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Best wishes of the season from our office to yours! We look ahead to a promising new year. Changes are still occurring as we take over more responsibilities during the University's restructuring of the Graduate School. We are gradually moving to a more paperless system across the various things we do in the PhD office, including moving this newsletter to web-based distribution. 2013 should be a productive and exciting time for us all!
I continue in my role as PhD Program Director and Director of Graduate Studies, plus school approver for all things related to PhD degree progress. Our program office staff, Earlene Bronson and Liz Reel (nee Lenzen, another change to celebrate), continue to ably serve the needs of PhD students, faculty, and staff, plus prospective students, through recruiting trips in the U.S. and, for this year, in Paris and Barcelona (yes, we've gone international, at least for one year!). We hope you enjoy the information contained in this newsletter and that you will inform us of your continued successes. Feel free to email any news to Earlene (email@example.com) or give her a call at 612-624-0875. We enjoy hearing from you!
Shawn Curley, Director
Earlene Bronson, Assistant Director
Liz Reel, Program Assistant
As noted below, we have had some great news about three of our PhD graduates from the Department of Information and Decision Sciences. We also highlight a Marketing Department alum who is creating quite a stir in that area!
Moez Limayem, '88 MBA, '92 PhD, was recently appointed as dean of the University of South Florida College of Business, joining USF from the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, where he served simultaneously as the associate dean for research and graduate programs, the executive director of the Information Technology Research Institute and the Radio Frequency Identification Center, and the Edwin & Karlee Bradberry Chair in Information Systems. Moez worked in the private sector as a systems analyst and computing consultant before receiving an MBA and PhD in business administration at Carlson. Since 1992, he has served as an international expert in IT for UNESCO. He has taught at universities across the globe, including the University of Minnesota, Laval University in Canada, City University of Hong Kong, and Lausanne University in Switzerland, as well as the University of Arkansas.
Two Carlson School PhD graduates in Management Information Systems (now IDS) received the prestigious LEO Award from the Association for Information Systems. Ron Weber, '77 PhD, and Richard Watson, '87 PhD, received their awards at last December's International Conference on Information Systems in Shanghai, China. The LEO Award honors outstanding individuals who have contributed to the information systems community, including seminal contributions to research, theory development, and practice in information systems. Ron is currently the dean of the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, while Richard is the J. Rex Fuqua Distinguished Chair for Internet Strategy at the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.
Rui “Juliet” Zhu, PhD in Marketing (2003) - Canada Research Chair in Consumer Behavior, Alumni Professorship in Marketing, and Associate Professor of Marketing, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia
It's difficult to forget a person like Juliet. Despite the rigors of her doctoral studies, you could always count on a smiling face and laughter whenever you saw her! You just knew she was going to do well in academia given her drive and personality - and she certainly did! Just check out her current UBC website at: http://www.sauder.ubc.ca/Faculty/People/Faculty Members/Zhu_Juliet.
Juliet entered our program in fall of 1998 after completing a bachelor's degree in economics at the University of International Business and Economics in China. She zoomed through her marketing PhD, working on her dissertation research with Professor Joan Meyers-Levy, and then attained a great placement at Rice University starting in fall 2003 (though having to leave her husband Jack - aka Xinlei Chen - in Minnesota to finish his marketing PhD at Carlson). Jack and Juliet were reunited at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2005, when UBC made them double offers as assistant professors in marketing. Two children soon followed, but Juliet did not slow down, and as an assistant professor in 2009, she was named Canada Research Chair in Consumer Behavior at UBC. Shortly thereafter she was promoted to associate professor and is now also chair of the Marketing Division at Sauder. Quite an accomplishment for someone who received her PhD degree less than 10 years ago!
It's difficult to know where to begin with Juliet's many achievements as a professor. Her research interests include consumer information processing and psychology, self-regulation, design and structural effects of physical environments, and embodied cognition. With an exceptional number of presentations and publications under her belt, Juliet served as co-chair of the 2012 Association for Consumer Research Conference as well as the 2009 consumer behavior track of the American Marketing Association's winter conference. Other honors, awards, and accomplishments include the 2007 Marketing Science Institute's Young Scholar award; Sauder School Research Excellence Award in 2010; associate editor of the Journal of Consumer Psychology in 2012; editorial review board member of the Journal of Consumer Research (since 2010) and of the Journal of Marketing Science (since 2009); reviewer for numerous other marketing journals; and recipient of various grants. What an amazing individual! Our compliments to her and to her adviser, Professor Joan Meyers-Levy. Keep up the good work, Juliet!
