Students and faculty presented papers at the Business Research Consortium of Western New York Conference, held in Niagara Falls on April 16. Drew Chaddock, MBA student and graduate assistant, presented “Employing Project Management Software as a Learning Tool in the Business Classroom” conference. He co-authored the paper with fellow student Sarah Colarusso and faculty members Dr. Todd Palmer and Dr. Carol Wittmeyer.
Zachary Rodriguez, graduate student, presented “The Impact of Microfinance on Pro-Social Behaviors: Experimental Evidence of Public Goods Contributions in Uganda.”
Dr. Mike Fischer and Dr. Carol Fischer co-authored two papers that were presented at the conference: “What Do We Know About Corporate Social Responsibility Reports? A Review of the Recent Accounting Literature” and “How Western New York CPA Licensure Qualifying Programs Are Meeting the Accounting Research Requirement.” The latter was co-authored with Kristin Woodhead, MBA student and graduate assistant, who participated in the presentation of the paper.
Dr. Charles Walker, professor of psychology, was interviewed by Emily Miller, editor of the popular online magazine Live Happy. His research on social forms of flow will be featured in an upcoming issue of the magazine. His publication in the Journal of Positive Psychology, "Experiencing Flow: Is Doing it Together Better than Doing it Alone?" has drawn a lot of attention recently in the online and print media. Miller's article will review the causes of social flow and, through poignant examples, offer an explanation for Walker's finding that social flow is usually more joyful and fulfilling than solitary flow.
The Buffalo News published "Election coverage needs more stories on policy issues," an op-ed by Dr. Rich Lee, associate professor in the Russell J. Jandoli School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The article appeared on April 17, two days before the New York state primary. Lee also was quoted in "Scandals Involving Governors Continue to Ebb," an article posted on Governing magazine's website on April 18.
Dr. Carol Wittmeyer, associate professor of management, published “Planning for the Unexpected” for the May issue of the National Shoe Retailers Association Magazine. This is the first article in a series related to family business planning for continuity, contingency and other scenarios.
Sarah Colarusso, a 2016 MBA candidate and management graduate assistant, and Dr. Carol Wittmeyer, associate professor of management, conducted a poll for the Family Business Network (FBN) - North America (NA) Chapter on Family Employment Topics. Results will appear in the network's May newsletter and be used for future curriculum planning. FBN is a global networking non-profit organization with more than 3,000 large, multigenerational families. Wittmeyer serves as academic advisor for the NA chapter and conducts quarterly polling for them.
Dr. Durriya H. Z. Khairullah, professor of marketing, and Dr. Zahid Y. Khairullah, professor of management and industrial management, presented their paper, “Acculturation and Marketing Decisions,” at the 2016 International Academy of Business Disciplines Conference. Zahid served on the Board of Directors of the conference, as well as a track chair for the Applied Management Science & Decision Support Systems.
Dr. Durriya H. Z. Khairullah, professor of marketing and advisor of the American Marketing Association (AMA)/Marketing Club, and John Stevens, lecturer of management and advisor of the Management Club, organized a trip to Boston on April 8-10 for their club members. The purpose of the trip was to visit businesses and attend an alumni reception. They visited Wayfair, an online retail company that has grown exponentially over the past few years. Here they were given a presentation and tour by two SBU alumni. In the afternoon they visited Huxley Associates, a recruiting company for high tech companies. In the evening, a reception was well attended by our alumni, who also told the students that they would help them with their job searches.
Dr. Michael Fischer, professor of accounting, had a paper titled “Relevance Regained? An Examination of the Contents of Introduction to Management Accounting,” accepted for publication in the Academy of Business Research Journal.
Dr. Joel Horowitz, professor of history, has just had published in Buenos Aires a book chapter “Enseñar el peronismo a estudiantes norteamericanos,” (Teaching Peronism to North American Students). The chapter appears in "Explicar lo inexplicable, peronismo para extranjeros," (Explaining the Inexplicable, Peronism for Foreigners). The book is edited by Santiago Farrell and published by Ariel. The book explains to Argentines how foreigners perceive Peronism, traditionally the strongest political movement in Argentina.
Dr. Joel Horowitz, professor of history, just had his article, “Soccer Clubs and Civic Associations in the Political World of Buenos Aires Prior to 1943,” published online in Soccer and Society. The article examines how in the years from 1912 to 1943, emerging football clubs and other civic associations in Greater Buenos Aires were part of a movement by the city’s inhabitants to create their own institutions to fulfill needs that they perceived the larger society did not satisfy (in the case of football, opportunities for recreation). It also examines how the political system pushed successful organizations to look to politicians to enable long-term success. In examining football clubs and other civic associations, it becomes clear that the theories developed by Robert Putnam, among others, based on the writings of Alexis De Tocqueville, simply do not work for Argentina.
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