Carlson School PhD Program Newsletter: 2016-17 Updates

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PhD Newsletter

Greetings to our PhD alumni from the Carlson School’s PhD Program staff! Our students and alums enjoyed much success in the last year and we are pleased to share it with you. 

Our small but capable staff continue to keep the PhD office humming along. Sandy and Melissa provide excellent service to our admitted and prospective students as well as to Carlson School staff and faculty colleagues. They assist our current students in staying on track and report on students’ progress. They also spearhead the recruitment and admissions process each year—a major undertaking given the exceptional quality of the Carlson PhD Program and the hundreds of applications we receive each year. Left to right: Melissa Grass, Program Assistant; Sandy Herzan, Associate Director; Goldy Gopher (a friend of the program); Shawn Curley, Director.


Alumni News

Our alumni continue to distinguish themselves. If you have recently been promoted, received honors or awards, or have other news, please email Sandy at herza002@umn.edu. We would love to hear from you! A few of our alumni’s recent accomplishments are:

Stephanie Grimm, Acct, PhD 2009, was awarded the Julie Hays Teaching Award at the Opus College of Business, University of St. Thomas.

Eric Hirst, Acct, PhD 1992, became Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business.

Yoris Au, IDSc, PhD 2005, became Chair of the Department of Information Systems at the Georgia Southern University College of Business.

Izak Benbasat, IDSc, PhD 1974, recently passed the 50,000 citations mark on Google Scholar.

Alina Chircu, IDSc, PhD 2001, became Chair of the Information and Process Management Department at Bentley University, Waltham, Massachusetts.

Dilek Onkal, IDSc, PhD 1987, recently became Associate Dean, Research and Knowledge Transfer and Professor of Decision and Organisational Science, Faculty of Management and Law, University of Bradford.

Stefano Grazioli, IDSc, PhD 1997, was promoted to Professor at the University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce.

Tor Guimaraes, IDSc, PhD 1981, was awarded the Excellence in Research Award 2016-2017 for outstanding contributions to Tennessee Tech University’s College of Business.

Jesper Johansson, IDSc, PhD 1999, recently started a new position as Chief Security Architect for Yubico.

Laurie Kirsch, IDSc, PhD 1992, was recently named Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Development, and Diversity at the University of Pittsburgh.

Ajay Kumar, IDSc, PhD 2007, was recently named Secretary, Department of Defense Production, Ministry of Defense, Government of India.

Diane Lending, IDSc, PhD 1996, received the Provost Award for Excellence in Assessment at James Madison University College of Business.

Harrison McKnight, IDSc, PhD 1997, was promoted to Professor at Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University.

Naren Peddibhotla, IDSc, PhD 2006, was promoted to Associate Professor, College of Business Management, SUNY Polytechnic Institute.

Gregory Ramsey, IDSc, PhD 2010, was promoted to Associate Professor at Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management, Morgan State University.

Eric Walden, IDSc, PhD 2002, was named Texas Tech University Integrated Scholar (Texas Tech’s highest honor)

Neil Bendle, Mktg, PhD 2010, was recently promoted to Associate Professor with tenure at Ivey Business School, Western University.

Jennifer Gregan, Mktg, PhD 1994, was recently named Senior Assistant Dean, Global Programs and Partnerships, Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics, University of Delaware.  

Ashwani Monga, Mktg, PhD 2004, was recently named Vice Dean, Academic Programs and Innovations at Rutgers Business School.

Eric Olson, Mktg, PhD 1992, is serving as the Interim Dean for the College of Business at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

Yi-Su Chen, SCO, PhD 2010, was recently promoted to Associate Professor at the College of Business, University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Gregory Heim, SCO, PhD 1999, was recently named to the Janet and Mark H. Ely ’83 Professorship, Mays Business School, Texas A&M University.

Brent Moritz, SCO, PhD 2010, was recently promoted to Associate Professor, Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University.

