International Business Professor Receives Award For New Research Paper
(November 2, 2023) Dan Prud’homme, assistant professor of international business, won "Best Conference Theme Paper" at the Academy of International Business U.S. Northeast Chapter. The paper, "Institutional decoupling: evolution of negative salience in the stakeholder-based view," develops a theoretical process model to explain institutional decoupling between nations.
FIU Business luxury leaders recognized for their work in the hospitality industry.
(July 7, 2022) The International Hospitality Institute recognized two FIU Business luxury experts - Anna Pietraszek and Deepak Ohri - in its 2022 Top 100 Most Powerful People in Hospitality list, as change-makers and influencers. MORE
Haar chosen for national competitiveness council.
(May 11, 2022) Jerry Haar, professor of international business, has been named a senior fellow at the Council on Competitiveness, an organization that brings together members from academia, business, labor, and the national labs to champion a nonpartisan action agenda that fuels entrepreneurship and spurs the commercialization of new ideas. In this role, he will provide strategic advice to help guide the Council’s policies and strengthen its membership. Haar was chosen for his expertise on matters relating to U.S. competitiveness and is expected to play a key role in several upcoming council initiatives. MORE
Two FIU Business professors have been awarded Fulbright awards for the academic year 2022-23 by the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
(April 18, 2022) Erica Harris, associate professor of accounting, will be conducting research at Dublin City University in Dublin, Ireland for two months during this summer of 2022. Her project is related to Irish nonprofit organizations. MORE
(April 18, 2022) Minye (Michael) Tang, assistant professor of accounting and faculty fellow in Program Administration and Evaluation, is visiting ISCTE Business School at ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon in Portugal for three months during the summer of 2023. He will be working with the finance and accounting faculty and doctoral students on issues related to ESG (environmental, societal, and governance). MORE
Prestigious international appointments for Associate Dean Kundu
Sumit K. Kundu, a professor of international business and James K. Batten Eminent Scholar Chair of International Business, has been elected vice president and president-elect for the Indian Academy of Management, an affiliate of the Academy of Management, the premier management research and education body of management researchers and educators in the world.
Kundu, who also serves as associate dean, international programs for FIU Business, was also nominated to become a fellow of the BAM Peer Review College. This is an honor bestowed upon a select few scholars by the British Academy of Management. MORE
Visiting professor honors for capital markets lab director Carrillo
Flavio Carrillo, an associate teaching professor of finance and director of the FIU Business Capital Markets Lab, has been appointed by the University of Florida as a visiting scholar, a one-year appointment effective spring 2022. His research will focus on Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG). MORE
Past Awards and Honors
International Business chair chosen as editor of prestigious journal
(December 8, 2021) William Newburry, chair of the Department of International Business, has been named the editor of AIB Insights, the journal of the Academy of International Business. Newburry, Ryder Eminent Scholar of Global Business at Florida International University, is also an AIB fellow, non-resident senior research fellow at the Nanyang Business School Center for Emerging Markets, and president of the Consortium of Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE). He has published over 45 articles in top-tier journals, along with five books, and more than 20 chapters in edited books. Newburry has also served as chair of the AIB Latin America Chapter for six years, on the Senior Advisory Board of the Review of International Business and Strategy, as well as on the editorial review boards of Journal of International Business Studies and several other journals in the IB ecosystem. Newburry, who is now the publication’s associate editor, will serve in the position from January 2022 through December 2024.
Department of Marketing Chair named 2021 FIU Top Scholar
(June 9, 2021) Anthony Miyazaki, chair and professor, Department of Marketing and Logistics, was recognized as a 2021 Top Scholar by the FIU Office of the Provost, one of 30 faculty members across the university to receive the award. He was recognized for achievements in the category of Globally Engaged and/or Culturally Sensitive Teaching. Miyazaki, who led the establishment of the Master of Marketing, is an expert in cause-related marketing, among other topics. His research on topics such as pricing, online consumer privacy, and state-sponsored lotteries have been published in the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Retailing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Product and Brand Management, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Consumer Affairs, Psychology & Marketing, and others. MORE
Tang receives “30 Under 40” honor from National Investor Relations Institute.
(June 9, 2021) Minye (Michael) Tang, assistant professor of accounting, has been named to the the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) 2021 class of “30 Under 40,” which honors talented young individuals in the investor relations community.
