College of Business Online Newsletter
February 2012- Number 188
|Business Career Services
||Young Women in Business
|Iowa Small Business Development Center
Lunch with Labh
The first “Lunch with Labh” for the spring semester is scheduled for Thursday, February 9 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in the Schaller Seminar Room, 3164 Gerdin Business Building. This is your opportunity to hear about the state of the college and ask questions of the dean. This is a brown-bag lunch—beverages will be provided. Please RSVP to Julie Lelonek at email@example.com if you plan to attend.
Nominations for 2012 College of Business Faculty and Staff Awards
It is now time to solicit for award nominations for the annual College of Business Faculty and Staff Awards, which are funded by the Dean’s Advisory Council. This is always a great event—an opportunity to recognize our faculty and staff who have made significant contributions to the college throughout the past year. This year’s ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 19 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in 0129 Gerdin Business Building with a reception immediately following in the Bergstrom Commons.
All nominations should be submitted to Julie Lelonek in the Dean’s Office by Thursday, March 1, 2012. A full description of each award, the award criteria and nomination guidelines are available from our college’s Awards webpage at this link.
February College Research Colloquium
Steve Kim and Dave Cantor are the scheduled presenters for the February 8 College Research Colloquium. The presentations will be held from 11:30-12:30 p.m. in room 3164 Gerdin Business Building. Lunch will be provided - please RSVP to Deborah Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see the college's Research Webpage for more information.
Pol Herrmann and Zhang Jing will be presenting on February 22.
Qian Wang presented her sole-authored paper, entitled “Determinants of Segment Disclosure Deficiencies and the Effect of the SEC Comment Letter Process” at Financial Accounting and Reporting Section (FARS) Midyear Meeting, Chicago, IL, January 2012.
CAREER WEEK EVENTS – 2012
Career Week in the College of Business will be held Wednesday, February 1 - Thursday, February 9. A complete schedule of speaker presentations can be found at: Career Week Speaker Series. A flyer was also placed in your inboxes that you can share with students.
• Mock Interview Day will be on Wednesday, February 1 in the Gerdin Business Building
• The Spring Career Fair will be Wednesday, February 8 in Hilton Coliseum from noon –
6:00 p.m. This is a collaborative event with the Colleges of Business, Liberal Arts and
• Interview Day will follow on Thursday, February 9 in the Gerdin Business Building and
the Memorial Union.
We appreciate your support of these events for the students in the College of Business.
Faculty and staff are invited to attend any of the Career Week 2012 events. Please mark your calendars to join us at the Leadership Breakfast at Scheman on February 8 from 9-10:30 a.m. and/or the Career Fair Networking Social that same evening from 6-7 p.m. in Johnny’s at Hilton.
Roger Stover will spend two months as an Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury. This was postponed last year because of the earthquake in Christchurch. He will be presenting results of his ongoing experimental research on the role of deposit insurance in explaining depositor behavior to the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. New Zealand is the last developed country without permanent deposit insurance.
The paper "Government ownership and corporate governance: Evidence from the EU" by Ginka Borisova, Paul Brockman, Jesus Salas, and Andrey Zagorchev was accepted for publication in The Journal of Banking & Finance.
The Iowa Small Business Development Center would like to announce its new special state entrepreneur award winners, as follows:
• Wendy Wright, Owner, Get Funky Gifts and Stuff, Sioux City, is the 2011 Deb Dalziel Woman Entrepreneur Achievement Award winner. Get Funky Gifts and Stuff is a retail specialty store that offers unique and eclectic items.
• Timothy Greene, President, Quality Machine of Iowa, Inc., Audubon, is the 2011 Neal Smith Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner. Quality Machine of Iowa, Inc. is an advanced manufacturing business that does precision machining of metal parts.
These two special entrepreneur award winners will be presented with their awards in a special ceremony on February 21, 2012 at the State Capitol in Des Moines. More information can be found here.
Tom Choi of Arizona State University will be visiting on 24 February as a Distinguished Scholar. His talk is scheduled for 11:00AM to 12:30 PM on that date in 3164 Gerdin Business Building. Tom is currently co-editor of the Journal of Operations Management and is arguably the leading researcher in purchasing. Please plan on attending. If anyone would like to set up an individual meeting with Tom, please let Frank Montabon know (email@example.com).
Journal Paper Acceptances:
Jiang, Z. and Jain, D. “A Generalized Norton-Bass Model for Multigeneration Diffusion,” Management Science, forthcoming.
Lam, S. L. and Dai, J., "A Decision Support System for Port Selection", Transportation Planning & Technology, forthcoming.
Suzuki, Y. and Dai, J. “Reducing the Fuel Cost of Motor Carriers by Using Optimal Routing and Refueling Policies,” Transportation Journal, forthcoming.
Andrew Harrison presented a paper, co-authored with Qing Hu, “Knowledge Transfer within Organizations: A Social Network Perspective,” at the 45th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS 2012) held on January 5-7, 2012, in Maui, Hawaii. This paper was nominated for Best Paper of the Knowledge Systems Track.
Qing Hu presented a paper, co-authored with Hongcheng Zhang and Zhengchuan Xu, “Moral Beliefs, Self-Control, and Sports: Antidotes to the Youth Computer Hacking Epidemic,” at the 45th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS 2012) held on January 5-7, 2012, in Maui, Hawaii. This paper was nominated for Best Paper of the Internet and Digital Economy Track.
Bobby Martens presented the results of a research project, in collaboration with Yoshi Suzuki, on the relationship between procurement age and transportation rates at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professions (CSCMP) Twin Cities Roundtable in Minneapolis, MN, on January 20th. This project is sponsored by C.H. Robinson Worldwide, and received positive feedback from the CSCMP professions and the company.
Joey George has been awarded a University of Canterbury Visiting Erskine Fellowship for summer 2012. This allows Dr. George to spend 6 weeks in New Zealand teaching at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, NZ. This will be the 2nd Erskine Fellowship for Dr. George.
Study Abroad to Italy (CIMBA) informational meetings will be held on February 15th from 7 – 8:00pm in 2114 Gerdin; February 20th from 3 – 4:00pm in 1301 Gerdin; February 28 from 5 – 6:00 pm in 1301 Gerdin; March 22 from 4 – 5:00 pm in 1301 Gerdin; April 5 from 5 – 6:00 pm in 1301 Gerdin.
Thank you to all the faculty mentors who worked with the Business Learning Teams this year! Ginka Borisova, Fred Choobineh, Toyin Clottey, Samantha Cross, Fred Hood, Emily Kohnke, Melvin Lamboy Ruiz, Won No, Rick Smith, Todd Thornock, Xiaolu Wang.
The College of Business is excited to start planning the next annual Young Women in Business conference! As you may have heard last October, our 2011 conference was quite a success. The conference more than doubled in size from the previous year, and the committee has received many positive comments from those who attended. It is our hope that this event plays a large role in educating young women about the opportunities in business as well as recruiting strong students to the College of Business. With anticipation, we are ready to start working on our next conference to take place in October 2012, and we would love your help. If you would like any more information about the conference, you can visit the conference website or contact Kayla Christensen (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please let Kayla know if you are interested in helping with this event ASAP!
January 24, 2012
Iowa Small Business Development Centers Media Release
Five New Members To SBDC State Advisory Board
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ISU professor weighs in on potential changes on soybean exports to China
January 3, 2012