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Welcome to MED - Please Introduce Yourself Here

  • 1.  Welcome to MED - Please Introduce Yourself Here

    Posted 06-13-2018 11:27
    Edited by Charles Fenner 06-18-2018 14:22

    Welcome to the Division Community Discussion! We're so glad you are here. I hope that this online community will be a valuable resource to all Division members as you begin to connect, communicate and collaborate with your colleagues here.


    When you visit the community for the first time, please take a moment to introduce yourself. It's a great way to practice making your first post to the community! Share your name, where you're from, your research or teaching interests, and why you belong to the Division division.

    I'll start by introducing myself! I am Charles Fenner and I am a professor at the State University of New York.  My teaching interests are in ethics and management communication.  I enjoy the PDW's at the annual conference the best!  I've used the Vanitin game (now Jensen Pharma) in my ethics class several times along with the strategy game of the Himalayan Diamond mines.

    Now it's your turn! Reply to this message now and start getting to know your fellow Division members.


    Have other questions? Please start your own Discussion post with a distinct subject line, and our knowledgeable members and volunteers will help you to find the answers you need!


    Thanks for joining the conversation!



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    Charles Fenner
    SUNY - Canton
    Canton NY
    (315) 386-7637
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  • 2.  RE: Welcome to MED - Please Introduce Yourself Here

    Posted 06-14-2018 09:52
    Hello everyone, it's a pleasure to belong to the MED division. I teach Corporate Social Responsibility at the University of Guelph in Canada. My specific interests lie in the intersections of project management, accountability, and social entrepreneurship with a focus on teaching and learning to undergraduate students.  My co-authors and myself received the Barry Armandi Award for Best Student Paper in MED in 2016 and since then we continue to research the challenges of teaching complex concepts to students.

    I am very happy to be part of this group and looking forward to hearing the interests of my fellow members!
    Have a wonderful summer!
    Ruben Burga
    Ph.D., MBA, P. Eng

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    Ruben Burga
    University of Guelph
    Guelph ON
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  • 3.  RE: Welcome to MED - Please Introduce Yourself Here

    Posted 06-19-2018 11:19

    Hi everyone,

     

    I am Anna Rakowska, Associate Professor of M. Curie Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland. Unfortunately  this year I cannot  be with you in Chicago. I am very sorry for this. But next  year plan for sure to attend AOM conference and of course meet all of you.

    My research focuses on employee competency potential in the context of diversity of HR (especially age, gender, country).  Also, I am interested in problems of "unlocking" the potential of women managers. Another area of my interest is – how we as academics can develop future skills among our students. How best we can prepare them to meet new labor market challenges – as employees and managers.

    Kind regards

    Anna



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    Anna Rakowska
    University of Maria Curie Sklodowska
    Lublin
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  • 4.  RE: Welcome to MED - Please Introduce Yourself Here

    Posted 06-14-2018 13:26
    Greetings MED!

    I've been away from AOM for a bit, but I am glad to be back.  

    My name is Jason Fertig.  I'm an Associate Professor of Management at the University of Southern Indiana.  More than anything, I enjoy helping students develop themselves and their leadership capabilities.  This led me to a research interest in studying millennials and Gen Z.  I have a keen interest in having my scholarship and teaching compliment each other.  

    Most recently, I've collected DISC profile data for our students here in Evansville.  From experience, there is a love/hate thing with such instruments amongst our field, but if anyone is interested in dialoguing about teaching and scholarship related to millennials and Gen Z, I'd love to chat.

    Enough about me though, I don't always like talking about myself.  I'd love to learn more about everyone else....

    Best,
    Jason





  • 5.  RE: Welcome to MED - Please Introduce Yourself Here

    Posted 06-19-2018 11:19

    Hi everyone,

     

    I am Anna Rakowska, Associate Professor of M. Curie Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland. Unfortunately  this year I cannot  be with you in Chicago. I am very sorry for this. But next  year plan for sure to attend AOM conference and of course meet all of you.

    My research focuses on employee competency potential in the context of diversity of HR (especially age, gender, country).  Also, I am interested in problems of "unlocking" the potential of women managers. Another area of my interest is – how we as academics can develop future skills among our students. How best we can prepare them to meet new labor market challenges – as employees and managers.