Tang is the sole full-time academic faculty member among the distinguished group of 30 professionals to be selected for the honor by the committee of NRI Fellows. His research focuses on the interactions between managers and capital market participants (such as financial analysts) in communicating financial information, with particular interests in the uncertainty aspect, the multi-period process, and the human factor, that jointly shape earnings expectations.
Founded in 1969, NIRI is the professional association of corporate officers and investor relations consultants responsible for communication among corporate management, shareholders, securities analysts and other financial community constituents, and is the largest professional investor relations association in the world. The “30 Under 40” program recognizes young professionals who have made noticeable contributions to their companies, NIRI chapters and the capital markets.
Haar selected for Fulbright screening panel.
(June 9, 2021) Jerry Haar, professor of international business, has been invited by the Institute of International Education (IIE) to serve on the National Screening Committee for research and study proposals in Business for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The IIE annually administers the competition for the Fulbright program, sponsored by the United States Department of State in partnership with foreign governments and universities. The Fulbright offers recent graduates and graduate students opportunities for research, study or teaching assistantships in over 140 countries.
Haar is a global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., and a research affiliate of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University. He has served as director of Washington Programs for the Council of the Americas, and served as special assistant to two cabinet secretaries. The author of 12 books and numerous journal articles, Haar has also held visiting appointments at Wharton, Harvard, Oxford, Stanford and the American Enterprise Institute.
Lyles named Academy of Management Fellow.
(May 10, 2021) Marjorie A. Lyles, International Business Distinguished Research Fellow at Florida International University’s College of Business (FIU Business), has be elected as an Academy of Management (AOM) Fellow, one of fourteen scholars worldwide to be selected for the prestigious honor in 2021. The designation of Fellow recognizes and honors members of the academy who have made significant contributions to the science and practice of management. It also provides opportunities for fellowship and a forum for discussion among honorees.
Lyles, one of the world’s most prominent scholars in international business and strategy, joined FIU Business as a research fellow in 2018. In a career spanning over 30 years of international business research, teaching and consulting experience, she was most recently the OneAmerica Chair in Business Administration and a professor of international strategic management at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. MORE
International Business Professor Receives Prestigious Academy of Management Award
(May 3, 2021) Stav Fainshmidt, Knight Ridder Eminent Scholar and associate professor of international business at Florida International University (FIU) has received the 2021 Academy of Management IM Division FIU Emerging Scholar Award. The award recognizes the contribution to international management scholarship by a junior scholar. Fainshmidt is the first FIU faculty member to receive the award since it was established six years ago. He joins an outstanding group of prior winners:
2020 - Minyoung Kim, University of Kansas
2019 - Stephanie L. Wang, Indiana University
2018 - Prithwiraj Choudhury, Harvard Business School and Sinziana Dorobantu, New York University
2017 - Elena Kulchina, Duke University
2016 - Ilya Cuypers, Singapore Management University and Exequiel Hernandez, University of Pennsylvania
Fainshmidt’s research interests include institutions and governance, organizational capabilities and methods in organizational research. His work appears in publications including Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Administrative Science Quarterly (forthcoming), Journal of Management Studies, Journal of World Business, and Organization Studies. He is currently a reviewing editor at Journal of World Business and a consulting editor at Journal of International Business Studies. Prior to joining FIU, Fainshmidt worked with Deloitte (Isr.).
Real estate professor named to editorial board of top journal
(January 14, 2021) Real Estate professor Zhenguo (Len) Lin, Hollo Research Fellow and professor at the Hollo School of Real Estate, has been appointed to serve on the editorial board of the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, one of the top three journals in the real estate field.
Lin received the 2020 Graaskamp Award for 2020 from the American Real Estate Society (ARES), recognizing extraordinary iconoclastic thought and/or action throughout a person’s career in the development of a multi-disciplinary philosophy of real estate. He is a previous winner of the ARES Kinnard Scholar Award, which recognizes outstanding real estate scholarship in the early stage of a real estate career, and was ranked No. 2 globally for 2015-2019 for real estate research by the Journal of Real Estate Literature.
Real estate professor appointed co-editor at top industry journal
(January 14, 2021) William Hardin, associate dean of the Chapman Graduate School, professor of finance and real estate, Knight Ridder Endowed Eminent Scholar and Tibor and Sheila Hollo Research Fellow, has been appointed as co-editor of the Journal of Real Estate Research. The flagship journal of the American Real Estate Society provides insight into issues in real estate for practitioners and academics. The journal focuses on investigating and expanding the frontiers of knowledge that cover business decision-making applications or scholarly real estate research.
