Research

The pandemic didn’t change how people work, it just accelerated the change

- Winter 2022 -

Like a sudden splash of cold water, the COVID-19 pandemic was a rude awakening for many organizations. The global surge in uncertainty intensified the need for operational responsiveness and digitalization, fundamentally changing the way employees view and approach work.

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Is Uber killing public transportation?

- Winter 2022 -

In a forthcoming paper, Yang Pan, assistant professor of management science, uses counterfactual analysis to get a clearer picture of Uber’s effect on public transportation.

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Selected faculty presentations and honors

- Winter 2022 -

Mike Burke, professor of management, virtually presented his paper “Applied Psychological Contributions to Occupational Safety: Industrial Revolution to Post-Cold War” at the 32nd International Congress of Psychology.

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Selected faculty publications

- Winter 2022 -

Robert Prilmeier’s paper “Why Do Firms Borrow Directly from Nonbanks?,” co-authored with Isil Erel and Sergey Chernenko, has been accepted for publication in Review of Financial Studies.

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Study shows politically connected firms enjoy preferential treatment from EPA

- Spring 2021 -

In a forthcoming paper, Amanda Heitz, assistant professor of finance, investigates the relationship between campaign contributions and firm value from a new angle.

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Selected Faculty Presentations, Honors, Awards, etc.

- Spring 2021 -

Sherif Ebrahim, professor of practice in management, and Ashley Nelson, professor of practice in management communication, were named co-recipients of the 2021 Dean’s Excellence in Intellectual Contribution Award, which honors professors of practice and lecturers who have produced outstanding scholarly contributions.

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Selected Faculty Publications

- Spring 2021 -

Rakesh Mallipeddi’s paper “A Framework for Analyzing Influencer Marketing in Social Networks: Selection and Scheduling of Influencers,” co-authored with Subodha Kumar, Chelliah Sriskandarajah and Yunxia Zhu, has been accepted for publication in Management Science.

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Creating competitive advantage through customer experience

- Fall 2020 -

When Associate Dean John Clarke told me that Freeman had identified hospitality entrepreneurship as an emerging opportunity area for the school, I got very excited. I distinctly remember his pitch — “creating competitive advantage through customer experience” — and while that tidy summation is still accurate, the more practical question for me was, “What does a specialization in Entrepreneurial Hospitality actually look like?”

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Is working remotely an obstacle to knowledge exchange? Not necessarily

- Fall 2020 -

New research by a Freeman School professor offers fresh insights about knowledge exchange in the workplace as well as strategies managers can use to promote knowledge sharing whether their employees are working in the office or from the comfort of their living room.

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Senator’s pandemic trades could be first test of STOCK Act

- Fall 2020 -

On Feb. 13, Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina, head of the powerful Senate Intelligence Committee, sold between $628,000 and $1.7 million in stock shortly after receiving classified briefings on the threat of COVID-19. A week later, the stock market began a steep decline.

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