Melissa Appleyard, Ph.D., Ames Professor Management of Innovation and Technology
Her 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. 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
She 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. 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 the Editor of Journal of Management and is on the editorial boards for the Journal of Applied Psychology and Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practices. She is a Fellow of SIOP and APS. She has co-authored three textbooks "Organizational Behavior," "Principles of Management," and "Atlas Black: Managing to Succeed."
Alan Cabelly, Ph.D.
Alan'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.
Her primary research interest is in the umbrella concept of happiness in the workplace. Current research examines job satisfaction and leadership issues in grocery retail.
Berrin Erdogan, Ph.D., Express Employment Professionals Endowed Professor
Her research interests focus on individual attachment to organizations through fairness, leader-subordinate relations, contextual factors such as organizational culture, and person-organization fit. Her work has been published in journals such as 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.
- Theodore Khoury, Ph.D.
His 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 strategic pursuits of entrepreneurial actors within developing countries and emerging industry settings. His work has been published in the Strategic Management Journal, Journal of World Business, Research Policy, 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., Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Research
His research is in the areas of proactive environmental strategy, corporate governance and sustainability reporting, and environmental and social multi-stakeholder initiatives. Dr. Marshall has published in leading academic journals including Business Strategy & Environment, California Management Review, Journal of Information Systems, Journal of International Business Studies and Organization & Environment.
Desiree Pacheco, Ph.D., 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.
Her 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.
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.
Shung Jae 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.
- Pete Tashman, Ph.D.
His research is focused on understanding how socioeconomic and ecological pressures in firms’ business environments influence social and environmental performance. Most recently he has examined these linkages in the ski resort industry. His secondary research interest is exploring how firms profit from social innovation. He chose PSU because of great people, commitment to sustainability, the Portland community and proximity to the Cascade Range. He looks forward to working with students to develop their own strategic plan for success.
Sully Taylor, Ph.D.
Her research interests include international human resource management, organizational social capital in MNCs, and sustainable HRM.
Pamela Tierney, Ph.D., 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, 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.
Her 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. Dr. Wagner’s paper entitled “The creation of ‘best practice’ software: Myth, reality and ethics”, was awarded “Best Research Paper 2006” by leading scholars in her field. In addition, she was one of four faculty members across University to receive a 3-year grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Digital Government project (2005) to support Natural Language Processing Support for eRulemaking.
Ellen West, Ph.D.
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.