University of Tennessee

Haslam Doctoral Student Contributes to Top Academic Journal’s Blog

December 6, 2015

Laura D’Oria, a student studying organizations and strategy at the Haslam College of Business, was recently published in Administrative Science Quarterly’s blog.

D’Oria said she was approached to write for the blog after presenting her research at the Reputation Symposium in Oxford, United Kingdom.

“One of the students at the conference (Cassandra Aceves, University of Michigan) is a co-organizer of the ASQ student blog,” D’Oria, a doctoral student, said. “After the conference she invited me to be a contributor.”

The blog is a student-run effort that receives support from Jerry Davis, ASQ’s editor, and the ASQ editorial board. Each post takes the form of an interview with recent or forthcoming ASQ authors.

“I thought this was a great way to get more involved in the field and learn from experienced scholars that have already published their work in such a premier journal,” said D’Oria. “Also, as contributors, we can choose the articles for the interviews. This is great because it gives me the opportunity to read research I am interested in and to interact with authors that have contributed to my area of research.”

D’Oria’s research interests include strategy, entrepreneurship and organizational theory.In her most recent blog post she interviewed James D. Westphal (University of Michigan), Sun Hyun Park (Seoul National University), Michael L. McDonald (University of Texas at San Antonio) and Mathew L.A. Hayward (University of Colorado Boulder) on their study of how CEOs help each other avoid bad press.

Administrative Science Quarterly has been listed as one of the top 20 academic journals on business by the Financial Times. It covers organizational studies with a specific focus on quality management.