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School of Business Administration

School of Business Administration Faculty Publish Article on Career-Preparedness Activities in Business Curriculum

Several faculty in the School of Business Administration, including Associate Professor Kerri Crowne Brannen, Assistant Professor Danielle Durant, Assistant Professor Yamuna Baburaj, Professor Donna McCloskey, and Assistant Dean Lou Anne Vike, as well as Peter Hornberger and Maureen Brown, co-authored an article in the November 2020 issue of the International Journal of Management Education. The article, titled "A program for embedding career activities in multiple core business courses," details a Widener program for embedding career-preparedness into the undergraduate business curriculum.

The program ensures every student in the School of Business Administration is provided with adequate career-preparedness training, and the school is well-positioned to achieve high job placement rates.

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Yamuna Baburaj
School of Business Administration

Management Assistant Professor Co-Authors Two Published Articles

Dr. Yamuna Baburaj, assistant professor of management, recently co-authored two published articles. The article, titled "How to best utilize star employees," was published in the April-June 2020 issue of Organizational Dynamics. The paper discusses some of the challenges associated with star employee management and proposes strategies for managing this form of specialized human capital in any organization.

Another article, titled "Complementary Product Categorization and its Influence on the Make, Buy, and Ally Decision: An Exploratory Study," was accepted in March 2020 and published in the International Journal of Innovation Management. The paper examines the significance of a categorization of product complementarity on the firm governance decision.

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School of Business Administration Professors Publish Article on International Learning

Dr. Brian Larson, professor and department head of management, and Dr. Yamuna Baburaj, assistant professor of management, co-authored an article in the May 2020 issue of the Journal of International Business Disciplines. The article, titled "Alternative Multi-mode International Learning: A Model Establishing Collaboration," proposes a set of activities to enhance cross-cultural learning opportunities as a viable alternative to study abroad.

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Business Professors Publish Article in Business Process Management Journal

School of Business Administration Professor Yvonne Antonucci, Associate Professor Annetta Fortune, and Mathias Kirchmer of BPM-D published an article in the Business Process Management Journal in July 2020. The article, titled "An examination of associations between business process management capabilities and the benefits of digitalization: all capabilities are not equal," examined the associations of BPM capabilities across direct and indirect digitalization benefits and extended prior research examining the value of BPM capabilities in organizations.

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Marketing Professor Publishes Article in Journal of Consumer Marketing

Assistant Professor of Marketing Dan Li co-authored an article, titled "The role of psychological ownership in consumer happiness," in the Journal of Consumer Marketing. The article, published on June 10, showed that consumers feel happier when they have a higher psychological ownership over an item after consumption. Furthermore, consumers anticipate greater happiness from a product before consumption due to increased psychological ownership through customization.

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School of Business Administration Assistant Professor Publishes Article

Assistant Professor Danielle Durant co-authored an article, titled "Adoption of electronic hand hygiene monitoring systems in New York state hospitals and the associated impact on hospital-acquired C. difficile infection rates," with the Healthcare Association of New York State's Quality, Advocacy and Research Initiatives division. The piece, published in the American Journal of Infection Control, found that the proliferation of electronic hand hygiene monitoring systems is low in New York State acute care hospitals and its impact on hand hygiene compliance and infection rates is questionable. Putting technology aside, strong hand hygiene culture seems essential for high compliance.

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Assistant Professor Dan Li Shares Research in Sage Publishing Video

Assistant Professor of Marketing Dan Li was featured in a video for the SAGE Research Methods Video Collection on Market Research Methods. The video focuses on her research on consumer happiness using experimental design and was filmed at the Winter American Marketing Association conference.

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Professor Joseph Hargadon Co-Authors Article in Issue of Strategic Finance

Dr. Joseph Hargadon, professor of accounting, co-authored an article entitled "Dual Certification: It Can Be Done" in the August 2019 issue of Strategic Finance. The article prescribes a unique study plan whereby accounting majors can design their undergraduate curriculum to pass both the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination and the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) examination within six months after graduation. The article has been cited and reprinted by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) as a recruiting tool to increase awareness of the benefits to students for joining the IMA. He also presented a one-hour IMA Inside Talk Faculty Friday webinar with his co-author, Dr. Lori Fuller, on Oct. 25. Finally, DePaul University School of Accountancy adopted the study program prescribed in this article.

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School of Business Administration

Yvonne Antonucci Co-Authors Article on ERPsim

Yvonne Antonucci, a professor in the School of Business Administration, co-authored an article "Developing a Framework to Understand Student Engagement, Team Dynamics, and Learning Outcomes Using ERPsim" in the Spring 2019 issue of the Journal of Information Systems Education. This research developed and tested a model to examine the relationship between the use of ERPsim and learning outcomes, an area where little if any research previously existed. The study results indicated a positive association between student engagement, team dynamics, and learning outcomes.

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Graduate Student Presents Paper on Artificial Intelligence

Gary Bennett, a graduate student in the master of science in business process innovation program, presented a paper, "An Examination of the Acceptance of Artificial Intelligence: Exploring Smart Speaker Adoption with the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology" at the Pennsylvania Economic Association meeting in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. The paper is co-authored with Associate Professor Donna McCloskey.

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Three Business Faculty Win the Excellence in Research Journal Awards

IGI Global announced that Associate Professor Richard Goeke, Associate Professor Kerri Crowne Brannen, and Associate Professor Dennis Laker won the 11th Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards in the category of library and information science. Their article "The Effect of Education on Information Systems Success: Lessons from Human Resources," published in the Information Resources Management Journal, was recognized as one of 11 journal articles from the 2018 volume year that showcased forward-thinking research and outstanding scholarship.

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