Management & Organization

Siddharth Sharma

PhD Student

Siddharth Sharma

siddharth@rhsmith.umd.edu

Major: Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship

Minor: Economics

Education:
University of Maryland, College Park, Robert H. Smith School of Business
Doctor of Philosophy, Strategy, Expected May 2016

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, M.B.A. Program
M.B.A., 2008-2010                                                                                                                                                     Major: Finance, Minor: Strategy

I.I.I,T. Hyderabad, India, B.Tech. Program
Computer Science & Engineering, 2002-2006                                                                                                    Major: Algorithms, Minor: Cryptography

Research Interests:

Siddharth is interested in what and how firms learn while undergoing a change. Specifically, his research interests focuses upon changes and decision making in firms undergoing a change brought upon by external or internal decision making. He is also interested in how firms locate their spaces in industry events and how status and other factors affect it.

  • Organizational Learning
  • Technological Change
  • Innovation
  • Location Strategy

Working collaboration with Smith Faculty and students:
Siddharth is currently working with a number of faculty members including Christine Beckman, Bennet A. Zelner and Wilbur Chung

Current Projects:

Working with Prof. Bennet Zelner

  • Looking at the phenomenon of growth of the renewable energy Industry.
  • Studying what factors influence the order of make or buy decisions and its heterogeneity across incumbent electric utilities across United States while entering the new market of renewable energy?
  • Status: Data analysis in progress

Working with Prof. Christine Beckman

  • Examining the question whether and what Firms learn from going through Bankruptcy
  • Status: Problem Analysis & Data Collection

Working with Prof. Wilbur Chung    

  • Studying the location choices and responses of firms while setting up their booths in Trade Shows

Status: Problem Analysis & Data Collection

 

Michael Parke

PhD Student

Michael Parke

mparke@rhsmith.umd.edu

Major: Organizational Behavior

Education:
University of Maryland, College Park, Robert H. Smith School of Business
Doctor of Philosophy, Organizational Behavior, expected May 2016

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Bachelor of Business Administration, December 2008
 

Research Interests:
I am interested in how individuals control themselves in pursuit of their goals (i.e., self-regulation). This includes the strategies people use (e.g., goal setting), the various processes involved (e.g., cognitive and motivational factors), and the individual characteristics (e.g., attentional control, emotion regulation, self-awareness) that lead to or inhibit effective and/or efficient self-regulation.

Working collaboration with Smith Faculty and students:
Michael is currently working with a number of faculty members, including Subra Tangirala, Myeong-Gu Seo, and Kathryn Bartol.

Michael is also involved in a number of collaborations with fellow Smith PhD students, including projects with Beth Campbell-Bush, Brady Firth, and Elad Sherf.

Publications:
Tangirala, S., Kamdar, D., Venkataramani, V., & Parke, M. (Forthcoming). Doing right versus getting ahead: The effects of duty and achievement orientations on employees’ voice. Journal of Applied Psychology.

Working Papers and Work Under Review:
Parke, M. R. & Firth, B. M. A Theory of Intra-Individual Goal Prioritization. Write-up stage. Target: Academy of Management Review.

Parke, M. R., Seo, M., Sherf, E. N. How EI facilitates employee creativity in complex and creativity-required jobs. Data Collection Stage. Target: Academy of Management Journal.

Parke, M. R., Campbell-Bush, E. M., Tangirala, S. Attentional regulation and task performance. Data Analysis Stage. Target: Journal of Applied Psychology.

Daniel M. Olson

PhD Student

 

Daniel M. Olson

 

E-mail: dolson1@rhsmith.umd.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Daniel Olson

 

Major: Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship

Minor: Economics

Education:
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Robert H. Smith School of Business
PhD, Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship, expected 2015
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
JD, 2004

Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
BA, Philosophy, 2000
 

Research Interests:
I am interested in the drivers of innovative and entrepreneurial behaviors by firms and individuals and the consequences, at both the firm and individual level, of mobility and entrepreneurship decisions. My research explores the social and competitive forces that influence these decisions and that influence the information intermediaries and resource providers that shape the environments in which firms and individuals operate.

My current research projects include exploring (a) the social and competitive influences that professional critics face, (b) the short- and long-term firm-level performance implications of the prior career decisions of their founders, (c) the impact of entrepreneurial influences from different aspects of an individual’s social network on the likelihood of entrepreneurial entry, and (d) the effect of changes in the importance of social and relational based utility for an individual’s utility function on the mobility and entrepreneurial decisions of the individual.  

Working collaboration with Smith Faculty and students:
I am currently working with Smith school faculty members Rajshree Agarwal and David Waguespack.  I am also collaborating with fellow Smith school student Seth Carnahan.