    Kind regards

    Anna



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    Anna Rakowska
    University of Maria Curie Sklodowska
    Lublin
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  • 6.  RE: Welcome to MED - Please Introduce Yourself Here

    Posted 06-18-2018 08:22
    Hi everyone,

    A quick hello from Trinity College Dublin. I am looking forward to seeing you all at the conference in Chicago and working hard within the division.

    My research interests focus on the impact on academic staff of digital technology particularly for assessment but I am also working on digital game based learning  and within classroom digital systems. Much to talk about and discuss in the coming year.

    See you all soon.

    Kind regards

    Mairead

    Trinity College Dublin


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    Mairead Brady, Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin, Assistant Professor, Mairead.Brady@tcd.ie
    College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland.
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  • 7.  RE: Welcome to MED - Please Introduce Yourself Here

    Posted 06-19-2018 11:19

    Hi everyone,

     

    I am Anna Rakowska, Associate Professor of M. Curie Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland. Unfortunately  this year I cannot  be with you in Chicago. I am very sorry for this. But next  year plan for sure to attend AOM conference and of course meet all of you.

    My research focuses on employee competency potential in the context of diversity of HR (especially age, gender, country).  Also, I am interested in problems of "unlocking" the potential of women managers. Another area of my interest is – how we as academics can develop future skills among our students. How best we can prepare them to meet new labor market challenges – as employees and managers.

    Kind regards

    Anna



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    Anna Rakowska
    University of Maria Curie Sklodowska
    Lublin
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  • 8.  RE: Welcome to MED - Please Introduce Yourself Here

    Posted 06-19-2018 11:18
    Good day;

    I am an independent scholar practitioner working most recently with automotive manufacturers to re-imagine the retail experience for consumers.  I am interested in panarchical organizations and dialogic leadership development.

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    Dan Edgar, PhD
    Nova Scotia
    210-243-9570]
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  • 9.  RE: Welcome to MED - Please Introduce Yourself Here

    Posted 06-19-2018 11:19

    Hi everyone,

     I am Anna Rakowska, Associate Professor of M. Curie Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland. Unfortunately  this year I cannot  be with you in Chicago. I am very sorry for this. But next  year plan for sure to attend AOM conference and of course meet all of you.

    My research focuses on employee competency potential in the context of diversity of HR (especially age, gender, country).  Also, I am interested in problems of "unlocking" the potential of women managers. Another area of my interest is – how we as academics can develop future skills among our students. How best we can prepare them to meet new labor market challenges – as employees and managers.

    Kind regards

    Anna



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    Anna Rakowska
    University of Maria Curie Sklodowska
    Lublin
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  • 10.  RE: Welcome to MED - Please Introduce Yourself Here

    Posted 06-19-2018 13:02
    ​Hello All,

    I'm Tom Lee and a long time member of this division. I'm the Hughes M. Blake Professor of Management at the Foster School of Business, University of Washington. I've studied employee turnover since 1982. I've just finished my first sabbatical every and had a FABULOUS TIME; I should have taken sabbatical decades ago.

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    Tom Lee
    University of Washington
    Seattle WA
    (206) 543-4389
    Thomas
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  • 11.  RE: Welcome to MED - Please Introduce Yourself Here

    Posted 06-19-2018 13:02

    Another hello, this time from Berlin:

    I am Susanne Perner, post-doctoral researcher and lecturer in Entrepreneurship at Technical University Berlin.

    My research interests are in the area of Entrepreneurship Education, and I am just preparing to kick off a qualitative study on the current role of business planning for startups applying for pre-seed funding (for now interviewing startups and financiers in Germany).

    My teaching interests are in entrepreneurship and sustainability, and for the past two terms we have incorporated the aspects of Business Ethics and Sustainability into our entrepreneurship classes.

    Will be unable to attend this year's AOM due to a research visit at NTNU Trondheim, so am looking forward to "meeting" you and discussing in our MED forum.

    Kind regards

    Susanne

    Technical University Berlin

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    Dr. Susanne Perner, Technische Universität Berlin, Chair for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Post-doctoral researcher and lecturer, Susanne.Perner@tu-berlin.de




  • 12.  RE: Welcome to MED - Please Introduce Yourself Here

    Posted 06-25-2018 18:08
    Hello,

    My name is Ricardo Morais. I am currently Head of the Management Department at Católica Porto Business School, in Portugal.

    I am interested in critical realism, strategic thinking, and design thinking. Recently, the Academy of Management Learning & Education presented my research design software as "a useful tool regardless of the experience level of the user" (Parente & Ferro, 2016, p. 643).