Hardin has an extensive publication record in the top real estate journals including Real Estate Economics, the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, the Journal of Real Estate Research, the Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management, the Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education, the Journal of Property Investment and Finance, International Real Estate Review, the Journal of Property Valuation and Investment, the Journal of Shopping Center Research and the Assessment Journal.
Global management and leadership professor serves on National Academies of Science panel
(January 14, 2021) Juan I. Sanchez, Knight Ridder Byron Harless Eminent Scholar Chair in Management and eminent scholar, Department of Global Leadership and Management, served on a National Academies of Science panel, “Committee for a Peer Review of a Report Commissioned by the Social Security Administration on Required Mental Health Requirements for Selected Occupations,” work done by the Social Security Administration and its contractors to determine the social interaction and adaptation requirements for a set of selected occupations.
Sanchez has served as a member and frequent contributor to federal government panels on workplace safety issues, including the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Functional Assessment of Adults with Disabilities.
International business professor among top 2% in the field of business and management for citations
(December 9, 2020) Fred Walumbwa, a professor of international business is among the top 2% of researchers in their fields according to analysis of author citations published by the journal PLOS Biology. The publicly available database provides standardized information on citations, h-index, co-authorship adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions and a composite indicator. Researchers are classified into 22 fields and 176 sub-fields.
Walumbwa’s main research focuses on understanding how effective leaders emerge, evolve and develop, and how different clusters of leadership behaviors enhance or inhibit climates more open to corporate, work unit and employee citizenship and proactive behaviors, engagement, fairness, learning, thriving, voicing, creativity/innovation, knowledge sharing, and withdrawal behaviors across cultures. Walumbwa has published over 100 papers, including over 60 refereed research articles in a wide range of prestigious journals in business, management and psychology, book chapters, peer-reviewed proceedings, and technical reports; and has made over 100 national and international conference presentations and lectures.
Walumbwa’s achievement was featured by FIU ADVANCE News. Read more here.
International business professor appointed to editorial board of leading journal on financial and risk management
(December 9, 2020) Jerry Haar, a professor of international business, has been appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Risk and Financial Management. He will also serve as the editor of a special issue of the journal on the topic of globalization and competitiveness.
Haar, who is FIU Business’s executive director for Latin America and the Caribbean, is also a global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., and a research affiliate of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University.
He has written 12 books and published articles in the Journal of Business Research, Management International Review, Journal of World Business, International Trade and Finance Journal, International Marketing Review, Multinational Business Review, and Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions, and Money and consulted for leading multinational firms.
Dean Li elected to Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
(October 14, 2020) FIU Business Dean Joanne Li has been elected to the Greater Miami Chamber Commerce’s 114th Board of Directors. She will be installed during a board retreat that will be held virtually on November 16. In her role, Dean Li will attend board meetings and assist in membership development, event sponsorships and strategy setting for the organization.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce is a voice for the South Florida business community and is committed to the advancement of the city. Founded in 1907 as the Miami Board of Trade, today’s chamber represents more than 400,000 member company employees. It is heralded for its legacy of leadership in economic development, and its commitment to improving the Miami-Dade community.
Last month, Dean Li was named a founding member of International Advisory Council for the ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management in Lisbon, Portugal. ISEG is the first Portuguese school of economics and management and is part of the University of Lisbon (ULisboa), the largest and top-ranked Portuguese university.
Research by FIU Business faculty cited in World Bank’s latest Global Investment Competitiveness Report
(October 14, 2020) Research by Jerry Haar, a professor of international business and David Wernick, a teaching professor of international business, has been cited in the World Bank’s latest Global Investment Competitiveness Report, “Rebuilding Investor Confidence in Times of Uncertainty,” recently released. The report, developed in the month’s preceding the outbreak of COVID-19, focuses on trade and investment policy uncertainty due to policy shifts, globally and nationally. It finds that rising policy uncertainty is darkening the outlook for foreign direct investment.
Research by Haar and Wernick is cited among a large body of research that suggests that the quality of a country’s legal and regulatory environment is positively associated with foreign direct investment. Their research, published in the International Journal of Economics and Business Research, examined data on foreign direct investment inflows for a sample of 64 emerging economies over time. The article interprets the results of the statistical analyses, considering their policy implications, and offers directions for future research.
