Paul Seaborn added a live consulting project to COMM 4660 “Management Consulting and Advisory Services” in fall 2019. Seven teams of students went out into the community (both within UVA and beyond) and found consulting clients to work with on a wide variety of topics. On Dec. 3 and 5, the teams made presentations to the class, summarizing their projects, and then made final presentations with their clients. Seaborn also organized an “Introduction to the Business of Cannabis” session, which took place at McIntire Nov. 5 and featured McIntire alum Gail Rand '95, CEO and Founder of grand consulting. The event attracted more than 20 UVA attendees.
An article co-authored by William Wilhelm, titled "Two Modes of Investment Banking: Technocrats, Relationship Managers, and Conflict," was published in Journal of Applied Corporate Finance.
Tom Bateman chaired the closing plenary panel for the Global Congress for Climate Change & Sustainability Professionals, which took place in Chicago, Dec 9-12, 2020. The session was titled "Overcoming Adversity and Coping with Impossible Missions."
Kenneth R. White has been voted as president-elect of the American Academy of Nursing. White, an endowed professor at both UVA’s School of Nursing and Medical Center who also holds joint academic appointments in the School of Medicine, McIntire School, and Darden School, is a Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner at UVA Health. He will serve as the academy’s president-elect through fall 2021, then assume the two-year presidency from 2021 to 2023. He is the first UVA faculty member to lead the American Academy of Nursing.
In an Oct. 24, 2019, Harvard Business Review article titled "The Risks of AutoML and How to Avoid Them," Ahmed Abbasi and Brent Kitchens and their co-author, Graduate Research Assistant Faizan Ahmad, propose methods for avoiding the hazards of using advanced machine learning methods with large-scale search query data.
David Mick is one of two recipients of the 2020 Fellow in Consumer Behavior Award. The fellowship is the highest honor that the Association for Consumer Research grants in recognition of an individual’s contribution to scholarly work in consumer behavior over an extended period of time. Since the award was instituted almost 40 years ago, only 37 individuals have been bestowed this honor.
A paper by Amanda Cowen and Nicole Votolato Montgomery titled “How Leader Gender Influences External Audience Response to Organizational Failures” has been published in Journal of Applied Psychology and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. The two found that consumers’ trust in, and willingness to support, an organization after a failure varied based on the gender of the organization’s leader and the nature of the failure. Their research was also featured in an Oct. 24, 2019, UVA Today article titled “‘Adam’ vs. ‘Abigail’: How Consumers View Male and Female CEOs Differently.”
David Lehman, along with Professors Bruce Cooil and Rangaraj Ramanujam of Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management, explained the findings of their Journal of Management paper, “The Effects of Rule Complexity on Organizational Noncompliance and Remediation: Evidence from Restaurant Health Inspections,” in an Oct. 7, 2019, Harvard Business Review article titled "Why Some Rules Are More Likely to Be Broken." While many studies have aimed to determine which organizations are more susceptible to a lax attitude that lends itself to rule breaking, Lehman and his colleagues focused on the rules themselves, discovering that the design of rules can actually be the root cause for noncompliance in organizations.
In the Sept. 30, 2019, installment of tech website Gizmodo’s series “Giz Asks,” Ryan Wright joined a panel of fellow cybersecurity experts weighing in on how it would be possible to shut down the entire internet.
A paper co-authored by Amar Cheema (with Yi Zhang and Ronald T. Wilcox), titled “The Effect of Student Loan Debt on Spending: The Role of Repayment Format,” has been accepted for publication in Journal of Public Policy & Marketing.