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Research Notes: Prof. Eric Hamerman

March 07, 2013

Eric Hamerman’s paper “Conditioned Superstition: Desire for Control and Consumer Brand Preferences,” co-authored with Gita Johar, professor of business at Columbia University, has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Consumer Research. The paper explores the notion of conditioned superstition, the idiosyncratic superstitions people form through everyday associations between a product and an outcome. The authors find that people are more likely to engage in superstitious behavior when they have a high level of desire to control an uncertain outcome combined with a low...

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Research Notes: Prof. Michael Burke

March 05, 2013

Michael Burke, Lawrence Martin Chair in Business and professor of management at the A. B. Freeman School of Business, recently had three papers accepted for publication. Burke’s paper “Assessing Interrater Agreement via the Average Deviation Index Given a Variety of Theoretical and Methodological Problems,” co-authored with Kristin Smith-Crowe, Maryam Kouchaki and Sloane Signal, was accepted for publication in Organization Research Methods. His paper “Change the Referent? A Meta-Analytic Investigation of Direct and Referent-Shift Consensus Models for Organizational Climate,” co-...

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Research Notes: Prof. John Page

January 16, 2013

John R. Page’s paper “Bank Accounting Practices and Current Financial System Uncertainty” has been accepted for publication in The CPA Journal. The paper, co-authored with Paul Hooper, retired professor of accounting at the University of Delaware and former visiting professor at Tulane University, explores some of the factors contributing to uncertainty on bank financial statements, in particular issues regarding the calculation of capital adequacy ratios. Page is an associate professor of accounting at Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business.

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Research Notes: Prof. Jennifer Merluzzi

January 07, 2013

Jennifer Merluzzi is the co-author of “Embedded Brokerage,” which will appear as a chapter in the upcoming book Research in the Sociology of Organizations (Cambridge, Mass: Emerald Group). The article, co-authored with Ronald S. Burt, Hobart W. Williams Professor of Sociology and Strategy at the University of Chicago, discusses the complementary relationship between status and access to structural holes in the context of network advantage. Merluzzi is an assistant professor of management at Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business

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Research Notes: Prof. Geoffrey Parker

December 22, 2012

Geoffrey Parker's paper “Integration and Cospecialization of Emerging Complementary Technologies by Startups” has been accepted for publication in Production and Operations Management. The paper, co-authored with Edward G. Anderson Jr., associate professor of Information, Risk, and Operations Management at the University of Texas at Austin, analyzes the market entry problem faced by startups that must integrate their service or product with one or more complementary technologies. The authors seek to extend the entrepreneurship literature by modeling startups’ entry decisions for...

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Research Notes: Prof. Robert Prilmeier

December 18, 2012

Robert Prilmeier’s paper “This Time Is the Same: Using Bank Performance in 1998 to Explain Bank Performance during the Recent Financial Crisis” was published in the December 2012 issue of the Journal of Finance. The paper, co-authored with Rüdiger Fahlenbrach and René M. Stulz, shows that a bank’s stock return performance during the 1998 crisis strongly predicts its stock return performance and probability of failure during the recent financial crisis. These findings are consistent with persistence in a bank’s risk culture and/or aspects of its business model that make...

Research Notes: Prof. Jennifer Merluzzi

December 12, 2012

Jennifer Merluzzi’s paper “Social Capital in Asia: Investigating Returns to Brokerage in Collectivistic National Cultures” has been accepted for publication in Social Science Research. Merluzzi is an assistant professor of management at Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business.

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Research Notes: Prof. Kris Hoang

November 02, 2012

Kris Hoang’s paper “How Do Regulatory Reforms to Enhance Auditor Independence Work in Practice?” has been accepted for publication in Contemporary Accounting Research. Hoang, an assistant professor of accounting at Tulane University's A. B. Freeman School of Business, co-authored the paper with Krista Fiolleau, assistant professor of accounting at the University of Waterloo; Karim Jamal, professor of accounting at the University of Alberta; and Shyam Sunder, professor of economics at Yale University.

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Research Notes: Prof. Robert S. Hansen

November 02, 2012

Robert S. Hansen’s paper “Are Analysts’ forecasts Informative to the General Public?” has been accepted for publication in Management Science. Hansen, Francis Martin Chair in Business and professor of finance at Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business, co-authored the paper with Vadim Balashov, adjunct lecturer and doctoral student  at the Freeman School, and Oya Altınkılıç, assistant professor of finance at George Washington University.

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Research Notes: Prof. Janet Schwartz

September 10, 2012

Janet Schwartz’s paper “Price Inferences for Sacred vs. Secular Goods: Changing the Price of Medicine Influences Perceived Health Risk” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Consumer Research. Schwartz, assistant professor of marketing at Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business, co-authored the paper with Adriana Samper, assistant professor of marketing at Arizona State University.

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