Faculty Notes: December 2010

Department of Decision Sciences and Information Systems

Nancy Borkowski, clinical associate professor and director of health management programs, was awarded the designation of fellow in the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), an accomplishment that fewer than 1,700 of HFMA’s 35,000 members have achieved. The award took place on December 3, 2010.

Colleagues in the department have had two articles accepted by the European Journal of Operational Research, a premier publication: “Modeling of Financial Supply Chain,” by Sushil Gupta, professor and Knight Ridder Center Research Fellow and Kaushik Dutta, associate professor; and Dutta and Debra VanderMeer, assistant professor, “Cost-Based Decision-Making in Application Virtualization Environments.”

Department of Management and International Business

Ed Glab, clinical professor of business and international and public affairs, spoke during a session titled “Energy Security and a More Prosperous Americas,” at the Caribbean-Central American Action (CCAA) 34th Annual Miami Conference. His talk, which took place on December 3, 2010, was introduced by Hector Herrera, vice president, Latin American Region, ExxonMobil Inter-America.

Jerry Haar, associate dean for international affairs and projects, professor and research fellow, had an article published in Miami Today titled “Health care ‘reform’ a body blow to Florida’s small businesses.” It appeared in the issue for the week of December 16, 2010 and appears as his latest Haar to Heart column on BizNews.

A book co-edited by Sumit K. Kundu, professor and Knight Ridder Center Research Fellow, and titled Global Outsourcing and Offshoring: An Integrated Approach to Theory and Corporate Strategy, has been published by Cambridge University Press. Also, his co-authored article “Reconceptualizing the Firm in a World of Outsourcing and Offshoring: The Organizational and Geographical Relocation of High-Value Company Functions” has been published in the December 2010 issue of Journal of Management Studies, a premier journal.

Dileep Rao, clinical professor and author of Bootstrap to Billions, was the subject of an article titled ”Bootstrap Your Startup to Success—Without Venture Capital,” which appeared in The Institute, a publication of IEEE. He recently presented five webinars, sponsored by IEEE-USA, based on the book.

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