Select Faculty Publications and Presentations

Susan Aaronson, associate research professor of strategic management and public policy, published the discussion paper “Corporate strategy and inadequate governance: The pitfalls of CSR” for the World Bank Institute (World Bank Business and Development Discussion Paper No. 11, Summer 2009). “Corporate Social Responsibility has become the way for many corporations, and CSR initiatives can be helpful in many countries,” Aaronson said. “However, these same CSR strategies can have unintended consequences in developing countries where governance is inadequate.”

James Bailey spoke at the Congressional Institutes Annual Chief of Staff retreat March 19. At the gathering for all chiefs of staff in the U.S. House and Senate, Bailey gave a presentation titled “Before the Floor: Bringing Leadership Best Practices to Congressional Offices.” Bailey is the Tucker Professorial Fellow of Leadership and director of GWSB’s executive development programs.

Alexandre M. Baptista, associate professor of finance and Dean’s Research Scholar, presented his paper, “Bank Regulation, Risk Management and Financial Stability,” at the Advances in Risk Management – Theory and Practice symposium at the Risk Management Institute of the National University of Singapore. The paper was co-authored by Gordon J. Alexander of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of Minnesota and by Shu Yan of the University of South Carolina.

Soyoung Boo, assistant professor of tourism and hospitality management, received the Best Paper Award at the 27th EuroCHRIE (European Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education) conference in Helsinki, Finland. She was honored at the Oct. 22-24 event for her paper “Event Groups’ EWOM Intention in a Franchise Restaurant.” The EuroCHRIE federation is a global network of educators from hospitality and tourism management schools and universities.

Elias G. Carayannis, professor in the Department of Information Systems and Technology Management, is founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Knowledge Economy. The journal, sponsored by the Norwegian Institute for Studies in Innovation in cooperation with GWSB, was launched in March with a goal of providing insights from the fields of economics, management, law, sociology, anthropology, psychology and political science. Articles look at empirical studies, balancing practice and application with theory and concepts.

Reid Click, associate professor of international business, and Robert Weiner, professor of international business, co-authored “Resource Nationalism Meets the Market: Political Risk and the Value of Petroleum Reserves.” The article appeared in the Dec. 17 issue of Journal of International Business Studies, which the Social Science Citation Index rates as one of the Top 10 business journals as measured by citation impact. The paper examined resource nationalism, a topic that has received popular media attention but little scholarly attention.

Ismail Dalla, visiting lecturer of international finance and business, co-authored “The Potential Role of a Robust Domestic Capital Market in Promoting Economic Development and Modernizing the Financial System: The Case of Korea” for the Global and Entrepreneurial Finance Research Institute at GWSB. Other authors on the report were Ted Barnhill, Yoon-Shik Park and Rak-Yong Uhm.

Dalla also wrote “Rapidly Growing Local-currency Bond Markets Offer a Viable Alternative Funding Source for Emerging-market Issuers” with International Monetary Fund economist Heiko Hesse. It was published by, an online policy portal set up by the Centre for Economic Policy Research, and was featured on the World Bank Group’s Web site, as well as on other economic policy sites.

Ernie Englander, associate professor of strategic management and public policy, saw his article “Executive Compensation, Political Economy and Managerial Control: The Transformation of Managerial Incentive Structures and Ideology, 1950-2000” included in the book European Corporate Governance: Readings and Perspectives (pp. 340-359). Englander co-authored the article with the late Allen Kaufman, a GWSB associate professor.

William E. Halal, professor emeritus of management technology and innovation, saw his GWSB TechCast Project cited extensively in a report by the National Academies of Science and Engineering. The report, “Persistent Forecasting of Disruptive Technologies,” described TechCast as one of the top three forecasting systems advancing the state of the art. The report included TechCast’s homepage, a typical forecast and several graphs. Halah developed TechCast in his ISTM 233 Emerging Technologies course.

Over recent months, Halal gave the keynote address at the International Congress of Industrial Design in Singapore and made presentations to the Noblis Corp. (formerly MITRE); the U.S. National Academies; the Korean Electrical Research Institute; and the World Future Society.

William C. Handorf, professor of finance, published “The Panic of 2008: Bank Failure and Commercial Real Estate” in the Winter 2009 edition of Real Estate Review. Additionally, he was a featured speaker at three regional staff conferences held by the Office of Thrift Supervision, a federal bank regulatory agency. At the gatherings in Atlanta, Denver and Annapolis, Md., Handorf discussed what precipitated the recession and the housing debacle.

