Department News


Welcome, New Instructional Academic Staff

Kelly Nowicki-van Rooyen is joining the Department of Management as an Instructional Academic Staff member, teaching in the areas of Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, and Organizational Behavior.  Mrs. Nowicki has professional experience, working as a consultant, working in a small business, and doing work with the UW-Madison Small Business Development Center.  She is also a certified ‘sustainability auditor’ and has knowledge in that area.  She taught in the Marketing Department about seven years ago; she has also taught as an adjunct at Viterbo University.  Thus, she brings teaching experience to the position.  Finally, she has an MBA from UW-L.  Please join us in welcoming her to the College of Business Administration.


Betty Christiansen will be teaching three sections of MGT 300: Business Communication this fall.  Mrs. Christiansen has a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Non-Fiction Writing.  She has worked as a book editor and as a magazine editor.


Jeff Kessler will be teaching one section of MGT 400 (Management Forum), entitled: Health Care Services Management.  Jeff is the owner of of a private health care clinic in the area and serves on the College of Business Advisory Board.  He is an exam-certified Fellow of the College of Health Care Executives, a professional organization.



Research News


Journal Articles


Gullekson, N. L., Griffeth, R. W., Vancouver, J. B., Kovner, C., Cohen, D. (Accepted). Vouching for Childcare Assistance with Two Quasi-Experimental Studies. Journal of Managerial Psychology.

Hansen, A., Byrne, Z. S., & Kiersch, C. E. (In press). Interpersonal leadership and organizational identification’s relation to employee engagement. Journal of Managerial Psychology.

Müller-Seitz, G., Macpherson, Allan. (In press). Learning during Crisis as a ‘War for Meaning’: The Case of the German E. coli Outbreak in 2011. Management Learning, 44 (3). doi: doi:10.1177/1350507612473562.  Available online at:

Allan Macpherson served as a co-editor for a special of the International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies on “Strategic Organizational Learning in Turbulent Times.”  In that issue, he also co-authored the following editorial:  Antonacopoulou, E., Güettel, W., Kaiser, S., Macpherson, Allan, Méric, J., Müeller-Seitz, G. (2012). Strategic Organizational Learning in Turbulent Times: Ambidexterity and Absorptive Capacity Reconsidered. International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies, 5(1 & 2), pp. 1-9.

Lemke, F., Petersen, Henry. (In press). Teaching Reputational Risk Management in the Supply Chain. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal 14 (4).

Lemke. F. and H.L. Petersen, 2013 “Teaching Reputational Risk Management in the Supply Chain.” Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 18 (4), 413-429

Gonzalez-Mule, E., DeGeest, D., Kiersch, Christa, Mount, M. K. (2013). Gender differences in personality predictors of counterproductive work behavior. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 28 (4), 333-353. doi: 10.1108/JMP-12-2012-0397.

Hansen, A. M., Byrne, Z. S., Kiersch, Christa. (2013). Development and validation of an abridged measure of organizational justice. The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 147 (3), 217-244. doi: 10.1080/00223980.2012.683054

Macpherson, A and Antonacopoulou, E. (2013) Translating Strategy into Practice: The Role of Communities of Practice. Journal of Strategy and Management. Vol 6(3), 265-285.


Rosado Feger, A., Bernt, P. W., Tucker, M. L., Gullekson, Nicole. (2012, January). Gender Roles in Teams: Have Things Changed?  Journal of Interdisciplinary Business Studies.  Available online at:


Vancouver, J. B., Gullekson, N.L., Morse, B. J., Warren, M. A. Finding a Between-Person Negative Effect of Self-Efficacy on Performance: Not Just a Within-Person Effect Anymore. To appear in Human Performance




Jones, O. Macpherson, A. and Jayawarna, D. (2013) Resourcing the Start-up Business. Masters in Entrepreneurship Series, Routledge, Abingdon.

This is a breakthrough book in its approach to entrepreneurial learning and new venturing in both style and substance. It eschews many conventional approaches by engaging with all key influences upon the success of the venture, and the associated learning needs.

 Allan Gibb, Professor Emeritus, University of Durham, UK and holder of the first European Academic Entrepreneurship Education Award 2012


Book Chapters & Encyclopedia Entries

Petersen, Henry. (2013). In Idowu, S. O., Capaldi, N., Zu, L., Gupta, D. (Eds.), “Institutional Investors” in Encyclopedia of Corporate Social Responsibility. Springer Publishing.