Dean Li Joins International Advisory Council for Leading Business School in Portugal
(September 18, 2020) FIU Business Dean Joanne Li has been named a founding member of International Advisory Council for the ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management in Lisbon, Portugal. ISEG is the first Portuguese school of economics and management and is part of the University of Lisbon (ULisboa), the largest and top-ranked Portuguese university.
The new International Advisory Council has eight other founding members including Anne Hansen Câmara, executive board member of "Circuito do Estoril," the Portuguese publicly owned motorsport race track; Anne Giviskos, chief risk and compliance officer at Euronext in Paris; Colin Mayer, a professor and former dean at the University of Oxford's Said Business School; Eugenia Bieto Caubet, a professor and former dean at ESADE in Spain; Gilberto Jordan, the CEO of real estate and hotel firm Group Andre Jordan; Roberta Medina, executive vice president of Rock in Rio, one of the largest music festival franchises in the world; Wern-Yuen Tan, the CEO of PepsiCo Asia Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and China (APAC); and William Kistler, the chief executive at the Urban Innovation Network in London.
With approximately 50,000 students, ULisboa offers more than 400 degrees. ISEG’s masters in finance program is currently ranked No. 31 in the world by the Financial Times.
Professors’ research cited in World Bank report
(July 15, 2020) Empirical research by Department of International Business professors Jerry Haar and David Wernick was recently cited in Chapter I of the World Bank report, “Global Investment Competitiveness Report 2019/2020: Rebuilding Investor Confidence in Times of Uncertainty” MORE
FIU Business professor named to Executive DBA Council board.
(July 7, 2020) George Marakas, director of Doctoral Programs at FIU Business, has been elected to the board of the Executive DBA Council (EDBAC), the international standards and networking body for over 150 DBA programs worldwide. The organization also approves new DBA programs at member universities and colleges.
FIU will host the EDBAC’s annual conference, Engaged Management Scholarship, in September 2021.
In 2018, FIU Business introduced its first DBA program, designed for executives with an MBA or Master’s degree and substantial managerial experience in a business-related field.
In contrast to the theoretical research-oriented PhD, the DBA provides students with real-world, business-oriented critical thinking and problem-solving skills through an applied research perspective.
An FIU Business alumnus and donor, Marakas established the Doctoral Student Organization and funded the Marakas Family Doctoral Student Association Room. His research has been published in Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Management Science, the Journal of Applied Business and Economics, the Database for Advances in Information Systems and the Journal of Organizational and End User Computing.
Seema Pissaris receives Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching
(July 6, 2020) Seema Pissaris, clinical professor of international business, has been honored with the Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching by FIU’s Office of the Provost. She will receive the award at the Faculty Convocation Award Ceremony in fall 2020.
Pissaris teaches graduate level courses in entrepreneurship, leadership and social entrepreneurship. She leads an internship project which provides students the practical skills needed to set up their own enterprise and encourages them to work with mentors, alumni and other business advisors.
Pissaris’ research has been published in leading scholarly journals, including Human Resource Management, Leadership & Organization Development Journal, the Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives, the Journal of Economics and Finance, Advances in Quantitative Analysis of Finance and Accounting, the Journal of Managerial Issues, the Journal of Management Research and the Journal of Banking & Finance.
She was recently named as an FIU Top Scholar for 2020, which celebrates faculty members’ accomplishments in research as well as dedication to excellence in helping achieve FIU’s scholarly mission.
Pissaris was recognized as best professor for the Master of International Business program in 2017. She also held the R. Kirk Landon Teaching and Student Engagement Fellow Award from 2012 to 2015.
Finance faculty member recognized for Excellence in Service
(July 6, 2020) Deanne Butchey, university lecturer of finance, has been honored with the Faculty Award for Excellence in Service by FIU’s Office of the Provost. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to FIU Business, the university and the community-at-large. She will receive the award at the Faculty Convocation Award Ceremony in fall 2020.
In 2013, Butchey was recognized with the “Spirit of Service-Learning Award” awarded by the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of South Florida Inc. (RPCVSF), the Miami-Dade Teacher of the Year Coalition, and the Armando Alejandre Jr. Foundation.
Previously, she was faculty advisor to ENACTUS @ FIU, a student organization that aims to facilitate the impactful collaborations of students and community partners by creating, commercializing, and enhancing innovative social entrepreneurship projects to stimulate economic advancement.
Currently, Butchey is the faculty advisor of the Phoenician Investment Fund and the Financial Management Association, both organizations devoted to improving students’ financial knowledge/skills and academic success. She also serves the Haitian community as a board member and treasurer of EcoWorks International, a global organization tasked at helping farmers cultivate an abundant food supply to feed Haiti, restore ecosystems, and advance social justice.
