Millena Williams Departing
Millena Williams is getting married and moving to Portland, OR. Her last day at Albers was August 6th. Millena served as Graduate Programs Coordinator and will be missed by our grad students and her colleagues. We will miss Millena but wish her the best in the Rose City!
BGS High Honors Chapter
Our Beta Gamma Sigma chapter has been designated a "High Honors Chapter" for 2016 by BGS. BGS is the academic honorary for AACSB accredited business schools. David Carrithers serves as our BGS chapter advisor.
Best Paper Award
Tina Zamora has received the best paper award from the Journal Behavioral Research in Accounting (BRIA) for her paper, "Nonfinancial Information Preferences of Investment Professionals," co-authored with Jeff Cohen (Boston College) and Lori Holder-Webb (Western New England). BRIA is published by the American Accounting Association and focuses on behavioral and judgment-based research in accounting. Tina will receive the award at the Accounting Behavior and Organization Research Conference in October.
SBI Brings Students to Campus for Year 14
The 2016 14th Annual Summer Business Institute brought 22 high school juniors to campus June 26-30. Hailing from 13 high schools in the metro area, the students took classes, did a team project and presentation, visited area businesses, and stayed on campus to learn about college life. The program was organized by Barb Hauke and Albers alum Duron Jones, who serves as director.
New Grad Staff
We have two new graduate programs academic advisors joining us. Christina Hughes will start on September 6th as our Graduate Programs Program Coordinator. She has an undergraduate degree from the University of Puget Sound in Business Administration and Spanish. Christina previously worked at Zulily and Microsoft and most recently at Bastyr University as an Admissions Advisor.
Ethan Talbott joined Albers on August 1st as the new Graduate Programs Part-Time Advisor and Recruiter. Ethan graduated from the University of Pittsburg with a degree in Cultural Anthropology. Previously, Ethan worked at International Studies Abroad (IES) and at the University of Pittsburg and most recently at the Art Institutes as its Assistant Director of Admissions.
The dean returned from a visit to India for an AACSB accreditation visit June 24 to the 29th. The trip featured not one, but two trips in the Tata Steel corporate jet.
Expeditors CEO to Speak
Jeff Musser, President and CEO of Expeditors International, will be participating in the Albers Executive Speaker Series on May 23rd, 2017. The event will take place in Pigott Auditorium from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.
The dean attended the 22nd International Association of Jesuit Business Schools World Congress. The conference took place July 17 to 20 in Karen, a Nairobi suburb. There were 120 attendees from 35 Jesuit business schools from around the world. The meeting was followed by a safari July 21 and 22.More details on this trip can be found on the dean's blog.
SU to Host 2018 IAJBS/CJBE Joint Meeting
The Albers School will host the 2018 joint meeting of the International Association of Jesuit Business Schools (IAJBS) and Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education (CJBE). This will take place July 22-25, 2018 on the SU campus. IAJBS is a group serving Jesuit business school administrators from around the world. CJBE supports faculty teaching in Jesuit business schools, historically focusing on the US. Both groups hold annual meetings and periodically come together for a joint meeting, which will be the case in 2018.This is the 20th anniversary of CJBE, which had its first meeting at SU in 1998!
Albers Returns to Omaha
The Albers School has again been selected to send a group of graduate students to visit with finance guru Warren Buffett in Omaha in 2016-17. The dates of the visit have yet to be determined, but we are thrilled that another group of our students will get this experience! The first group visited in January, 2015.
Holly on Humility
Holly Ferraro was recently interviewed by the Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center on leadership and humility.You can check it out at the Ritz-Carlton website.
Two visiting faculty members will be joining us for 2016-17. Davit Adut will be joining us as Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting, having previously taught at Christopher Newport University in Virginia. He teaches in the areas of managerial accounting, cost accounting and financial statement analysis. His publications have appeared in Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, and Advances in Accounting.
Bo Han is finishing up his PhD at UW and joins Albers as a visiting Instructor in Finance. He teaches in the area of introductory corporate finance, intermediate financial management and entrepreneurial finance at undergraduate and graduate level. His research has been published in European Financial Management and Journal of Applied Business and Economics. Previously he has taught at UW, UW Bothell, and Central Washington University.
