Faculty & Research

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Research Notes: Carmen Weigelt

September 04, 2015

Carmen Weigelt's paper “Competition, regulatory policy, and firms’ resource investments: The case of renewable energy technologies” has been accepted for publication in the Academy of Management Journal. The paper is co-authored with Ekundayo Shittu, assistant professor of engineering management & systems engineering at George Washington University. Weigelt is an associate professor of strategy & entrepreneurship at the A. B. Freeman School of Business.

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Research Notes: Robert Hansen

September 03, 2015

Robert Hansen’s discussion “What is the value of sell-side analysts?  Evidence from coverage changes,” originally presented at the 2014 Journal of Accounting & Economics Conference in Philadelphia, is now forthcoming in the Journal of Accounting and Economics. The conference is an annual presentation of the accounting department of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Hansen is the Francis Martin Chair in Business and professor of finance at the A. B. Freeman School of Business.

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Research Notes: Daniel Mochon and Janet Schwartz

August 05, 2015
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Daniel Mochon and Janet Schwartz's paper “Gain without pain: The extended effects of a behavioral health intervention” has been accepted for publication in Management Science. Financial incentive programs are an attractive way to for firms to help customers improve health behaviors such as better nutrition, increased exercise, better medication adherence and smoking cessation. While research from behavioral economics shows that these programs can improve a specific health behavior while financial incentives are in place, less is known about how they influence...

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Research Notes: Geoffrey Parker

July 17, 2015

Geoffrey Parker’s paper “Envelope Modeling of Renewable Resource Variability and Capacity,” co-authored with Xiaoyue Jiang of Tulane University’s Computer Science Department and Ekundayo Shittu of George Washington University, has been accepted for publication in Computers & Operations Research. Parker is the Norman Mayer Professor of Business and professor of management science at Tulane’s A. B. Freeman School of Business.

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Research Notes: Jennifer Merluzzi

June 26, 2015

Jennifer Merluzzi's paper “The Specialist Discount: Negative Returns for MBAs with Focused Profiles in Investment Banking,” co-authored with Damon Phillips of Columbia University, has been accepted for publication in Administrative Science Quarterly. Merluzzi is an assistant professor of management at Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business.

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Management prof earns 2015 Most Influential Article Award

June 15, 2015
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Assistant Professor of Management Lei Lai has been named a recipient of the 2015 Most Influential Article Award from the Conflict Management Division of the Academy of Management. The award will be presented at the Academy of Management’s 75th Annual Meeting, which will take place in August in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Lai and co-authors Hannah Bowles and Linda Babcock earned the award for their article “Social incentives for gender differences in the propensity to initiate negotiations: Sometimes it does hurt to ask.” Originally published in 2007 in Organizational...

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Research Notes: Robert Hansen

May 26, 2015

Robert Hansen’s paper “Can analysts pick stocks for the long-run?” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Financial Economics. The paper, co-authored with Oya Altınkılıç and Liyu Ye, examines stock return drift following analysts’ revisions of their stock recommendations. The paper finds that during the high-frequency algorithmic trading period of 2003-2010, the stock return drift is not significantly different from zero, overturning previous research findings. The authors’ new findings agree with improved market efficiency after declines in real trading cost...

Research Notes: Claire Senot

May 19, 2015

Claire Senot's paper “Role of Bottom-up Decision Processes in Improving Care Quality: A Contingency Perspective,” co-authored with Aravind Chandrasekaren and Peter Ward, has been accepted for publication in Production and Operations Management.  Senot is an assistant professor of management science at the Freeman School.

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Research Notes: Harish Sujan

May 06, 2015

Harish Sujan’s article “The Importance of Starting Right: The Influence of Accurate Intuition on Performance in Salesperson–Customer Interactions,” co-authored with Zachary R. Hall and Michael Ahearne, was published in the May 2015 issue of Journal of Marketing. In the article, the authors evaluate the influence of  accurate judgements by salespeople about customers in face-to-face interactions and argue that salespeople who make accurate intuitive judgements improve their selling performance by enabling more appropriate initial sales strategies. Sujan is the A. B. Freeman Chair of...

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Research Notes: Jennifer Merluzzi

May 05, 2015

Jennifer Merluzzi's paper “Unequal on top: Gender profiling and the income gap among high earner male and female professionals” has been accepted for publication in Social Science Research. In the paper, Merluzzi and co-author Stanislav D. Dobrev suggest that young women are routinely subjected to “gender profiling” by employers in which their potential contribution to the organization is interpreted through the lens of social stereotypes and cultural norms that attribute to them weaker labor market commitment than men. The end result of this profiling, the authors argue, is income...

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Research Notes: Emily Rosenzweig

April 28, 2015

Emily Rosenzweig’s paper “When Knowledge Knows No Bounds: Self-perceived Expertise Predicts Claims of Impossible Knowledge” has been accepted for publication in Psychological Science. The paper was co-authored with Stav Atir, PhD candidate at Cornell University, and David A. Dunning, professor of psychology at Cornell. Rosenzweig is an assistant professor of marketing at Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business.

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Lepage Foundation commits $12.5 million to Freeman

April 17, 2015

The Albert Lepage Foundation has committed $12.5 million to the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University to establish a new center dedicated to the study, teaching and practice of entrepreneurship.

Albert Lepage (MBA '71), retired chairman of Lepage Bakeries Inc., has committed $12.5 million to the Freeman School to establish the Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

The Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will oversee the Freeman School’s offerings in entrepreneurship, including coursework, academic research and student...