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Biography

Biography

Owen Parker is an assistant professor in the Department of Management at the College of Business at University of Texas at Arlington. His research focuses on how the reputations of firms influence their strategic decisions. His work has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, the Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of Management, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, the Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, and the Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management. In addition, his work has been presented at the annual meetings of the Academy of Management and the Strategic Management Society, the Oxford University Reputation Symposium, as well as the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference.

Awards and Honors

    • Aug  2020 Finalist for Best Paper at Academy of Management Review (2019) sponsored by Academy of Management Review
    • Sep  2019 Outstanding Reviewer sponsored by Strategic Management Society, Leadership & Governance Interest Group
    • Aug  2019 Best Research Paper sponsored by Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University
    • Aug  2019 Excellence in Online Teaching sponsored by Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University
    • Aug  2019 Spears Faculty Fellow sponsored by Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University
    • Mar  2019 Finalist for Best Paper sponsored by Strategic Management Society Conference - Special Conference in Las Vegas
    • Sep  2018 Finalist for Best Paper sponsored by Strategic Management Society Conference
    • Aug  2017 Outstanding Reviewer sponsored by Academy of Management, Organization & Management Theory (OMT) Division
    • Aug  2015 Best Paper Proceedings sponsored by Academy of Management, Entrepreneurship Division
    • Aug  2013 Best Paper Proceedings sponsored by Academy of Management, Entrepreneurship Division
    • Aug  2013 Outstanding Reviewer sponsored by Academy of Management, Business Policy & Strategy (BPS) Division
    • Aug  2013 Outstanding Reviewer sponsored by Academy of Management, Technology & Innovation Management (TIM) Division
    • Aug  2012 Best Student Paper sponsored by Academy of Management, Technology & Innovation Management (TIM) Division

Other Activities

Other Activities

      • Jan 2020
        Organizing and spearheading pro-bono consulting teams for a salon / barbershop while teaching a capstone MBA strategy class at Oklahoma State University (Tulsa, OK)
        The Edge Salon
      • May 2019
        Organizing and spearheading pro-bono consulting teams for an ice pop vendor while teaching a capstone MBA strategy class at Oklahoma State University (Tulsa, OK)
        The Pop House
      • July 2018
        Organizing and spearheading pro-bono consulting teams for a complex rehabilitation technology provider while teaching a capstone MBA strategy class at Oklahoma State University (Tulsa, OK)
        AcTion Seating & Mobility
      • May 2018
        Organizing and spearheading pro-bono consulting teams for a multinational chemicals company while teaching a capstone MBA strategy class at Oklahoma State University (Oklahoma City, OK)
        Tronox, Inc
      • Jan 2018
        Organizing and spearheading pro-bono consulting teams for a consortium within the alternative energy industry while teaching a capstone MBA strategy class at Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK)
        International Ground Source Heat Pump Association
      • Jan 2018
        Organizing and spearheading pro-bono consulting teams for the MBA Programs at the Spears Business School at Oklahoma State University while teaching a capstone MBA strategy class at Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK)
        Oklahoma State University MBA Program

Publications

Presentations

    • August  2020
      Parker, Owen (Author & Presenter), Short, Cole , Titus, Varkey, Nahm, Peter, "Hold your horses: Negative Impression Management and Its Motivations", Academy of Management, virtual (formerly Vancouver, BC, Canada). (August , 2020).
    • September  2019
      Parker, Owen, "Hold your horses: negative organizational impression management and its motivations". (September 1, 2019).
    • September  2019
      Parker, Owen, "Order Matters: The Influence of Performance Sequences in Reputation Formation". (September 1, 2019).
    • August  2019
      Parker, Owen, "Unwelcome Voices? The Gender Bias-Mitigating Potential of Unconventionality". (August 1, 2019).
    • August  2019
      Parker, Owen, "Unwelcome Voices? The Gender Bias-Mitigating Potential of Unconventionality". (August 1, 2019).
    • March  2019
      Mui, Rachel, Parker, Owen, "Unwelcome Voices? Female-Led Initiatives, Performance, and the Bias-Mitigating Potential of Novelty". (March 1, 2019).
    • September  2018
      Duke, Jake, Havakhor, Taha, Mui, Rachel, Parker, Owen, "Status Centrality and Structural Holes as Drivers of Aspiration Salience". (September 1, 2018).
    • September  2018
      Parker, Owen, "The Role of Quality Sequences in Reputation Formation". (September 1, 2018).
    • August  2018
      Titus, Varkey, O'Brien, Jon, Aumueller, Christopher, Parker, Owen, "Gender Bias in the Evaluation of Entrepreneurial Ventures". (August 1, 2018).
    • August  2018
      Parker, Owen, "How Product Quality and Affinity toward the Firm Influence Reputation for Quality". (August 1, 2018).
    • September  2017
      Parker, Owen, "Go With the Flow or Use What We Know: The Interplay Between Contextual Team Experience, Exploitation, and Imitation". (September 1, 2017).
    • September  2017
      Parker, Owen, "Love and Respect: The Interplay between Social Approval and Reputation for Quality". (September 1, 2017).
    • August  2017
      Parker, Owen, "A Missing Piece? How Product Quality Influence Search Complacency amid Superior Financial Performance". (August 1, 2017).
    • August  2017
      Parker, Owen, "The Liability of Familiarity? It’s ‘Where From’, Not ‘How Much’". (August 1, 2017).
    • September  2016
      Parker, Owen, "Does Profitability Matter? How Intermediate Goals and Firm Strategy Influence Search Behavior". (September 1, 2016).
    • August  2016
      Parker, Owen, "Forging Their Own Chains: How Firm Reputation Influences Managerial Discretion". (August 1, 2016).
    • August  2016
      Parker, Owen, "Search Patterns and Performance Feedback: The Two Dimensional Nature of Product Positioning". (August 1, 2016).
    • September  2015
      Titus, Varkey, Parker, Owen, "Disentangling exploitation: The role of negative media coverage on different forms of local search". (September 1, 2015).
    • August  2015
      Parker, Owen, "Do Aspirations Influence Commitment to External Venturing? A Behavioral Theory Approach". (August 1, 2015).
    • August  2015
      Parker, Owen, "New, but Not Improved: How Reputations for Quality and Novelty Influence the Pursuit of Product Novelty by Japanese and American firms.". (August 1, 2015).
    • June  2015
      Titus, Varkey, Parker, Owen, "Do Aspirations Influence Commitment to External Venturing? A Behavioral Theory Approach". (June 1, 2015).
    • August  2014
      Parker, Owen, "Unpleasant surprise: How strategic noise mitigates the hazard of “reputation surprise’". (August 1, 2014).
    • August  2013
      Parker, Owen, "Teach your ventures well: A control-based typology of ICV parenting styles". (August 1, 2013).
    • August  2012
      Parker, Owen, "The need for speed: How reputation incongruence impacts new product introduction". (August 1, 2012).