Frank Schultz, SME, PhD 2001, was recently named a Distinguished Teaching Fellow at the Haas School of Business, University of California-Berkeley.

David Souder, SME, PhD 2007, was recently named Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, School of Business, University of Connecticut.

Don Vandewalle, SME, PhD 1995, was awarded the Distinguished MBA Teaching Award at the Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University

Current Students

We currently have 97 PhD students in our program. Below is a portrait of those students and a sampling of their accomplishments over the past year.

On the Job Market

For 2017-18, we have twenty job market candidates representing all seven departments. We believe the market will again be strong, and our students should have many excellent opportunities. We look forward to seeing them all successfully settled for fall 2018. 

On the Market 2017-18

Accounting:

Iman Sheibany (adviser: Pervin Shroff)
Chao Tang (adviser: Frank Gigler)

Finance:

Ding Luo (adviser: Frederico Belo)
Ali Sanati (adviser: Murray Frank)

Information & Decision Sciences:

Swanand Deodhar (adviser: Mani Subramani)
Zhihong Ke (adviser: De Liu)
Probal Mojumder (adviser: Ravi Bapna)
Zach Sheffler (adviser: Shawn Curley)
Mochen Yang (advisers: Yuqing Ren and Gediminas Adomavicius)

Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship:

Pankaj Kumar (adviser: Aks Zaheer)
Paul Nary (advisers: Aks Zaheer and Aseem Kaul)
Gui Deng Say (adviser: Gurneeta Singh) 

Supply Chain & Operations:

Rick Hardcopf (adviser: Rachna Shah)
Pettis Kent (adviser: Kevin Linderman)
Jason Quang Ngyuen (adviser: Karen Donohue)

Work & Organizations

Greg Beaver (adviser: Mary Zellmer-Bruhn)
Sima Sajjadiani (advisers: John Kammeyer-Mueller and Alan Benson)

Student Highlights

Mochen Yang

Mochen Yang is a fifth-year PhD candidate in the Department of Information and Decision Sciences. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.

Mochen’s research aims at deriving insights and strategies to facilitate interactions and transactions among various actors in IT-enabled platforms and markets. Specifically, in a first stream of work (his dissertation research), he investigates the interplay and relationships between digital content and engagement behaviors in business pages on social media, and the related challenges and opportunities for associated firms. In a second stream of work, he studies the problem of designing theoretically robust and computationally efficient information technology artifacts and mechanisms to achieve economic efficiency and facilitate participants’ decision-making in complex markets. He addresses these research questions using a number of methodologies: He combines the use of econometric analyses, randomized experiments, survey methods, and machine learning to understand digital content and associated engagement behaviors on social media. His research also directly advances the methodological rigor of combining econometrics and machine learning to produce robust statistical inferences. Meanwhile, he uses mathematical modeling and simulation methods to design computational artifacts for complex market mechanisms.

His research has been accepted at Information Systems Research (a top journal in the information systems field) and has been presented at the Conference on Information Systems and Technology, the Workshop on Information Technology and Systems, and the Winter Conference on Business Analytics. He has received several awards, including the PhD Student Teaching Award, a Graduate School Dissertation Fellowship, and the Best Reviewer Award from the Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems. Mochen has accepted a faculty position in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in the coming fall.

Paul Nary

Paul Nary is a sixth-year PhD candidate in the Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship. He earned his bachelor’s and MBA degrees from DePaul University, and a Master’s of Supply Chain Management from the University of Michigan.

Paul is a corporate strategy researcher who is interested in how firms in dynamic settings reshape their boundaries and source capabilities externally. His current work spans two closely related main research streams. In the first stream, he studies how firms source capabilities externally by engaging in multiple external corporate development modes, specifically alliances and acquisitions, paying special attention to the interdependence of these modes. In the second, complementary stream, he investigates the distinct roles of various types of external investors and their investments, and both their roles in the markets, as well as their effects on firm-level and transaction-level outcomes. His research contributes primarily to literatures at the intersection of corporate strategy and technology and innovation management. He takes a holistic approach to doing social science research, and uses both qualitative and quantitative analyses, first, developing deep knowledge of the phenomena that he is studying, and second, using complex, extensive data and appropriate methods to test his theories.

