Dr. Allison W. Pearson

W.L. Giles Distinguished Professor of Management

office:  302V McCool Hall
office phone:  662- 325-7015
department phone:  662- 325-3928
fax number:  662- 325-8651

mailing address:   Management & Information Systems Department
P.O. Box 9581
Mississippi State University

e-mail:  allison.pearson@msstate.edu
personal web page:  http://misweb.cbi.msstate.edu/~apearson
complete vita:  Click here.



Academic History
YearDegreeMajor AreaInstitution
1993Ph.D.Human Resources Management/Organizational BehaviorAuburn University
1987M.B.A.Industrial ManagementUniversity of Southern Mississippi
1985B.B.A.Industrial ManagementUniversity of Southern Mississippi



Courses Taught
Course
Code
Course DescriptionCourse web siteSyllabusOnline Grades
MGT 3333,6990Field Studies in iPhone EntrepreneurshipClick here.Fall 2010Click here.
MGT 3114Principles of Management and ProductionClick here. Click here.
GLC 1002Day One Leadership CommunityClick here.Fall 2008 
MGT 8063Survey of ManagementClick here.Spring 2007Click here.



Journal Articles
YearDescription
2010Pearson, A.W., and Marler, L.E. "A leadership perspective of reciprocal stewardship in family firms." Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, forthcoming.
2010Chrisman, J.J., Chua, J.H., Pearson, A.W., and Barnett, T. "Family involvement, family influence, and family-centered non-economic goals in small firms." Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice , 35, forthcoming.
2010Ralston, D.A., & Pearson, A.W. "The Cross-Cultural Evolution of the Subordinate Influence Ethics Measure." Journal of Business Ethics, forthcoming.
2009Otondo, R., Pearson, A., Pearson, R., Shaw, J.,Shim, J. "Managerial Problem-Solving in the Adoption of Radio Frequency Identification Technologies." European Journal of Information Systems, forthcoming.
2009Otondo, R. F., Barnett,T. , Kellermanns,F. Pearson,A. and Pearson, R. "Assessing Information Technology Use over Time with Growth Modeling and Hierarchical Linear Modeling: A Tutorial." Communications of Association for Information Systems. Volume25.
2008Pearson, A.W., Carr, J.C., & Shaw, J. "Toward a theory of Familiness: A social capital perspective." Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice,November, 949-969.
2008Kellermanns, F.W., Floyd, S.W., Pearson, A.W. & Spencer, B. 2008. "The contingent effect of constructive confrontation on the relationship between shared mental models and decision quality." Journal of Organizational Behavior , 29, 1-19.
2008Carson, C., Mosely, D., Boyar, S. and Pearson, A.W. "A production self-efficacy scale: An exploratory study". Journal of Managerial Issues, 20, 2, 272-285.
2008Kellermanns, F.W., Eddleston, K.A., Barnett, T., and Pearson, A.W. "An exploratory study of family member characteristics and involvement: Effects on entrepreneurial behavior in the family firm." Family Business Review, 21, 1.
2007Kellermanns, F.W., Floyd, S.W., Pearson, A.W. and Spencer, B. "The contingent effect of constructive confrontation on the relationship between shared mental models and decision quality." Journal of Organizational Behavior, 28, 1-19.
2007Ensley, M.D., Pearson, A.W. and Sardeshmukh, S.R. "The negative consequences of pay dispersion in family and non-family top management teams: An exploratory analysis of new venture, high growth firms." Journal of Business Research , 60,10, 1039-1047.
2007Carson, C.M., Mosely, D.C., Maertz, C.P., and Pearson, A.W. "Assessment of the validity of Netemeyer et al's (1996) WFC and FWC Scales." The Journal of Conflict Management , 17, 1.
2007Moore, R.S., Moore, M., Grimes, P.W., Millea, M.J., Lehman, M., Pearson, A.W., Liddell, P., & Thomas, M.K. "Devloping an intervention bridging program for at-risk students before the traditional pre-freshman summer program." College Student Journal, 41, 10, 151-159.
2006Hassan, A.M., Kunz, M.B., Pearson, A.W., and Mohamed, F. "Conceptualization and measurement of perceived risk in online shopping." Marketing Management Journal, 16, 1, 138-147.
2005Barnett, T., Kellermanns, F., Pearson, A., & Pearson, R. "Measuring information system usage: Replication and extension. The Journal of Computer Information Systems, Winter 2006.
2005Carr, J.C., Pearson, A.W., Vest, M.J., & Boyar, S.L. "Prior Occupational Experience, Anticipatory Socialization, and Employee Retention," Journal of Management, 32, 2, 1-17.