Courses

      • MANA 4322-008 ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY
        (Course Id: 100907)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 4322-011 ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY
        (Course Id: 100907)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • MANA 4322-001 ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY
        (Course Id: 100907 | Aacsb Goals: BBA and MANA learning capstone assessment | Student Performance: 23.32 out of 30 for "Core Business Knowledge" (BBA)
        51.55 out of 60 for "Critical Thinking" (BBA)
        15.74 out of 20 for "Effective Communication Skills" (BBA)
        8.55 out of 10 for "Interdisciplinary View" (MANA)
        45 out of 60 for "Problem Solving and Decisional Abilities" (MANA)
        16.27 out of 20 for "Writing Skills" (MANA)
        98.00 out of 100 for "Relationships" (MANA))
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 4322-900 ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY
        (Course Id: 100907 | Aacsb Goals: (this is overflow for the MANA 4322-001 section))
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020

Service to the University

    • Aug 2020 to  Present
      AACSB reporting for Assurance of Learning
      AACSB reporting for Assurance of Learning
    • Sept 2019 to  Aug 2020 Faculty Advisor
      Oklahoma State University - Served as Applied Research Practicum advisor for executive PhD student Gyebi Kwarteng
    • Aug 2018 to  Aug 2019 Faculty Advisor
      Oklahoma State University - First Year Paper Advisor for Jiancheng Du
      Guided the student in submitting conference proposals and papers for journal submission, mentoring in class submissions and research struggles, and through planning for career changes
    • Jan 2018 to  May 2019 Committee Member
      Oklahoma State University - Dissertation Committee Member for Rachel Mui
    • Aug 2017 to  Aug 2018 Faculty Advisor
      Oklahoma State University - Second Year Paper Adviser for Ke "Kevin" Gong
      Guided the student in submitting conference proposals and papers for journal submission
    • Aug 2015 to  Aug 2016 Faculty Advisor
      Oklahoma State University - First Year Paper Advisor for Rachel Mui
      Guided the student in submitting conference proposals and papers for journal submission

Service to the Profession

    • June 2020 to  Present
      (Classification: Basic or Discovery Scholarship)
      Editorial Review Board Member (Newark, New Jersey, United States of America)
      Journal of Management
    • Jan 2020 to  Present
      (Classification: Basic or Discovery Scholarship)
      Editorial Review Board Member (Bloomington, Indiana, United States of America)
      Journal of Business Venturing
    • 2020 to  Present
      (Classification: Basic or Discovery Scholarship)
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Management Science
    • 2019 to  Present
      (Classification: Basic or Discovery Scholarship)
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Academy of Management Learning and Education
    • 2019 to  Present
      (Classification: Basic or Discovery Scholarship)
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice
    • 2019 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Organization Science
    • 2019 to  Present
      (Classification: Basic or Discovery Scholarship)
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Strategic Management Journal
    • 2018 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Academy of Management Journal
    • 2018 to  Present
      (Classification: Basic or Discovery Scholarship)
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      British Journal of Management
    • 2017 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Academy of Management Review
    • Aug 2016 to  Present
      (Classification: Basic or Discovery Scholarship)
      Track Organizer (Oxford, United Kingdom)
      Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation
      Reviewing, facilitating, and mentoring before and during doctoral student workshop sessions at the annual Reputation Symposium of the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation
    • 2015 to  Present
      (Classification: Basic or Discovery Scholarship)
      Reviewer, Conference Paper
      Strategic Management Society Conference
    • 2012 to  Present
      (Classification: Basic or Discovery Scholarship)
      Reviewer, Conference Paper
      Academy of Management Conference