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Research

The University of Dallas Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business follows a scholar-practitioner model approach to research. In keeping with the Mission of the College, a Doctor of Business Administration dissertation is an original, comprehensive, and scholarly investigation that is focused on making meaningful contributions to professional practice. Importantly, the knowledge created from a DBA dissertation research project should provide value to industry.

DBA Dissertations

2020

Catalin Pavel. Earned Social Media: The Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility Message Content and Appeal.

Russell Smith. Mothers' Awareness of Their Breastfeeding Rights: A Factor Influencing Breastfeeding Rates

Brad Winton. Listen with your heart: Building job satisfaction through emotional intelligence.

2019

Rebecca Bogie. Repairing Legitimacy after Organizational Misconduct: Signaling Remediation via Corporate Governance Change following Disclosures of Potential Criminal Liability

Cesar M. Cedillos Jr. Assessing the Impact of Career Experience on Leadership Effectiveness in a Large Equipment Rental Company.

Gabe Dickey. Exploring the human side of audit quality: Team engagement and partner leadership behaviors.

PT Navendra. Corporate Volunteering No-Shows: A Case Study on Socially Oriented Employees. 

2018

Enoch Asare. Promoting Employee Engagement through Enhanced Performance Management: A Field Study of Accountants.

Mark E. Brightenburg. A Field Study of an Employee Fit-Centered Approach to Understanding Employee Engagement across a Generation-Diverse Workforce.

Thomas M. Brill. Siri, Alexa, and Other Digital Assistants: A Study of Customer Satisfaction With Artificial Intelligence Applications.

Odette Christie. Perception of Expatriate Cross-Cultural Adjustment and Job Performance.

Emmanuel Dalavai. Organizational Turnover: The Effects of Leader Servant Leadership Behaviors and Leader Emotional Intelligence on Follower Turnover Intentions.

Donna L. Morrow. An Exploration of the Reciprocal Relationship Between Job Crafting Techniques and Job Demands-Resources Job Crafting.

Sergio Robledo. The Importance of Delayed Gratification in B2B Sales.

Nikki Kissinger. The mediating effects of socially responsible practices in a sustainable supply chain: The impact on the relationship between social pressures and firm performance.

2017

Raymond P. Pasko. Work-Related Attributes and Retention: Comparing Millennials and Other Generations.

Simone Meskelis. An Investigation of the Relationship among Honesty-Humility, Authentic Leadership and Employee Engagement.

David Rogers. From Attention to Intention: The Influence of Individual Differences on Managerial Knowledge Acquisition and Assimilation.

DBA STUDENT RESEARCH

The Doctor of Business Administration program is supportive of students publishing their research in peer-reviewed journals, in books, and attending conferences where they can share their studies with other scholar practitioners.

Student Research List

Asare, E. K., & Beldona, S. 2015. The moderating effects of culture on SME access to financing. Paper presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Academy of Management. Columbus, Ohio.

Asare, E. K., & Beldona, S. 2016. Principal-Agent transactions: The moderating effects of culture on financing contracts. Paper presented at the 2016 Academy of International Business annual meeting. New Orleans, LA.

Asare, E. K., & Conger, S. 2016. Strategic performance management systems and employee performance. Proceedings of the 11th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies. Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain: CISTI.

Asare, E. K., Kissinger, N., & Morrow, D. 2016. Sustainability and scorecards: Creating meaningfulness at work. Paper presented at the 2016 Academy of Management annual meeting. Anaheim, CA.

Asare, E. K., Kusi, S. Y., & Beldona, S. 2016. Principal-Agent Financial Transactions: The Influence of Culture and Effectuation Logic. Paper presented at the 2016 Midwest Academy of Management annual meeting. Fargo, ND.

Asare, E. K., Meskelis, S., Whittington, J. Lee, & Galpin, T. 2017. Enhancing Employee Engagement: An Evidenced-Based Integration of HR Practices and Leadership Behaviors. Paper presented at the 2017 Western Academy of Management annual meeting. Palm Springs, California.

Bogie, Rebecca A. 2015. Knowledge Sharing and Honesty-Humility. Paper presented at the 2015 Midwest Academy of Management annual meeting. Columbus, OH.

Bogie, Rebecca A. 2015. Communication and Organizational Risk Oversight. Poster presented at the Conference on Engaged Management Scholarship annual conference. Baltimore, MD.

Brightenburg, M. E. 2015. Looking for an antecedent to ethical leadership derailment. Poster presented at the Conference on Engaged Management Scholarship annual conference. Baltimore, MD.

