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College of Business Faculty Highlights

Spring 2024 Highlights

Outstanding Faculty Awards 2024 - Jenny Lin, Brad, Heiko, Joel

 

Outstanding Faculty Awards Announced

May 13, 2024 – The Academic Senate announced the Outstanding Faculty Award winners. Congratulations to our esteemed College of Business faculty who were recognized for their sustained outstanding service. Pictured clockwise from top left:

  • Jenny Lin: Outstanding Mentor (Sustained)
  • Brad Barbeau: Outstanding Community Service and Professional Application (Sustained)
  • Joel Ryman: Outstanding Teaching (Sustained)
  • Heiko Wieland: Outstanding Research and Creative Activity (Sustained)

Articles Published in Peer-reviewed Academic Journals (added in Spring 2024)

Bernacchio, Caleb

  • Bernacchio, C. M. & Foss, N. J. (in press, 2024). Reconsidering the Moral Dimension of Managerial Authority: A Review and an Integrative Research Agenda. Academy of Management Annals.

Chou, Chi Chun

  • Chou, C., Li, C., & Yen, J. (in press, 2023). An Accounting Classification System Using Constituency Analysis and Semantic Web Technologies. Journal of Information Systems.

González, Angel

  • Jones, E., Atzori, R., González, A. F. , & Shirsat, A. R. (in press, 2023).  Starting anew: Ecotourism and resilience principles as a framework for building wildlife destination sustainability in a post-COVID-19 pandemic world. Journal of Ecotourism.
  • Schaap, J. I. & Gonzalez, A. F. (in press, 2023). Are the mission statements of two large U.S. public business university systems inspiring? You decide! International Journal for Business Education.

Hua, Sharon

  • Hua, S., Sun, X., Zhao, L., & Chen, H. (in press, 2023).  Does Tone at the Top Affect Internal Control Quality? Pan-Pacific Journal of Business Research.

Kuan, Jennifer 

  • Kuan, J. & Diamond, S. (in press, 2024).  The market for carbon offsets: Insights from US stock exchanges. Review of World Economics.

Lin, Jenny

  • Akaka, M. A., Vargo, S. L. , Nariswari, A., & O'Brien, M. (2023).  Microfoundations for Macromarketing: A Metatheoretical Lens for Exploring the Emergence and Evolution of Markets. Journal of Macromarketing, 43 (1), 61-75.
  • Hopkins, M., Lin, J., & Nariswari, A. (in press, 2023).  Collaborative Technology in a Hybrid Learning Context: Exploring Feeling at Ease and Perceived Learning among College Students. International Journal of Educational Management.

Majadillas, Mary

  • Monsod, T. C., Majadillas, M., & Gochoco-Bautista, M. (2023).  Unlocking the Flow of Finance for Climate Adaptation: Estimates of 'Fiscal Space' in Climate-Vulnerable Developing Countries. Climate Policy, 23 (6), 735-746.

Nariswari, Angeline

  • Akaka, M. A., Vargo, S. L. , Nariswari, A., & O'Brien, M. (2023).  Microfoundations for Macromarketing: A Metatheoretical Lens for Exploring the Emergence and Evolution of Markets. Journal of Macromarketing, 43 (1), 61-75.
  • Hopkins, M., Lin, J., & Nariswari, A. (in press, 2023). Collaborative Technology in a Hybrid Learning Context: Exploring Feeling at Ease and Perceived Learning among College Students. International Journal of Educational Management.
  • Vargo, S. L., Fehrer, J. A. , Wieland, H., & Nariswari, A. (in press, 2023). The nature and fundamental elements of digital service innovation. Journal of Service Management.
  • Nariswari, A., Chen, Q., & Alden, D. L. (2023). Toward a Common Customer Identity Framework for Managing Participatory Marketing Communication Campaigns. Journal of Advertising.

Schaap, James

  • Schaap, J. I. & Gonzalez, A. F. (in press, 2023). Are the mission statements of two large U.S. public business university systems inspiring? You decide! International Journal for Business Education.

Schneider, Gary

  • Borthick, A. F., Schneider, G. P. , & O'Brien, A. D. (2024).  Developing Business Process and Query Skills for Solving Business Problems. Issues in Accounting Education, Preprint (Preprint), Preprint.
  • Wood, D. A., Achhpilia, M. P. , Adams, M. T. , Sanaz, A., Schneider, G. P. , et. al. (2023) The ChatGPT Artificial Intelligence Chatbot: How Well Does It Answer Accounting Assessment Questions? Issues in Accounting Education, 38 (4), 1-28.

Shakya, Sumadhur

  • Wilson, W. & Shakya, S. (2023). Quantifying impacts of competition and demand on the risk for fertilizer plant locations. Journal of Commodity Markets, 30 (100326).

