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December 2015

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Greetings to all our alumni from the Carlson School’s PhD Program (and Goldy Gopher) as we finish a pleasant and colorful autumn season. You have missed a wonderful time here!  We can report to you that during 2014-15, our program and its students had an especially successful year in terms of recruiting, admissions, and placements. Read on for all the details!

We have officially completed integrating the Work and Organizations Department (the old HRIR area) into our program, as well as integrating our program assistant, Melissa Grass, into the PhD annual work cycle. Melissa now supports Earlene Bronson in the PhD Office, and Earlene, after 24+ years in the program office, is happy to have the help! They keep this program running smoothly and efficiently; keep students on track to complete their PhDs (and get paid) in a timely manner; and take care of our program stats, budgeting, and recruiting efforts. And did we mention that the University of Minnesota went live in April of this year with a complete systems upgrade which impacted our HR, payroll/financial, and student systems (pretty much every system we use)?  Of course there were a few minor glitches, but at this time we can report that we have adjusted to the new system–now that everyone is finally getting paid what they should!

Now I’d like to let you know a little bit about some of the ways that our program helps students to succeed in the program and as academics. After five years, our students’ Multi-disciplinary Academic Research Summit (MARS), which is managed by volunteer student members often from the PhD student advisory committee, continues to be a successful event. MARS is an all-day research workshop each summer that brings together PhD students across all seven areas to hear their peers from each department present their research to their fellow Carlson School students. We thank our alums Eric Larson, IDSc grad at UI-UC, and Noelle Nelson, marketing grad at the University of Kansas, for initiating this important research conference back in 2011.

We also initiated two other important workshops to help our students become better research presenters and teachers. First, we launched a summer presentation skills workshop to prepare our students for conference and job talk presentations. For help with this, we thank Sheryl Holt, who has been teaching communications skills at the University of Minnesota for more than 30 years. In addition, our students now must complete a teaching philosophy workshop, which is offered each summer at the Carlson School, plus submit a teaching philosophy statement before they teach in the classroom, usually during their third to fifth years in the program. In this way, we believe our students are better prepared to be more successful on the job market and in their academic careers.

So with that brief summary of program news (a pretty quiet year overall), we can now move on to enlighten you with good news about our PhD alumni, current students, and faculty.

Alumni News

Our alumni continued to do well this past year (and even further back), including becoming newly tenured faculty, as well as those we recently learned have taken on administrative roles at their respective schools. We apologize for not listing important news for all of you, but we do not have updated information on everybody. So if you have recently retired, been promoted, received any special honors or awards, please do email us with the news at brons003@umn.edu. We would love to hear from you and share the good news with all of our alumni!

  • Baohua Xin, Acct, PhD-2008: promoted to associate professor at the University of Toronto
  • Haiwen Zhang, Acct, PhD-2007: promoted to associate professor at the Ohio State University
  • Abu Jalal, Fina, PhD-2007: promoted to associate professor at Suffolk University, Boston
  • Jesse Bockstedt, IDSc, PhD-2008: promoted to associate professor at the University of Arizona
  • Laurie Kirsch, IDSc, PhD-1993: Vice Provost of Faculty Development and Professor, University of Pittsburgh
  • Gregory Ramsey, IDSc, PhD-2010: promoted to associate professor at Morgan State University
  • Zhen Zhang, HRIR, PhD-2008: promoted to associate professor at Arizona State University
  • Ranjan Banerjee, Mktg, PhD-2010: recently named dean of S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research in Mumbai, India
  • William Hedgcock, Mktg, PhD-2009: promoted to associate professor at the University of Iowa and named Daniel E. McLean Research Fellow
  • Mikko Ketokivi (formerly Junttila), OMS/SCO PhD-2000: Professor at IE Business School in Madrid and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Operations Management
  • Aravind Chandrasekaran, OMS/SCO, PhD-2009: promoted to associate professor at the Ohio State University
  • Miguel Ramos, Strategic Management, PhD-2007: promoted to associate professor at UT-El Paso
  • Scott Reynolds, Strategic Management (Ethics), PhD-2002: PhD Program Director, Weyerhaeuser Faculty Fellow, and Associate Professor of Business Ethics at the University of Washington, Seattle
  • Margaret "Maggie" Schomaker, Strategic Management, PhD-2006: promoted to associate professor at Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada
  • Robert Wiseman, Strategic Management, PhD-1992: Senior Associate Dean and Eli Broad Legacy Fellow of Management at Michigan State University

Alumni Highlights

Because we have such wonderfully productive alumni, we are highlighting two of the very best.  Associate Professors Jesse Bockstedt (IDSc) and Bill Hedgcock (Mktg) both graduated in 2008 and have just gained tenure at their respective schools: the University of Arizona and the University of Iowa. See below some of the impressive research and teaching accomplishments the have contributed!


