College of Business Online Newsletter
December 2011- Number 186
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Congratulations go out to Jacob Talbott, who has been selected as the College of Business Student Marshal for the fall 2011 combined Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony. This tradition, started by President Geoffroy, is an honor bestowed upon only those students whose academic careers and personal accomplishments have set them apart from the rest. Jacob has worked hard to achieve this honor. He has selected Kayla E. Christensen as his Faculty Escort in the ceremony.
Kevin Neff has been selected as the fall 2011 College of Business Graduation Speaker. Kevin is graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in finance. Congratulations to Kevin for being selected for this important role at graduation.
Please Plan to Attend…
A holiday reception for CoB faculty and staff will be held in the Dean’s Office Suite on Wednesday, December 14, at 10:00 a.m.
Call for Nominations for the 2011 Iowa State University Awards:
Nomination cover pages and detailed Format and Electronic Submission Instructions may be found at the following sites:
Click here for Faculty Awards
Click here for Staff Awards
College and University Award Guidelines can also be found here
The Dean’s Office will be observing the following Winter Break hours:
December 19-21: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
December 22: 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
December 23 & 26: University Holidays
December 27-30: Office Closed
January 2: University Holiday
January 3-6: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
January 9: Resume regular office hours
The Dean’s Office wishes you all a safe and happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year.
Mark Your Calendars
Please mark your calendars for the College of Business Holiday Social on Friday, January 13, 2012. Invitations and more details to come shortly.
Congratulations to Kayla Christensen, voted November teacher of the month.
Bill Dilla presented the paper Avatars, Capital Ships, and False Promises: An Analysis of Fraud in Virtual Worlds and its Implications for the Real World, co-authored with Andrew Harrison, Brian Mennecke, and Diane Janvrin, at the Purdue University Accounting Research Workshop on November 18.
Congratulations to the “Internal Control Freaks,” who are one of three teams selected for the final round of the 2011 AICPA Student Accounting Competition. Students Matt Allbee, Courtney Ekeler, Adria Staky, and Leesa Tjernagel will travel with advisor Bill Dilla to compete in Washington, D.C. on December 16.
The Accounting Department will be presenting the 9th Annual Contemporary Issues in Accounting Conference in the Gerdin Business Building on Friday, December 16. Over 100 CPAs are registered for the conference, making this the largest conference to date. Diane Janvrin, Jim Werbel, Jim Cannon, Cyndie Jeffrey, Rick Carter, and Jon Perkins will be presenting conference sessions. The conference is coordinated by Jan Duffy and is designed to provide an outreach to the accounting profession by offering valuable continuing education. You can view conference information here.
Our office is in the process of collecting employment information for May 2011 and December 2011 graduates. If students share employment information with you, please encourage them to report to our office as well.
Recruiting Trends Conference
Kathy Wieland and Tammy Stegman attended the Recruiting Trends Conference in Chicago, IL on November 17-18. This conference was hosted by the Midwest Association for Colleges and Employers (MWACE). Dr. Phil Gardner, Principal Investigator with the Collegiate Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University shared information from the recent recruiting trends survey report. The 2011-2012 Recruiting Trends report can be accessed here. Please contact our office if you have questions.
Yianni Floros and James Brown had the paper ‘Access to Private Equity and Real Firm Activity: Evidence from PIPEs’ accepted for publication in the Journal of Corporate Finance.
MBA students from across the nation competed in the Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum's 5th Annual Business MBA Case Competition Nov. 16-18 at Baylor University.
The annual competition gives MBA students an opportunity to practice ethical leadership in a practical business dilemma beyond the classroom. This competition has become an important part of the Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum.
ISU's team included: Andrew Plucker, Katie Hoffman, Nitya Bhoomi-Reddy, and Steven Harris.
Congratulations to Steven Harris for being nominated as one of the best presenters.
Andreas Schwab, Anne Miner (University of Wisconsin) and Jay O'Toole (University of Wisconsin) presented their paper titled "Industry-Level Variability of Learning Outcomes from the Accumulation of Implementation Experience with an Administrative Innovation" at the Strategic Management Conference in the Organizational and Management Innovation Track in Miami, FL on November 8, 2011.
An article titled “It’s Who You Know: CEO Network Centrality as a Predictor of IPO Underpricing in China” was presented at the 2011 Strategic Management Society Conference on November 9 in Miami, Florida. The authors of the piece are recent ISU graduate John Berns (now a PhD student at Missouri), Robby White, and Jing Zhang.
Andreas Schwab chaired a panel of judges with Richard Burton (Duke University), Scott Graffin (University of Georgia), Donald Hatfield (Virginia Tech University), Benjamin Herndon, (Georgia Institute of Technology), Candace Jones (Boston College), Anne Miner (University of Wisconsin), James Wade (Emory University), and James Walsh (University of Michigan) at the INFORMS/Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Competition workshop in Charlotte, NC on November 12, 2011.
Andreas Schwab was elected Program Chair of the Organization Science Track for the 2012 INFORMS Annual Conference in Phoenix, AZ, October 14-17, 2012.
William Jones, Terry Childers, and Yang Jiang paper, "The shopping brain: Math anxiety modulates brain responses to buying decisions" was accepted for publication in the Journal of Biological Psychology.
Samantha Cross and Deborah Martinez attended the 2011 Ph.D. Project Conference in Chicago, Illinois November 16 – 18.
