Posts Tagged with “management”

Tip on effective leadership from Bryant management professor

April 23rd, 2012

Business strategist Carol Roth includes guidance from Michael A. Roberto, professor of management, in her roundup of tips for effective leadership.


In managing crises, CEOs must lead the way

February 27th, 2012

In a Providence Business News article about crisis management, Michael A. Roberto, Trustee Professor of Management, outlines some of the steps CEOs need to take.


Reaching the summit: Bryant management professor’s award-winning simulation uses Everest climb to teach leadership and team dynamics

February 27th, 2012

Learn more about Bryant University Professor Michael A. Roberto, co-creator of the award-winning simulation, and watch Bryant MBA students take on the Everest leadership challenge in this video.

SMITHFIELD, R.I. - The high-stakes decisions needed to reach the summit of the world's tallest peak are at the heart of an award-winning interactive teaching tool created by Michael A. Roberto, Trustee Professor of Management in Bryant University's College of Business.

"Leadership and Team Simulation: Everest V2″ draws in part from Roberto's research on the failures of a May 1996 Mt. Everest climb that resulted in five mountaineers' deaths. Co-written with Amy C. Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School, the online simulation is a hands-on study in leadership and group dynamics. The players are organized into teams of five climbers: an experienced leader; a physician; a photographer; a marathoner; and an environmentalist.


E-learning saves time and money

January 23rd, 2012

From webinars to the wide range of programmed e-learning modules now available, digital training is now a central tool for many human resources departments and professional-development providers, according to the Providence Business News.

John Poirier, a lecturer in Bryant's Department of Management, spoke with the newspaper about the trend. "There are some concerns about whether people are really learning from the [online] training, about whether they are multitasking the whole time," he said. "There is also the issue of integrity, if workers are sharing their log-in codes and getting someone else to do it for them."

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The great wall of trust: A look at the importance of guanxi in international business

December 19th, 2011

Chinese culture puts great emphasis on personal relationships, a phenomenon called guanxi. In business relationships with Chinese executives, overseas executives may be at a disadvantage for lack of guanxi.

In a research paper published in the December 2011 Journal of International Business Studies, Crystal Jiang, assistant professor of management, and colleagues Roy Chua of the Harvard Business School, Masaaki Kotabe of the Fox School of Business, and Janet Murray of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, investigate how important this concept is to the Chinese and how foreign executives might overcome the challenge.


Leadership development is about more than degrees

September 12th, 2011

Michael Roberto, Trustee Professor of Management in the College of Business, discusses transformational leadership and his latest project with The Great Courses in this interview with the Providence Business News.

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International business association honors Bryant pair for paper on women entrepreneurs in U.S., India

August 1st, 2011

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  - Two members of Bryant University's College of Business faculty have been honored for a research paper that sheds new light on cultural factors contributing to the growth of women-owned businesses.

Sam Beldona, associate professor of management and associate dean of the Graduate School of Business, and Crystal Jiang, assistant professor of management, investigated how cultural differences influence resources and competence in the growth of women-owned businesses in the United States and in India. Chun Guo, assistant professor of management at Sacred Heart University, was the paper's third author.


College of Business professor featured in new series on transformational leadership

July 22nd, 2011

The Great Courses releases a 24-lecture series taught by leadership expert Michael A. Roberto

Michael Roberto

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  - Leadership is as much about shaping the environment and processes that influence behavior as it is about directing people.

In "Transformational Leadership: How Leaders Change Teams, Companies and Organizations," Michael A. Roberto of Bryant University's College of Business draws from his expertise in leadership, managerial decision-making and business strategy to offer an ambitious 24-lecture overview of the techniques and tools leaders can use to create lasting impact. The lectures were released earlier this month by The Great Courses, offered in video and audio downloads as well as on DVD and CD.

"For me, leadership is not just about achieving the goal in the short run. It's about making sure the institution endures in the long run," says Roberto, Trustee Professor of Management, director of the University's Center for Program Innovation, and a frequent consultant to Fortune 500 companies.


Get off to a solid start

July 11th, 2011 asks management experts, including Bryant Prof. Michael A. Roberto, for their suggestions to entrepreneurs launching a business in a soft economy.

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How to say no at work

May 25th, 2011

Offering alternatives or seeking ways to limit the scope of a project are some options when declining a project at work, Michael A. Roberto, Trustee Professor of management, says in this article.

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