Jesse Bockstedt, PhD in IDSC (2008)

– Associate Professor at the University of Arizona

Jesse Bockstedt

Jesse’s academic career has been impressive, starting during his years as a PhD student. He has continued to excel during his placements at both George Mason University and now at the University of Arizona, where he just received tenure this summer. Jesse entered our PhD program in the Information and Decision Sciences program in 2003, graduating in 2008. He began presenting at conferences in his second year in the program and had multiple publications when he went on the job market in the 2007-08 year.  And that was just the start of things for him.  

Jesse currently has a wide range of research interests, including behavioral economics, crowdsourcing, e-commerce, cybersecurity, IT evolution, social engineering, and online consumer behavior. His CV is remarkable, with 15 refereed journal publications, 42 conference presentations and papers, plus an average teaching rating of 4.75/5.0. And there’s more! He has been recognized in the “Top 100 Ranking of Researchers” based on the AIS Senior Scholar’s Basket of Journals, and ranked No. 25 for 2011-13 in the basket of MISQ, ISR, and JMIS. He has received recognition for his teaching, having received outstanding teaching awards while a PhD student in our own program and at George Mason University (MBA Faculty of the Year Award). While at Arizona and George Mason, Jesse also received several research grants. Last, but not least, he was named associate editor starting in 2016 for Information Systems Research, plus has served as co-chair and associate editor for ICIS and ICEC conference tracks, among others. We could continue on in this same vein, but we think you get the idea - Associate Professor Jesse Bockstedt is one extraordinary academic! We congratulate him for all that he has accomplished!


William Hedgcock, PhD in Marketing (2008)

– Associate Professor at the University of Iowa, Daniel E. McLean Research Fellow, and Affiliate Professor in Neuroscience

William Hedgcock

What can we say about Bill Hedgcock that perhaps neuroscience cannot already give him insights into? If we could sneak a peek into Bill’s brain, I am sure we would see all those cells actively lit up and the wheels spinning as he thinks about his next research project or teaching innovation. He has certainly excelled in all academic ways: at research, teaching, and mentoring! Bill has assuredly made a strong impact in the lives of all concerned at Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa, as evidenced by his listings in 2011 through 2015 as a “person who had the most positive effect on their lives.” Maybe we should just stop here, but there are more good things to tell you about him.

Bill entered our program in fall 2002 with a BA in economics and psychology from Macalester College in St. Paul. Since graduating from our program with his PhD in marketing in 2008, he has jumped into the academic life publishing widely (at least 11 refereed journal articles, four conference proceedings, and four book chapters), presenting at conferences too numerous to delineate here (not to mention poster and round-table sessions), serving in an editorial/reviewer capacity on major area journals (Journal of Marketing, Journal of Consumer Research, and Journal of Marketing Research, to name a few), and receiving a number of teaching and research awards while at the University of Iowa. In addition, Bill has received a number of research and teaching grants since leaving Minnesota that have provided support for his current research interests in the areas of decision neuroscience, decision-making, decision bias, fMRI, MEG, eye tracking, and neuro-marketing. More specifically, he is focusing on suboptimal decision-making that may violate standard economic assumptions, using techniques that range from surveys to fMRI and eye tracking. It is apparent that Bill has settled well into the University of Iowa academic environment and they seem to be providing him with a wealth of support for his research and teaching efforts. We know that we will be hearing more about Associate Professor William Hedgcock in the future.  Keep up the great work, Bill!

2014-15 Graduates and Placements

Our graduating class in 2014-15 was a large one with 17 students happily leaving for placement. We even had a special guest at our commencement luncheon for grads and their families. Goldy Gopher showed up to congratulate the students and have his photo taken with the graduates and their families. What a special time for everyone (and the food was good, too)! See below for the placements of our 17 graduating students. 


