Archive for the ‘Research Notes’ Category
Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
Mita Sujan’s paper “Temporal mindsets and self-regulation: The motivation and implementation of self-regulatory behaviors” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Consumer Psychology. The paper, co-authored with Denise Buhrau (PhD ’10), focuses on implementation of self-regulation. Using data from Tulane University’s 10,000-steps-a-day fitness program, the authors argue that individuals with low consideration of future consequences (CFC) are more motivated to act when messages provide specific recommendations with the necessary contextual details for personalization (“when,” “where” and “with whom) that make planning accessible and easy. The study is part of a larger line of research aimed at better understanding of self-regulation. Chronic failures of self-regulation, Sujan suggests, are at the core of the nation’s obesity epidemic and household debt crisis, issues that result in substantial costs to the economy. Sujan is the Malcolm Woldenberg Chair of Marketing at Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business.
Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
Lingling Wang’s paper “Culture and R2,” co-authored with Cheol Eun and Steven Xiao, has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Financial Economics. In the paper, the authors find that stock prices co-move more in culturally tight and collectivistic countries and less in culturally loose and individualistic countries. Their study suggests that culture is an important omitted variable in the literature that investigates cross-country differences in stock price co-movements. Wang is an assistant professor of finance at the A. B. Freeman School of Business.
Friday, October 25th, 2013
Michael Burke’s paper “Statistical Significance Criteria for the rWG and Average Deviation Interrater Agreement Indices,” co-authored with Kristin Smith-Crowe, Ayala Cohen and Etti Doveh, has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Applied Psychology. Burke is a professor of management and the Lawrence Martin Chair in Business at Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business. He holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at Tulane’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. The senior author of the paper, Kristin Smith-Crowe, is a graduate of Tulane’s Industrial/Organizational Psychology doctoral program, which is cooperatively administered with the Freeman School’s Organizational Behavior doctoral program. Since 2011, Smith-Crowe has been a tenured associate professor at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business. She is currently visiting as a Senior Fellow at the Wharton School of Business. Ayala Cohen and Etti Doveh are on the faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
Emily Rosenzweig’s paper “The Performance Heuristic: A Misguided Reliance on Past Success When Predicting Future Prospects for Improvement” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. The paper was co-authored with Clayton Critcher, assistant professor of marketing at the University of California – Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Rosenzweig is an assistant professor of marketing at Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business.
Monday, September 30th, 2013
Geoff Parker and Burcu Tan’s paper “Platform Performance Investment in the Presence of Network Externalities,” co-authored with Edward G. Anderson Jr., associate professor of information, risk and operations management at the University of Texas at Austin, has been accepted for publication in Information Systems Research. In the paper, the authors build a strategic model to investigate the trade-off between investing in high platform performance versus reducing investment in order to facilitate third party content development and characterize the conditions under which offering a platform with lower performance but greater availability of content can be a winning strategy. Parker is the Norman Mayer Professor of Business and professor of management science at Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business. Tan is an assistant professor of management science at the Freeman School.
Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
Jasmijn Bol’s paper “Managers’ Discretionary Adjustments: The Influence of Uncontrollable Events and Compensation Interdependence” has been accepted for publication in Contemporary Accounting Research. The paper was co-authored with Gary Hecht of the University of Wisconsin and Steven Smith of Brigham Young University. Bol is an associate professor and the PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP Faculty Fellow in accounting at Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business.
Monday, June 3rd, 2013
Daniel Mochon recently had two papers accepted for publication. Mochon’s paper “Single option aversion” was accepted for publication in Journal of Consumer Research, and his paper “Anchoring in sequential judgments,” co-authored with Shane W. Frederick, was accepted for publication in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. Mochon is an assistant professor of marketing at the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University.
Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
Geoffrey Parker’s research is featured in the May 2013 issue of International Innovation, a publication dedicated to the dissemination of science and technology research. The article, titled The Power of Platforms, discusses the research conducted by Parker and Marshall Van Alstyne, associate professor at Boston University, on platform-driven markets, a topic the two colleagues have studied for over 15 years. The magazine also features a Q&A with Parker and Van Alstyne. Parker is a professor of management science at Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business.
Tuesday, March 26th, 2013
Jennifer Merluzzi’s paper “How many names are enough? Identifying network effects with the least set of listed contacts” has been accepted for publication in Social Networks. Merluzzi, an assistant professor of management at the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, co-authored the paper with Ronald S. Burt, Hobart W. Williams Professor of Sociology and Strategy at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Thursday, March 7th, 2013
Eric Hamerman’s paper “Conditioned Superstition: Desire for Control and Consumer Brand Preferences,” co-authored with Gita Johar, professor of business at Columbia University, has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Consumer Research. The paper explores the notion of conditioned superstition, the idiosyncratic superstitions people form through everyday associations between a product and an outcome. The authors find that people are more likely to engage in superstitious behavior when they have a high level of desire to control an uncertain outcome combined with a low perception of their ability to do so. Furthermore, Hamerman and Johar find that after engaging in superstitious behaviors, individuals are more likely to predict a successful outcome. Hamerman is an assistant professor of marketing at the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University.