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.
Dr. Bob Amico, professor of philosophy, is an invited presenter at the 17th Annual White Privilege Conference in Philadelphia, Pa., on April 14-17, 2016. He will be facilitating two workshops on “Exploring White Privilege,” as well as co-facilitating a discussion of the film, “The Cherokee Word for Water.”
Anne Lee, an adjunct instructor of journalism, and Caitlyn Morral, a sophomore in Lee's JMC/WS 482 (Women, Minorities and the Media) class, took part in the 2016 Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference at New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute on March 12. The entire 482 class contributed to "Exploring the Women in Journalism Oral History Project," which Lee and Morral presented as part of the conference's "Gender, Memory and the Press" panel.
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