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Ezekiel Leo

Assistant Professor

Department of Management
Saunders College of Business

585-475-5424
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Ezekiel Leo

Assistant Professor

Department of Management
Saunders College of Business

Education

BA, University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

585-475-5424

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Invited Article/Publication
Spadafora, E., Addo, K., Kostova, T., Kumodzie-Dussey, M., & Leo, E. (2022). Board independence and firm internationalization: a meta-analysis. Multinational Business Review. . .
Leo, E., (2022). Breaking Mirror for the Customers: The Demand-Side Contingencies of the Mirroring Hypothesis. Contemporary Management Research. 18. 35-65.
Leo, E., Bui, Q., & Adelakun, O. (2022). Outsourcing for Sustainable Performance: Insights from Two Studies on Achieving Innovation through Information Technology and Business Process Outsourcing. Sustainability. 14. 2102-2119.
Stanislaw, K., Rothenberg, S., Leo, E., & Esterman, M. (2021). Can Regulatory Efforts Motivate Innovation? The Case of Ventilator Innovations During COVID. IEEE ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT REVIEW. . .
Wang, I., Bendell, B., Kubo, R., & Leo, E. (2020). The interdependency of cash flow rights and voting rights on post-acquisition value. Asia Pacific Management Review. 25. 177-187.
Leo, E., (2020). Toward a Contingent Model of Mirroring Between Product and Organization: A Knowledge Management Perspective. Journal of Product Innovation Management. 37. 97-117.
Bui, Q., Leo, E., & Olayele, A. (2019). Exploring Complexity and Contradiction in Information Technology Outsourcing: A Set-Theoretical Approach. Journal of Strategic Information Systems. 28. 330-355.
Published Conference Proceedings
Tang, Z., Leo, E., & Hull, C. (2020). When Consumers Lose Power: An Examination of the Stakeholder Dynamics in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Academy of Management Annual Meering.
Kubo, R., Leo, E., Zhao, J., & Wang, I. (2019). Product modularity, team communication, and team cohesion in new product development. Academy of Management Annual Meering.
Bui, Q., Leo, E., & Adelakun, O. (2019). Achieving Strategic Innovation through Information Technology Outsourcing: A Configurational Approach. 25th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS).
Bui, Q., Leo, E., & Adelakun, O. (2018). Information Technology Outsourcing Configurations and Organizational Outcomes. UK Academy for Information Systems Conference (UKAIS).
Yu, Y., Leo, E., & Duan, W. (2018). Measuring Business Relatedness for Big Data Strategic Analysis: A Deep Learning Approach. Symposium on Statistical Challenges in Electronic Commerce Research.
Yu, Y., Leo, E., & Duan, W. (2017). Measuring Business Relatedness for Big Data Strategic Analysis: A Deep Learning Approach. INFORMS Workshop on Data Science.
Yu, Y., Leo, E., & Duan, W. (2017). Unsupervised Concept Mapping for Big Data Marketing Strategic Analysis: A Word Embedding Approach. Marketing Science Conference.
Leo, E., (2014). The Mirroring Hypothesis - A Systematic Review Toward Theory Integration. Industry Studies Association 2014 Annual Conference.
Leo, E., & Wang, I. (2012). Governance, Competence, and Firm Boundaries: An Organizational Perspective and Theory Integration. 72nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.
Leo, E., (2012). Products and Organizations: Mirrors in a Funhouse - The Dynamics and Consequences of Architectural Knowledge. 72nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.
Leo, E., & Wang, I. (2012). Governance, Competence, and Firm Boundaries: An Organizational Perspective and Theory Integration. Strategic Management Society 32nd Annual International Conference.
Leo, E., (2009). Where Does Architectural Knowledge Come From? Key Processes Under Bounded Rationality and Uncertainty. Strategic Management Society 29th Annual International Conference.

Currently Teaching

MGMT-330
3 Credits
Design thinking is a process that aids collaboration among designers, technologists, and business professionals. The process provides a structured creative process for discovering and developing products, services, and systems for profit and non-profit applications. Students will apply a wide range of design tools in a hands-on project. Topics include problem-framing, end-user research, visualization, methods for creative idea generation, and prototyping.
MGMT-560
3 Credits
A capstone course drawing upon major business functions—accounting, finance, marketing, operations management, and organizational theory and how strategic managers integrate functional theories and concepts to create competitive advantage. The course provides an integrated perspective of business organizations toward the achievement of enhanced profitability and a sustainable competitive advantage. Topics include the analysis of business environments, industry attractiveness, and competitive dynamics. Students learn how to formulate and implement effective business-level, corporate-level, and global strategies using theories, cases and a simulation.
MGMT-735
3 Credits
This course addresses the management of innovation, sustainable technology, and the importance of technology-based innovation for the growth of the global products and services industries. The course integrates three major themes: (1) leading-edge concepts in innovation, (2) the role of technology in creating global competitive advance in both product-based and services-based industries, and (3) the responsibility of businesses related to sustainability. The importance of digital technology as an enabler of innovative services is covered throughout the course. (completion of four graduate business courses)

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