Western People

Keep track of news and information about Western’s faculty and staff here. Have a news item to submit, from a professional milestone to a conference to a new publication? Send it to Western Today editor John Thompson.
Craig Dunn

Craig Dunn (Management) wrote four articles in 2008's "Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society" (Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA, 2008), edited by Robert W. Kolb: "AIDS, Social and Ethical Implications for Business," pp. 56-59, Vol. 1; "Ethics of Entrepreneurship" (with Lance Schaeffer, formerly of San Diego State University), pp. 724-728, Vol. 2; "Ethics of Care" (with Brian Burton, a professor in WWU's management department and dean of the College of Business and Economics), pp. 802-805, Vol.

Don Alper

Don Alper (Canadian-American Studies) spoke to the Midwest Canada-Relations Committee at the Midwest Legislative Conference in Overland Park, Kansas, on Aug. 9. His presentation was titled "The Border Barometer: Assessing Border Performance and Enhancing the Binational Economy." Alper focused on issues such as trade flows, vehicle traffic and border insfrastructure.

Marko Madunic

Marko Madunic (Management) presented the paper “Strategic selection of supplier teams in customizations projects”  at the 2009 annual meeting of the Academy of Management, held in Chicago from Aug. 7 to 11.

Jongwook Kim

Jongwook Kim (Management) presented the paper “Allocation of property rights: Empirical evidence from biotechnology alliances” at the 2009 annual meeting of the Academy of Management, held in Chicago from Aug. 7 to 11.

Matthew Liao-Troth

Matthew Liao-Troth (Management) presented “Creating a research environment” in the symposium “The care and feeding of co-authors” at the 2009 annual meeting of the Academy of Management, held in Chicago from Aug. 7 to 11. He also chaired the session on “Non-profit boards and executive leadership.”

Jason Kanov

Jason Kanov (Management) presented the paper “A Practice-based view of the sustainable expression of compassion in low-wage work,” co-authored with Monica Worline (Emory University), Jacoba Lilius (Queen’s University of Canada), Jane Dutton (University of Michigan), Sally Maitlis (University of British Columbia) and Peter Frost (dec., formerly of University of British Columbia) in the symposium “Organizational behavior and the working poor” at the 2009 annual meeting of the Academy of Management, held in Chicago from Aug. 7 to 11.

Joseph Garcia

Joseph Garcia (formerly of Management, and now Bowman Chair of Leadership) presented “Preparing Business School Doctoral Students for Teaching: An examination of Current Practices” at the 2009 annual meeting of the Academy of Management, held in Chicago from Aug. 7 to 11.

Tom Roehl

Tom Roehl (Management) presented the paper “Using company projects in the international business curriculum: Experience from three universities” at the annual meeting of the Academy of International Business, held from June 27 to 30. He also chaired the session on “Fostering experiential learning for IB teaching effectiveness” and the session on “FDI, entry, and restructuring: Institutions and environment.” He also served as a panelist on the special session “Japan: Current issues and challenges.”

Marko Madunic

Marko Madunic (Management) presented the paper “Selection of supplier teams in international markets: The analysis of prior ties and interdependencies in customized projects” at the annual meeting of the Academy of International Business, held from June 27 to 30.

Kristi Lewis Tyran

Kristi Lewis Tyran (Management) has been elected to the board of the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society through 2012.

At the Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, held from June 10 to 13, Tyran presented “What new and experienced faculty can teach each other” with Tracey Honeycutt Sigler (Northern Kentucky University).

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