Current Faculty Research

Our faculty members are active researchers in a variety of very interesting areas.  You can see a summary of each faculty member’s research for the past five years by clicking on the faculty member’s name on our faculty page.

Here are our professors’ publications for 2010 and earlier.  Please feel free to contact any professor to talk with him or her about their research.


2010 Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

  1. “Ameritech in the Philippines: Failure to Adjust to Filipino Cultural Norms?” Journal of the International Academy of Case Studies,16(1), pp. 87-92. Rarick, Charles A., Arifin Angriawan, and Inge Nickerson, 2010
  2. “A Comparative Study of U.S. and Chinese Corporate Mission Statement,” International Journal of Strategic Management, 10(1), pp. 39-48. Angriawan, Arifin, Casimir Barczyk, Kasia Firlej, Charles Rarick, and Inge Nickerson, 2010
  3. “Chief Executive Network Ties and Environmental Scanning: An Empirical Examination,” Strategic Management Review, 4(1), pp. 30-43. Abebe, Michael, Arifin Angriawan, and Huy Tran, 2010
  4. “Mentoring Professors:  A Model for Developing Quality Online Instructors and Courses in Higher Education,” International Journal on E-Learning, Volume 9, 1, 7-26, with Janet Buckenmeyer and Lori Feldman, 2010
  5. Rarick, Charles A. and T. Han. Islamic Finance: Panacea for the Global Financial System? Journal of Applied Business and Economics. 11(3), 2010.
  6. Rarick, Charles A. and T. Han.  Economic Sanctions Revisited: Additional Reasons Why They Fail. Economic Affairs. 30 (2), 2010.
  7. “Customer Risk Perceptions of Internet Banking – A Study in Turkey”, Journal of Applied Business Research; December 2010 with Osman Demirdogen, Sukru Yapralki and Kemal Yilmaz,
  8. Lucas, John, “Case Study:  Possible Demotion of a Long-Time and Faithful Employee,” Journal of Business Case Studies, March/April 2010, Volume 6, Number 2, pp. 47-48.
  9. Lucas, John, “Did the Labor Contracts Between the UAW and the Big Three Automakers Work?”  American Journal of Business Education, January 2010, Volume 3, Number 1, pp. 9-13 with Jonathan Furdek.
  10. Combs, G., Clapp-Smith, R., & Nadkarni, S. (2010). Managing BPO service workers in India: Examining hope on performance outcomes. Human Resource Management, 49 (3).

