Faculty Publications and Honors for June 2021

USC Marshall and Leventhal faculty published wide-ranging research in leading journals 

June 17, 2021

Following are faculty publications and other academic honors forJune, 2021.


Data Sciences and Operations

Ph.D. student Michael Huang has been awarded an Outstanding Researcher Award from the Marshall School.

Hamid Nazerzadeh 
Has received the MSOM Young Scholar Prize, which recognizes exceptional young researchers (40 years or younger) who have made outstanding contributions to scholarship in operations management.

Tianshu Sun
“Reviewing Before Reading? An Empirical Investigation of Book Consumption Patterns and Their Effects on Reviews and Sales” (with Angela Choi, Heeseung Lee and Wonseok Oh), has been accepted for publication in Information Systems Research.


Finance and Business Economics

Felipe Cabezon and Constantin Charles
Two Ph.D. students in FBE have received Western Finance Association Ph.D. Candidate Awards for Outstanding Research. Only 15 such awards are given. 

Cabezon’s winning paper is “Executive Compensation: The Trend Toward One Size Fits All.”

Charles’ winning paper: “Memory and Trading.”


Leventhal School of Accounting

Shelley Li
"Can Staggered Boards Improve Value? Evidence from the Massachusetts Natural Experiment” (with Robert Daines, Shelley Xin Li, and Charles C. Y. Wang), has been accepted for publication in Contemporary Accounting Research.

Regina Wittenberg-Moerman
“Institutional Dual-Holders and Managers’ Earnings Disclosure” (with Leila Peyravan), was accepted for publication at The Accounting Review.

Chuck Swensen
“Empirical Evidence on Economic Effects of Hotel Taxes,” was accepted for publication at Economic Development Quarterly.

"Tax Specific versus Generic Accounting-Based Textual Analysis and the Relationship with Effective Tax Rates: Building Context” (with Eric Allen, Dan O'Leary, and Hao Qu), has been accepted at the Journal of Information Systems.

David Tsui
“Cost Shielding in Executive Bonus Plans” (with Matt Bloomfield, Brandon Gipper, and John Kepler), has been accepted at the Journal of Accounting and Economics.

“The Role of Convex Equity Incentives in Managers’ Forecasting Decisions” (with Young Jun Cho and Holly Yang), has been accepted at the Journal of Financial Reporting.


Management and Organization

Eric Anicich
Has won the 2021 International Association for Conflict Management Early Career Award. The Award honors scholars in the first five years of their post-doctoral career who have shown exceptional promise for making significant contributions to the study of conflict management and negotiation.

His paper, “Thanks, But No Thanks: Unpacking the Relationship Between Relative Power and Gratitude” (with Lee, A. J. and Liu, S.) has been accepted for publication in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

“Beyond High and Low: Obstacles and Opportunities Associated with Conceptualizing Middle Power and Other Middle-Range Effects” has been accepted for publication in the Social and Personality Psychology Compass.

Nan Jia
“Cleaning House Before Hosting New Guests: A Political Path Dependence Model of Political Connection Adaptation in the Aftermath of Anticorruption Shocks” (with Han Jiang, Tao Bai and Garry Bruton), has been accepted for publication at the Strategic Management Journal.

Her paper, “The Janus Face of Artificial Intelligence Feedback: Deployment Versus Disclosure Effects on Employee Performance” (with Siliang Tong, Xueming Luo, and Zheng Fang), has also been accepted for publication at the Strategic Management Journal.

Joe Raffiee
“When Subjective Judgments Lead to Spinouts: Employee Entrepreneurship Under Uncertainty, Firm-Specificity, and Appropriability” (with Aseem Kaul and Martin Ganco), has been accepted for publication in the Academy of Management Review.

Cheryl Wakslak
“’I’ Am More Concrete Than ‘We’: Linguistic Abstraction and First-Person Pronoun Usage” (with P. Joshi and D. Yidan), has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Wakslak has also received a grant from the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation (with Nira Liberman and Yaacov Trope) for a research project, titled: “Tuning-In to Diverse Social Groups: The Impact of Social Diversity on Information Integration.”



Kristin Diehl
“Duration Sensitivity of Key Moments” (with Evan Weingarten and Gal Zauberman), has been accepted for publication in the journal Cognition.

Shantanu Dutta
“Improved Retention Analysis in Freemium Role-Playing Games by Jointly Modeling Players’ Motivation, Progression and Churn” (with Bikram Karmakar, Peng Liu, Gourab Mukherjee, and Hai Che), has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Royal Statistics Society.

Davide Proserpio
“Does Gender Matter? The Effect of Management Responses on Reviewing Behavior” (with Isamar Troncoso and Francesca Valsesia), has been accepted by Marketing Science.

Gerard Tellis
Has been awarded the 2021 Buck Weaver Award for Lifetime Contributions to Theory and Practice in Marketing Science. Read more.