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earl mckinney andy garcia“Big Data, Digital Demand, and Decision-Making”

International Journal of Accounting and Information Management, Volume 26, issue 4, 2017.

Authors: McKinney E., Green S., Heppard K., and Garcia L.

Impact of Article on Discipline: “We argued that one of Big Data’s major impacts on the accounting community will be changes in consumers’ demand of accounting data. Big Data will lead consumers to prefer more atomized, transparent, reconfigurable, accounting data that they can combine into their own structures to meet their own decision-making needs.  This will broaden the role of accounting to now include the opportunity to identify and provide many more forms of valid financial measures.”

 “Attractive orienteering problem with proximity and timing interactions”

European Journal of Operational Research, Volume 266, Issue 1, 2018, p. 354-370.

Authors:  Freeman, N. K., Keskin, B. B., and Capar, I.

Impact of Article on Discipline: “We consider an attractive orienteering problem for planning entertainment events. Specifically, we seek to determine a profit-maximizing tour and event plan among a set of candidate locations over a fixed time horizon. The proposed solution method are suitable for any traveling entertainment production, e.g., Cirque du Soleil (19-city USA tour), theatrical acts, circuses, fairs, and even traveling trade shows and craft events.”

 Amanda Cook“Random Effects Probit and Logit: Understanding Predictions and Marginal Effects”

Applied Economics Letters, 2018, p. 1-8.

Authors:  Bland, J. R., and Cook, A. C.  

Impact of Article on Discipline: “When conducting experiments where there is a binary outcome variable and when the treatment is randomly assigned one should use a Random Effects (RE) model. In Stata 13 and earlier, when one runs a RE model, one calculates a median marginal effect rather than a mean marginal effect. We provide code to calculate a mean marginal effect.”


Ren Zhang2 “Measuring the World Natural Rate of Interest”

Economic Inquiry, Volume 56, Issue 1, 2018, p. 530-544.

Authors:  Wynne, M. A., and Zhang, R.

Impact of Article on Discipline: “The natural rate of interest is the real interest rate which many central banks around the world try to track when making monetary policy. This paper makes the first attempt in the literature to estimate the natural interest rate for the world as a whole using an unobserved component model. It finds that the world natural interest rate has been trending down for the past few decades. The estimates also suggest that the foreign trend growth rate of output is an important determinant of the U.S. natural interest rate. In addition, this paper provides some explanation for the loose monetary policy adopted worldwide.”

 “Catering to Behavioral Demand for Dividends and Its Potential Agency Issue”

Pacific-Basin Finance Journal 2017, Volume 46, 269-291.

Authors:  Jun, X., Li, M., and Chen, Y.

Impact of Article on Discipline: “The traditional view is that paying dividend helps alleviate agency issues since paying dividend reduces a firm’s cash flow. However, we argue that managers may take advantage of investors’ behavioral demand for dividend and paying dividend creates a potential agency issue rather than mitigating. More importantly, the prevalent behavioral demand for dividend is mainly due to individual investors’ dividend chasing. Thus, catering to a behavioral demand for dividends creates a potential agency issue rather than mitigating one.”


“Employee Treatment and Contracting with Private Lenders: An Instrumental Approach for Stakeholder Management”

Journal of Business Ethics, 2017, p. 1-18 

Authors:  Francis, B., Hasan, I., Liu, L., and Wang, H.

Financial Times Top 50

Impact of Article on Discipline: “This paper provides empirical evidence that fair employee treatment reduces the cost of borrowing. The study focuses on two important groups of non-shareholder stakeholders—employees and creditors—to empirically investigate whether and to what extent fair employee treatment affects efficient contracting with bank lenders. It argues that fair employee treatment can serve as an instrument (the means) to facilitate efficient contracting with creditors and thus create value for shareholders (the end) in terms of lower loan costs and less restrictive provisions.”


sung bae chair “Currency Derivatives for Hedging: New Evidence on Determinants, Firm Risk, and Performance”

Journal of Futures Markets, 2018, Vol. 38, pp. 446-467.

