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Management Research

  • Melissa Appleyard, Ph.D., Ames Professor Management of Innovation and Technology
    Dr. Appleyard's research focuses on how knowledge creation and diffusion catalyze economic growth and business longevity in technology-intensive industries. Over the past decade, she has concentrated on the global semiconductor industry's ability to achieve perpetual innovation in design, process integration, and manufacturing. She also has examined open innovation business models in the open source software sector, as well as the payoffs to interdisciplinary R&D. Prof. Appleyard's work has been published in leading academic journals such as California Management Review, Industrial Relations, the Journal of Product Innovation Management, Managerial and Decision Economics, and the Strategic Management Journal. She also has worked with leading companies on business cases for MBA and executive courses.

  • Talya Bauer, Ph.D., Gerry & Marilyn Cameron Professor of Management
    Dr. Bauer conducts research about relationships at work. More specifically, she works in the areas of leadership, selection, and new employee socialization which have resulted in dozens of journal publications. She has acted as a consultant for government, Fortune 1000, and start-up organizations. She has been a visiting Professor in France and Spain and at Google, Inc. Dr. Bauer is involved in professional organizations and conferences at the national level such as serving on the Human Resource Management Executive Committee of the Academy of Management and SIOP Program Chair and member-at-large. She is an Asspcoate Editor of Journal of Applied Psychology and is on the editorial boards for the Journal of Manangement, Personnel Psychology and Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practices. She is a Fellow of SIOP, APA and APS. She has co-authored three textbooks "Organizational Behavior," "Principles of Management," and "Atlas Black: Managing to Succeed."

  • Alan Cabelly, Ph.D., Professor
    Dr. Cabelly's current interests are in Generational Issues in the Workplace, identifying the best ways that members of different generations can work together effectively, and in Work-Life Balance for the 21st Century, focusing on how we can best achieve our personal mission. He has made many presentations on both topics. An article in the Fall 2007 issue of Portland State Magazine focuses on his Generations work. Also see his list of work-life resources.

  • Jeanne Enders, Ph.D., Associate Professor
    Dr. Enders' primary research interest is in the umbrella concept of happiness in the workplace. Current research studies the life story narratives of business ethics awards winners.  

  • Berrin Erdogan, Ph.D., Express Employment Professionals Endowed Professor
    Dr. Erdogan's research interests focus on workplace relationships, including employer-employee, manager-employee, and peer-to-peer relationships. She investigates how organizations can establish effective relations with employees through recruitment, selection, onboarding, and day-to-day managemetn practices, and how these relationships explain the leve lof engagement, well-being, effectiveness, and retention in the workplace. Her work has been published in journals including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Personnel Psychology. She conducted managerial seminars on the topics of motivation, organizational justice, performance appraisals, training and development and worked as a corporate trainer. She serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Personnel Psychology. Dr. Erdogan is a fellow of SIOP, and is an incoming Associate Editor for Personnel Psychology.

  • Theodore Khoury, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
    Dr. Khoury's research focuses on the role of institutions and social forces within entrepreneurship and innovation processes. Within these domains he explores how both formal (i.e. reforms; legal and political systems) and informal (i.e. social, cultural features) institutions enable or constrain the pursuits of entrepreneurial actors within developing countries and emerging industry settings. His work has been published in the Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Research Policy, Entrepreneurship Theory & PracticeJournal of World BusinessManagement Decision and the Oxford Handbook of International Business. He also holds a B.S.E. from the University of Michigan and an M.S.E. from the University of Texas at Austin, both in mechanical engineering, and an M.B.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to pursuing his doctorate in organizational studies, he worked for 12 years in the area of micro/nanotechnology in various senior management and consulting roles related to R&D and product development strategies and is the inventor of 42 U.S. patents.
  • R. Scott Marshall, Ph.D., Interim Dean
    Dr. Marshall's research is in the areas of proactive environmental strategy, corporate governance and sustainability reporting, and social entrepreneurship. Dr. Marshall has published in leading academic journals including Academy of Management Learning and Education, Business Strategy & Environment, California Management Review, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Information Systems, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business and Organization & Environment

