- PhD Consortium Schedule
- Organizing Team
- Faculty Speakers
- Shared Presentation Student Profiles
- Full Presentation Student Profiles
Welcome to the Fourth Wharton-INSEAD PhD Consortium
We are pleased to present the Fourth Wharton-INSEAD Doctoral Consortium, sponsored by the Wharton-INSEAD Alliance. This event will be held on September 30th, October 1st, and October 2nd, 2015, at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA).
The Consortium is a forum for doctoral students from Wharton and INSEAD to present their research and foster networks of collaboration across institutions and disciplines. The scholarly cornerstone of the Consortium is research in the management field; thus, we invite applications from students at any level of progress in the doctoral program whose research advances the sub-fields of entrepreneurship, international business, organizational behavior, human resources management, organizational theory, or strategy.
In addition to student presentation, the Consortium offers keynote presentations, seminars, and paper-development workshops led by Wharton and INSEAD faculty. The Consortium also features social events in and out of Wharton.
Wharton-INSEAD PhD Consortium
Wednesday, September 30
|9:00am-11:30am||Ideal Time for Student Meetings with Faculty (to be arranged by students)||Vance Flat|
|11:30am-1:00pm||Registration and Welcome Lunch||Vance Flat|
|1:00pm-1:30pm||Consortium Kickoff||Vance Flat|
|1:30pm-3:15pm||Shared Session (“Five things successful people do every morning: Lessons on success, failure, and learning”) – Hallie Cho, David Clough, Daniel Mack, Julianna Pillemer, Michael Schaerer||Vance Flat|
|3:15pm-3:30pm||Coffee Break||Vance Flat|
|3:30pm-4:45pm||Full Session – Emma Levine||Vance Flat|
|5:00pm-6:30pm||Walking Tour of Philadelphia||TBD|
Thursday, October 1
|9:00am-10:45am||Shared Session (“We’re not in Kansas anymore: When the environment matters”) – Shiva Agarwal, Andrew Boysen, Julien Clement, Arianna Marchetti, Kate Odziemkowska||Vance Flat|
|10:45am–11:00am||Coffee Break||Vance Flat|
|11:00am-12:00pm||“Published! Discussion with Associate Editors from Management A Journals” Workshop||Vance Flat|
|12:00pm-1:15pm||Lunch by Area||Vance Flat|
|1:15pm-2:30pm||Full Session – Shinjae Won||Vance Flat|
|2:30pm-3:00pm||Coffee Break||Vance Flat|
|3:00pm-4:00pm||“What’s Interesting? Surveying Hot Topics in Management Science” Workshop||Vance Flat|
|4:00pm-5:45pm||Shared Session (“Inside the bee hive: The relationship between employees and organizations) – Sunkee Lee, Zdenek Necas, Danielle Tussing, Amy Zhao||Vance Flat|
|7:00pm-10:00pm||Dinner and Party||TBD|
Friday, October 2
|9:15am-11:00am||Shared Session (“Morning stretch: Pushing the boundaries of management research”) – Chaitanya Kaligotla, Nick LoBuglio, Nikhil Madan, Emily Robinson, Phebo Wibbens||Vance Flat|
|11:00am-11:15am||Coffee Break||Vance Flat|
|11:15am-12:30pm||Full Session – Adam Castor||Vance Flat|
|12:30pm-1:30pm||Lunchtime Discussion: “Is Management Scholarship Relevant?”||Vance Flat|
|1:30pm-2:00pm||Consortium Closing||Vance Flat|
|After 2:00pm||Happy Hour @ Han Dynasty/INSEAD Participants Depart for Airport||TBD|
Organizing Committee Bios
Tracy Anderson (email@example.com) is a third year PhD student in Management at the Wharton School. Tracy focuses upon human and social capital in an organizational setting. Her research interests include the role of relationships and social networks in employee mobility and turnover; contractors and temporary executives; and understanding the role of organizations in gender differences in employment outcomes. Prior to entering the doctoral program, Tracy worked in policy research, most recently at the National Centre for Social Research, where she headed a team engaged in labor market related research, predominantly for the UK government.
Isabelle Solal (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a third year PhD student in Organizational Behavior at INSEAD. Her current research focuses primarily on gender issues in business, including female representation on corporate boards, gender in social networks, and the impact of gender on access to venture capital. Isabelle’s background is in law, and prior to joining the doctoral program she worked as an attorney specialised in international dispute settlement, as well as sports ethics. She also holds an MBA from INSEAD.
Basima Tewfik (email@example.com) is a third year PhD student in Management, focusing on organizational behavior, at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently pursuing two streams of research: (1) the psychological experience of top talent in the workplace and its consequences and (2) group behavior with a focus on intra- and intergroup conflict and conflict management. Prior to entering the doctoral program, she worked as a management consultant at Booz & Company, engaging with national as well as global clients across a wide range of industries including financial services, healthcare, education, and aerospace and defense. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, in Psychology with a secondary degree in Economics from Harvard University.
Many thanks to Tom Robertson, Eric Bradlow, Maggie Saia, Linda Kaelin, Alina Jacquet, Suzanne Sellier di Sano, and members of the Wharton-INSEAD Alliance.