Refereed Proceedings

  1. “Managerial and Competitive Predictors of Exploration and Exploitation Activities in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises,” Academy of Management Conference, Montreal, Canada. Abebe, Michael, and Arifin Angriawan, 2010
  2. Barczyk, Casimir (2010) “A Comparison of Faculty Attitudes on Student Breeches of Academic Integrity at Institutions of Higher Education,”  Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the 2010 Mountain Plains Management Association, CD-ROM, with Alan Hamlin, James Frost, and Yehuda Peled.
  3. Barczyk, Casimir (2010), “Social Networking Media: Applications for a Human Resource Management Course,” Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the 2010 Mountain Plains Management Association, CD-ROM.
  4. Barczyk, Casimir (2010), “Designing Effective Online Course Development Programs: Key Characteristics for Far-Reaching Impact,” American Educational Research Association.
  5. Barczyk, Casimir (2010), “Multiple Quality Improvement Systems and Management Tools: An Approach for Competitive Advantage,” Proceedings of the 2010 Annual Meeting – Israel Society for Quality,  CD-ROM, with David Job and Gideon Falk, 2010
  6. Rarick, Charles A., M. Duchatelet, and L. Feldman.  Maya Works: Advancing Capitalism through Social Enterprise. Proceedings of the International Academy of Case Studies. 17(2), 2010.
  7. Barczyk. C., G. Falk, L. Feldman, and C. Rarick. Alibaba: The Chinese Dragon of E-Commerce. Proceedings of the International Academy for Case Studies. 17(2), 2010.  (Research version of paper awarded the Distinguished Research Award).
  8. Rarick, Charles A. Power-Dependency Theory as a Moderator in the Success of Economic Sanctions. Proceedings of the 3rd International Colloquium on Business and Management. January 2010.
  9. Gideon Falk. Does the Use of External Information Sources Impact Quality? Proceedings of the 18th International Conference of the Israeli Society of Quality, CD-ROM, Nov. 2010, with Dr. Daniel Galin
  10. “A Communication Challenge: How to Effectively Communicate an Organizational Change (a Recycling Program)?”, Proceedings of the International Academy of Business Disciplines, 2010.
  11. Is There A Crack In The Glass Ceiling? Proceeding of the North American Management Society, March, 2010
  12. Can The U.S. Society Be Improved By Adopting TQM? Proceeding of the Business and Society Association, MBAAI, March, 2010
  13. “Understanding Students’ Needs for and Expectations of Academic Advising Services: The Case of a Comprehensive, Urban, Commuter University,” 2010 MBAA International Conference Proceedings with Lori Feldman, 2010
  14. “How Ethnic Retailers Can Capitalize on Multiethnic Retail Landscape of the U.S. to Grow Its Businesses: A Case of Korean Supermarket Chain,” 2010 Marketing Management Association Conference Proceedings with Kasia Firlej, 2010
  15. Lucas, John, “What is the Future for the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA)?”  Thirty-first Annual International Industrial Relations and Human Resources  Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, October 2010
  16. Lucas, John, “Case Study:  Horseplay in the Workplace,”  Tenth Annual IBER & ITLC Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 2010
  17. Lucas, John, “Will the Pension Protection Act Protect Defined Benefit Pensions?”  Tenth Annual IBER & ITLC Conference, (Best Paper Award), Las Vegas, Nevada, with Jonathan Furdek, October 2010
  18. Ruth, D. & Conners, S. E., Distance learning in a core business class: determinants of success in leaning outcome and post-course performance, Proceedings of the Academy of Educational Leadership, Vol,15,No 1, New Orleans, 2010.
  19. Ruth, D. & Conners, S. E., First, second, or simultaneously? The influence of course ordering on student outcomes in entrepreneurship and management education, Proceedings of the Academy of Entrepreneurship,Vol.16, No 1, New Orleans, 2010.
  20. Hixon, E., Buckenmeyer, J., Barczyk, C., & Feldman, L. (2010, May). Designing effective online course development programs: Key characteristics for far-reaching impact. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Denver, CO
  21. Buckenmeyer, J., Hixon, E., Barczyk, C., Feldman, L. & Freitas, D. (2010). Wanted: Quality Online Instructors and Courses? Try this Successful Mentoring Model. In J. Sanchez & K. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2010 (pp. 921-926). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
  22. Junyong Kim and Lori Feldman (2010) “Understanding Students’ Needs for and Expectations of Academic Advising Services: The Case of a Comprehensive, Urban, Commuter University,” Proceedings of the Marketing Management Association.  Won outstanding paper award for services marketing track.

Forthcoming Publications

  1. “BYD of China: Electrifying the World’s Automotive market,” Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies, Charles A. Rarick, Kasia Firlej, and Arifin Angriawan, forthcoming.
  2. “CEO Power and Organizational Turnaround in Declining Firms: Does Environment Play a Role?” Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, Abebe, Michael, Arifin Angriawan, and Yanxin Liu, accepted and forthcoming
  3. “Chief Executive Background Characteristics and Scanning Emphasis: An Empirical Investigation,” Journal of Business Strategies, Angriawan, Arifin, and Michael Abebe, accepted and forthcoming
  4. “The Internationalization of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs): A Multilevel Integrative Framework, “International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Abebe, Michael, and Arifin Angriawan , accepted and forthcoming
  5. “Assessment of a University-Based Distance Education Mentoring Program from a Quality Management Perspective,”  forthcoming in Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, Volume 19, 1, 5-23, Casimir Barczyk, Janet Buckenmeyer, Lori Feldman, and Emily Hixon
  6. “Alibaba: Changing the Way Business is Conducted in the Information Economy,” forthcoming in Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies, Casimir Barczyk, Gideon Falk, Lori Feldman, and Charles Rarick
  7. Mich, Claudia C., Susan Conners, and Lori Feldman (2011), “The Impact of Experiential Learning on Sales Career Adversity,” Proceedings of the Allied Academies, Orlando, FL.  Mich, Claudia C. (2011), “The Many Faces of One Ethnicity: Food Consumption Across Segments,” Proceedings of the Marketing Management Association, Chicago, IL.
  8. Mich, Claudia C. (2011), “The Many Faces of One Ethnicity: Food Consumption Across Segments,” Proceedings of the Marketing Management Association, Chicago, IL.
  9. Rarick, Charles A. and A. Angriawan. International Management: Cases and Exercises. AuthorHouse. (Scheduled for 2011 publication)
  10. 10.  Rarick, Charles A., M. Duchatelet, and L. Feldman. Maya Works: Weaving Threads of Entrepreneurship in Guatemala. Journal of the International Academy of Case Studies. (forthcoming)
  11. John Lucas. “Will the Pension Protection Act Protect Defined Benefit Pensions?”  Journal of Pension Planning and Compliance, (accepted and forthcoming) Spring  2011.
  12. John Lucas. Case Study:  Horseplay in the Workplace, Journal of Business Case Studies, (accepted and forthcoming) March/April 2011.
  13. Kasia Firlej. “Is Responsible Green Marketing Possible?” case in progress accepted by for presentation at the annual 2011 MBAA conference, with Angela Crossin
  14. Kim, Junyong and Lori Feldman (2011), “Managing Academic Advising Services Quality: Understanding and Meeting Needs and Expectations of Different Student Segments,” Journal of Marketing Management.  Accepted and forthcoming.
  15. Buckenmeyer, Janet; Emily Hixon, Casimir Barczyk, and Lori Feldman, (2011) “Does Participation in a Faculty Distance Education Mentoring Program Comprehensively Improve Teaching Methods,” accepted and forthcoming in International Journal on E-Learning,