New Staff Member Joins CLF
Kathleen McGill joins Albers on August 1st as Manager, Executive Programs Outreach. She brings prior professional experience from Microsoft and Hopelink. Kathleen has an undergrad degree from Santa Clara University and her MBA from Wharton. She is replacing Sommer Harrison, whose last day with us was August 19th.Sommer worked in Albers for the last 11 years and left to pursue her master's degree in the STM.
Albers Ranked Highly by US News
The 2017 US News and World Report graduate school rankings have been released, and the Albers School is mentioned prominently. Our PMBA program is ranked 59th, making it the top ranked private school program in the Northwest. Our LEMBA program is ranked 12th in the nation, making it tops in the northwest, and our MPAC program is ranked 16th, tied for best in the Northwest.
REI CEO to Speak
Jerry Stritzke, President and CEO of REI, will be participating in the Albers Executive Speaker Series on January 19th, 2017. The event will be from 5:30 to 6:30 PM in Pigott Auditorium.
Weyerhaeuser CEO to Participate in Speaker Series
Doyle Simons, President and CEO of Weyerhaeuser, will be speaking in the Albers Executive Speaker Series on February 28th, 2017. Weyerhaeuser recently announced a merger with Plum Creek and will be moving to Pioneer Square later this year.
Marinilka Awarded University Summer Fellowship
Marinilka Kimbro has been awarded a 2016 University Summer Research Fellowship. The fellowship will support her work on, "The Market Pricing of Firm Risk through goodwill post SFAS 142: An examination of information channels."
Speaker Series Set for Fall
The schedule for the Albers Executive Speaker Series is set for the fall quarter. Kurt Dammeier, founder of Sugar Mountain, which includes Beecher';s Cheese and seven other food related businesses, will be speaking on October 18th. Elena Donio, President of Concur, will be participating in the series on November 2nd. Concur is a provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions and was recently sold to SAP, and Donio is one of the few women leading a large tech company. Both events will take place in Pigott Auditorium from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.
Business Week Ranks PMBA 44th in the Nation
Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranks our Professional MBA program 44th in the nation in its 2015 rankings of graduate business programs. This places us second in the Northwest, third among Jesuit schools, and eighth on the West Coast.
Albers Listed in Princeton Review Best 295 Business Schools
Our Professional MBA program is featured in the Princeton Review's 2016 295 Best Business Schools publication. Each year, the Princeton Review highlights the top MBA programs in the US.
Cathy Cao and Vinay Datar have had their paper, "Value Effect and Macroeconomic Risk," co-authored with Ben Chen (PLU), accepted for publication in the Journal of Investing. Cathy has a second paper, "Value of Employee Satisfaction during the Financial Crisis," also co-authored with Ben Chen, accepted for publication in Managerial Finance.
Jennifer Marrone's article, "Shared Leadership: A Primer and Teaching Recommendations for Educators," co-authored with Angelina Kalinovich (recent graduate of the PMBA program), has been accepted for publication in The Journal of Leadership Education.
Holly Ferraro and Jennifer Marrone have had their paper, "Examining Employment Relationship Activities in Family Business Research," accepted for publication in the Journal of Family Business Management.
Sarah Bee's paper, "Assembly FG: An Educational Case on MRP II Integrated within ERP," co-authored with Sherwood Lambert and Robert Calvasi (U. of West Florida) and Dan Woodworth (Terrilium Consulting), has been accepted for publication by Accounting Perspectives.
Tina Zamora's article, "CSR Disclosure Items Used as Fairness Heuristics in the Investment Decision," co-authored with Jeffrey Cohen (Boston College) and Helen Brown-Liburd (Rutgers), has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Business Ethics.
Matt Isaac's paper, "Is Eco-Friendly Unmanly? The Green-Feminine Stereotype and Its Effect on Sustainable Consumption," co-authored with Aaron R. Brough (Utah State), James E.B. Wilkie (University of Notre Dame), Jingjing Ma (Peking University), and David Gal (University of Illinois at Chicago), has been accepted for publication by the Journal of Consumer Research.
