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University of Delaware - Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics

By Lerner College May 17, 2023

Faculty members from UD’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics published 25 research papers in their respective fields’ leading refereed journals in 2022. This included the top 50 journals used in the Financial Times research ranking, journals cited in the University of Texas (UT) Dallas Top 100 Business School Research Rankings and journals identified as highly selective “A” journals by the Lerner College’s five academic departments. This list is just one way the Lerner College recognizes and celebrates high-quality scholarship created and published by its faculty.

“Lerner’s mission statement confirms our faculty members’ commitment to ‘generate knowledge by proposing solutions to business and economic problems [and] cultivate a diverse faculty pursuing impactful scholarship,’” said Lerner Dean Bruce Weber.  “The most visible means for advancing our college’s reputation and raising our scholarly profile is our faculty developing research programs that target the most respected and competitive journals in their field.”

Lerner College 2022 “A” Journal Publications

Accounting and Management Information Systems

Jing He, Assistant Professor of Accounting

He, J. (2022). Executive Network Centrality and Corporate Reporting. Management Science, 68(2), 1512–1536. https://doi.org/10.1287/mnsc.2020.3924

Jennifer Joe, Whitney Family Professor of Accounting, Cohen Family Lerner Director of Diversity

Aghazadeh, S., & Joe, J. R. (2022). Auditors’ response to management confidence and misstatement risk. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 101, 101348. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aos.2022.101348

Commerford, B. P., Dennis, S. A., Joe, J. R., & Ulla, J. W. (2022). Man Versus Machine: Complex Estimates and Auditor Reliance on Artificial Intelligence. Journal of Accounting Research, 60(1), 171–201. https://doi.org/10.1111/1475-679X.12407

Jiaheng Xie, Assistant Professor of MIS; Xiao Fang, Professor of MIS, JP Morgan Chase Fellow

Xie, J., Liu, X., Zeng, D., & Fang, X. (2022). Understanding Medication Nonadherence from Social Media: A Sentiment-Enriched Deep Learning Approach. MIS Quarterly, 46(1), 341–372. https://doi.org/10.25300/MISQ/2022/15336

Kexin Yin, Senior Associate, Applied AI ML, JPMorgan Chase; Xiao Fang, Professor of MIS, JP Morgan Chase Fellow; Bintong Chen, Professor of Operations Management, Director – Institute for Financial Services Analytics, Faculty Director – Financial Services Analytics Ph.D. Program

Yin, K., Fang, X., Chen, B., & Sheng, O. (2022). Diversity Preference-Aware Link Recommendation for Online Social Networks. https://doi.org/10.48550/ARXIV.2205.10689

Business Administration

Stacy Astrove, Assistant Professor of Marketing

Astrove, S. L., & Kraimer, M. L. (2022). What and how do mentors learn? The role of relationship quality and mentoring self‐efficacy in mentor learning. Personnel Psychology, 75(2), 485–513. https://doi.org/10.1111/peps.12471

Nathan Bragaw, Assistant Professor of Management

Bragaw, N. A., & Misangyi, V. F. (2022). Disentangling Strategic Consensus: Strategic Consensus Types, Psychological Bonds, and Their Effects on Strategic Climate. Academy of Management Review, 47(4), 668–691. https://doi.org/10.5465/amr.2016.0228

Kyle Emich, Associate Professor of Management; Wendy Smith, Dana J. Johnson Professor of Business, Faculty Director & Co-Founder – Women’s Leadership Initiative

Miron-Spektor, E., Emich, K. J., Argote, L., & Smith, W. K. (2022). Conceiving opposites together: Cultivating paradoxical frames and epistemic motivation fosters team creativity. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 171, 104153. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.obhdp.2022.104153


Lewis, M. W., & Smith, W. K. (2022). Reflections on the 2021 AMR Decade Award: Navigating Paradox Is Paradoxical. Academy of Management Review, 47(4), 528–548. https://doi.org/10.5465/amr.2022.0251

Sal Mistry, Assistant Professor of Management

Mistry, S., Kirkman, B. L., Hitt, M. A., & Barrick, M. R. (2022). Take it from the Top: How Intensity of TMT Joint Problem Solving and Levels of Interdependence Influence Quality of Strategy Implementation Coordination and Firm Performance. Journal of Management Studies, 60(2), 400–427. https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.12838

