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October 2013

Faculty research

Professor of Finance Thomas J. Chemmanur co-authored “Human Capital, Capital Structure, and Employee Pay: An Empirical Analysis,” which appeared in the September 2013 Journal of Financial Economics. He also co-organized the Fourth Entrepreneurial Finance and Innovation Conference (EFIC), which was held at the Brandeis International Business School in June.

Jeffrey Cohen, professor of accounting, presented his paper “Enterprise Risk Management and Its Effect on Financial Reporting Quality” at the American Accounting Association Annual Conference in June and at the International Symposium of Audit Research in Sydney, Australia, in August. He also published an article, “Effects of Earnings Forecasts and Heightened Professional Skepticism on the Outcomes of Client-Auditor Negotiation” (with H. Brown-Liburd and G. Trompeter), in the Journal of Business Ethics in September.

Joseph F. Cotter Professor of Management and Organization Mary Ann Glynn published “Taking the Cultural Turn: Reading Cultural Sociology” in the Academy of Management Review and “Categories, Identities, and Cultural Classification: Moving Beyond a Model of Categorical Constraint” in the Journal of Management Studies.

In August, Stephanie Greene, associate professor and chairperson of business law, presented her paper “After Caronia: First Amendment Issues in Off-Label Promotion” at the annual conference of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

Henrik Hagtvedt, assistant professor of marketing, was keynote speaker at the Johan Arndt Conference at the Oslo School of Management in Norway in May. He spoke on “Art in Marketing.”

Spencer Harrison, assistant professor of management and organization, published “Identification in Organizations: An Examination of Four Fundamental Questions” in the Journal of Management.

Bradford Hudson, senior lecturer and assistant chairperson of marketing, and a co-author used pioneering sociologist George Herbert Mead’s theory about the role of the past in human behavior to explain why and how corporate heritage brands appeal to consumers in their paper “Corporate Heritage Brands: Mead's Theory of the Past,” which was published in Corporate Communications: An International Journal.

Assistant Professor of Finance Oğuzhan Karakaş presented “The Impact of Creditor Control on Corporate Bond Pricing and Liquidity,” which he wrote with Associate Professor of Finance Edith Hotchkiss and another co-author, at the 20th Annual Conference of the Multinational Finance Society, the Summer Corporate Finance Symposium, and the 2013 Annual Meeting of the European Finance Association. Karakas also delivered his paper “CEO Turnover in LBOs: The Role of Boards” at the 2013 Western Finance Association Meetings and “Active Ownership” (with E. Dimson and X. Li) at the Annual Meeting of the European Finance Association.

Accenture Professor of Marketing Katherine (Kay) Lemon concluded her four-year editorship of the Journal of Service Research with a reflection, in the May 2013 issue, on the journal’s enhanced “Focus on the Multidisciplinary Nature of Service Research.” In July 2013, Lemon co-chaired the 22nd Annual Frontiers in Service Conference at National Taiwan University.

Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance Richard McGowan, S.J., spoke on “Public Affairs: Past, Present and Future” at the 7th International Political Marketing Conference in Stockholm, Sweden.

Professor of Business Law Christine Neylon O’Brien's article “The Top Ten NLRB Cases on Facebook Firings and Employer Social Media Policies,” published in the Oregon Law Review, continued to be one of the top 10 downloads on the Social Science Research Network throughout the summer. It was also the topic of numerous blogs, including Workplace Prof Blog, Connecticut Employment Law Blog, and the Indianapolis Bar Association’s

Frank Parker, S.J., professor of business law, delivered seminars on sustainability to U.S. Forest Service employees at Keewenaw National Park in Michigan and to commercial brokers at the Vermont Realtors Fall Education Symposium.

The Encyclopedia of Management published O’Connor Family Professor of Management and Organization Michael G. Pratt’s entry “Intuitive Decision Making.” Pratt’s article “What Clients Don’t Get about My Profession: A Model of Perceived Role-Based Image Discrepancies” appeared in the Academy of Management Journal. This year also saw the publication of Pratt and a co-author’s chapter “Doing Well, Doing Good, Doing With: Organizational Practices for Effectively Cultivating Meaningful Work,” in the book Purpose and Meaning in the Workplace (APA Books).

Margo E. K. Reder, adjunct lecturer in business law, spoke on “The Top Emerging Legal Issues in Social Media in the Past Five Years” at the 88th annual Conference of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

Richard Spinello, adjunct associate professor and assistant chairperson of management and organization, explores complex new moral dilemmas arising from the widespread use of e-commerce, e-mail, blogging, and social media in the fifth edition of his book Cyberethics: Morality and Law in Cyberspace

Associate Professor of Finance Jerome Taillard presented his paper “Do Private Firms Invest Differently than Public Firms? Cues from the Natural Gas Industry,” co-authored with Erik Gilje, Ph.D. ’13, at the Western Finance Association conference in Lake Tahoe on June 18.

Thomas Wesner, business law lecturer, spoke about “Strategies to Enhance Teaching Effectiveness in the College Classroom” at the Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference.

Professor of Marketing Arch G. Woodside recently published “Explaining Seemingly Paradoxical Consumer Experiences: Conjoining Weekly Road Rage and Church Attendance” in the Journal of Religion and Health and, with a co-author, “Corporate Brand-Rapture Theory: Antecedents, Processes, and Consequences” in Marketing Intelligence & Planning. Woodside also co-edited two books published this year: Luxury Fashion and Culture and Deep Knowledge of B2B Relationships within and across Borders.




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