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. 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.
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.
Four SBU Family Business Club students and a faculty member participated in Cornell University’s Families in Business Conference.
Bona students Allison Thomas, Andrea Martinez, Ben Marcus and Alissa Foster joined Cornell’s Family Business Club MBA students to participate in Cornell’s Family Business Conference held at the Statler Hotel and Johnson Business School Oct. 8-9.
The Cornell Smith Family Business Initiative funded their conference fees and an SBU gift from Betty Ramming funded their travel expenses.
Dr. Carol Wittmeyer, associate professor of management and adviser of SBU Family Business Club, participated in the panel “The Evolving Role of Women and Leadership in the Family-Owned Business.”
MBA students from the Buffalo Center visited Dresser-Rand in Olean on Oct. 17. Juan Gordillo (MBA, ’13), a Dresser-Rand application engineer (Engineered Solutions / Services), presented an extensive overview of the firm, focusing on the Siemens integration and an in-depth overview of his role in Dresser-Rand’s value chain.
Following the presentation and Q and A, Juan and Erin Palumbo, a current MBA student and Dresser employee, led plant tours.
Dr. Carl J. Case, professor of business information systems, and Darwin L. King, professor of accounting, had their paper titled "Fair Information Practices at the Fortune 500: An Examination By Organization Size and Industry Sector" published in the journal Issues in Information Systems. The paper also earned the best research paper honorable mention award by the International Association for Computer Information Systems.
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