Faculty Research

In addition to being outstanding educators with international business experience, School of Management faculty are also leading scholars in their fields.

Our faculty members publish their findings in respected academic journals and serve in editorial positions for scholarly journals in their discipline. Their research and expertise also is cited often by mainstream media worldwide, including The Washington Post, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes and Time.

Research Videos

Veljko Fotak on how lending to unethical firms affects your retirement (co-authored with Jiang Feng and Haekwon Lee).

Emily Grijalva on how narcissism varies in men and women and how it impacts the workplace.

Kate Bezrukova on how good team chemistry enhances performance (co-authored with Chester Spell and inspired by Warren LeGarie and Jeff Phillips).

Arun Lakshmanan on the ‘Aha!’ experience when consumers teach themselves to use a new tech product (co-authored with Shanker Krishnan).

Gabby Wang on whether high-performing CEOs make more money from trading their company's stocks.

Jurriaan de Jong on supply chain costs in the health care industry (co-authored with Nallan Suresh).

Paul Tesluk on how shared leadership builds better teams (co-authored with Chia-Yen (Chad) Chiu and Bradley Owens).

Sanjukta Das Smith on how to make cloud computing more reliable (co-authored with Anna Ye Du, Chunming Qiao, R. Ramesh and Zhouhan Yang).

4/11/17

Veljko Fotak on his research into how lending to unethical firms affects your retirement.

4/11/17

Emily Grijalva on her research into how narcissism impacts the workplace.

4/11/17

Kate Bezrukova on her research into how good team chemistry enhances performance.

4/11/17

Arun Lakshmanan on the ‘Aha!’ experience when consumers teach themselves to use a new tech product (co-authored with Shanker Krishnan).

4/11/17

Gabby Wang on whether high-performing CEOs make more money from trading their company's stocks.

4/11/17

Jurriaan de Jong on the impact of supply chain costs on the health care industry (co-authored with Nallan Suresh).

4/11/17

Paul Tesluk on how shared leadership builds better teams (co-authored with Chia-Yen (Chad) Chiu and Bradley Owens).

4/11/17

Sanjukta Das Smith on how to make cloud computing more reliable (co-authored with Anna Ye Du, Chunming Qiao, R. Ramesh and Zhouhan Yang).

Faculty Expert Webinars

2/7/17
First envisioned by Robert Greenleaf nearly 50 years ago, servant leadership has become a popular buzzword in modern organizations. 
2/7/17
Start 2017 strong, and stay strong.
4/28/17

An ultimate challenge for technology entrepreneurs is the need for capital to continue to innovate, sustain, and commercialize their innovation. Risks are high, and investors and can step in when no other sources are available. 

This webinar discusses how investors can provide additional value by influencing startup innovation and commercialization beyond capital infusion. Drawing insights from real world examples and scholarly research, the webinar will shed light on the potential benefits and perils associated with sourcing funds from investors and the challenges of experimenting with ideas. 

Dr. Supradeep Dutta is an Assistant Professor in the Strategy department at The University at Buffalo. He received a Ph.D from Purdue University and MBA from Indian School of Business. 

Originally presented: Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017

4/28/17

Businesses are collecting vast amounts of data attributed to the rapid rate of technological advancements. The increased amount of data, coupled with software that can process large amounts of data, provides an opportunity in the field of accounting to obtain greater comfort in financial statement balances, allows to test entire population of transactions and to monitor for adherence to policies, procedures and regulations.

Join Lorrie Metzger, clinical assistant professor in the UB School of Management's accounting and law department, for a webinar on ways in which data analytics can be applied to the field of accounting.

Originally presented: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

4/28/17

Few things are more controversial—or complicated—than health care reform. There are many questions surrounding this topic including: What comes next? How will the “repeal and replace” effort affect individuals, health care providers, businesses, and taxpayers? Larry Zielinski will provide his insight and industry expertise to provide some answers.

Larry Zielinski, MBA '77, BA '75, is currently the Executive in Residence for Health Care Administration at the UB School of Management. He has led successful, market-dominant organizations in both healthcare and banking over the last 35 years, and currently runs his own health care consulting practice. 

Originally presented: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

5/11/17

In this webinar, we will look at ways in which managers can formulate effective business and supply chain strategies that lead to an actionable, proactive agenda for sustainability that not only ensures profitability for the firm but also social and environmental responsibility. Concepts will be illustrated with real world examples, insights from scholarly research and case studies. 

Dr. Aditya Vedantam is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Operations Management and Strategy at the UB School of Management. He holds a doctorate in Management from Purdue University and a Master’s in Engineering from University of Michigan. His research focuses on sustainable and socially relevant operations with emphasis on clean energy technology development, recycling and reuse in supply chains. 

Originally presented: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

5/18/17

ach generation has a collective memory and unique set of values and beliefs, largely shaped by events in their formative years. Join us in this webinar to learn how to break through stereotypes and identify generational differences to foster better communication patterns in the workplace. 

Mary Ann Rogers, EMBA '98, BA '86, is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the School of Management. She is also a member of the School of Management's Organization and Human Resources and Accounting departments and a visiting professor at the Singapore Institute of Management. 


Originally presented: Wednesday, May 17, 2017