Pruett is Published in Journal of Education for Business

February 3, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Mark Pruett (Business) has authored a chapter titled “Entrepreneurship Education: Workshops and Entrepreneurial Intentions” published in Volume 87, Issue 2, 2012 of the Journal of Education for Business. The article studies the impact of a multi-year series of community workshops on new entrepreneurs.

Workshop paper:  Using data collected from participants in an entrepreneurship education workshop series, this study examines the series’ impact and tests a model of entrepreneurial intentions incorporating social and psychological factors.  We find: 1) exposure to role models and the strength of family support do not significantly influence intentions; 2) entrepreneurial disposition and workshop participation significantly influence intentions and; 3) in contrast to previous research, there is no significant difference between men and women regarding interest in entrepreneurship. We also report on participants’ perceptions of program effectiveness and the status of their ventures.

Dr. Rosalind C. Paige Interviewed by NPR for a Media Report

September 2, 2011 at 1:14 pm

The majority of Dr. Rosalind C. Paige’s research focuses on successful marketing strategies for hand-made craft micro-entrepreneurs. As an  associate professor of marketing in the Johnson College of Business and Economics, Paige was selected to be the academic researcher for a recent media report that focused on the subject of earning a living selling handmade crafts through an on-line venue.  The interview with Dr. Paige was conducted by a reporter with Chicago Public Media (WBEZ 91.5), an affiliate of NPR (National Public Radio).  The reporter’s story is titled, “Venture: Can you make a living selling handmade crafts online? ” Although aired regionally, Paige’s radio interview can be listened to globally at http://www.wbez.org/story/venture-can-you-make-living-selling-handmade-crafts-online-91158#comments. Chicago Public Media is one of the first charter member stations of National Public Radio (NPR).

Frank Rudisill’s Scholarly Pursuits

May 17, 2011 at 8:33 am

Rudisill, F. “USC Upstate / BMW Academic Outreach camp experience,” Presented at the SC Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, Charleston, SC, October 2011.

Rudisill, F., O’Connor, J., and Ellis, T. worked with BMW manufacturing to develop and present a two week course in lean six sigma to 29 rising high school seniors from Spartanburg and Greenville counties. Web site: http://www.uscupstate.edu/bmwcamp/, photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/uscupstate/sets/72157626838061175/, video: http://vimeo.com/25537122. 2011.

Rudisill, F. “ASP, The Art and Science of Practice: In Search of the √N +1 Rule,” Interfaces, 40(2), 154-158, March-April 2010.

Rob Routman’s Scholarly Pursuits

May 17, 2011 at 8:28 am

Cole, E., Mason, A., and Routman, R. “Effects of 1983 Revisions to the Social Security Act,” In Proceedings of the Sixth Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium, 123-127, Hosted by Milliken & Company, Spartanburg, South Carolina, March 26, 2010.

Sarah Rook’s Scholarly Pursuits

May 17, 2011 at 8:24 am

Word, B., Rook, S., and Lancaster, L. “An Assessment Note on the Utilization of the Major Field Test in Business,” B>Quest, 2011.

Lancaster, L. and Rook, S. “Beyond Greening the Business School Curriculum,” Metropolitan Universities, 21(1), 117-138, 2010.

Nicholas Roberts’ Scholarly Pursuits

May 17, 2011 at 8:21 am

Thatcher, J., McKnight, H., Arsal, R., Baker, E., and Roberts, N. “The Role of Trust in Post-Adoption IT Exploration: An Empirical Examination of Knowledge Management Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 58(1), 56-70, 2011.

Mellott, M., Thatcher, J., and Roberts, N. “An Examination of the Deployed Inpatient Electronic Medical Record,” The AAMA (American Academy of Medical Administrators) Executive Online,
September/October, 2011.

Mellott, M., Roberts, N., and Thatcher, J. “Control Mechanisms and Deployed Electronic Medical Record Policy Compliance: A Principal-Agent Perspective,” Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2011.

Roberts, N., Thatcher, J., and Grover, V. “Advancing Operations Management Theory Using Exploratory Structural Equation Modelling Techniques,” International Journal of Production Research, 48(15), 4329-4353, 2010.

Roberts, N., Gerow, J., and Roberts, S. “A Meta-Analytic Review and Extension of the Organizational IT Assimilation Literature,” in Proceedings of the Diffusion Interest Group in Information Technology (DIGIT) Workshop at the International Conference on Information Systems, St. Louis, Missouri, 2010.

Charles Reback’s Scholarly Pursuits

May 17, 2011 at 8:17 am

Reback, C. “Unnatural Experiments: The Case of Television Game Shows,” Applied Economics Letters, 2010. Reback, C. and Canaday, N. “Race, Literacy, and Real Estate Transactions in the Postbellum South,” The Journal of Economic History, 70(2), 428-445, 2010.

Reback, C. “The Southern Homestead Act in Louisiana: A Quantitative Analysis,” Agricultural History Society Conference, Winter Park, Florida, June 2010.

Mark Pruett’s Scholarly Pursuits

May 17, 2011 at 8:13 am

Pruett, M. and Winter, G. “Why do entrepreneurs enter franchising and other share relationships?,” Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 24(4), 567-581, 2011.

Giacomin, O., Janssen, F., Pruett, M., Shinnar, R. S. , Llopis, F., and Toney, B. “Entrepreneurial intentions, motivations, and barriers: Differences between American, Asian and European students,” International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 7 (2), 219-
238, 2011.

Pruett, M. “Educating managers about integrity,” Presented at the Academy of Management Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, 2011.

Pruett, M. “Entrepreneurship education: Attitudes, workshops, and internationalization,” Presented at the Seventh Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium, Spartanburg, SC, April 2011.

Giacomin, O., Janssen, F., Pruett, M., Shinnar R.S., Llopis, F. and Toney, B. “Impact of sex and self-efficacy on the entrepreneurial intentions of students: An international comparison,” International French-Speaking Congress on Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Bordeaux, October 27-29, 2010.

Giacomin, O., Janssen, F., Pruett, M., Shinnar, R.S., Llopis, F. and Toney, B. “Entrepreneurial intentions, motivations, and barriers: Differences between American, Asian and European students,” International Entrepreneurship & Management Journal, Special Issue on Entrepreneurship Education, 2010.

Lilly Lancaster’s Scholarly Pursuits

May 17, 2011 at 8:06 am

Word, B., Rook, S., and Lancaster, L. “An Assessment Note on the Utilization of the Major Field Test in Business,” B>Quest, 2011.

Lancaster, L. and Rook, S. “Beyond Greening the Business School Curriculum,” Metropolitan Universities, 21(1), 117-138, 2010.

Dr. Elizabeth Cole

April 12, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Recognizing that accounting is the sum of all parts, Dr. Elizabeth Cole with the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics added key elements to the program by establishing the bi-annual “Meet The Accountants” event for students. In addition, she is working with the Accounting Club to develop a stronger career focus and interaction with local practitioners.

This type of effort helps keep USC Upstate ahead of the curve in providing students the advantage they need for success.