopold was promoted to associate teaching professor of finance.

Lynne Vincent was promoted to associate professor of management with tenure.

Journal Publications

Joel Carnevale, assistant professor of management, has the following forthcoming publications:

 “A Mixed Blessing? CEO Moral Cleansing as an Alternative Explanation for Firms’ Reparative Responses Following Misconduct” (with Gangloff, A.K.), Journal of Business Ethics.

 “Laughing with Me or Laughing at Me? The Differential Effects of Leader Humor Expressions on Follower Status and Influence at Work” (with Huang, L.; Yam, K.C. and Wang, L.), Journal of Organizational Behavior.

Joe Comprix, professor and chair of the accounting department, and Sebastian Tideman, assistant professor of accounting, have their paper, “The Role of Gender in the Aggressive Questioning of CEOs During Earnings Conference Calls” (with Lopatta, K.), forthcoming in The Accounting Review.

Todd Moss, chair and associate professor of entrepreneurship, and Alexander McKelvie, interim dean and professor of entrepreneurship, have had their paper, “The Influence of Managerial Attributions on Corporate Entrepreneurship,” (with Jayamohan, P. ’16 Ph.D. and Hyman, M. ’16 Ph.D.) accepted in Journal of Management & Organization.

Arielle Newman, assistant professor of entrepreneurship, has had her paper, “Questioning Boundedly Rational Frameworks in Practice: The Case of Women Entrepreneurs in Kumasi, Ghana” (with Alvarez, S.), published in the Journal of Business Venturing, 37(4), 2022.

Fasheng Xu, assistant professor of supply chain management, has two forthcoming papers:

“Impact of Traceability Technology Adoption in Food Supply Chain Networks” (with Dong, L. and Jiang, P.), Management Science. 

 “The Value of Smart Contract in Trade Finance” (with Wang, X.), Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.


Additional News

Suho Han, assistant professor of entrepreneurship, has been invited to serve another term on the editorial review board of Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.

Roger Koppl, professor of finance, is on the Core Content Advisory Team for a documentary series by Stuart Kauffman that will come with a companion book, a course of study, a book of readings and a MOOC presentation. (trailer: https://www.theshapeofhistory.org/trailer/).  

Cathy Maritan, associate professor of management, was a panelist on a virtual Academy of Management STR Division session, titled #STRongerTogether Meet a Theory: Resources and Capabilities, on May 9.

Alexander McKelvie, interim dean and professor of entrepreneurship, and Mirza Tihic, assistant teaching professor at Syracuse University’s School of Professional Studies, published the 2021 National Survey of Military-Affiliated Entrepreneurs (with Maury, R; Pritchard, A. and Euto, L.) for the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University.

Fasheng Xu, assistant professor of supply chain management, received an honorable mention for his article “The Value of Smart Contract in Trade Finance,” (with Wang, X.) in the 2022 POMS College of SCM Best Student Paper Competition.


Events, Webinars and Podcasts

The Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society (IES) cosponsored the 2022 Entrepreneurship Scholar in Residence at Oxford University, June 26-July 1. In addition to the IES Director Maria Minniti, Bantle Chair in Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, and Associate Director, Roger Koppl,professor of finance, participants included faculty from Oxford University, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, London School of Economics, Northwestern University, University of Toronto, Copenhagen Business School and Humboldt University, among others. During the workshop, Devin Stein, entrepreneurship doctoral candidate, presented his paper, titled “Nested Knowledge and the Creation of Public Value: Wildfires Management in Northern California.”

The inaugural Social Differences, Social Justice Symposium was held on March 31. The symposium was organized by Kira Reed, associate professor of management, and members of the Syracuse University Social Differences, Social Justice cluster. It was co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, Renée Crown University Honors Program and Whitman School of Management. 

A workshop held in Steninge, Sweden in May titled “A Better Tomorrow? Work and Well-being in the Entrepreneurial Society” was organized by Johan Wiklund, Al Berg Chair and professor of entrepreneurship, and Joel Carnevale, assistant professor of management. The workshop brought leading and emerging scholars together to discuss their most recent work and push the boundaries of current knowledge on the relationship between work, entrepreneurship and well-being. Tied to the workshop is a special issue in the Journal of Business Research, edited by Carnevale (managing guest editor), Wiklund, Michael Frese (University of Luneburg, Germany), Sarah Jack (Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden) and Sharon K. Parker (University of Western Australia).


Whitman Webinars:

“Successfully Navigating a Multi-Country and Multi-Cultural World” (March 11), organized by the Kiebach Centerfor International Business Studies. Speaker wasJohn Breidenstine, minister-counselor for Commercial Affairs and ASEAN Regional Senior Commercial Offices at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand. Panelists were Peter Koveos, professor of finance and Kiebach Center director; John Tracy, senior international trade specialist, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce; and Natalia Zhiglinskaya Wyrsch, adjunct professor.

