University of Southern Indiana

Faculty Research


Refereed Articles

  • Celuch, K., Bourdeau, B., & Winkel, D. (2017). Entrepreneurial Identity: The Missing Link for Entrepreneurship Education. Journal of Entrepreneurship Education.
  • Celuch, K., Bourdeau, B., Khayum, M., & Townsend, L. (2016). The Role of the University in Accelerated Learning and Innovation as a Regional Ecosystem Integrator. Journal of Research in Innovative Teaching, 10 (1).
  • Celuch, K., Bourdeau, B., & Smothers, J. (2014). Thinking Innovatively About Teaching Innovation and Ideation: Getting Students to Think Differently. Journal of Research in Innovative Teaching, 7 (1).
  • Celuch, K., Bourdeau, B., Saxby, C., & Ehlen, C. (2014). "SME Internet Use: The Moderating Role of Normative Influence". Journal of Small Business Strategy, 24 (2).

Non-Refereed Articles

  • Bourdeau, B. (2019). A Unique Platform to Catalyze Open Innovation and Ecosystem Development. Evansville Business Journal.
  • Bourdeau, B. (2016). Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Needs a Kick-Start. Evansville Business Journal.
  • Bourdeau, B. (2013). The Persuasion of the Pitch. Evansville Business Journal.
  • Bourdeau, B. K. (2011). Innovation Large Or Small, It Moves Businesses To The Next Level. Evansville Business Journal.
  • Bourdeau, B. (2010). Best Advice For Budding Entrepreneurs. Evansville Business Journal.
  • Bourdeau, B. K. (2010). Creativity: An Essential Of An Entrepreneurial Mindset. Evansville Business Journal.

Research Grants
Funded

  • 2014: Bourdeau, B. The Major as Home Departmental Grants Competition, Principal Investigator, USI Academic Affairs.
  • 2009 [Year 1 of 2]: Bourdeau, B. The Major as Home Departmental Grants Competition. Traveled to ISU in Terre Haute Indiana for two days to attend Sycamore Business Advisors (SBA) student presentations and conduct research with founding faculty of SBA. Information and materials received will aid in launch of USI Eagles Business Advisors for Major as Home Grant.
  • 2008: Bourdeau, B. The Major as Home Departmental Grants Competition, Principal Investigator, USI Academic Affairs. These grants are designed to encourage departments or programs to plan and execute new initiatives developing the 'major as home' for our students, faculty and alumni. The overall goal is to increase recruitment, satisfaction, and retention for both USI students and faculty members.

Other Research Activities
Applied or Integrative/application Scholarship

  • 2007: , ., . Author: Bourdeau, B. (2007). The Products and Services of a Business Development Center/Incubator: Addressing the Evolution of Entrepreneurs from Pre-venture to Exit. Consulting Centers, Incubators and Support of New Enterprises, 73-80.
  • 2007: , ., . Author: Bourdeau, B. (2007). Business Development Center/Incubator: Considerations for an Optimal Structure. Consulting Centers, Incubators and Support of New Enterprises, 81-86.
Jason Fertig
Dr. Jason Fertig
Associate Professor of Management
Contact: 812-461-5255
Business and Engineering Center 2086

