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* School of Business Faculty News *

The School of Business is proud to recognize the publications and successes of its faculty. Following is news to date for the 2023-24 academic year.

April, 2024

  • Dr. Jisoo Park

Dr. Park had an article titled, “Giving Up Learning from Failures? An Examination of Learning from One’s Own Failures in the Context of Heart Surgeons” accepted for publication in Strategic Management Journal.

Dr. park will be also presenting for a symposium titled “Organizational Errors and Failures” at the 2024 Academy of Management Annual Meeting.

  • Dr. Atefeh Yazdanparast

Dr. Yazdanparast recently attended the 2024 ACME conference in Galveston, TX, where she served as the program chair for the conference and received a leadership recognition award by the Federation of Business Disciplines for her role as the program chair. She will be the conference president for the 2025 event.

Dr. Yazdanparast also had a paper accepted for publication at Psychology & Marketing, an A-level ranked journal according to ABDC ranking. The paper’s title is “Vibrotactile Feedback in M-Commerce: Stimulating Perceived Control and Perceived Ownership to Increase Anticipated Satisfaction.”

  • Dr. Ayan Ghosh Dastidair

Dr. Dastidar received the Lou E. Pelton Emerging Scholar Award at the 2024 ACME conference. This award is presented to early career marketing scholars.

  • Dr. Fei Fang and Dr. Siti Parida

Dr. Fang and Dr. Parida had two papers accepted for publication:

Fang, Fei., Parida, Siti., & Sarkis, J. (2024). Private financing and the circular economy. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 205, 107581. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2024.107581

Fang, Fei., Parida, Siti. (2024). Assessing Circular Economy Funds: Performance, Fees, Risks and Sustainability, International Journal of Financial Studies

 

 

March, 2024

  • Dr. Zhenyang (David) Tang

Dr. Zhenyang (David) Tang recently had two research papers accepted into top journals. His paper titled, “CEO Religion and Corporate Social Responsibility: A Socio-behavioral Model” was accepted for publication in the Journal of Business Ethics, an A-level journal according to ABDC ranking.  His second paper, “Do corporate site visits by analysts and institutional investors increase labor investment efficiency?” was accepted for publication at the Asian Review of Accounting, a B-rated journal.

  • Dr. Atefeh Yazdanparast

Dr. Atefeh Yazdanparast Ardestani was selected as the track chair for the “AI and Marketing Track” at the 2024 Society of Marketing Advances conference.

February, 2024

  • Dr. Atefeh Yazdanparast

Professor Yazdanparast had a paper accepted for publication at International Journal of Bank Marketing, an A level journal according to ABDC ranking.  Her paper is titled, “Helping consumers weather the storm: the impact of consumer-targeted resiliency programs on firm value.”

Dr. Yazdanparast also been selected as a senior associate editor for Journal of Consumer Behaviour, also an A level journal.

  • Dr. Kyunghee Yoon

Kyunghee’s paper, “External Nonfinancial Measures in Substantive Analytical Procedures: Contributions of Weather Information,” was recently accepted by the Journal of Information Systems.

  • Dr. John Dobson

Professor Dobson received a $500,000 grant for the Liberal Arts of Returning Citizens.  It is a 3-year grant to continue offering college courses at Clark University to recent, formerly incarcerated individuals.

  • Dr. Jin Fang, Assistant Professor

Professor Fang, with School of Business colleagues Dr. Jing Zhang, Will O’Brien, and Clark University MSBA student Yanjing Wang, completed a sustainability research project between Clark University and Twisted X, a premium footwear company.  Twisted X’s CMO Tricia Mahoney and CEO Prasad Reddy ,as well as the former Suddath Global Logistics President Scott Perry, were greatly satisfied with the work. Additional details regarding the project is forthcoming in a University story.

  • Dr. Yue Gao

Professor Gao’s paper, “Internet Use for Health Information Among Marginalized Population: Evidence from HINTS data,” was accepted for oral presentation at Northeast Decision Sciences Institute 53rd Annual Conference to be held on Apr 4-6 in Cambridge, MA.

  • Dr. Hamid Ahady Dolatsara

Professor Dolatsara presented at the 2024 Business Analytics Conference in Tehran. His presentation was titled, “A DEA & machine learning based platform for investigating success of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs).”

 

January, 2024

Dr. Abdullah Asilkalkan

Professor Asilkalkan had a publication title, “Streamlining patients’ opioid prescription dosage: an explanatory Bayesian model,” published in Annals of Operations Research, an A-level journal according to ABDC ranking.