“Syracuse University Talks Business Webinar: Tax Implications Related to COVID-19: What Can Individuals and Businesses Expect?” (March 21), moderated by Susan Albring professor of accounting. Panelists were Mark S. Reid ’84, senior advisor at Firley, Moran, Freer & Eassa, and Mitchell Franklin ’99, ’00 M.S., associate professor of accounting at Le Moyne College.

“Management Issues Faced by U.S. Companies Based on COVID-19, Re-emergence of China and Russian/Ukraine War” (April 14), moderated by Cameron Miller, assistant professor of management. Panelists were Stephen Bell ’09 MBA, project engineer at FedEx Corp.; Mark Hebert ’05, managing director, head of investment grade corporates at Deutsch Bank AG; and Stephanie Jorden ’07, executive director, global commercial capabilities at Amgen.


Whitman Podcasts

Episode 9: Business in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities, by Ravi Dharwadkar, chair and professor of management, Bart Edes, distinguished fellow, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APFC) and professor of practice, McGill University, and Kristen Patel, professor of practice, policy studies program; Donald P. and Margaret Curry Gregg professor of practice in Korean and East Asian affairs, Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

  Episode 10: Exploring the World of Cryptocurrency, by Cristiano Bellavitis, assistant professor of entrepreneurship, and Lee McKnight, associate professor at Syracuse University’sSchool of Information Studies.

Episode 11: Business and Beyond, Talking Creativity and Loneliness, by Joel Carnevale, assistant professor of management and Lynne Vincent, associate professor of management.


Ph.D. Students Corner

Hooman Abootorabi, entrepreneurship doctoral candidate, received a $4,000 Summer Dissertation Fellowship from the Syracuse University Graduate School.

Yi Huang, management doctoral candidate, has had a paper, “Curb Your Enthusiasm! Concentrated Institutional Ownership as a Check on CEO Overconfidence” (with Brandes, P. and Dharwadkar, R.), accepted for presentation at the 2022 Academy of Management Meeting. 

Jaihyun Jeon, marketing doctoral candidate, has had a paper, “Impact of Negative Word of Mouth on Stock Return: Moderating Roles of Warmth and Competence and Their Underlying Mechanisms,” accepted for presentation at the 2022 American Marketing Association Conference in Chicago in August.

Ali Kozehgaran, marketing doctoral candidate, presented a paper, “Optimizing Personalized Promotions for Ride-sharing Providers in Two-sided Markets” (with Fay, S.), at the 2022 ISMS Marketing Science Conference in June.

Saman Modiri, marketing doctoral candidate, received a COVID-relief Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the Syracuse University Graduate School for the upcoming fall and spring semesters.  

Devin Stein, entrepreneurship doctoral candidate, received a 2022 Outstanding TA Award from Syracuse University.

Kelly (Mi) Hoang Tran, entrepreneurship doctoral candidate, has a paper, “Physical and Psychiatric Disabilities and Entrepreneurial Intention Among College Students (with Wiklund, J.; Luke, M.; Antshel, K. and Hilts, D.), forthcoming in Revue de l’Entrepreneuriat (Entrepreneurship Review), special issue on Entrepreneurship and Health: a challenging new field of research. 

Ran Quan, management doctoral candidate, attended the Strategy Science Ph.D. Workshop at the Fifth Annual Strategy Science Conference in June. 

Ran Quan, management doctoral candidate, has had her paper, “How Firms React to Investor Ambiguity: Evidence from New Technology Adoption” (with Maritan, C.), accepted for presentation at the 2022 Academy of Management Meeting.

Kelly (Mi) Hoang Tran, entrepreneurship doctoral candidate, has had a paper, “The Impact of Psychological Vulnerabilities, Gender And Venturing Stage On Entrepreneurial Well-Being” (with Wiklund, J.; Yu, W. ’18 Ph.D., and Perez-Luño, A.), appear in the 2022 Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research Proceedings, as well as accepted for presentation at the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference in June and the Academy of Management Meeting in August. 

Haoran Yu, supply chain management doctoral candidate, presented his paper, “Fighting Imperfect Produce: Grocery Retailing Strategies and the Battle Against Food Waste” (with Kazaz, B. and Xu, F.), at the MSOM 2022 conference in Munich, Germany in June. Yu also presented the paper at the 2022 POMS Conference, in the Supply Chain Food and Agriculture session.

Zhiyuan Yu, management doctoral candidate, presented a paper, “The Role of Government Funding in Interfirm Knowledge Transfer” (with Balasubramanian, N.), at the AMJ Paper and Idea Development Workshop: Making Theoretical AND Practical Impact, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Graduating Ph.D. students have secured tenure-track, postdoc, and visiting positions:

Ying Zhang ’22 Ph.D. (accounting), tenure-track position, University of Manitoba, Canada

Kurian George ’22 Ph.D. (entrepreneurship), tenure-track position, Tilburg University, the Netherlands.

Haiying Yang ’22 Ph.D. (supply chain management), tenure-track position, Missouri State University.

Jinxing Hu ’22 Ph.D. (accounting), tenure-track position, University of Houston-Downtown.

Zhaoque Zhou ’22 Ph.D. (finance), two-year postdoc position, Washington University at St. Louis.

