College of BusinessCommerce
30, 2002 -- News Brief
in the news
Two CCBA faculty
were in the news recently:
- The research of Earl
Grinols, professor of economics, was included in a Pacific
Business News article online about a referendum to decide whether
to legalize gambling in Hawaii. Grinols' study, "Business Profitability
vs. Social Profitability: Evaluating Industries with Externalities, The
Case of Casinos," published in Managerial and Decision Economics
in August 2001, was cited by David McLean as a "fairly authoritative
study that properly measures benefits and costs of gambling." McLean
is dean of the University of Hawaii's College of Business Administration.
the study with co-author David Mustard of the University of Georgia.
The January 25th print edition of the Pacific Business News also
contained the article.
Broschak, assistant professor of business administration, was quoted
in a January 29 News-Gazette article about communications between
nonstandard workers -- those employed part-time or on a temporary basis
-- and standard workers. Both groups are more positive if they believe the
nonstandard workers can become standard employees. The key is communication
-- letting both groups know why the employment arrangements are in place.
Broschak, who has studied this issue on the financial services industry,
said that employees will interpret their employment environment themselves
unless information is provided for them. The News-Gazette article
is not available online.
- Jan Brueckner,
professor of economics, was quoted in a January 18 article in USA Today
about cooperation between airlines to facilitate international travel. Brueckner
frequently researches airline price structures.
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