On the Market
Placements this past year were very good, and we have high expectations for our students this year. Two candidates in marketing have already accepted positions for fall 2013 - Nelson Amaral at American University in Washington, D.C. and Paola Mallucci at UW-Madison. Our students on the market this year are listed in the table below:
On the Market beginning July 2012
||Xiaoxia Peng (adviser: Zhaoyang Gu)
||Tao Shen (adviser: Murray Frank)
Huijun Wang (advisers: Raj Aggarwal and Jianfeng Yu)
||Ben Mitchell (adviser: Mani Subramani)
||Nelson Amaral (adviser: Joan Meyers-Levy) accepted position at American University
Jannine Lasaleta (adviser: Kathleen Vohs)
Paola Mallucci (advisers: George John and Tony Cui) accepted position at University of Wisconsin - Madison.
||Christopher Swanton (advisers: Kevin Linderman and M. Johnny Rungtusanatham)
Yinghao Zhang (adviser: Karen Donohue)
||Joel Malen (adviser: Alfred Marcus)
Ramin Vandaie (adviser: Aks Zaheer)
We had a very successful year with placements in 2011-12, with students accepting positions at Indiana University, University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign, and the University of Arizona among others. Information on our recent graduates and their placements appear below. These alum have our best wishes for long and productive careers!
Placements of PhD Students on the Job Market during 2011-12
University of Texas at Dallas
Kazakh-British Technical University
University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
McKinsey & Company,
University of Kansas
University of Arizona
Interviewing in 2012-13
Darcy Fudge Kamal
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Current PhD Student Accomplishments: 2011-12
Let us just say that we think our PhD students are great, and we are justifiably proud of them. As an indication of their major accomplishments over the past year, below is a sampling of honors, awards, publications, and presentations. In addition, we are highlighting one of our IDSc students - Jingjing Zhang - who did very well in our program, graduated this year, and placed well, too.
Selected Student Honors and Awards
- Xin Dai - 2012 Carlson School Outstanding Teaching Award
- Xiaoxia Peng - 2012 Carlson School Outstanding Teaching Award
- Amanda Heitz - Best Paper Award at the 2012 Istanbul Finance Congress, for “The Social Costs and Benefits of Too-Big-To-Fail Banks: A Bounding Exercise,” with Professor John Boyd.
- Tao Shen - (1) 2012-13 Carlson School Dissertation Fellowship and (2) Herrick Excellence in Teaching Fellowship (adviser: Murray Frank)
- Huijun Wang - 2012-13 Carlson School Dissertation Fellowship (advisers: Raj Aggarwal and Jianfeng Yu)
- Ben Mitchell - 2012 Carlson School Outstanding Teaching Award
- Miguel Velasco - 2012-13 Carlson School Dissertation Fellowship (adviser: Paul Johnson)
- Nelson Amaral - (1) LINKS Simulations and MMA Foundation Legacy Fund Outstanding Teacher-Scholar Doctoral Student Award from the Marketing Management Association, fall 2012 conference, and 2) Best Paper Award, Carlson School of Management’s Annual PhD student Multi-disciplinary Academic Research Conference (MARS), Spring 2012 (advisor: Joan Meyers-Levy)
- Ryan Rahinel - (1) 2012 Carlson School Outstanding Teaching Award, and
2) 2012-13 Carlson School Dissertation Fellowship (adviser: Rohini Ahluwalia)
- Jannine Lasalata - 2012-13 Graduate School Dissertation Fellowship (adviser: Kathleen Vohs)
- George Ball - First recipient of the Roger and Marlene Schroeder Outstanding 1st Year PhD Student Paper Award. George's first year paper was titled: "Manufacturing Involvement in New Product Development: The Impact of Low Inventory"
- Ujjal Mukherjee - Ujjal received the 2012 Kristy Cua Doctoral Student Excellence Award.
- Ribuga Kang - 2012 Carlson School Outstanding Teaching Award
- Taekyu Kim - 2012 Carlson School Outstanding Teaching Award
- Ramin Vandaie - 2012-13 Carlson School Dissertation Fellowship (adviser: Aks Zaheer)
Selected Student Presentations and Publications
- Amanda Heitz - presented at the 7th Annual Financial Intermediation Research Society Conference, Minneapolis, and at the Istanbul Finance Congress, both June 2012,“The Social Costs and Benefits of Too-Big-To-Fail Banks: A Bounding Exercise" with J. Boyd.