    I am a member of MED because I am used to "grow up" with AOM's wonderful publications.


    Thank you and best regards,

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    Ricardo Morais
    Católica Porto Business School
    Porto
    +351912267558
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  • 13.  RE: Welcome to MED - Please Introduce Yourself Here

    Posted 07-06-2018 10:55
    Hello AOM MED Diivision Colleagues,
    I am Paula Billups and I am an Asst. Professor at Life University in Marietta, GA. My research interests are Gen "Z" , Positive Leadership and STEM Entrepeneurship.
    I currently teach Principles of Managements, Leadership Development and Human Resources in undegraduate bachelor of business program.

    I am currently  in the process of moving to specifications grading in my undergraduate course and I'm look for project-based and /or experiential learning opportunities for my undergraduate students. I would appreciate any suggestions on resources I should consider.



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    Paula Billups, Ph.D.
    Asst. Professor
    Life University
    Marietta GA
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  • 14.  RE: Welcome to MED - Please Introduce Yourself Here

    Posted 07-17-2018 14:31
    ​Hello,

    I have been a long-time member of MED and as of July 1, I "retired" to Professor Emeritus of Management. My colleagues and I have been publishing on employee-owned companies that have a high-involvement culture with an emphasis on innovation. To shorten that explanation, we coined the term shared entrepreneurship and defined it as "An ethical, dynamic, empowering, freedom-based process where (1) everyone is encouraged to share innovative ideas (2) then supported with appropriate resources to develop the ideas and (3) enabled to share in the rewards of success." So far we have published the following articles on this subject this year:
    1. Roche, O., Freundlich, F., Shipper, F., & Manz, C. C. (2018). "Mondragon's Amorphous Network Structure: 'Making the whole truly greater than the sum of its parts.'" Organizational Dynamics. On-line at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orgdyn.2018.01.001

    2. Hoffman, R. C., Decker, W. H., & Shipper, F. (2018). "Pritchett Controls: Ten Years into Employee Ownership." The CASE Journal, Volume 3, Issue: 3, pp.305-322. https://doi.org/10.1108/TCJ-05-2017-0050
    3. Calo, T. J., & Shipper, F. (2018). "Atlas Container Company: Thinking Outside the Box." Advances in the Economic Analysis of Participatory & Labor-Managed Firms, Volume 18, pp. 193-219. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0885-333920180000018007
    4. Street, M. D., Street, V. L., Calo, T. J., & Shipper, F. (2018). "Mid South Building Supply: Surviving the Great Depression." Advances in the Economic Analysis of Participatory & Labor-Managed Firms, Volume 18, pp. 77-104. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0885-333920180000018002
    5. Hoffman, R. C., & Shipper, F. (2018). "Shared Core Values of High Performing Employee-Owned Enterprises." Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion. https://doi.org/10.1080/14766086.2018.1482474
    I started teaching about shared entrepreneurship over 40 years ago. At that time, the only case study available for this topic was about Lincoln Electric. About 30 years ago, I was lucky enough to meet people from W. L. Gore & Associates and wrote a case study about it. Things took off from there. I liked teaching about such companies and students like learning about such companies.
    If you have never taught about such companies, as an old advertising slogan said, "Try it, you might like it." If your students are like mine, they will.
    I started my career looking for a profession and found an avocation. I wish you all success.



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    Frank Shipper, Ph.D.
    Regents' Research Award Winner
    Professor Emeritus of Management
    Perdue School of Business
    Salisbury University
    Salisbury, MD 21801
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  • 15.  RE: Welcome to MED - Please Introduce Yourself Here

    Posted 09-23-2018 12:50
    Hello. I am very glad to join this community!

    I am currently a lecturer of Organizational Theory, Design and Behaviour at LUMSA University (Bachelor and Master Degree in business administration) and teach organizational communication at LUISS Business School (post-grad courses) in Rome (Italy).

    I am the Editor in Chief of the European Journal of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management

    I am interested in research on organizational creativity, new flexible and digital forms of organizations, organizational cultures, organizational change, organizational communication and knowledge sharing, intercultural and cross-cultural management. With particular regard to organizational complexity, glocal and digital organizations, inclusive cultures and managerial approaches, humanistic management perspectives.

    I would be very glad to get in touch with colleagues interested in same topics and I am looking for opportunities of exchange and collaboration.

