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Production and Operations Management

Managerial Insights of Inventory Rationing in a Make-to-Stock System with Batch Production and Lost Sales

T.C.E. Cheng
Production and Operations Management

Firms often face different types of customers who require different service levels, so firms have to allocate their limited inventory according to the priorities of customers.

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Doing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Always helps? It Depends!

Donal Crilly, Na Ni, and Yuwei Jiang
Strategic Management Journal
 

Do the efforts of multinational corporations (MNCs) to be socially responsible always engender positive evaluations from overseas stakeholders?

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Strategic Management Journal

Shape Matters! Logo Circularity Influences Brand Judgements

Yuwei Jiang, Gerald J. Gorn, Maria Galli and Amitava Chattopadhyay
Journal of Consumer Research
 

What are the key elements of a brand logo? One is for sure its shape. All logos are basically either circular (with curved lines), or angular (with straight lines and sharp corners), or a combination of both.

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Journal of Consumer Research

Interim CEOs Are Prone to Inflating Earnings

Guoli Chen, Shuqing Luo, Yi Tang, Yixing Tong
Academy of Management Journal
 

Interim chief executives have been much in the news lately. Two events in October 2015 stood out: first, DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman abruptly retired and was temporarily replaced by board member Edward Breen.

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Academy of Management Journal 

When and Why Peers' Positive Mood Influences Team Members' Voice Behavior

Wu Liu, Subrahmaniam Tangirala, Wing Lam, Ziguang Chen, Rongwen Tina Jia, Xu Huang
Journal of Applied Psychology
 

Would a peer’s mood influence whether an employee’s sharing constructive suggestions to challenge the status-quo in teams? If so, why and when?

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 Journal of Applied Psychology

The R&D Premium and Takeover Risk

Ji-Chai Lin, Yanzhi Wang
The Accounting Review
 

U.S. firms that invest more in R&D (on the basis of per dollar of firm size) tend to offer investors higher stock returns.

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 The Accounting Review

Power Play: Empowered Consumers Are More Likely to Switch Brands

Yuwei Jiang, Lingjing Zhan
Journal of Consumer Research

As consumers, we form favorite brands and select services providers from a plethora of choices. According to this study, how powerful we feel in our daily lives may impact our likelihood of switching favorites, trying something new, or both.

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 Journal of Consumer Research

Using Multiple Pictures in an Ad? Different Perspectives Can Confuse Consumers

Yuwei Jiang
Journal of Consumer Research
 

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see the ocean from a private balcony at a luxury resort? Self-imagery is a powerful marketing tactic and many ads use pictures that help you see yourself using a product or service. 

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Owners' Identity and Risk-Taking

Walid Saffar
Journal of Financial Economics

Risk is embedded in most long-range decisions and thus studying the risk-taking propensities of the decision makers as they interact with particular decision situations will help us better understand firms’ strategies around the world.  

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Journal of Financial Economics

The Effect of Hedge Fund Activism on Corporate Tax Avoidance

Agnes Cheng
The Accounting Review

As an effective influence on shareholder monitoring, hedge fund activism has been playing an increasingly important role in capital markets and prompting profound changes in the way the corporate world operates.

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 The Accounting Review

ISO standards being manipulated by executives …

Edwin Cheng, Andy Yeung
Organization Science
 

Nowadays, both public and private organizations are increasingly required to comply with a large number of self-regulatory requirements. 

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 Organization Science

Marketing and its Impact on Firm Value

Kim Min Chung
Journal of Marketing
 

While many firms spend a large amount of money for their different marketing actions, there is limited understanding on how marketing affects the bottom-line of the firm and creates shareholder value.

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Journal of Marketing
 

Overconfident CEOS and Firm Risk-taking 

Yi Tang
Academy of Management Journal
 

Confidence is a necessary trait in CEOs. It helps them to be decisive in taking risks, conveying their vision and persuading others to follow them. But when confidence crosses the line into overconfidence, or hubris, it can put a firm at a disadvantage.

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Why and How Acquirer-Target Status Differentials Matter in Corporate Takeovers

Yi Tang
Strategic Management Journal
 

On 1 March 2010, Prudential — a UK financial services company — announced its plans to acquire AIA — an insurance company based in Hong Kong — for $35.5 billion. However, the transaction was greeted with resistance by the executives, employees, and investors of both sides from the very start. 

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Don't Cry over the Spilled Milk, When Your Knowledge is Used by Others

Hongyan Yang
Academy of Management Journal
 

In this knowledge and information explosion era, corporations are encouraged to learn and absorb others’ intellectual outcomes and are suggested to protect their own knowledge. 

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 Academy of Management Journal

The Power of Limited Flexibility

Hengqing Ye
Operations Research
 

In the study, they examine a system of parallel servers, in which an arriving job can be dispatched to any one of the servers. When the arriving job can observe the queue-lengths of all servers, the well-known join-the-shortest-queue (JSQ) policy is applied, usually with good results. 

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 Operations Research