Jing Dai attended the 2011 Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference in Boston, MA. During the conference period, she participated in Doctoral consortium on November 19, 2011 and presented a paper titled “Drivers and Enablers that Promote Environmental Innovation” on November 21, 2011.
Qazi Kabir attended the 2011 Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference in Boston, MA. Kabir presented the paper “Examining the Role of Knowledge and Innovation in Supply Chain” co-authored with David Cantor, Jennifer Blackhurst, and Mike Crum.
Katlyn Burney, junior in supply chain management was awarded the 2011-2012 L.L. Waters National Scholarship. This is a prestigious national award, and the competition was fierce with numerous applicants. Congratulations Katlyn!
Journal Paper Acceptances:
Toyin Clottey, W.C. Benton and Rajesh Srivastava, “Forecasting Product Returns for Remanufacturing Operations,” Decision Sciences, forthcoming
Dai, Jing and Blackhurst, Jennifer, "A Four-phase AHP-QFD Approach for Supplier Assessment: A Sustainability Perspective", International Journal of Production Research, forthcoming.
Saraf, N., Liang, H., Xue, Y., and Hu, Q. "How Does Organizational Absorptive Capacity Matter in the Assimilation of Enterprise Information Systems?" Information Systems Journal, forthcoming.
Emily Kohnke presented the following paper at the Decision Sciences Institute’s Annual Conference in Boston in November:
“Health Care Supply Chain in Emerging Economies: Considerations of Scale and Volume beyond Affordability”, with Kingshuk K. Sinha (University of Minnesota)
“Procurement Decisions in the Healthcare Supply Network: De-greening and Degrading the System?”, with William J. Sawaya (Texas A&M University)
“Health Care Supply Chain Design for Emerging Economies” Buffa Dissertation Competition Winner Presentation
Bobby Martens had two paper presentations at the Decision Sciences Institute’s Annual Conference in Boston in November:
“A Decision Support System for Biomass Aggregators” with David Correll
“Postponed Conditioning: The Effects on Logistics Costs in the Seed Corn Industry”.
Emily Kohnke’s doctoral dissertation “Health Care Supply Chain Design for Emerging Economies” was selected as the Winner of the 2011 Elwood S. Buffa Doctoral Dissertation Competition. The Elwood S. Buffa Doctoral Dissertation Award encourages and promotes outstanding dissertation research by selecting and recognizing the best dissertations written in the past year in the decision sciences.
Brian Mennecke has accepted an invitation to serve as an Associate Editor for the European Journal of Information Systems for a three year term.
Dave Cantor has accepted an invitation to serve on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Operations Management
Jennifer Blackburst won the 2011 Best Reviewer Award for Decision Sciences.
Scott Grawe has been invited to serve as a panelist at the 2012 Logistics Doctoral Symposium to be held on March 29-31 at the Ohio State University.
Outreach and Services:
Dave Cantor, Amanda Mayberry (senior in accounting and Ames High School alumnus), Michael Kirkus (SCM Club president, SCM and finance double-major), and Grant Lambi (ISU SCM and Ames High School Alumnus) presented at Ames High School on our supply chain program and related information about Iowa State University and the College of Business. The presentation was to Mr. Tim Seifert’s senior high school marketing students. This presentation represents one way we are trying to reach out to future College of Business and supply chain students in the local community.
The College of Business graduation ceremony is Friday, December 16 at 5:00 p.m. at Hilton Coliseum. Invitations went out before break to over 250 students who are scheduled to graduate this fall. Please join us in celebrating our students’ accomplishments.
The Undergraduate Programs Office welcomed 171 students and their families to the Fall 11 semester Experience Iowa State, Transfer Visit Day and Legacy Migration Programs.
The University Honors Poster Presentation will be held Wednesday, December 7 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM in the Memorial Union. Please support and congratulate our College of Business students who will be presenting: Yujie Guan, Katie Koser, and Jacob Talbot.
Thank you to the faculty members who worked with our Honors students on their projects: Bobby Martens and Rick Smith.
The new members of Business Council are: Michael Cary (MIS), Cassie Christianson (MKT), Yaqi Cui (FIN), Trevor Fennelly (P Bus), Brian Kehm (Bus U), Tess Richardson (MKT), Alicia Tindall (P Bus) and Bryant Wilks (FIN).
Our next orientations will be January 5 for international students and January 6th for domestic students.
The Execucomp executive compensation database is now available to faculty and Ph.D. students of the college through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). For detailed information about this database, sign into your WRDS account (or sign up for an account at if you don't yet have one), then look for Execucomp under Compustat.
CELT announces request for proposals for 2012/2013 Miller Faculty Fellowships
The Faculty Advisory Board of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching invites applications to this year’s Miller Faculty Fellowship program, to support innovative projects that enhance undergraduate programs at Iowa State. The deadline for Miller Faculty Fellowship proposals for the 2012/2013 academic year is Wednesday, February 1, 2012. Please see for full details. If you have questions, please contact Jan Thompson, CELT Faculty Intern at email@example.com.
The ISU cross-college (LAS, ENG and BUS) team “cy5” participated in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) provides college students with opportunities to interact with students from other universities and to sharpen and demonstrate their problem-solving, programming, and teamwork skills. The contest provides a platform for ACM, industry, and academia to encourage and focus public attention on the next generation of computing professionals as they pursue excellence.
Cy5 participated in this annual internationally renowned programming contest and won the 2nd place from the region. Therefore, they are entitled to go to Warsaw to participate in the World Finals next spring.
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