Research: Business Administration

  • Employment Relations
  • International Labor Standards
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Financial disclosures: Informational disclosures that firms make in the notes to their financial statements;
  • Earnings management: How firms manage their operations to either increase or decrease earnings above or below their "true" level, and how this earnings management is detected;
  • Financial assumptions: How firms' assumptions influence their reported results, and factors which may affect these assumptions. Research in this area has focused on pension plans and incentive compensation plans.
  • Impact of emotions on consumer behavior
  • Goals and self-control
  • Cultural differences in decision making
  • Consumer Behavior
    • Behavioral Addictions
    • Communities/Consumption Subcultures
    • Compulsive Consumption
    • Religiosity
    • Rituals
  • Digital Marketing and Social Media
  • Sales Leadership Development
  • Macroeconomics (investment)
  • Microeconomic foundations of macroeconomics
  • Applied econometrics
  • Computational economics
  • Development economics
  • Public finance
  • Job design
  • Ethical management of technology
  • Research design
  • Organizational design
  • Complex Systems
  • Sustainability
  • Marketing
  • Corporate Political Activity (Lobbying, Regulatory Capture)
  • Franchising (Franchisor-Franchisee Power Dynamics)
  • Oligopolistic Competition (Cartelization, Anti-Trust, Monopoly Power)
  • Brown, R. 2017. Scanning and Updating Failure: How AT&T Turned Its Political Capabilities Into a Core Rigidity. Telecommunications Policy, Forthcoming.
  • Brown, R. 2016. Lobbying, Political Connectedness and Financial Performance in the Air Transportation Industry. Journal of Air Transport Management, 54: 61-69.
  • Brown, R. 2016. How Do Firms Compete in the Non-market? The Process of Political Capability Building. Business and Politics, Forthcoming and Available Online (Early View)
  • Brown, R. 2016. Franchisor Market Power and Control Rights in Franchise Systems: The Case of Major League Baseball Versus the Los Angeles Dodgers. Service Business: An International Journal, Forthcoming and Available Online (Early View).
  • Brown, R. 2016. Political Capabilities and Subsequent Financial Performance. Journal of Public Affairs, 16(3): 303-313.

 

  • Mutual funds
  • Hedge funds
  • Portfolio management

Continuing Education Interests

  • Risk management of financial institutions
  • International Trade
  • Economic Integration
  • International Development
  • International Migration
  • Labor Economics
  • Advanced managerial accounting tools and techniques, especially those related to the lean movement, and managerial accounting education.
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Derivative securities
  • Portfolio management
  • Fixed income capital markets
  • Municipal finance
  • Effects of rules and regulations on decision behaviors of different stake holders in the US and developing countries. 
  • Audit Quality  and Audit Risk
  • Outsourcing and offshoring of business activities 
  • Internal control
  • Risk evaluation  and contingency planning
 
