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Graduate Students

I believe that the best way to learn how to write and do research is “learning-by-doing.” Whenever possible, I try to give the opportunity to students to collaborate in research projects with me. This arrangement has worked out quite well most of the time, and, as a result, I have working papers or published papers with several doctoral students from the University of Illinois.

Our Fall 2008 graduate students' dinner (taken by Soyoung): one, two

You can find my current and former students' resumes C.V.s and web web pages below:

STUDENTS I AM CURRENTLY WORKING WITH:

Kurt A. Desender, Departament d'Economia de l'Empresa, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain (PhD candidate)

Thesis topic: Essays on ownership structure, corporate governance and strategy.

 

Ricardo G. Flores, Business Administration, photo (PhD candidate)

 Dissertation: Organizational Responses to Competence-Destroying Technological Discontinuities: The Case of the American   College of Radiology (ACR).

 

Junho Lee, Labor and Employment Relations, comparative corporate governance (Master candidate)

Keun-Young Park, ABD, Department of Sociology, UIUC, 2007-

        Dissertation Topic: The competitive dynamics between domestic (i.e., Korean) and foreign (mainly, Hollywood) films in Korea

Marleen McCormick, International Business, 2008-  (PhD candidate)

Abhijeet K. Vadera, Business Administration, 2003- (PhD candidate)

Dissertation: Comparing extrinsic and intrinsic processes of whistle-blowing: A multi-level, multi-method approach.

 

 

Jihae You, Labor and Employment Relations, comparative corporate governance (Master candidate)

 

EXTERNAL DISSERTATION READER:

Ilir Haxhi, Groningen University, The Netherlands, April 2010.

     Thesis title: Institutional Contextuality of Business Best Practices: The Persistent Cross-National Diversity in the Creation of Corporate Governance Codes.

Rocio Valdivieso del Real, School of Management and Organizational Pshycology, Birkbeck College, University of London, November 2009.

    Thesis title: The Evolution of the Spanish and British Electricity Sectors: An Analysis of the Market for        Corporate Control and Human Resource Management Practices in a Liberalised Environment"

 

STUDENTS THAT I SERVED ON THEIR DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS/THESIS:

Ji-Young Ahn,  ABD, Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, 2006-2007. Currently an Assistant Professor in Management at    Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea.

       Dissertation: Three Essays on Managerial Compensation

Bing Bai, Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, 2006-2008. Currently an Assistant Professor in HRM at the University of Redlands.

Adina Dabu, ABD, Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, 2002- 2008.  Assistant Professor at HEC, Paris, France

     Topic: The HR Consulting Entrepreneur: Firm-builder, Market-maker and Diffuser of    Management Knowledge in an Emergent Business System.

Virinda Deva, Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations graduated 1999 - 2003.  Moved to industry.

Xavier Escandell, Sociology graduated 1999 - 2005. Assistant Professor in Sociology at Northern Iowa University.

Todd Fister, Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations graduated 2001 - 2003. Moved to industry.

Douglas Grbic, ABD, Sociology, UIUC, 2004-2007. Research Analyst at the Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, D.C.

       Topic: Social Structure and the Breaking and Making Interfirm Ties: The Audit Services Market, 1986 to 2002.

Dan Jeong, LER PhD.  Ajou University, Seoul, Korea

 

Soyoung Kim, Master Student at LER, UIUC (2007-2009). Currently a doctoral student in OB at NYU.

Yong Li, Business Administration, 2000-2006.

      Currently an Assistant Professor of Strategy at SUNY Buffalo.

Li-Wen Lin, College of Law, UIUC,  2005-2008. Currently a doctoral student in sociology at Columbia University.

      Corporate Social and Environmental Transparency in Emerging Securities Markets: China as a Case Study

Candace Agrella Martinez, Business Administration, 2000-2006.

       Currently an Assistant Professor of International Business at John Cook School of Business, Saint Louis University

Niti Pandey, Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, 2006-2009.  Visiting Assistant Professor at Purdue Univesity.

     Topic: Who Prefers What Benefits? An Examination of the Impact of Demographic Characteristics on Employees' Benefits Preferences: The Case   of a US Manufacturing Corporation

Heather C. Vough, ABD, Business Administration, 2004-2008.  Assistant Professor at McGill Universtity, Montreal, Canada.

Dissertation: “Finding and Losing Meaning: Understanding Changes in Employee Meaning of Work"  

Zeynep Yalabik, ABD, Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, 2002-2007.  Assistant Professor in Management and HRM at Bath University, UK.

          Dissertation: The Organizational Socialization Approach to the Mergers and Acquisitions Integration: Helpfulness to Organizational Commitment and Intentions to Quit