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CoB awards nine faculty research grants

November 07, 2014, Christie Mitchell

A vital part of the Southern Illinois University College of Business’ mission is to support and celebrate discovery that pushes the boundaries of what is known and what has been done. The college strives to recruit, develop and retain high-quality faculty, and to continue a tradition of knowledge creation through the production of basic and applied research with real business and societal impact. (Mission Statement | College of Business | SIU. (2014). Retrieved October 28, 2014.)

In support of the mission, the college awarded nine Summer Faculty Research Grants (SFRG) in 2014. SFRGs are intended to assist faculty in establishing or maintaining high-quality research programs. To qualify for the grant, awardees must show that their research has the potential to contribute to the field of study as well as the growth of the researcher. The final product also must have the potential for publication in a top-tier journal or other outlet.

This year’s nine awardees and their research topics were:

  • Terry Clark, marketing: “Marketing, Corporate Governance and Performance.”
  • Steven Karau, management: “An Updated Meta-analytic Synthesis of the Social Loafing Literature.”
  • Jamie McNutt, finance: “Basel III Liquidity Measures on Bank Credit Supply.”
  • Marc Morris, accounting: “Protecting the Public of the Profession?: Discipline in the Self-Regulated Accounting Profession.”
  • Edward Nowlin, marketing: “An Examination of the Link Between Sales Manager Feedback Quality and Feedback Utilization and the Moderating Impact of Sales Manager-Salesperson Relationship Quality.”
  • Ed O’Donnell, accounting: “Professional Skepticism During Auditor Evaluation of Internal Controls.”
  • John Pearson, management: “The Mediating Effect of Cyberloafing on Workplace Stressors and Job Satisfaction.”
  • Vincent Intintoli and Saiying Deng, finance: “CEO Turnover and External Financing.”

Proposals were evaluated by a committee of college faculty appointed by the dean. Funds to support the SFRGs are provided by revenue from the college’s online programs.