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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 may be sent to Bob Subrick (subricjr@jmu.edu).

Listed below are completed projects, as well as projects still in process.

COMPLETED PROJECTS:

-        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 & Education11(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.”

IN PROCESS:

-        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.

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