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Faculty Research

Recent Stuart Faculty Publications and Presentations

Faculty at Stuart School of Business engage in dynamic, collaborative research that is both relevant and valuable to the daily work of business and industry professionals, and that advances theoretical understanding.

Siva Balasubramanian

Siva Balasubramanian

“Priming Movie Product Placements: New Insights from a Cross-National Case Study” accepted in May 2021 for publication in the International Journal of Advertising.

Co-author of a book chapter titled “Consumers’ Perceptions and Attitudes Toward Product Placements: Exploring Similarities and Differences between Finland and the United States” in Handbook on Cross-Cultural Marketing, fall 2020.

Twitter Presence and Experience Improve Corporate Social Responsibility Outcomes” published in the Journal of Business Ethics, May 2020. Yiwei Fang and Senior Analyst, Capital Markets Zihao Yang (Stuart Ph.D. MSC ’20) at Federal Home Loan Bank are co-authors. Read more in Illinois Tech news.

Haizhi Wang

Haizhi Wang

Bankruptcy Exemption and Peer-to-Peer Lending” published in Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, May 2021. Stuart Ph.D. student Bo Wang and Tianyu Zhao (Stuart Ph.D. MSC ’19) are co-authors.

Do Affiliated Bankers on Board Enhance Corporate Social Responsibility? U.S. Evidence” published in Sustainability, March 2021. Stuart Ph.D. student Hui Li is a co-author.

Global Equity Offerings and Access to Domestic Loan Market: U.S. Evidence” published in International Review of Financial Analysis, March 2021. Jingqi Zhang (Stuart Ph.D. MSC ’19) is a co-author.

“Banking Deregulation and Investment Cash Flow Sensitivity” accepted for publication in Review of Business. Tianyu Zhao (Stuart Ph.D. MSC ’19), and Xinting Zhen (Stuart Ph.D. MSC ’18) are co-authors.

Stock Market Liberalization, Foreign Institutional Investors, and Informational Efficiency of Stock Prices: Evidence from an Emerging Market” published in the International Journal of Finance & Economics, July 2020.

Do Mandatory Pension Contributions Hinder Innovation? Empirical Evidence” published in the International Journal of Innovation Studies, June 2020. Stuart Ph.D. student Hao Shen is a co-author.

Unionization and Firm Inventory Management: Empirical Evidence” published in the Review of Business, June 2020. Stuart Ph.D. student Bo Wang is a co-author.

Smriti Anand

Smriti Anand

No Family Left Behind: Flexibility I-Deals for Employees with Stigmatized Family Identities” published in Human Relations, March 2021.

What Happens at Home Stays at Home!” published in Sage Journals Blog: Research, Editor’s Picks, June 2020.

Co-editor of a virtual special issue of Human Relations on the topic “Flexible Work Practices and Work-Family Domain” published in June 2020.

  • View profile: Associate Professor of Management Smriti Anand

Sang Baum “Solomon” Kang

Sang Baum Kang

Do the Basis and Other Predictors of Futures Return Also Predict Spot Return with the Same Signs and Magnitudes? Evidence from the LME” published in the Journal of Commodity Markets, March 2021. Amazon Economist Jian Jia (Stuart Ph.D. MSC ’20) is a co-author.

Liad Wagman

Liad Wagman

The Short-Run Effects of GDPR on Technology Venture Investment” published in Marketing Science, March 2021. Amazon Economist Jian Jia (Stuart Ph.D. MSC ’20) is a co-author. Articles and research on this topic by Wagman and Jia include:

Big Data at the Crossroads of Antitrust and Consumer Protection” published in Information Economics and Policy, March 2021. This paper is part of a special issue of the journal that includes contributions from leading antitrust and consumer protection economists.

Local Network Effects in the Adoption of a Digital Platform” accepted in February 2021 for publication in the Journal of Industrial Economics.

The Value of Technology Releases in the Mobile App Ecosystem” published by the Data Catalyst Institute, January 2021. Stuart Ph.D. student Yidan Sun is a co-author. Download the research paper.

Grant proposal for project on “Consumer Surplus and Technology Releases in the App Ecosystem” accepted by the University of Pennsylvania Center for Technology, Innovation, and Competition for funding from the the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, December 2020. Stuart Ph.D. student Yidan Sun is co-author.

Platform, Anonymity, and Illegal Actors: Evidence of Whac-A-Mole Enforcement from Airbnb” published in the Journal of Law and Economics, November 2020. Amazon Economist Jian Jia (Stuart Ph.D. MSC ’20) is co-author. Read more in Illinois Tech news.

Advertising and Voter Data in Asymmetric Political Contests” published in Information Economics and Policy, September 2020. Priyanka Sharma is a co-author.

Priyanka Sharma

Priyanka Sharma

Patent Policy, Imitation Incentives, and the Rate of Cumulative Innovation” published in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, October 2020.

Advertising and Voter Data in Asymmetric Political Contests” published in Information Economics and Policy, September 2020. Liad Wagman is a co-author.

Weslynne Ashton

Weslynne Ashton

Weslynne Ashton and research assistant Jahanzaib “Jay” Qureshi (M.S. Marketing Analytics student) facilitated a session at the Cook County Food Summit on October 15, 2020. Ashton and Qureshi are collaborating with the Chicago Food Policy Action Council to research nationwide trends in food hubs.

Yiwei Fang

Yiwei Fang

Twitter Presence and Experience Improve Corporate Social Responsibility Outcomes” published in the Journal of Business Ethics, May 2020. Siva Balasubramanian and Senior Analyst, Capital Markets Zihao Yang (Stuart Ph.D. MSC ’20) at Federal Home Loan Bank are co-authors. Read more in Illinois Tech news.

  • View profile: Associate Professor of Finance Yiwei Fang

Matthew Dixon

Matthew Dixon

Financial Forecasting with alpha-RNNs: A Time Series Modeling Approach” published in Frontiers in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, February 2021. Stuart Ph.D. student Justin London is a co-author.

  • View profile: Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics and Stuart Affiliated Faculty Matthew Dixon

Areas of Faculty Research Focus

Current areas of faculty research focus at Stuart include, but are not limited to:

  • High-frequency finance
  • Sustainable enterprise and the circular economy
  • Product placement and marketing communications
  • Privacy
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Effects of non-compete agreements
  • Ethics in automated financial markets
  • Hedging and risk management
  • Leader-member exchange (LMX) in management
  • Diversity in the workplace

For more details on Stuart faculty research interests, see the individual faculty members’ profiles.

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Putting His Brand on Product Placement Research

Harold L. Stuart Endowed Chair in Business Siva Balasubramanian is widely recognized as a leading scholar in the field of product placement research. Watch his Experts Report video and then read about the international reach of his groundbreaking research over the past 25 years.

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