Website


Refereed Articles

  • Karl, K., Peluchette, J., & Fertig, J. (2013). A Facebook 'Friend' Request from the Boss: Too Close for Comfort? Business Horizons, 56 (3), 291-300.
  • Humphreys, J. H., Pane-Haden, S., Hayek, M., Einstein, J., & Fertig, J. (2013). Entrepreneurial stewardship and implicit CSR: The responsible leadership of Lillian Shedd McMurry. Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, 18 (3), 25-50.
  • Fertig, J. (2011). Review of the book The Evolution of Management Thought, by D.A. Wren & A.G. Bedeian. Academy of Management Learning and Education Journal, 10 (2), 353-354.
  • Lester, S., Fertig, J., & Dwyer, D. (2011). Do Business Leaders Value HR Certification. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies.
  • Fertig, J. (2011). Evaluating that Piece of Paper: The Effect of Motivation and Certification Status on Occupational Commitment and Job Competence. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies.
  • Blau, G., Fertig, J., Tatum, D., Connaughton, S., Park, D., K. Marshall (2010). Further Scale Refinement for Emotional Labor: Exploring Distinctions Between Types of Surface Versus Deep Acting Using a Difficult Client Referent. Career Development International, 15 (2), 188-216.
  • Fertig, J., Zeitz, G., & Blau, G. (2009). Building Internal Motivation for Worker Competency Certifications: A Critique and Proposal. Human Resource Development Review, 8 (2), 197-222.
  • Zeitz, G., Blau, G., & Fertig, J. (2009). Boundaryless Careers and Institutional Resources. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 20 (2), 372-398.

Non-Refereed Articles

  • Fertig, J. (2014). In Praise of Thomas Sowell. Academic Questions.
  • Fertig, J. (2011). Success Without College. Academic Questions.

Book Chapters
Refereed

  • Fertig, J., & Milewicz, C. M. (2018). Exploring Millennials' Career Aspirations through the Lens of Personality Profiles. In Press, 'Millennials: Trends, Characteristics, and Perspectives.

Presentation of Refereed Papers
International

  • Fertig, J. (2009). Certification-Seeking Motivation and Careers: What Does that Piece of Paper Mean? Academy of Management, Chicago, Illinois.

Other Research Activities
Applied or Integrative/application Scholarship

  • 2019: Fertig, J., O'Neill, B., Bassil, C., Wells, P., & Fryer, A. Who We Are Versus What We Do: Must-Have Career Development Skills for Future Employability. *Working Paper that got delayed due to data collection. Planned submission to Career Development Journal in 2020.
  • 2010: , ., . 'The Gift of Academic Maturity' - Does Taking a Gap Year Benefit Students?

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

  • 2011: , ., . Editorial writing for The National Association of Scholars
Sima Fortsch
Dr. Sima Fortsch
Assistant Professor of Management
Contact: 812-465-1644
Business and Engineering Center 2075

Website


Refereed Articles

  • Fortsch, S. M., & Perera, S. (2018). A resilient donor arrival policy for blood. Operations Research for Health Care.
  • Fortsch, S., & Liao, Q. (in press, 2018). Decreasing operational costs of non-profit community-based blood centres. International Journal of Business and System Research.
  • Fortsch, S. M., & Khapalova, E. A. (2018). The value of inventory and the direction of the supply chain bullwhip effect. International Journal of Business and System Research.
  • Choi, J., & Fortsch, S. M. (2017). Efficiency of U.S. hospitals between 2001 and 2011. Managerial and Decision Economics.
  • Hamister, J. W., & Fortsch, S. M. (2016). Cumulative impact of category management on small retailers. International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management.
  • Fortsch, S., & Khapalova, E. A. (2016). Reducing uncertainty in demand for blood. Operations Research for Health Care.
  • Huiping, P., Fortsch, S. M., & Suresh, N. C. (2010). The Economic Effect of E-Business on Supply Chain Coordination. International Conference of Logistics Engineering and Management (ICLEM).
Ernest Hall, Jr.
Dr. Ernest Hall, Jr.
Professor of Management
Contact: 812-465-7038
Business and Engineering Center 2061

