Management Faculty Research
We understand the trends in management and leadership.
Our faculty have diverse expertise within the management profession, from managing supply chains to IT project management. Their research within the discipline creates new insights and observations.
Andy (John) Anderson
Dr. Anderson's research centers around Chinese outward foreign direct investment. Within this niche, he investigates diverse topics such as home country policy impacts, strategic asset seeking, and global value chains.
Operations and supply chain management, demand chain management, maintenance modeling, higher education, brewery sustainability & SCM, and big data and predictive analytics.
Yu (Jade) Chu
The supply chain is always disruptive, with or without the pandemic. Jade's overarching research interest is supply chain disruption in two directions: upstream and downstream. Her primary research stream centers on the decision-making in buyer-supplier exchanges, both in a steady operative and disruptive mode. Her secondary research stream examines consumer reactions to supply chain disruptions, such as in sustainability and food chain through transparency. Using multi-staged experimental studies, Jade connects both areas to infer further the causal effect of buyers, suppliers, and consumers' decision processes.
With a prior career in HR, Russell's research focuses on several dynamic areas such as leadership, fit, personality, work attitudes, and job performance. For example, why are some leaders able to more easily impact certain types of followers and not others? Why do certain followers only positively respond to certain leadership styles? Should personality research also focus on values and interests instead of just traits? Is it more important to fit with the organization, job, team, or the supervisor? How do recruiter perceptions of applicant fit impact the chances of being hired? How do all of the above mechanisms impact work attitudes, work motivation, and job performance? These are just some of the fascinating topics Russell's research has focused on over his career.
Theoretical and empirical research in IS and IT outsourcing; cloud computing; and use of theory and spatial analysis and econometrics techniques from regional economics and geography
Atul has been investigating employees' reactions to annual pay raises and other pay-related issues for over three decades. Atul is fascinated by how people assign meaning to money. His research seeks to answer such questions as: (a) do workers experience happiness and work harder if they receive typical 2%-3% annual merit raise? or (b) is gender pay inequity a useful idea to address the observed pay gap between men and women across nations? He employs a variety of psychological, economic, and psychophysical theories to answer such questions in the hope of helping organizations design effective reward systems. Currently, he is working with a team of international researchers on a global pay systems project, "Investigating Merit Pay Across Cultures and Territories (IMPACT)."
Leslie K. Wilson
Improved productivity in analysis, design, and development. Application of expert systems in manufacturing. Supply chain productivity enhancements. Teaching pedagogy in information systems. Management issues in virtual worlds.