Nine New Faculty Members Welcomed

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Nine New Faculty Members Welcomed

Three senior professors — in accounting, organizational behavior, and marketing — have joined the Stanford GSB faculty, along with six junior faculty.
September 1, 2005

Three senior professors — one each in the fields of accounting, organizational behavior and marketing — have joined Stanford GSB faculty, along with six junior faculty in tenure-track positions.

The school's accounting group added David Larcker, professor of accounting, who publishes widely in the areas of compensation, managerial performance measures, and corporate governance. Larcker, most recently the Ernst & Young Professor in Accounting at the Wharton School of Management, is a leading empirical researcher in management accounting and will teach the MBA core course Managerial Accounting.

Organizational change expert Hayagreeva "Huggy" Rao, joined the faculty from the Kellogg School of Management. Published widely in the fields of management and sociology, he studies the social and cultural causes of organizational change. He also serves as the associate editor of Administrative Science Quarterly. As professor of organizational behavior, he will teach Human Resource Management.

Marketers will want to take note of work by Baba Shiv, associate professor of marketing, on the characteristics of "mindless" or very-low-involvement decision-making. Shiv, who earned his doctorate at Duke and was most recently an associate professor and research fellow at the University of Iowa, examines the role of emotion in decision-making, the neuro-physiological bases of emotions, and unconscious mental processes. He will teach Advertising and Communications Management.

The school also added six assistant professors, all 2005 graduates of leading doctoral programs.

John Hatfield is a graduate of Stanford's Economics Department. His research involves issues in microeconomic theory, political economy, and public finance. Gerard Padró i Miquel completed his doctorate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He researches issues in political economy and development economics. Both Miquel and Hatfield will teach the MBA core course Strategy in the Business Environment.

Joy Ishii and Michael Ostrovsky are graduates in economics from Harvard. Ishii researches issues in industrial organization and corporate finance. She will teach the MBA core course Finance. Ostrovsky is primarily focused on game theory, industrial organization, and finance. He will teach the MBA core course Managerial Economics.

Harikesh Nair and Sridhar Narayanan completed doctorates in marketing this year at the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business. Nair researches issues in high-technology product markets, network effects, empirical industrial organization, and diffusion of technologies. He will teach the MBA elective course Pricing Strategy and Analysis. Narayanan focuses on new products and advertising, empirical industrial organization, and Bayesian econometrics. He will teach the MBA core course Marketing Management.

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