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Dean Marsha Weber and School of Business faculty publish paper

Posted on April 25, 2012

Dr. Mary Stone and Dr. Sheri Erickson, both from the school of business, and Dr. Marsha Weber, Dean of the College of Business and Industry, have a paper accepted for publication in the fall 2012 issue of the Journal of Business and Accounting.

The paper, “Corporate Crisis: An Examination of Merck’s Communication Strategies in the Vioxx Case,” examines Merck Pharmaceutical’s  communication strategies using Benoit (1995) and Marcus and Goodman (1991) typologies to determine whether Merck communicated in a way that enhanced shareholder value.

Nineteen students inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma

Posted on April 25, 2012

MSUM achieved accreditation of its business programs by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) in 2010. This is the most prestigious level of accreditation available to business schools internationally. As a result of this achievement, the school was able to establish a chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma in 2011.

On Friday, April 20 an induction ceremony was held for 19 students joining Beta Gamma Sigma during the 2011-2012 academic year. The School of Business congratulates these students who join an expanding worldwide network of more than 625,000 outstanding business professionals who have earned recognition through lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma. This is a very selective honor as only students ranking in the top 10 percent of the baccalaureate and top 20 percent of graduate programs at schools accredited by AACSB International are eligible for this invitation. Read the rest of this entry →

Mary Stone passed exam for CMA distinction

Posted on April 24, 2012

Dr. Mary Stone, school of business, has recently passed the two-part exam requirement for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) distinction. This designation, sponsored by the Institute of Management Accountants, is the Certification for Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business.

Kim Mollberg was guest CPA on KVLY/KXJB

Posted on April 23, 2012

Kim Mollberg, school of business, was the guest CPA giving last-minute tax tips to viewers on KVLY (channel 11)/KXJB (channel 4) Valley News Today morning show on April 17, the due date for 2011 individual income tax returns.

If you want to see one of the segments, click here, then go to the April 17, 2012 item “Last Minute Tax Tips.”

 

Han Li’s paper accepted by JIPS

Posted on April 11, 2012

Han Li, School of Business, Krishnamurty Muralidhar, University of Kentucky, and Rathindra Sarathy, Oklahoma State University, recently had a paper accepted by Journal of Information Privacy and Security (JIPS).

Their paper, entitled “The Effectiveness of Data Shuffling for Privacy-Preserving Data Mining Applications,” investigates the effectiveness of data shuffling for classification tree and regression analysis. They compared the effectiveness of data shuffling to the tree based data perturbation method. Results suggest that data shuffling provides the higher levels of data security and more effectively preserves data mining knowledge than tree based data perturbation method.

Ann Taylor case co-authored by Jerome Kuperman receives award

Posted on April 02, 2012

A 2009 case titled “Ann Taylor: Survival in Specialty retail”  co-authored by Jerome Kuperman and colleagues at Pace University received an award as one of the three most frequently adopted cases according to sales/distribution numbers from McGraw-Hill Create and Ecch. The award will be presented at the annual meeting of the CASE conference in May.

School of Business faculty get paper published

Posted on January 12, 2012

Dr. Sheri Erickson and Dr. Mary Stone, faculty in the School of Business, have a paper accepted for publication. Their paper, “First Year Experience Course: Insights From The First Two Years,” will be published in an upcoming edition of the American Journal of Business Education.

Ashish Gupta’s research selected for presentation at NIH

Posted on November 10, 2011

Two joint research studies involving Ashish Gupta, School of Business, and researchers at Mayo Clinic have been selected for presentation at the 2011 NIH (National Institutes of Health) annual meeting of US Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group (USCIITG) at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland Nov 8-9, 2011. Read the rest of this entry →

Olgun Sahin has paper accepted for publication in accounting and finance journal

Posted on November 09, 2011

Olgun Sahin, School of Business, has had a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Accounting and Finance, scheduled to be published in Volume 12 (1), Winter 2012. The paper, “Non-traded REITs,” was presented at the Academy of Finance meeting in March 2011. The abstract of the paper is below. Read the rest of this entry →

School of Business research prize competition 2011-12

Posted on October 26, 2011

Purpose of Prize: To reward student achievement and acquaint promising School of Business students with the research side of an academic career.

Prize range: $500-$1000

Award Criteria:

  • Students must be enrolled in School of Business at Minnesota State University Moorhead anytime between August 2011 through May, 2012 Read the rest of this entry →

Ashish Gupta publishes book on organizational modeling and simulation

Posted on October 25, 2011

Ashish Gupta, School of Business, has just published a book Enterprise and Organizational Modeling and Simulation with Springer Publications. More information about the book can be found on its dedicated homepage. A display copy of the book is available in the office of Dean of College of Business & Industry. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM seniors awarded LB Hartz scholarship

Posted on September 23, 2011

Sara Beattie and Kyle Blake will receive $2,000 L.B. Hartz Academic Achievement Scholarships at the university’s 30th annual L.B. Hartz Professional Achievement Award ceremony, to be held Wednesday, Sept. 28 in the Comstock Memorial Union Ballroom. Read the rest of this entry →

