Moran Center for Global Leadership Research Excellence Awards

The Moran Center for Global Leadership rewards the authors of high-quality research papers in the areas of global leadership by providing $1,000 research excellence awards and $500 for honorable mentions. The winning papers are selected after rigorous blind-peer review and faculty present their research at the Center’s Research Seminar at the end of the spring semester. Given the importance of global leadership in today’s rapidly changing business environments, authors from all business disciplines are encouraged to submit their research in this highly competitive process. The paper must have a clear relationship to some aspect of global business and/or responsible leadership, broadly defined.

The Moran Center for Global Leadership wishes to gratefully acknowledge the financial support of Mary V. and Herbert F. Aspbury in making these awards possible.

2015-2016 awards for Research Excellence in VSB:

  • “The Granular Nature of Large Institutional Investors,” by Rabih Moussawi, PhD,  assistant professor, Finance and John Sedunov, PhD, The Michele and Christopher Iannaccone ’91 Assistant Professor, Finance
  • “Dehumanization and Restriction Inside a Maximum Security Prison: Novel Insights About Consumer Acquisition and Ownership,” by Ronald Hill, PhD, professor, Marketing & Business Law, Richard J. and Barbara Naclerio Endowed Chair in Business
  • “The Impact of Principles versus Rules Accounting Standards and Task Structure On Auditor Reporting Judgments and Negotiation Tactics,” by Danielle Lombardi, PhD, assistant professor, Accountancy & Information Systems
  • “Bilateral versus Multilateral: Picking Policy Instruments,” by Erasmus Kersting, PhD, The McCarthy Family Assistant Professor, Economics and Christopher Kilby, PhD, professor,  Economics

Honorable Mention Awards

  • “Cross-Border Bank Flows and Systemic Risk,” by John Sedunov, PhD, The Michele and Christopher Iannaccone ’91 Assistant Professor, Finance
  • “Stakeholder Perspectives on Leader Behaviors that Contribute to the Satisfaction, Career Success, and Retention of Professionals,” by Stephen A. Stumpf, PhD, professor, Management & Operations, Fred J. Springer Chair in Business Leadership and Walter G. Tymon, Jr., PhD, associate professor, Management & Operations
  • “Coordination and Communication Challenges in Global Group Audits,” by Denise Hanes Downey, PhD, assistant professor, Accountancy & Information Systems
  • “How have Global Financial Institutions Responded to the Challenges of the Post-Crisis Era?” by Michael Pagano, PhD, professor, Finance, The Robert J. and Mary Ellen Darretta Endowed Chair in Finance
  • “Determinants and Consequences of Interlocking Boards in Nonprofit Organizations,” by Erica Harris, PhD, The Andrew J. Melton Jr. ’42 Assistant Professor, Accountancy & Information Systems
  • “The Impact of Economic Crisis on Country-of-Origin Effects,” by Aronte Bennett, PhD, associate professor, Marketing & Business Law, John Kozup, PhD, associate professor, Marketing & Business Law and Charles Taylor, PhD, John A. Murphy Professor of Marketing, Marketing & Business Law
  • “Institutional Investors and Bank Earnings Management,” by Tianxia “Tina” Yang, PhD, associate professor, Finance

The 2014-2015 awards for Research Excellence in VSB:

  • “Growing@Work: The Effects of Interpretive Accomplishments on Knowledge Worker Performance,” by Stephen A. Stumpf, PhD, professor, Management & Operations
    and Fred J. Springer Chair in Business Leadership and Walter G. Tymon, Jr., PhD, associate professor, Management & Operations
  • “The Interactive Effects of Feedback Sign and Source on Indian Professionals’ Satisfaction: A Social Identity Perspective,” by Denise H. Downey, PhD, assistant professor, Accountancy and Information Systems
  • “Does Wealth Inequality Matter For Growth? The Effect of Billionaire Wealth, Income Distribution and Poverty,” by Sutirtha Bagchi, PhD, assistant professor, Economics

Honorable Mention Awards:

  • “The Rights of Shareholders in Authorizing Corporate Philanthropy,” by John A. Pearce, II, PhD, professor, Management & Operations and VSB Endowed Chair in Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship
  • “With a Little Help From My Friends: Global Electioneering and World Bank Lending,” by Erasmus Kersting, PhD,  assistant professor, Economics and Christopher Kilby, PhD, associate professor,  Economics
  • “An Analytical Balanced Scorecard Approach For Coordinating and Control of Value Chain Business Functions,” Wayne G. Bremser, PhD, professor, Accountancy and Information Systems
  • “Using an Expert System to Debias the Dilution Effect in Auditor Judgment,” by Danielle R. Lombardi, PhD, assistant professor, Accountancy and Information Systems

The 2013-2014 awards for Research Excellence in VSB:

  • “Incentive-based Compensation for Chief Internal Auditors and External Audit Fees,”
    Lucy Chen, PhD, assistant professor, Accountancy & Information Systems
  • “Do Shareholders Have Say On Corporate Social Responsibility Decisions? Evidence from Toxic Release Data,” Tianxia “Tina” Yang, PhD, assistant professor, Finance                 
  • “Excess Reserves and Economic Activity,” Scott Dressler, PhD, associate professor and Erasmus Kersting, PhD, assistant professor, Economics

Honorable Mention Awards:

