Telthorst replaces Business Economics and Public Policy Professor Larry Davidson, who is retiring from the Kelley School.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Telthorst replaces Business Economics and Public Policy Professor Larry Davidson, who is retiring from the Kelley School.
In the Spanish portion of the Nov. 13 competition, Utah State University won first place, followed by Indiana University and the University of Washington. In the Portuguese portion, teams from Brigham Young University took first and second place, with Brigham Young University-Idaho placing third.
For this year's case, teams presented an international business strategy for Walmart. The teams, which consisted of three students each, were required to present entirely in Spanish or Portuguese and were judged on language ability, depth of analysis and effective delivery.
Competition winners received a trophy and cash prize from BYU's Kay and Yvonne Whitmore Global Management Center, but participants especially appreciated the opportunity to apply their language skills to a business setting.
"With many companies becoming more and more global, I'm sure my language skills will give me a competitive advantage for job opportunities," says Nicolas Perfetti, a junior majoring in public policy analysis and economics who was part of Indiana University's winning team.
Perfetti's teammate Alan Hearth, a senior majoring in finance and international business, agrees.
"I think language skills are great for expanding human communication," says Hearth. "Nothing builds trust and brings down barriers like showing that you've taken the time to learn another person's language."
Professor Morgan has published many articles in the leading journals in marketing including Journal of Marketing and Marketing Science. He has also published numerous articles in the top journals of other disciplines (e.g., Strategic Management Journal, Decision Sciences and Journal of Product Innovation Management). Morgan has received numerous awards for his research including four best paper awards from various Academy of Marketing conferences.
Beyond his strong scholarship, Professor Morgan is an outstanding teacher. In 2008 he won the Lilly MBA Teaching Award. He also won Kelley MBA teaching awards in 2006 and 2007. He was an MBA Teaching “All Star” at UNC in 2003, 2004, and 2005, and he was listed as a “top professor” in Business Week’s Best MBA Program Guide. Morgan is also engaged in a wide range of our executive education initiatives.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
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Thursday, December 3, 2009
Professor Langvardt joined the Kelley School of Business in 1985. Prior to that he was an attorney with various law firms in Nebraska. He received his JD from the University of Nebraska in 1981. From 1997 until 2009, Professor Langvardt served as the chairperson of the Department of Business Law & Ethics at the Kelley School.
He has won numerous teaching awards: MBA teaching awards in 1992, 1996, and 1997 (with the 1996 award the prestigious Lilly MBA Teaching Excellence Award), TERA Awards in 1997 and 1999, and Alpha Kappa Psi Alumni Awards for Teaching Excellence in 1991 and 1993.
Professor Langvardt has published extensively in many different highly regarded law review journals, and he has won numerous best paper awards including the 2008 award for the Best Published Paper in Life Sciences from the Center for Business of Life Sciences (with co-authors Professors John Hill & Anne Massey). He received the Hoeber Award for Excellence in Research in 1997 and 2000.
A special thanks goes to Professor Jane Mallor, who served as Kelley's first Eveleigh Professor in Business Ethics. She provided outstanding leadership in this position beginning with her appointment in 2004. She stepped down from this position recently to serve as chair of the Business Law & Ethics Department.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
The Kelley LLC is busy as always. With our bi-weekly speaker series, networking opportunities, faculty lunches, and individualized course loads, we remain extremely active. It is always helpful living in a dorm where you sleep right next door to 2 other business students, allowing help to be literally “just around the corner.” KLLC is a nurturing and inclusive environment and has helped my friends and me become immersed in the business community. - November 16th
As of right now, many of us are studying for hours on end in preparation for this week’s tests. The study lounge on the basement floor as well as the silent study rooms on every floor are full of students in search of a place where they can focus. It’s always nice to take a break and grab a drink from the Starbucks in the central McNutt Café, and it makes a great stop on the way to class. -November 23rd
We’re back from Thanksgiving break, transitioning back into dorm life. The mood in the KLLC is great, everybody has been catching up with friends and classmates. The weather is cooling down now, fall is definitely starting to turn into winter. The next few weeks will bring tests and finals, so we are working hard to finish the semester off with strong grades. Despite the workload, we manage to spend time with friends, remain active in clubs, and stay healthy by working out at the workout facilities in different locations on campus. – November 30th
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Kelley operations and decisions sciences professor Wayne Winston doesn't just use math for work. He uses it for play as well. And since the publication of his sports stats book Mathletics, Professor Winston has become sports pundit extraordinaire.