Butchey’s research has been published in leading scholarly journals, including Managerial Finance, the Journal of Business Ethics Education, the Journal of Financial Education, the Journal of American Academy of Business, Metropolitan Universities Journal, the Academy of Business Research Journal and the Journal of the International Society of Business Discipline.
Hollo School Professor recognized for multidisciplinary real estate research.
(June 10, 2020) Zhenguo (Len) Lin, professor and Hollo Research Fellow at the Hollo School of Real Estate, has received the 2020 Graaskamp Award for 2020 from the American Real Estate Society (ARES). The Graaskamp Award recognizes extraordinary iconoclastic thought and/or action throughout a person’s career in the development of a multi-disciplinary philosophy of real estate.
Lin is a previous winner of the ARES Kinnard Scholar Award, which recognizes outstanding real estate scholarship in the early stage of a real estate career. He was ranked No. 2 globally for 2015-2019 for real estate research by the Journal of Real Estate Literature.
Lin’s research is mainly focused on pricing illiquidity of private assets, mortgage markets, and housing market dynamics. It has been cited by Federal Reserve, Department of the Treasury, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and National Affairs. His work has also appeared on several financial media outlets, including MarketWatch, Wall Street Journal-Smart Money, Yahoo Finance, Fox Business News, and the South Florida Business Journal.
His research “Spillover Effects of Foreclosures on Neighborhood Property Values,” which appeared in the 2009 the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, has proven invaluable in predicting the recent housing crisis. The paper has been heavily cited by over 360 academic studies. It has also garnered much recognition outside of the academic community, including citation by former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke in his speech at the Global Financial Literacy Summit on June 17, 2009 in Washington, DC.
International Business faculty member recognized among the most productive and influential scholars in his field.
(September 11, 2019) Ochieng (Fred) Walumbwa, associate professor in the Department of International Business, has been recognized as the fifth most productive leadership scholar during the period 2004 to 2010, and the 11th most influential leadership scholar during the period 1990 through 2017, in a paper recently published in The Leadership Quarterly. The article, titled “A computerized approach to understanding leadership research,” written by H. Zhao and C. Li, appeared in Volume 30, Issue 4 of the publication, pp. 396-416. Walumba received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign His main research focuses on understanding how effective leaders emerge, evolve and develop, and how different clusters of leadership enhance or inhibit workplace climates.
Assistant professor of international business named finalist for award at AIB conference
(July 10, 2019) Orhun Guldiken, assistant professor in the Department of International Business, was named a finalist for the Alan M. Rugman Young Scholar Award at the Academy of International Business annual meeting in Copenhagen, held June 24-27, 2019.
MIB Faculty Director Fainshmidt honored as Young Scholar at AIB conference.
(July 10, 2019) Stav Fainshmidt, assistant professor in the Department of International Business and faculty director of the Master of International Business program, received the Alan M. Rugman Young Scholar Award at the Academy of International Business Annual Meeting in Copenhagen, June 24-27, 2019. Fainshmidt won the award with co-authors Daniel Andrews, a PhD student in the college’s Department of International Business, and José Maurício Galli Geleilate, who received his PhD at FIU Business and is now assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, for the paper “Contingencies to the Subsidiary Autonomy-Subsidiary Performance Relationship: A Meta-Analytic Review and Extension.” Formerly known as the Haynes Prize, the Rugman Award recognizes the best paper presented at the conference written by an author or authors under 40 years of age.
GLAM Chair Sanchez receives federal committee appointment
(June 12, 2019) Juan I. Sanchez, chair of the Department of Global Leadership and Management, has been appointed to the National Academy of Sciences Standing Committee on Social Security Administration. Sanchez previously served on the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Functional Assessment of Adults with Disabilities, the findings of which were reported to the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee and released in book format on May 8, 2019.
FIU Business Professor Jerry Haar publishes new book on globalization, competitiveness and governability
(June 12, 2019) Jerry Haar, professor and director of Executive and Professional Education, has published Globalization, Competitiveness, and Governability: The Three Disruptive Forces of Business in the 21st Century, in collaboration with Georgetown University Professor Ricardo Ernst. MORE
FIU Business Professor Named to Academy of Management Committee
(May 22, 2019) William Newberry, chair of the Department of International Business and Ryder Eminent Scholar of Global Business, has been elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the International Management Division of the Academy of Management. The AOM is the largest academic society for management scholars. The International Division focuses on content pertaining to the theory, research, and practice of management with a cross-border or cross-cultural dimension. Newberry will serve in a succession of positions over the next five years including as program chairman and division chairman. Aya Chacar, Ingersoll-Rand Professor and professor of international business, served on the same committee for the past five years and will step down in August.