Handorf also was a featured speaker at several seminars and conferences in São Paulo, Brazil. Those presentations included: “Bank Risk” with KPMG Brazil; “Implications of Real Estate Development for Economic Growth” with Serasa (an Experian company); “Market Signals” with Fecomercio (Federation of Commerce); and “Credit Risk” with Brazilian consumer credit association Acrefi.

Salah Hassan, professor and chair of the Department of Marketing, presented a paper, “How Do ‘Leading-Edge’ Opinion Leaders Bridge the Innovation Gap? Advancing a New Adopter Category,” in a competitive session at the annual conference of the Association for Consumer Research, which was held in Pittsburgh on Oct. 22-25. Hassan co-authored the paper with Philippe Duverger, PhD, ’09, who is now assistant professor of marketing at Towson University.

Hassan also co-authored articles in the Journal of Product & Brand Management (Vol. 18, No. 5, 2009): “Customer and Non-Customer Perspectives for Examining Corporate Reputation” (with Hamed Shamma, assistant professor of marketing at the American University in Cairo, PhD, ’07) and “Linking Customer-based Brand Equity with Brand Market Performance: A Managerial Approach” (with Ahmed Tolba, assistant professor of marketing at the American University in Cairo, PhD, ’06).

Donald Hawkins, professor of tourism and hospitality management, delivered the annual Marian Godeke Miller Lecture at Indiana University’s School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. That Feb. 19 address was titled “Tourism and Health: An Essential Connection.”

Hawkins, who is also the Eisenhower Professor of Tourism Policy, gave the Oct. 14 inaugural lecture for the 2009/10 academic year at the Universitat Rovira Virgili’s School of Tourism in Spain. And he gave the keynote presentation for the COODTUR Congress on International Tourism Cooperation in Vila-Seca, Spain, on Oct.15.

Anna Helm, visiting assistant professor of international business, caught bloggers’ attention with her new book, The Intersection of Material and Poetic Economy: Gustav Freytag’s Soll und Haben and Adalbert Stifter’s Der Nachsommer. Helm’s examination of 19th century German literature in an exploration of the connections between economics and aesthetics earned a favorable blog entry from Sweden’s Mats Larsson, founder of the Global Energy Transformation Institute.

Sanjay Jain, assistant professor of decision sciences, published a paper titled “Recommended Practices for Homeland Security Modeling and Simulation” in the Proceedings of the 2009 Winter Simulation Conference. The paper was co-authored with C.R. McLean of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The annual Winter Simulation Conference is organized by seven professional organizations, including the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences and the American Statistical Association.

Ahmad Jarrah, associate professor of decision sciences, presented his paper “Pickup and Delivery Network Segmentation using Contiguous Geographic Clustering” at the INFORMS 2009 Annual Meeting in San Diego in October.

D. Christopher Kayes, associate professor of management and Dean’s Research Scholar, presented his paper “Learning and Work Satisfaction in Japanese, Chinese and Malaysian Managers” at the Academy of Management Conference (Division of International Management) in Chicago in August. The paper was co-authored by Yoshitaka Yamazaki at the International University of Japan.

Alexander Krasnikov, assistant professor of marketing, published two articles in the Journal of Marketing (Vol. 73, No. 6, 2009). They were “The Impact of Customer Relationship Management Implementation on Cost and Profit Efficiencies: Evidence from the U.S. Commercial Banking Industry” and “Evaluating the Financial Impact of Branding Using Trademarks: A Framework and Empirical Evidence” (with Saurabh Mishra and David Orozco).

Young Hoon Kwak, associate professor of decision sciences, published “Managing Risks in Mega Defense Acquisition Projects: Performance, Policy and Opportunities” in the International Journal of Project Management, 27(8), pp. 821-820, and “Comparando Gerenciamento de Projectos e Seis Sigma” (in Portuguese) in the December/January issue of Brazilian project management magazine Mundo Project Management. Another of his articles was chosen by Harvard Business Reviews Publishing for a case study in its teaching materials series. That article, “Towards a Comprehensive Understanding of Public Private Partnerships (PPP) for Infrastructure Development,” originally appeared in the Winter 2009 issue of California Management Review (Vol. 51, pp 51-78).

Kwak was also awarded a research stipend from the IBM Center for the Business of Government to conduct research on “Harnessing the Power of Web 2.0 for Open Collaboration in Healthcare Administration.” And he served as keynote speaker at the Project Management Community of Practice Annual Conference at Penn State Erie. Kwak presented his research on “Project Management and its Allied Disciplines” at the Aug. 18-19 gathering.

