Faculty Notes: November 2010

Department of Decision Sciences and Information Systems At the invitation of the Secretary of Defense (DoD), Robert M. Gates, Irma Becerra-Fernandez (PhD ’94 ), professor and Pino Entrepreneurship Center director and fellow, will serve on the National Multidisciplinary Committee. The committee will assist DoD in conducting an independent assessment—mandated by Congress—of the participation of Historically […]

Faculty Notes: October 2010

Department of Management and International Business Malcolm Gladwell frequently refers to research by Aya Chacar, associate professor and Knight Ridder Center Research Fellow, in his article in The New Yorker titled “Talent Grab.” The references were to her co-authored paper, “Institutional Settings and Rent Appropriation by Knowledge Based Employees: The Case of Major League Baseball,” […]

Annual luncheon recognizes faculty contributions.

Faculty members toil long and hard on behalf of their students, the College of Business Administration and Florida International University (FIU). That dedication gets recognized annually at the Faculty Awards Luncheon, this year held on September 24th and attended by approximately 65 dedicated colleagues. Undergraduate and graduate students as well as those from student organizations […]

Executive Dean announces prestigious faculty appointments for 2010.

William Newburry, associate professor, Department of Management and International Business, and Stephen Lin, associate professor, School of Accounting, have been appointed to three-year endowed professorships in the College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU). Newburry is the SunTrust Bank Professor and Lin is the Morrison, Brown, Argiz, & Farra, LLP Professor. Both were […]

Faculty Notes: August 2010

Department of Management and International Business A paper titled “Knowledge Accumulation and Dissemination in MNEs: A Practice-Based Framework,” by Aya Chacar, assistant professor, and a colleague, has been accepted for publication in Journal of Management Studies, a high-quality journal. Ed Glab, clinical professor of business and international and public affairs, continues to be tapped by […]

Credit union executives choose FIU to learn strategies for 2010 and beyond.

Last year’s financial crisis underscored the need for global participants to actively manage and insulate their institutions from unpredictable market forces. When executives from credit unions in the Caribbean wanted to learn more about these forces and incorporate protections against risks, they turned to the expertise of the College of Business Administration at Florida International […]

Employee Service and Recognition Awards Ceremony honors dozens.

Approximately 500 people attended the most recent Employee Service and Recognition Awards Ceremony, during which Mark Rosenberg, president of Florida International University (FIU), traced the history of the university by focusing on milestone events in increments of five years, matched to the equivalent years of service of those being honored. The theme of the event, […]

One day affords two opportunities for faculty to absorb new research.

Both the Finance and Real Estate Department and the Department of Management and International Business provided colleagues from across Florida International University (FIU) the chance to flex their intellectual muscles during two seminars held on November 6, 2009. Wayne Ferson, University of Southern California, confirms validity of Nobel Prize winning model. “The ‘Out-of-sample’ Performance of […]