- Jun Li -
- presented at the Econometric Society North America Summer Meeting and the Financial Management Association, 2011, “Investment-Specific Shocks and Momentum Profits.”
- with J. Yu. “Investor Attention, Psychological Anchors, and Stock Return Predictability,” Journal of Financial Economics 104, May 2012, pp. 401-419.
- with F. Belo and V. Gala. “Government Spending, Political Cycles and the Cross-Section of Stock Returns,” forthcoming in Journal of Financial Economics.
- Tao Shen -
- presented at the China International Conference in Finance (CICF) and the Financial Management Association (FMA) Annual Meeting, Denver, both in 2011, “Testing Q with Credit Market.”
- with M. Frank, presented at the CEPR meetings at Gerzensee, Switzerland (July 2012), and the Northern Finance Association (NFA) Conference at Ontario (2012). “Investment and the Weighted Average Cost of Capital.”
- Zhuojun Gu - presented at the Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST), Charlotte, N.C., November 2011, “Returns to Snipping on eBay”, co-authored with R. Bapna and A. Gupta.
- Georg Meyer - presented at INFORMS, Charlotte, N.C., November 2011, “Applying Process Control and Machine Learning to Develop More Effective Dynamic Decision Strategies, with G. Adomavicius, P. Johnson, W.A. Rush, M. Elildrisi, P.J.
O’Connor, and J.M. Sperl-Hillen.
- Shweta Singh - presented at the Statistical Challenges in eCommerce Research
Conference, June 2012, Montreal, Canada, “Analyzing IT Multi-sourcing: The Coordination Challenge,” with R. Bapna, A. Gupta, and G. Ray.
- Miguel Velasco - presented at the 34th International Conference on Information Technology Interfaces (ITI), June 2012, Dubrovnik, Croatia, “Increasing Actionability of In-House Prediction Markets,” with N. Jukic.
- Loxley ‘Sijia’ Wang -
- presented at the Sixth Annual INGRoup Conference (Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research) - 2011, “Predicting Turnover in Wikipedia: An Analysis of Project Involvement,” with Y. Ren, J. Reidl.
- presented at INFORMS , November 2011, Charlotte, N.C., “ Deviant Behaviors in Social Networks,” with S. Curley and Y. Ren.
- presented at the Association of Computing Machinery Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), February 2012, Seattle, "Searching for the Goldilocks Zone: Trade-Offs in Managing Online Volunteer Groups," with J. Chen, Y. Ren, and J. Riedl.
- presented at the Big Ten Information Systems Research Symposium, May 2012, Minneapolis, , “Deviant Behaviors in Online Communities: Motivations and Moderation.”
- with J. Chen, Y. Ren,, and J. Riedl, “Searching for the Goldilocks Zone: Trade-Offs in Managing Online Volunteer Groups.” In Proceedings of the Association for Computing Machinery Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Seattle, , Feb. 11-15, 2012.
- Jingjing Zhang -
- presented at the Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS'11), December 2011, Shanghai, China, “'Maximizing Stability of Recommendation Algorithms: A Collective Inference Approach.”
- presented at the Doctoral Consortium of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), December 2011, Shanghai, China, “Evaluating and Understanding the Stability of Collaborative Filtering Recommender Systems.”
- presented at INFORMS Annual Meeting, November 2011, Charlotte, N.C., “Maximizing Accuracy and Stability of Recommender Systems: A Meta-Learning Approach.”
- presented at the Workshop on Human Decision Making in Recommender Systems, October 2011, Chicago. “Recommender Systems, Consumer Preferences, and Anchoring Effects.”
- presented at the 2011 Recommender Systems Doctoral Symposium, October 2011, Chicago, “Anchoring Effects of Recommender Systems.”
- presented at the 2011 CIBER Doctoral Internationalization Consortium in Information Systems, June 2011, University of Washington, Seattle, “Introducing, Evaluating, and Maximizing the Stability of Recommender Systems.”
- presented at Winter Conference on Business Intelligence (WCBI'12), Salt Lake
City, Utah, “Improving Stability of Recommender Systems: A Meta-Algorithmic
Approach,” with G. Adomavicius.
- “Impact of Data Characteristics on Recommender
Systems Performance,” ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems (ACM TMIS), 3(1), 2012.
- With G. Adomavicius, “Stability of Recommendation Algorithms,” ACM Transactions on Information Systems (ACM TOIS), conditionally accepted.
