Professor Parham conducts research on the growth of high-R&D firms. Most recently, he documented how the transfer of firm-specific knowledge to new employees creates a constraint on the pace of firm growth. A second field of interest to him is the investment decisions of individuals. He conducts empirical research on how media attention affects individual investment decisions and how these attention-fueled decisions affect financial markets.

Before joining the McIntire faculty, Professor Parham was head of the cybersecurity academy at the Israeli intelligence corps, and a cybersecurity product manager at Microsoft. He also helped found MUV Interactive, an Israeli Internet-of-Things startup, and is a consultant to several other startups.