Hugh McAllister

First Name
Hugh
Last Name
McAllister
mcallister
Job Title
Adjunct Professor

Professor McAllister presently teaches full-time at Saint Mary's College.  He has taught a variety of finance and management courses at the graduate level in organizations including Santa Clara University, Eckerd College, and the University of Tampa.

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Expertise

Corporate finance, foreign direct investment, international capital markets, international finance

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IMGT 8561 - Managerial Economics      

This course will cover the fundamental economic principles that can enable managers to make more efficient and economical decisions. Students will be provided with selected tools that can be used to aid and improve the making of economic decisions; that is, decisions involving choice. Economic principles, theories and models will be introduced and discussed in order to develop a basis for consistently considering and evaluating economic policies, practices and activities. Student’s ability to apply the material presented in print and in lecture will be the primary measure of success in this course.

Fall 2011 - MIIS

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IMGT 8622 - Mergers & Acquisitions      

This workshop is designed to address a special topic in corporate financial management involving the combination of corporate enterprises. It will include some historical background about the market for mergers and acquisitions, followed by the rationale for pursuing an acquisition. The course also includes information and analysis on the various ways created value is distributed.
Prerequisite: IMGT 8536

Spring 2012 - MIIS

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IMGT 8624 - Debt Analysis      

All assets must have a source of financing. For private sector financing the alternatives can include the use of equity through a new stock issuance or by utilizing undistributed profits, combined with the use of debt financing. Public sector entities are limited to using debt. This workshop gives an expanded explanation of the differences between these sources of financing in terms of definition, rationale for use, risk considerations and impact on the user’s wealth. Much attention will be placed on the theoretical underpinning of finance that provide guidance to decision makers’ regarding the use of debt, the extent of its use and its impact on risk and return. The types of debt instruments used will be fully addressed along with discussions highlighting the different characteristics of public sector vs. private sector debt.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS

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IMGT 8637 - Advanced Finance Topics      

This course presents an overview of topics, including cost of capital, financial structure, cost estimation, financial forecasting, management control, initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and small business and personal financial planning, including computer applications.
Prerequisite: IMGT 8531 & IMGT 8536

Spring 2011 - MIIS

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David Roberts

First Name
David
Last Name
Roberts
David Roberts
Job Title
Professor Emeritus
Location
McGowan Building
Phone
831.647.4156

Professor Roberts teaches Economics, Money, Banking and International Finance, Decision Science, and Modeling and Forecasting.  He has taught at the State University of New York, Howard University, Naval Postgraduate School, and the University of Southern California.  He has also lectured in the U.S., Europe, Africa, and Asia.  He was a visiting financial economist at the National Credit Union Administration in Washington, DC, and is an active member of several professional organizations including the American Economic Association and the American Statistical Association.

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IMGT 8542 - Decision Sciences      

This course provides students with selected tools that can be used to assist quantitative decision-making. To achieve this, we will discuss the use of statistical and other quantitative tools used to improve decision-making under conditions of risk, certainty, or uncertainty. Computer based exercises will be used to augment lecture materials and to demonstrate application of quantitative techniques and supporting technology.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS

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IMGT 8561 - Managerial Economics      

This course will cover the fundamental economic principles that can enable managers to make more efficient and economical decisions. Students will be provided with selected tools that can be used to aid and improve the making of economic decisions; that is, decisions involving choice. Economic principles, theories and models will be introduced and discussed in order to develop a basis for consistently considering and evaluating economic policies, practices and activities. Student’s ability to apply the material presented in print and in lecture will be the primary measure of success in this course.

Fall 2010 - MIIS

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IMGT 8623 - Money, Banking & Intl Finance      

This course is designed to introduce the theory and operation of the financial systems. Particular emphasis will be given to the operation of the financial system. Topics to be covered include the structure and operation of the Federal Reserve System (FRS), the functions and impact of non-bank financial institutions, the ongoing and significant institutional modifications occurring in the US and the global financial system, some basics of monetary and aggregate economic theory, and the conduct of monetary policy. The course assists students in understanding the relationships between economic variables, (prices, money stocks, output, and employment), and institutional entities, (Central Banks, Commercial Banks, Non-Bank Financial intermediaries, the Treasury, the FED, and the IMF, ECB). In addition, students will develop a set of tools for analyzing and evaluating changes in these economic and institutional variables. This course will prepare students for further study in international finance and banking.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS

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IMGT 8642 - Modeling & Forecasting      

This course will focus on the theory and application of statistical and economic modeling tools and techniques. Multiple regression and time series forecasting techniques will be examined and applied to primary and secondary data in order to foster an understanding of the appropriate uses and limitations of the modeling and forecasting process. Several computer-based statistical and modeling programs will be used during this semester. This course focuses on the design, estimation and use of models and their application. By the end of the semester students should be able to independently design a modeling activity that addresses an empirical question or issue, select and apply appropriate statistics for estimating and evaluating the estimated model, and present their results to a wide variety of audiences.