- “Recommender Systems, Consumer Preferences, and Anchoring Effects”' in Workshop on Human Decision Making in Recommender Systems (Decisions@RecSys'11), Chicago, 2011, pp. 35-42.
- “Anchoring Effects of Recommender Systems,” in ACM Recommender Systems Doctoral Symposium (RecSys'11), Chicago, 2011, pp. 375-378.
- Nelson Amaral -
- presented at the Society for Consumer Psychology Conference, February 2012, Las Vegas, , “Brand Dilution: The Impact of the User of Counterfeits on Genuine Brand Perception and the Moderating Role of Social Class,” with B. Loken.
- presented at the Association for Consumer Research Conference, October 2012, Vancouver, BC, Canada, “Brand Dilution: The Impact of the User of Counterfeits on Genuine Brand Perception and the Moderating Role of Social Class.”
- Jayoung Koo - presented at the Society for Consumer Psychology (SCP), February 2012, Las
Vegas, “Don't Put all Your Green Eggs in One Basket: Examining Self-Monitoring and Environmentally Friendly Sub-Branding Strategy,” with B. Loken.
- Jannine Lasaleta -
- presented at the Association for Consumer Research Annual Conference, October 2011, St. Louis, MO. “Relatedness in Combined Consumption Experiences Increases Enjoyment,” with J. Redden.
- presented at the Association for Consumer Research Annual Conference, October 2011, St. Louis, MO., “'Nostalgia Weakens the Desire for Money,” with K. Vohs and C. Sedikides.
- Chiraag Mittal - (forthcoming) with V. Griskevicius and B. Ellis. “Life History Theory and
Consumer Behavior.” In S. Preston, M. Kringelbach, and B. Knutson (Eds), Interdisciplinary Science of Consumption.
- Ryan Rahinel - with J. Redden. “Brands as Product Coordinators: Matching Brands Make Joint Consumption Experiences More Enjoyable,” forthcoming in the Journal of Consumer Research (April 2013).
- Yajin Wang - presented at the Association of Consumer Research, October 2012, Vancouver, BC, Canada, “Love It or Leave It? Diverging from Dissimilar Users Depends on Brand Attachment,” with D. John.
- George Ball -
- presented at the Decisions Sciences Institute, November 2011, Boston, “The Nature of a Recall, “ with R. Shah and A. Hill.
- presented at Production and Operations Management Society, April 2012, Chicago, “Product Recalls and the Shop Floor: How Manufacturing Decisions Can Influence Product Recalls,” with R. Shah and A. Hill.
- Rick Hardcopf - presented at the Decisions Sciences Institution, November 2012, San Francisco, “Process Focused Organizations and Innovation.”
- Ujjal Mukherjee -
- presented at the Decision Sciences Institution, November 2011, Boston, “Product Architectures and Strategy.”
- presented at POMS, April 2012, Chicago, “Medical Device Recalls: Sources
- Christopher Swanton - presented at the 23rd Annual POMS Conference, April 2012, Chicago, “Securing the Supply Chain: Conceptual Development and
Empirical Investigations”, with M. J. Rungtusanatham and K. Linderman.
- David Zepeda -
- presented at POMS, April 2012, Chicago, “Health Care Supply Chain Design for Reducing Disparities in the Delivery of Care: Evaluating the Effects
of Resource Dependence and IT Leveraging Competence," with K.K. Sinha.
- presented at POMS Annual Meeting, April 2012, Chicago, “Designing
Health Care Supply Chain for Affordable Access to Primary Care: The Role of IT Leveraging Competence,” with K.K. Sinha.
- presented at Minnesota Health Services Research Conference, Minneapolis, March 2012, “Health Care Supply Chain Design for Reducing Disparities
in the Delivery of Care: Evaluating the Effects of Resource Dependence and IT
Leveraging Competence,” with K.K. Sinha.
- Yinghao Zhang - presented at the POMS conference, April 2012, Chicago, “Contract
Preferences for the Loss Averse Retailer: Buyback versus Revenue Sharing,” with K. Donohue and T. Cui.
- Yoonhee Choi - presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meetings, August
2011, San Antonio, Texas, “Exploration, Exploitation, and Analysts: Are Firms Rewarded for Ambidexterity?” with M. Benner.
- Michael Cummings - presented at the Sustainability, Ethics and Entrepreneurship Conference, April 2012, Denver, “Migration, Institutional Norms, and the Venture Investment Environment in Developing Countries", with P. Vaaler and D. Forbes.
