University UpdatesWinter/Spring 2019

Spring 2019: School of Business

Publications & Presentations

Dr. Larry Belcher, School of Business dean, co-authored a presentation with his son, Landon J. Belcher, “Does ‘Experience’ Matter? Expertise, Knowledge Transfer and Voting Patterns in a Student-Managed Investments Program,” at the Academy of Economics and Finance Annual Meeting.

Dr. Marcos Hashimoto, associate professor of entrepreneurship, presented a conference paper at the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Annual Meeting in January 2019, “Innovations in Entrepreneurship Teaching and Learning: Lessons from the Hybrid Schools.” Dr. Hashimoto published the paper in a Brazilian journal, Revista de Pensamento Contemporaneo em Administracao.

The Institute for Postindustrial Leadership held a seminar in November, “Rediscovering Leadership in the 21st Century,” with business, industry and government professionals. The nine-hour graduate-level Postindustrial Leadership Certificate received faculty approval. A series of four articles about the Institute’s Leader Education and Development (LEAD) program was published in “Perspectives” by Inside Indiana Business. Visit for details.

Dr. Rachel Smith, associate professor of finance, and Dr. Karl Knapp, associate professor of business administration, published “Return on Instructional Investment (ROII) Model: A Practical Guide for School Leaders” in the Academy of Educational Leadership Journal.

Dr. Chi (Cathy) Zhang, assistant professor of marketing, presented research, “‘Too Good to Be True’: The Effect of Positive Online Word of Mouth and Observational Learning on Consumer’s Decision-Making Process,” and “The Effect of Non-Monetary and Monetary Threshold-based Promotions on Product Perceived Quality” at the Decision Science Institute Annual Conference in Chicago.

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