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There is a cultural divide between diversity practitioners and academic researchers—ironic, given our professional focus on cultural divides. This is unfortunate. It decreases the usefulness of research and the effectiveness of practice. The purpose of this column will be to bridge the gap between [...]
The center’s funding comes from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Virginia’s SBDC Network and the Mason Enterprise Center. Mason also supplies part of the center’s funding. But aside from the occasional Mason graduate, most of the entrepreneurs the center consults with have little connection [...]
In the mid-1970s, Mark McGettrick, BS Business Administration ’80, was living in Laurel, Maryland, when he was recruited to play basketball for Mason. At the time, the team was transitioning from Division II to Division I, and McGettrick, a 6′ 3″ guard with an “okay” game, as he modestly described [...]
In 1976, the George Mason University Alumni Association began recognizing and honoring outstanding alumni, students, and faculty members for their achievements and contributions to the university. The Alumni Association continued this tradition by hosting the annual Celebration of Distinction to honor [...]
A total of 7,392 students graduated at George Mason University’s 44th annual Commencement on Saturday, May 21, in the Patriot Center at 10 a.m. Thad Allen, the retired U.S. Coast Guard admiral who served as the national incident commander in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill last year [...]
On Sunday, May 8, the business fraternity, Pi Sigma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi was installed at George Mason University. More than thirty students participated in an all day event that was the culmination of a year-long process of developing and recruiting students from across the university.  [...]
For 31 years the Management of Change Conference has provided a valuable, trusted and stimulating forum where government and industry can collaborate on improving government through the use of information technology. With an acute budget crisis and increasing demands for transparency, government needs [...]
School of Business faculty received two of the eight Student Engagement Grants in Undergraduate Education (SEGUE). Awarded by the Provost’s office, the grant program rewards faculty willing to address real, identified shortfalls in undergraduate—principally general education—courses in a focused [...]
In an effort to determine the impact that the work of accountants has on the companies they audit, Edward Douthett, associate professor of accounting at George Mason University School of Business, recently conducted two empirical studies examining the effects of audit quality for publicly-held companies [...]