Website


Refereed Articles

  • Hall, E. H. (2017). Diversification And Performance Idiosyncrasies: A Comparison of EVA, MVA, and Accounting-Based Measures. International Journal of Business and Management Research.
  • Hall, E. H., & Lee, J. (2014). Assessing the Impact of Firm Reputation on Performance: An International Point of View. International Business Review, 7 (12), 1-13.
  • Hall, E. H., & Lee, J. (2012). Conceptual Operationalization Issues Within the Context of an International Study: Japanese and American Firms. Asian Academy of Management Journal, 17 (1), 97-120.
  • Hall, E. H., & Lee, J. (2011). A CEO's Most Important Strategic Asset: Assessing Corporate Reputation. International Journal of Economics and Management, 1 (3), 1-23.
  • Hall, E. H., Lee, J., & Whang, K. S. (2011). An International Study of Corporate Reputation, Diversification, and Performance. International Journal of Business and Management Research, 1 (3), 1-19.
  • Hall, E. H., & Lee, J. (2010). Profitability and Curvilinearity: A Study of Product and International Diversification. Journal of International Management Studies, 5 (1), 109-117.
  • Hall, E. H., & Lee, J. (2008). Assessing the Impact of Export Performance: A Critical Analysis. Journal of Global Business Management, 4 (1), 56-65.
  • Lee, J., & Hall, E. H. (2008). An Empirical Investigation of the 'Halo' Effect of Financial. American Journal of Business Research,, 1 (1), 93-110.
  • Hall, E. H., & Lee, J. (2007). Diversification and Performance Measurement Problems: An International Investigation. Journal of International Management Studies, 2 (2), 1-13.
  • Hall, E. H., & Lee, J. (2005). Export Performance: A Critical Analysis of its Effects and Uses . Small Business Advancement National Center Newsletter, 361.
  • Hall, E. H., & Wingham, D. (2004). A New Perspective of Diversification Impact on Productivity and Performance Enhancement: A Bi-National Study in the U.S. and Japan. Journal of Business Disciplines, 5 (2), 75-92.
  • Hall, E. (2003). A Comparative Study of U.S. and Korean Firms: Changes in Diversification and Performance. International Journal of Commerce and Management, 11-41.
  • Hall, E. (2002). Corporate Diversification: A Universal Construct Across International Boundaries? Journal of Asia-Pacific Business, 27-51.
  • Hall, E. (1999). Broadening the View of Corporate Diversification: An International Perspective. International Journal of Organizational Analysis.
  • Hall, E. (1998). Intrafirm Technical Knowledge and Competitive Advantage: A Framework and Exploratory Study. Journal of Business Strategies.
  • Hall, E. (1997). Reconceptualizing Diversification: A Theoretical Framework. International Association of Management Journal.
  • Hall, E. (1996). Corporate Reputation and Executive Compensation: An Empirical Interdisciplinary Study. Central Business Review.
  • Hall, E. (1996). Performance Effects of Synchronous Changes in Strategic Resources and Corporate Diversification…. International Association of Management Journal.
  • Hall, E. (1995). Corporate Diversification and Performance. Australian Journal of Management.
  • Hall, E. (1994). Methodological Note on Diversity Measurement. Strategic Management Journal.
  • Hall, E. (1993). Part-time Employee Compensation: An Ethical Dilemma. Journal of The Southwestern Society of Economists.
  • Hall, E. (1993). Resource Allocation as an Outcropping of Strategic Consistency: Performance Implications. Academy of Management Journal.
  • Hall, E. (1992). Utilitarianism: An Ethical Framework For Compensation Decision Making. Review of Business.
  • St. John, C. H., & Hall, E. H. (1991). The Interdependency Between Marketing and Manufacturing. Industrial Marketing Management, 20 ( ), 223-229.
  • Davis, D. L., Davis, D. F., & Hall, E. H. (1990). A Human Resource Management Application of Decision-Making Style: The Selection of Production/Operations Managers. International Journal of Management, 7 (1), 5-12.
  • Harrison, H. S., Hall, E. H., & Caldwell, L. G. (1990). Assessing Strategy Relatedness in Highly Diversified Firms. Journal of Business Strategies, 7 (1), 34-46.