Wieland, Heiko

  • Vargo, S. L., Fehrer, J. A. , Wieland, H., & Nariswari, A. (in press, 2023). The nature and fundamental elements of digital service innovation. Journal of Service Management.
  • Hartmann, N. N., Wieland, H., Gustafson, B., & Habel, J. (2023). Research on sales and ethics: Mapping the past and charting the future. Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science.
Brad Barbeau

 

Dr. Brad Barbeau was featured in WalletHub's piece about Business Bank Account

Dr. Brad Barbeau, featured in WalletHub's piece about Business Bank Accounts, emphasizes the importance of cultivating a relationship with a community bank, prioritizing responsiveness and personalized service. He stresses the necessity of adopting a separate business account early to maintain financial clarity. He underscores the significance of robust online tools and trustworthy personnel in selecting the right bank. Read the full article.

Jennifer Kuan

 

Dr. Jennifer Kuan has been appointed as a NASA Space Tech Catalyst Prize Judge!

NASA is looking to celebrate innovation catalysts! The Space Tech Catalyst Prize will award $25,000 to individuals and teams demonstrating effective best practices in supporting underrepresented and diverse audiences in space technology. COB Professor of Entrepreneurship Dr. Jennifer Kuan is one of the judges for this prestigious competition. Awardees will form a diverse, impact-oriented cohort that will be invited to participate in an in-person convening event on April 17, 2024, where they will network with other winners and celebrate contributions to the space tech community Learn more about the challenge here.

Portrait of Jenny Lin

 

Dr. Jenny Lin's role as track chair at the 2024 AMA Winter Conference

Dr. Jenny (Meng-Hsien) Lin was one of the Advertising, Promotions, and IMC track chairs for the 2024 American Marketing Association Winter Conference, held February 23 -25, 2024, in St. Pete Beach, FL. She also presented a working paper titled "Collaborating For Our Furry Friends: Exploring Value Co-creation Among Animal Healthcare Actors," which shared initial research findings from her Fulbright scholarship in Taiwan and comprised over 40 interviews with animal healthcare practitioners, companion animal veterinarians, and pet owners. Additionally, she received a scholarship to attend a 2-day marketplace inclusion pre-conference, engaging in discussions on diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education and marketing practices, which proved to be a rewarding experience. For more information about the conference, read more here. 

Jennifer Kuan

Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship & Economics; Deputy Director of Innovation & Research, Institute for Innovation and Economic Development

 

Jennifer Kuan - Beyond the Breakthrough: Empowering Entrepreneurs

Dr. Jennifer Kuan has been busy lately inspiring audiences with her work in the field of entrepreneurship.

She was the featured guest on the February 16th episode of Thierry Heleson's Beyond the Breakthrough podcast, where she spoke about entrepreneurship in the Monterey Bay, something she knows quite a bit about as the Deputy Director of Innovation & Research for the College of Business's Institute for Innovation and Economic Development (iiED).

Dr. Kuan also participated in the CSU Symposium on Teaching and Learning on February 24th in San Bernardino, CA, where she presented her work in CSUMB's BUS 310 Entrepreneurship course to help business students recognize the importance of research. Her presentation was titled, "Course-Based Research Experiences (CUREs) in Social Science Courses: Experience from Entrepreneurship." Read the abstract.

Subhra Saha

 

Getting your money house in order: Business lecturer Subra Saha provides insight

Business lecturer Subhra Saha provides practical tips on managing personal finances in an article by Mark Muckenfuss, featured in the January 12th edition of Inside CSUMB. Read the full story.

Chi-Chun Chou

 

Dr. Chi-Chun Chou appointed Editor of the Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting (JETA)

Dr. Chi-Chun Chou has been invited by the Co-Senior Editors of the Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting (JETA) to serve as an Editor for the 2024–2026 term. JETA, a journal of the American Accounting Association (AAA), is currently indexed in Scopus and the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). For more information, please visit the journal's webpage. As an editor, Dr. Chou will have the responsibility of choosing reviewers and making final decisions on submitted papers. He also encourages COB colleagues to consider submitting their work to JETA in the future.

Dr. Babita Gupta, Director of Accreditation

 

Dr. Babita Gupta organized a panel on Generative AI in IS programs

On December 4, 2023, Dr. Babita Gupta organized and moderated a panel on “Generative AI in IS programs: Opportunities and Challenges,” focusing on three issues: how is academia responding to the rapid developments in the Gen AI space; what are the skills that students and faculty need and how can we assess these skills in the curriculum; and how do we incorporate interdisciplinary learning and diverse perspectives in addressing AI-related challenges. The panel was sponsored by the Association for Information Systems College of Academic Leadership at the annual International Conference on Information Systems.

Fall 2023 Highlights

Maj-Britt Kiimm and Leslie Boni at Hartnell

Dr. Leslie Boni (L) and Maj-Britt Kimm (R) attend Hartnell's Learning to Lead Program Meeting

Internship coordinator, Maj-Britt Kimm and Department Chair, Dr. Leslie Boni attended Hartnell College's Learning to Lead Program October monthly meeting, organized by Shanon Bliss, Director of Agriculture Innovation and Technology at Hartnell College. Maj-Britt and Leslie talked about the programs in agribusiness and ag science offered by the College of Business and College of Science and explained the resources and support for transfer students made available by the NextGen grant. This $9.5m grant provides scholarship support for ag science students from Hartnell to pursue a bachelor's degree at CSU Monterey Bay.

