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Business Faculty Present at 2018 ARBS Symposium

EKU School of Business faculty at the 2018 ARBS conference

The purpose of the Appalachian Research in Business Symposium (ARBS) is to provide an opportunity for the business faculty of universities in the Appalachian region to share research interests, discover contemporary ideas, and build connections.  This year, the ARBS Conference was held on the campus of East Tennessee State University on March 22-23, 2018. More than 80 business faculty members from Appalachian State University, Eastern Kentucky University, Eastern Tennessee State University and Western Carolina University came together to share current research interests and outcomes.

Of the accepted research proposals and papers (which were peer-reviewed), EKU Business faculty made eight presentations, including collaboration of thirteen faculty members/authors from MMIB and AFIS. Research was presented from a variety of business disciplines including accounting, business education, computer information systems, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality and tourism, management, marketing and supply chain management.

A big thanks to all EKU Business faculty and the support of Dean Erekson’s office for making this year’s symposium such a success!  Next year, ARBS will be hosted by Western Carolina University in Asheville, N.C.  The following year (March 2020), ARBS returns to EKU’s campus. 

Photo caption (l-r): Weiling Zhuang, Jae-Young Oh, Beth Polin, Ben Woodruff, Kristen King, Mike Roberson, Kevin Cumiskey, Philip Boutin, Lee Allison, Tom Martin

Published on March 26, 2018

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