Media

Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business faculty members are proud to advance knowledge in the business community by serving as experts in a spectrum of areas. Their recent interactions with media are documented below. 

2020

Dr. Sime Curkovic, professor of management, led a study that resulted in the publication, "How to improve the pace of your new product development process" in CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly.

Dr. Laurel Ofstein, associate professor of management, contributed to a study released by Bank of America and Babson College that identifies strategies all entrepreneurs can learn from. “Beyond the Bucks: Growth Strategies of Successful Women Entrepreneurs.”

Dr. Devrim Yaman, associate dean for undergraduate programs and Dr. Brett Wagner, associate professor of marketing, were quoted by WWMT in regards to how the coronavirus could affect bridal and prom dress availability, "Coronavirus outbreak in China prompts bridal and prom dress concerns."

Dr. Devrim Yaman, associate dean for undergraduate programs, was interviewed by WWMT about how the coronavirus is affecting global markets, "Coronavirus fears plunge global markets; money managers say investors shouldn't panic."

Dr. Devrim Yaman, associate dean for undergraduate programs, was interviewed by WWMT about Governor Whitmer's bond proposal, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's road bond plan explained.

2019

Dr. Onur Arugaslan, professor of finance, was interviewed by WWMT about a recent multi-million dollar financial case, "Firm headed by Kalamazoo native Bo Parfet sued in multi-million-dollar financial case."

Dr. Rob Harrison, professor of marketing, was questioned by WWMT about hiring for the holiday season, "Retailers in West Michigan hiring for the holiday season shopping rush."

Dr. Alan Rea, professor of business information systems, by the Grand Rapids Business Journal about the State of Michigan's cyber audit, "State’s cyber corps expands despite critical audit report."

Dr. Devrim Yaman, associate dean, was interviewed by WWMT regarding the closing of a local brick-and-mortar store,  "Portage Sears closure portends brick-and-mortar stores struggle with online shopping."

Dr. Devrim Yaman, associate dean, was interviewed by WWMT about the Federal Reserve interest rate, "Experts break down how the Federal Reserve interest rate decrease will affect your money."

Dr. Scott Cowley, assistant professor of marketing, was interviewed by WWMT for a segment on the emerging population of social media influencers, "Forward Focus: Social media influencers make thousands on videos made at home."

2018

Dr. Devrim Yaman, associate dean, spoke to WWMT about the effect new tariffs could have on local business, "Trump tariffs could hurt West Michigan bicycle shops."

Dr. Alan Rea, professor of business information systems, was interviewed by WWMT for a segment on the increase of hacker activity during the holidays, "'Like animals to a watering hole,' hackers seize influx in shopping as time to strike."

Dr. Kyle Brink, associate professor of management, was featured in a Detroit Free Press article, "Lawsuit: Michigan law enforcement exam discriminates against blacks."

Dr. Scott Cowley, assistant professor of marketing, was interviewed by WWMT about this years hot holiday toys, "Hot toys: It's about the marketing and good deals as much as a child's desires."

2017

Dr. Alan Rea, professor of business information systems, was interviewed by WWMT, addressing a scam targeting individuals who have purchased bitcoin, "Bitcoin purchase prompts death threat scam for buyer."

Dr. Matthew Ross, assistant professor of finance, and Dr. Alan Rea, professor of business information systems, were interviewed by WWMT about the rising interest in bitcoin, "Bitcoin 101: Once the realm of tech nerds, bitcoin popularity is soaring."

Dr. Alan Rea, professor of business information systems, was interviewed by WMUK for a segment focused on cybersecurity in business, "Trying to Stay One Step Ahead in Cybersecurity."

Dr. Matthew Ross, assistant professor of finance, was interviewed by WalletHub for a feature exploring college students and credit, "2017's Best Credit Cards for College Students."

Dr. Alan Rea, professor of business information systems, was interviewed by WWMT for a story, "Future of Online Privacy in the Hands of President Trump."

Dr. Marcel Zondag, assistant professor of marketing, was interviewed by WWMT for a story, "Big Box Stores Face Uncertain Futures."

Dr. Laurel Ofstein, assistant professor of management, was featured in Encore's article, "All in the Family."

2016

Western Michigan University's Starting Gate program was credited by Second Wave Media in helping a local business get started, "Versatile Season for a Reason spices up the taste of all kinds of foods."

Dr. Derrick McIver, assistant professor of management, was interviewed in MLive article, "Western Michigan University class to pitch a plan for old paper mill."

Dr. Alhassan Mumuni, professor of marketing, was quoted in The Ghanian Times article, "Micro-finance institutions advised to empower clients."

Lara Hobson, director of operations at Starting Gate and part time instructor in management, was featured in Western Herald article, "Starting Gate offers unique opportunity to young entrepreneurs."

Dr. Marcel Zondag, assistant professor of marketing, spoke to WKZO about healthy food trends in grocery stores.

Dr. Marcel Zondag, assistant professor of marketing, was featured in WMU News article titled, "Grocery stores catering to healthy foods trend."

Dr. Laurel Ofstein, assistant professor of management, was quoted in the MiBiz article titled, "West Michigan family businesses adjust to new realities."

Dr. Dan Farrell, professor of management, was interviewed by WMU News on the topic,"The drop in average compensation for American executives."

Dr. Doug Lepisto, assistant professor of management, was interviewed by WMU News on the topic,"Employee satisfaction and how companies can work to define their purpose."

Dr. Devrim Yaman, chair of the department of finance and commercial law, was interviewed by WKZO radio on the topic, "Britain leaves EU."

Dr. Doug Lepisto, assistant professor of management, was featured at Google's re:work event in a presentation titled, "Create a higher sense of purpose for your organization."

Dr. Alan Rea, professor of business information systems, was interviewed by WKZO on the "Growing number of ransom-ware attacks on businesses and individuals."

Dr. David Flanagan, professor of management, was featured as a industry expert in the MIBiz article titled, "Hendrickson to lead Perrigo as it wrestles with challenges in European operations."

Frank Gambino, professor of marketing, and Phil Staniero, executive-in-residence, were quoted in The Shelby Report article titled, "WMU Food Marketing Conference Outgrows Previous Venue, Sets Attendance Record."