The 2014 PSB Research Colloquium
By Tylor Claggett
On February 28, the Perdue School of Business (PSB) hosted its second annual research colloquium with much fanfare and noteworthy research presentations. The event started with a light breakfast in Perdue Hall 371 and it was attended by many of the school’s faculty.
At 9 a.m., Dr. Jerry E. Trapnell, former dean of the business school at Clemson University and director of AACSB, presented the new AACSB accreditation standards for both business schools in general and schools of accountancy in particular to over 30 individuals of the PSB. His talk was informative and during his comprehensive Power Point slide show many questions and subsequent discussions punctuated his presentation.
Colloquium attendees enjoyed a light, but varied, lunch at noon in Perdue Hall 371. It gave everyone a chance to chat and discuss the many new ideas showcased in the morning. Dr. Trapnell stayed for lunch, which gave participants more opportunities to “pick his brain” and to garner further insights as to how best to react and consequently respond to the new AACSB standards.
At 1 p.m., parallel research presentations began in rooms 371 and 373. The afternoon was broken down into two, one-and-a-half hour sessions separated by a 15-minute break at 2:30 p.m. The format allowed for three, 30-minute presentations in each room during each session for an overall total of 12 research presentations. The presentations reflected current research, in various stages of completion, by PSB faculty members. The topics were many and diverse. Colloquium participants moved at will between sessions to witness the presentations having the most interest per said faculty member. Each presentation drew an audience of between four and over twenty faculty members, depending on topic and individual presenter.
Overall, the 2014 PSB Research Colloquium was a resounding success.
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