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

George Ball
Supply Chain and Operations
Indiana University

Wen Chen

Wen Chen
Accounting
University of Hong Kong

Patricia Dahm
Work and Organizations
California Poly University - San Luis Obispo

Suvrat Dhanorkar
Supply Chain and Operations
Penn State University

Zhuojun Gu
Information and Decision Sciences
Penn State University - Post Doc

Amanda Heitz
Finance
Tulane University

Florence Honore
Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship
Iowa State University

Stephen Jones
Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship
University of Wyoming

Sumi Jung
Accounting
Chinese University of Hong Kong

Ribuga Kang
Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship
Chinese University of Hong Kong

Xiaolin Li

Xiaolin Li
Marketing
University of Texas, Dallas

John-Gabriel Licht
Work and Organizations
St. Norbert College

Si Ahn Mehng

Si Ahn Mehng
Work and Organizations
University of North Carolina, Pembroke

Ujjal Mukherjee

Ujjal Mukherjee
Supply Chain and Operations
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Yajin Wang
Marketing
University of Maryland

Qianyun Xie
Work and Organizations
Research Fellow in the Institute of Population and Labor Economics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Tao Yang
Work and Organizations
Indiana University, Purdue University at Ft. Wayne, Post-Doc

Hongda Zhong
Finance
London School of Economics & Political Science

   

Current Students

We currently have 95 remarkable PhD students in our program. Below is a portrait of those students and their accomplishments over the past year.

On the Job Market

For 2015-16, we have 14 job market candidates. While it is still too early to predict, we believe that the market will again be strong, with minor variation across areas of concentration, and our students should have many excellent opportunities. We look forward to seeing them all settled at the school of their choice. Congratulations are in order for Chiraag, Jennifer, and Sofia, who are excited to have already accepted positions they are excited about!

Selected Student Honors and Awards

Accounting:

Aysa Dordzhieva: 2015 Carlson School PhD Excellence in Teaching Award

Chao Tang: 2015 Carlson School PhD Excellence in Teaching Award

 

Finance:

John Pokorny (adviser: John Boyd): 2015-16 Carlson School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Ding Luo: (1) 2015 Carlson School PhD Excellence in Teaching Award, (2) 2015-16, John Willard Herrick Teaching Award in Finance

 

IDSc:

Ali Mahdavi Adeli (advisers: Gedas Adomavicius and Alok Gupta): 2015-16 Carlson School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

 

Marketing:

Chiraag Mittal: (1) 2015-16 Carlson School Doctoral Dissertation (adviser: Vlad Griskevicius), (2) 2015 Carlson School PhD Excellence in Teaching Award

Jennifer Stoner: (1) 2015-16 Carlson School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, (adviser: Carlos Torelli), (2) 2015 Carlson School PhD Excellence in Teaching Award

Nicholas Olson: 2015 Carlson School PhD Excellence in Teaching Award

 

SCO:

Rick Hardcopf:  2015 Carlson School PhD Excellence in Teaching Award

Amir Karimi: 2015-16 Roger and Marlene Schroeder Outstanding 1st-Year Student Paper Award

Jason Nguyen: (1) 2015-16 Carlson School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (adviser: Karen Donohue), (2) Roger and Marlene Schroeder Doctoral Research Grant

Xiaojin “Jim” Luo: 2015-16 Kristy Cua Fellowship

 

SME:

Sofia Bapna: (1) 2015-16 Carlson School Dissertation Fellowship (adviser: Mary Benner), (2) 2015-16 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Award

Paul Nary: 2015 Carlson School Excellence in Teaching Award

 

WOrg:

Gregory Beaver: 2015 Carlson School PhD Excellence in Teaching Award

Karyn Dossinger (adviser: Connie Wanberg): 2015-16 Graduate School Dissertation Fellowship

Benjamin Stafford: 2015 Carlson School Excellence in Teaching Awards

Lingtao Yu (adviser: Michelle Duffy): 2015-16 Graduate School Dissertation Fellowship

Selected Student Presentations and Publications

Accounting

Jonathan Nam - presented at the American Accounting Association Midwest Conference (Oct 2014), "Board Reform Regulations and Cherry-Picking Independent Directors."

