FISHER NEWS May 5, 2005
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Fisher Pride Week Activities Scheduled

Eesley to Speak on Leadership

MLHR Team is Finalist in Case Study Comp

Quigley Event: Date, Time Changed

Study Focuses on Regional Entrepreneurship

Clinic Provides Project Consulting to Area Businesses
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Fisher Pride Week Activities Scheduled

Fisher College of Business students, faculty and staff will get to show off their school spirit during Fisher Pride Week 2005. Sponsored by the Undergraduate Business Council, the week of free activities takes place May 7-14.

Scheduled events include:
  • Saturday, May 7 - Entrepreneurship Spectacular from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in 105 Schoenbaum. To RSVP, click here.

  • Tuesday, May 10 - Conflict Management Seminar with a Dale Carnegie Speaker at 12:30 p.m. in 330 Schoenbaum. Panel Discussion on Interviewing at 7 p.m. in 230 Schoenbaum.
  • Wednesday, May 11 - "Dress for Success" Business Fashion Show from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in 105 Schoenbaum. Brooks Brothers will provide coupons for all who attend.
  • Thursday, May 12 - Fisher Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn about Fisher undergraduate student organizations, eat food and play games. Keynote Speaker - Eric Schottenstein, founder and president of Joshua Homes, from 3:30 to 5:18 p.m. in 205 Schoenbaum.
  • Friday, May 13 - Business Ethics Case Competition - time and location to be announced.
  • Saturday, May 14 - Personal Finance Boot Camp from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the lobby of Schoenbaum Hall. To register, click here.

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Eesley to Speak on Leadership
Jon Eesley, former Managing Partner, KPMG LLP (retired),will speak on leadership as part of the Sander Flaum Speaker Series on Friday, May 6 at 8:30 a.m. in 265 Gerlach Hall. He led KPMG regional units with revenues to $120M and up to 600 staff. He was a C-level consultant to diverse public/private companies, from start-ups to the Fortune 1000, across manufacturing, media, technology, telecom, distribution, retail, professional services, and utilities with special expertise in business strategy, business development, M&A, owner, investor, and board relations. Active in organizational governance activities, Eesley is on the board of the following organizations: Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Institute, Columbus Technology Council, Buckeye Ranch Holding Company, Skybus Airlines, LLC., CenBen USA, Dean’s Advisory Board Fisher College of Business, Ohio State, Columbus Council on World Affairs, Business Technology Center and The Ohio Business Roundtable.

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MLHR Team is Finalist in Case Study Comp
A team of Fisher College MLHR students was selected as one of three finalists in the U.S. Department of State National Case Study Competition. Participants included Bryan Bowen,
Amanda Assenza, Jenna Burke, Arenda Culver, Candy Stargell and David Lundberg. The team was advised by Robert Heneman, professor of management and human resources, and Venkat Bendapudi, senior lecturer of management and human resources. Only 22 colleges and universities were invited to compete nationwide. On May 24, the team will present their case study to top diplomats from the U.S. Dept. of State. The top team prize award is $3,000 with a second place award of $2,000 and a third place award of $1,000.

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Quigley Event: Date, Time Changed
Jim Quigley, CEO, Deloitte & Touche USA LLP, will speak on Thursday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Pfahl Hall. Quigley joined Deloitte 30 years ago after graduating from Utah State University. Quigley is an active member in many prestigious associations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Economic Club of New York and the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of New York. He will speak on what he calls the "New Age of Accountability." Quigley states that the heart of this new age is principled leadership and a values-based approach to individual action.

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Study Focuses on Regional Entrepreneurship
Michael Camp, academic director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, recently conducted a study for the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Edward Lowe Foundation. The study, The Innovation-Entrepreneurship NEXUS, was written by Camp's consulting firm Advanced Research Technologies and demonstrates that innovation without entrepreneurship generally yields minimal economic impact. It also developed the Regional Entrepreneurship Index that assesses the dynamic nature of entrepreneurship within regions. Regions that score high on this index are most active in creating and supporting new firms as well as building a strong base of support for entrepreneurs. Glenwood Springs, Colo., was noted as the nation's most entrepreneurial region. For more information, click here.

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Clinic for Professional Services Provides Project Consulting to Area Businesses
Fisher students are getting practice in theory and real-world experience thanks to the Clinic for Professional Services Leadership, a student-run consulting firm that works for central Ohio businesses providing strategic business consulting. The program is run through the Fisher College MBA program.