Working Papers and Work Under Review:
Waguespack, David, and Daniel Olson, Social Influence and Competition among Critics, writing stage

Olson, Daniel, The Implications of the Small Firm Effect for Entrepreneurial Firm Performance, data cleaning and analysis stage

Olson, Daniel, Comparative Network Effects on Entrepreneurial Entry, data cleaning and analysis stage

Alex (Ning) Li

PhD Student

 

Alex (Ning) Li

 

E-mail: ning.li@rhsmith.umd.edu

Major: OB & HR

Education:
University of Maryland, College Park
Ph.D., Strategy, Expected May 2017

Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Art&Science

Research Interests:
• Team dynamics
• Leadership
• Multilevel Phenomena in Organizations

Working collaboration with Smith Faculty and students:
Alex is currently working with Gilad Chen, Hui Liao, and Subra Tangirala.

Working Papers and Work Under Review:
Li, A. N., & Tan, H. H. (In press). What happens when you trust your supervisor? Mediators of individual performance in trust relationships. Journal of Organizational Behavior.

Chenqi Huang

PhD Student

 

Chenqi Huang

 

E-mail: hcq@umd.edu

 

Major: Strategic Management

Education:
University of Maryland, College Park
Ph.D., Strategy, Expected May 2016

University of Maryland, College Park
MA in Government and Politics, January 2012

Johns Hopkins- Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies
MA in International Affairs, July, 2010

Peking University, Guanghua School of Management, Beijing, China
BA in Finance and Economics

Research Interests:
• Institutions and strategy
• Political factors and strategy
• Entrepreneurship

Working collaboration with Smith Faculty and students:
Chenqi is currently working with Waverly Ding and Brent Goldfarb.

Working Papers and Work Under Review:

Ying Geng

PhD Student

Ying Geng

ying.geng5@gmail.com

Yonjeong Paik

Major: Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Education:
University of Maryland, College Park
Ph.D., Strategy, Expected May 2016

Xi’an Jiaotong University
B.A., 2005-2009
Ph.D. Study, 2009-2011

Research Interests:
• Inter-organizational network
• Internationalization

Working collaboration with Smith Faculty and students:
Ying is currently working with Waverly Ding & Brent Goldfarb.

Working Papers and Work Under Review:
Ying Geng, The internationalization of Venture Capital Firms and the Syndication Network Evolution
Stage : Early Stage
Target Journal: Undecided

Justin Frake

PhD Student

 

Justin Frake

 

E-mail: Justin.frake@rhsmith.umd.edu

Major: Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Education:
University of Maryland, College Park
Ph.D., Strategy, Expected May 2017

University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma,
BBA in Finance, 2003-2006

Research Interests:
• Mobility
• Innovation
• Industry Evolution

Working collaboration with Smith Faculty and students:
Justin works with Rajshree Agarwal.

Working Papers and Work Under Review:

Heejung Byun

PhD Student

Heejung Byun

 

E-mail: heejung.byun@rhsmith.umd.edu

Major: Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Education:
University of Maryland, College Park
Ph.D., Strategy, Expected May 2017

Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
MS in Business Administration, 2008-2010

Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Bachelor of Business Administration, 2002-2008

Research Interests:
Heejung’s research interests ground on sociological approach of organization theory to study topics such as: inter-organizational networks, employee mobility, market categorization, corporate governance, and technology development.

Working collaboration with Smith Faculty and students:
Heejung is currently working with David Kirsch & Waverly Ding.

Working Papers and Work Under Review:
Byun, H. (In Preparation). Identity Claims and Diffusion of Sustainability Report: Evidence from Korean Listed Firms, 2003-2009.

Byun, H., & Kim, T.-H. (In Preparation). Principal-Principal Agency Problem And Shareholder Activism: The Rise of Minority Shareholder Movement in Korea 2001-2008.

Kim, K.-H., Kim, T.-H., Kim, T.-Y., & Byun, H. (In Preparation). Exploring the Relationship between External Hiring and Firm Finance Performance: Evidence from the Lateral Partners of Large Law Firms.

Current Student Statistics

Current Student Statistics

  OB/HR SM&E
M&O Student Profile
Current Students 10 12
Male 6 9
Female 4 3
International 6 7
Average Age 27 28
Age Range 24-33 25-34
Academic Profile
Median GMAT 700 740
Median GRE
Verbal 690 650
Quantitative 770 780
Fall 2012 Admissions
# Applicants 82 75
# Enrolled 1 3
Previous Degrees
Bachelor's 11 7
Master's 13 9
Countries Represented – OB/HR
China Israel
Singapore South Korea
United States  
Countries Represented – SM&E
South Korea China  
United States Iran  
India  

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