2005Boyar, S.L., Maertz, C.P., & Pearson, A.W. "The effects of work-family conflict and family-work conflict on non-attendance behaviors." Journal of Business Research, 58,7,919-927.
2005Pearson, A.W., & Ensley, M.D. "Towering Patriarchs." Robb Report/ Worth,40.
2005Ensley, M.D. & Pearson, A.W. "An exploratory comparison of the behavioral dynamics of top management teams in new ventures: cohesion, conflict, potency, and consensus." Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 29,3, 267-284.
2004Morrow, J.L., Hansen, M.H., & Pearson, A.W. "The cognitive and affective antecedents of general trust in a strategic alliance." Journal of Managerial Issues,, 16,1, 48-64.
2003Boyar, S.L., Maertz, C.P., Pearson, A.W., & Keough, S. "Work-Family conflict: A model of linkages between work and family domain variables and turnover intentions." Journal of Managerial Issues, 15, 2, 175-191.
2003Pearson, A.W., Ensley, M.D., & Amason, A.C. "An assessment and refinement of Jehn's (1995) intragroup conflict scale (ICS)." International Journal of Conflict Management, 13, 2, 110-127.
2003Ensely, M. D., Pearson, A. W., & Pearce, C. "Top management team process and new venture performance: A theoretical model and research agenda." Human Resource Management Review, 13, 2, 329-347
2002Ensley, M.D., Pearson, A.W., & Amason, A.C. "Understanding the dynamics of the entrepreneurial team: Cohesion, conflict, and new venture performance." Journal of Business Venturing, 17, 265-386.
2001Salisbury, W.D., Pearson, R.A., Pearson, A.W., & Miller, D. "Investigating web shopping adoption in terms of perceived risk: Developing a scale to measure perceived web security." Industrial Management and Data Systems, 101, 4.
2000Hochwarter, W.A., Pearson, A.W., Ferris, G.R., Perrewe, P.L., & Ralston, D.A. "A re-examination of Schriesheim and Hinkin's 1990 measure of upward influence." Educational and Psychological Measurement, 60, 5,755-771.
1999Chin, W., Salisbury, W.D., Pearson, A.W. & Stollak, M. " Perceived cohesion in small groups: Adapting and testing the perceived cohesion scale in a small group setting." Small Group Research, 30, 6, 751-766.
1999Hochwarter, W.A., Zellars, K.L., Perrewe, P.L., & Harrison, A.W. "The interactive role of negative affectivity and job characteristics: Are high NA employees destined to be unhappy at work?" Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 29, 10, 2203-2218.
1998Harrison, A.W., Hochwarter, W.A., Perrewe, P. & Ralston, D. "The ingratiation construct: An assessment of the validity of the measure of ingratiatory behaviors in organizational settings (MIBOS)." Journal of Applied Psychology, 83, 6, 932-943.
1997Harrison, A.W., Rainer, R.K., Jr., & Hochwarter, W.A. "Gender differences in computing activities." Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 12, 4, 849-868.
1996Harrison, A.W., Rainer, R.K., Jr., Hochwarter, W.A., & Thompson, K.T. "Testing the self-efficacy - performance linkage of social cognitive theory." Journal of Social Psychology, 137, 1, 79-87.
1996Jones, M. and Harrison, A.W. "IS project team performance: An empirical assessment." Information and Management, 31, 57-65.
1995Harrison, A.W., and Rainer, R.K., Jr. "Development of a general measure of end-user computing satisfaction." Computers in Human Behavior, 12, 1, 79-92.
1995Hochwarter, W.A., Amason, A.C., and Harrison, A.W. "Negative affectivity as a moderator of the inequity-turnover relationship." Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 10, 4, 757-770.
1995Amason, A.C., Thompson, K.T., Hochwarter, W.A. and Harrison, A.W. "Conflict: An important dimension in successful management teams." Organizational Dynamics, Fall 23 (2), 20-34.
1993Rainer, R.K. Jr. and Harrison, A.W. "Toward development of the end user computing construct." Decision Sciences, 24, 1187-1203.
1992Harrison, A.W. and Rainer, R.K. Jr. "The influence of individual differences on skill in end user computing." Journal of Management Information Systems, 9, 1, 93-111.
1992Oswald, S.L. and Harrison, A.W. "Strategic issues for hospitals: Key operating variables as predictors of financial failure." Journal of Non-profit and Public Sector Marketing, 1, 4, 24-33.
1992Oswald, S.L., Harrison, A.W., and Woerner, W.W. "Drug testing: Implications for unions." Journal of Business Strategy, 9,1, 27-37.
1992Oswald, S.L., Harrison, A.W. "Correlating strategic variables to hospital risk of failure." International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 5, 3, 12-18.