2009 Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Firlej, Kasia, (forthcoming) “Sears Holding Corporation Determining the Retailer’s Future:  One Management Trainee at a Time,” Journal of Academic and Business Ethics.
  • Barczyk, Casimir, Janet Buckenmeyer, and Lori Feldman, “Mentoring Professors: A Model for Developing Quality Online Instructors and Courses in Higher Education,” International Journal on E-Learning (forthcoming).
  • Husain, Jamaluddin, Osman Demirdogen, Sukru Yaprakli, and M.Kemal Yilmaz, “Customer Risk Peceptions of Internet Banking – A Study in Turkey,” Journal of Applied Business Research, (forthcoming).
  • Lucas, John J. “Case Study:  Possible Demotion of a Long-Time and Faithful Employee,” Jounal of Business Case Studies (forthcoming).

2009 Publications

Books

  • Rarick, Charles A. International Business: Cases and Exercises. AuthorHouse. 2009.

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Angriawan, Arifin and John Pearson, (2009) “Toward an Integrative Model of E-Relationship Development,” International Journal of Electronic Marketing & Retailing,” Vol. 2 No.3, pp.256-267
  • Thakur, Ramendra, John H. Summey, Siva K. Balasubramanian, Arifin Angriawan (2009), ” Inflicting pain for gain: Insights on the spam problem,” Innovative Marketing, Volume 5, Issue 1.
  • Dennis Vredenburg, Alan Hamlin, Casimir Barczyk, and Larry Carstenson (2009), Myths and Realities of College Retirement,” Mountain Plains Journal of Business and Economics, Opinions and Experiences, Volume 10.
  • Conners, S. E. & Brady, C., (2009) “The Importance of Business in the Equine Curriculum” accepted for Journal of Equine Veterinary Science.
  • Susan E. Conners and Lori S. Feldman (2009) “The Equine Industry as a Global Market,” Journal of Global Business Development,” forthcoming.
  • Firlej, Kasia (2009), “Lukoil’s Global Energy Reach: Is the Russian Oil Giant a Solid Investment?” Journal of Case Research in Business and Economics, volume 1.
  • Husain, Jamaluddin (2009), “Business Mentoring Practices Used at Purdue – Lessons Learnt,” The Business Review – Cambridge, December 2009.
  • Lucas, John J. and Jonathan Furdek (2009), “The Labor Agreements Between UAW and the Big Three Automakers: Good Economics or Bad Economics?” Journal of Business and Economics Research, Vol. 7, Number 1.
  • Lucas John J. and Jonathan Furdek, “Did the Labor Contracts between the UAW and the Big Three Automakers Work?”  Accepted and forthcoming.
  • Lucas, John, (2009) ”Did The Pension Protection Act (PPA) of 2006 Resolve the Pension Crisis in Corporate America?” American Journal of Business Education July 2009 Volume 2, Number 4, pp. 1-5.
  • Rarick, Charles and Thaung Han, (2010) “Economic Sanctions Revisited:  Additional Insight into Why They Fail,” Economic Affairs, June 2010.
  • Rarick, Charles A. (2009) “Mencius on Management: Implications of the Writings of China’s Second Sage,” Journal of Comparative International Management, 11(2).
  • Rarick, Charles. (2009) “Neo-Confucianism and Chinese Business Culture,” Advances in Management. February.
  • Rarick, Charles A., A. Angriawan, and I. Nickerson. AmeriTech in the Philippines: Failure to Adjust to Filipino Cultural Norms? Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies. (forthcoming)
  • Rarick, Charles A. (2009) “The Historical Roots of Chinese Cultural Values and Managerial Practices,” Journal of International Business Research, January.
  • Rarick, Charles A. (2009) Historical Antecedents of Chinese Business Ethics. Journal of Management Research. January.
  • Clapp-Smith R., Vogelgesang, G. R., & Avey, J. B. (2009) Authentic leadership and positive psychological capital: The mediating role of trust at the group level of analysis. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 15, 227-240.
  • Vogelgesang, G. R., Clapp-Smith, R., & Palmer, N. (in press).The role of authentic leadership and cultural intelligence in cross-cultural contexts: An objectivist perspective. International Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  • Angriawan, Arifin, Michael Abebe, and Tyson Ang (2009), “R&D and Firm Performance: The Moderating Role of the Proportion of Outside Directors,” Proceedings of the 40 th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, New Orleans, LA.
  • Michael Abebe, and Angriawan, Arifin (2009), “The Effect of Top Management Team Composition on Corporate Turnaround Performance under Environmental Stability and Turbulence,” Proceedings of the 40 th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, New Orleans, LA.
  • Casimir Barczyk, Janet Buckenmeyer, Lori Feldman, and Emily Hixon (2009) “A Quality Management Evaluation of the Distance Education Mentoring Program,” Proceedings of the 51st National Conference of the Mountain Plains Management Association, Grand Junction, CO.
  • Conners, S.E. & Brady, C. (2009) “Equine Experiential Learning Capstone Course” accepted for Proceedings of National Association Equine Affiliated Academies Conference, May.
  • Conners, S. E., (2009) “Equine Management as a Business Discipline,” Proceedings of Allied Academies International Conference, 2009.
  • Firlej, Kasia (2009), “Who will Dispose of my Electronic Junk:  The Global Problem of E-Waste,” presented at the International Conference on Business, Economics and Information Technology in Nagoya, Japan.
  • Lucas, John (2009),”Case Study:  Possible Demotion of a Long-Time and Faithful Employee,” IBER Business Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Rarick, Charles A. (2009) “Who Wants to be a Billionaire: Hyperinflation Strikes Zimbabwe.” International Conference on Business, Economics, and Information Technology 2008 Conference Proceedings, March 9-10.
  • Rarick, Charles (2009) “Daoism and the Religious Community Traditions: Their Influence on Chinese Managerial Theory,” Allied Academies National Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Rarick, Charles, Kasia Firlej, and Arifin Angriwan (2009) “BYD of China: Electrifying the World’s Automotive Market,” Allied Academies National Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Rarick, Charles (2009) “Rags2Riches: From Filipino Dump to Designer Fashion,” Midwest Academy of Management Conference, Chicago, IL

