ABRI Visiting Professors

Each year, the Amsterdam Business Research Institute (ABRI) offers six one-year Visiting Professor positions (0.2 FTE) for distinguished international researchers in the field of business administration.
The Visiting Professor positions are offered by the School of Business and Economics (SBE) of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), and are specifically connected to the research activities of ABRI. The purpose of these appointments is to stimulate development of new research on the topics relevant to the appointed professor.

Prof. Bart Frijns (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand), 2019
b.p.m.frijns@vu.nl

Prof. Bart Frijns is Professor of Finance at Auckland University of Technology (Auckland, New Zealand)
He is the founding editor of Applied Finance Letters and is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Futures Markets and the Global Finance Journal. He has published over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization and the  Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control

As a visiting professor, Bart Frijns continues his ongoing research projects with faculty at SBE, which will be developed further during his stay. He will provide feedback on work in progress and set up new projects with junior faculty. Furthermore, he will organize a workshop regarding publishing for junior faculty, and will contribute to the 2018 edition of the Behavioral Finance Conference (RBFC) at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

ABRI Research Track: Accounting & Financial Management
Frijns, Bart

Prof. M. Lynne Markus (Bentley University, USA), 2019
m.l.markus@vu.nl

M. Lynne Markus is the John W. Poduska, Sr. Professor of Information and Process Management at Bentley University and an associated researcher at MIT’s Center for Information Systems Research. She has published extensively in the areas of digital business and interorganizational governance, enterprise systems and business processes, electronic communication and knowledge reuse, and organizational change management. Her current research interests include digital innovation in the financial and health sectors, the responsible use of data and algorithms, and the changing nature of work. Markus was named a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems in 2004 and received the AIS LEO Award for Exceptional Lifetime Achievement in Information Systems in 2008.

ABRI Research Track: Information & Innovation Management (KIN)

Markus, Lynne

Prof. Alina Sorescu (Mays Business School, Texas A&M University, USA), 2019
a.sorescu@vu.nl

Alina Sorescu is Professor of Marketing, holder of the Paula and Steve Letbetter’ 70 Chair in Business, and Director of the Ph.D. in Business Administration Program – Marketing at the Mays Business School, Texas A&M University. She holds a B.S. in Mathematics from University of Bucharest, a MS from University of Florida and Ph.D. from University of Houston. Her research focuses on business models, product portfolio decisions, branding, acquisitions and alliances, and measuring the financial value of marketing actions. Her research appears in journals such as Marketing Science, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Retailing and others. Alina serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Marketing, where she was twice recognized with the best reviewer award and of the International Journal of Research in Marketing; she also currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science and the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. Her research awards include the Ricky W. Griffin Outstanding Research Achievement Award, the Strategic Management Society conference on Big Bang Innovation Best Proposal Award, the AMA John A. Howard Dissertation Award, the AMS Mary Kay Dissertation Award, the AMA Winter Conference Best Paper in the Marketing and Technology track, as well as multiple MSI research grants. Her research has also been selected as a finalist for the Paul Green Award for the best article published in the Journal of Marketing Research. Her teaching awards include the Montague Center for Teaching Excellence Scholar Award and the Association of Former Students Distinguished Teaching Award at the college and university level.

ABRI Research Track: Marketing


Sorescu, Alina
Prof. Sorin Sorescu (Mays Business School, Texas A&M University, USA), 2019
s.sorescu@vu.nl

Sorin Sorescu is Professor of Finance and the Foreman R. and Ruby Bennett Chair in Business Administration at Mays Business School. Prior to joining Mays in 2002, he was Assistant Professor of Finance at the Bauer College of Business, University of Houston. He holds a PhD degree in Finance from University of Florida, as well as an MBA and Bachelors of Electrical Engineering from McGill University in Canada.

Professor Sorescu’s research interests focus on short sales and informational content of security prices, asset management, market efficiency, and macro finance. His research appears in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of Financial Markets, the Journal of International Money and Finance, and the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking.

Professor Sorescu taught corporate finance, financial markets, and investments analysis at the undergraduate, M.S. MBA, EMBA and Ph.D. levels.

