Research

Clark GSOM faculty are actively engaged in conducting, presenting, and publishing research that advances our knowledge of important financial, social, economic, and environmental issues relevant to management best practices. Our faculty includes investment market experts, portfolio managers, analysts, applied researchers, and executives whose research aims to advance management theory and practice.

GSOM faculty have recently presented or published numerous works on such topics as alternative investments; factors influencing purchasing decisions; strengthening health care organizations; managing workplace diversity; protecting employee rights and enhancing employee well-being; strengthening corporate environmental sustainability practices; improving government effectiveness; and enhancing linkages between universities and their communities.

Recent Research Highlights

  • Finance professor David Tang recently published an op-ed piece in The Hill, titled “Legal insider trading? This is what it is and how it affects investors.”
  • Management professor Laura Graves and the Center for Creative Leadership published research results on workplace motivation in The Journal of Vocational Behavior.
  • Faculty members representing every disciplinary group have done research related to environmental sustainability issues.
  • Two faculty members are directly involved in work related to economic development, covering topics that include utilizing partnerships between communities and universities to boost development, as well as work on furthering entrepreneurship in less-developed countries.
  • Four of the faculty have conducted research on diversity issues (e.g., gender, nationality).

Faculty Research Seminar Series 

The GSOM Faculty 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 GSOM Research Seminar Series. Anyone interested in obtaining feedback on a current research project is welcome to present in this series. Contact the series' Chair, Rita Wang, at zhihwang@clarku.edu for a list of available dates and to request a date on the calendar.

2017-2018 Presentations

All seminars will be held from 12:30-1:15 p.m. in Carlson Hall, room 231, unless otherwise noted.  Additional seminars will be posted as they are scheduled.

DATE SPEAKER(S) TOPIC
September 6, 2017

Lin Boldt, Assistant
Professor, Marketing  

“Display Advertising Strategies for Multi-Brand Firms: Spillover Effects and Budget Allocation Implications”
October 11, 2017​

Pankush Kalgotra, Assistant
Professor, Business Analytics

“Impact of inferred comorbidity networks on health outcomes”
November 8, 2017

David Tang, Assistant
Professor, Finance  

“Religion and Venture Investing: A Cross-Country Analysis”

December 6, 2017

James Stodder, Visiting
Lecturer, Financial Econometrics

“Carbon Taxes and the Profitability of Natural Gas”

February 14, 2018

Ales Jug
WPI PhD Candidate

“Can social enterprises help in transformations to sustainable supply chains?”

March 14, 2018

Qingyun Zhu
WPI PhD Candidate

“Product deletion and supply chain management: The sustainability connection”

 

Seminar 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.

Presentations

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 zhihwang@clarku.edu.