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Researcher of the Year Award

2010-2011 Recipients

We are very pleased to announce the 2011 Researchers of the Year. This year the award was given to Arup Varma, Professor of Human Resources, and Employment Relations, and Vefa Tarhan, Professor of Finance. Each year, the award recipients are chosen on the basis of their research output within the past five years as enumerated and reported in the most recent Faculty Research Inventory. Congratulations, Professors Varma and Tarhan.

2009-2010 Recipient

The Quinlan Research Committee is pleased to award the annual Faculty Researcher of the year Award to Professor Sung Min Kim, Associate Professor of Management.   

Each year, the award recipients are chosen on the basis of their research output within the past five years as enumerated and reported in the most recent Faculty Research Inventory. This year’s selection honors one of our colleagues who shows great promise in his research.

Kim's research interest is organizational economics, which includes resource-based theory, transaction costs theory, positive agency theory, and property rights theory of the firm. His research goal has been to integrate these perspectives to generate theoretical insights and empirical evidence regarding the evolving nature of firm boundaries and the sustained superior performance of economic organizations.

From 2005 to 2009, Kim has published in several journals, including Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Retailing, Industrial Relations, and Thunderbird International Business Review. His paper published in Strategic Management Journal provides a transaction costs and resource-based framework on the dynamics of information technology (IT) and governance mode between firms. He continues this research thrust in a recent paper on resource cospecialization and organizational performance in IT implementation (co-authored with Joseph T. Mahoney at the University of Illinois).

Kim has also served as an ad hoc reviewer of several journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Retailing, and Journal of Strategic Change Management while advising Asian multinational enterprises and research institutes. Currently, Kim is developing several research projects in the domain of strategic entrepreneurship from the perspective of organizational economics.  One project examines the antecedents and consequences of business planning and sense-making activities in new ventures. The paper on business planning is co-authored with Jan Brinckmann at ESADE, and the paper on endogenous sense-making will be presented at the Academy of Management Annual Conference in 2010. Another project focuses on heterogeneity inopportunity evaluation and exploitation by entrepreneurs with different knowledge endowment. A working paper of the conjoint research is co-authored with Marc Gruber at EPFL.

2008-2009 Recipient

The Quinlan School of Business Research Committee is pleased to award the annual Faculty Researcher of the year Award to Professor Linda Tuncay Zayer, assistant professor of Marketing.

‌Each year, the award recipients are chosen on the basis of the quality and quantity of their research output within the past five years as enumerated and reported in the most recent Faculty Research Inventory. This year’s selection honors one of our colleagues who shows great promise in her research.

Linda Tuncay's research passion is in the area of consumer behavior. Specifically, she examines how cultural discourses influence consumers, especially with regard to persuasion and shopping behavior. Her dissertation examined the discourse of gender in society through her study of how men construct and negotiate their gender identities in the marketplace. Her recent publications continue this research stream. Her paper published in the Journal of Consumer Research examines how cultural discourses such as self-management, scientific rationalism and fatalism influence consumer persistence in the marketplace. Her latest research was published in the December 2008 issue of the Journal of Retailing where she examines how men's gender identities influence the ways they shop for fashion and grooming products.

Currently, Tuncay is working on several papers. One project, along with co-authors Eileen Fischer at York University and Cele Otnes at the University of Illinois, examines how consumers experience failure in the marketplace. She is also working on a sole-authored paper on how men and women respond to idealized depictions of gender in advertising. Her other research is in various stages of completion, and includes working with her Loyola colleagues, Mary Ann McGrath, Professor of Marketing, and Stacy Neier, Clinical Instructor of Marketing.

This year, Tuncay has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the CIMA Professorship in Marketing by the Chicago Interactive Marketing Association (CIMA). She also received a research grant from the CIMA to conduct a study on how consumers' use of online information impacts their offline shopping behavior.

2007-2008 Recipients

The Quinlan School of Business Research Committee is pleased to award the annual Faculty Researcher of the year Award to Professors A.G. (Tassos) Malliaris and Jasmine Tata.  The award recipient is chosen on the basis of both the quality and quantity of research output within the past five years as enumerated and reported in the most recent Faculty Research Inventory Report.

Professor Tassos Malliarisas dedicated a long and distinguished academic career to the pursuit of research. He is an internationally renowned expert in financial economics and future and options markets, and has published extensively in those areas. In addition to successfully investigating difficult theoretical and practical issues in his field, he has collaborated with scholars in other parts of the world and organized conferences on timely and important issues. In recognition of his scholarly efforts, Professor Malliaris was Loyola University Chicago’s Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year in 2001 and was awarded the first Quinlan School of Business Researcher of the Year. Malliaris recently had two papers accepted for publication: The first one is on “The Impact of Information Signals on Market Prices When the Agents Have Non‐Linear Trading Rules” in Economic Modelling and co‐authored by Catherine Kyrtsou. The second is on “Modelling Federal Funds Rates: A Comparison of Four Methodologies,” in Neural Computing and Applications and co‐authored by Mary Malliaris, Associate Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management.