He currently serves as the Head of the Department of Finance.

ABRI Research Track: Accounting & Financial Management
Sorescu, Sorin M

Prof. Felisa J. Vázquez-Abad (Hunter College and Graduate Center of the City University New York, USA), 2019
f.j.vazquezabad@vu.nl


Felisa J Vázquez-Abad currently works at the Department of Computer Science, City University of New York - Hunter College. Felisa does research in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Communications (Networks) and Computing in Mathematics, Natural Science, Engineering and Medicine.

ABRI Research Track: Logistics and Operations Research


Vázquez Abad, Felisa
Prof. Mo Wang (University of Florida, USA), 2019
m.wang@vu.nl

Mo Wang is an internationally renowned professor in career research at the University of Florida (USA). He specializes in research areas as retirement and older worker employment, occupational health psychology, expatriate and newcomer adjustment, leadership and team processes, and advanced quantitative methodologies. 

The great contribution to the field and his scholar work was acknowledged frequently alongside his academic career. Amongst others, he received the Academy of Management HR Division Scholarly Achievement Award (2008), Careers Division Best Paper Award (2009), European Commission’s Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for Work, Organizational, and Personnel Psychology (2009), Emerald Group’s Outstanding Author Contribution Awards (2013 and 2014), Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology’s William A. Owens Scholarly Achievement Award (2016), and Journal of Management Scholarly Impact Award (2017) for his research in these areas.  

In 2015 and 2016, he was an invited speaker for White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team and conducted a Congressional Debriefing on Retirement for U.S. Congress in 2015. Currently, he serves as the Editor-in-Chief for Work, Aging and Retirement and an Associate Editor for Journal of Applied Psychology.  He also serves on numerous academic journal’s editorial boards.

ABRI Research Track: HRM & Organisational Behaviour

Wang, Mo
Prof. Shannon Anderson (University of California at Davis, USA), 2018
s.w.anderson@vu.nl

Prof. Shannon Anderson is Professor of Management at University of California, Davis, USA.
She is an expert on the design and implementation of performance measurement and cost control systems, and has an extensive track record of publication in leading journals such as Management Science and Contemporary Accounting Research, and has won numerous grants and awards for her contributions to research and practice. She is also member of a number of editorial boards.

As a visiting professor, Shannon Anderson will collaborate with junior and senior faculty on research projects, give research seminars, and will be lecturing in MSc and post-graduate Accounting programmes ( Management Control the full-time and the part-time programme).

ABRI Research Track: Accounting & Financial Management
Anderson, Shannon
Prof. Andrew Sturdy (University of Bristol, UK), 2018
a.j.sturdy@vu.nl

Prof. Andrew Sturdy is Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the University of Bristol (UK)
His research interests focus mainly on issues of power and identity in the production and use of management ideas. He has published extensively in high ranking academic journals such as Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Organizational Behaviour and Organization Studies. Prof. Sturdy is a member of several editorial boards, and has extensive experience in editing journal special issues.

As a visiting professor, Andrew Sturdy will be working with PhD students and faculty at the Department of Management & Organisation, and will be teaching in the new Master programmes in Leadership & Change, Management Consulting and Strategy & Organization. He will also perform activities related to the special issue in Journal of Professions and Organization and the editing of a sub-theme to the EGOS Standing Working Group will take place.

ABRI Research Track: Strategy & Organisation
Sturdy, Andrew

Prof. Nicole DeHoratius(University of Chicago, USA), 2017.
n.dehoratius@vu.nl

Prof. Nicole DeHoratius is Adjunct Professor of Operations Management at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business (USA).
She has published in leading journals such as Management Science, Harvard Business Review, and California Management Review. Nicole DeHoratius serves as the Past-President of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) College of Supply Chain Management and as an associate editor for MSOM and senior editor for POM.