Paul’s paper, “Who Does Private Equity Buy: Evidence on the Role of Private Equity from Buyouts of Divested Businesses” (co-authored with Aseem Kaul and Harbir Singh) has recently been accepted by the Strategic Management Journal. In 2017-18 Paul was awarded the Strategy Research Foundation (SRF) 2017-2018 Dissertation Scholarship and Grant by the Strategic Management Society as well as the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship 2017-2018, Office of Interdisciplinary Initiatives, University of Minnesota (including support of and in residence at the Charles Babbage Institute and Center for the History of Information Technology). 

Selected Student Honors and Awards 

Accounting:

Andrew Fluharty

Andrew Fluharty: 2017 Carlson School Ph.D. Excellence in Teaching Award

 

 

Finance:

Ali Sanati

Ali Sanati: 2017-18 Carlson School Dissertation Fellowship
Yao Deng: 2017 Carlson School PhD Excellence in Teaching Award
Xuelin Li: 2017 Carlson School PhD Excellence in Teaching Award

 

Information and Decision Sciences:

Zhihong Ke

Zhihong Ke: 2017-18 Carlson School Dissertation Fellowship
Mochen Yang: 2017 Carlson School PhD Excellence in Teaching Award, 2017-18 Graduate School Dissertation Fellowship

 

Marketing:

Maria Rodas

Maria Rodas: 2017 AMA Sheth Doctoral Consortium Fellow, 2017-18 Carlson School Dissertation Fellowship
Ruitong Wang: 2017 Carlson School PhD Excellence in Teaching Award
Zuhui Xiao: 2017 AMA Sheth Doctoral Consortium Fellow, 2017-18 Carlson School Dissertation Fellowship

 

Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship:

Min Jung Kim

Min Jung Kim: 2017 Carlson School Excellence in Teaching Award
Dennie Kim: 2017-18 Carlson School Dissertation Fellowship
Rosa Kim: 2017 Carlson School Excellence in Teaching Award
Paul Nary: 2017-18 Strategy Research Foundation (SRF) Dissertation Scholar and Grant Recipient, 2017-18 Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship

Work and Organizations:

Sima Sajjadiani

Sima Sajjadiani: 2017 Carlson School Excellence in Teaching Award
Douglas Giddings:  2017 Carlson School Excellence in Teaching Award

 

Selected Student Publications and Presentations

Finance

Ding Luo

  • “Asset Pricing and Risk Sharing with Limited Enforcement and Heterogeneous Preferences.”
    • Presented at the Northern Finance Association Annual Meeting (Sept. 2016)
    • Presented at the Econometric Society European Winter Meeting (Dec. 2016)
  • “Labor Hiring and Aggregate Discount Rates” (with Frederico Belo, Andres Donangelo, and Xiaoji Lin)
    • Presented at the Society for Economic Dynamics Annual Meeting (June 2017)

Dan Su

  • Su, D. & Yao, Y. (2017). Manufacturing as the Key Engine of Economic Growth for Middle-Income Economies. Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 22(1), 47-70.
  • “Systemic Risk and Equity Home Bias: An Empirical Investigation” (with Xiang Li)
    • Presented at the Royal Economic Society Annual Conference (April 2017),

Jincheng Tong

  • “A Dynamic Agency Based Asset Pricing Model in Production Economy” (with Chao Ying)
    • Presented at the Midwest Finance Association Annual Meeting (March 2017)

Chao Ying

  • “A Dynamic Agency Based Asset Pricing Model in Production Economy” (with Jincheng Tong)
    • Presented at the Midwest Finance Association Annual Meeting (March 2017)

Information and Decision Sciences:

Yash Babar

  • Babar, Y. (Aug. 2016). Methods and System for Integrating Social Media Analysis into an Enterprise Project Management System. U.S. Patent Application No. 14/621, 159.

