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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 and graduate students at 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 presentations.

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.

Presentations in Fall 2021

All sessions in fall 2021 will be presented online through Blackboard Collaborate. Members of the Illinois Tech community can attend as guests at this Blackboard link.

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 or students at Illinois Tech.

October 1 at 10–11 a.m.
Total Equity Payout and Asset Return Predictability [abstract]

  • Lanh Nguyen, Stuart Management Science Ph.D. student

October 1 at 11 a.m.–noon
Leaders or Followers? A Temporal Analysis of Tweets from IRA Trolls [abstract]

  • Associate Professor of Political Science Matthew Shapiro
  • Harold L. Stuart Endowed Chair in Business Siva K. Balasubramanian
  • Associate Professor of Computer Science Mustafa Bilgic
  • Aron Culotta, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Tulane University
  • Libby Hemphill, Associate Professor of Information, University of Michigan
  • Anita Nikolich, Director of Research and Technology, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois

October 15 at 10–11 a.m.
I-deal or No I-deal? Lessons for Managers from Economic Theory [abstract]

  • Associate Professor of Management Smriti Anand
  • Associate Professor of Economics Priyanka Sharma
  • Professor of Economics Liad Wagman
  • Pouya Haddadian Nekah, Stuart Management Science Ph.D. student

October 15 at 11 a.m.–noon
Sharpen Quality Investing: A PLS-based Approach [abstract]

  • Zixuan Jiao, Stuart Management Science Ph.D. student

October 29 at 10–11 a.m.
Valuation of Innovation Projects Utilizing Dynamic Programming

October 29 at 11 a.m.–noon
Clean Energy Safe Haven Property and Extreme Sentiment of Cryptocurrencies

  • Yao Xie, Stuart Management Science Ph.D. student

November 5 at 10–11 a.m.
Safety Reviews of AirBnB: An Information Tale

  • Yidan Sun, Stuart Management Science Ph.D. student
  • Professor of Economics Liad Wagman
  • Ginger Zhe Jin, Professor of Economics, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Aron Culotta, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Tulane University

November 5 at 11 a.m.–noon
Role of Consumer Characteristics in Obesity

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

November 12 at 10–11 a.m.
Modifying Real Option Exercise Probability: Examples and Testable Hypotheses

November 12 at 11 a.m.–noon
Create It, Use It, or Lose It? A Database/Survey Investigation of “Forgotten” Theories/Models and Best Practices in Advertising Literature

  • Harold L. Stuart Endowed Chair in Business Siva K. Balasubramanian
  • Zheng Zhou, Stuart Ph.D. Management Science ’20
  • Zhenze Xing, Stuart Management Science Ph.D. student
  • Jose Marti-Parreno, Universidad Internacional de Valencia, Spain

December 3 at 10–11 a.m.
Event Study Analysis of Brand Placements: Focus on Competition and Repetition Effects in the U.S. Automobile Market

December 3 at 11 a.m.–noon
Reimagining Advertising Research in the Future – Part 1 and Part 2

  • Harold L. Stuart Endowed Chair in Business Siva K Balasubramanian
  • Zheng Zhou, Stuart Ph.D. Management Science ’20
  • Zhenze Xing, Stuart Management Science Ph.D. student
  • Jose Marti-Parreno, Universidad Internacional de Valencia, Spain
  • Daniele Scarpi, University of Bologna Business School, Italy
  • Giacomo Gistri, University of Macerata, Italy

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