Cristian Dezső Directory Page
Area Chair, Logistics, Business, and Public Policy
Ph.D., New York University
Cristian is an Associate Professor and the Chair of the Logistics, Business, and Public Policy Department at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. He currently serves as Associate Editor of the Strategic Management Journal. He received his Ph.D. in Economics and International Business from the Stern School of Business at NYU.
His research focuses on gender issues in organizations. He takes an interdisciplinary lens and a multi-method approach to address questions such as: Do female top managers matter for firm performance? If so, why are there so few of them? And what can be done to address the underrepresentation of women in management or the gender gap in wages. His work on these questions was published in the Strategic Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science and the Journal of Applied Psychology and has been covered in major media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times. His earlier research appeared in the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Journal of International Business Studies, and the Journal of Financial Economics. His current project with former and current doctoral students explores whether there are gender differences in ambition.
He is an award-winning instructor, primarily teaching the core Global Economic Environment course as well as the capstone Integrative Business course in all MBA programs. At the doctoral level, he taught the People and Performance class and has advised numerous PhD students.
Primary Research Areas
- Gender Issues in Organizations
- Human Capital
- Corporate Governance
- Female CEO and the Compensation of Other Top Managers (with Yixuan Li and David Gaddis Ross), Journal of Applied Psychology, December 2022, 107(12), pp. 2306-2318.
- Gender and Competitiveness When Earning for Others: Experimental Evidence and Implications for Sponsorship (with Nathan Barrymore and Benjamin King), Strategic Management Journal, May 2022, Volume 43(5), pp. 905-934.
- On a Firm’s Optimal Response to Pressure for Gender Pay Equity (with David Anderson, Margrét Bjarnadóttir and David Gaddis Ross), Organization Science, January/February 2019, Volume 30(1), pp. 214-231.
- Is There an Implicit Quota on Women in Top Management? A Large-Sample Statistical Analysis (with David Gaddis Ross and Jose Uribe), Strategic Management Journal, January 2016, Volume 37(1), pp. 98-115.
- Location Choices under Strategic Interactions (with Juan Alcácer and Minyuan Zhao), Strategic Management Journal, February 2015, Volume 36(2), pp. 197-215.
- Firm Rivalry, Knowledge Accumulation, and MNE Location Choices (with Juan Alcácer and Minyuan Zhao), Journal of International Business Studies, June/July 2013, Volume 44(5), pp. 504-520.
- Fatherhood and Managerial Style: How a Male CEO’s Children Affect the Wages of His Employees (with Michael S. Dahl and David Gaddis Ross), Administrative Science Quarterly, December 2012, Volume 57(4), pp. 669-693.
- Are Banks Happy when Managers Go Long? The Information Content of Managers’ Vested Option Holdings for Loan Pricing (with David Gaddis Ross), Journal of Financial Economics, November 2012, Volume 106(2), pp. 395-410.
- Does Female Participation in Top Management Improve Firm Performance? A Panel Data Investigation (with David Gaddis Ross), Strategic Management Journal, September 2012, Volume 33(9), pp. 1072-1089.
- Technology Adoption with Multiple Alternative Designs and the Option to Wait (with Luís M. B. Cabral), Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Summer 2008, Volume 17(2), pp. 413-441.
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