Jill Hosmer-Jolley elected Academic Senate Executive Committee Vice-Chair

Congratulations to Dr. Jill Hosmer-Jolley on being elected as Vice-chair of the Academic Senate Executive Committee (ASEC). This two-year appointment is a great honor! Jill has been at CSUMB since 2008, teaching graduate and undergraduate classes as an adjunct faculty. During that time, she has also worked as an academic advisor and MBA administrator. She has worked with Extended Education strategic planning and has helped develop & promote Summer/Winter/Open University programs. Read more about ASEC.

Articles Published in Peer-reviewed Academic Journals (added in Fall 2023)

Chou, Chi Chun

  • Chou, C. (in press, 2023).  An Accounting Classification System Using Constituency Analysis and Semantic Web Technologies. Journal of Information Systems.

González, Angel

  • Jones, E., Atzori, R., González, A. F. , & Shirsat, A. R. (in press, 2023).  Starting anew: Ecotourism and resilience principles as a framework for building wildlife destination sustainability in a post-COVID-19 pandemic world. Journal of Ecotourism.
  • Schaap, J. I. & Gonzalez, A. F. (in press, 2023). Are the mission statements of two large U.S. public business university systems inspiring? You decide! International Journal for Business Education.

Hua, Sharon (Shaowen)

  • Hua, S., Sun, X., Zhao, L., & Chen, H. (in press, 2023).  Does Tone at the Top Affect Internal Control Quality? Pan-Pacific Journal of Business Research.

Lin, Jenny

  • Hopkins, M., Lin, J., & Nariswari, A. (in press, 2023).  Collaborative Technology in a Hybrid Learning Context: Exploring Feeling at Ease and Perceived Learning among College Students. International Journal of Educational Management.

Nariswari, Angeline

  • Hopkins, M., Lin, J., & Nariswari, A. (in press, 2023). Collaborative Technology in a Hybrid Learning Context: Exploring Feeling at Ease and Perceived Learning among College Students. International Journal of Educational Management.
  • Nariswari, Angeline, Vargo, S. L., Fehrer, J. A. , Wieland, H., & Nariswari, A. (in press, 2023). The nature and fundamental elements of digital service innovation. Journal of Service Management.
  • Nariswari    Angeline    Nariswari, A., Chen, Q., & Alden, D. L. (2023). Toward a Common Customer Identity Framework for Managing Participatory Marketing Communication Campaigns. Journal of Advertising.

Schaap, James

  • Schaap, J. I. & Gonzalez, A. F. (in press, 2023). Are the mission statements of two large U.S. public business university systems inspiring? You decide! International Journal for Business Education.

Schneider, Gary

  • Wood, D. A., Achhpilia, M. P., Adams, M. T., Sanaz, A., Schneider, G. P., et. al. (2023) The ChatGPT Artificial Intelligence Chatbot: How Well Does It Answer Accounting Assessment Questions? Issues in Accounting Education, 38 (4), 1-28.

Shakya, Sumadhur

  • Wilson, W. & Shakya, S. (2023). Quantifying impacts of competition and demand on the risk for fertilizer plant locations. Journal of Commodity Markets, 30 (100326).

Wieland, Heiko

  • Vargo, S. L., Fehrer, J. A. , Wieland, H., & Nariswari, A. (in press, 2023). The nature and fundamental elements of digital service innovation. Journal of Service Management.
  • Hartmann, N. N., Wieland, H., Gustafson, B., & Habel, J. (2023). Research on sales and ethics: Mapping the past and charting the future. Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science.

View more articles published by faculty for each academic year below.

Clockwise from top left: Alexis Lee, Manal Masri, Armel Djangone, Gretchen Melvin

 

Welcome to our new faculty members!

  • Choonghyoung "Alexis" Lee, Assistant Professor, Sustainable Hospitality Management
  • Manal Masri, Lecturer, Information Systems
  • Armel Djangone, Visiting Professor, Information Systems
  • Gretchen Melvin, Lecturer Sustainable Hospitality Management

AY 2023 Faculty promotions/tenure awards:

  • Mohamed Abouzahra - Tenured; Promoted to Associate Professor
  • Sharon Hua - Tenured; Promoted to Associate Professor
  • Jennifer Kuan -Tenured; Promoted to Associate Professor
  • Mary Anne Majadillas -Tenured; Promoted to Full Professor
  • Joel Ryman -Tenured; Promoted to Full Professor

Congratulations to our esteemed faculty!

The MBA Program has a new leadership team!

(Pictured left to right.)

  • Rachael Kehoe, MBA Program Associate Director
  • Jenny Lin, MBA Program Academic Director
  • Susan Harker, MBA Program Director

College of Business faculty, Jennifer Kuan and Jenny Lin, help create Stock Prof

Faculty from the College of Business, Jennifer Kuan and Jenny Lin, and the Cinematic Arts Department teamed up with a UROC student to create Stock Prof, a series of Youtube videos explaining what a stock is, why the stock market exists, and who should invest in stocks.

