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Congrats to Kathy Rupley, Darrell Brown, and Scott Marshall, who recently published an article in the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy.

The article titled “Governance, media and the quality of environmental disclosure,” appeared in the November/December, 2012 issue of the journal. The article examines the relation between specific aspects of governance and media coverage and the quality of voluntary environmental disclosure (VED).

Using a sample of 127 firms over a 6-year period (2000‒2005), the authors empirically test characteristics of governance and media in relation to VED. The results suggest that VED quality is positively associated with environmental media coverage, negative environmental media and board attributes of independence, diversity, and expertise.

Results from supplemental analysis suggest that institutional investors exert influence over managerial decisions on environmental reporting only in the face of negative environmental media. Additionally, the quality of environmental disclosures increases over time. The authors' conclusion discusses the implications of these findings.

Mellie PullmanMellie PullmanMellie Pullman co-authored a paper titled “Integrating Sustainability into Core Supply Chain Classes” — as well as another paper titled “Resource Scarcity: Research Opportunities in Supply Chain Management” — and both papers were presented at the Decision Science Institute Conference in San Francisco, CA in November.

Also in November, Mellie presented “Sustainable Food Supply Chain Overview” at the Presidio MBA program.

Talya Bauer gave a talk titled “Maximizing Onboarding Success: Best Practices in Action” at the Onboarding Conference hosted by the Conference Board in December, in New York City.

Erica co-authored a paper titled “Continued Use of IT: An Emotional Relationship," which was presented at the International Conference on IS in December, in Orlando, FL.

Haley Holmes, Academic Advisor and Director of Honors Track Program, had her article titled “Serving high achieving students through 'honors tracks'” published in the December, 2012 issue of Academic Advising Today.

Elizabeth Almer has been invited to serve as a member of the Editorial Board of Behavioral Research in Accounting (BRIA) through the end of 2015.

Shung Jae Shin has been invited to serve on the Editorial Board of Journal of Applied Psychology.

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By Kelly Doherty: Kelly is the Director of Marketing and Recruiting for the Portland State Graduate Business Programs. She leads the global marketing and branding initiatives and student recruitment strategy for five distinct graduate business programs including: MBA, Master of International Management, Master of Science in Financial Analysis, Master of Real Estate Development and the Healthcare MBA programs.You can connect with Kelly on LinkedIn.


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