Spring 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS

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Expertise

Economic theory, modeling and forecasting, monetary policy

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Education

PhD, Economics, University of Southern California; MA, Economics, California State University, Los Angeles; BA, Economics, California State University, Northridge

Faculty Type
Faculty Emeritus
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Steve Landry

First Name
Steve
Last Name
Landry
Steve Landry
Job Title
Professor Emeritus
Location
McGowan Building
Phone
831.647.6407

Professor Landry has taught at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hong Kong Baptist University and the University of Colorado at Boulder. He was program controller for the Ford Aerospace and Communications Corporation, held various cost accounting positions for the Hewlett-Packard company, and various production management positions for Proctor & Gamble.

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IMGT 8532 - Managerial Accounting      

This is the second course in the Principles of Accounting series. This course is concerned with the theory and practice of managerial accounting. The course, while of necessity having to deal with some of the details inherent in accounting, will focus on developing in the student an understanding of the conceptual basis of managerial accounting and on linking that foundation to business decisions. The primary objectives of this course are:

to present the theories that underlie current managerial accounting practice;
to examine alternative accounting methods currently acceptable and practiced;
to implement the procedures necessary to apply the underlying theory; and finally,
to emphasize the linkage of business activities to accounting information to business decisions. A secondary objective includes developing in the student an analytical ability necessary to evaluate strengths and weaknesses of current and proposed accounting alternatives as well as analyzing potential effects of different accounting treatments and proposals on business decision making.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS

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IMGT 8610 - Green/SustainabilityAccounting      

As the topic of “Sustainability Accounting” is only beginning to develop, this course will be exploratory in nature. The course will approach the subject with a focus on "performance measurement and implementation of sustainability". Particular attention is given to managerial thinking in implementing and measuring sustainability strategies – e.g., asking the “how” instead of the “why”. For any human activity to be sustainable, it must first be economically viable. One aim of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of the types and behavior of business and environmental costs; how these costs are collected and measured; and how they are incorporated into decision models for business purposes. Another aim of the course is to teach students to think about how companies, institutions and regulators can incorporate the concept of sustainability financial/accounting reporting. Students gain experience examining and studying the financial, environmental, and social performance of various organizations.

Spring 2011 - MIIS

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IMGT 8630 - Personal Financial Planning      

Financial Planning will discuss the book "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" by Robert Kiyosaki. While there are formal handouts and readings, the primary thrust of the course will seem almost psychological in nature. What is in the mindset of those who are successful vis-a-vis financial planning (and all that represents) as opposed to those who are less successful in such endeavors? How can you take advantage of discovering the answer? The course will shed light on these questions, the answers to which at first gleaming may seem surprising, but upon retrospect, will be seen as at everyone's front doorstep, so to speak. As you might suspect, in part, the "secret" derives somewhat from a combination of (a) what information and (b) how to use that information. Topics include description of the financial planning industry, what a financial planner does, how to determine financial goals, review of financial papers, and development of a financial plan for each participant.

Spring 2011 - MIIS

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IPOL 8530 - FinanceFunctnInNonprofits&SCOs      

This course provides an introduction to budgeting, accounting and financial analysis. Students will also gain an understanding of how governmental and nongovernmental organizations manage their finances. Topics to be covered include financial reporting; cash management; financial controls; and standards of financial integrity. Special attention will be given to an examination of how the budgeting process influences overall organizational performance. Students will also learn basic accounting concepts as well as financial information presentation and retrieval skills.

Fall 2010 - MIIS

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MBAG 8649 / IMGT 8649 - Management Control Systems      

This course aims to provide students with a management perspective of accounting information with special emphasis on the control viewpoint. The role of an accountant or controller is briefly discussed. Particular attention is given to managerial thinking for controlling the organization in an international context. The concepts and techniques of management control are thoroughly discussed within the backdrop of general management issues but also within the context of specific international issues such as transfer pricing, international taxation and exchange rates. Modern theories on organization and decision-making are highlighted in relation to management control systems.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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Expertise

Cost accounting, financial and management accounting, financial auditing, government and non-profit accounting

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Education

PdD, MBA, Accounting, University of Colorado, Boulder; BS, General Engineering, US Military Academy, West Point

Publications

"Moving from Bricks and Mortar to Clicks and Mortar?  Strategic Structuring Issues to Consider to Preserve and Maximize Shareholder Wealth"
"Integrating Strategic and Financial Planning for Nonprofit Organizations"
"The Changing Role of Management Accountants in a Customer-Focused, Quality Driven and Value-Added World"
"Doing Business with The Peoples' Republic of China:  How to Steer Clear of Dangerous Legal Pitfalls"

Faculty Type
Faculty Emeritus
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Vassilis Dalakas

First Name
Vassilis
Last Name
Dalakas
Vassilis Dalakas
Job Title
Adjunct Professor

Professor Dalakas is an associate professor of marketing at California State University, San Marcos.  He has researched and published extensively in the marketing field in publications including the Journal of Consumer Marketing, Sports Marketing and Consumer Psychology, Journal of Consumer Psychology, and Journal of Euromarketing.