  • Desiree Pacheco, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Hanna Andersson Emerging Scholar in Management and Sustainability
    Dr. Pacheco’s research interests relate to the interface between institutions, competitive advantage, and firm and entrepreneurial innovation. She often applies these areas of research to the study of sustainable business. One of her recent research projects examines the development and growth of the wind and solar energy sectors across the U.S. Through this work, she investigates how the organization of entrepreneurial firms, the strength of the environmental social movement and the position of electric utilities collectively influence the development and growth of these sectors.

  • Lihong Qian, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

    Dr. Qian's current research builds upon the organizational economics approach to strategy, with a focus on the inter-temporal dimensions of various strategic issues. Lihong was attracted to PSU because of the collegiality among faculty members and Portland’s reputation for environmental conscientiousness.

  • Neil Ramiller, Ph.D., Professor
    Dr. Ramiller’s on-going research program focuses on the management of information-technology innovations.  He also has emergent research interests in the role played by ideology and institutionalization in the history of management practice.

  • Shung Jae Shin, Ph.D., Associate Professor
    Dr. Shin's main research areas are employee creativity at work, leadership, human side of corporate mergers and acquisitions, and cross-cultural studies. His studies have been published in leading academic journals including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of International Business Studies, Academy of Management Learning and Education, and Journal of Management Studies.  He currently serves as a principal reviewer for Journal of Applied Psychology.

  • Lauren Simon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
    Lauren earned her Ph.D. in Management with a concentration in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources from the University of Florida. Upon receiving her Ph.D., she joined the faculty at Portland State University, where she currently teaches courses in Human Resource Management. Lauren’s research focuses on interpersonal relationships at work, employee selection and onboarding, and work-related mood and emotion. Her work has been published in academic journals, including the Journal of Applied Psychology, the Journal of Management, and the Journal of Vocational Behavior and has been featured in outlets such as Science Daily, The Wall Street Journal, Economic Times, United Press International, and WebMD. Lauren also frequently presents her research at academic and professional conferences and is involved with professional associations such as the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, and the Society for Human Resource Management.

  • Pete Tashman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
    Dr. Tashman's  research explores the relationships between stakeholder management and corporate environmental and social performance, as well as organizational responses to ecological and social pressures. He is especially interested in how actors across sectors might better work together to solve wick problems that require collective action. Much of his research studies takes place in global business context.

  • Sully Taylor, Ph.D., Professor
    Dr. Taylor's research interests include international human resource management, organizational social capital in MNCs, and sustainable HRM.

  • Pamela Tierney, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Faculty & Research, Ames Professor of Management of Innovation & Technology
    Dr. Tierney's research focuses on micro and macro factors that influence the initiation stage of the innovation process in corporate settings. Her research in this area has been published in leading academic journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Joutnal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and the Journal of Management. At PSU, Dr. Tierney teaches courses in organizational management, leadership, and team processes. Dr. Tierney is an active member of the Academy of Management and the editorial board of the Journal of Management.

  • Erica Wagner, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Roger Ahlbrandt Professor
    Dr. Wagner's research interests focus on the ways software is 'made to work' within different organizational contexts, with particular emphasis on how work practices are designed into artifacts, standard processes, and methods of accounting. Her research has been published in a variety of outlets including The Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Information and Organization, Communications of the ACM, and the Journal of Strategic Information Systems. Her research on ERP implementations has won awards and she turns her attention these days to the role that agile development and open source software may play in improving implementation and use of software.

  • Ellen West, Ph.D., Associate Professor
    Dr. West's research interests include organizational learning as well as the management of change. She has consulted with a variety of organizations in the Northwest in the areas of teambuilding and organizational change strategies.