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Kira Reed

Kira Reed

Associate Professor of Management

Room: 514

Ph D, University of Connecticut, School of Business Administration (Management (emphasis on Strategic Management))
MBA, Northwestern, J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management (Management, Marketing, and Organization Behavior)
BS, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, School of Business Administration (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.

Research Topics

  • Human and intellectual capital

Reed’s current teaching efforts are in the areas of strategic management and at both the undergraduate level and graduate levels. She has previously taught leadership at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Professor Reed’s current 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. Her most recent work that 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

  • Division Chair - Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management (2017)
  • Chair of the University Senate Committee on Curricula - Syracuse University Senate (2017)
  • Chair of Whitman's Masters Board - Whitman School of Management (2016)
  • Co-Chair of Middles States Self Evaluation Team Group III - Syracuse University (2016)
  • Division Chair Elect - Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management (2016)
  • Syracuse Univeristy Middle States Self Study Team Steering Committee - Syracuse University (2016)
  • Program Chair for PNP Division - Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management (2015)
  • Online Teaching Certification awarded - Syracuse University (2013)
  • Recognized as One of the Outstanding Reviewers for the Public and Nonprofit division of the Academy of Management (2009)
  • Best Interactive Paper Award - Organizational Development and Change Division of the Academy of Management (2005)
  • Secretary of the PNP Division of AOM - Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management (2004)
  • Inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, University of Connecticut Chapter (2001)
  • nominated as an outstanding faculty member at Iowa State University - VEISHA 2001 (2001)
  • Graduate Student Teaching Award - Management Department at the University of Connecticut (1999)
  • 1995 Illinois Jaycees - Outstanding Management Development Project of the 4th Quarter (1995)
  • 1995 Northeast Region Illinois Jaycees - The Outstanding Financial Management Project of the 4th Quarter (1995)
  • Richard J. Daley Award - Best Project - Richard J. Daley Award - Best Project Chicago Jaycees 1994-1995 (1995)
  • 1994 Northern Trust Bank's Quality Medallion Award for work done on Correspondent Bank Study Team (1994)
  • Certified Cash Manager License (1994)