“Published! Discussion with Associate Editors from Management A Journals” Workshop
Thursday, October 1 | 11:00am-12:00pm
The goal of this workshop is to provide Consortium participants with invaluable and practical insights into the publication process. Faculty presenters will briefly share their thoughts and tips, and highlight any specificities of journals with which they have had editorial experience, including Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, and Strategy Science.
Dr. Felix Zandman Professor of International Management
Director, The Lauder Institute (Multinational Management)
Associate Professor of Management
Edward H. Bowman Professor of Management
Vice-Dean, Whaton Social Impact Initiative
(Human and Social Capital)
Reginald H. Jones Professor of Corporate Strategy
Chair, Management Department
David Pottruck Professor of Management
“What’s Interesting? Surveying Hot Topics in Management Science” Workshop
Thursday, October 1 | 3:00pm-4:00pm
The goal of this workshop is to introduce Consortium participants to those areas of management science that are generating the most promising research, as well as those areas now at the frontiers of the discipline that may become “hot” in the future.
Associate Professor of Management
(Human and Social Capital)
Assistant Professor of Management
Assistant Professor of Management
Lunchtime Discussion: “Is Management Scholarship Relevant?”
Friday, October 2 | 12:30pm-1:30pm
The goal of this discussion is to explore the balance between scientific distance and practical relevance, and encourage students to think about how their work relates to the community outside academia. Does management research have an obligation to engage with management practice? Is it desirable for scientists to become public intellectuals? Should management scholars be informed by their opinions on public policy when conducting research? How do our answers to these questions shape how we decide which research questions to address, and how to address them?
Joseph Frank Bernstein Professor of Management
Deloitte & Touche Professor of Management in Honor of Russell E. Palmer, former Managing Partner
John Paul MacDuffie
Professor of Management
(Human and Social Capital)
Shared Session Bios
Shiva Agarwal (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a fifth year PhD student in Management, focusing on Strategy, at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Her current research entails studying how firms effectively manage their inter-organizational relationships and how these relationships affects firms decision making process. Prior to entering the doctoral program, Shiva was a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group and a software developer at Microsoft.
Andrew Boysen (email@example.com) is a fourth year PhD student in Management at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, with research interests focused on entrepreneurship and strategy. Within this domain, Andrew is interested in environmental factors that shape the choice of entrepreneurial entry and entrant strategy within a particular market, as well as the performance implications of those choices. Prior to entering the doctoral program Andrew worked for Oracle, in a variety of managerial roles.
Hallie Cho (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a third year PhD student in Technology and Operations Management, focusing on new product development and entrepreneurship, at INSEAD. Her current research entails studying new product development in the automobile industry, creativity in multicultural teams, and crowdfunding platforms. Before joining INSEAD, Hallie ran around the world running a medical device startup she founded while finishing her studies in Mechanical Engineering at MIT.
Julien Clement (email@example.com) is a fourth year PhD student in Strategy at INSEAD. His current research investigates the link between formal organizational structure and informal networks. He has been studying how formal structure guides the evolution of social interactions inside organizations, and how formal structure and informal social networks across organizations jointly affect innovation and adaptation to change. Prior to joining INSEAD, Julien worked for Vestas Wind Systems, a wind-turbine manufacturer.
David Clough (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a fourth year PhD student in the Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise area at INSEAD. His current research focuses on organizational learning, innovation, and entrepreneurship, which he studies in a variety of contexts including Formula 1 motor racing, crowdfunding on the Kickstarter platform, and the formation of founding teams within entrepreneurship programs. Prior to joining INSEAD David was a management consultant in London. In his scarce spare time David enjoys long-distance running and blogging about technology and entrepreneurship at ChangeMyWorldview.com.
Amy Ding Zhao (email@example.com) is a second year PhD student in the Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise area at INSEAD. Her research interests include organizational change, industry emergence, social structure and innovation diffusion. Prior to joining the doctoral program, Amy worked in wealth management and interacted with many ethnic Chinese family businesses in Hong Kong.
Chaitanya “CK” Kaligotla is a fifth year PhD student in Decision Sciences at INSEAD. His current research looks at the diffusion of competing rumors in social media. Prior to the doctoral program, CK was a management consultant and an manufacturing engineer.
Sunkee Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a fourth year PhD student in Strategy at INSEAD. His research interests are in organizational learning, organization design, and micro-foundations of strategy. In his recent work, he examines how incentives influence individual search behavior (exploration vs.exploitation) and collaboration patterns of organization members.
Nicholas Lobuglio (email@example.com) is a fifth year PhD student in Management, focusing on Organizational Behavior, at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include impression management, interpersonal perception, and employee recognition and motivation. He earned a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has previously worked in Deloitte’s human capital consulting practice.
Daniel Mack (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a fourth year student pursuing his PhD in strategy at INSEAD. He received his MS in Business Administration from Seoul National University, and BEng in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore where he first acquired his taste for academic research. Prior to his studies, Daniel spent 2½ years in the military as a specialist managing system networks and communications. Daniel is interested in the topic of organizational adaptation and in particular, the processes in which organizations manage the various sources of complexities arising from within and across their boundaries. Over the years, he has come to appreciate both quantitative and qualitative methods and employs them in his on-going research projects.