Authors:  Bae, S. C., Kim, H. S., and Kwon, T. H.

Impact of Article on Discipline: “Employing firm-level data for Korean firms, this study finds that firms with more export, more foreign currency debt, and higher exchange rate exposures are likely to use more currency derivatives for hedging.  More importantly, the empirical results show that currency derivatives use by firms with high exposures is associated with lower firm risk but lower firm values as well.  These findings suggest that currency derivatives work in hedging risk and protecting values for firms with relatively low and manageable exposures.”


stephen rush “The Bond Coupon’s Impact on Liquidity

The Journal of Fixed Income, 2018, 27 (4), 34-39.

Author:  Rush, S.

Impact of Article on Discipline: “The paper helps explain how investors reallocate their portfolios after a liquidity shock. The unique contribution of the paper is to control for both changes in both liquidity risk and credit risk by using credit default swaps as a market measure of credit risk. The comparison of cash flows from a hedged bond position explains how bond investors manage liquidity risk and credit risk simultaneously.”

 steven cady“Volunteer Motivation: A Field Study Examining Why Some Do More, While Others Do Less”

Journal of Community Psychology, 2017, 1–12.

Authors:  Cady, S. H., Brodke, M., and Kim J. H.

Impact of Article on Discipline: “The findings found that the more confident the volunteer is in the whole team’s capabilities, the less likely they are to contribute effort to the team. This is often referred to as shirking or free riding. The findings suggest that it is important for managers of volunteer events to provide training and support to each team member to build their competence. The authors caution that overplaying how great things are going can backfire; particularly when people have options on where to contribute their time and energy.”


 “How Perceived Riskiness Influences the Selection of Women and Men as Senior Leaders”

Human Resource Management, DOI: 10.1002/hrm.219022018; 1–16. 

Authors:  Esch, C., Hopkins, M. M., O’Neil, D. A., and Bilmoria, D.

Impact of Article on Discipline: “In selection decisions for senior leadership positions, riskiness is perceived differently for similarly qualified female and male candidates. Moderately qualified women are perceived as significantly more risky than moderately qualified men. As a result, they are significantly less likely to be selected than equally qualified male candidates. Women need to have highly successful records of accomplishment in order to be perceived as less risky and thus to be considered for senior leadership roles. As a result, women likely have less leeway in their career paths and have fewer chances to ascend to senior levels than do men with similar qualifications.”


Sherry Sullivan“Are There Major Differences in the Attitudes and Service Quality of Standard and Seasonal Employees? An Empirical Examination and Implications for Practice”

Human Resource Management

Authors:  Guillaume P., Sullivan, S., Wolff, H.-G., and Forret M.

Financial Times Top 50 journals

Impact of Article on Discipline: “Despite the increased use of seasonal employees by organizations, few studies have been completed on the attitudes and service quality of seasonal office workers. Using Lautsch’s (2002) classification model, we analyzed the organizational context in which the standard and seasonal workers in this study were employed. Results from archival data obtained from a web-based organizational survey of 205 clerical and professional workers indicated that contrary to expectations, standard and seasonal employees did not significantly differ in terms of perceptions of overall job conditions, perceived organizational support (POS), or job engagement. Seasonal employees did, however, report significantly fewer opportunities to work on challenging tasks, less comfortable physical working conditions, and less job security than the standard workers. As predicted, standard employees reported significantly higher levels of service quality performance than seasonal employees.”

amelia carr“Closed Loop Supply Chain for Glass Recycling: Current Practices and Challenges”

International Journal of Integrated Supply Management, Vol 11, No. 4, 2017, pp. 316-331.

Authors:  Carr, A. S., and Kim, J.

