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School of Business research prize competition 2012-13

Posted on February 07, 2013

Purpose of Award: To recognize and reward undergraduate student achievement in conducting mentored research and writing research articles.

Award range: Up to $1,000 in cash and certificates

Award Criteria:

  • Students must be enrolled in the School of Business at Minnesota State University Moorhead anytime between August 2011 through May 2012
  • Entrants could be pursuing a degree in Accounting, Finance, and Business Administration and/or from any emphasis area: International Business, Management or Marketing. Read the rest of this entry →

Mary Stone and Sheri Erickson presented teaching case

Posted on January 15, 2013

Dr. Mary Stone, School of Business, and Dr. Sheri Erickson, School of Business, recently attended the American Accounting Association Management Accounting Section Research and Case Conference. These School of Business faculty presented their teaching case, “Hometown Community Church: Non-Profit Cash Flow Analysis” at the January 2013 conference.

Li and Gupta publish article in top ranked journal

Posted on November 27, 2012

Han Li and Ashish Gupta, both from School of Business, published a journal article in the top ranked journal on Patient Health Records.

Li, H. Gupta, A., Zhang, J. Sarathy, R. Examining the Decision to Use Standalone Personal Health Record Systems as a Trust-enabled Fair Social Contract, Decision Support Systems, forthcoming

Abstract: Despite the growing research interest in the digitization of healthcare, current understanding of barriers to using health IT is mostly centered on providers. There is a lack of understanding of how to get patients involved in managing their own digital health information using standalone Personal Health Record Systems (PHR). Read the rest of this entry →

China in Transition: Business Opportunity and Risk is today

Posted on November 15, 2012

The School of Business is hosting China in Transition: Business Opportunity and Risk Thursday, Nov. 15 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the MSUM Center for Business Atrium.

China in Transition is designed to help professionals understand business opportunities and risks that exist between China and the United States. There will be a research presentation and panel discussion with regional experts. The discussion will revolve around China’s legal, educational, manufacturing, labor, and media elements and how they affect regional business.

For the speaker and panelist bios and more information visit the China in Transition website.



Ashish Gupta publishes research

Posted on November 09, 2012

Ashish Gupta, School of Business, publishes a journal article with colleagues from national and international Universities- the research focuses on innovative teaching approaches applies to Operations Management, MIS, and Management domains

Barjis, J., Gupta, A., Sharda, R. Bouzdine-Chameeva, T., Lee, P., Verbraeck, A. Innovative Teaching using Simulation and Virtual Environment, Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management, forthcoming (impact factor: h-index-11, acceptance rate <10 to15%) Read the rest of this entry →

Ashish Gupta published journal on Critical Care Medicine

Posted on November 06, 2012

Ashish Gupta, School of Business, publishes journal article on Critical Care Medicine with colleagues from Mayo Clinic and Phillips Research

Dong, Y1,2. MD, Chbat, N3. PhD, Gupta, A.4 PhD, Hadzikadic, M5., PhD, Gajic, O6. MD, Systems Modeling and Simulation Applications for Critical Care Medicine, Annals of Intensive Care, 2012, 2:18

Abstract: Read the rest of this entry →

Ashish Gupta serving as President of Midwest Association for Information Systems

Posted on November 06, 2012

Ashish Gupta, is serving as elected President of the Midwest Association for Information Systems( MWAIS) for the year 2012-2013. MWAIS serves Association for Information Systems (AIS) members across the Midwest from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. MWAIS serves the needs of Information Technology thought leaders in the U.S. Heartland. The term will also require additional one-year commitment for 2013-2014 as past-president. Read the rest of this entry →

Wayne Alexander’s research recently published

Posted on November 02, 2012

The Journal of Relationship Marketing, 11:116-123, 2012 has published “Delight the Customer: A Predictive Model for Repeat Purcha6se Behavior,” by M. Wayne Alexander.

School of Business faculty published research

Posted on October 26, 2012

The Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 24, Number 2, 2012 has published “Mesopotamian Traders: The Tamkaru” by M. Wayne Alexander and William Violet, both of the School of Business.

The 31st Annual L.B. Hartz Professional Achievement Award Banquet Oct. 22

Posted on October 22, 2012

Tammy Miller

Monday, Oct. 22 is the 31st Annual L.B. Hartz Professional Achievement Award Banquet. The banquet will be held in the CMU ballroom starting at 6 p.m. Tammy Miller, CEO of Border States Electric and MSUM alum, is the 2012 award recipient.

Miller has a B.S. in accounting and a M.B.A. from MSUM. She has received two distinguished alumni awards and led MSUM’s Major Gifts Initiative to fund scholarships and the new Wellness Center on campus.

