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Oklahoma State University

OWEN PARKER

OWEN PARKER

Department of Management
Ast Prof

312 NORTH HALL - 700 N GREENWOOD
TULSA, OK 74106
Phone: 405-744-8634

owen.parker@okstate.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Biography

Owen Parker is an assistant professor in the Department of Management at the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. 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 Journal of Management, 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.

Education

  • Ph D, Indiana University , Strategic Management and Organization Theory, 2015
  • Other, Cambridge University, Development Studies, 2010
  • MS, The University of Southern Mississippi , Social Work, 2009
  • BS, The University of Southern Mississippi , Social Work, 2008

Publications

  • Owen N. Parker, R. Krause, and C. Devers. (2019). "How Firm Reputation Shapes Managerial Discretion". Academy of Management Review. (44), 2, 1-25.
  • Varkey Titus, Owen N. Parker, and Jeffrey Covin. "Organizational Aspirations and External Venturing: The Contingency of Entrepreneurial Orientation". Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (Forthcoming).
  • Owen N. Parker and R Krause. (2018). "How Product Quality and Affinity toward the Firm Influence Reputation for Quality". Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.
  • Varkey Titus, Owen N. Parker, and Erin Bass. (2018). "Ripping off the Band-Aid: Scrutiny-Bundling in the Wake of Social Disapproval". Academy of Management Journal. (61), 2, 637-660.
  • Owen N. Parker, R. Krause, and J. Covin. (2017). "Ready, set, slow: How aspiration-relative product quality impacts the rate of new product introduction". Journal of Management. (43), 7, 2333-2356.
  • Owen N. Parker and Mitchell C Olsen. (2016). "Product Performance; for SAGE Encyclopedia of Corporate Reputation". SAGE Encyclopedia of Corporate Reputation.
  • Owen N. Parker and Mitchell C Olsen. (2016). "Product Recalls and Public Safety; for SAGE Encyclopedia of Corporate Reputation". SAGE Encyclopedia of Corporate Reputation.
  • Varkey Titus, Owen N. Parker, and Jeffrey G Covin. (2015). "Organizational Aspirations and External Venturing: The Contingency of Entrepreneurial Orientation". Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research.
  • R. Krause and Owen N. Parker. (2015). "But Steve Jobs Didn’t Invent Anything! Objective Value and the Epistemology of Entrepreneurship. Book chapter in Steve Jobs and Philosophy: For Those Who Think Different". Steve Jobs and Philosophy: For Those Who Think Different. Klein, S. (ed.).
  • Ryan A Krause, Owen N. Parker, and Jeffrey G Covin. (2013). "Teach your ventures well: A control-based typology of ICV parenting styles". Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.
  • Owen N. Parker and Ryan A Krause. (2012). "The need for speed: How reputation incongruence impacts new product introduction". Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.

