Research Interests

Accounting and Law

  • Michael Dambra's research expertise includes economic consequences of regulatory changes, pension accounting and accounting disclosures.
  • Feng Gu’s research interests include measurement and valuation of intellectual capital (intangible assets), corporate management and reporting of investments in intangibles, and firms’ voluntary disclosure of financial and nonfinancial information.
  • Myungsun Kim’s research is in roles and consequences of accounting decisions in the capital market, including market efficiency and valuation effects of accounting information.
  • William Kross’ research examines the usefulness of accounting numbers in setting stock prices, including the impact that accounting disclosures have on stock prices. Other research includes assessing the characteristics of the financial forecasts of managers and analysts and the usefulness of these forecasts to investors.
  • Inho Suk’s research interests are in voluntary disclosure, earnings management around earnings thresholds, insider trades, accounting information and market microstructure, and corporate governance and corporate legal risk management.
  • Weihong Xu’s research interests are in financial accounting/reporting, disclosure and corporate governance.

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Finance

  • Kee Chung's interests are in market microstructure, corporate governance and financial markets.
  • Isaac Ehrlich's research interests include general applications of economic theory to economic growth and development, human capital theory, health economics, crime and justice, advertising and information, uncertainty and insurance, and social security.
  • Veljko Fotak's research focuses on the role of governments in financial markets from a corporate finance perspective and on the broader topic of state capitalism. Recent research examines the impact of sovereign wealth fund ownership on the performance of publicly traded firms and the impact of implicit government guarantees on the cost of corporate debt.
  • Sahn-Wook Huh’s interests are in asset pricing, market microstructure (of equity, bond and options markets), empirical corporate finance, foreign exchange economics and behavioral finance.
  • Feng (Jack) Jiang's research interests include corporate finance, executive compensation, mergers and acquisitions, network economics and mutual funds.
  • Philip Perry's interests are in corporate financial management, financial markets and financial institutions.
  • Dominik Roesch conducts research in market microstructure and market quality (arbitrage, liquidity and efficiency), and financial institutions.
  • Cristian Tiu's research focuses on investments, with an emphasis on the performance and risks associated with hedge funds. He is also interested in theoretical and empirical asset allocation and in risk management.
  • Brian Wolfe's research focuses on corporate finance, banking and lending, and market microstructure.
  • Chunchi Wu’s interests are in asset pricing, market microstructure, credit risk and financial markets.

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Management Science and Systems

  • Haimonti Dutta's interests include large-scale analytics and big data analytics, machine learning and distributed computing.
  • Ram Ramesh’s interests are in conceptual modeling, capacity provision networks and supply chains and decision analysis.
  • Lawrence Sanders researches the economic and ethical issues of digital piracy, internet-based systems success measurement, data warehousing, data modeling, decision-making processes, systems analysis and design and knowledge representation, and the application of structural equation modeling in MIS research.
  • Raj Sharman’s interests lie in information assurance (specifically biologically inspired information assurance models), extreme events mitigation (specifically disaster mitigation from a first responder perspective) and internet technologies (specifically internet performance and multimedia systems).
  • Sanjukta Das Smith's research interests are in the areas of grid computing, capacity provision networks, market mechanism design, economics of digital information goods, piracy of information goods and decision support systems.

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Marketing

  • Alan Dick's research interests center on the application of consumer behavior phenomenon to marketing strategy. He conducts research on consumer inference making, customer loyalty and marketing private label brands.
  • Charles Lindsey's researches consumer behavior, focusing on how brand information and messages are processed and remembered.
  • Debu Talukdar’s interests lie with quantitative modeling and empirical analyses of issues related to economic development, and marketing of both "private" and "public" goods to consumers. The substantive areas of his research include consumer and firm behavioral dynamics under information uncertainty, new product diffusion process, social marketing and the interface of business and public policies affecting socio-economic development.

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Operations Management and Strategy

  • Supradeep Dutta's research intersects technology, strategy and entrepreneurship, exploring a central conundrum for the technology entrepreneur—attracting stakeholders when there is information asymmetry about the quality of a venture. He investigates the value-added benefits of private equity investors that spur innovation and growth of new technology ventures; the behavioral aspects of investment decisions in markets loomed with uncertainty and information asymmetry; and how organizations cope with exogenous shifts in the environment.
  • Winston Lin's research interests are in the areas of information systems, multinational finance and forecasting.
  • Natalie Simpson's interests include supply chain logistics, emergency services and the digital distribution of conventional instruction.
  • Nallan Suresh's work is primarily in manufacturing and operations management.
  • John Thomas’ interests include international management, entrepreneurship and the commercialization of technology.
  • Ramin Vandaie's research focuses on strategy and innovation, and examines the economics of science in the private sector by looking at the interplay between basic science, applied inventions and firm-level innovation strategies. Other research explores how firm capabilities are developed and deployed within inter-firm alliances.
  • Aditya Vedantam works in the area of operations management and conducts research in supply chains, sustainability, recycling and clean energy.
  • Charles Wang’s interest is the design of contracts and other coordination mechanisms to improve supply chain performance.
  • Mike Mingcheng Wei's research interests include supply chain management, revenue management and dynamic pricing, consumer-oriented operations model, social networks and social learning, and congestion pricing and transportation networks.

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Organization and Human Resources

  • Prasad Balkundi's research interests are in social networks and team processes.
  • Brian Becker's research focuses on the effects of human resources and labor relations policies on firm performance.
  • Frank Krzystofiak's research interests are in human resource management, with specialties in staffing, selection, employment discrimination and affirmative action.
  • Jim Lemoine’s research interests include gender and leadership, leadership and motivation, servant leadership, creativity and innovation, and managing under volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA).
  • Tim Maynes researches the impact of proactivity on organizational and employee effectiveness, as well as factors leading to employee-driven innovation and change. 
  • Dean Paul Tesluk's research focuses on strategies to enhance team effectiveness and innovation, the assessment and development of management and leadership talent, and organizational culture and climate in organizations transitioning to high-involvement workplace systems.

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