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The College of Business Research Colloquium

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The research colloquium provides our in-house faculty members a platform to present their up-to-date research ideas and projects, an opportunity to seek comments and suggestions from colleagues, and a way of identifying potential cross-disciplinary collaboration opportunities. The research work can be at all stages, and faculty members at all ranks are welcome to present.

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12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

The colloquium is held in person in BS 336. Each speaker will give a 45 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A.

This event is open to all faculty, staff, and graduate students in the College of Business.

Presentation Schedule

Spring 2023

January 18
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Location: BS 351
Presenter: Sadek Showkat – Entrepreneurship Ph.D. student

Title: Living in a Box: The Bright and Dark Side of Resourcefulness in Refugee Camps

Abstract: In this presentation, Sadek will present his experience and challenges during this fieldwork as he entered the field as reflexive observer. He did this fieldwork in Nov-Dec 2022 for his dissertation in the extremely restricted Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh (first-generation refugee camps following the Rohingya genocide in Myanmar and temporary relocation in Bangladesh). He draws on broad sources of data such as autoethnographic notes, more than 40 audio-recorded interviews and 200 photos, and ongoing solicited diaries which captured the prevalence of boundaries. With the informal presentation of his fieldwork, Sadek intends to receive feedback on his preliminary reflection through which he intends to develop new theory of resourcefulness drawing on boundary work from organization theory to the field of entrepreneurship.


January 25

Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Location: BS 351
Presenter: Manju Ahuja

Title: Reviewing/Editorial Service workshop with Manju Ahuja, ISAO

In this workshop, we will discuss the pros and cons of different types of career tracks with a specific focus on the scholarly career path. we will talk about how to write a good editorial review and discuss helpful hints for becoming a journal editor, including building professional networks and the role of mentors.


February 1

Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Location: BS 351
Presenter: Jozef Zurada, ISAO & Pawel Weichbroth, Technical University of Gdansk, Poland

“The Measurement and Evaluation Model for Mobile Applications Usability” – Pawel Weichbroth, Technical University of Gdansk, Poland
“A Data Stream Approach to Predicting Risk: An Incremental Learning Model” – Jozef Zurada, ISAO


February 15

Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Location: BS 351
Presenter: Dereck Barr-Pulliam, Accountancy

Title: The Joint Effects of Work Content and Work Context on Valuation Specialists’ Perceptions of Organizational-Professional Conflict

Abstract: Despite valuation specialists’ integral role in preparing and auditing fair value measurements (FVMs), they often encounter tensions leading to conflict between professional and organizational demands. We surveyed 222 experienced specialists to examine how the FVMs they primarily value (work content) and their employer type (work context) influence perceived organizational-professional conflict (OPC). First, we find that specialists primarily valuing financial instruments report lower professional identification, while specialists employed by corporate in-house valuation groups report lower organizational commitment. Second, specialists who primarily value financial instruments and work in corporate in-house valuation groups report significantly higher OPC levels (higher conflict), lower job satisfaction, and, in turn, higher turnover intentions. Next, prior experience in an organization like the specialist’s current employer mitigates their current perceived OPC level. Lastly, specialists employed by professional services firms report higher OPC levels when they spend more time evaluating FVMs for auditors than they do preparing them for management.


February 22

Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
BS 351
Presenter: Patrick McLaughlin, George Mason University

Title: Special Edition with the Center for Free Enterprise – Economics of Regulation


March 8

Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
BS 351
Presenter: Sandeep Goyal & Saurav Chakraborty, ISAO


March 22

Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Location: BS 351

Title: Rapid-fire Session with 3rd year Ph.D. students


April 12

Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
BS 351
Carl Maertz, Management & Entrepreneurship


April 19

Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
BS 351

Title: Rapid-fire Session with 1st year Ph.D. students


Past Events


September 30: Manju Ahuja (CIS) | Trading Well-being for Productivity: A Resource Drain Theory Approach to Examine Drivers and Outcomes of Excessive Mobile Use

October 21: Dereck Barr-Pulliam (Accounting) | The Auditor-Valuation Specialist Coopetitive Alliance in the Fair Value Audit of Complex Financial Instruments

October 28: Andrew Manikas (Management) | Is That an Opportunity? Global Versus Local Processing of Technological and Socio-economic Constraints

November 11: Sara Angelina Memmi (Marketing) | How Variety Influences Expectations of Future Goal Conflict

December 2: Dereck Barr-Pulliam (Accounting) | Data Analytics and Skeptical Actions: The Countervailing Effects of False Positives and Consistent Rewards for Skepticism


