Curriculum Vita

 

James Sundali

 

Office Address:                                                        

 

Managerial Sciences / 028                                                                 

University of Nevada, Reno                                                  

Reno, NV  89557                                                                               

Email:  jsundali@unr.edu

Phone: 775-682-9176

Fax:  775-784-6993

Web Site:  http://www.business.unr.edu/faculty/sundali

 

 

 

Academic Positions:

 

Date

Rank

University/Department

Current – 2014

Full

University of Nevada, Reno / Managerial Sciences

2014 – 2000

Associate

University of Nevada, Reno / Managerial Sciences

1999-1997

Assistant

University of Nevada, Reno / Managerial Sciences

1997 - 1995

Assistant

Kent State University / Administrative Sciences

1995 - 1994

Visiting

Kent State University / Administrative Sciences

 

Educational History:

 

Degree

Date

University

Ph.D.

1995

University of Arizona

Major: Management and Policy

Minor: Finance

Dissertation Advisor: Amnon Rapoport

MBA

1990

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

BS

1985

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Major: Economics

 

Teaching Interests:

 

Business strategy and policy; managerial and leadership insights from film and literature; judgment and decision making; bargaining and negotiation.

 

Research Interests:

 

Judgment and decision making; game theory; experimental economics; behavioral finance.

 

                                               

Significant Awards:

 

Graduate Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, COBA, UNR - 2008

B.J. Fuller COBA Teaching Award, UNR - 2006

Thrifty Corporation MBA Finance Student of the Year, 1990

Member:  Pi Gamma Mu - national social science honor society

Member:  Beta Gamma Sigma - national business school honor society

Canyon High School Co-Athlete and Scholar Athlete of the Year, 1981

 

 

Publications:

 

1.      Papadovasilaki, D., Guerrero, F., Sundali. J. (2018).  The effect of early and salient investment experiences on subsequent asset allocations—An experimental study.  Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance. Volume 19, September 2018, Pages 1-19   https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbef.2018.03.002

 

2.      Safford, A., Sundali, J., Guerrero, F. (2018).  Does experiencing a Crash make all the difference?  An Experiment on the Depression Babies Hypothesis.  Sage Open, Volume: 8 issue: 2.  Article first published online: May 25, 2018; http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2158244018778734

 

3.      Wuthisatian, RattaphonFederico GuerreroJames Sundali, (2017) "Gain attraction in the presence of social interactions", Review of Behavioral Finance, Vol. 9 Issue: 2, pp.105-127, https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/RBF-09-2016-0062

 

4.      Papadovasikaki, D., Guerrero, F., Sundali, J., Stone, G.  (2015). How important are early investment experiences on subsequent investment decisions? A laboratory experiment on asset allocation.  Managerial Finance, Vol. 41, Issue: 6, pp: 582-590.

 

5.      Wieland, A., Sundali, J., Kemmelmeier, M., Sarin, R.  (2014).  Gender differences in the endowment effect: Women pay less, but won't accept less.   Judgment and Decision Making 11/2014; 9(6):558-571.

 

6.      Sundali, J. A., Safford, A.H., & Croson, R.  (2012). The impact of near-miss events on betting behavior: An examination of casino rapid roulette play.  Judgment and Decision Making, Vol. 7, No. 6, November 2012, pp. 768–778

 

7.      Sundali, J.A., Stone, G.R., & Guerrero, F.L. (2012). The effect of setting goals and emotions on asset allocation decisions, Managerial Finance, Vol. 38 Iss: 11, pp.1008

 

8.      Guerrero, F., Stone, G., & Sundali, J. (2012).  Fear in asset allocation during and after stock market crashes: An Experiment in Behavioral Finance.  The Journal of Behavioral Finance & Economics.  Volume 2, Issue 1, Spring 2012, pp. 50-81.

 

9.      Sundali, J., Stone, G., Guerrero, F. (2011) The effect of setting goals and happy/sad face feedback on asset allocation decisions.    2011 Conference proceedings for the Academy of Behavioral Finance and Economics. 

 

10.  Guerrero, F., Stone, G., Sundali, J. (2011).  Do stock market crashes cause fear in asset allocation: An experiment in behavioral finance.  2011 Conference proceedings for the Academy of Behavioral Finance and Economics.

 

11.  Croson, R., Fox, M., & Sundali, J. (2009).  Behavioral and Brain Measures of Risk-Taking.  In Wolfe, A., Owens, E.C. (Eds.), Mapping the American Moral Landscape, pp. 115-146, Baylor University Press.