Shabana, Kareem M. (2013). "Corporate Social Responsibility."  In Bates, C. G. & Ciment, B. (Eds.), "Global Social Issues: An Encyclopedia".  Armonk, NY. M. E. Sharpe, Inc.


Byrne, Z. S., Kiersch, Christa, Weidert, J., Smith, C. (2012). In Sarlak, M. A. (Ed.), The justice-oriented face of organizations. In M. A. Sarlak (Ed.), The new faces of organizations in the 21st century (vol. 4, pp. 95-160). NAISIT Publisher.


Conference Papers

Henry Petersen. (September 19, 2013), "Consumer's perceptions of sustainable products and services: opportunities for a service based business model." Distinguished Guest Speaker, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.

Henry Petersen. (September 16, 2013), "Managing customer relationships in modern society: understanding sustainable products and sustainable consumption." Presented at the 21st International Colloquium in Relationship Marketing, Rennes, France.

Kiersch, C. E., Byrne, Z. S., Kedharnath, U., & Peters, J. (2013, August). Fair leadership across levels: A multi-level examination of authentic leadership and organizational justice. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Ying, J. (Presenter),  “How Transnational Bioscience Entrepreneurs Create Born-Global Firms.” 16th McGill International Entrepreneurship Conference, McGill University Desautels Faculty of Management, Montreal, Canada, 2 – 5 August 2013. 

Ying, J. (Presenter), “Migrating Birds: Why Transnational Bioscience Entrepreneurs Return Home.” 2013 International Innovation Conference on Technology Innovation and Diasporas in a Global Era, Suzhou University Dongwu Business School, Suzhou, China, July 8 – 9, 2013.

Henry Petersen. (June 22, 2013), "Supply chain risks: ow supplier behavior impacts reputation and what to do about it." Presented at the Annual International Association for Business and Society Conference, Portland Oregon.  

Gullekson, Nicole (Co-Presenter), & Kiersch, Christa (Co-Presenter), Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Asheville, NC, "Bringing OB to Life: Developing Applied Projects to Increase Student Engagement.", June 2013.


Flores, W., Chen, J. V. (Presenter), Ross, William. H., Technology, Innovation, and Industrial Management (TIIM) Conference, Phuket, Thailand, "Internet Banner Ad Characteristics and Users' Attitudes."  May 2013.


Stapleton, Drew &  Ghandour, N., Production Operations Management Society Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado, “Maximizing Operating Room Turnover Efficiency
via Process Mapping and Critical Path Modeling.”  May, 2013.

Stapleton, Drew, Production Operations Management Society Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado, “Managing and mitigating shippers’ dyadic risk under INCOTERMS: Navigating rough waters.”  May, 2013. 


Ying, J. (Presenter), Global Business Ethics Teaching Workshop, State Street Foundation and Bentley University, Waltham, MA, "Teaching Global Corporate Social Responsibility at UW-L." May, 2013.


Macpherson, Allan. (Co-Presenter), Johnson, N. , Elliott, D. (Co-Presenter), Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities Conference, Washington, DC, "Closure and Brokerage: Managing Feedback for Organizational Learning",  April 25, 2013.

Brooks, T. J. (Co-Presenter), Gullekson, Nicole (Co-Presenter), Knowles, E. F. (Co-Presenter), Assessment Conference: Quality Through Effective Curricula Management, AACSB International, Phoenix, AZ, "Managing for Authentic Change: It is More than Checking a Box", March 19, 2013.


Ying, J. (Presenter), AACSB Teaching Effectiveness Workshop, AACSB, Tampa, FL, "Intellectual Property Rights, Access to HIV Medicine, and Corporate Social Responsibility." March, 2013. 


Ying, J. “Migrating Birds: Why Transnational Bioscience Entrepreneurs Return Home.” in Technology Innovation and Diasporas in a Global Era (2013). New York, NY: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Xplore (digital library/proceedings).

Gullekson, Nicole, Women's Day of Enrichment, MillerCoors, Fort Worth, TX, "Working Through Female Stereotypes", Invited Presentation. (Date Presented: October 23, 2012).