|Yasin Alan, Assistant Professor of Management, comes to Owen from Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management, where he recently completed his doctorate. His research interests lie in the interface of operations management and corporate finance. He conducts theoretical research to study the relationship between operational decisions and financial considerations such as capital structure, growth and bankruptcy risk. He also performs empirical research to link operations to stock performance and financial distress.
Jesse Blocher, Assistant Professor of Management, joined Owen’s finance group this fall after completing his doctorate at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. His study “Contagious Collateral: A Network Analysis of Interconnected Intermediaries” (2011) won the Financial Research Association’s Michael J. Barclay Award for best solo-authored paper by a young scholar. Another paper, “The Long and the Short of It: Evidence of Year-End Price Manipulation by Short Sellers” (2011), won the BNP Paribas Hedge Fund Center at Singapore Management University Research Award.
Assistant Professor of Management Tae-Youn Park, who earned his doctorate at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, joined the organization studies group at Owen this fall. His research interests include the individual and organizational consequences of compensation, and voluntary and involuntary turnover. His work has been accepted for publication in Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology and Strategic Management Journal.