Malliaris also had several presentations: “Central Bank Transparency: Theory and Empirical Tests,” 9th Biennial Conference of the Athenian Policy Forum and the Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece, July 2008 with Marc Hayford, Professor of Economics; “Reconsidering NAFTA,” 9th Biennial Conference of the Athenian Policy Forum and the Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece, July 2008 with Alex Kondonassis; “Financial Instabilities and Risk Management by Central Banks,” Western Economic Association International 83rd Annual Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 2008 with Marc Hayford; and “Oil, Gold and the Euro,” Western Economic Association International 83rd Annual Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 2008 with Mary Malliaris.

Professor Jasmine Tata is a well‐known expert in the field of International Management, and has published extensively using international comparisons in work‐family balance, manager influence strategies, micro‐enterprises, and the related areas of social capital and micro‐credit. In recognition of scholarly efforts, she was appointed a Loyola University Faculty Scholar for the years 2000 to 2003, and was named the Researcher of the Year by the Quinlan School of Business in 2001. In addition to her out‐standing research, Professor Tata has been recognized for her teaching excellence in the international management area. She recently published “A Model for Predicting Outcomes of Sexual Harassment Complaints by Race and Gender” (with H. Luthar & E. Kwesiga) in Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal and “Neu‐ral Networks and Organizational Systems” (with J. Grznar & S. Prasad) in European Journal of Operational Research.

2006-2007 Recipient

The Quinlan School of Business Research Committee is pleased to award the annual Faculty Researcher of the Year to Professor George Kaufman, John Smith Professor of Finance and Banking.

Professor George Kaufman is globally recognized as one of the most distinguished scholars in the finance area. His areas of specializations are Bank Regulation and Management, Federal Reserve Policy, and Financial Markets. Over his long and distinguished career, he has published in the American Economic Review, Journal of Finance, Journal of Political Economics, Journal of Money Credit and Banking, Review of Economics and Statistics, among others. He has also published over 20 books and numerous monographs. He is very active in professional activities and in public service. He serves as the editor of the Journal of Financial Stability; on the editorial boards of prestigious journals; is serving as the Co-chair of the Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee; and has given numerous Congressional testimonies. In 2002, Professor Kaufman received the Adam Smith Award from the National Association for Business Economics for his life time contribution in the field of economics and finance.

2005-2006 Recipients

The Quinlan School of Business Research Committee is pleased to award the annual Faculty Researcher of the Year to Dr. Suzy Fox and Dr. Patricia Simpson.

This year the award is presented jointly to Professor Suzy Fox and Professor Patricia Simpson, both Associate Professors in the Human Resources and Employee Relations department. The award recipients were chosen on the basis of both the quality and quantity of research output within the past five years as enumerated and reported in the most recent Faculty Research Inventory Report.

Suzy Fox

Professor Fox's research areas are counterproductive work behavior, with her colleague and mentor Paul Spector; racial/ethnic workplace bullying, with Lamont E. Stallworth; and the Successful Women Worldwide international research group. She has presented research at conferences in Peru, Hungary, Poland, Canada and the U.S., and taught in executive and continuing education classes in Austria and Puerto Rico. She has published in the Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Organizational Dynamics, Human Resource Management Review, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, and the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal of Kent Law School.

Dr. Fox has further coauthored a book with Paul Spector, Counterproductive Work Behavior: Investigations of Actors and Targets. Her new book, From Polar Winds to Tropical Breezes: Successful Professional Women of the Americas, coauthored with the Successful Women Worldwide research team, will be published in September 2006.  She has been awarded a 2006 Summer Stipend for a new study of stress, burnout and productivity of academic faculty.

Patricia Simpson

A working paper which Professor Simpson coauthored on changing patterns of occupational segregation is currently available from the National Bureau of Economic Research. She also has published articles on occupational segregation by gender in Feminist Economics and on occupational segregation by race in Social Science Research. She has conducted survey research on the division of emotional labor by gender in the workplace, resulting in a publication in the Journal of Applied Psychology. A second stream of research focuses on the training needs and activities of older workers. Her work in this area has appeared in Human Resource Management Review, Feminist Economics, and the Journal of Vocational Behavior.

A forthcoming textbook on older workers will also contain a chapter that she authored on the topic of older workers and training. An analysis of the implications of social security reform for older women is scheduled for publication in Challenge. Dr. Simpson is also interested in standards and norms of organizational justice and how these norms influence responses to wage structures, national income distribution patterns and union organizing campaigns. Articles from this stream of research have appeared in Employee Rights and Responsibilities and in the Journal of Labor Research. She has also published articles on contract administration and union steward power in Industrial Relations Research Review and Labor Studies Journal.

Past Recipients

Former recipients of the Researcher of the Year award include:

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