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December 2014

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We send season’s greetings from the Carlson School PhD Program to all our alumni as we look ahead to another winter season of admissions and placements.

This past year has been eventful with the full integration of a seventh area of concentration to the PhD program in Business Administration (PhD-BA).  The prior PhD program in Human Resources and Industrial Relations (HRIR- now called Work and Organizations - WOrg) is now part of our one big happy PhD-BA family.  Overall the move was done with the least amount of discomfort to all, and we in the PhD Office are ready to address the challenges related to managing this bigger and better program!

On a bittersweet note, we have had a staff change in the PhD Office.  Liz Reel, who took a job in our office five years ago, recently moved to Arizona.  We will miss her, and wish her all the best in the next leg of her life journey.  But, we also are pleased to welcome Melissa Grass to our office.  Melissa just began her role as the student support services specialist as of December 1.  We again thank the Marketing Department for training and providing staff for us.  (And, we apologize to them for poaching their talent twice in a row).  We look forward to the Melissa era, as she has already hit the ground running with admissions on the horizon. 

But enough about the program -- we want to highlight for you some of the good things that have happened with our current PhD students, alumni, and faculty, so read on for more exciting news!

Alumni
Highlights

This year we are highlighting two of our recent award-winning alumni, from the IDSc and OMS/SCO programs respectively.

Soon Ang, PhD in IDS (1993)

– Goh Tjoei Kok Distinguished Chair and Professor in International Management & IT at Nanyang Business School, Nanyang, Technological University; Head of the Division of Strategy, Management and Organization; Executive Director of the Center for Leadership and Cultural Intelligence (CLCI); Director of the Human Resource Round Table - Singapore; and Academic Advisor to Singapore's Ministry of Defense SAFTI Leadership Development Center.

Soon Ang was awarded the 2014 Walter F. Ulmer, Jr., Applied Research Award by the Center for Creative Leadership.  It is awarded to recognize outstanding, career-long contributions to applied research and carries a $1,500 cash prize and an invitation to the Center’s global headquarters to present a colloquium and attend a dinner in the recipient’s honor.

It is difficult to believe that Professor Ang graduated from our program over twenty years ago!  It seems just like yesterday that she was roaming through the Management & Economics Building and the Humphrey Center.  Soon was a special student even then with her quiet ability to easily relate to and mingle with faculty, staff and other students.  So, it comes as no surprise that she has gone so far and accomplished so much in academia.  She came to our program in 1988 with a bachelor’s in accounting from the National University of Singapore and an M.Com. in information systems from the University of New South Wales in Australia.  Since graduating in 1993, with placement at Nanyang Technical University, she has become a world authority in global leadership, outsourcing, and cultural intelligence.  She has consulted widely and won numerous Best Paper awards at the Academy of Management, SIOP, HICSS, and ACM, has published widely, and served in editorial capacities.  She was awarded the University of Minnesota’s Distinguished Leadership Award for International Alumni as well as the Nanyang Research Award, the highest research award given by Nanyang Tech.  Having already reached such a high pinnacle of academic achievement, we eagerly look forward to seeing what more Professor Ang can accomplish!     

Aravind Chandrasekaran, PhD in OMS/SCO (2009)

– Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University

Aravind Chandrasekaran was the recipient of the 2013 Carol J. Latta Award for Outstanding Early Career Scholar, awarded by the Decision Sciences Institute. Also in 2013 he received the INFORMS – ISA Best Paper Award for “Process Management Impact on Clinical and Experiential Quality: Managing Tensions between Safe and Patient-Centered Healthcare,” co-authored with C. Senot and K. Boyer and published in Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 14(4), 548-566. 