Faculty Program Tags
Expertise

Advertising, cross cultural consumer behavior, international marketing, marketing communications

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IMGT 8657 - Wks:Globalzatn/Localiztn Mktg      

This workshop will outline localization practices as they relate to marketers faced with multiple global markets for their products or services. The elements of strategic and tactical adaptation, in particular product, branding, communication, pricing and distribution, as well as techniques to better determine the changes needed for adaptation to localized consumer response patterns, will be considered. To develop our understanding of the issues involved, we will discuss current business cases and readings from leading scholars and business leaders.
Prerequisite: IMGT 8571 or IMGT 8570 for non-MBA students

Spring 2011 - MIIS

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IMGT 8673 - Intl Consumer Behavior & Mktg      

The workshop will examine the effect of culture on consumer behavior through the study of consumer behavior theories and their implications for marketing practices. Specific topics that will be addressed in the workshop include:

>Consumer socialization

>Group influences on consumer behavior

>The role of emotions in consumer behavior

>Consumer satisfaction

>Consumer misbehavior: The dark side of consumer behavior

>Consumer behavior and the bigger picture: Volunteerism, philanthropy, response to cause-related marketing and corporate social responsibility practices

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS

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MBAG 8603 / IMGT 8603 - Social Marketing      

The workshop will focus on how marketing strategies and techniques can be applied to address social issues and to improve the well-being of the community in both developed and developing countries. Examples and cases of social marketing campaigns will be integrated within the workshop.

Spring 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS

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Adjunct Faculty
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Eli Zelkha

First Name
Eli
Last Name
Zelkha
Job Title
Adjunct Professor
Location
McCone Building

Eli Zelkha teaches entrepreneurship, venture capital and strategy at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, Graduate School of Middlebury College.  He also lectures on Scenario Planning and Uncertainty at Stanford University School of Engineering. He is currently General Partner at Concepto Ventures (London/Madrid).

Expertise

Venture capital, corporate strategy, art of failure, start-ups, entrepreneurship, mergers & acquisitions, technology.

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IPOL 9647 - Art of Failure      

Spring 2011 - MIIS

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MBAG 8647 / IMGT 8647 - Art of Failure      

Success, the high altar of our culture. Failure, the dungeon of our culture. But our success culture is in deep and fundamental conflict with entrepreneurship, innovation, risk-taking, learning and, inextricably, failure. Success without failure is simply …. luck. Innovation is a double helix built with creativity, risky exploration, testing assumptions, sweat, failures, learning, retrenchment, re-creation, re-exploration, re-learning, mutation, and eventual victory. Failure is not the opposite of success, but its compliment.

This course overturns the common knowledge of failure and success, and proposes that failure has to be embraced as an essential platform for innovation and success. The course examines the frequently contradictory views of failure in the Silicon Valley and venture capital arenas. We will also hear, first-hand, the failure/success stories from Silicon Valley executives and venture capitalists, as well as venture leaders operating in developing countries. We will examine the state-of-the-art entrepreneurial methods for embracing failure such as Y Combinator, Fast Failure and Failure Tolerant Leadership.

The course will review the academic literature on failure, discussing its causes and prescriptions for prevention. In particular, we will look at the engineering view of failure, including the FMEA approach (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis) and the possible application of this approach to the business world. We will also examine and discuss cross-cultural views of failure and risk-taking.

We will examine how the pace of competitive knowledge offered through modern communication technologies, has caused some of the old, classical methods of planning and managing business risk to be supplanted by more agile methods which incorporate frequent, real-world, testing of scenarios and assumptions – and explicitly incorporating knowledge from “failures.”

We will examine current research on the psychology of failure. Students will participate in diagnostic tests to help them understand their own unique patterns and proclivities to fail. They will also examine their own resilience and paths to recovery and renewal.

Spring 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS

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MBAG 8694 / IMGT 8694 - Wks:Intl&Corp Venture Capital      

This course offers a practical, “real world” understanding of venture capital from both the entrepreneur's and the venture capitalist's perspective. It examines how VC investments are evaluated and structured, and explores strategies for attracting and negotiating venture investments. A key focus is on strategically driven, corporate venture investing and the potential tensions and divergence of interests between the entrepreneur and the corporate investor. We also examine alternative models for introducing venture capital funding mechanisms in various European & Asian countries. The course heavily leverages recent Silicon Valley deals, and involves direct student interaction with the actual entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and corporate executives driving these transactions. To emphasize the risky and volatile nature of venture work, we will examine a mix of dramatic success stories, horrific failures and deals where the outcome remains uncertain. The course is a two-day intensive seminar and uses a combination of guest speakers, case studies, discussions, and student presentations. The class is particularly appropriate for those with a strong interest in new ventures and considering careers as entrepreneurs, venture capitalists or corporate development executives.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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Education

Eli holds an MBA from Stanford School of Business ('85) and a BA from Colgate University. He speaks four languages (Arabic, Farsi, French, Dari).