Impact of Article on Discipline: “The results of this exploratory study suggest that the closed loop supply chain (CLSC) for recycled glass is highly complex and that many factors besides physical costs play a role in an organization’s decision to recycle glass. Further, despite the prevailing challenges of glass recycling, this study also suggests that there are opportunities to divert used glass containers from landfills and improve the CLSC for recycled glass."


David Dobrzykowski FALC5922“Linking Electronic Medical Records Use to Physicians’ Performance: A Contextual Analysis”

Decision Sciences, 48(1), 7-37, 2017.

Authors:  Dobrzykowski, D., and Tarafdar, M.

Impact of Article on Discipline: “Physicians and hospitals have historically billed separately for the services they provide to patients. This payment system has often led to misaligned goals, coordination challenges, and perhaps diminished performance for healthcare providers.  This study examined the effect of hospitals’ employing physicians, thus centralizing the value chain, on hospitals’ relationships with physicians, operational practices like electronic health records (EHR) use, and physician performance.

The study surveyed 302 hospitals in 47 states in the USA and found that physician employment does matter.  Non-employed (independent) physicians use EHR in hospitals in a transactional way, to share clinical information with the staff, and this ultimately improves physician.  However, when employed physicians use EHR, the system serves to align their vision for care delivery with that of the hospital, which in turn motivates information sharing and improves physician performance.  This study provides important guidance to 1) hospital executives who often struggle to see the business value of EHR investments, 2) physicians who often lament using EHR systems, and 3) policy makers who pay for half of the healthcare delivered in the USA and also set policy related to physician employment and incentives and essentially EHR use.”


Janet Hartley IMBG3123“Triadic Relationships in Healthcare”

Business Horizons, 2018, Vol. 61, Issue 2, p. 221-228. 

Authors:  Atilla, E. A., Steward, M., Wu, Z., and Hartley, J. L.  

Impact of Article on Discipline: “Hospitals must contain rising costs while improving patient outcomes and the quality of care. Supply managers can leverage the close relationships between medical device salespeople and physician to address this challenge. Regularly benchmarking and sharing medical device price data with physicians can help to reduce costs.”


Janet Hartley IMBG3123“Using a Corporate karen ebochPartnership to Enhance Learning in a Sourcing Negotiation Role-Play”

Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2017, Vol. 15, Issue 2, p. 124-137.

Authors:  Hartley, J. L., Eboch, K., and Gilberg, J.

Impact of Article on Discipline: “Although role-plays are often used for teaching negotiation, learning is limited because students are negotiating with each other. This work discusses how to enhance learning by building a corporate partnership in which students negotiate with experienced supply management professionals.”


Min“Blockchain Technology for Enhancing the Supply Chain Resilience”

Business Horizons, 2018 (to appear).

Author:  Min, H.

Impact of Article on Discipline: “As evidenced by the frenzy over bitcoin, blockchain technology can revolutionize business transactions and the way we have been doing business over the years. In particular, it can dramatically improve supply chain efficiency and risk resilience. This research explores the potential application areas of the blockchain technology and discusses ways to utilize it for business success. This research is one of the first attempts to leverage blockchain technology for mitigating various supply chain risks. These risks may include hacking, compromised privacy, vulnerability to political turmoil, costly compliance with government rules and regulations, instability of financial institutions, and contractual disputes.”

 steven cady“Volunteer Motivation: A Field Study Examining Why Some Do More, While Others Do Less”

Journal of Community Psychology, 2017, 1–12.

Authors:  Cady, S. H., Brodke, M., and Kim J. H.

Impact of Article on Discipline: “The findings found that the more confident the volunteer is in the whole team’s capabilities, the less likely they are to contribute effort to the team. This is often referred to as shirking or free riding. The findings suggest that it is important for managers of volunteer events to provide training and support to each team member to build their competence. The authors caution that overplaying how great things are going can backfire; particularly when people have options on where to contribute their time and energy.”


 “How Perceived Riskiness Influences the Selection of Women and Men as Senior Leaders”

Human Resource Management, DOI: 10.1002/hrm.219022018; 1–16. 