Since Sunday's Colts-Patriots game, Professor Winston's view that Coach Bill Belichick made the right call has been cited all over the web. Here are his initial reaction and subsequent technical explanation.
If you like sports and statistics, you can read Professor Winston's opinions in several locations:
- His personal blog, http://waynewinston.com
- His Huffington Post blog, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/wayne-winston
- Or, his Twitter feed, http://www.twitter.com/winston3453
The Net Impact Conference will be a convergence of diverse groups of people sharing ideas promoting the power of businesses and corporations in order to make a serious impact on making the world a better place. I cannot wait to meet all of the other undergraduates passionate about these issues and learn from the MBAs and professionals through their expertise and experiences about all the different skills the business school is teaching us can be applied to making serious change happen!
It sounds so cheesy but when we get into that room with 2,400 people all gathering around the concept of 'doing good' through business, I know I will have shivers (I get them just thinking about it now!).
Now it’s our turn to soak in as much information from business leaders like CEO of GE, Jeffry Immelt, or CEO of Honest Tea, Seth Goldman, and apply it to not only our future but also Kelley’s future.
Special thanks to Anne’s wonderful support and come back and read about our experience at conference!
The initiative's work ranges from researching microfinance practices in certain geographic regions, to hosting guest speakers experienced in the field of microfinance, to helping impoverished entrepreneurs abroad find distribution channels for their products in the United States.
Recently, Trockman's president, Kristy Anderson guest blogged about their visit to Opportunity International headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois.
After a five-hour carpool from Bloomington, Ind., and a night at the
Holiday Inn, the 12 members of our group entered through the glass doors at
Opportunity International’s Oak Brook office at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 6,
2009. As members of Indiana University’s Trockman Microfinance Initiative,
we were visiting Opportunity as part of a Chicago trip geared to providing
knowledge of microfinance straight from practitioners. As we were taken into a
conference room by our host, Andrew Koehler, OptInNow.org partner relations
manager, we would soon discover how invaluable this visit would be!
Monday, November 16, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Women in Business won the Ernst & Young case competition, which provided us with support and funding to develop the high school business program. We connected with a Teach For America recruiter, and she recommended contacting Indianapolis Lighthouse Charter Academy. Lighthouse Charter Academy's students are the first in their families to attend college, and the school has 100% college placement. This school was a great fit for our initiative because the students were eager to learn, and we were excited and energized to be at the school.
Our goal at Lighthouse is to teach the students different functions in business and the process it takes to become an entrepreneur. Beyond business, we want to have an impact on the future of our students by acting as their mentors and role models, emphasizing the importance of a college education, and teaching them the mindset and self-discipline it takes to be successful as a student and employee.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Best landscape, Torey Guingrich (Sitges, Barcelona)
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
In a distilled version of his new book, Mathletics, Professor Winston spoke about the inefficiency of the statistics we tend to use in newspapers and during sportscasts like rushing yards, yards per rush, passing yards, yards per attempt, and quarterback rating, and led a discussion about a new way of quantifying a player or team’s performance.
The main component of his work is to assign a point value to every play, positive, negative, or neutral. That way, we could clearly see where teams are successful
and where they miss the mark in very specific terms. Instead of a quarterback rating, we could see which QB’s are contributing more to their team’s overall success, which ones are trending upward or downward, and which ones are more likely to make mistakes in certain situations. That goes for every player at any position on the field.
You can read more at http://www.csnwashington.com/pages/russ_blog and see videos of the talk.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
On August 4, 2009, the American Accounting Association (AAA) awarded the Wildman Medal to Kelley Accounting Professor Leslie Hodder, along with her colleagues Mary Barth and Stephen Stubben, for their paper "Fair Value Accounting for Liabilities and Own Credit Risk." The paper was published in the May 2008 issue of The Accounting Review. This AAA award, which is sponsored by the Deloitte Foundation, was presented to the paper’s authors in the form of a medal and a monetary prize on at the 2009 AAA Annual Meeting held in New York City, New York.
Leslie Hodder is an Associate Professor and Ernst and Young Faculty Fellow at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. She began her accounting career in public accounting and has held a series of management positions in consulting and industry, including the position of Chief Financial Officer of a mid-size commercial bank in Southern California.
