Cristina Vlas


International Management Studies
Education
Doctor of Philosophy in International Management Studies (May 2017-expected)
The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas
Major: Strategic Management
Minors: International Business, Organization Theory
Dissertation: Antecedents, Moderators, and Outcomes of Internal Innovation
Proposal defense date: May 2016 Chair: Mike W. Peng | Co-chair: Emily Choi
Committee members: Toyah Miller, Orlando Richard

Master in Business Administration (May 2006)

The University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska
Major: General Management

Bachelor of Science (June 2001)

The Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
Major: Marketing
Research Interest
Research Stream 1:  Strategy (resource-based and knowledge-based perspectives)
Research Stream 2:  Innovation and entrepreneurship (learning, exploration/exploitation, TMT, knowledge transfer, nascent markets)
Research Stream 3:  International business (emerging markets, institutions)
Research Papers
Articles in scholarly journals:
Yuan, C, Li, Y, Vlas, C, and Peng, MW (2016) “Dynamic capabilities, subnational environment, and university technology transfer” Strategic Organization (forthcoming)
Vlas, R and Vlas, C (2016) “The role of internal and network constraints on alliance ambidexterity decisions in technology-intensive industries” Asia-Pacific Journal of Information Systems (forthcoming)
Peng, MW and Vlas, C (2016) “Diffusion of a twentieth-century innovation” Academy of Strategic Management Journal (forthcoming)
Peng, MW, Sun, W, Vlas, C, Minichilli, A, and Corbetta, G (2016) “An institution-based view of family ownership and control in large firms” Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (invited—under first round of review)

Papers under development:
Vlas, C, Choi, EW, and Peng, MW “Patenting velocity and patterns in market signaling” In preparation for submission to Academy of Management Journal (final preparation stage – 40 pages)
Peng, MW, Lebedev, S, Vlas, C, Wang, J, and Shay, J “The growth of the firm in (and out of) emerging economies” In preparation for submission to Journal of World Business (invited— final preparation stage – 35 pages)
Vlas, C, Peng, MW, and Choi, EW “Slack and sourcing” In preparation for submission to Strategic Management Journal (final preparation stage – 39 pages)
Vlas, C, Su, W, and Richard, O “Racial and gender diversity: Independent and joint effects on organizational innovation and firm performance” In preparation for submission to Strategic Management Journal (final preparation stage – 30 pages)
Vlas, C and Richard, O “TMT racial diversity and CEO regulatory focus as determinants of new ventures’ alliance portfolio composition” In preparation for submission to Strategic Management Journal (final analysis stage)
Vlas, R, Robinson, W, and Vlas, C “Evolutionary software requirements factors and their effect on open source project attractiveness” In preparation for submission to Journal of Management Information Systems (final analysis stage)
Vlas, C and Vlas, R “I can be who you want me to be: The impact of CEO self-monitoring on new ventures’ performance” Targeted for Organization Science (preparing data stage)
Vlas, C “Institutional relatedness, knowledge ambiguity, and exploratory alliance orientation” Targeted for Journal of World Business (preparing data stage)
Vlas, C “Ambiguity and innovation in alliance partnerships” Targeted for Strategic Organization (preparing data stage)
Vlas, C “CEO personality, managerial discretion, and strategic change” Targeted for Strategic Management Journal (preparing data stage)
Kemp, A, Vlas, C, and Vlas, R “The effects of CEO shame-proneness and guilt-proneness on financial misrepresentation” Targeted for Strategic Management Journal (preparing data stage)
Vlas, C and Peng, MW “Learning and knowledge transfer in (and out of) emerging economies” In preparation for submission to Asia-Pacific Journal of Management (invited—theoretical framing stage)
Supervisor
Mike Peng