Ashish Gupta was panelist at Mayo Clinic conference

Posted on August 17, 2011

Ashish Gupta, School of Business, presented on a panel at Mayo Clinic Conference on Systems Engineering and Operations Research in Health Care August 9-11. The presentation focused on Simulation and Modeling Application in ICU System Operational Analysis: Case Study of Sepsis Resuscitation. Panelist were Yue Dong, MD (Mayo Clinic) and Ashish Gupta, PhD (Minnesota State University Moorhead), Fazi Amirahmadi, PhD  (Mayo Clinic) and Chris P. Schieffer (Mayo Clinic, Head for Clinical Practice and Quality Support). Read the rest of this entry →

Erickson, Weber have paper published

Posted on April 20, 2011

Sheri Erickson, School of Business, Marsha Weber, Dean of the College of Business & Industry, and Joann Segovia, Winona State University, co-authored the paper “Using Communication Theory to Analyze Corporate Reporting Strategies,” which has been published in the April issue of the Journal of Business Communication, Vol. 48(2). Regulatory reforms in the U.S., such as Sarbanes-Oxley and Regulation Fair Disclosure, emphasize the significance of timely and transparent corporate reporting. Analysis of corporate financial disclosures using communication theory can provide useful information to stakeholders. Read the rest of this entry →

Kuperman, Lumb paper wins research award

Posted on March 30, 2011

Jerome Kuperman and Ruth Lumb, Business Administration, had a paper accepted for presentation at the Allied Academies Spring 2011 International Conference. The paper, titled “Ethnocentrism in the U.S.: An Examination of CETSCALE Stability from 1994 to 2008,” won the Distinguished Research Award in the Marketing division and will be published in the Academy of Marketing Studies Journal.

Abstract
“The consumer ethnocentrism scale (CETSCALE) developed by Shimp and Sharma (1987) is a widely used survey instrument in Marketing Strategy research. However, few studies have been done to test the stability of consumer ethnocentrism CETSCALE scores over an extended period of time. Read the rest of this entry →

Olgun Sahin presents paper at finance conference

Posted on March 28, 2011

Olgun Fuat Sahin, Finance, School of Business, presented the paper “Non-traded REITs” at the Academy of Finance Conference in Chicago March 25.

Abstract
In this paper, I examine the differences between non-traded and traded REITs by using available financial data. I also attempt to quantify the effects of non-listing on REIT valuation. I find that many dimensions of non-traded and trades REITs are different. Read the rest of this entry →

Business faculty publish paper in accounting journal

Posted on March 01, 2011

Dean Marsha Weber, College of Business and Industry, and Sheri Erickson, and Mary Stone, School of Business, have written the paper “Using Communication Theory to teach SOX Reporting Issues”, published in the American Accounting Association’s journal Issues in Accounting Education, Vol. 26, No.1, February 2011.

MSUM hosts second healthcare symposium April 28-29

Posted on February 21, 2011

Symposium on Healthcare Advancements in Research & Practice (SHARP 2.0) at MSUM April 28-29

MSUM’s School of Business is pleased to host and co-organize the second Symposium on Healthcare Advancements in Research & Practice (SHARP 2.0) on April 28-29, 2011 (Moorhead, Minnesota) in collaboration with Oklahoma State University and Mayo Clinic. This symposium intends to bring together national and international experts from industry and academics and serves to provide a forum to exchange ideas, problems and latest research findings.

Submission due for brief abstracts or posters: Feb 28th (Monday), 2011
Notification to Authors: March 7th (Monday), 2011
Last date for registration: March 21th (Friday), 2011 Read the rest of this entry →

Wayne Alexander publishes article in marketing journal

Posted on December 17, 2010

“Customer Delight: A Review” by M. Wayne Alexander, Business Administration, was published in Volume 14, Number 1, 2010, of the Academy of Marketing Studies Journal.

Simio Awards $79,200 Grant to School of Business

Posted on August 16, 2010

Simulation Software Licenses Awarded to Support Teaching and Research in Simulation

Simio, a developer of 3D object-oriented simulation software, has awarded software licenses valued at $79,200 to the School of Business, which offers several courses where cutting edge simulation technology can be integrated. MSUM’s School of Business provides is a leading business program in the region and is one of the largest at MSUM offering several majors and multiple minors.

MSUM is now one of over 190 universities worldwide to join Simio’s academic program, which licenses Simio’s 3D modeling software to schools at no charge. Simio Academic Edition is fully capable software with no model size limits and includes discrete and continuous modeling, object library development, and 3D animation.

“The faculty at Minnesota State University Moorhead is committed to providing the best environment for their students to learn simulation,” said Dr. Dennis Pegden, Founder and CEO of Simio. “We are honored to provide them with the best software available to teach their students.”

Ashish Gupta, Associate Professor of Operations Management, received the grant for teaching and research activities in the School of Business. “Students taking courses in the area of Supply Chain Management, Operations Management and Project Management stand to benefit tremendously from this grant by learning to model real world phenomena.” Gupta adds, “Interaction with simulation models developed with Simio can help us train our students better in terms of dealing with the complexities and dynamism embedded in business processes and understand various scenarios. Case study approaches don’t always capture change and are not as flexible.”

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