Bharat Patil ’22 Ph.D. (finance), instructor position, Delaware University.

Mingwei “Max” Liang, finance doctoral candidate, visiting professor position, Florida State University.


Ph.D. Alumni Updates

Satish Nambisan ’97 Ph.D., the Nancy and Joseph Keithley Professor of Technology Management atThe Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, has published a book titled The Digital Multinational: Navigating the New Normal in Global Business, MIT Press. Nambisan and his coauthor also organized a Virtual Symposium on Digital Globalization in February which focused on the issues, opportunities, and challenges that multinational companies face with respect to digital globalization and the rising geopolitical tension and nationalism evident in different parts of the world.

Xiaolu Xu ’14 Ph.D. (accounting) was tenured and promoted to associate professor at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. 


In the News

Joe Comprix, chair and professor of accounting, was featured in the University of Exeter News article “Verbal aggression towards women CEOs a result of ‘out of group’ gender bias” (April 11). Comprix also has an NPR-The Academic Minutepodcast, titled “Are Male Analysts More Verbally Aggressive Than Female Analysts in Earnings Conference Calls” (April 8).

Burak Kazaz, the Steven R. Becker Professor of Supply Chain Management, was interviewed for the KCBS Radio (San Francisco) story “New report highlights the economic impact of the protests in Ottawa” (March 1).

Roger Koppl, professor of finance, has written a technology opinion piece at The Hill, titled “The Biden administration’s latest online speech plan is as Orwellian as the last” (April 8).

Cameron Miller, assistant professor of management, has written a guest opinion piece titled Congress’s antitrust crusade will harm consumers, businesses, atSyracuse.com(July 8).

Patrick Penfield, professor of supply chain practice and director of executive education, was:

quoted in the Time Magazine story “How the Ukraine-Russia Conflict Will Raise the Price of Snack Foods” and the Fox News story “Sen. Mike Lee: Inflation report reveals ‘Americans are hurting’ as some households pay $500 more per month” (March 7).

interviewed for The Washington Post story “U.S. imports little from Ukraine and Russia, but food and farming costs are expected to rise” and Efficio Consulting’s “Spotlight on Procurement” podcast in the episode “Navigating global supply chain disruption in an era of conflict and sanctions” (March 23).

quoted in the C-SPAN segment “Russia-Ukraine Conflict Impact on U.S. Supply Chain” (April 5).

quoted in multiple outlets (including CBS NationalSpectrum News and China Daily) about inflation and supply chain issues across various industries (May 10).

interviewed by multiple outlets (including FortuneConsumer Affairs and WSYR Radio) about the national baby formula shortage (May 18).

interviewed for the WGRZ (Buffalo) town hall “Is there reason for cautious optimism about inflation?” and was quoted in the Mishpacha article “Baby Formula Shortage Adds to US Woes” (May 24).

quoted in the International Business Times story “Global Food Crisis: Is The Worst Ahead Of Us?” and interviewed about supply chain issues by Agence France Presse and WSYR-TV (June 14).

quoted in The Food Institute article “‘Everything Shortage’ Intensifying, from Condiments to Corn” (July 7).

Lynne Vincent, associate professor of management, was interviewed for the Bloomberg TV segment “Historic Labor Union Win Against Amazon In New York” (April 8).



Robert Seamans, from New York University, presented a management seminar, “Robots at Work in China,” on Feb. 25.

Karen Zheng, from the Sloan School of Management at MIT, presented a supply-chain management seminar, “Improving Farmers’ Welfare via Digital Agricultural Platforms,” on March 11.

Yongtae Kim, from Santa Clara University, presented an accounting seminar, “Human Capital as a Source of Investors’ Information Uncertainty: Evidence from Online Job Postings and Management Forecasts,” on April 1.

Owen Wu, from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, presented a supply chain management seminar, “Renewable, Flexible, and Storage Capacities: Friends or Foes?,” on April 1.

Aks Zaheer, from University of Minnesota, presented a management seminar, “Accumulating Trust in Networks: The Interplay between Social Structure and Networking Behavior,” on April 1.

Alan Agresti, from University of Florida, presented a categorical data analysis seminar, “Simple Ways to Interpret Effects in Modeling Binary and Ordinal Data,” on April 8.

Haresh Gurnani, from Wake Forest University, presented a supply chain management seminar, “Service Provision in Distribution Channels,” on April 8.

Christina Shalley, from Georgia Tech University, presented a management seminar, “Embracing Multicultural Tensions: How Team Members’ Multicultural Paradox Mindsets Foster Team Information Elaboration and Creativity,” on April 8.

Guoming Lai, from University of Texas at Austin, presented a supply chain management seminar, “Lending to Third-party Sellers with Platform Loan,” on April 15.

Jian Zhou, from University of Hawaii at Manoa, presented an accounting seminar, “Audit Effort and Tax Avoidance: Evidence from Auditors’ Tax Adjustments in China,” on April 15. Laurens Debo, from Dartmouth College, presented a supply chain management seminar, “Optimal Delay Announcements,” on May 6.

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