Refereed Proceedings
Full Paper

  • Hall, E. H., & Lee, J. (2013). Everything is going green: Including CEO compensation. Decision Sciences Institute.
  • Hall, E. H., & Lee, J. (2011). A CEO's Most Important Asset: Assessing Corporate Reputation. Decision Sciences Institute.
  • Lee, J., Hall, Jr., E. H., & Whang, K. (2010). A Global Perspective on Determinants of Economic Performance and Sustainable Growth in High-Tech Industries: An Investigation Across Asia-Pacific Countries. Asian-Pacifica Business Innovation and Technology Society Conference.
  • Hall, E. H., & Lee, J. (2010). Assessing Rreputational Impact: A Study of U.S., Japanese, and EEC Firms. Decision Sciences Institute.
  • Hall, E. H., Lee, J., & Whang, K. (2009). An International Study of Corporate Reputation, Diversification and Performance. Decision Sciences Institute.
  • Hall, E. H., & Lee, J. (2008). Profitability and Curvilinearity: A Study of Product and. Decision Sciences Institute.
  • Lee, J., & Hall, E. H. (2008). An Empirical Investigation of the 'Halo' Effect of Financial. International Conference of American Institute of Higher Education.
  • Hall, E. H., & Lee, J. (2007). The Fortune Reputation 'Halo' Effect: Does it Matter? Decision Sciences Institute.
  • Hall, E. H., & Lee, J. (2006). Different Measures, Different Results: An Issue of Diversification and Performance Measurement. Decision Sciences Institute.
  • Hall, E. H., & Lee, J. (2004). Determinants of Executive Compensation: Corporate Reputation and Firm Performance. Decision Sciences Institute.
  • Hall, E. H., & Lee, J. (2003). Export Performance: A Critical Analysis of its Effects and Uses in Diversification. Decision Sciences Institute.

Presentation of Refereed Papers
International

  • Hall, E. H. & Lee, J. (2017). Social Legitimacy and Corporate Sustainability: Managing the Public Eye. Decision Sciences Institute, Washington D. C., United States of America.
  • Hall, E. H. & Lee, J. (2016). On The Importance of Being Earnest (Green and Sustainable): CEO Remuneration. Decision Sciences Institute, Austin, Texas.
  • Hall, E. H. & Lee, J. (2016). Corporate Reputational Performance: Is It Worth All The Effort. Decision Sciences Institute, Austin, Texas.
  • Hall, E. H. & Lee, J. (2015). The Performance-Sustainability-Branding Connection: How Robust Is It? Decision Sciences Institute, Seattle, Washington.
  • Hall, E. H. & Lee, J. (2014). Connection Between Brand Value, Reputation, and Sustainability. Decision Sciences Institute, Tampa, Florida.
  • Hall, E. H. & Lee, J. (2013, November). Everything is going green: Including CEO compensation. Decision Sciences Institute, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Hall, E. H. & Lee, J. (2011). A CEO's Most Importnat Assset: Assessing Corporate Reputation. Decision Sciences Institute, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Hall, E. H. (2010). Assessing Reputational Impact: A Study of U.S., Japanese, and EEC Firms. Decision Sciences Institute, San Diego, California.
  • Hall, E. H. (2010). A Global Perspective on Determinants of Economic Performance and Sustainable Growth in High-Tech Industries: An Investigation Across Asia-Pacific Countries. Asian-Pacifica Business Innovation and Technology Society Conference, Beijing, China.
  • Hall, E. H., Lee, J., & Whang, K. (2009). An International Study of Corporate Reputation, Diversification and Performance. Decision Sciences Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Hall, E. H. & Lee, J. (2008). Profitability and Curvilinearity: A Study of Product and. 2008 DSI Meeting, Balitmore, Maryland.
  • Lee, J. & Hall, E. H. (2008). An Empirical Investigation of the 'Halo' Effect of Financial Performance on the Relationship Between Corporate Reputation and CEO Compensation. International Conference of American Institute of Higher Education, Atlantic City, New Jersey.

