Kshetri:CSM-How Ukraine crisis could dent country’s booming cyber-crime

Nir Kshetri was interviewed by The Christian Science Monitor for an article on cybercrime in Ukraine. The article titled, “How Ukraine crisis could dent country’s booming cyber-crime” (http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Security-Watch/Cyber-Conflict-Monitor/2014/0326/How-Ukraine-crisis-could-dent-country-s-booming-cyber-crime) which was published today.

Lowe: Outstanding Reviewer Award

Professor Kevin Lowe,  Department of Management, received the Outstanding Reviewer Award from the  Western Academy of Management.

Sarala: A Socio-Cultural Perspective on Knowledge Transfer in Mergers and Acquisitions

Dr. Riikka M. Sarala’s  (Department of Management) first-authored manuscript was accepted for  publication in the Journal of Management (Sarala, R., Junni, P., Cooper, C. and  Tarba, S.: A Socio-Cultural Perspective on Knowledge Transfer in Mergers and  Acquisitions). The Journal of Management surpassed the Academy of Management  Journal this year to have the highest impact factor of any empirical journal in  the field of Management.

MGT: Honors Symposium

Honors 2-21-14Congratulations to Ananya Huria, Jessica Straehle and Thomas Link

14th Annual Undergraduate Honors Symposium

Friday, February 21, 2014

Student Presenters:

Ananya Huria, “An Approach to Brand Valuation: Measuring Brand Equity through the Free Cash Flow Valuation Model”

Jessica Straehle, “The Role of Non-Profit Organiztions in the Immigrant Community”

Thomas Link, “A.C.T. Team Proposal”


Nir Kshetri: Cybercrime and Cybersecurity in the Global South

Kshetri-ShowJacketNir Kshetri’s (2013) book Cybercrime and Cybersecurity in the Global South (Palgrave Macmillan) (http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=583038) has received positive reviews from a number of academic journals. Reviews of this book have been published in Journal of Global Information Technology Management, Communications & Strategies, Telecommunications Policy and Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books, a joint project of Rutgers School of Law–Newark and Rutgers School of Criminal Justice, September 2013 (http://clcjbooks.rutgers.edu/books/cybercrime-and-cybersecurity.html). Also a TechRepublic article, “Understanding what motivates Chinese hackers” (http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/security/understanding-what-motivates-chinese-hackers/9374?tag=mantle_skin;content) featured this book.

NCIIA awards $5000 to Mobius SLIP


National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) funds college and university entrepreneurs and innovators who are creating new technologies and new campus programs to foster a nationwide culture of innovation. NCIIA provides $1.5 million in grants annually, with significant support from The Lemelson Foundation, accounting for the largest total grant funding of its kind for collegiate innovation in the U.S.

E-Team grants
NCIIA’s E-Team (Entrepreneurial Team) program supports the next generation of innovators striving to meet critical societal and environmental needs in the U.S. or underserved populations in developing countries worldwide

 Mobius SLIP

   University of North Carolina at Greensboro, $5,000

A Learning Management System that takes students and teachers beyond peer grading to a social learning environment

Congratulations to Eric Ford and Dmytro Babik who were in Boston recently to accept this award.


Student Entrepreneurs

Through the ENT206: Campus Entrepreneurs Program, the Business Selection Committee (comprised of UNCG executive administrators and local business executives) granted provisional licenses to two new student businesses yesterday. Co-founders Daniel Storment & Julian Weichel of Go Green Bikeshare ( a formalized bikeshare program ) and  Cynthia Blaker & Samantha Matson of The Wrinkled Dog Baking Company (a provider of healthy & convenient baking mixes) will have the opportunity to start-up their businesses on campus once some final arrangements are concluded.

Congratulations to our four new UNCG student entrepreneurs!

Beta Gamma Sigma – Department of Management

Beta Gamma Sigma is the honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.  Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business  program accredted by AACSB International.

The Department of Management recognizes the following students inducted at the Honors and Awards Ceremony on Monday, November 18, 2013:


Garrett Bradley Dinkins (BA)

Dustin Cedric Gamradt (IB)

Kaitlyn Grace Hemric (IB)



Rachael M. Baker (BA)

Cally Brown (BA)

Kyle Bundy (BA)

Daniel Hong-Ning Chang  (BA)

Kimberly Blair Dinkins (BA)

James Lorne Haase (BA)

Alison C. Lloyd (BA)

Melissa Lindsay Moser (BA)

Ambar L. Russo (BA)

Martina Lee Weysham (BA)

Maria Emmanuel Zabaneh (IB)


Ford:Aligning Strategic Orientation with Information Resources

Dr. Eric Ford (Management) and his co-authors, Timothy R. Huerta, Nir Menachemi, and Dmytro  Babik, have had an article “Aligning  Strategic Orientation with Information Resources” published in the Journal  of Management Strategy.

In today’s digital society, technology-based resources are emerging and changing far more rapidly than organizational systems and structures. While information management is critical to strategy at both the formulation and implementation stages, strategic decisions often must be made quickly, and with less rationality than is desirable. This paper provides an analytical framework based on the types of information needed for specific strategic orientations. The proposed framework, or information resource matrix (IRM), integrates the strategy typology of Miles and Snow (1978), the uncertainty dimensions of Milliken (1987), and the decision-making model of Simon (1963). The IRM identifies a firm’s information needs for a given strategic orientation. Using the IRM, managers can tailor information systems to fit their strategic information needs.


Student Excellence Awards

Congratulations to the following students who received awards  on Monday, November 18, 2013:

Dean’s Service  AwardGabriel Owusu

Bryan Achievement  and Leadership Award:  Rebekah L. Bray

Outstanding  Student AwardKrystal J. Benson