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Research and Publication

Facilitating business research and independent study.

CABE also connects motivated students with Robins faculty members who are conducting research. When this research is done jointly between faculty and students, it can often leading to conference participation or publication -- even at the undergraduate level. The Center also helps students prepare for certifications, and work with their professors to conduct independent study projects. 

CABE maintains a list of faculty members willing to participate in student-faculty research along with their research interests.

A general timeline for participating in a student-faculty research project is the following:

  • Meet informally with prospective faculty research partner(s) about ideas and outlet for research
  • Agree to guidelines with faculty research partner and register for one unit independent study course (BUAD 389)
  • Collaborate, collect data, analyze, write-up research
  • Submit research to appropriate journal

Along with the list of participating faculty members, it would be beneficial to read faculty profiles available on the UR website. Faculty members have final say on whether they want to be involved in a project.

Due to the time it takes to complete research, it is possible that the one unit independent study course not be completed within one semester. Therefore it is a recommend that you start in fall semester.

Published Student/Faculty Research

  • Burnette, J. L., O’Boyle, E. H., VanEpps, E., Pollack, J. M., & Finkel, E. J. (2013). Mindsets matter: A meta-analytic review of the effects of implicit theories on self-regulation. Psychological Bulletin, 139, 655-701.
  • Pollack, J. M., VanEpps, E., & Hayes, A. F. (2012). The moderating role of social ties on entrepreneurs’ affect and coping behaviors in an adverse economic environment. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 33, 789-810.
  • Intihar, A., & Pollack, J. M. (2012). Exploring small family-owned firms’ competitive ability: Differentiation through trust, value-orientation, and market specialization. Journal of Family Business Management, 2, 76-86.
  • Fuschetti, K., & Pollack, J. M. (2011). Addressing personal and family transitions in small businesses: Effective human resource management practices. In R. Burke, & C. Cooper (Eds.). Human resource management in small businesses: Achieving peak performance (pp. 200-215). Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • D. Lascu and E. Soto-Amesquita, “Branding the Controversial: Challenges in Destination Branding,” Innovative Marketing, Vol. 3 (June), 2011, pp. 23-29.
  • T. Scott and D. Lascu (2011), “Demographic Trends: The Changing Face of the Global Market,” International Business in the 21st Century, Bruce Keillor, Andrew Thomas, and Timothy Wilkinson (eds.), Westport, CT: Praeger.
  • T. Andriamanatsara, F. Brookman-Amissah, A. Icaza, and D. Lascu, “Online Marketing of Food to Children:  An Investigation in High-Income Countries,” in Academic Science Research, Issue 66, C. Ardril ed., 2010, pp. 1919-1924.
  • K. Burns, M. Griffith, R. Patankar, and D. Lascu, “Adopting and Rejecting U.S. Holiday Traditions and Consumption in Europe: A Young Adult Perspective,” presented at the 2010 International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management Conference, July 2010 (Paris, France).
  • Tom Arnold, John H. Earl Jr., and Michael Weiss,“A Quick Flip of the Coin. In response to Neil O’Hara, Some Mark-to-Market Concerns about Liquidity”. The Investment Professional (Volume 2, Number 2, 2009).
  • Z. Bilgin, D. Lascu, D. Sylvia, and G. Wührer, “Disguising and Emphasizing Local Brand Origin in Emerging Markets: An Empirical Investigation,” in Shared Responsibilities: Management Challenges in an Environment of Increasing Global Concerns, Seventeenth World Business Congress, 2008, 181-183.

Economics students also have presented their research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NUCR) and the Economics Scholars Program for Undergraduate Research – Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

Center for Active Business Education

David North, Ph.D.
Queally 285A
(804) 287-1938