    Best Regards

    Fabrizio




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    Fabrizio Maimone PhD
    Lecturer
    LUMSA University
    Rome [Italy]
    Email: f.maimone@lumsa.it; ejccm.editor@gmail.com; Research gate profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Fabrizio_Maimone; LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fabriziomaimone/
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  • 16.  RE: Welcome to MED - Please Introduce Yourself Here

    Posted 10-17-2018 12:17
    Somehow I got disconnected during the changeover from the old listserv but have reconnected. My name is Fred Nickols and I am a long-time member of this group. Glad to be back

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    Fred Nickols
    Managing Partner
    Distance Consulting LLC
    www.nickols.us
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  • 17.  RE: Welcome to MED - Please Introduce Yourself Here

    Posted 10-18-2018 10:58

    Hello Everyone,


    Greetings from Thailand! I am Natt Pimpa, a Professor in international management from the College of Management, Mahidol University. I also enjoy PDW at the academy and would love to organise a session on blended-learning for IB competencies at the 2019 AOM meeting.


    We have been working on problem-based learning for years at my college and need to find ideas to expand our technique.


    Cheers,

    Natt 






  • 18.  RE: Welcome to MED - Please Introduce Yourself Here

    Posted 10-23-2018 16:20
    Hello everyone,

    My name is Roeland van Straten, a scholar-practitioner from the Netherlands who may be somewhat of an odd duck in this group. In everyday life I actually work as strategy consultant, but I have always been very interested in conceptualizing my work and in improving strategy teaching. For that reason I always tried to combine the strategy practice with lecturing on financial-strategic decision making.

    In 2017 something great happened: two universities offered to help me in getting my PhD based on a manuscript I had written in which I tried to answer the question "How may one think strategically?". This manuscript incorporated everything I consider to be fundamental in strategic thinking, and it combines fundamental notions from analytic philosophy, epistemology, systems thinking and ontology with two decades of experience in corporate finance, private equity and strategy consulting. Luckily it proved to be very well supported by the literature, so I was able to obtain my PhD within the year.

    Currently I am working on articles to get it 'out there' (because it went so fast I did not have time to publish anything), but for anyone interested, here is some more information: the answer I present in my thesis takes on the form of 'A Model for Firm-Specific Strategic Wisdom'. This model is an explicit, abstract, intellectual theory of synthesis and design, and it can be taught in full. In its most practical form it is an overview of 49 questions that guide any strategists from strategic 'ignorance' to strategic 'wisdom' (as state in which the obtained case-specific knowledge can be applied), showing how they can make joint use of knowledge from theory and practice along this thinking exercise. Effectively it shows how the 'story of a firm' that needs to be told to enable the demonstrating of wisdom is a story in seven chapters, whereas each chapter consists of the same seven sections that must be addressed, only from different perspectives (hence, 49 sections in total). The model offers a detailed and well-grounded solution for integrative strategy teaching, and (as the perspectives reflect the need for justification of what must be said) it also offers many opportunities for critical reflection using rich domain-specific content. The model's visualization can be put on the wall showing all elements that make up the strategic thinking process, and therewith the building blocks of the mental model we must construct, and which effectively make up the business world when it comes to strategic thinking. In that sense, it is somewhat like the periodic table in chemistry as the overview presents all discernible elements (or so I claim).

    I hope the above is not seen as presumptious as I truly hope many strategy teachers will find in my work a solution to some of the problems as identified by the literature. What I can say is that it is well supported by the literature and it works in practice. Awaiting publication, I put some information on this website Roeland van Straten - A Model for Firm-Specific Strategic Wisdom.
    Thestrategyscript remove preview
    Roeland van Straten - A Model for Firm-Specific Strategic Wisdom.
    By: Roeland van Straten Learn how to systematically understand any business from this groundbreaking work.​ About The Book W ant to become fluently intelligent and demonstrate strategic wisdom? This book shows you how. By presenting the 49 questions to ask and showing you exactly how to answer them.
    View this on Thestrategyscript >


    I plan to submit a proposal for a PDW in which I could demonstrate how the design enables integrative strategy teaching. Until then, I am looking to engage with anyone who is interested in prescriptive theoretical work on strategic thinking and on integrative strategy teaching, so to anyone who is: please send me a LinkedIn invite.

    Best wishes,
    Roeland van Straten
    vanstraten@seyst.nl
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/roelandvanstraten/


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    Roeland Van Straten
    University of Twente
    Zeist
    +31 (0) 6 13650202
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