Weatherhead Announces Commencement Speaker
Darrel Rhea, CEO of Cheskin Added Value, will be the keynote speaker at Weatherhead's commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 17. Rhea is a pioneer in customer-centric design and consumer-led innovation, having worked for more than 30 years with several of the world's most reputable corporations. He has developed processes for driving innovation that have become standards for design consulting practices.
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Congratulations to the Recipients of Weatherhead's 2009 Teaching Excellence Awards
The Weatherhead School of Management's Teaching Excellence Award and Doctoral Teaching and Mentoring Award are presented annually to faculty at the graduate and post-graduate level. Congratulations to the following faculty members who were selected as recipients of this year's awards. The awards will be presented at Weatherhead's diploma ceremony on Sunday, May 17.
Teaching Excellence Awards
Professor Richard Osborne
Professor David Pearson
Senior Lecturer Sam Thomas
Doctoral Teaching and Mentoring Award
Adjunct Professor Toni Somers
B. Charles Ames Business Plan Competition Winners Selected
Congratulations to the team of Sameer Patel, Surabhi Pilgaonkar, Kevin Hartman, Nidhi Syan, and Tejas Maniar, second-year MBA students and winners of the B. Charles Ames Business Plan Competition. Placing second was the team of Bishoy Gad, Nikhil Khanna, Jay Shah, Anand Singh, and Lee Steinbock.
The competition is part of a year-long MBA course where students have the opportunity to develop a viable business plan for a small to mid-sized northeast Ohio company. Six teams presented their detailed management strategies to a panel of industry judges. The winning team was awarded a cash prize.
Register for the 2009 Global Forum
The 2009 Global Forum, "Manage by Designing in an Era of Mass Innovation," will be held June 2-5 at Case Western Reserve University. Co-convened by the Weatherhead School of Management, the United Nations Global Compact, and the Academy of Management, the Forum offers the opportunity to become a member of the most influential global initiative in management. This three-day event is expected to attract more than 600 participants and several Fortune 500 companies.
H. Clark Ford Professorship Awarded
Dr. Jagdip Singh was conferred with distinction the H. Clark Ford Professor. The H. Clark Ford Professorship was established through a generous gift from David K. Ford in honor of his father. The Professorship is a manifestation of H. Clark Ford's loyalty and affection for the Weatherhead School of Management. An endowed chair is the highest honor to recognize prominent faculty for their leadership, scholarship, and service, and is one of the most meaningful and permanent investments made to a university.
Singh has won several awards including the Fulbright Specialist Award for 2005-2010. His research is focused on building and sustaining effective and enduring connections between organizations and their customers.
Dr. Scott Shane Comments on Entrepreneurship in the Media
Dr. Scott Shane, the A. Malachi Mixon III Professor in Entrepreneurial Studies, was recently quoted by the Los Angeles Times in the article "Government Incentives for Entrepreneurs Offer Minimal Returns." The piece discusses the Government's attempt to boost the economy by encouraging entrepreneurial activity, and how this concept may not produce job growth as expected.
Shane was also featured on WCPN's Sound of Ideas to discuss entrepreneurship in a down economy.
Read Dr. Fred Collopy's Article on BusinessWeek.com
Professor and Chair of the Information Systems Department, Dr. Fred Collopy wrote the article, "The Problem with Problems," which appeared on BusinessWeek.com. Collopy highlights the issues associated with organizations only focusing on what is wrong, or what needs to be solved. He points out that, in this process, real opportunities may be overlooked.