Cristina Vlas

International Management Studies
PhD, University of Texas at Dallas, 2017, expected
MBA, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2006
BS, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest 2001

Research Interest
Innovation, organizational learning, and knowledge transfer
Managerial discretion, CEO Personality, and TMT diversity
Perceptions of technology/Technological innovation 

Research Papers
Peer Refereed Proceedings and Publications: 
Innovation, Organizational Learning, and Knowledge Transfer Research Stream 
Vlas, C. (2015) “The Internal Coexistence of High Velocity Innovation and Diversification: A Moderation Model” Strategic Management Society Conference (SMS), Denver, CO. October 2-6, 2015. 
Vlas, C., Vlas, R. (2015) “Balancing Internal and Network Constraints in Alliance Ambidexterity Decisions” Eastern Academy of Management Conference (EAMI), June 6-9, Lima, Peru 
Vlas, C. “Mode Focus versus Mode Ambidexterity: Solving a Dilemma” Southern Academy of Management (SWAM) (submitted) 
Vlas, C. “Soft Power and Entrepreneurial Growth” Southern Academy of Management (SWAM) (submitted) 
Vlas, C. “Institutional Relatedness, Knowledge Ambiguity, and Exploratory Alliance Orientation” (work in progress) 
Vlas, C. “Ambiguity and Innovation in Alliance Partnerships” (work in progress) 

Managerial Discretion, CEO Personality, and TMT Diversity Research Stream 
Vlas, C., Vlas, R., Nguyen, W. (2015) “A Theoretical Explanation of Out-group versus In-group perspectives on the Dynamics of Team Effectiveness” Eastern Academy of Management Conference (EAMI), June 6-9, Lima, Peru 
Vlas, C. “CEO Personality, Managerial Discretion, and Strategic Change” (work in progress) 
Vlas, C. “A conceptual perspective on alliance exploration: Extracting the benefits of diversity, self-monitoring, and interdependence in top management teams” Southern Academy of Management (SWAM) (submitted) 
Kemp, A. Vlas C., Vlas, R. “The Effects of CEO Shame-Proneness and Guilt-Proneness on Financial Misrepresentation” (work in progress) 

Perceptions of Technology/Technological Innovation Research Stream 
Vlas, R., Robinson, W., Vlas, C. (2015) “Requirements Evolution and Project Success” Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), San Juan, Puerto Rico August 13-17, 2015. 
Yang, A.T., Vlas, R., Yang, A., Vlas, C. (2013) "Risk Management in the Era of BYOD" ASE/IEEE International Conference on Privacy, Security, Risk, and Trust (PASSAT), Washington, DC. September 8-14, 2013. 
Vlas, R., Vlas, C. (2012). "A Multi-Dimensional Analysis of Technological Innovation in the Context of US Social Networking Patents" Innovation Conference and Workshop on Automation and Robotics (WAR), Houston, Texas. October 12, 2012. 
Vlas, R., Vlas. C. (2011). "A Requirements-Based Analysis of Success in Open-Source Software Development Projects" Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Detroit, Michigan. August 4-7, 2011. 
Vlas, R., Vlas, C. (2011)."A Threefold User-Based Software Evaluation Framework" Midwest United States Association for Information Systems Conference (MWAIS), Omaha, Nebraska. May 20-21, 2011. 
Vlas, R. (2011). "A Dichotomous Stakeholder-Centric Software Evaluation Framework" Southern Association for Information Systems Conference (SAIS), Atlanta, Georgia. March 25-26, 2011. 
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