Hollo School’s Freybote wins Young Scholar Award.
(April 12, 2019) Julia Freybote, assistant professor and director of the Hollo School of Real Estate’s Master of Science in International Real Estate, has won the Kinnard Young Scholar award from the American Real Estate Society. The award is the most prestigious award the society honors for their early real estate career achievements. Faculty members Len Lin and Eli Beracha are previous winners of the award.
Hollo School’s Lin wins Best Paper Award
(April 12, 2019) Zhenguo “Len” Lin, Hollo Research Fellow and associate professor, Tibor and Sheila Hollo School of Real Estate, won the Best Paper Award from the Journal of Real Estate Research, as well as the Red Pen Award, from the Journal of Real Estate Research, widely considered as one of the top three real estate journals. He was ranked third globally for the period of 2014- 2018 by the Journal of Real Estate Literature.
Hardin wins international achievement award.
(April 12, 2019) William Hardin, associate director of the Chapman Graduate School of Business and co-director of the Jerome Bain Real Estate Institute, is the recipient of the International Real Estate Society Achievement Award from the American Real Estate Society. This award is given for outstanding achievement in real estate research, education and practice at the international level.
PhD students honored for teaching, scholarly presentations
(April 12, 2019) At the Provost Awards Recognition Reception, held April 5, 2019, two FIU Business doctoral students were recognized by Provost Kenneth Furton. Chen Wang, PhD student in the Department of Global Leadership and Management, received the UGS Provost Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant. Ellen Compos Sousa, PhD student in the Department of Marketing and Logistics, won first place in the Scholarly Poster presentation.
Accounting professor named chair of ACCA committee
(April 12, 2019) Kenneth Henry, associate professor of Accounting, has been named chair of the Governance Design Committee of ACCA, the global body for professional accountants. He has served as an ACCA Council member since 2010. Henry also sits on ACCA’s Global Forum on Audit and Assurance, and represents ACCA on the International Internal Audit Standards Board, the global standard-setting body for the Institute of Internal Auditors. In addition to serving on the FIU School of Accounting faculty and his work with ACCA, Henry spent the first 20 years of his career in public practice with PwC.
IB Department Chair Newburry honored twice by AIB for scholarship.
(April 12, 2019) William Newburry, chair, Department of International Business and Ryder Eminent Scholar of Global Business, is the first co-recipient of the Cuervo-Cazurra & Newburry Award, given to the scholar who contributed most to the scientific capacity of academics in Latin America and the Caribbean. The award was created by the board of directors of the regional chapter for Latin America and the Caribbean of the Academy of International Business (AIB) to publicly acknowledge the contributions that both Newburry and Alvaro Cuervo- Cazurra of Northeastern University have made to the training of academics from universities in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was delivered for the first time in Cochabama (Bolivia) during the AIB-LAT 2019 conference.
Newburry was also named a Silver Medalist by the Executive Board of AIB, an honor created in recognition of exceptional past contributions to JIBS as part of the celebration of the journal’s 50th anniversary. Honorees were recognized for contributions of at least five significant papers published in the journal.
Associate Dean Kundu appointed to Associate Editor position
(January 16, 2019) Sumit K. Kundu, associate dean, International Programs, academic director, Master of International Business program and James K. Batten Eminent Scholar Chair in International Business, has been appointed associate editor for the Journal of International Management, effective January 2019. He has also served as associate editor of the Journal of Business Research since March 2017. Kundu is a board member for the European International Business Academy (2017-2019) and served as vice-president, administration, for the Academy of International Business (2014-2017).
Kundu sits on the editorial board of several premier journals, including Journal of International Business Studies, Management International Review, Global Strategy Journal, Journal of World Business, International Business Review, Thunderbird International Business Review, Journal of Teaching in International Business and Cross-Cultural & Strategic Management: An International Journal and International Journal of Emerging Markets. He has published articles in Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Management International Review, Journal of World Business, Journal of International Management, Journal of International Marketing, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Business Ethics, International Business Review, Leadership Quarterly and Journal of Small Business Economics . He has also presented numerous papers at Academy of International Business Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society conferences.
