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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 Associate Editor of Journal of Applied Psychology and is on the editorial boards for the Journal of Management, 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 "Psychology and Work: Perspectives in Industrial and Organizational Psychology."

  • 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.

  • Dave Cadiz, Ph.D., Instructor
    Dave has a broad range of research interests, but primarily investigates the effects of age in the workplace. He has co-authored several articles and book chapters related to this topic including a recent article titled "Supporting the Aging Workforce: A Review and Recommendations for Workplace Intervention Research" in The Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior. Dave also studies the intersection of behavioral health and the workplace, and develops and validates training interventions focused on effectively managing workplace diversity issues. Finally, Dave is interested in additional topics including occupational health and safety, workplace mentoring, organizational socialization/onboarding, leadership, knowledge transfer, employee training and development, and employee well-being.

  • David Caughlin, Ph.D., Instructor
    Dr. Caughlin’s research focuses on the areas of work motivation, newcomer socialization/onboarding, and occupational safety and health. Recently, he has begun to focus more extensively on theory and methodology pertaining to workers’ perceptions of time and changes within themselves and within their work environment. Dr. Caughlin’s work has been published in academic journals such as Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Stress & Health, and Psychology, Public Policy, and Law.

  • Tianxu Chen, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
    Dr. Chen’s research focuses on the interface between three major fields of strategy: competitive dynamics, technological innovation, and entrepreneurship. His research particularly focuses on linking up scholarly insights from these different areas to produce new knowledge, so as to enhance understanding of firms’ strategies in changing competitive dynamics. His research has appeared on academic journals such as Journal of Business Research, Research Policy, and Strategic Management Journal and has received the Distinguished Paper Award (2013) and the Sumantra Ghoshal Research and Practice Award (2016) offered by the BPS Division of the Academy of Management. 

  • Jeanne Enders, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
    Jeanne's areas of interest include the umbrella concepts of meaning and happiness in work settings and innovation in work organizations and in teaching/learning. Her current research examines the life narratives of regional ethics award winners and the role of ePortfolio development in student identify formation.

  • Berrin Erdogan, Ph.D., Express Employment Professionals 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 management practices, and how these relationships explain the level of 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 is currently an associate editor for Personnel Psychology, and serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Group & Organization Management, European Journal of Work & Organizational Psychology, and Journal of Management Inquiry. Dr. Erdogan is a fellow of SIOP.

  • Sejin Keem, Ph.D. Assistant Professor 
    Dr. Keem’s research focuses on both determinants and outcomes of workplace creativity. Her research has been published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. Also, her dissertation studies the role of privacy in individual-level creativity. Dr. Keem’s most recent research investigates the relationship between dispositional creativity and unethical behavior in organizations. 

  • Theodore Khoury, Ph.D., Associate 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., Vice Provost for Academic and Fiscal Planning
    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., Associate Professor, Hanna Andersson Scholar in Management and Sustainability
    Dr. Pacheco’s research interests relate to the interface between institutions, competitive advantage, and firm and entrepreneurial innovation. Her work explores the relationships between social movements, entrepreneurial activity and firm strategic decision making. She often applies these areas of research to the study of sustainable business. Her work has been published in Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management and Journal of Business Venturing, amongst other publications. She serves as an editorial board member of Journal of Management and Journal of Business Venturing.

  • Lihong Qian, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

    Lihong Qian is an Assistant Professor of Management and Strategy at Portland State University, where she teaches the senior capstone strategic management course, with a particular focus on students’ integrative learning experience in serving community partners in the Portland metropolitan area.Her recent research resides in the intersection of industry evolution, technological change, and firm strategy. Within these domains she explores how firms make their technological choice, how firms design their boundaries upon entering a new market or a new industry, and how such strategic choices affect firm performance. Her work has appeared in the Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies, and journal of Property Research. Lihong Qian holds a Ph.D. in Management & Entrepreneurship from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an M.S. in Management from the National University of Singapore, and a B.A. in Finance from Nanjing University of China.

  • 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.

  • 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.