Finance

Junyan Shen - presented at the Midwest Finance Association (March 2015), "Inflation, Welfare, and the Fisher Effect," with J. Boyd, A. Jalal, and J. Pokorny.

Information & Decision Sciences

Swanand Deodhar - "Multiple Case Study: From Research Problem to Research Design in a Doctoral Setting - A Student's Experiential Musings," in R.K. Gupta and R. Awasthy (Eds), Qualitative Research in Management: Methods and Experiences (pp. 156-168), New Delhi, India; Sage Publications

JaeHwuen Jung with A. Umyarov, R. Bapna, and J. Ramaprasad, "Mobile as a Channel: Evidence from Online Dating," Proceedings of ICIS, 2014.

Zhihong Ke

  • presented at November 2014 INFORMS Annual Meeting, "The Role of Social Influence in Online Reviewing," with D. Liu.
  • with D. Liu, "The Role of Social Networks in Online Reviewing," PACIS Proceedings, 2014.

Miguel Velasco - presented at the 2014 Macau, China, 5th World Business Ethics Forum, "The Logic of Corruption." Best Paper Award.

Mochen Yang - presented at November 2014 CIST Conference, "Understanding Word-of-Mouth and Customer Engagement on Facebook Business Pages," with C. Ren and G. Adomavicius.

Marketing

Chiraag Mittal

  • with V. Griskevicius (2014), "Sense of Control under Uncertainty Depends on People's Childhood Environment: A Life History Theory Approach," Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 107 (4), 621 – 37.
  • presented at the Society for Consumer Psychology, Feb 2015, "Resource Uncertainty Affects People's Sense of Control and Financial Planning," with V. Griskevicius.
  • presented at the Association for Consumer Research, Oct 2014, "The Planning Paradox: Increased Economic Uncertainty Decreases Retirement Planning," with V. Griskevicius.
  • presented at the Association for Consumer Research, Oct 2014, "Effects of Resource Uncertainty on Perceptions of Control and Impulsivity," with V. Griskevicius.

Nick Olson - presented at the Society for Consumer Psychology, Feb 2015, " For Better or for Worse: Maximizing, Impression Motivation, and Objective Outcomes," with R. Ahluwalia.

Jennifer Stoner

  • with C. Torelli, 2015, "Managing Cultural Equity: A Theoretical Framework for Building Iconic Brands in Globalized Markets," in D. J. Macinnis and C. Whan Park (eds.), Review of Marketing Research: Brand Meaning Management.
  • presented at the Winter American Marketing Association Conference, 2015 (session chair and organizer), "The Asymmetric Effect of Portfolio- and Image-Based Abstractness for Building and Protecting Brand Equity," with C.J. Torelli, and A. Basu Monga.
  • presented at the Winter American Marketing Association Conference, San Antonio, 2015, "A Typology of Brand Power," with C. Torelli.
  • presented at the Association of Consumer Research, Baltimore, 2014, session co-chair, "The Asymmetric Effect of Portfolio- and Image-Based Abstractness for Building and Protecting Brand Equity," with C. Torelli and A. Basu Monga

Yajin Wang

  • presented at the Society for Consumer Psychology, March 2015, "The Devil Wears Prada: How Luxury Consumption Influences Social Behaviors," with D. John and V. Griskevicius,
  • presented at Brand and Brand Relationship Accelerator Conference, May 2015, "Louis Vuitton and Conservatism: How Luxury Consumption Influences Political Attitudes."
  • presented at the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, Feb 2015, "Negative Moods Spur Effortful Attainment: A Mood Improving Strategy," with K. Vohs
  • presented at the Association for Consumer Research, Oct 2014 "Louis Vuitton and Your Waistline: Using Luxury Goods Depletes Self-Regularly Resources and Impairs Self-Control," with D. John.

Maria Rodas Waters

  • presented and chaired the session at the Winter American Marketing Association, San Antonio, 2015, "Global Versus Local: Understanding Cultural Differences on Facebook Business Pages," with C. Torelli and Y. Ren
  • presented at the Society for Consumer Psychology, 2015, "Brand Sacredness and Its Downstream Consequences," with C. Torelli.
  • presented at the Society for Consumer Psychology, 2015, "Self-Expansion in Consumer-Brand Relationships," with C. Torelli.
  • presented at the "Association for Consumer Research, 2014, "Brand Sacredness and Its Cultural Underpinnings," with C. Torelli.

