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CONNECTING YOU TO THE FRANKLIN P. PERDUE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS  NOVEMBER 2012
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In the Spotlight...

Wayne Decker, Hong Yao and Tom Calo have had a full-page summary of their article “Humor, Gender, and Perceived Leader Effectiveness in China” published in The Conference Board’s Human Capital in Review: Focus on Diversity & Inclusion (2012, Vol. 2, No. 1, p. 3). The Conference Board is a long-standing business-focused organization whose mission is “to provide the world's leading organizations with the practical knowledge they need to improve their performance and better serve society.” The full article was published in the SAM Advanced Management Journal in 2011.

Mike Koval’s article “Step Away from the Syllabus: Engaging Students on the First Day of Legal Environment” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Legal Studies Education.

A business case study co-authored by Frank Shipper, chair of the Management and Marketing Department, is drawing national and international attention. To read more, visit: http://www.salisbury.edu/newsevents/fullstoryview.asp?id=5091 .

Darrell Wilson was elected board chairman of Energy Solutions Center (ESC) for 2013. ESC is a non-profit technology commercialization and market development organization comprised of energy utilities, equipment manufacturers, and vendors. The mission of the center is to accelerate the deployment of new gas and hybrid solutions that enhance the operations and productivity of commercial and industrial energy users, and improve comfort and reliability for residential energy users. ESC tools, resources and strategies help gas professionals promote and deliver natural gas solutions to customers. Deliverables by the center in 2012 included new residential and commercial videos, Webinars for utilities and their customers, sales and marketing best practices, and collateral for a variety of gas solutions. From 19 members in 2000, ESC has grown to become one of the largest membership organizations of gas utility marketing and sales executives and equipment manufacturers in North America with over 100 members. Members anticipate that 2013 will be an exciting year for ESC with additional focus on national accounts, CHP tools, and new training presentations in the commercial and industrial segments.

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