As a Visiting Professor, Nicole DeHoratius will conduct research on inventory record accuracy, and be involved in the organization of master classes on retail store operations and the development of research proposals. She will also be contributing to the industry research projects DINALOG and CATeLOG

ABRI Research Track: Logistics and Operations Research

DeHoratius, Nicole

Prof. Katrijn Gielens (University of North Carolina, USA), 2017.
gielensk@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Prof. Katrijn Gielens is Associate Professor of Marketing at Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA).  
She is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of international retailing and product innovation. Her work has been published in high ranking journals, such as The International Journal of Research in Marketing (IJRM), Journal of Marketing, and Journal of Consumer Research . She has won twice the prestigious IJRM Best Article Award.

Katrijn Gielens teaches courses in international retail management and econometric and market response models. She serves on the strategy team of AiMark, a global center studying key marketing strategy issues, which brings together academics around the world, two of the top-four market research agencies, and brand manufacturers.

As a Visiting Professor, Katrijn will work on joint research publications with several members of the Marketing Department and possibly start new projects with other members of the department. She will be giving feedback on papers in development, and be a key-note speaker at the VU/UvA Retailing Day. In addition, Professor Gielens will give a methodological workshop to improve research skills that will appeal to a variety of doctoral students from different FEWEB departments.


ABRI Research Track: Marketing

Gielens, Katrijn

Prof. Brian Pentland (Michigan State University, USA), 2017.

b.t.pentland@vu.nl

Prof. Brian Pentland is endowed professor at the Eli Broad College of Business at the Accounting and Information Systems department, Michigan State University (USA).

His research has been influential across fields ranging from information systems, accounting, organization & management studies, to technology and innovation management. His publications have frequently appeared in absolute top journals, including Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Management Science, Organization Science, and MIS Quarterly.

During his Visiting Professorship, Brian Pentland will support the KIN group and other ABRI groups to develop their capability in using computational methods for analyzing digitized organizational processes. He will be involved in joint publications, give feedback on existing projects, and participate as faculty in the ABRI / KIN Summerschool in June 2017. He will also offer seminars for a broad audience.

ABRI Research Track: Information & Innovation Management (KIN)

Pentland, Brian
Prof. Shaul Bar-Lev (Univerisity of Haifa, Israël), 2016
n.o.n.e.barlev@vu.nl

Prof. Shaul Bar-Lev is full professor at the Department of Statistics at the University of Haifa in Israel. His research interest lies in statistics and in stochastic operations research. He is an international expert on exponential families. In the past 12 years, he has visited The Netherlands many times, leading to intensive research collaboration with Prof. dr. van der Duyn Schouten (leading to 12 published papers plus one under review) and other researchers.

As a visiting professor Shaul Bar-Lev continues to intensify his research collaboration on Stochastic Operations Research at the Econometrics and OR Department, and will be actively involved in various research activities and events within the School of Business and Economics.

ABRI Research Track: Logistics and Operations Research
Bar-Lev, Shaul

Prof. Raghu Garud (Penn State University, USA), 2016
rug14@psu.edu

Prof. Raghu Garud is Professor of Management & Organization and the Research Director of the Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Penn State University in the USA.
He has been a leading scholar in the field of technology and innovation studies and his work has been published frequently in absolute top journals in the field of management, including Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Annals, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Organization Studies.
As a visiting professor, Raghu Garud supports the KIN group in further strengthening its digital innovation research agenda. So far, two members of the KIN group (Philipp Tuertscher and Hans Berends) have already been working and publishing with Raghu Garud.


ABRI Research Track: Information & Innovation Management (KIN)

Garud, Raghu

Prof. Cheri Ostroff (University of South Australia), 2016
Cheri.Ostroff@unisa.edu.au

Prof. Cheri Ostroff is Research Professor at the University of South Australia and renowned scholar in the area of HRM/OB. Cheri has an excellent publication track record: she has published over 40 manuscripts, many of which appeared in top-tier journals, such as Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Personnel Psychology. Her work has been cited over 8,000 times.
As a visiting professor, Cheri Ostroff supports the M&O department’s research activities and will organizes a two-day, international Small Group Meeting on the topic of the emergence and multi-level issues on organizations for scholars in the OB area and a Master Class for executives and business practitioners.


ABRI Research Track: Organisational Behaviour

Ostroff, Cheri