AWARDSSean Youngsun Kim received the Outstanding PhD Student Research Award for his work in Hospitality and Tourism Management.Aaron Mansfield received the Outstanding PhD Student Research Award for h

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AWARDS

Sean Youngsun Kim received the Outstanding PhD Student Research Award for his work in Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Aaron Mansfield received the Outstanding PhD Student Research Award for his work in Sport Management.

Scott Jackson received the Outstanding PhD Student Teaching Award for his teaching in Accounting.

Lauren Hindman received the UMass Graduate School Dissertation Grant.

Scott Jackson was nominated and became a finalist for the "Distinguished Teaching Award" in the graduate student category. This is the highest teaching award offered university-wide.

Howard Jean Denis received the Teaching Excellence Award from the PhD Project.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Alice Kang, a Hospitality and Tourism Management PhD student, had two publications:

Kang, A. Y., Legendre, T. S., & Cartier, E. A. (2019). Personality Congruence Among Brands, Recruiters, and Applicants During the Anticipatory Socialization Process. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research, 43(8), 1302-1325.

Legendre, T. S., Jarvis, N., Kang, Y., Jamal, G., & Jackson, J. (2020). Rescuing imperfect produce: The effects of stigma disclosure strategies, controllability, and aesthetics. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 85, 102443.

Alec Slepchuk, a Marketing PhD student, had one publication:

Slepchuk and Milne (2020). "Informing the design of better privacy policies" "Current Opinion in Psychology, 31, 89-93.

Aaron Mansfield, a Sport Management PhD candidate, had four publications:

Mansfield, A. C. (In Press). Maintainers & Modifiers: How New Parenthood Affects Sport Fandom. Journal of Sport Management.

Mansfield, A. C., Delia, E. B., & Katz, M. (2019). The blurry spectrums of team identity threat. Sport Management Review.

Mansfield, A. C. (In Press). ‘Count the Ways That It Impacts Your Life’: New Parenthood and Sport Fandom. Journal of Sport Management.

Katz, M., Mansfield, A. C., & Tyler, B. D. (In Press). The Strength of Fan Ties: Emotional Support in Sport Fan Egocentric Networks. Journal of Sport Management.

Mayank Sewak, a Strategic Management PhD candidate had a publication:

Sewak, M., & Sharma, A. (2019). Performance implications of MNE subsidiary federation: Evidence from India. Journal of International Management, 100710.

Lauren Hindman, a Sport Management PhD candidate, had a publication:

Hindman, L.C., & Walker, N.A. (2020). Sexism in professional sports: How women managers experience and survive sport organizational culture. Journal of Sport Management, 34(1), 64-76. https://doi.org/10.1123/jsm.2018-0331

 

PRESENTATIONS

Cody Lu, a PhD Accounting student, presented three different papers at three conferences:

4th Advances in Management Accounting (AIMA) World Conference on Management Accounting Research “CSR-Strategy Alignment and Firm Performance: The Moderating Role of Performance Measurement Systems.”

AAA Northeast Region Meeting 2019, Doctoral Student/Faculty Interchange (DSFI) Program “Is CFO Ethnicity Associated with Accounting Conservatism?”

AAA Management Accounting Section (MAS) Mid-Year Meeting 2020 “The Effects of Social Connections and Supervisors’ Bonus Allocation Discretion on Subordinates’ Compensation.”

Zhangchen Hu, a Management Science PhD student, presented two papers:

“A Decision Framework for Optimal Revenue, Capacity, and Delivery Fee Policies for Future Drone-Based Delivery Systems,” INFORMS Annual Meeting 2019, October 20-23, Seattle, WA.

"Deliver or Not? Optimal Revenue, Capacity, and Delivery Fee Policies for Future Drone-Based Delivery System," 4th North American IEOM Toronto Conference 2019, October 23-25, Toronto, Canada.

Lauren Hindman of Sport Management presented two papers:

Hindman, L. C. & Walker, N. A. (2019). Protect, control, objectify: A critical discourse analysis of hegemonic masculinity and professional cheerleading. Paper presented at the North American Society for Sport Management, New Orleans, LA.

MacCharles, J., & Hindman, L. C. (2019). Filling an institutional void: The case of LGBT Sport Advocacy Organizations. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, MA.

Adiyukh Berbekova, a Hospitality and Tourism Management PhD student, presented her summer paper, “A Thematic Analysis of Crisis Management in Hospitality and Tourism,” at The 25th Annual Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism.