  • Group dynamics and role identities in virtual teamwork
  • The relationship between collaborative teaching models and team development/enhanced team performance 
  • The effect of group formation methods on team dynamics
  • Employee-employer relationship
  • Labor unions
  • The effects of voluntary disclosures on market valuation and litigation likelihood
  • Changes in dividend policy over time and across different size classifications
  • Changes in the disclosure of information by non-for-profit organizations and its impact on donations
  • The growth of reporting for environmental liabilities and sustainability issues and market reaction to the level and style of reporting chosen by management
  • Macroeconomics
  • Financial Economics
  • International Finance
  • Advertising and Healthcare Marketing
  • Mind-sets and Motivation
  • Consumer Decision Making
  • Consumer-brand Relationships
  • E-government/M-Government
  • IT in Emerging Economies
  • Big Data and Data Analytics
  • International/global marketing
  • Comparative marketing systems
  • Export marketing management
  • Cross cultural/cross-national consumer behavior
  • Marketing in the third world
  • International marketing of services (tourism, banking and credit card usage)
  • International business education
  • Global business strategy
  • Information Technology in Public & Private Sectors
  • STEM Education
  • Web-based Learning & Website Design
  • Information Security
  • Organization Change & Development
  • E-Government
  • E-Commerce
  • Internet Voting Systems
  • Leadership & Management
  • Self-Directed Work Teams
  • Managerial decision theory
  • Executive compensation
  • Firm performance
  • Mudambi, R., Hannigan, T., & Kline, W. 2012. Advancing Science on the Knife’s Edge: Integration and Specialization in Business Ph.D. Programs. Academy of Management Perspectives, 26 (3): 83-105.
  • Kline, W., & McDevitt, T. 2012. Investor Policy Statements: Good Governance for All. Journal of Financial Service Professionals, 66 (3): 63-67.
  • Kline, W., & Wadhams, T. 2012. Overcoming Competitive Inertia: Board Composition and Strategic Change. International Journal of Management and Information Systems, 16 (1): 111-124.
  • STEM Student Recruitment, Retention and Outreach
  • Assessment
  • Object Oriented Application Development
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Management Information Systems
  • Corporate finance
  • Capital budgeting
  • Banking operations
  • Technology and Innovation Management
  • Organizational Informatics
  • Social Informatics
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Systems Education
  • Project Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Risk Management
  • Power and politeness in organizational communication
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Organizational culture
  • Employee empowerment
  • Leadership development
  • Supply chain management
  • Logistics strategy
  • Operations management in the service and healthcare industry
  • Research Methodologies
    • Multivariate statistical methods
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Mathematical programming
    • Discrete event simulation
  • Social entrepreneurship and social enterprise
  • Nonprofits
  • Gender and diversity
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Content analysis
  • Experiments
  • Pandey, Sheela, Kim, Mirae, and Pandey, Sanjay K. (in press). Do Mission Statements Matter for Nonprofit Performance? Insights from a Study of US Performing Arts Organizations. Nonprofit Management and Leadership. DOI: 10.1002/nml.21257
  • Pandey, Sheela, Pandey, Sanjay K., and Miller, Larry (in press). Measuring Innovativeness of Public Organizations: Using Natural Language Processing Techniques. International Public Management Journal. DOI: 10.1080/10967494.2016.1143424
  • Pandey, Sanjay K., Davis, Randall, Pandey, Sheela, and Peng, Shuyang. 2016. Transformational Leadership and the Use of Normative Public Values: Can Employees be Inspired to Serve Larger Public Purposes? Public Administration: An International Quarterly.  Vol. 94(1): 204-222.
  • Peng, Shuyang, Pandey, Sheela, and Pandey, Sanjay K. 2015. Is There a Nonprofit Advantage? Examining the Impact of Institutional Context on Individual-Organizational Value Congruence. Public Administration Review. Vol. 75(4): 585-596.
  • Pandey, Sheela, and Rhee, Shanggeun. 2015. An Inductive Study of Foreign CEOs of Japanese Firms. Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies. Vol. 22(2): 202-216.
  • Management information systems
  • Direct marketing and consumer credit screening
  • Distributed artificial intelligence
  • Genetic algorithms
  • Inductive learning
  • Neural networks and fuzzy logic
  • Case-based reasoning
  • Information systems and decision support in manufacturing
  • IS implementation
  • Quality issues in health care and production industry
  • Corporate entrepreneurship
  • Innovation process
  • Strategic decision making
  • Cultural influences on entrepreneurship
  • Organizational applications of complexity theory
  • Fairness in organizations
  • Team building and facilitation
  • Union-management relations
  • Employment law
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Performance management
  • Citizenship behavior
  • Organizational commitment
  • Taxation
  • Business Law
  • Elder Law
  • Software engineering
  • CASE tools
  • Information systems management
  • International software development
  • Systems Integration
  • Transportation Operations
  • Transportation Economics
  • Supply Chain Cost Models
  • Freight Transportation
  • Railroads
  • Motor Carriers
  • Mutual Funds
  • Portfolio Management
  • Corporate financing decisions
  • Household investment decisions
  • Information systems management
  • Technology and education
  • Expert systems
  • Transportation infrastructure protection
  • Supply chain complexity factors
  • Procurement strategy
  • Consortium benchmarking methodology
  • Import and export processes
  • Supply chain complexity factors
  • Procurement strategy
  • Consortium benchmarking methodology