Graduate School of Management


GSOM Research Seminar Series 

The GSOM Research Seminar Series is an interdisciplinary vehicle for the discussion of academic research. The goal of the seminar series is to provide a local forum for interaction that supports the development of research-in-progress into high-quality papers and presentations that contribute to the theory, practice, and teaching of management and related fields.

We invite scholars from all disciplines with an interest in management related topics to participate in the 2014-2015 GSOM Research Seminar Series. Anyone interested in obtaining feedback on a current research project is welcome to present in this series. Contact the series co-chairs (Arpita Joardar and Guillaume Weisang) at for a list of available dates and to request a date on the calendar.

Please see the instructions for presenters below.

2014-2015 Seminar Schedule Coming Soon.

2013-2014 Presentations


October 2, 2013

Lin Boldt, PhD, Assistant Professor of Marketing

"Compromise Effect in Group Choices"
October 30, 2013

Alex Hill, MBA, Visiting Lecturer, Operations Management


November 6, 2013

Shital Sharma, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor, Economics/Statistics

"Environmental Regulation, Abatement, and Productivity: A Frontier Analysis"

December 4, 2013

Moustafa Abu El Fadl, PhD, CFA, Visiting Assistant Professor, Finance

"The Performance of High-Frequency Equity Traders"
February 26, 2014 Jing Zhang, PhD, Associate Professor of Management "Examining Trust as Key Drivers in Smart Disclosure for Sustainable Consumption: The Case of I-Choose"
March 12, 2014

Sangwook Lee, PhD, Visiting Scholar

"The Impact of Foreign Bank-Firm Relations on Earnings Management"
April 2, 2014 Shu (Susan) Feng, PhD, Assistant Professor of Finance "Does Liquidity Beta Predict Mutual-Fund Alpha?"
April 9, 2014 Keith Coulter, PhD, Associate Professor of Marketing "On Pachelbel and ______: The Effects of ........???"

Unless otherwise noted, all scheduled seminars will be held from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in Carlson Hall, RM 231.


Seminars can follow either one of the following two formats: 

Round-Table Discussion

This is an interactive format most appropriate for papers in early stages of development that could benefit from informal feedback from others. It could be anything from a brainstorming session of a budding concept to a critical evaluation of a theoretical model or determination of an appropriate methodology. Projects suitable for round-table discussions are typically not complete papers. For round-table discussion, speakers/authors are required to send a 1-2 page abstract at least one week prior to the day of the seminar. Authors may also bring hand-outs to be distributed.


This is a formal presentation. More fully developed papers follow this format. Papers may be presented in this format before their final submission to a major conference or journal. Authors for these types of papers need to send the complete paper at least one week prior to their presentations.

Both the abstracts for round-table discussions and the papers for the presentations will be available on this website prior to the scheduled seminar. The total duration of the seminar is 60 minutes. This includes the time for the author(s), as well as discussion with the audience. Authors are asked to prepare and manage their time accordingly.

If you are interested in presenting any of your projects or would like more information, please email