Research at Gustavson



Gustavson is committed to research that makes a difference: for communities, organizations, people and academia.

Our research prioritizes asking fundamental questions, ones that have the potential to shift how we think of business and management. With a firm commitment to multidisciplinary research, we recognize that management problems rarely occur in isolation, and bring this collaborative perspective to bear on complex research topics.

Embedded within a young, energetic business school that values innovation, international learning, integrative approaches, and sustainability and social responsibility, our research program reflects this ethos through a collegial atmosphere and close-knit faculty.

Sustainable Global Supply Chains

Adel Guitouni

Adel Guitouni, alongside post-docs Cynthia Waltho and Mohammadreza Nematollahi, identify opportunities to improve global supply chains in crisis.
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Entrepreneurial Imagining

Sara R.S.T.A. Elias

Sara Elias explores the world of imagination, arts, resiliency and entrepreneurship in this case study about the world’s largest carillon.
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Stakeholders Take Charge

Matt Murphy

Matt Murphy takes readers to Peru on a case study exploring stakeholder influence over firms through use of community vigour and pooled knowledge. 
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Building Ecological Knowledge

Saeed Rahman

Saeed Rahman is the fifth graduate of our Doctor of International Management program. His dissertation research explores business/ecosystem integration. 
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Featured Publications

Interested in recent research at Gustavson? Here are just a few of our faculty's recently published papers.

Pek, S. (2022). The tip of the iceberg: A roadmap for management research on tipping. Journal of Management Inquiry.

Nematollahi, M., Hosseini-Motlagh, S.-M., Cárdenas-Barrón, L. E., & Tiwari, S. (2022). Coordinating visit interval and safety stock decisions in a two-level supply chain with shelf-life considerations. Computers & Operations Research, 139, 105651.  

Fan, A., Lu, Z., & Mao, Z. E. (2022). To talk or to touch: Unraveling consumer responses to two types of hotel in-room technology. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 101.

Easter, S., Murphy, B. M., & Brannen, M. Y. (2022). Negotiating Meaning Systems in Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships to Tackle Grand Challenges: The Case of Homelessness. Journal of Business Ethics.

Guo, M., Brown, G., & Zhang, L. (2022). My knowledge: The negative impact of territorial feelings on employee's own innovation through knowledge hiding. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 1– 17.

Gao, H., & Zhang, Y. (2022). How does power distance belief impact consumers’ responses to demotion in hierarchical loyalty programs? the dual processes of monetary and psychological losses. Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science.