The 2018-19 Annual Report, published by the College of Business and Economic Development at The University of Southern Mississippi, tells stories of outstanding achievements made by our faculty, students, staff, donors, and alumni over the course of the academic year.
TRAVELING TO SUCCESS HONORS COLLEGE UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM Seven of our College of Business and Economic Development honors students presented at the 20<strong>19</strong> Undergraduate Symposium. Additionally, Dr. John Miller, Dr. Wei Wang, Dr. Joanne Cao and Dr. Gallayanee Yaoyuneyong volunteered as judges for the presentations. PARTICIPANTS • CAMERON KENNEY – Marketing Does It Just Mean More? An Investigation Into the Involvement and Motivations of College Football Fans at The University of Southern Mississippi • TREVOR TERRY – Marketing Integrated Marketing Communications: Boys and Girls Country of Houston • AUDREY KELLY – Accounting The Impact of State Political Party Association on the Gender Pay Gap • MATTHEW KELLER – Finance What Community Bank Ads Are Actually Saying: A Content Analysis of Community Banking Advertisement Materials in Southern Mississippi and Southern Louisiana • BEN MILAM – Finance Exploring Financial Literacy of Independent Musicians in the Gig Economy • EVELYN LAWSON – Marketing Integrated Marketing Communications Plan for Boys and Girls Country of Houston • PARKER WILKINS – Marketing 4th Street Crossfit: An Integrated Marketing Plan HONORS THESIS ADVISORS INCLUDED DR. JAMYE FOSTER, DR. MELINDA MCLELLAND, DR. REGINALD WILSON AND DR. JOANNE CAO. Cameron Kenney won the $500 prize for first place in his category, “Local/Regional Topics.” Trevor Terry also won the first place prize in his category, “Business or Public Policy.” Aubrey Kelly was selected to present her honors thesis research at the annual Society of Business, Industry and Economics (SOBIE) Conference in Sandestin, Florida. Aubrey’s research focused on the correlation between political party association by state on the gender wage gap in that respective state. Matthew Keller and Ben Milam also presented their thesis research at the Association of Marketing Theory and Practice Conference in Charleston, South Carolina. Presenting at an academic conference is uncommon for business undergraduate students, as most presenters are professors and Ph.D. students. Both students worked with Dr. Jamye Foster, associate professor of marketing, as their thesis advisor during their interdisciplinary research, both of which brought together marketing and finance concepts. Two recent marketing graduates also presented at the conference. Alumna Michelle Le presented her interdisciplinary research on “The Impact of Brand Love, Brand Attachment and Electronic Shopping Experiences Satisfaction on Consumer Willingness to Write Reviews.” Her thesis advisors were Dr. Joanne T. Cao, assistant professor of marketing, and Dr. Gallayanee Yaoyuneyong, professor of merchandising. Alumnus Tally Shaw examined social media likes/shares impact on key marketing outcomes with the help of his thesis advisor, Dr. Melinda McLelland, associate professor of marketing. Through an experimental design, he compared the outcomes in both a local/small market and a large/national market. Tally is currently employed as an account representative with Howard Technology Solutions. 42 | C O L L E G E O F B U S I N E S S A N D E C O N O M I C D E V E L O P M E N T
FACULTY INTELLECTUAL CONTRIBUTIONS AND IMPACT PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES - <strong>2018</strong>-<strong>19</strong> Abdurakhmonov, M., Bolton, J. F., & Ridge, J. W. (In press). When the Cat’s Away, the Mice Will Play: A Model of Corporate Regulatory Compliance. Journal of Managerial Issues. B. F., Y. Q., & Collins, B. J. (<strong>2018</strong>). A dynamic model of electric vehicle adoption: The role of social commerce in new transportation. Information & Management. Cao, J. T., Foster, J. K., Yaoyuneyong, G., & Krey, N. (In press). Hedonic and Utilitarian Value: The Role of Shared Responsibility in Higher Education Services. Journal of Marketing for Higher Education. Chen, L., Wu, F.