Cristina Vlas, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor

Management Department
Pompea College of Business

Ph.D. in Philosophy in International Management Studies, University of Texas at Dallas, 2018
M.A. in Business Administration, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2006

Research Interests

Research Stream 1: Innovation strategy and performance (KBV, organizational learning, learning curve, learning experience, routines, ambidexterity, patenting, knowledge-intensive industries, open-source, user innovation, generative AI)

Research Stream 2: CEO biases and heuristics (upper echelons, CEO personality, CEO motivation, CEO behavior, top management teams)

Research Stream 3: Racial diversity in organizations

Published Research

Vlas, CO, Vlas, RE, Robinson, WN, Masoud, Y (2023) “How do external disruptions affect technological knowledge repository diversification? The role of repositories’ historical and social aspiration levels and knowledge footprint” Knowledge and Process Management, 30(1), 110-121.

Vlas, CO, Richard, OC, Andrevski, G, Konrad, A, Yang, Y (2022) “Dynamic capabilities for managing racially diverse workforces: Effects on competitive action variety and firm performance” Journal of Business Research, 141(3), 600-618.

Vlas, RE, Nguyen, H, Vlas, CO (2021) “A theoretical exploration of out-group vs in-group perspectives on the dynamics of team effectiveness” Team Performance Management, 28(1/2), 45-60.

Peng, MW, Lebedev, S, Vlas, CO, Wang, J, Shay, J (2018) “The growth of the firm in (and out of) emerging economies,” Asia-Pacific Journal of Management, 35(4), 829-857.

Peng, MW, Sun, W, Vlas, CO, Minichilli, A, Corbetta, G (2018) “An institution-based view of large family firms: A recap and overview” Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 42(2), 187-205.

Peng, MW, Vlas, CO (2017) “Diffusion of a twentieth-century innovation” Academy of Strategic Management Journal, 16(1), 172-174.

Yuan, C, Li, Y, Vlas, CO, Peng, MW (2016) “Dynamic capabilities, subnational environment, and university technology transfer” Strategic Organization, 16(1), 35-60.

Vlas, RE, Vlas, CO (2016) “The role of internal and network constraints on alliance ambidexterity decisions in technology-intensive industries” Asia-Pacific Journal of Information Systems, 26(2), 299-321.

Conference Participation
  • Academy of Management Conference, 2016 – 2024
  • Strategic Management Society Conference, 2016 – 2020
  • Eastern Academy of Management (International) Conference, 2015 – 2024
  • Southwest Academy of Management Conference, 2016
  • Theories of Family Enterprise Conference, 2016
  • ASE/IEEE Conference on Privacy, Security, Risk, and Trust, 2013
  • Innovation Conference on Automation and Robotics, 2012
  • Americas Conference on Information Systems, 2011
  • Midwest Association for Information Systems Conference, 2011
Teaching Interests

Strategic Management, Technology and Innovation Management, Global (International) Business, Diversity Issues in Management

Teaching Experience

Strategic Management (Capstone), International Business (Capstone), Statistical Analysis