Eric H. Kessler,  Ph.D.

   Professor of Management, Lubin School of Business
   Director, Business Honors Program
   General Editor, Encyclopedia of Management Theory
   Fellow and Past President, Eastern Academy of Management



 

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Conference Presentations

 

Young, E. & Kessler, E.H. 2011.  Re-conceptualizing the Value of a Firm. Published in Proceedings, Eastern Academy of Management and presented at the Eastern Academy of Management Conference, Boston, MA.

 

Kessler, E.H., et.al. 2010.  Best Practices for a Business Honors Program.  Presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Montreal Canada.

 

Kessler, E.H. 2010.  Minds for a Globalized World.  Presented at the Eastern Academy of Management Conference, Portland, ME.

 

Kessler, E.H. 2010.   The Art and Science of Book Publishing.  Presented at the Eastern Academy of Management Conference, Portland, ME.

 

Kessler, E.H. & Wong-MingJi, D.2009.   Cultural Mythology and Global Leadership:  Present Morphing of the Past to Move Into the Future. Presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Chicago, IL.

 

Kessler, E.H., et.al. 2009.   Windows on the World:  Cultural Perspectives of Leadership Past-Present-Future. Presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Chicago, IL. < Designated Showcase Symposia > < Finalist, Best International Symposia >

 

Parisi, M. & Kessler, E.H. 2009.  Toward a Theory of Organizational Immune Systems. Published in Proceedings, Eastern Academy of Management and presented at the Eastern Academy of Management Conference, Hartford, CT.

 

Deal, E. & Kessler, E.H. 2008.  Leadership through Power and Influence: Lessons from Cinematic Heroes and Villains. Published in Proceedings, Eastern Academy of Management and presented at the Eastern Academy of Management Conference, Washington, DC.

 

Kessler, E.H., Christensen, E.W., & Gopalakrishnan, S. 2007.  Bridging Academic and Management Audiences.  Presented at the Eastern Academy of Management Conference, New Brunswick, NJ.

 

Jordan, J., Kessler, E.H., & Hooijberg, R. 2007.  Wisdom In Organizations and Management: A Conversation for Theory and Practice.   Presented at the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, New York NY.

 

Bierly, P.E., Stark, E.M. & Kessler, E.H. 2006.   The Moderating Effects of Virtuality on the Drivers and Functionality of NPD Team Trust. Presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Atlanta GA.

 

Kessler, E.H., et.al.  2006.  Organizational and Managerial Wisdom.  Presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Atlanta GA. < Designated All-Academy Symposia >

 

Kessler, E.H. & Bailey, J.R. (Presented by R. Chia) 2006. Handbook of Organizational and Managerial Wisdom.  Presented at the European Academy of Management, Oslo Norway.

 

Weston, E. & Kessler, E.H. 2006.  Positive Thinking: Toward a Conceptual Model and Organizational Implications.  Published in Proceedings, Eastern Academy of Management and presented at the Eastern Academy of Management Conference, Saratoga Springs NY.

 

Lau, A. & Kessler, E.H. 2006.  The Emergence and Development Of Guanxi in Enhancing Relationship Management.  Published in Proceedings, Eastern Academy of Management and presented at the Eastern Academy of Management Conference, Saratoga Springs NY.

 

Kessler, E.H., et.al.  2005.  Mythology and Leadership: A Multicultural Exploration of Models and Styles. Published in Proceedings, EAM – International and presented at the EAM – International Conference, XI Cape Town, South Africa.

 

Kessler, E.H. 2005. Developing Management Scholars’ Ability in Shaping the Vision of the 21st Century.  Presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Honolulu, HI.

 

La Masa, F. & Kessler, E.H. 2005.  Global Outsourcing of Information Technology: Strategic, Leadership, and Ethical Implications.  Published in Proceedings, Eastern Academy of Management and presented at the Eastern Academy of Management Conference.

