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business Accomplishments

Jul 11, 2018
Stephen M. Miller (Center for Business and Economic Research) and Giorgio Canarella (Economics) recently co-authored "The Determinants of Growth in the U.S. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Industry: A Firm-Level Analysis" published in the Economics Modeling journal.

Jul 2, 2018
Danny Siciliano, Ashley Brinkmeyer, Savannah Schmidt, Esther Lee, Jesika Herrera, Simon Zhu, Naomi Tekabe, Katrina Scheuermann, Jacob Lennard, and Charmaine Pancho (all Accounting) recently participated in the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) annual National Student Case Competition in Indianapolis. In the final round, UNLV students competed against teams from Texas State and Wright State, with one of the two teams from UNLV ultimately winning the competition.  The students on the winning team included Brinkmeyer, Schmidt, Lee, Herrera, and Zhu. The other finalist team from UNLV included Tekabe, Scheuermann, Lennard, and Pancho. The Student Case Competition gives students an opportunity to analyze a relevant case study and develop a solution. Teams submit videos to present their case analysis and from there the finalists present to an audience at the IMA’s annual conference and expo. This year 25 teams from universities across the nation participated in the initial round of the competition. The four finalist teams each received $3,000 and the winning team received an additional $2,000 grand prize. The two UNLV teams won a combined total of $8,000.  

Jun 29, 2018
Won-Yong Oh (Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology) and his co-authors' business case study "Macy's Inc.: Turnaround Strategy in Crisis" was published with Ivey Publishing. This case describes how Macy’s, one of the world’s largest and oldest premier department stores, made strategic changes for a successful turnaround.    

Jun 26, 2018
John Starkey (Business) just graduated from the 10-month Chamber of Commerce leadership program, Leadership Las Vegas. Out of the 60-person 2018 class, he was one of the two youngest members, both age 30.   "Leadership Las Vegas is the premier community leadership building program in Southern Nevada, designed for executives and accomplished professionals from a wide range of industries who want to make a positive impact on the community," according to the Leadership Las Vegas website. Through the 10-month program, class members develop a deeper understanding of the region, its challenges and opportunities, in order to become more effective leaders and change agents."

Jun 22, 2018
Won-Yong Oh (Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology) and his co-authors' paper "Experience-Based Human Capital or Fixed Paradigm Problem? CEO Tenure, Contextual Influences, and Corporate Social (Ir)responsibility" was published in the Journal of Business Research. This study examines the effect of CEO tenure on a firm's social outcomes — corporate social responsibility (CSR) and irresponsibility (CSIR).

Jun 18, 2018
Robyn Raschke (Accounting) published an article, "The Influence of a Good Relationship between the Internal Audit and Information Security Functions on Information Security Outcomes," in Accounting, Organizations & Society with Paul Steinbart (Arizona State University), William Dilla (Iowa State University), and Graham Gal (University of Massachusetts-Amherst).  

Jun 15, 2018
Wonyong Oh (Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology) and his colleagues recently presented at the International Association for Business and Society Conference in Hong Kong. 

Jun 14, 2018
Stephen Brown (Economics) and his co-author, Maura Allaire (graduate student at the University of North Carolina at time of publication, now assistant professor at UC Irvine), recently received the award for best paper covering the period of 2012-16 at the International Association for Energy Economics Conference in Groningen, Netherlands, for the article "The Green Paradox of U.S. Biofuel Subsidies: Impact on Greenhouse Gas Emissions" published in  Economics of Energy & Environment Policy in September 2015. 

Jun 12, 2018
Vivek Sah (Lied Center for Real Estate Studies) authored a paper, "Sample Selection Approaches to Estimating and Allocating House Transaction Funding Price Differentials" that was published in the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics.

Jun 11, 2018
Robert Randolph (Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology) recently presented at the Family Enterprise Research Conference in Guadalajara, Mexico. The research, co-authored by Kirk Silvernail (Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology), considers the role family relational embeddedness plays in mitigating the performance diminishing stigma associated with "dirty" industries (morally, socially, or physically stigmatized).