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Fisher College’s research centers and partnership groups support
the development and transfer of knowledge through collaborative research
and teaching activities.
Center for Entrepreneurship
A new Center for Entrepreneurship seeks to create an environment that attracts top faculty and students while facilitating academic research and education in entrepreneurship, to prepare students to thrive in an entrepreneurial organization, and to spur the economy by putting entrepreneurship to work for Ohio through research, education and community involvement. Academic director: Jay Barney, Bank One Chair for Excellence in Corporate Strategy; administrative director: Rich Langdale.
Sponsored the Fisher College/Deloitte & Touche Business Plan Competition, which drew 37 formal entries and awarded $100,000 in cash and services to the top three teams, and the Entrepreneurship Spectacular, a day of workshops attended by more than 400 students and others from across the Ohio State campus and the Columbus community.
Established fellowships for Ohio State graduate and undergraduate students interested in working with the Center on entrepreneurship.
Launched outreach activities to engage members of the venture capital and entrepreneurship community, including an internship program that links Ohio State students with entrepreneurial firms seeking assistance.
Center for Information Technologies in Management (CITM)
CITM translates world class scholarship and knowledge to leading edge practice; helps member firms identify and meet information technology (IT) needs; provides a neutral environment for partners to explore and discuss issues and problems; and assists in the creation of business value through IT. Director: Kay Nelson, research scientist and associate professor, accounting and MIS.
Four major firms joined CITM as advisory board members, with chief information officers and other key managers serving from the Boeing Company, Cardinal Health, Ford Motor Company and Nationwide Insurance.
Formed collaborative relationships with area technology organizations and other Fisher College research centers.
Launched a working paper series and executive summaries of Fisher College MIS faculty research.
Sponsored faculty and doctoral student involvement in the first Big Ten IS Consortium and sponsored summer doctoral research grants.
for Excellence in Manufacturing Management (CEMM)
CEMM is a consortium of business leaders and academic educators and researchers who address today’s business challenges and educate tomorrow’s manufacturers. Co-directors: William Berry, Richard M. Ross Chair in Management, and John Dix, adjunct professor, marketing; administrative director: Nancy Lahmers.
The addition of Diebold, Inc., and Techneglas increased membership to 17 firms.
Over 600 manufacturing managers participated in one of CEMM’s four quarterly professional development seminars.
Nearly 200 students attended CEMM’s annual Career Fair and 30 interned with member companies.
Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)
Fisher College hosts one of 30 university-based CIBERs that support international business teaching and research and serve faculty, students, business executives, community professionals and others seeking assistance with international trade efforts. Academic director: Stephen Hills, associate professor of management and human resources; administrative director: Cheryl Ryan.
Provided international trade education for small businesses through programs such as TARGET, which offered six seminars during the year, and programs in partnership with the Ohio International Trade Division and the Ohio Export Assistance Center.
Hosted the Fisher Council on Global Trade and Technology, which brought 2500 people to campus to hear President George H.W. Bush speak about international trade.
Convened discussion and planning sessions with advisory board members representing corporations such as Nationwide Insurance, Battelle, Bank One Corporation, Accenture and AEP, and nonprofit sector organizations including the Ohio Department of Development and the Columbus Export Assistance Network.
In partnership with Ohio State’s language departments, provided foreign language tutorials to business executives and MBA students interested in learning Spanish, Italian, German, Chinese, Japanese or Russian.
Offered international development programs, scholarship opportunities and research awards to Fisher PhD students and university faculty.
Provided MBA graduates the opportunity to put their skills to work in emerging economies through 15-month consulting assignments with global companies that participate in the Washington, D.C.-based MBA Enterprise Corps.
Partnered with nearly 30 universities worldwide to offer undergraduate and graduate student exchange and study abroad opportunities.
Center for Real Estate Education and Research (CREER)
CREER provides programs in education and research benefiting real estate practitioners, real estate instructors and academicians, Ohio governmental bodies and the general public; assists with Fisher College’s real estate program, including career services support; and responds to requests for assistance from statewide and other organizations involved in real estate education, licensing and research. Director: Anthony Sanders, John W. Galbreath Chair in Real Estate.
Co-sponsored seminars, breakfast roundtables and an annual economic forecast for members of the Ohio real estate industry.
Provided support for the 14th revision of the Real Estate Legal Update Outline and four instructor’s manuals.
Supported research projects such as “The Impact of E-Commerce on the Real Estate Industry: Baen and Guttery Revisited,” “Climbing Higher on the Housing Ladder: Extending the Columbus Repeat Home Buyer Study” and “Effects of Multicultural Diversity in the Real Estate Process.”
Awarded 28 scholarships to Fisher College students, ranging from $500 to over $1,000.
Charles A. Dice Center for Research in Financial Economics
The Dice Center promotes excellence in financial economics research. Director: René M. Stulz, Everett D. Reese Chair of Banking and Monetary Economics.
Sponsored 21 seminar speakers, including 13 from other institutions.
Sponsored visiting researchers from Korean and U.S. universities.
Maintained an online working papers series.
The Global Supply Chain Forum
The Forum provides opportunities for leading practitioners and academics to pursue the critical issues related to achieving excellence in Supply Chain Management (SCM). Research results have direct application in the firm and the classroom and lay a foundation for additional research. Director: Douglas M. Lambert, Raymond E. Mason Chair in Transportation and Logistics.
Added Cargill, Master Foods, Shell International and Wendy’s, bringing membership to 12 non-competing firms whose needs and interests in SCM drive the forum’s research agenda.
Continued individual research projects with member firms and their top suppliers.
Published research providing a framework for supply chain management implementation and materials for academic course work.
Published research providing a framework for developing metrics that translate performance into shareholder value.
Supply Chain Management Research Group
Participating faculty and MBAs research value- creation strategy in the extended supply chain, relationships between supply chain strategy and practices and financial performance of the firm, and global supply chain modeling. Research results remain in the public domain and may be viewed online. Co-directors: James A. Ginter, Dean’s Distinguished Professor and professor of marketing, and Bud La Londe, professor of marketing emeritus.
Established research partnerships with ProLogis and Airnet, Inc.
Presented research at national meetings.
Developed and tested a Global Supply Chain Simulation Model.