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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 2020-21

Spring 2021

All sessions in spring 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 Stuart School of Business.

Friday, March 5 at 10–11 a.m.
Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Economic Development in China [abstract]

  • Associate Professor of Environmental Management Nasrin R. Khalili
  • Weiquan Cheng, Stuart Management Science Ph.D. student

Friday, March 5 at 11 a.m.–noon
Opportunities for the Stuart School in Entrepreneurship [abstract]

  • Coleman Foundation Clinical Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship Nik Rokop

Friday, March 12 at 10–11 a.m.
Innovation Diffusion Modeling Using Time-Series Analysis, Social Network Analysis, Survival Analysis, and Machine Learning [abstract]

  • Amir Onallah, Stuart Management Science Ph.D. student

Friday, March 12 at 11 a.m.–noon
Advances in Machine Learning: Applications in Time Series Prediction [abstract]

  • Justin London, Stuart Management Science Ph.D. student

Friday, March 26 at 10–11 a.m.
Expanding and Combining Attribution and Analytics Systems [abstract]

Friday, March 26 at 11 a.m.–noon
AI-Focused Teaching and Research [abstract]

Friday, April 2 at 10–11 a.m.
Blockchain’s Promise Across Various Industries [abstract]

  • Chetan Desai, Information Architect
  • Tony Giroti, Energy Blockchain Consortium

Friday, April 2 at 11 a.m.–noon
Tax Benefits as an Important Determinant of Leveraged Buyouts: Empirical Evidence [abstract]

  • Professor of Finance Haizhi Wang
  • Hao Shen, Stuart Management Science Ph.D. student

Friday, April 9 at 10–11 a.m.
You Stay Home, But We Can’t: Invisible “Dirty” Work as Calling Amid COVID-19 Pandemic [abstract]

  • Associate Professor of Management Smriti Anand
  • Koustab Ghosh, Associate Professor, Human Resource Management, Indian Institute of Management Rohtak

Friday, April 9 at 11 a.m.–noon
Exploring the Influence of Consumers’ Characteristics on Obesity-related Health Outcomes [abstract]

  • 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

Friday, April 16 at 10–11 a.m.
Changing the Power Equation: A Structural Analysis of Used Car Markets on the Automobile Retail Channel [abstract]

Friday, April 16 at 11 a.m.–noon
Priming Movie Product Placements: New Insights from a Cross-National Case Study [abstract]

  • Harold L. Stuart Endowed Chair in Business Siva K Balasubramanian
  • Giacomo Gistri, Associate Professor of Marketing, University of Macerata, Italy

Friday, April 23 at 10–11 a.m.
Analyzing Online Reviews in E-retailer Platforms: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach [abstract]

  • Zheng Zhou (Stuart Ph.D. Management Science ’20)
  • Harold L. Stuart Endowed Chair in Business Siva K. Balasubramanian

Friday, April 23 at 11 a.m.–noon
Platform as a Rule Maker: Evidence from Airbnb’s Cancellation Policies [abstract]

  • Professor of Economics Liad Wagman
  • Jian Jia (Stuart Ph.D. Management Science ’20), Economist, Amazon

Friday, April 30 at 10–11 a.m.
Real-Time Audits Utilizing Blockchain for Environmental Attributes Credits [abstract]

  • Assistant Professor of Analytics Andrew Kumiega
  • Adjunct Professor Daniel Waterloo, Industrial Technology and Management and Stuart School of Business
  • Steven Josephs, P.E., Renewable Energy Consultant

Friday, April 30 at 11 a.m.–noon
Applying Rational Actor Model to I-deals-Team Effectiveness Relationship [abstract]

Fall 2020

All sessions in fall 2020 were presented online through Blackboard Collaborate. 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 Stuart School of Business.

Wednesday, October 14 at 10–11 a.m.
The Term Structure of Futures Premiums [abstract]

  • Associate Professor of Finance Ricky Cooper
  • Marat Molyboga, Ph.D., Chief Research Officer, Efficient Capital Management

Friday, October 23 at 10–11 a.m.
Operational Hedging vs. Financial Hedging: Evidence from Oil Producers [abstract]

  • Associate Professor of Finance Yiwei Fang
  • Associate Professor of Finance Sang Baum Kang
  • You Lu (Stuart Ph.D. Management Science ’20), Assistant Professor of Finance, Suzhou University

Friday, October 30 at 10–11 a.m.
A Comparison of Pricing Models for Negative Oil Futures [abstract]

  • Assistant Professor of Analytics Andrew Kumiega
  • Greg Sterijevski, Ph.D., founder of CommodityVol.com

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