Business Faculty

Bruce Evans, Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business

Bruce Evans"Life Settlement Transactions From the Standpoint of the Investor"

The life settlement industry brokers the transfer of rights in life insurance policies from policyholders to investors. In this article, we examine life settlement transactions from the standpoint of the investor. We discuss the history and current state of life settlement structure, regulation and taxation. READ MORE

Journal of Insurance Regulation, Vol. 32 .2014


Ruth May, Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business

Ruth May"Institutional Erosion and its Effects on Russia’s Corporate Leadership"

In this article, my co-authors and I provide a dual-level perspective of the longitudinal erosion in Russia’s independent media, electoral process, judicial independence, and civil society, along with the corresponding effects on the attitudes and behaviors of Russia’s corporate leadership. READ MORE

May, Ruth C., Rayter, G. R. & Ledgerwood, Donna. E. (2016). Institutional erosion and its effects on Russia’s corporate leadership. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 23(2),191-207.


Mike Cosgrove, Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business

Mike Cosgrove"Research in Progress: U.S. Economic Sustainability Through Growth"

Sixty percent of U.S. households receive, on average, $3.10 in transfers for each dollar paid in Federal taxes. The other 40% of households get back $0.31in transfers for each dollar of Federal taxes paid. Federal taxes, as used here, comprise tax revenue from the Federal income tax, payroll tax, corporate income tax and excise tax for the year 2013 as outlined in the June 8, 2016 Congressional Budget Office report. READ MORE


Scott Wysong, Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business

Scott Wysong"The Importance of Volunteer Training at Collegiate Mega-Events"

While a number of previous researchers have examined volunteer motivations, few have examined volunteer satisfaction. Just as satisfied employees are likely to provide better service to customers, satisfied volunteers should deliver a better experience for fans. READ MORE

Wysong, Scott and Rosemary Maellaro (2016). “The Importance of Volunteer Training at Collegiate Mega-Events,” College Sport Research Institute Conference, Columbia, SC.


Jenny Gu, Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business

Jenny Gu"Mortgage Loan Securitization and Personal Consumption Smoothening"

In this paper we examine the extent to which personal consumptions are sheltered from state-specific economic shocks because of banks’ mortgage loan securitizations. We posit that securitization contributes to personal consumption smoothening due to securitizations’ positive effect on banks’ credit supply, which reduces consumers’ consumption constraints during economic shocks. READ MORE

Gu, J., Hernandez, R., Liu, P., & Shao, Y. (2015). Mortgage Loan Securitization and Personal Consumption Smoothening. Journal of Economics and Finance. “lead article” in issue.


Lynn Kendall, Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business

Lynn Kendall"Bank Failure Prediction and the Subprime Mortgage Crisis"

The most recent financial crisis, generally viewed as being precipitated by the early 2000s spate of sub-prime mortgages and their securitization, led to the failure of 507 banks between 2008 and 2014. The year 2008 saw the first wave of 25 bank failures and by the middle of 2009, another 45 banks had closed. This prompted us to develop a model to predict future bank failures from mid-2009. READ MORE

Kendall, Lynn, and Walter Kendall (2016). Bank Failure Prediction and the Subprime Mortgage Crisis. E-Journal of Business & Economic Issues, XI (III).


Laura Munoz, Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business

Laura Munoz"Professional student organizations and experiential learning activities: What drives student intentions to participate?"

Experiential learning theory has been referenced as a possible method for attracting and retaining members in student organizations. In a survey, undergraduate students evaluated a variety of organizational features pertaining to their intention to participate in professional student organizations. The study found that students value activities that involve professional development and contact with professionals. Age was negatively related to student intent to participate. In addition, ethnicity and being a first-generation college student were not significant predictors in participating in a professional student organization. To enhance membership recruitment and retention efforts, educators should focus their efforts on experiential activities that enable student faculty contact, career exploration, and skill development. READ MORE

Munoz, Laura, Richard Miller, and Sonja Martin Poole, (2016). Professional student organizations and experiential learning activities: What drives student intentions to participate? Journal of Education for Business, 91 (1), 45-51.


