For August, 2012

Lunch-Network with Foundation Professionals – LTU – Sept 25


Jerry Lindman

The LTU Center for Nonprofit Management is pleased to be hosting the annual Lunch With Leaders of the Emerging Practitioners In Philanthropy of Michigan at Lawrence Tech, UTLC Gallery, on Tues. Sept 25, 12:00-2:00pm.  I highly recommend attending this lunch & networking event to anyone who seeking to learn more about Michigan philanthropic and foundation world.   Lunch will be included in your registration fee of $5; register at:

The speakers are Derek Aguirre, Executive Director of Racquet Up Detroit and Doug Stewart, Executive Director Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation.

About Lunch With Leaders (LWL): LWL is an annual statewide event is provided by Emerging Practitioners In Philanthropy of Michigan[Jerry Lindman]  (EPIP-Michigan); Email: or visit

COM Faculty Attend the 2012 AOM Conference in Boston


College of Management faculty Dr. Anne Kohnke, Dr. Jacqueline Stavros, and Dr. Matthew Cole attended the The Academy of Management 2012 Annual Meeting in Boston. The theme of the 2012 program was The Informal Economy:

“The informal economy refers to commercial activities that occur at least partially outside a governing body’s observation, taxation, and regulation. Sociologists Manuel Castell and Alejandro Portes suggest that the “informal economy is…characterized by one central feature: it is unregulated by the institutions of society in a legal and social environment in which similar activities are regulated.” In contrast to the informal economy, the formal economy is comprised of commercial activities that a governing body taxes and monitors for society’s benefit and whose outputs are included in a country’s gross domestic product. For many decades, management scholars have examined research questions that are almost exclusively centered on the organizations and individuals located in the formal economy. That is about to change.”

For students who are not familiar with the AOM, The Academy of Management started in 1936 when Professors Charles L. Jamison of the University of Michigan and William N. Mitchell of the University of Chicago organized a meeting of management educators to discuss and promote the philosophy of management. “The Academy has evolved from an organization of 10 members to an organization of over 17,500 members from over 105 nations. Today, the Academy’s 25 professional divisions and interest groups promote excellence in established management disciplines. Five U.S.-based affiliates, the Eastern, Midwest, Southwest, and Western Academies of Management and the Southern Management Association as well as two international affiliates, the Asia and Iberoamerican Academies of Management, promote the exchange of ideas and provide collaborative opportunities for colleagues sharing a geographic area, language, or cultural identity.”

Graduate management students can join the AOM for $91.00. The annual conference offers excellent opportunities for COM doctoral students to discuss their dissertations and receive critiques from AOM scholars and practitioners, as well as other AOM doctoral students.

In addition to attending informative paper sessions, symposiums, and professional development workshops, Drs. Kohnke, Stavros, and Cole had a great time networking and socializing in Boston.



Welcome to Dean Bahman Mirshab!


Dean Bahman MirshabPlease join the faculty and staff in welcoming Dean Bahman Mirshab to Lawrence Tech’s College of Management. Dean Mirshab comes to Lawrence Tech from the Cameron School of Business at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas. He was formerly dean of the College of Business at the University of Detroit-Mercy, and received his Ph.D. from Wayne State University.

Dean Mirshab successfully led the University of St. Thomas to AACSB accreditation, and we look forward to his leadership in helping us attain our goal of AACSB accreditation. Lawrence Tech issued a press release on August 7 announcing Dean Mirshab’s appointment.

Interim Associate Dean Stavros and I were proud to lead the College on an interim basis and look forward to working closely with Dean Mirshab in the future.





Dr. Alan McCord
Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies

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