Publications

He is the author of numerous published articles including, “The Copyright Question: Making The Net Safe And Profitable For Copyright Content” (PC Week) and “Exploring the Multi-medium” (Internet World), "From Devices to 'Ambient Intelligence'”, "Scenarios for the Future of Consumer Electronics",  "The Future of TV" and "Imagining the Future of Digital Displays."

Faculty Type
Adjunct Faculty
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Ernest J. Scalberg

First Name
Ernest
Last Name
Scalberg
Ernest J. Scalberg
Job Title
Research Professor and Director of the GLOBE Center
Location
Casa Fuente Building
Phone
831.647.4148
Language(s)
Español

Ernest J. Scalberg was Dean of the Fisher Graduate School of International Business and Associate Vice President at the Monterey Institute of International Studies from 2001-2009.  During his tenure, the Fisher International MBA program was awarded accreditation by AACSB International and has been included in MBA rankings by the Financial Times, Princeton Review, and Beyond Grey Pinstripes.  Dr.

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IMGT 8501 - Intl Organizational Behavior      

International Organizational Behavior uses a global perspective to focus on interactions among individuals, groups, organizations and cultures in management practice and business conduct.

The course uses lecture, team assignments, class discussions, individual assessments, guest lectures, multi-media material, and cross-cultural team simulations. Course topics include: the global business environment, culture and value orientations, vision/mission, organizational structures, leadership, management style, motivation, team work, negotiation, communication, organization change, ethics and social responsibility. These topics are treated from an international and comparative perspective.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS

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IMGT 8681 - International Business Plan      

A team of students works with a sponsoring company under faculty supervision to develop a comprehensive plan for international business development. International business plans emphasize the international and functional dimensions of business. Students operate as members of a multi-cultural team and arrange business project tasks, timelines and responsibilities. Teams work with company sponsors to produce a written project report and a multimedia presentation of their analysis.

Fall 2010 - MIIS

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IPMG 9606 - Continuity Operations Planning      

“Building a Continuity of Operations Plan: Managing Disasters, Disruptions and Emergencies for Businesses and Organizations” is a new course that will provide a hands-on opportunity to design and implement a business continuity plan for an existing company or organization. Continuity disruptions, such as major storms and flooding, earthquakes, fires, terrorism, power outages, security breaches, and disease pandemics, are having growing impact on today’s organizations. The career opportunities for people with credentials and experience in organization-wide planning for such problems is growing at an even faster rate. Course meeting times and location will be tailored to client, instructor, and student schedules.

This course must be taken in conjunction with the Business Continuity Management Certificate Workshop.

Spring 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS

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MBAG 8606 - Continuity Operations Planning      

“Building a Continuity of Operations Plan: Managing Disasters, Disruptions and Emergencies for Businesses and Organizations” is a new course that will provide a hands-on opportunity to design and implement a business continuity plan for an existing company or organization. Continuity disruptions, such as major storms and flooding, earthquakes, fires, terrorism, power outages, security breaches, and disease pandemics, are having growing impact on today’s organizations. The career opportunities for people with credentials and experience in organization-wide planning for such problems is growing at an even faster rate. Course meeting times and location will be tailored to client, instructor, and student schedules.

This course must be taken in conjunction with the Business Continuity Management Certificate Workshop.

Spring 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS

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MBAG 8617 / IMGT 8617 - Glocalization Strategy & Mgmt      

Adapting products and services, translating marketing materials, and localizing web sites are necessary but not sufficient for success overseas. Leaders must adapt their approaches, organizations, personnel selection and training, and their operating procedures in a responsible way to be a truly successful global business or organization. This course will identify key issues and solutions for success. The principal assignment will be to help prepare a domestic company for cross border markets.

Spring 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS

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TRLM 9617 - Glocalization Strategy & Mgmt      

Adapting products and services, translating marketing materials, and localizing web sites are necessary but not sufficient for success overseas. Leaders must adapt their approaches, organizations, personnel selection and training, and their operating procedures in a responsible way to be a truly successful global business or organization. This course will identify key issues and solutions for success. The principal assignment will be to help prepare a domestic company for cross border markets.