Asli Eksi, a Finance PhD candidate, is presenting two papers at several conferences:

“Reference-Dependent Preferences and Mutual Fund Flows” ( † Scheduled):
Eastern Finance Association Annual Meeting (Boston, MA), April 1-4, 2020†
Midwest Finance Association Annual Meeting (Chicago, IL), March 19-21, 2020†
Southwestern Finance Association Annual Meeting (San Antonio, TX), March 11-14, 2020†

“Downside Risk and Mutual Fund Flows” (* Presentation by Coauthor):
Australasian Finance and Banking Conference (Sydney, Australia), December 2019*
Financial Management Association Annual Meeting (New Orleans, LA), October 2019
ESSEC Workshop on Nonstandard Investment Choice (Cergy, France), September 2019*
Financial Management Association Asia-Pacific Conference (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam), July 2019
International Risk Management Conference (Milan, Italy), June 2019
Baltimore Area Finance Conference (Timonium, MD), April 2019

 

Howard Jean Denis, a Strategic Management PhD student, presented two papers at two conferences:

"The effects of corruption and power on firm performance" at the Decisions Sciences conference in New Orleans, LA.

"Resource based perspective on culture: oil and gas firms in Ghana" presented at Africa Academy of Management conference in Lagos, Nigeria.

Alice Kang, a Hospitality and Tourism PhD student, presented at a conference:

Kang, A. Y., & Legendre, T. S. (May, 2019). The Effect of Purchase Motivation and Consumption Setting on Restaurant Brand Choice: Consumption Values Theory Perspectives. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the APacCHRIE & EuroCHRIE Joint Conference in Hong Kong, China.

DISSERTATION PROPOSALS

Asli Eksi – Finance: Essays on Investor Preferences Revealed by Mutual Fund Flows

Yushi Tian – Accounting: The Effect of Voting: How Does Individual Investors’ Participation in Voting Affect Their Investment Judgments?

Deniz Besik – Management Science: Essays on Competitive Perishable Food Supply Chain Networks: From the Impacts of Tariffs and Quotas to Integration of Quality 

Matt Lyle – Organization Studies: Up in Smoke? Towards a Theory of Community Identity Work

Yeongsu Kim – Strategic Management: The Impact of Client Capital Acquisition on Firm-Client Relational Embeddedness

Scott Jackson – Accounting: He Said, She Said: Investor Reactions to CEO Gender and Earnings Guidance Disclosure in the Presence of Shareholder Activism Threat

Sean Youngsun Kim – Hospitality and Tourism Management: Isn’t It Only For Me? Unearned Preferential Treatment and Loyalty Program Customer Responses: A Perspective of Psychological Contract Violation

Aaron Mansfield – Sport Management: Multiple Identities in Sport Fandom: Balance, Conflict, & Negotiation

DISSERTATION DEFENSES

Kyle Stubbs
Track: Accounting
Title: Narratives in Subjective Performance Evaluations: Do Ratings Change the Narrative?
Co-Chairs: M. David Piercey & Jeremiah W. Bentley

Deniz Besik
Track: Management Science 
Title: Essays on Competitive Perishable Food Supply Chain Networks: From the Impacts of Tariffs and Quotas to Integration of Quality 
Chair: Anna Nagurney

Asli Eksi
Track: Finance
Title: Essays on Investor Preferences Revealed by Mutual Fund Flow
Co-Chairs: Nikunj Kapadia & Nikolaos Artavanis

Sean Youngsun Kim
Track: Hospitality and Tourism
Title: Isn't it Only for Me? Unearned Preferential Treatment and Loyalty Program Customer Responses: A Perspective of Psychological Contract Violation
Chair: Melissa Baker

Mayank Sewak
Track: Strategic Management
Title: The Effect of MNE Headquarter Attention on Operations in a Foreign Country: Evidence from Market Seeking MNEs in India    
Chair: Anurag Sharma

Erfan Rezvani
Track: Hospitality and Tourism
Title: Three Essays on Firm Behaviors in Online Market Platforms
Co-Chairs: Albert Assaf & Muzzo Uysal

Ye Chen
Track: Finance
Title: Essays on American Options Price Under Levy Models with Stochastic Volatility and Jumps
Chair: Sanjay Nawalkha

Zheyuan Florence Hu
Track: Finance
Title: Three Essays on Hedge Funds Governance, Operational Risk and Exchange Traded Funds Investment Activities
Chair: Bing Liang

Muntakim Choudhury
Track: Strategic Management
Title: Impact of Firm-Level Characteristics on External Employer Branding Activities 
Chair: Thomas Moliterno

JOB PLACEMENTS

Erfan Rezvani - Clark University

Ye Chen - State University of New York, Empire State College

Zheyuan Florence Hu - PwC New York

Muntakim Choudhury - Stockton University     

Kyle Stubbs - Utah Valley University  

Deniz Besik - University of Richmond

Sean Youngsun Kim - California State University, San Bernadino    

Asli Ayse Eksi - Salisbury University                           

OTHER NEWS

The PhD Program has started taking students out for lunch at HTM Marriot Meals at the Marriot Center. Here we gather feedback from students on how the program is going and what can be improved upon. It is a great way for fellow students across disciplines and years to meet and discuss possibilities for the program.