  • “Leading Technical Teams to High Performance through Intrinsic Rewards and Engagement,” Steve Stumpf, PhD, professor and Walt Tymon, PhD, associate professor, Management & Operations
  • “Vertical Integration and Supplier Finance,” Erasmus Kersting, PhD, assistant professor, Economics
  • “What Is The Relation Between Systemic Risk Exposure and Sovereign Debt?” Mike Pagano, PhD, The Robert J. and Mary Ellen Darretta Endowed Chair in Finance
  • “Knowledge Creation of Cosmopolitans and Locals in Academia: Role Orientations, Foci of Commitment, and Post-Tenure Productivity,” Kevin Clark, PhD, associate professor, Management & Operations
  • “Political ‘Investments’ and Credit Risk: Evidence from Credit Default Swaps,” Paul Hanouna, PhD, associate professor, Finance

The 2012-13 Awards for Research Excellence in VSB:

  • “Development Cooperation, New and Old: China, the EU, and the United States,”
    Erasmus Kersting, PhD, assistant professor, Economics and Christopher Kilby, PhD, Associate Professor,  Economics
  • The SEC’s Elimination of 20-F Reconciliation and the Cost of Debt,” Lucy Huajing Chen, PhD, assistant professor, Accountancy & Information Systems
  • “Profits and Corporate Philanthropy: An Economic Rationale for Dual Mission Hybrid Firms,” Wen Mao, PhD, Professor, Economics, John A. Pearce II, PhD, Professor, Management & Operations, and Renya Reed Wasson, PhD, visiting professor, Economics
  • “Knowledge Flows and Influence in Top Management Teams: Examining the Role of Relational and Structural Networks,” Kevin D. Clark, PhD, associate professor, Management & Operations

Honorable Mention Awards:

  • “Empowering Leader Behaviors for Enhanced Performance and Retention of Professionals” by Stephen A. Stumpf, PhD, professor, Management & Operations and Fred J. Springer Chair in Business Leadership and Walter G. Tymon, Jr., PhD, associate professor, Management & Operations
  • “Alternative Pathways to Persuasion: How Graphic Visual Health Warnings Affect Adolescent and Young Adult Smokers’ Thoughts of Quitting,” Jeremy Kees, PhD, associate professor, Marketing
  • “CEO Duality, Competition, and Firm Performance,” Tianxia “Tina” Yang, PhD, assistant professor, Finance
  • “Balanced Scorecard Target Setting with Resource Constraints,” Wayne G. Bremser, PhD, professor, Accountancy & Information Systems
  • “The Effect of a Fraud Scenario on Auditors’ Risk Assessments and Planning Judgments,” James Lloyd Bierstaker, PhD, associate professor, Accountancy & Information Systems

The 2011-12 Awards for Research Excellence in VSB:

  • “Multilevel Antecedents and Moderators of Saving Behavior in the Developing World,” Ronald Hill, PhD, professor, Marketing & Business Law
  • “Corruption’s Impact on Liquidity, Investment Flows, and Cost of Capital,” Michael Pagano, PhD, professor, Finance
  • “Implicit Motives, Leadership, and Subordinate Outcomes: An Empirical Test of CEOs,” Narda Quigley, PhD, professor, Management & Operations

Honorable Mention Awards:

  • “Auditor Acceptance and Use of Computer-Assisted Audit Techniques,” James Bierstaker, PhD, professor, Accountancy & Information Systems
  • “The Impact of Eliminating the Form 20-F Reconciliation on Shareholder Wealth: Evidence from the U.S. Cross-Listed Firms,” Lucy Chen, assistant professor, Accountancy & Information Systems
  • “A Long-Run, Short-Run, and Politico-Economic Analysis of the Welfare Costs of Inflation,” Scott Dressler, PhD, associate professor, Economics
  • “International Organization of Production by Heterogeneous Firms,” Erasmus Kersting, PhD, associate professor, Economics
  • “The Impact of Globalization on Women: Testing Vandana Shiva’s Critique of Development,” Christopher Kilby, PhD, associate professor, Economics

The 2010-11 Awards for Research Excellence in VSB:

  • “External Auditors’ Willingness to Rely on the Work of Internal Auditors,” James Bierstaker, PhD, associate professor, Accountancy & Information Systems
  • “Is Simpler Always Better? Consumer Evaluations of Front-of-Package Nutrition Symbols,” Jeremy Kees, PhD, associate professor, Marketing
  • “Motivating Stakeholder Considerations and Ethically-Oriented Behavior in Work Groups,” Kevin Clark, PhD, associate professor, Management & Operations, Narda Quigley, associate professor, Management & Operations, and Steve Stumpf, PhD, professor, Marketing
  • “Firm Productivity, Innovation and Financial Development,” Erasmus Kersting, PhD, associate professor, Economics
  • “Bottom of the Pyramid or Top of the Marketplace? Impoverished Consumers, Subjective Well-Being and Self-Determination Theory,” Ron Hill, PhD, professor, Marketing & Business Law

Honorable Mention Awards:

  • “Responsible Leadership and Talent Retention: Insights from India,” Jonathan Doh, PhD, professor, Management & Operations, Steve Stumpf, PhD, professor, Marketing and Walt Tymon, PhD, associate professor, Management & Operations
  • “Why They Do What They Do: Comparing the Personal Characteristics and Motivations of Social and Commercial Entrepreneurs,” Scott Newbert, PhD, associate professor, Management & Operations, Kevin Clark, PhD, associate professor, Management & Operations, and Narda Quigley, PhD, associate professor, Management & Operations
  • “What Determines the Size and Aid of Projects?” Christopher Kilby, PhD, associate professor, Economics

 

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