LeBow College of Business Quarterly Research Newsletter

Marketing Department

A paper co-authored by LeBow College associate professor of marketing Hyokjin Kwak, Ph.D., and Ph.D. student Xia Zhou and titled “Interactivity Quality and Customer-Brand Relationship in Virtual Brand Community” was accepted for presentation at the 2010 Academy of Marketing Science (AMS) conference.

A paper by Bert Rosenbloom, Ph.D., Rauth Chair Professor of Marketing Management, and LeBow College Ph.D. student Boryana Dimitrova titled “Factors Inhibiting the Standardization of Global Channel Strategy” was accepted for presentation at the 2010 Academy of Marketing Science (AMS) conference.

Rosenbloom and Dimitrova also had a manuscript titled: “Standardization vs. Adaptation in Global Markets: Is Channel Strategy Different?” accepted for publication in the Journal of Marketing Channels, Volume 17, No. 2, 2010.

A paper co-authered by Rajneesh Suri, Ph.D., an associate professor of marketing at LeBow College, and Ph.D. student Brooke Malinowski titled “Determining Fairness: A Cognitive Process of Price Fairness Situations” was accepted for presentation at the 2010 Academy of Marketing Science (AMS) conference.

A paper by co-authored by Suri and Ph.D. student Umit Koc titled “Price Drops, and Price Unfairness Perceptions” was accepted for presentation at the 2010 Academy of Marketing Science (AMS) conference.

Economics Department

Shawkat Hammoudeh, Ph.D., professor of economics and international business at LeBow College of Business, and Yuan Yuan, a Ph.D. candidate, had the paper “Precious Metals-Exchange Rate Volatility Transmissions and Hedging Strategies” accepted for publication in International Review of Economics and Finance.

Hammoudeh also presented the paper “Volatility Spillovers and Hedging Strategies for GCC Equity Sector Sectors” in the Allied Social Science Associations Meetings-Middle East Chapter, held in Atlanta, Ga. At that conference, he also discussed the paper “The Relationship between Spot Index and Futures Returns: Cross Correlation Evidence from Turkey” at the same conference.

Hammoudeh also received an invitation to join the editorial board of the journal Emerging Markets Finance and Trade. EMFT is a 45-year-old M.E. Shape journal.

Teresa Harrison, Ph.D., associate professor of economics at LeBow College of Business, presented “The Reduction in Bias for an Endogenous Interaction Coefficient” and “Measuring the Degree of Competition Between Nonprofits and For-Profits: The Case of Fitness Centers” at the Southern Economics Association Meetings in November.

Harrison also presented “Measuring the Degree of Competition Between Nonprofits and For-Profits: The Case of Fitness Centers” at the American Economic Association meetings in January.

Bijou Lester, Ph.D., professor of economics at LeBow College of Business, co-authored a paper accepted for publication by Psychological Reports titled “Gaming and Delaying Rewards as A Function of Current Mood,” forthcoming.

Mark Stehr, Ph.D., associate professor of economics at LeBow College of Business, had the paper “Intended and Unintended Consequences of Bicycle Helmet Laws” accepted for publication in the Journal of Law and Economics.

Constantinos Syropoulos, Ph.D., professor of economics at LeBow College of Business, presented the paper “International Trade and Transnational Insecurity: How Comparative Advantage and Power are Jointly Determined” (coauthored with Michelle R. Garfinkel and Stergios Skaperdas) at the conference “Modeling Conflict and its Governance.” The conference was organized by the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences at the University of California-Irvine, and it took place Feb. 12-14, 2010.

An article by Yoto Yotov, Ph.D, assistant professor of economics at LeBow College of Business, titled “Trade-Induced Unemployment: How Much Do We Care?” has been accepted for publication in the Review of International Economics.

Management Department

Donna De Carolis, Ph.D., associate dean for strategic initiatives at the LeBow College of Business, took part in the panel discussion “Sustainability:  Beyond a Buzzword to a Better Bottom Line,” hosted by KYW News Radio and the College of Engineering.

