Faculty note: Professor Emeriti Russ published paper in Sustainability Journal

Professor Emeritus Meir Russ’ latest paper titled: “Knowledge Management for Sustainable Development in the Era of Continuously Accelerating Technological Revolutions: A Framework and Models” was published recently in the Sustainability journal. In it, Russ declares the end of the Industrial Revolution periods and a start for a new era, for which he proposes a new model of knowledge management-bringing man and machine, decision making and learning together, for sustainable economic development.

The paper is an introduction to a special issue. For more information on the issue, the Sustainability Journal website has more.

Video: 2018 Alumni Award recipient, Cordero Barkley, shares his Phoenix Story

It’s been quite a year for Cordero Barkley ’09 and ’16 (Business Administration, Management), who says he came to UW-Green Bay a boy and left the campus a man. Barkley was recently named director of finance and investments for TitletownTech, having previously served Associated Bank as the assistant vice president, trust relationship manager with Associated Private Client & Institutional Services. Also in the last few months, he has been honored by the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association and chosen as a Future 15 Award recipient by the Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce. Barkley says the University played a fundamental role in his self-discovery.

UW-Green Bay/Packers announce new additions to TitletownTech

The Green Bay Packers have announced the new additions to TitletownTech. Aaron Kennedy will be joining the TitletownTech team as the UW-Green Bay entrepreneur-in-residence. Kennedy is the founder of Noodles and Company, and will work to advance early-stage ventures and entrepreneurial opportunities in the region as well as connect UW campuses to TitletownTech. UW-Green Bay alumnus Cordero Barkley ’09 ’16 (Business Administration, Master’s in Management) will join TitletownTech as director, Finance & Investments. Barkley has a background in wealth management and banking with prior experience at Associated Bank and Wells Fargo. Read more.

Faculty note: Russ presents School of Environment; Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

Prof. Meir Russ (Cofrin School of Business) presented a faculty seminar at the State Key Laboratory of Water Environment Simulation; School of Environment; Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, August 9. The Ph.D. Seminar was titled “The Trifurcation of the Labor Markets in the Networked, Knowledge-Driven, Global Economy and the Probable Foundations of Sustainabilism.” He also discussed current and future research collaboration with program faculty.

Fox 11 features GenCyber, alumnus Williquette

Joel Williquette ’12 ’15 (Interdisciplinary Studies, Masters of Management), Vice President/CIO of Capital Credit Union and an instructor at UW-Green Bay’s GenCyber Camp, says there is a huge shortfall of cyber security professionals in the nation. The program hopes to be part of that solution. “After universities have created new programs, we now have a gap of a million jobs, so that gap’s not shrinking, it’s actually increasing,” Williquette told Fox 11. Watch the interview.

SBDC helps alumnus Parks with business plan

“Like many entrepreneurs, Darius Parks ’02 (Master’s in Administrative Science) saw a void in the market and looked at it as an opportunity to start a business… in a feature for the Green Bay Press-Gazette, he tells his success story. “I was working in sales for a security firm, and as I was driving around the state, I noticed that there wasn’t a premier ground transportation service.” Parks worked with the SBDC’s business counselor David Stauffacher to develop his business plan and gain financing. Read the story.

New Russ book focuses on ‘Human Capital and Asset Management’

The book Quantitative Multidisciplinary Approaches in Human Capital and Asset Management, edited by Prof. Meir Russ of the Cofrin School of Business, was recently published by IGI Global. Russ wrote the introductory chapter titled “Introduction and a Holistic Framework for Human Capital” and co-authored two other chapters. He wrote “Strategic inertia vs. strategic change: The role of human capital in Fiat’s turnaround pathway” with Silvia Vernizzi and Andrea Beretta Zanoni of the University of Verona, Italy; and “A study on the effect of culture and human and social capital on entrepreneurial strategies in family businesses in Iran” with Hossein Moghaddam from the University of Pisa, Italy. The book can be found here.