FISHER NEWS April 20, 2005
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Big Ten Case Competition Results Announced

Students Take Second in International Competition

'Spectacular' Event for Entrepreneurs

Hilsheimer to Speak on Leadership

Students Visit Harley-Davidson
Max M. Fisher College of Business > The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business
Big Ten Case Competition Results Announced


From L to R: Fisher College team members David Friedrich, Ray Vargas, Shibani Potnis and Matt Eisenacher

Last weekend, Fisher College hosted the 14th Annual Big Ten Case Competition from April 15-17. This was the first year in the competition's history to receive full Big Ten participation. The teams were presented with a case titled, "Growing Up in China: The Financing of BabyCare Ltd." on Friday and had one day to prepare for presentation to the judges on Saturday. The Fisher team of Matt Eisenacher, David Friedrich, Shibani Potnis and Ray Vargas claimed second place at the event. First place was awarded to Penn State and third place to the University of Wisconsin. All three teams will travel to Arizona in Winter 2006 to represent the Big Ten at the "Rose Bowl" of case competitions.

Prominent executives who judged the case competition included Larry Inks, Cardinal Health; John Rickel, Ford; and Dennis Farrow, Wendy's INternational, Inc. The head judge was Mihir Desai, a professor at Harvard Business School.



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Students Take Second in International Competition
Four MBA students participated in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) International Case competition in Madison, Wisconsin, April 7-10. The Fisher team took second place. Participating students included: first-year MBA students Tim Hanley and Paul Nichols and second-year MBA students Geoff Merchant and Brandon Micko. First place was awarded to Copenhagen Business School and third place to the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Other competitors in this international competition were from Italy, Thailand and five domestic institutions. Students had 24 hours to evaluate a case on the international business strategy of Danfoss, a leading firm in Denmark. All teams were presented with the same case and judged on their recommendations for strategic business solutions. The CIBER competition is recognized for its unique emphasis on global business strategy.

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'Spectacular' Event for Entrepreneurs
On May 7, the Center for Entrepreneurship and the Business Builders Club will host the 2005 Entrepreneurship Spectacular. Attendees will have the chance to learn from some of the most accomplished entrepreneurs, attorneys, accountants, venture capitalists and professors in the country. Past speakers have included Michael Dell, Jim Grote and Jim Tressel. The 2005 keynote speaker is Rhett Ricart of Ricart Ford. The seminar will include refreshments. Registration is free, but limited. For more information and to register, visit www.entrepreneurship.osu.edu .


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Hilsheimer to Speak on Leadership
Larry Hilsheimer, vice-chairman and regional managing partner for the Ohio Valley offices of Deloitte & Touche USA LLP, will speak on Friday, April 22, at 8:30 a.m. as part of the Sander Flaum Speaker Series. Hilsheimer joined the company as the partner-in-charge of the tax department and the national partner-in-charge of the tax services to real estate companies. Hilsheimer is a Fisher College of Business graduate and active in the community. He is a member of the Dean's Advisory council, serves on the boards for the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, Children’s Hospital, Wexner Center — Director’s Circle and was United Way's 2004 Campaign co-chair

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Students Visit Harley-Davidson
On Tuesday April 19, Nancy Lahmers, senior lecturer of management sciences, accompanied 30 members of her honors class to A.D. Farrow Co. Harley-Davidson. AD Farrow Co. is the largest Harley-Davidson dealership in the country. Students had the opportunity to visit the dealership’s museum and service department. Owner Bob Althoff and his daughter Marissa took part in the event and will be visiting Fisher College in May for Marketing Professor Jim Ginter’s case study and presentation on Harley-Davidson.

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Calendar of Events

Faculty, Staff and PhD
April 22, 2005
Ritu Agarwal professor at University of Maryland, will present her paper titled, "Online Infomediaries and Price Discrimination: Evidence from the Auto-Retailing Sector." as part of the Thomas J. Burns Research Colloquium at 3 p.m. in 275 Gerlach Hall. Copies of the paper are available in 406 Fisher Hall.

April 29, 2005
Christian Leuz professor at the University of Pennsylvania, will present his paper titled, "Why Do Firms Go Dark? Causes and Economic Consequences of Voluntary SEC Deregistrations." As part of The Stephen A. Buser Colloquium Series in Financial Economics at 10:30 a.m. in 800 Fisher Hall.

Everyone

May 7, 2005
The Center for Entrepeneurship and the Business Builders Club host 2005 Entrepeneurship Spectacular. For more information and to register click here.

Undergraduate Students
April 22, 2005

The "You Can Go Global!" event for Ohio State minority students will take place at 9 a.m. in 140 Pfahl Hall. To RSVP, click here.



News Briefs

Magazine Execs to Speak at Meeting
The founders of Young Money magazine will be speaking at the Business Builders Club meeting on Tuesday April 26 at 7:30 p.m. in 205 Schoenbaum Hall. They will discuss the start-up and running of a successful magazine. For more information, click here.

New Addition to Fisher
Gail Geshwilm Dickson was recently appointed as director of marketing and communications. Dickson will be responsible for directing the college's internal and external marketing and communication efforts. She joins Fisher wtih more than 15 years of communications experience.

Cullman Symposium

The twelfth biennial W. Arthur Cullman Symposium will take place May 26-27 in the Blackwell Hotel. This year, the symposium focuses on "Competing through Service," which examines the growing dominance of the services industry and how top-performing organizations compete through the strategic use of service. For a complete list of panels and speakers, click here. A limited number of spaces are available for Fisher College faculty - contact Ann Ramsey to register.

Volunteers Needed
The International Programs Office is recruiting undergraduate students for its second annual International CIBER Case Challenge October 25-29. An information session is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 28 in 319 Schoenbaum Hall. To register for the information session, click here. For more information about the CIBER Case Challenge, click here.

Media Hits
Professor of Marketing Roger Blackwell was quoted in an April 11 Advertising Age article titled "The buck stops here: Wendy's hikes prices; chain responds to drop in same-store sales; analysts applaud move."

Professor of Finance René Stulz was quoted in an April 15 New York Times article titled "Qwest's High Offer May Show Desperation, but Should MCI Care?"

Associate Professor of Accounting and Management Information Systems Waleed Muhanna's research was cited in an April 18 Columbus Dispatch article titled "Posting prices online could hurt consumers, study says."

Professor of Management and Human Resources Roy Lewicki's research was featured in a May 2005 Shape magazine article titled "How to Say You're Sorry."

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