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Mary Reidy Leading $4 Million in Smart Grid Training Grants

April 24, 2010 ·

In April, the Obama Administration announced $100 million in grants for 54 Smart Grid workforce training and development programs ... Mary Reidy's (DM 2001) organization, National Grid, won two of these grants for the U.S. northeast region, totaling over $4 million ... She will be leading both projects.

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Agustin Arbulu Grows Home Healthcare Business 45%

April 21, 2010 ·

In 2009, Agustin Arbulu (DM 2000) was recruited from his faculty position at Northwood University's DeVos Graduate School to become CEO of Metro Home Healthcare in Dearborn, Michigan (http://www.metrohomehealthcare.com).  Since that time he has grown the organization 45%.

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Kathy Buse and Alice Walker Earn Awards at ShowCASE 2010

April 15, 2010 ·

Kathleen Buse and Alice Walker (both DM 2011) won awards for their research in Case Western Reserve University's annual "Research ShowCASE" event.

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Ann Kowal Smith Finds that Balancing Leadership Approaches Drives Innovation

April 13, 2010 ·

"These findings, in fact, seriously question the transformational/transactional leadership dichotomy represented in the academic literature and confirm that good leaders, in practice, must balance multiple, even at times counterintuitive, behavioral styles and approaches to drive innovation and performance.  The right "cocktail" of these behaviors is highly dependent on the context and desired outcomes." 

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Surendra Khambete’s Innovative Product Featured in Business Week

April 04, 2010 ·

"Indura Performance Fiber," which is a safe, green replacement to polyurethane foam, was recently featured in Business Week as an important "Material Innovation"... Polyurethane foam is a ubiquitous product - in virtually every chair, sofa, or mattress - but the material can be harmful to humans and to the environment in a number of ways.  Indura Performance Fiber addresses many of these concerns using polyester which is completely recyclable, hypoallergenic, and naturally flame resistant.

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Charles Moses Awarded Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Grant

April 01, 2010 ·

Dr. Moses credits the "superb training" he received in the Weatherhead DM program with enabling him to win his Fulbright, and to succeed with so much of his research...  "The DM program changed my life.... it is a very interesting approach to learning and scholarship and they have really, really great teachers who are all very supportive... It is unbelievable the way they stretched my brain." 

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Chinese and Indian Professionals Respond Differently to Change Messages

March 31, 2010 ·

Dr. Rashid found significant differences in how Chinese and Indian professionals responded to different change messages... Chinese professionals over the age of 30 responded with affective commitment to change messages that emphasized "valence" or the value of the change to the individual (i.e. "what's in it for me?").  Chinese professionals under 30, on the other hand, responded with affective commitment more for "discrepant" messages, or those that emphasized the importance of the change for the organization.     Indian professionals generally did not respond to change messages with affective forms of commitment, but instead tended toward more reactive, non-affective forms of commitment.

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Michael Grieves - International Author Completing Second Book

March 28, 2010 ·

Upon completing the program, Dr. Grieves wrote the definitive book on PLM, titled Product Lifecycle Management:  Driving the Next Generation of Lean Thinking.  The book was published by McGraw Hill in 2006 and has been translated to seven languages and is sold around the world.  He is now completing a follow-up to this book titled Virtually Perfect, which focuses on how organizations can use virtual products to drive lean innovation processes. 

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Betty Moon Finds Learning Styles & Adaptability Drive Sales Performance

March 25, 2010 ·

As products continually become more complex, the role of salespeople in bringing these products to market continues to be critical to organizational success ... She found that an abstract learning style is positively associated with sales performance.  In part this is because a tendency toward abstract reasoning appears to enable salespeople to be more flexible in certain ways. This research is particularly important because abstract reasoning is not an attribute which is typically associated with salespeople.

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Rachel Daniel-Talton Named Top Woman Business Owner

March 16, 2010 ·

Rachel Daniel-Talton (DM 2010), the president of Synergy Marketing Strategy & Research, Inc. (Synergy), has recently been named one of the Top Ten Women Business Owner in Northeast Ohio, according to the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).

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