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Business Partnerships

Research Groups
Center for Excellence in Manufacturing Management (CEMM)
Center for Real Estate Education and Research (CREER)
Charles A. Dice Center for Research in Financial Economics
Center for Information Technologies in Management (CITM)
Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)
Supply Chain Forum
Supply Chain Management Research Group

Center for Excellence in Manufacturing Management (CEMM)
Focuses on managerial solutions for increasing manufacturing competitiveness and fostering multi-disciplinary research and educational activities. Directors: William Berry, professor, operations management and John Dix, adjunct professor, marketing; Associate Research and Communications Director: Peter Ward, associate professor, management sciences.

AT&T Education Alliance

Fisher College’s management and human resources faculty members are exploring how virtual companies operate, as part of the AT&T Education Alliance. Results are being published in Human Resource Management in Virtual Organizations. The alliance has also provided insight about the impact of new technologies in business to Fisher students through AT&T Web-casts and seminars from AT&T’s corporate center in New Jersey, as well as internship opportunities.

Established a research program with the Technical University of Denmark to address concerns expressed by Danish manufacturing executives.

Developed a new Leadership for Lean Manufacturing executive
education course for managers and executives, with the support of
the Ford Motor Company.

Increased industry membership to 16, with the addition of Roxane Laboratories, Grief Bros. Corporation, Phoenix Packaging Corporation and Diebold Incorporated.

Continued alliances with Industry Week, the Ford Motor Company, Deloitte & Touche LLP and Productivity, Inc.

Center-sponsored research was recognized in 2001 for its important contribution to practice with the Norman Dudley Award for the best paper published in 1999.

Completed a project and research paper with Deloitte & Touche LLP on Aligning Manufacturing and Marketing.

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Center for Real Estate Education and Research (CREER)
Facilitates and supports real estate research and education projects;
publishes and disseminates research results; assists with Fisher College’s real estate program, including career services support; and responds to requests for assistance from organizations involved in real estate education, licensing and research. Directors: Ronald L. Racster, professor emeritus of real estate; Anthony Sanders, professor of finance and John W. Galbreath Chair in Real Estate.

Celebrated 25 years of service in the advancement of real estate
knowledge and education.

Co-sponsored, with the Cardinal Chapter of the Appraisal Institute,
the 23rd Annual Economics Seminar.

Co-sponsored, with Deloitte & Touche LLP, a tax seminar and the Central Ohio Real Estate Roundtable Breakfast Series, including the
third annual State of the Market conference.

Sponsored executive education seminars, including The Rouda
REALTORS Symposium and the second annual teleconference on
e-commerce in real estate, co-sponsored with the University of Cincinnati’s Real Estate Program and Cleveland State University’s Center for the Study of Real Estate Brokerage and Markets.

Supported real estate education projects, including the 13th revision of the Real Estate Legal Update Outline and the sixth edition of the Real Estate Law Instructor’s Manual.

Supported research projects including a study of stigmatized housing
in Ohio.

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Charles A. Dice Center for Research in Financial Economics
Promotes excellence in financial economics research. Director: René M. Stulz, Everett D. Reese Chair of Banking and Monetary Economics and professor of finance.

Hosted valuable tools for research, including databases and an online list of finance web sites.

Maintained the Worldwide Finance Directory, in cooperation with the American Finance Association. The updated, improved site provides contact information for more than 2600 finance academicians at 533 institutions and nearly 500 finance professionals. It received more than 40,000 hits in one month in the summer of 2001.

Hosted two visiting scholars, Jongoh Kim from Korea and Kensuke Tetsuya from Japan, and more than 30 seminars presented by scholars from leading business schools.

Published 25 papers in the Dice Working Papers series from
Dice Fellows.

Provided research support to 11 Fisher PhD students and one visiting professor.

Business Partnerships continued >

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New industry

The Marzetti Company executives Tom Deschler, left, vice president of manufacturing, and Monte Pickens, right, vice president of human resources, work with Peter Ward, associate professor of management sciences, to tap into “Best Plants” benchmarking metrics that CEMM makes available to its partner companies through an arrangement with Industry Week.



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