NJPRO, NJ Business and Seton Hall Present “Bright Idea Awards” for Business-Related Academic Studies

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The NJ Policy Research Organization (NJPRO) Foundation, New Jersey Business Magazine and the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University have presented this years “Bright Idea Awards” honoring the best publications of New Jersey’s business faculty.

“We are proud to recognize the very best academic papers from 2014 and celebrate the intellectual capital at colleges of business throughout New Jersey,” said NJPRO Executive Director Mary Beaumont.

“Ours is a knowledge-based economy, and unlike other economic assets, knowledge resources increase as we use them,” Beaumont said. “The Bright Idea Awards are designed to develop knowledge resources and share them with entrepreneurs who can put them to good use creating jobs and spurring economic growth.

“The Bright Idea Awards program is a natural fit for our organizations,” Beaumont said. “Together, we have compiled not just the research works of business faculty, but also the teaching notes that summarize examples of ways to connect the classroom to the business world.”

All winning works were published in 2014. The entries were evaluated by Professor Barbara Boyington (Brookdale Community College), Dean Gregory Cant (Montclair State University), Dean William Keep (The College of New Jersey), Dean Andrew Rosman (Fairleigh Dickinson University), and Dean Lei Lei (Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick).

Here are the winners:

Influences on sponsorship deals in NASCAR
Economics: Kurt W. Rotthoff of Seton Hall University for: Rotthoff, K.W., Depken, C.A., & Groothuis, P.A. (2014). Influences on sponsorship deals in NASCAR: Indirect evidence from time on camera. Applied Economics, 46(19), 2277-2289
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Potentials and perils of e-business in China
Taxation: James G.S. Yang of Montclair State University for: Yang, J.G.S. (2014). Potentials and perils of e-business in China. International Journal of E-Business Research, 10(4), 39-51.Management: Brett A.

Linkages between organization climate and work outcomes
Management: Dennis J. Scotti and Joel Harmon of Fairleigh Dickinson University for: Scotti, D.J., & Harmon, J. (2014). Linkages between organization climate and work outcomes: Perceptual differences among health service professionals as a function of customer contact intensity. Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, 36(4), 417-459.

The differential roles of innovativeness, proactiveness, and risk-taking
Management: Brett A. Gilbert of Rutgers University—Newark and New Brunswick for: Dai, L., Maksimov, V., Gilbert, B.A, & Fernhaber, S.A. (2014). Entrepreneurial orientation and international scope: The differential roles of innovativeness, proactiveness, and risk-taking. Journal of Business Venturing, 29(4), 511-524.

Human Capital Pipeline: Competitive implications of repeated inter-organizational hiring
Management: Gilbert of Rutgers University—Newark and New Brunswick for: Brymer, R.A., Molloy, J.C., & Gilbert, B.A. (2014). Human capital pipelines: Competitive implications of repeated interorganizational hiring. Journal of Management, 40(2), 483-508.

Does team personal style composition matter?
Management: Zvi H. Aronson and Peter G. Dominick of Stevens Institute of Technology for: Aronson, Z.H., Dominick, P.G., & Wang, M. (2014). Exhibiting leadership and facilitation behaviors in NPD project-based work: Does team personal style composition matter? Engineering Management Journal, 26(3), 25-35.

Are there simple indicators as to which IPOs outperform the market?
Finance: David E. Vance and Briance Mascarenhas of Rutgers University—Camden for: Vance, D.E., & Mascarenhas, B. (2014). Are there simple indicators as to which IPOs outperform the market over the long term? British Journal of Economics, Management & Trade, 4(2), 183-196.

A field study on the use of process mining of event logs
Accounting: Michael G. Alles and Miklos A. Vasarhelyi of Rutgers University—Newark and New Brunswick for: Jans, M., Alles, M.G., & Vasarhelyi, M.A. (2014). A field study on the use of process mining of event logs as an analytical procedure in auditing. The Accounting Review, 89(5), 1751-1773.

A cross-national comparison of audit regulatory regimes
Accounting: Gary Kleinman and Beixin Betsy Lin of Montclair State University, and Dan Palmon of Rutgers University—Newark and New Brunswick for: Kleinman, G., Lin, B., & Palmon, D. (2014). Audit quality: A cross-national comparison of audit regulatory regimes. Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance, 29(1), 61-87.

Strategic customer service orientation, lean manufacturing practices and performance outcomes
Decision Sciences: David D. Dobrzykowski of Rutgers University—Newark and New Brunswick for: Hong, P., Yang, M.G., & Dobrzykowski, D.D. (2014) Strategic customer service orientation, lean manufacturing practices and performance outcomes: An empirical study. Journal of Service Management, 25(5), 699-723.