Presentations, Proceedings, and Other Publications
YearDescription
2010Litchfield, S. R., Debicki, B. J., Kellermanns, F. W. and Pearson, A. W., “Value creation goals in family firms: The role of altruism, cohesion, participative decision making and job interdependence”, 2010 Southern Management Association
2010McKee, D.N., Kellermanns, F.W., Pearson, A.W. & Debicki, B. “Altruism in family firms: The Influence of interaction, identification, and cohesion”, 2010 Southern Management Association
2009Pearson, A.W., & Carr, J.C. "The central role of trust in social capital of the family firm". The University of St. Thomas conference on Family Capital, Family Business and Free Enterprise. Minneapolis, MN
2009Pearson, A. W. “Stewardship Theory and Leadership: An LMX Perspective”. 2009 Theories of the Family Enterprise, Boston, MA.
2009Pearson, A.W. "A leadership perspective of stewardship in family firms". 2009 Theories of the Family Firm Conference, Boston, MA.
2009Pearson, A.W. & Carr, J.C. "Social capital theory of the family firm". 2009 Research Exemplars Conference, Storrs, CT.
2008Barnett, T., Pearson, A., Chrisman, J., and Chua, J. " An Empirical Assessment of the Essence and Components Approaches for Defining Family Business and their Relationship with Value Creation Goals." Theories of the Family Enterprise, Edmonton, Canada.
2008Otondo, R.F., Pearson,A.W., Pearson, R. P., Shaw, J.C, & Shim, J. P. "Managerial Perceptions in Adoption of Emergent Technologies: A Qualitative Study of Furniture Industry Managers" 2008, Qualitative Research in Management and Organisation Conference, Albuquerque, NM.
2008Debicki, B., Barnett, T., Kellermanns, F, Pearson, A. & Pearson, R. "Proximal and distal consequences of goal orientation." 2008 Academy of Management Meeting, Anaheim, California.
2007Pearson, A.W., Carr, J.C., & Shaw, J. "Clarifying the familiness construct: A social capital perspective". Theories of the Family Firm Conference, Starkville,MS.
2007Kellermanns, F. W., Eddleston, K., Barnett, T. & Pearson, A. 2007."Family member characteristics and involvement: Effect on entrepreneurial behavior in the family firm. IFERA - Special Issue Conference, Wiesbaden, Germany
2007Kellermanns, F.W., Eddleston, K., Barnett, T., & Pearson, A.W. "Family member characteristics and involvement: Effects on entrepreneurial behavior in the family firm". 2007 Academy of Management Meeting.
2006Bergiel, E. and Pearson, A.W. " Shared mental models and group process." 2006 Southern Management Association meeting, Clearwater, FL.
2006Ensley, M.D., Pearson, A.W., & Sardishmuh, S. "Pay dispersion in top management teams." 2006 Family Enterprise Resource Conference, Niagara Canada. Best Paper - First Runner Up.
2006Mosley, D.C., Boyar, S.L., Carson, C.M., & Pearson, A.W. " Development and Validation of the Production Self-efficacy Scale." Proceedings of the 2006 Southwest Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
2005Kellermanns, F.W., Pearson, A.W., Spencer, B., & Floyd, S. "The interactive effects of shared mental models and constructive confrontation on perceived decision quality in teams." 2005 Academy of Management Meeting.
2004Carr, J.C., Ensley, M.D., Pearson, A.W., Vest, M.J., Boyar, S.L., & Mosley, D.C. "Voluntary hostile turnover: occupational experience and fit effects in high turnover environments." 2004 Academy of Management, New Orleans, LA.
2004Ensely, M.D., Carr. J.C., Pearson, A.W., & Sajasalo, P. "New venture team dynamics: When do cultural individualism-collectivism norms make a difference?" Proceedings of the 2004 Southern Management Association
2003Ralston, D.A., and Pearson, A.W. "Measuring interpersonal political influence in organizations: The development of a cross-cultural instrument of upward influence strategies." Proceedings of the 2003 Southern Management Association , Clearwater Beach, FL.
2003Ensley, M.D. and Pearson, A.W. " A comparison of the behavioral processes of top management teams in family and non-family firms: Cohesion, conflict, potency, and consensus." Presentation at The 3rd Conference on Theories of the Family Enterprise: Search for a Paradigm, December, 2003, University of Calagary, Calgary, Canada.
2003Carr, J.C., Pearson, A.W., Vest, M.J., & Boyar, S. "Expectations, perceived congruence, and occupational experience effects on voluntary turnover." 2003 Academy of Management, Seattle, WA.
2001Pearson, A.W., & Ensley, M.D. "An assessment and refinement of Jehn's 1995 Intragroup Conflict Scale". Paper Presentation, 2001 Academy of Management, Washington, D.C.
2000Pearson, A.W., Morrow, J.L., Carr, J.C. & Hansen, M.H. "The collective mind of the organizaiton: An examination of the shared mental model of the trust process." 2000 Proceedings of the Southern Management Association Meeting.
2000Carr, J.C. & Pearson, A.W. "Using paradox to resolve temporal and non-temporal theoretical tensions in realistic job preview and expectations research: A theoretical development." Paper presentation, 2000 Academy of Management Meeting, Toronto, Canada.
2000Morrow, J.L., Hansen, M.H., and Pearson, A.W. "The cognitive and affective antecedents of general trust in a strategic alliance." Paper presentation, 2000 Academy of Management Meeting, Toronto, Canada.
2000Pearson, A.W., Morrow, J.L., Carr, J.C. and Hansen, M.H. "The collective mind of the organization: An examination of the shared mental model of the trust process." Proceedings of the 2000 Southern Management Association Meeting.
1999Perrewe, P.L., Hochwarter, W.A., Harrison, A.W., Ralston, D. "A Re-examination of Schriesheim and Hinkin's 1990 measure of upward influence." Paper presentation, 1999 Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
1999Salisbury, W. D., Pearson, R. A., Harrison A.H., and Miller, D. W. "Identifying barriers that keep shopper off the world wide web: developing a scale to measure perceived web security." Proceedings of the 1999 Southern Management Association.
1998Salisbury, W.D., Pearson, R.A., and Harrison, A. W. "Who's afraid of the world wide web? An initial investigation into the relative impact of two salient beliefs on web shopping intent." Proceedings of the 1998 Association for Information Systems Americans Conference.
1998Ensley, M.D. & Pearson, A.W. "Understanding the dynamics of the entrepreneurial team: Group process and new venture performance." Paper presentation, 1998 Southern Management Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.
1997Hochwarter, W.A., Zellars, K.L., Perrewe, P.L., & Harrison, A.W. "Destined to be unhappy at work? The interactive role of negative affectivity and job characteristics." Paper presentation, 1997 Academy of Management Meeting; Boston, Massachusetts.
1996Hochwarter, W.A., Harrison, A.W., Ralston, D., & Perrewe, P. "The predictors and components of ingratiation: An examination and extension." Proceedings of the 1996 Southern Management Association.
1995Amason, A.C. and Harrison, A.W. "Good or bad or good and bad? Measuring functional and dysfunctional conflict in strategic decision making teams." Proceedings of the 1995 Southern Management Association.
1995Hochwarter, W.C., Harrison, A.W., and Amason, A.C. Testing a second order multidimensional model of negative affectivity: A cross validation stufy using hierarchical confirmatory factor analysis." Paper presentation, 1995 Academy of Mangement Meeting, Vancouver, Canada.
1994Harrison, A.W. "Work group effectiveness: A structural equations analysis of the effects of individual differences." Proceedings of the 1994 Southern Management Association.
1994Harrison, A.W. and Rainer, R.K. "Toward development of the end user satisfaction construct." Proceedings of the 1994 Southern Management Association.
1993Harrison, A.W. and Rainer, R.K. "Sex typing in computing." 1993 Academy of Management, Atlanta, Georgia.
1992Harrison, A.W. and Rainer, R.K. "Computer training: Determining who and how." Proceedings of the 1992 Southern Management Association.
1992Harrison, A.W. and Rainer, R.K. "The effects of individual differences on user satisfaction." Proceedings of the Fourth Symposium on Human Factors in Information Systems.
1990Oswald, S.L., Harrison, A.W., and Woerner, W.W. "Strategic issues for hospitals: Key operating variables as predictors of financial failure." Proceedings of the 1990 Southern Management Association.
1990Sutton, C.D., Harrison, A.W., and Woerner, W.W. "An examination and test of compliance, identification, and internalization as dimensions of organizational commitment." Proceedings of the 1990 Southern Management Association.