Aravind is still in the early stages of what promises to be a long and productive academic career.  Five year after graduating with his PhD, he has already received best paper and teaching excellence awards.  Check out Aravind’s vita to see how productive he has been in his short time at The Ohio State University.  Aravind arrived at Minnesota with a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Anna University in India and an MSc in Industrial Engineering from the University of Minnesota.  He entered our doctoral program in fall of 2004, and by 2008 he had his first jointly-authored publication.  While in the program he won numerous awards and fellowships including the Juran Fellowship, the Carlson School Dissertation Fellowship, and in 2010 he received the Elwood S. Buffa Best Dissertation Award from DSI for his dissertation advised by Professors Kevin Linderman and Roger Schroeder.  Aravind has not slowed down since then.  Go to his Ohio State site at http://fisher.osu.edu/departments/management-sciences/faculty/aravind-ch... for a more detailed description of all his accomplishments in his five-year career at OSU.  And stay tuned for more from this outstanding scholar!

On The
Market

In 2014-15 we have 18 students on the market.  We are looking forward to excellent placements since the job market seems fairly strong this year.  While many of the students are just entering the market or setting up campus interviews, both of our Marketing candidates, Yajin Wang and Xiaolin Li, have completed interviews and already accepted placements. So, we are off to a strong start!

On The Market
Accounting Wen Chen (advisor: Pervin Shroff)
Sumi Jung (advisor: Pervin Shroff)
Finance Amanda Heitz (advisors: John Boyd & Tracy Wang)
Hongda Zhong (advisor: Philip Bond)
IDSc Zhuojun Gu (advisors: Ravi Bapna & Alok Gupta)
Miguel Velasco (advisor: Paul Johnson)
Marketing Xiaolin Li (advisor: George John) accepted a position at the University of Texas at Dallas
Yajin Wang (advisor: Deborah R. John) accepted a position at the University of Maryland at College Park
SCO George Ball (advisor: Rachna Shah)
Suvrat Dhanorkar (advisor: Kevin Linderman)
Ujjal Mukherjee (advisor: K.K. Sinha)
SME Florence Honore (advisors: Harry Sapienza & Martin Ganco)
Stephen Jones (advisor: Andrew Van de Ven)
Ribuga Kang (advisor: Aks Zaheer)
WOrg Patricia Dahm (advisor: Theresa Glomb)
Si Ahn Mehng (advisor: Michelle Duffy)
Qianyun Xie (advisor: John Budd)
Tao Yang (advisor: Theresa Glomb)

 

2013-2014 Graduates
and Placements

PhD GraduatesWith fewer than ten students on the job market last year, we expected good placements overall. Most of the students had many excellent job interviews, with several having multiple offers. We are glad to see them all happily settled in the schools of their choice.

Placement of PhD Students on the Job Market during 2013-2014

Yongun Choi
Work and Organizations
Wright State University

Michael Cummings
Strategic Management or Entrepreneurship
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Xin Dai
Accounting
Drexel University

KiYoung Lee
Work and Organizations
University of Buffalo (SUNY)

Ryan Rahinel
Marketing
University of Cincinnati

Huijun Wang
Finance
University of Delaware

Loxley Wang
Information and Decision Sciences
ALG Intellectual Property, LLC

     

Current PhD Student
Accomplishments: 2013-14

Our students continue to impress us with their accomplishments.  Below we give a sampling of our PhD students’ honors, awards, presentations and publications for the past year.  

Selected Student Honors and Awards


Accounting:

Sumi Jung - 2014-15 Juran Fellowship

Finance:

Hongda Zhong – (1) 2014-15 Carlson School Dissertation Fellowship  winner (adviser: Philip Bond) ;  (2) 2014-15 John William Herrick Teaching Award in Finance

Keeseon Nam - 2014 Carlson School PhD Student Excellence in Teaching Award

John Pokorny – (1) 2014 Carlson School PhD Student Excellence in Teaching Award; (2) 2014-15 John William Herrick Teaching Award in Finance

Junyan Shen – (1) 2014 Carlson School PhD Student Excellence in Teaching Award ;  (2) 2014-15 John William Herrick Teaching Award in Finance

IDSc:

Miguel Velasco – Paper, co-authored with Paul Johnson and Ajay Kumar, “Gaming–The Logic of  Corruption” won the best paper award at the 5th World Business Ethics Forum to be presented on December 10, 2014 in Macau.