Presentations

  • October 22 2019
  • Unwelcome Voices? The Gender Bias-Mitigating Potential of Unconventionality
    Reputation Symposium
    Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation
    Oxford, UK - August 29 2019
  • Unwelcome Voices? The Gender Bias-Mitigating Potential of Unconventionality
    79th Annual Conference of the Academy of Management
    Academy of Management
    Boston, MA - August 13 2019
  • The Role of Quality Sequences in Reputation Formation
    Strategic Management Society's 38th Annual Conference
    Strategic Management Society
    Paris, France - September 2018
  • Status Centrality and Structural Holes as Drivers of Aspiration Salience
    Strategic Management Society’s 38th Annual Conference
    Paris, France - September 22 2018
  • Gender Bias in the Evaluation of Entrepreneurial Ventures
    78th Annual Conference of the Academy of Management
    Academy of Management
    Chicago, IL - August 2018
  • How Product Quality and Affinity toward the Firm Influence Reputation for Quality
    78th Annual Conference of the Academy of Management
    Academy of Management
    Chicago, IL - August 2018
  • Go With the Flow or Use What We Know: The Interplay Between Contextual Team Experience, Exploitation, and Imitation
    Strategic Management Society Conference 2017
    Houston, TX - 2017
  • Love and Respect: The Interplay between Social Approval and Reputation for Quality
    Strategic Management Society Conference 2017
    Houston, TX - 2017
  • A Missing Piece? How Product Quality Influence Search Complacency amid Superior Financial Performance
    77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
    Academy of Management
    Atlanta, GA - August 2017
  • Profit as a Second Priority: Product Quality Perceptions and Performance Feedback Responses
    77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
    Academy of Management
    Atlanta, GA - August 2017
  • The Liability of Familiarity: It's "Where From" not "How Much"
    77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
    Academy of Management
    Atlanta, GA - August 2017
  • Search Patterns and Performance Feedback: The Two Dimensional Nature of Product Positioning
    Academy of Management Meeting
    Anaheim, CA - 2016
  • Does Profitability Matter? How Intermediate Goals and Firm Strategy Influence Search Behavior
    Strategic Management Society Conference 2016
    Berlin, Germany - 2016
  • Forging their own chains: How firm reputation influences managerial discretion
    Oxford Reputation Symposium
    Oxford Centre for Corporate Reputation
    Oxford, U.K. - September 1 2016
  • Do Aspirations Influence Commitment to External Venturing? A Behavioral Theory Approach.
    Academy of Management Meeting, Business Policy & Strategy Division
    Academy of Management Meeting
    Vancouver, BC, Canada - 2015
  • New, but Not Improved: How Reputations for Quality and Novelty Influence the Pursuit of Product Novelty by Japanese and American firms.
    Academy of Management Meeting, Business Policy & Strategy Division
    Academy of Management Meeting
    Vancouver, BC, Canada - 2015
  • Do Aspirations Influence Commitment to External Venturing? A Behavioral Theory Approach.
    Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference Division
    Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference
    Natick, MA - 2015
  • Crossed Signals: How Aspiration-Relative Profits and Quality Influence Exploration
    OSU Management Scholars Professional Development Workshop
    Oklahoma State University, Spears School of Business
    Tulsa, OK - 2015
  • Hollywood Makeover; Conflicting Reputations as Antecedents to Product Novelty
    OSU Research Week
    Oklahoma State University
    Stillwater, OK - 2015
  • Prioritizing Profitability: The Influence of Multiple Aspirations and Firm Strategy on Product Search
    Strategic Management Society Annual Meeting
    Berlin, Germany - 2015
  • Disentangling exploitation: The role of negative media coverage on different forms of local search
    Strategic Management Society Conference 2015
    Strategic Management Society
    Denver, CO - October 6 2015
  • Unpleasant surprise: How strategic noise mitigates the hazard of “reputation surprise”.
    Academy of Management Meeting, Technology and Innovation Management Division
    Academy of Management Meeting
    Philadelphia, PA - 2014
  • Teach your ventures well: A control-based typology of ICV parenting styles.
    Academy of Management Meeting, Entrepreneurship Division
    Academy of Management Meeting
    Orlando, FL - 2013
  • The need for speed: How reputation incongruence impacts new product introduction.
    Academy of Management Meeting, Technology and Innovation Management Division
    Academy of Management Meeting
    Boston, MA - 2012

Awards and Honors

  • Best Research Paper (2019)
  • Online Teaching Award (2019)
  • Outstanding Reviewer, Organization and Management Theory Division (2017)
  • Outstanding Reviewer, Strategy Division (2013)
  • Outstanding Reviewer, Technology & Innovation Management Division (2013)
  • Research Grant (2013)
  • Best Student Paper, TIM Division (2012)
  • Research Grant (2012)
  • Dean's Fellowship (2011)

Academic, Military, and Professional Positions

  • Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University, Assistant Professor, July 1 2015
  • Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Research Assistant, August 1 2011 - May 5 2015