University of Southern Indiana

Faculty Research

Bryan Bourdeau
Mr. Bryan Bourdeau
Instructor in Business
Contact: 812-461-5247
Business and Engineering Center 2047
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Refereed Journal Articles

Celuch, K., Bourdeau, B., Winkel, D. (2017).  “Entrepreneurial Identity: The Missing Link for Entrepreneurship Education,” Journal of Entrepreneurship Education. Volume 20, Issue 2.

Celuch, K., Bourdeau, B., Khayum, M., Townsend, L. (2016).  “The Role of the University in Accelerated Learning and Innovation as a Regional Ecosystem Integrator,” Journal of Research in Innovative Teaching. Volume 10, Issue 1, pp.34-47.

Celuch, K., Bourdeau, B., Smothers, J.  (2014). “Thinking Innovatively About Teaching Innovation and Ideation:  Getting Students to Think Differently,” Journal of Research in Innovative Teaching. Volume 7, Issue 1.

Celuch, K., Bourdeau, B., Saxby, C., Ehlen, C.  (2014). “SME Internet Use:  The Moderating Role of Normative Influence,” Journal of Small Business Strategy. Volume 24, Issue 2.  

Non-refereed Articles

Bourdeau, B. (2019). “Startup Weekend Evansville 8.0: A Unique Platform to Catalyze Open Innovation and Ecosystem Development,” Evansville Business Journal.

Bourdeau, B. (2016). “Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Needs a Kick-Start,” Evansville Business Journal.

Bourdeau, B. (2010). “Creativity: An Essential of an Entrepreneurial Mindset,” Evansville Business Journal.

Bourdeau, B. (2010). “Best Advice for Budding Entrepreneurs,” Evansville Business Journal.

Bourdeau, B. (2007). “The Products and Services of a Business Development Center/Incubator: Addressing the Evolution of Entrepreneurs from Pre-venture to Exit,” in Consulting Centers, Incubators and Support of New Enterprises, 73-80.

Bourdeau, B. (2007). “Business Development Center/Incubator: Considerations for an Optimal Structure,” in Consulting Centers, Incubators and Support of New Enterprises, 81-86.

Presentation Proceedings of Refereed Papers

2017 University of Southern Indiana Teaching and Learning Symposium – presentation: “Thinking Innovatively About Teaching Innovation and Ideation: Getting Students to Think Differently,” (with K. Celuch), January 2017.

The Metropolitan University Advantage CUMU National Conference – presentation of paper: “The Role of the University in Accelerated Learning and Innovation as a Regional Ecosystem Integrator,” (with K. Celuch), October 2015.

Presentation Proceedings

Midwest Educators Forum on Entrepreneurship – presentation: “A unique ideation workshop with a focus on entrepreneurial mindset development and tech transfer,” (with K. Celuch), June 2015.

“USASBE Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards category of Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Program – presentation to the judges,” (with K. Celuch), USASBE Conference, Fort Worth, TX, January 2014.


Jason Fertig
Dr. Jason Fertig
Associate Professor of Management
Contact: 812-461-5255
Business and Engineering Center 2086
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Published Articles in Refereed Journals

Lester, S., Fertig, J., & Dwyer, D. (2011). Do Business Leaders Value HR Certification. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies.

Fertig, J. (2011). Evaluating that Piece of Paper: The Effect of Motivation and Certification Status on Occupational Commitment and Job Competence. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies.

Blau, G., Fertig, J., Tatum, D., Connaughton, S., Park, D., K. Marshall (2010). Further Scale Refinement for Emotional Labor: Exploring Distinctions Between Types of Surface Versus Deep Acting Using a Difficult Client Referent. Career Development International, 15 (2), 188-216.

Non-Refereed Articles

Fertig, J. (2011). Success Without College. Academic Questions.

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Stickney, L., DeMarr, B., & Fertig, J. (2011). Using Food to Foster Compassion, Understanding & Cooperation: The Appetizer Crawl. Academy of Management meeting.

Karl, K., Peluchette, J., & Fertig, J. (2010). Facebook in the Workplace: To ''Friend'' on not to ''Friend'' the Boss. Academy of Management.


Sima Fortsch
Dr. Sima Fortsch
Assistant Professor of Management
Contact: 812-465-1644
Business and Engineering Center 2075
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Grants

Grant from the Virginia Commonwealth Transfusion Foundation to fund a scientific study of “time–and–motion” to assess the sustainability of the blood value chain by targeting the horizontally–integrated community blood centers in the Tri–State area of Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. The goal of the project is to increase effectiveness and efficiency of the blood value chain.


Ernest Hall, Jr.
Dr. Ernest Hall, Jr.
Professor of Management
Contact: 812-465-7038
Business and Engineering Center 2061
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Published Articles in Refereed Journals

Hall, E. H. & Lee, J. (2012). Conceptual Operationalization Issues Within the Context of an International Study: Japanese and American Firms. Asian Academy of Management Journal, 17 (1), 97-120.