Marketing:

Chiraag Mittal – 2014 Carlson School PhD Student Excellence in Teaching Award

Jennifer Stoner – 2014 Carlson School PhD Student Excellence in Teaching Award

Yajin Wang – 2014-15 Carlson School Dissertation Fellowship winner (advisers: Deborah Roedder John and Vladas Griskevicius)

SCO:

George Ball –  2014-15 Roger and Marlene Schroeder Research Grant Award

Suvrat Dhanorkar –  (1) 2014-15 Graduate School Dissertation Fellowship winner (adviser: Kevin Linderman);  (2) 2014 Carlson School PhD Student Excellence in Teaching Award; and (3) 2014 Kristy Cua Doctoral Student Excellence Award  

Ujjal Mukherjee – (1) 2014-15 Carlson School Dissertation Fellowship winner (adviser: Susan Meyer Goldstein); (2) 2014-15 Roger and Marlene Schroeder Research Grant Award; (3) 2014 Carlson School PhD Student Excellence in Teaching Award

SME:

Yoonhee Choi – 2014-15 Carlson School Dissertation Fellowship winner (adviser: Mary Benner)

Stephen Jones – 2014-15 Carlson School Dissertation Fellowship winner (adviser: Harry Sapienza)

Cameron Miller - 2014 Carlson School Outstanding Teaching Award

WOrg:

Patricia Dahm – 2014 Academy of Management HR Division Dissertation Fellowship winner (adviser: Theresa Glomb)

Karyn Dossinger - 2014 Carlson School Outstanding Teaching Award

John-Gabriel Licht – 2014-15 Carlson School Dissertation Fellowship winner (adviser: Michelle Duffy and Sophie Leroy)

Si Ahn Mehng – 2014-15 Graduate School Dissertation Fellowship winner (adviser: Michelle Duffy)

Lingtao Yu – 2014 Carlson School Outstanding Teaching Award

Selected Student Presentations and Publications


Information & Decision Sciences:

Zhuojun Gu – presented at WCBI (Winter Conference on Business Intelligence) 2014, “Viral Incentive Scheme Design Based on Predicting Altruistic Preference.”

JaeHwuen Jung – presented at WISE 2013, “Love Unshackled: The Casual Effect of Mobile App Adoption in Online Dating,” December 20, 2013, with Akhmed Umyarov, Ravi Bapna and Jui Ramaprasad.

Benjamin Mitchell – presented at the BYU Information Systems Research Symposium; Provo, UT; October 11-12, 2013, “Document Repository Use Over Time: The Influence of Document Content Type on Knowledge Management System Success in High-Procedural Context Knowledge Work.”

Probal Mojumder – with A. Mehra and A. Seidmann, “Product Life Cycle Management of Packaged Software,” 2014, Production and Operations Management, 23(3), pp. 366-378.

Shweta Singh

  • presented at International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2013, “Specialization, Integration, and Multi-sourcing: A Study of Large IT Outsourcing Projects.”
  • presented at Statistical Challenges in e-Commerce Research (SCER), 2012, “Analyzing IT Multi-sourcing: The Coordination Challenge.”

Miguel Velasco – presented at AMCIS 2013, “Data Modeling in the Cloud,” with N. Jukic, M.K. Ruiz, S.N. Lane, S.E. Nestorov, S.V. Vrbsky and B. Jukic.

Marketing:

Michael Covey – presented at Society for Consumer Psychology, March 2014, “Don’t Eat Me!: Loneliness, Anthropomorphism, and Consumption.”

Xiaolin Li

  • presented at the Marketing Science Conference, June 2013, “Memory Imperfections and Messaging Strategy,” with R. Rao and O. Narasimhan.
  • presented at Marketing Science Conference, June 2013, “Paying for Intermediate Output: A Field Intervention,” with R. Banerjee, O. Narasimhan and G. John.

Chiraag Mittal

  • presented (poster) at the 2014 Boulder Summer Conference on Consumer Financial Decision Making, March 2014 and the Association for Consumer Research, October 2013, “Planning in an Uncertain World,” with V. Griskevicius.
  • presented at the Society for Consumer Psychology, March 2014 and Society of Personality and Social Psychology, February 2014 and at the Association for Consumer Research, October 2013, “Behaviors under Uncertainty: The Critical Role of Sense of Control,” March, 2014 with V. Griskevicius.
  • presented at the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, July 2013 “Psychological Drivers of Fast and Slow Life History Strategies: The Critical Role of Sense of Control,” with V. Griskevicius.

