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Prof. Bilian (Belaine) Ni SULLIVAN

Prof. Bilian (Belaine) Ni SULLIVAN

Associate Professor

mnbilian@ust.hk

Academic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. Stanford, Graduate School of Business
  • M.A. Stanford, Graduate School of Business
  • M.A. University of Illinois at Chicago, Sociololgy
  • M.A. Peking University, China, Sociology
  • B.A. Peking Univeristy, China, Sociology

 


ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, School of Business and Management, Academic Director, Master of Science in International Management, since August 2012.

  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Department of Management, Associate Professor, since July 2010; Assistant Professor, July 2003 - June 2010.

  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Teaching Assistant, August 1991-May 1994.

  • Information Resources Inc. (IRI),Chicago, IL, Research and Development Department, Project Manager, 1996-1997.

  • NCI Research Evanston, IL (an affiliation of Kellogg Graduate School of Management of Northwestern University), Research Associate and Research Project Manager, 1994 - 1996.

  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Nursing School, Statistical Consultant, 1995.


PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Publications (Chronological, alphabetical)

  • Li, A. & Sullivan, B.N. (equal contribution and authorship is alphabetically ordered). 2020. Blind to the future: Exploring the contingent effect of managerial hubris on strategic foresight. Strategic Organization [Article first published online: December 14, 2020].

  • Sullivan, B.N. 2019. Walking with a giant: In memory of my enshi James G. March. Management and Organization Review,15: 891-894.

  • Sullivan, B.N. & Stewart, D. 2017. Do connections always help? Network brokerage’s negative impact on the emergence of status. Research in Sociology of Organizations, 50: 315-349. (Download here)

  • Sullivan, B.N., Tang, Y and Marquis, C. 2014. Persistently learning: How small-world network imprints affect subsequent firm learning. Strategic Organization, 12: 180-199. (Download here)

  • Sullivan, B.N. and Tang, Y. 2013. Which signal to rely on? The impact of the quality of board interlocks and inventive capabilities on R&D alliance formation under uncertainty. Strategic Organization, 11: 364-388. (Download here)

  • Sullivan, B.N. and Tang, t. 2012. Small-world networks, absorptive capacity, and firm performance: Evidence from the U.S. venture capital industry. International Journal of Strategic Change Management, 4: 149-175. (Download here)

  • Sullivan, B.N. 2010. Competition and beyond: Problems and attention allocation in the organizational rulemaking process. Organization Science, 21: 432-450. (Download here)

Book Chapters

  • Sullivan, B.N. & Stewart, D.G. 2010. Divergence in status evaluation: Theoretical implications for a social construction view of status building. In Pearce, J. (Ed), Status in Management and Organizations: 25-54. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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SELECTED RECENT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • Li, A. & Sullivan, B.N. 2020. Compassionate board of directors and power dynamics with the CEO. Presented at the Academy of Management Meeting, Online.
  • Mao, K. & Sullivan, B.N. 2019. Firm-specific knowledge assets and different firm strategies toward external stakeholders. Presented at the Academy of Management Meeting, Boston

  • Li, A. & Sullivan, B.N. 2019. For whom the bell tolls? The differential impact of corporate leaders’ death on firm long-term investment. Presented at the Academy of Management Meeting, Boston.

  • Li, A. & Sullivan, B.N. 2018. Perception of firm status and organizational ambidexterity. Presented at the Academy of Management Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

  • Sullivan, B.N. & Mao, K.X. 2018. The negative impact of firm-specific knowledge on firm innovation. Presented at the Academy of Management Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

  • Sullivan, B.N. & Wang, N.X. (alphabetically ordered) 2017. How does the future matter? A contingency perspective on the influences of future focus on firm innovation performance. Presented at Academy of Management Meetings, Atlanta.

  • Gong, T. Y. & Sullivan, B.N. (alphabetically ordered) 2017. Balancing the power of the state and the market: A resource dependence perspective on the role of government policies on firm innovation in China’s transitional economy. Presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Atlanta.

  • Sullivan, B.N. & Li, A. 2017. Blind to the future: Managerial hubris and foresight in the innovation context. Presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Atlanta.

  • Sullivan, B.N., & Gong, T. 2016. Organizational search as the conduit and CEOs as the catalyst: The impact of government policies on firm innovation. Presented at annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim.

  • Sullivan, B.N. & Yang, X. 2016.Can mindful firms be innovative? The differentiated role of mindfulness on firm innovation. Presented at annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim.

  • Gong, T. & Sullivan, B. N. 2015. Can government help organizations innovate? The effect of government policy on innovation. Presented at annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver.


REVIEW ACTIVITIES

  • Co-Editor of Management and Organization Review Special Issue (2020): Research in Memory of James G. March

  • Senior Editor:

    • Management and Organization Review (2013 - 2017)

  • Member of Editorial Board:

    • Organization Science (2009 - 2016)

    • International Journal of Strategic Change Management (2008 - present)

  • Ad Hoc reviewers (partial listed):

    • Academy of Management Journal

    • Academy of Management Review

    • Administrative Science Quarterly

    • Organization Science

    • Strategic Management Journal


RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Behavioral theory of the firm, organizational learning and adaptation

  • Social networks

  • Organizational theories

  • Firm innovation


FUNDED PROJECTS

  • Institute for Emerging Markets Grant, CI, 2016 – 2018, “Overcome the Legitimacy Effect: The Role of Agency in Firm Innovation in China”. HK$125,000

  • Hong Kong Competitive Earmarked RGC Grant, CI, 2013-2014. “Search for New Ideas under the Influence of Government Innovation Policies in Emerging Market: Evidence from Chinese Firms”. HK$350,000

  • Hong Kong Competitive Earmarked RGC Grant, CI, 2011-2012. “The Impact of Identity Strength on R&D Alliance Network Dynamics and Firm Innovation Performance”. HK$500,000.00

  • Hong Kong Competitive Earmarked RGC Grant, PI, 2009-12. “The Role of Institutional Factors in Firm Innovation: Innovation Policies (or Regulations) and Firm Innovation in China”. HK$941,000.00