Bridget Hiedemann's paper, "Disability and Labor Market Earnings: Hearing Earnings Gaps in the United States," co-authored with SU students Tom Glassman (JD/MSF) and Shandra Benito (BA Social Work), has been accepted for publication by the Journal of Disability Policy Studies.
Jeffrey Smith's article, "Efficiency and Ethically Responsible Management," has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Business Ethics.
Dean Diavatopoulos' article, "Does Corporate Governance Matter for Equity Returns?" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Accounting and Finance.
Matt Isaac's article, "When (Firsthand) Experience Matters Less Than You Expect: The Influence of Advertising on Repurchase Decisions," co-authored with Morgan Poor (University of San Diego), will be published in the Rutgers Business Review.
An article by David Arnesen and Terry Foster, "Planning for the Known, Unknown and Impossible – Responsible Risk Management to Maximize Organizational Performance", has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences.
Joe Barnes will be publishing a book that is a guide for students and business leaders about how to implement a social media ethics policy and meet disclosure requirements, as required by the Federal Trade Commission for all businesses. The book is entitled, Social Media Ethics Made Easy, and it will be published by Business Expert Press.
Jessica Imanaka's paper, "The Role of the Imagination in Whole Person Education: Creativity, Empowerment, and Transformation," has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Jesuit Business Education.
Greg Magnan';s article, "Relational Architecture and Relational Capability: Organizational Levers to Support Strategic Supplier Relationships," co-authored with Stanley Fawcett (Weber State), Marc Day, and Carola Hillenbrand (both at the Henley School), has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Procurement Management.
Sarah Bee's article "Assembly FG: An Education Case Study Using QuickBooks as the AIS for a Small Manufacturing Business," co-authored with Sherwood Lambert (West Florida), has been accepted for publication by the AIS Educator Journal.
Lisa Zhao's paper, "Strategic Planning as a Complex and Enabling Managerial Tool," co-authored with Michael Song (Harbin University, China), Richard Arend (Missouri-Kansas City), Subin Im (Yonsei University, Korea), has been published in the Strategic Management Journal.
Nadeje Alexandre's article, "Words Matter: The Art of Language in Advising," has been accepted for publication in the tenth edition of MAGIS. MAGIS is a publication of the SU Student Development Association.
Marinilka Kimbro has had her study, "The Accounting Treatment of Goodwill, Idiosyncratic Risk and Market Pricing," co-authored with Danielle Xu (Gonzaga), accepted for publication in the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance.
Meena Rishi has had two papers accepted for publication. The first is, "Determinants of CO2 Emissions for Post-Soviet Independent Countries," co-authored with Jeong Hwan Bae and Dmitriy D. Li (both of Chonnam National University (S. Korea)), which has been accepted for publication in Climate Policy. The second is, "ASEAN plus Six and Successful FTAs: Can India Propel Intra-Industry Trade Flows?" co-authored with R.U. Das and J.D. Dubey (both from Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS-New Delhi)), accepted for publication in the Journal of Developing Areas.
Teresa Ling and Jot Yau have had an article accepted for publication by the Chinese Economy. The title of the article is, "The Offshore Renmindi Bonds: The Dim Sum and Formosa Bonds," and it is co-authored with Hung-Gay Fung (Missouri - St. Louis) and Glenn Ko (UBS).
Eva Lasprogata and Terry Foster have had their article, "Fostering Integrative and Interdisciplinary Learning: A Business Law Exercise in Social Entrepreneurship, Global Health Innovation, and Cloud Technology," accepted for publication in the Atlantic Law Journal.
Al Ansari's article, "Outsourcing in the Persian Gulf Petroleum Supply Chain," co-authored with Emil Thies and Batoul Fathi (Zayed University), has been accepted for publication in Strategic Outsourcing: an International Journal.
Marc Cohen has had two articles accepted for publication. The first is, "Alternative Conceptions of Generalized Trust (and the Foundations of the Social Order)," accepted in the Journal of Social Philosophy. The second is, "The Movement from Ethics to Social Relationships, and Why Decency Obscures Obligation, According to One of Levinas's Talmudic Readings," accepted in the International Journal for Philosophy of Religion.
