ERIE, Pa. — Penn State Behrend is going to need a bigger bookshelf.
Faculty members in the Black School of Business at Penn State Behrend have published 32 books and book chapters since 2017. During that same time period, they published more than 175 journal articles and made 426 presentations about their research.
“Publishing is an important aspect of our faculty’s work,” said Greg Filbeck, director of the Black School of Business. “It amplifies their expertise, extending the benefits of their research and perspective beyond our students, to the broader business community.”
Filbeck, who also serves as the Samuel Patton Black III Chair in Finance and Risk Management, has long been able to toggle between the classroom and the writer’s desk. He recently completed a 10-book contract with Oxford University Press and has published 16 books in total. The most recent, “The Savvy Investor’s Guide to Building Wealth through Alternative Investments,” co-authored with H. Kent Baker and Andrew Spieler, was published in July.
He also has authored more than 100 journal articles.
Filbeck has plenty of company on the Black School bookshelf:
- Ray Venkataraman, professor of management, and Ozgun Demirag, professor of operations and supply chain management, published the textbook “Supply Chain Management: Securing a Superior Global Edge.”
- Venkataraman and Jeffrey Pinto, professor of management and the Andrew Morrow and Elizabeth Lee Black Chair in Management Technology, published the textbook “Operations Management: Managing Global Supply Chains.”
- William H. A. Johnson, associate professor of management, wrote the textbook “Managing Global Strategy: Developing an Effective Strategy in International Business.”
Black School faculty members also contribute to peer-reviewed journals, including publications ranked by the Association of Business Schools (ABS) as “elite.” ABS rankings can serve as a guidepost for faculty members who want to publish in the most-respected academic publications.
Black School faculty members have published more than 130 academic and pedagogical journal articles since 2017. Their work has appeared in a range of topical publications, including the Journal of Consumer Psychology, the European Journal of Operational Research and Business Ethics Quarterly.
The writing reflects a wide range of business-related research:
- Michael Brown, professor of management and the Samuel Patton and Marion Toudy Black Chair in Business, wrote about “organizational deviance” — tardiness, absenteeism and employee theft — which often increases when supervisors view themselves as more ethical than their employees believe them to be. The paper appeared in Business Ethics Quarterly.
- Joongseo Kim, assistant professor of management and the Dr. Chester “Chet” L. Wolford Early Career Professor, wrote about why and when people subscribe to conspiracy theories. The paper appeared in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
- Eunjoo Han, assistant professor of marketing, wrote about how price discounts don’t always appeal to consumers who favor “fair trade” products. The paper appeared in the Journal of Retailing.
- Mark Owens, associate professor of economics, explained how production incentives influence the location of film projects. The paper appeared in the Journal of Economic Geography.
For more examples of faculty research and publishing, visit the Black School’s faculty research webpage.
The Black School of Business at Penn State Behrend is accredited by AACSB International, the premier accrediting agency for management education. The school is listed among the nation’s best business schools, according to U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review. To learn more about the Black School, visit the Black School of Business webpage.