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Kira Reed

Kira Reed

Associate Professor of Management

Room: 529
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PhD, University of Connecticut (Management (emphasis on Strategic Management))
MBA, Northwestern (Management, Marketing, and Organization Behavior)
BS, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Finance)

Dr. Reed has banking industry experience which has infused her research and teaching, particularly in the samples she has selected and in the range of financial institutions examined in class. She has made significant contributions to the study of intellectual capital. However, her more recent research interests include the intersection of the external political environment, firm corporate social responsibility and gender.

Research Topics

  • Human and intellectual capital
  • External environment influences (such as the political environment) on firm performance

Reed’s teaching efforts have been in the areas of strategic management at both the undergraduate level and graduate levels. She has also taught leadership at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Professor Reed’s current research explores the role the state-level political governance plays in firm performance and corporate social responsibility. Her prior research interests focuses on how firms develop and utilize intellectual capital in performance-enhancing ways, and how the external environment impacts firm performance. A former banker in Chicago, she studies the banking industry but has also taken an interest in studying this phenomenon in entrepreneurial settings such as the film industry. She has been published in both the Journal of Management Studies and the Journal of Managerial Issues examined the effects of combining firms’ human capital (i.e. employees’ skills and abilities), social capital (i.e., employees’ social relations with each other and customers), and organizational capital (i.e., corporate culture, technological infrastructure) on performance, as well as how changes in the deployment of these resources affects performance over time within the context of the New England banking industry.

Selected Publications

Awards and Honors

  • Black Rose of Appreciation - Black History Committee
  • Spirit Volunteer Award - Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways
  • Trefoil Team Volunteer Award - Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways
  • Chancellor's Citation Award - Syracuse University - Chancellor's Honor
  • Volunteer of Excellence - Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways
  • Recognized as One of the Outstanding Reviewers for the Public and Nonprofit division - Academy of Management
  • Best Interactive Paper Award - Organizational Development and Change Division of the Academy of Management
  • Inductee - Beta Gamma Sigma, University of Connecticut Chapter
  • Outstanding faculty member at Iowa State University - VEISHA 2001
  • Graduate Student Teaching Award - Management Department at the University of Connecticut
  • The Outstanding Financial Management Project of the 4th Quarter - Northeast Region Illinois Jaycees
  • Richard J. Daley Award - Best Project - Chicago Jaycees
  • Quality Medallion Award for work done on Correspondent Bank Study Team - Northern Trust Bank

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