Nick Olson

  • presented at the 2013 Association for Consumer Research  Conference, “Maximizing Outcomes when Choices Reflect the Self,” with Kathleen Vohs.
  • presented at the Society for Consumer Psychology, “When More Information is Bad Information: Maximizer Involvement and Decision Outcomes,” with R. Ahluwalia.
  • Jennifer Stoner – presented at the Haring Symposium, 2014, “The Asymmetric Effect of Portfolio and Image-Based Abstractness for Building and Protecting Brand Equity,” with C. Torelli & A. B. Monga.
  • with C. Torelli, L. Leslie & R. Puente, “Cultural Determinants of Status: Implications for Workplace Evaluations and Behaviors,” 2014, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 123(1), 34-48.
  • with C. Torelli, “Managing Cultural Equity: A Theoretical Framework for Building Iconic Brands in Globalized Markets,” (forthcoming), Review of Marketing Research.
  • with B. Loken, “Consumer Psychology,” (forthcoming), Encyclopedia of Theory in Psychology.

Yajin Wang

  • presented at the Society for Consumer Psychology Conference, March 2014, “Rituals Enhance Consumption,” with K. Vohs, F. Gino and M. Norton.
  • presented at the Society of Personality and Social Psychology Conference, February 2014, “Rituals Enhance Consumption,” with K. Vohs, F. Gino and M. Norton.
  • presented at the Association for Consumer Research Conference, October 2013, “Conspicuous Consumption, Relationships, and Rivals: Women’s Luxury Products as Signals to Other Women,” with V. Griskevicius.
  • presented at the Association for Consumer Research Conference, October 2013, (Special Session Chair), “Faking it with Luxury Counterfeit Products: How Social Feedback Can Make Us More or Less Dishonest,” with D.R. John.
  • presented at the Human Behavior & Evolution Society, July 2013, “Fendi Handbags Fend Off Romantic Rivals: Women’s Conspicuous Consumption as a Signaling System,” with V. Griskevicius.
  • with K.D. Vohs, F. Gino and M.I. Norton, “Rituals Enhance Consumption,” 2013, Psychological Science, 24(9), 1714-1721.
  • with V. Griskevicius “Conspicuous Consumption, Relationships, and Rivals: Women’s Luxury Products as Signals to Other Women,” 2014, Journal of Consumer Research, 40(5), 834-854.

Supply Chain & Operations:

George Ball

  • presented at the Food and Drug Administration, November 2013 and April 2014, “Medical Device Product Recall Research Overview,” with R. Shah.
  • presented at the Wharton Empirical Conference, October 2013, “Plant Operations and Product Recalls in Automotive Industry: An Empirical Investigation,” with R. Shah and S. Netessine
  • presented at the Behavioral Operations Conference, June 2013, “Behavioral Biases and the Product Recall Decision,” with R. Shah and K. Donohue
  • presented at the Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, November 2013, “Product Recall Duration and Future Medical Device Recalls,” with R. Shah.
  • presented at INFORMS Annual Meeting, October 2013, “Plant Operations and Product Recalls in the Automotive Industry: An Empirical Investigation,” with R. Shah and S. Netessine.

Suvrat Dhanorkar

  • presented “Repurposing Materials and Waste through Online Exchanges,” at POMS, May 2014 (Invited Session) and at INFORMS 2013 (General Track).
  • presented “Roles of Punishment and Support in the Context of Environmental Improvements,” at AOM Annual Conference, August 2014, at POMS 2013and at INFORMS 2013.
  • presented at INFORMS 2013, “Deciding When to Implement Compatible Management Standards.”

Rick Hardcopf

  • presented at POMS, May 2014, “Experiencing Queuing Delay: To Wait or Not to Wait…”
  • presented at POMS, May 2014, “Save the Environment or Strive for Legitimacy – Motives for Adopting Environmental Practices in Manufacturing.”
  • presented at POMS, May 2014, “Lean and Performance: The Impact of Organizational Culture.”