Brightenburg, M. E., Bell, G., & Harrison, C. 2016. Non-monetary incentives and rewards: A review and research agenda. Paper presented at the 2016 Southwestern Academy of Management annual meeting. Tulsa, OK.

Brightenburg, M. E., & Maellaro, R. 2018. Working from home one day a week: A mixed methods field study. Paper presented at the 2018 Western Academy of Management annual conference. Salt Lake City, UT.

Brightenburg, M. E., & Miller, R. 2018. A theoretical model: Volunteer programs, organizational commitment, and generational differences. Paper presented at the 2018 Western Academy of Management annual conference. Salt Lake City, UT.

Brightenburg, M. E., Whittington, J. L., & Bell, G. 2018. Generational differences in work values, attitudes, and person-environment fit. Paper presented at the 2018 Academy of Management annual conference. Chicago, IL.

Brightenburg, M. E. & Whittington, J. L. 2018. Ethical leadership: A review and research agenda. Paper presented at the 2018 Western Academy of Management annual conference. Salt Lake City, UT.

Brill, T. 2016. Identity Theft Victims: Critical Influencers for Customer Loyalty Restoration. Presented at the 2016 Information Institute Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Brill, T. 2017. How We Learn Impacts Intention: A Case Study on Information Security Compliance Intention. Presented at the 2017 Southwest Decision Sciences Institute’s annual conference. Little Rock, Arkansas.

Dickey, G. & Whittington, J.L. 2017. Enhancing Audit Quality: The Role of Teamwork Engagement. 2017 Engaged Management Scholarship Conference. Tampa, FL

Groves, SA. 2017. Leader-member exchange moderates the relationship between the performance management system and employee engagement in an academic medical setting. Engaged Management Scholarship Conference. Tampa, FL

Iyer, V. V., Soltwisch, B., Rush, D. E., Dickey, G. 2017. The connection: How can we effectively connect emotional learning, emotional intelligence and personality types in our classrooms for maximum learning? Presented at the Western Decision Sciences Institute annual conference.

Jares, T., Wilcox, W.E., Cahalan, J.R., Dickey, G. 2018. An examination of the effectiveness of online adaptive learning technologies. American Accounting Association Southeast Regional Conference: (Best paper award winner: Teaching, learning, and curriculum section).

Meskelis, S. Whittington, J.Lee. 2018. Work as worship: Bringing meaning to work through an integrated faith. In. Ewest, T. Faith and Work: Christian Perspectives, Research and Insights into the Movement. Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, North Carolina.

Meskelis, S., Whittington, J. L. & Beldona, S. 2016. Exploring the spirituality-meaningfulness-engagement relationship: A cross-cultural analysis. Paper presented at the 2016 Academy of International Business annual meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Meskelis, S., & Whittington, J. L. 2016. Honesty-Humility and its consequences in organizational settings: An exploratory study. Paper presented at the 2016 Western Academy of Management annual meeting. Portland, Oregon, USA.

Meskelis, S. Whittington, J.Lee, Beldona, S., & Galpin, T. 2017. An Integrative Model of Meaningfulness and Employee Engagement. Paper presented at the 2017 Western Academy of Management annual conference. Palm Springs, California, USA.

Meskelis, S. & Whittington, J. L. 2017. Making work meaningful or bringing meaning to work: Exploring the spritiuality-meaningfulness-engagement relationship. Paper presented at the 2017 Western Academy of Management annual conference. Palm Springs, California, USA.

Meskelis, S. & Whittington, J. L. 2019. The Deep Impact of True Leaders: An Investigation of the Relationship Among Honesty-Humility, Authentic Leadership and Employee Engagement. Paper presented at the 2019 Western Academy of Management Conference. Rohnert, California, USA.

Morrow, D., Asare, E. K., & Conger, S. 2016. Exploring SPMS and Job Crafting as Strategic Motivation for Work Meaningfulness and Engagement. Poster presented at the 2016 Engaged Management Scholarship (EMS) International Conference. Paris-Dauphine, France: EMS.

Morrow, D., Asare, E. K., & Conger, S. 2016. Exploring SPMS and Job Crafting as Strategic Motivation for Work Meaningfulness and Engagement in IT Jobs. Paper presented at the IFIPS 9.1 group on the Changing Nature of Work Workshop. Dublin, Ireland.

Morrow, D. and Conger S. 2018. Job Crafting, Mindfulness, Meaningfulness, and Work Engagement. Presented at 3rd International Symposium on Meaningful Work, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Morrow, D., and Conger, S. 2018. Conceptualizing job crafting: Deconstructing two streams of job crafting research, Presented at Euram2018 – Reykjavik.