Spring 2013 - MIIS

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Expertise

Globalization/localization of products and services, global leadership, leadership development, organizational behavior

Extra Information

Education

PhD, Higher Education and Organizational Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles; MA, Higher Education Administration, University of Denver; BS, Social Science and Psychology, Southern Oregon University

Selected Publications

Scalberg, Ernest J. "Responsible Leadership and Governance in Global Business: The Role of Business Education."  In J. Doh and S. Stumpf (eds.). Handbook of Responsible Leadership and Governance in Global Business.  Edward Elgar (2005), pp. 380-392.

Scalberg, Ernest J. "Lessons from China." Selections, I, 1 (Spring, 2001), pp. 6-13.

Scalberg, Ernest J. "The Expanding Market for Business Education in Asia", Selections, X, 1 (Autumn, 1993), pp. 36-39.

Scalberg, Ernest J. "Business and Management Education at the Postsecondary Level." In Alkin, Marvin C. (ed.). Encyclopedia of Educational Research. (6th Ed.) American Educational Research Association:  MacMillan Publishing Co., 1992.

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Eddine Dahel

First Name
Eddine
Last Name
Dahel
Eddine Dahel
Job Title
Associate Professor
Location
McCone Building
Phone
831.647.4602
Language(s)
العربية
Français

Professor Dahel was a faculty member in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management at the University of Toledo, Ohio.  He has also taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Central Michigan University.

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Expertise

International supply chain management, logistics, management science, operations management

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IMGT 8541 - Business Statistics      

Statistics is one of the most important analytical tools business people use to solve everyday business problems. Many areas of business are becoming increasingly dependent on data. Learn how to get information from data and interpret statistical results, and you will be able to make informed decisions. This course is designed so that all major topics in introductory applied statistics can be covered in a single semester. Areas covered include data analysis and acquisition, descriptive and numerical methods, statistical inference, regression analysis and statistical process control. Following American Statistical Association guidelines on making statistics more effective in schools of business, the course focuses on fostering statistical thinking, not just teach methods. Attention is given to the analysis of business data and interpretation of the results, with less emphasis on calculations. Because of the important role software packages play in the computation and presentation of statistical results, the course shows how to perform statistical analysis with
Microsoft Excel, a modern spreadsheet.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS

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MBAG 8540 / IMGT 8540 - QuantitatvAnlysis for Business      

Making good business decisions is rarely an easy task. The problems faced by decision makers in today’s competitive, fast-paced business environment are often extremely complex and cannot be solved by intuition and subjective judgment alone. This course is about the use of quantitative methods for making better management decisions. It introduces key mathematical models from the fields of statistics, decision analysis, and management science, describes the purpose of a particular model, explains how to formulate and solve the model, and discusses how managers can interpret the use of the solutions to improve their decision making. The real-world application and managerial orientation of the course is designed to motivate students apply analytical approaches and to help them decide which quantitative tools to use in support of specific decision making situations. Topics covered include cost/revenue models and breakeven analysis, probability and probability distributions, decision analysis, forecasting, regression analysis, linear programming, distribution and network models, project scheduling: PERT/CPM, and waiting line models.

Fall 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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MBAG 8546 / IMGT 8546 - Operations Management      

Operations is the core function of most business organizations. It is directly responsible for the value-added transformation of inputs into useful goods and services and their delivery to customers. The overall goal of operations management is to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of the transformation and delivery process. Successful organizations have demonstrated that operations can be a powerful competitive weapon for making major penetrations into markets worldwide. This course introduces the principles, concepts and analytical tools of operations management. It is designed to address the key operations and logistical issues in service and manufacturing organizations that have strategic as well as tactical implications.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS

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MBAG 8632 / IMGT 8632 - SixSigmaQuality&ProcssImprvmnt      

ix Sigma is a business improvement approach that seeks to find and eliminate causes of defects, errors, and variations in a process by focusing on outputs that are critical to customers. It is driven by the disciplined use of data, statistical analysis, and diligent attention to managing, improving, and reinventing business processes. This course provides a succinct introduction to Six Sigma concepts principles and methodology, and presents the keys to successfully implementing and sustaining a Six Sigma program.

Fall 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS

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MBAG 8648 / IMGT 8648 - Supply Chain Management      

Supply chain management is unique and, to some degree, represents a paradox because it is concerned with one of the oldest and also the most newly discovered activities of business. Supply chain system activities – communication, inventory management, warehousing, transportation, and facility location – have been performed since the start of commercial activity. It is difficult to visualize any product that could reach a customer without logistical support. Yet it is only over the last few years that firms have started focusing on logistics and supply chain management as a source of competitive advantage. There is a realization that no company can do any better than its supply chain. This becomes even more important given that product life cycles are shrinking and competition is intense. Supply chain management today represents a great challenge as well as a tremendous opportunity for most firms. In this course we will present and explain concepts, insights, practical tools and decision support systems important for the effective management of the supply chain. Our goal is to understand how supply chain decisions impact the performance of the firm as well as the entire supply chain. The key will be to understand the link between supply chain structures and logistical capabilities in a firm or supply chain.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS

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MBAG 8662 - Supply Chain Value Creation      

This course is targeted toward MBA students as well as managers in business consulting and industry interested in operations, supply chain management, and logistics. It covers not only high-level supply chain strategy and concepts, but also analytical tools necessary to solve supply chain problems. The course identifies facilities, inventory, transportation, information, sourcing, and pricing as key drivers of supply chain performance and sustainability, and discusses practical managerial levers and concepts that may be used during supply chain design, planning, and operations to create and improve supply chain value. The strategic frameworks and concepts discussed in this course are tied together through a variety of examples and case studies that show how a combination of approaches is needed to achieve significant increases in supply chain performance, value, and sustainability.