Sehwon Kang – with J. Oh, “Customer Perceptions of Health Examination Service Quality: An Empirical Investigation in South Korea,” (forthcoming), International Journal of Social Science and Humanity.

Pettis Kent – presented at POMS, May 2014, “Opening the Black Box of Replication Strategy: The Role of Enabling Bureaucracy.”

Xiaojin Liu

  • presented at the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, October 2013, “Work Design and Work Safety in Manufacturing Industry.”
  • presented at the Decision Sciences Institute, November 2013, “Knowledge Creation and the Work Design: The Implication of the Workforce Demographics,” with S. Meyer Goldstein.
  • with A.C. Yeung, C.K.Y. Lo, and T.C.E. Cheng, “The Moderating Effect of Knowledge Characteristics on the Financial Value of Innovative Technology Products,” 2014, Journal of Operations Management, 32(3), 79-87.

Ujjal Mukherjee

  • presented at the Production & Operations Management Society Annual Meeting, May 2014; at the INFORMS Annual Meeting, October 2013; Wharton Innovation Conference, Spring 2014; at the International Symposium of Information Systems, India, January 2014; at the American Society of Quality (ASQ), Annual Meeting 2014; at the Social Media and Business Analytics Collaborative Annual Conference, May 2014; at the Medtronic Inc, USA, Annual Product Development and Analytics Symposium, September 2014; and at the Institute of Engineers in Medicine (IEM), Fall 2014; “Predicting Failures of High Tech Innovations-in-use: Application of Predictive Analytics to Big Data on Market Failures of Medical Devices.”
  • presented at INFORMS Annual Meeting, October 2013; at the Production & Operations Management Society Annual Meeting, May 2014; at the Minnesota Healthcare Conference, Fall 2013; at the Life Sciences Alley Annual Conference, Minnesota, Fall 2013; at the Design of Medical Devices Annual Conference, Fall 2013; at the Institute of Engineers’ in Medicine, Fall 2013; and at the Special Interest group on Healthcare Operations. MSOM, Seattle, April 2014; “Critical and Complex Technological Capability Development for Health Care Delivery: Econometrics Analysis of the Effect of Technology Innovation on Reducing Process and Outcome Variation.”
  • presented at the North Central Bio-Medical Association Annual Conference, September 2014, “Strategic Asset Management in Healthcare: Issues Related to Management, Usage and Adoption,” with Kingshuk K. Sinha.

Jason Nguyen – presented at INFORMS Annual Meeting, October 2013, “Greenhouse Gas Reduction Initiatives: Energy Efficiency and Emissions Reductions.”

Christopher Swanton

  • presented at POMS, May 2014, “Single-Item Perceptual Measures for POM Phenomena are a Menace for Survey Research. Or Not?” with J. Rungtusanatham and M. Polyviou.
  • presented at POMS, May 2014, “Mindfulness and the Prevention of Retail Theft: A Test High Reliability Organizations,” with J. Rungtusanatham, K. Linderman, and H.C. Su.
  • presented at POMS, May 2014, “Retail Shrink and Cargo Theft: Tests of Routine Activity Theory,” with J. Rungtusanatham and K. Linderman.
  • presented at INFORMS, October 2013, “Preventing Retail Theft: A Test Routine Activity Theory,” with J. Rungtusanatham and K. Linderman.

Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship:

Sofia Bapna – presented at SCECR - Annual Symposium on Statistical Challenges in E-Commerce Research, June 2013 and at Strategic Management Society, March 2014, “Entrepreneurship, Legitimacy and Online Communities.” with M. Benner.

Yoonhee Choi

  • presented at the Annual Conference of Industry Studies Association, Portland, Oregon, May 2014, “Different Organizational Responses to Institutional Complexity: A Study of U.S. Art Museums.”
  • presented at Strategic Management Society Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2013, “Shifting Focus between Exploration and Exploitation Subsequent to CEO Turnover,” with M. Benner.

