Emerging Research & Faculty News
The School of Management’s 1st Annual Research Day
The School of Management has launched a new forum to foster community and collaboration across departments. Videos from the day include:
New Faculty Publications
School of Management faculty have a broad collection of new and forthcoming books, as well as articles in top journals such as Management Science, Marketing Science, Organization Science, Sloan Management Review, and others. See featured recent articles, or all new articles and chapters across departments.
- Associate Professor of Marketing and Dean’s Research Fellow Susan Fournier received one of the world’s most prestigious marketing awards, the Association for Consumer Research’s Long-Term Contribution to Consumer Research Award, granted for her article, “Consumers and their Brands: Developing Relationship Theory in Consumer Research.” More
- Boston University School of Management’s Jerome Detemple, Professor of Finance and Everett W. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar, has been named finance departmental editor of the journal Management Science.
- Associate Professor of Accounting and Dean’s Research Fellow Michael Smith won the award for best accounting paper at the second annual Finance and Corporate Governance Conference, in Melbourne, Australia in 2011 for his article “The Relative Efficiency of Clawback Provisions in Compensation Contracts.”
- The article “High Risk Employment: The Management Headache from Medical Marijuana” by Kabrina Krebel Chang, an assistant professor in the School of Management’s Markets, Public Policy, and Law Department, has been honored with a Best Paper prize from the South East Regional American Business Law Society Conference. More
- An article by Boston University School of Management PhD student A. Srinivasan and professor N. Venkatraman titled “Indirect Network Effects and Platform Dominance in the Video Game Industry: A Network Perspective,” published in IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 57 (4): 661-673, has been awarded the IEEE’s 2010 Best Paper.
- Michael Salinger of the Markets, Public Policy & Law Department has been named the initial designee of the School of Management’s Jacqueline J. and Arthur S. Bahr Professorship of Management. More
- Iain Cockburn of the Strategy & Innovation Department has been named The Richard C. Shipley Professor in Management. More
- Colin Fisher, assistant professor of organizational behavior, has been named a Peter Paul Career Development Professor for the Academic Year 2011-2012. More
- Recipients for the 2011 School of Management Broderick Awards are, for Excellence in Research Scholarship, Rui Albuquerque, associate professor of finance; for Service to Undergraduate Program Office, Jeffrey Allen, assistant professor of management information systems; for Service to Graduate Programs, Jack Aber, chair, professor of finance; and for teaching, Robert James, lecturer of finance.
- Kathy Kram of the Organizational Behavior Department has been honored with the 2011 Everett Cherrington Hughes Award from the Academy of Management. More
- Karen Golden-Biddle, Everett W. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar in Organizational Behavior, has been named Senior Associate Dean. She is also the 2011 recipient of the Distinguished Mentor Award, recognizing a faculty member who has supported Boston University School of Management’s PhD program and its students by providing outstanding mentorship, guidance, and engagement.
- Jeff Furman, associate professor of strategy & innovation, was recently named a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, after having been a Faculty Research Fellow.
- Yrjo Koskinen was awarded a research award for his paper “Euro and Corporate Valuations” by the Finnish Securities Market Foundation.
- Krish Menon has been awarded the 2011 Notable Contribution to the Auditing Literature Award by the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association for his 2004 Accounting Review paper about former audit partners and abnormal accruals.
- Shuba Srinivasan has won the Syntec Management Consulting Best Academic Paper Award in the Marketing/Decision Sciences Category from Syntec, the French Professional Consultants Association, for her paper “Mindset Metrics in Market Response Models: An Integrative Approach,” published in The Journal of Marketing Research. Professor Srinivasan has also won an MSI research competition on “Communication and Branding in a Digital Era” for her project “Owned, Paid, and Earned Media Effectiveness: The Performance Impact of Online Customer-initiated Actions for Better versus Lesser Known Brands of Search and Experience Goods” (MSI Research Award # 4-1714, 2011). In addition, her paper Marketing and Firm Value: Metrics, Methods, Findings and Future Directions” has placed in SSRN’s Top Ten download in the topic area MKTG: Marketing Strategy & Planning.
Faculty Research Spotlight
David Weil Contributes to Gov’t Report on Public Release of Food Safety Data
The United States National Research Council recently appointed David Weil, Everett W. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar, professor in the Markets, Public Policy and Law Department, and prominent researcher on transparency and governmental disclosure, to the Committee on a Study of Food Safety and Other Consequences of Publishing Establishment-Specific Data. Professor Weil and his co-authors were tasked with exploring the benefits of publicly releasing US Department of Agriculture and Food Safety and Inspection Service data about meat processing facilities in the United States.
Fernando Suarez Explores Software Product Firms and Service Revenue
Some product firms increasingly rely on service revenues as part of their business models. But are organizations turning to services to generate additional profits when their product industries mature and profits decline? If so, is this an effective strategy? These are among the questions explored in a new article, forthcoming in Management Science.
The Crisis Cushion: Optimal Advertising Allocation for Marketing
When a spontaneous acceleration problem led Toyota to recall eight million cars globally and suspend sales of several models in November 2009 and January 2010, the blue-chip corporation faced a momentous challenge. Boston University School of Management’s Shuba Srinivasan addresses how companies and their marketing managers can prepare for a potential product harm crisis.
Professor Stephen M. Davidson Writes about Health Care and the Supreme Court
Boston University School of Management’s Stephen M. Davidson, professor in the Markets, Public Policy & Law Department, argues in the New York Times that the U.S. health reform law should be upheld by the Supreme Court.
Jim Post on Toxic Politics and a Bank Too Good to Survive
For their recent piece in Stanford Social Innovation Review, “Too Good to Fail,” James Post and Fiona Wilson write about the strange case of ShoreBank Corporation, which was shuttered in 2010 for essentially being, they argue, not enough of a big, bad bank to save. Post is the John F. Smith, Jr. Professor in Management at Boston University School of Management, recent recipient of the Faculty Pioneer for Lifetime Achievement Award from the Aspen Institute, and a widely cited scholar on management and ethics.
Email, Work, and Stress: Looking Beyond the Inbox
Strategy & Innovation Assistant Professor Stine Grodal’s recent work explores how email functions as a symbol of anxiety in the workplace, a red-herring distracting from the larger problem: unrealistic expectations about response time and the stress created by the demands being placed on a downsized and globalized workforce.
The Overconfident CEO
A new study by Assistant Professor of Strategy & Innovation Timothy Simcoe shows that firms with overconfident CEOs were more innovative than their peers. While this did not always translate into a higher share price, their findings suggest that where innovation provides the best route to profitability, boards should seek “unreasonably” optimistic leaders.
Kathy E. Kram, The Shipley Professor of Management at Boston University, explains why creating and cultivating a developmental network is a far better approach to ensuring ongoing learning and growth than relying on the traditional single-mentor model.
The Trickle-Down Theory of Ethics
Susan Samuelson, professor of Business Law and faculty director of the School’s top-ranked Executive MBA Program, argues that ethical behavior needs to start at the top of an organization. The problem, she writes, is that “many execs have never had an ethics discussion at work that dealt with the kinds of issues they faced on a day-to-day basis. Nothing, zipola, nada.”