2008 Publications

Books

  • Rarick, Charles A. International Business: Cases and Exercises. Mc-Graw-Hill/Primis. 2008.
  • Rarick, Charles A. Confucius on Management: Ancient Advice for Modern Managers. McGraw-Hill/Primis. 2008. Revised edition of The Wisdom of Chinese Management.

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Angriawan, Arifin and Ramendra Thakur (2008), “A Parsimonious Model of the Antecedents and Consequence of Online Trust: An Uncertainty Perspective,” Journal of Internet Commerce, Vol. 7, Num. 1, pp. 74-94.
  • Conners, S.E., Green, L.C, Green, S. & Mick, M., (2008) Put a Leader on that Horse (Association), Journal of International Academy of Case Studies.
  • Lucas, John J. (2008), “An Update on 401(k) Plans in the United States,” Journal of Business & Economics Research, Vol 6, Num 5, pp. 105-109.
  • Lucas, John (2008) “Health Care Delivery Crisis in Corporate America.” Journal of Business and Economics Research Volume 6, Number 3, pp. 41-45.
  • Husain, Jamaluddin and Jay Jiwani (2008), “Microfinance: Effects of Contingent Incentive Programs on the Performance & Productivity of Loan Officers,” The Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge, Vol. 13, Num. 2 (In press).
  • Husain, Jamaluddin (2008), “Role of Micro-Finance Institutions in Reducing World Poverty: An Overview,” The Business Review, Cambridge, (forthcoming).
  • Rarick, Charles A. and I. Nickerson. BAHAMASAIR: National Airline of the Bahamas Considers Privatization. Online Journal of International Case Analysis. Vol. 1 (1), 2008.
  • Rarick, Charles A. (2008), “Asean’s Progression Towards Common Market Status: Pitfalls and Policy Prescriptions,” Journal of Global Business Issues, Vol. 2, Iss. 2.
  • Rarick, Charles A. and Martine Duchatelet (2008), “An Ethical Assessment of the Use of Economic Sanctions as a Tool of Foreign Policy,” Economic Affairs, June, pp. 49-52.
  • Rarick, Charles A. and Lori S. Feldman (2008), “Patagonia: Climbing to New Highs with a Smaller Carbon Footprint,” Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies Vol. 14 (7), 2008
  • Rarick, Charles A. and Kasia Firlej (2008), “Better Factories Cambodia: Hoping to Build a Country Void of Sweatshops,” Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies (in press).
  • Rarick, Charles A. and I. Nickerson. (2008), “Combining Classification Models for a Comprehensive Understanding of National Culture: Metaphorical Analysis and Value Judgments Applied to Burmese Culture,” Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict. Rarick, Charles A. and I. Nickerson. (2008), “Expanding Managerial Consciousness: Leadership Advice from the Bhagavad Gita.” Journal of Behavioral Studies in Business.
  • Rarick, Charles A. (2008), “San Miguel Corporation: Should a Beer Company Be a Public Service Provider?” Online Journal of Case Analysis. Vol. 1 No. 2 2008
  • Rarick, Charles A. (2008), “Confucius Revisited: An Analysis of the Dingzhou Analects for Managerial Application and Understanding in China and Beyond,” International Journal of Management Studies, 15(2) December, 2008

