School of Accounting
Daniel Medina (MACC ’01, BACC ’97), adjunct, is quoted in an article titled “What’s new with e-discovery,” which appeared in South Florida Legal Guide Midyear 2012 Edition.
Department of Decision Sciences and Information Systems
Nancy Borkowski, clinical associate professor; Ariel Gil, Write-to-Learn assistant director in the Chapman Graduate School; and Jean Gordon, visiting faculty administrator co-presented “Writing Beyond Clipboards: Write-to-Learn (W2L) for Healthcare Professionals” at the 2012 Association of University Programs in Health Administration’s annual meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Titled “Embracing Transformation,” the conference took place May 31-June 1. On June 8th, Borkowski served as the moderator for the panel discussion “Budgets vs. Policy: How Tough Decisions Get Made” at the South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association’s 7th Annual Healthcare Summit in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Sushil Gupta, professor and Knight Ridder Center Research Fellow, was recognized by FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg at the Board of Trustees full board meeting on June 14, 2012. In April, he received the first Distinguished Service Award from Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) and the award was renamed the Sushil K. Gupta POMS Distinguished Service Award.
Department of Finance and Real Estate
Deanne Butchey, senior lecturer, has been elected to the steering committee of AACSB’s Associate Deans’ Affinity Group for a three-year term.
Robert Daigler, professor and Knight Ridder Center Research Fellow, and Suchismita (Suchi) Mishra, associate professor and Knight Ridder Center Research Fellow, presented “The Effect of Algorithmic Trading on Liquidity in the Options Market” at the Stern Microstructure Meeting, held at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University on June 1, 2012.
Ken H. Johnson, associate professor and Knight Ridder Center Research Fellow, recently was quoted in a number of articles, including one that appeared in BloombergBusinessweek: “Most affordable U.S. cities to buy a home,” on CNN Money and “Case-Shiller index: South Florida home prices on the rise” in the Sun-Sentinel on May 29th; “Feds to sell off delinquent loans, aiding South Florida borrowers in foreclosure,” in the Palm Beach Post on June 8th; “Homeowners have more options as market recovers” on June 25th in BloombergBusinessweek;” and “Case-Shiller index: S. Fla. home prices rise in April” in the Sun-Sentinel on June 26th.
Department of Management and International Business
Jose R. de la Torre, professor and J.K. Batten Chair in Strategy, was elected to the Fellows of the Strategic Management Society (SMS). He and Aya Chacar, associate professor and Knight Ridder Center Research Fellow, co-chaired the SMS’s 31st Annual Conference, held in Miami, Florida, November 6-9, 2011.
”Support innovation, technology, venture capital to add jobs,” an article by Jerry Haar, professor and research fellow, appeared in Miami Today the week of June 21, 2012.
Modesto Maidique, professor and Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Eminent Scholar Chair in Leadership, and Paul Gallagher, senior vice president emeritus, hosted thirty principals from Miami-Dade County for the third installation of the Center for Leadership’s (CFL) Principals Leadership Development Program. Additional presenters in this program included Joyce J. Elam, executive dean of the College of Business Administration; CFL Fellows Nathan Hiller and Michael ‘Woody’ Woodward (PhD ’08); Bob Dollinger, assistant dean for student affairs; Mayra Beers (PhD ’11, MA ’95), center director and James L. Knight Research Fellow; and Mick Smith, FIU’s head strength and conditioning trainer.
William Newburry, associate professor and SunTrust Bank Professor, was elected the new Academy of International Business-Latin America (AIB-LAT) president/chapter chair.
Ronaldo Parente, associate professor, is a guest co-editor of the 2013 Special Issue of Global Strategy Journal, titled “Strategic Modularity & the Architecture of the Multinational Firm.” His recent publications include three co-authored articles: “Outsourcing and its implications for market success: negative curvilinearity, firm resources, and competition” in the February 2012 issue of Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science (JAMS); “Institution-based weakness behind emerging multinationals” in the June 2012 issue of Revista de Administracao de Empresas (RAE); and “The impact of individualism on buyer-supplier relationship norms, trust and market performance: an analysis of data from Brazil and the U.S.A” in the online version of International Business Review (IBR) in May 2012. His co-authored book chapter “Item Response Theory and Construct Measurement in Emerging Markets” will appear in Volume 7 of the West Meets East: Challenges and Opportunities for Research Methodology in Strategy and Management book series.
Juan I. Sanchez, professor and Knight Ridder Byron Harless Eminent Scholar Chair in Management, delivered an invited keynote address at the European Academy of Management Conference held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands June 6-8, 2012. The title was “Organizational Behavior (OB) can be Human Resources: Strategic Talent Management through Competencies.” His article “Individualism-collectivism as a moderator of the work demands-strains relationship: a cross-level and cross-national examination” appeared in the most recent issue of UT-Dallas-ranked Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS). He also had several co-authored book chapters published: “Administrative, Measurement, and Sampling Issues in Large-Scale Cross-National Research: UN or NATO Approach? in Conducting Multinational Research Projects in Organizational Psychology: Challenges and Opportunities; “Evaluating work analysis in the 21st Century” in The Handbook of Work Analysis: Methods, Systems, Applications and Science of Work Measurement in Organizations; and “The cultural boundary of managing nepotism” in Understanding and Adapting to Organizational Nepotism. Finally, he attended the last conference call meetings of the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Occupational Information Database Advisory Panel (OIDAP), whose charter to advise the SSA will end on July 5th.
Department of Marketing
Nancy Rauseo, lecturer, and David Palmer, instructional designer, were selected as one of the winners of the 2012 Blackboard Catalyst Award for Exemplary Course Design. They will receive their award at bB World, the Blackboard users’ conference on July 12th in New Orleans, Louisiana. Also, Rauseo recently obtained donation commitments from both ADP Total Source and City Furniture as corporate sponsors for the department’s sales program and the Sales and CRM Certificate Program. Funds will be used to build the American Marketing Association (AMA) Sales Club and to establish a sales challenge at the AMA Regional Conference in Miami, Florida, among other activities.
Kimberly Taylor, associate professor and Macy’s Retailing Chair, was quoted in “The Ask: helping students improve their negotiating skills,” an article that appeared in Business Education Forum, the official publication of the National Business Education Association.