Featured Research Stories
Dr. Jagbir Singh receives Fox’s Lifetime Achievement Award
The Fox School of Business presented Dr. Jagbir Singh with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 15th Annual Research Roundtable and Research Awards on October 25, 2013. Dr. Singh, a Professor of Statistics, has authored or co-authored over 50 research papers; co-authored books on Statistical Methods in Food and Consumer Research; co-edited one on Recent Advances in Experimental Designs; and co-edited special issues of the Journal of Risk Finance and the Journal of Applied Statistical Science.
A New Way of Understanding Trust and Perceived Justice in the Workplace
Research on personnel psychology and organizational behavior has demonstrated how fairness and justice engender trust in the workplace. The relationship between the two has been believed to be reciprocal, where trust is a consequence of the perceived justice – as proposed by the classic formulation of social exchange theory – and gradually expands through positive interactions. Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management Brian Holtz takes this notion one step further and proposes the trust primacy model: a new theoretical framework that maintains that trust is formed prior to the direct interaction with others, hence exerting significant influence on employee perceptions of justice.
Fox PhD in Statistics graduate lands tenure-track position at St. Joseph’s University
Former Fox School of Business PhD student Nicolle Clements has received an assistant professor position on a tenure track at St. Joseph’s University (SJU). Clements served as a visiting professor at SJU until graduating in May 2013, when she received her PhD in statistics. While at Temple, Clements focused her research on multiple testing procedures that control the False Discovery Rate (FDR) and mixed directional FDR in applications where the data has a spatial structure, such as changes in vegetation.
Alumna Authors Conversational Intelligence Book with Scientific Advice from Fox Faculty Member
Temple University alumna Judith E. Glaser, CLA ’67, has authored her seventh book, Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results, which translates insights from neuroscience into a practical framework for having better conversations in the workplace.
Fox PhD Candidate Mike Obal Wins 2013 Robert Robicheaux Dissertation Proposal Award
Mike Obal, a fifth-year PhD candidate in the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at the Fox School of Business, recently won the 2013 Robert Robicheaux Dissertation Proposal Award from the Society for Marketing Advances (SMA).
Those who had meritorious dissertation proposals with a research focus in supply chain management or business-to-business marketing were encouraged to apply for the award from SMA. Proposals were evaluated through a blind-review format. SMA, a premier marketing association, hosts an annual conference that brings together marketing educators and professionals from throughout the United States and abroad. It currently has members from 34 countries.
Third School-Wide Research Competition Recognizes Doctoral Students
Fox School of Business PhD students, faculty and staff gathered for the third annual Doctoral Programs Reserach Competition on Oct. 8. Five award categories — first-year papers, second-year papers, third- and fourth-year pre-dissertation proposal papers, dissertation proposals and completed dissertations — were featured across all PhD-granting concentrations in Business Administration. This was also the first year that the Statistics doctoral program was featured.
Chi Zhang, Guy Dong Kim, Serkan Akguc, Yili (Kevin) Hong, Gordon Burtch