Thursday, July 21, 2011

Faculty Publications and Research Activities - Frank G. Zarb School of Business

Benny Barak
Benny Barak, professor of marketing and international business, was named the 2011 Teacher of the Year for the Frank G. Zarb School of Business. He was recognized at the May 5 Hofstra Gala and at commencement activities on May 22.

Barry Berman, professor of marketing and international business, has written Competing in Tough Times: Business Lessons from L.L. Bean, Trader Joe’s, Costco, and Other World-Class Retailers. The book examines powerful new strategies that world-class retailers are using to thrive in today’s challenging business environment.

Debra Comer, professor of management, entrepreneurship and general business, co-edited the book Moral Courage in Organizations: Doing the Right Thing at Work, which underscores the ethical pitfalls that one can expect to encounter at work and enhances one’s ability to do the right thing, despite these pitfalls. The book highlights the effects of organizational factors on ethical behavior; illustrates exemplary moral courage and lapses of moral courage; explores the skills and information that support those who act with moral courage; and considers how to change organizations to promote moral courage, as well as how to exercise moral courage to change organizations.

David Flynn, professor of management, entrepreneurship and general business, was one of eight academics and industry senior officials invited to participate in “Post- Kyoto Climate Change Policies: Current Status and Perspectives,” an international symposium held on November 26, 2010, at the College of International Relations, Nihon University, Mishima, Japan. His paper “Sustainable Development, Climate Change, and Natural Resource Scarcity” was delivered in English and simultaneously translated into Japanese for a mixed Western and Japanese audience.

Victor D. López, associate professor of accounting, taxation and legal studies in business, saw the publication of a new edition of his textbook, Business Law: An Introduction 2/e, by Textbook Media. The textbook is an expanded and updated version of his first law-related textbook, which was originally published by Irwin/McGraw Hill nearly 20 years ago. It has been adopted for use in colleges and universities in 37 states for more than a decade.

Patrick J. Socci
Patrick J. Socci, dean of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, began his deanship responsibilities in summer 2010, after the announcement of his appointment by President Rabinowitz in February 2010. Dr. Socci had been at Fordham University since 2002, most recently serving as associate dean of the College of Business Administration. Earlier in his career, he taught on the undergraduate and graduate levels at Baruch College in Manhattan, the City University of New York’s flagship business school. Dr. Socci spent 11 years as vice president of network operations for AT&T and Teleport Communications Group, and also served as senior vice president of engineering at ADC Telecommunications in New Jersey. He has also worked as a systems manager at Citibank and was vice president of management information systems for Merrill Lynch Hubbard.

Ralph Polimeni, professor of accounting, taxation and legal studies in business, was named the 2010 Teacher of the Year by graduating students in the Frank G. Zarb School of Business.

Richard T. Wilson, assistant professor of marketing and international business, was awarded Hofstra’s 2010-2011 Lawrence A. Stessin Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Publication for his article “Competing Successfully Against Multinationals: A Longitudinal Perspective of Hungarian Advertising Agencies,” which appeared in the Journal of Strategic Marketing, Vol. 18, Issue 2, pp. 145-164 (2010).


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