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Research

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Clark SOM 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.

SOM 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 SOM 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 SOM Research Seminar Series. Anyone interested in obtaining feedback on a current research project is welcome to present in this series. Contact the series’ Chair, Inshik Seol, at ISeol@clarku.edu for a list of available dates and to request a date on the calendar.

 

 

Contact Information

School of Management

Office Location
  • 950 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610

    SOM is located in Carlson Hall, close to the Maywood Street parking lot.
  • Telephone: 1-508-793-7543
  • Fax: 1-508-793-8822