Zuhui Xiao - presented at the Haring Symposium, Indiana University, Mar 2015 and at the INFORMS Annual Meeting, Nov 2014, "Is It Really "Dumb" to Be Dumber? Competitive Analysis of Hierarchically Strategic Firms," with T. Cui.

Supply Chain & Operations

George Ball

  • presented at the POMS Annual Meeting, May 2014, "Leading Indicators of Recalls in the US Pharmaceutical Industry," with R. Shah.
  • presented at POMS Annual Meeting, May 2014, "The Decision to Recall: A Behavioral Investigation in the Medical Device Industry," with R. Shah and K. Donohue.

Kedong Chen - presented at POMS 2015, "Corporate Environmental and Financial Performance," with R. Shah.

Suvrat Dhanorkar

  • with K. Donohue and K. Linderman (March 2015), "Repurposing Waste through Online Exchanges: Overcoming the Hurdle," Production and Operations Management, 24(9):1473-1493.
  • with H.C. Su and K. Linderman (forthcoming) "A Competitive Advantage from the Implementation Timing of ISO Management Standards," Journal of Operations Management.
  • presented at INFORMS, 2015 and POMS, 2015,"Repurposing Materials and Waste through Online Exchanges."
  • presented at POMS, 2015 and DSI, 2014, "Roles of Punishment and Support in the Context of Environmental Improvements."

Anna Errore

  • presented at the Design and Analysis of Experiment Conference, March 2015," Benefits and Fast Construction of Efficient Two-Level Foldover Designs."
  • presented at POMS, May 2015, "A Critical Review of 'Experimental Research' in Operations Management: Opportunities and Challenges."

Rick Hardcopf

  • presented at POMS, May 2015, "The Role of Managerial Commitment on the Relationship between Controversy and Environmental Practice Adoption," with R. Shah
  • presented at DSI, Nov 2014, "Environmental Performance & Building Social Trust: Does Green Reputation Provide Insurance Against Negative Environmental Publicity," with R. Shah.
  • presented at the Academy of Management, Aug 2014, "Short-Term Bias & Strategic Misalignment in Operational Solutions: Perceptions, Tendencies & Traps," with P. Goncalves, E. Bendoly, and K. Linderman.
  • presented at the Academy of Management, Aug 2014, "Lean and Performance: The Impact of Organizational Culture" with R. Shah.

Sehwon Kang

  • presented at the POMS 26th Annual Conference, May 2015, "Identifying Quality Gaps and Their Impact in Healthcare," with R. Shah.
  • presented at the DSI Annual Meeting, Nov 2014, "Identifying Determinants of Supplier Termination: An Empirical Examination from Buyers' Perspective," with R. Shah and H. Shin.

Amir Karimi - with S.H. Hashemi and M. Tavana (2015), "An Integrated Green Supplier Selection Approach with Analytic Network Process and Improved Grey Relation Analysis," International Journal of Production Economics, 159, 178-191.

Pettis Kent - presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Aug 2014, "Opening the Black Box of Replication: The Role of Enabling Bureaucracy," with S. Goldstein

Xiaojin Liu

  • presented at the POMS 26th Annual Meeting, May 2015, "Causes and Consequences of Telemedicine Adoption: An Empirical Analysis of Clinics with Clinical Decision Support System (CDS)," with S. Goldstein and K.K. Sinha.
  • presented at the POMS 26th Annual Meeting, May 2015, "The Effect of Inter-Firm Work Design on Technology Exploration/Exploitation and Firm Performance," with S. Goldstein and K.K. Sinha.
  • presented at the Decision Science Institute 45th Annual Meeting, Nov 2014, "Globalization of Operations: A Social Responsibility Perspective," with K.K. Sinha.
  • presented at the Decision Science Institute 45th Annual Meeting, Nov 2014, "Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Record (EHR) Systems for Health Care Delivery: A Framework for Workforce Skill and Capability Development," with S.K. Soderberg, and K.K. Sinha.

