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Business Class: Big Questions, Unique Answers

What’s the future of leadership? Of capitalism? Two groundbreaking Fall 2020 classes from USC Marshall ask those questions to leading experts—and invite every USC student to participate

MOR PhD Students Win Grants and Awards

Please join us in congratulating a few of our PhD students who recently won competitive grants.  

"Capturing Causal Complexity" accepted to the AMR Special Topic Forum

Santi Furnari (Cass), Donal Crilly (LBS), Vilmos Misangyi (Penn State), Thomas Greckhamer (LSU), Ruth Aguilera (Northeastern), and Peer Fiss just got a manuscript entitled “Capturing causal complexity: A configurational theorizing process,” accepted to the AMR Special Topic Forum on The Role of Theory in Management Research, edited by Heather Haveman, Joseph Mahoney, and Elizabeth (Beta) Mannix. The abstract is below.

PS: You may have noticed that this is the same gang that published a recent review piece in JoM on “Embracing Causal Complexity: The Emergence of a Neo-Configurational Perspective” (JOM 2017). Yup, there is a pattern here.

Marshall End of Semester Celebration Online

If you were able to be part of the virtual Marshall End of Semester Celebration this afternoon (and some 300+ members of the Marshall community were there), you already know that MOR did terrifically well in terms of awards. If you were not able to attend, here are again the awards won by MOR members in order of their presentation:

Virtual (Freedom From) Reality...Communicating Through Avatars

Roshni Raveendhran, Nate Fast, and Peter Carnevale had a paper accepted by Computers in Human Behavior. Title and abstract are below. Congratulations on this true MOR collaboration!

Golden Apple Award

Paul Adler, Harold Quinton Chair in Business Policy and Professor of Management and Organization, is recipient of the Golden Apple Award for Elective Core Teaching

Congratulations Paul!

 

    Golden Apple Award

    Carl Voigt, Professor of Clinical Management and Organization and academic director of IBEAR (International Business Education And Research MBA), received the Golden Apple Mentoring Award.

    Congratulations Carl!

     

    Cheryl Wakslak Appointed the McAlister Associate Professor in Business Administration

    Please join us in congratulating Cheryl Wakslak on her appointment as the McAlister Associate Professor in Business Administration.  The Dean's and Vice Dean's announcement is copied below. Congratulations, Cheryl, from the entire MOR community!

    Kyle Mayer Appointed Chair of the Department of Management and Organization

    Please join us in congratulating Kyle Mayer on his appointment as Chair of the Department of Management and Organization, effective July 1, 2020, for a three-year term.   The Dean's and Vice Dean's announcement is copied below. Congratulations, Kyle, from the entire MOR community!

    Peer Fiss Appointed the Jill and Frank Fertitta Chair in Business Administration

    Please join us in congratulating Peer Fiss on his appointment to the Jill and Frank Fertitta Chair in Business Administration. The Dean's and Vice Dean's announcement is copied below. Congratulations, Peer, from the entire MOR community!

    Joint Appointment of Professor Christine Beckman in MOR

    It is my distinct pleasure to let you know that, upon the recommendation of the MOR senior faculty and the deans, the Provost has approved a joint appointment of Professor Christine Beckman.

    Remembering our friend and former colleague Jonathan Jaffee

    Dear MOR Community,

    I am very sad to tell you that our former MOR colleague Jonathan Jaffee passed away on April 21st after battling cancer.

    Jonathan was an Assistant Professor in MOR from 2003 to 2008, and those of you who knew him will remember his infectious smile, quick wit, and his deep commitment to excellence in his teaching. He was a wonderful colleague and friend.

    How team composition changes the innovation performance of cross-border R&D teams

    Hyo Kang, along with Eunkwang Seo (University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign) and Jaeyong Song (Seoul National University), just had a piece accepted for publication in the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS). The title and abstract are below.

    Congratulations!

    Christine El Haddad Promoted to Associate Professor of Clinical Management and Organization

    Please join us in congratulating Christine El Haddad on her promotion to Associate Professor of Clinical Management and Organization, effective immediately.  The Vice Dean's announcement is copied below. Congratulations, Christine, from the entire MOR community!

    How non-compete agreements affect firm location choice

    Hyo Kang just had his paper with Lee Fleming (UC Berkeley) accepted at the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy. The title and abstract are below.

    Congratulations, Hyo!

    When Eliminating Bias Isn't Fair

    David Newman, Nate Fast, and Derek Harmon (U. Michigan) just had their article entitled “When Eliminating Bias Isn’t Fair: Algorithm Reductionism and Procedural Justice in Human Resource Decisions” accepted by OBHDP. As you probably noticed, this is an all MOR collaboration, with David being a current doctoral student and Derek a graduate of MOR. Title and abstract are below.

    Congratulations to the three of them!

     

    In Press - Assessing Achievement Individually is Not Class-Neutral

    A little bit of good news -- Journal of Personality and Social Psychology for Sarah Townsend

    Dissertation Successfully Defended

    Please join us in congratulating Kate, who successfully defended her dissertation and obtained a wonderful placement at Pennsylvania State University.

    Well done, Kate!

     

    Sarah Townsend Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure

    Please join us in congratulating Sarah Townsend on her promotion to Associate Professor of Management and Organization, with tenure, effective immediately.  The Vice Dean's announcement is copied below.  Congratulations, Sarah, from the whole MOR community!

    IACMR-RRBM Awarded for Responsible Research

    Lori Yue, Kate Wang, and Botao Yang won this year's IACMR-RRBM Award for Responsible Research in Management for their paper “Contesting Commercialization.”

    iORB Press Release

    Florenta Teodoridis won an iOrb award for her research showing that AI tools enhance scientists' performance rather than displace them—congratulations to her! The link to the press release about her work follows.

    It's not what you say; it's how you say it

    Great news! Mindy Truong, Nate Fast, and Jennifer Kim just got a manuscript accepted by OBHDP. Below is a link to the journal, along with the citation and abstract.

    Congratulations to all of them.

    Nate Fast: The Psychology of Technology

    Associate Professor of Management and Organization Nate Fast is at the forefront of a new field of business research: The psychology of technology.

    Machine Learning Methods

    Florenta Teodoridis and Jeff Furman publish "Machine Learning Could Improve Innovation Policy"

    iORB Press Release

    Nan Jia wins an iORB Impact award for her work showing that in certain Chinese state-owned firms, public policy intended to encourage innovation sharply increased the quantity of patents but decreased the novelty of patents.

    National Search Names Editor

    Christopher Stewart, Interim Director, MMLIS program, has just been named Editor for The Political Librarian

    Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare?

    Florenta Teodoridis’ paper with Avi Goldfarb and Bledi Taska selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of the AEA Papers and Proceedings

    USC Professor Honored

    Mark Young named as recipient of the 2020 AAA Lifetime Contribution Award

    State Agency Discretion and Entrepreneurship

    Shon Hiatt and Jake Grandy (MOR alumnus) just had an article accepted by ASQ,  Congratulations, Jake and Shon!

    Jack-of-All Trades

    Our former colleague, Frank Nagle, was interviewed by HBS Working Knowledge about the recently published SMJ article with our own Florenta Teodoridis, entitled "Jack of all trades and master of knowledge: The role of diversification in new distant knowledge integration."

    Cultural Mismatch Persists

    Sarah Townsend and her co-authors just had an article accepted by JPSP. You will find the title and abstract below. Congratulations, Sarah!