 

12. Sundali, J. & Guerrero, F. (2009).  Managing a 401K account:  An experiment on asset allocation.  Journal of Behavioral Finance, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p108-124.

 

  1. Sundali, J., Westerman, J., & Stedham, Y.  2008.  Retirement satisfaction: The importance of stable income sources.  Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management, 10(1), 18-46.

 

14.  Sundali, J. & Croson, R. (2006).  Biases in casino betting: The hot hand and the gambler's fallacy.  Judgment and Decision Making, v1, n1, July, pp. 1-12.

15.  Croson, R. & Sundali, J. (2005).  The gambler’s fallacy and the hot hand: Empirical data from casinos.  Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 30:3, 195-209.

 

16.  Westerman, J. & Sundali, J. (2005).  The transformation of employee pensions in the United States: Through the looking glass of organizational behavior.  Journal of Organizational Behavior, 26, 99-103.

 

17.  Sundali, J., & Seale, D. (2004). The value of cheap talk and costly signals in coordinating market entry decisions.  Journal of Business Strategies.  Spring, v21-1.

 

18.  Sundali, J. & Seale, D. (2002). Is reciprocity necessary for co-opetition? Some experimental evidence.  Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management, V4(1), 68-96.

 

19.  Israeli, A., Adler, N., Mehrez A., Sundali, J. (2000).   Investigating the use of advertising for communicating hotels’ strategic assets.  Journal of Hospitality Leisure & Marketing.  V7, I3, 23-37.

 

20.   Sundali, J., Israeli, A. and Janicki, T. (2000).  Reputation and deterrence: Experimental evidence from the chain store game.  Journal of Business and Economic Studies, V6, N1: 1-19.

 

21.  Schneider, S.K. & Sundali, J. (1999).  Curb-side recycling: Does it promote environmental responsibility?  In Foddy, M., Smith, M., Schneider, S., & Hogg, M. (Eds.), Emerging solutions to social dilemmas.  Philadelphia: Psychology Press.

 

22.  Seale, D. & Sundali, J., (1999).  Cheap talk in a large group coordination game.  In Budescu, D., Erev, I., & Zwick R. (Eds.), Games and human behavior.  Essays in honor of Amnon Rapoport, pp. 173-200, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, New Jersey.

 

23.  Rapoport, A., Seale, D., Erev, I., & Sundali, J.,  (1998). Equilibrium play in large group market entry games.  Management Science, 44, 1, 119-141.

 

24.  Atkins, A. & Sundali, J. (1997).  Portfolio managers versus the darts...Evidence from the Wall Street Journal Dartboard Column.  Applied Economic Letters, 4, 635-637.

 

25.  Rapoport, A., Sundali, J., & Seale D. (1996).  Ultimatums in two person bargaining with one sided uncertainty:  Demand games.  Journal of economic behavior and organization, 30, 173-196.

 

26.  Rapoport, A. & Sundali, J. (1996).  Ultimatums in two person bargaining with one sided uncertainty:  Offer games.  International journal of game theory, 25: 475-494.

 

27.  Sundali, J. & Rapoport, A. (1996).  Induction vs. deterrence in the chain store game:  How many potential entrants are needed to deter entry?  In Albers W., Güth W., Hammerstein P. Moldovanu B., & Van Damme E. (Eds.), Understanding strategic interaction:  Essays in honor of Reinhard Selten, pp. 403-417, Springer-Verlag, Berlin.

 

28.  Sundali, J., Rapoport, A. & Seale, D.  (1995) Coordination in market entry games with symmetric players.  Organizational behavior and human decision processes, 64, 2, 203-218.

 

29.  Sundali, J. & Atkins, A. (1994).  Expertise in investment analysis:  Fact or fiction?  Organizational behavior and human decision processes, 59, 223-241.

 

 

Teaching Experience:

 

Date and Location

Courses Taught

Present - 1997 - University of Nevada, Reno

Business Strategy and Policy

Decision Making and Negotiation

Managerial and Leadership Insights from Film

And Literature

Organizations and the Natural Environment

Corporate Finance

1997 - 1994     Kent State University

Business Strategy and Policy                         

Strategic Human Resource Management

Introduction to Management

1994 - 1991 University of Arizona

           

Business Strategy and Policy

Business, Government and Society

Organizational Behavior

1990- California Polytechnic State University,

San Luis Obispo

Introduction to Economics

 

 

Teaching Evaluations:

 