Paige Viren played a pivotal role in advancing the interests of California's travel industry on May 16th in Sacramento

California Travel Association Tourism Advocacy Day: SHM Executive Director Paige Viren Joins Forces to Boost California's Thriving Tourism Industry

Spring 2023 Highlights

Dr. Alexis Lee - Sustainable Hospitality Management Program Faculty

Alexis Lee

 

Welcome, Dr. Alexis Lee!

We are delighted to announce the exciting addition of Dr. Choonghyoung "Alexis" Lee to our faculty! Dr. Lee will join us in fall 2023 as a professor in the Sustainable Hospitality Management program! Read more.

Articles Published in Peer-reviewed Academic Journals

(added in Spring 2023)

Chou, Chi-Chun

  • Chou, C. (in press, 2022).  Implementing a Multichain Framework Using Hyperledger for Supply Chain Transparency in a Dynamic Partnership: A Feasibility Study. Computers & Industrial Engineering.

Dahan, Nicolas   

  • Azuma, K., Dahan, N., & Doh, J. (2023).  Shareholder Reaction to Corporate Philanthropic After a Natural Disaster: An Empirical Exploration of the 'Signaling Financial Prospects' Explanation. Asia Pacific Journal of Management.

Lin, Jenny   

  • Vijayalakshmi, A. & Lin, M. (2022).  Empowering Mothers for their Adolescent Children's Educational Expenditures Through Social Media Usage. International Journal of Consumer Studies.
  • Lin, M., Jones, W., & Childers, T. (2023). Neuromarketing as a Scale Validation Tool: Understanding Individual Differences based on the Style of Processing Scale in Affective Judgements. Journal of Consumer Behaviour.

Heiko, Wieland

  • Vargo, S. L., Wieland, H., & O'Brien, M. (2023).  Service-dominant logic as a unifying theoretical framework for the re-institutionalization of the marketing discipline. Journal of Business Research.

View more articles published by faculty for each academic year below.

Congratulations to our outstanding faculty!
May 1, 2023 – Three College of Business Faculty received 2022-23 CSUMB Faculty Awards presented at a live ceremony. 
 
• Leslie Boni – Outstanding Department Chair

• Susan Harker – Outstanding Mentoring

 
• Jeffrey Froshman – Outstanding Community Service and Professional Application
Maj-Britt Kimm

Maj-Britt Kimm

 

Maj-Britt Kimm was awarded the 2023 USDA HSI (E. Kika De La Garza) Fellowship

April 27, 2023 – College of Business lecturer and ACCESS Program coordinator Maj-Britt Kimm will be part of a dynamic network of leaders from academia and government working to advance the excellence of education at Hispanic-Serving Institutions. The fellowship program will be held in Washington, DC July 10-14, 2023.

Sumadhur Shakya and Scott Fausti

Sumadhur Shakya (L) and Scott Fausti (R)

 

Agribusiness Concentration Faculty share insights on impact of Parajo floods

April 6, 2023 – Dr. Sumadhur Shakya & Dr. Scott Fausti share their insights on the impact of the recent flooding in the Pajaro area of Monterey County in a CSUMB News article. Read the article.

April 16, 2023 – Dr. Scott Fausti was interviewed by Dennis Taylor for a Monterey Herald article titled "Salinas Valley growers say much of flood damage due to choked river."

Chi-Chun Chou

Chi-Chun Chou

 

 

Dr. Chi-Chun Chou to serve on JIS Editorial Board

April 1. 2023 – Dr. Chi-Chun Chou has been invited by the Senior Editors of the Journal of Information Systems (JIS) to serve on the Editorial (Review) Board for 2023–2025. JIS is an AAA (American Accounting Association) journal and is also an A journal in the ABDC (Australian Business Deans Council) list. Learn more.

Babita Gupta and Christina Zhang

Dr. Babita Gupta and Dr. Christina Zhang

 

Dr. Babita Gupta & Dr. Christina Zhang presented at AACSB Innovative Curriculum Conference

March 20, 2023 – Sixty-five conference participants attended the 30-minute presentation titled, "Using Student Voice to Improve the Quality of the Program: Best practices for utilizing the ‘student voice’ as a meaningful indirect measure for data-driven continuous improvement." Read more

Accounting faculty and student ambassador presenting to high school students

 

Accounting Seeding Project Outreach
March 17, 2023 – Accounting faculty, Gary Schneider, Sharon Hua, and student Berenice Lemus share about the academic path and careers in accounting with 152 sophomores and juniors at Greenfield Highschool. This is part of an "Accounting Seeding Project" outreach to local area high schools and community colleges.

Paige Viren and Angel González

Paige Viren and Angel González

 

Outreach: Sustainable Hospitality Management Program encourages the next generation of hospitality and tourism leaders - Program Executive Director Dr. Paige Viren and Professor Angel González presented to six different classes at Marina High School's Culinary program. Read more.

