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Faculty research

October 2014

Cengage Learning published a revised Financial Reporting, Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation, 8th Edition, written by Mark Bradshaw, associate professor of accounting, with coauthors James M. Wahlen and Stephen P. Baginski.


At the 2014 China Finance and Accounting Conference at Xiamen University in Xiamen, China, Thomas J. Chemmanur, professor of finance, delivered a keynote presentation titled “Entrepreneurial Finance and Innovation: An Overview and Agenda.” Chemmanur, with coauthors Elena Loutskina and Xuan Tian, published “Corporate Venture Capital, Value Creation, and Innovation” in the August 2014 edition of the Review of Financial Studies.


Jeffrey R. Cohen, professor of accounting and Ernst & Young Research Fellow, explored the causes and effects of discrimination in public accounting firms in “Antecedents and Consequences of Perceived Gender Discrimination in the Audit Profession” (with Derek W. Dalton, Nancy L. Harp, and Jeffrey J. McMillan), published in the August 2014 edition of AUDITING: A Journal of Practice and Theory. Cohen participated in a panel discussion, “Professional Skepticism in Practice: An Examination of the Influence of Accountability on Professional Skepticism,” at the International Symposium of Audit Research in June in Maastricht, Netherlands. Cohen also presented two papers at the American Accounting Association Annual Conference in Atlanta this August: “Changing Performance Targets During a Compensation Cycle: Compensation Committee Members’ Judgments and Fairness” (with Anne Marie Wilkins and Dana Hermanson) and “Antecedents and Consequences of Perceived Gender Discrimination in the Audit Profession” (with Derek W. Dalton, Nancy L. Harp, and Jeffrey J. McMillan).


Robert G. Fichman, professor and chair of the information systems department, and coauthor Nigel P. Melville published “How Posture-Profile Misalignment in IT Innovation Diminishes Returns: Conceptual Development and Empirical Demonstration” in the Summer 2014 issue of Journal of Management Information Systems.


Marta A. Geletkanycz, associate professor of strategic management, participated in the keynote panel discussion presentation at the International Association of Chinese Management Research bi-annual meeting in Beijing in June. Her presentation was titled “Corporate Governance Reform: The Confluence of Multiple Institutional Forces.”


Stephanie Greene, associate professor and chair of the business law department, and Christine O’Brien, professor of business law, presented a paper titled “The EEOC's Duty to Conciliate before Filing Suit” at the annual meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business in Seattle, Washington. Greene also participated in a panel titled “Teaching Trademarks in a Single Class.”


Gerald C. (Jerry) Kane, associate professor of information systems, presented “Social Media...You Haven't Seen Anything Yet” at TEDxLongwood in Boston on July 7, 2014.


Deishin Lee, assistant professor of operations management, presented her coauthored paper “The Effect of Sourcing Policies on a Supplier’s Sustainable Practices” at the Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (MSOM) 2014 Conference in Seattle.


Nadya Malenko, assistant professor of finance, presented her paper (coauthored with Andrey Malenko) “A Theory of LBO Activity Based on Repeated Debt-Equity Conflicts” at the Western Finance Association Meetings on June 17, 2014, in Monterey Bay, California.


Richard McGowan, S.J., adjunct associate professor of finance, presented his paper “The Tale of Two Sins: Gambling, Tobacco and the Ethics of Disgust” at the International Association for Business and Society Conference in Sydney, Australia, on June 21. McGowan also presented “Internet Gambling Policy and US State Regulators” at the European Internet Gambling Conference in Amsterdam in June, and “MA Casinos and Economic Development” to the Massachusetts Mayoral Association in Newburyport, Massachusetts, in July.


O’Connor Family Professor Michael G. Pratt published “Ambivalence in Organizations: A Multilevel Approach” (with Blake E. Ashforth, Kristie M. Rogers, and Camille Pradies) in the current issue of Organization Science. He participated in several panels and symposia at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Philadelphia in August, including “The Accidental Entrepreneur? Unconscious Identity Work in the Context of an Organizational Bankruptcy”; “Religious Identity and Its Role in Individual Workplace Experiences”; and “Identity Work Within and Beyond the Professions: Toward a Theoretical Integration and Extension.” He also delivered the keynote at the IFERA Annual Conference in Lappeenranta, Finland, in June—“Multiple Identities: Potential Profits and Perils for Family Businesses”—and participated in three conference sessions.

Jonathan Reuter, associate professor of finance, published “Mutual Fund Performance and the Incentive to Generate Alpha” with Diane Del Guercio in the August 2014 issue of the Journal of Finance. Reuter and coauthors John Chalmers and Woodrow T. Johnson consider the effect of pension design on employer costs and employee retirement-timing decisions in “The Effect of Pension Design on Employer Costs and Employee Retirement Choices: Evidence from Oregon” in the August 2014 edition of the Journal of Public Economics.


Ewa Sletten, assistant professor of accounting, and coauthor Karthik Ramanna explore the rapid adoption of the IFRS accounting standard from 2003 to 2008 in “Network Effects in Countries' Adoption of IFRS,” published in the July 2014 issue of the Accounting Review.


Gregory L. Stoller, adjunct lecturer in the operations management department, published the case “LoJack: Honing In on the Route to Strategic Success” in the March 2014 issue of the Online Journal of International Case Analysis.


Mary Tripsas, associate professor of management and organization, and coauthors Rajshree Agarwal and Barry L. Bayus propose an alternative pattern of evolution of new industries in “Abandoning Innovation in Emerging Industries,” published in the June 2014 issue of Customer Needs and Solutions. Tripsas presented “Who are we? Organizational Identity and Technological Disruption” at the European Forum Alpbach in Austria on August 22, 2014. Tripsas served as program chair for the Technology and Innovation Management Division of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Philadelphia in August. She served on several panels and symposia, including “Revisiting the Product Ontology” and “Incumbent Firm Adaptation: New Perspectives on Organizational Change.”  


David P. Twomey, professor of business law, presented a paper titled “NLRA Impasse Cases: Whats Right, Whats Not Right, and What Can Be Done About It?” at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business in Seattle, Washington, in August.


Professor of Marketing Arch G. Woodside edited the recently published Field Guide to Case Study Research in Business-to-Business Marketing and Purchasing, part of Emerald Group Publishing Limited’s Advances in Business Marketing and Purchasing series.







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