Michael Cummings

  • presented at Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, 2014, “ Lawyers, Bar Associations, and Other Influencers in the Negotiated Landscape of Social-Business Hybridization.” with Rawhouser, H.
  • presented at International Association for Business and Society Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, 2013, “The Influence of Diaspora Engagement Policies on the Investment Impact of Migrant Remittances.” with Vaaler, P. & Gamlen, A.
  • presented at International Association for Business and Society Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, 2013, “The Diffusion of New Corporate Forms for a Better World.” with Rawhouser, H.
  • presented at the Minnesota Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change, "The influence of diaspora engagement policies on the investment impact of migrant remittances." Chad Howland – presented at SMS, September 30, 2013, “CEO Background Characteristics as Determinants of Firm Performance.”

Florence Honore

  • presented at the DRUID Conference, Copenhagen, June 2014; at the SMS Conference, Copenhagen, June 2014; and at the ACAC Doctoral Workshop, Atlanta, May 2014; “The Performance Effects of Disrupting Founding Teams’ Prior Shared Experience through Job Hopper.”
  • presented at the Great Lakes Entrepreneurship Network Conference, Columbus, June 2013, “Geek Minds Think Alike: Team Composition and Performance in Technological Spin-Outs.”

Stephen Jones

  • presented at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Orlando, Florida, August 2013, “Why Do Employees Respond Differently to the Same Organizational Changes?” with Andy Van de Ven.
  • presented at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Orlando, Florida, August 2013, “Diagnosing the locus of trust: Multilevel and temporal influences on perceived trustworthiness,” with Pri Shah.
  • presented at the Eighth Annual Conference of the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup), Atlanta, Georgia, July 2013, “Trust in teams: The influence of team processes on perceptions of ability, benevolence and integrity,” with Pri Shah.
  • with S. E. Fawcett, C. Wallin, A. M. Fawcett, and B. Brewer. “Can Small Firms Gain Relational Advantage? Exploring Strategic Choice and Trustworthiness Signals in Supply Chain Relationships,” (forthcoming), International Journal of Production Research.
  • with E.S. Engler and A. H. Van de Ven. “Organizing Healthcare for Changing Markets: The Case of Ascension Health,” 2013, Journal of Organization Design, 2(3), 3-15.

Ribuga Kang – presented at the Strategic Management Society, 9/27/13- 10/1/13, "Determinants of Alliance Partner Choice: Examining Alliance Partner Network Distance from Perspective of Agency Theory."

Keyman (Dennie) Kim

  • presented at AOM Entrepreneurship Division Exemplars Conference, Keystone, CO, March 7, 2014, “Pitching altered visions of success: How entrepreneurs shift opportunities based on investor feedback,” with L. Balachandra, H. Sapienza, and D. Kim.
  • presented at Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, London, Ontario, June 6, 2014, “How critical cues affect angels' investment preferences,” with L. Balachandra, H. Sapienza, and D. Kim.
  • with B. S. Kodali, H. Flanagan, J. M. Ehrenfeld, and R. D. Urman, “Variability of subspecialty-specific anesthesia-controlled times at two academic institutions.” 2014,  Journal of Medical Systems, 38(2), Article 11, 1-8.
  • with B. S. Kodali, R. Bleday, H. Flanagan, R. D. Urman, “Successful strategies for the reduction of operating room turnover times in a tertiary care academic medical center,” 2013,  Journal of Surgical Research

Work & Organizations:

Patricia Caufield Dahm

  • presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Industrial Organizational Psychologists, Honolulu, HI.  (2014), “Work-family conflict, self-regulation, and self-discrepant time allocation at work,” with Glomb, TM, Manchester, CF, & Leroy, S.
  • presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Industrial Organizational Psychologists, Honolulu, HI, 2014, “Leaning In and Leaning Out: Developing a Work-Life Trade-offs Scale.” with Kim, Yeonka S., & Glomb, Theresa M.
  • with Leslie, Lisa M., Manchester, Colleen Flaherty, “Ironic Effects of Flexible Work Practices on Parents’ Career Success,” Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2013.

