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Nauman ASGHAR

Ph.D. Student

Strategy and Business Policy

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Biography

I am a PhD Candidate in Strategy and Business Policy at HEC Paris. I started my PhD in the Fall of 2018 and expect to graduate in May 2023. My dissertation is chaired by Professor Tomasz Obloj (co-chair) and Professor Rodolphe Durand (co-chair).  One of my dissertation essays has recently received Revise & Resubmit at Strategic Management Journal. It has also been accepted for Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2022. My other dissertation essays are included in the program of upcoming AOM Annual Meeting 2022 and SMS Annual Conference 2022. In addition, I have presented at Strategy Science Doctoral Workshop 2021 and at the inaugural Carnegie School of Organizational Learning (CSOL) Academy 2022.

My research interests lie ​at the intersection of corporate strategy, behavioral strategy and corporate governance. ​Specifically, my research investigates behavioral drivers of resource (re)allocation within organizations. Bringing together literatures on the Behavioral Theory of the Firm (BTOF) and firm governance, two of my dissertation essays examine the role of organizational decision-making arrangement and ownership structure as antecedents of managerial propensity to break (or persist) with strategic inertia by changing (or not changing) existing resource allocation patterns. The third dissertation essay explores the effect of human capital characteristics of senior managers in shaping managerial foresight regarding strategic initiatives.

Dissertation Title: Three essays examining strategic decision of resource (re)allocation and managerial foresight from a behavioral perspective.

Research interests: Corporate Strategy; Behavioral Strategy; Corporate Governance.

References:

  • Tomasz Obloj (Co-Chair) Dieter Schwarz Foundation Chaired Associate Professor of Strategy Chair, Strategy & Business Policy Department, HEC Paris Email: obloj@hec.fr
  • Rodolphe Durand (Co-Chair) Joly Family Professor of Purposeful Leadership Founder & Academic Director, Society & Organizations (S&O) Institute, HEC Paris Email: durand@hec.fr
  • Russell Coff Professor of Strategy/ Thomas J.Falk Distinguished Chair in Business Chair, Management & Human Resources Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison Email: russ.coff@wisc.edu
  • John Mawdsley Assistant Professor Strategy & Business Policy Department, HEC Paris Email: mawdsley@hec.fr

 

Proceedings

Betting on Strategic Initiatives!? Human Capital and Insider Trading

2022 AOM conference , 2022 , 2022 , 1 (R. Coff, J. K. MAWDSLEY, P. Meyer-Doyle)

Working papers

Delegation of Decision Rights and Inertia in Capital Reallocation

Working paper , 2022

Performance feedback and strategic change by resource reallocation: is short-term horizon always bad. Second Essay of Dissertation (Job Market Paper).

- , 2022

Proceedings

Betting on Strategic Initiatives!? Human Capital and Insider Trading

2022 AOM conference , 2022 , 2022 , 1 (R. Coff, J. K. MAWDSLEY, P. Meyer-Doyle)

Working papers

Delegation of Decision Rights and Inertia in Capital Reallocation

Working paper , 2022

Performance feedback and strategic change by resource reallocation: is short-term horizon always bad. Second Essay of Dissertation (Job Market Paper).

- , 2022

Education

  • Master of Science in Law and Finance. Concentration: Finance Stream, University of Oxford - United Kingdom
  • Bachelor of Civil Law. Major: International Dispute Settlement; Conflict of Laws., University of Oxford - United Kingdom
  • Master of Laws (LL.M). Concentration: International Law, University of Punjab - Pakistan

Academic appointments

Academic Responsibilities at HEC

  • 2022-2022 Visiting Exchange Scholar University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 2018- Ph.D. Student, Strategy and Business Policy HEC Paris
  • 2018- Member, GREGHEC HEC Paris

Awards & honors

  • 2020 Best Buy Award (of 5000 Euro) for Purposeful Leadership Project
  • 2018 HEC Paris PHD Scholarship
  • 2012 Rhodes Scholarship, Oxford
  • 2005 Merit Scholarship, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
  • 2005 Gold Medal for Academic Distinction (LL. B), University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
  • 2003 Academic Roll of Honor for Academic Distinction (BA), GCU Lahore, Pakistan