Hall, E. H. & Lee, J. (2011). A CEO's Most Important Strategic Asset: Assessing Corporate Reputation. International Journal of Economics and Management, 1 (3), 1-23.

Hall, E. H., Lee, J., & Whang, K. S. (2011). An International Study of Corporate Reputation, Diversification, and Performance. International Journal of Business and Management Research, 1 (3), 1-19.

Hall, E. H. & Lee, J. (2010). Profitability and Curvilinearity: A Study of Product and International Diversification. Journal of International Management Studies, 5 (1), 109-117.

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Hall, E. H. & Lee, J. (2011). A CEO's Most Important Asset: Assessing Corporate
Reputation. Decision Sciences Institute.

Lee, J., Hall, Jr., E. H., & Whang, K. (2010). A Global Perspective on Determinants of Economic Performance and Sustainable Growth in High-Tech Industries: An Investigation Across Asia-Pacific Countries. Asian-Pacifica Business Innovation and Technology Society Conference.

Hall, E. H. & Lee, J. (2010). Assessing Reputational Impact: A Study of U.S., Japanese, and EEC Firms. Decision Sciences Institute.

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Hall, E. H. & Lee, J. (2011). A CEO's Most Important Asset: Assessing Corporate
Reputation. Decision Sciences Institute.

Lee, J., Hall, Jr., E. H., & Whang, K. (2010). A Global Perspective on Determinants of Economic Performance and Sustainable Growth in High-Tech Industries: An Investigation Across Asia-Pacific Countries. Asian-Pacifica Business Innovation and Technology Society Conference.

Hall, E. H. & Lee, J. (2010). Assessing Reputational Impact: A Study of U.S., Japanese, and EEC Firms. Decision Sciences Institute.


Nancy Kovanic
Dr. Nancy Kovanic
Contract Assistant Professor of Management
Contact: 812-461-5347
Business and Engineering Center 2090
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Published Articles in Refereed Journals

Kovanic, N. & Peluchette, J. (2010). Examining Human Resource Professionals' Workplace Use of Online Social Networking: Would You? Could You? Employment Relations Today.


Jack Smothers
Dr. Jack Smothers
Associate Professor of Management
Masters of Business Administration Director
Contact: 812-461-5248
Business and Engineering Center 1022
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Refereed Articles

Foroughi, A., Smothers, J., Bacic, D., & Khayum, M. (2018).  Launching an Accelerated Online MBA Program: Ten Principles of Effective Course Design.   Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 18 (6), 58-71.

Celuch, K., Bacic, D., Chen, M., Maier-Lytle, J., Smothers, J. (2018). The potential of student co-creation in extra-curricular experiences. Marketing Education Review, 28, (3), 230-243.

Murphy, P.J., Smothers, J., Novicevic, M.M., Humphreys, J.H., Roberts, F., & Kornetskyy, A. (2018). Social Enterprise in Antebellum America: The Case of Nashoba (1824-1829). Journal of Management History, Vol. 24 Issue: 1, pp.99-119, https://doi.org/10.1108/JMH-06-2017-0032.

Smothers, J., Doleh, R., Celuch, K., Valadares, K., & Peluchette, J. (2016). Talk Nerdy To Me: The Role of Intellectual Stimulation in the Supervisor-Employee Relationship. The Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, 38, (4), 64-93.

Clayton, R., Thomas, C., & Smothers, J. (2015). How to Do Walking Meetings Right. Harvard Business Review. Retrieved from https://hbr.org/2015/08/how-to-do-walking-meetings-right.

Eason, C., Bing, M.N., & Smothers, J. (2015) Consumer Responses to Free and Fee-Based Loyalty Programs: The Impact of Financial Benefit Type. The Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 25, 71-80.

Humphreys, J.H., Novicevic, M.N., Smothers, J., Haden, S.P., Hayek, M., Williams, W.A., Oyler, J.D., and Clayton, R.W. (2015). The Collective Endorsement of James Meredith: Initiating a Leader Identity Construction Process. Human Relations. Published online before print March 24, 2015, doi: 10.1177/0018726714556292

Davison, H.K. & Smothers, J. (2015). The nature of work during the Industrial Revolution: How Theory X arose from a fundamental attribution error. Journal of Management History. 21, (3).

Smothers, J. (2015). Book Review: The Hidden Leader. Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, 20, (3), 122-124.

Bing, M.N., Davison, H.K., & Smothers, J. (2014). Item-Level Frame-of-Reference Effects in Personality Testing: An Investigation of Incremental Validity in an Organizational Setting. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 22, (2), 165-178.

Celuch, K., Bourdeau, B., & Smothers, J. (2014). Thinking Innovatively about Teaching Innovation and Ideation: Getting Students to Think Differently. Journal of Research in Innovative Teaching. 7 (1), 27-36.

Smothers, J. E., Murphy, P., Novicevic, M. M., & Humphreys, J. (2014).  Institutional Entrepreneurship as Emancipating Institutional Work: James Meredith and the Integrationist Movement at Ole Miss.  Journal of Management History, 20, (1), 114-134.

