Gilliam Center Faculty Grant Proposals
As part of its mission to help students develop an informed appreciation for – and ultimately become champions of – free enterprise systems globally, the Gilliam Center provides grants to students and faculty members for free enterprise-related research and curriculum development.
Call for Proposals: Grant proposals submitted (electronically) to the Gilliam Center by August 15, 2014, will be given priority over those received after this date (but DO consider sending us proposals at any time during the year). Click HERE for 2014-15 grant proposal call and guidelines.
Listed below are completed projects, as well as projects still in process.
- Dr. Dan Gallagher (Management): development of a section of MGT 375 (business ethics and corporate social responsibility). Deliverable: content slides and assessment of ethics-related course content).
- Dr. Paula Daly (Management): development of a section of MGT 375 (business ethics and corporate social responsibility). Deliverable: content slides and assessment of ethics-related course content).
- Dr. Matt Rutherford and Dr. Laura Parks (Management): ethics in the curriculum research project. Deliverable: publication in academic journal. Citation: Rutherford, M. A., Parks, L., Cavazos, D. E., & White, C. D. (2012). Business ethics as a required course: Investigating the factors impacting the decision to require ethics in the undergraduate business core curriculum. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 11(2), 174-186.
- Marshall Pattie (Management): Research Project completed and presented at the 2013 Academy of Management Conference): “When Does Ethical Leadership Affect Employee Misconduct? The Moderating Role of Follower Personality.”
- Bill Ritchie (Management): Research project completed and presented at the 2014 Southwest Academy of Management: “Signaling social entrepreneurial venture legitimacy: The role of certified management standards adoption.” Research included an aquaculture park case study and a conceptual paper with a focus to identify and evaluate multiple dimensions of organizational performance in a nonprofit organization engaged in social entrepreneurship.
- Bob Eliason and Fernando Pargas (both in Management): Completed a COB 300 curriculum development module entitled “The 8 Key Questions, Shared Value and the Triple Bottom Line.”
- Paul Mabrey (Communication Studies): curriculum enhancement proposal to develop; implement and assess debate across the curriculum specifically for teaching and learning business ethics and leadership.
- Megan Tracy (Anthropology): course proposal entitled, “Curriculum Development to Support the Design and Implementation of a New Course— Anthropology in Business: Ethics, Organizations and Culture.”
- Dr. Matthew Rutherford (Management): research proposal entitled, “Examining the relationship between CEO entrenchment and corporate social performance: The role of managerial risk-taking and intangible assets.”
- Dr. William Wales (Management): Project entitled: “Ethical Judgments and Rent (Mis)Appropriation in a Non-Profit Managerial Context: Developing a Contextual Model of Critical Decision-Making Factors.”
- Dr. Eric Boyd (Marketing): leadership crisis and marketing research project. Deliverable: publication in academic journal.
- Phil Heap (Economics): Project entitled: “Economic and Political Freedom in the U.S. States: the 2007-2009 Recession.”
- Dr. Tim Louwers (accounting): accounting ethics/whistleblower book project. Deliverable: book publication.
- Dr. Diane Riordan (accounting): curriculum enhancement project; addition of ethics-related content to existing course. Deliverable: content slides and assessment of ethics-related course content).
- Bill Wales and Ali Shahzad (both Management): Research project entitled, “The Crossroads of Ethics and Entrepreneurship: Developing an Understanding of the Relationship between Firm Entrepreneurial Orientation and Corporate Social Performance.”
- Bob Eliason (Management): COB 300 Management curriculum module development project in ethics and values.