“We are looking for opportunities to put students on real consulting projects,” said Jim Lane, director of the Clinic for Professional Services Leadership. MBA students run the Clinic, which offers two main types of service: operations reviews of small businesses called reImagine and special requests like improvements to supply chains, financing, marketing and logistics of larger businesses. reImagine offers operations reviews of small businesses involving brainstorming of new ideas to improve and expand processes and overall growth of the business.

“I see [the Clinic for Professional Services Leadership] as an integral part of the business school – much like the medical center is to the medical school,” Lane said. Projects last approximately 10-12 weeks, and the Clinic’s client list includes Limited Brands, Michael Freres and Associates, American Electric Power, as well as Readers Digest.

Of the approximately 300 MBA students currently enrolled, 40 are on staff for the Clinic, selected after a rigorous application process. “We help students get a greater appreciation of problem solving by applying creative solutions,” Lane said.

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Calendar of Events

Faculty, Staff and PhD
May 11, 2005

Jeffrey Brown, professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, will speak on "Neighbors Matter: Community Effects and Stock Market Participation" as part of the Stephen A. Buser Colloquium Series in Financial Economics at 11:30 a.m. in 800 Fisher Hall.

Undergraduate Students
May 10, 2005
Conflict Management Seminar

May 10, 2005
Panel Discussion on Interviewing at 7 p.m. in 105 Schoenbaum.

May 11, 2005
Dress for Success Business Fashion Show at 7:30 p.m. in 105 Schoenbaum.

May 12, 2005
Fisher Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the courtyard.

May 12, 2005
Eric Schottenstein speaks at 3:30 p.m. in 205 Schoenbaum.

May 6, 2005
Jon Eesley at the Sander Flaum Speaker Series

May 7, 2005

2005 Entrepreneurship Spectacular

May 12, 2005
Jim Quigley event

News Briefs

Werner Among Most Cited
Associate Professor of Finance Ingrid Werner's 1995 Journal of International Money and Finance paper "Home bias and high turnover" with Linda L. Tesar was named as one of the 200 most cited works in economics.

EMBA Graduation March Scheduled
The Executive MBA Graduation March will take place on Thursday, May 12 at 5 p.m. The students will promenade through the Fisher College courtyard as they head to their celebration. It's always more fun to march in front of an audience - if you are available and would like to cheer on the class's success, be waiting in the courtyard at 5 p.m.

Fisher 5K Correction
In our excitement to report the Fisher 5K finalists, we overlooked a couple of people. The top three female Fisher finalists were Michelle Heath (MLHR); Anne Hermann (MAcc); and Jennifer Seeley (second-year, full-time MBA).

CIBER Case Challenge Deadline
Monday, May 16 is the deadline for all CIBER Case Challenge volunteer manager applications. To get an application or read more about the positions, click here. If you are also applying for a co-chair position, please send a resume to

Entrepreneurship Spectacular
On May 7, the Center for Entrepreneurship and the Business Builders Club will host the free 2005 Entrepreneurship Spectacular. The 2005 keynote speaker is Rhett Ricart of Ricart Ford. Registration is limited. For more information and to register, click here.

Dale Carnegie Seminar
The Human Resources Association is sponsoring a Dale Carnegie Seminar on Conflict Management on May 10 at 12:30 p.m. in 330 Schoenbaum. Dale Carnegie Training currently works in over 65 countries with over 400 of the Fortune 500 companies. Additional information about Dale Carnegie Training and job opportunities will be discussed at the event.

Personal Finance Boot Camp
Undergraduate students are invited to a free finance seminar May 14 in Schoenbaum Hall. Delta Sigma Pi and undergraduate business council will host a variety of speakers To register, visit

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." For a complete list of panels and speakers, click here.

Media Hits
Associate Professor of Finance Ingrid Werner was quoted in an April 28 CBS MarketWatch article titled "NYSE, Nasdaq Mergers Seen Changing Landscape."

Professor of Accounting and MIS Anil Arya was quoted in a May 3 Business First article titled, "Study: Reg FD Could Have Unintended Consequences."

Department of Accounting Chair Dick Dietrich was quoted in a May 4 Wall Street Journal article titled "Take This Job and File It."

Associate Professor of Marketing Neeli Bendapudi was interviewed for a May 4 Ohio News Network story on retail prices increasing because of rising gas prices.

Associate Professor of Finance Karen Hopper Wruck was quoted in a May 5 Los Angeles Times article titled "LA Billionaire Takes Stake in GM."

Professor of Marketing Roger Blackwell was quoted in a May 9 BusinessWeek article titled "How the Net is Remaking the Mall."

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