Business marketing professor Dr. Lori Radulovich

BW business faculty develop new knowledge in accounting, finance, marketing and management as global scholars.

Boesel Faculty Fund recipients advance business by breaking down borders

June 13, 2017

The Baldwin Wallace University School of Business announces nearly $45,000 in Boesel Faculty Awards, gifts from an endowed fund established to attract, retain and develop faculty. The theme of this current lineup of awards is "business beyond borders."

From supporting the development of new knowledge in accounting, finance, marketing and management to enabling BW faculty to bolster their global reputations as thought-leaders and scholars, these most recent Boesel awards further the legacy of the School of Business as a leading provider of undergraduate and graduate business education.

Enhancing Accounting Education

A Baldwin Wallace accounting student fills in a tax formDr. Linda Chase received a grant to redesign capstone coursework in the accounting major to best prepare students for certification examinations and handling complex cases in the workplace. Chase will also represent BW at the annual conference of the American Accounting Association.

As a visiting scholar at La Trobe University in Australia, Dr. Kris Neslund and his colleagues from Australia and New Zealand will aim to produce a stream of scholarly outputs that advocate for a fundamental rethinking of the accounting profession’s regulation role, citing growing international criticism of the accounting firm’s failures as auditors and tax advisers.

Educating the next generation of entrepreneurs

As part of her leadership of the entrepreneurship and innovation program, Dr. Lori Long will participate in the Experiential Classroom, a clinic for faculty from across the country who focus on entrepreneurial education. Upon returning to campus, Long will develop a training on current pedagogy for other BW professors who teach in the program.

Researching for the Review

Business marketing professor Dr. Lori RadulovichDr. Lori Radulovich conducted extended literature research in the fields of human resources, international marketing, international business, entrepreneurship and strategy. Her manuscript based on these findings has been accepted for publication by the International Marketing Review, a globally respected journal in the field of marketing.

Exploring the African Economy

The African continent is projected to double its population in 27 years. The young and educated are migrating to the cities, while farmers and urban dwellers face severe food insecurity and threatened livelihoods. Dr. Christian Nsiah seeks to estimate trends in the production efficiency of the agricultural sector in 54 African states over time. Nsiah will also present research at the Allied Social Science Conference organized by the American Economic Association. Using panel data for sub-Saharan African countries, he will explore how the cost of doing business in the area impacts the region’s ability to attract foreign direct investment.

A Model New Course

Students use the Bloomberg terminals in the BW Business Research Center.Dr. Narasimha Mohan and Nsiah are designing a computer-intensive course on financial modeling, which will not only involve the Bloomberg terminals in the School’s new Business Research Center, but will also integrate Bloomberg Market Concepts, a certification program for students from the financial giant.

Developing Next-Level Leaders

After studying a variety of multidisciplinary perspectives from across the globe, Dr. Param Srikantia will produce a scholarly publication and related coursework on new and emerging managerial and leadership techniques to enhance students’ success in their future careers. He will draw from various influences that can be applied to improve the effectiveness of employees, managers and groups within organizational settings.  

About the Boesel Faculty Fund

Established from a gift from BW alumnus and supporter Stephen Boesel ’68, the Boesel Faculty Fund is designed to elevate the School of Business and support key campus initiatives by providing enhanced support for business faculty, including professional development and research activities.