National

  • Hall, E. H. & Lee, J. (2007, November). The Fortune Reputation 'Halo' Effect: Does it Matter? Decision Sciences Institute, Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Hall, E. H. & Lee, J. (2006, November). Different Measures, Different Results: An Issue of Diversification and Performance Measurement. Decision Sciences Institute, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Hall, E. H. & Lee, J. (2004). Determinants of Executive Compensation: Corporate Reputation and Firm Performance. Decision Sciences Institute, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Hall, E. H. & Lee, J. (2003). Export Performance: A Critical Analysis of its Effects and Uses in Diversification. Decision Sciences Institute, Washington, D.C., District of Columbia.

Research Grants
Funded

  • 1999: Hall, E. H. R. Malcolm Koch Research Fellowship, Principal Investigator.
  • 1994: Hall, E. H. R. Malcolm Koch Research Fellowship, Principal Investigator.
Nancy Kovanic
Dr. Nancy Kovanic
Contract Assistant Professor of Management
Contact: 812-461-5347
Business and Engineering Center 2090

Website


Refereed Articles

  • Kovanic, N., & Peluchette, J. (2010). Examining Human Resource Professionals' Workplace Use of Online Social Networking: Would You? Could You? Employment Relations Today.
  • Kovanic, N., & Peluchette, J. (2009). Implications of Social Networking in the Human Resource Context. Journal of Contemporary Business Issues.
  • Foroughi, A., McGuire, B., Murphy, G., & Kovanic, N. (2004). MBA Curricula in Indiana: Do They Reflect the Realities of the New Economy? Journal of Business Economics Research.

Book

  • Kovanic, N. (Ed.). (2007). Planting Seeds.
  • Kovanic, N. (2006). Lies and Truths: Leadership Ethics in the 21st Century Rule of Thumb Publishing.

Research Grants
Funded

  • 2012: Kovanic, N. USI Outreach & Engagement Community Grant. Student team in Mangement 361, Spring 2012 conducted focus groups of fifth and six grade female students and seventh and eighth grade students to determine the extent to which females used Facebook and reasons electronic media were used versus their perceptions on the extent to which males their same age used electronic media to communicate. Girls were also asked their preferences for workshop sessions for the upcoming Girls in Bloom Expo. The team presented the results to the board of directors of Girls in Bloom in December, 2012.
  • 2010: Kovanic, N. Eli Lilly COB/COE Internship, Principal Investigator, Eli Lilly Foundation. Two College of Business Students and one Engineering student were provided a co-op with Easter Seals of Southwestern Indiana. I secured the funding, managed the grant for Easter Seals, and supervised the students during the summer, 2010.
  • 2008: Kovanic, N. Major as Home, Principal Investigator, University of Southern Indiana. support initial club fees and materials.
  • 2007: Kovanic, N. North American Green, Principal Investigator, Department of Workforce Development.
  • 2007: Kovanic, N. Spectrum Container, Principal Investigator, Indiana Department of Workforce Development. lean manufacturing training.
  • 2005: Kovanic, N. Spectrum Container, Principal Investigator, Indiana Department of Workforce Development. lean manufacturing initiative.

Other Research Activities
Applied or Integrative/application Scholarship

  • 2009: , ., . This research currently underway at Easter Seals of Southwestern Indiana will provide a matrix for non-profits to better determine geogrphic expansion for the durable medical equipment market.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

  • 2012: Kovanic, N., Fifth to Eighth Girls Perceptions of Use of Social Media by Gender. Conducted four focus groups with fifth and sixth, seventh and eighth grade girls to identify perceptions of use of social media (Facebook) based on gender.
Jack Smothers
Dr. Jack Smothers
Associate Professor of Management
Masters of Business Administration Director
Contact: 812-461-5248
Business and Engineering Center 2067

