Cameron faculty members win awards for research papers

Cameron University School of Business faculty members Dr. Shawn Carraher, Professor of Business and Virginia Brewczynski Endowed Chair for Entrepreneurial Studies; Dr. Terrence Paridon, Associate Professor of Marketing; and Dr. Derik Steyn, Associate Professor of Marketing, received awards from the Southwest Academy of Management during the organization's recent annual meeting.

"In addition to providing outstanding education to Cameron's students, we encourage our faculty members to pursue academic scholarship," says Dr. Oris Odom, Dean of the CU School of Business. "Scholarly pursuits add to the level of excellence for which our faculty members are known, and I am pleased to congratulate Dr. Carraher, Dr. Paridon and Dr. Steyn for their accomplishments."

Carraher's "Are We Really So Different? An Empirical Study of Generational Differences and Career," was presented the 2009 McGraw-Hill/Irwin Distinguished Paper Award, recognizing the best paper from all tracks at the conference. Carraher co-authored the paper with Sherry Sullivan, Bowling Green State University; Monica Forret, St. Ambrose University; and Lisa Mainiero, Fairfield University.

Carraher and Paridon received the Best Paper Award in the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Track for "Entrepreneurship, General Management, and Healthcare Journal Rankings by Entrepreneurship Faculty Members."

Steyn's paper, "The Effect of Service Failure and Recovery on Airline-Passenger Relationships: A Comparison Between South Africa and United States Airline Passengers," was recognized as Best Paper in the International Management/Organizational & Management Theory/Critical Management Studies/Management & Organizational Cognition/Management Education & Development track. Steyn co-authored the paper with Pierre Mostert, Christine De Meyer and Renier Jansen van Rensburg, all of North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa.

The Southwest Academy of Management promotes the advancement of teaching, research, and practice in the field of management by providing a forum for the interchange of ideas, experience, and information among educators in collegiate schools of business and others who have an interest in the development, extension, unification, and application of knowledge pertaining to management. Carraher served as President of the organization in 2005.


March 12, 2009