Fall 2014 - MIIS

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Education

PhD, Management Sciences, MBA, Operations Management, Illinois Institute of Technology; BS, Business, Université de Constantine, Algeria

Publications

"Optimizing Routing Decisions in Crossdocking Distribution Systems"
"Vendor Selection and Order Quantity Allocation in Volume Discount Environments"
"A Multiobjective Mixed Integer Program for Procurement Decisions with Volume Discounts"
"Design of Cellular Manufacturing Systems in Tandem Configuration"
"Local and Centralized Purchasing Constructs under Demand Capacity Quality and Lead Time Constraints"

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Canri Chan

First Name
Canri
Last Name
Chan
Canri Chan
Job Title
Professor of Accounting
Location
McCone Building, Room 218
Phone
831.647.6501
Language(s)
中文

Professor Chan has teaching experience at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and international work experience in the banking industry in Hong Kong.  Her PhD dissertation, entitled "International Transfer Pricing: A Comparison of Two Models," examined various managerial, financial, and international aspects of transfer pricing in multinational corporations.  Prof. Chan's ongoing research interests focus on various international accounting-related issues including tax rates, exchange rates and government regulations.  Prof.

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Financial accounting, management accounting, international accounting, and financial statement analysis.

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MBAG 8530 / IMGT 8530 - Survey of Accounting      

MBAG 8530 is designed for the non-business graduate student who has had little or no exposure to accounting. The purpose of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of Financial and Managerial Accounting. In the beginning of this course, students will be briefly introduced to the fundamental financial accounting concepts and terminology with regard to financial statement reporting for business enterprises. The latter portion of this course, Management Accounting, focuses on the use of accounting information in managerial decision making and cost management principles.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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MBAG 8531 / IMGT 8531 - Financial Accounting      

MBAG 8531: This is the first course in the Principles of Accounting series. This course is concerned with the theory and practice of financial accounting. The course, while of necessity having to deal with some of the details inherent in accounting, will focus on developing in the student an understanding of the conceptual basis of financial accounting and on linking that foundation to business decisions.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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MBAG 8532 / IMGT 8532 - Managerial Accounting      

This is the second course in the Principles of Accounting series. This course is concerned with the theory and practice of managerial accounting. The course, while of necessity having to deal with some of the details inherent in accounting, will focus on developing in the student an understanding of the conceptual basis of managerial accounting and on linking that foundation to business decisions. The primary objectives of this course are:

to present the theories that underlie current managerial accounting practice;
to examine alternative accounting methods currently acceptable and practiced;
to implement the procedures necessary to apply the underlying theory; and finally,
to emphasize the linkage of business activities to accounting information to business decisions. A secondary objective includes developing in the student an analytical ability necessary to evaluate strengths and weaknesses of current and proposed accounting alternatives as well as analyzing potential effects of different accounting treatments and proposals on business decision making.

Fall 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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MBAG 8627 / IMGT 8627 - Financial Statement Analysis      

This course teaches financial and managerial accounting concepts from a management perspective. It is designed to be useful particularly for those who aspire to be managers, management consultants, financial specialists (e.g., controller, financial analyst, auditor), or human resource specialists (e.g., personnel director, compensation consultant). The course highlights the reporting differences among industries, including manufacturing, retailing, and service firms, and regulated and non-regulated firms. Statements of actual companies, with an emphasis on international companies, are used in illustrations and cases. The actual financial statements highlight current financial reporting problems, including comprehensive income, segment reporting, options, post-retirement benefits, and the harmonization of international standards.

Spring 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS

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Education

PhD, Accounting, Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia; MS, Accounting, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia; BBA with honors, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hawaii, USA; CPA (State of Colorado)

Publications

"Effects of Exchange Rates on International Transfer Pricing Decisions"
"Tax Rates, Incentives and Transfer Pricing Choice"
"International Transfer Pricing: A Comparison of Two Models"
"Doing Business with the Peoples' Republic of China: How to Steer Clear of Dangerous Legal Pitfalls"
"The Changing Role of Management Accountants in a Customer-Focused, Quality-Driven and Value-Added World"

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William Brooks

First Name
William
Last Name
Brooks
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Adjunct Professor
Location
McGowan Building
Phone
831.647.4140

Mr. William M. Brooks has over 34 years of high technology industry management experience working in New Product Development (NPD) organizations.  His role has spanned from Research Physicist to Senior Vice President/General Manager, often working as Senior Program Manager leading international product development teams.  His expertise extends from technology to business development that includes project planning, multi-criteria decision-making, multi-cultural leadership, financial management, contracts management, and strategy development.

