Select Faculty Publications and Presentations

Susan Aaronson, associate research professor of strategic management and public policy, published “Alas, We Are Not All Keynesians Now” in the e-book Rebuilding Global Trade: Proposals for a Fairer, More Sustainable Future.

Prabir Bagchi, professor of operations and supply chain management, published “Purchasing Development in Small and Medium Enterprises,” in Supply Chain Forum, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2009. The article was co-authored by S.K. Paik, T. Skjoett-Larsen and J. Adams.

James Bailey, Ave Tucker Professorial Fellow of Leadership and professor of management, received the “Editor’s Choice Award” from the Organizational Management Journal for his 2007 article, “Fostering emotional intelligence in organizations.” The article was co-authored by Craig Seal and Richard Boyatizis.

Bailey also was recognized by the American Library Association (ALA). ALA named his book, International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies, Volumes 1-4 (co-edited with Stewart Clegg), one of the “Outstanding Academic Titles for 2008.” ALA considered more than 7,000 new books for the honor.

Edward Cherian, professor of information systems & technology management, presented “Information Technology and Armenia” to eight visiting business and government executives from Armenia. The executives were on a three-week U.S. State Departmentsponsored trip to study U.S. business and government organizations. Cherian’s presentation was at the request of the State Department.

Timothy L. Fort, the Lindner- Gambal Professor of Business Ethics and the executive director of the GWSB Institute for Corporate Responsibility, presented “The Business Case of Business Ethics” at the 2009 Oslo Summit on Peace Through Trade. He videotaped his May 14 presentation and took part in a question-and-answer session via satellite.

Doug Frechtling, professor of tourism and hospitality management, presented “Clarifying and Extending the Tourism Satellite Account Brand.” It was one of the keynote addresses at the International Conference on Tourism Statistics in Bali, Indonesia. The United Nation’s World Tourism Organization sponsors the conference every five years. More than 300 delegates from 60 nations attended this year’s gathering.

Jennifer Griffin, associate professor of strategic management and public policy, was elected representativeat- large for the Social Issues in Management (SIM) Division of the Academy of Management. She also joined the Journal of Business Ethics Education editorial review board for book reviews.

In addition, Griffin presented “Linking Corporate Responsibility and Financial Performance: Strategic Corporate Responsibility in a Global Economy” at the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association (CROA) spring meeting.

William C. Handorf, professor of finance, presented “Lessons from 2008 U.S. Bank Failures” at the GW Law School’s March conference titled “The Panic of 2008.” He also published two articles: “Discount Rates, Market Sources of Information and Loan Workouts” in Commercial Lending Review (March/April, 2009) and “Bank Risk” in the Brazilian publication Financeiro (November/December, 2008).

Salah S. Hassan, chair and professor of marketing, was the featured speaker at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management “Global Initiatives in Management” program. His March presentation, “Unlocking Your Brand’s Potential: Strategies for Engaging the GCC (Gulf Corporation Council) Region,” highlighted findings from his ongoing research on global brand performance in the GCC region.

Ahmad Jarrah, associate professor of decision sciences, published “Large-scale constrained clustering for rationalizing pickup and delivery operations” in Transportation Research (2009), pp. 542-561.

Young Hoon Kwak, associate professor of decision sciences, published “Analyzing Schedule Delay of Mega Project: Lessons Learned From KoreaTrain Express” in IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 56(2), May 2009, pp. 243- 256. He also published “Towards a Comprehensive Understanding of Public Private Partnerships (PPP) for Infrastructure Development” in the 2009 winter issue of California Management Review, Vol. 51 (2), pp. 51-78. The article was co-authored with C.W. Ibbs and Y.Y. Chih from the University of California at Berkeley.

Kwak published “Developing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems Success Model for Construction Industry” in the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Vol. 135 (3). pp. 207-216. In addition, he was selected to serve on the editorial board of the Journal of Management in Engineering.

William LaForge, adjunct professor of strategic management and public policy, was the speaker at Delta State University’s annual Crawford Memorial Lecture. LaForge’s address was titled “Career Path Partnerships: From History to Law and Around the World, Too.” It focused on five points: education, experiencing college life, involvement in politics and public policy, world travel, and mentors and colleagues.

Miguel Lejeune, assistant professor of decision sciences, presented “Combinatorial Patterns for Probabilistically Constrained Optimization Problems” at the University of Iowa. Earlier in the year, he presented “Combinatorial Patterns for Probabilistically Constrained Optimization Problems” at a workshop at Rutgers University.

Marie E. Matta, assistant professor of decision sciences, published “A genetic algorithm for the proportionate multiprocessor open shop” in Computers & Operations Research, vol. 36, issue 9, pp. 2601-2618, 2009.

Patrick McHugh, associate professor of management, published “Employee Involvement Programs and Collective Bargaining: The Role of Labor Relations Climate” in the Journal of Collective Negotiations. The paper was co-authored with Matthew Bodah (University of Rhode Island) and Seong Jae Yim (Pantech).

McHugh also published “Batter Up, Student on Deck: The Utility of Moneyball in Management Education” in the April issue of the Journal of Management Education.

Jorge Rivera, associate professor of strategic management and public policy, had his paper “Institutional Pressures and Voluntary Environmental Behavior in Developing Countries: Evidence From the Costa Rican Hotel Industry” listed on the Social Science Research Network’s “Top Ten” download list for papers on the environment.

George Solomon, associate professor of management, won the Innovative Pedagogy for Entrepreneurship Education award at the annual United States Association for Small Business (USASBE) conference in Anaheim, Calif. At the annual Justin G. Longenecker Fellows dinner, Solomon was recognized for his service to the fellows as departing chair.

Stuart Umpleby, professor of management, presented “How Universities Can Aid the Transition” at an April conference on management challenges during transition in Tirana, Albania. He also published “Ross Ashby’s General Theory of Adaptive Systems” in the International Journal of General Systems and “A Global University for a Global Village” in the Journal of Cultural Studies/Critical Methodologies, with co-authors Konstantin Mekhonoshin and Zhelyu Vladimirov.

Umpleby presented “Reflections on Russian and American Conversations on Cybernetics and Systems Theory” at the Thinking and Making Connections: Cybernetic Heritage in the Social and Human Sciences and Beyond Conference in Stockholm, Sweden.

Robert Weiner, professor of international business, presented “Speculation and Oil Price Volatility” at the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s annual energy conference in Washington, D.C., in April.

Frank T. Anbari, assistant professor of project management, and Elias G. Carayannis, professor of management science, had their paper ranked No. 1 on Technovation’s “Hottest 25 Articles” in business, management and accounting. The article was titled “Post-project reviews as a key project management competence.”

Homayoun Khamooshi, and Denis Cioffi, assistant professor of decision sciences, published “A Holistic Approach to Program Risk Contingency Planning” in IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Vol. 56 (1), February 2009.

Young Hoon Kwak, associate professor of decision sciences, and Frank T. Anbari, assistant professor of decision sciences, published “Availability Impact Analysis of Project Management Trends: Perspectives from Allied Disciplines” in Project Management Journal, Volume 40, No. 2, 94-103.

Stuart Umpleby, professor of management, and Timothy L. Fort, the Lindner-Gambal Professor of Business Ethics and the executive director of the GWSB Institute for Corporate Responsibility, each received a 2009 Outstanding Faculty Service award from the Office of Community Service.