Bonnie Buchanan has had two articles accepted for publication. The first is, "Securitization in China - Deja Vu?" accepted by the Journal of Structured Finance. The second is, "The Way We Live Now: Financialization and Securitization," accepted by Research in International Business and Finance.
Jennifer Marrone's article, "Preparing Students for Leadership through Experiential Learning," co-authored with PMBA students Lauren Rockholz, Maria Bauermeister, Megan Pahl, Angelina Kalinovich, Barry Wilson, and Jonathan Greer, has been accepted for publication in The Journal of Leadership Education.
James Lee and Jessica Imanaka had their paper, "Managing Virtuality in Enterprise Social Systems," has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of E-Business Research.
Ben Kim's article, "The Current State of E-Books and Digital Libraries in Japan," co-authored with Hisaki Goto (Kaichi International University, Japan) and PMBA student Kohji Inagaki, has been accepted for publication in Issues in Information Systems.
Ben Kim's paper, "Data Mining Analysis and Predictions of Real Estate Prices," co-authored with PMBA students Victor Gan and Vaishali Agarwal, has been accepted for publication in Issues in Information Systems.
Sarah Bee's paper, "Assembly FG: An Education Case Study Using QuickBooks as the AIS for a Small Manufacturing Business," co-authored with Lane Lambert (West Florida), has been accepted for publication in the AIS Educators Journal.
Tina Zamora has had two papers accepted for publication:
"Managers' Strategic Reporting Judgments in Audit Negotiations" with Helen Brown-Liburd (Rutgers) and Arnie Wright (Northeastern), Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory
"Nonfinancial Information Preferences of Investment Professionals," with Jeff Cohen (Boston College) and Lori Holder-Webb (Western New England), Behavioral Research in Accounting.
Colette Hoption's paper, ";The Double-Edged Sword of Helping Behavior in Leader-Follower Dyads,"; has been accepted for publication in the Leadership and Organizational Development Journal.
Katie Fitzpatrick's article, "The Impact of Food Deserts on SNAP Participation and Food Insufficiency among the Elderly," co-authored with Nadia Greenhalgh-Stanley (Kent State) and Michele Ver Ploeg (US Department of Agriculture), has been accepted for publication by the American Journal of Agricultural Economics.
Meena Rishi's article, "Risk Factors for Domestic Violence – An Empirical Analysis for Indian States," has been accepted for publication by The Journal of Developing Areas.
Matt Isaac's article, "Is Top 10 Better than Top 9? The Role of Expectations in Consumer Response to Imprecise Rank Claims," co-authored with Aaron R. Brough (Utah State) and Kent Grayson (Northwestern), has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Marketing Research. JMR is one of the top marketing journals.
Greg Magnan's article, "Why Supply Chain Collaboration Fails: The Socio-Structural View of Resistance to Relational Strategies," co-authored with Stan Fawcett (BYU), Matthew McCarter (UT San Antonio), Amy Fawcett (Weber State), and Scott Webb (BYU), has been accepted for publication in Supply Chain Management: an International Journal.
Chips Chipalkatti and Meena Rishi had their article, "Sustainable Development in India: Balancing Poverty Alleviation, Economic Growth and Reduced Carbon Emissions," accepted for publication in the International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Gareth Green and Stacey Jones, along with John Bean from the Department of English, have had their article, "Teaching Real-World Applications of Business Statistics Using Communication to Scaffold Learning," accepted for publication in Business and Professional Communication Quarterly.
Matt Isaac's paper, co-authored with Morgan Poor (University of San Diego), "The Sleeper Framing Effect: The Influence of Frame Valence on Immediate and Retrospective Judgments," has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Consumer Psychology.
Suzanne De Janasz chapter that will appear in The Oxford Handbook of Work and Family, "Communicating Work–Family Research beyond Academia for Thought Leadership and Impact," co-authored with Monique Valcour (EDHEC), has also been published on Oxford Handbooks Online.
