Brown Bag Research Series

Enjoy scholarly conversation in a casual setting.

Dr. Chris Nesser presents researchThe Brown Bag Research Series offer the UIW community a glimpse into emerging research, academic exploration and business analysis from H-E-B School of Business and Administration faculty.

These 60-minute presentations, held throughout the spring and fall semesters, cover a wide range of topics that delve into subjects as diverse as approaches to finance in international communities, value perceptions of new smart products, Catholic Social Teaching in business and healthcare cost models, to name a few.

The casual atmosphere is ideal for one-on-one and small group dialogue between presenters and attendees. Attendees are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch to enjoy during the mid-day presentations.

Spring 2020 Schedule

Dr. Scott Roberts

The Digital Continuum: Digital Products and Services Are Different

Presented by Dr. Scott Roberts

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 | Noon
Student Engagement Center, Room 2050

More on the topic: This paper proposes a new framework for categorizing digital offerings. Notions of ownership, access and control are explored. A large gap in textbooks regarding what digital products are and how they present was identified nearly a decade ago and this work is one of the results of an ongoing inquiry into that area of thinking. (Micken, Kathleen S., Roberts, Scott D. and Oliver, Jason D.)

Dr. Akbar Ghiasi

The Association between Strategic Group Membership and Hospital Financial Performance

Presented by Dr. Akbar Ghiasi

Monday, March 2, 2020 | Noon
Mabee Library, Special Collections Room

More on the topic: The overall purpose of this paper was to identify the strategic group structure of the hospital industry and to examine the effect of strategic group membership on hospital financial performance. Our results suggested that hospitals with hybrid strategy outperform hospitals with cost-leadership strategy and stuck-in-the-middle. Absence of a coherent strategy (i.e., stuck-in-the-middle) is likely to lead to poor performance.

  • Dr. Roberto Saldivar | September 20, 2017 | "Developing a Typology of Native Advertising"
  • Dr. Alicia Rubio | October 16, 2017 | "Pension Systems and Saving for Old Age in African Countries"
  • Dr. Esmeralda de los Santos | November 9, 2017 | "A SWOT Analysis for Online vs. Face-to-Face Teaching at UIW"
  • Dr. Adesegun Oyedele | February 7, 2018 | "Modeling satisfaction and repurchase intentions of mobile smart wristbands: The role of social mindfulness and perceived value"
  • Dr. Al Rubio | March 6, 2018 | "Teaching professional writing skills to marketing students"
  • Dr. Michael McGuire | April 12, 2018 | "Teaching Catholic social values in business schools . . . effectively"
  • Dr. Forest Kim | September 17, 2018 | "Tackling student competency assessment: A tale of two programs"
  • Dr. Adesegun Oyedele | October 22, 2018 | "Institutional complexities and local firms' strategies in emerging markets in Sub-Saharan Africa"
  • Dr. David Vequist and Earl Harmsen | November 5, 2018 | "A logical model for reducing health care costs through mathematical selection by distance and quality"
  • Dr. Theresa Tiggeman | February 6, 2019 | "Accountants’ Perspective on the Environment"
  • Dr. Alejandro Velez | March 5, 2019 | "Conflict, peace, and political risk: Colombia’s surprising resilience"
  • Dr. Teresa Harrison | September 19, 2019 | "Strangers in Strained Lands: Learning from Workplace Experiences of Immigrant Employees"
  • Dr. Chris Nesser and Dr. Lynn Downs | October 10, 2019 | "Health Insurance Coverage Rates Impact on Access to Care"
  • Dr. Tim Griesdorn | November 6, 2019 | "Does the Behavioral Life Cycle Hypothesis Predict Homeownership?"