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Research and Thought Leadership

Drexel University is a world-class, R1-designated, comprehensive research university committed to use-inspired research with real-world applications.

At the Drexel LeBow College of Business, we have a proven track record of advancing industry in every aspect through our applied research and thought leadership. Our instruction and curriculum, including consulting courses and projects, are guided through an evidence-based approach and build on the core capability of Drexel University’s experiential learning.

LeBow continues to partner with organizations at every level and across industries to provide targeted research and executive education opportunities and offer opportunities for professionals to build their capabilities through our executive programming, including degree options – the Executive DBA, the Executive MBA – and customized training programs.

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Recent Applied Research

Fostering Collaborative Cultures for Increased Engagement and Productivity

Faculty Lead: Lauren D’Innocenzo, PhD, Associate Professor of Management

To discover how organizations are creating more collaborative work cultures, Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business and Chief Learning Officer undertook the Fostering Collaborative Culture survey. We polled HR leaders for opinions on their organization’s current state of transitioning to a more collaborative workplace culture. From there, we examined specific survey groups to see how organizations that are further along in their efforts tackle culture change. We also explored the differences in approach between face-to-face and virtual organizations. The survey findings show that when culture change is initiated purposefully, employees are more engaged, feel more productive, and take on responsibilities beyond their job titles.

Read more and download the survey results (PDF)

Additional Faculty Research

Murugan Anandarjan, PhD

  • Chandran, Suresh, and Anandarajan, Murugan, Decision Support System for Selecting Alternatives to Jet Fuel: Impacts of Emissions, Production Costs and Carbon Pricing. Journal of Management and Sustainability 10 (Jun 2020): 13.
  • Anandarajan, Murugan, Data quilting: Art and science of analyzing disparate dataJournal Cogent Business & Management 6 (Jul 2019).

Lauren D’Innocenzo, PhD

David Gefen, PhD



  • Lee, Diane, and Gefen, David, “Promises and Challenges of Medical Patient Healthcare Portals in Underserved Communities: The Case of Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia (EMCP).” Impacts of Information Technology on Patient Care and Empowerment, Ed. Roger McHaney and Iris Reychav. USA: IGI Global, (Forthcoming).
  • Gantz, Christopher, and Gefen, David, “Challenges Implementing Telemedicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).” Impacts of Information Technology on Patient Care and Empowerment, Ed. Roger McHaney and Iris Reychav. USA: IGI Global, (2019).

Curtis Hall, PhD

Dan Korschun, PhD

Jeongsik Lee, PhD

  • Kim, Keongtae, Lee, Jeongsik, and Gopal, Anand, Soft but Strong: Software-Based Innovation and Product Differentiation in the IT Hardware Industry. MIS Quarterly 46 (Jun 2022): 1273-1294.

Mary Mawritz

  • Mawritz, Mary, Capitano, Johnna, Greenbaum, Rebecca L., Bonner, Julena, and Kim, Joongseo, Development and Validation of the Workplace Hazing Scale. Human Relations (Jan 2022)
  • Babalola, M. T., Mawritz, Mary, Greenbaum, Rebecca L., Ren, S., and Garba, O. A., Whatever It Takes: How and When Supervisor Bottom-Line Mentality Motivates Employee Contributions in the Workplace. Journal of Management 47 (May 2021): 1134-1154.

Mark Stehr, PhD

Raj Suri, PhD

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