Who’s New at the Johnson School
Ya-Ru Chen is a new professor of management and global business. Her research focuses on cross-cultural differences and similarities in employees’ behaviors and attitudes. She has compared the ways in which employees in different cultures react to performance feedback, relate to their own groups and other groups, and negotiate with their business counterparts. Her recent work examines how employees obtain, maintain, and experience status and power in their different cultural environments, and in globally diverse settings. She also looks at how status concerns affect leadership effectiveness and influence business interactions across cultures.
Chen earned her PhD in psychology from Columbia University and has published extensively in leading psychology and management journals, including Psychological Review, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Administrative Science Quarterly, Management Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Organization Science. She formerly served on the faculty at New York University’s Stern School of Business and at Rutgers Business School.
Andrew Karolyi is the new Alumni Chair in Asset Management and professor of finance and global business. His research interests focus on investment management with a specialization in international financial markets. He actively consults with corporations, banks, investment firms, and stock exchanges, and his research has been covered throughout the business and news media.
Karolyi earned his MBA and PhD in finance at the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business and has published extensively in financial and economics journals, including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies, in addition to several books and monographs. He serves as an associate editor for a variety of journals, including the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Finance, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance and the Pacific Basin Finance Journal. He formerly served on the faculty at Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business.
Suresh Muthulingam is a new assistant professor of operations management. His research interests lie at the intersection of operations management and environmental management, and he uses empirical methods to investigate behavioral issues that influence the adoption of sustainable operating practices.
In one ongoing project, he investigates the underlying factors that influence the depth of adoption of voluntary LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards for green buildings. Another project investigates the managerial biases that influence the adoption and non-adoption of energy efficiency initiatives, using a database of more than 100,000 recommendations provided to more than 13,000 small- and mediumsized manufacturing firms. Muthulingam previously worked on the leadership team that established the operations consulting practice for IBM Global Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Coopers & Lybrand in India. He earned his PhD in operations and technology management from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.