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This is the first annual report for research in the School of Management. The intellectual output by the School of Management faculty is described in more detail in the other sections of the report. Even a quick examination of some of the highlights of the year below indicates that the School of Management faculty are indeed deeply involved in creating new knowledge and innovative ideas about management.

38 articles were published by School of Management faculty in professional and scientific journals during the year.

Professor Kee Chung, M&T Bank Chair in Banking and Finance, received the Provost’s Exceptional Scholar/Sustained Achievement Award after publishing nine journal articles last year.

The School of Management faculty served on the editorial review boards of over 20 professional and scientific journals during the year.

Professors Ram Ramesh (who received the Provost’s Exceptional Scholar/Sustained Achievement Award last year) and Professor H. Rao served as co-editors-in-chief of the journal Information Systems Frontiers.

Professor Isaac Ehrlich, UB Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics in the University at Buffalo's College of Arts and Sciences, and the Melvin H. Baker Professor of American Enterprise in the UB School of Management, was named a SUNY Distinguished Professor for having achieved national and international prominence and an established reputation in his field of expertise. He was also awarded a $750,000 faculty development grant from the New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research (NYSTAR). He will use the grant to establish a Center of Excellence on Human Capital, Technology Transfer and Economic Growth and Development.

Professor H. Rao in the Department of Management Science and Systems in conjunction with the Center of Excellence in Information System Assurance Research and Education served as co-organizer of a research workshop at UB on Cyber Security with funding from the National Science Foundation and the United States Department of Defense and participation from scholars throughout the United States and staff from the US Department of Homeland Security.

The School’s Center for Relationship Marketing in the Marketing Department organized a national research conference in Buffalo that attracted researchers from across the United States. The focus was on research in retail marketing and supermarkets.

Professor Fred Dansereau (with Fran Yammarino) published his eighth book on Research in Multi-level Issues, Professor Ron Huefner and Susan Hamlen published the ninth edition of their book on Advanced Financial Accounting and Professor Jerry Newman (with George Milkovitch) published the 8th edition of his book on Compensation.

Nalan Suresh served as Guest Editor for a special issue of the International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems on Virtual and Non-traditional Manufacturing Cells.