Jackie Silverman, Assistant Professor of Marketing

Silver, I., & Silverman, J. (2022). Doing good for (maybe) nothing: How reward uncertainty shapes observer responses to prosocial behavior. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 168, 104113. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.obhdp.2021.104113

Ming Zhao, Assistant Professor of Operations Management

Pan, K., Zhao, M., Li, C. L., & Qiu, F. (2022). A Polyhedral Study on Fuel-Constrained Unit Commitment. INFORMS Journal on Computing, 34(6), 3309-3324. https://pubsonline.informs.org/doi/full/10.1287/ijoc.2022.1235


Sabrin Beg, Assistant Professor of Economics, Associate Chair – Graduate Programs; Adrienne Lucas, Professor of Economics, Chair – Department of Economics

Beg, S., Halim, W., Lucas, A. M., & Saif, U. (2022). Engaging Teachers with Technology Increased Achievement, Bypassing Teachers Did Not. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 14(2), 61–90. https://doi.org/10.1257/pol.20200713


Gilligan, D. O., Karachiwalla, N., Kasirye, I., Lucas, A. M., & Neal, D. (2022). Educator Incentives and Educational Triage in Rural Primary Schools. Journal of Human Resources, 57(1), 79–111. https://doi.org/10.3368/jhr.57.1.1118-9871R2


Laura Field, Donald J. Puglisi Professor of Finance

Field, L. C., & Lowry, M. (2022). Bucking the trend: Why do IPOs choose controversial governance structures and why do investors let them? Journal of Financial Economics, 146(1), 27–54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfineco.2022.06.004

Matthias Fleckenstein, Associate Professor of Finance

Fleckenstein, M., & Longstaff, F. (2022). The Market Risk Premium for Unsecured Consumer Credit Risk (No. w28029; p. w28029). National Bureau of Economic Research. https://doi.org/10.3386/w28029

Paul Laux, Professor of Finance, JPMorgan Chase Senior Faculty Fellow, IFSA

Di Giuli, A., & Laux, P. A. (2022). The effect of media-linked directors on financing and external governance. Journal of Financial Economics, 145(2), 103–131. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfineco.2021.07.017

Hamed Mahmudi, Assistant Professor of Finance

Chen, Z., Mahmudi, H., Virani, A., & Zhao, X. (2022). Why Are Bidder Termination Provisions Included in Takeovers? Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 57(7), 2860–2896. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022109021000508

Fei Xie, Chaplin Tyler Professor of Finance & Iannaccone Faculty Fellow

Wang, C., Xie, F., & Zhang, K. (2022). Expert Advice: Industry Expertise of M&A Advisors and Acquirer Shareholder Returns. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 57(2), 599–628. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022109021000582

Xie, F.
, Zhang, B., & Zhang, W. (2022). Trust, Incomplete Contracting, and Corporate Innovation. Management Science, 68(5), 3419–3443. https://doi.org/10.1287/mnsc.2021.4055

Hospitality and Sport Business Management

Sheryl Kline, Deputy Dean and Aramark Chaired Professor

Fan, A., Kline, S. F., Liu, Y., & Byrd, K. (2022). Consumers’ lodging intentions during a pandemic: Empirical insights for crisis management practices based on protection motivation theory and expectancy theory. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 34(4), 1290–1311. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCHM-07-2021-0889

Zvi Schwartz, Professor of Hospitality Business Management

Altin, M., Chen, C.-C., Riasi, A., & Schwartz, Z. (2022). Go moderate! How hotels’ cancellation policies affect their financial performance. Tourism Economics, 135481662211284. https://doi.org/10.1177/13548166221128450

Koupriouchina, L., van der Rest, J.-P., & Schwartz, Z. (2022). Judgmental Adjustments of Algorithmic Hotel Occupancy Forecasts: Does User Override Frequency Impact Accuracy at Different Time Horizons? Tourism Economics, 135481662211265. https://doi.org/10.1177/13548166221126572

Joanne Jung-Eun Yoo, Associate Professor of Hospitality Business Management, Associate Chair

Jang, E., Yoo, J., & Cho, M. (2022). Particulate matter source attribution and restaurant mitigation behavioral intentions: An application of attribution theory. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 35(5), 1901-1921. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCHM- 05-2022-0632

Yoo, J., Park, J., & Cho, M. (2022). Cocreation of gastronomy experience through cooking classes, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 34(9), 3230- 3252. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCHM-09-2021-1152