Hollander receives national real estate women’s award
(November 19, 2018) Suzanne Hollander, instructor at the Tibor and Sheila Hollo School of Real Estate and industry liaison, Jerome Bain Real Estate Institute, received the 2018 Career Advancement for Women Impact Award at the national CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Network Convention and Marketplace, held October 18-19, 2018 in San Diego, California. Hollander, who teaches real estate law, was cited for her “profound impact on the career advancement of women,” including her creation of the annual UCREW Event in Miami, and her work with CREW Miami to empower first generation students.
Walumbwa named to Influential Leadership Scholars list
(August 22, 2018) Fred O. Walumbwa, associate professor in the Department of International Business, has been named one of the most Influential Leadership Scholars between 1990 and 2017 in a recent issue of Leadership Quarterly. He has authored or co-authored over 90 academic technical reports, book chapters, and research papers in a wide range of prestigious journals in business, management, and psychology. He co-authored the first ever theory-based measure of authentic leadership behavior (the Authentic Leadership Questionnaire) tied to the conceptualization of authentic leadership.
Walumbwa has extensive consulting experience in several diverse organizations in Africa, Asia, Australia, and the United States. Walumbwa was also recently recognized as one of the top 2% most influential authors in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (IOP) globally.
Hardin named to leadership list for SSRN eLibrary downloads
(August 8, 2018) William Hardin, associate dean, Chapman Graduate School and co-director of the Jerome Bain Real Estate Institute, has been ranked in the top 10% of authors by all-time downloads on the SSRN eLibrary.
Hardin was recently selected as the 2018 recipient of the International Real Estate Society (IRES) Achievement Award, which recognizes outstanding accomplishment in real estate research, education, and service. Last May, he received the David Ricardo Medal, recognizing an individual who has created a significant body of published research in academic and refereed professional journals spanning at least two decades, at the ARES meeting in Naples, FL.
Accounting professor named associate editor of international management journal.
(August 19, 2018) Kannan Raghunandan (Raghu), Ryder Eminent Scholar, School of Accounting, has been named associate editor for the journal " Vikalpa: The Journal for Decision Makers," published by the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. Raghunandan also serves (or has served) on the editorial boards of, or as reviewer for, journals including The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting & Public Policy, and Issues in Accounting Education.
He has multiple publications in premier accounting, auditing, and pedagogical journals including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Journal of Accounting Auditing & Finance, Accounting Horizons, and Issues in Accounting Education. He has also served as an Associate Editor of Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Journal of Accounting Auditing & Finance and Accounting Horizons.
Real estate faculty member Freybote wins Best Paper award.
(August 30, 2018) Julia Freybote, program director, Master of Science in International Real Estate (MSIRE) and assistant professor in the Tibor & Sheila Hollo School of Real Estate, has won the American Real Estate Society’s Best Paper Award in the Apartments category. Her paper is titled: “Sentiments & Commercial Loans.”
Freybote’s work has been published in scholarly journals such as Real Estate Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Journal of Real Estate Research and Journal of Property Research.
ARES Best Paper Award to Hollo School's Lin.
(August 30, 2018) Dr. Zhenguo (Len) Lin has won American Real Estate Society (ARES) best paper awards for the Housing category for his paper titled, “Price and Trading Volume in the Housing Market.”
Lin was ranked 4th globally for the period of 2013-2017 (Saginor 2017, Journal of Real Estate Literature). In 2013, he received the William N. Kinnard Young Scholar Award, an international recognition for making significant contributions in his field. His work “Spillover Effects of Foreclosures on Neighborhood Property Values”, which appeared in the 2009 Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, has proven invaluable in predicting the recent housing crisis, has been heavily cited by over 290 academic studies and cited by former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernan
Hollo School Professor Wins Best Paper Award at International Real Estate Conference
(July 23, 2018) Zhenguo (Len) Lin, an associate professor in the Hollo School of Real Estate, won a best paper award at the Global Chinese Real Estate Congress, held in Qingdao, China July 20 – 22. The paper, “House Price, Loan-to-Value Ratio and Credit Risk,” looks at the effect of mortgage loans on property prices. The findings, published in the July issue of the Journal of Banking and Finance, suggest that many mortgages originated at the peak of a housing bubble are “under water” at origination.
Lin also presented his findings at a lecture at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics a few days before the conference. The lecture, hosted by Jie Chen, a visiting professor at FIU last summer, was featured in an article posted on the Chinese social media site Weixin.