Kristin Lamoureux presented “Meetings that Give Back: Travelers’ Philanthropy and Voluntourism” at the annual DMAI Destination Showcase meeting on Feb. 25. She made the presentation along with Martha Honey from the Center for Responsible Travel. In addition, Lamoureux, director of GWSB’s International Institute of Tourism Studies, was asked to address the National Park Service Tourism Policy Council on the topic of sustainable tourism.

Miguel Lejeune, assistant professor of decision sciences, was plenary speaker at the International Colloquium on Stochastic Modeling and Optimization in New Jersey. The title of his December speech was “Linear Reformulation of Probabilistically Constrained Optimization Problems Using Combinatorial Patterns.” Two months earlier, at the INFORMS 2009 conference in San Diego, Lejeune presented “Disjunctive Normal Form Representation of Probabilistic Constraints,” “Construction of Index Funds under Risk Averse Constraint” (a joint project with G. Samatli-Pin) and “Advances in LP Modeling of Combinatorial and Stochastic Optimization Problems.”

In July 2009, he gave two presentations – “Combinatorial Patterns for Probabilistically Constrained Optimization Problems” and “Stochastic Portfolio Optimization with Market Frictions” – at EURO XXIII, the European Conference on Operational Research, in Bonn, Germany. He presented “Disjunctive Normal Form Representation of Probabilistic Constraints” at the International Symposium on Mathematical Programming in Chicago in August. And he published “An Exact Solution Approach for Integer Constrained Portfolio Optimization Problems under Stochastic Constraints” in Operations Research, 57 (3), pp. 650-670. The paper was coauthored by Pierre Bonami, a researcher with the National Center of Scientific Research in France.

Marie Matta, assistant professor of decision sciences, co-authored a research paper in the March 16, 2010, issue of the European Journal of Operational Research, (Vol. 201, No. 3, 720-728). The article, written with Salah Elmaghraby, was titled “Polynomial Time Algorithms for Two Special Classes of the Proportionate Multi-Processor Open Shop.”

Patrick McHugh, associate professor of management, was awarded a $3,850 grant by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to create educational materials for the society’s Academic Initiatives Program. McHugh is developing a collective-bargaining exercise that will be made available to instructors through SHRM’s Resources for HR Educators Web site.

Vanessa G. Perry, associate professor of marketing, co-authored with Carol M. Motley “Where’s the Fine Print? Advertising and the Mortgage Market Crisis” in the Fall 2009 issue of California Management Review. She was also selected as the second recipient of the Journal of Consumer Affairs’ best paper award. Perry was honored for “Is Ignorance Bliss? Consumer Accuracy in Judgments about Credit Ratings” in the Summer 2008 (Vol. 42, No. 2) issue of the journal.

Jorge Rivera, associate professor of strategic management and public policy, co-edited the book Voluntary Environmental Programs, published by Rowman & Littlefield for the Policy Studies Organization. Peter deLeon, professor and PhD program director in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver, also worked on the book, which examines voluntary environmental programs as an alternative to government regulations that command certain action on the part of industry and then control how well they perform.

Meanwhile, Rivera’s paper, “Is greener whiter? The Sustainable Slopes Program and the voluntary environmental performance of western ski areas,” was honored as the most cited manuscript published in Policy Studies Journal between 2004 and 2009.

Kirk Schueler, assistant professor of marketing, took part in a panel presentation titled “Healthcare Marketing: The Impact of Healthcare Reform.” The event was co-presented by the Washington, D.C., chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMADC); Bisnow, the publisher of e-mail newsletters on local business; and the GWSB Department of Marketing.

George Solomon, associate professor of management, was recognized for “truly outstanding leadership and service to the Academy of Management” for his efforts as Best Paper Proceedings Editor. Solomon and two colleagues were also honored by the Emerald Literati Network as the 2008 best paper authors in the Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development.

Mark Starik, professor and chair of the Department of Strategic Management and Public Policy, was a presenter, co-organizer or co-author at six sessions of the Academy of Management “Green Management Matters” conference in Chicago in August 2009. Starik organized a session and presented a talk on “The Greening of the Academy,” which identified the practices, performance and potential of the academy to become an ecologically sustainable organization. His other sessions at the conference included the greening of universities and business schools and publishing on social and environmental entrepreneurship.

Charles Toftoy, associate professor emeritus in the Department of Management, has published a thriller, It’s in the Eyes. Set in Washington, D.C., the novel tells the story of college professor (and part-time sleuth) Lars Neilsen and his efforts to solve a series of grisly killings that use rituals practiced by the long-extinct Thuggee murder cult.