- Florence Honore - presented at the Academy of Management, August 2011, San Antonio, Texas, “Corporate Governance Practices and Companies' R&D Orientation: Evidence from European Countries,” with F. Munari and van Pottelsberghe.
- Stephen Jones -
- “Supply Chain Trust: The Catalyst for Collaborative Innovation,” with S.E.Fawcett, S.L.Jones, and A.M. Fawcett, (2012). Business Horizons, 55(2),
- presented at INGRoup Conference, (July 2011, Minneapolis, “In Teams We
Trust: The Influence of Team Processes on Interpersonal Trust,” with P. Shah.
- presented at the Academy of Management annual conference, August 2011, San Antonio, Texas, “Trustworthiness as a Small-Firm Competitive Lever,” with S.E. Fawcett, A.M. Fawcett, C. Wallin, and B. Brewer.
- Ribuga Kang - presented at the Academy of Management, August 2011, San Antonio, Texas, “Investigating Temporal Ambidexterity: Focal, Switch, Cycle Duration, and Firm Performance,” with S. Kim.
- Taekyu Kim - with PK Toh. “Why Put All Eggs in One Basket: a Competition-Based View of How Technological Uncertainty Affects a Firm's Technological Specialization.” Conditionally accepted, Organization Science.
- Joel Malen -
- presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 2011, San
Antonio, Texas, “Global Environmental Policy and Location of Clean Energy Industries: How Foreign Institutions Shape the Domestic Environment.”
- with A. Marcus, S. Ellis, I. Drori, and I. Sened. “Path Dependence and Creation in Venture Capital Investment,” In A. Marcus, P. Shrivastava, S. Sharma, S
Pogutz (eds.) Cross-Sector Leadership for the Green Economy: Integrating Research and Practice on Sustainable Enterprises. Palgrave Macmillan
This year we have chosen to highlight Jingjing Zhang, an IDSC student who graduated this past summer and has high faculty recommendations.
Jingjing Zhang, IDSc PhD Student Placed at Indiana University - Bloomington in Fall 2012
It seems like only yesterday that Jingjing entered our program in fall 2007, and now, as of fall 2012, she is an assistant professor at Indiana University! We can attest to Jingjing’s single-minded determination to finish her degree in a timely manner, as she completed in five years despite having a baby during that time. This woman knows what she needs to do, and she gets the job done!
Jingjing came into our program with an MS in computer science from Temple University, plus an honors BBA in MIS from the Beijing Information Technology Institute (BITI) where she received the annual student leadership award each year, plus the annual academic excellence scholarship. She then became a honored graduate of both BITI and of the Beijing Metropolitan Area. In addition her undergraduate thesis was selected as the BITI’s best thesis in information technology from a pool of over 200 theses. We would like to recognize her as one of the honored graduates from the Carlson School of Management’s PhD program!
Gedas Adomavicius worked with Jingjing during her tenure in our program, and was suitably impressed with her performance while collaborating on research projects. Her research focused on the computational and behavioral aspects of recommender systems, in addition to business intelligence, and knowledge discovery and data mining. This research resulted in multiple co-authored publications in major area journals, with several more under second or third review. Her paper, with Professor Adomavicius, “Maximizing Stability of Recommendation Algorithms: A Collective Inference Approach,” won the best paper award at the 2011 Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS) in Shanghai, China. And that’s only one of many conference presentations Jingjing has made, along with numerous workshop publications to her credit. We expect more great things from Jingjing as she begins her academic career. You can find out more about her many accomplishments at https://netfiles.umn.edu/users/zhang818/www/ZhangCV.pdf
Fall 2012 Admissions
Our application numbers for fall 2012 (316) were similar to fall 2011 (320), competing for the 16 positions filled across our six areas of concentration. Competition for the best students is extremely high, but we still had a good year for matriculating students with an 80 percent acceptance rate. Of the 16 new students entering our program, 10 are international students from India, Iran, Korea, PRC, Russian Federation, and Singapore. We matriculated a strong group with a mean GMAT of 686, mean undergraduate GPA of 3.51, and mean graduate GPA of 3.66. The new students come to us with degrees from highly regarded universities such as Arizona State University (2), Indiana University, Iowa State University, Texas, A&M University, University of Chicago, University of Michigan (2), University of Wisconsin, University of Minnesota, Peking University, Moscow State Law Academy, National University of Singapore, Fudan University, KAIST, University of Calcutta, and Sharif University of Technology.
