Next Monday, December 9th, our visiting scholar Shon Hiatt, from the USC Marshall School of Business, will be presenting his paper "Revisiting the Radical Flank: How Stakeholder Opposition Influences Regulatory Approval in the U.S. Hydroelectric Power Sector" in an open seminar which will take place at 2PM in room 522-B of CATÓLICA-LISBON.
The Business Administration paper Shon Hiatt will be presenting focuses on how stakeholders can influence the outcomes and decision-making processes for companies or regulators, namely on what is known as the “theory of the radical flank”. In his paper, Professor Hiatt explores stakeholder opposition to new facilities in the U.S hydroelectric power sector, from 1978 to 2014, in order to better understand the relationship between regulators and stakeholders. “The results show that greater regulatory agency discretion enhances the radical flank effect, thereby enhancing stakeholders’ influence, while lower regulatory agency discretion reverses the radical flank effect, thereby diminishing their impact on organizational outcomes,” he writes in the abstract of this article.
Shon Hiatt is an associate professor of business administration at USC Marshall School of Business and faculty affiliate of the Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. He obtained his PhD and MS from Cornell University, and holds a BA and an MPA from Brigham Young University. Shon Hiatt has authored significant articles in the fields of agribusiness and energy, in issues related to entrepreneurship, strategy and business sustainability. He has been awarded several distinctions for his work, including the 2015 Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research, the 2016 Academy of Management’s Organizations and Natural Environment Emerging Scholar Award, the 2018 Golden Apple MBA Teaching Award, and the 2018 ARCS Emerging Sustainability Scholar Award.
This talk is integrated in the CUBE Research Seminar Series, a research work forum presentation in different areas of economics and management, seeking above all to create a learning environment and exchange of ideas on topics of current research in these fields. You may see a calendar for upcoming seminars and consult a list of previous seminars here.