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Peter Geib co-authored paper accepted for publication

Posted on October 02, 2012

Dr. Peter Geib, MSUM School of Business, and Dr. Lucie Pfaff, College of Mt. St. Vincent, recently co-authored the paper “China: Trade Agreements and Relationships with Southeast Asian Nations,” which was accepted for publication in the Journal of Management Policy and Practice, Vol. 13(2), 2012. The Journal of Management Policy and Practice is a double blind, peer-reviewed journal that has an acceptance rate of 12 to 18 percent.

Top 10 Reasons to Get Involved in the Dragon Business Association

Posted on September 28, 2012

The Dragon Business Association will meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. in Center for Business room 111. There is no cost to join this group and it is open to all MSUM students.  If you are interested but unable to attend, contact Professors Kim Mollberg or Lori Johnson.

1. Make New Friends- Starting at a new college campus can be scary, so why not get involved and meet new people! Since you are already in the DRAGON BUSINESS ASSOCIATION, you obviously have something in common! So, make some new friends!

2. Field Trips- Go experience new things with the DRAGON BUSINESS ASSOCIATION! My personal favorites are visiting the actual offices of businesses and seeing first-hand how they operate, and learning how to get a job. Read the rest of this entry →

Professor Ruth Lumb receives Chinese government research grant

Posted on September 20, 2012

Professor Ruth Lumb, School of Business, and Professor Yu Lixin, PhD, School of Management, at Xi’an University of Science & Technology have received a research grant from Shaanxi Provincial Government of China. There were over 7,000 applicants from top universities, research institutions and enterprises. The Provincial Government issued grants to the top 200 applicants.

School of Business – Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society named a Premier Chapter

Posted on September 05, 2012

The Beta Gamma Sigma chapter at MSUM was recently honored by Beta Gamma Sigma as one of their Premier Chapters for the 2011-12 year. Beta Gamma Sigma is the honor society for universities that have achieved accreditation of their business programs by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This is the most prestigious level of accreditation available to business schools internationally. To qualify as a premier chapter, Beta Gamma Sigma requires a 75% acceptance rate following the invitation to join the honor society. The local chapter at MSUM achieved an acceptance rate of over 90% for the 2011-12 academic year. Read the rest of this entry →

Lall and Lumb publish paper

Posted on August 30, 2012

Vinod Lall and Ruth Lumb, both School of Business, and Abel Moreno, Metropolitan State College of Denver, had a paper published in Indian Journal of Economics & Business, (August 2012), Vol . 11, No.2, pages 359-372.

The paper, titled “Selection and Prioritization of Projects- A Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) Approach” addresses the challenge that an organization with limited resources faces when it has multiple projects to be initiated. Organizations often lack a methodology that would select and prioritize projects that compete for these limited resources. Read the rest of this entry →

School of Business faculty member invited to 60th Anniversary Celebration of Chinese University

Posted on August 23, 2012

Dr. Ruth Lumb was invited as a distinguished guest of Chongqing Technology Business University, Chongqing, China for its 60th anniversary celebration in June 2012. While there, she was invited to participate in The International Forum of Financial University Presidents.

Several prominent dignitaries participated in the Forum discussion including Presidents from the following Chinese universities: University of International Business & Economics, Tianjin University of Commerce, Read the rest of this entry →

Business administration student pursues Master’s degree in medical rehabilitation

Posted on July 02, 2012

Business administration student, Zaklina Mijucic, who graduated in spring 2012, has been accepted by the University of Manitoba to pursue a Master’s degree in medical rehabilitation (occupational therapy). She was also a recipient of a scholarship, which will cover most of her study expenses.

School of Business faculty publish paper on Organizational Research Methods

Posted on June 19, 2012

“The Illusion of Statistical Control”
Control Variable Practice in Management Research, coauthored by Jinpei Wu, Assistant Professor of Management and Kevin Carlson from Virginia Tech, will appear in the July 2012 issue of Organizational Research Methods.

The authors extend previous recommendations for improved control variable (CV) practice in management research by mapping the objectives for using statistical control to recommendations for research practice. Including CVs in research designs to permit statistical control of “nuisance” variance is a common research practice that is subject to well-documented and potentially serious problems. Read the rest of this entry →

TJ Hansen presented at Kiwanis of Detroit Lakes meeting

Posted on May 30, 2012

Tonya Jo Hansen, economics, presented an overview of US macroeconomic vitals (inflation, unemployment, and GDP), including comparisons to Minnesota, on Tuesday, May 29 at the Detroit Lakes Kiwanis meeting. Kim Mollberg, school of business, is a member of Kiwanis of Detroit Lakes.

School of Business students compete at CoMIS Case Competition

Posted on April 26, 2012

From April 4-7, MSUM students Rachel Bosl, Bret Sheeley and Baron Hines representing the School of Business competed at the CoMIS Case Competition at the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management.

The competition brought students from some of the top ten business schools from around the country.  Read the rest of this entry →

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