 

Charles, M. & Kessler, E.H. 2005  Nanotechnology: A Scientific Revolution with Critical Strategic, Managerial, and Ethical Considerations.  Published in Proceedings, Eastern Academy of Management and presented at the Eastern Academy of Management Conference, xxxxx.

 

Allocca, M.A. & Kessler, E.H.  2004.  An Empirical Investigation of Innovation Speed in the Small and Medium Sized Enterprise (SME).   Presented at the Academy of Management Conference, New Orleans LA.

 

Schneider, M. & Kessler, E.H. 2004.  Thinking Strategically and Critically about Strategic Management.  Presented at the Academy of Management  Conference, New Orleans LA.

 

Gopalakrishnan & Kessler, E.H. 2004. Decision Making and Firm Innovativeness: A Multi-Level Analysis of the Drug Delivery Industry. Published in Proceedings, EIASM International Product Development Conference and presented at the EIASM International Product Development Conference, Dublin Ireland.

 

Hwang, A., Kessler, E. H. & Francesco, A.M. 2004. Student Networking Behavior, Culture, and Grade Performance: An Empirical Study and Pedagogical Recommendations.  Published in Proceedings, Eastern Academy of Management and presented at the Eastern Academy of Management Conference, Providence RI.

 

Kessler, E.H., et.al.  2004.  From Knowledge to Wisdom: Applying Management Theory to Better Understand and Manage in the War on Terrorism.  Published in Proceedings, Eastern Academy of Management  and presented at the Eastern Academy of Management Conference, Providence RI.

 

Kessler, E.H. 2003. Organizational Innovation: A Multi-Level Decision-Theoretic Perspective.  Proceedings, Eastern Academy of Management, 40.  Presented at the Eastern Academy of Management Conference, Baltimore, MD.

 

Allocca, M.A. & Kessler, E.H.  2003. Innovation Speed in the Small and Medium Sized Enterprise.  Proceedings, Eastern Academy of Management, 40.  Presented at the Eastern Academy of Management Conference, Baltimore, MD.

 

Kessler, E.H. 2003. Superhero Organization: Lessons for Extraordinary Management.  Proceedings, Eastern Academy of Management, 40.  Presented at the Eastern Academy of Management Conference, Baltimore, MD.

 

Schneider, M. & Kessler, E.H. 2003.  Synthesizing Strategic Management with a Critical Management Studies Approach: Toward Pluralism and Paradox in Teaching.  Proceedings, Mid-Atlantic Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference.  Presented at the Mid-Atlantic Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Kessler, E.H. & Peridis, T.  2003. International E-R&D: A Conceptual Model And Research Agenda. Published in Proceedings, EAM – International and presented at the EAM – International Conference, Managing In a Global Economy X, Porto, Portugal.

 

Kessler, E.H., & Bierly, P.E. 2002. Leveraging the Internet in Innovation Processes: A Knowledge-Based View.  Published in proceedings, International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology, Hangzhou City, China

 

Kessler, E.H. & Bierly, P.E. 2002. Networked Innovation Team Processes, Business Strategy, and Performance.  Published in proceedings, Strategic Management Society Conference, Paris, France.

 

Hwang, A., Kessler, E. H., & Francesco, A.M 2002. Student Learning Networks: Functionality, Antecedents, and Pedagogical Recommendations.  Presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Denver, CO.

 

Kessler, E. H. 2002. e-R&D: A conceptual Model and Research Agenda. Proceedings, Eastern Academy of Management, 39.  Presented at the Eastern Academy of Management Conference, New Haven, CT. < WINNER : Best Conceptual Paper >

 

Kessler, E. H., et.al.  2002.  On Being a Professor After 9/11. Proceedings, Eastern Academy of Management, 39.  Presented at the Eastern Academy of Management Conference, New Haven, CT.