Ujjal Mukherjee

  • with S Chatterjee (Oct 2014). "Fast Algorithm for Computing Kernel Weighted Projection Quantiles, Quantile Regression and Data Depth for High-Dimensional Large Data Clouds," Proceedings of Workshop on Scalable Machine Learning: Theory and Applications.
  • with S. Sinha, S. Bosch and K.K. Sinha (Sept 2014), "Critical and Complex Technological Capability Development for Health Care Delivery: Multiyear Field Study of a Surgical (da Vinci) Robot in a Multispecialty Hospital," Journal of Medical Devices, (8)3.

Jason Nguyen

  • presented at POMS, May 2015, "The Buyer's Role in Improving Supply Chain Energy Efficiency."
  • presented at INFORMS, Nov 2014, "The Impact of Buyer-Manufacturer Interaction on Energy Efficiency Investments."
  • presented at INFORMS, Nov 2015, "Greenhouse Gas Reduction: Why Do Firms Differ?"
  • presented at MSOM Conference, June 2014, "The Impact of Buyer-Manufacturer Interaction on Energy Efficiency Investments" (refereed).

Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship

Sofia Bapna

  • presented at INFORMS and SCECR Conferences, 2015, "The Independent and Combined Effects of External Endorsements on Equity Investments: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment."
  • presented at the Academy of Management Annual Conference, 2014, "Entrepreneurship, Legitimacy and Online Social Communities: An Empirical Analysis."

Yoonhee Choi - presented at the 2014 Academy of Management Annual Conference, "Shifting Focus between Exploration and Exploitation Subsequent to CEO Turnover."

Florence Honore

  • with A. Gambardella and M. Ganco (2015), "Using What You Know: Patented Knowledge in Incumbent Firms and Employee Entrepreneurship," Organization Science, 26(2):456-474.
  • with F. Munari and B. van Pottelsberghe de La Potterie (2015), "Governance Practices and Companies' R&D Intensity: Evidence from European Countries," Research Policy, 44:533-543.
  • presented at the Strategic Management Society Conference, Madrid, 2014, "The Performance Effects of Disrupting Founding Teams' Prior Shared Experience through Job Hoppers."
  • presented at the Strategic Management Society Conference, Madrid, 2014, "Entrepreneurial Teams' Acquisition of Talents and Performance: A Two-Sided Approach."

Stephen Jones

  • with P.P. Shah (forthcoming), "Diagnosing the Locus of Trust: A Temporal Perspective for Trustor, Trustee, and Dyadic Influences on Perceived Trustworthiness," Journal of Applied Psychology.
  • with G. Vasudeva and .EA. Alexander (2014), "Institutional Logics and Inter-organizational Learning in Technological Arenas: Evidence from Standard Setting Organizations in the Mobile Handset Industry," Organization Science, 26(3): 830–846.
  • with S.E. Fawcett, C. Wallin, A.M. Fawcett, and B.L. Brewer (2014), "Can Small Firms Gain Relational Advantage? Exploring Strategic Choice and Trustworthiness Signals in Supply Chain Relationships," International Journal of Production Research, 52(18): 5451-5466.
  • presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Aug 2015, "Learning to Lead: A Quasi-Experimental Test of the Interplay between Experience and Training."
  • presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Aug 2015, "Team or Dyad? The Impact of Multiple Level Task and Relationship Conflicts on Interpersonal Trust."
  • presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Aug 2014, "In Teams we Trust: The Influence of Team Processes on Perceived Ability, Benevolence and Integrity.
  • presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Aug 2014, "A Longitudinal Study of Change Resistance: Its Antecedents and Consequences Over Time."

Ribuga Kang - presented at the Academy of Management Annual Conference, Aug 2014, "How Does an Alliance Network Distance Affect a Firm's Innovation?'

Cameron Miller - presented at the 2014 Academy of Management Annual Conference, "Technology Strategy for Standard Setting: The Role of Firms' Technological Scope," with P.K. Toh.

Gui Deng Say

  • presented at the Strategic Management Society Special Conference, Chile, March 2015, "The Decision Processes of Vietnamese Micro-Entrepreneurs: And Inductive Study."
  • presented at the Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability Research Conference, May 2015, "Culling Black Sheep to Better the Flock? Institutional Activism, Firm Censorship, and Peers' Corporate Social Responsibility Outcomes."