-M., Feng, F., Lai, F., & Wang, Y.-M. (<strong>2018</strong>). A Common Set of Weights for Ranking Decision-Making Units with Undesirable Outputs: A Double Frontiers Data Envelopment Analysis Approach. Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research, 35(6), 1-25. Chen, L., Lai, F., Wang, Y.-M., Huang, Y., & Wu, F.-M. (<strong>2018</strong>). A two-stage network data envelopment analysis approach for measuring and decomposing environmental efficiency. Computer & Industrial Engineering, 1<strong>19</strong>, 388-403. Chu, Z., Xu, J., Lai, F., & Collins, B. J. (<strong>2018</strong>). Institutional Theory and Environmental Pressures: The Moderating Effect of Market Uncertainty on Innovation and Firm Performance. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 65(3), 392-403. Chu, Z., Feng, B., & Lai, F. (<strong>2018</strong>). Logistics service innovation by third party logistics providers in China: Aligning guanxi and organizational structure. Transportation Research Part E-Logistics and Transportation Review, 118(10), 291-307. Cole, S., Zhang, Y., Wang, W., & Hu, C. (20<strong>19</strong>). The influence of accessibility and motivation on travel participation of people with mobility impairment. Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing. 36(1). 1<strong>19</strong>-130. Collins, B. J., Galvin, B. M., & Meyer, R. D. (20<strong>19</strong>). Situational Strength as a Moderator of the Relationship Between Organizational Identification and Work Outcomes. Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, 26(1), 87-97. Davis, M. & Miller, J. J. (20<strong>19</strong>). A conceptual analysis of the theory of consumer choice on NBA attendance. Journal of Applied Sport Management, 11(2), 1-10. Davis, M. & Miller, J. J. (20<strong>19</strong>). A fan’s choice: The application of the theory of consumer choice to Major League Baseball. Applied Research in Coaching and Athletics <strong>Annual</strong>s, 34, 146-175. Dogru, A. K. & Melouk, S. H. (<strong>2018</strong>). Adaptive appointment scheduling for patient-centered medical homes. Omega: The International Journal of Management Science, 85, 166-181. Ehoff, Jr., C. & Bouillon, M. (In press). Accounting for Goodwill: Still Crazy after All These Years. Journal of Accounting, Ethics and Public Policy. Galvin, B. M., Randel, A. E., Collins, B. J., & Johnson, R. E. (<strong>2018</strong>). Changing the focus of locus (of control): A targeted review of the locus of control literature and agenda for future research. Journal of Organizational Behavior. Goodwin, K. R., Waller, B., & Weeks, S. (<strong>2018</strong>). Connotation and Textual Analysis in Real Estate Listings. Journal of Housing Research. Dr. Fujun Lai was a guest editor for the March 20<strong>19</strong> special issue of Information and Management (impact factor = 3.890; acceptance rate = 8%). In addition, Dr. Lai and Dr. Brian Collins each contributed an article to the issue. Dr. SherRhonda Gibbs was the managing guest editor for the special issue of the New England Journal of Entrepreneurship (acceptance rate = 20%) and became associate editor of Management Decision (impact factor = 1.53; acceptance rate = 12%). Dr. Gibbs also had a published paper in the Journal of Small Business Strategy (acceptance rate = 18%) that was later featured by Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) News online. Dr. Kimberly Goodwin had an acceptance in the Journal of Housing Research for her paper, titled “Measures of Real Estate Market Sentiment and Their Relationship with U.S. Home Prices.” Dr. Goodwin presented this work at the Asian Real Estate Society meeting in Incheon, South Korea. Additionally, Dr. Goodwin was interviewed for two separate online articles: The Mississippi Business Journal, discussing how climate change and changing weather patterns could impact insurance rates; and the LendingTree, discussing how gender may affect one’s credit score. A N N U A L R E P O R T 2 0 1 8 - 1 9 | 43