Grants, Contracts, and Funded Research
YearAmountDescription
2009-2010$570,000Awarded by U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). MSU Entrepreneurship Center Development Program. (Gerald Nelson, Gary Butler, Melissa Moore, Robert Moore, Rodney Pearson, Allison Pearson)
2008-2009$600,000Awarded by U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). MSU Spin-Out Incubation Program. (Gerald Nelson, Gary Butler, Melissa Moore, Robert Moore, and Allison Pearson)
2007$88,985"Wireless-Based Warehouse Management Systems for the Furniture Industry." The Furniture Outreach Program, Franklin Institute for Furniture Manufacturing and Management, Mississippi State University. (Robert Otondo, Rodney Pearson, Allison Pearson, J.P. Shim, and John Shaw)
2007$50,000“Business Opportunities for Success School: BOSS Camp I and II.” Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), United States Department of Education. Awarded through the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. (Paul Grimes, Mark Lehman, Pearson Liddell, Meghan Millea, Melissa Moore, Rob Moore, Allison Pearson, Rodney Pearson, and Kathleen Thomas)
2007$3,000Schillig Innovative Teaching Grant for purchase of classroom presentation equipment. (Rodney Pearson, Allison Pearson, Tim Barnett, Gary Templeton, Lemuria Carter, Meghan Millea, Greg Nagel, and Melissa Moore)
2007-2008$15,000Selection Training. Ivey Mechanical. (Tim Barnett and Allison Pearson)
2006$50,000“Business Opportunities for Success School: Career Exploration, Sessions I and II.” Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), United States Department of Education. Awarded through the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. (Paul Grimes, Mark Lehman, Pearson Liddell, Meghan Millea, Melissa Moore, Rob Moore, Allison Pearson, Rodney Pearson, and Kathleen Thomas)
2005$49,988“Business Opportunities for Success School: BOSS Camp I and II.” Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), United States Department of Education. Awarded through the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. (Paul Grimes, Mark Lehman, Pearson Liddell, Meghan Millea, Melissa Moore, Rob Moore, Allison Pearson, and Kathleen Thomas)
2004$22,985“Business Opportunities for Success School: BOSS Camp.” Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), United States Department of Education. Awarded through the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. (Paul Grimes, Mark Lehman, Pearson Liddell, Meghan Millea, Melissa Moore, Rob Moore, Allison Pearson, and Kathleen Thomas)
2004-2005$15,000Performance Appraisal Assessment Project. Ivey Mechanical. (Tim Barnett and Allison Pearson)
2002$2,500Schillig Teaching Grant. (Meghan Millea, Melissa Moore, and Allison Pearson)