Work & Organizations

Patricia Dahm

  • with L.M. Leslie and C.V. Manchester (forthcoming), "The Family Responsibilities Gap in Career Rewards: Discriminatory and Non-Discriminatory Explanations," Oxford Handbook on Discrimination. Oxford University Press.
  • with T.M. Glomb, C.F. Manchester, and S. Leroy (2015), "Work-Family Conflict, Ego Depletion, and Self-Discrepant Time Allocation at Work," Journal of Applied Psychology, 100(3):767-792.
  • presented at the Annual Academy of Management Meeting, Aug. 2015, "The Effects of Work-Family Conflict and Enrichment on Self-Regulation and Social Networks."
  • presented at the Annual Academy of Management Meeting, Aug. 2015, "Dynamic Effects of Work-Family Conflict and Enrichment on Self-Regulation and Network Investing," with T.M. Glomb (symposium session).
  • presented at the Annual Academy of Management Meeting, Aug. 2014, "Identity Seasons: Making Sense of Work-Family Trade-Offs," with Y.S. Kim, T.M. Glomb, and S. Harrison (symposium session).

Karyn Dossinger - presented at the Academy of Management Annual Conference, Aug 2014, "How Worker's Curiosity and Reviewers' Feedback Influence Creative Work," with S. Harrison.

Yeon Ka Kim - with L.M. Leslie, C.F. Manchester and C.F. Kim (forthcoming), "Gender and the Work-Family Domain: A Social Role-based Perspective," in T.D. Allen & L.T. Eby (Eds), Oxford Handbook of Work and Family, Oxford University Press.

Benjamin Stafford

  • with E.J. Wilson, "Regional Transmission Organizations and Sustainability: Renewable Energy Integration," Proceedings of the Conference on the Industry Studies Association, 2014.
  • presented at the Association for Public Policy and Management (APPAM), Fall 2014, "Integrating Wind into the Electric Grid: The Case of the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, with E.J. Wilson.

Qianyun Xie - presented at the joint sessions of the Midwest Economic Association and the Society of Labor Economists, 2015, "The Impact of Family Characteristics on Reactions to Compensation Incentives."

Lingtao Yu

  • with M.K. Duffy (2015), "The Spiral of Abuse? Reciprocal Relationships among Abusive Supervision, Performance, and Motive," In John Humphreys (Ed.), Best Paper Proceedings of the Seventy-fifth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.
  • with M.K. Duffy (forthcoming), "A Social-Contextual View of Envy in Organizations: From Both Enviers and Envied Perspectives," In U. Merlone, M. Perini, M.K. Duffy, and R. Smith, (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Envy and Work. Oxford University Press.
  • with M.K. Duffy (forthcoming), "Toxic Emotions at Work," In N. Anderson, D Ones, Viswesvaran, & Sinangil. (Eds.), Handbook of Industrial, Work and Organizational Psychology, 2nd Ed.
  • presented at the 30th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 2015, "An Examination of Emotional Labor, Subordinate Performance, and Abusive Supervision," with M.K. Duffy.
  • presented at the Annual Meeting of Academy of Management, Aug 2014, "I Abuse You, Because I Envy You: An Investigation of Envy and Abusive Supervision," with M.K. Duffy
  • presented at the Annual Meeting of Academy of Management, Aug 2014, "Two Faces of Coworker Envy: A Process Model of Antecedents and Consequences of Envy," with R. Vogel.
  • presented at the Annual Meeting of Academy of Management, Aug 2014, "Team Mindfulness: Theoretical Development of a New Collective Construct," with M.E. Zellmer-Bruhn.

Student Highlight

This year we are highlighting one of our fifth-year SME students who just received a nationally recognized best dissertation fellowship and has accepted a job at the Carlson School’s Information and Decision Sciences Department. Meet Sofia Bapna!

Sofia Bapna
BTech-Computer Engineering, Mangalore University, 1993;
MBA-Entrepreneurship, Babson College, 2004;
PhD-Business, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, expected 2016

Sofia, a student in our Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship department, has excelled in our program, and in fact, in her overall academic and professional life. Her research focuses on the strategies used by entrepreneurial ventures to influence their legitimacy and to acquire resources. This research led to her being awarded a 2015-16 Carlson School Dissertation Fellowship for her dissertation research entitled “Entrepreneurship and Digital Communities: Harnessing Legitimacy and Resources,” advised by Mary Benner and Martin Ganco. But that was not the end of her awards! She recently was notified that she had also won the prestigious Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s Dissertation Fellowship, which she will receive at a reception in San Francisco on January 4, 2016.