Expertise

Cross border leadership and management, leadership development, management of product development, operations management, strategic planning

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MBAG 8655 - Tools for Project Mgmt      

This course describes practical project management skills needed to successfully lead modern, multi-disciplinary, international projects. A description of the project management cycle is linked to the project lifecycle. Tools that help propel the project management cycle are described and demonstrated, including tools and techniques for managing project complexity, managing virtual and geographically fragmented project teams, tailoring the project scope to satisfy organizational costs and schedule constraints, identifying and proactively resolving potential success conflicts, and providing clarity to a project team. Also, practical methods and tools are presented that develop a prescription for project management development that is optimized for the organization’s culture and business environment.

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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Fredric Kropp

First Name
Fredric
Last Name
Kropp
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Professor
Location
116 McCone
Phone
831.647.6684
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Español

Professor Fredric Kropp is a full time faculty member teaching entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, marketing, and creativity and innovation. The need for cognition motivates Professor Kropp as a lifelong learner and pushes him to innovate and build new things.

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Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, Emerging Business Success Factors, International Marketing Research and Strategies, Creativity and Innovation, Cross-cultural Consumer Behavior

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FMSC 8650 - Practicum:Frontier Mkt Scouts      

Spring 2013 - MIIS

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IMGT 8660 - Entrepreneurship      

An idea is not necessarily an opportunity. This course will help you develop and systematically apply the entrepreneurial way of thinking to create, evaluate and exploit opportunities. The material in this course applies to new or innovative business ventures in new or existing firms (small and large). It is relevant for start-up and early stage entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial managers, large established firms or institutions and relevant stakeholders.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS

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IPMG 9650 - Practicum:Frontier Mkt Scouts      

Spring 2013 - MIIS

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IPOL 9650 - Practicum:Frontier Mkt Scouts      

Fall 2012 - MIIS

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MBAG 8571 - Marketing Management      

Introduction to the field of marketing, which includes understanding who, why, how, when, and where people and enterprises seek to satisfy their needs, interests and wants through buying and consumption of products and services, the identification and validation of market opportunities for fulfilling those desires, the development of products and services to do so, and taking those products and services to market through channels of supply, promotional programs and determination of pricing. It provides a foundational introduction to these principles and a few quantitative tools that are necessary for managers to do marketing planning and program selection and implementation, and covers such areas as a) creating product concepts and the development of value propositions, b) market segmentation and targeting, c) brands and brand equity, d) the use and value of marketing research, and e) the development and use of marketing plans.. It is a case-discussion-based course involving actual case situations and decisions from business enterprises. Although the course provides only introductory-level knowledge of marketing management, it is a fast-paced, rigorous and demanding, graduate level course.

Prerequisites: Admission to the MBA Program and completion of MBA Core Managerial Accounting, or equivalent.

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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MBAG 8650 / IMGT 8650 - Practicum:Frontier Mkt Scouts      

Fall 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS

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MBAG 8664 / IMGT 8664 - Social Entrepreneurship      

Although the term social entrepreneurship is gaining popularity in the media, there is no common agreement as to what it is, and the distinction between entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship is often muddled. Typically entrepreneurship is understood as the process of creatively forming a new business thus creating subsequent profit with capital at risk. A general view of social entrepreneurship is that it is a process that requires both economic and social motives such as the fulfillment of social needs or a transformational benefit to a significant portion of society. Creativity, profit and capital at risk are seemingly less important issues. Through lecture, in-class discussions and guest speakers, the course will focus on the nature of social entrepreneurship (SE), what it is, how if differs from normal entrepreneurship, and the development of approaches to help social entrepreneurs and their organizations be more effective in carrying out their missions. The course will examine both US-based and international SE. The students will also examine governmental policies and the efficacy of the outcomes. The class will begin its journey with discussions about what entrepreneurship is, followed by a focus on social entrepreneurship.

