Saonee Sarker was named 2016 Outstanding Associate Editor by MIS Quarterly. In addition to this prestigious honor, she has been appointed to serve as one of the journal's senior editors, effective Jan. 1, 2017. MIS Quarterly is the IT discipline's top-tier journal. Its editorial objective is the enhancement and communication of knowledge concerning the development of IT-based services; the management of IT resources; and the use, impact, and economics of IT with managerial, organizational, and societal implications. Sarker has served as an associate editor for MIS Quarterly since 2014.
As the 2017 “Ambassador Family” for the Charlottesville Chapter of the March of Dimes, McIntire Help Desk Manager Eric J. Rzeszut; his wife, Raya; and their daughter, Sophie, shared their story and encouraged participants to form walking teams to fight premature birth, birth defects, and infant mortality at the March for Babies Charlottesville Kickoff Feb. 22, 2017. The family has fervently supported March of Dimes since Sophie was born nearly 8 weeks premature in 2006. Over the past decade, through the annual March for Babies walk, “Team Sophie!” has raised over $10,000 in donations to March of Dimes.
A book by Dean Roberts titled Entering the Civil Aircraft Industry: Business Realities at the Technological Frontier was published in February 2017. In the book, Roberts provides an insider’s perspective of the industry, drawing on his more than 30 years of experience and interest in all aspects of the field. Using in-depth case studies, he examines the interplay of industrial policy, high technology, globalization, and business strategy on the field of civil jet aircraft manufacturing, seeking out the reasons for policy successes—and failures.
David Mick, who serves on the Directorate for the UVA Contemplative Sciences Center, recently published two articles on contemplative philosophy and practices: One is on the transformative potential of mindfulness for consumer, societal, and ecological well-being (Journal of Public Policy and Marketing); the other is on the foundations and research implications of Buddhist psychology for consumer behavior, including topics such as desire, attachment, materialism, satisfaction, choice, and free will (Journal of Consumer Psychology). (Both articles are available at http://dgmick.weebly.com/research.html). Mick also discussed wisdom and mindfulness practices in a March 20, 2017, Seattle Times article titled "Cultivate This Skill to Be Successful at Anything" and in a March 8, 2017, UVA Today article titled "10 Wisdom and Mindfulness Practices for Your Personal and Professional Life."
Mike Gallmeyer was featured on “Marketplace” March 2, 2017. In the segment, titled “Trading Firms Cut Fees in Bid to Boost Market Share,” he commented on why some of the nation’s biggest brokerage firms are lowering their commission fees.
Tom Bateman offers insight into leadership strategies that are not only effective, but required when facing complex issues like climate change in a Jan. 6, 2017, UVA Today Q&A on bottom-up leadership titled “Average People Can Make a Difference on Global Challenges.”
Bill Kehoe has been selected to receive the 2016 Chamber Paul Goodloe McIntire Citizenship Award by the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce. Kehoe will be honored Nov. 17, at the 103rd Annual Chamber of Commerce Dinner, to be held at the Boar’s Head Inn Pavilion. The prestigious award, established by the Chamber of Commerce in 1975 to recognize outstanding citizen contributions to the greater Charlottesville area, is named in honor of Paul Goodloe McIntire, whose goodwill set a standard of service that others through the years have reached for while helping to weave a fabric of selflessness that continues to provide for our community and its citizens.
In a June 24, 2016, article titled “A Unique Integrated Curriculum Makes UVA Stand out in Business Education,” which appeared on the home page of Education Post, Carl Zeithaml discusses how McIntire is preparing its students for global leadership and success in an interconnected world. Zeithaml's comments on delivering excellence in higher education are followed by those of College of Arts & Sciences Dean Ian Baucom and UVA President Teresa Sullivan. Education Post, Hong Kong's leading online education website, is operated by South China Morning Post, the premier English-language newspaper in Hong Kong.
Bob Webb shared his insight on market volatility, as well as advice for Chinese investors in a June 6, 2016, Shanghai Daily Q&A titled “How to Play Risk and Opportunity in Volatile Markets.” He was also featured in a May 31, 2016, article on the surprising narrowing of the Chinese stock index futures’ discount and the expected loosened limit on shorting, which was published on Reuters and ETF.
Webb also presented his paper, “The Impact of Latency Sensitive Trading on High Frequency Arbitrage Opportunities,” at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and American University joint finance seminar in Washington, D.C., in April 2016; at a Zhejiang University Business School finance seminar in Hangzhou, China, in May 2016; at the Asian Finance Association meetings in Bangkok, Thailand, in June 2016; and at the Asia Pacific Association of Derivatives conference in Busan, Korea, in August 2016.
In addition to presenting his paper in several cities around the world, Webb gave several speeches and talks throughout the Pacific Rim:
- A keynote speech, “The Market Test,” at the First Annual China Derivatives Market Conference, hosted by Xi’an Jiao Tong Liverpool University in Suzhou, China, in May 2016
- A talk, ”Research on Asia Pacific Commodity Markets,” at the 2016 Commodity Markets: The World and China Conference at the Dongbei University of Finance and Economics in Dalian, China, in June 2016
- A talk, “Publishing in Finance Journals: An Editor’s Perspective,” at the School of Economics and Management, Nankai University School of Finance, in Tianjin, China, and at the School of Economics and Management, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics in Dalian, China in June 2016, and at the University of South Australia in Adelaide in August 2016
- A keynote speech, “Crowded Trade Risk and Trader Induced Volatility,” at the Derivatives Markets Conference in Auckland, New Zealand, and at the University of South Australia in Adelaide in August 2016 (he presented an earlier version of the talk to staff at the Shanghai Futures Exchange, Shanghai Institute of Derivatives in Shanghai, China, in May 2016)
- A talk, “Where's Beta?”, at a meeting of the CFA Society in Auckland in August 2016
- A talk, “Co-Location, High Frequency Trading and Exchange Profitability,” at a Special Symposium at the Asia Pacific Association of Derivatives conference in Busan, Korea, in August 2016
With more than 75 percent of new loans in the leveraged loan market this year offering weak protections (according to a September 2016 Moody’s Investors Service report), David C. Smith advises in a Sept. 27, 2016, Bloomberg article that with covenants, “lenders can come in and see what’s going on, kick the tires, and adjust things accordingly.” Without covenants, however, creditors “are reduced to asking the owners, ‘Can we please agree or negotiate?’ And the owners can say no,” he says. Read the full Bloomberg article, titled “Lenders Can Only Watch as Covenant-Lite Debt Strips Influence.”