Dr. Jin Fang

Professor Fang had a paper “A Dual-Step Approach for Prioritizing Criteria and Ranking Alternatives,” co-authored by Yasamin Salmani, was accepted for presentation at Southeast Decision Sciences Institute (SEDSI) 2024 Conference.

Dr. Sitikantha Parida

Dr. Parida’s paper, “The impact of salient fees: Evidence from the mutual fund market,” was accepted for publication at the International Review of Financial Analysis, an ABDC level- A and ABS-3 journal.

Siti also presented joint work with Dr. Fei Fang at a conference organized by the National Institute of Securities Markets, India, and the London School of Economics. Their paper, titled, “Do Mutual Fund Investors Care About Climate Transition Risk? Evidence from the 2020 US Presidential Election,” was honored with a cash award.

Dr. Ruixiang (Ray) Wang

Professor Ray Wang had a paper accepted to present at the 2024 Eastern Finance Association Annual Meeting – “Patrolling the Securities Laws: Towards the SEC’s Investigation of Founder-CEO Firms.”

Dr. Yue Gao and Dr. Jing Zhang

A paper co-authored by Dr. Yue Gao and Dr. Jing Zhang, “Evaluating Electric Utility Companies for Smart Meter Adoption: Empirical Evidence from the United States,” was accepted for presentation at POMS 34th Annual Conference.

 

NOVEMBER, 2023

Dr. Yue Gao

Professor Gao had a paper titled, “The Role of Senators’ Environmental Support on Air Emission in the U.S. Power Industry,” accepted for oral presentation at the Eastern Economic Association Conference in Boston scheduled for March 2024.

Dr. Atefeh Yazdanparast

Professor Atefeh Yazdanparast Had a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Consumer Behaviour, an A level journal according to ABDC journal ranking.  The paper is titled, “Consumer Financial Planning in the Post Covid-19 Era: The Role of Emotional and Economic Vulnerability.” This is the third and last paper published from a grant that Professor Yazdanparast and her coauthor received during COVID from Ajman University (in UAE) for research on COVID and decision making.

OCTOBER, 2023

Dr. Yue Gao

Professor Yue Gao had a paper accepted for an oral presentation at the Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA. The title is, “Internet Use for Health Information among Marginalized Population: Data from 2022 HINTS.”

Dr. Atefeh Yazdanparast, Associate Professor

Professor Atefeh Yazdanparast had a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Business Research, an A level journal according to ABDC ranking. The paper is titled “The effect of color lightness on anticipated product comfort: The role of the lightness-softness cross-modal correspondence.”

 

SEPTEMBER, 2023

Dr. Jisoo Park

Professor Jisoo Park had a publication accepted in Frontiers in Psychology titled, “Communication networks and team performance: selecting members to network positions.” Co-authored with Guo J, Argote L, Kush J and Park J.

She also presented a working paper titled, “How Employing Contractors Affects Organizational Learning: Evidence from U.S. Hospitals” at the Strategic Management Society’s annual meeting conference in October.  The paper has also been nominated for the SMS Annual Conference Best Paper Prize.

Dr. Vasilia Vasiliou

Professor Vasilia Vasiliou co-authored a paper titled, “Randomized controlled trial of a group peer mentoring model for U.S. academic medicine research faculty,” which was published in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science.  Co-authored with Pololi LH, Evans AT, Brimhall-Vargas M, Civian JT, Cooper LA, Gibbs BK, Ninteau K, Vasiliou V, Brennan RT.

Dr. Ruixiang (Ray) Wang 

Professor Ray Wang published a paper in the Journal of Business Research.  His co-authored paper, “Asset Pricing with Daily Shopper Spending,” was also accepted for presentation at the American Finance Association 2024 Annual Meeting.

In addition, his co-authored paper, “Patrolling the Securities Laws: Towards the SEC’s Investigation of Founder-CEO Firms,” was accepted for presentation at 4th Annual Boca Corporate Finance and Governance Conference as well as the Financial Management Association 2023 Annual Meeting.

Dr. Jin Fang 

Professor Jin Fang’s paper “Prioritizing Electric Utility Companies for Smart Meter Adoption: Empirical Evidence from the United States,” co-authored by School of Business faculty Yue Gao, Jin Fang, and Jing Zhang, was accepted for presentation at INFORMS Annual Meeting 2023.

In addition, the paper “Analytical Framework for Assessing Key Criteria Influencing Ranking Progress: A Study on U.S. Cities,” co-authored with Yasamin Salmani, was accepted for presentation at the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) 2023 Annual Conference.