Heather Duplaisir

Heather Duplaisir

 

Professor Heather Duplaisir's students in the Sustainable Hospitality Management Program assist with research and writing "World’s Ten Best Ethical Destinations" Report

The online publication Ethical Traveler included this acknowledgment at the bottom of the online article: "for invaluable assistance with research and writing, we thank Professor Heather Duplaisir and her students in the Sustainable Hospitality Management Program at California State University Monterey Bay and in the Public Health and Recreation Department at San Jose State University: Karen Aguirre, Tatum Bachmeier, Danae Bravo, Kristina Burk, Kalanna Eldridge, Maureen Grzan-Pieracci, Sydney Hammett, Evan Huang, Matt Kwong, Julian Lopez, Michael Meyer, Samuel Nieves, Jack Oliver, Joanne Rivera Arce, Kimberly Romero-Gomez, and Maria Talania. Read the full article.

COB Awards at Annual Faculty and Staff Appreciation Breakfast – January 18, 2023
  • Mary Jo Zenk was honored for ten years of service.
  • Sumadhur Shakya was recognized as a President's Faculty Awards nominee.
  • Aaron Snyder received his Master of Science Degree in Instructional Design and Technology.

Fall 2022 Highlights

The 2022 fall semester saw many amazing achievements by our faculty in their pursuit of scholarly research and their success in having numerous articles published in high-ranking academic journals.

This is in addition to teaching, advising, committee work, student advising/mentoring, professional development/involvement, and campus and community engagement. We are indeed fortunate to have intellectually engaged faculty who are also enthusiastically supportive of our programs and our students.

Please view our faculty's fall 2022 awards, achievements, and publications below.

Eduardo Aparicio, CSUMB student

Eduardo Aparicio, BSBA '22

 

Assistant Professor of Information Systems and UROC student co-authored a research article published in an A-ranked journal

UROC student Eduardo Aparicio and his faculty mentor, Dr. Shwadhin Sharma, had their co-authored article published in the A-ranked journal, Computers & Security. Eduardo is a CSUMB College of Business alum who graduated in May 2022.

Sharma, S., & Aparicio, E. "Organizational and team culture as antecedents of protection motivation among IT employees." Computers & Security (2022).

Summer 2022 Highlights

Dr. Scott Fausti

Dr. Scott Fausti

 

  • Dr. Scott Fausti – Western Agricultural Economics Association (WAEA) Fellow

June 28, 2022 – Professor Scott Fausti was recognized as a Western Agricultural Economics Association (WAEA) Fellow for his contributions in the field of agricultural economics. The award was presented by WAEA President, Glynn Tonser (R), at the association's annual meeting in Santa Fe, NM. Dr. Fausti is a professor of agribusiness and Professor Emeritus, Dept of Economics, South Dakota State University. He is a faculty lead for the BSBA program's agribusiness concentration and CSUMB's Agribusiness Club advisor. Dr. Fausti regularly publishes his research in highly ranked academic and industry journals. View his bio and selected works here.

Paige Viren photo

Dr. Paige Viren

 

  • Dr. Paige Viren leads a team of researchers to examine climate change and tourism

Dr. Paige Viren, Executive Director of the Sustainable Hospitality & Tourism Program, recently led a team of researchers from CDUMB, San Francisco State University, and Texas A&M that partnered with the United Nations World Travel Organization (UNWTO) to examine climate change and tourism. The research team published a report titled, “Frequent Travelers, Climate and What to Do: Travelers Share Their Thoughts.” Read details about the findings here.

June 2022 Dean's Message: A tribute to College of Business faculty and staff excellence

Marylou Shockley

Dr. Marylou Shockley

Please read Dr. Marylou Shockley's Dean's Message in the June 2022 newsletter with her reflections on the 2022-23 academic year and tribute to the contributions and achievements of our wonderful faculty and staff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 2022 Highlights

Dr. Jenny Lin

Dr. Jenny Lin

Associate Professor of Marketing Jenny Lin co-authors research with students

Dr. Jenny Lin (R) co-authored an article with three COB students, Gagandeep Choongh, Erika Hernandez-Gonzalez, and Karla Corres Luna (BSBA '17), titled "Get Acquainted: Learnings from Collecting Data for a Cross-Cultural Research Project in a Foreign Country." The article was accepted for publication in the SAGE Research Method Case collection in February 2022.

Dr. Jenny Lin named Fulbright Scholar

In addition to Dr. Lin's research and publishing activities and her ongoing dedication to mentoring student researchers, she has been named as a Fulbright Scholar for the 2022-23 school year. We congratulate Dr. Lin on this prestigious honor and wish her the best as she prepares to travel to Taipei, Taiwan, this fall to spend the year doing research at National ChengChi University. 

Information Systems Faculty publish research in A-ranked academic journals on climate change; "technostress"

Dr. Babita Gupta

Dr. Babita Gupta

Dr. Babita Gupta published an article in International Journal of Information Management titled, "Climate change and COP26: Are digital technologies and information management part of the problem or the solution? An editorial reflection and call to action." View abstract and find the link to the open-access article. 

Dr. Shwadhin Sharma

Dr. Shwadhin Sharma

Dr. Shwadhin Sharma and Dr. Babita Gupta co-authored an article in the Journal of Information Technology & People titled, “Investigating the role of technostress, cognitive appraisal and coping strategies on students' learning performance in higher education: a multidimensional transactional theory of stress approach.” View abstract to learn more.