Nikhil Madan is a third year PhD student in Organizational Behavior at INSEAD. His current research is aimed at devising methods to enhance the reproducibility of experimental research in the behavioral sciences. Other research projects that he is currently involved in lie in the domain of organizational ethics. Prior to joining the PhD program at INSEAD, Nikhil obtained a Master’s degree in Quantitative Economics at the Indian Statistical Institute.
Arianna Marchetti (email@example.com) is a second year PhD in the Strategy area at INSEAD. Her research interests lie at the intersection of strategic management and organizational theory, with a major focus on innovation strategies selected by firms in regime of environmental uncertainty. / Prior to starting her doctoral studies, Arianna worked as a Junior Consultant at Ernst & Young – Advisory division, where she took part to several projects in risk & compliance management, process re-engineering and organizational efficiency improvement. / As for her academic background, she got her BSc (2010) and MSc degree (2012 – summa cum laude) in Industrial Engineering and Management at Sapienza University of Rome.
Zdenek Necas (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a fifth year PhD student in Strategy, focusing on top down influences in the innovation process at large multidivisional firms, which is the overall theme of his dissertation. Prior to entering doctoral program Zdenek was investment banker and strategy consultant.
Kate Odziemkowska (email@example.com) is a second year PhD student in Management, focusing on multinational management, at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Kate’s research interests lie at the intersection of international business, corporate social responsibility and stakeholder management, and the role of home and host country institutions in shaping firm strategy and success in these areas.
Julianna Pillemer (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a third year PhD student in Management, focusing on organizational behavior, at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Her current research interests include employee decision-making styles and implications for performance and well-being, the helping process of creative teams, and the impact of peer recognition on engagement and performance. Prior to entering the doctoral program, Julianna held research associate positions at Harvard Business School and the Center for Creative Leadership, specializing in creativity, emotion and negotiations, and top leadership’s management of organizational change.
Michael Schaerer (email@example.com) is a fourth year PhD student in Organizational Behavior at INSEAD. His current research entails studying the organizational consequences of power, hierarchy, and cognitive biases in interpersonal settings such negotiations, performance appraisals, and teams. Prior to entering the doctoral program, Michael was a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group with a special focus in the healthcare, industrial goods, and telecom space.
Danielle Tussing (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a fourth year PhD student in Management, focusing on organizational behavior, at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Her specific research interests include prosocial motivation, as she examines how motivation to support one’s family fosters strong work performance when employees are not intrinsically motivated by their jobs, as well as how to balance prosocial norms with self-reliance in the workplace. She is also interested in the usage and implications of different forms of electronic media, namely how being connected on social media with team members improves and also harms interpersonal relationships at work.
Phebo Wibbens (email@example.com) is a third year PhD student in Management, focusing on strategy, at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. His main research interest is to apply mathematical and stochastic models to better understand competitive advantage, value creation and value appropriation. Prior to entering the doctoral program, Phebo worked at Bain & Company, first as a consultant and later as a researcher. He holds M.Sc. degrees in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Groningen (Netherlands).
Emily Robinson (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a second year PhD student in Organizational Behavior at INSEAD. Her current research focuses on gender and science, studying the effect of research grants on scientific productivity and testing new methods for conducting scientific research. Prior to entering the doctoral program, Emily graduated from Rice University with a bachelor’s degree in Decision Sciences.
Full Session Bios
Adam Castor (email@example.com) is a student in the Management department at Wharton. Adam’s research program investigates the sense-making of firms and their actions by combining a micro perspective with the logic of social categorization. He examines the factors that affect the construction of industry categories and thus the perceived degree of relatedness among firms. Perceived (dis)similarity plays a crucial role in determining patterns of informational spillovers as well as the evaluation of corporate strategic actions including mergers, acquisitions and alliance deals.
In pursuing this stream of research, Adam deviates from much of the extant literature which assumes industry categories to be stable and homogenous across audiences. Instead, he operate on the presumption that categories are dynamic in nature and may even vary across members of a seemingly homogenous audience. By taking this alternative approach, Adam embarks on a research program that leverages data at the audience-member level to understand macro-level phenomenon, such as financial market reactions to M&A and alliance deal announcements and the realized value of technological innovations. Adam holds an MA in Economics and a BA in Applied Mathematics & Economics.
Emma Levine (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a fifth-year doctoral student in the Operations, Information, and Decisions department at The Wharton School. Her dissertation research examines moral conflicts between honesty and benevolence. Broadly, Emma is interested in how people make inferences about others’ motives and how this influences interpersonal judgment and trust. Emma earned her BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics and her BS in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Wharton, Emma worked for Procter and Gamble.
Shinjae Won (email@example.com) is a sixth year PhD student in the Management department at Wharton. She studies how the market values different attributes of workers such as diversity of experience and career mobility, and the role of market intermediaries (e.g., executive search firms) in shaping firm and worker outcomes. Shinjae’s background is in economics, and prior to joining the doctoral program, she worked at a government-based think tank in Seoul, Korea.
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