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  • Barczyk, Casimir (2008), “Knowledge Workers and Human Resource Management,” Paper presented at the North American Management Society Conference, Chicago, IL
  • Barczyk, Casimir, Janet Buckenmeyer, and Lori Feldman (2008), “Can Mentoring Help Professors Develop Quality Online Courses?” 50th National Meeting of the Mountain Plains Management Conference. Paper was selected as the Best Paper in the Pedagogy Track.
  • Falk, Gideon and D. Galin (2008), “Problem Identification, Encouragement Activities and Quality Improvement – The Israeli Experience” Proceedings of the 17th international Conference of the Israeli Society for Quality, CD – ROM.
  • Falk, Gideon (2008), “A Strategy for Goal Attainment: Achieving Quality at Work and Quality of Life” Proceedings of the 17th international Conference of the Israeli Society for Quality, CD – ROM.
  • D. Jobs, Gideon Falk, and Casimir Barczyk (2008), “Implementing both ISO 9001 and Lean Management to Gain a Competitive Advantage” Proceedings of the 17th international Conference of the Israeli Society for Quality, CD – ROM
  • Falk, Gideon (2008), “The Benefits and use of Poka Yoke, 5S and Problem Identification in Quality Improvement Programs” Proceedings of the Operations Management and Entrepreneurship Association, CD ROM.
  • Falk, Gideon (2008), “The cultural dimensions of Global Knowledge” presented at annual conference of the Indiana Academy of Social Sciences, New Albany Indiana, October 17, 2008
  • Husain, Jamaluddin (2008), “Role of Mentors in Enhancing Impact of Experiential Learning,” Paper presented at The 2008 College Teaching & Learning Conference, Salzberg, Austria.
  • Husain, Jamaluddin, Osman Demirdogen, Sukru Yapralki and Kemal Yilmaz (2008), “Customer Risk Perceptions of Internet Banking – A Study in Turkey,” Paper presented at The 2008 European Applied Business Research Conference, Rothenburg Germany. Paper was selected as the Best Paper in the session.
  • Husain, Jamaluddin, James Yackel, Berkley Honoroff, Phil Paige (2008), “An Outline of Business Mentoring Practices & Lessons Learnt at the Entrepreneurship Center of Purdue University Calumet,” Paper presented at the Operations Management Associatiation section of the MBAA International Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Palanski, M.E. (2008), “Need for integration as an alternative way of thinking about spiritual leadership,” Paper to be presented at the Academy of Management conference, Anaheim, CA.
  • Palanski, M.E. (2008), “Development of the Behavioral Frequency Integrity Scale as an alternative method for measuring behavioral integrity,” Paper to be presented as part of a symposium for the Academy of Management conference, Anaheim, CA.
  • Ruth, D. & Wolff J. 2008. “The Influence of Individual, Group and Disclosure Characteristics in Assessing the Commercial Patent” Presented at the 12th Annual Meeting of the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance in Dallas.
  • Wolff J & Ruth D. 2008. “Technology Commercialization as a Classroom Laboratory Exercise – Structuring the Unstructured.” Presented at the 12th Annual Meeting of the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance in Dallas.
  • Ruth D, Iyer D & Sharp B. 2008. “Innovative Output and the Decision to Acquire.” Presented at the Academy of Management Meetings in Anaheim.
  • Chandler GN & Ruth D. 2008. “Functional Heterogeneity, Unmet Expectations, and Interpersonal Conflict in New Venture Teams.” Presented at the Academy of Management Meetings in Anaheim.