Dr. Angel Gonzales and Dr. Paige Viren received Best Paper Award for the Education Track at the West CHRIE Conference

Congratulations to Angel Gonzalez and Paige Viren for receiving the 2022 Best Paper Award for the Education Track at the West CHRIE Conference in February, 2022, for their submission "Meaningful Learning Experiences: Improving Student Retention through Application." CHRIE is the Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education.

 

Fall 2021 Highlights

Chi-Chun Chou and Gary Schneider
Dr. Chi-Chun Chou (L) and Dr. Gary Schneider (R)

Dr. Chi-Chun Chou and Dr. Gary Schneider co-authored an article in the Journal of Information Systems

September 2021 – Dr. Chi-Chun Chou and Dr. Gary Schneider with three other co-authors, had their paper, "Using Smart Contracts to Establish Decentralized Accounting Contracts: An Example of Revenue Recognition," published in the Journal of Information Systems, an A-ranked journal of the American Accounting Association. In the article, they develop a design model of decentralized accounting contracts. They also demonstrate blockchain implementations of these smart contracts for recognizing revenue and discuss the implications for businesses, regulatory agencies, and the accounting profession.

Dr. Jenny Lin (L) and Dr. Karlee Posteher (R)
Dr. Jenny Lin (L) and Dr. Karlee Posteher (R)

Dr. Jenny Lin and Dr. Karlee Posteher presented research at the 2021 Association for Consumer Research (ACR) Conference

October 2021 – Dr. Jenny Lin and Dr. Karlee Posteher participated in the Association for Consumer Research (ACR) Conference, a top marketing conference held virtually October 28 - 30, 2021. Dr. Lin organized a special session titled, "Do parents know best?: Parental identities and motivations in driving decisions related to their children’s well-being," during which four research papers were presented on the topic.

One of the four research papers was by Dr. Lin and her co-author, Akshaya Vijayalakshmi from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India. Their paper was titled, "Social Media Tools to Empower Mothers for their Children’s Educational Growth."

Dr. Posteher also presented a research paper with her co-author, Alaina M. Hansom from Arizona State University, titled, "Parental Spending on Youth Sports: Motivations and Expected Return on Investment."

Both papers examine how parents are the key decision-makers in investments and resource allocation, which is critical in family financial planning and decision making. These decisions are relevant not only to their children’s growth and wellbeing, but parental decisions also often reflect parental identity. The ACR Conference special session and research papers presented have great implications for responsible business.

Scott Fausti
                Dr. Scott Fausti

Dr. Scott Fausti Serves as Guest Editor, Publishes Research in the Area of Precision Agriculture 

Dr. Scott Fausti was invited to serve as guest editor for a special issue in the Western Economic Forum Fall 2021: Precision Agriculture: Trends, Issues, and Application to Production in the U.S. 

Dr. Fausti also published the following papers in the fall of 2021:

1.) Fausti, S. W., Erickson, B., Clay, S., & Clay, D., The Custom Service Industry’s Role in Precision Agriculture Adoption: A Literature Review. Western Economic Forum Western Economic Forum, Vol. 19 No. 2, 2021: pp. 59-68.

2.) Fausti, S. W., Erickson, B., Clay, S., & Clay, D., Is the Custom Service Industry’s Role in Precision Agriculture Linked to Workforce Development? Western Economic Forum, Vol. 19 No. 2, 2021: pp. 69-79.

3.) Erickson, B., & Fausti, S., The Role of Precision Agriculture in Food Security. Agronomy Journal (2021). In press.

Caleb Bernacchio
        Dr. Caleb Bernacchio

Dr. Caleb Bernacchio Presented at a Workshop at The Wharton School  

Dr. Caleb Bernacchio presented a paper titled "Experimentation, Innovation, and Virtue” for the virtual Zicklin Normative Business Ethics Workshop at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, on December 10th. The audience included Wharton faculty and a number of other business ethicists. Much of Dr. Bernacchio’s research is in the area of business ethics, an essential part of the Quintuple Bottom Line covered in the College's Responsible Business-focused curriculum.

Marylou Shockley
       Dr. Marylou Shockley

Dr. Marylou Shockley Co-Authored a Book on Sustainable Dentistry

Dr. Marylou Shockley co-authored a book titled The Sustainable Dentist (© 2021) which addresses topics related to responsible business for the Dental industry. Dr. Shockley and her co-authors present an all-inclusive way of thinking that benefits both patients and the environment while enhancing the financial bottom line. This innovative book offers leadership tips, practice examples, techniques, and case studies to help dentists achieve sustainability in their practices. Dr. Shockley is a professor of management and the Interim Dean of the College of Business.

Spring 2021 Highlights

Photos of Dr. Angel González and Dr. James Schaap
Dr. Angel González (L) and Dr. James Schaap (R)

Dr. Angel González and Dr. James Schaap co-author two published articles

Dr. Angel Gonzalez and Dr. James Schaap published two articles in The E-Journal of Business and Economic Issues of Southern University and A&M College. .

