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Friday Research Presentations

Stuart School of Business highlights scholarly research by faculty and students 

The Friday Research Presentations series showcases ongoing academic research projects conducted by faculty, graduate students, and alumni of Illinois Tech’s Stuart School of Business, as well as guest presentations by Illinois Tech colleagues, business professionals, and faculty from other leading business schools.

All Illinois Tech faculty, students, and staff are invited to attend. These in-person presentations are held in Room 470 at the Conviser Law Center, 565 West Adams Street, Chicago.

Every year, research collaborations that begin as presentations in this series go on to produce research papers accepted for publication in leading journals. The series, begun in 2008, sponsors presentations throughout the academic year. Use the page navigation to view lists of Friday Research Presentations in previous academic years.

For more information about Stuart’s Friday Research Presentations, contact Harold L. Stuart Endowed Chair in Business Siva K. Balasubramanian.

Unless otherwise noted, all presenters are faculty, students, or alumni of Stuart School of Business at Illinois Tech.

Presentations in 2023-24

Fall 2023

October 13 at 10–10:45 a.m.
Interpreting Investor Sentiment with Regional Variation [abstract]

October 27 at 10–10:45 a.m.
Who Am I at Work? An Examination of Employee Caste Status, Peer Influence Centrality, and Work Performance [abstract]

October 27 at 10:45–11:30 a.m.
CSR Miami: Effect of Class Size Reduction in Florida [abstract]

  • Industry Assistant Professor of Public Administration Alan Secor

November 3 at 10–10:45 a.m.
Do Tax Rates Affect CSR? A Natural Experiment from Corporate Tax Reforms [abstract]

November 3 at 10:45–11:30 a.m.
Attribution and Analytics: An Integrated Approach [abstract]

December 1 at 10–10:45 a.m.
Has Genius Faded? [abstract]

  • Assistant Professor of Analytics Andrew Kumiega
  • Eric Willis, CFA, Park River Advisors

December 1 at 10:45–11:30 a.m.
Consumers’ Characteristics, Nutrition Perceptions, BMI, and Health Outcomes: New Insights [abstract]

  • Harold L. Stuart Endowed Chair in Business Siva K. Balasubramanian
  • Zheng Zhou (Ph.D. Management Science ’20), Assistant Professor of Business Analytics, Lewis University
  • Mark Fishbein, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Spring 2024

March 22 at 10–10:45 a.m.
CEO Language and Stakeholder Attention: The Impact of Ambiguity [abstract]

  • Ningzi Li, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Organizations and Strategy, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

March 29 at 10–10:45 a.m.
Unveiling the Nexus in Harnessing Structure Holes: The Guanxi Dynamics in Cross-Functional Teams [abstract]

March 29 at 10:45–11:30 a.m.
The Driving Forces Behind Higher Moments in Equity Options Trading [abstract]

  • Pascal Letourneau, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

April 5 at 10–10:45 a.m.
Transforming Local Food Supply Chains through Values-Based Institutional Procurement [abstract]

April 19 at 10–10:45 a.m.
Attribution and Analytics: Better Together [abstract]

April 26 at 10–10:45 a.m.
Covid and Volatility

April 26 at 10:45–11:30 a.m.
Mitigating Healthcare Supply Chain Challenges Under Disaster Conditions: A Holistic AI-Based Analysis of Social Media Data [abstract], published in International Journal of Production Research

  • Harold L. Stuart Endowed Chair in Business Siva K. Balasubramanian
  • Vishwa Kumar, University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Avimanyu Sahoo, University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Sampson Gholston, University of Alabama in Huntsville

Read more about this research in Illinois Tech news.

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