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Typology and Success Factors of Collaboration for Sustainable Growth in the IT Service Industry

Authors: Changbyung Yoon, Keeeun Lee, Byungun Yoon and Omar Toulan

Publication: Sustainability, Vol. 9, No. 3, 2017

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Published: 1 Dec 2017

From single-use to multi-use: Study of consumers' behavior toward consumption of reusable containers

Authors: Myriam Ertz, Rong Huang, Myung-Soo Jo, Fahri Karakas, Emine Sarigöllü

Publication: Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 193, May 2017

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Published: 1 Dec 2017

Fetal growth interacts with multilocus genetic score reflecting dopamine signaling capacity to predict spontaneous sugar intake in children

Authors: P.P. Silveira, I. Pokhvisneva, H. Gaudreau, L. Atkinson, A.S. Fleming, M.B. Sokolowski, M. Steiner, J.L. Kennedy, Laurette Dubé, R.D. Levitan, M.J. Meaney, MAVAN research team

Publication: Appetite, Vol. 120, January 2018

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Published: 20 Nov 2017

Desmond Tsang wins 2017 ARES Manuscript Prize

Professor Desmond Tsang's paper "Quality of Life and Earnings Management: Do Firms at Less Desirable Locations Manipulate Earnings More Aggressively?" with co-author Jing Zhang was awarded the 2017 ARES Manuscript Prize in the category of Innovative Thinking "Thinking Out of the Box" presented at the ARES Annual Conference.

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Published: 17 Nov 2017

The Power of Diversity: Data-Driven Robust Predictive Control for Energy-Efficient Buildings and Districts

Authors: Georgios Darivianakis, Angelos Georghiou, Roy S. Smith, John Lygeros 

Publication: IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology (Volume: PP, Issue: 99)

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Published: 10 Nov 2017

Shifting metaphors, shifting mindsets: Using music to change the key of conflict

Authors: Linda M.Ippolito and Nancy J. Adler

Publication: Journal of Business Research, Forthcoming

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Published: 6 Nov 2017

Twenty-First Century Leadership: A Return to Beauty

Authors: Nancy J. Adler and Andre L. Delbecq

Publication: Journal of Management Inquiry, Forthcoming

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Published: 6 Nov 2017

The Internet Trap: Five Costs of Living Online

Book: The Internet Trap: Five Costs of Living Online

Author: Ashesh Mukherjee

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Rotman -UTP Publishing, Forthcoming in March 2018

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Published: 1 Nov 2017

Emmanuelle Vaast awarded ISR Runner-up for Best Paper 2016

Professor Emmanuelle Vaast's paper published in Information Systems Research, "Folding and Unfolding: Balancing Openness and Transparency in Open Source Communities," with Maha Shaikh has been awarded the runner-up for the best paper award for papers published in 2016 at ISR.

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Published: 27 Oct 2017

Desautels 22: top-tier management journals

Desautels prides itself on being a research-intensive management faculty that brings together scholars with a broad range of expertise, including mathematics, economics, psychology, sociology, and technology. Together, they address in their work issues of great importance to not only the business community, but also to society.

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Published: 27 Oct 2017

Designing distribution systems with reverse flows

Authors: Ayse Cilaci Tombus¸ Necati Aras, Vedat Verter

Publication: Journal of Remanufacturing, Forthcoming

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Published: 23 Oct 2017

Bridging Practice and Process Research to Study Transient Manifestations of Strategy

Authors: Laurent Mirabeau, Steve Maguire and Cynthia Hardy

Publication: Strategic Management Journal, Forthcoming

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At the intersection of Strategy Process (SP) and Strategy-as-Practice (SAP) research lies the focal phenomenon they share – strategy, which manifests itself in a variety of ways: intended, realized, deliberate, emergent, unrealized, and ephemeral strategy.

We present a methodology comprised of three stages that, when integrated in the manner we suggest, permit a rich operationalization and tracking of strategy content for all manifestations. We illustrate the utility of our methodology for bridging SP and SAP research by theorizing practices that are more likely to give rise to unrealized and ephemeral strategy, identifying their likely consequences, and presenting a research agenda for studying these transient manifestations.

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Published: 23 Oct 2017

The Strategic Role of Business Insurance

Authors: Juan Serpa and Harish S. Krishnan

Publication: Management Science, Vol. 63, No. 2, February 2017

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The use of business insurance has been traditionally studied in a single-firm setting, but in reality preventing operational accidents involves the (unobservable) efforts of multiple firms. We show that, in a multifirm setting, insurance can be used strategically as a commitment mechanism to prevent excessive free riding by other firms. In the presence of wealth imbalances, contracts alone leave wealth-constrained firms with inefficiently low incentives to exert effort (because of limited liability) and firms with sufficient wealth with excessive incentives. Insurance allows the latter to credibly commit to lower effort, thereby mitigating the incentives of the wealth-constrained firms to free ride. This finding shows that insurance can improve the efficiency of risk management efforts by decreasing free-riding problems.

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Published: 19 Oct 2017

The Impact of Supply Chains on Firm-Level Productivity

Authors: Juan Serpa and Harish S. Krishnan

Publication: Management Science, Forthcoming

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Firms in a vertical relationship are likely to affect each other’s productivity. Exactly how does productivity spill over across this type of relationship (i.e., through which mechanisms)? Additionally, how does the relative importance of these mechanisms depend on the structure of the supply chain?

To answer these questions, we decompose the channels of upstream productivity spillovers—from customers to suppliers—by developing a structural econometric model on a sample of approximately 22,500 supply chain dyads.

We find that the “endogenous channel” (i.e., the effect of the customer’s own productivity on the supplier’s productivity) is by far the most important source of spillovers. This is especially true if (i) the supplier has a concentrated customer base, (ii) the supplier and the customer have similar operational characteristics, and (iii) the relationship has medium maturity.

In the converse scenarios, we find, it is more important to have a partner with a portfolio of favorable “contextual” characteristics (high inventory turnover, financial liquidity, and asset turnover) than to have a productive partner.

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Published: 19 Oct 2017

Firm Expansion, Size Spillovers and Market Dominance in Retail Chain Dynamics

Authors: Jason R. Blevins, Ahmed Khwaja and Nathan Yang

Publication: Management Science, Forthcoming

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We develop and estimate a dynamic game of strategic firm expansion and contraction decisions to study the role of firm size on future profitability and market dominance. Modeling firm size is important because retail chain dynamics are more richly driven by expansion and contraction than de novo entry or permanent exit. Additionally, anticipated size spillovers may influence the strategies of forward looking firms making it difficult to analyze the effects of size without explicitly accounting for these in the expectations and, hence, decisions of firms. Expansion may also be profitable for some firms while detrimental for others.

Thus, we explicitly model and allow for heterogeneity in the dynamic link between firm size and profits as well as potential for persistent brand effects through a firm-specific unobservable. As a methodological contribution, we surmount the hurdle of estimating the model by extending the Bajari, Benkard and Levin (2007) two-step procedure that circumvents solving the game. The first stage combines semi-parametric conditional choice probability estimation with a particle filter to integrate out the serially correlated unobservables.

The second stage uses a forward simulation approach to estimate the payoff parameters. Data on Canadian hamburger chains from their inception in 1970 to 2005 provides evidence of firm-specific heterogeneity in brand effects, size spillovers and persistence in profitability. This heterogeneous dynamic linkage shows how McDonald’s becomes dominant and other chains falter as they evolve, thus affecting market structure and industry concentration.

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Published: 19 Oct 2017

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