January 20: Chris Stivers (Finance) | Inflation Innovations, Stock Returns, and the Changing Nature of Inflation Non-Neutrality

February 3: Ghiyoung Im (CIS) | Understanding Contagious Behaviors in Online Support Communities: A Virtual Social Contagion Framework

February 17: Aaron Barnes (Marketing) | When Sharing is Not Caring: Unintended Consequences of Access Offers on Consumer Brand Reactions

March 10: Weihua Zhao (Economics) | Taxing Uber

March 24: Rui Zhang (CIS) | The Unintended Consequences of Social Presence for Minorities in Virtual Groups

April 7: Katina Kulow (Marketing) | Giving Because I Want To, Not Because I Have To: The Effect of Social Context on Donations

April 21: Conor Lennon (Economics) | Did the Affordable Care Act Improve Health, Access to Care, and Insurance Coverage Rates Among Workers?

September 15: Mike Barone (Marketing) | COVID-19 and Consumers

September 22: Russell Williamson (Accounting) | The Real Effects of Mandatory Performance Measurement on Risk Assessment, Capital Investment, and Emissions Performance

October 6: Rapid-fire Session

  • Andrew Manikas (ISAO) | Latent Dirichlet Allocation Method
  • Christine Xin (Accounting) | A Few More Good Men: Social Performance and Whistleblowing
  • Per Fredriksson (Economics) | Culture, Collective Action, and Rebellions in China

October 20: Ben Foster (Accounting) | Which Diversity Metrics Best Capture Investors’ Perceptions of Diversity Efforts?

November 3: Daniel Bennett (Management & Entrepreneurship) | Populist Discourse and Entrepreneurial Action: The Role of Political Ideology and Institutions

November 17: Mahesh Gupta (ISAO) | Integrating Theory of Constraints, Lean and Six Sigma: A Framework Development and its Application

December 1: Ghiyoung Im (ISAO) | How to Tame Data Security Challenges of Complicatedness and Complexity in Multihospital Systems


January 26: Sandeep Goyal (ISAO) | Impact of an Enterprise System Implementation on Job Outcomes: Challenging the Linearity Assumption

February 9: Rapid-fire Session

  • Rui Sundrup (ISAO) | Mitigation of Work-Family Frustration in Dual-Earner Couples during COVID-19: The Role of ICT Permeability, Planning, and Gender Effect
  • Jozef Zurada (ISAO) |Predicting home sale prices: A review of existing methods and illustration of data stream methods for improved performance

February 22: Gary Wagner (Acadiana Business Economist and Endowed Chair at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) | Does state tax reciprocity affect interstate commuting? Evidence from a natural experiment. (Presented in collaboration with the Center for Free Enterprise)

March 2: Saurav Chakraborty (ISAO) |Mitigating malicious behavior on social media

March 9: Sven Olov-Daunfeldt (Professor of Economics, Dalarna University)| Acqui-hires, acqui-fires and organo-hires: Human capital formation in scaling new ventures. (Presented in collaboration with the Center for Free Enterprise)

March 23: Xi Ai (Accounting) | Target setting and global value chain: Evidence from private firms internationally

April 13: Carl Maertz (Management and Entrepreneurship) |A Theoretical Typology of Work-family Conflict Episodes

September 7: Ben Foster (Accountancy)
The Impact of CEO Compensation Packages on Corporate Cultural Inclusiveness (with Xudong Fu and Andrew Manikas)

September 21: Ryan Quinn (Management and Entrepreneurship)
Learning to Leverage Difference in an MBA Program (with Zachary Goldman & Meghan Pifer)

October 5: Isabel Botero and Sonia Strano (Management and Entrepreneurship)
When Does the Family Brand Matter? The Case of Acquisitions

October 12: Luis Alfonso Dau – Northeastern University
(Presented in collaboration with the Center for Free Enterprise)

October 19: Saurav Chakraborty (ISAO)
Freedom of Speech or Freedom of Reach? Strategies for Mitigating Malicious Content in Online Social Networks

November 2: Chris Stivers (Finance)
Short-term Relative-Strength Strategies, Turnover, and the Connection between Winner Returns and the 52-week High

November 16: Brittany Green (ISAO)
A Longitudinal Examination of AI Fairness on Online Labor Markets

December 5:  Christopher Boudreaux – Florida Atlantic University
(Presented in collaboration with the Center for Free Enterprise)