Authors:  Esch, C., Hopkins, M. M., O’Neil, D. A., and Bilmoria, D.

Impact of Article on Discipline: “In selection decisions for senior leadership positions, riskiness is perceived differently for similarly qualified female and male candidates. Moderately qualified women are perceived as significantly more risky than moderately qualified men. As a result, they are significantly less likely to be selected than equally qualified male candidates. Women need to have highly successful records of accomplishment in order to be perceived as less risky and thus to be considered for senior leadership roles. As a result, women likely have less leeway in their career paths and have fewer chances to ascend to senior levels than do men with similar qualifications.”


Sherry Sullivan“Are There Major Differences in the Attitudes and Service Quality of Standard and Seasonal Employees? An Empirical Examination and Implications for Practice”

Human Resource Management

Authors:  Guillaume P., Sullivan, S., Wolff, H.-G., and Forret M.

Financial Times Top 50 journals

Impact of Article on Discipline: “Despite the increased use of seasonal employees by organizations, few studies have been completed on the attitudes and service quality of seasonal office workers. Using Lautsch’s (2002) classification model, we analyzed the organizational context in which the standard and seasonal workers in this study were employed. Results from archival data obtained from a web-based organizational survey of 205 clerical and professional workers indicated that contrary to expectations, standard and seasonal employees did not significantly differ in terms of perceptions of overall job conditions, perceived organizational support (POS), or job engagement. Seasonal employees did, however, report significantly fewer opportunities to work on challenging tasks, less comfortable physical working conditions, and less job security than the standard workers. As predicted, standard employees reported significantly higher levels of service quality performance than seasonal employees.”

Operations/Production Management

howook shin“Economic Crisis, Intra-MNC Production Shifts and MNC Performance from a Network Perspective”

Asia Pacific Journal of Management

Authors: Shin, H. W., and Lee, S. H. 

Impact of Article on Discipline: “By building an international subsidiary network, a multi-national company (MNC) can flexibly shift its production from a less favorable host country to a more favorable country when an unexpected environmental change occurs. However, it is not known much of these cross-national production shifts are actually carried out by MNCs. This study finds that when MNCs face an economic crisis, they conduct fewer but larger-size production shifts. The findings suggest that MNCs conduct cross-national production shifts in the direction which exploits the cross-national differences in economic conditions such as production costs or demand to the maximum.”

Weisstein“The Effects of Airline Mergers on Consumers’ Perceptions of Services and Behavioral Responses”

Journal of Consumer Affairs, 2018 (to appear).

Authors: Anderson, P., and Weisstein, F.

Impact of Article on Discipline: “This paper conducts a field survey at three airports in the United States over a four-year period to investigate passenger flying experience with United Airlines and Continental Airlines before the merger and with United Airlines after the merger. The results show a noticeable increase in customer satisfaction and positive behavioral responses with the post-merger United Airlines due to the perceived improvement in service quality. The findings of this study contribute to marketing theory and practice concerning the role of airline mergers in improving customer satisfaction and loyalty.”


Meyer JeffSteven KoppitschDaveReid“The Sales Manager as a Unit of Analysis: A Review and Directions for Future Research”

Journal of Personal Selling & Sales Management, Volume 38, Issue 1, 2018, pp. 78-91.

Authors: Plank, R. E., Reid, D. A., Koppitsch, S. E., and Meyer, J.

Impact of Article on Discipline: “The overwhelming majority of sales research examines sales from the representative’s point of view, often excluding the perspective of another cog in the sales process — the sales manager. This paper analyzes empirical research from the perspective of the sales manager to determine what knowledge has been generated by scholars about sales managers and sales management practice. An extensive search of the sales literature identified only 163 papers where the sales manager was the actual focus of empirical research about what they do. The paper categorizes these papers into 10 categories based on the main focus of each article’s research. Within each of these categories, the authors discuss the research area and propose further research areas that would advance the sales management literature.”

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