 

Ng, A., Francesco, A.M., & Kessler, E. H. 2001. Cross-cultural Differences in Learning Processes: Hong Kong, Singapore, and US. Presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Washington, DC.

 

Christensen, E.W.  & Kessler, E.H. 2001.  Cyber-Scholarship: Usage, Efficiency, and Effectiveness of the Internet in Management Research. Proceedings, Eastern Academy of Management, 38.  Presented at the Eastern Academy of Management Conference, New York, NY.

 

Christensen, E.W., Kessler, E.H., & Anakwe, U. 2001.  Creating A Distance Learning Technology Strategy: Guideposts From A Survey Of Potential Students.  Presented at the Society for the Advancement of Management Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

 

Kessler, E.H. & Bierly, P.E. 2000. Is faster really better?: An empirical test of  the implications of innovation speed.  Presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Toronto, Canada.

 

Kessler, E.H., Bierly, P.E., & Gopalakrishnan, S.  2000. Vasa Syndrome: Lessons For Product  Development And Innovation Management. Proceedings, Eastern Academy of Management, 37.  Presented at the Eastern Academy of Management Conference, Danvers, MA.

 

Kessler, E.H., et.al., 2000. Knowledge And The Management Of  Innovation And Technology. Proceedings, Eastern Academy of Management, 37.  Presented at the Eastern Academy of Management Conference, Danvers, MA.

 

Kessler, E.H., Bierly, P.E., &  Gopalakrishnan, S.  1999. Internal vs. external learning in new product development: Effects on speed, costs, and competitive advantage. Presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Chicago, IL.

 

Christensen, E.W., Kessler, E.H., & Anakwe, U. 1999. Factors influencing students’ preferences for distance learning. Presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Chicago, IL.

 

Anakwe, U., Kessler, E.H., & Christensen, E.W.  1999. Distance learning and cultural diversity: Potential users perspective.  Published in  Proceedings, International Society for Organizational Analysis.  Presented at the International Society for Organizational Analysis Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.

 

Kessler, E.H., Christensen, E.W., & Anakwe, U. 1999. The who, what, and why of distance learning: An analysis of student preferences. Proceedings, Eastern Academy of Management, 36: 227-230.   Presented at the Eastern Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Bierly, P.E. & Kessler, E.H. 1998.The timing of strategic technology partnering: Influences and implications. Presented at the Strategic Management Society Conference, Orlando, FL. < Nominated for Best Paper >

 

Bierly, P.E., Kessler, E.H., & Christensen, E.W. 1998.  Organizational learning, knowledge, and wisdom:  Simplification of increasingly complex information.  Presented at the Strategic Management Society Conference, Orlando, FL.

 

Gopalakrishnan, S., Bierly, P.E., &  Kessler, E.H., 1998. A re-examination of product and process innovation using a knowledge-based view.  Presented at the Academy of Management Conference, San Diego, CA.

 

Kessler, E.H. & Chakrabarti, A.K. 1998.  An examination of the effects of concurrent development on the speed, costs, and quality of new product innovations.  Presented at the Dynamics of Innovation Conference, Hamburg, Germany.

 

Kessler, E.H., Bierly, P.E., &  Gopalakrishnan, S. 1998. Technology sourcing, innovation speed, and competitive advantage.  Published in  Proceedings, EIASM International Product Development Conference.  Presented at the EIASM International Product Development Conference, Como, Italy. 

 

Kessler, E.H. 1998. Tightening the belt: Methods for reducing the cost of new product development projects.  Published in  Proceedings, Eastern Academy of Management, 35: 9-12. Presented at the Eastern Academy of Management Conference, Springfield, MA.  < Nominated for Best Empirical Paper >

 

Kessler, E.H. 1998. The idols of organizational theory: From Francis Bacon to the Dilbert Principle.  Published in Proceedings, Eastern Academy of Management, 35: 116-119.   Presented at the Eastern Academy of Management Conference, Springfield, MA. <WINNER: Best Conceptual Paper >

 

Kessler, E.H. 1998. Is faster really better?: A test of the strategic implications of innovation speed. Published in Proceedings, Eastern Academy of Management, 35: 207-210.   Presented at the Eastern Academy of Management Conference, Springfield, MA.

