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Three Management Professors Win Research Awards

Robert English, Interim Dean of the School of Management Robert English, is pictured with Professor William Rapp and Dean Joyce Strawser, an Interim Dean at Seton Hall. Rapp was one of three management professors to win a Bright Star Research Award

Three NJIT professors won Bright Idea Research Awards for writing research papers that were published in the annual journal, “Publications of New Jersey's Business Faculty.”

The three professors, Jerry Fjermestad, William Rapp and Marguerite Schneider, all teach in NJIT’s School of Management, which The Princeton Review recently named one of the best business schools in the nation. www.PrincetonReview.com,

The awards are sponsored by the New Jersey Policy Research Organization, a nonprofit policy group, and Seton Hall University’s Stillman School of Business.

Jerry Fjermestad, professor of management, won for an academic paper titled, "Occurrence and Effects of Leader Delegation in Virtual Software Teams."  His paper was based on research done by one of his doctoral students, Suling Zhang, an Information System’s major. This is the fourth consecutive Bright Award won by Fjermestad.

Rapp, the Henry J. Leir Professor of International Trade and Business, won for an article that analyzed the global subprime mortgage crisis.  The article is titled, “The Kindleberger-Aliber-Minsky Paradigm and the Global Subprime Mortgage Meltdown.” This is Rapp’s second Bright Idea Award. 

Marguerite Schneider, an associate professor of management, won for an academic article, “Characteristics of Innovation and Innovation Adoption in Public Organizations,” which she co-authored with a Rutgers’s professor. This is Schneider’s second Bright Idea Award.

(By Robert Florida, Office of Strategic Communications)