Sofia’s success here is a continuation of her strong background coming into our program. She has worked in the IT area in New Zealand, Canada, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. She founded her own company while in Boston, which was profitable within the first year. She has been a strategic planning consultant in India, then the assistant director of open enrollment at the Indian School of Business, as well as the assistant director for the custom executive education programs at the Carlson School. The only thing left for her to do is become a college professor, which she is about to do! Sofia entered the job market this year and interviewed at several schools before accepting a job offer for a faculty position at the Carlson School in the Information and Decision Sciences Department. As a result, Sofia will continue to be an asset to the Carlson School and a great addition to our faculty. We are happy to keep her on board for a while longer.

Fall 2015 Admissions

Area # Applied # Admitted # Accepted
Accounting 42 4 3
Finance 75 2 2
IDS 38 4 2
Marketing 58 3 3
SCO 31 4 3
SME 49 3 2
WORG 72 5 5
Total 365 25 20

Application numbers were roughly consistent with the numbers for the past five years. The total received was 365 for 17 open slots, with three departments bringing in an extra student using their own funding resources, for a total of 20 new matriculates for fall 2015. The new students who matriculated in fall 2015 had an average UGPA of 3.59, with a 721 average GMAT and an average GRE score of 323/1495. Forty percent were female and 75 percent were international, including students from China, India, Korea, Taiwan, and Canada. Our 20 new students entered our program with degrees from such schools as Peking University, Penn State, the University of British Columbia (2); Northwestern, Texas A&M, Purdue (2), Seoul National (2), IIT-Madras, and the University of Minnesota (2). This was a very strong cohort of new students for fall 2015, and we have high expectations of them.

Faculty News

A few bits of news about some of our highly-rated faculty is given below. Our faculty are a real strength of the Carlson School and have been recognized as such in major faculty rankings. The following is just a hint of the many great things being done at the school.

Transitions: Faculty Promotions and Retirements

  • Aiyesha Dey, Accounting: Assistant to Associate Professor
  • Norm Chervany, IDSc: Retired in May 2015
  • Paul Johnson, IDSc: Retired in May 2015
  • Vlad Griskevicius, Marketing: Associate to Full Professor
  • Gurneeta Singh, SME: Assistant to Associate Professor
  • John Kammeyer-Mueller, Work and Organizations: Associate to Full Professor

New Faculty:

  • Mark Egan, Finance. PhD, University of Chicago
  • Edward McFowland, Information and Decision Sciences, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University

Selected Faculty Honors and Awards (a small sampling)

  • Accounting Associate Professor Ivy Zhang has been appointed to the Carl L. Nelson Professorship in Accounting
  • Accounting Professor Pervin Shroff is the first holder of the Frederick H. Grose Chair in Accounting
  • Finance Professor Raj Singh was appointed the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs
  • IDSc Professor Alok Gupta was appointed the School’s Associate Dean of Faculty and Research
  • IDSc Professor Gedas Adomavicius was named the Carolyn I. Anderson Chair in Business Education Excellence
  • IDSc Professor Ravi Bapna was appointed the Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Business Analytics and Information Systems
  • Marketing Professor Vladas Griskevicius has been awarded a new Carlson Family Foundation endowed chair and also received an Early Career Award for Distinguished Scholarly Contribution by the Association for Consumer Research
  • Marketing Professor Barbara Loken was appointed to the David C. McFarland Professorship in Marketing
  • Marketing Associate Professor Joe Redden has been appointed to the Board of Overseers Professorship in Marketing
  • SCO Associate Professor Susan Goldstein was invited to serve on the “Expert Research Panel -Service Operations” for the Journal of Service Management
  • SCO Professor Kevin Linderman has been appointed to the Curtis L. Carlson Professorship in Supply Chain and Operations
  • SME Associate Professor Daniel Forbes has been named the Schulze Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship
  • “Hot Topics,” an online community of tech leaders, has named SME’s Harry Sapienza and Shaker Zahra among the 100 leading professors in the world in the field of entrepreneurship
  • WOrg Professor Theresa Glomb, has been appointed The Toro Company-David M. Lilly Chair in Human Resources