Jeffrey H. Greenhaus, Ph.D., William A. Mackie Professor of Management at LeBow College of Business, published the fourth edition of the book Career Management (Sage, 2010). His coauthors, Gerry Callanan and Ronnie Godshalk, both received their doctorates in Organizational Behavior from the LeBow College of Business.

Greenhaus also co-authored an Encyclopedia of Technology and Innovation Management entry with Christy Weer, Ph.D. ’06, titled “Dual Career Ladders in Organizations.”

Robert Keidel, Ph.D., clinical professor of management at LeBow College of Business, authored the book The Geometry of Strategy: Concepts for Strategic Management, which will be published by Routledge in May.

Michele K. Masterfano, DBA, clinical assistant professor at LeBow College of Business, wrote Effective Business Planning: A Structured Approach, which was published by Kendall-Hunt this month.

Sucheta Nadkarni, Ph.D., associate professor of management at LeBow College of Business, co-authored “Diversity of Temporal Individual Differences and Team Performance: The Moderating Role of Temporal Leadership” and “CEO Personality, Strategic Flexibility, and Firm Performance: The Case of the Indian BPO Industry.” Both papers have been accepted for publication in the Academy of Management Journal.

Nadkarni also co-authored “Domestic Mindsets and Early International Performance: The Moderating Influence of International Industry Context,” which was accepted for publication in the Strategic Management Journal (forthcoming).

V.K. Narayanan, Ph.D., Stubbs Professor and Associate Dean for Research at LeBow College of Business, co-edited The Encyclopedia on Technology and Innovation Management, which was recently published by Blackwell-Wiley.

Finance Department

Erik Benrud, Ph.D., clinical professor of finance at LeBow College of Business, will present the paper “A Model of Interest Rate and Loan Covenant Competition” at the 2010 Eastern Economic Association meetings in Philadelphia, February 26 to 28.

Thomas C. Chiang, Ph.D., Marshall M. Austin Professor of Finance at LeBow College of Business, and Dazhi Zheng, a Ph.D. candidate in finance, co-authored a paper entitled “An empirical analysis of herd behavior in global markets,” which was accepted for publication in the Journal of Banking and Finance.

Jacqueline Garner, Ph.D., associate professor of finance at LeBow College of Business, co-authored the paper “The Non-7% Solution,” which was accepted for publication in the Journal of Banking and Finance.

Decisions Sciences Department

Ben Lev, Ph.D, professor and head of the decision sciences department at LeBow College of Business, published the article “A Simplified Algebraic Method for System of Linear Inequalities with LP Applications” in OMEGA, The International Journal of Management Science, Vol. 37, Issue 4, pp 876-882, 2009. The article was co-authored by Hossein Arsham and Veena Adlakha, both from University of Baltimore.

Lev also co-authored the article “Duality of the Improved Algebraic Method (DIAM)” which was published recently in OMEGA, The International Journal of Management Science, Vol. 37, Issue 5, pp 1,027-1,035, 2009.

Lev was also invited to write the preface to a book Monitoring and Assessment in Online Collaborative Environments: Emergent Computational Technologies for E-Learning Support, The book was published by IGI-Global in late 2009.

Lev also served as program committee co-chair at the Third International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management, held in Bangkok, Thailand, in November.

Merrill Liechty, Ph.D., recently co-authored a paper, “Portfolio Selection with Higher Moments,” accepted for publication in the journal Quantitative Finance.  

Accounting Department

Anna Cianci, Ph.D., assistant professor of accounting at LeBow College of Business, co-authored a paper titled “The effect of negative feedback on tension and subsequent performance: The main and interactive effects of goal content and conscientiousness,” which was accepted for publication in the Journal of Applied Psychology.

Cianci also co-authored the paper “The effect of CEO reputation and explanations for poor performance on investors’ judgments about the company performance and management,” which was accepted for publication in Accounting, Organizations and Society.