Robert Yale, Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business

Robert Yale"Examining first- and second-order factor structures for news credibility."

For several decades, researchers have developed and tested measures of news credibility to identify the relative weight that news consumers give to various news outlets. These measures of news credibility have largely failed to pass key tests of measurement stability and validity. This research tests a measure of news credibility published by Abdulla et al., (2004) and identifies problems with the validity of the measure. This article proposes an alternative measure of news credibility which eliminates the problems extant in the Abdulla (2004) measure and in other commonly used measures of news credibility.   READ MORE

Yale, R.N., Jensen, J.D., Carcioppolo, N., Sun, Y., & Liu, M. (2015). Examining first- and second-order factor structures for news credibility. Communication Methods and Measures, 9(3), 1-24. doi: 10.1080/19312458.2015.1061652


Richard Miller, Greg Bell, Dale Fodness, J. Lee Whittington - Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business

Richard Miller, Bell, Fodness, Whittington"Sustainability through stakeholder value creation"

The University of Dallas’ Satish and Yasmin Gupta College of Business (SYGCOB) has been at the forefront of defining sustainability education over the past decade. In part, this leadership has been due to its inclusive, holistic nature with regards to sustainability education in the MBA program. The faculty believe that the best approach to teaching sustainability is best achieved across the curriculum to expose the students to multiple perspectives. In order to provide a cohesive element across the program, a stakeholder value creation perspective was incorporated into the classes to provide a consistent framework. 

With this perspective as the starting point, four classes in particular, Business and Society, Value-Based Marketing, Managing Complex Organizations, and Sustainable Supply Chain Management are used to describe how this approach readies students to meet the SYGCOB’s mission of preparing principle and moral leaders.

In sum, the book chapter provides an overview of how each class uses its unique perspective of delivering stakeholder value with respect to the topic of sustainability. The chapter also builds upon the SYGCOB’s commitment to experiential learning in all classes by including several exercises for each class.   READ MORE

Miller, R. J., Bell, R. G., Fodness, D., & Whittington, J. L. (Forthcoming). Sustainability through stakeholder value creation. In J. Alevalo & S. Mitchell. Sustainable Management Education Handbook. Springer.


Richard Peregoy, Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business

Richard Peregoy"Towards a further understanding of work as spiritual"

This research adds to the existing literature on the spirituality of work by focusing on work itself as spiritual. By recognizing work and everyday tasks as spiritual and co-creative efforts, man can find the meaning and purpose that he so adamantly desires to achieve. This striving towards something transcendent, or a unity with others and the universe, energizes and empowers man to achieve greater success in work and greater satisfaction in life. Distinguishing spirituality from religion, this research asserts that spirituality is universal and inclusive, referring to our innate capacity to relate to others and the world through a “personal experience of transcendence.” Comparing Catholic, Protestant, Islamic, Judaic, and secular teaching and thought, this article uncovers the underlying desire of man to find unity and connectedness that can ultimately be utilized for finding meaning and attaining excellence in work. READ MORE

Peregoy, R., (2016). Towards a further understanding of work as spiritual. Journal of Management, Spirituality, & Religion. (in press).


News

Dignifying Humanity

Standing on the edge of border America, Diocese of El Paso Bishop Mark J. Seitz, BA '76, serves a role of vital importance as the pastor of a community divided by the United States-Mexico border. "Recently we have witnessed indefensible, hateful words toward our neighbors in Mexico, the demonization of migrants, and destructive language about our border," Seitz wrote in his July pastoral letter titled "Sorrow and Mourning Flee Away," earning him national attention amid significant upheaval of immigration rights.

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The Rome Experience: Tracing Western Civilization

During this semester's trip to Greece, UD's Romers toured the ruins of one of history's most famous military engagements -- the Battle of Marathon -- dating back to 490 B.C. The trip marked the first visit to Marathon in decades for the Rome Program. "Our visit there was long overdue," said Peter Hatlie, vice president, dean, director, and professor of classics on the Rome campus.

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