Swanand Deodhar

  • “Lasting Ties: Relational Embeddedness, Herding, and Tie Persistence” (with Mani Subramani and Aks Zaheer)
    • Presented at 22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems (Aug. 2016)
  • “Status and User Participation in Competitive Crowdsourcing” (with Gordon Burtch and Mani Subramani)
    • Presented at 76th Annual Academy of Management Conference (Aug. 2016)

Zhihong Ke

  • Chen, L. Holsapple, C.W., Hsiao, S.H., Ke, Z., Oh, J.Y., and Yang, Z. (2017). Knowledge Dissemination Channels: Analytics of Stature Evaluation. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 68(4), 911-930.
  • "The Ebb and Flow of Online Word of Mouth" (with De Liu and Alok Gupta)
    • Presented at 37th International Conference on Information Systems (Dec. 2016)
  • "Peer Effects and the Production of Online Reviews" (with De Liu and Alok Gupta)
    • Presented at the Conference on Information Systems and Technology (Nov. 2016)

Probal Mojumder

  • “The Digital Sin City: An Empirical Study of Craigslist’s Impact on Prostitution Trends” (with Jason Chan. and A. Ghose)
    • Conference Proceeding at International Conference on Information Systems (Dec. 2016)

Zach Sheffler

  • “Incentives in a Real-World Decision Aid for Promoting Physical Activity” (with De Liu, Shawn Curley, Zhihong Ke, and Yash Babar)
    • Presented at the Workshop on Health IT and Economics (Oct. 2016)
  • “The Role of Moral Recognition in the Unauthorized Consumption of Digital Goods” (with Shawn Curley, Shariffah Zamoon, and Miguel Velasco)
    • Presented at Society for Business Ethics (2016)
  • “Brother Can You Spare a Pizza: Tangible Altruism and Community Engagement” (with Mani Subramani)
    • Presented at AMCIS (2016)

Mochen Yang

  • “Engagement beyond Liking and Commenting: A Quasi-Experimental Study of the Reactions” (with Yuqing Ren and Gediminas Adomavicius)
    • Presented at the Winter Conference on Business Intelligence (March 2017)
  • “Providing Real-Time Bidder Support in Homogeneous Item Combinatorial Auctions” (with Gediminas Adomavicius and Alok Gupta)
    • Presented at the Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (Dec. 2016)

Yaqiong Wang

  • “Improving Reliability Estimation for Individual Numeric Predictions: A Machine Learning Approach” (with Gediminas Adomavicius)
    • Presented at the Winter Conference on Business Intelligence (March 2017)
  • “Too Smart To Be Good: Cognitive Hierarchy in Principal-Agency Problem”
    • Presented at the Haring Symposium (April 2017)

Marketing

Jinjie Chen

  • Redden, J.P., Haws, K.L., and Chen, J. (Feb. 2017). The Ability to Choose Can Increase Satiation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 112(2), 186-200.

Nick Olson

  • Torelli, C.J., Ahluwalia, R., Cheng, S.Y.Y., Olson, N.J., and Stoner, J.L (2017). Redefining Home: How Cultural Distinctiveness Affects the Malleability of In-Group Boundaries and Brand Preferences. Journal of Consumer Research, 44(1), 44-61.
  • “The Maximizing Contradiction: Impact of Seeking the Best on Getting the Best” (with Rohini Ahluwalia)
    • Presented at the Society for Consumer Psychology (2017)
  • “Love It but Leave It: The Divergent Effects of Religiosity on Attitudinal versus Behavioral Brand Loyalty” (with Alison Jing Xu and Rohini Ahluwalia)
    • Presented at the Association for Consumer Research (2016)
  • “Redefining Home: How Cultural Distinctiveness Affects the Malleability of In-Group Boundaries and Brand Preferences” (with Carlos Torelli, Rohini Ahluwalia, Shirley Y.Y. Cheng, and Jennifer Stoner)
    • Presented at the Academy of Management (2016)

