New volumes published by CU business professors

Cameron University's Shawn Carraher, Ph.D., Professor of Management and Virginia Brewczynski Endowed Chair in Management, and Dr. Ali Soylu, Assistant Professor of Management, have authored new volumes in their respective fields of expertise.

Global EntrepreneurshipDr. Carraher has co-authored a new textbook called "Global Entrepreneurship." The 350-page volume explains the principles that come from entrepreneurship, international business, cross-cultural management, strategy, exporting, international education, international economics and environmental concerns, and leadership. Carraher wrote the textbook with Dianne H.B. Welsh, Ph.D., Charles A. Hayes Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of North Carolina Greensboro,

Published by Kendall Hunt Publishing, "Global Entrepreneurship" focuses on practical applications rather than on statistical surveys and empirical research. The chapters were chosen based upon a detailed study undertaken by the International Entrepreneurship Division of the U.S. Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship as to what educators in the areas of international and global entrepreneurship believe should be included in such a course. The book is organized into four sections that explain global and international entrepreneurship. The first section is comprised of introductory chapters which are designed to provide the reader with a broad overview of the topic and how the material can/should be used. The second section includes more specialized and focused topics on specific aspects of international and global entrepreneurship. The third section includes area studies on Latin America, Eastern Europe and China. The final section includes a case study focusing on directing selling worldwide.

Causes and Consequences of Work StressDr. Soylu, who does research on work stress, foreign workers and expatriates, is the author of "Causes and Consequences of Work Stress: A Comparison of Foreign and American Workers in the United States," which has been released by VDM Verlag, a worldwide publisher of academic research. The 144-page volume examines the impact of foreign worker status on workplace stress.

Over the last few years, a considerable amount of public concern and empirical research has been devoted to the issue of job-related stress, both within the United States and globally. Foreign employees with temporary visas are subject to considerable uncertainty about the length and conditions of their stay in the host country, which is likely to contribute to stress. A model is proposed to represent the workplace experience of foreign employees in comparison to that of permanent residents and U.S. citizens. It is hypothesized that the effect of foreign status on stress is mediated by six factors: residential insecurity, job insecurity, local network ties, level of empowerment, role ambiguity and perceived discrimination. Stress, in turn, reduces job satisfaction, increases negative feelings, and produces physical illness symptoms. It is also proposed that foreign status intensifies these relationships and that collectivist values make foreign employees more subject to stress. 


February 17, 2009