Vladimir Bejan's paper, "Examining the Effect of Repressive and Conciliatory Government Actions on Terrorism Activity in Israel," co-authored with William Parkin (Department of Criminal Justice at SU), has been accepted for publication in Economic Letters.
A paper by Quan Le and Peter Raven entitled, "An Assessment of Experiential Learning of Global Poverty Issues through International Service Projects," has been accepted for publication by the Journal of Teaching in International Business.
Bonnie Buchanan's article, "Securitization: A Financing Vehicle for All Seasons?" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Business Ethics.
Peter Raven and Quan Le's paper, "Teaching Business Skills to Women: Impact of Business Training on Women's Microenterprise Owners in Vietnam," has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research.
Carlos Mello-e-Souza';s paper, "Circles of Ethics: The Impact of Psychological Proximity on Moral Reasoning", co-authored with Cristina de-Mello-e-Souza Wildermuth (Drake University), has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Business Ethics.
Eric Wehrly's paper, "The Market Value and Reputational Effects from Lost Confidential Information," has been accepted for publication by the International Journal of Financial Management.
Colette Hoption's paper, "It Doesn't Add Up: Comparing Daily and General Leadership Ratings," has been accepted for publication in Leadership.
Marinilka Kimbro's paper, "Shareholders have a Say in Executive Compensation: Evidence from Say-on-Pay in the United States," has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy.
Jot Yau has had two papers accepted for publication: "Dim Sum Bonds: The Chinese Offshore Renminbi-Denominated Bonds,"(with H.G. Fung of the University of Missouri, St Louis and G. Ko of UBS AG) in the Journal of Investing, and "Sovereign Risk and its Changing Effects on Duration during Financial Crisis," (with H.W. Lee and Y.A. Xie of the University of Michigan, Dearborn) in Applied Financial Economics.
Brian Kelly's paper, "The Effects of Asset Forfeiture on Policing: A Panel Approach," written with SU graduate Maureen Kole, has been accepted for publication in Economic Inquiry.
Suzanne de Janasz article co-authored with Maury Peiperl (IMD), "Lonely at the Top? How some CEOs are using high-powered mentors to increase performance," has been accepted for publication in the Harvard Business Review.
Claus Portner published a chapter on, "Fertility in Developing Countries," in The Economics of the Family: How the Household Affects Markets and Economic Growth, edited by Ester Redmount and published by ABC-CLIO.
John McLean and Vinay Datar had their article, "Mastering the Chargemaster: Minimizing Price-gouging and Exposing the Structural Flaws in the Healthcare 'Market,'" accepted for publication in the Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law.
Katya Emm and Ruben Trevino had their paper, "The Changing Risk-Return Characteristics of Value and Growth Investing," accepted for publication by the Journal of Financial Planning.
Claus Portner's article, "Effects of Parental Absence on Child Labor and School Attendance in the Philippines," has been accepted for publication in the Review of Economics of the Household.
Gareth Green's article, "Environmental Choices and Hyperbolic Discounting: An Experimental Analysis,"; co-authored with Timothy J. Richards (Arizona State), has been accepted for publication in Environmental and Resource Economics.
Brian Kelly, Dean Peterson, and Gareth Green had their article, "Using Integrative Graphic Assignments to Promote Deep Learning of the Market Mechanism," co-authored with John Bean (Department of English), accepted for publication in the Journal of Economic Education.
Katya Emm's paper, "Intra-Industry Diversification and Firm Efficiency: A Study of the U.S. Insurance Industry," has been accepted for publication in The International Review of Accounting, Banking and Finance.
Quan Le's paper, "The Impact of an Integrated Microcredit Program on the Empowerment of Women and Gender Equality in Rural Vietnam," co-authored with Katherine Dineen, has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Developing Areas. Dineen graduated from SU with a degree in Public Affairs and now works for AmeriCorps. The study grew out of her work in the International Development Internship Program.
Brian Kelly's article, "Product Heterogeneity and Cost Allocations in Contingent Trade Protection," has been accepted for publication in The World Economy.