Professional Activities
YearDescription
2009Program Chair and Host, Family Enterprise Research Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
2007-2008Day One Leadership Community
2007-2009Editorial Board - Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
2005-2007Leadership Chickasaw -Leader Development Facilitator
2000-2006Leadership & Teamwork Training, COPE Course, for variety of groups, including Vet School, MBA program, Women's basketball, BOSS Camp, etc.
2005-2006Family Enterprise Research Conference - Board Member
2005-2006Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
2006Dimensions on Family Business Research, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland - Review Board
2003-2005Judicial Review Committee
2004MSU Beta Gamma Sigma President
2002-2004Southern Management Association, Secretary.
2001-2004Mississippi Society for Human Resource Management, State Council Member, Education Advocate
2003Mississippi Society for Human Resource Management, State Conference Host Committee Treasurer
2002-2003Golden Triangle Human Resource Association- Treasurer
2002-2003Beta Gamma Sigma - Secretary
2000Reviewer. Journal of Organizational Behavior
2001-2005Reviewer: Journal of Management
2000-2005Reviewer. The International Journal of Conflict Management
2000-2005Editorial Board. SAM Advanced Management Journal
2000Session Chair, Southern Management Association
2000College of Business and Industry, Leadership Training Seminar, May 2000
2000College of Business and Industry, Leadership Training Seminar, September 2000
2000Supervisor Training for Suncoast Enterprises
2000Supervisor Training for Hemphill Construction
2000Mississippi Society for Human Resource Management, State conference speaker, April 2000.