Term

BADM 781

BADM 729 DM& Neg

BADM 729 Humanist Leadership

MGT 496

MGT 496

MGT 491 DM&N

MGT 491 POS

FIN 301

Spring 18

3.6

3.44

 

3.68

3.68

 

2.84

 

Fall 17

3.73

 

 

 

 

3.45

 

 

Summer 17

 

 

 

3.77

 

 

 

 

Spring 17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall 16

3.88

 

 

 

 

3.85

 

 

Summer 16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 16

3.23

3.67

 

3.64

3.64

3.04

 

 

Fall 15

3.9

 

 

 

 

3.3

 

 

Summer 15

 

 

3.5

 

 

 

 

Spring 15

eMBA

3.6

 

3.8

3.8

 

3.0

 

Beginning in 2015, a new evaluation instrument was adopted and ratings are on a scale for 1-4

Fall ‘14

4.8

 

 

 

 

4.9

 

 

Summer ‘14

 

 

NYC

4.9

 

 

 

 

Spring ‘14

eMBA

4.8

 

4.7

4.6

 

4.4

 

Winter ‘14

 

 

 

4.8

 

 

 

 

Fall '13

4.8

 

 

 

 

4.7

 

 

Summer ‘13

 

 

NYC

 

 

 

 

 

Spring '13

4.6

4.7

 

 

 

 

4.4

 

Winter '13

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

Fall '12

4.6 &

eMBA

 

 

 

 

4.4

 

 

Summer '12

 

 

NYC 

4.9

 

 

 

 

Spring '12

 

4.5

 

4.7

4.4

 

4.2

 

Winter '12

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

Fall '11

4.8

 

 

 

 

4.6

 

 

Summer '11

 

 

 NYC

4.7

 

 

 

 

Spring '11

 

4.9

 

4.6

4.8

 

4.6

 

Fall '10

4.7

 

 

 

 

4.6

 

 

Summer '10

 

 

 NYC

4.7

 

 

 

 

Spring '10

 

4.6

 

4.3

4.7

 

4.6

 

Fall '09

4.5

 

 

 

 

4.6

 

 

Summer '09

 

 

 NYC

4.7

4.7

 

 

 

Spring '09

4.8

 

 

4.5

4.1

 

4.2

 

Fall '08

4.8

4.6

 

 

 

4.4

 

 

Summer '08

 

 

 

4.9

 

 

 

 

Spring '08

4.6

 

 

4.5

4.4

 

4.2

 

Fall '07

5.0

 

 

4.5

 

 

 

 

Summer '07

 

 

 

4.9

 

 

 

 

Spring '07

4.8

 

 

4

4.2

 

 

 

Fall '06

 

 

4.7

4.5

 

 

 

 

Summer '06

 

 

 

4.5

 

 

 

 

Spring '06

4.5

 

 

4.6

4.6

 

 

 

Fall '05

 

 

4.7

4.5

 

 

 

 

Summer '05

 

 

 

4.8

 

 

 

 

Spring '05

4.67

 

 

4.4

4.5

 

 

 

Fall '04

 

 

 

4.3

 

4.4

 

 

Summer '04

 

 

 

4.7

4.8

 

 

 

Sabbatical

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall '03

 

4.6

 

4.6

 

 

 

 

Summer '03

 

 

 

4.8

 

 

 

 

Spring '03

4.8

 

 

4.1

4.2

 

 

 

Fall '02

 

 

4.8

4.5

 

 

 

 

Summer '02

 

 

 

4.6

 

 

 

 

Spring '02

4.6

 

 

4.3

4.4

 

 

 

Fall '01

 

 

4.7

4.7

 

 

 

 

Summer '01

 

 

 

4.1

 

 

 

 

Spring '01

4.5

 

 

4.3

4.4

 

 

 

Fall '00

 

 

 

4.1

 

 

 

3.8

 

 

 

*Beginning in the Fall of 2002 a new evaluation instrument was adopted by COBA.  Question 34 reads:

 “Considering both the limitations and possibilities of the subject matter and course, how would you rate

the overall teaching effectiveness of this instructor.  (1 = Not at all effective, 5 = extremely effective)

 

Other Teaching:

 

The Humanist Leader, New York online/travel class

Online MBA Program, UNR – annually since 2012

Advanced Management Program - Strategic Management and Policy – every semester held since 1999

Advanced Management Program - Managerial Decision Making – every semester held since 1999

Executive Development Program – Gaming Institute – 2001-2005

London Study Abroad Program – Summer 2009

Bilbao, Spain USAC Study Abroad, Summer 2010