The Wildman Medal Award was founded in 1978 to commemorate John Wildman and to encourage research relevant to the professional practice of accounting to which much of Mr. Wildman’s life was devoted. More information about this award is available online at http://aaahq.org/awards/award1.htm.
- Belgacom CFO Ray Stewart
- Boston Scientific CFO Sam Leno
- Brandt Consolidated CFO Joe Brummel
- Brown-Forman CFO Don Berg
- Ernst & Young CFO Kathy Pawlus
- Hillenbrand CFO Cindy Lucchese
- Honeywell CFO Dave Anderson
- Wellpoint CFO Wayne DeVeydt
More than 600 MBA and undergraduate students participated in a daylong event of panels and networking.
Induction into the Fellows Group is the highest individual honor the academy can bestow on a member. According to its bylaws, "The purpose of the Fellows Group shall be to recognize and honor members of the Academy of Management who have made significant contributions to the science and practice of management, and to provide opportunities for fellowship and a forum for discussion among the persons so recognized and honored." Less than 1% of AOM members are accorded Fellows status.
Professor Podsakoff's research interests include leadership “substitutes,” the antecedents and consequences of organizational citizenship behaviors, and issues in field research methodologies. He has authored almost 70 articles and scholarly book chapters; and he is co-author (with IU professors Dennis Organ and Scott MacKenzie) of a recent book on organizational citizenship behavior. His research has been cited over 6,000 times in the Social Science Citation Index, and he has been recognized by the Institute for Scientific Information as one of the 15 "Most Highly Cited" authors in the Field of Management during the past 25 years. He is one of only five management scholars who have published two articles that have been cited over 1,000 times.
Professor Podsakoff is the past associate editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology (JAP), which is the most prestigious applied psychology journal in the world, and presently serves as a member of the editorial review boards of JAP, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Management, and The Leadership Quarterly.
In addition to his research and writing activities, Professor Podsakoff has received over 35 teaching awards or citations at all levels (national, university, alumni, executive education, PhD, MBA, and undergraduate); and he has taught in over 400 executive education programs in the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia. As part of his executive education teaching, he served for four years as the coordinator of the leadership component of a program taught to business leaders in Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic in the mid-1990s as these countries moved from a planned to a free economy.
In addition to her role at Kelley, Ann is also president of Anthology Consulting and a well-known motivational speaker. Kelley students have named her the Most Motivating and Most Memorable Faculty member. Maybe that’s because her lectures and speeches include a host of anecdotes about her love for Indiana University, her playing days at IU, Coach Knight, Hoosier Hysteria, and the role of sports in the building of character.
Ann’s contributions to Indiana University feature board positions in university public relations, and the school of business alumni association, as well as pioneering roles in IU women’s sports program as an athlete, administrator and alumni leader.
As a high school student, Ann caught the attention of Indiana State University’s Athletics recruiters, and was offered what is thought to be the first athletic scholarship given to a woman in Indiana. A two sport student athlete & campus leader, Ann was named Outstanding Freshman Woman at Indiana State University. She later transferred to Indiana University, where she lettered in volleyball for the Hoosiers.
As an IU senior, Ann was the unanimous choice for top female college athlete in the state of Indiana, based on academic achievement, athletic excellence and leadership. It was Leeann Grotke herself who presented Ann with the prestigious Eleanor St. John Award in 1978.
Following graduation, Ann was named Sports Information Director for the 10 varsity women’s sports at IU. Impressed by Ann’s work with the media, Coach Bob Knight asked her to also represent the Men’s Basketball Program. By accepting, Ann became, at 23, the youngest member of a Division I Men’s coaching staff, and one of only two women.
Ann earned her MBA from the Kelley School of Business, after which she worked on famous advertising campaigns, including ‘2 Scoops of Raisins’ for Kellogg’s Raisin Bran, The talking Parkay Margarine tub, Happy Meals and Ronald McDonald advertising, and Dow Bathroom Cleaner’s Scrubbing Bubbles.
For more than 22 years, Ann has served on the National Public Affairs Council for the University, two terms on the Varsity Club National Board, two terms on the University’s Athletics Committee, and two terms as President of the I-Women’s Association. Last year, she was named President Emeritus.
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