John-Gabriel Licht

  • presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Lake Buena Vista, FL, August 12, 2013. “Unethical Behavior for Self or Collective Benefit: The Role of Self-Construal.” with Leroy, S., & Vohs, K.D.
  • presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu, HI, May 15, 2014, “Cognitive Load and Unethical Behavior: Idle Hands — the Devil’s Playground?” with Leroy, S.

Qianyun Xie

  • presented at the Labor and Employment Relations Association, 65th Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, June 2013, “The Effects of Unions on Innovation and Technology: Evidence from China.” with W. Chi and X. Qian.
  • presented at the American Economic Association, Annual Meeting, Labor and Employment Relations Association Sessions, Philadelphia, PA, January 2014, “Learning through the Lens of your Job: Employee Commitment and Transferability of Human Capital.” with C. F. Manchester.
  • presented at the Labor and Employment Relations Association, 66th Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, May 2014, “The Impact of Family Characteristics on Reactions to Compensation Incentives.”
  • with J. W. Budd, W. Chi, and Y.Wang, “What Do Unions in China Do? Provincial-Level Evidence on Wages, Employment, Productivity, and Economic Output.” (forthcoming), Journal of Labor Research.
  • Tao Yang - presented at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Honolulu, HI. May 2014.  “A Meta-Analytic Examination of Affect Balance.” In T. Yang & J. E. Bono (Co-Chairs), Novel and Dynamic Approaches to Research on Affect at Work Symposium, with Lee, K., Bono, J. E., Yoon, D. J., Glomb, T. M., & Duffy, M. K.

Lingtao Yu

  • presented (poster) at the 29th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2014, “Predictors of Abusive Supervision: An Emotional Regulation Perspective.”
  • presented at the Symposium at the 2013 Annual Meeting of Academy of Management, Orlando, FL, 2013, “The Psychological Mechanism Explaining the Effects of Envy on its Consequences,” with Vogel, R. and Duffy, M. K..
  • with Duffy. M. K., “A Social Context Model of Envy in the Workplace.” (forthcoming), In Smith. R. and Duffy, M. K. (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of envy and work (tentative), Oxford University Press.
  • with Zellmer-Bruhn, M., “Cross-Cultural Management.” (forthcoming), The Wiley Encyclopedia of Management, 3e (in press).

Student
Highlights

This past year two of our PhD students received Graduate School dissertation fellowships.  We highlight them and their accomplishments below.

Si Ahn Mehng (BBA-Business, Yonsei Univ, 2003; BSc-Marketing, Univ. of Northern Colorado, 2002; MSc-OB-Yonsei Univ-Business, 2007).

Si Ahn, a student in our Work and Organizations program, was a 2014-15 Graduate School Dissertation Fellowship winner.  She received this award based on her proposal entitled “When is Physical Attractiveness not Beneficial? Perceptions of Warmth and Competence, Emotions, and Job Behaviors,” advised by Professors Michelle Duffy and Lisa Leslie (now at NYU).  In addition to her interest in and research on the perceptions of physical attractiveness in the workplace, Si Ahn also has an interest in stereotypes, flexible work practices, diversity management, and individual differences and emotional dynamics in groups.  In 2012, she and her co-authors were finalists for the 2013 Rosabeth Moss Kanter award for their article “Flexible Work Practices: A Source of Career Premiums or Penalties?” which was published in the Academy of Management Journal.  Si Ahn is on the job market this year.

Yajin Wang (BA-Journalism and Sociology, Peking Univ, 2007; MA-Mass Communications, Univ of Minnesota, 2010)

