Kshetri: Big data deployment

Nir Kshetri delivered a keynote speech at the 15th International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions held in Colombo (Sri Lanka) 24th – 26th August 2015 (http://www.icter.org/conference/profile/prof_nir_kshetri). The topic of his keynote speech was “Big data deployment in assessing the credit worthiness of low-income families and micro-enterprises in emerging economies: Platforms, methodologies and business models” (http://www.icter.org/conference/keynote_speeches).NirKsherti-4831

Kshetri: 12th International NEWS Conference in Nepal


Nir Kshetri delivered a keynote speech at the 12th International NEWS Conference, which was held in Kathmandu, Nepal in June 2015.

Nir Kshetri was a contributor to the United Nations’ Information Economy Report 2015.

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Sarala – Associate Editor of Journal of Management Studies

Congratulations to Dr. Riikka Sarala (DOM) who has been invited to join the editorial team of the Journal of Management Studies as an Associate Editor for a 3-year term beginning July 2015. JMS is a Financial times Top 45 journal.

“Global Entrepreneurship: Environment and Strategy” – Outstanding Academic Title

Dr. Nir Kshetri’s 2014 book “Global Entrepreneurship: Environment and Strategy” published by Routledge, has been selected as an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Magazine. The book looks at the economic, political, cultural, geographical, and technological environments affecting entrepreneurs as they exploit opportunities and create value in economies throughout the world. He is a professor in the Department of Management in the Bryan School.

Kshetri: Big Data in Organizations

Nir Kshetri was interviewed by Brazil’s ABF TV about big data in organizations The interview is available at the following link:


Hassell: Practice before the Bar of the Supreme Court

> Senior Lecturer and Attorney Eloise McCain Hassell was recently sworn in and admitted to practice before the Bar of The Supreme Court of The United States. Hassell was among twenty alumni of Wake Forest University School of Law introduced by Dean Blake Morant during the May 27, 2014 public session of The Court in Washington, DC. Following the ceremony, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. and Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg welcomed the attorneys at a private reception at The Court.

Kshetri: Information Economy Seminar

Nir Kshetri was invited to speak at the Information Economy Seminar in Shanghai , China, which was organized by the United Nations and hosted by School of Management at Shanghai University (http://unctad.org/en/Pages/MeetingDetails.aspx?meetingid=547). In March, he also spoke at the Forum on Smart Sustainable Cities (organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Montevideo, Uruguay, March 2014, http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/Workshops-and-Seminars/Pages/2014/fssc-program1103.aspx).


Kshetri: Big Data in Organizations

Nir Kshetri delivered a keynote speech titled “Trends and Developments in the Application and Impact of Big Data in Organizations” at the first International Retail Congress held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, which was organized by the Brazilian Franchising Association. The Brazilian Newspaper, Diário do Comércio highlighted his keynote speech in its article titled, “Big Data, aliada também dos pequenos” (April 24, 2014), which is available at: http://www.dcomercio.com.br/2014/04/24/big-data-aliada-tambem-dos-pequenos-1 . He was also interviewed by Pequenas Empresas & Grandes Negócios magazine, a leading publication for entrepreneurs in Brazil. The interview (in Portuguese) titled, “Com big data, as franquias podem otimizar seus resultados” is available at: http://revistapegn.globo.com/Franquias/noticia/2014/04/com-big-data-franquias-podem-otimizar-seus-resultados.html

Student Awards – Spring 2014

 Congratulations to the following Department of Management Students


Lloyd International Honors College

Student Excellence Award

Ananya Huria

Iva Wepner

Jessica Straehle

Bryan School Student Award

Achievement and Leadership

Kirubel Aysheshim

Ananya Huria

Rain Chatrath

Outstanding Student Award

Lyndsey Wechbacher

Maria Zabaneh

Iva Wepner

Catherine McDonald

Target Challenge – 2014

I thought you may be interested in knowing the teams that earned the Target awards this morning. All five presenting teams did a great job and I want to congratulate everyone. The 5 teams selected (and the two awardees) were:



  2nd Place Award

Elevating the In-Store Experience:Zack Yarborough,

Dan Whitt,Kyle Bundy & Matt LeitherIMG_1601


Standing at the Threshold: Melissa Reich, Ashley Galloway, LaShaonda Dowdy & Elizabeth Springs.

Sustainability: Miriam Wilder, Ulrika Romrling, Rani Chatrath & Deepa Patnayakuni

Social Media & The Hispanic Guest: Frida Gustafsson, Katie Gallacher, Ya-Wei Lin & Marina Merrow

1st place Award

Sustainability: Maria Zabaneh, Catherine McDonald & Ananya Huria