Website


Refereed Articles

  • Smothers, J., Moore, A., Maier-Lytle, J., Bačić, D., & Chen, M. W. (2019). Engaging students through activity design: A service-dominant logic perspective. Journal of the Academy of Business Education.
  • Celuch, K., Bacic, D., Chen, M., Maier-Lytle, J., & Smothers, J. (2018). The Potential of Student Co-Creation in Extracurricular Experiences. Marketing Education Review, 28 (1), 230-243, doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/10528008.2017.1419432.
  • Murphy, P. J., Smothers, J., Novicevic, M. N., Humphreys, J. H., & Roberts, F. (2018). Social Enterprise in Antebellum America: The Case of Nashoba 1824-1829. Journal of Management History, 24 (1), 99-119, doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/JMH-06-2017-0032.
  • Foroughi, A., Smothers, J., Bacic, D., & Khayum, M. (2018). Launching an Accelerated Online MBA Program: Ten Principles of Effective Course Design. Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 18 (6), 58-71.
  • Foroughi, A., Smothers, J., Khayum, M., & Bacic, D. (2018). Launching an Accelerated Online MBA Program: Assuring Quality with Scale, Based on Principles of Effective Course Design. Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 18 (6), 58-71.
  • Smothers, J., Doleh, R., Celuch, K., Valaderes, K., & Peluchette, J. (2016). Talk Nerdy To Me: The Role of Intellectual Stimulation in the Supervisor-Employee Relationship. Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, 38 (4), 64-93.
  • Eason, C., Bing, M. N., & Smothers, J. (2015). Consumer Responses to Free and Fee-Based Loyalty Programs: The Impact of Financial Benefit Type. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services.
  • Clayton, R., Thomas, C., & Smothers, J. (2015). How to Do Walking Meetings Right. Harvard Business Review.
  • Humphreys, J. H., Haden, S. P., Oyler, J. D., Novicevic, M. N., Smothers, J. E., Williams, W.A., and Clayton, R.W. (2015). The Collective Endorsement of James Meredith: Initiating a Leader Identity Construction Process. Human Relations.
  • Smothers, J. (2015). The Hidden Leader. Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship.
  • Davison, H. K., & Smothers, J. E. (2015). The nature of work during the Industrial Revolution: How Theory X arose from a fundamental attribution error. Journal of Management History.
  • Bing, M. N., Davison, K., & Smothers, J. (2014). Item-Level Frame-of-Reference Effects in Personality Testing: An Investigation of Incremental Validity in an Organizational Setting. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 22 (2), 165-178.
  • Smothers, J. E., Murphy, P., Novicevic, M. M., & Humphreys, J. (2014). Institutional Entrepreneurship as Emancipating Institutional Work: James Meredith and the Integrationist Movement at Ole Miss. Journal of Management History, 20 (1), 114-134.
  • Hayek, M., Bynum, L. A., Smothers, J., & Williams, W. A. (2014). Managing Healthcare Reviewer Alliance Portfolios: A Theory-Based Typology. Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, 19 (1), 3-17.
  • Celuch, K., Bourdeau, B., & Smothers, J. (2014). Thinking Innovatively about Teaching Innovation and Ideation: Getting Students to Think Differently. Journal of Research in Innovative Teaching.
  • Smothers, J. E., Absher, K., & White, D. (2012). In the Eye of the Beholder: A Configurational Analysis of Followers' Conceptualizations of the Ideal Academic Department Leader at Private Universities. Leadership, 8 (4), 397-419.
  • Smothers, J. E., Bing, M. N., White, D., Trocchia, P., & Absher, K. (2011). From the Follower's Viewpoint: A Configurational Approach to the Ideal Academic Leader. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 18 (3), 293-307.
  • Smothers, J. E. (2011). Assumption-Based Leadership: A Historical Post-Hoc Conceptualization of the Assumptions Underlying Leadership Styles. Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, 16 (3), 44-59.
  • Novicevic, M. M., Williams, L. A., Abraham, R., Gibson, M., Smothers, J., Aleta Crawford, University of Mississippi (2011). Principles of Outstanding Leadership: Dale Carnegie's Folk Epistemology. Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, 16 (3), 4-22.
  • Smothers, J. E., Hayek, M., Bynum, L., Novicevic, M. M., Buckley, R., Shawn Carraher, Cameron University (2010). Alfred D. Chandler, Jr: historical impact and historical scope of his works. Journal of Management History, 16 (4), 521-526.