 

Bierly, P.E., Kessler, E.H., & Christensen, E.W. 1998.  Organizational wisdom: Extending knowledge management to include spirituality and passion. Presented at the Organization Science Winter Confererence, Keystone, CO.

 

Bierly, P.E. &  Kessler, E.H. 1997. Governance of interorganizational partnerships: A comparison of U.S., European, and Japanese alliances in the pharmaceutical industry. Presented at the Strategic Management Society Conference, Barcelona, Spain.

 

Kessler, E.H. & Chakrabarti. A.K. 1997.  Methods for improving the quality of new product innovations.  Published in Proceedings, PICMET, 405-408. Presented at Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology, Portland, OR.

 

Kessler, E.H. & Chakrabarti, A.K. 1997.  Speeding up innovation: An empirical study of methods that increase the pace of new product innovation.  Published in Proceedings, EIASM International Product Development Conference, 4: 443-448. Presented at EIASM Conference, Stockholm, Sweden.

 

Kessler, E.H. & Chakrabarti, A.K. 1997. Is concurrent development panacea?: Trade-offs between speed, costs, and quality.  Published in Proceedings, EIASM International Product Development Conference, 4: 449-464.  Presented at the EIASM Conference, Stockholm, Sweden.

 

Christensen, E.W., Hooijberg, R., Bailey, J.R., & Kessler, E.H. 1996. An experiment in cognitive style heterogeneity and group performance.  Published in Proceedings, Eastern Academy of Management Conference, 33: 70-73.  Presented at the Eastern Academy of Management, Crystal City, VA.

 

Kessler, E.H. 1995. Innovation and risk: Applying Sitkin and Pablo's (1991) model to innovation decisions.  Presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Vancouver, BC.

 

Kessler, E.H. & Chakrabarti. A.K. 1995. Innovation speed: A conceptual model of facilitators and barriers. Presented at the  Academy of Management Conference, Vancouver, BC.

 

Kessler, E.H. 1995. What is an open systems theory of organizations?: A construct validation.   Published in  Proceedings, Eastern Academy of Management, 32: 189-192. Presented at the Eastern Academy of Management Conference, Ithaca, NY.

 

Kessler, E.H. 1994.  What are the organizational prospects for prospect theory?   Published in Proceedings, Eastern Academy of Management, 31: 289-292. Presented at the Eastern Academy of Management Conference,  Albany, NY.  < Nominated for Best Conceptual Paper >

 

Kessler, E.H., Ford, C.M., & Bailey, J. 1993.  Value-based versus frame-based explanations of risk-preferences.  Presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Atlanta, GA.

 

Kessler, E.H. & Christensen, E.W. 1993. The strategist's toolbox: Choosing the right tool for the right job. Published in Proceedings, Organizational Studies Conference, 1: 53-54.  Presented at the Organizational Studies Conference, Albany, NY.

 

Spender, J.-C. & Kessler, E.H. 1993.  Extending Thompson (1967): A two-domain model of the organizational innovation process.   Published in  Proceedings, Eastern Academy of Management, 30: 294-297.  Presented at the Eastern Academy of Management Conference, Providence, RI.

 

Kessler, E.H. & Christensen, E.W. 1993. The what, where, and how of business policy and strategy: Reconciling design, positioning, and planning.  Presented at the Institute for Behavioral and Applied Management Conference, Denver, CO.

 

Kessler, E.H. & Ford, C.M. 1992. Three-dimensional prospect theory.  Published in Proceedings, Eastern Academy of Management, 29: 157-160.  Presented at the Eastern Academy of Management Conference, Baltimore, MD.    < Nominated for Best Empirical Paper >