Cyrus Parks

PhD Student/Research Assistant

Cyrus Parks


Cy is a second-year PhD student in Strategic Management, with specific interests in Organizational Theory, Decision Processes, and use of multiple research methods including Qualitative and Bayesian analysis. Before coming to Bauer, Cy enjoyed a 20-year technical and managerial career in the chemical industry, most recently as a leader of a large chemical manufacturing plant on the Texas Gulf Coast. He has a MS and BS in Environmental Engineering and is a certified Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma.

Research Interests

  • Decision-making network/social influences on decision-making
  • Behavioral theory
  • Strategic Management
  • Multi-method (qualitative/quantitative) methods
  • Organizational Theory and theory-building
  • Organizational resilience
  • Ecological perspectives on organizations and institutions
  • Environmental sustainability and stewardship practices

Areas of Expertise

  • Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt
  • Process Improvement and Optimization
  • Environmental Technology and Sustainability


  • Parks, C. B., & Loehr, R. C. (1994). Biofilter design for VOC remediation. In Proc., 1994 Conf. on Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Groundwater Prevention, Detection, and Remediation.

Working Papers

  • A Threshold Model For Voluntary Turnover Based On Rapport, Attachment And HRM Design
  • A Transactional Cost View of Firm Resilience
  • Use of Best Practices for NHST in Management Research
  • Academic Associations & Editorial Boards

    • Academy of Management
    • Strategic Management Society
    • Southern Management Association
    • Western Academy of Management

    Activities & Interests

    • Verger and Lay Eucharist Minister in the Episcopal Church
    • Camping and Hiking throughout Texas and US

    Contact Info

    MH 310B
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    • Six Sigma Black Belt and Green Belt
    • Design for Six Sigma


    University of Houston
    University of Texas at Austin
    Northwestern University

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