Refereed Proceedings
Full Paper

  • Hayek, M., Bynum, L. A., Smothers, J. E., & Williams, W. A. (2013). Managing Healthcare Alliance Portfolios: A Theory-Based Typology. Southwest Academy of Management.
  • Davison, H. K., & Smothers, J. E. (2013). The nature of work during the Industrial Revolution: How Theory X arose from a fundamental attribution error. Southern Management Association.
  • Humphreys, J. H., Haden, S. P., Oyler, J., Novicevic, M. M., Smothers, J., Wallace Williams, Russell Clayton (2013). Collective Endorsement of the Leader Identity Construction Process: The Historic Defiance of James Meredith. Academy of Management.
  • Novicevic, M. M., Smothers, J., Murphy, P. J., Humphreys, J. H., & Roberts, F. (2013). The Concept of Social Justice Entrepreneurship: A Narrative Analysis of Frances Wright's Pioneering Case. Academy of Management.
  • Smothers, J. E., Bing, M., White, D., & Trocchia, P. (2010). From the follower's viewpoint: A configurational approach to the ideal academic leader. Midwest Academy of Management.
  • Smothers, J. E., White, D., & Absher, K. (2009). How can private universities survive taxing economic times? Business school leadership is the key. Academy of Management.

Presentation of Refereed Papers
National

  • Smothers, M. J. & Smothers, J. (2019). Applying the SCARF Model to the Coaching Pedagogy. Lilly Conference on Innovative Strategies to Advance Learning, Asheville, North Carolina.
  • Foroughi, A., Smothers, J., Bacic, D., & Khayum, M. (2018). Launching an Accelerated Online MBA Program: Ten Principles of Effective Course Design. Decision Sciences Institute, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Humphreys, J. H., Haden, S. P., Oyler, J., Novicevic, M. M., Smothers, J., Wallace Williams, Russell Clayton (2013). Collective Endorsement of the Leader Identity Construction Process: The Historic Defiance of James Meredith. Academy of Management, Orlando, Florida.
  • Novicevic, M. M., Smothers, J., Murphy, P. J., Humphreys, J. H., & Roberts, F. (2013). The Concept of Social Justice Entrepreneurship: A Narrative Analysis of Frances Wright's Pioneering Case. Academy of Management, Orlando, Florida.
  • Smothers, J. E., White, D., & Absher, K. (2009). How can private universities survive taxing economic times? Business school leadership is the key. Academy of Management, Chicago, Illinois.

Regional

  • Davison, H. K. & Smothers, J. E. (2013). The nature of work during the Industrial Revolution: How Theory X arose from a fundamental attribution error. Southern Management Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Hayek, M., Bynum, L. A., Smothers, J. E., & Williams, W. A. (2013). Managing Healthcare Alliance Portfolios: A Theory-Based Typology. Southwest Academy of Management, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Smothers, J. E., Bing, M., White, D., & Trocchia, P. (2010). From the follower's viewpoint: A configurational approach to the ideal academic leader. Midwest Academy of Management, Grand Forks, North Dakota.

State

  • Smothers, J. E. (2016, October). FITest: Testing the Feasibility of Innovative Ideas. Innovation Crossover Conference: The Shape of Things to Come, Bloomington, Indiana.
Thomas Weber
Dr. Thomas Weber
Associate Professor of Management
Contact: 812-465-7086
Business and Engineering Center 2089