Yajin has been a stellar student in our Marketing program!  Her research, advised by Professor Deborah Roedder John, examines luxury brands and conspicuous consumption, and social influence and consumer behavior, along with interpersonal relationships.  Her proposal entitled “The Dark Side of Luxury Consumption: Psychological and Social Consequences of Using Luxury Goods” garnered a 2014-15 CSOM dissertation fellowship.  The research stream has also received widespread media attention from ABC News, NBC, CBS News, CNN, Harvard Business Review, TIME, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal, among others. And of course, there are her publications and numerous presentations at top area journals and conferences.  Her work with Associate Professor Vladas Griskevicius, entitled “Conspicuous Consumption, Relationships, and Rivals: Women’s Luxury Products as Signals to Other Women,” was published in 2014 in the Journal of Consumer Research , while another paper with Kathleen Vohs, Francesca Gino, and MI Norton, was published in 2013 in Psychological Science.  In addition, Yajin has several co-authored research projects under revision for major area journals.   Finally, she recently completed her job market interviews, and we congratulate her on accepting an offer from the University of Maryland.  We know we will hear more about Yajin, and she has our best wishes for a long and productive career!

Fall 2014
Admissions

Area # Applied # Admitted # Accepted
Accounting 54 3 1
Finance 95 2 2
IDS 39 4 3
Marketing 64 3 3
SCO 35 4 2
SME 54 3 2
WORG 55 9 4
Total 396 28 17

Our application numbers were up by almost 25% from the prior year, consistent with our program’s recruiting efforts and strong reputation.  The total received was 396 for 17 open slots.  The new students who matriculated in fall 2014 had an average UGPA of 3.77, average graduate GPA of 3.72, with a 703 average GMAT (or converted GRE).  Forty-seven percent were female and 88% were international, including students from China, India, Iran, Italy and Korea.  Our 17 new students entered our program with degrees from such schools as Peking University, the University of Arizona, BITS, University of Palermo, University of Utah, Teheran University, Indian School of Business, Cornell University and the University of Minnesota.  We feel we have a very strong cohort of new students for fall 2014 and expect good things from them in the future.

Faculty
News

News about some of our top-rated faculty is given below.  They are a real strength of all the programs at Carlson School, and continue to be recognized as such by major faculty rankings.

Faculty Promotions:

  • Mozaffar Khan, Accounting: Assistant to Associate Professor
  • Ivy Zhang, Accounting, Assistant to Associate Professor
  • Frederico Belo, Finance: Assistant to Associate Professor
  • Joseph Redden, Marketing: Assistant to Associate Professor

New Faculty:

  • Michael Iselin, Accounting, PhD, The Ohio State University
  • Gaoqing Zhang, Accounting, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Juliana Salomao, Finance, PhD, Stanford University
  • Colin Ward, Finance, PhD, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Jason Chan, IDSc, PhD, New York University
  • De Liu, IDSc, Associate Professor (came from the U of Kentucky), PhD, UT-Austin
  • Alison Xu, Marketing, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Sunasir Dutta, SME, PhD, Stanford University
  • Russell Funk, SME, PhD, University of Michigan
  • Elizabeth Campbell, WOrg, PhD, University of Maryland at College Park
  • Betty Zhou, WOrg, PhD, University of Florida

Selected Faculty Honors and Awards (a small sampling):

  • Finance Professor Gordon Alexander was elected FMA vice President
  • Finance Professor Murray Frank was elected Vice President of the Midwest Finance Association
  • Finance Associate Professor Jianfeng Yu was appointed to the Piper Jaffray Professorship in Finance
  • Marketing Associate Professor Tony Cui was named Editor of Production and Operations Management
  • Marketing Associate Professor Vladas Griskevicius was named JMR editor.
  • SCO Professor William Li was honored as a new American Statistical Association Fellow
  • SCO Professor Kevin Linderman has been named to the editorial board of the Journal of Operations Management
  • SME Professor Aks Zaheer has been elected a Fellow of the Strategic Management Society.  Aks was also selected to serve on the University Strategic Planning Workgroup, a faculty-led workgroup that will develop the vision, mission, values, goals and strategies for the University’s next strategic plan.
  • WOrg Professor Theresa Glomb was elected a fellow of the American Psychological Association
  • WOrg Assistant Professor Aaron Sojourner has been name by Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges to the Cradle to K Cabinet, a major initiative for the city of Minneapolis to create equity with its children.
  • WOrg Professor Connie Wanberg has received a $299,424 NSF grant for her project “Skills for Coping with the Stresses of Unemployment and Seeking New Employment Opportunities”