Hodges University Students Await Publication of Papers

Hodges University announced today the publication of several papers authored by students and faculty at the University. These papers include: 
  • Maquiladoras: An Important Asset for Mexico’s Economy,” authored by Hodges MBA student Gian Marco Valentini and Dr. Joseph Heinzman, Chair of the Business Administration Program at Hodges. The paper was presented and listed in the proceedings of the 2008 Applied Research Business Conference held recently in Orlando. The paper will be published in the International Business & Economics Research Journal in May.

Maquiladoras are foreign-owned companies located in Mexico.  Because of particular customs treatments, very low wages and the geographic proximity to the United States, maquiladoras represent a strong attraction for American investors. Maquiladoras are also an important asset for the Mexican economy, accounting for 45% of the Mexico’s total exports, and are an important source of job opportunities for the Mexican workforce.

  • “The Long Term Affects of Data Management on the Economic Welfare of a City Government,” written by Dr. Donald Forrer, Chair of the MBA Program at Hodges University. The paper was also presented and listed in the proceedings of the 2008 Applied Research Business Conference in Orlando. The paper will be published in the Journal of Business Case Studies in May.

This research examines management processes that lead to the omission of $2.3 million in betterment fees in the City of Cape Coral. It concentrates on management processes, data problems, and personnel issues that contributed and resulted in developing properties completing the Planned Development Process (PDP) without checks from critical areas in the financial system.

  • Coping with Different Generations in the Workplace” was authored by MBA student Elena Comperatore and Dr. Fred Nerone, Dean of the Kenneth Oscar Johnson School of Business at Hodges. It was presented and listed in the proceedings of the 2008 Applied Research Business Conference held in Orlando, and will be published in the Journal of Business & Economics Research this August.

The paper discusses the different generational groups with regards to diversity in the workplace. According to the paper, employers, managers, and employees must learn how to bridge the gap between the age generations, and capitalize on those differences to enhance organizational effectiveness. 

Students at Hodges are finding that, not only are their papers being well received in the research community, but that they are being published with a greater frequency. “During the past three years, the MBA program has been very successful getting research published into recognized international journals and presented at international conferences,” said Dr. Donald Forrer, Chair of the MBA Program. “We encourage, support, and applaud the scholarly activity of our students, and are proud of their accomplishments.”

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