Dillard College of Business Administration Faculty Research

 

Economics

Dr. Yoshi Fukasawa

Professor Fukasawa’s research interest is in the area of economic impact studies. His recent publications include: “Factors Determining the Operational Self-Sufficiency Among Microfinance Institutions," "Volatility Dynamics Across International Stock Markets," "An Analysis of Financial Indices of the NAFTA Member Countries" and "Socio-Economic Factors Affecting Crimes in Texas."

Dr. Bob Harmel

Professor Harmel’s research interest is in the area of software solutions in an OR environment. His recent publications include: “Optimizing Start-Up Locations: A Zero-One Spreadsheet Model for Maximizing Potential Target Population in Contiquous Counties in South Carolina," "A Comparison of Multiple Regression and Neural Networks for Forcasting Real Estate Values," Factors Affecting Students' Credit Card and Student Loan Debt on a Unviersity Campus" and "The Coin Changing Problem as a Mathematical Model."

Dr. John Martinez

Professor Martinez’s research interests are in the area regional and industry studies. His recent publications include: “Community Bank Use of FHLB Advances Across the Kansas City and San Francisco Federal Reserve Districts," "Community Bank Use of the FHLB Advances in the Kansas City Federal Reserve District, 2002-2008," "Income Inequality Trends in Texas: 1969-2004: Do They Really Matter?" and "Impact of a Subchapter S Designation as a Competitive Measure: Small Community Banks Versus Credit Unions in Texas."

Dr. James Owen

Professor Owen’s research interests are in the areas of global economic opportunities for local entities, government economic policy and ethics, quantitative models for economic development, funding options for rural schools and communities, economic models for rural community development, and economic development. His recent publications include: "An Empirical Examination of the Use of a Simulation in Teaching Human Resource Management," "Income Inequality Trends in Texas: 1969-2004: Do They Really Matter?" and "Exchange Rate Pass Through Re-Examined: The Chilean Case."
Finance

Dr. Adam Y.C. Lei

Professor Lei's research interests are investments, market efficiency and market microstructure. His recent publications include: "Using Bloomberg Terminals in a Security Analysis and Portfolio Management Course," "Short-Lived Information and Order Strategies: A Clinical Study," "Dealer Attention, the Speed of Quote Adjustment to Information, and Net Dealer Revenue" and "The Value of Stop Loss Strategies."

Dr. Qian Li

Professor Li's research interests are corporate finanance, executive compensation and capital markets. Her recent publications include: "Managerial Compensation and Firm Performance: Evidence from Corporate Spinoffs," "Community Banks Use of FHLB Advances Across the Kansas City and San Francisco Federal Reserve Districts," "Factors Affecting Students' Credit Card and Student Loan Debt on a University Campus" and "Do Multi-Segment Firms Pay Less Tax? Evidence from Segmental Imputed Taxes."

Dr. Roy Patin

Professor Patin's research interests include financial institutions and markets, credit unions and banks. His recent publications include: "Community Bank Use of FHLB Advances in the Kansas City Federal Reserve District, 2002-2008," "Impact of Subchapter S Designation as a Competitive Measure: Small Community Banks Versus Credit Unions in Texas" and "Agricultural Banks' Use of FHLB Advances, 2002-2005."
Management

 

Dr. Charles Bultena

Professor Bultena’s research interests are in the areas of downsizing, citizenship behavior, and job design utilizing field studies. His recent publications include: "Fighting Futility III: Dealing with Difficult People in Mediation," “Fighting Futility II: More Tools for Mediation Success," "Fighting Futility: Tools for Mediation Success," "For the Birds: An Analysis of Workplace Mobbing Behavior and What to Do About It" and "The Insecure Soldier Syndrome: Effects of Job Insecurity Organizational Citizenship Behavior During a Layoff."

 

Dr. Mike Patterson

Professor Patterson’s research interest is in the area of software solutions in an OR environment. His recent publications include: "Optimizing Start-Up Locations: A Zero-One Spreadsheet Model for Maximizing Potential Target Population in Contiguous Countities in South Carolina," "A Comparison of Multiple Regression and Neural Networks for Forecasting Real Estate Values," "Factors Affecting Students' Credit Card and Student Loan Debt on a University Campus" and "The Coin Changing Problem as a Mathematical Model."

 

Dr. Charles Ramser

Professor Ramser's research interests are mediation, business communications, human resource management, organizational behavior, human relations, customer service and morale and job satisfaction. His recent publications include: "Fighting Futility II: More Tools for Mediation Sucess," "Fighting Futility: Tools for Mediation Success," and "The Influence of Sales Treinee Expectations on Selected Selling Outcomes."
 Management Information Systems 

 

Dr. Chuck Johnston

Professor Johnston's research interests are project management and the definition of the job of an Information Technology Project Manager. His recent publications include: "Information Technology Certification Value: An Initial Response from Employers," "Electonic Customer Relationship Management in Automobile Retailing: One Dealership's Perspective," "Employment and the Academic Performance of Undergraduate Business Students," "Factors Affecting the Adoption of Consumer Oriented Information Technology Biometrics Solutions by the Credit Union Industry" and "Job Analysis Instrument for Information Technology Project Management."
  Marketing

 

Dr. Chris Shao

Professor Shao's research interest is in the area of service-contact-personnel customer expectations. His recent publications include: "Effectiveness of Celebrity Voice-Overs in Advertising Recall," "Job Analysis Instrument for Information Technology Project Management" and "The Influence of Sales Trainee Expectations on Selected Selling Outcomes."

 

Dr. Phillip Wilson

Professor Wilson's research interests are sales training, professional selling, marketing to minorities, international marketing and teaching assessment. His recent publications include: "Effectiveness of Celebrity Voice-Overs in Advertising Recall," "Electronic Customer Relationship Management in Automobile Retailing: One Dealer's Perspective," "Psychological Climate Dimensions as Antecedents to Salespeople's Organizational Commitment, Turnover, Success, Beliefs and Performance."
 Accounting 

 

Dr. Ralph Fritzsch

Professor Frtizsch's research interests are retirement-related tax issues and the state certification process. His recent publications include: "Senior Citizens and the Marriage Tax on Social Security Benefits," "Guidance for Increasing Retirement Income with Emphasis on Social Security Benefits," "Don't Let Social Security Torpedo Your Roth IRA Conversion Decision" and "Roth: Still the Right Choice."

 

Dr. Bob Thomas

Professor Thomas' research interests are accounting information systems, information system success, knowledge management, petroleum accounting, production and operations management and tax accounting. His recent publications include: "SSARS 19 Brings New Guidance for Compilations and Reviews," "Identify the Challenges and Potential Impacts of FIN 48 Compliance," "Knowledge Management and the Oil Industry," "Protect Exempt Organizations from Sanctions and Loss of Exemption" and "Tax Shelters Beware! The IRS and its Commissioner Everson Are After You."
General Business

 

Dr. Kris Tilker

Professor Tilker's research interests are contracts, torts and alternative dispute resolution. His recent publications include: "Financial Literacy and Credit Cards: A Multi Campus Survey," "An Empirical Examination of the Securities Act of 1933 and Its Application to the Oil and Gas Industry: The Case for an Industry Money Exception," "Fighting Futility II: More Tools for Mediation Success" and "Fighting Futility: Tools for Mediation Success."