Faculty Notes: February - April 2016

Faculty Notes: February-April 2016

School of Accounting Antoinette Smith, associate professor, is the author of “Insider Secrets to College Classroom Success,” a guide to best practices that will help make college students more successful in the classroom. She was recognized at the FIU Book Authors Recognition Reception. David W. Barman, instructor, served as a guest judge at the Florida […]

Competition focuses on community engagement.

To show its support for service learning, the College of Business at Florida International University (FIU) offers courses in which students “participate in and reflect on a service activity as a means to attain the course’s learning objectives.” This year, it went even further by helping prepare students for the Enactus (Entrepreneurial, Action, Us) Competition […]

Honors thesis helps pave the way to Stanford University.

How has corporate social responsibility been sustained within developing countries in Asia and Latin America in the face of drastically reduced outside sources of funding after 2008? This question set the foundation for the thesis presented by Carlos Gomez (BBA ’12) to Florida International University (FIU)’s College of Business Administration and Honors College. The thesis […]

Annual Faculty Awards Luncheon honors professional accomplishments.

All awards are welcome, but recognition by one’s peers, and for professors, recognition by one’s students, is particularly meaningful. Each year, the dedication of members of the faculty of the College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU) gets special attention at the Faculty Awards Luncheon. Held this year on October 20th, the luncheon […]

Online case journal is free international resource for management scholars and practitioners.

The content is excellent—and the price is right. That seems to be the consensus concerning the Spring 2011 issue of the Online Journal of International Case Analysis (OJICA), published by the College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU). The journal, offered at no charge, is co-sponsored by FIU’s Center for International Business Education […]

Voters forgive a lot, but not arrogance

In a place with a daunting history of bid-rigging scandals, kick-back scandals, voting scandals, bribery scandals, zoning scandals, witness-tampering scandals, sex scandals, drug scandals, gambling scandals, theft-of-public money scandals, a gold-bathtub-fixtures-paid-for-with-school-funds scandal and one rather hard-to-characterize scandal involving a crack-smoking, whore-mongering county commissioner absconding to Australia, the petty political missteps of Carlos Alvarez would not […]

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 […]

Seminar looks at CEO power and compensation in troubled times.

With many companies undergoing financial pressure these days, it’s no surprise that CEOs have plenty to worry about. A recent seminar organized by the Department of Management and International Business at Florida International University (FIU) provided a forum for two faculty members from the University of Miami to shed some scholarly light on the topic. […]

Students observe democracy in action at local polling sites.

Did you know that, in Florida, state law entitles the public to observe election workers as they operate and close polling places, count the number of citizens who vote, and electronically tally the results from touch-screen voting machines? While many citizens may not be aware of this right, the Miami-Dade Election Reform Coalition (MDERC) takes […]