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Terri Harmon, administrative secretary of the Department of Management and Information Systems is a 2014 recipient of the President’s Excellence Award. She was nominated by associate professors Cathy Bakes, Ph.D.; Debbie Knapp, Ph.D.; and Julia Levashina, Ph.D., all from the Department of Management and Information Systems. “I feel honored to be recognized by my colleagues and the Kent State University Administration,” Harmon said. Bakes nominated Harmon on the strategic goal of building commitment and loyalty to Kent State among constituents. “I couldn’t be happier for Terri or think ...

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Kent State’s College of Business Administration welcomed new Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs, Robert D. Hisrich, Ph.D., who was also appointed the Bridgestone Chair in International Marketing, on March 1. Hisrich, former Director of the Walker Center of Global Entrepreneurship at Thunderbird School of Global Management, received his B.A. in English and Science from DePauw University and his MBA and Ph.D. in Business Administration with a major in marketing from the University of Cincinnati. Hisrich also holds honorary doctorate degrees from Chuvash State University (R...

Spring semester started with exciting news, achievements and new faces for the College of Business Administration. We welcomed Robert Hisrich, Ph.D., our new Associate Dean of Graduate and International Programs. Bob is the former Director of the Walker Center of Global Entrepreneurship at the Thunderbird School of Global Management and past A. Malachi Mixon, III Chaired Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management. Bob's many years of global business experience will propel the college with his innovative ideas and va...

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Kent State’s College of Business Administration’s Assistant Professors of Management and Information Systems, Asli Arikan, Ph.D. and Ilgaz Arikan, Ph.D. will be published in forthcoming leading journal publications. Ilgaz and Asli have been married for 20 years and were high school sweethearts. The Arikan’s have one daughter, Serin, who is 8 years old. Both were hired at the College of Business Administration in 2014 as Assistant Professors in the Management and Information Systems Department. Asli will be published in the Journal of Finance for her paper titled “Corporate Acquisitions, Dive...

The College Welcomes 11 New Faculty Members: Dr. Asli Arikan Management and Information Systems Department Formerly with The Ohio State University, her areas of expertise include competitive strategy, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, growth after IPO and technology management.   Dr. Ilgaz Arikan Management and Information Systems Department Formerly with The Ohio State University, his areas of expertise include competitive advantage, global strategy, entrepreneurship, human capital, electric utility industry, international market entry and market selection...

The Tech Spot Grand Opening

Kent State's College of Business Administration welcomes the addition of The Tech Spot, an onsite technology service and repair center for students, faculty and staff.  Grand opening festivities took place Oct. 17 with the COBA National Advisory board members in attendance.  Following opening remarks from Dean Deborah F. Spake; Vice President of Information Services & CIO Ed Mahon joined in opening the center with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  The Tech Spot is a joint venture between the College and Kent State's Information Services division. The Tech Spot team offers...