John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation

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The world-class faculty in the John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation are committed to cutting-edge research and thought leadership in their fields of expertise.

They bring relevance to the classroom and continuously advance core knowledge of various topics and issues by translating their research contributions into classroom applications.


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Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Office of research and sponsored programs

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) provides research administration and support to UToledo faculty, staff and students involved in sponsored research and scholarly activities.

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How to find funding.
How to find funding

You can find various commonly utilized resources to apply for funding.

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Office of Undergraduate Research
Office of undergraduate Research

The Office of Undergraduate Research is a central resource for undergraduate research and scholarship at The University of Toledo. Our three primary functions are helping students find opportunities, fund undergraduate research and creative activities, and assist students in featuring their work through organizing symposia and supporting travel grants.

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fACULTY RESEARCH FEATURES

Dr. Elizabeth Napier, assistant professor of marketing and international business.

Marketing Professor Featured in Harvard Business Review

Dr. Elizabeth Napier, assistant professor of marketing and international business, has had an article published in the Harvard Business Review. The article, entitled "Lessons in Longevity from an 88-Year-Old Zipper Company," analyzes how YKK, an 88-year-old Japanese manufacturer of zippers, has quietly maintained its impressive reign atop the global fastener industry despite not being a household name. 

 

To read the research on how YKK managed to remain relevant for so long and how other companies might emulate their success, visit the link below.

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Dr. Collin Gilstrap talks cryptocurrencies with WGTE's Kristi Hoffman.

Are Cryptocurrencies the Future of Investing? Dr. Collin Gilstrap Discusses the High-risk, High-reward Strategy

Want to learn more about cryptocurrencies? Dr. Collin Gilstrap, assistant professor of finance, is an expert in financial markets and institutions as well as hedge fund trading strategies. He recently joined WGTE Public Media's Kristi Hoffman within our Neff Trading Room to talk about this rapidly evolving medium of exchange. Visit the link below to learn more about the crypto world and how you might be able to capitalize on high-risk, high-reward investments.

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Dr. Shaun Yan and Dr. Hao-Wei Chen, professors of IOTM, discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect supply chains around the world.

Ongoing Global Supply Chain Issues and Changes in consumer behavior

Curious about how the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect supply chains around the world? Dr. Shaun Yan and Dr. Hao-Wei Chen discuss this issue, as well as the ongoing adaptations in consumer behavior and demand levels.

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A new study by Dr. Jenell Wittmer, left, associate professor of management, and Dr. Margaret Hopkins, professor of management, highlights the need for organizations to invest in emotional intelligence development for their leadership teams.

Emotional Intelligence Proves Significant to Remote Leadership in a Crisis

From employee morale to virtual fatigue and people not using their cameras, managers navigated a wide variety of issues when thrust into leading remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

New research from The University of Toledo John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation's Dr. Jenell Wittmer, associate professor of management, and Dr. Margaret Hopkins, professor of management conducted during the pandemic found that individuals with higher levels of emotional intelligence experienced lower levels of concern for leading remotely during the crisis.

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From left, Dr. Gary Insch, professor of management at UToledo, and Daniel Pfaltzgraf, visiting instructor of business technology and management at UToledo, co-authored a study suggesting younger generations are not as tech savvy as believed.

New Study Explores Digitally Native, But Technologically Illiterate Students

The younger generation of workers, although raised with and on technology, are not as technology savvy as the older generations believe. A new study by Dr. Gary Insch, professor of management at UToledo, and Daniel Pfaltzgraf, visiting instructor of business technology and management in The University of Toledo John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation published in the Journal of Applied Business and Economics analyzes the interesting paradox, and outlines methods to bridge the technology gap and better prepare students for the realities of the workplace, including the Microsoft Office suite and beyond.

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DR. HEBA Y. ABDEL-RAHIM

How Far Will Managers Go To Look Like A Good Steward?

Congratulations to Dr. Heba Y. Abdel-Rahim, assistant professor of accounting in the UToledo John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation, for her recent publication in Contemporary Accounting Research (one of the Top 6 Accounting Journals and listed in the Financial Times 50 List).

The research study is co-authored with Dr. Jeffrery Hales and Dr. Douglas Stevens. The study's title is: How Far will Managers Go to Look Like a Good Steward? An Examination of Preferences for Trustworthiness and Honesty in Managerial Reporting.

It examines how reporting disaggregation and discretion impact managerial stewardship and opportunism within organizations and has important implications for research and practice.

 

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Last Updated: 11/30/22