Muñoz, L., Brill, T., Miller, R. (2019). Siri, Alexa, and Other Digital Assistants: A Study of Customer Satisfaction with Artificial Intelligence Applications. Journal of Marketing Management, 35(15-16), 1401-1436.

Navendra, T., Beldona, S. (2019). Cultural diversity as a competitive tool: trust and knowledge sharing from a Malaysian perspective. Journal for Global Business Advancement, 12(2), 169-188.

Pasko, R., Maellaro, R., and Stodnick, M. 2021. A study of Millennials’ preferred work-related attributes and retention. Employee Relations.

Pavel, C., & Dilla, B. 2018. Investigation of efficiency in a law enforcement organization. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2018, No. 1, p. 17022). Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510: Academy of Management.

Rogers, D. and Conger, S. 2018. Managerial cognitive ambidexterity as an antecedent to organizational knowledge acquisition and assimilation, Presented at Euram2018 – Reykjavik.

Rowsey, A. and Munoz, L. 2020. Workgroup’s Structure: A Conceptual Model of the Influence of Workgroup Structure on Employee Voice and In-role Performance among Salespeople. Presented at the Society for Marketing Advances Annual Conference.

Sandell, R. 2021. Venture Capital Decision Making and the VC Team Mental Model, USASBE 2021: Be Boldly Unscripted, Virtual Event, 5-8 January. United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Sargent, M.J. 2020. Rationalization – How fraudsters justify the fraud they committed. Presented at the 2020 American Accounting Association Southwest Regional Meeting, San Antonio, Texas

Sargent, M.J. 2020. Isomorphic pressure - The impact of AACSB accreditation on data analytics integration into the accounting curriculum. Presented at the 2020 American Accounting Association Southwest Regional Meeting, San Antonio, Texas.

Sabol, M. & Winton, B.G. (2020). Creative capacity and innovation proposal: The moderating influences of emotional intelligence and trust. San Antonio, TX: Federation of Business Disciplines (FBD) Poster Session.

Whittington, J. L., Meskelis, S., Asare, E., & Beldona, S. 2017. Enhancing employee engagement: An evidence-based approach. Springer.

Whittington, J.Lee & Rogers, D. 2017. Information Processing in the Leadership- Followership Process: Foundation for an Integrative Model. Presented at the 2017 Academy of Management annual conference. Atlanta, GA.

Wilcox, W. E., Cahalan, J.R., Dickey, G. 2017. Mandatory auditor rotation: An analysis of comment letters and panel statements. Academy of Business Research annual conference. Las Vegas, NV.

Winton, B.G. & Sabol, M. 2020. Free, cheap, friendly and fancy sample pools: A multi-group analysis of convenience sample sources. Paper presented at the 2020 Midwest Academy of Management annual conference. Best Student Paper of the Year

Winton, B.G., Bean, B., Sargent, M., & Maellaro, R. 2020. Embedding formal rewards and effective communication into company culture: A path to organizational agility. Paper presented at the 2020 Eastern Academy of Management annual conference.

Winton, B.G. 2020. All it takes is faith and trust: Building effective leaders with emotional intelligence. Paper presented at the Southwest Academy of Management annual conference. San Antonio, TX.

Winton, B.G. 2020. Authentic leadership and its role in building meaningfulness and engagement. Paper presented at the Southwest Academy of Management annual conference. San Antonio, TX.

Winton, B.G. 2020. Emotional intelligence in effective leaders: Is it the missing factor? Paper presented at the Southwest Academy of Management annual conference. San Antonio, TX.

Wolcott, S.K., and Sargent, M.J. 2020. Critical Thinking Development: Education Recommendations and Directions for Future Research. Paper presented at the American Accounting Association - Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Section, Virtual Midyear Colloquium.

Wolcott, S.K., and Sargent, M.J. 2020. Development of Skills in Revised Bloom's Taxonomy. Paper presented at the American Accounting Association - Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Section, Virtual Midyear Colloquium.

Rowsey, A., Miller, R., & Munoz, L. 2021. Staying Competitive in the New Normal: A Multi-level Conceptual Exploration of Structure and Caring in Predicting Employee Voice Behavior. Paper presented at the 2021 Southwest Academy of Management Virtual annual conference.

Rowsey, A., & Kayworth, T. 2021. The Instrumentality of Artificial Intelligence in Cultivating Public Speaking: PitchVantage Virtual Reality Pilot. Paper presented at the 2021 Southwest Academy of Management Virtual annual conference.