Website


Refereed Articles

  • White, G. O., Hemphill, T., Weber, T., & Moghaddam, K. (2018). Institutional origins of WOFS formal contracting: A judicial arbitrariness perspective. International Business Review., doi: 10.1016/j.ibusrev.2017.11.002.
  • Moghaddam, K., Rustambekov, E., Weber, T., & Azarpanah, S. (2018). Transnational entrepreneurship, social networks, and institutional distance: Towards a theoretical framework. New England Journal of Entrepreneurship.
  • Nair, A., & Weber, T. (2017). borjo coffeehouse: Franchise, Independence, & Starbucks. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 41 (5), 861-875, doi: 10.1111/etap.12215.
  • Moghaddam, K., Tabesh, P., Weber, T., & Azarpanah, S. (2017). The effect of culture on opportunity recognition: A qualitative study of immigrant and native-born entrepreneurs. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 31 (2), 309-324, doi: 10.1504/IJESB.2017.084093.
  • Moghaddam, K., Sethi, D., Weber, T., & Wu, J. (2014). The smirk of emerging market firms: An empirical analysis and modification of the Dunning typology of internationalization motivations. Journal of International Management., doi: 10.1016/j.intman.2014.01.002.
  • Judge, Jr., W. Q., Weber, T., & Muller-Kahle, M. (2012). What are the correlates of interdisciplinary research impact? The case of corporate governance research. Academy of Management Learning and Education Journal., doi: 10.5465/amle.2010.0191.

Refereed Proceedings
Full Paper

  • Weber, T., & Moghaddam, K. (2019). Caring Organization and Innovation. Academy of International Business - Southeast.

Presentation of Refereed Papers
International

  • Weber, T. & Moghaddam, K. (2019). Caring Organization and Innovation. Academy of International Business - Southeast, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Moghaddam, K., Weber, T., & Azarpanah, S. (2017). Corporate Reputation Effects: Retaining CEOs and Firm Market Performance. Southwest Academy of Management, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Weber, T., Moghaddam, K., & Azarpanah, S. (2017). Development of a caring manager scale. Academy of International Business, Washtington, District of Columbia.
  • Moghaddam, K., Vracheva, V., Mason, R., Duobiene, J., & Weber, T. (2017, October). Central and Eastern European firms' internationalization: An exploratory analysis of geographic patterns and motivations. Academy of International Business, Washington, District of Columbia.
  • Weber, T., Markowski, E. P., Madden, T. M., & Frazier, M. L. (2016). Strategic Caring Empirical Study. Academy of Management meeting, Anaheim, California.
  • White, G., Weber, T., Moghaddam, K., & Hemphill, T. (2016). Institutional Origins of WOFs Formal Contracting: A Judicial Arbitrariness Perspective. Academy of International Business, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Weber, T., Moghaddam, K., & Azarpanah, S. (2016, October). Corporate Reputation Effects on Top Management Retention and Firm Market Performance. Southern Management Association Meeting, Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Weber, T., Judge, Jr., W. Q., & Madden, T. M. (2015, August). Towards understanding organizational relationships with stakeholders: Strategic caring construct. Academy of Management meeting, Vancouver, Canada-British Columbia.
  • Weber, T., Judge, W. Q., & Madden, T. M. (2015, August). Towards Understanding Organizatioinal Relationships with Stakeholders: Strategic Caring Construct. Academy of Management, Vancouver, Canada-British Columbia.
  • White, G., Moghaddam, K., & Weber, T. (2014, August). Institutional origins of WOFS formal contracting: A judicial arbitrariness perspective. Academy of Management meeting, Washington, District of Columbia.

Research Grants
Funded

  • 2015: Weber, T. USI Summer Research Award for Junior Faculty, Principal Investigator. Award was to further my doctoral research and prepare it for publication.
Erika Williams
Dr. Erika Williams
Assistant Professor of Management
Contact: 812-465-7085
Business and Engineering Center 2077

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Book Chapters
Refereed

  • Williams, E. N., Munyon, T. P., & Fuller, R. M. (2019). Givers, Takers, and New Venture Makers: Why Help-Seeking Processes Are Critical (and Different) for Entrepreneurs. In Press, In Springer Press (Ed.), Anatomy of Entrepreneurial Decisions.

Presentation of Refereed Papers
International

  • Williams, E. (2019). Pay Now or Pay Later. Academy of Management, Boston, Massachusetts.

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