Maria Rodas Waters

  • Torelli, C. and Rodas, M.A. (2017). Tightness-Looseness: Implications for Consumer and Branding Research. Journal of Consumer Psychology.
  • Rodas, M.A. (2017). Conforming Conservatives: How Salient Social Identities Can Increase Donations. Journal of Consumer Psychology.
  • Rodas, M.A. (2017). The Cultural Meaning of Brands. Foundations and Trends in Marketing.
  • “The Rise of the Complex Brand: Brand Complexity’s Impact on Product Liking and Consumers’ Sense of Self” (with Carlos Torelli)
    • Presented at the Winter American Marketing Association Conference (Feb. 2017)
  • “The Untouchables: The Sacredness of Brand Logos” (with Carlos Torelli and Shirley Y.Y. Cheng)
    • Presented at the Association for Consumer Research Conference (Oct. 2016)

Ruitong Wang

  • “In Our Hearts You Will Always Stay Loved and Remembered” (with Barbara Loken)
    • Presented at Society for Consumer Psychology Conference (Feb. 2017)

Supply Chain and Operations

Rick Hardcopf

  • “Explaining Heterogeneity in Environmental Management Practice Adoption: A Multi-level Approach” (with Rachna Shah and U. Mukherjee)
    • Presented at Decision Sciences Institute annual meeting (Nov. 2016)
    • Presented at INFORMS annual meeting (Nov. 2016)
    • Presented at Early-Career Sustainable OM Conference (March 2017)
    • Presented at Production and Management Operations Society annual meeting (May 2017)
  • “The Role of Managerial Commitment on the Relationship between Controversy and Environmental Practice Adoption” (with Rachna Shah and S. Dhanorkar)
    • Presented at the Academy of Management annual meeting (Aug. 2016)
    • Presented at Decision Sciences Institute annual meeting (Nov. 2016)
    • Presented at INFORMS annual meeting (Nov. 2016)

Sehwon Kang

  • "Focus, Patient-Centeredness, and Performance: An Empirical Examination in U.S. Hospitals” (with Rachna Shah)
    • Presented at the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) annual meeting (Nov. 2016)
    • Presented at Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) annual conference (May 2017)

Amir Karimi

  • "Operational Causes of Stock-outs in the Reproductive Health Supply Chains: An Empirical Study” (with Kingshuk Sinha and Karthik Natarajan)
    • Presented at Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) annual conference (May 2017)
  • "Framework of Strategies for Delivering Effective Response to Disasters” (with Kingshuk Sinha and Karthik Natarajan)
    • Presented at Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) annual conference (May 2017)

Pettis Kent

  • "Production Process Moves and the Need to Adapt” (with Enno Siemsen)
    • Presented at Academy of Management annual meeting (Aug. 2016)
    • Presented at Decision Sciences (Nov. 2016)
    • Presented at INFORMS annual meeting (Nov. 2016)
  • Jason Nguyen
  • “Closing a Supplier's Energy Efficiency Gap: The Role of Assessment Assistance and Procurement Commitment.”
    • Presented at INFORMS annual meeting (Nov. 2016)
    • Presented at the Production and Operations Management Society annual conference (May 2017)
  • “Impact of Carbon Pricing On Improving Supply Chain Energy Efficiency”
    • Presented at INFORMS annual meeting (Nov. 2016)
    • Presented at the Production and Operations Management Society annual conference (May 2017)

Dwaipayan Roy

  • “Taxing the Taxpayers: An Empirical Analysis of the Drivers of Rebaselining in U.S. Federal Government IT Programs” (with Kingshuk Sinha and Anant Mishra)
    • Presented at the Production and Operations Management Society annual conference (May 2017)

Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship

Dennie Kim

  • “Network Strength and the Performance of Accountable Care Organizations” (with R. Funk and A. Zaheer)
    • Presented at the Minnesota Health Services Research Conference (2017)
  • “Emergence of Retail Clinics” (with R. Funk and A. Zaheer)
    • Presented at EGOS Colloquium (July 2016)

Paul Nary

  • “Capabilities, Technology Acquisitions, and Alliance Portfolios in Dynamic, Interdependent Markets”
    • Presented at the Consortium on Competition and Cooperation (CCC) Conference (2017)

Nicholas Poggioli

  • “Integrated Performance Theory”
    • Presented at the Sustainability, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship Conference (2017)
  • “The Market Value of Nonmarket Activity” (with Gurneeta Vasudeva Singh)
    • Presented at the Academy of Management annual meeting (2016)

Gui Deng Say

  • Vasudeva, G., Nachum, L., and Say, G.D. (2017) Overcoming Information Asymmetry in Internationalization: The Signaling Effect of a Sovereign Wealth Fund as an Institutional Intermediary. Academy of Management Journal.
  • “Managing Strategic Communication in Routine Crises: Evidence from Data Breaches and Cyber-Hacking”
    • Presented at the Great Lakes Entrepreneurship Network (May 2017)

Haram Seo

  • “Categorical Performance Feedback and New Product Development: A Case of U.S. Film Industry”
    • Presented at the Academy of Management annual meeting (August 2016)
  • "Winning Us with Trifles: Adverse Selection in the Use of Philanthropy as Insurance" (with Jiao Luo and Aseem Kaul)
    • Presented at the Strategic Management Society Conference (Oct. 2016)

Work and Organizations

Elizabeth Adair

  • “Being Cherished by the Cherubs” (with Theresa Glomb)
    • Presented at the Academy of Management Conference (Aug. 2016)

Greg Beaver

  • “Occupational Safe Havens and Sexual Minority Well-Being” (with Christian Calderon)
    • Presented at the Midwest Academy of Management (Oct. 2016)

Douglas Giddings

  • “Grit in the Workplace” (with Theresa Glomb)
    • Presented at the biennial Positive Organizational Scholarship Research Conference (May 2017)
  • “The role of Personality in Positive Psychology Interventions” (with Theresa Glomb and J.E. Bono)
    • Presented at the Academy of Management (Aug. 2016)

Sima Sajjadiani

  • “What the Past Tells Us about the Future: Predicting the Value-of-a-Hire by Using the Pre-hire Data of Teaching Position Applicants” (with Aaron Sojourner and Nathan Kuncel)
    • Presented at the 32nd Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Apr. 2017)

Junseok Song

  • “Differential and Interactive Effects of Intrinsic and Identified Regulation” (with John Kammeyer-Mueller)
    • Presented at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Apr. 2017)

Fall 2017 Admissions 

Area

# Applied # Admitted # Accepted
Accounting 41 3 2
Finance 80 4 3
IDS 41 4 2
Marketing 64 4 3
SCO 27 2 2
SME 50 3 3
WOrg 54 3 2
Total 357 23 17

This year we received a total of 357 applications and accepted 17 new matriculants for fall 2017. The new students had an average GMAT score of 732 and an average GRE score of 325. Forty-three percent were female and seventy-eight percent were international, including students from China, India, Korea, Brazil, and Greece. Our 17 new students entered our program with degrees from such schools as Tsinghua University, Carnegie Mellon University, Yonsei University, Seoul National University, Duke University, and the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. We welcome a very strong cohort of new students. 

Faculty News

The faculty are a great strength of the Carlson School and are recognized as such in major faculty rankings. Below is a sample of the latest news and accomplishments of our faculty.

