Ten Case Competition Results Announced
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.
From L to R: Fisher College team members David Friedrich,
Ray Vargas, Shibani Potnis and Matt Eisenacher
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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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
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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,
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to Speak on Leadership
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, Childrens Hospital, Wexner Center Directors
Circle and was United Way's 2004 Campaign co-chair
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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
dealerships 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 Ginters case
study and presentation on Harley-Davidson.
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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.
May 7, 2005
The Center for Entrepeneurship and the Business Builders Club host
2005 Entrepeneurship Spectacular. For more information and to register
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
Magazine Execs to Speak at
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
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.
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
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,
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."