Other Activities
YearDescription
2009-2010Select Committee on Efficiencies and Innovations
2009Vice-President of Research Committee
2007MSU Athletic Director Search Committee
2006-2007COBI Dean's Search Committee
2007-2008MSU Honorary Degree Committee
2007-2008Judicial Appeal Committee, Chair
2008COBI Assurance of Learning Committee
2005-2006Leadership Training Facilitator for MSU Call Center - MSU Foundation
2006MSU representative to Nashville Alumni Assoc. Meeting for "Send-Off" Party
2005MSU representative to Hattiesburg Alumni Assoc. Meeting
2003Schilling Teaching Grant Committee
2003Alumni Association Teaching Award Committee
2003Faculty Recruitment, Screening, Selection Committee
2003Judicial Review Board
2003Chair, Faculty Development, Awards, & Scholarship Committee
2001Mississippi State Extension Challenge Course Board
2000-2001MBA Task Force
2000COBI Homecoming Float Faculty Advisor
1999-2000Academic Honesty Committee
1999-PresentGolden Triangle Human Resource Association Member
1997-PresentAmerican Psychological Association Member
1993-PresentAcademy of Management Member
1994-PresentSouthern Management Association Member
1999-PresentSociety for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists Member



Honors
YearDescription
2009W.L. Giles Distinguished Professor
2009Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Reviewer of the Year Award
2009Family Enterprise Research Conference Distinguished Service Award
2008Louis A. Hurst Outstanding Faculty Member Award, COBI
2007Schillig Teaching Grant Recipient
2005Louis A. Hurst, Jr. Outstanding Faculty Award, COBI
2004Women's Basketball Honoree, 2004 SEC Tournament
2003John Grisham Master Teacher Award
2003Thomas W. Hinkle Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award
2003Nominee, Carnegie National Teacher of the Year Award
2003Lady Bulldog Basketball Sixth Player Award
2002Schillig Teaching Grant Recipient
2001MSU Alumni Association Graduate Level Teaching Award
2001COBI Outstanding Graduate Teacher Award
2000Mortar Board Professor of Eminence
2000-2008Bettersworth Lecturer
2000SMA Doctoral Consortium Invited Speaker
1999COBI Outstanding Researcher
1999SMA Doctoral Consortium Invited Speaker



Professional Certifications
YearDescription
1999-2009COPE course instructor/Leadership Development, Boy Scouts of America
2006-2009Master Gardner



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