Transitions: Faculty Promotions and Retirements

  • Joan Meyers-Levy, Mktg: Retired in 2017
  • Song Yao, Mktg: Promoted to Associate Professor
  • Aseem Kaul, SME: Promoted to Associate Professor

New Faculty:

  • Erik Loualiche, Fina: PhD, Northwestern University
  • Brad Greenwood, IDSc: PhD, University of Maryland-College Park
  • Yicheng Song, IDSc: PhD, Boston University
  • Song Yao, Mktg: PhD, Duke University
  • Evan Rawley, SME: PhD, University of California-Berkeley
  • Sandy Yu, SME: PhD, New York University

Selected Faculty Honors and Awards

  • Fina Associate Professor Hengjie Ai won the Best Paper in Asset Pricing at the Society for Financial Studies (SFS) Cavalcade.
  • Fina Professor Murray Frank was named the President of the Midwest Finance Associate for 2017-18.
  • IDSc Professor Alok Gupta was honored with a Fellow Award from the Association for Information Systems (AIS).
  • Marketing Associate Professor Tony Cui was named the Academic Director of the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) beginning May 2017.
  • SCO Professor Karen Donohue won the Production and Operations Management journal’s 2016 Wick Skinner Best Paper Award.
  • SCO Professor Kevin Linderman was named Best Associate Editor of 2016 by Journal of Supply Chain Management (JSCM).
  • SME Professor Shaker Zahra received an honorary PhD from the Universidad de Olavide de Seville in Spain. It is his fifth honorary PhD degree.
  • SME Professor Alfred Marcus’ book, Innovations in Sustainability: Fuel and Food, was chosen as the 2016 recipient of the Organizations and the Natural Environment (ONE) Division of the Academy of Management Book Award.

Alumni Highlights 

Exequiel Hernandez

Exequiel Hernandez, PhD in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship (2011) – Assistant Professor at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

After earning his PhD from Carlson, Zeke’s initial placement was at Washington University in St. Louis, and he is now at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he has been since 2013.  

Zeke was recently selected as the winner of the Emerging Scholar Award by two divisions of the Academy of Management: Business Policy and Strategy (in 2017) and International Management (in 2016). These awards “recognize a promising scholar who has established a research record of exceptional quality early in his career, has a notable publication record, and has already demonstrated an impact on the field.”

His work on the relationship between immigration and the internationalization of firms has been recognized with several awards, most recently the Temple/AIB Best Paper Award in 2016 by the Academy of International Business. His studies on how firms can strategically use acquisitions to better position themselves in alliance networks have been granted best paper awards by the Strategic Management Society (2015) and by the Academy of Management (2017).

Aravind Chandrasekaran

Aravind Chandrasekaran, PhD in Supply Chain and Operations (2009) – Associate Professor at The Ohio State University; Associate Director, Center for Operational Excellence

Aravind has been on the faculty at the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University since he earned his PhD in 2009. He was awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor in 2015.

His research investigates innovation, learning. and knowledge creation issues in a variety of areas, including high-tech R&D, manufacturing and healthcare delivery. Recently, he began studying the challenges involved in developing patient-centric healthcare models by conducting experiments with several physician and nursing leaders. His recent research work in collaboration with healthcare providers involved redesigning the discharge process for transplant recipients at a large medical center. This has resulted in a substantial reduction in patient readmissions, reduction in cost, improved patient perception of quality of care, and empowerment of frontline care providers.

His work has been published or is forthcoming in numerous top-tier journals. It has also won awards, including the 2017 Poets & Quants 40 Under 40 Top Business School Professors, the 2012 INFORMS-Industry Studies Best Paper Award, the 2013 Carol J. Latta Emerging Leadership Award for Outstanding Early Career Scholar by the Decision Sciences Institute, and the 2015 Pace Setters Award for Research. He has also been awarded the Outstanding Core Professor award by the WPMBA Program at Fisher.