Hayek, M., Bynum, L. A., Smothers, J., & Williams, W. A. (2014).  Managing Healthcare Alliance Portfolios: A Theory-Based Typology.  Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, 19, (1), 3-17.  

Smothers, J. E., Absher, K., & White, D. (2012).  In the Eye of the Beholder: A Configurational Analysis of Followers' Conceptualizations of the Ideal Academic Department Leader at Private Universities.  Leadership, 8 (4), 397-419.  

Smothers, J. E. (2011).  Assumption-Based Leadership: A Historical Post-Hoc Conceptualization of the Assumptions Underlying Leadership Styles.  Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, 16 (3), 44-59. 

Smothers, J. E., Bing, M. N., White, D., Trocchia, P., & Absher, K. (2011).  From the Follower's Viewpoint: A Configurational Approach to the Ideal Academic Leader.  Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 18 (3), 293-307.  

Novicevic, M. M., Williams, L. A., Abraham, R., Gibson, M., Smothers, J., Aleta Crawford, University of Mississippi (2011).  Principles of Outstanding Leadership: Dale Carnegie's Folk Epistemology.  Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, 16 (3), 4-22.  

Smothers, J. E., Hayek, M., Bynum, L., Novicevic, M. M., Buckley, R., Shawn Carraher, Cameron University (2010).  Alfred D. Chandler, Jr: historical impact and historical scope of his works.  Journal of Management History, 16 (4), 521-526.

Presentation of Refereed Research

Foroughi, A., Khayum, M., & Smothers, J. (2018). Principle-Based MBA Course Design. Decision Sciences Institute, Chicago, IL.

Foroughi, A., Smothers, J., Khayum, M. (2018). Administrative, Faculty, and Student Perspectives on a Two-Year Transition to a Large-Enrollment Online MBA Program: Challenges and Opportunities. MBAA International Conference. Chicago, IL.

Novicevic, M.M., Smothers, J., Murphy, P.J., Humphreys, J.H., Roberts, F. (2013). The Concept of Social Justice Entrepreneurship: A Narrative Analysis of Frances Wright’s Pioneering Case. Academy of Management Conference, Orlando, FL.

Humphreys, J., Haden, S., Oyler, J., Novicevic, M., Smothers, J., Williams, W., & Clayton, R. (2013). Collective Endorsement of the Leader Identity Construction Process: The Historic Defiance of James Meredith. Academy of Management Conference, Orlando, FL.

Smothers, J., White, D., Absher, K. (2009). How can private universities survive taxing economic times? Business school leadership is the key. Academy of Management, Chicago, IL.

Smothers, J. (2016). FITest: Testing the Feasibility of Innovative Ideas. Innovation Crossover Conference: The Shape of Things to Come. Bloomington, IN.

Davison, H.K., and Smothers, J. (2013). The nature of work during the Industrial Revolution: How Theory X arose from a fundamental attribution error. Southern Management Association, New Orleans, LA.

Hayek, M., Bynum, L., Smothers, J., Williams, W.A. (2013). Healthcare Leadership: The dynamic role of managing alliance portfolios. Southwest Academy of Management, Albuquerque, NM.

Smothers, J., Bing, M.N., White, D., Trocchia, P. (2010). From the follower’s viewpoint: A configurational approach to the ideal academic leader. Midwest Academy of Management, Grand Forks, ND. 


Thomas Weber
Dr. Thomas Weber
Assistant Professor of Management
Contact: 812-465-7086
Business and Engineering Center 2089
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Published Articles in Refereed Journals

Moghaddam, K., Sethi, D., Weber, T., and Wu, J. (2014). The smirk of emerging market firms: An empirical analysis and modification of the Dunning typology of internationalization motivations, Journal of International Management. 20(3), 359-374.

Judge, W. Q., Weber, T., & Muller-Kahle, M. (2012). What are the correlates of interdisciplinary research impact? The case of corporate governance research. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 11(1): 82-98.

Nair, A. and Weber, T. (Forthcoming). borjo coffeehouse: Franchise, independence, & Starbucks. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.

Presentation of Refereed Papers

Weber, T., Judge, W. Q., and Madden. T. M., (2015). Towards understanding organizational relationships with stakeholders: Strategic caring construct. Academy of Management Conference, Vancouver, BC.

White III, G. O., Moghaddam, K., and Weber, T. (2014). Institutional origins of WOFS formal contracting: A judicial arbitrariness perspective. Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Weber, T. and Moghaddam, K. (2013). Caring organizations, firm value, and CEO tenure: Friends or foes? Eastern Academy of Management Conference, Baltimore, MD.

White III, G. O. and Weber, T. (2012). Antecedents of wholly owned foreign subsidiary formal contracting practices in an emerging market environment: An interactive perspective. Academy of International Business, Washington, DC.

Nair, A. and Weber, T. (2012). borjo coffeehouse: Competing successfully against Starbucks. Eastern Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

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