Treatment Heterogeneity and Customer Value in Online Experimentation

Funded Research Proposal

Firms often have many competing innovations that are possible for them to implement, but limited information about which one is likely to yield the highest return. An emerging strategy for evaluating various innovations is A/B testing, which gives firms a data-driven strategy for making strategic innovation decisions. Read More

Organizational Matching

Funded Research Proposal

For relatively large firms, especially multinationals, it is often a difficult human resource task to assign employees to different country offices, departments, divisions, or teams in the best possible way. This task can be extremely delicate and complex, especially when a company has many employees to go through the (re)assignment process. Read More

Entrepreneurship, Experimentation, and Performance: Evidence from the US Software Industry

Funded Research Proposal

Experimentation is the center of a fascinating debate among entrepreneurship practitioners. Inspired by the lean startup, much current practice advocates the intense use of experimentation. Conversely, a large entrepreneurship tradition emphasizes the importance of design and planning. Read More

Cascading Effects of Corporate Taxation in the Firm Network: Bonus Depreciation and Dividend Tax Cut Cases

Funded Research Proposal

Under the Trump administration, corporate tax policies have been recently attracting more and more attention. While there are papers studying direct effects of corporate tax, there is no research on indirect effects of corporate tax through the firm network. Read More

Vacation As a Source of Competitive Advantage for Innovation

Funded Research Proposal

The management view of human capital as a source of sustained competitive advantage has driven research on how strategic human resource practices affect organizational performance. This project focuses on how a firm’s vacation policy can be a source of competitive advantage in entrepreneurial settings, particularly for innovation. Read More

Man vs. the Machine: How Automation can Reduce Team Productivity

Funded Research Proposal

In this study we are concerned with the rational reasons for why in human-machine systems, the productivity of the man can be lower compared to the productivity of the man in the human-human systems. We explain the observation by the distortion of incentives which is required to motivate the remaining men in workplace. Read More

Innovation and Termination Risk

Funded Research Proposal

I examine how firms investing in innovation adjust their executive termination risk. Theory argues that encouraging innovation requires incentivizing executives to take risk and think long-term. Consistent with these arguments, I find that firms investing innovation are less likely to terminate their CEOs. Read More

Impact of Shared Service Design on Markets: Spatial, Dynamic Information and Demand Matching

Funded Research Proposal

Bilateral rating systems impact pricing and capacity in two-sided markets. The bilateral rating mechanisms will enable customers to maintain and care for shared services, through reputational mechanisms, increasing social welfare. Read More

How IT investment affects Organizational Delayering and Workforce Composition

Funded Research Proposal

This proposal explores how information technology and innovation in digitization affect organizational structure. Similar to earlier wave of IT adoption that substituted certain routine tasks, we plan to use the Workplace and Employee Survey from Canada to show that this new wave digitization and IT investments can induce a structural change in organizational hierarchies that differ from prior technologies. Read More

Managing the Threat of Disruption Due to Technological Innovation

Funded Research Proposal

This proposal is to fund a first study as part of a longer-term initiative to better understand the threat of disruption from technological innovation. Disruption as a term has come to be used so frequently that it has lost specific meaning. In the larger project, I aim to bring precision to the term and focus on two specific questions. Read More

How Corporate Venture Capital Shapes Entrepreneurial Innovation: A Relational Perspective

Funded Research Proposal

Entrepreneurs are increasingly turning to established firms for venture capital, but research on how this affects their development is lacking. I argue that these relationships are particularly valuable to entrepreneurs in helping them drive their technological discoveries into development. Read More

Learning to Integrate

Funded Research Proposal

In this project, I plan to study the questions of how firms learn and why they fail to learn in the context of post-merger integration. Existing works on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) argue that M&A is an important source of innovation and growth for firms. Read More

How Globalization and Technology Affect Wage Inequality and Worker Composition

Funded Research Proposal

Over the last several decades, a number of scholars have documented important transformations in how employment relationships are structured. Among the most commonly cited causes for these changes is that they are the consequence of advancements in information technologies (IT) and/or due to globalization. Read More