Research Seminar Week 1: Imprinting at IPO and Subsequent Downsizing Decisions
Jake Messersmith is an Associate Professor of Management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Jake’s research is focused on the strategic human resource management domain, with particular interests in HR systems in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and also in the effect of HR systems on employee well-being. His work has been published in such journals as the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Journal and the International Journal of Human Resource Management. Jake serves on several editorial boards within the discipline and previously served as the director of business graduate programs at the University of Nebraska. He completed his doctoral studies in management at the University of Kansas and worked as a consultant at Accenture prior to pursuing his graduate degree.
Research Seminar Week 2: A Premium on Perceived “Naturalness”: Contradictions to Our Ideals of Fairness and Meritocracy
Chia-Jung Tsay is an Associate Professor at UW-Madison and the UCL School of Management. Her work examines the psychological processes that influence decision making and interpersonal perception about performance. Chia’s research has been published in journals including PNAS, Management Science, OBHDP, ROB, and PSPB, and featured in media outlets including the BBC, Economist, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Nature, NPR, and the Wall Street Journal. Chia received a Ph.D. in Organizational Behaviour jointly from Harvard Business School and the Department of Psychology at Harvard University, and has taught negotiations and decision making at institutions such as Oxford, Wharton, and Tsinghua. In other professional experience, as a classical pianist, Chia has performed at venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the U.S. Embassy and holds degrees from the Juilliard School and the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, where she later served as faculty.
Research Seminar Week 3: Network Influences on Employee Labor Market Perceptions and Job Search
Julie Hancock is an Associate Professor of Management and the Director of The People Center in the G. Brint Ryan College of Business at the University of North Texas. She holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Memphis and held an academic appointment at Rutgers University, Camden prior to joining UNT in 2015. Her primary research interests include the flow of people in organizations, collective turnover, perceived organizational support, and pro-social rule breaking. Her work on these topics has been published in Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Human Relations, Employee Relations and Human Resource Management Review. Julie has been a member of the Academy of Management since 2007 and has served in a variety of roles during this time, including acting as a reviewer, presenter, discussant, and session chair for the HR Division over the last 15 years, among other roles. When Julie isn’t researching, teaching, or volunteering, she enjoys traveling the world and spending time with her husband and two offspring.