Where would our doctoral program be without the faculty? We have a strong PhD program in business because of the efforts of our faculty who mentor and advise our students, teaching them the skills necessary to succeed in their future academic careers. As you will note from the highlights below, we have some wonderful faculty at Carlson!
- Pervin Shroff, Accounting: Associate to Full Professor
- Gedas Adomavicius, IDSc: Associate to Full Professor
- Vladas Griskevicius, Mktg: Assistant to Associate Professor
- Kathleen Vohs, Mktg: Associate to Full Professor
- Enno Siemsen, SCO: Assistant to Associate Professor
- Kevin Linderman, SCO: Associate to Full Professor
Selected Faculty Honors and Awards (a small sampling):
- IDSc Professor and Department Chair Alok Gupta has been invited to serve a three-year term on the University of Minnesota’s Research and Scholarly Advisory Panel.
- IDSc Professors Alok Gupta and Shawn Curley and Associate Professor Gedas Adomavicius recently won the 2011 INFORMS Information Systems Society Design Science Research Award for their work, "CoCoA - Continuous Combinatorial Auction." The award, shared with Pallab Sanyal, '09 PhD, now an assistant professor at George Mason University, was presented at the December Workshop on Information Technology and Systems, held in conjunction with the International Conference on Information Systems in Shanghai, China. They designed, built, validated, and evaluated a bidding environment to facilitate the adoption of complex combinatorial auctions, where bidders compete for bundles of goods.
- Marketing Professor Akshay Rao has been selected to receive the 2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award (Academician) from the XLRI School of Business and Human Resources in Jamshedpur, India. XLRI is the oldest business school in India and consistently ranks among the top five business schools in that nation. Rao received his MBA from XLRI in 1980. Currently the holder of the General Mills Chair in Marketing at the Carlson School, Rao received his PhD in marketing from Virginia Tech in 1986 and has spent his entire academic career at the Carlson School.
- Marketing Assistant Professor Vladas Griskevicius is a 2012 recipient of the SAGE Young Scholars Award. The award, bestowed by the Foundation for Social and Personality Psychology in collaboration with SAGE Publications, recognizes outstanding young researchers in personality and social psychology. Griskevicius received the honor at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in San Diego, Calif.
- Michael Houston, Marketing professor and associate dean of Global Initiatives, has been named a recipient of the University of Minnesota's Award for Global Engagement. This award is given to select faculty and staff members in recognition of their outstanding contributions to global education and international programs at the University.
- Marketing Assistant Professor Tony Cui has been named a Young Scholar by the Marketing Science Institute (MSI). The honor is given to individuals who received their doctorate four to seven years previously and whose work suggests they are potential leaders of the "next generation" of marketing academics. Cui's research areas include behavioral and experimental economics, behavioral modeling in marketing, competitive strategies, distribution channels, marketing-operations interfaces, and pricing.
- SCO:“Health Care Supply Chain Design for Reducing Disparities in the Delivery of Care: Evaluating the Effects of Resource Dependence and IT Leveraging Competence” by SCO Professor K.K. Sinha and PhD student David Zepeda was awarded second place in the College of Health Care Operations Management’s Best Paper Award Competition. The competition took place at the annual meeting of the Production and Operations Management Society in Chicago in April 2012.
- SCO Professor Chris Nachtsheim, the Frank A. Donaldson Chair in Operations Management, and co-author Brad Jones (SAS Institute), are the 2011 recipients of the American Society for Quality's (ASQ) Brumbaugh Award for their paper "A Class of Three-Level Designs for Definitive Screening in the Presence of Second-Order Effects," published in the Journal of Quality Technology (Vol. 43, No. 1, January 2011). This is Nachtsheim's third Brumbaugh Award, which goes to the author(s) of a paper in an ASQ journal that made the largest single contribution to the development of industrial application of quality control.
Also, Nachtsheim again received the Lloyd S. Nelson Award for his paper, “A Class of Three-Level Designs for Definitive Screening in the Presences of Second-Order Effects.” The award was for having the “greatest immediate impact to practitioners.”
- SMO Professors Myles Shaver and Aks Zaheer were selected as two of the "World's 50 Best Business School Professors" by Poets & Quants. The Poets & Quants listing included professors whom "are not merely great teachers--they are great faculty members, masters in both the classroom and in cutting edge research."
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