Bruce Weber, dean of the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, has been invited to participate in the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) 2013 Chicago special session, "Meet with Deans with IS Backgrounds," on Aug. 17. The session is aimed at enabling AMCIS participants to see through the eyes of deans with regard to enrollment, placement and outreach issues; the discipline as compared to other disciplines; and how deans might function differently as a result of their IS backgrounds. Weber will present along with Michael Ginzberg, former Lerner College dean and current dean of the Kogod School of Business at American University; Peter Todd, dean of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University; Bill Hardgrave, dean at Auburn University's College of Business; and Len Jessup, dean of Eller College of Management at University of Arizona. The panel will be moderated by J.P. Shim, visiting clinical professor of computer information systems at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.
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John D'Arcy, assistant professor in the Department of Accounting and MIS, along with colleagues A. Hovav and D. Galletta, received a 2013 Citation of Excellence from the Emerald Management Reviews Editorial Judging Panel. The citation recognizes D'Arcy and his colleagues as the authors of one of the top 50 management, business and economics articles of 2009 for the paper, "User Awareness of Security Countermeasures and its Impact on Information Systems Misuse: A Deterrence Approach," Information Systems Research (2009), Vol. 20, Issue 1.
The C.W. Park Young Contributor Award is given by the Journal of Consumer Psychology and Society for Consumer Psychology. This prestigious award is recognized once a year based on the papers accepted and published in the latest volume of the Journal. The award committee selects only one scholar who has the best first-authored publication in the Journal among those who have not yet passed their second year of professorship in the marketing discipline. The award is announced and recognized at the Society for Consumer Psychology annual conference.
Gary Weaver recently completed a six-year term as Editor in Chief of Business Ethics Quarterly (BEQ) (www.businessethicsquarterly.org). BEQ is sponsored by the Society for Business Ethics and is widely recognized as the top scholarly specialty journal in that subfield, publishing both theoretical and empirical work. During his time as editor, BEQ’s impact ranking in Journal Citation Reports rose from “middle of the pack” to #2 out of 38 journals in the ethics category. Weaver remains affiliated with BEQ as senior associate editor.
Weaver was also recognized with his co-authors by the Journal of Management (JoM) for its 2011 scholarly impact award (for Linda Treviño, Gary Weaver, and Scott Reynolds, “Behavioral ethics in organizations: A review,” Journal of Management 2006). Five awards are given by JoM each year, based on number of citations to the article, quality of the articles and journals citing the award article, and “perceived quality and potential for continued impact,” all as judged by the associate editors of JoM.
Takacs Haynes accepted two prestigious scholarly impact awards for her research published in Administrative Science Quarterly (Gomez-Mejia, L.R., Takacs Haynes, K., Nunez-Nickel, M., Jacobson, K. J. L. and Moyano-Fuentes, J. 2007. Socioemotional wealth and business risks in family-controlled firms: evidence from Spanish olive mills, Administrative Science Quarterly, 52(1), 106-137). Takacs Haynes and her co-authors received the ASQ Scholarly Impact Award after a committee of ASQ board members unanimously judged this work to have been the most impactful article in the five years since its publication. Additionally, the authors also accepted the Greif Research Impact Award for their work, presented by the Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Southern California. This annual award recognizes an entrepreneurship paper that appeared in a top-tier management and entrepreneurship journal and received the highest number of citations based on the Social Science Citations Index in the five years following publication. Both research awards were presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting in August 2013.
William A. Sullivan, managing director of Marriott’s Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware, has been named the Newark Morning Rotary Club’s Rotarian of the Year. Sullivan was honored during a recent meeting by club president Mary Konwinski.
Sheldon D. Pollack, professor of law in the Department of Accounting and MIS, has published an article, “Origins of the Modern Income Tax, 1894-1913,” in volume 66 of The Tax Lawyer (pp. 295-330) (Winter 2013), published by the Tax Section of the American Bar Association. The article recounts the politics behind the ratification of the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the enactment of the federal income tax in 1913.
Farley Grubb, professor of economics, presented his paper "The Continental Dollar: Initial Design, Ideal Performance, and the Credibility of Congressional Commitment" at the 7th World Congress of Cliometrics, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 17-20.
Adrienne Lucas, assistant professor of economics, presented "Improving Primary School Quality Across Countries: Experimental Evidence from Kenya and Uganda" (joint with Patrick McEwan, Moses Ngware, and Moses Oketch) at the Learning to Improve Learning Meeting in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda. Meeting participants included education experts and practitioners from North and South America, Europe, Africa, and India.
Farley Grubb’s book German Immigration and Servitude in America, 1709-1920 (New York: Routledge, 2011), ISBN: 978-0-415-61061-2, was reviewed by Martina Viarengo of the Graduate Institute of International Studies of Geneva in the Journal of Economic History, v. 73, no. 2, (June 2013), pp. 608-610.