Spring 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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MBAG 8677 / IMGT 8677 - Intl Marketing Research      

This course will acquaint you with the fundamentals of market research. As most Students will become users of market research rather than specialists in research, the course will emphasize research as an aid to management decision-making. In addition, this course will foster a rudimentary ability to develop, execute and interpret market research, in particular, the development, use, and interpretation of a questionnaire. The course will be project based. Upon completion of the course, you will have the following competencies: the ability to interpret marketing research results and limitations; the ability to match appropriate techniques to examine opportunities and solve problems; the ability to develop and apply and interpret a subset of market research techniques, including focus groups, depth interviews, and surveys; and, the ability to evaluate marketing research techniques and results.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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MBAG 8681 / IMGT 8681 - International Business Plan      

A team of students works with a sponsoring company under faculty supervision to develop a comprehensive plan for international business development. International business plans emphasize the international and functional dimensions of business. Students operate as members of a multi-cultural team and arrange business project tasks, timelines and responsibilities. Teams work with company sponsors to produce a written project report and a multimedia presentation of their analysis.

Summer 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Summer 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS

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MBAG 8685 / IMGT 8685 - Creativity & Innovation      

A survey by the American Management Association asked 500 CEOs, “What must one do to survive in the 21st century?” The top answers across the board were “practice creativity and innovation.” The first building block of this course is creativity and a major objective of this course is to “feed our own creativity.” We will examine the nature of creativity, ways to get in touch with our own creativity, and ways of eliminating barriers that prevent us from being creative. We will then move to enhancing individual creativity to group creativity and innovation.

Spring 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS

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Recent Accomplishments

Professor Kropp recently published a book chapter titled “Global Trends: Women as Social Entrepreneurs: a Case Study,” in partnership with fellow MIIS Faculty member Nuket Kardam. The chapter has been featured in Women in the Global Economy, which was released on March 8, 2013. 

Current research includes using the lifestyle method to uncover the motivations of social entrepreneurs. Professor Kropp uses this method to better understand how social entrepreneurs identify opportunities and turn them into successful social ventures. His research scope has included 100 interviewees across six continents.

Finally, on a more personal note, Professor Kropp has recently traveled to many new countries, including Russia, this year. He has also been highly involved in mentoring many students on campus and helping Silicon Valley start-ups succeed. 

 

Previous Work

Professor Kropp has had a vibrant mix of both academic and industry experience prior to working at the Monterey Institute. Academically, Professor Kropp has taught in many countries including positions in Australia, and has taught programs in South Africa, Malaysia, Singapore, Austria and Canada. During that time he has published more than 30 journal articles (some cited extensively), eight book chapters, and presented in 74 conferences around the world.

Professor Kropp also brings his extensive cross-functional industry knowledge to the MIIS MBA Program. He consulted for Fortune 500 firms, including GE, Chase Manhattan Bank, and Hewlett-Packard, and government agencies, such as FAA and Department of Transportation. Professor Kropp also worked as the Executive Vice President of Texcom, Inc, a specialty product placement firm and was committee staff for the Washington State Senate.

He continues to blend industry experience with academia as he still works with local organizations, such as The Monterey Jazz Festival and Moss Landing Marine Labs, as well as local social venture start-ups by providing consulting expertise to create partnerships, conduct market research, and design strategic plans.

Education 

PhD in Marketing from the University of Oregon: Dissertation- Changing Values: Forecasting Long-Term Discontinuous Change and the Implications for Marketing

MBA University of Southern California

MA Economics from Northeastern University

BA Social Science from Pratt University

Selected Publications

“Entrepreneurial Orientation and International Entrepreneurial Business Venture Startup”

“Entrepreneurial, Market, and Learning Orientations and International Entrepreneurial Business Venture Performance in South Africa”

“Values and Collective Self-esteem as Predictors of Consumer Susceptibility to Interpersonal Influence among University Students”

“A Five Nation Study of Development Timetables, Reciprocal Communication, and Consumer Socialization”

"Cultural Values Reflected in Theme and Execution:  A Comparative Study of U.S. and Korean TV Commercials"

 


Social Entrepreneurship Publications and Presentations

Publications - Articles in Referred Journals: 

Kropp, Fredric and Ronit Yitshaki (2012), “Understanding Social Entrepreneurs’ Motivations,” Asian Pacific Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 6(2), 7-26.

Ronit Yitshaki and Fredric Kropp (2011), “Becoming a Social Entrepreneur: Understanding Motivations using Life Story Analysis,” International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 7 (3), 319-331.

 

Book Chapter:

Kardam, Nuket and Fredric Kropp (2013), "Global Trends: Women as Social Entrepreneurs: a Case Study."  In Women in the Global Economy: Leading Social Change.  Global Education   Research Reports 8, edited by Trish Tierney. San Francisco, Institute of International Education

 

Publications and Presentations – Conferences: 

Kropp, Fredric, Ronit Yitshaki and Clayton Snyder (2011, forthcoming), “The Path of the Social Entrepreneur: A Narrative Analysis Approach,” World Marketing Congress, Reims, France, July 19-23.

Yitshaki, Ronit and Fredric Kropp (2011, forthcoming), “Social Bricoleurs’ Life Stories: The Interrelations between Motivational Antecedents, Opportunity Recognition and Vision,” Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference 2011, Syracuse, NY, June, 7-9. 

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