  • Are the Vision Statements of Fortune 50 Companies Convincing? You Can Make That Decision.
  • The Growth of the Native American Gaming Industry: An Update.

Dr. Angel González is an Assistant Professor in the in the Sustainable Hospitality Management B.S. degree program, with a Ph. D. in Human Sciences-Hotel & Restaurant Administration. Dr. James Schaap is an Adjunct Professor with a Ph.D. in Human and Organization Development.

Photos of Dr. Liz Adair (L) and Dr. Jenn Kauan (R)
Dr. Liz Adair (L) and Dr. Jennifer Kuan (R)

Dr. Liz Adair and Dr. Jenny Kuan had articles accepted in top-ranked journals

Feb 2021 – The College of Business is delighted to announce Dr. Liz Adair's article acceptance at the Journal of Applied Psychology and Dr. Jenny Kuan's article acceptance at Academy of Management Review, both top-ranked journals. Dr. Adair is an Assistant Professor of Management and Dr. Kuan is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship.

This follows Dr. Heiko Wieland's 2018 article which won the Maynard Prize award for best conceptual paper in the Journal of Marketing. Read more about the  by College of Business Faculty, including Dr. Scott Fausti, Dr. Shwadhin Sharma, Dr. Mohamed Abouzahra, and others.

Dr. Mohamed Abouzahra, Assistant Professor of Information Systems, published an article in the A* European Journal of Information Systems

Effective Use of Information Technologies by Seniors: The Case of Wearable Device Use

Jan 2021 – Healthcare is an area that has benefitted from the developments in wearable device technology. Seniors, who usually suffer from multiple comorbidities, are among the target users of these devices, and research has shown potential health benefits for seniors when they use these devices effectively. However, the adoption rate of wearable devices. . . (read more at Taylor & Francis Online)

Dr. Heiko Wieland, Professor of Marketing, published an article in the A-ranked Journal of Business Research

Jan 2021 –  Dr. Wieland's article titled, "Social anxiety and salesperson performance: The roles of mindful acceptance and perceived sales manager support," in the Journal of Business Research, discusses how social anxiety affects salespeople and how little is known about its association with salesperson performance and the resources that might alleviate its presumably negative impact. Read more here.

Fall 2020 Highlights

Dr. Mohamed Abouzahra
Dr. Mohamed Abouzahra

Dr. Mohamed Abouzahra, Assistant Professor of Information Systems, co-authored an article published in multiple journals

Wearable device adoption among older adults: A mixed-methods study – International Journal of Information Management

December, 2020 – Recently, the popularity of smart wearable technologies, such as Fitbit, has significantly increased. There are numerous potential benefits to using these devices, especially among seniors. Yet, little is known about seniors’ adoption behavior. Through a mixed-methods approach, Dr. Abouzahra and his co-authors investigate the factors that impact seniors’ intention to use wearable devices. Read the abstract.

Farivar, S., Abouzahra, M., Ghasemaghaei, M., (2020), "Wearable device adoption among older adults: A mixed-methods study," International Journal of Information Management 55, 102209.

Twitter vs. Zika: The role of social media in epidemic outbreaks surveillance – Health Policy and Technology

November, 2020 – While Twitter can be used to augment current epidemic tracking systems, it cannot replace them. Dr. Abouzahra and his co-author identified the digital divide and threat of misleading information as two factors that limit the dependence on Twitter as an epidemic tracking system. Read the full article.

Abouzahra, M., Tan, J., (2020), "Twitter vs. Zika—The role of social media in epidemic outbreaks surveillance," Health Policy and Technology.

Dr. Heiko Wieland, Professor of Marketing, co-authored an article published in the Journal of Personal Selling & Sales Management

Dr. Heiko Wieland
Dr. Heiko Wieland

Advancing sales theory through a holistic view: how social structures frame selling

October, 2020 – Sales research is increasingly recognizing the blending of salesperson responsibilities, the growing number of interactions involved in sales processes and activities, and the nonlinear nature of value (co)creation. This has resulted in a shift towards more holistic and systemic views to explain selling and sales-related phenomena. In this article, Dr. Wieland and his co-authors adopt such a view to examine broader social structures and argue that recognizing their overlapping and nested nature is important to understanding sales processes. Read the full article.

Hartmann, N.N., Wieland, H., Vargo, S.L., Ahearne, M., "Advancing sales theory through a holistic view: how social structures frame selling," Journal of Personal Selling & Sales Management 40 (4), 221-226

Summer 2020 Highlights

Dr. Babita Gupta
Dr. Babita Gupta

Dr. Babita Gupta, Professor of Information Systems, co-authored an article published in the International Journal of Information Management

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on information management research and practice: Transforming education, work and life

July, 2020 – In this article, Dr. Gupta presents an assessment of the key challenges of COVID-19 through an Information Systems and Information Management lens. The pandemic has forced governments and decision-makers to reassess the use of IS and technology. AI could engender better, more informed decision making during crisis management scenarios. Privacy and security are key underlying concerns for many citizens during the pandemic. Read the abstract.