Based on the most recent ranking in real estate research, Lin ranks No. 4 globally for the period of 2013-2017 by the Journal of Real Estate Literature. In 2013, he received the William N. Kinnard Young Scholar Award, an international recognition for making significant contributions in his field.
Finance Professors Win Best Paper Award
(July 17, 2018) Finance professors Shahid Hamid, Krishnan Dandapani, Suchismita Mishra and Arun Upadhyay won a best paper award at the 2018 Global Finance Conference, held in Paris July 3-5. Their research, "Independent Board Chairs, CEO Incentives, and Firm Performance," found that firms with independent chairs offer higher incentive compensation to their CEOs and that CEO turnover at such firms is linked with firm performance. It also found that firms with independent chairs are less likely to manage earnings even when their CEOs have highly incentivized pay packages.
The Global Finance Conference is sponsored by The Global Finance Association, a network of academics and financial services communities worldwide. Its mission to foster research by providing forums for finance professionals to debate, exchange ideas, disseminate and to advance the education, learning, and practice of global financial economics.
FIU's Professor Walumbwa, Phd Candidate Misati Earn Best Paper Honor
(July 17, 2018) A paper by Fred Walumbwa, professor of management and international business, has been selected as one of the best papers for the upcoming Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting. The paper, "Creative Self-efficacy and Creative Performance: Understanding the Underlying Mechanisms," finds that thriving at work partially mediates the relationship between creative self-efficacy and creative performance. The paper is co-authored by FIU Business PhD student Everlyne Misati along with Amanda Christensen-Salem of the University of Cincinnati and I-Chieh Hsu of National Changhua University of Education in Taiwan.
Walumbwa has authored or co-authored more than 90 academic technical reports, book chapters, and research papers in a wide range of prestigious journals in business, management, and psychology. He was recently recognized as one of the top 2 percent most influential authors in industrial and organizational psychology globally.
AOM is the preeminent professional association for managerial and organization scholars. Its Annual Meeting will be held in August 10 - 14 in Chicago.
International Business Professor Earns AIB's Best Reviewer Award
(July 17, 2018) Curba Lampert, an assistant professor of management and international business, has been selected as the winner of a 2018 Best Reviewer Award by the Academy of International Business (AIB). She was one of 23 reviewers selected for distinction from more than 990 reviewers. AIB, the leading association of scholars and specialists in the field of international business, recognized Lampert at its Annual Meeting in June.
Lampert has published articles in leading scholarly journals, including the Academy of Management Annals, the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Management Studies, Organization Science, the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and the Strategic Management Journal. Her publications have garnered over 2,500 citations. Lampert serves on the Editorial Board of the Strategic Management Journal, the strategy discipline's flagship publication.
Eli Beracha Named to Board of Leading Journal
(July 11, 2018) Eli Beracha, associate professor and director of the Hollo School of Real Estate, has been chosen to serve on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics (JREFE). The JREFE is widely considered one of the top three real estate publications. Its coverage includes urban economics, housing, regional science and public policy.
Beracha conducts empirical research in the areas of real estate and finance. Since he received his doctorate from the University of Kansas in 2007, he has published more than 30 academic papers in leading real estate and finance journals such as Journal of Real Estate Research, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Real Estate Economics, Financial Analysts Journal and Journal of Financial Research.
Beracha, who also serves as co-director of the Jerome Bain Real Estate Institute, was named director of the Hollo School of Real Estate in 2018. Prior to that, he served as director of the school's Master of Science in International Real Estate program.
William Hardin Honored with Academic Achievement Award
(July 11, 2018) William Hardin, associate dean, Chapman Graduate School and co-director of the Jerome Bain Real Estate Institute, was selected as the 2018 recipient of the International Real Estate Society (IRES) Achievement Award. The award recognizes outstanding accomplishment in real estate research, education, and service. He will receive the award at the American Real Estate Society (ARES) meeting in April.
Hardin's research has been published in Real Estate Economics, the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, the Journal of Real Estate Research, the Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management, the Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education, the Journal of Property Investment and Finance, International Real Estate Review, the Journal of Property Valuation and Investment, the Journal of Shopping Center Research, and the Assessment Journal.
Last May, Hardin received the David Ricardo Medal, recognizing an individual who has created a significant body of published research in academic and refereed professional journals spanning at least two decades, at the ARES meeting in Naples, FL.