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Drake professor publishes research showing virtual settings have no impact on team performance; findings go counter to popular assumptions

Drake professor publishes research showing virtual settings have no impact on team performance; findings go counter to popular assumptions

​New research from Drake University, ​co-authored by Professor Ina Purvanova, chair of the College of Business and Public Administration’s management and organizational leadership department, concludes that the performance of teams is not influenced by virtual environments. The article, entitled “The impact of virtuality on team effectiveness in organizational and non-organizational teams: A meta-analysis” appeared recently in the peer-reviewed...

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Drake University launches new degree program to prepare students for rewarding careers at the intersection of business and law

Drake University launches new degree program to prepare students for rewarding careers at the intersection of business and law

The College of Business and Public Administration at Drake University is rolling out a new undergraduate business law degree program to provide students with expertise in how businesses operate in an increasingly complex and dynamic legal environment. The major is designed for aspiring lawyers and other students who want to have a more thorough understanding...

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Social Impact Awards for Research and Outreach rolled out by Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration

Social Impact Awards for Research and Outreach rolled out by Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration

Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA) is launching a new program to recognize faculty and staff who tackle pressing issues facing society through their scholarship and work in the community. The CBPA Social Impact Research and Outreach Awards—valued at $1,000—will be given annually to up to five individual faculty and staff, or teams of...

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Dean’s Honor Roll for Social Impact launched at Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration

Dean’s Honor Roll for Social Impact launched at Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration

Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration is rolling out a new program to recognize students who take the initiative to make their communities a priority through service. Dubbed the Dean’s Honor Roll for Social Impact, it will lift up the importance of community involvement and encourage business and public administration students to participate...

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Two new visiting faculty join Drake’s business school

Two new visiting faculty join Drake’s business school

Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration is pleased to announce the arrival of two new visiting faculty members. Visiting Assistant Professor Abootaleb Shirvani joins the college’s School of Actuarial Science & Risk Management to teach courses in actuarial science. Visiting Assistant Professor Prabha Shrestha joins the Information Management & Business Analytics Department faculty to...

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Assoc. Professor Mitchell offers strategies for leading hybrid teams

Assoc. Professor Mitchell offers strategies for leading hybrid teams

In our current environment, more and more of us are working in a hybrid format (e.g., mixing both face-to-face and virtual collaboration).  Alanah Mitchell, Aliber Distinguished Associate Professor and Chair of Information Management and Business Analytics, has recently published an article “Leading hybrid teams: Strategies for realizing the best of both worlds” in Organizational Dynamics...

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Drake’s business school welcomes two new faculty members

Drake’s business school welcomes two new faculty members

Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration is pleased to announce the arrival of two new tenure-track faculty members. Kent Hu and Jayoung Yoon will become members of the full time faculty on August 1. Assistant Professor of Accounting Hu joins Drake’s School of Accounting to teach courses in financial accounting and managerial accounting. Assistant...

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Drake University’s School of Accounting introduces graduate-level scholarships to support diversity and not-for-profit work

Drake University’s School of Accounting introduces graduate-level scholarships to support diversity and not-for-profit work

Drake University’s School of Accounting announced two new scholarships to promote diversity and not-for-profit work in the accounting field. The scholarships, totaling $2,500 each, will be available to qualifying students pursuing Master of Accounting degrees. “These scholarships aim to reduce barriers for students from underrepresented groups who want to advance in the accounting field and...

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Global insurance research leadership on display at School of Actuarial Science and Risk Management

Global insurance research leadership on display at School of Actuarial Science and Risk Management

The results of four major global insurance research projects led by faculty from Drake University’s School of Actuarial Science and Risk Management were published in prestigious academic journals during the first half of 2021. The papers, which covered topics ranging from the general insurance trends in China, one of the largest insurance markets in the...