Dwivedi, YK; Hughes, DL; Coombs, C; Constantiou, I; Duan, Y; Edwards, JS; Gupta, B; Lal, B; Misra, S; Prashant, P; Raman, R (2020), "Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on information management research and practice: Transforming education, work and life", International Journal of Information Management. 2020 Jul 31:102211.

Dr. Mohamed Abouzahra
Dr. Mohamed Abouzahra

The antecedents and results of seniors’ use of activity tracking wearable devices – Health Policy and Technology

June, 2020 – Seniors’ use of wearable devices is a complex process that involves the interactions of social, psychological, and technological factors. By understanding these factors, we can develop strategies to enhance seniors’ use of wearable devices and improve their overall health and quality of life. Full details and citation.

Spring 2020 Highlights

Dr. Jenny Lin
Dr. Jenny Lin

Dr. Jenny Lin, Assistant Professor of Marketing, co-authored an article published in the Journal of Advertising.

“Evaluating adolescents’ responses to Internet ads: Role of ad skepticism, Internet literacy, and parental mediation.”

May, 2020 – This paper is part of a wider project developed by Dr. Lin and her coauthors to understand parents' role in shaping their children's internet ad and social media literacy. "We collected dyadic data from both the parents and the children to understand the elaborative process that occurs from both parental mediation strategies used," Dr. Lin explained. "We find that such strategies are driven by parental style and other factors, leading to differential outcomes in children's responses to online ads. This is the third paper published from this project."

In this article, adolescents’ responses are compared to two formats (easily recognizable versus not easily recognizable) internet ads. We find that internet literacy and ad skepticism are necessary for adolescents to effectively apply persuasion knowledge to identify both ad formats. Second, the research demonstrates that parental mediation and parents’ levels of Internet skills are critical for children’s development of Internet literacy. As a result, this article advances our understanding of adolescents’ responses to different Internet ad formats and the influential role of parental mediation in facilitating children’s development of such skills. Read the article abstract.

Articles in this series:

Vijayalakshmi, A., Lin, M. -H., and Laczniak, R. (2020), “Evaluating adolescents’ responses to Internet ads: Role of ad skepticism, Internet literacy, and parental mediation,” Journal of Advertising, 49(3), 292-308.

Lin, M. -H., Vijayalakshmi, A., & Laczniak, R. N. (2019), “Toward an Understanding of Parental Views and Actions on Social Media Influencers Targeted at Adolescents: The Roles of Parents’ Social Media Use and Empowerment,” Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 2664.

Vijayalakshmi, A., Lin, M. -H., and Laczniak, R. (2018), “Managing Children’s Internet Advertising Experiences: Parental Preferences for Regulation,” Journal of Consumer Affairs.

Dr. Shwadhin Sharma
Dr. Shwadhin Sharma

Dr. Shwadhin Sharma, Associate Professor of Information Systems, authored an article published in the International Journal of Information Management

I want it my way: Using consumerism and neutralization theory to understand students’ cyberslacking behavior

April, 2020 – In this study,  examines the cyberslacking behavior of students in a classroom environment. An online survey of 303 students was conducted and the role of consumerism and neutralization were explored. Neutralization techniques were found to positively impact cyberslacking behavior. Consumerism impacted cyberslacking behavior by influencing neutralization. .

Sharma, S. (2020). I want it my way: Using consumerism and neutralization theory to understand students’ cyberslacking behavior. International Journal of Information Management, 53, 102131.

Dr. Christina Zhang
Dr. Christina Zhang

Dr. Christina Zhang co-authored an article in the Journal of Accounting and Finance.

"A Model of the IPO Underwriting Contract"

April, 2020 – In their article published in the Journal of Accounting and Finance Dr. Zhang and her co-authors discuss the relationship between the IPO firm and bridge investors who supply the capital, highlighting a model that gives a new understanding of IPO pricing and allocations. Read the abstract.

Zhang, C., Altınkılıç, O., Banerjee, S., & Hansen, R. S. (2020). A Model of the IPO Underwriting Contract. Journal of Accounting and Finance. Vol 20, No 1.

D. Zhang has also co-authored an article due to appear soon in the Journal of Finance Case Research. The article is titled, "Evaluating Alternative Cash Delivery Business Models: The Case Of GUFS Finance In India." Three of her four co-authors are from CSUMB College of Business, including Dr. Shyam Kamath, Alfred Budris, and Maria Ruess.

Dr. Heiko Wieland
Dr. Heiko Wieland

Dr. Heiko Wieland published two articles in the Journal of Business Research

A Systemic Business Model Design Logic for the Circular Economy

February, 2020 – In this study, Dr. Wieland and his co-author promote an institutional perspective that shows that all business practices are part of larger societal and ecological systems. Full details and citation.

Rethinking the Role of Diffusion in Innovation: A Service- Ecosystems and Institutional Perspective

February, 2020 – In this article, Dr. Wieland and his co-authors develop a theoretical framework for rethinking the process of diffusion in innovation, using a service-centered, ecosystems, and institutional lens. This framework helps to overcome narrow conceptions that separate technological aspects of innovation from processes of diffusion or adoption and highlights the importance of institutional change. Full details and citation.