Marc Cohen's paper, "Transcendence and Salvation in Levinas's Time and the Other and Totality and Infinity," has been accepted for publication in Levinas Studies.
Al Ansari's paper, "The Impact of Technology Transfer from Foreign Direct Investment in Developing Nations: A Case Study in the United Arab Emirates," co-authored with Batoul Modarress and Emil Thies (both at Zayed University), has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Economics and Finance.
Colette Hoption's paper, "Learning and Developing Followership," has been accepted for publication by the Journal of Leadership Education.
Jot Yau has had three articles published recently:
- Business Ethics Research: Predominant Partners and Dissemination Channels," in Business Ethics: A European Review, with K.C. Chan (Western Kentucky University) and H.G. Fung (University of Missouri, St. Louis).
- "Political Connections and Firm Overinvestment: Evidence from China," in the International Journal of Accounting and Information Management, with Z. Su (Zhejiang University of Technology), and H.G. Fung.
- "Recent Policy Changes Toward the Internationalization of the Renminbi: A Review," in The Chinese Economy, with H.G. Fung and J.Y. Wu (National Formosa University).
Vinay Datar's article, "The Value of Mutual Fund Fees: A Model," co-authored with Richard Borgman (U. of Maine), has been accepted for publication in Financial Decisions.
Peter Raven's and Quan Le's paper, "Woman Entrepreneurship in Rural Vietnam: Success and Motivation Factors," has been accepted for publication in The Journal of Developing Areas.
Jot Yau's book, Dim Sum Bonds: The Offshore Renminbi (RMB)-Denominated Bonds, co-authored with Hung-Gay Fung (University of Missouri, St Louis) and Glenn Ko (UBS), has just been published by Wiley.
Eunice Rhee's paper, "Framing Controversial Actions: Regulatory Focus, Source Credibility, and Stock Market Reaction to Poison Pill Adoption," co-authored with Peer Fiss (USC), has been accepted for publication in the Academy of Management Journal.
Bonnie Buchanan and Peter Brous had their paper, "Valuing "Raise Your Rate" Certificates of Deposit," co-authored with Albers alum Tony Orcutt, has been accepted for publication in Managerial Finance.
Carl Obermiller and April Atwood had their paper, "Measuring Sustainability Literacy: Scale Development," has been accepted for publication by the Journal of Jesuit Business Education.
Matt Isaac's paper, co-authored with Aaron Brough (Utah State), "Judging a Part by the Size of its Whole: The Category Size Bias in Probability Judgments," was accepted for publication by the Journal of Consumer Research.
Jot Yau has had three articles accepted for publication:
- "A Leader of the World Commodity Futures Markets in the Making? The Case of China's Commodity Futures," with H.-G. Fung and Y. Tse (University of Missouri, St. Louis), and L. Zhao (Elon University), accepted for publication in the International Review of Financial Analysis.
- "Offshore Renminbi-Denominated Bonds: Dim Sum Bonds," with H.-G. Fung (University of Missouri, St. Louis) and D. Tzau (Rainier Investment Management and Albers MSF alum), accepted by The Chinese Economy.
- "The Dim Sum Bond Market and its Role in the Internationalization of the Renminbi," with H.-G. Fung (University of Missouri, St. Louis), accepted for publication in the European Financial Review.
Sarah Bee's case, "Using Peachtree Software to Increase Your Knowledge of the Revenue and Expenditure Cycles," co-authored with David Hayes (James Madison University), has been accepted for publication in Compendium of Classroom Cases, published by the American Accounting Association.
Peter Raven's article, "Microenterprises in Malaysia: A Preliminary Study of Factors for Management Success," co-authored with Mark Munoz (Millikin University), Dianne Welsh (UNC-Greensboro), and Sow Hup Chan (University of Macau), has been accepted for publication by the International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal.
David Arnesen and Bill Weis had their article, "Did the US Supreme Court Decision in Koontz Threaten Rational Regulation or Provide Greater Stability for Real Estate Development?" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Law, Business, and Ethics.
Brian Kelly's article, "Market Economies and Concurrent Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Remedies," has been accepted for publication in the Journal of International Economic Law.