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Entries for month: March 2010

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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Tags: DM Profiles · DM Research

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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Tags: DM Profiles

17 DM Papers Accepted to Academy of Management Meeting

March 25, 2010 ·

In January, 2010 twenty DM students submitted to the Academy of Management's Annual Meeting and the  results are just in ... 17 of these articles have been accepted - 8  quantitative papers and 9 qualitative papers. Overall our acceptance rate is over 85%, which is well beyond the average acceptance rate of roughly 40%.  The DM program presents the largest single group presenting research at the meeting.

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Tags: DM Research · Faculty Perspectives

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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Tags: DM Profiles · DM Research

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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Tags: DM Profiles

Transformation through Scholarship

March 16, 2010 ·

"The DM experience is essentially about transformative change...  In most cases DM graduates say that the program transformed how they see themselves as managers, colleagues, or citizens of the world... This idea of "transformation" informs the overall design of the program. We are engaged in transforming the idea of management scholarship. Instead of remaining mired in abstract theory removed from practice (as is common in doctoral programs), we are trailblazing a new path - one where research practice is intertwined with practical, actionable theory. "

by Kalle Lyytinen, Director of the DM Program

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Tags: Faculty Perspectives